Happy New Year to you!  Zva Creative and our talented NEW 2013 Design Team welcome you to our December blog hop where we officially welcome our new team members to our monthly hops!  We are very excited about this year's team and are sure that you will be inspired by and love their work.  Are you ready to hop along and get to know them better?

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog!  Be 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 of 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.

Here is the project I created to share with you today!
For this layout I used papers from Pion Design called Grandma's School Book.
This chipboard corner flourish, as well as the other chipboard elements on this layout, are manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  I added Zva Creative pearls to embellish this piece.
Zva flourishes are lovely accents when layered on top of other elements.  This pearl flourish is one of my favorites!  I cut it apart and placed each piece in various spots.
The little flowers were handmade using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Dies.

The title and chipboard nameplate are also made by The Dusty Attic.  I adhered the mini words to the nameplate and embellished the nameplate with pearls and eyelets.
This adorable 'Flutter' flourish is in the shape of a butterfly and complements the butterflies on the background paper.
I hand-stitched butterfly trails using embroidery floss.

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, December 31st, and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 1st.

***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.  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.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 2nd on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner,but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog 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 already do!

 The blog hop begins at Zva Creative's blog
Your next stop is TARA'S BLOG
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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
























**Products in RED can be purchased in my SHOP.**
Paper:
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Blue Wings
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Swing to the Clouds
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Cut Out Sheet
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Daisy
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - School Book
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Corner Flourish #1 DA0628 

The Dusty Attic: Mini Words #2 DA0476
The Dusty Attic: Name Plates #5 DA0609
The Dusty Attic: Leafy Flourish DA0759
     
Pearls:
Zva Creative: CRB-04CA-149 (Flutter - White Pearl)
Zva Creative: CRB-04CB-108 (Triumph - White Pearl)
Zva Creative: PEW-03CA-108 (Basic Lines Pearl - Soft Blue)
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Paint:
Folk Art: Dove Gray
Folk Art: Warm White
Punches:
Martha Stewart: Flourish Lace
Dies:
Spellbinders: Romantic Rectangles
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Sketch:
scrapfriends.com.au