Monday, September 26, 2011

Zva Creative September 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, September 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 27th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 28th 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 Wednesday...plus, 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 post...you 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 layout. It's a photo of my daughter with one of the horses at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the UK, a lovely little Victorian setting the school visited over summer.

The layout is clean with quite a bit of white space, because I wanted to highlight the brick-wall background which I had extended from the brick-wall stable in the photo.



The photo is framed using an ornate frame from Dusty Attic and the title is in a matching Tim Holtz ornate frame.



The main embellishment cluster here was created using a collection of blue flowers and crystals from Zva Creative. I think I must have used at least 7 different flowers and leaves from Zva on the cluster. :) Tucked amongst the flowers are fussy cut images from the Glitz patterned paper, Zva leaves, a Tim Holtz metallic frame and a stamped image of some birds on a branch.


The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us.




List of Materials:
Patterned Paper: Glitz Design Dance in the Sunshine Damask Paper, Vintage Blue Motif and Floral Papers;
Clear Stamp: Glitz Design
Chipboard: Dusty Attic
Metal Embellishment & Title: Tim Holtz
Flowers: Zva Creative FL-04CA-125, FL-04CA-133, FL-04CA-131 plus a variety of bulk flowers
Leaves: Zva Creative
Pearls: Zva Creative pearl swirl PES-02CB-105

41 comments:

Margie said...

What a gorgeous layout!! I love all of the little details!!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

What a precious layout once again,love the distressing and the amazing flower work!!

Dana D. said...

Wow. Just beautiful. The colors are stunning.

Guiseppa said...

I love the dimension and design of this. Fabulous use of the Zva!

Margie said...

I tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/#!/margievis

Margie said...

I posted to FB here:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1429647123

Vicky Alberto said...

amazing masking and what a stunning layout

Marlene said...

Great layout and wonderful frame!

JJ Sobey said...

love the combination of these with the chipboard. beautiful page!

sutty said...

Beautiful - love all the layers and spritzing and chipboard - gorgeous.

Romy said...

Oh wow, this is so wonderful! I love the pops of dark blue against the natural brick background!

BabyBokChoy said...

Gorgeous layout, lovely details and layers!

steph said...

This is absolutely stunning.

María Castillo said...

Love this blue layout and the flower work is gorgeous!

Jan Garber said...

How creative with the brick pattern! Love it! Beautiful page!

Denise said...

Gorgeous layout! I love all the details you added! Great colors too.
DeniseB

JAVAGIRL said...

You designers are totally the best.. I'm so in love with this bling I can't get enough of it....
Beautiful card.
This is magical

Paper Smooches said...

Your page is BEAUTIFUL Susan :)

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous projecd. Thanks for sharing.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I LOVE TO DO THIS HOP EACH MONTH.
I am a big bling fan
Zva makes the best.
Great Design Team reveal each month
Thanks for sharing the great ideas

Isha said...

Gorgeous project. Love the colors and those flowers. TFS.

Carole said...

gorgeous layout - love the textures

Jan said...

Love the embellishments and the whole layout.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful work!

Sue Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

alwayscharlie said...

Beautiful page! I love the brick background and those flowers around your frame.

Denay said...

Love the colors of this lo and the gems and flowers are awesome.

Romaine said...

My girl would LOVE this layout with the horse AND beautiful blue flowers and jewels!

Diana said...

Beautiful page layout.

karenelr said...

Oh, I love the brick motif! The flowers are gorgeous--no doubt!

IrisGoddess said...

Oh my goodness. That's such a pretty layout! I love the colors!!

bethann said...

so beautiful. love the flowers and the details are so perfect

April said...

This is breathtaking!!
- April W

Silvia Mendoza said...

Gorgeous layouts. I love the window chipboard you use to frame the photo.

Silvia Mendoza said...

My lss already carries ZVA products.

Martine said...

Very, very nice!!! I love the colours! Greetings, Martine

Tamalene Nelson said...

So many details. Your brick wall turned out great.

Tamalene Nelson said...

Called my local Archiever's Store they haven't heard of you guys. It would be nice if you could get in there.

disneylisa said...

Ohh, those shades of blue are fabulous.

Tamalene Nelson said...

Posted on FB.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the flowers and the brick wall background.