Monday, July 29, 2013

Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

Hi friends! Its time for another Zva blog hop!  Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our July 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):

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.

Today I created a card that shows Zva's beautiful two tone pink flourish. I think it is a perfect accent to these hand made water color flowers. To create the card I covered a card base with denim canvas and added a die cut overlay to add some texture. After creating the spiral flowers from water colored paper I add them to the card with satin ribbon and embellished with the Zva flourish. Then I added the letterpress die cut sentiment. 


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 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 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, July 31st 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.

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's Facebook page! Your next stop isat the blog of my crafty friend Jolanda Meurs. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on August 26th for our next Zva blog hop!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sale Alert - Becky Higgins Project Life on Sale at Simon Says Stamp

Just wanted to share because there is a really good sale going at Simon Says Stamp if you like or want to try Becky Higgin's Project Life style of scrapbooking. I got my feet wet with it this spring & really like it because it is a great way for me to squeeze in memory keeping without having to clean all of the card making supplies off my desk. Check it out...

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Missing You Already...

Hi friends! Just dropping in with a card I made to share here on the blog. Gasp! I know that hasn't happened in quite some time, but after nearly completely clearing my plate of most of my crafty endeavors I finally had some time this past weekend to just sit down and create for fun. It was WONDERFUL!

Anyway, I used one of my favorite stamps called Stinkin Cute from Simon Says Stamp's newest releases. My kids call it a squirrel, but its actually a skunk. Isn't he cute?
Its a pretty easy card to create. I used Spellbinder's Card Creator dies to make the card and white base for the stamped image and sentiment. After stamping the skunk I colored him using water mixed with Artisan ink. Then I had to go over the white parts with a white Signo pen (mostly to cover up where I painted outside of the lines;) and lastly added pink to the hearts and pearl accents over the white spots. Then I made the "That Stinks" sign and hot glued it to a portion of a paper straw (never used those before on a card... kind of fun). To finish you simply embellish with some ribbon & trim.

Well that's it for this card. The girls & I are off to go see the new Monster's University movie... its $5 Tuesday at our theatre:) Hope you have a great one!

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