Monday, January 18, 2010

Zva Creative Blog Hop


I'm excited to be participating in another Zva Creative Blog Hop this fine Monday morning.  This hop is especially thrilling because I get to share more wonderful new Zva products.  Zva is introducing 100+ brand new crystal and pearl embellishment designs this coming Sunday when the Craft and Hobby Association begin their annual Winter Trade-Show in sunny California.  If you are at the show, be sure to stop by the Zva Creative booth #2991 to see these and many other exciting new products for card making and scrapbooking.   All designs have a fresh new look and are available in various popular color choices.

The Design Team is joining together today to share a project that we have created using the latest Zva Creative products that will be released at the winter CHA craft show.  I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun!
 
The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog where she is linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. There are 12 design team members, so be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package!  These special blogs 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. Our team is so wonderfully diverse, so we are hoping that you will be inspired when you reach the end.

This Blog Hop runs through midnight on Tuesday, January 19th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 20th. 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, but the more locations you leave a comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

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I love the dual colors of these swirled flourish and how wonderfully it matches the satin butterfly.  The colors are soft and airy, just like a butterfly in flight.

This card size is a 4 X 8 and while this isn't a standard card size to use the loop border punch perfectly, there is "always more than one way to skin a cat".  My Mom used to use that expression - but now that I see the phrase in print, I'm wondering how it EVER came to be used – was there someone that actually skinned cats and found more than one way to do it? Oh the horror…boy, did I ever wander off track!


With a little cut here and simple alignment coupled with strategically placed embellishments, I'm able to camouflage the points where the cut pieces meet - giving the allusion that it's all one mat.  If you look closely, you’ll see that behind the panel of white I added a border of pink ric rak for a little contrast between the white and the blue.

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I added a few Zva flowers at the edge of my sentiment which is mounted onto a mat stamped from Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels 4 set.

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Are you ready for more?  I know that I’m looking forward to seeing what the other Design Team members have to share.  There are only a few days left before I leave for CHA where I’ll be able to see all of these projects in one location.  Lucky for you…you don’t have to leave your seat to see these great projects…just follow along the hop and prepare to be amazed.

Now – to continue along the hop, please visit Becky Olsen’s blog for more awesome Zva goodness.  Thanks so much for joining us today!

{Supplies}

Stamps:  Very Vintage Labels 4 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)  Pixie Affirmations 
Paper:  Pure Luxury White, Iced Teal (Prism) Pirouette Pink
Ink:  Pretty in Pink Pigment Ink, Teal Metallic (Encore)
Accessories:  Loop Edge Punch and branch punch (Martha Stewart), Flowers (Zva Creative FLBK02CA112), Ric Rak (local fabric store), Butterfly (Zva Creative EM-02CB-101) Dual color pearl flourish (Zva Creative)  

169 comments :

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is so soft and lovely Lynn!

Renate said...

What a beautiful card.

Amarilys said...

that butterfly and bling rock!

Maaike said...

I love butterflies
a great card!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my gosh.... this is soooo beautiful!!! I adore those beautiful pearl flourishes!!!!

Wendy Schoonhoven said...

OMG that's so stylish and beautiful. This is my first blog-hop ever but I know I love it, like everything I see. TFS, hugs, Wendy.

Debbie Olson said...

Lynn, these are shows-toppers--great job!

Jennifer Roach said...

WOW, that card is stunning. I LOVE the pearl swirls!

Gigikay said...

This is such a beatiful card. Love the details on this and layering.

kimosabescraps said...

the butterflies are really beautiful!

Rach H said...

GORGEOUS card!

Loydene said...

It would have been interesting to see your "step out" on the little cut and embellishment placement -- because this looks pretty seamless!

Anonymous said...

So feminine.

Anonymous said...

So pretty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! The wthie and pink are beautiful together... and I just love butterflies and swirls. :o) TFS!

Kimmie said...

wowza simply beautiful

Petra said...

Another wonderfull creation with the swirls!!! love your card!
Hugs Petra

DebbieD said...

Beautiful, I love the size of the card, the loop border and the flourishes.

lorena b. said...

Pink! My favorite color! Loving the loopy border!

Anita said...

What a gorgeous card this is. I love pink and the ZVA blingblings.
Great job you did

xx Anita

Mary Ashby said...

So soft and elegant... Have a safe trip!

Anonymous said...

Love your card. have a horrible time trying to use this border punch...lynn

Miranda said...

Beautiful card!!

Christi said...

beautiful cards - I love all the details

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Such a lovely card! I really love these pearls!

Jackie said...

oh this is really gourges..

Rosemary said...

That is so elegant and delicate, love it.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! In awe of your work! This card is amazing with the flourishes and the loopy border!

Alicia said...

Love the loop edge and pearls! Very pretty!

Brenda said...

Very Pretty love the colors and the swirls.

gavanloenen said...

Put your blog in my favorites! What a card you made!! Love it very much!

Lindsay said...

WOW! Fabulous card. I just love soft pink. Great work!

Silvergirl said...

Beautiful, Lynn! I just love those dual colored flourishes! And the little roses are fast becoming a favorite!

Thanks!
lise

Glynis said...

Very pretty! Love these soft pinks, and the silk butterfly and perl are gorgeous :O)

Mandy Smith said...

Did you use the new Martha punches. So pretty. The butterfly, I need that also.

Carol said...

Oh so beautiful and such soft colors. Love those pearl flourishes.

Carol said...

Beautiful card with such soft colors. Love those pearl flourishes.

Pegg S said...

So beautiful how the pearls perfectly match the paper. These swirls add such an elegant touch!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Lynn this is STUNNING!!! WOW WOW WOW!! I LOVE the butterfly and pearls...GORGEOUS!!!

Cora Hoekstra said...

Great card. I like the color and the butterflies

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Everything flows so perfectly and the colours are so soft and sweet.

Charlene said...

Stunning!! So soft and beautiful!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Stunning card!!!

Mama Tuttle said...

What a beautiful card . . . I didn't even notice that one of your colors was blue because the colors are so soft!

thestormyone said...

sweet card. i so want all the zva i can get my fingers on. hopefully the lss will be getting them in

karen_beppu said...

LOVE LOVE that butterfly. that card is gorgeous!

Miranda said...

Wow! I love it.

angie said...

that butterfly is so pretty! what a gorgeous card.

Stacy Cohen said...

This is beautiful! I love the soft colors!

Marge said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card!!!

MrsETaylor said...

this card is amazing. I love the softness of it.

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a beautiful card. Those butterflies are just gorgeous!

Jenni said...

I love the layering on you card! Beautifully done!

Xandra said...

What a cute card!
Still waiting to get this loop-punch....sold out everywhere!
Love your creations on your blog!

lieke said...

I really love you card!!!

xx lieke

Angelica said...

Amazing!!!!!

Rachel said...

So pretty! Love those beautiful, soft layers.
~Rachel in Sacramento

Maria Carolina said...

Your LO is so yummy, I wanna eat it!!!!!

Lea L. said...

Wow....this is really gorgeous! I love how the pearl flourishes look like the butterflies flight...and the roses around the sentiment block are perfect! Love it!

♥Lea

Maria Carolina said...

Your LO is so yummy, makes me wanna eat it!!!

Marsha said...

what a pretty card ! love the butterfly and the bling and the flowers and the colours and ... well just everything about this card ;-)

greetings Marsha

ArlaMo said...

Gorgeous! Love the butterfly.

Marijke said...

What a amazing card, such beautiful colors! Love it :-)

Sherry Wright said...

Just beautiful!

BearFamily said...

So soft and pretty colors, very beautiful !!
Astrid

Kellie B said...

Beautifully feminine card! Lovely!

BearFamily said...

Such pretty and soft colors, very beautiful !!!
Astrid

jolan said...

What a great card. Love the bling

Ilse said...

It's a very sweat card.
great!
ilse

Anonymous said...

Beautiful so sweet.
Holly.

Fiorella said...

Those products are super!

Cammie said...

This is such a beautiful card!

Rozella said...

Wohhhhhhhh amazing sweet card. So lovely Lynn.

pattyhamilton said...

so pretty! love the soft colors!

Ilene said...

Beautiful! Love that card. Would LOVE to win ZVA products. Thanks!

Julia from findingbeauty@home and BellePapier said...

Beautiful! Love the colored bling mixed together!

Jessica Christensen said...

I love the pastels. Love the pearl flourishes, the little flowers. Very sweet.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful flourishes! They really create such movement!

Chris D. said...

WOW, this is just gorgeous! So intricate!!

Heidie said...

what a beautiful card.

hugs Heidie

Nitasha said...

so sweet, delicate, and beautiful...loveit!

Nancy L. said...

LOVE it! so pretty!

IrishEyezDesigns said...

Beautiful! I love the butterfly and pearl flourish!

cindy said...

such a pretty card! love the tones you used.

Jolanda said...

Lovely butterfly and beautiful bling !

Lisa J. said...

Absolutely stunning card!

paradise45 said...

Beautiful card...love the bling!!

Tammi said...

beautiful work!

pattyo said...

Love all the bling!

Aussieleigh said...

I love the multi cooour bling Lynn and the butterfly is super pretty - Such a wonderful card!

Dalene said...

Such a pretty card!

Katherine said...

I LOVE the butterfly!! :)

Justine said...

Wow Lynn I can really tell that you put a lot of time and effort into this project. Loving the fresh colors and those little flowers are just precious

Diane Jaquay said...

My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw this card, absolutely STUNNING!

Steph said...

I need those butterflies lol....great work :)

Steph said...

I need those butterflies lol....great work :)

Dixie said...

Wow! Very soft and beautiful.

Juliana said...

Those butterflies are so gorgeous!

Veronica said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful! The crystals definitely make the card!!

smahrty said...

your card is simply stunning!

Anne Thompson said...

This is just lovely! Anne, YourMaineStamper

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

So beautiful, Lynn! The softness, the colors and the pearls make such an elegant card. Have fun at CHA & thanks for your 'coverage' of that exciting event. {{Hugs}} Marilyn

Angie Smith said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous!!!! I really love the gentleness and comfort that it radiates. And the Zva bling makes it totally pop! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

christel said...

such a beautiful card. it's just oh so dainty.

Natalie said...

all i can say is 'wow'!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card. Love how you used Zva products on this one....so pretty with the butterfly. Also love the "odd" size...like to make cards that are different sizes too. :)

Pink Heather said...

I love the pearl swirls with the satin butterflies. So beautiful!

Lola said...

I love the little flowers. It is so nice to have other choices besides Prima.

Belle à cropper said...

beautiful ! so romantic !

Barbara said...

Wow Lynn, what an elegant card. Those pearl flourishes are awesome.

DeniseB said...

That is just gorgeous! I love all the details!
DeniseB

Jana Eubank said...

Gorgeous, Lynn!!! I LOVE what you did with the Zva! WOW!!!!

paperpapier said...

simply stunning..love the pinkish colour... it is soooo romantic..

Anonymous said...

I love the feminine vintage feel!

Jennifer Hansen said...

What a pretty card!

lwarren737 said...

beautiful card and love seeing one of my favorite border punches used.

Lori said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

Z said...

so pretty I love the punch work around the border and the added ric rac so perfect. My fav has to be the butterflies and how you layered them it adds so much. Great work!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Soft, delicate and the butterfly takes flight with these beautiful flourishes. Thanks for sharing!

Astrid said...

I really love butterflies!
The soft tones are very nice!

Romy said...

This is so romantic. Awesome card!

jen said...

very soft & pretty!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

WHOA! My jaw dropped when I saw this. I LOOOOOVE it!! Absolutely beautiful Lynn.

marjon said...

what a very sewwt card, and the pearls are great!

Terri E. said...

Those pearls add such a wonderful touch to your card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tineke said...

Wow, I love this card. These flourishis are beautiful and the butterfly is too! Thanks for the inspiration!

rush8888 said...

there is no other word for this card than sweet. it is so delicate and airy. wonderful!

Donna E. said...

oh wow! love the butterfly and the blings. i a PINK girl i so LOVE this!!

chenguna said...

That is such a great technique. LOVE it!
Michelle M.

Diane S. said...

Wow-this card you made is absolutely beautiful-the best I have seen so far

Zarah said...

What an amazing card... It feels delicate, just like a butterfly. Love it!

Patti J said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! How lucky you are to be able to design for such a wonderful company! And look at you girl - how sneaky, hiding your 'meeting' places on your card! Great job!!! LOVE this card - such soft colors - pure beauty!

SandyK said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! I love the soft colors.

bkeefe said...

your color choice and the bling certainly make for a beautiful card.

Michelle said...

Oh, that is so gorgeous! Wonderful card.

Canadian Candy said...

I'm in love with this!!! OUTSTANDING JOB!! the pink butterfly is just way to cute!! Well done on this one

Canadian Candy said...

Took a closer look at the little rose buds... wow.. adorable!

Julz said...

This is just lovely Lynn! I love it!

Anonymous said...

So CUTE !!!!
i'm loving it.

love tonny

Juls said...

wow!! This is just beautiful!!

Rieni said...

wauw!!! so beautiful!!!!

Tonya Peters said...

Wow, What an amazing card!

Teresa Loop said...

Beautiful!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful card!!!

Crafty 4u said...

wow! beautiful! thank you!

stephanie said...

the card is amazing..so feminine, pretty!

Stephanie Smith said...

I love the pearl florishes on this card.

Kim Burmeister said...

I am speechless.....Okay! I got it......STUNNING!

Lea Sorley said...

So delicate and feminine!

Heather C said...

Very pretty! Serene! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Your card is lovely.

cgargus said...

Absolutely beautiful! Just love reading your blog. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful card! Love the two-tone pearls and the soft and feminine look you created.

Kendra said...

The swirls are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

NanaBeth said...

Please let one of my sons have a daughter so I get to to make beautiful things like this. It's so gorgeous and I am so jealous!

scrappingnana said...

What a gorgous card. The colors are so soft. Love the butterfly.

Linda E said...

Stunning card!

BeeLinda said...

That is a lovely card, very pretty.

Virginia said...

stunning!

LISA said...

Beautiful!!

pdrnc said...

This is just an absolutely beautiful card. Lisa

colombean said...

gorgeous florish! and love the teenie flowers!

skytrash said...

This is so very pretty. The butterfly is just beautiful!

skytrash said...

Breathtaking!

Victoria S. said...

Beautiful Card!

Lynette C said...

You card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Gorgeous card! And where DID that phrase come from?!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wow, I didn't realize that Zva also makes flowers. They're so pretty! And I MUST HAVE some of those pearl swirls! LOL

BTW, I feel the same way about the expression Kill Two Birds With One Stone. I hate the thought of killing birds! And skinning cats, never!

Kim Hughes said...

ohhhhh, SO soft and pretty Lynn...I LOVE your card!!!