Monday, February 24, 2014

Zva Creative February DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our February blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
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.

For this months hop, I wanted to create something a bit different. So, I used some canvas tags from Canvas Corp, covered them in gesso, moulding paste, Imagine Crafts sprays and inks... Zva blooms and bling... and i LOVE the outcome!! What do you think?? This is a little mini book... the inside is not yet finished, so I'll have to show you that another time! but I LOVE the effect the BLING has, don't you??

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, February 24th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 25th.
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way 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 one 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, February 26th 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 
Jolanda Meurs. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 31st for our next Zva blog hop!
 Blog Hop Order
Zva links to Tina McDonald
Tina links to Jolanda Meurs
Jolanda links to Nicole Martel
Nicole links to Gine Silveira 
Gine links to Anna Zaprzelska
Anna Zaprzelska links to Carole Maurin
Carole links to Irene Tan
Irene links to Windy  Robinson

Thanks for stopping by!! 
Until next time...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Imagine Crafts Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial

Hey all!! Thanks for stopping by!! Today is my day to share a video tutorial on the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko blog!!! i have created a mixed media scrapbook page... using a bunch of fabulous products, including the new Radiant Neon inks!!! THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN!!!

Here is a little sneak peek... to see the rest of the project AND the how to video, you'll have to drop by the Imagine Crafts Blog!!

Can't wait to hear what you think of it!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until Next time...
Happy Creating!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spellbinders Guest Blogger: Blooming Thank you card set

Good morning friends!
Today I have the honour of being featured on Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog as a guest designer once again!
This week, the theme is "THANK YOU CARDS" and I have created a set of 2 for you!!
Take a hop over to the Spellbinders Blog to see step my step instructions and the full images!!
These cards use some GORGEOUS Bling from Zva Creative, as well as my new favourite die from Spellbinders ... Blooms Three!!
So... what'cha waiting' for!!?? Hop on over and check out todays post!!
And as always, I so appreciate you!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Elegant Heart flourish card: For Zva Creative

Hello friends! Today I have an elegant card to sure with you that I created for Zva Creative! It's beautiful colour scheme are perfect for this week... with Valentines day just around the corner!!

This is very simple to create using the Spellbinders Bracket Borderabilities and the  Swirl Heart (insert only).
I dimply Embellished using some gorgeous bling from Zva Creative!!

So, it's short and sweet today!!!
Thanks for stopping by! And HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!
Until next time..
Happy Creating!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Simply Beautiful , Zva Creative Scrapbook Page

Hello all!! Happy Monday!
Today I have a mixed media scrapbook page to share with you. I had SO much fun creating all of the texture, depth and colour on the background!! I used a variety of mediums such as Gesso, Imagine Crafts Creative Medium, Goosebumps, Fireworks sprays, irRESISTibles, embossing powder and so much more!!
I still have some work to do to achieve the look I want for my mixed media backgrounds, but this one isn't too bad for a beginner... :) It's SO much fun too!!!

Zva Creative Products Used:
CRW-06CA-149 -Pink Floral centers
CRS-07CA-115 -Black Flourish
CRW-06CA-149 Black Flourish
Mini Roses: White
Mini Rose Buds: White, Pink

Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine, Standard Circles LG, Mystical Embrace,

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Goosebumps, Creative Medium, Embossing Powder (Gold, Black), Fireworks Sprays (Rose Bud, Angel Pink, London Fog), irRESISTibles (Grey Flannel) STAZ on (Jet Black), STAZ On Opaque (Cotton White)

Bo Bunny Isabella patterned paper
Fun Stampers Journey Hexagon Stamp
Xyron Mega Runner
Gesso, alpha letters, stickers, stencil

Here are a few close up shots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
until Next time...
Happy Creating!!!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Imagine Crafts: Artist in Residence Debut!

Hello Friends!! Today I have the awesome opportunity to share with you my very first blog post for IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko! I have created a video tutorial using Delicata in Silvery Shimmer!! It is a GORGEOUS new pigment ink that just was released at CHA!

This new ink is gorgeous on light as well as dark backgrounds! I decided to create a "love" themed project using black card stock.  Here is a sneak peek!!
Now, to see the entire project, you'll have to stop by the IMAGINE Crafts blog!! And i recreate this entire card ion my video!!
I'd LOVE to hear your feedback!!  And stay tuned... my second video will be posted on Feb 21st!! And it's a FUN and creative scrapbook page!!! But Shhhh... don't tell... it's a secret!! :)

So, until then,
Happy Creating!!!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Spellbinders 2014 W CHA Catalogue project: Die D-Lites

Good morning friends! Today I'm here to share with you a project that is featured in Spellbinders new  catalogue! Did you know you can view it online? Check it out here to see all of the AMAZING new releases!! Just click where it says "Download a free copy"!!
I had the opportunity to create some projects for this catalogue!! You can see this first one on page 35. My assignment colour was purple. Oh dear, i thought! NOT a huge fan of purple, but I took on the challenge! I was quite pleased with the results, if I do say so myself! I LOVED the dies I got to work with, and was able to create something that fit perfectly!! The Die D-Lites are probably some of my favourite dies to work with!!
Check it out!!
Turning Eleven

Aren't all those blooms beautiful!!!??? I cut them out using Core'dinations Kraft Core card stock, and sanded them! Love the effect!!
Here is a little walk thru video I created to help you see the creative journey I took in creating this page.

NOTE: I see now that I neglected to mention the SPRIGS set that I used in this project as well. See this die set here...

Thanks for watching!! I love to hear from you!
Until Next Time...
Happy Scrapping!!