Monday, August 8, 2011

Zummertime Gifts!

Welcome to Day 1 of another delightful week of Zutter Zummer projects, shopping specials and giveaways! Today's project is from the delightful Zutter Zister Pam Sandy - she's from Michigan.  You'll see, Pam creates beautiful projects and loooooooooves vowels!  Read on, check out the shopping special, and leave a comment for todays' giveaway prize!
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Hello everyone!  Haaaaaaaaaaaappy Zutter Zummer!  We are deep into summer right now, since it is August.  I think of a lot of things when I think about summer, swimming, camping, the lake, our vegetable garden, canning pickles and salsa, and just being outside.  Summer is also a time when many college students have a break, and look for summer jobs.  We were fortunate enough where I work to have the most fabulous summer intern you could ever imagine.  She is smart, efficient, reliable, creative, caring, and compassionate, all good things when you work at a hospital.  I wanted to make her something special as a going away gift, so of course I thought of my Bind-It-All!  Easy peasy to make any type mini I could think of.  I also decided that since my family is moving this summer, it was time to dig into and use some of my stash.  Since McKenzie's favorite color is purple, I went with it.

I have to confess, I am somewhat of a packrat, and I looooooooooove to save things.  Time to create a summertime gift, and lighten my stash while I was at it.  The first thing I do when I am creating a mini is gather a LOT of papers, scraps, and odds and end embellies that all coordinate.  I love that creating my own mini means I can mix manufacturers and supplies with ease.  Here is a photo of my initial pile of "ingredients" ~

Next I went through my piles and cut out my bases and some large accent papers~
After I had my papers cut, I inked everything with a Colorbox Violet Cat's Eye Ink. Inking everything really helps tie your project together when you use assorted manufacturer products, and helps to create a cohesive look.  Next I began assembling my pages.  Some of my pages were folded to add interest (I used my Scor-It-All, it works BEAUTIFULLY!), some were strictly 8 x 8 squares. After my pages were put together, stitched and embellished as I wished, I punched everything with my Bind-It-All, then assembed my mini.  I used an 8x8 Bamboo Spine CoverAll (love those things, they look so neat and tidy, and hold a boatload of stuff inside).  I sprayed the white CoverAll with a sparkly purple mist, then embellished the cover, and added a Perfect Closure to hold it all together ~ 

Here are a few pics of the inside of the album ~ 
Don't forget to use your Round-It-All for creating perfect round corners in a second ~
I embellished a cardboard CD holder and put it on the next to last page.  I thought if McKenzie had some favorite photos or a CD of songs, she could store it in her Mini.  I left lots of space for her to journal and add bits of her favorite things, in addition to photos.  Hopefully she will like her mini, and thinks of her summer 2011 when she uses it. 

If you have someone in need of a gift, don't forget to think about using your Bind-It-All to create a one of a kind special gift.  Dig through your stash too, it is a lot of fun.  :) 
Happy creating! ~ Pam
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SCORE BIG WITH THE SCORE-IT-ALL!
Today's shopping special and giveaway are one and the same!  Save 20% on all Scor-it-All products.  Shop here for large and mini Scor-it-All boards, totes, replacement tools, sliding rulers and the A2 Envelope Template. 
All at 20% off with this coupon code:  Zummer-Scor20
Pam used the Scor-it-All for making pages in the project above.  It's an indispensable tool that creates professional grade folds, with no cracks in your paper!  These tools almost NEVER go on sale, so if you've been wanting one, now's the time!  Don't forget a tote, sliding ruler and replacement tool.  All at a great deal!
Note, one coupon code can be used per order, so if you want multiple Zummer specials, you must complete separate orders

If you are feeling lucky, leave a comment below and tell us....now that Zummer is almost near it's end, what is on tap for you during these last lazy, hot days?  We will draw a random winner for a MINI SCOR-IT-ALL board.  Winners announce on Monday!

WE LOVE ZUMMER!

32 comments:

Janet Z said...

Great project Pam!
Well it's back to work this week after 2 weeks off. Really hard to get out of bed today. LOL!!

Lucy said...

Love the project-just returned from a wonderful family wedding, now back to work and making time for blessing folks with creative projects! (Would like to try to make your project for a friend who is leaving to care for her daughter who needs some help.)

Stamp Addict said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift, tfs.

Delo said...

Love the purple and the mini. Well for the rest of Zummer I am going to get some crafting done. I need to make a couple of minis for the bike trips we've made this zummer and for a couple we are planning for the early fall.

Anne said...

We're a homeschooling family, so we're going to relax a bit more, then when everyone else is back in school we're heading out for a trip. I can hardly wait!

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

Lovely book with such great details. I've got to get my studio sorted out in the next few weeks . . . just too, too much stash . . . it's overflowing. Not a surface to work on!

Mary said...

Great mini Pam! I am gearing up for a grand daughters birthday, my son's graduation from college and a family wedding in 2 weeks. I really need to make some cards! Hmm the mini scor it looks perfect, lol.

Sheila said...

Terrific project and really appreciate that you used your scraps...an excellent example of how to put scraps to immediate use.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OOOOh, I loooove this project! It's toooo hot to do much outside, so I'll just have to use my BIA!

Kwilt said...

Great project...I love making books with my BIA!
We are quite busy getting things in for the rest of the summer...went to WI Dells, going up north to "Chalet" with family, hubby has planned a golfing outing...which leaves me home to scrap! OH YEAH!!! :) And then find some time to visit my BFF in Indiana! Now where is that tap??? LOL
Hugs...Kathy

kaw1963 said...

Great mini album! Zummer is over, first day of school, and it was very hard to get out of bed when the alarm rang this morning. Can hardly wait for the rest of the projects this week!

Candace said...

aww, she is going to love her mini!

octlove said...

Love this mini album and the addition of the cd holder…gonna have to try that:)

Now that zummer is almost over…these last lazy, hot days will be filled with munching on hotdogs and taking bike rides right before dusk!

BuzzyBee said...

We don't have too many lazy days around here and summer is no exception. This month we have a boat load of birthdays including mine and a new grand daughter waiting to add to that very boat load. LOL! Loving the few extra minutes I can spend in my craft room before we start home schooling again.

connie said...

Great mini! Well grandkids start back to school this week. Waiting on fall ball to start now.

Lisa Mala6 said...

Love the Minibook Pam! What a wonderful gift. For what is left of my zummer....is to keep up with my 4 kiddos and start pulling all my oldest son's photos to make a bia book for his senior year at high school.

Karen said...

It is great to get project ideas and this one is perfect for as you said, using different "scraps." I'll definitely be in my "scrap" bin to compelete a project such as this. Your use of the CD holder had me jumping in my seat for this design tip! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Bast said...

Adorable album Pam, love the colors. I think I have some of that Basic Grey paper also stashed away.

Since the summer is coming to an end we are planning a few bbq's with family since we have a few birthdays coming up. Hopefully a trip to the aquarium also so I can get lots of good pics for a mini album.

TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Robyn said...

hopefully I'll make it up north for a wedding- and lots of crafting time- including my zutter-
binding Ebooks!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful project, love the Bamboo Spine Covers! Just got back from our summer vacation, so it's back to reality for our house!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great project - love that she can add her own CD too - great idea!

GinnyPapp said...

I was so excited this morning about 50% off the 6x6 white covers that I forgot to leave a comment. This project is perfect for me.

Erin Glee said...

Great job on the Mini album, Pam!

With summer winding down, my husband is taking a weekday off work so we can take the kids to a favorite museum in the City... that and back-to-school shopping!

Crooked Scrapper said...

What a terrific gift. Our kids start back to school on Monday the 15th. So Zummer is really over for us. We do plan one last camp-out for this weekend. Zummer went by way to fast this year.

Mona said...

Wow your projects are always so awesome and beautiful! ! right now we have it quite cold and rainy here, so I`ve made some little booklets with my beloved Bind-it-all!
Best wishes Mona

fairyrocks said...

itzz amazzing!! Love the Zutter Sizzters CreationZZZ and inzzpiration

Sammibug said...

What a wonderful gift! I'm lovin the purple!

Reminds me that I need to finis organizing my scraproom before summer is over!

Janice said...

What a beautiful gift, love the purple! In these last days of summer I thought about clearing up my studio space but then I got to working again. Oh well...

Sandy said...

Wow! I love this mini!!! I feel inspired to rush downstairs and create one of my own. At this point in the summer - it's time for me to freeze veggies and save fresh fruits by making jam. Thank you for the chance to win!

disneylisa said...

While I love summer, unless we take a vacation, which we can't afford this year, plans are not much different then any other time of year. I work, and at night I scrap. Nothing special planned.

Rose said...

Papercrafting is perfect INDOOR activity! Lovin' your work! ~ Rose

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

ZUMMER...hahaha...love it!!!
ok as for what i'm doing it's...beach, cleaning, beach, skatepark and beach :):):)