Thursday, August 14, 2014

CASE STUDY 4TH ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP

Hello crafty friends! CASE Study Challenge Blog is celebrating its fourth birthday & I'm here to help celebrate by creating a special card for their blog hop.

If you arrived from the blog of Kathy Racoosin, you are on the right path. If you are just joining in here you can find the start & hop details HERE.

Since CASE Study challenges are all about finding inspiration from others, we were asked to share something that we create and the inspiration for it. Lately I've been collecting vintage broaches. I just love them & I'm on the look out for one that is in the form of one of my favorite things... a bee. I'm just in love with the little creatures that help spread beauty and life through pollination. One day I'm going to find one! And that my friends is the source of inspiration & you can see my inspiration on Pinterest here, here and here. Aren't they gorgeous?

Here's a card I created that is inspired by those beauties...
This week's prize sponsor's are Poppy Stamps, Pretty Pink Posh, WPlus9, and The Twinery. Please note: commenting on all entries is compulsory for  you to be eligible  for the prizes CASE Study is giving away. The contest is open until midnight on the following Tuesday at 11:59pm.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop & Happy Birthday CASE Study!

Monday, July 28, 2014


Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our July blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
So I don't know about you but we have had some really nice mornings around here lately. I work out early so I welcome any temperature that is below average during these hot summer months is more than welcome & today was one of those-- 63 degrees baby! It reminds me of fall which is my favorite time of the year.  So in honor of those beautiful 60 degree mornings that we've been having lately, here are a few fall cards...

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, July 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 29th.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 30th on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is the blog of the wonderful Irene Tan.  Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on August 25th for our next Zva blog hop!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Hello, Hello

Hello friends! I hope all is well with you. You are probably wondering where I have been lately, other than posting my Zva posts twice this year, I haven't been around here much. That's because I've been enjoying my children and the house and all of the things in life that make me a mother. I'm learning that as the kids get older (even though they are in school all day) my life has not slowed down a bit. It's actually been busier. 

So I've cut out all of my design team work.  It was hard to justify missing family time to sit in my craft space to be make cards for someone else. And now that I'm not playing the deadline game, I hope to start creating more for myself and make art that I love again. I'm looking forward to sharing all of that here in the future.

Right now I'll probably be showing you a lot of my photographs of a place where I've been spending a lot of time lately. In May my husband and I bought a piece of land that is nearly 21 acres of wooded land. We will eventually build a home there, but right now we are enjoying just exploring it and getting to know it.  We can't even describe how blessed we feel to be able to own something so beautiful. 

Every time we visit we find something new to LOVE.





Monday, June 30, 2014


Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our June blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today.
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, June 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 1st.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 2nd on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s Facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog and ends here at my blog. We are so appreciative of you and thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on July 28th for our next Zva blog hop!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Zva Creative February DT Blog Hop

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our February blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.


If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, February 24th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 25th.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 26th on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s Facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is the the blog of our newest guest designer Emilia Stammler. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 31st for our next Zva blog hop!

Monday, January 27, 2014


Zva Creative January DT Blog Hop!

Happy New Year to you! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our January blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off a new year of blog hops and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
And as a bonus— today’s hop is EXTRA special because you will get to see more of Zva’s newest products that were released at the Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow earlier this month!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.


If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, January 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 28th.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the designer’s blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 29th on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s Facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!
You have reached the end of our hop for the month-- thanks so much for joining us! If you want to catch the whole hop from the beginning you can catch it here at Zva Creative’s blog. Enjoy!


P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on February 24th for our next Zva blog hop!