Monday, April 30, 2012

Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our April Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us and hope you enjoy all that we have to share with you along the way!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative’s NEW 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 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!
*** Prizes***
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, April 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 1st.  
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 2nd on each of the five winning blogs. The full list 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 on Zva's blog  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.

**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  Robin Shakoor. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter Friends!

Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.  ~Albert Laighton

Image from The Graphics Fairy

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Grooving with Go-to Gals

Hello everyone!

I'm up on the Paper Crafts Connection blog today with a chat on making last minute Easter cards. Here a little sneak of what I'm sharing there...
If you have time to visit and leave me a comment there you could win some goodies from the Hello Spring collection by Doodlebug Design and the Classic Bracket Edgeabilities® by Spellbinders™.
  See you there!

Monday, April 02, 2012

A Sweet Goodbye

Hello! I hope you are all having a great week!!

I'm here today to share my final project that I created for GCD Studios as one of their design team members. GCD was the first manufacturer that I had the privilege to design for... they were also the first folks that invited me to CHA (and what a great time we had... that Heidi Sonboul is one fun... and super kind girl).  I am grateful that I've had the chance to get to know GCD better and will always have a fond spot in my heart  for the time that I've spent with them.

So here it is (but no worries if you are a fan, I still use their papers, as I LOVE every bit of their newest release)...
Labels and Tags, Heirloom and Navy Flora patterned paper from Splendor Collection

A quick and easy way to add interest to a project is by adding dimension though layers. On this card I've created fussy cut four different elements from the paper and layered them on the card base with foam tape. 
I also applied ink on each edge layer for added interest. A few crystals and twine and this simple card can be re-created in just minutes. 

Well before I sign off on behalf of GCD Studios I wanted to let you know that they are now launching an ezine to show off their products and the wonderful work of the new (and very talented) design team. 

If you'd like to check it out... here's the link:

Take care!