Monday, June 25, 2012

Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our June 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.  We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was will be sharing a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.  If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
Here's my card, combining a little cute Doodlebug Designs with Zva's new Imagine crystal flourishes.

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!
Hidden on FIVE of the designer’s blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.
The Blog Hop starts today, June 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 26th. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 27th 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.

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.

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 Fabi Ormerod. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on July 30th for our next Zva blog hop!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Childhood Memories

Hi all! I'm blogging over at Paper Crafts Connection today.  Here's a little sneak of the project that I'm sharing...

...its a little something that reminds me of one of my favorite summer time crafting activities from when I was a kid. Hop on over HERE to read more and for a chance to win some paper crafting goodies!

Have a great start to the summer!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Technique Tuesday and Zva Creative Joint Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'm really happy that you are here.

Today I’m teaming up with some of my fellow design team members from Zva Creative and designers form Technique Tuesday to share a new project using Zva’s beautiful crystals and Technique Tuesday’s stamps. If you are new to Technique Tuesday stamps be sure to check them out. Technique Tuesday was one of the first stamp companies that I fell in love with years ago at a CKC scrapbooking convention. I think I spent every dime I brought that trip in their booth and have been a huge fan of Technique Tuesday's clear stamps ever since. Its good stuff-- so its a great product to pair with Zva Creative's beautiful blings!

Here is the card I created for you today using Zva's new Pink Crystal Symmetrical Flourishes and Technique Tuesday's Birthday Eye Chart stamp.
Fun huh? What a great stamp to help you make a quick birthday card! Add some bling to make it extra special and you are set to go.

So please join us on our hop today. Here’s a list of all designers who have new projects to share with you today.

Have fun on the hop and be sure to leave our designers lots of love and comments along the way because both Techinque Tuesday and Zva Creative will be giving out prizes to random winners!

Technique Tuesday will give away a $25 gift certificate to to one lucky blog hopper chosen at random. That winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Zva Creative will be selecting one lucky winner who comment along the blog hop to win a Zva prize package worth $30.  All comments must be received by 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 19th. Winners will be announced on Zva’s blog on Wednesday, June 20th at 9 am EST. 
Technique Tuesday is a manufacturer of top-quality clear stamps, Technique Tiles and other innovative products for paper crafters and scrapbookers. Visit our web site and blog to see our products and find even more ideas for using them.
Zva Creative produces many beautiful color groupings of high quality pearls, flowers and crystal embellishments that can be used on scrapbooking, card making and mixed media projects. You can visit Zva’s gallery or blog for many great project ideas and find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Go-to Gal Challenge: Stampin' Up!

Hello and happy Wednesday! Welcome to another installment of Go-to Gal challenge!
On a select Wednesday of the month the Go-to Gals take turns picking a manufacturer and challenge each other to create something using products from that manufacturer. It's a fun little hop to see how we put some of our favorite goodies to use. There are really no rules... some times we all play, some times we don't. But it will ALWAYS be fun!

Today, we are all featuring some new products that were just released by Stampin' Up. You can see everything new at And don't forget to check out their beautiful new catalogue-- its always worth getting just to see all of their great project ideas. 

I had the pleasure of using the new Patio Party Suite of papers and ink colors to create a couple of monogrammed cards for my girls.  Our latest thing is to make and send letters and cards in the mail to grandmas, so I thought they'd get a kick out of these.
Patterned papers are from the Patio Party Designer Series Paper (p.165 in new catalogue). The stamp set is the Morning Post Alphabet (p. 108). I also used the Argyle Embossing Folder (p.189); Raspberry Ripple ink, cardstock and ribbon; and Summer Starfruit ink. 

I hope you enjoy the hop today!  You'll find more fun ideas over at Betsy, Kim, Teri and Julie's blog today:)

Monday, June 04, 2012

Missing You...


I want you all to meet today's card. Its a bit clean and graphic for me, but I love it. I'd LOVE to be a clean & graphic girl, but the honest truth is that I'm just not. So when one pops out of my creative mind, I want to just share it with the world:)
Patterned paper is this paper by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts and sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts.

Have a fab Monday!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Bountiful Banners

Hello! Happy Friday!!

I have are a few stamped (yes, I said stamped... shock, I know... not something I do a lot) cards to share today. Banners are a trend that are still going strong so hopefully you can get some inspiration for using banners in an elegant way.

Both of these cards are stamped with Anna Griffin's Clear Banner Stamps. It's a great set.. very versatile because it can be used for anything from babies to birthdays to all occasion projects. To create the banners and flags I simply stamped and fussy cut them. All patterned paper is also by Anna Griffin and dies are by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts.

Well I'm off to bed. We've got our last game of soccer tomorrow & I can officially claim that I survived my first season of coaching four and five year olds. Whew!

Thanks for visiting with me this week! Have a wonderful weekend:)