25/07/2011

Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

We know that it's a busy time of year with kids home from school and vacations, so we thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! Details below.

It's CHA time which means brand new products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local stores.

As you know, Zva offers so 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.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, 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 blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! 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, July 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). 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 Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

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



Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes! That's technically OVER 50 chances :)

So here is my project created using Zva crystals, flowers and leaves....
It is a clear acrylic album, that I have coloured using inks and paints. The bright blues and greens go perfectly with the brown Zva products for a masculine feel...

This gorgeous black swirl has been cut up into smaller swirls so that i could use it on mutliple pages...Zva crystal swirls are so big, you can afford to cut them into many smaller pieces!
Notice the smaller crystal flower framing the brad??
I didn't want to completly fill this clear album page because I wanted some of the photo to peek through...
More of that black swirl :) These swirls can really go anywhere!!
And as I used on the front cover, these Zva leaves are so realistic. I love to have them poking out from places, not just where there are flowers!
This flower was a white one which i spritzed with Glimmer Mists to co-ordinate with the ones on the front page...the fabric they are made from take the mists really well!!
...and finally a couple more of those crystal flowers taken from a much larger flower and swirl piece.


The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Maiko Miwa

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us

40 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous Lou!

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  2. Oh wow Lou...these are so fun!

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  3. Stunning mini album Lou. Grat Job
    Have a nice day Jolanda

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  4. This album is great..so creative!

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  5. A great album you made.

    xx Anita

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  6. Your mini turned out just gorgeous! And I also love it that you printed the photos in sepia tones: they suit the time flies theme just perfectly in this way!

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  7. Beautiful! Gorgeous project....

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  8. what a great mini-album

    the twins

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  9. What a perfect little memory! True, they grow up so very fast! I love the black bling!

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  10. Very creative idea for an album!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  11. Shared your link and those sweet babies on my FB page!

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  12. Wow what a amazing works.... Sweet little baby!
    Hugs Susanne

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  13. Oh this is so cool, and just gorgeous! I love the colors and your embellishments are beautiful

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  14. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/sunshinestgurl/status/95548091066892288
    Thanks! :D

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  15. wow, Lou, you did a wonderful job on this clear album, love the way you cut up the swirls to embellish several pages with one!

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  16. Really gorgeous album! Love it!

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  17. This MA is just gorgeous and the pictures are sooooo cute!

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  18. I shared the hop on my FB http://www.facebook.com/search.php?ref=ffs&q=rocio+hernandez&init=ffs&s=10&type=users#!/

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  19. I love this project. So beautiful.

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  20. what a fun mini-album and great use of bling for a little boy

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  21. What an amazing mini-album! Love the fun colors and layouts. Your use of the Zva bling pulls it all together.

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  22. I don't know what I like best: the inside or the outside, but it sure looks great!

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  23. Wow great album...very original and great use of products. Love it!

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  24. I just placed a comment on my facebook page about this bloghop for another chance to win. This is my very first post on facebook so I hope I did it right.LOL You can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001466731990

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  25. I've asked Guida from www.lovescrapping.nl ( I'm one of her lucky DTmembers) to carry ZVAproducts as well. Hope she will.

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  26. Lou, your mini album is gorgeous,all the Zva products you have used go so beautifully with the colours
    Janet

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  27. All I can say is wow! Love how the photos look and then the embelishments on top of them.

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  28. WOW! You did a fantastic job on this acrylic album! It's beautiful!

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  29. What a fun album Lou! those pics are so cute. you are right - time does fly way too fast - my babies are 13, 17 and 19 :( and it seems like just yesterday they were like yours :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  30. totally a darling album - great use of pictures and zva bling - thanks for sharing

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  31. Lou, your mini-album is so precious!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  32. I tweeted this with a link to Kim's blog.

    Thank you,

    Renee craftymom123 on Twitter

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  33. Gorgeous mini book, sooo cute and precious :)

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  34. What a brilliant idea - LOVE it!

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  35. I love the flower embelli on your clock! What a brilliant idea! Great designs!

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I really appreciate all comments left...Thank you :-)