Saturday, August 18, 2012

Laminator Giveaway!

My doorbell rang the other day and let's just say, I wasn't dressed ready to open the door (PJs at 3pm anyone??).  I went anyway and luckily the UPS guy was already walking back down the street.   Look what was waiting for me:


My very own laminator!!!  It is a Papermonster laminator from MyBinding.com.  To say I was excited is a little bit of an understatement.  I ripped that puppy open right away.  Here are some of the things I noticed right away:

1. It's nice and compact.  It laminates pages 8 1/2 x 11 as well as 11 x 17 pages but it is so small!  I put my IPod next to it as a reference:


2.  It comes with stickers so you can decorate it!  Umm how cool is that?


3. Underneath the laminator, there is space to store the cord.  Let me tell you how many products that I own that have wires going every which way and get caught in everything.  Problem solved!




Now it's time to get started!  I turned it on and waited for the blue light to come on:


While I was waiting, I put my materials into the sleeve.  Just open it up and lay the pieces inside:


We are ready to go!  On it's way through the laminator:


Yes, it is that much fun to watch!  It was so quiet as it was laminating as well.  No noise at all!  And it worked pretty quickly as well.  Only took a few seconds to laminate the 11 x 17 size pouch.  Look how great it turned out:


I was very surprised by how durable the laminate is.  Our school laminator is nice, but it tends to be a little flimsy.  This one is not at all!  I was so very impressed! 

I am now completely obsessed with this thing.  I have already laminated so much stuff since I opened it - anything I can get my hands on!  Now I have to cut it out...that's the hard part.

But today is your lucky day!  MyBinding.com has offered to give away one of these amazing home (or classroom) laminators to one lucky follower!  Just enter through the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!


218 comments:

  1. I love the shredders too!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  2. I am loving the book binder and the business laminator!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  3. Thanks so much! I love this giveaway! :)

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  4. Pick me! Pick me! How amazing is this?! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  5. I would love a personal laminator!!

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  6. I love the business laminator. Having the option of the larger size is great! What a great idea for a giveaway.
    Learning in Bliss

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  7. I have the Scotch laminator but this seems so much better!!

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  8. I would love to have a personal laminator! It would great simplify my
    life! Nancyt1@hotmail.com

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  9. I like the Papermonster 12.6" Home Duo Trimmer and Guillotine.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  11. I want to win this soo bad! Our schools laminator breaks ALL the time!

    Meg
    Meagan.newbold@gmail.com

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  12. Ooohhhh Sara!! Pick me! Pick me!! I *so* want a laminator at my home!!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  13. loving the paper cutter and book binder.....so many possibilities!

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  14. This is amazing. I think it would save me so much time in my classroom.

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  15. I love the paper cutter! How cool would that be to have at home :)
    heidihoang@live.com
    heidi'skrazykinder.blogspot.com

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  16. I have been highly considering getting one of these...but I'd MUCH rather win one :) Love the blog!

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  17. My own binding machine would be magical. Can you imagine...
    Stephanie
    Back in Fourth

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  18. I.m in desperate need of a laminator....

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  19. Any of the pouch laminators are fabulous!!!!

    Kim
    Carried Away in Kindergarten

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  20. Just what I have ALWAYS wanted!!!! I never knew which one to buy..and I have always found "more important" things to buy for the classroom! :)

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  21. So awesome! Shouldn't this be like a staple item teachers receive at graduation along with their diplomas?! I really need one, was just stacking up the piles I need to laminate at my local lakeshore: /

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  22. Book binder. Thanks for this cool giveaway
    Tania

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  23. I love the 12 inch business laminator!!

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  24. the paper cutter or binder are pretty neat. I think the electric hole punch would be fun. I love the laminator.

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  25. Love it! I have been using cold laminator sheets and they are pricey! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. WOW! I would love to win this! We are having laminating issues at our school.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

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  27. I would be thrilled with any of their products, especially the shredder or laminator! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Kari Lockwood

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  28. I love the 12inch business laminator! But I also love the binding machine!

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  29. Love how it can accommodate the larger sizes! Awesome!

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  30. I always wanted on that could laminate pages bigger than 8x11.

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  31. I just bought the scotch laminator and now I wish I would have done a little more research...11x17!?!?!? Say what! I never win these type of things, but was inspired when I saw this...*crossing fingers, eyes, and toes*

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  32. I have decided that I NEED a cricut, a laminator, and (as someone mentioned above) a shredder. . . just to play with. LOL

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  33. I love the bookbinder for all those class books I like to make. I also love this idea of this laminator. I like how it is so compact yet can do such large sizes.

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  34. I went to their website and I like the laminator you are giving away and their binding machine.

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  35. I have to pick one favorite thing from My Binding?? Only one!? Everything is fabulous! But if I need to pick one, I really like the Papermonster 12" business lamintor!

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  36. Would get great use out of it daily!

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  37. I would love to have a laminator...I keep saying I'm going to buy one and never do!
    Vickie
    Mrs. Plant's Press

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  38. I would love a personal laminator!

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  39. I love the laminator you highlighted on your blog! I am moving to a school where we are not allowed to do our own lamination. This would save me a lot of time by doing it at home and not having to wait! Thanks for the chance to win one! -Melissa Kutil

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  40. I love the paper cutter and binders. Thanks for the chance to win the laminator!

    Susan
    skeller@buhlerschools.org

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  41. It's hard to pick just one! I could use the binder for all the class books I make but the laminator would be great too! It would be great for getting things laminated at home instead of waiting until I get to school, and then there's always the times when the school laminator is out of film!

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  42. I'm already dreaming of what I will laminate.

    Jennifer
    Grade 2 Happenings

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  43. I have always wanted a laminator! :-)

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  44. Hi! Thanks for the chance to win a laminator. I would love one. kitpamtaylor@gmail.com -Pam

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  45. Laminators are great to preserve all of your hard work. I would love to own this one!

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  46. Your blog is so cute. Thanks for pulling this giveaway together!

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  47. The laminator is 100% my favorite!! Thank you for throwing this giveaway!!

    Hope
    Teachingwhope.blogspot.com

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  48. Laminating may be one of my favorite things about being a teacher ;) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Kristin
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  49. Today is my birthday, what a great present this would be!

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  50. How sweet would it be to not have to run to school to laminate? Our school laminator is on it's last legs.

    Love your blog!

    Heather
    Peacocks & Penguins

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  51. I need one of these soooo bad! Gotta have it.

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  52. I would love my own binding machine. I hardly have time to get to the one at school while I'm there.

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  53. Love the laminator and the binder

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  54. Laminating makes me smile :)

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  55. I would totally love this laminator... Thanks for the giveaway!
    Seward509@sbcglobal.net

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  56. Of course I love the laminator, but I REALLY love the Interactive Whiteboard!

    Heather Haugen :)
    heatherhaugen@netzero.com

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  57. Wow! That would be so nice to have at home! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. OK--Got it! I need one of these for home. Our laminator is in the other end of the building. judeeastman@gmail.com

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  59. I have been wanting my own laminator for awhile now. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  60. My own laminator sounds like a dream come true! I am digging that binding machine too!
    Ana
    ana.gonzalez@tcu.edu

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  61. Cool giveaway. I've always wanted a laminator for the house, but have never gotten around to getting one...

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  62. I would love to have one of these. teachingtoreach@yahoo.com

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  63. I would really love to have my own laminator!

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  64. That looks so easy to use! I would love to have my own.

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  65. I would LOVE to have my own laminator! Oh what fun!
    rodandshelly@hotmail.com

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  66. I love the laminator!! It's so compact and portable!!

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  67. I would love a portable laminator!

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  68. The portable laminator and the book binder look amazing!!

    Stacey White
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  69. The personal laminator definitely is my favorite. I just bought a laminator and have yet to open it but the personal laminator from mybinding looks so much better! :)

    pamjunewu at gmail dot com

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  70. Having my own laminator would be amazing!!

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  72. I love the Paper Monster laminator because of the size variation. They've got lots to choose from though....Very tempting.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  73. I would looove a laminator of my own :) *fingers crossed* a book binding machine would be great, too! Thanks for having a giveaway!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  74. Any of the pouch laminators look good and great prices! though a bigger one would be really fun too!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  75. I would love to have one of the laminators just like you have. It sounds fantastic.

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  76. If I win then the laminating pouches will quickly become my favorite. Otherwise, I would probably have to got back to the binders and dividers. I am such a binder organizer with my school stuff it is not funny. I NEED the laminator to just further my addiction to have EVERYTHING made to last and of course stored in a binder. LOL

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    1. I forgot to mention my favorite! It would be the laminator, definitely!

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  78. I would LOVE this!! What a great giveaway!! --Christy
    slyterc@gmail.com

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  79. I love this laminator - it would be so handy to laminate 11x17 sheets. And, I am sure it would save money!

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  80. Ooooh my own laminator....imagine the possibilities!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  81. Wow this is great! I love how small it is and how the cord can be stored away! Thanks for such a great giveaway.... the possibilities are endless!

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  82. The school-sized laminators are the ones I was drooling over after visiting their site...I could foresee myself laminating anything that didn't move. ;)

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  83. I love the thicker mil laminating pouches!!

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  84. Love that you can laminate 11x17 sheets!
    khzwolinski at gmail

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  85. Would love to have a laminator since we have to wait once a week to get our things laminated

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  86. I would love the laminator or a binding machine!
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com

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  87. Definitely the laminators. Would love to have one of my very own. :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  88. Also, good for you for being in your PJs at 3pm. That's what summer is all about. :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  89. My favorite product on mybinding.com is the Papermonster 13" Business Duo Trimmer, Guillotine and Corner Cutter!

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  90. I love the business laminator and the binding machines :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  91. Well, this laminator looks awesome. I also like the thermal binding machine. We could make our class books so fancy!

    Rita
    rita@serendipityschool.com

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  92. Oh we so need this at our school. The one we have in the workroom is ancient and doesn't work very well. If you laminate on it, it will peel off before you can get it cut apart!

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  93. I'd love a new laminator! If I don't win, I'll probably buy one anyway ;)

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  94. I love the laminator!

    Elizabeth
    Epodolski@arcsgalloway.org

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  96. The laminator at my school died and will not be replaced. I hope I win the laminator, it looks so cute!

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  97. My home laminator died and this would be so awesome1

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  98. My favorite item would have to be the Papermonster 8-1/2 x 11" Personal Thermal Binding Machine!

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  99. I would love the binding machine.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  100. Well duh, I'd want the laminator! haha! That laminator that looks bangin!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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  101. Oh my! What a fantastic giveaway! How can you choose a favourite product? I think I want to buy their entire store!!! I love the look of their binders, laminators AND guillotines!!! I want them all!!!

    Shanyn
    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

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  102. I would love to have the business laminator!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade
    mmixon@homesc.com

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  103. OMG! I loved all their products, but the laminators are my favorite. I can't believe how affordable they are! If I don't win, I just might buy one myself! lol

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  104. I would love to have the laminator and/or the binder!

    Elizabeth L.
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  105. I would love this to laminate at home...I'm always doing that! Binding in the room would be awesome too!

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  107. What a great item for any teacher to have! I want one!
    alvarado-s@att.net

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  108. I love the laminator that is highlighted in this blog.

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  109. I love the Papermonster 13" Business Duo Trimmer, Guillotine and Corner Cutter! It can cut round corners!!!

    kwallace914@gmail.com

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  110. The laminator!
    Dana
    www.funin1stgrade.blogspot.com

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  111. I would love a paper cutter! The binders are great too!
    Amy

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  112. I love the binder AND the laminator!!

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  113. Wow! I'd love to have one!
    - Kelly Campbell

    kelly_burnard@hotmail.com

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  114. I'd love this laminator!

    Jenni Taylor
    taylors4md@yahoo.com

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  115. I think I would love to have the binding machine. I love to bind my little books and flip books. It makes it so much easier for the kids to work on the pages when they are bound. Also the laminators are nice also.
    Thanks!!

    Melissa Mize
    mizemelissa@gmail.com

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  116. I would love to have the laminator!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  117. I love the paper cutter; I am so bad at cutting straight lines with scissors.
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  118. I could use a good pouch laminator! Any on the site would do! And a case of pouches! I also love the EX100-07 Stack-and-Shred automatic shredder from Swingline

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  119. I was actually just looking around and pricing laminators. I can't tell you how badly I need one! There is one at school, but it's always bubbly and ruins many things I worked so hard to make. I would love to have this same laminator and a pack of pouches! :)

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  120. would LOVE to have a laminator! I'm a new follower of your blog, and definitely am excited about this giveaway! Thank you!!!

    Heather


    Sensational Seconds

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  121. I like the business laminator!

    Ashlee
    Aldaniels-5@yahoo.com

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  122. Clearly the business laminator is by far the awesomest item on mybinding.com. Oh the things I could laminate....

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  123. I think the Quartet Medium Duty Easels are great!
    heatherpooh [hotmail]

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  124. Dying for a laminator and a cameo!!! Just love the teaching toys! The one at our school is flimsy laminate too and peels easily. Plus, the school is HUGE so I have to wait for it to get done, can't do it myself---the librarians do it---and it's so far to walk each time I want to laminate something. Yes, pitiful, but that's the truth!
    :)
    Thanks,
    A. Smith
    Innovative Connections

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    1. Oops, forgot to say that I saw those cool rails on mybinding.com for displaying student work on the walls...Love those and my old room had them. The one I'm in now doesn't... Boo!

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  125. Papermonster 12" Business Laminator - LA3...Would be my first pick!!!

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  126. I would loveeeeee this as a first year teacher!!!

    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing

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  127. Hi! I loveeeeeee your site! Such great thoughts and ideas~! Thank you!
    I visited the mybinding site and my favorite is the Papermonster 12" Business Laminator.
    Thank you for doing this!
    Lovinteachin2

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  128. I love the business laminator but a thermal binding machine would motivate my little authors!
    Melissa Young

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  129. I love the Personal Polyboard Paper Cutter. I have been thinking I really need to invest in one so I can do laminating and cutting at home.

    Caralee

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  130. I love their laminators. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  131. I would love the Papermonster Electric Hole Punch! I always seem to break my hole punchers!

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  132. Loving the laminators!! The small ones are practical!! I hope I win I really need one for my classroom! Thank You!

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  133. The laminator would be awesome! I don't think my school has one anymore!

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  134. This would be such a fantastic addition to my home school room!

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  135. I would LOVE the laminator or the book binder!! I would use it so much!!
    :) Patty
    Teacherking55@gmail.com

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  136. I love the laminator and paper cutter!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  137. I would love to have this laminator!
    nicole.teachingwithstyle@gmail.com

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  138. I would love this laminator too! It is very compact. It would be a great addition to my teaching tools.
    marymcgough63@comcast.net

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  139. This looks really cool. Papermonster 13" Business Duo Trimmer, Guillotine and Corner Cutter.

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  140. I would love this laminator not only for school stuff but to protect my husbands photography and my ancestral documents. What a cool giveaway!

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  141. O my heaven!!! I would love this laminator just because I could easily store it!!!!

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  142. This would be amazing to have at home!

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  143. This laminating machine looks amazing...I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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  144. I already own one of their comb-binding machines and have my heart set now on a spiral binding machine.

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  145. Ok....I didn;t follow directions.

    My favorite IS the laminator....but the plastic comb binder & thermal binder both look great.

    The prices really surprised me.

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  146. I absolutely love the comb-binding machines! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  147. I love the business laminator!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  148. Yea, yea, yea!! Pick me. :) What a fun giveaway!!

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  149. This would save so much time since the school laminator is usually broken or out of laminate. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

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  150. We have the book bimder ... awesome! Would LOVE the laminator.

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  151. We have the book bimder ... awesome! Would LOVE the laminator.

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  152. Love the laminator and the fact that it can laminate up to 11x17!

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  153. Book Binders are always great to have..I love making books in my classroom!

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  154. I would love the laminator. That is my fave product!
    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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  155. Good luck to all of you, who have entered to win Sara'a giveaway! Tarragon @ MyBinding.com

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  156. I love the laminator!

    debinderry@gmail.com

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  157. Awesome size!!!!
    m1175m@yahoo.com

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  158. I would just LOVE to win this for my best bud Beth. Her laminator just died and she is a laminating queen. Boy would she be thrilled if I walked into school and just handed it to her! Priceless!

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  159. I love the book binder!! I want my own laminator so bad!! :)

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  160. Laminator!!!
    Amy
    amyjperry@gmail.com

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  161. This would save me from having to make so many trips to the teacher store.

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  162. I would love to have my own laminator.

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  163. I'm actually afraid (yet would be so excited) to win the laminator -- it would become another obsession that costs money!

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  164. I like the Double Loop wire binding machine! That would be awesome to have! They have so many cool products!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  165. Love it....thanks for the chance to win.

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  166. Love it....thanks for the chance to win.

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  167. Besides that rockin' laminator, the paper cutter is awesome! It does corners!

    Kate
    Second Grade Sparkle

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  168. I've been wanting to get a personal laminator. What a great opportunity! Thank you.

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  169. Love thee laminator! Hoping to win!

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  170. Soooo awesome! I wonder if the laminating sheets are expensive. Doesn't matter really, I would spend the money on them. And I totally agree with you about the using work laminators. As soon as they put a new role of laminating sheet on it, it gets crowded that night and then within a week it is empty again. It is ridiculous. I would love to win this!

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  171. I just got a printer now I am ready for a laminator!!

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  172. Forgot to tell my fav mybinding product - it's the papermonster family laminator 9"

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  173. I love the binding machine but would use the laminator so much more!
    brynne.zachow@gmail.com
    Brynne

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  174. Laminating is that thing that could become my obsession! Right now we are not allowed to laminate our own things at school because our machine is so old and our school (like many) is poor and can't afford a new one. So we have to drop off our work and believe that someone else is going to care for it like we do. I spent three hours cutting and pasting a quote to hang outside my classroom and when it came back from the laminating process three of the separate parts were laminated on top of each other and in the wrong order- NOOOOOOO! So I started looking into machines (personal and not...) and coincidentally I saw the posting for this giveaway! I would overly enjoy my own machine... and I love all the extras that mybinding.com has to offer. Some things that could be used individually and privately, but can also please an entire school population! I really enjoyed my browse... especially through the boards and easels and personal laminator like the one in the giveaway... I can't Choose!

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  175. Oh, I want that laminator so badly! I've been holding off, but that just looks like love!!

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  176. I like the shredder, book binder, and laminator! Great items! Elizabeth G

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  177. Thanks for having such a great blog and giveaway!

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