~ Farewell to Me!

Here is my latest Bind-it-All project, a farewell book (for me, actually) that my NAVFAC co-workers from all over the world added their farewell messages in.  Some of the well-wishes were added in person while some were emailed and added to the book.


What is really great about creating a project for yourself is that you can make anything you want it to be.  I added little strips inside to show where I have been and when with Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

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  • Zutter – 1″ brown o-wire
  • Clear Scraps – acrylic covers
  • My Mind’s Eye – patterned papers, brads
  • The Twinery – twine
  • Tim Holtz – frame
  • Making Memories – acrylic paint
  • chipboard, fabric flowers, ribbon

~ New Fiscal Year Treats

Happy New Fiscal Year to those of you who follow the October – September Fiscal Year.  To celebrate our accomplishments in FY11 and wish everyone a good Fy12, I made Smarties and Dum-Dums-filled treat boxes for my and husband’s offices.  Just a little something to brighten everyone’s day. =)

Supplies – pillow boxes, ribbon, tulle – Michaels; cardstock – DCWV, Paper Source; baker’s twine – Timeless Twine; eyelets – Making Memories

~ OZZ Feb Proj #3 – Farewell to Janet

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

Original Zutter Zisters Showcaze

2009-2010 Design Team Galleries

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  • Zutter – Bind-it-All,  1” white o-wire, 8” Chipboard Covers, Cover-Alls
  • K&Company – patterned paper, cardstock stickers, epoxy stickers
  • Making Memories – acrylic paint
  • Foof-a-La – buttons
  • Martha Stewart – glass beads
  • Stampin’ Up! – ribbon
  • American Crafts – alphabet stickers
  • ribbon

~ Photo Collage Holiday Cards

I was busy this weekend!  I finished 50 handmade photo cards.  Another 20 or so to go.  Usually we opt for a family newsletter each year but we decided we’d go with cards for a change, much less work (for my hubby anyway) than writing a whole newsletter of blah, blah, blah…

Twilight news – The family made a short stop at the mall today to drop of the “Team Paul” bracelet to one of our fave people at Hot Topic.  She gushed over the bracelet like it was the best thing she’s gotten.  I’m glad it made her happy! =)  See post below this one to see the bracelets I made this past week.  On the topic of Twilight-New Moon, my obsession has grown into viewing the movie 11 times now.  {{{Diehard Twi-fan.}}} 

Stuff:  PaperSource – cardstock; Making Memories – patterned paper, embellishments; Stampin’ Up! – ribbon

~ OZZ Nov Proj #1 – Trick or Treat

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

Original Zutter Zisters Showcaze

2009-2010 Design Team Galleries


  • Zutter Innovative – 1” black o-wire
  • Making Memories – patterned paper collection, glittered foam stickers, adhesive glass 
  • 7 Gypsies – clipboard hardware
  • K & Company – chipboard title
  • Little Yellow Bicycle – chipboard frame
  • Tattered Angels – cardstock checklist
  • Bazzill Basics – chipboard
  • Dymo – label
  • Adirondack – acrylic paint
  • Stampin’ Up! – ribbon, ink
  • eFavor – organza ribbon

~ OZZ Nov Proj #2 – October 31

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

Original Zutter Zisters Showcaze

2009-2010 Design Team Galleries


  • Zutter Innovative – 1” black o-wire, Perfect Closure, 8” Acrylic Cover
  • Fancy Pants – patterned paper
  • Little Yellow Bicycle – rub-ons, stickers, epoxy buttons
  • Making Memories – adhesive glass
  • K & Company – chipboard sticker, rub-ons
  • Tattered Angels – chipboard tiles
  • Adirondack – acrylic paint 

~ WCMD Challenge


I issued a World Card Making Day Challenge in the Zutter Zisters Ning Board earlier this month.  Here is the card I made for inspiration.  The only requirements were (1) it was a card or card-like project and (2) that it used Zutter products.


Run-down on how I made this card –Instead of using the Canvas Cover, which I thought was a bit too thick for a card projects, I tore off the canvas from the cover itself.  I inked the canvas with two shades of orange and two shades of green then crumpled it up and inked a little bit more.  The patterned papers were sewn onto the canvas.  Once all of the other sewing details were added, I added the canvas to the Acrylic Cover with rivets.  Rub-ons, flower and foam letters were added and the ribbon was the last addition.  The little pocket will hold a tag and gift card.

Stuff:  Zutter Innovative/Bind-it-All – Acrylic Cover, Canvas Cover, rivets; My Mind’s Eye – patterned paper; Prima – flowers; American Crafts – foam letters; Making Memories – rub-ons; We R Memory Keepers – large eyelet; Stampin’ Up! – ink; eFavor – ribbon