Monday, January 27, 2014

Zva Creative January DT Blog Hop

Happy New Year to you! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our January blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off the new year and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
In creating this project, I used some of Zva's New Release product. 
To create the bouquet, I bunched the rose buds together with the stems still attached. I adhered them together using a small piece of clear tape, then added the bow! How perfect with Valentines day approaching so quickly!!

Other supplies:
Xyron Mega Runner
Core-dinations LOVE AMOUR cardstock, by Teresa Collins
Bazzill card stock,black
May Arts Ribons
Glitter glue, sanding block, hot glue gun

And as a bonus— today’s hop is EXTRA special because you will get to see more of Zva’s newest products that were released at the Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow earlier this month!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blogBe sure head on over to check it out! 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.
Let’s kick off the hop with a beautiful layout by our French designer Carole Maurin.  
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, January 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 28th.
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, January 29th on Zva Creative’s Facebook pageWe will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page 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 us there!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is 
Nicole Martel. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on February 24th for our next Zva blog hop!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Guest designer for Spellbinders Blog

Good morning friends! Brrrr.... it sure is a cold one!!
For todays post, I get to share with you a project that I created for the Spellbinders blog!! This is the very first time I've had my own post on their blog! So I'm excited!!
Here is a little sneak peek of my project... for more, you're just going to have to hop on over to their blog!! :)

This project uses one of my FAVORITE die sets from the new release!! SHOOT!! It is called. LOVE all those arrows!!!
To see the entire project, with full instructions, please stop by the Spellbinders blog!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

December Projects ** For Zva Creative**

Good morning my friends!!
Ahhhhhh Happy New Year!! I know, it started 9 days ago! But not for me! Kids and Hubby went back to school on the 7th, so THAT is my Happy New Year! LOL!!

So I'm playing a bit of catch up! So much that I want to share with you on my blog!! Yesterday I shared 13 of my favorite projects for 2013!! That was fun, to go back thru and look at my art from the year.
Today, I'm sharing three projects that I created for Zva Creative for the month of December. I was not able to participate in the Zva Design Team Monthly blog hop, as I had no power. So I'll share them with you today!!
Going forward, future projects will be shared in separate posts, so that I can get you some details on how I created it!
Here we go!!

Supplies Used:
Spellbinders Paper Arts:
  • Grand Calibur Machine
  • Die Templates

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:
  • Creative Medium in Vintage
  • Goosebumps texture spray
  • Fireworks in Black
Other: Xyron Adhesive runner, Patterned paper (My Minds Eye, Glitz, Authentique), Cardstock, cardstock stickers, clear stickers, diecuts)

Supplies Used:
Spellbinders Paper Arts:
  • Grand Calibur Machine
  • Die Templates (Hexagons, Nested Lacey Pennants)

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
  • Memento Ink
Other Suppliles:
Xyron Mega Runner, My Minds Eye Patterned Paper, Corner Rounder, My Fun Stampers Journey stamp, Cardstock

Zva Creative:
Spellbinders Paper Arts:
  • Grand Calibur Machine
  • Stately Circles
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:
  • Memento Ink
Other Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers paper and cardstock butterfly, Stamp, cardstock, Xyron Mega Runner

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Stay tuned... lots more creativity to share with you coming up!!!
BTW, Did you know that Spellbinders is sharing their SNEAK PEEK this week??
Check it out here!!!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Top 13 projects of 2013

Here are just a few of my favorite creations from 2013. They are in no particular order.  Many have video, so please take some time and check out the ones that you have not had the chance to view!! I would LOVE to hear which were your favorites!!!!! I'm already into the swing of 2014 and am working on some fabulous creations!!! Can't wait to show you!!!

Created for Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy.
With Video
created for Julianna C. Hudgins Design Team
with Seed Beads (Full video)
Created for Spellbinders Platinum Blog Hop Party
With Video
Created for Spellbinders,
Published in Scrapbooking and Cards Today, Spring 2013
(Just realized I never shared this one on my blog! Stay tuned and I will in the coming weeks!)
Featured in Winter Spellbinders advertisement for Canadian Scrapbooker, Scrapbooking and Beyond, and Scrapbook and Cards Today. Full instructions can be found on  or on the Spellbinders website for Feature Gallery projects.
With video
With Video

With Video
Featured in Spellbinders Media Mixage idea book!
So there you have it!!!
Which one is your favorite?

What would you like to see more of in 2014?
Do you enjoy the video's? Do you rather lengthy full tutorials, or the quicker basic HOW TO video blogging posts?

I'd love to have your feedback!!
Until next time...
HAPPY 2014