Wednesday, January 5, 2011

11 Zutter Projects for 2011 Blog Hop - Welcome!

New year, new beginnings, new intentions and resolutions.  It's always great to have a fresh start every 12 months and reflect on the past and look toward the future.  To kick off my project for the Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop, I have made something that actually relates to goals I made LAST YEAR.You see, last year I resolved to get fit, and started running.  On the left is me in December 2009 - very goofy looking at the Santa Run, trying to divert attention from the fact that I was barely running and out of breath!  On the right is me November 2010, running my personal best time in the Turkey Trot 5k.  Fitter, fleeter, and 30 lbs lighter! Not out of breath, but invigorated!
What does this have to do with crafting? Well, I decided that I like running alot.  :)  And I really like when some nice volunteer puts a ribbon around my neck when I finish.  So, modeling after this jewelry holder that OZZ Jennifer Priest designed, I created this display for the few medals that I earned this year!

I started with 8X8 Zutter Clipboard Wood, Memory Mosaics from Donna Salazar Designs, Antique Silver Owire, Zutter Hang-it-Alls in Antique Silver, a piece of scrap metal from the hardware store, magnets, and a few odds and ends embellishments.  Check out the process here :)


Now to get you started on your Zuttery New Year, you can use coupon code ZUTTER11 at http://www.binditall.com/ for a 11% discount off everything on the site (that isn't already on sale).  Discount valid through 1/31/11!
Visit the 11 blogs below for 11 Zutter-licious projects and 11 chances to win a Zutter Goodie Package when you leave a comment.

I will be drawing a random winner on this blog the evening of January 12, so check back.
And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

167 comments:

Teressa Thompson said...

How cool is this? SUPER cool! You have to be holding the comments for approval 'cause I'm not believing you don't have any yet!

craftattack said...

Lovely idea, and well done on your medals!

Diane said...

FAB idea Nan !!

hugs Diane xx

Kerrie said...

Nan, You are awesome! Congratulations on meeting your running goal; you're an inspiration to others!

Your medal hanger idea is a inspiring life saver as well! This is perfect for my kids room to display all those little trickets and medals that they have....not to mention gave me a great idea for my daughter's jewlery! Thanks!

Scrapbookdoll said...

great idea!
marie-anne

Sheila said...

Definitely a unique way to display your medals. Also, hats off to participating in these events.

Roberta said...

You go! Great job on the project and on keeping fit :)

Kathy Skou said...

My daughter is a gymnast and would LOVE this type of thing for her medals!!

Christi said...

this is just too cute! thanks for the inspiration.

Leslie said...

Congrats on the running! You deserve those medals!!!

Stacey Riggs said...

Wonderful idea. Now I just wish that I could run, but alas I cannot. But it sure is adaptable for other items. Now to go the home improvement store for some metal shingles.. Thanks so much.

Torill said...

this was a good idea!!

Barbara said...

I love this idea! Congratulations on your medals, and even more on your fitness level! I am really inspired! Thank you for sharing; I think this is just so much fun!

pinkkarin said...

Thanks for the video... I love seeing other crafters in action.

kaw1963 said...

Cute! I love the accordion fold to cover up your hot glue! Congrats on your running!

Creations by Patti said...

I had forgotten the o-wores can be used this way - thanks for the reminder and the video!!!!

beulahmom said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the running.

nanapayne said...

Great idea. Would be great for the grandkids too.

Linda said...

What a neat idea--thanks!

Jan Garber said...

Congrats! I love the medal display and you deserve to remind yourself every day how hard you have worked! Happy 2011!

cinmfoster said...

Great idea. Congratulation on your running goals and keep up the inspiration.

Sherry Owens said...

hooray for you! i'm even more inspired to get fit this year and i love your medal display board! ingenious!

Glenda said...

That is really neat. I would have
never guessed that the owires were that strong.

juliem said...

Great idea.

Cathy said...

Wow! I was cruising thru the links. Not so much to enter. Just wanted to peek for any unique ideas. And this is great! THanks for the video.

Hi, said...

Hi,
Such a great idea for showing off accomplishments! Thanks for the inspiration,
Terri

Sissel Anita said...

Cool project!!

ellen s. said...

how cooL! what afabulous idea. congrats, too! i love to run as well.

Michelle*G said...

Well that's cool and creative! Love this idea!

Penny said...

Great idea. I can use this for kids who love to display their trophes.

Anne Brignall said...

I would never have thought of doing something like this! Amazing!!!!

Karen said...

Congrats on your commitment to your fitness and I love the project that you have created.

Diane said...

What a great idea...I hadn't thought of that use for Owires!!!!! And good for you getting medals and doing what you need to do...you go girl!!!

nancy said...

Congrats on all your medals! This is an awesome way of displaying so many things. Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous project to display all that hard work - congrats on your love of running!

connie said...

congrats on your medals. My grandkids have metals from school and this would be great for their medals.

Rose said...

Haven't used my bind-it-all for a while. This is great inspiration to get busy with it again! Thanks. (I don't think I'm ready to run just yet - LOL!!!)

Dee in N.H. said...

What a great idea! I love it. Perfect for displaying some jewelry too!

Donalda said...

This is just awesome dear. This displays your metals and is just gorgeous dear. Love it Hugs

leasanders said...

Awesome post, Nan! Just dropping by to say "hello" and Happy New Year to my Zister!

Cintia Tavares said...

Great idea!! Love it!!!!!

Cyndy Rogers said...

How exciting! Very cool project to showcase your medals. Thanks for the idea!

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Great project... good for necklaces too!

Jane said...

congrats on reaching a few of your goals and I love your medal holder it could be used for so many things.

Fleursbydesign said...

Way to go Nan you look awesome - love your metal holder!!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

way to go Nan on the running! I ran my first 5k last year and hope to do it again this year. Can't say that I like running yet though. Love your medal hanger. tfs!
esigmon@cox.net

Shanta said...

This is such a neat idea and I am so gonna use it one day super neat!!!

Jenn said...

Congratulations on achieving your goal! It is very inspiring. Your project is also inspiring. Continued good luck.

Denise Foor said...

Very clever. Love it.

Gisèle said...

smart idea:-)

aimado said...

I remember seeing this project when Jennifer did it. I think its great that there are ways to use the BIA for things other than books. Thanks for sharing your take on it.

scrappygal said...

Congrats on your running goal being accomplished! Awesome way to display those well deserved medals!

Brittney said...

What a great way to showcase these!

Donna said...

What a clever idea! And, congratulations on finishing the races and the weight loss! You go girl!!!

Beth said...

My grandson will love this when I make it for him. Thanks for the idea. He has lots of medals and planning on adding to the number he already had.

Cassie said...

Very original, it's great

pamala said...

WOOO HOO!!! Fab hardware hanger! :) Great idea!

nonnie said...

wow - the book is cool, but the 30 pounds and the new bod are the wow - great job!!!

LynneForsythe said...

YOU ARE MY HERO!!

Dianne said...

Congratulations on winning and a great idea for displaying the medals

Tara said...

Such a wonderful and creative project!! Way to go on the medals and this great holder.

Brenda said...

WOW you go girl!!!!! Love your project love the colors!

scraphappy4067 said...

Love your project!!...thanks for sharing!!

Viji Siddharth said...

lovely idea! Congratulations on your medals!

BunnyFreak said...

Cool idea. I wouldn't have thought of this.

Lisa Mala6 said...

WOW! Congrats on the medals! What a great idea for my daughters locker. Thanks!

Janice said...

What a great idea! I'll be at the Disney Marathon on Sunday (volunteering as Team Leader for water stop #18) not running. This would work for our credentials instead of hanging them from the door hook. :-)

mommahobbit said...

very cool idea! tyty

Stacy said...

what a clever idea

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a fun idea - congrats on your medals

Rawgreens said...

Very creative!

ditravels said...

This is such and original idea and so cool. Congrats on your running too.

octlove said...

Nan - thank u for inspiring me to keep my BIA dust-free...this project is too cool:)

Ronnie said...

Congrats on the medals, and I love the idea to display them!!!

Nathalie said...

This is the coolest project and the most inspirational post I have read so far in this hop!!! THANK YOU!

Linda Kirsch said...

Very clever. I would have never of thought to leave the O'wires open like that. Congrats on winning all those medals too!

voodoo vixen said...

30lbs lighter? Way to go Nan! Love the hanger for your medals and well done on achieving your goals!!

Susie said...

neat idea! congrats on all those metals

Monique said...

What a great idea!!! and congrats on winning all those medals!

misteejay said...

Well done on your achievement.

The project is fab - thank you for sharing.

Toni :o)

Claudia said...

What a great idea... too bad it's too early to go get some sheet metal.

adisaac said...

Great job!

Storky46 said...

Great use for the Zutter! Thanks for inspiring all of us to get moving, too.

Elaine said...

Well done on the running and the medals - great way to show them off!!

Debbi said...

Love the project and congrats on the running and weight loss. I'm a walker but want to step it up to running some. Thanks for the motivation in getting fit and the craft side of it.

Daisy said...

Love your project. Way to go on your 2010 goal and achieving it! Rock 2011!

photoscrapper said...

thanks for sharing not only your ideas but your personal story as well.

Lucy said...

I am also a runner, but unlike you have never had a ribbon around my neck! I love the way you thought to use o rings! Great job!

Crafters Window said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

{VICKI} said...

Great project
great hop

Sharon said...

Such a funny way of using the Zutter spirals...

Lola said...

Very clever idea. Super impressed by your running! Congratulations on such a big accomplishment.

stephanie said...

Very cool

Donna said...

First Congrats on your running!! Your project is perfect for diplaying, thanks for sharing!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

First off you are an absolute inspiration!!! I have 50 pounds to loose this year and am wanting to get in better shape!

Love your project, so cool, and meaningful! TFS! I'm a new follower-Sam :-)

Ally said...

Great job--on the project and on getting fit!

alwayscharlie said...

This is a great idea! Congratulations on your accomplishments last year! Keep up the good work!

iluvmybugs said...

What a fun project! Congrats on your medals!!!

redmom said...

This is such a cool idea and a great way to display your achievments!

Jerri Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your creative project. I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed your Bind-it-All 101 online class.

Suz said...

What a great accomplishment! I ran MY first 5k last year, too, at 48! Yay for us! It's a wonderful project to celebrate meeting your goals.

Charlotte said...

What a great idea! organization and motivation. Thanks

NanaBeth said...

What a great idea!

Jeano said...

great idea thanks for the chance to win and see your blog

Janet Z said...

Your medal hanger is a great idea!

geraldine said...

What a great and fun idea! I think I need to make one for my husband. He has a collection of IDs from the conferences he went to.

Tami B. said...

Congratulations on the medals and meeting your fitness goals. I love the way you used the wires as hooks. So clever!

freetimegone said...

That is soooo cool and I can see a number of uses (like hanging necklaces or even keys. Congrats on your medals. Keep running.

chiara_francy said...

Wow....fantastic medal and fantastic idea!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

I want to run like you Nan!! Really ... i better go set my goal... the medal holder is impressive =)

Lady_Jane said...

Congrats - such a great achievement for you! And a great way for you to display it proudly :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

michelle said...

That is such a fun idea thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the project.joanshanks@eastlink.ca

Emma said...

Always fun blog hopping. Getting ideas all over!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

congrats on your 2010 accomplishments AND thanks for lovely inspiration in the project you posted for the blog hop. Keep at the good work!!!

ScrapbookingRN said...

Great idea!

ScrapbookingRN said...

Great idea!

Alison said...

Love this what a great idea

cathy said...

Congratulations! Looks like you accomplished a lot in 2010. Great idea to make something to store your medals.

Cricut Lass said...

Congrats on your running and weight lose! I struggle with weight so know the level of determination you needed. Your project is awesome. The tip of the hot glue gun and pleated cover up solves a problem on a jewelry holder I want to make. Thanks

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hope I will win the great prize...LOL!
Love your project!

TxScrapAddict said...

Great project Nan! Awesome that you have come so far with your goals! May the New Year be a great one for you and yours my Zister!!

jackie 4124 said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment.

To Blog or not to blog said...

Nan! What an inspiration! i would love to read about your journeys and struggles. I am currently trying to get healthy and lose weight and would love to know how you pushed yourself each day. Thanks for sharing your project!

Whispers and Wishes said...

Congrats on the personal best. I love your project! It will keep you motivated all year to continue on with your self-growth!

HeyGirly said...

Wow what a cute idea.

Susan Lower said...

great idea. Love it when there is a video attached!

margieippc said...

different kind of project! Great idea

Rebecca said...

What a great idea! :) rebecca keppel

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great project and inspirational story behind it.

Diana said...

I am so excited for a blog hop and 11 projects

AnItA mArIe said...

way kool Nan,thats totally a awesome idea...hugz Anita

Mary said...

Great idea Nan. I still have yet to complete the jewelry holder from Jen's class! It's on my list of to do's this year! Good luck with the running, Mary M

Lynn Hill said...

This is really neat! I am going to have to make one for my daughter! But, the most inspiring thing for me was your craft knife. I am going to have to find one of those...I love it.

Allison Cope said...

That's freakin' clever! Fabulous idea!

izzywizzy said...

My friend runs half marathons and would love this! One birthday prezzie solved! ;)

Jenne said...

Great idea! You're inspiring-- taking up running is one of my resolutions this year. I love seeing other people do it-- motivates me to do more myself!

Jamie said...

What a great idea! Gifts come to mind for all my sports crazed nieces and nephews!! Thanks!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Way to go - a fitter you! And a wonderful idea to display those medals. Thanks for the video.

NickelNook said...

I love this idea! It opens a whole new world for o-wires! Thank you so much!...Nancy :o)

flip flops said...

Unique!

Wisconsin Hiker said...

Very neat idea! I would never have thought of using the wire that way. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

janet said...

this just great and there have been some great ideas on this hop.
Getting the creative juices flowing janet

Rosa Youschak said...

What a nifty idea! Thinking outside the Owire! Congrats on the run!

danette said...

You go Nan!!! Do some running for me too will ya? Yeah!! Do some runnin' for me by running me over a bunch of Zutter products so I can get crafting!!!!LOLLOLLOL!!!! Love ya!!!

Noreen said...

Love this idea for a jewelry holder - and it looks easy to do!

Louise said...

What a great project! Congrats on the medals!

Louise C.

Lynn said...

Love your project and congrats on all those ribbons.

KK said...

Happy to report that my rendition of your idea is a HUGE success! Thank you so much!

Minxy said...

Fantastic idea for a project, and well done you on getting in shape, and boy did you do it well, way to go you :D

Caity Sue said...

First off, CONGRATS to you on setting a goal and achieving it! You look awesome. Unfortunately I had to give up running due to 2 broken bones in my foot that I was told by the Doc would shatter if I didn't stop running. Second - I love your idea - it's great to see the medals and photos to keep you inspired to continue your fitness journey.

Glenda said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Erica said...

What a cool idea, my son's would love one of these. Thanks for4 sharing

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

very cool! tfs

Robyn said...

fun holder
tfs

Lori said...

Clever idea. Keep on running. :)

Beverly said...

What a super idea you have . . . CONGRATS to you! Blog Hop 2011 is so inspiring that I want to go to *Time Out* right now . . . I will be joining in tomorrow.
Thanks so much for sharing.

cookeldy said...

This is a great idea. Never would have thought of it. Thanks for sharing and congrats on such a wonderful accomplishment.

G.I. said...

Awesome project! Thanks for sharing! I've just ordered the BIA & looking forward to it arriving.

Ryansmaama said...

Great project, and congratulations on your medals.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Sue said...

Was already of fan of yours, after taking your BIA class. Very proud of your accomplishment, and LOVE the new idea for my BIA.

Samistic said...

Lovely place for your medals! What a great idea!

Deb said...

I just started training for my first 5k race in a few months ... this is a great project!

Xena said...

I am so going to do this! What a great idea, I have several ribbons already and with my new years resolution I'll have more to hang when i finish this project!

Julie said...

Great way to display those medals....

GinnyPapp said...

I wish you the best with your running. Thanks for a chAnce towin

RMarijaR said...

A non-journal project! Nice! It's sort of like a shadow box but without a box! More power to you! You are an inspiration!