Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Oh So Sweet, Cupcake Recipe Stand


     Last month in my box of goodies for my design team projects as a Zutter Zister I got this hand dandy Display-it-All stand. I've used one before, making it into a counter to see how many layouts I get done each year (not doing so good this year :( ), but I wanted to see what else this little stand could do. I loved the idea of turning into a recipe book, and knew right away that I wanted to make a cupcake themed one for my SIL Crystal who make the most amazing cupcakes (Reese's cupcake with peanut butter frosting is to die for!!!).

I started off by spray painting the stand as it comes in black, and since the pieces are metal it covered nicely. I found a great set of recipe cards at my local craft store for a few dollars and used those as a template to size the book. After cutting the pages, attatching the recipe cards, cutting out some cute baking themed dies from my Silhouette machine, I got this cute book whipped up in just about two hours. I am really happy with how it turned out and think I may just have to make one for me now!! 




Thursday, June 28, 2012

With Enough Caffeine...

For those who know me, know that I don't have an addictive personality, however, when it comes to coffee I should probably be in a support group!! I love coffee, especially Starbucks, (there are two within 5 minutes of my house!) and drink way more than I should.

I have had this cute mini in my "to finish" basket for quite some time and was finally motivated to get it put together this week. I love having coffee dates with my girlfriends, and thought it would be fun to have a place to keep all of those memories. I haven't added any photos yet, but my goal this next month will be to get some pics of myself and my fellow coffee addicts.

I found a stamp in my stash that I bought quite some time ago that reads "With enough caffeine, I could rule the world!" I love the saying, and when I am on a coffee high, crafting away until 2 in the morning, I do feel like I could rule the world, (until I pass out from pure exhaustion!) lol.

 I used alot of fun mementos from Starbucks also inside of this book, a gift card, coffee sleeve, stir sticks, and even cut out a portion of the bag that my yummy bagel comes in. I wanted to keep it simple, but fun. Hope you enjoy my coffee mini and are inspired to take a moment and craft your addiction.

Best,
Heather

Front of the album, using lots of Starbucks momentos, and my
"With enough caffeine, I could rule the world!" stamp.

One of the inside pages, I attatched a gift card to a coffee sleeve and
cut the bottom portion of a Starbucks bag and bound that right
in with my pages.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Introduction as a Zutter Zister

    I am so excited to share my first blog post as a Zutter Zister that went live May 9th on the Bind-it-All Blog titled "A Little Whimzee and a Sweet Mother's Day Mini".  I created  a special order album for Mother's Day using the feminine, vintage line from Crate Paper, Portrait Collection. I was so excited and a bit nervous to be posting among so many other talented ladies, but I think I showed off my style and a bit of my personality in this post through my project and hope everyone enjoyed it. 
    This was a very hard album to part with! I albsolutely fell in love with the colors and the fun butterflies scattered throughout. However, my friend and customer was giving this to a very important lady in her life for Mother's Day, so that makes it a bit easier. :) Hope you are following the Bind-it-All Blog so that you can keep up with my journey as a Zutter Zister this year and get to see some of the fun stuff I get to create as part of this amazing design team.






Best,
Heather

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lessons to Camp by

An awesome part about being on a design team is being challenged to use products you haven't worked with or used before. I had yet to use clipboard wood before starting this project and wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it until I found the inner pages of the book in my "projects to finish" box. I started off by using my Round it All to round the corners of the clipboard wood and as soon as I did that I realized that it looked like the graham cracker to a s'more! The ideas started swirling and this fun mini came together quite easily.

Our theme for this month is Life Lessons, and I thought about all the things I have learned about camping the past few years while camping with the Girl Scouts and family and thought I'd add a funny spin to it. I added fun "lessons" throughout the book, like "When using a public campground, place a tuba on your picnic table to keep campsites on either side vacant."

I was really impressed with how easily the clipboard punched in my  Bind-it-All and loved how it added that extra weight to my book. I also sanded the edges of the clipboard to add a little extra texture and to make it look a little more closesly like a smore, as I have yet to have a perfectly smooth edge on my graham crackers. Hope you enjoy these Lessons to Camp by as much as I do!

Best,
Heather


Supplies:


Zutter Bind-it-All


Clipboard Wood Covers


1" Silver O-Wire


Round-it-All


Paper: Bo Bunny Roughin It


Ribbon Hydrangea Hippo


Sizzix Stampin Up! Dots Embossing Folder



"If lost in the woods, try to find a raccoon or possum. They will lead you to a
busy highway, and if the car that hit them stops, you can ask for a ride."

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Birthday Bling

Hello friends! Just wanted to share a few of my birthday goodies that I received this year from my amazing friends. I truly love hand made gifts, whether it's a card from my kids or something someone crafted. Here are some of the amazing gifts I received and will cherish forever!
Owl Cup Cozy from my friend Pattie
https://www.facebook.com/#!/PattiesPretties


Owl Cup my friend my dear friend Sahnda Marie

Keep Calm and Make Coffee beeswax art from my sister Jessica!
https://www.facebook.com/#!/MyArtsySide

Coffee Queen t-shirt ordered by my dear friend Sahnda Marie
See a pattern? Coffee and owls, two of my favorite things! I am such a lucky girl! Have a wonderful week friends. :0)

Best,
Heather