Monday, January 14, 2019

Hey, Crafty Friends... 
It's time to announce the WINNERS of the 2 Xyron Creative Station Lite & 3" Refills!!!


Susie Bentz
Jenn White!!

🎉🎉🎉WOOHOO!! 🎉🎉🎉

Be on the lookout for HAPPY MAIL coming soon!!

Thank you to all those who participated!
Visit me soon! You'll never know what I have planned next!

Until Next Time...

Monday, January 7, 2019

My Favorite Xyron Tool & Giveaway

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Can you believe it's a new year already?!! Sadly, with the beginning of this new year, my term with Xyron is at its end. This will be my last post for the term and I can't thank Xyron enough for having me on their design team for another wonderful year!

To celebrate my 4 years with Xyron I decided to do a GIVEAWAY... 
read all the way through my post to find out what I'll be giving away!! I know, pretty messed up, right! Ha!! Well, they say, good things come to those that wait! And trust me you're going to be glad you did!!

As our last assignment, we were to create a project using our favorite Xyron product. And I must say that this tool is one of the most used tools in my arsenal! It's portable, versatile, and has a Big Sister... 

If you guessed the Xyron Creative Station Lite, then you are absolutely correct!!

This little baby can make stickers and magnets and laminates too! 

I've personally used it on:
wood veneers
 thin metal
mat board
and foam

It does a huge job but it's compact enough to easily take to crops and travel with!

And another bonus feature...

I can switch between 5" cartridges and 3" cartridges with ease! Which is ideal for me because I am a die-hard card maker!

And so, for my last project for this term, I created a card to show my appreciation...

Supplies Used
Mariposa Stack (DCWV )
Eileen Hull Credit Card Sleeve & Tags (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Journaling Cards, Hearts (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Leaves, Spring (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Floral Arch (Sizzix)
ColorBox Chalk Petal Points - Primary Pastels (Clearsnap)
Blending Stylus handle (Clearsnap)
Blending Tip (Clearsnap)
Tim Holtz Idea-OlogySmall Chat Stickers (Advantus)
Trimmer (Swingline)
110 lb Black Cardstock 
110 lb White Cardstock
Clear Liquid Glue
Glue Pen
Flatback Pearls
Crinkle Ribbon

I wanted this to be a tall #10 sized card... I often get bored of making A2 (4 2/4"x 5 1/2") sized ones and sometimes an A7 (5"x 7") just won't cut it. Bigger is better, right?!!

So, I start off by creating my card base. I folded my black cardstock in half lengthwise. Then cut it down to 9 1/8" x 4". 

Then trimmed a sheet of corrugated cardstock down to 3 7/8"x 9".

Next, I ran the corrugated cardstock through my Xyron Creative Station Lite and adhered it to the front of the card base.

Using a Sizzix Big Shot and Eileen Hull's Journaling Cards, Hearts and Credit Card Sleeve & Tags, I die cut 2 scalloped rectangles and 1 rounded rectangle from patterned paper from the Mariposa Stack.

I shaded the edges of the die cuts with Tangerine ink form the Colorbox Chalk Petal Point and a Blending Stylus.

I also die cut 6 floral stems from Black cardstock using the Floral Arch die and 4 stemmed leaves using the Leaves, Spring die from white cardstock.

I die cut leftover patterned paper using Eileen Hull's Journaling Cards, Flowers & Leaves to cut 2 batches of flowers. I inked them with Lipstick Red ink from the Chalk Petal Points. Then added dimension and shape to the flower petals by rolling a stylus over the back of the flowers. I layered the flowers and adhered them together using clear liquid glue. I finished each flower off with a flatback pearl center.

I also die cut 4 leaves from green cardstock. Then added little details using my stylus.

To mount my journaling cards to my card front, I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. Because the corrugate is very textured, I wanted to be sure that my die-cuts had an edge to edge adhesive... But because these had a smaller surface area, I decided to switch my 5" cartridge out for my 3" to avoid any unnecessary waste.

Before I attached the last journaling card I arranged and tucked my floral arches and stemmed leaves behind the journaling card and adhered them into place.

I found this "I am thankful for you" phrase from Tim Holtz's Ideology Small Talk stickers and thought it paired beautifully with the word "Friend" from Eileen Hull's Floral Arch die set. 

I finished the card off by adhering my finished flowers, leaves,  and a crinkle ribbon bow.

Wow, look at all the gorgeous detail!!

And here is the finished card...

I really love all these textures!

And the black and white cardstock really pop against these neutral colors!

I really loved how this card turned out! And I hope you did too!

I really hope this card inspires you to create something beautiful today!


Here is my BIG THANK YOU to everyone for sticking with me till the very end...

I love this tool so much and wanted to share that love with a couple of lucky people! So, I am giving away my favorite Xyron tool!! I have 4 Brand New Creative Station Lites to GIVEAWAY!!

Yes, you heard me right, I said 4!! I bought one machine for each of my terms that I was on the Xyron Team! This team, this company, has given me so much... I wanted to give back! 

I have 2 that I'm giving away here on my blog 


I have 2 more that I'm giving away on My Instagram account!!

I know I have said this more than once but I'll say it again... My Xyron Team are more than just friends, they are FAMILY!

And I want to share my love for my family with a few lucky winners!

Each winner will receive:
 1 (one) Brand New Creative Station Lite
1(one) 3" Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge.

As Pictured Below

All you have to do is:

Leave a wonderful comment down below in the comments section. Please, sweet thoughts and kind wishes.

Follow this blog. It must be with an account that is reachable. This is how I will contact the winners.


If you can be so kind...
Head on over to the Xyron Facebook Page and give them some LOVE for making such an awesome product and let them know Mitsyana sent ya! 

NOW, HEAD OVER TO MY INSTAGRAM for 2 more chance to WIN!!

Winners will be chosen at RANDOM from the comments section below. 
Winners will be chosen on Friday, January 11, 2019. 
And announced Monday, January 14, 2019. 
Winner must claim their prize within a week or forfeit their prize.

I wish you all the best of luck!!
And I'm so very thankful for you all!!

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