Monday, April 29, 2013

Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our April blog hop! We are excited happy you are joining us and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today’s Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative’s Facebook page! Be sure head on over to check it out! 

Here's a list of participants (in case there is a glitch along the way):
Irene Tan 
Fabi Ormerod    

To create this card I stamped three flower and leaf images from Penny Black's Dahlias clear stamp set on white card stock and colored them using Anna Griffin's Dual-Tipped Watercolor Markers. After fussy cutting and layering the flowers onto the face of my card, I highlighted areas with ClearSnap's Smooch Illuminate. Then I added a sentiment from the stamp set in my new Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit and added Zva's new flourish and mini flower bling. 

Aren't these new for 2013 Lavender Crystal Mini Flowers just darling?  Don't worry, if you don't like purple they come in other colors too;) I really like them because they are the perfect touch to use as center of flowers.
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, April 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 30th.
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, May 1st 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 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 facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s Facebook page! Your next stop is Justina Tey. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on May 27th for our next Zva blog hop!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Free Scrapinar Tuesday Night!

Hi friends! I just wanted to touch base and remind you that my scrapinar on envelopes is tonight at 8pm EST US. If you are interested in picking up a few tips and tricks for making them and making them look fabulous, please click the photo below and sign up!

Not available tonight? Well as long as you pre-register you can catch the play back for a limited time after the event.  Would love to see you there!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Paper Crafting: Tissue Paper Flowers

Hello, hello! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all are doing well:)

I have a fun tutorial for you today. If you are stopping over from Paper Crafts Connection, you already know what it is about. If not, I'm going to show you how to easily make these tissue paper flowers using a spiral flower craft die.

1) Start by folding tissue paper in a square or rectangle that fits die (don't worry about precise folding, just make sure you have multiple layers of paper to cut through). The more tissue paper you can cut, the more layers your flowers will have. I usually play around with it until I have a thickness that I like that will cut on my machine. 

2) Cut out flower and remove all layers (together as one piece). 

3) Using a pair pf pinching tweezers to hold the end together roll the flower.

4) For a smaller bud add glue while tweezers are still holding the flower in a tight spiral.

5) For a larger, more open bloom remove tweezers and allow flower to unwind naturally before adding glue to base of flower.

6) Be sure to add a drop of glue to each layer of tissue at the base of the flower. Tip: Hot glue holds well and dries quickly;)

Well, that is it! Super simple. Add your flowers to a card or use them as a package topper and you have an excellent spring embellishment!

Products used to create flowers: