Monday, March 21, 2011

Cali '09 - Distrezzed & Misted!

The Artistic Paper Collection by Donna Salazar is like a blank canvas and I had so much fun misting and playing with the paper.

I wanted to make a unique mini for some of my favorite photos from California that never made it onto a layout and made this really fun mini album.

For each page I used different colors and techniques with the Glimmer Mists to make each page like a canvas for the photos.

When I was done playing I used the Distrezz-It-All to distress the pages and then I used the Bind-It-All to make the holes for the ribbon to bind it together.

An easy twist for a unique, creative...and quick mini album!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fabulous Folds with the Scor-it-All

 The Scor-it-All by Zutter is a hot, must have tool in paper crafting. This scoring board gives paper crafters clean and crisp straight lines for folding sheets of paper into creative cards and gift wrappings.

Fun and Fabulous Folds is a 4-week online class featuring the Scor-it-All Board by Zutter, the makers of the Bind-it-All.

Class curriculum includes:
  • Week 1: We will start with a brief overview of the scoring tool and then move on to
  • different styles of greeting cards.
  • Week 2: We will continue with more greeting cards, with a focus on pocket cards.
  • Week 3: We will move on to creating envelopes and pockets. During this week, we
  • will be using the Scor-It-All Envelope-It A2 template.
  • Week 4: We will finish the class with boxes and bags.
The skill level for this class is Beginner but all skill levels are welcome to join the fun!
This class includes weekly downloadable PDF handouts as well as slide show
presentations.  No set time for the lessons - you view the course materials on your own time schedule, at your own pace!
Class instructor is Linda Dotterer.  Linda fell in love with paper over 10 years ago when she started scrapbooking. This love of paper has spilled over into other paper crafts. Linda has had over 50 projects published in a variety of magazines including Just Cards, Paper Crafts, and CardMaker. Linda was also a member of the first My Cute Stamps Design Team. In 2009, Linda became an instructor at My Creative Classroom so she could
share her love of paper with others.

 Fabulous Folds with the Scor-it-All

Class Starts April 15, 2011 - 4 Weeks


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Join Us for Art-Full Horizons

I'm putting on one of my other hats here to tell you about Art-Full Horizons. Last Fall, Donna Salazar (you know, the artist who designed the Distrezz-It-All), Laura Miller  (a superb retreat organizer), and I, by some cosmic force of fate, came together around a table at the back of a Chili's restaurant and hatched an idea over chips and salsa.

Art-Full Horizons was born. We talked about what we would like to see in a weekend scrapbooking/papercrafting event. What did we hear from others? What was already being done? And what wasn't? We left the restaurant that night with notes scribbled on paper and stuffed into our purses and pockets, minds whirling with possibilities, and smiles on our faces.

I am so very excited that Zutter has agreed to go along on this adventure with us as our Platinum Sponsor!  We will be featuring the Bind-It-All and Zutter products in most classes and offering an exclusive Zutter make-n-take project at our Grand Garden Tea, the kickoff to Art-Full Horizons. I mean, the Bind-It-All is so awesome, how could we not use it!!??

We've rounded up a group of talented instructors/designers from across the country.  People we know will knock your socks off! I want my socks knocked off at an event -- we're sure you do too!
Marah Johnson....

Donna Salazar...

Robyn Weatherspoon...

Stephanie Ackerman... 

Jennifer Priest ...

PLUS special guests who will be presenting one hour deminars each morning.

We've scoured the southland for the perfect location -- the Renaissance Resort Palm Springs. This European boutique style hotel makes you "feel like you're on vacation when you walk in the door" according to Donna Salazar. Um, yeah, it does feel that way!!

And guess what? Your hotel room is INCLUDED in your registration fee. Check out the hotel on a travel website and compare the rates -- we got a fabulous package for you!!

Then there's the gourmet food...breakfast and lunch included each day. Dinner can be a steal of a deal at the on-site Rocks Lounge Happy Hour where you can get a generous Cioppino soup for just $4, Salad and Sandwich for $4 and Crab Cakes for about the same. Or make it a night on the town with gourmet Palm Springs dining just a few steps away downtown.

This is the signature cheesecake from the on-site DATE Restaurant. Yum-O!

On Friday night we're welcoming everyone to the event with the Grand Garden Tea. Photo Vignettes, Hors d'Ourves, Meet and Greet with Instructors, FREE Make N Takes, and Vendors will provide a night for fun! The public can attend the event for just $20 -- what a deal!

So are you ready to go to Palm Springs to broaden your creative horizons?!

Here's all the details:
  • May 27-29, 2011
  • Renaissance Resort Palm Springs, CA
  • Six Main Instructors: Marah Johnson, Donna Salazar, Jennifer Priest, Becky Olsen, Robyn Weatherspoon, Stephanie Ackerman
  • Deminars from cutting edge companies each morning
  • Grand Garden Tea on Friday night
  • Prizes all day
  • Exclusive Tammy I Goodie Bags FILLED with inspiring products
  • Gourmet Breakfast and Lunch Daily
  • And much much more!!
  • Website:
I hope you will join us for this one-of-a kind event. You will learn new techniques and tools, be inspired, and create projects and pages at the event. Make new friends and enjoy a relaxing creative weekend. And be prepared to learn about all things Zutter in the process.
See you there!

Original Zutter Zister DT  Member Jennifer Priest

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lucky Rivets for March!

Here is a very lucky shopping special for the month of March.  If you have been waiting to try Zutter's Rivets and Setting tools, this is the time!

For a limited time, purchase the set of Rivet Setting Tools and get a bottle of EACH of the two colors of rivets FREE. 

The Riveting Special includes:
  • Rivet Hole Punch and Mat
  • Rivet Setter and Hammer and the Pound-it-All
  • One bottle each of Antique Silver and Antique Brass Rivets
All for $17.97 - a bonus of 28%.                            Click here to order now.

For a quick look at how rivets work and can your project look fun and new!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Zutter Corrugated Board Album!

I am so in love with these 5x7 Corrugated Boards from Zutter! They make great covers and pages for albums and that is just what I used them for in this project! First I tore parts of the covering off of the outside (cover pieces) of the board. Next, I painted them with some diluted white acrylic paint. When dry, I ran them through the amazing Distrezz-it-all to get that cool shabby look!
Now the fun part is putting your album together, adding your pages, paper, and embellishments!

What I really love about the cardboard pages is that you can hand sew right onto the board! That's what I did to make these cute flower stems and to create a border around a photo.
Zutter has Corrugated Board in 13x13, 7x5, and 7x7 sizes for your next project!

Zutter Zister DT Member Shelley Haganman