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!

Here are a couple more projects I did using Zva!

The Cutest Gardener

Zva Supplies Used:

Her Playground

Zva Supplies Used:

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 :)

Always Together in our Hearts

Zva Supplies Used:

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Jolanda Meurs

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Project with Pebbles Inc.

Today on the Pebbles Inc Blog Kryssi Ng and I are sharing some projects displaying what we did over the summer. Our family does a lot of camping. Most of our family outings are I have a lot of photos of us living in up in the great outdoors. Here is my project. I mostly used the Happy Go Lucky Collection on this layout because it gave my project that fun summer feel! Go check out the the Pebbles Blog to see Kryssi's project!

We Camp

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sketch #95 at Let's Capture these Sketches!

Sketch #95 is up and it was a fun one! See what the whole DT did here! Here is the fabulous sketch by Sue Sykes!

All Around Us Beauty

Monday, August 22, 2011

Samantha Walker Card using Untiy Stamps!

It is that time of year whether we like it or not....back to school! I know I have mixed feelings about it and so do my kids. We live in Wellsville Utah where are winters have been way too long. It only started warming up in July. We dealt with a lot of rain, wind and yes...snow in June. So, the kids and I have felt a little ripped off when it comes to summer. I think the only thing that is making me happy about the back to school thing is the fabulous scrappy stuff that comes out. I have a card here that I made using Samantha Walker's stamps from Unity...this one is the A-Z Coordinates. Love these school themed stamps.

Welcome Back

To learn more about Samantha Walker and what she does please visit:
Samantha's Facebook Page
Samantha's Blog

Friday, August 19, 2011

August Fancy Pants Projects!

Today I would like to share a couple of the projects I did this month. I am really in love with the new collections from Fancy Pants. Each new release just gets better and better. I am going to share a project using the Oct. 31st Collection and the Off to School Collection. These are a must have for your back to schooler and you Halloween projects!


Way to Go!

My other project appeared on the Fancy Pants Blog. To see, it head to their blog!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Creating Keepsakes Summer Fun & Travel

I had one of my layouts picked up for this issue and let me tell never gets old seeing your hard work published in top notch magazines. So fun! This layout is of our trip to California, going down Lombard Street.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fancy Pants Product Spotlight...Baby Mine Jouranling Embellishments

It is up on the Fancy Pants Blog today! I can only share a sneak with you. Kim has a fabulous layout on there as well. Here is your sneak!

Also, I would like to share last months blog project. I created this fun and cute explosion box! Here is how I did it!

So, step one is to gather all your supplies.

You will need:

Fancy Pants supplies:
Baby Mine: Adore patterned paper
Baby Mine: Precious patterned paper
Baby Mine: Little One patterned paper
Baby Mine: Peek-A-Boo patterned paper
Baby Mine: Rub-ons
Baby Mine: Design Embellishments
Baby Mine: Buttons
Baby Mine: Chipboard Banners
Beach Babe: Trim

Other supplies:
scoring tool
double sided tape
paper clips
corner rounder

Next, you want to take 3 of the sheets of patterned paper and cut them down to these measurements:
9x9 inches, 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches, 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Score each of these sheets of paper, on all four sides, as followers:
9x9 inch sheet you will score 3 inches from each side.
8 5/8 x 8 5/8 you will score 2 7/8 inches from each side
8 1/4 x 8 1/4 you will score 2 3/4 inches from each side.

Following the lines you scored, cut the corners off of all three pieces of patterned paper and then ink the edges.

Next you want to adhere all three pieces together, using the biggest piece on the bottom, then the smaller piece, then finishing with the smallest on the top. I used the double sided tape to adhered the pieces. Remember to only put the tape in the center square and you don't need tape on the back of your largest piece. The largest piece will be the outside of your box.

It should look like this when you have them all adhered together.

Now for the lid for your box. Take your last sheet of patterned paper and cut it down to 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Now score it 1 1/2 inch from all four edges.

Then you will need to score all four corners of your lid as shown in the picture below.

Fold all of your score lines inward to make the lid come together. You notice that it will naturally fold into a lid.

Next you want to adhere the folds together and by using paper clips, you can keep your lid from coming apart while it dries.

Oh looky ... now you have this cute explosion box!

Next you will want to decorate your cute explosion box. I chose to use the collection Baby Mine to make and decorate mine. As you can see in the pictures below, I added a little treat in the center of the box. Kind of fun ... don't ya think? Now, after the treat is gone, you have this cute box you can use for a mini album. I left spaces open for pictures and I also embellished some of the spaces for fun.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Scrapbook Trends Cards

Today...I have a couple of cards to share with you. These were in the July issue of Scrapbook Trends Cards.

Always Together

Thank You more. This is one of my projects I did for the American Crafts DT call. Sad that I didn't get on, but that's ok. Hope you all like and have a beautiful day!

What a Day to Explore