you're welcome hun. and wooooot I can't wait to see them all. maybe I'll get some inspiration back w/ them. yes girl I know how to make zips... very simple.
what I use is stuffit deluxe [link] all I have to do is put the files I want to zip into a folder, right click the folder and choose "stuffit > compress with options". when the dialog box pops up, hit "ok", and it will take u to compression options. in the drop box I choose zip and hit "ok" and I'm done.
Also if you have winrar you can create zipped files by right clicking the folder, and choose "add to archive". When the dialog box pops up, under archive format choose .zip instead of .rar.