Monday, October 19, 2009

My Zisters - Welcome to the Blog Hop!

About a year ago I had the privilege of setting out with a group of newly selected ladies who were recently named the first ever Zutter Zisters Bind-it-All Design Team. It was the first time Zutter had selected a DT and my first time coordinating a worldwide talent team!

I was really lucky to get to meet these ladies.....all talented, all wonderful to work with and all lifelong scrappy Zisters. This DT was originally going to serve a six month term, but everything was going so smoothly that we decided to keep the group together for a full year. And now that the year is over -- even though we are thrilled to meet our newly selected 2009-2010 Design Team -- the 08-09 team is continuing to be Zuttery as the OZZ DT - "the Original Zutter Zisters" (no, not old Zutter Zisters!!)

We just HAD to commemorate our inaugural year by doing this page swap and putting all the layouts together in the new Zutter Pre-Punched Page Protectors with coordinating Cover-Alls for Page Protectors. These products really take custom punching and binding to a WHOLE new level.

For my layout I used papers from Glitz Designs along with their coordinating clear and cardstock stickers. I used my Sizzix for the scallopped circles and flowers and my Quickutz for the alpha. The big pebbles are from Prima and I love how they add just the right something different to the center of the flowers. The right page is a collage of some of my favorite projects from each of the OZZ DT. The collage is actually a pocket where I inserted a large tag where I typed a short tribute to each Zister.....I also signed the back of those cards for each of them!I customized my Cover-All to match my layout - the same papers and font - and titled this keepsake "My Favorite Year". With the Pre-Punched Page Protectors all you need to do is bind the protectors and insert into the Cover-All. Then I inserted the layouts into the page protectors. Voila! Easy Squeezy.
I love love LOVE having these layouts made by these girls. Truly one of my most favorite-est projects ever! Thank you Annette West, Lea Sanders, Julie Kelley, Jennifer Priest, Jeja Svensson, Emeline Seet, Tish Treadaway, and Vicki Flinchum for being fabulous Zisters!

Be sure to leave a comment for a drawing for a set of 8X8 C0ver-Alls with coordinating Pre-Punched Page Protectors. Check back next Monday to see if you have won. One winner on each OZZer's blog during the blog hop! Be sure visit them all!

Here's to another BIND-A-LICIOUS year!

97 comments:

Jennifer Priest said...

Nan, You ROck. That's just it, plain and simple ;)

I LOVED your page and LOVE your cover even more!!

homebase2008 said...

wow...love the colors too..but I wanna try these out myself! ty for a chance, cher

Linda said...

Wow - your cover is beautiful! I'm still new to the BIA and you and your Zutter Zisters all have such beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing them all! Aloha, Linda

P.S.: Thanks for the chance to win some fab products!

voodoo vixen said...

Nan, I haven't as yet figured out where you get the energy or the time to do all that you do... but us Zisters are grateful that you manage it!!
Love your cover... its FABOO!!!
Love and hugs from your very own Numpty!! ;)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow, looks fab!!! love the large tag and the colours you have chosen :D

zafira said...

off to try and get these products and then must do some cleaning uopp

Molsmum said...

Beautiful work Nan

chiara_francy said...

wow...beautiful cover!!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun layout! I love the bright/bold color scheme!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous page and cover! Wow wow wow!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I Love your cover, your pages. WOW! I just purchased my Bind It All and have been having a blast making albums, journals, and books. Unfortunately I am so excited to share my "stuff" that I always end up giving them as gifts. I really need to make one for myself!!

I wish I had learned of the DT call LOL!

Linda said...

Love your work--the cover is gorgeous.

Tish Treadaway said...

Nan, your layout is just gorgeous! I've enjoyed working with you. You are a fabulous leader!!! Thank you for the opportunity to be part or your team. I've learned so much, thank you!!!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Your 2 page layout is amazing; thanks for sharing with us. Thanks also for a chance to win some product. I love my BIA, though I haven't posted any of my completed projects!! Gotta work on that.

LynneForsythe said...

Speechless NAN!!! What an awesome leader you are!!! and a very creative one tooooo!!

Julie Kelley said...

Just beautiful, as always Nan!! LOVE the colors and design!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Your cover is stunning! So are your pages ... fabulous work!

susan m said...

What a great concept! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a set!

TxScrapAddict said...

I just adore the cover you did here! And the layout too! You are always so cheerful and encouraging. Having Nanny Goat around has made DT life, exciting, fun and sometimes silly!! You are a wonderful person, a great inspiration, an fabulous leader. I'm so glad you are my Zister:-)!!

Tami said...

Utterly gorgeous!! Thanks for the great video instruction on the main blog!

GlitterGrammy said...

I knew you'd have lots of eye candy in your cover and layout... BEAUTIFUL....thank you for sharing

eMeLiNe Seet said...

i need to learn new lingO... what's that word ? ... fFfaBoO !
Gorgeous cover Nan ! :)

laterg8r said...

the front of that album is to DIE FOR! wowser, fantastico - love it :D

Mendy said...

Okay that is too cool. Now I have to have some of those too. Love what you did, so fun.

beulahmom said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the BIA page protectors. I love my BIA and have made several books for my grandchildren. I am curious to see what these new items are like!

BrownEyedSusan said...

Love your colors you used. I have got to try this. One more thing for me to do. : ) But it is such fun.

Keriann said...

This is so pretty! You put amazing detail into every page and the cover! Beautiful work!

patricia said...

love the coordinating of papers and the pebbles add such a cute center for the flower.

Erin Glee said...

Wow! Love your use of color in your pages~gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win some Z product!

Carol said...

Nan, I love pocket pages with journaling inside. Really nice album.

Danese said...

Wow - I'm inspired by your creation. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Nan you did an awesome job!! Getting sooo inspired from thhis blog hop!

Ms. Cheryl said...

Oh Nan, What a gorgeous cover!!! You truely did a "magnifico" job. I love the deminsion on your pages too. Will there be a tutorial? You guys have me all inspired to pull out old Blue and play. Thanks, ms.cheryl

Joy said...

Nan you did it again, another awesome album. I love the cover it is great. Thanks for the contest this was a great way to see everyone first project.

Karen Taylor said...

Love Love Love it!! You all did such a fantastic job!!

Chris Arlington said...

What a great make!. I like the idea of being able to put hand made cards or whatever with out altering them.

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Nan! Nice colors! Thanks for the chance
viji#5858

Storky46 said...

Nan, thanks for showing us all how to put more stuff into a book! I love your techniques! Now I have to go order some of these wonderful page protectors and coveralls. This has been a fun Blog Hop!

Jen Adkins said...

Love the bling!

luv2stamp #3510 said...

OMG!!! took my breath away..stunning work!

quinncreative said...

Great idea for those of us who use charcoal or graphite in our art journals--page covers really keep the material from smearing and shifting. I LOVE the "easy squeezy"!

Thanks for the chance to win some of these page protectors!

2 Worlds said...

Lovd the cover and thanks for doing the video showing that

Scrappinology said...

Nan this is awesome! I love the page with nine photos!

*gina*

misteejay said...

What a fab album...really great.

Toni :o)

sarah said...

yay!!!! LOVE your page and your cover , nan!

can't wait to be working with all of you this year!

hugs,
sarah.

busymom said...

Great layout! Love the page protectors fantastic idea.

connie said...

beautiful job! loved you LO and cover.

Shelley Haganman said...

WOW! Incredible colors and details! I am so excited to be a part of the Zutter family! I look forward to working with everyone!

Cori S said...

I LOVEEE these page protectors! :) Great job on the video too.

pamala said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all the faboo pics!

Patti J. said...

How much fun! Girl, you are so good! Love your page, and would love to win that cover!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

DivineScrapper said...

OK.. you got my vote..PURPLE IS MY COLOR! and I love flowers.. Grear Job Girl Friend!

Leialoha

Kathy said...

WOW! This really looks fun! Incredible job.

tucksprings3 said...

This is great! Love the pull out!

gl4smom said...

Beautiful cover, I love all the bling!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love what ya'll do. You Rock!

Lea Sanders said...

Nan,
Great project and super layout! Thank you for your warm friendship and guidance you have given us this year.

OZZers for life!
Lea

I am . . . said...

Oh my - your album is amazing!!! Where can I sign up for this class ;)
Bea

sophie said...

Beautiful work Nan! Do you ever sleep?=P

Ladydoc said...

Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jodee said...

All of the projects were awesome to see! Thanks for sharing!

SusanH said...

Love the cover, love the pages!! Thanks for sharing!

Ronnie said...

wowsers!!!

Lola said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your cover.

Noreen said...

Your cover looks like a garden!

Fleursbydesign said...

Wow Nan - gorgeous. Love how you did the journaling!

Bethany said...

your cover & pages ROCK!!! they are so great!! i love the pink & black!! they look so good!!!!

sa_homespun said...

Oh wow, I just love this.. you are seriously talented.. well done... I just got my zutter a short while back and cannot wait to start playing !

Charisma3103 said...

Nan you have some gorgeous work girl..

Janie

Jingle said...

That album cover is gorgeous!

Monika said...

The BIA is awesome. I have been having SO MUCH FUN!

Sandy said...

How beautiful! TY for the opportunity to win!

Pink Heather said...

Just loving the album. Wow. Awesome design!

Jeja said...

Nan!

I totally adored your page, and the cover is so gorgeous.

Thank you so much for picking me for the team, to start with, and for being the greatest team leader ever! Thank you for all the inspiration throughout this year, and for all the support and feedback I got. You are the best, Nan!

{{{hugs}}}

Ramona said...

Nan you gott a great blogg, and i found many wonderfull things, and i found some that i will try...
Ramona

Traci said...

Hey, Nan! Checking in from your 101 class! Woot!

funkycrafter said...

the page protectors look great

Sära said...

Beautiful album Nan. All those flowers are beautiful and I love the pockets you made for your writings.
You've assembled quite a great DT again this year and I'm glad to see the OZZ sticking around too!

Pernol said...

Wow beautiful cover!

hugs Pernilla

Aimeslee said...

Love your scrapbook, blog and giveaway. Thanks, Aimeslee

vixen said...

would you look at the blingingness on that front cover omg that is stunning nan and i love the inside pages too so you. love the class as well ;)
vikki xoxox

dlswoboda said...

Fabulous project, Nan.

Lavimom said...

Great stuff! Love the cover.

Emma said...

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

Robin said...

I love my BIA!!!!!!!!

mjjjjtw said...

I Love your pages and your cover. Thanks for sharing them with us. They are beautiful. Jayne

Ms. Jackie said...

have to get me one of these coverall... all of you ladies are so talented.

aimado said...

I really enjoy your work. I love how you put the pocket behind the collage for a special note. What a great idea!

Monika said...

Beautiful! I so want one of those!!

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 the colors and your pictures make my laugh!!!

Best regards,

Wanda C.

nancy said...

Your cover is amazing -- love it.

Tvthomas717 said...

Loved your cover! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy in Iowa said...

LOVE your colors & designs! Beautiful!

MsJay said...

Very nice. Love the layouts and cover.

djs said...

love the pocket and all the bling!

Terry said...

What a beautiful cover...TFS!!

Terry