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!!!

88 comments:

homebase2008 said...

lovely! yes, I need these in my life lol...you did a great job...GO PINK! luv it alot myself...ty for sharing and a chance! cher

voodoo vixen said...

Ooooh love the PINKness of it all!! Also think the inside is looking delish too, which is typical of everything you do. Have had great fun with the team and I am glad we get to play together again!!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Beautiful :D
Julie xx

zafira said...

what a lovely idea

chiara_francy said...

lovely....

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Lots of super fun embellishments and pages here!!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda said...

So pretty--the pink is great.

Tish Treadaway said...

I love your cover! I've enjoyed getting to know you through Zutter. You are so full of inspiration!!! Thank you, Tish

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is so Cool! I love the pink and all the little hidden surprises!! AWESOME!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I love how you have the ability to see beyond the org. color and think...I will paint it! Very clever and pratical! You definitely are a Zutter gal thru and thru! You amaze me with the creations you have made!

LynneForsythe said...

AWWWWWWWHHHHHHH Vickie...Beautiful!

Julie Kelley said...

Oh I love it!! I love that you used the name tag too :) Beautifully done!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Love the treatment on the inside of your album cover; sheet music paper is a great idea!! Thanks for lovely inspiration.

Linda Elbourne said...

Faberooney ... Love it!

susan m said...

What a great concept! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a set! I also love your muical take on this mini album!

Glitter Grammy said...

Beautiful...Great eye candy. Thank you for sharing

laterg8r said...

that is an incredibly beautiful book - TFS :D

Kara Ward said...

So gorgeous!!!!!
You rocked it out as usual. I love the colors and the flow. Magical!

Tami said...

Beautiful job with your cover and swap layouts!! Thanks for the chance to win one for myself!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Vicki the cover is gorgeous !! So glad to have known YoU !:)

Pamela Palm said...

Wow your cover is so feminine looking it's beautiful. I also loved your use of the music paper backgrounds. Great book.
Pamela

BrownEyedSusan said...

Oh my gosh I love your cover. I love flowers, have too many paper ones and digital ones. Hey we can never have too many can we? : )

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)

patricia said...

butterflies and flowers loved it!

Scrappy Nan said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Did I say WOW?!???!
LOVE what you did with your Cover-All! You are cuckoo awesome!
xoxoxoxo

Danese said...

what a great idea for storing sheet music - thanks for ideas!

Carol said...

So very pretty in pink! I've enjoyed stopping by your blog and will definitely return for some more inspiration. These coveralls and page protectors are really nice. Thank you for the chance to win them.

Ms. Cheryl said...

I love the sheet music inside, a nice touch. Pink is my favorite color so of course I fell in love with your cover. Thanks for sharing, ms.cheryl

Karen Taylor said...

So pretty!! What a beautiful job you did!

Joy said...

I really like your paper choice. This is a great project and I love pink :-)

Storky46 said...

It is obvious you love flowers, butterflies, and music! Love your pages and your cover. Thanks.

Jen Adkins said...

Cool! Love the sheet music too!

Chris Arlington said...

love your style. Glad to have found your blog.

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Love it! Fello Texan here!
Viji#5858
Thanks for the chance to win!

luv2stamp #3510 said...

wonderfully decorated..love all the flowers!

2 Worlds said...

BEautiful !

misteejay said...

What a fabulous keepsake - a beautiful album.

Toni :o)

Scrappinology said...

Your cover is so pretty and dainty looking! I just love the butterflies! Nice job!

*gina*

busymom said...

Great cover and layouts. Page protectors are a great idea.

connie said...

vicki it is beautiful. Love seeing what everyone has done.

sarah said...

FUN FUN FUN cover!!! loving all of the OZZ projects!!

so glad that you guys are stickn' around for this upcoming year to help us newbies out! :)

hugs to you,
sarah.

Shelley Haganman said...

Wonderful album! Love the pink! I am looking forward to working with you!

Cori S said...

Love that pumpkin book you made! Super cute... & so is this book :)

pamala said...

So very beautiful!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your faboo zutter cretions.

Patti J. said...

Wonderful book! Love it!

Kathy said...

I have a passion for pink. Love it. What fun you all had playing together. Love the bling name tag.

tucksprings3 said...

So pretty - love what all of you did, especially like the sheet music on the inside covers of yours.

Chaman said...

Wow, I think I've ever seen sheet music in a handsome package

gl4smom said...

Beautiful album!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I feel lucky to have discovered the Bind-It-All recently. I'm loving ya'lls blogs too.

colorsgalore said...

I love your story of how you met BIA. Beautiful pages!

Lea Sanders said...

Vicki,
Great project and super layout! Thank you for you warm friendship this year on the first-ever BIA DT. Your style has been the most innovative of all. Always thinking outside of the box!

OZZers for life!
Lea

I am . . . said...

What a gorgeous album. I enjoyed looking at all your cute projects.
Bea

Jodee said...

Love the pink! Thanks for sharing!

SusanH said...

Thanks for sharing - beautiful work!

Ronnie said...

You cover is fabulous!!

Lola said...

Love your cover. Very PINK! Thanks for the chance to WIN!

Noreen said...

I love the way you embellished the cover... the butterflies and flowers are so pretty.

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the flowers on the cover!

Bethany said...

ur cover & pages look great!!! i love the flowers & butterflies!!

Millas blogg said...

Relly beutiful!!! Love it!!!

Jingle said...

Great job with your album! It looks really nice!

Brenda said...

WOW love your album!!! I am lovin my visit to the land of OZZ!! Just sooo beautifully done!

Monika said...

Free pages with order? Whoo hoo! I love all your ideas.

Sandy said...

Nice cover and wonderful layout.

Jeja said...

I so love your album, Vicki!

It is a real treasure, isn't it? I'm really happy about my album, and I'm really happy to have you as one of my Zisters. You are such an inspiration.

Ramona said...

Hi goot some really nice ideas...
Ramona

BRIGITTE FROM AUSTRALIA said...

Helllo beaudiful friend from Texas !!
Haven't been visiting for such a lonnng time and wowww i can see you're so ever busy !
Well done on all the exciting things that you're doing all and looove that mini !!

Have a great week beaudiful :)

Traci said...

What a wonderful album and what fun memories! You put it all together superbly!

funkycrafter said...

the page protectors look great

Pernol said...

WOW I love yoyr album cover and ypur layouts!

hugs Pernilla

Aimeslee said...

Awesome, I love giveaways of BIA stuff! Love your blog, too. xoxo, Aimeslee

Emma said...

Pretty album I love the music inside.

Thanks for the chance to win.

vixen said...

i love it girlie busy focused and well balanced this is beautiful
vikki xoxox

dlswoboda said...

Lovely! I also love your pumpkin project.

Emma said...

Would really like to try these covers but is not available in Sweden yet. Did not find them!

Robin said...

Your album is very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing Vicki:)

Ms. Jackie said...

Wonderful.... great job. I need a coverall... they look like so much fun...

mjjjjtw said...

I Love your layouts and cover. Thanks for showing us. Jayne

aimado said...

I think your cover is really pretty. This blog hop is fun. Thanks

Created for this... said...

I would love to win. Just bought a BIA and haven't had a chance to buy much to use with it.

Wanda said...

LOVE LOVE THE MUSIC SHEET!!!

Thank you for the inspiration.

best regards,

Wanda C

nancy said...

You cover is beautiful! I love how you used music sheets in your project.

Tvthomas717 said...

I am enjoying this blog hop so much! Your cover is so spring like and lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing your Talent! I have become a follower. Thanks for the chance at getting some goodies!

MsJay said...

Very pretty pages.

Terry said...

Love that pink cover!! And I love my BIA for the mini albums I have been creating. TFS

Terry

Monika said...

Beautiful detail on your book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Monika