Friday, March 27, 2009

Tribute to my Mom

Here's a Zutter Project I did that is a tribute to my Mom. I've had a laminated obituary for five years..... never knew how to incorporate it into a layout. Well...I finally figured it out....



Happy Birthday.......Love you and miss you Mom..........

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Bind It All SpringTime Challenge

Today is the first day of Spring and it’s an incredibly warm, blue-sky-gorgeous day here in Southern California. So being all energized and ready for warm weather, we have decided to conduct our first blog challenge! The Zutter Zister designers are bringing out their colorful papers and flowers and are making amazing Springtime projects, so let’s see what you have up your sleeves (I have seen some of their April submissions, and the Gallery is going to be amazing come the first week of April!)


Create a Bind-it-All project of any kind (mini book, d├ęcor, altered item, even a layout!) – you just have to use the BIA in some way….the theme is Spring! Use springtime colors, events, or just something that feels "springy" to you. Leave a comment on this blog post with a link to a photo of your project. Your comment should mention how you used the BIA. Nothing too technical, just mention, “used baby blue owire” or something like that. The Zutter Zisters DT will pick their favorite and we will have an April Springtime Challenge Goddess!

But instead of a tiara and scepter, our winner will receive their choice of either the R5 Blue or R10 Pink Round-it-All shipped to their door! Yippee! We will also post the selected project on the blog and gush over it. Lots of bragging opportunities up for grabs here!





Challenge begins today and the last comments posted by April 17 – that’s a Friday. Our DT will huddle and make their selection by 4/24. At that time, we will have another challenge for May! Sound fun? Hope so! Let’s see what you’ve got!



Hope you'll join in and ..... Happy SPRING!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Play!

It's that wonderful time of year again, Spring! This is my favorite season, love all the greens and flowers, the warm weather, the singing birds, the butterflies and hummingbirds...Sigh. Any since it's Spring Break for us here, my son and I have been spending a lot of time outdoors doing what?? Playing! So in honor of Spring and Play time...a layout.



Oh and did I mention I love bugs too? My favorite is a certain Cricut in my scrappy room..tee hee.

Well Whatta Ya Know.....

I ducked into Michael's today to try & replace my paper piercer that I broke while manhandling some acrylic....and I stumbled upon some really coooool Prima stuff. Well, I just HAD to buy some (the twelve step program isn't helping....).

And then, when I got home....I just HAD to scrap. Well....with awesome cuts and rips (yes..ripping) from my Purple Cows 1040 Trimmer, a repurposed Prima package, flowers, brads, Ranger Distress Ink, crackle paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and plain old cardboard..came this:




I feel sooooo much better now........

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prima Freebie!

Free Bling!

Prima says: "We know that times are tough and every dollar counts. So, to thank you for spending your hard earned dollars on Prima products, we are going to send you a free gift.



How can you participate?

It's easy!
Just send us your original receipt for $25 (or more) plus the UPC barcodes from your Prima purchases. Include a self-addressed envelope (we'll pay for the postage to get your prize to you) and we will send you a package of our Say It In Studs frame pictured below ($3.00 retail value). Please include your e-mail address so that we can let you know of upcoming specials like this in the future.


The fine print:
Your receipt needs to be dated anytime between March 15th and April 15th, 2009.
Product as pictured while supply lasts
Prima reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value
All receipts and UPC barcodes must be original - no mechanical copies permitted
Prima is not responsible for missing/undelivered entries
There is no limit to the number of times you can participate!
Please allow 3-4 weeks processing time
Don't forget the UPC barcodes:


Send your entries to:


Prima Marketing, Inc
Attn: Customer Service
5564 Edison Ave
Chino, CA 91710"

Well whatta ya waiting for! Go spend!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An Udderly Remarkable Announcement

Purple Cows has asked me to join their design team! I am a HUGE Sadie fan and love all the wonderful products Purple Cows offers!! I am very excited to be a member of their team and I'll be showcasing some projects soon!

I encourage you to visit The Purple Cows site and check out the Udderly Remarkable Products!!! And don't forget to visit The Purple Cows Blog to keep track of new and exciting events!

And...speaking of exciting news....Would you like to be a part of the Moo Crew too? Then enter The Purple Cows design team search going on now (through March 31st) at Two Peas In A Bucket.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Upcoming Class

I'll be at Rockin' R Retreat Center in Temple, Texas on Saturday, April 4th for a class. This is a build-a-page class combining old with new. We'll be using vintage upholstery, felt, magazine clippings and sheet music combined with Prima cardstock, flowers and crystals. We'll rip and tear, ink, wax and burn (yes burn) our products to create a one of a kind vintage page. Hope you can join us.

I'll also be doing some demos and playing with my Bind It All and Tattered Angels products!

Here's a peek.....


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Love Ya Baby Acrylic Mini Album

My totally talented friend, Pam, at Heart Of Texas Studio does awesome albums. You can get a variety of shapes and words in chipboard or acrylic.

I got to play with this "Baby" word bloom album recently. What fun! When I do these types of albums, I always like for the decoration part to be what people see first. All the pictures and journaling are hidden inside! I entered this album in the Clear Albums.com February I Love You Clear Album contest and actually got second place!

Here's a peek!




A Blog To Visit

A scrappy friend of mine, Sophia, got together with a friend of hers and started a really cool blog. It's called Scrap[a]Tale! It promises to be loads of fun. Hope you can go and visit it here!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Yay Spring!

we're already seeing signs of it around Central Texas! The tree have leaves, flowers are blooming and the butterflies are back!!!

So to celebrate spring I created a wall hanging. I used a 12x12 art canvas, glimmer mist and chips, canvas, embroidery thread, buttons and, of course butterflies. The large butterfly and the sammler ones across the bottom of the canvas are attached with O-wires!

Welcome Spring!!!






Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Upcoming Crop!



The Shaker Box "Shakin' It Up Again Crop" and Guest DT call
Friday March 6th at 6:00 pm EST through Sunday, March 8th Midnight

As part of our grand re-opening celebration, we are hosting a fabulous online weekend crop with something for everyone. Whether you are a paper scrapper, digi/hybrid scrapper, or card maker you are sure to find something that sparks your creativity here.
We are also looking for a few Guest Designers to work with our monthly scrap, project, and card kits. For more information, please register with our site before the crop if possible at www.theshakerbox.com . The DT call specifics will be announced at the crop on Friday. Check us out, I am sure if nothing else, you'll have fun!
For further information, please contact us at kits@theshakerbox.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My son is in kindergarten and just learning to spell. So to help him I created this "Spell Helper".



We can play games and see how many three letter words he can spell. Plus as his volcabulary increases I can make add on pieces for longer words. And the best part? It's simple to make and you can use what scrap you have lying around to assemble it.

Here's how I made it:

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

Tools:
12 inch Trimmer
Zutter Bind It All
12 inch ruler

Supplies:
1 set Zutter 12x12 Chipboard Covers
One Zutter 12 inch 1 inch diameter and two ¾ inch O-Wires: Black
Heide Swapp Patterned Paper
Bazzill White Cardstock: 7 sheets
Bazzill Black Cardstock: 1 sheet
Maya Road Sheer Alphas: Smoke
adhesive

Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

Cut one Zutter 12x12 Chipboard cover in half. Cover each side of each half with patterned paper. Punch 22 holes for O-wire on top and bottom of each half.

Cut 78 3x4 inch rectangles from white cardstock. Center these in Bind It All and punch 6 holes for O-wire in each.

Cut one 6x12 inch black cardstock piece. Fold in half and punch 22 holes in half opposite fold.

Assemble Spell Helper with 1 inch O-wire on top with 26 3x4 cardstock pieces starting at one edge, two spaces, 26 additional pieces in the middle, two spaces and 26 pieces ending at other edge. Bind.

Assemble base with chipboard and black cardstock on each side bound with ¾ inch O-wire.

Glue on alphas: a-z on each set of 26 cardstock pieces. Start learning!

Check here to see what the other Zutter Zisters are doing! And check out all the latest product releases and information on The Bind It All Blog