Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Cover-All Album

I just love the new Zutter Cover-Alls. There is so much you can do to them and they won't warp or bend! I made this 8x8 album to hold the highlights of 2008. I sprayed a ton of Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist on the Cover-All letting it puddle and run and blotch. It really made for a wonderful distressed finish. I also cut a heart shape out of the fron of the cover all as a "peek" inside. I decorated inside and out with Bo Bunny patterned paper, cardstock stickers, brads and ribbon; and, of course, plenty of Prima flowers and bling!

You can see more of this project and others by all the Zutter Zisters at the Zutter Zisters site ! for all of Zutter's products visit the Bind It All site .

SweetHeart Class Kit Winner!

Thanks to everyone who particiapted in spreading the word on our class. I put all the names in the randomizer and the winner is........














Dell!!! Dell, congrats! Please email me your address so I can get this package out tomorrow morning!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Very Mini Book

Here's a 3x4 Mini Book I did for Zutter this month using Scrapbooks N' Stickers featured products. The little journal features the Zutter Cover-All and Rivets, Glimmer Mist, Trimz Ribbon, Fancy Pants Chipboard, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Kraft patterned paper, Pearls and Brads. See more wonderful Bind It All projects on the Zutter Zisters site!!



Sunday, January 25, 2009

SweetHeart Class Update

Still a few spots left for the SweetHeart Class at The Shaker Box . I'm extending the date to purchase the class until Wednesday, January 28th. Come join in on the fun!! Learn more Here!

It's Here!

Okay, finally I can SAY something....I thought I was gonna explode!!! Introducing the newest Zutter product! The Spinner Album Kit!!!!

The kit is based on my Grand Prize winning project shown here:




Hop on over to the Bind It All Blog for featured projects with the new kit and a dandy video!

This is such a thrill for me: to win the Grand Prize, to have my projects featured in print, to be on the Zutter DT with so many amazingly talented ladies, to have something I invented become a scrappy product! All I need now is chocolate!!

In Remembrance...



of my Mom. I lost her six years ago today. There has not been a day go by in that six years that she hasn't been in my thoughts. There will always be a hole in my heart where she once was. I miss her terribly but know she's in a better place.

I love you Mom.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Instructions Added!

I've had questions on how to make the desk calendar that is in the previous post. I've updated that post to include the instructions!!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In honor of CHA's "It's Easy Being Green" theme, here's a desk calendar I created with leftover plastic packaging.

Removed for publication.

Alright! I've already had the "how'd you do that?" question (which I love!) on this porject, so I thoguht I would update this post to include the instructions for making this!

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

Tools:
12 inch Rotary Trimmer
Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Wire Cutters
12 inch ruler
Sizzix with Flower Dies
Paper Piercer
Paper Distress Tool
Scissors
Prima Build A Swirl Stamp

Supplies:
One Zutter 12 inch 3/4 inch diameter O-Wire(or three six loop sections): Silver
Prima Regal Sunset Card stock
Prima flowers, burlap and cardboard from Donna Salazar's Down Home Collection
Ranger Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, SnowCap, Vintage Photo
Staz On: Azure
White Card stock
Making Memories Brads

Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

Use an empty plastic flat package to cut out three (3) 6 x 4 inch clear acrylic pieces. Center two of the pieces in the BIA and punch six holes. Bend third piece in half, center and punch six holes.

Cut six 3 ½ x 4 inch pieces of patterned card stock Use scissors to scallop the bottom. Find an on line free calendar for 2009 and print it on white card stock Mine fit on one 8.8 x 11 inch piece. Then cut out the individual months into 2 x 2 ½ inch pieces, and distress the edges with distress tool and ink.
Glue each month to the center of card stock ½ up from the peak in the scallop at the bottom. Glue two months per piece of card stock (i.e. January/February; March/April; May/June; July/August, etc).

Place the six pages into the BIA with the earliest month on each piece facing the turning knob on the BIA. Only slide the pages in far enough to punch four holes on the extreme side.

Assemble calendar with the card stock pages on one side with the punch holes toward the center of the 4 x 6 inch acrylic. Bind to side pages together at the top and bind each side page to the folded middle page at the bottom.

Peel surface of cardboard off of Prima 4 x 6 frame, buttons, and hearts. Paint both sides with crackle paint. Cut frame in half. Attach each half to inside of each acrylic side with Aleene's Paper Glaze. Cut flower shapes from burlap & paint with Glimmer Mist. Embellish sides of acrylic with these plus Prima flowers, burlap, textiles and ribbon, and MM brads.

Now give away or enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine Sweets

I was playing in my Prima stash the other day when I got an idea for a Valentine gift package. Prima has the fabulous Essentials line of flowers that come packaged in a neat little plastic container. What a great way to give some sweets and protect the environment at the same time. Here's the result!





I love Prima packaging and labeling, I think they're the most detail oriented and creative in the industry. So I left the beautifully shaped label on the package and dusted it with Ranger Stickles. I then Glimmer Misted a Cosmo Cricket chipboard heart and then stamped (with a Technique Tuesday stamp) and embossed it and the ribbon decorating it in Ranger Gold. Filled with some "Hugs", my recycled package makes a lovely gift.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bind It All CHA Preview!!

Here it is! We have been working on this for a loooong time! And, I think it’s been an even longer wait for the participants who submitted projects for inclusion in the book. But here it is! We are launching it at CHA this weekend – the NEW project book from Zutter Innovative Products!



BIND-IT-ALL Around the World!!!

125 pages
50 projects
Special section by Guest Designer Teresa Collins
Invited designers like:
Donna Salazar, Stephanie Ackerman, Zutter Zister Design Team members!
Winner of Zutter Project contest: Vicki Flinchum
(we’ll be blogging about her winning project A LOT soon!)
Finalists of Zutter Project contest – from around the World!
The book is being published in a Zutter Cover-All! It’s very cool!
Retail: $19.99

Ask your store to place an order. Anticipated delivery by March 2009!

Isn't this just totally cool???? My project is second from the left on the bottom of the cover....Yea! Well, actually I have FIVE projects in there. Now I'm really excited!! And there's even more good things to come.....just you wait and see!!

Now would be a good time to start watching the Bind It All Blog !!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Prima's Got the Scoop!




COME AND GET 'EM!


Come by the Prima booth at CHA (#3535) for your chance to scoop as many flowers as you can in 10 seconds!!!

Who will be scooping?
Everyone who places an order PLUS... Every 2 hours we will do a random drawing and 5 people in the crowd will also get to scoop.

We will be handing out Prima brag bags to carry your flower loot in. Come back by the booth often for a second, third or fourth opportunity to FILL YOUR BAG!


Stop by the booth at any time to pick up a ticket! Get to the booth early for the best odds of winning!

Monday, January 19, 2009

More of The Shaker Box February Kit!

I created these too!!






The Shaker Box February Kit

Wow! This is one jam packed kit! I created three 12x12 layouts, two cards and an altered House complete with mini album. And, I still had supplies left!!

Here's what I created!!






Friday, January 16, 2009

Blog Candy

Okay I've posted a little contest to get the word out on the Sweetheart Class online at The Shaker Box Feburary 1st throught the 14th. The details are posted here. Participate to win a free class!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Online SweetHeart Class

Here's is information on another class I'll be hosting! It's an online class hosted by The Shaker Box. It's mini album class entitled SweetHeart. Here's a little teaser!




The class will run for two weeks: February 1 through 14th. The site will be open 24/7 to class participants, but I will introduce new techniques, play games, offer prizes and answer questions from 11:00 to 3:00 daily.

This is a PRIMA ENDORSED Class, which means we'll be playing with lots of yummy Prima product, learning new techniques and having fun. And, there will a wonderful Prima prize for one lucky participant.

The class is $25.00 (plus $9.80 priority shipping- domestic only, please email me for international rates). You'll get complete intructions, including photos; introduction to new techniques; question and answer area; games and prizes.
The class kit includes: an album with four chipboard and one acylic pages; Prima patterned card stock, clear paintable, flowers, ribbon, die cuts; crystal bling and Jump rings. There is an add-on kit for an additional $10.00 that includes Glimmer Mist, Plaid acrylic paint andf Stickles.

Join us at The Shaker Box for this great class. I will be accepting orders through January 24th. Kit availibility is limited, so join now! For questions Email me!
To purchase the class, PayPal me at : imascrapnaddict@yahoo.com

I hope you join me!

I'm really excited about this class & really want to get the word out! I'm giving away a FREE class kit & Add-on kit to one lucky blogger. All you have to do is tell the world about my class on your blog and put a link to here and to The Shaker Box. Come back and post that you've done that here! by Jaunary 23rd. On the 24th I will draw a winner! Thanks for your support!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Felicia's Scrapbooks Sneek Peek

I've got an upcoming class that I am dying to share. It's at Felicia's Scrapbooks in South Austin. It's a mini album class entitled "Fancy Flower".

The class is $25.00 and runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday February 28th. Reserve your spot now because seating is limited!

Here's a sneek peek!!



This is a Prima Endorsed Class, which means we'll be playing with lots of delicious Prima product and learning a few new techniques. And, of course, there is a wonderful Prima prize for one lucky participant of the class.

Hope you can join me! For more information check the sidebar under Upcoming Classes or email me!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Clear Stamp Storage

When a few of you saw my new and improved scrappy space (thanks for all the wonderful comments), you asked about a carousel stamp holder pictured on my scrap table. Well, it's actually something I made with my Bind It All.

I had so many requests for a how to, I decided to share that here:

Clear Stamp Carousel

This project helped me solve a storage problem with all my clear stamps. I'm a visual person and have to see my inventory to use it. So, I came up with this carousel to display my clear stamps.

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

Tools:
Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Wire Cutters
12 inch Paper Cutter
Hammer
Awl
Ruler
Number two pencil
Screw Driver
Hack Saw
McGill Tab Paper Punch
Mono Glue
Printer

Supplies:
One Zutter 12 inch 3/4 inch diameter O-Wire: Black
Zutter 8x8 ChipBoard Covers: three (3) sets
Zutter 8x8 inner pages: six (6) packages
8x8 album sleeves
7 Gypsies Karma Patterned Paper
Heidi Grace and Miscellaneous Ribbon
6x6 square wood plaque
5 inch diameter circle wood plaque
3/4 inch wooden dowel
2 inch wood screw

Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

Put one inner page in each album sleeve. Cut off one edge of plastic sleeve at the edge of the Zutter inner page. Using the Bind It All and following the instructions for use, punch binding holes. I punched five of these at a time. Holes will go through plastic and inner pages. Cut Patterned Paper at 7 1/2x8 inches. Glue to chipboard. Punch O-Wire holes.

Assemble carousel by alternating: one chipboard cover, 10 plastic sleeves and inner pages.

Use ruler to find center of wood pieces. Mark with pencil. Dimple with Hammer and Awl. Cut wood dowel to 11 inches with Hack Saw. Assemble base, screwing together from the bottom with the wood screw.
Slip assembled carousel over wooden dowel. Fan out pages, glue on finial and tie on ribbon. Fill pages with stamps. Print out manufacturer names and punch out labels to label your collection.

Here's the finished product.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009!




May 2009 bring you all the joy and happiness you can handle!!!