Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cutie Pie

Here's another layout of the newest addition to our family.

Look at that cute face. Aaawwww! :)

I found some Basic Grey Max & Whiskers paper in my stash, which is surprising because we've never had any puppies before this. Hhhmm... I must have bought it in expectation of a puppy in our future. :D

The papers are perfect for doggie layouts.

I accentuated the layout with some crystal swirls and felt flowers from Zva Creative in complementary shades of ochre and chocolate.

Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Max & Whiskers
Flowers - Zva Creative felt flowers
Crystals - Zva Creative (PEB-03CB-114)
Alphas - Basic Grey
Journalling stickers - Basic Grey

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March Zva Blog Hop Winners

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE March Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Lou Collins
Camilla Ekman
Angelica Franssen
Windy Robinson
Gail Lindner 

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Zva Creative March 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, March 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 29th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 30th 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.

This month, I'm featuring yellows and browns and here's my Zva layout - Welcome to the Family:

It's a layout of the newest addition to our family, the cutest little puppy. :) He's a little bundle of energy and SO adorable. :)

I used Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection on the layout. I tore out a frame from the centre of the patterned paper, scrunching up the edges as I did so.

I adorned the corner of the layout with a beautiful new flower from Zva Creative along with a lovely butterfly crystal swirl.

On the opposite corner, lots of butterflies, hand-crinkled seam binding, distressed edges, and another Zva flower.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Gail Lindner

Thank you so much for joining us.

List of Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
Ephemera - Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
Flowers - Zva Creative (FL-04CA-106) and bulk flowers
Crystal - Zva Creative butterfly crystal (CRB-03CB-110)
Alphas - Alphabites (American Crafts Thickers exclusively for PaperMarket), Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers
Cardstock - Bazzil Basics
Seam binding - hand-dyed using My Tattered Angels glimmer mists

Super class deals at Laines & PaperMarket

Did you see this?

What a great promotion. Makes me want to check out the classes too. Oh, and while you're checking out the classes take a look at mine too. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Treasure Box Class at Laines & PaperMarket

Hey hey hey! Guess what? I'm very excited to say that I'll be teaching at Laines Papeterie and PaperMarket next month :) I've come up with what I think is a fun class using some of my favourite manufacturers. This is a sneak of what I'll be teaching:

It's a romantic treasure box created on canvas, embellished with lots of pretty bird and butterfly details and some of my favourite new Prima vines, flowers, lace and bloomers from CHA. We'll be playing with glimmer mists from My Tattered Angels and I've sourced some beautiful vintagey metal embellishments as well.

And because it's my first class, I went a little overboard, because when you open up the treasure box, you'll find a coordinated mini album inside. How cool is that? You'll learn to create a treasure box AND a mini album. Perfect for your favourite photos. :)

I'm delivering the sample to the PaperMarket today so you can take a look there. In the meantime here are some photos:

 Don't you love the bird nestled among the Prima goodies?

I love that vintage-looking key with the ornate details.

Look at this mini album with all the birds and butterflies inside. The papers are just so pretty! :)

Do check out the class schedule at Laines and PaperMarket and join me, won't you? If you have any questions, do drop me a comment. I'd love to hear from you. :)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Tag - Enjoy The Journey

Here's a tag I created for Tattered Angels.

I was shopping along some old shops one day and found this old discoloured cotton doily coaster which was definitely worse for wear. I decided to give it a bright makeover with Sunflower mist. Aah... much chirpier. :)

I then used the doily to make a tag, on which I'd stamped my new Tim Holtz bird cage stamp as well as my favourite 'Enjoy The Journey' stamp.

See that little metal bicycle embellishment? Cute eh?

Thanks for dropping by. I've been so busy the last week I haven't had much time to scrap. I really have to get down to it now with the couple of hours of free time I have.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Zva Creative new releases

Look at what came for me in the mail yesterday.

Lots of new flowers and bling from Zva Creative. The flowers are bigger and prettier, and such a perfect complement to the smaller ones from last season. And do you see those butterfly blings? Can't wait to create with them. :) Watch out for them at your LSS. And for a chance to win some Zva goodies at our next monthly Zva Creative DT Blog Hop coming real soon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So Sweet

Have you seen the new My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose collection? It's really pretty, and depending on which papers you use, you get a totally different feel to your layout.

On this layout for PaperMarket, I went with a paler palette of subdued orange and grey-blue.

Some close-ups:

I used the transparency frame to frame the photos and titles and scattered butterflies here, there and everywhere in keeping with a sweet garden theme.

All embellishments, frames and brads are from MME.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

MME Products used:
Stella & Rose Mabel "Play" Silly Stripe Paper
Stella & Rose Mabel "Play" Damask Paper
Stella & Rose Mabel "Joy" Layered Stickers
Stella & Rose Mabel "Love" Decorative Brads
Stella & Rose Mabel "Love" Label Stickers
Stella & Rose Mabel "Joy" Frame
Stella & Rose Mabel "So Sweet" Title

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mini Album

Remember the treasure box I created for Tattered Angels. Housed inside that treasure box is a little coordinated mini album.

I misted the lace in a lovely shade of blue to match my Prima patterned papers and the treasure box. The seam binding was misted in variegated shades of pink then hand-crinkled for that vintage look.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Have you seen this scraplifting challenge site, It's based in Russia and every two weeks, they invite a designer to share a layout or project with them and their readers get to scraplift it and a chance to win a prize.

I'm the featured designer this week and the design team and readers are scraplifting this layout:

You should take a look at the wonderful creations the design team came up with. I can't wait to see readers' take on the layout.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Treasure Box

Here's a romantic treasure box I created for Tattered Angels.

I used Prima's new Madeline collection on the box plus lots of new Prima flowers and lace. I misted the canvas in shades of Trunk Bay and Bahama Blue, and the trims in Old Lace. I also misted the Prima fabric flowers with Dazzling Diamonds, my go-to mist for adding glimmer to flowers.

One of my favourite things to do with mists is to customize my own crinkled seam binding in shades to match my projects. Here I custom-coloured the seam binding in variegated shades of pink and green.

Nestled among the Prima blossoms is a little cameo. And don't you like that little heart-shape brass key? :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Featured on Two Peas!

Look what I woke up to this morning. :)

My "Family" acrylic project was featured on Two Peas In A Bucket!

I created the layout on acrylic which I stamped with my favourite butterfly stamp from Tattered Angels. The lovely flowers and butterfly crystal swirl are from Zva Creative.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Family Mini Album

I made a mini album over the weekend. I got started on it late at night and finished it several hours later in the wee hours of the morning. If you know me, I don't make many mini albums, so for me to finish one (complete with photos) in a few hours is an achievement. :)

Here's a peek of the inside pages. I'm not sharing the pages because the album's a gift. :)

I used my newly-purchased Bo Bunny Timepiece paper and embellishments and some new metal findings. The lovely black crystal flourish is from Zva Creative (CR-02CA-119).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

February Zva Blog Hop Winners

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE February Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Teri Anderson
Jillian Deiling Cassity
Carole Maurin
Jolanda Meurs
Susan Lui

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Now for the winner from my blog......

Nicole, please email me at sueluv2scrap at with your address so we can send your Zva goodies to you. And drop me a comment in this post to let me know you've read this. Congrats again. :)