~ Baby Girl Book


A sweet baby girl project I made for my co-worker, Matt.  He hasn’t seen it yet–it is a surprise!  {{{sshhhh…}}} =)

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  • Zutter – 8″ acrylic covers, 1.25″ white o-wire
  • K&Company – patterned paper
  • DCWV – textured cardstock
  • Jolee’s – duck embellishment
  • Recollections – word embellishments



~ 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


~ “Made with Scraps” BIA Minibook

While I was thinning out my collection of paper this weekend to give to a friend, I had amassed a pile of scraps, not worthy enough of sharing in current-state.   I saw a lot of similarities in the colors and patterns.  Instead of throwing the scraps away, I challenged myself to create one project using the bits of paper – married similar styles of different manufacturers – to make this little minibook.

{Close-up of the punch detail.}

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I’ll eventually make another project using other scraps in the coming weeks.  Come by again to check it out.


  • Zutter Innovative – 6″ acrylic covers, 1 1/4″ antique brass o-wire
  • 7Gypsies – round chipboard
  • patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye, SEI, Bella Blvd
  • Recollections – flowers
  • Doodlebug – jewels
  • American Crafts – fabric chipboard alpha
  • ribbon, buttons, other bling

~ Valentine’s Day Card Class

Here are the photos from my first class of the year!  Valentine’s Day tends to be a big draw for my office!

I kept the design of the card simple but provided a lot of paper and embellishment options for each of the participants to design their own unique projects.  To ensure that the attention would be paid to putting the projects together instead of the mechanics of prepping the different pieces, I pre-cut/creased all of the paper and pre-assembled ribbon bundles.

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  • PaperSource – cardstock
  • Recollections – cardstock
  • Wausau Paper –  textured cardstock
  • Echo Park – patterned paper, cardstock stickers
  • K & Company – adhesive borders
  • Kaisercraft – bling borders, pearl borders
  • Doodlebug – gems
  • ColorBox – ink
  • Tattered Angels – Glimmermist
  • Epiphany Crafts – epoxy caps
  • ribbon, flat bottle caps

~ I love Halloween!

October marks the beginning of a great season in Northern VA.  The leaves change color, the weather is a little cooler and there are so many autumn activities to do.  Here are a couple of Bind-it-All books I made for my hubby’s cousins’ families.  They were a big hit!  I was so inspired by our visit with the cousins that I plan to make each family calendar gifts for the holidays.

Happy Halloween

  • Zutter – 1 1/4″ black o-wire
  • Teresa Collins – chipboard covers
  • K&Company – patterned paper, embossed stickers, layered stickers
  • Doodlebug – gems
  • ribbon

Have a Haunted Halloween

  • Zutter – 1 1/4″ black o-wire
  • 7Gypsies – 8” chipboard pages
  • Recollections – patterned paper, layered stickers, epoxy stickers
  • Adirondack – acrylic paint
  • Prima  – bling
  • Stampin’ Up – cardstock
  • ribbon

~ OZZ Dec Proj #1 – Fall 2009

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

Original Zutter Zisters Showcaze

2009-2010 Design Team Galleries



  • Zutter Innovative – 1” antique brass o-wire,
  • Teresa Collins – bracket chipboard covers
  • Recollections – patterned paper, button embellishments, dimensional stickers
  • AccuKut – acrylic sheets
  • K & Company – epoxy stickers, embossed stickers, cardstock leaves
  • Creative Imaginations – epoxy stickers
  • Lil’ Davis Designs – glitter rub-ons
  • QuicKutz – fuzzy vinyl
  • Doodlebug – gems
  • American Crafts – ribbon