Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Personal Laminator Anyone?

So I've made the trek back to school to get some things ready for the fall (pictures soon to come!). As many teachers do, I of course wanted to laminate some things and I kept thinking to myself "Man, I would love to have one of these at home!". I don't know about you but I couldn't have a huge machine like that at home but I would love to have something to use that if I needed to laminate something for the next day of school, I could bust it out and ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom have it done. So I began my search for a personal laminator.

I looked around on the internet, trying to see what was the "best one" and shopped the local super stores as well. I settled on the Scotch Thermal Laminator. I figured "What's the worst that could happen?" and bought it on a whim.

The machine arrived today and I was a little too excited to bust this guy out and see what he could do. My machine also came with about 20 laminating pouches so I was able to experiment right away.

I pulled out my trusty Cricut (Gee - I forgot how much I LOOOOVE my Cricut until today) and test cut some letters just to see. The instructions were very easy to understand and I was laminating in no time! I must say that this lamination when it comes out is thicker than the lamination I am used to at my school. This would be excellent for items such as labels, tags, etc that you know you want to keep around and use over and over again.

This guy moved fast too! You literally slide in the pouch, seam side towards the machine and it takes off! In a matter of seconds my finished labels were sliding out of the machine :-)

I can't even tell you all the ideas that are streaming through my head for how I can use this machine throughout the school year. I have a feeling that this laminator will be my new best friend :-) 

Does anyone else own a personal laminator?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Design/New Name

So I tried my hand at changing up my blog design and so far I'm okay with it! It's definitely something that I will probably continue to tweak as time goes by but this will do for now.

I've gotten into that "excitement for school" mode and I've been working on lots of things for my classroom. I'll make sure to post some pictures of my room once finished and keep updates posted for exciting things to come! Make sure to check back :-)