Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Itzee Ezee Pzee product reveal & blog hop

Welcome to the very first Ezee Pzee blog hop! If you arrived here from the Ezee Pzee Facebook group then you are on the right track. If you’ve arrived here some other way, then go here to start at the beginning. I think you're really going to enjoy seeing the new products from Ezee Pzee as well as the exciting projects that the Dezign Team has made.

To participate in the blog hop (and maybe win some candy) is ezee! Visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment. You will get one entry into a draw for some pretty amazing blog candy just for visiting and leaving a comment at each Dezign Team Member's blog. Posting the picture of this candy on your own blog, along with a link back to Ezee Pzee will earn you another entry into the draw (just make sure to leave a comment letting us know that you added the link!).

Do you want to know what you're hopping for? Take a look:
So, what are you waiting for? The blog hop starts January 19th and ends on January 25th. If you lose your way at any time here is a full list of all of the Dezign Team blogs with links:
I'm so excited to finally be able to share my latest project for Ezee Pzee! I've been sitting on this project for what feels like forever waiting for today's blog hop and reveal. I received my design team package a month ago with the most inspiring direction to use everything in the package to create something about family. Each member of the wonderful Kathy's family chose an item to include (their choices being the feather, piece of slate, wooden stalk of wheat and rawhide cord).

So, this is what I started with:

And this is what I ended up with:
Basic Grey "Curio"paper with acetate-covered opening to show off the engraved wood cover. The chipboard embellishments from Ezee Pzee are finished to look like brown suede.
I used an Ezee Pzee chipboard flower as a closure on the small keepsake envelope on the left page.
I love that the Ezee Pzee snowflake doesn't have to be used for winter - I think the addition of a distressed frame and a decorative brad results in quite a vintage floral look.
Engraved leather leaves ... need I say more?
My first time using this Tim Holtz stamp set to create my own background paper.
Wasn't there slate in that Dezign Team package? I couldn't figure out how to incorporate a piece of stone so I ended up putting the slate under some Core'dinations cardstock and then sanding over top. The results is this wonderfully distressed paper that I've used throughout the album.
I want to share with you all the details about the products and techniques that I used to create this album, along with some close-up shots of the different embellishment elements but I don't want this post to end up too long (and I want you to have lots of time to visit the other Dezign Team members' blogs) so if you are interested, please keep an eye on my blog and I'll share more details over the coming week.

My supplies:
  • Mini album (wooden cover & chipboard pages), Ezee Pzee
  • Assorted chipboard shapes, Ezee Pzee
  • Assorted leather shapes, Ezee Pzee
  • Patterned papers - Basic Grey "Curio" 6x6 paper pack
  • Core'dinations cardstock
  • Distress ink "vintage photo", Tim Holtz
  • "Tattered florals" die cut, Tim Holtz
  • Scalloped border punch, Martha Stewart
  • Iron Gate border punch, EK Success
  • "Espresso" paint dabber, Adirondack
  • "Urban Tapestry" stamps, Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz
  • "Cherry Blossom", "Willow" and "Terra Cotta" walnut ink antiquing solution, Tsukineko
  • Copic markers, various colours
  • Brown tissue paper, repurposed from packaging
  • Acetate, repurposed from packaging
  • Ribbon, unknown
  • Brads, unknown
  • Binder rings
Ooh La La Creations - bling it on
Basic Grey - dots & spots
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - flowers
The Stamp Man Challenges - distressing
Stamp Something - anything goes
Do You Stack Up? - distressing
Simon Says Stamp & Show - polka dots (the paper on pages 9/10)


  1. AMAZING! Everyone is doing so so nicely with the Ezee Pzee kit!

  2. In love with your project...and those trees!!!

  3. Wow your album is beautiful!! I love how you used the slate to distress your paper.

  4. I love the colors too! AND the way you used the slate! That is a album that will look good on your coffee table! Evey page is beautiful! Thanks so much for all of your work...

  5. Great job! Love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. Wow! What a great project! Totally awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU! Janna

  7. Beautiful album. Each one of you on the DT had a completely different take--love it!

  8. It looks great Shelley, I love every page. Good colour choices throughout, it has a good flow to it without being the same all the way through. Love it! Love it! Love it!

  9. Gorgeous. What a fantastic job!

  10. This is so fun, to see all the different styles using the same supplies to start with. Love your beautiful album.

  11. Great work with the Ezee Pzee kit! It looks amazing!

  12. Shelley I love the colors that you've combined in this album! And my favorite page is the one with the beautiful creation you've made from the Itzee Ezee Pzee snowflake. Impressive...

  13. I am impressed by your choices. I love the cover. This looks like a lot of love and thought went into this project.

  14. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. :)

  15. Fantastic!

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  16. I really love the colors in this album!! Great job!

  17. Beautiful album! I can think of so many possiblities for it. And the colours are my favourites!

  18. Beautiful work! You make it look so easy! I'm inspired!

  19. very creative!!! great job!!

  20. Breathtaking creation... I love your colours and details! Thanks for playing at DYSU!

  21. What a lovely book - you're so going to enjoy adding photos and notes and then looking at it over and over again! Beautiful!

  22. Very nice, love the colors you used!!!

  23. I LOVE what you've done with the Curio paper!!! We could definitely use this as an example for the listing on the store site! Very neat creation : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  24. Great job Shelley.....

  25. Fabulous creation Shelley, wonderful use of the Curio papers and I love all the different elements you've used.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey challenge and DT call.
    Heather xx

  26. What a stunning project.Thanks for sharing this with us at Ooh La La .xxx

  27. such a great project

    thanks a lot for joining us at the Fairy Tale

    xxx Annette

  28. I love it. I am hooked on the mini albums and adding Ezee Pzee embellishments really add to the uniquenss of them.

  29. Lovely album and such beautiful autumn colors!

  30. So beautiful project! Thanks for sharing :)

  31. Wow what a gorgeous creation
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  32. Great work, loving the flower on the front!

  33. Great job! Definately great products to work with. Marie Tyre

  34. Love the colors and style of your album! TFS!

  35. I love your idea of using the stone to distress cardstock! I'll have to keep that in mind.

  36. Wow! What an amazing album! All the details are perfect! I love them all.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge, hope to see you soon.
    ~Hugs ~darling Ho~