Monday, April 25, 2011

Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

As you know, Zva offers so 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.  

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, 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 blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! 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 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, Apeil 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). 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, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.
So magical

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes 

Your next stop is here:  Windy Robinson

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April Zva Layouts

Hello everyone. I've been out of sorts with a cold for the past few days, but had to share my lastest Zva pages. I also have some sad news...well sad for me. I've stepped down from my  Zva Design Team spot. It was a wonderful 18 months and I will truly miss designing for this amazing company. But, I have some new and exciting things going on in my personal life that I won't have as much time as I would like to scrapbook. With that said, here our my last two projects for the team.

Those Cheeks

 I love the look of doilies,especially when they're misted. But, when they're wet they can tear very easily. I found if you peel two together and mist they're much easier to work with. Here I used Old Lace and Cafe Tattered Angel Glimmermist. 

 Buttons are the perfect embellishment on baby pages. Tying them off with thread is the perfect finishing touch. 

 Here is a close-up of Zva's new flowers. Pretty!Pretty!!

Best Buds

Here  I used LisaG's circle technique. Which you can find HERE in a video tutorial. It's one of my favorite things to do to a circle. 

 More of the new flowers!

Before I go, Monday the 25th is the Zva monthly Blog Hop! Hope to see you back :)

Thanks so stopping by!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Swirlydoos April Collection " Bella Volo"

It's reveal day at Swirlydoos. This month's kit, Bella Volo, features the lovely new paper collection from Bo Bunny. Krissy did an amazing job matching up every embellishment to coordinate perfectly with theses papers.

Dare to Dream

For this chipboard piece I painted it white then stamped with the Prima script stamp. Afterwards, I added some crackle.   

Well, I finally broke down and bought a sewing machine. I love the look of stitching on a page. But, I hate sewing!!!! My mom taught my girls how to use a machine, I figured it they can do it so can I. Clea, my 11 year old daughter, taught me how to...what the sayings...load the thread..yikes! She told me what a bobbin is and what to do with it. She was an awesome teacher. Now, I love it!!!

Just Be

For this DA peice, I painted it brown then added a mint color here and there. When it was a tad dry I brushed some bronze perefect pearls.

Just Peachy

The tech kit came with lots of yummy DA!!! For the hinges I just painted them white. I used the Zva pearl strips as a frame.

Being Cute
Oh my Delilah!! Her famous head tilt when she has the camera pointed at her.

 Okay, so, I'm still practicing on my!!

This page is based on the exclusive Swirlydoos Sketch

 Please stop by the Swirlydoos Kit Section in the store to get your Bella Volo Kit. This is one you don't want to miss.

One more thing before I sign off...
Swirlydoos has teamed up with Dusty Attic to bring you

The Chipboard Palooza Contest

For more details and how to enter please visit the CONTEST PAGE

 Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!!! I appreciate each and every visit and comment!!