Monday, December 13, 2010

Guest Designer Tammy Tutterow

We are so excited to have our first guest DT.  Drum roll please....
Tammy Tutterow!
She has created a totally beautiful 7gypsies Library Drawer.

Here's a little background on Tammy.
"I am a lifelong artist and crafter.  My mother was a professional artist for many years so I grew up surrounded by art and hobby supplies.  I love all types of crafts but find my true crafting passion in papercrafts, ribbonwork, and sewing.  I love to combine elements of all three into my projects.

I have been an instructor and project designer in the papercraft/scrapbook industry for more than 5 years.  I have been fortunate to work for many top manufacturers including: Tim Holtz, BasicGrey, ProvoCraft/Cricut, Prima Marketing, Therm O Web, Glitz Design, and Pink Paislee.  My work has been published in several books, magazines, and product catalogs and has been featured on television.  My classes have been offered at stores, conventions, and online on both my own blog and at Big Picture Classes.

When I am not creating, I am a wife and mother of three who loves anyting and everything shabby, chippy, and vintage.  I love to scour flea markets for old treasures.  I am also a fair weather gardener so if the spring breezes are blowing, you will probably find me playing in the dirt in my flower garden." 
Because I love to make "stuff" I decided I wanted to create a project featuring a 7gypsies Library Drawer.  I really love the alterable items from 7gypsies and had really been looking forward to an opportunity to create a special project with one.All1
The box comes with a set of tabbed divider cards.  Last year I joined in on a One Little Word for the year.  With the new year quickly approaching I have been thinking about what my next word would be.  After a lot of thought, I finally decided it should be happiness.  With that choice I knew that I wanted to create a special project that I could use to document my focus on finding and celebrating happiness in my life.  
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I decided that throughout the year I would make little art cards on 4x6 index cards that I could file in my happiness project.  I used the tabbed index cards that were included with the box to create themed sections for my drawer.  The art cards may be fancy, they may be super simple, they may even just have some hand journaling- I think it will just depend on the moment.  The goal will be to look in my life and the world around me and capture the little things that bring me happiness.
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The beginning of the happiness project is the Library Drawer which I covered with the text side of the 7gypsies Conservatory Mesofauna patterned paper.  Tucked in my goody box of supplies were some Wonderfall journaling cards by Websters Pages.  One of them had the phrase "All My Happiness" which was perfect to cut out and add to the top of the drawer pull.  I added Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) and Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to give it an aged effect.
I decorated each divider card with assorted embellishments to go along the card's theme.  Each card has a small strip of patterned paper with a phrase or quote appropriate to the category.  I used a vintage typewriter that is sentimental to me to create the text.
Below are all of my tabbed index cards along with the supplies included on each one.
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  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary
  • 7gypsies Conservatory Chipboard Alphas and Numerals
  • 7gypsies Rubbings: Nomenclature (image colored with markers)
  • 7gypsies Optical Lens
  • 7gypsies Hardware: Gears Gems
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Jenni Bowlin Family Tree Journaling Cards
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing Butterflies: Papillon
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings (colored with Glimmer Mist)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Hotz Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
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  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Flora, Magpie, Aviary
  • 7gypsies Rubbings: Nomenclature
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps (colored with markers)
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
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  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Flora, Feather, Aviary
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Ribbon: Dusty Blue
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Prima Marketing Butterflies: Papillon (inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink)
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Pins
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Family1
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps (colored with markers)
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
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  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Jenni Bowlin Family Tree Journaling Cards
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Ribbon: Dusty Blue
  • Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Corrugated Shapes
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Blooms1
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary, Flora
  • 7gypsies Rubbings: History (image colored with markers)
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Corrugated Shapes
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Clips 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
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  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Aviary, Feather
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Places1
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary
  • 7gypsies Hardware: Gears Gems
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings (colored with Glimmer Mist)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Clips 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Words1
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Jenni Bowlin Family Tree Journaling Cards
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Corrugated Shapes
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings (colored with Glimmer Mist)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pin
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Clips
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Songs1
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Flora, Aviary
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Corrugated Shapes
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Clips
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
People1
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Feather, Aviary
  • Jenni Bowlin Family Tree Journaling Cards
  • Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps (colored with markers)
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Corrugated Shapes
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Random1 
  • 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Aviary
  • 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
  • Prima Marketing flowers
  • Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
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7 comments:

Tettiz said...

Wow! This is absolutely FANTASTIC!! You make me want to skip work and go home to do scrappy stuff instead!! :D

Thank you so much for inspirational bliss!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Welcome Tammy!!! Your work is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeee those cards! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

mrich2500 said...

WOW...I've been dying for this reveal and I am not disapointed. I would rather make "stuff" and you are inspiring me to focus on that!!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful Job Tammy! Will you be teaching a class on this???

Jolaine said...

This drawer is amazing! Can't get enough of the pretty vintage and shabby elements!

Scrapamum said...

I love Tammy's work!!!! Gorgeous drawer!!!

Vangie said...

AWESOME!
Vangie