Friday, March 20, 2009

It’s Spring time, when all scrapper’s thoughts turn to…..WINNING!

Today is the first day of Spring and it’s an incredibly warm, blue-sky-gorgeous day here in Southern California. So being all energized and ready for warm weather, we have decided to conduct our first blog challenge! The Zutter Zister designers are bringing out their colorful papers and flowers and are making amazing Springtime projects, so let’s see what you have up your sleeves (I have seen some of their April submissions, and the Gallery is going to be amazing come the first week of April!)

Create a Bind-it-All project of any kind (mini book, décor, altered item, even a layout!) – you just have to use the BIA in some way….the theme is Spring! Use springtime colors, events, or just something that feels "springy" to you. Leave a comment on this blog post with a link to a photo of your project. Your comment should mention how you used the BIA. Nothing too technical, just mention, “used baby blue owire” or something like that. The Zutter Zisters DT will pick their favorite and we will have an April Springtime Challenge Goddess!

But instead of a tiara and scepter, our winner will receive their choice of either the R5 Blue or R10 Pink Round-it-All shipped to their door! Yippee! We will also post the selected project on the blog and gush over it. Lots of bragging opportunities up for grabs here!
Challenge begins today and the last comments posted by April 17 – that’s a Friday. Our DT will huddle and make their selection by 4/24. At that time, we will have another challenge for May! Sound fun? Hope so! Let’s see what you’ve got!

To get you started on some inspiration, here is a little – and I mean little - mini book I made using 2” X 2” chipboard! It was a great way to use those little index prints I have piling up. I made a book celebrating my daughter’s sweetness…and it fits in the palm of my hand! I felt like I needed to put a penny in the picture to show how small it is! Think of all the little bits and pieces you could use for small projects like this! I used scraps of paper (of course) but also pieces of transparencies, ribbon scraps and random flowers and embellishements that weren't enough for larger projects. Give it a try with your scraps!

Hope you'll join in and ..... Happy SPRING!

34 comments:

Cricuts Creating said...

I have a question about this challenge...does St. Patrick's Day count as a spring-time event? I took a lot of pictures at our local parade and planned a mini-album. If it counts, I'll be more than happy to submit it! Thank you!

Scrappy Nan said...

yes, anything "Springy" in your opinion may count. we aren't strict about the actual time of the event :)

Norma Kennedy said...

I just got my BIA and have so many ideas..... one is an address book I made. You can see it on my Blog at www.redrediris.blogspot.com

I luv the mini u posted and I cant wait to receive inspiration from everyone else during this contest !

Norma K

torpenhow07 said...

Love your mini book

Norma Kennedy said...

Hi I just posted another project using my BIA.... I am hooked on using it ! You can see it on my blog at www.redrediris.blogspot.com

Thanks !

Tricia said...

awesome contest!

Lea Sanders said...

Oh-so-cute mini, Nan! I love it. =)

Shabby Shaz said...

Spring brings a renewed sense of purpose. I made a mini book about me. It has where my life is right now, changes I am going through and the hopes and dreams that this new growth time of year brings.
I have used my brand new Bind-it-all V2 and baby pink owires.
You can find it here An Altered Life Thanks!

Shabby Shaz said...

Sorry - Here is a direct link to the mini album.

Spring is in The Air

Rarinstamp said...

I also have a question - I made an address book that is totally spring colors. I don't have a blog so how would I post? Thanks and I LOVE my BIA! I am addicted to making address books!

Scrappy Nan said...

RarinStamp....if you don't have a photo gallery that you can link to (like a Shutterfly, Picasa, Winkflash, etc.), you can email it to me and I will link it in a comment on your behalf.
nan@binditall.com

Rarinstamp said...

Thank you - I will do that now!!

craftyvix said...

love it Nan, How cute is that?? I'm definitely gonna have at go as i have thousands of bits, LMAO!!!! and i love using pink ORings too. any excuse eh?

vicky x

Tracy said...

Oh I love it. So cute! Once again you have inspiered me. Thank you.

Scrappy Nan said...

Posting this for Sue Reed - Rarinstamp! Good Luck!

http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/scrappynan/?action=view&current=sueredd1.jpg

Rarinstamp said...

Thanks Nan!! Appreciate it!

Shabby Shaz said...

For some reason my links are not working...so here I am trying to link you to my mini book again.

http://analteredlife.com/2009/03/27/spring-is-in-the-air/

Anne said...

This is the first proejct that I've created using the bind-it-all! It was a ton of fun :)

The fun blues and greens remind me of a bright spring day!

http://mejeurs.blogspot.com/2009/04/bind-it-all-stamp-books.html

Peg said...

I used my BIA 2.0 and 1/2" white owire to create this mini book:

http://pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/2009/03/mini-book.html

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saris pysselblogg said...

my bind it all project is filled with pink, black and white...
i just love the pink flowers of the japanese cherry tree we can see here in Sweden in april or is it may... they r just adorable!

i'm love with owls... so naturally i've filled it up with different kinds of owls...

i've also used the biggest o-wire there is... 1 1/4 inch one... in black..

i've also used different kinds of formats of the papers and tags...
acrylic, chipboard, a cd and so forth...

check out my blog...

so far i've made the base for the album... i'm still decorating it...

http://sarispysselblogg.bloggagratis.se/2009/04/08/1565134-rosa-svart-vitt-bia-album-for-scrapbruket/

colleenak said...

Love it! Here's my "Springy" album.
http://acropperscabin.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

To me, spring is all about new growth! Created this wall hanging to remind me how I'd like my home and family to grow. I used my BIA to create a frame around this altered chipboard, using red coils. TFL!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1347/3167405749_fa59a6c533_o.jpg

KimJo said...

Girl! When do you ever sleep! Love the mini album and I mean "mini" Anytime I am in a rut on creativity I can always count on you! Have a Wonderful Easter Weekend and please eat a piece of pie for me I am still dieting!

Kim Jo

Allotment Lady said...

What lovely creations you can see my little effort

here

Jolene said...

Here's a Post-It note Easter mini album I made using the Bind It All and white O-rings. Thanks for the fun contest!

http://jolenejohnston.blogspot.com/2009/04/zutter-bind-it-all-tutorial.html

James S. said...

Thanks for the challenge. I'd like to submit a book i made for my mom. spring time always reminds me of her bright flowers. it still needs more pics and journaling. i plan to give it to her for mother's day.
http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=32904&m=view&id=2086999&page=1

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=32904&m=view&id=2087005&page=1

Sandra said...

I'm new here and I just wanted to join in on this really fun challenge.

Here's my little Spring Inspiration Booklet.

feli said...

Here's my album using my Zutter v2.0 and a 3/8" red wire...
http://filiksia.blogspot.com/2009/04/groovie-picnic-album.html

chichilabamba said...

Here's my spring scrapbook. I used the 8x8 covers and 1 inch white Owire. http://chichilabamba.typepad.com/.a/6a011570238f71970b01157023a55f970b-pi

Angie said...

I am going to give you the link to my blog. Unfortunately, you may have to scroll down a bit to get to my mini album. I did it as a gift, but used nice bright colors for the paper. Also, I used the Zutter and o-wires to bind it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

http://gemstonecreations.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html

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ellen s. said...

here is mine! i made a poetry book for a friend as a wedding gift.

http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/2009/04/mmmm.html

tks for a fun contest!

Shannon said...

Here is mine, but I'm a day late... BooHoo! I thought today was the cut off... I will share anyway...

http://shannonraescraps.blogspot.com/