Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Zva Blog Hop Winners Announced

We'd like to congratulate the following FIVE ladies who won a prize from our design team member’s blogs on February’s Blog Hop! Their names will be found on the following blogs:
One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: SRM Stickers

Happy Wednesday! And this is another special day here on the blog because its Go-to Gal challenge time!

On the last 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. Kind of 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 sharing some 
projects using SRM Stickers. I'm a huge fan of their Fancy Sentiments collection of stickers because they perfectly suit my classy & elegant style. Here are a few of my favorite sheets:

Just gorgeous! Here is my card using the "Many Thanks" sticker from above:

So now its time to check out the other Go-to Gal's blogs! Stop by and say hi to BetsyJenniferJulieKim & Teri

Oh... and have you checked out the celebrations on Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World for this beauty? 

No? Well stop by and be amazed (or win a copy for yourself).

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Products: sentiment sticker (SRM Stickers) patterned paper (Papertrey Ink, Lily Bee); pearls (Zva Creative); ribbon (Offray), flower (Precocious Paper on etsy); kraft (Papertrey Ink).

Monday, February 27, 2012

Zva Creative February DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our February Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us today today!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative’s NEW blog! Be sure head on over if you’d like to start from the top of the hop. 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 asked to share 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.
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, February 27th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 28th. 

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 29th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list of where our winners will be posted will be found on Zva’s blog as well. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday... plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there.

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 Facebook or “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.
* Comment to let us know that your “liked” our new page on Facebook or that you have started following Zva on Twitter.

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s NEW blog. Your next stop is the wonderful Carole Maurin. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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

Products: Sweet Peach Blossoms and Orange Enchanting Flourish (Zva Creative), Sentiment sticker (Anna Griffin), S4-161 Labels One Die Template (Spellbinders Paper Arts), Fabrications patterned paper (Teresa Collins).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Beautiful Blooms

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Life is just trucking along here! Last night we went to a 7th birthday party for my oldest daughter's best friend, and I thought... holy cow... it was just yesterday that I was holder her in my arms... right? But no, in fact they are now loosing all of their teeth and looking/acting like big kids. There's just no more baby left in them. It makes me sad, but also joyful because they are happy, independent kids who starting to explore and figure out life and people in a different way than as young children. I'm so thankful everyday to be a mom and get to learn about life right along with them.

So I stopped in today to share a card that I created using some of Zva Creative's new releases. You can find all of the product details over on Zva's new blog HERE if you are interested. Also, if you haven't had a chance to check out our new blog, please do... we update it weekly and if you like bling and flowers you won't be disappointed... our design team is crazy talented and make the most inspiring and delicious projects:)

Have a wonderful Thursday! 

Other products: kraft & cream (Bazzill Basics), patterned paper (Papertrey Ink & lily bee), die template (Spellbinders).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Roses are red,
Violets are blue, 
Candy is sweet, 
and I like you! 
(can you tell I have a 6 year old in the house?)

Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Trends from CHA

Hi all! Today I'm talking likes and trends from CHA over at Moxie Fab World. If you want to see the top 5 products that wowed me, head on over and take a look.

CHA is such a fun show to go to... I mean there is some serious talent and work that goes into all of the products that are made available to us throughout the year. We are so lucky that there are so many gorgeous things out there to inspire us to make beautiful memory projects, gifts and cards for our loved ones.

Over at Moxie Fab World, I got to share my 5 product picks form the show along with a project made from one of them. Here at my blog I'd like share a few of trends that piqued my interest & share a couple other projects incorporating one of those trends.

First up, I saw those little iconic female & male figures (you know... kind of like the restroom people) popping up everywhere.

Wood Veneer Pieces by Studio Calico
 Together 12x12 paper from Celebrate collection by Authentique
12 x12 Fundamental Cardstock Stickers from Fabulous collection by Simple Stories
Cute...huh? I love them, just trying to wrap my brain around how to make a classy card with them... however, I can envision some fun uses for scrapbooks & mini albums.

And strawberries... so cute and can be found in some really darling collections. Strawberry picking season is just a few months away here & with all of that great product hitting the stores, I might just get last year's photos scrapped before I have more. I can also see some really clever packaging or tags for anything I might can from my strawberry picking.

 Pretty Party collection by Crate Paper
Strawberry Jam from Country Charm collection by GCD Studio
Fun stuff, don't you think?

Ok, well its getting late so lastly I'd like to share a few links to some lovely Asian inspired collections.  From Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection to My Little Shoebox's Aiko collection to Anna Griffin's Honoka collection... regardless of your style you are sure to find something you like if this trend is of interest to you.

I'll leave you with a couple cards that I've made with Ann Griffin's Honoka collection. As a classy girl, I just dig this collection. What I love most is that it is unique...  and the navy and the foiled papers are pretty fab too. The whole thing pretty much inspires me:)

So what trends have you seen out on the web or at CHA that have you inspired?

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

January Zva Blog Hop Winners Announced

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE January Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Windy Robinson -- HERE! Yeah! Congratulations  Kathy Martin! You are my blog's winner:)

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Kathy please email me at with your shipping information! 

Here's a little more new Zva product inspiration to leave you with today. 

Thanks for stopping back!

Products: All flowers and crystals on card are by Zva Creative. Patterned paper and sentiment sticker by Anna Griffin.