Color Philosophy Inks

Prima has a brand new ink line called Color Philosophy. The colors are amazing and the selection of colors will keep you in crafting heaven.

My Prima Planner - In the Moment

Here is my "In the Moment" planner all dolled up for January.

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My Prima Planners

Have you gotten your new My Prima Planner? They are absolutely amazing!

Frank Garcia's Memory Hardward

I created a lovely photo album using Prima's Memory Hardware journal. Click the "read more" tab to see the entire album.

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Christine Adolph Stamps

I love to use stamping to add interest and texture to my crafting projects. I will be sharing my latest project using Prima's new Christine Adolph stamps.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012!

  
Hello everyone!

I can hardly believe that 2012 is leaving us.  What a wonderful year it has been.  I would like to share my favorite projects from 2012.  There were canvases, cards, altered projects and layouts.  I hope to expand even more in 2013.  Enjoy.























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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Dusty Attic 2013 Design Team!!!

   


Hello everyone! 
 
I have exciting news to share with you all.  I have been invited to join the 2013 Dusty Attic Design Team.  I am a long time fan of these gorgeous laser cut chipboard designs and I can't wait to start creating with them and my new teammates.


One of my favorite layouts featuring Dusty Attic chipboard.

Please join me in congratulating my new teammates:
 
New Team Members
 
Audrey Underwood - Australia
Geraldine Pasinati - Australia
Karen Shady - Australia
Louise Collins - England
Olga Znamenskaya (Pastila) - Russia
Robin Shakoor - USA - That's me!
Tina Dalton - Australia
 
and returning Team Members
 
Belinda Spencer - Australia
Jenny Burns - Australia
Mistra Hoolahan - Australia
Michelle Grant - Australia

There will also be an impressive list of Guest Designers who will be introduced as the year progresses!


Here is another one of my faves using a DA decorative frame.
  
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Family" Kraft Reflections Mini Album

  

Hello everyone!

I am happy to share with you my most recent project featuring the lovely Graphic 45 Kraftboard Altered Art Box with 4-panel accordian fold Kraft Album.  In making this vintage album, I used the Kraft Reflections and Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection by Graphic 45.


 
I matted each page with crisp white cardstock.  The contrast o the kraft and white is just lovely.
 
 
You can see on both sides of the album I added chipboard diecuts which are also from the collection.
 


Here is the cover of the kraftboard box which is heavily layered with various textures and elements.


When you open the box, you will see more beautiful kraft paper designs and stamping.

 
Here is a photo of the stamped images.  I used a Q-tip to add white dots using acrylic paint.
 

 
I finished off the back of the box with more gorgeous kraft paper designs.


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Monday, October 29, 2012

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

    
Hello everyone!
 
It is hard to believe, but this is my last Zva Creative blog hop!  It has been a wonderful year working with the Zva staff and the uber talented design team.  Thank you all for your wonderful comments over the past year and I hope you will all stay in touch.
 
The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! 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 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.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....



 
Christmas is my favorite holiday and when I saw all of the beautiful papers and embellishments out there I couldn't resist getting started on my holiday cards. 
 
I created this card using the beautiful "Once Upon a Christmas" collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I used Zva Creative's Olive Pearl Flourishes (CRW-05CB-133) to accent the star in the center of my card.
 

 
 
Next I used a solid textured cardstock with ornament embellishments also from the "Once Upon a Christmas" collection.  I trimmed the larger ornament with my Ice White Pearl Pen.  I added two simple pearl chains (Olive - PEC-03CB-103) to make it appear as if my ornaments are hanging.
 
 


Zva Supplies:  Imperial - Olive Crystal- (CRB-04CB-115); Sweet Rose - Olive (FLBK-03CB-138); Cream Mini Rose - (FLBK-03CB-132)

Other Supplies:  Patterned Paper - Authentique "Festive" collection; Cardstock - Bazzill




Zva Supplies:  Small Flourish - Lime/Olive Crystal - (CRW-05CA-125A); Basic Lines Crystal - Olive - (CRW-03CB-129)

Other Supplies:  Paper Collection:  My Little Bicycle - "Once Upon a Christmas"



 
Zva Creative Supplies:  Basic Lines Crystal - Olive - (CRW-03CB-129)
 
Other Supplies:  Paper Collection - My Little Bicycle - "Once Upon a Christmas"
 
 
PRIZES!!!
 
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, October 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 30th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31st on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday.
 
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 and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!


The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog.
 
Your next stop is Carole Maurin.  Enjoy! 
 
Thanks for visiting with me today. 
 



Saturday, October 20, 2012

ZVA DT Call

  

2012-13 Design Team Call

Designers will serve a 12 month term. We compensate generously with our products and we compensate well for published work. Open to all US and International designers who are at least 18 years of age.

To apply, here’s what you need to do:
Create either 3 layouts -or- 3 cards -or- 3 of any combination. If you are diverse and dabble in more than one category, that is wonderful, but not necessary, please feel free to show us your other talents. You can submit up to 6 projects, but 3 are required. Projects can be previously published and/or posted online.

We prefer that you use Zva Creative products on your entry, but that is not a requirement. Our latest Summer CHA products are in store now. Please visit http://www.zvacreative.com/retaillocator.html to see where you can find Zva Creative products. If you have any questions please e-mail our design team coordinator at mailto:windyrobinson@gmail.com.

Please e-mail your entry to: zvacreativeDT@gmail.com by midnight (Pacific time) Sunday, October 21. Please put “Zva DT Submission” in the subject line of your e-mail. Submissions accepted immediately. New designers will receive a phone call or email on or around Friday, October 26th and the announcement will be made as soon as all designers have been notified. New term is from November 1st 2012 – October 31st 2013.

Please include the following information in your submission email:
* Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
* Your blog link
* Your online gallery link(s)
* Message board(s) where you participate
* Link to your resume
* Attach images of your projects. Please keep each image under 500 pixels (100k)
* A list of design teams you are currently serving on (includes manufacturers/wholesalers, stores, challenge blogs, kit clubs, etc.)

Monthly Zva DT requirement:
3 layouts -or- 5 cards -or- 2 layouts/2 cards -or- 1 layout/3 cards. Altered items can be substituted for layouts.
 
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

     
Hello everyone!
 
Fall has finally arrived and Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our September 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 blog! 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). 
 
Zva Creative 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.
 
Dreaming of Summer...
 
 

All of the kiddos are back in school so I thought I would create a layout using the Graphic 45 "An ABC Primer" collection.

My color focus for the hop today is jet/black and I used Zva Creative's "Lovely" flourish in Jet (CR-04CB-112).  This is one of my favorite crystal designs from Zva Creative. 



I stamped the title using the coordinating stamps for the "An ABC Primer" collection.  Here you can see a closer view of the lovely pearl flourish.  The fun rulers were cut from patterned paper in the collection.

Play Along....
 
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. 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, September 24th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 25th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 26th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday.
 
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 and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!
 
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is the wonderfully talented Windy Robinson
 
Thank you for joining us!
 
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on October 29th for our next Zva blog hop!




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

i {heart} papers and Zva Creative Joint Blog Hop

  
Hello everyone!
Thanks so much for joining me today as I’m teaming up with some of my fellow design team members from Zva Creative and designers from i {heart} papers to share a new project using Zva’s beautiful crystals and fall patterned paper that is available at i {heart} papers.
We are celebrating a week-long event that is happening over at Paper Craft Planet. The Planet’s design team, the Super Novas, are hosting special fall challenges all week that feature both Zva Creative and paper from i {heart} papers. Be sure to stop by, see their lovely creations and be inspired to join in on the fun!

To join the hop at the beginning, please visit Zva Creative’s blog! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 

All projects featured today were made using Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve 6x6 Paper Pad.




Halloween Layout



My first project is a 12 x 12 layout using 6 x 6 papers from Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve collection.  Using the patterned paper, I created three circles which I matted on orange cardstock.  I trimmed each circle using Fiskars scallop edge scissors.  I added pearls using my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Black.

I used a fun halloween sticker from Anna Griffin to add a bit of whimsy to my layout.  I then die cut a pumpkin using Quickutz Pumpkin die.   



I used pretty Zva crystals (CRB-05CA-114 and CR-04CB-112) to add sparkle to my page. 



I love using Martha Stewart Crafts punches and the Iron Gate design is perfect for my halloween theme.


Halloween Cards



Again, I used Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve 6x6 paper pad to create my halloween cards.  The first card features a design cut using Spellbinder's Labels 20 die.  I cut a border using my Martha Stewart Crafts Iron Gate punch.  I used Zva pearls (CRB-04CB-117) throughout my design.



For this card, I used a border and skeleton  with flourish from the patterned paper.  I then added a taupe rose and two small white roses accented with Zva Creative pearl flourishes.(CRW-05CB-143

The sentiment was also cut from patterned paper.


Prizes!

Please leave our designers lots of love and comments along the way because Zva Creative will be selecting one lucky winner who comments along the blog hop to win a Zva prize package worth $30.  All comments must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 19th. Winners will be announced on Zva’s blog on Thursday, September 20th.

 Zva Creative produces many beautiful color groupings of high quality pearls, flowers and crystal embellishments that can be used on scrapbooking, card making and mixed media projects. Visit Zva’s gallery or blog for great project ideas and to find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva click HERE.



i {heart} papers retails the industry's best paper crafting supplies from your favorite manufacturers while offering stellar customer service and super fast and FREE US shipping with any $60 order. (We also ship internationally.) We are proud to offer our exclusive i {stick} papers redline tape, which is manufactured just for us in long-lasting 60 yard rolls, at an amazing price! We also provide a publication incentive for our three private stamp lines, Mint Motif, The Petal Press and Chicken Girl. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blog for news, sales, coupons and more!


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Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the hop! And don’t forget to also visit Paper Craft Planet every day this week for much more inspiration and fun challenges!