Monday, December 31, 2012

Zva Creative December DT Blog Hop

Happy New Year to you! Zva Creative and our talented NEW 2013 Design Team welcome you to our December blog hop where we officially welcome our new team members! We are very excited about this year's team and are sure that you will be inspired by and love their work. Are you ready to hop along and get to know them better?

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blogBe sure head on over to check it out! 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 of pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

This is my second term on the Zva Creative team and I can tell you that I couldn't be happier working for such a wonderful company! Not only are their products beyond gorgeous, both Carolyn (co-owner) and Windy (DT coordinator) are most helpful and encouraging! 
This month the team was assigned individual colors to design with and my color for this month is blue! I don't normally make anything with blue, however, the Zva flourishes make it very easy to add elegance to any style or color scheme. I started off making a shabby tag and I think the addition of the blue flourish really ups the elegance. Take a look:



To make the heart, I cut out a heart die cut and took some Blue crystal dots and outlined the perimeter. So easy! I then took Verve's 'From the Heart' sentiment from Happy Phrases and cut it up into it's individual words. I then attached them to the center of the heart.


The floral accents consists of the following: a distressed doily, a Whimsey Circle die cut (cut in half), two (cast-off) half rosettes (dyed with distress ink), the heart sentiment, paper & fabric flowers, ribbon, a heart charm, some stamens and a stick pin. I had a request recently to illustrate my creative process in building a floral accent. I'll try to post a tutorial of that soon.



Zva Creative products used:
CRW-04CB-135 (Dots Crystal - Soft Blue (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm)
PEW-03CA-104 (Basic Lines Pearl - White (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm)

CRW-04CB-118 (Small Flourish (B) Crystal - Soft Blue)

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!
The Blog Hop starts today, December 31st and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 1st.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. 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.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 2nd on Zva Creative's blogWe will do our best to notify each winner,but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

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 facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you already do!

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is Nicole Martel.  Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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





Stamps: Happy Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: It's Christmas Time (Christmas Shopping), Vintage Summer Basics (1903) Maja Design
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Pumice Stone distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: lace, doily, paper & fabric flowers, Rosette die (Ranger), pins, heart charm, Die-Namics Hearts-a-Plenty (MFT), Natural Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel), Ribbon Originals-Prep School (SU!), Whimsey Circle (Memory Box)
Size: 3" X 6"
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50 comments:

  1. Wauw Andrea love your Tag...
    I wish you a happy New year.
    xxx Jolan

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  2. I really like this tag. The colors are so soft - makes you want to reach out and touch it.
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Stunning card, Andrea! I always love your gorgeous floral and rhinestone creations!

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  4. Very pretty tag. Love the use of blue. Happy New Year.

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  5. Oh my, your tag is absolutely stunning!

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  6. Oh my, your tag is absolutely fabulous! Such lovely details and beautiful bling to top it off! Happy new year!

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  7. Love the way you've used the blue on your tag....gorgeous!

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful. I look forward to seeing many more creations in 2013. Happy New Year x

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  9. Now that is a flower cluster! Gorgeous! Love the bling heart too. Wishing you a fabulous 2013 my friend ((hugs))

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  10. Simply Stunning tag Andrea! Love the added crystals around the heart and the beautiful flowers! Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy New Year gf! Your tag with the gorgeous pop of blue is awesome! Looking forward to 2013 and your beautiful cards~

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  12. Love your beautiful tag. Blue is my favorite color and you used it just perfectly.

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  13. Love it, love it, love it. Happy new year

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  14. That is very pretty. The blue and brown look great together. I love the bling heart flourish you used. :)

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  15. What wonderful work you did. That tag is beyond beautiful & anyone receiving it would be happy..

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  16. I love how the flourish draws my eye upwards to take in the whole of this lovely tag. Nicely done!

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  17. Ah BLUE ... my fav colour !! Love this design. Thanks for sharing, cheers :)

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  18. Oh, WOW! Absolutely gorgeous tag! And, can't wait for the tutorial on your creative process in building floral accents.

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  19. Stunning tag! I love your creations!

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  20. You continue to amaze me with your creativeness. I love the colors and the layout is beautiful. This is another project that gets added to my/your file. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year! MarilynY

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  21. Beautiful work Andrea, as always.
    Happy New Year!

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  22. Lovely! That pop of blue is just perfect! TFS

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  23. This tag is just gorgeous - thanks so much for sharing it!

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  24. Wow! your shabby tag is just gorgeous. I love how you did the heart and the blue is so beautful with the shabby colors.

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  25. Oh wow your TAG is amazing!....Love the hart with the blue bling it's gorgeous....I wish you a very happy new year...hugs Amy

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  27. Ooops!! I forgot to wish you the best of New Years! Your tag is fab, Andrea. I think blue is a great color for you to work with and this tag proves it. This is my kind of yumminess... you always hit it out of the park!

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  28. WOW, hard to say much of anything else but WOW!

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  29. AMAZING!! I love tags but your tag is one of the most lovely that I've seen this season! Thank you for sharing!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  30. andrea, that is one clustered embellished tag... great zva showcasing.
    ava g

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  31. Beautiful, gorgeous, terrific!!!!! Lots of words to express the feeling that come while looking at this perfection!!!!

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  32. Oh my crafty goodness this is gorgeous Andrea! Happy New Year!!!
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  33. oh wow! this is gorgeous beyond thought!

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  34. Wow, that is one gorgeous tag, I love the heart framed with the blue crystals! Stunning creation.

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  35. This tag is wonderful! Love all the elements, the bling is fantastic!!

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  36. Gorgeous tag--I like the touches of blue.

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  37. Wow!!! What a gorgeous tag filled with super beautiful flowers! Love that sweet heart, too!

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  38. wow - amazing tag - love the color combo and details

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  39. Your tag is drop down gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month!

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  40. Hi dear, first congrats for another term with Zva :) Great tag, I loved the bling heart :))))

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