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!!