Monday, April 30, 2012

Zva Creative April Blog Hop!!

Zva Creative http://www.zvacreative.com/index.html and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our April Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us and hope you enjoy all that we have to share with you along the way!
The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's NEW blog
http://www.zvacreative.com/wordpress/ ! Be sure 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 asked to share 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 http://www.zvacreative.com/retaillocator.html .

The photo in this layout is my Grandmother who just turned 97 years old. The photo was taken 2 months ago when I went to visit her. She is always happy and smiling and laughs at everything. I guess that is her secret to longevity..Dont worry, be happy...This layout features Swirlydoos April Kit
Whispers Of Spring. I just love the sweet rosy tones in the Prima Almanac papers!! The whole kit is just lucious. Adding the Zva was just the icing on the cake!!




The delicate swirls of the pearls were a perfect touch to this layout of my grandmother. She is someone I cherish and adore. I am grateful that in 2012, she is still with us.


The gorgeous corner cluster pearl flourishes are Flickering - White Pearl -[CR-05CA-133]. They are so perfect to frame those special photo's, or hang out in a corner.


One of my favorite dies is the Spellbinders Rose Creations die designed by Donna Salazar. I love this die. I sprayed some beige card stock with Glimmer mist and Lindy's Stamp Gang spray, then inked the edges with a rosey colored chalk ink. I layered a few sizes then topped the middle with the gorgeous Zva Creative  Pearl Brads (1/2") [BRBK-02CA-103]. They are awesome for flower middles!!

The  outer edges of the layout were punched with Martha Stewarts punch all around the page set in Crochet Flower. I love these punches!! There are so many possibilities for using them. I have some great card ideas in my head right now!! The vines are one of my fave from Cheery Lynne Designs. The butterflies are a file I created from scanning the butterflies from one of the beautiful Prima papers in the Swirlydoos kit this month.


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, April 30th and runs through midnight US
Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 1st.

 The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 2nd on each of the
 five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Zva's blog
 http://www.zvacreative.com/wordpress/ 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 blog http://www.zvacreative.com/wordpress/ and
 leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog
 http://www.zvacreative.com/wordpress/ . Your next stop is the very talented Tara Orr http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com
 Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

 P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on May 28th for our next Zva blog hop!

57 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow! Beautiful....and those flowers are gorgeous!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Love those crystals, they are my favorite. Very pretty layout!

Lynn Noe said...

This is beautiful!

alolette said...

amazing!!

alolette said...

amazing!!

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgeous bling and that punched border is awesome!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful layout and lovely tribute to your grandmother. Love the pretty flowers and pearls in the corners. TFS

jordanbev5 said...

This is just stunning!! I loved your attention to details, and the Zva pearls are beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

I love the soft colours with the touches of black and white you used for this sweet LO. The flowers and pearls go so perfect together.
Your Grandmother looks so beautiful! You are a lucky girl to still have her! :)

Debbie said...

Love this layout, your approach and your grandma! Such a very special page.

mommyx2 said...

What a beautiful layout with your grandmother - stunning!!

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Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

Another beautiful layout and that photo is just amazing! Off to check out the other blogs! Thanks!

thriftycrafter said...

Ooh yummy, lots to love here.

Nicole Doiron said...

Very touching layout with lots of beautiful accents! The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Kali said...

so beautiful ;)
thanks for inspiration

Kitika said...

Delightful LO!

Wendy L said...

I,m on the hop and loving it. xxxx

Diana Joy said...

Beautiful, beautiful layout. I love the punched border and all the feminine elements. Your Gram is fabulous.

berlykim37 said...

Love your layout ..I posted on my face book...tfs

langeatheart said...

What a gorgeous tribute page for your grandmother! I'm sure she loves it! I love those crystals they are the icing on the cake!

Pascale B. said...

Stunning layout one more time!!!!! And this punch border is awesome :)

Karen Shady said...

such a beautiful Lo Lisa... love the flowers, and you are so lucky to still have your Grandmother :) lovely photo

Eugenie said...

beautiful page!!
would love to win some of ZVA products.

Cheryl Winget said...

What a beautiful way to honor your grandmother!

Mary said...

Beautiful layout...

silvia said...

Beautiful!! LOVE your grandmas photo!!!

Karen B. said...

These colors are magnificent!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful page - fabulous colors, love the little touches of bling

Romy said...

Your mom is so beautiful and so is your layout! Just love the natural colours!

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Kattiz said...

Nice layout!
Hugs Kattiz

Kelly Massman said...

this is stunningly gorgeous-love that lacy look to your rust/orange paper...

Charlotte Ann said...

Stunning! Lots of beautiful details on your page - and, plenty of bling!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is FANTASTIC work :) WOW !

julie e said...

I love the swirls - bothin pearls and in the leaves

Ava Gavloski said...

The pearls are a wonderful addition to honour your grandmother as she surely would and still will wear pearls. Great layout with all the design and patterns.
ava

Liz said...

This is fabulous love all the photos of the close up details

andrea said...

I love the cut out background paper and the pearls add realism to the vintage style of the layout.

andrea said...

I love the cut out background paper and the pearls add realism to the vintage style of the layout.

andrea said...

I love the cut out background paper and the pearls add realism to the vintage style of the layout.

Bethany Becker said...

Beautiful layout. I love the pearls.

Jan Garber said...

Gorgeous! You are indeed fortunate to still have this delightful woman in your life. Cherish the moments!

Jan Garber said...

Posted the hop link on FB at
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1388472430

Bashful said...

Beautiful Work, Lisa! I Love Your Layouts!

MARILYN said...

Fabulous page!!

Kathy said...

elegant layout with a beautiful subject.

rlovew said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of flowers and pearls you used.

Brenda said...

You have so much dimension on your page....it's beautiful!

Tracie said...

beautiful page...love the punched background!

Candy said...

Beautiful layout and colors!

SandiB said...

Your layout is gorgeous. Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

What a gorgeous layout Lisa! So special.
I've admired your work for quite sometime now. I'm usually a straight line-traditional scrapper--but you have inspired me to try this "swirlydoos style"!! http://lisasloftofjoy.blogspot.com/2012/05/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html
I've used one of your butterflies and given you a shout out.

ajmaluck said...

Simply gorgeous layout - love the browns with the touch of green.

Waseem said...

Beautiful. I love the layout and the mix of flowers you used...I really like it.

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Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Lisa .. I saw this over at sb.com and fell in love! It is over the top gorgeous! Loving the shape of that bling in the corner .. time to shop!

Also, thank for the well-wishes, hon. Much appreciated@

fusiafscrapping said...

What a gorgeous LO.... so delicately! Beautiful LO altogether.