Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Psssssst! Wanna Hear A Secret??

Prima is debuting their Winter 2009 CHA releases on January 1!! I can tell you.....they are incredibly awesome!!!! Go check it out tomorrow at the Prima site. But, hey, uummmm, don't tell them I sent ya okay??????

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Scrap Space

It was such a disaster, I had to completely redo it. Here's the redo:

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Almost 2009!

Can you believe it? This year has just flown by. Well, it seems this year isn't any different in that I'm scrambling to get a calendar for 2009 before it actually IS 2009!

This year I decided to try something different. I always scrap one that is year specific. Thus, when the year is over I either throw it away to replace it. Hummm. I decided I needed a perpetuial calendar so I can ALWAYS use it.

Well, my Zutter Zister, Jennifer Priest, created a cool one a couple of months back that I really love. So, I borrowed her idea, but, I made mine hang up instead of sit in place and, mine has a clipboard/chalkboard companion for those ever present notes about school and teachers and scouts, etc.

Here's what I ended up with and I've included the instructions so you can make one too!

One Set Zutter 8x10 Clipboard Covers
One set Zutter 6x6 Acrylic Covers
One Zutter 12 inch diameter O-Wire: Black, 1 inch diameter
Zutter Silver Rivets
Chipboard scraps
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper scraps
Making Memories Jumbo Brads
We R Memory Keepers extra large eyelets
Creative Imaginations Ribbon
7 Gypsies and The Stamp Company Stamps
Reminisce Number Rub Ons
Ranger Distress ink: Black Soot
Black board Paint


8x10 Clipboard Covers:

Deco podge front and back of one clipboard cover with patterned paper. Round corners with corner rounder. Punch row of six holes with BIA on each end of clipboard on right hand side.

Deco podge back of second clipboard cover with patterned paper. Paint front with blackboard paint. Cut two 1 ¾ x 8 inch strips from patterned paper and deco podge to top and bottom front of clipboard cover. Punch holes and add three eyelets and ribbon across bottom. Round corners with corner rounder. Punch row of six holes with BIA on each end of clipboard on right hand side. Add O-wires and bind two sides together.

Take a clip and use it as a pattern. Punch two holes in each clipboard and attach clips with rivets.

Calendar: Cut a 6x6 Acrylic cover to 5 ¼ x 6 inches. Punch holes in the 5/1/4” x 12” by centering the piece in the BIA.

Cut 33 chipboard pieces to 1 ¼ x 4 inches. Cover with patterned paper, front and back. Stamp month of the year on 12, and days of the week on 7. Rub on number 0-3 on 4 and 0-9 on 10. Then punch the 33 pieces in the BIA as follows:

Months of the Year:
Punch with the piece butted up against the black guide and set at “C”. The patterned paper side of each piece should face the word “Zutter” on the machine while punching.

Numbers 0-3:
Punch with the piece butted up against the black guide and set at “C”. The blank chipboard side of each piece should face the word “Zutter” on the machine while punching.

Numbers 0-9 and Days of Week:
Insert into Bind-It-All and line up one edge of each page with the centering arrow on the machine and punch binding holes.

Thread the binding wires through the holes in the acrylic piece . And then the chipboard pieces form right to left: days of the week, numbers 0-9; number 0-3, months. Then Bind. Punch four holes in the corners of the 5 ¼ x 6 inch piece. Use those holes as guides to punch holes in the clipboard. Attach acrylic piece butted up under clip with rivets. Punch holes and add grommets and ribbon to calendar pieces.

Hang it up and use it!!

After you've made your on calendar don't forget to head over to the Zutter Zisters site and check out all the newest projects and visit us on the blog too!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays to All!

Doing all our last minute things around the house today. We have family in from far away. That is always wonderful. It's cold out and drizzly, so we have a fire blazing in the fireplace. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who visits and supports my blog: Thank You. May you all have the most wonderful of holidays!

Spread Some Holiday Love

Hope you'll visit Laura's blog and share some Christmas love this season. See her request Here!

Blog Candy For A Cause

Please check out this post and support it, if possible! Blog Candy For A Cause II.

May God be with you all this Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

How About Another Giveaway???

Here's another giveaway on a friend's blog!! Check it out here!!!

A Scrappy Giveaway

A blogging friend has a giveaway on her blog. Go check it out here & leave a ends tonight!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's So Cold!!

Well a least it is to this Central Texan!! Reminds me of my honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming!!

I used the December kit from the Shaker Box to create these for my Desgin Team projects at Making Memories For You
Hope you go & visit! My fellow DTers have created some wonderful projects!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The True Spirit of Christmas

It's easy this time of year to get caught up in holiday parties, decorating, gift buying and one's family and forget the selflessness in the true meaning of Christmas. A blogger friend of mine is doing a very wonderful and selfless thing for the holiday. She is auctioning off a beautiful handmade bear. the proceeds going to a family in need. Please take a look at her blog and consider bidding on "Snowflake" it is, after all, in the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas. Visit her Here. And...Merry Christmas to you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just for the Holidays!

I love to decorate for the holidays! Here is a table top decoration I created using a variety of Zutter products: the Bind It All, 6x6 Acrylic and Chipboard covers, corner rounder, rivets, rivet setting set and the pound it all. I used Teresa Collins Tis The Season papers. I just love that collection.

Check out all the inspiration on the Bind It All Blog and at the Zutter Zisters site.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I was awarded this a little while ago by my good friend Jacqui! Thank you Jacqui!

So now I have to nominate five blogs to receive this! I choose:

1. Pam: Just Daily Life
2. Kara: My Studio Pink
3. Jennifer: Hydrangea Hippo
4. Rena: Rockin Reality
5. Marsha: TumbleFish Studio

Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Zutter Book Contest Update

Well.....that's what the email said this morning. Awesome! I thought. I guess that means I actually get to be published in the upcoming Zutter Idea Book. I read on and........


OMG....let me read that again... it says, "you are the grand prize winner in the book contest." Wow! I am absolutely thrilled!!!! Not allowed to reveal the project yet. But there is a sneak peek on the Zutter Blog

I will receive the $500 Grand Prize.
The following runners-up will be featured in the upcoming book:
Bind-it-All Around the World
to be released early 2009.

Carol Bayne, Pennsylvania USA
Traci Knoell, California, USA
Judy Kreitler, Illinois, USA
Betty Mathew, Indiana, USA
Jolene Johnston, Indiana, USA
Shelley Haganman, Iowa, USA
Yvonne Tinney, Virginia, USA
Amy Littleton, Missouri, USA
Emeline Seet, Singapore
Faye Warriner, Nevada, USA
Mikey Menely, Oregon, USA
Jo-Anne te Raa, Netherlands
Fleur Smith, British Columbia, Canada

Congrats ladies!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Clearly the Holidays are upon us!

It's that time of year again! Presents, cards, songs and friends. I finally began working on my Christmas cards.

Removed for publication....

I created this with Prima products. They are so versatile and inspiring. I colored Clear Paintables (#812584) with a sharpie and used watercolor pencils on a Paintable (#602284). I then decorated the card and paintables with Got Flowers Pink (#505288) and Peach (#505073); Velvet Leaves (#527044); Say It In Crystals Swirls (#525170) and Frosty Treats (#527747).

For more card inspiriation visit the PrimaDonna Blog .