Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oops!

Well once again, the time has gottne away from me. I made this matchbox for the Silver Bella Matchbox Advent Calendar Swap in November. It just occured to me today that I never shared it. My number was 15. I created a miniature ornament for the inside prize.




Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!



May all of you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you all for your support over the past year!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Purple Cows Blog Hop Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who "hopped" by for the Purple Cows Holiday Idea Blog Hop! I hope everyone had a great time and my best wishes for a Happy Holiday season to you all!!

Without further ado, our winner is....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

19
Timestamp: 2009-12-21 16:51:01 UTC

StacyC said...
Very, very cute!!!

December 17, 2009 1:07 PM

Congrats Stacy C! Please email me your address so I can get your RAK out to you!!!!

Again, THANK YOU all for stopping by!!! Plus, don't forget, there's still time to enter the Purple Cows consumer contest and my blog giveaway!!! See the details above!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcome to the Purple Cows Blog Hop!

Howdy y'all!

Welcome to the Purple Cows Blop Hop! I made a table decoration to share with you today.

Tools:
Purple Cows 1060 Trimmer
Purple Cows Free Style Mouse
Purple Cows 1049 Decorative Blade Pack
Scissors

Materials:
Core'dinations card stock
Imaginisce Polar Expressions patterned paper
Glue Arts tape runner
Star paper punch
Floral wire

You can make this Christmas Tree any size you like.

1. Cut a half circle from card stock. Glue two edges together to form a cone.

2. Cut four 3x12 inch strips. Now use the FreeStyle Mouse with the decorative blade of your choice to make partial cuts randomly across each entire strip. Also use scissors to make small cuts across other edge of strips.

3. Glue strips around cone, layering as you move up the cone.
4. Punch out two stars. Cut small length of floral wire. Glue two sides together with floral wire in center. Use this to place star on tree top.


Enjoy your decor!!

Or if you feel like making a layout for easy scrapping of those Christmas pictures this year. Here's an idea using more Imaginisce Polar Expression.


I'm in the holdiay spirit and would like to give away a RAK to one randomly drawn visitor. So please leave me a comment by 12/20 and I'll draw a winner on 12/21!

Now hop along to Paula Nelson-Hart's Blog to see what she has in store for you. Happy Holidays to everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Purple Cows is having a Blop Hop!

Yay! The Moo Crew has decided it's time for a Blop Hop and we hope you'll join us! The festivities get started tomorrow: Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 10:00am CST. We'll all start hopping from HERE! There are going to be lots of fun, inspiring projects and ideas, as well as some prizes thrown in. Please join us!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Remember...I promised???


To post a tutorial on my Bind It All Christmas Ornament? Well, it's here! on the Bind It All Blog! Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jar Fairies!


Check out the great tutorial for this jar fairy on Altered Art Junkies . Isn't it just adorable??!!! You know, you can WIN one too! Go visit Samantha and Ramona and see how!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I've Been A Baaaaad Blogger!

My apologies! Life has been a whirlwind for the last few weeks. Silver Bella in Omaha, school events for the kids, preparing for Thanksgiving and beyond. I have Silver Bella pictures to show as soon as my camera lets me have them (she's being fussy).

So in the mean time I've got a couple of Christmas ornament projects to share. First is this beauty made with Harlee Quinnz Designs Garden Path Patterned Paper. You will find complete instructions to make this on the Harlee Quinnz Designs Blog . Be sure and check out all the blog posts here, there are many wonderful tips, techniques and ideas on out blog!


My second Christmas ornament is a variation of the first. I used my Bind It All on this one. It's part of the Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge on the Zutter Ning site (look under The Zutter Zone!)at http://zutterzisters.ning.com. Come join us for lots of fun! A tutorial on this one will be on the Bind It All Blog soon!


May all of you who celebrate, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Zutter's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Hello Zutter Fanz....Come participate in our fabulous 12 Days of Christmas challenge. We will be showing off our favorite creations and giving goodies away. RSVP and check back to the board often!

Time: November 19, 2009 at 12pm to November 30, 2009 at 12am
Location: Right here on the NING message board
Organized By: Fleur


Event Description:
With the holidays fast approaching we wanted to share with you some great Holiday projects and gifts you can create with your Bind-It-All.

Starting November 19th join us for daily inspirations and challenges for 12 days. Upload your creations by December 14th at midnight and you can win!

I hope you can join in and share your creations with all if us.

See you then :)



See more details and RSVP on Zutter Zisters

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tutorial

Here's a card I did to demonstrate paper flower making. I used Harlee Quinnz Designs patterned paper, acrylic stamps, charms and fibber.



Hop on over the the Harlee Quinnz Designs Blog for the full tutorial. And....Happy Crafting!!

PS....don't forget about the mega Purple Cows giveaway! See my first post (scroll down and hit home to be taken to it)!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop

Well here it is.....the last Blog Hop from this Creative Team. E.A.D. Designs has amazing vinyl, you simply MUST check out their products here .

For my last project I created an acrylic piece. I embellished the acrylic with scalloped circles (cut on the Cricut); paper punched butterflies; Ranger Alcohol Inks, Distress Ink, Liquid Pearls and Distress Stickles; and handmade flowers. I hope you like it :-)



Now hop on over to the other EAD CT Blogs and check out their creations!
Amy
Susan
Valerie
Jenn

Plus......stop by the EAD Designs Blog too. If you do this is what is in store for you: This is our last month on the E.A.D. CT, so we will be giving away a $25 Gift certificate on the hop. All you need to do to be eligible is visit all the designers blogs, leave a comment and then go to the E.A.D. blog and leave a comment there! We will announce the GC winner on Friday the 30th.

Plus one day only sale today

Save 35% with coupon code: WITCHES BREW

Happy Hopping!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Original Zutter Zister Blog Hop Winner!!!

First of all, I'd like to say



to everyone who stopped by and left a comment during the OZZ Blog Hop. It's so exciting to see so many new faces. I hope you will become a follower and stick around! I made this card to say Thanks using the October Torendi kit featuring EAD Designs vinyl.

I had 88 comments and they were all wonderful. I used the randomizer to generate a winner. And....that winner is:



23 beulahmom said...
Thanks for the opportunity to win the BIA page protectors and coverall. I love my BIA and have made several books for my grandchildren. I am curious to see what these new items are like!
Love your work! :o)

October 19, 2009 9:43 AM

So, beulahmom CONGRATS! Please email your name and address to Nan@binditall.com.

Again THANK YOU ALL for stopping by!!!!

Happy Binding!!

Round Two!

Thanks to you my blog followers for voting in the Torendi Design Team Challenge I made it to round two!!

Here's my creation for this round:



Please support me again by voting! A great big THANK YOU to everyone!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Purple Cows Guest Blogger

Today I am fortunate enough to guest blog for Sadie. Hope you will check it out here!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

'Tis the Season....

for frightful creating! Here are a few things I've been working on:



Here's my chipboard owl I made for the Silver Bella Spooky Ookey Owl Halloween Garland Swap. I already have my garland hanging up. I have eleven other fantastic creations hanging with min litle guy!!



Here's a tag for a Halloween Paper Bag Swap I did with Swap Bot.



And here's what I sent my swap partner for the Altered Art Junkies Wicked Halloween Swap.

I love Halloween!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Original Zutter Zisters (OZZ) Blog Hop

and giveaway!!!!

Good morning everyone! Today is the Original Zutter Zisters (OZZ) Blog Hop!

First, you might be asking, what is an OZZ? Well, an OZZ is a member of Zutter's FIRST design team that ran from October 2008 to September 2009(hence the name Original Zutter Zister....OZZ).

Some background:
I bought my first Bind It All shortly after it debuted at the 2007 Winter CHA. I was a mini album lover anyway, and the ability to make my own albums was something I couldn't resist. So when Zutter announced a design team call in 2008, I jumped at the chance to submit! I was lucky enough to be chosen...What an honor! But...that was only the beginning.

Soon I was chatting online, laughing and sharing with like minded ladies from around the world. I was amazed (and still am) at the talent around me. Every month as I created projects, I pushed myself to create and think outside the box...er, mini album. Sometimes there is a special chemistry when a group of people get together...that's what us OZZers have. These ladies are more than friends, they are family.....they are (and always will be) my Zisters!!

The Project:
When our initial Design Team (DT) tour was coming to a close, we decided to have a mini album page swap. We each created a double page 8x8 layout to commemorate our DT experience and highlight our favorite projects. On mine I put a picture of myself and journaled about what my experience with the DT was like. I also picked some of my favorite projects by my Zisters to highlight. Here's what I did:





Then, we each assembled our "swap" mini album in an 8x8 Black Cover-All for page protectors. For mine, I wanted a "pink" theme. Something that allowed me to highlight the wonderful Zister logos created by our own Nan Paturzo and Lea Sanders! I covered the entire exterior of my album with ink and embossed it in pink. Then I decorated with Prima flowers and crystals, Bazzill card stock, silver foil, Distress Ink and Copic Markers. Inside, I carried on with theme using vintage sheet music, wallpaper and french newspaper clippings.




Check out the wonderful name tag Nan made for me!!


If you haven't tried the new Zutter page protectors, they are awesome! They are thicker than average page protectors and they allow for thicker pages (like heavily embellished ones). You HAVE to try them. And, they come in removeable pages too! Check them out here!



The Blog Hop and Giveaway:
And......if you leave me a comment on this post between now and Sunday, October 25th, I'll put your name in the drawing for an 8x8 Cover-All and set of page protectors!! In fact, all the OZZers are having a giveaway with the blog hop. So, I encourage you to go visit their blogs too!

Annette West-Saudi Arabia
Emeline Seet-Singapore
Jennifer Priest-California, USA
Jenny Svensson-Sweden
Julie Ann Kelly-Massachusetts, USA
Lea Millora Sanders-Virginia, USA
Nan Paturzo-California, USA (DT Coordinator)
Tish Treadway-North Carolina, USA

And....as if this all wasn't enough, Zutter is giving away one package of pre-punched page protectors FREE with ANY order - no coupon code needed. This is an ongoing promotion! Check that out here

So whatta ya waiting for? Start hopping!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thanks

I wanted to share a card that I made for the upcoming second round of the Torendi Design Team Contest. I don't know if I'll make it to round two (please vote for me here ). So I thought I'd show my card early!!

I used the Torendi October kit to create my card. The only things added were floral wire, floral tape, adhesive, Basic Grey Buttons, the back to the E.A.D. Vinyl and Distress Ink and Stickles. The flowers are hand made...I'll be doing a tutorial on them soon!




Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 16, 2009

I (Heart) Fall

One of my favorite times of the year! Here's a project I created last year to celebrate....(It's made with an old paperback book and the Bind It All)...




You can get all the details to create one of your very own on the Bind It All Blog .

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Something Wicked (ly Good) this Way Comes....

go check out the Purple Cows blog! There is something big coming.......VERY BIG! Keep up with the clues here! . Also look for Sadie's updates on Twitter and Facebook!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You Know....

you still have time to go to Zutter Zisters Ning site and enter the World Card Making Day Challenge. You have until October 16th to upload an entry!

Here's a card I did for the challenge. I punched the holes on the left edge of my card with the BIA and then threaded my ribbon through. I borrowed the witch image from Jeanne and her tutorial at Joli Paquet .



See what you can come up with.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop

It's that time again! The members of the E.A.D. Designs Creative Team are going to show you fun projects we made with E.A.D.'s wonderful vinyl.

I made my project to celebrate fall.

Now hop on over to the other EAD CT Blogs and check out their creations!
Amy
Susan
Valerie
Jenn

Plus......stop by the EAD Designs Blog too. If you do this is what is in store for you: This is our last month on the E.A.D. CT, so we will each be giving away a $25 Gift certificate on the hop. All you need to do to be eligible is visit all the designers blogs, leave a comment and then go to the E.A.D. blog and leave a comment there!

And, as if that wasn't enough, there is also a sale going on for blog hop day! 25% off your order. The coupon code is: GOBLINS.

P.S. please don't forget to hop over to the Torendi Blog and vote for me in their DT contest!! Thanks a bunch!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Torendi DT Contest

One of my fellow CT members from E.A.D. Designs, Jenn, has her own shop now! She has great kits and really unique, one of a kind embellishments.

I got hold of the October Kit and created this:

Everything is from the kit except: cardboard, liquid chalk, distress stickles, Staz On ink, a journaling pen and adhesive!

Tomorrow, October 13th, Torendi is having a little contest to pick some upcoming Design Team spots. My layout is an entry for this competition. I would looooooove (shameless plug here) to have you hop over to the Torendi Blog tomorrow and support me by voting for my entry!

Thank you all so much for your support!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Congrats!

To the new Zutter Zisters! You can see the 2009-2010 Design Team Here!. Welcome ladies! Here's to a fabulously creative year!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I've been Playing.....

with the Butterfly Garden Papers, Fairy Stamps and fibers from Harlee Quinnz Designs! Here's what I've come up with so far....






I also have an ATC done and a couple of cards I'm finishing up that I'll post soon. So check back soon!

And, if you live in the Central Texas area, you can visit Scrapbook Haus in New Braunfels to see the layouts and cards up close an personal!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bind It All and Teresa Collins

Teresa Collins makes just wonderful things! And when those things are made to work with the Bind It All ....EVEN BETTER!

Here is a 7x13 album featuring Teresa Collins everything! Except for the Owire jewelry...that I made myself.






Bind It All 7x13 Scallop Album

This book uses mainly Teresa Collins product, including her 7x13 Designer Series Chipboard Album Covers, Die Cut Cards, Transparencies and patterned paper. These wonderful elements combined with magazine pages and Bazill card stock make a beautiful album.

Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Tools:
Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Round It All (both)
Zutter Wire Cutters
Zutter Razor knife
Scor It
Paper Cutter
Circle paper punches: 1 ¼; 1 and ¾ and ½ .inch
Circle Cutter
Needle Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Supplies:
One (1) Set Teresas Collins 7x13 Scalloped Chipboard (White) Covers
One Zutter 12 inch ¾ inch diameter O-Wire: Black
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper
Teresa Collins Dies Cuts-File Folders
Teresa Collins Transparencies
Teresa Collins Die Cuts- Cards
Tim Holtz Photo Turns
Bo Bunny Brads
Miscellaneous Magazine Pages
Glass Beads
Metal Beads
Metal Letter Beads
Miscellaneous Ribbon
Bazzill Card Stock: Hot Pink, Black
Bazzill Die Cut Card Stock: White, Hot Pink
Queen & Company Chipboard Alphas
Glue, Adhesive Runner


Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

Locate center of 7x13 covers. Punch six holes then punch six more plus three; repeat on other side. This will center and punch 24 holes for one 12 inch Owire.

Punch out file folders, sand edges. Use the Scor It to score (large ones) at 6 inches. Punch out envelopes and cards, sand edges. Use Scor It to score envelopes and note cards.

Cut various sizes of tranparencies. Round corners. Cut various sizes of journaling spots, patterned paper, magazine pages, card stock. Round corners. Punch various sized circles from card stock, magazine pages, journaling spots and patterned paper.

Punch all items and bind all items.

Embellish inside front and back covers with envelopes and various items from those created above, photo turns and chipboard alphas. Embellish front cover, inner pages, transparencies, envelopes and file folders with various items from those created above, photo turns and chipboard alphas.

Create three Owire jewelry drops from glass and metal beads and metal. Mine say: “Love”, “Happy” and “Fun”. Attach to Owires. Embellish Owire with ribbon to complete.

Don't forget the Scor It! without which this project would not be possible. and check out Donna Salazar's new lines designed to work with the DreamKuts and Bind It All!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Really Cool Blog

I was surfing around today (when I was supposed to be working.....don't tell my boss) and ran across a really cool blog! It's called Lola B's ....there is TONS of inspriation here! She's super talented. And, she's got a giveaway going...a BIG one.

So hop on over for some inspiration and check out the giveaway while you're there!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop

Howdy y'all! It's that time again! The E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop!!

I'm in the midst of Halloween planning and decorating. So, I HAD to make something along those lines. I created a spooky little tin with a repurposed Prima Flower Tin and the E.A.D. Design Hocu Pocus Vinyl! The vinyl is actually larger than this ...it has Hocus Pocus four times...my tin was smaller so I eliminated one. I cut out the witch's hat and mounted it on card stock and embellished a little. Then applies the Hocus Pocus around the edge of the tin top.

I hope that it makes a great gift for someone!




Now I hope you'll hop on over to the other EAD CT Blogs and check out their creations!
Amy
Danielle
Susan
Valerie
Jenn

Plus......stop by the EAD Designs Blog too, you never know what might be going on........

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Get Well Fairy

I wanted to express a special THANK YOU to the get well fairy (my DS came up with this) who cured our infected household in record time.

I was so excited to be well that I created a fairy ATC. I'm in an ATC swap at RedLead Paperworks and needed to make some ATCs anyway. And, I think this little lady will do me just fine!! My DS saw her after I was done and asked me if she was the "get well fairy". I asked him why he thought so....he said "well, she just looks nice". What a cutie he is, so...per my son, she's The Get Well Fairy. I played around with a lot of techniques one this: stamping with gesso, reinker colorwashes, acrylic paint washes, perfect pearls, collage...I'm working on a tutorial, I hope to have it up later this week.



In the mean time......may your households be forever guarded by The Get Well Fairy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quarantine!

Yikes....took my DS to the doctor today. He has the flu! I asked the doc if it was swine flu.... he said, "It's "Swine Type Flu"......" lovely and vague.....I hope to be back to creating and posting soon! Y'all stay well!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop!

It's that time again! To show off what you can do with E.A.D. Designs yummy, yummy vinyl. This month, I did something different, I made a card.

I used E.A.D.'s Valentine themed vinyl and Teresa Collins Die Cut Cards & Envelopes. The vinyl originally was the heart with words and symbols in a circle around it. I cut that apart and came up with my card. I also used the vinyl for wording on the inside.




Now I hope you'll hop on over to the other EAD CT Blogs and check out their creations!
Amy
Danielle
Susan
Valerie
Jenn

Plus......stop by the EAD Designs Blog too, you never know what might be going on........

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Amazing Cover-All!!!

Cover Alls are one of the best ideas around! If you haven't tried them, you NEED to. If you have, then I'm sure you're nodding you head in agreement.

They are made for pages with out page protectors; in craft or white; with flat, curved or bamboo spines; in sizes 3x4,6x6, 7.5x5 and 8x8. And they are made for pages WITH page protectors; in white or black; with flat, curved or bamboo spines; in sizes 4x6, 8x8 and 12x12! Be sure and check the Bind It All Site for Owire sizes to use with your particular Cover-All.

These are incredibly strong and offer great protection for your precious memories.

I'd like to share an example with you on those wonderful Cover-Alls:

Bind It All 8x8 Album
Featuring Cover-All and Perfect Closure

Ever been involved with a circle journal? It's when a specific group of individuals get together. Each creates an album with a theme, instructions, set number of pages, and envelopes or pouches for information and ephemera. Each person created a two page layout, then sends the journal to the next person. In the end when you get yours back, everyone in your group will have completed a two pages layout and told you a little bit about themselves. It's fun and exposes you to new friends and new creative styles.

Well, I'm in a circle journal and created this album for it. It features a white Cover-All, 8x8 inner pages, rivets as well as Glimmer Mist and stamping.



Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Tools:
Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Wire Cutters
Scor It
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
1 ¼, 1 Inch Circle Punches

Supplies:
One (1) Zutter 8x8 Cover-All (white)
Two (2) Sets Zutter 8x8 Inner Pages (white) (I used 13 inner pages)
One Zutter 12 inch ¾ inch diameter O-Wire: Baby Blue
Tattered Angels Butterfly Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jazz Blue
Copic Marker: B29
Fancy Pants Patterned Paper
Butterfly Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Red Lead PaperWorks, Martha Stewart
ColorBox Ink: Royal Blue
Color Box: Liquid Chalk: Blue
Staz On: Azure
Miscellaneous White Card Stock
Ribbon: Bo Bunny, Generic
E.A.D.Designs Butterfly Vinyl
Prima Flowers, Chipboard Alphas
Queen & Company Chipboard Alphas
Basic Grey Sticker Alphas
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper, Stonewash, Pesto, Lettuce, Pearl
Ranger Stickles: Orange, Diamond, Turquoise
Ranger Liquid Pearls: White, Yellow
Creative Memories Journaling Pen
Printer
Medium Miscellaneous Tags
Scrap Acrylic Packaging
Glue, Adhesive Runner

Use Tattered Angels Butterfly Stencil and Glimmer Mist to create butterflies on outside front and back of Cover-All. Set aside to dry.

Punch 14 holes in thirteen (13) Zutter 8x8 inner pages. Center pages to punch first six (6), then add an additional four (4) to each side of the initial six (6). Bind with Owire.

Use printer to print out information, journaling for first page. I printed mine on Fancy Pants Patterned Paper.

Use scrap acrylic packaging. Decorate with alcohol inks. Let dry. Stamp opposite side with buterfly stamps, add EAD vinyl. Cut out to create butterflies. Punch patterned paper buterflies.

Stamp cover with butterfly stamps. Add acrylic butterflies and attach with rivets. Add Alpha stickers and decorate with Stickles. Set aside to dry.

Chalk edges of papers. Cover first page with patterned paper and information/journaling. Embellish with cut outs (from patterned paper), chipobard alphas, flowers and stickles.



Chalk edges of paper. Cover inside of front cover with patterned paper. Cover inside of back cover, over acrylic slip in. Create a pouch using 8 ½ x 11 white card stock. Use Scor It score 1 inch in on long sides of card stock. Then score 5 ½ inches up from bottom on short side. Fold in side and bottom tabs to create pouch. Adhere pouch to inside front cover. Embellish with patterned paper and ribbon.



Create and envelope with the Scor It and the same technique. Stamp butterflies on patterned paper. Embellish with patterned paper, flowers, stickles and journaling. Add eyelet and chipboard alpha as closure.



Cover last page with patterned paper.



Cover first set of double pages with coordinating patterned paper. Use stencil and Glimmer Mist to add butterflies. Add picture of self to long patterned paper strip. Adhere to left side of left page. Embellish with flowers, chipboard alphas, punched butterflies, printed butterfly photos, acrylic butterflies, Stickles and Liquid Pearls.



And there you have it! The incredible, versatile, amazing Cover All! Hope you'll visit The Zutter Zisters for more Cover-All projects from the Design Team and from Zutter Fans around the World.