Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Artsy Beach Bound Journal

Welcome to DAY TWO of Zutter Zummer........I'm Lynne Forsythe from beautiful New Hampshire, thanks for popping in! What a Zummer it has been but I am SOOO looking forward to my Beach Vacation coming up in August. With all that having been said....I decided to create a Beach Bound Memory Book using one of my favorite Zutter product - the Cover-Alls!
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I began by gathering my supplies:
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint
(various colors) Multi Medium ~ Matte
Petaloo Color Me Flowers
Hero Arts ~ Sweet Threads
Ranger ~ Archival Ink & Peeled Paint Reinker Mixture
Bella Blvd ~ Alphas

Let the fun begin.......
I covered the Cover~All with dictionary pages with Multi Medium. Placed dabs of paint on my Craft Mat and began to color away!!!
I then stamped on the cover with Archival Ink.
I soaked up the left over paint with Petaloo Color Me flowers.
I dry brushed white paint over top of cover.
With my handy dandy Dreamkuts machine I cut PERFECT 6 x 6 pages for the inside of my book!
I then bound all my pages together with the A~MAZING Bind~it~All!!!
And there you have it.......my Beach Journal!!

Thank you for stopping by and joining the Zutter Zisters as we celebrate ZUTTER ZUMMER!!
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And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........

inspired by Lynne's perfect 6X6 pages.....
20% off the wonder-tool - The Dreamkuts!

Cut mats with ease and never replace the blade.  
Want to see the Dreamkuts in action?  Check out Video Chapter 5 here.
Use this promo code: Zummer-DK20
You can only use this code through July 16 and only one discount code per order.
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For today's giveaway....want to win a variety pack of Cover-Alls in sizes and shapes to you in easy-to-put-together minis for awhile?  By the way,original Cover-Alls are on clearance at Bind-it-all.com - now until they are gone, so don't delay, if you love these covers!  No coupon code  needed and no limit. Click here to order.

Leave a comment with your best keepin' cool tips or favorite beach memories!
We'll draw a winner on Monday!




43 comments:

Kottens corner said...

I usually go to a mall when the warmth gets bad. Coolest place in town. :)

voodoo vixen said...

Love the cover... makes me want to get the paints out!!

By Shawna Rae said...

My way to keep cool...homemade fruit pops... love them and good for you.

juliem said...

Gorgeous cover. My way to stay cool is to go to a movie or sit in the water at the pool.
Julie Hendersonville

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous cover. After doing hot yard work, the fastest way to cool down (at least a little) is to run cold water over your wrists.

MKG said...

It's been 110-ish here lately, so there's not much way to keep cool other than to avoid the sun and blast the car's air conditioning when I have to go out.

Annette said...

Now that is a really cool Beach Journal. Great job and very creative. Thanks for sharing

nancy said...

Love your cover! One of my favorite ways to stay cool is to sit on my patio with my feet up eating a banana popsicle.

Debbie D said...

It's been too hot to be outside here, but I love to take time most days & sit out on my patio. I fill the baby pool & put the end of my lounge chair in the pool. Then I can easily dip my feet in the cool water. Great cover ~ I may have to dig out my paints!

Heidi G said...

Love to head to Ocean City, MD, move my beach chair right to the water's edge and let the waves keep me cool all day long.

Wanda said...

I live in AZ...so it is very difficult to keep cool unless you are inside with ac...try to do errands early in the morning!!
best regards,
Wanda

The Gov. said...

LOVE the beach album . . . and so artsy! Give me a beach vacation anyday:)

Pam said...

brateWhat a fun, creative cover! I love cover-alls...a cool product that's easy to use. I stay cool in the summer by making my ice cubes out of lemonade so as they melt I get more lemonade rather than watered down lemonade!

Lady_Jane said...

LOVE this album. Will definitely have to try this technique!! On a real hot day I follow my Grandma's advice and drink a hot cup of tea - it warms my body up which makes me feel the heat less.

Lisa Mala6 said...

I like to take find a nice quiet room with no kids running in and out and turn the fans on and craft.
Love your book. The beach sounds like fun.

Bast said...

Really beautiful journal, love the colors!

To keep col I grab the laptop, a glass of lemonade and sit in a comfy chair with the a/c on and read my fav craft blogs for inspiration.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Robyn said...

to keep cool I sit down in the flat Creek her in Montreat- the mountains are always cool!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I love to eat frozen grapes! I am also a Diet Coke drinker and I take a can of it, wash it to make sure it is clean, stick it right in the ice container from the ice maker and set a timer for 10 minutes. It comes out with just a little slush and is delicious!

You make it sound so easy to make your cover, but I think there was a lot of talent involved there! Beautiful job!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

Freezies!! They are the utimate summer treat and the best way to keep cool!

nannette13 said...

Love the beach cover! My tip is not to hold little ones in front of you when they are experiencing the waves for the first time. They usually jump when the water hits their feet and if they are under your chin...well....you get the picture! lol

Gerrie Johnnic said...

First, your cover is really FABBY! Thanks for the step by step! Fav beach moment, ah-ha...the year I really fit into the bikini (compared to the years I wore it and didn't...but shhhhh)

LoriM said...

WOW! Love that cover!
On a Sunny Hot week-end, Nothing better than JUMPING in a cool refreshing POOL!! AAHHHH.....Doesn't that feel GREAT!!:")
Today would have been a great day to do this, had I not been working!
Thanks for sharing!
LoriM :")

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome Lynne! Love your book!

Sheila said...

The cover jumps right off the page...so colorful. You're very talented!

jordanbev5 said...

Love your cover and the paints you used!!! Fantastic! I stay cool by scrapping in the heat of the day. LOL!

jordanbev5 said...

St.Pete beach watching the dolphin swim by early in the morning, and then walks at sunset. Great family times!!

freetimegone said...

When I am at the lake I just jump in to cool off. If I am at work it isn't a problem because they keep the air conditioning going strong. I usually have to go outside to warm up. I love this book cover too. Thanks for the great idea.

GailSK said...

What a great project! To keep cool during the lazy days of summer, the best place for me to go is my air conditioned craft room and create!

Lucy Newton said...

I love to cool off with a homemade virgin mojito, so refreshing!!!

Michelle said...

What a gret tutorial!!! I would love to win those!

Cassie_lu said...

love how you created that amazing cover

craftykessler said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest cover. I am in love with the colors and the flowers. I so want to make one myself. The colors are absolutly wonderful.

CAM said...

Love the colorful covers on this Beach Journal!
when I get too hot, I have to cool my feet by dipping them into the pool or soaking in a cool tub. Ahhh feels so good!
Thanks for a chance to win!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Ohana in Bend said...

i have not tried these covers later, so it's time noe. hope i get picked! love the beach album!

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful mini album - love the paints on the cover!

TeacherMom said...

Love your beach book and the cover is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Looking forward to the rest of the week's projects!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

melanie2000 said...

Jumping in the Pool keeps us cool just about all day.
I have plenty of pictures of my daughter and her BF this year and several parties we had, Zummer has been so much fun! Love this Album! Wanna try to make one soon! Gonna have to get some Covers and more paint! Thanks for sharing this great project and the chance to win these Covers!!

Linda said...

Keeping cool--Really been tested this summer--I've been hiding out in my basement craft room with a big fan and playing with my paper toys!

peggylee said...

Love Love this little goodie!!! Those flowers are to die for!!! Lynne you rock the color world.

Peggy Lee
(Creative Scraps)

Sarah said...

I have great beach memories of going with my grandmother and grandfather to Ocean City, MD during the summer. The boardwalk, the amusement parks, and of course, the beach!

Mara Domene said...

Thank you for showinng us such a wonderful work!!

pamala said...

Absolutely beautiful, as usual! Besides my BIA, I love my Dreamkuts too, the fastest way to cut smaller pages and ATCs. :)

Holly S said...

My best keepin' cool on super hot days is stay inside in my central air house and surf blogs gathering crafty ideas...but IF I do have to go outside, wrapping a cold washcloth around my neck seems to help cool me down.