Monday, September 30, 2013

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our September 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.
To create this card I started with a white card base that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I then used a garden lattice die that I had created to use as a stencil on another project. It was already painted because of its previous use and I love how the glaze paint looked on the kraft cardstock, so I cut it down to fit on the face of the card. Then I simply stamped/embossed and die cut the sentiment label and embellished the card with a flower and bling.

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, September 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 1st.
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, October 2nd on Zva Creative's Facebook page!
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 is a very special guest designer that is joining us for this month's hop. I think you will be excited to head on over to Sylvia Blum's blog to see what she has to share this month:)

Thanks again for joining us!

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

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

May Arts & Design Memory Craft Blog Hop

Hi friends! I'm so excited to have created a project for a joint blog hop today between May Arts & Designer Memory Craft. Here's a little sneak peak of my project...

... to see the whole project and get a tutorial on how you can create these beautiful die cut flowers with Gelatos and Glaze, please hop on over to Design Memory Craft's blog.

Have a terrific Thursday!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Read This ONLY If You Love to Scrapbook & Make Things with Paper

Okay, now I've got your attention... if you love to scrapbook, then I want to make sure you don't miss True Scrap – an amazing online, LIVE papercrafting event on October 11-12.

My friend Lain Ehmann has pulled together FIFTEEN top-notch instructors to present the absolute best in papercrafting education, and it's coming to you LIVE on October 11-12. I am absolutely delighted to be included in the line up of instructors this year as I bring to you my "Ribbons and Bows" class. Here's a sneak peek of one of the projects I'll be sharing in my class...
The best part of True Scrap is that you can forget about packing up your paper pads, inks, photos, trimmers and adhesive – this is delivered right to your computer! © 2013 True Scrap LLC CONFIDENTIAL

If you haven't already checked out the lineup of classes for this event, please head over here right now and see what's in store: http://www.truescrap.comIn this two-day event, you'll learn new skills and techniques and discover fantastic ideas for using the supplies and tools you already have. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event, and I hope you'll join in.

PLUS, you can check out a sneak peak on Thursday, September 26, at 2pm Eastern! This hour-long event will include a virtual make-and-take from a previous True Scrap event & it will take place in the same web room that will be used for True Scrap5.That way you can experience the garden of delight that is True Scrap in a no risk environment. Here's the link where you can sign up for the free sneak:

P.S. Did I mention that all class replays are also provided as part of your enrollment? That way you can watch again and again! And trust me, you'll want to...

P.P.S. Lain has given me a special discount for you. Use code LUCKY50 at checkout to save $50 off the regular registration. But hurry – that code is good only until Sept. 30!