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).
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!!
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
Jennifer Priest-California, USA
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!!!