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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

Hello my crafty friends!  It has been a little while since my last post because I have not been feeling well.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  I can't believe this year is nearly over!
Today I have a layout to share that I made using Pion Design's For Mother collection.
All of the incredible pearls on this layout are made by Zva Creative.  The chipboard bracket is made by The Dusty Attic.
The little grey flowers are made from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies. 
The large white flower is also made by Zva Creative.  I love the 'tattered' look of this beautiful flower!
The metal leaf charms were purchased from Handmade Halo.  They are perfect for accenting floral clusters.
I tucked crinkled seam binding in between my floral cluster.  You can purchase this seam binding (and many other colors) at Stamp Anna Designs.
The chipboard vine was cut into several pieces in order to frame my photo.  The Dusty Attic Vine Corner and Mini Words can be purchased in my store.

That's all for today!  I have more to share with you soon!  
Much love & hugs...
xoxo
























**Products in RED can be purchased in my SHOP.**
Paper:
Pion Design: For Mother - Blue Pansy 

Pion Design: For Mother - Blue Porcelain
Pion Design: For Mother - Doily 

Pion Design: For Mother - Dresses
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Bracket Frame Set DA0326
The Dusty Attic: Vine Corner DA0753
The Dusty Attic: Mini Words #2 DA0476

Flowers:
Zva Creative: FL-04CA-124 (3" Dual-Frosty Flowers - White)        
Pearls:
Zva Creative: CRB-05CA-138 (Harmony - White Pearl)
Zva Creative: CRW-04CB-136 (Dots Pearl - White)
Zva Creative: PEW-02CB (Symmetrical Flourishes - White)
Metal Embellishments:
Handmade Halo: Metal Charms         
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle 

Color:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cadbury Milk Chocolate
Paint:
Ranger: Eggplant
Folk Art: Midnight
Folk Art: Dove Gray
Medium:
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Punches:
Martha Stewart Crafts: Flourish Lace
Fiskars: Apron Lace
Dies:
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Other:
Stamp Anna Designs: Crinkled Seam Binding
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Sketch:
Lydell Quin

Hi everyone!  This is a layout I made using another one of Lydell Quin's sketches.  I believe she created this sketch for Helmar.  I love her sketches... they really bring out my creativity!
For this layout, I used paper, canvas and burlap by Canvas Corp.  I suppose I was in a 'krafty' mood when I made this!  LOL
The title is a chipboard element made by The Dusty Attic.  I just inked it with Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.  The photo is of my hubby and I on our wedding day in 2010.
Beneath the photos, there are layers of goodies such as paper, canvas, burlap and chipboard chicken wire.
How gorgeous are these metal charms?!  You can find them at Handmade Halo along with LOTS of other embellies!  The little kraft flowers are handmade from Bitty Blossoms dies.  I love these dies because I never have a problem finding matching flowers for my projects b/c I can make them from coordinating paper.  I still have a few of these die sets in my store.
... manila tags with hemp cord...
... and a stitched & stapled heart... ouch!
I also tucked canvas under the edges of my background paper.  I love the soft texture of it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...
























**Products in RED can be purchased in my SHOP.**
Paper:
Canvas Corp: Black & Kraft Live Love Laugh
Basic Grey: Basics - Bulletin
Basic Grey: Basics - Ballot
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Memories DA0038
The Dusty Attic: Chicken Wire Panel DA0177
Metal Embellishments:
Handmade Halo: Metal Charms
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Dies:
Spellbinders: Classic Hearts SM
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Other:
Canvas Corp: Burlap Sheet
Canvas Corp: Canvas Sheet
Masking Tape
Manila Tags
Muslin
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Sketch:
Lydell Quin




Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the reveal of the first of three of Donna Salazar's new winter releases!!  I love the versatility of these papers.
 12x12 Pad

6x6 Pad 
 Blue Damask (front)

 Blue Damask (back)























Fun Clouds (front)

 Fun Clouds (Back)























Fun Scallop (front)

 Fun Scallop (back)

 Funky Cards (front)

 Funky Cards (back)
 Funky Dots (front)

 Funky Dots (back)

Funky Flourish (front)

 Funky Flourish (back)

Funky Swirl (front)

 Funky Swirl (back)

Funky Tie (front)

 Funky Tie (back)

Paper Dolls (front)

 Paper Dolls (back)
Recycle (front)
 Recycle (back)
This Way (front) 
 This Way (back)
























Yellow Polkas (front)






















Image Sheet from the 12x12 pad
The image sheets will be in the paper pads. They are laminated so they will be easy and inexpensive embellishments but they will have a little more to them.











  • I have decided to step down from all Design Teams to spend more time with my family. I do occasionally create so keep an eye out!






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