Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop

Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop

I am so excited to be a part of Zutter's 11 for '11 Blog Hop. The blog hop will run January 5th to January 12th at 5pm! Just for stopping by Zutter is giving everyone 11% off everything that isn't all ready on sale at their store, Binditall.com . Just enter CODE: Zutter11 Valid through January 31 only.

January is always a time to look ahead and start the new year with a fresh optimism and outlook. I have followed Ali Edwards "ONE WORD" for the last few years and thought I would use it as a starting point for a journal for 2011. My word for this year is "LIVE" and in 2011 I really want to live my life to the fullest and part of that is knowing exactly what I want in my life now and in the future.

To make this mini album I started with a 6" x 6" Flat Spine Cover-All and covered it with Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Hellmuth Studio. I then printed out one of my favorite photos of my family on the Sticky Back Canvas and adhered it to a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper just a bit smaller than my cover.



For the title I cut out some letters and glued them to the Sticky Back Canvas. Cosmo Cricket had a journaling strip that was perfect for this album. "Live for the moments you can't put into words". I then glued it onto the front of the album.



For the inside pages I went through my stash and found as many pages as I could of either lined paper or calendar paper and cut them to 6" x 6" and bound them with my Bind-It-All machine using 1" Antique Brass Owires.



On the first page I gave the definition for "LIVE" and how I hope to make that happen in 2011.



Zutter is giving away a prize of a Zutter supply pack of "Owire, covers, Cover-Alls and surprises" on each stop so please head over to the Zutter Zisters blogs below and check out their awesome projects!

Annette West: http://scraphappenshere.blogspot.com/
Emeline Seet: http://scrapvilla.blogspot.com/
Fleur Smith: YOU ARE HERE
Jennifer Priest: http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/
Lea Sanders: http://leasanders.wordpress.com/
Lynne Forsythe: http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/
Pam Sandy: http://pamseclecticstuff.blogspot.com/
Nan Paturzo: http://www.scrappynan.blogspot.com/
Shelley Haganman: http://scrappergirl.typepad.com/scappergirl/
Vicki Flinchum: http://texasscrapaddict.blogspot.com/
Bind-it-All Blog: http://www.binditall.blogspot.com/

I am also giving away a seperate RAK of some Zutter goodies. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog! Leave me a comment of what you are looking foreward to in 2011 and I will enter everyone's name in a draw. I will draw the winners January 12th.

170 comments:

beulahmom said...

Nice project! Thank you for sharing. :o)

Scrappy Nan said...

fabulous Fleur as always :)

Kerrie said...

I love the canvas word! We as a family choose an inspiration word for every month out of the year. We then do activities during the month that support that word. Our January word of inspiration is "Organization". Having mini-albums for each month will look adorable on my coffee table.

Barbara said...

Whee! My fav colors in a darling project! Great job, and thank you for sharing it with us!

craftattack said...

A lovely album and I especially like how you have done the first page, great idea!

Roberta said...

neet idea! I know my 23 yr. old would love something like this-thanks for sharing

Teressa Thompson said...

Great project!

Sheila said...

I truly appreciate that you used the canvas in this project...adds a different look. Applaud you for the design of the cover and pages - colorful and creative.

Christi said...

Really cute, defintely plan on doing this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy Skou said...

This is a great project, love the canvas!

Scrapbookdoll said...

love you're project!
marie-anne

Leslie said...

Beautiful project - Love using the sticky back canvas.

Diane said...

Love the use of canvas on your mini !!

hugs Diane xx

Stacey Riggs said...

Nice mini. I'm always looking and admiring such creative women. Thanks

Torill said...

I'm realy looking forward to have more scrappingtime, and to meeet new people trough this hobby!!

Thanks for your inspiration!

Mary said...

Great idea for the book. I love how you used canvas (it's always nice to add texture, lol).TFS, Mary M

aimado said...

Thanks for the project idea. Also for emabling some more shopping.(I have never heard of sticky backed canvas before.) In 2011 I plan on completing more projects and not being such a pefrectionist with my crafting.

pinkkarin said...

Beautiful little book!

Diane said...

Oh, yeah...bring it on 2011!!! I love that - 'LIVE for the moments you can't put into words'. I'm going to take note of that this year ;)

sanadon said...

This is so nice. Thank you for sharing this and the rest of your projects.
Sylvia A

kaw1963 said...

What a neat project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

What a cute project--thanks for sharing your work!

nanapayne said...

very nice. Love the canvas stuff on there.

Creations by Patti said...

GREAT project - gives me so much inspiration to create one, too. TFS..........

Jan Garber said...

Your mini and your BLOG, how much fun! Love the music! I'm now a follower, can't wait to see more!

Janie said...

A new use for all of my lined paper! I love the diagonal.

Sherry Owens said...

ooh i love what you did here, i need to get my hands on some of that sticky back canvas!! :)

cinmfoster said...

Great project. Thanks for the inspiration.

juliem said...

Great project.

Sissel Anita said...

Cool with the canvas! Have not seen that before.

Suz said...

Very nice. I recently ran in to Ali Edwards One Word site and was inspired. TFS your great project.

Hi, said...

HI,
Cute project, thanks for the inspiration,
Terri

ashjoy said...

Cute project! Love the canvas.

ellen s. said...

love it Fleur!!! the canvas is so cool

Michelle*G said...

Beautiful! Love how you used the canvas!

Lizc said...

Just lovely. I've never seen that canvas before (well not here anyway) and love the way it looks. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anne Brignall said...

As I am VERY new to the bind-it-all I am loving these projects. I never realised so many gorgeous projects could be done! Making mini albums is one of my first "to do" projects! Thank you so much for sharing.

nancy said...

Great project! I like how you chose a word and went from there.

Karen said...

This is a lovely project.

connie said...

I love how you printed the picture on canvas for your cover!

Dana said...

I LOVE this! Not only do I love BIA, but AE too. I'm so glad you shared your album.

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Your album looks beautiful! I have become a follower of your blog. TFS!
esigmon@cox.net

Lillian Child said...

I've got to get me some of that sticky backed canvas to create with. LOVE your project.

And I just discovered your blog on this hop - and am now a follower! So nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Rose said...

Haven't used my bind-it-all for a while. This is great inspiration to get busy with it again! Thanks.

Cyndy Rogers said...

VEry cool! Love the sticky-backed canvas. BElieve it or not, my favorite tip in your directions was the search in your stash for lined papers. This makes a journal with great personality! Thanks!

Donalda said...

Oh this is just beautiful dear. I just love this. Hugs

Cassie said...

I love the quote on the front cover! I am looking forward to an online class called Soul Restoration that starts Jan 11. I hope it helps start the year off with lots of needed encouragement and creative art therapy lol.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Great looking book!

leasanders said...

Love the colors of your project, Fleur! Happy New Year, Zister!

Cintia Tavares said...

Great idea!! Love it!!!!!

Jane said...

I love the canvas! So cool! Beautiful work.

AllieKat said...

You have pulled together so many elements (BIA and non-BIA) here and I love the end result! Everything you touch turns to gold!

Shanta said...

Love it!

Beth said...

Very nice!

Gisèle said...

awesome canvas project:-))

Jenn said...

Wow, inspiring book and idea. One word, huh? I'll have to get thinking.

Brittney said...

Love this album!

I'm looking forward to our little trip to Palm Springs in March and the birth of my 1st nephew in May!

And, I'm your newest follower!

Donna said...

Loved your cover! Great idea for the inside pages.

Beth said...

I like the pages you added. Thanks for sharing.

scrappygal said...

Beautiful and love the canvas!! Another fantastic porject on this wonderful blog hop!

pamala said...

Great word! Love your project!

LynneForsythe said...

FANTABULOUS word choice!!!

Tara said...

Fleur.... as always you inspire me. Love the photo printed on sticky back canvas. Awesome album.

Brenda said...

ooohhhh I loveee this....just perfect!

nonnie said...

beautiful book..

Brenda said...

whooops what I am looking forward to in 2011....getting my life story told in my scrapping for future generatiions

Dianne said...

May 2011 be all that you wish it to be. ps great zutter project

scraphappy4067 said...

Love your mini album...great way to use up some of those scraps...thanks for sharing!!

I am looking for all the new adventures life has to offer!!

Lisa Mala6 said...

Wonderful project. Simple and fun.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Rawgreens said...

Very Nice!

Janice said...

I like the idea of having all the lined papers inside. Good idea!

Viji Siddharth said...

Love the canvas touch! I paint and have so many pieces lying here and there...cool cool idea! Thanks for sharing

The one thing I look forward to in 2011 is spending time with my DH ...I was in India for 6 mths...and now I am looking to be with him with my little one..and spend some much required family time.

I just became a follower!

mommahobbit said...

very cool project!!!!!!!!!

Stacy said...

luv the colors of this!

octlove said...

what an adorable project...I really need to start using my sticky-back canvas more:)

Ronnie said...

this is gorgeous!! and i love how you did the inside pages!

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely project Fleur, beautiful colours and the canvas is a great idea!

Susie said...

I am following now hoping to see more great projects!

Monique said...

What a great project!! TFS!

misteejay said...

A really pretty little project - TFS

Toni :o)

Claudia said...

Excellent idea! Fab.

adisaac said...

Love the mini album!

Debbi said...

Thanks for the kick in the motivation area.....I forget about photos printed on canvas. Love your project.

JJ Sobey said...

I'm looking for less stress in 2011.


Great mini!

Storky46 said...

I like the looks of the photo printed on the sticky back canvas. Very nice!

Elaine said...

Great project - love all the colours and textures you've used!

Charrisse and Bob said...

What a cute book!

photoscrapper said...

I love blog hops you get to see so many new ideas. thanks for sharing

Crafters Window said...

Love that idea! Thank you!

{VICKI} said...

I became a follower

I'm looking forward to Baseball Season!

Sharon said...

I love the look of the sticky back canvas, it makes it so personal! Thanks.

Lola said...

Lovely project and I really like your choice of inside pages.

stephanie said...

THis is fabulous

Donna said...

Great, I like the canvas, thank you for sharing!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

so pretty!!! love it! TFS!!!! I'm a new follower :-)

-Sam :-)

Ally said...

This is a beautiful project.

peeps said...

what a great mini! I like the pattern paper alphas on the canvas background and the horizontal journaling.

Glenda T. said...

Canvas?? Yummy!!! You know you totally make me want a bind it all everytime I come here right?? I think this year might be the year for me!!! woot!!!

iluvmybugs said...

What a nice project!!! TFS

redmom said...

The sticky back canvas looks awesome on your project!

Jerri Ann said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely project. I would LOVE to win! I just completed the Bind-it-All 101 online course and would love to have some materials to do more! What a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity!

BunnyFreak said...

I am looking forward to going to the stamp show with my mom.

Charlotte said...

What a great idea. I love the album. Thanks

alwayscharlie said...

I love your journal! I'm doing OLW for the first time this year and love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!

NanaBeth said...

Gorgeous-I have some sticky back canvas and would love to give this a try!

Jeano said...

great project thanks for the chance to win

Janet Z said...

I love how you used the canvas on your project! It turned out great.
I'm now a follower.

geraldine said...

It's a really cute album! :)

Tami B. said...

Such a lovely word for the new year and a beautiful way to show it off.

freetimegone said...

What a great idea. I am a follower now and look forward to learning more and more on using my Zutter. I am also hoping to do more digital scrapbooking and binding the pages into books. Thanks for the chance to win.

chiara_francy said...

very nice.....

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Fleur this is Fab! Love the textured photo =)

Lady_Jane said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!!

michelle said...

Wow fabulous project thanks for shating!

Emma said...

Always fun blog hopping. Getting ideas all over!

Anonymous said...

Love your project.joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Margaret Kane Ward said...

what a bright and happy book; you'll have LOTS of fun playing with that this year. MY OLW is: ACTIVE. I may have to make a project book for myself to chronicle the ACTIVE things that I'm doing in 2011. Thanks for the inspiration.

ScrapbookingRN said...

Love the project!

cathy said...

Like your book. Love the use of the sticky back canvas.

Cricut Lass said...

I love the canvas, haven't tried that yet but this makes me want to! This gives me an idea for some calendar paper I have in my stash. Thanks so much and I will be stopping by often.

Bente Fagerberg said...

Lovely inspiration!!
Tfs!

TxScrapAddict said...

Love your project! That sticky back canvas is da bomb.......Hope you have a Happy New Year my fellow Zister!!

jackie 4124 said...

Great project. Love the picture printed on canvas

To Blog or not to blog said...

i love your project! I am also now following your blog! Can't wait to see what your future projects are. Thanks for sharing!

Whispers and Wishes said...

what a great project... love the colours and multi textures! thanks for sharing it with us!

HeyGirly said...

Cute. I think I might give it a try. This is the year for organization. Oh, I said that last year!

Susan Lower said...

Having fun doing the blog hop. Great projects, lots of fun.:)

margieippc said...

i love this~

Rebecca said...

Beautiful book! :) rebecca keppel

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Lovely project. I am looking forward to making time to craft. I promise myself time for me.

Barbara said...

I need to get my hands on some of that sticky canvas. It looks great.

Diana said...

I am so excited for a blog hop and 11 projects

AnItA mArIe said...

wow your book is awesome,fantastic project...hugs Anita

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Fleur! I love the journaling on the patterned paper!

Jenne said...

I LOVE this idea. I'm doing OLW for the first time this year, but hadn't yet figured out how I was going to incorporate it-- your journal is PERFECT for it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie said...

I love how you did this!
Thanks!!

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

A lovely album. The canvas is a special touch!

NickelNook said...

Great album! I love the quote! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

KK said...

Such a great idea on the journaling page!

flip flops said...

Very Nice!

Wisconsin Hiker said...

Interesting idea to have an "inspiration word", and nice project to support the idea!

Nancy said...

Very nice project! I love the textured word. Nice job!

Annette said...

Great project. Fun papers you used, I like the colors and the brass o wires - looks really good altogether. Thank you for sharing.

janet said...

brilliant project will be back to have a closer look
janet

danette said...

Very nicely done!!! This blog hop has been a blast so far!!!!

Rosa Youschak said...

Cool project & neat idea! TFS!

Noreen said...

I like the use of canvas - it gives it a nice homey look.

Louise said...

Very cute project!

Lynn said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

barbara b. said...

Flat spine cover alls, what's not to love! Great project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Minxy said...

Gorgeous canvased project, a beautiful keepsake :D

Caity Sue said...

Great idea and I LOVE that title!

Dona Lisa Buschmann said...

Perfect timing on this album! I'm making a 2011 album for my son's girlfriend (it's a belated xmas gift) & this is giving me some great ideas. I especially liked using the striped paper to write on the lighter color. Thanks!

Erica said...

Love how you have used the canvas, thanks for sharing

Lori said...

Fun idea, thanks.

Yvonne said...

The canvas was a great idea.

Robyn said...

fun project thanks for sharing

Beverly said...

Love the use of the canvas and very nice project! Thanks for sharing with us. BIA Blog Hop 2011 is great!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

very fun! love it!
tfs
Barbara

Effie said...

Love it, gotta get some canvas!!

Samistic said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

G.I. said...

Lovely project! I've just ordered the BIA & looking forward to it arriving.

cookeldy said...

I to am trying to "live" my life to it's fullest each and every day. My husband and I will soon be seperated by many states due a job change. I can't join him until our house sells. Every moment I can spend with him is precious.

Ryansmaama said...

Love your project. TFS--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Deb said...

Great book!

Sue said...

With big changes in our lives, we sometimes have to remember to live our life to the fullest, in spite of set backs. Thanks for the reminder, and the project.

Xena said...

Love it! Especially the use of sticky back canvas, really gives it a nice look.

GinnyPapp said...

This is a great way to look for inspiration.

Julie said...

cute idea, thanks for sharing.

RMarijaR said...

I like the diagonal page of journaling. Things don't always have to be straight across the page. Going through your paper stash is a good exercise-you never know what you'll rediscover to complete a project.