Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

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

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

The winner from my blog is:

Congrats Luz! Drop me an email at sueluv2scrap @ with your name and address so we can send you your Zva prize. And do comment back here to let me know you've read this post. Thanks and congrats again. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Zva Creative August DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!  We thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  See details below.

The summer trade show was in July, which means brand new Zva Creative products.  So please keep an eye out for them at your local craft stores.

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, August 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 3oth and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 31st 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.

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

Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes!  That's technically OVER 50 chances :)

Here's my Zva Creative layout:

I went for a monochromatic look with My Mind's Eye's Breeze collection, keeping the lines clean but still with lots of layering.

The clean dimensions are created using double-layered foam dots, layering cut-outs from My Mind's Eye patterned papers. I also found perfectly matching fabric fonts from my stash, in a complementary shade of aqua.

The lovely blue and clear crystal flourish from Zva Creative (CRB-04CB-106).

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Guiseppa Gubler

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us.

Materials used:
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Crystals - Zva Creative

Monday, August 22, 2011


We caught Wicked the Musical when we were in London recently and of course I had to scrap it using Graphic 45's The Magic of Oz papers.

I created a shadowbox from the patterned paper and layered the scenes three layers deep, for lots of depth and dimension.

I used a 13x13 inch piece of burlap as the base, because it reminded me of the scarecrow.

The layout's displayed at PaperMarket if you'd like to take a closer look.

Speaking of Graphic 45, Aimee and Diane will be in Singapore teaching a series of workshops this weekend. I'll be there of course. :) Can't wait for it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Basic Grey

My Basic Grey prize from Two Peas. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shabby Floral Card

Here's a vintage shabby card I created for My Tattered Angels.

The base of the card uses Bazzill Basics Paper’s Glazed Cardstock in Stripe White. I misted the glazed paper with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. The glazed stripes resisted the mists perfectly and I achieved this pretty pink striped background. 

For that vintage shabby look, I layered a doily print from Pink Paislee, a floral lace trim from Prima, some muslin and hand-crinkled seam binding from my stash, all topped off with a Prima flower and a filigreed metal butterfly.

The floral trim on the card is from Prima and was originally lilac. I misted this over with Chocolate Covered Cherries Glimmer Mist, resulting in a lovely vintagey brown-pink mix.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Class Preps


Prepping for the Grunge Mini Album class tonight. It's a full class. Last I heard the classes at Laines are almost full too. Thanks so much for your support everyone. I believe there are a few slots available at PaperMarket for Monday's class. If you're interested, do give them a call.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Together

This is one of my current favourites, a layout for Zva Creative using Webster's Pages' Let's Celebrate collection with lots of fabric - bloomers, trims, lace rosettes, muslin...

The bracket border is cut out and raised for a 3-dimensional shadowbox effect, and the layout is all gardenesque, with Zva flowers, leaves and crystal swirls, Webster's bloomers and trims, and more lace rosettes and muslin from my personal stash.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy National Day Singapore!

Singapore's celebrating its 46th National Day tomorrow. To all Singaporeans, Happy National Day!

Here are some stars I made for Laines Papeterie and PaperMarket to mark the celebrations.

Star 1 : Love, Wish, Dream - I used Graphic 45's Le Romantique papers on this star, cutting out details from the patterned paper and layered them using foam dots.

Star 2 : Enjoy The Journey - I created this star using papers from Graphic 45's Transatlantique collection, layering it with vintage lace, burlap and twine.

Star 3: Encourage Your Hopes - Here's another star using Graphic 45's Transatlantique papers, layered with burlap, washi tape and a manila tag. The stamps are from Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous.

Star 4: Domestic Goddess - This flirty star uses paper from Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess, layered with muslin, hand-crinkled seam binding and a Prima flower.

Star 5: It's The Little Things - This rustic fabric heart has burlap as its base, layered with muslin, a chipboard swirl from Maya Road, flowers from Prima Marketing, patterned paper and stamp from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Basic Grey Winner :)

My layout, Weaving In Some Potter Fun, won the Basic Grey Challenge at Two Peas. :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tattered Angels News

There's lots happening at Tattered Angels this month. We're having a giveaway on the TA Facebook page, so if you haven't signed up yet now's a great time to do it. We're also launching Tattered Tuesday Techniques, a webisode featuring tips and techniques on TA media. And August is the month for "Do You Know Your Mistables?" Check out the Tattered Angels blog for more information. :)