Monday, November 26, 2012


Zva Creative November DT Blog Hop!


Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our holiday themed November blog hop!
The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! Leave a comment there for a chance to win an extra prize package just for visiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! 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.
Since we are sharing holiday projects today, I thought I'd share with you the holiday cards that I'm making to send out to my friends and family. Here's a little shot of their creation in progress (shhhh... no comments about my messy, inky desk please:)
I'm all about making easy, clean and simple cards when I'm making 50 of them. So I decided to hand stamp my cards with Holly Branch Combo (image) and Wonderful Delights (sentiment) wood mounted rubber stamps from Impress Rubber Stamps. Here's what my finished stamping looks like, all in all I think it took about and hour and a half to complete my stamping.
Now, all it needs is the addition of a little Zva bling to make a pretty ordinary card look pretty fabulous.
What do you think?  I like them both, but I'll be sure to add a few Zva blings to my extra special cards, like the ones for my mom and dad. Here's another where I added a few of Zva's iridescent blings. My philosophy is that you can really add bling to anything... it only enhances it:) 

Anyway, no doubt that we all love bling (you wouldn't be here if you didn't, right?)  so if you would like to play along with our design team today, 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, November 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 27th.
***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, November 28th on Zva Creative’s blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s blog 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 blog and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is the wonderful Christin Grønnslett. Every time I see her layouts, I think... I wish I could scrap like her! Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us! Much love to you all:) Windy

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

38 comments:

cassie said...

Gorgeous card!

julie e said...

Pretty cards!

jolan said...

Fantastic Cards Windy.
xxx Jolan

Andrea Ewen said...

You don't have to convince me, I'm a bling girl all the way! However, both of your designs are clever and beautiful. Striking cards in just a few quick steps...the ultimate goal for us card makers! :)

Granny G said...

Both are cute but I favor the clear crystals. They remind me of snowflakes. I come from the Pacific Northwest that gets a lot of snow this time of year.

I'm just a simple gal said...

Fabulous cards!!! Love your stamping and placement of bling! You make the most beautiful cards. I'm not big on card making, but you make me want to try!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

You say clean and simple...I say elegant and well executed. The crystals jazz these cards up to be the holiday fav for every person who receives one.
Great design.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Oh my your cards are so beautiful. I love how crisp they look.

Kimberly S. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love how much the red bling really adds to this already beautiful card!!

Maria said...

beautiful

Romy said...

You always have such clever card ideas! I really love these Christmas card. Simple yet so beautiful!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great Holiday cards! And, really fun to see how they progressed to the finished product. Thanks for sharing!

Fabi Ormerod said...

Great cards set Windy! I LOVED that stamp set. The blings really make them spark & stand out ;) Kisses

Ava Gavloski said...

windy, great card for getting the numbers done. Love the zva sparkle.
ava g

Kailash said...

Stunning cards and the added bling just makes them more special!!

Sue D said...

Wow--the bling really fancied up these cards.

scrapally said...

these are really beautiful.....they really stand out...TFS

Brigitta Raaijmakers said...

What a beautiful clean cards you have made! reallyn classy.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So beautiful, Windy! I can't get over how much the crystals add to to the finished product!

Nida said...

LOVE these cards Windy! I love the way you have shown the process and taken them from plain to better to gorgeous :) Thanks for the inspiration!

SandiB said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love how the bling dresses them up.

Karen B. said...

The addition of the bling was such a fabulous touch to your CAS cards, how beautiful!

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card design.

Shelly said...

Amazing! Love what you did, with the bling!! Looks great :)

Shelley Schubert said...

Your cards are SO striking! Beautiful!

Shelley

Linda Carson said...

Love your philosophy of bling!!! It really makes these CAS cards look fabulous! Beautifully done!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Wow this is such a great idea....your stamping is amazing and it looks so easy and such a wonderful touch with the ZVA bling...wow... I've asked a local store to sell ZVA products and now they do and that makes me a very happy girl :|) yeahhh

Amor said...

How lucky are ur friends and family to recive these beautiful cards! ps, are we related?!!! ;)

Jenny said...

Who would have thought a touch of bling could provide such a transformation! I will definitely keep that in mind for the next simple card I create.

mommyx2 said...

Your cards are awesome!! The zva bling really adds that finishing touch!

Auntie Em said...

What a great way to take a card from just being very nice to being a show stopper! I love both colours!!! :)

Debbie said...

So simple yet soooo gorgeous!!!!

Anna L. Zaprzelska said...

This is so beautiful ... What a great idea, Windy - stamps and crystals - it looks really great!!!

lilibelle said...

j'adore c'est trop beau

ajmaluck said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the white background and how the red and green pop on it. Perfect touch with the bling.

Marília Lopes said...

Beautiful card!!

Nicole Doiron said...

These cards are SO pretty!!! I'm totally keeping the idea in mind when i start creating my Christmas cards this year (yes, i confess, i haven't created one yet!!!) THanks so much for the inspiration!

Jan Garber said...

I'm always partial to the bright red bling, but the other looks so elegant! Beautiful cards regardless of which bling you choose!