Monday, May 28, 2012

Zva Creative May DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our May 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).  

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.
My colors for the month of May are purple/lavender/grape. I don't normally use these hues, but when I paired it with some beautiful Zva flowers, rhinestones and pearls, it made me think that I should use these shades more often!
I made the shape of my card into the Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis design. I cut out two of the largest die in white paper and tied them together with some Orchid Organdy ribbon. I cut out the next largest design, stamped my sentiment and added the silver cord, Zva paper flower and rhinestone flourishes. I outlined the perimeter with pearl strips and topped off each corner with a single, large pearl. These are the Zva Creative products I used:

PE-02CB-107 (Lines(Pearl)- white (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm)
PEB-03CB-109 (Fancy Butterfly Pearl/Crystal - Lavender)
FLBK-03CB-142 (sweet rose (72 stems) 1-3/8" or 35mm - Lavender
PEW-03CB-153 (Basic Lines Pearl - lavender (0.8 cm)

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, May 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 29th. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 30th 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 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 Tara Orr. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on June 25th for our next Zva blog hop!



Stamps: Where Flowers Bloom (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Plumeria (Basic Grey), White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Fleur De Lis Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Silver cord & Orchid Organdy ribbon (SU!), dimensionals
Size: 4" X 4 "
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45 comments:

  1. Wow! What a pretty card! You may not normally use those colors but they sure made a beautiful card! The Zva pearls, rhinestones and swirls make it beautiful!

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  2. i love the layers and all of the different shapes of bling you used. the color is great too.

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  3. Gorgeous, Andrea. Love the way you tied them together with the sheer ribbon and the purple gem leaf sprig is fabulous.

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  4. This lavender and white confection is just heavenly, Andrea! I can see this being 'pinned' a bunch of times on Pinterest.

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  5. As always, Andrea, your card is awesomely beautiful. Your designs always have such quality and beauty...this one does not disappoint at all!!!

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  6. wow, this is just full of blingy goodness!! What a work of art! It needs to be in a jewelry store! LOVE the purple too :)

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  7. Your card is just beautiful!!

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  8. Absolutely the most beautiful card - your cards are amazing.

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  9. Awwww! I love purple! You have the most amazing designs! I get so much inspiration from you. Thanks!

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  10. Andrea, I love your style. so feminine and definitely intricate. Your use of Zva Creative's and die cuts make your creations so unique! It must take so much time to make these lovely creations. I am jealous!

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  11. Fun, inspiring colors! just beautiful

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  12. Always love your creations!! Beautiful elements make this a very elegant card! TFS!!

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  13. Gorgeous card Andrea!! You used the colors beautifully! So soft and luscious!!

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  14. Gwen, you really showcase the crystals by Zva so well on this card!!!
    beauty
    ava

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  15. I am doing a large stick pin cushion and had decided on this color scheme. The cushion sits inside a little metal gazebo about 6" tall & wide and the top lifts up. I have filled the cushion in the bottom with lots of beautiful pins to use on projects and cards but have yet to decorate the outside. Your card here is beautiful and it also helps me with my color scheme on my project! TFS

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  16. Wow! I love the colors that you used.. Beautiful card & i love the rhinestone bling.. TFS, gonna hop to the next blog! hugs your new follower; Marley

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  17. A gorgeous card. Love the colors and embellies.TFS

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  18. So soft and dreamy, I really like that pale lavender color.

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  19. I would never have thought of tying the front to back with the soft, pretty ribbon! Your layers are gorgeous!

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  20. Hi Andrea,
    I do hope that I find you well.
    I adore you little Fleur de Lis card and I must agree with you, you should use these colours more often, they look wonderful.
    I won't be participating in the hop sorry, I really cannot find enough time at the moment for that. But I did want to come by and say Hello and see what lovely creation you had for us to see today.
    Take care dear friend Hugs Linda x

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  21. Oh wow Andrea, I just love your gorgeous card! Purple is my favorit color to scrap you are a true artist thanks for sharing hugs Amy :)

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  22. wow, I love it!! great way to use the spellbinders...thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Andrea, your cards are always amazing! I love the colors you used and you really made the Zva products shine!

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  24. What an incredible beautiful card. Love the purples. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. WOW! Exquisite card! LOVE the Fleur de Lis shape, and the purple/white color combo - with all the pearls and beautiful crystals!

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  26. This card is just gorgeous! The pearls and crystals accent it beautifully.

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  27. What a pretty card!
    thanks for the chance to win
    kisses
    Rosana

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  28. Love the lavender! Beautiful card!

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  29. When i grow up i hope to make such gorgeous cards

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  30. I love this card. I enjoy that you used only two colors!

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  31. omg... such a beautiful Card.
    love it. xxx Jolan

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  32. Wat a stunning card! Love those colors!

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  33. What an amazing card. Love the design in the crystal flourish!! Love the intricate cutting and layering too! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  34. Just gorgeous!!!!!!! LOVE the bling and the white base! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your edge punching too!! AMAZING:)

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  35. Wow - I love this card and I have the spellbinders fluer de lis!! The colors are beautiful.. now to get my hands on some more gorgeous ZVA crystals and flowers!!

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  36. I posted on facebook ( accountant cpas)!!

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  37. I asked ac moore to carry zva!!!

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  38. This is simply gorgeous. Love the purple on the white. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Hi Andrea,
    Hope you are well. I'm sorry I haven't been by for a while, but life just gets hectic sometimes as I am sure you know. I need to tell you this now so you don't think I have come over and swiped your idea. On my blog tomorrow you will see a mini card that I have scheduled that is so similar to yours it has freaked me out a bit. The colours and image etc are totally different but my card and layers are exactly the same, Fleur de Lis squares! I think the Spellbinder fairy has been at work on both continents over the past few days. I scheduled this post a couple of days ago so I think we must have had similar inspiration on the same day too!
    Anyway, your card is wonderful and outshines mine completely. I adore Lilac and with your pretty embellishments you have created a very flamboyant & fabulous card.
    Hugs Linda x

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