Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 Graphic 45 Design Team!!!

Oh my word!!! I'm on the 2012 Graphic 45 Design Team!!! I can't believe it. I'm SO thrilled and excited to be back on my favourite manufacturer DT. I was on the DT back in 2009/2010 and have really fond memories of it. I can't wait to see what this new term brings.

Here's the list of all the talented scrappers who made it on the design team. Lots of familiar faces and friends on it. Congrats everyone!

1.  Denise Hahn - USA
2.  Sharon Ngoo - Singapore
3.  Nicole Eccles - USA
4.  Clare Charvill - UK
5.  Alberto Juárez Díaz - Spain
6.  Arlene Cuevas - USA
7.  Tara Orr - Canada
8.  Jim Hankins - USA
9.   Maiko Miwa - Japan
10.  Gloria Stengel - USA
11.  Susan Lui - Singapore
12.  Kristin Wilson - USA
13.  Jane Tregenza - Australia
14.  Roberto Cesar dos Santos - Brazil
15.  Laura Denison - USA

PaperMarket April Class - Spring is in the Air

For my class at PaperMarket this April I've designed three really lovely layouts.

If you love layers in your layout, fussy cutting and sweet spring colours of pale blue, pink and marigold, this class is for you. Create THREE lavishly layered layouts in a clean style using Webster’s Pages paper collections, lace trims, journaling cards, Prima flowers and more.

Learn to incorporate the softness of muslin and different trims into your layouts to create a soft elegant look. The class is called Spring is in the Air and the schedule is available here. I'll also be sending the layouts to PaperMarket at Raffles City and you can view them there.

Here are some sneaks of the layouts:

I look forward to seeing you in class.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zva March Blog Hop Winners Announced

We’d like to congratulate the FIVE participants who won a prize from our design team member’s blogs on March’s Blog Hop! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Carole Maurin
Christin Grønnslett
Jolanda Meurs
Robin Shakoor
Windy Robinson

One winner from each of the 5 blogs and one winner on Zva's blog will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Zva Creative March DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our March blog hop!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure to head on over to check it out! Leave a comment there for a chance to win an extra prize package just for visiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! 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 for pearls, flowers and crystals.  We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was will be sharing a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.  If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

Here's my Zva Creative project for this blog hop.

It's a lavishly layered 3-dimensional layout using Basic Grey's new Plumeria collection. There's corrugated cardboard, muslin and hand-crinkled seam binding tucked in between layers of Plumeria pattern paper. I've used a lovely clear crystal corner flourish (Zva CR-03CA-101) to accent the corner of my layout.

Some close-ups:

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!

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! 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 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 27th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 28th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Zva's blog as well. 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 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.

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 NEW blog and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's NEW blog. Your next stop is Nicole Martel. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 30th for our next Zva blog hop!

List of Supplies:

Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Plumeria collection
Stickers - Basic Grey Plumeria
Crystal - Zva Creative CR-03CA-101
Stamps - Tim Holtz, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found
Brad flowers - Bazzill Basics Paper Brad Jackets
Border punchers - Martha Stewart doily punch

All supplies listed above are available from PaperMarket.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Laine's Sale

Laine's Papeterie is moving out of Wheelock Place and is having a big sale on right now. Check out the details here: Laines Blog

I went...  and bought... lots. :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Birthday Wish

Elaine and the team from PaperMarket came back from CHA and handed me the gorgeous new Basic Grey Plumeria to create with and here's the first of the projects I created.

While most of the collection is made up of pale hues of lilac, orange and blue, they did have one sheet of a more intense purple and that's the one I went for. I created this shadowbox layout out of the patterned paper and softened the look with fabric details of muslin, hand-crinkled plum seam binding and lace.

Some close-ups:

Lots of layering and foam dots. The photo is edged with a beautiful lilac crystal flourish from Zva Creative.

I have quite a few birthday wishes this year. :)

Thanks for dropping by and for your well wishes on my Graphic 45 audition. They're much appreciated. :)

List of Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Plumeria (Wild Grape Bistro, Zig, Velvet Bloom, Budding Lavendar)
Alphas - Basic Grey Chipboard Shapes and Alphas
Crystal - Zva Creative CRB-04CB-116

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Graphic 45 Top 30 Finalist

Yes! I made it to the top 30 finalists list for Graphic 45's 2012 DT Call.

I got an excited SMS from Sharon last night asking me to check the Graphic 45 blog. I did and look! Both our names are on it! Good luck Sharon!

Right now I'm trying to decide if I should mail in my projects or do a video. Any suggestions? Wish me luck!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Follow Your Heart

A layout using My Mind's Eye new Follow Your Heart Be Happy collection. I like the pale colours on this collection and the bird and floral motifs. I also found some doilies at home which matched the doily on the patterned paper perfectly. :)

Some close-ups:

Flowers, leaves and pink crystal flourish from Zva Creative, sitting atop some hexagon prints and a doily.

Thanks for dropping by.

List of Materials:
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy Honey Pink, Follow and Never Forget.
Chipboard - My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy
Crystals - Zva Creative CR-03CA-118
Flowers - Zva Creative Dusky Pink FL-04CA-128, 3D bulk flowers in pink and red
Leaves - Zva Creative FL-04CA-111, FL-04CA-112