Friday, November 30, 2012

Anna Griffin Scrapbook Super Sale

Hi all! I'm here to alert you of one of my favorite sales of the year because there are always some really G O O D  D E A L S. If you are an Anna Griffin fan, please check it out here:

Couture craft supplies, high-end papers, intricate stamps and embellishments and so much more are available for up to 80% off!  Exclusively at Anna Griffin and for only a short time, you have one more chance to buy previously sold-out products. The Scrapbook Super Sale starts on Friday (11/30) at Noon EST through Noon on Monday (12/3). Plus, you get a free gift with orders over $50 qualify and free shipping on all orders (within the U.S., excluding Hawaii and Alaska).
Now hurry on over, because there are limited quantities of what is available!

Heres the link again: 

Happy Friday & much love! Windy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hello all! Happy Wednesday. Quickly dropping in today to share a scrapbook page that I created for Spellbinders Idea Gallery

It will always be one of my favorites because it captures a moment between my two daughters on a recent trip to Washington DC.  The journaling: Love makes life beautiful. I love you. I believe in you. Do something nice for someone else. You & me. Embrace. Pieces of life. Joy. sums it all up... the relationship between two sisters in that moment.

My page features a cluster of Bauble Blossoms One and Two die cuts.  The flowers are accented with bling and surrounded by a combination of Nested Leaves and Foliage that are stenciled with ink. The photo is cut/embossed and edged with ink and matted on a Picot Edge Circles die cut to create the vintage look. Washi tape and sentiment stickers finishes off the page.

You can check out a full supply list HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Much love for you! Windy

P.S. Don't forget to pop over to Zva Creative's blog  to see if you were one of our lucky prize winners from our November Blog Hop.

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.
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 Gr√łnnslett. 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!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Zva Creative DT Announcement

Hi all!

Guess what? Zva Creative has just picked and announced its next team of designers for 2012-13 & I'll tell you what... they are uber talented! Check them all out. I've included links to their blogs in case you haven't had a chance to visit them before now... and because I'll bet you will love them and get lots of ideas from their work.

Andrea Ewen – US
Marley van der Heijden – Netherlands
Lisa Johnson – US
Marilia Lopes – Brazil
Nicole Martel – US
Jolanda Meurs – Netehrlands
Fabi Ormerod – Brazil
Tara Orr – Canada
Evgenia Petzer – South Africa
Irene Tan – Malaysia
Justina Tey- Singapore
Anna Zaprzelska – Poland
Guest Designers
Sylvia Blum – Germany
Emily Lanham – US
Helen Tilbury - South Africa
Kate Vickers – Canada
I hope you all have a very nice weekend! We are in the middle of having a new furnace installed... thank goodness its going to be warm this weekend. Sometimes you just have to be thankful for the timing of bad things and that I am... we couldn't have asked for a better weekend for our furnace to go out.
Take care & much love to you all!