Monday, February 28, 2011

Zva Creative February 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!

There is now an added twist to our blog hops, YAY!  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, February 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 1st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 2nd 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.

The color I was to work with was fav color :)

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes Blog

Your next stop is here:

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us


Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hello again friends! Another quick post today featuring Zva Creative flourishes and blooms. I swear there's not enough hours in a day.
This is my dd when she was just six weeks old. Now she's 2 and talking up a storm! I showed her this page and she said, "Look Mommy! That baby is me! So cute!". Lol...I love her to death!

Sweet baby

 Here is a close-up of the leafy vines. I used two to "hang" down the side of the page.

 You can find these butterflies along with plenty of other styles at MY ETSY SHOP. If you have a minute take peek please :)

Zva Creative will be hosting their monthly blog hop on Feb. 28. Be sure to pop back in for details.
Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Daddy's Girl **ZVA CREATIVE**

Hello fellow bloggers! Just a quick post today using Zva Creative Blooms and Flourishes.
This is my hubby and our little girl. The title says it all. She's a total Daddy's Girl. It's so adorable how she has him wrapped around her little!!

 I made a  pocket for a pull-out tag. The tag has a little note that Michael wrote to Delilah. 

The black crystal flourishes on the right side of the page, come with the butterfly attached. I just clip the butterfly off to use on the empty space on the left.

Zva has these gorgeous little roses in array of colors. But, if you were at CHA you'd know that Zva is coming out with some new flower designs. Stay tuned!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Reveal Day at Swirlydoos *Things Remembered*

It's that time again!! Reveal for the February Kit, "Things Remembered", from Swirlydoos. Although it's a few days late, it's totally worth the wait!! This kit is bursting with beautiful pattern papers from TPC Studio and coordinating embellishment. Perfect for your heritage pictures or even your everyday photos!!

The Best of Times
Here are my girls back in 2004. Nefferteari was 5 and Cleapatra was 4. This was the age were I was constantly asked if they were twins. Now that they are older you can see the age difference. I'm so glad that I don't have to answer that question!

 Here are some close-ups. I used the corner punched technique on a circle. I cut the circle in half and place each piece on opposite sides if the page.

I used two items from the Embellishment Add-on. The peach flowers and the Metal plaques.

This page is based on the Exclusive Sketch. Our very own Robin use the sketch on several of her pages. But, she flip, flopped and reversed to get a different look each time. Check out the forums or the gallery to see her pages.

I used some flowers from a past kit and some butterflies from my Etsy.

Just a close-up of the distressing.

This is a photo of my father's mother and sister. I have to say that this page look so much better in person. The camera couldn't capture the softness of the layout.The colors of the close-ups are more like the real page. Anyways, I wanted the pattern paper to be a bit lighter. So, to give it a "Ghosted" effect, I took a Brilliance white stamp pad and swiped it all over the paper.

I used the little pearl dangle to make a charm for the stick pin.

 I added some Diamond Dust and Stickled to the petal edges.

This is a picture of my mom holding me not to long ago..hehehee!!! Yeah right, you can totally see 70's written all over the pictures. LATE 70's that! I did a lot of wet distressing here.

 I used the rub-on that came in the Embellie Add-on on a treated DA chippie.

Just a close-up of the wet distressing. We have a tutorial on how to get this effect in the Tutorial section.

Be sure to get your "Things Remembered" Kit in the SWIRLYDOOS Store

Here is a surprise from Mr. Swirlydoos himself. A special Spotlight kit put together for all you romantics. Also in the Swirlydoos Store!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are always so sweet and taken to heart!!

You know, I just want to take a minute to mention how wonderful the Swirly Forums are. Not because of the tutorials or tips(well, that too :) ). But because of all the Swirly Sisters. We REALLY are like a family. We share and we're there for each other. We treat each other so kindly and welcome new comers with open arms. If you are looking for a loving community you really should stop by and introduce yourself. Trust me, you'll be happy you did!!!