Saturday, December 10, 2011

Guest Designing for *** Berry71Bleu*** Featuring ZVA Creative

I have the wonderful privilege to be a Guest Designer for Berry71Bleu this month! I was very excited when I was invited a couple of months ago by Marivic and Lisa Novogrodski (her wonderful DT Coordinator) to join in during one of the most festive months of the year. Marivic (Berry71Bleu owner) has a lot going on this month at B71B, you can check out The Berry71BleuBlog to see what the fabulous Design Team has done with the beautiful Christmas themed tags. There is also a Sketch Challenge with a fabulous prize, and don't forget to visit the Berry71Bleu Etsy page to purchase more beautiful products.

This photo in the first LO is my son on Christmas Morning about 24 years ago. He had just turned 1 years old. He took one look at Mickey and was in awe!! The beautiful tag reminded me of the joys of a childhood Christmas in New York where we spent our wonderful childhood.

I created the title using Tim Holtz Tattered Banners die and tiny letters from making memories.

The gorgeous flourish is a ZVA Creative beauty. The beautiful little ZVA mini rose Cream [FLBK-03CB-132] flowers around the circle are a great size.
I thought they looked so sweet around the punched circle. I also used the ZVA Dots Crystal CRW-04CB-127 rhinestones to create a pattern around the circle.

Here is a close up of one of the tags Marivic sent me. She also sent me all of the beautiful Christmas paper that I used to create the LO's. I just love the vintage photo's on the tags.

This photo in this next LO is my son and daughter on Christmas Day when they were much younger. I did some machine sewing using gold thread and a few different stitches on the papers.

The beautiful ZVA Fancy Bird - Red Crystal [CR-04CB-103] was a perfect match to the theme of the LO. And the ZVA Dots Crystal CRW-04CB-127 rhinestones just made the page sparkle and was a perfect compliment to the whole theme. Dont you just love that flourish tail!!

The big beautiful ZVA Flower looks like it was picked from the branch on a snowy morning. I love the frosty look to it. I created the handmade flowers on either side of the ZVA flower and added the cute middles from the stash that Marivic sent me. They were so sweet!

Here is a closeup of the tag which depicts a scene with a sweet little girl surrounded by Holiday beauty. I just love the embellies on the tags. They make a perfect addition to my layouts.

Once again I used the Tattered Banners and tiny letters for my title work.

I have a new found fondness for tags. I love creating tags, and I have incorporated a couple on my layouts in the past, but I can see myself using them more often as I think they make perfect journaling spots. Thank You Berry71Bleu and Crew for having me Guest Design this month!!

Here is the sketch for the challenge that Michelle from the Design Team has created. Click on the sketch to take to to the details.

And here is the wonderful stash you can win!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!
Happy Holidays!!


Lisa aka Raining said...

Lisa so FREAKING GORGEOUS!!!!!!! You rocked the tags. Your layouts are divine and you know I had to run out and buy that punch! Thank you for guest designing this month we are so honored to have you! xo

Lizzyc said...

hi.. these creations are so gorgeous! really beautiful.. and yes it is getting closer to Christmas!!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...


I will just "ditto" Lisa's comment. I asked Lisa where I can get that punch and right after she emailed me, bought it right away at Amazon.

Beautiful work! In behalf of everyone at berry71bleu, we thank you for doing GDT this month.

Happy Holidays!!


Congratulations on becoming a guest designer for Berry71Bleu, Lisa! Your LO is beautiful. Hope you are having a lovely Christmas season! ...Patty

Lisa said...

Wow so festive and gorgeous Lisa...congrats to you!!!

Lynette said...

So very beautiful...and it is looking a lot like Christmas;-)