~ Retirement Book for Our Admiral


Alas, all good things come to an end.  Our big boss will be leaving us for the leisurely life of retirement.  This is a project I made for the office to add the their well-wishes for RDML David Boone.  The pages are covered in a combination of desert and chocolate chip cookie camo, Washington D.C. and Navy-themed patterned papers.  The retirement ceremony is on April 12, so I fixed the clock hands at 4:12.  Not sure anyone will that subtle details but we’ll see. =)








  • Zutter – 1″ antique brass O-wire
  • 7Gypsies – book boards, metal corners
  • Tim Holtz – various metal embellishments
  • We R Memory Keepers – extra large eyelets
  • Bazzill Basics – textured cardstock
  • Wausau Paper – gold cardstock
  • Art Parts – chipboard frame
  • Scrapbook Customs, Paper House, Sugar Tree, Creative Imaginations – patterned paper
  • Scrapbook Customs – cardstock stickers, die cuts
  • Recollections – epoxy alpha stickers
  • Ranger – gold acrylic paint



~ Baby Shower Book & Goody Bags

Here is my second in a series of Bind-it-All minibooks made from patterned paper scraps.  This project is a baby shower book for well-wishers to add their happy greetings.

I also made goody bags for all 35 of my co-workers plus a few extra for Katie’s family.  See more photos of both projects in the slideshow below.

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Katie book –

  • Zutter – 1.5″ white o-ring, 7.5″ acrylic tabs, 7.5″ kraft chipboard cover
  • Basic Grey – patterned paper
  • Epiphany Crafts – scalloped circle epoxy
  • The Twinery – twine
  • ribbon, pacifier decorations

treat bags –

  • cardstock – Stampin’ Up!, Bazzill
  • patterned paper
  • twine – The Twinery
  • ribbon, pacifier decorations
  • We R Memory Keepers – large eyelets

~ Farewell to Stephanie

We were surprised to find out last week that our newest analyst was leaving us this week.  To help make her farewell luncheon a little more special, I made candy boxes to put at each place setting at the restaurant.  She loves purple so I made purple tags using twine from The Twinery – so cute!


  • The Twinery – twine
  • K&Company – patterned cardstock
  • Wausau Paper – cardstock
  • Bazzill – cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers – eyelets
  • Paper Source – satin ribbon


~ Greeting Card Gift Set & Minibook Teaser

This weekend I made a set of six cards for a co-worker as part of a going away present.  She expressed interest in the color orange at the last card class I taught at work so there is a bit of orange in both the cards and the envelopes.  I also made a small pockets and tags Bind-it-All minibook that I’ll show a sneak peek of below.  Please come back another day to see a full post on the minibook sometime next month or so. =)

Teaser of my latest minibook cover.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!; Bazzill Basics
  • Patterned Paper – DCWV
  • Flowers – Creative Imaginations; Prima
  • Twine – The Twinery
  • Epoxy Stickers – K&Company
  • Gems – Doodlebug
  • buttons

~ Halloween Card Class

09/01/11 Update – Download a copy of the PDF instructions to make this project – Haunted House Halloween Card by Lea Sanders

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Just finished making a sample card for my first class at work since moving to our newly renovated spaces.  It will be nice to teach another class as it has been months since the last one!  I got the idea for this card from a similar one I saw at Queen’s Ink at Savage Mill.  This is also my first project using Timeless Twine product.  So cute!

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Supplies:  Bazzill Basics – cardstock; Creative Imaginations – patterned paper; K&Company – Grand Adhesions; Timeless Twine – Halloween twine; black aluminum sheet

~ OZZ March Project #3 – Joy

For more Bind-it-All inspiration, please check out the following links:

Original Zutter Zisters Showcaze

2009-2010 Design Team Galleries

Zutter Products

  • Zutter – 1” antique silver o-wire
  • My Mind’s Eye  – patterned paper
  • Bazzill – cardstock, chipboard
  • Little Yellow Bicycle – frames
  • Creative Imaginations – felt flowers
  • Foof-fa-la – buttons
  • Doodlebug – jewels
  • Adirondack – acrylic paint
  • ribbon

~ OZZ March Project #2 – Blizzard

For more Bind-it-All inspiration, please check out the following links:

Original Zutter Zisters Showcaze

2009-2010 Design Team Galleries






  • Zutter –  1 ¼ ” antique silver o-wire, 6” Clipboard Wood Covers, 6” Acrylic Covers
  • My Mind’s Eye – patterned paper
  • Bazzill – cardstock
  • Little Yellow Bicycle – snowflake diecut
  • Dymo – labels
  • Stampin’ Up! – ink, snowflake chipboard, embossing powder
  • Adirondack – acrylic paint
  • Doodlebug Designs – jewels
  • American Crafts – alpha stickers