June 30, 2012

Glitz Design Sneeks :)

Hi ladies! I'm about to make your day. Have you seen sneeks of Glitz Design's latest and greatest? I have and it wasn't from their blog. I found it on Paper Crafters and because they are soooooo fabulous, I'm gonna post them here so you can drool too. I honestly cannot tell you which is my absolute favorite because I love them all! Which one are you loving? I can't wait to get these collections in my hot little hands in July!

June 25, 2012

Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

ZvaCreative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our June blog hop!

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 forvisiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! You will also find a complete list of allthe participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful colorgroupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure thatthey shine bright for you, so each designer was will be sharing a creationusing 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 thatsell Zva HERE.

Jewels: Zva Creative
Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Stickers,  Pen, Adhesives: Creative Memories

If you would like to play along with our designteam, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zvadesigners and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to beinspired along the way!

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a ZvaCreative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it'simportant to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

TheBlog Hop starts today, June 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern StandardTime on Tuesday, June 26th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June27th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, butit's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday.

All you need to do is leave a comment on thisBlog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and everydesigner's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the bloghop path, the more chances you will have to win.

We also thought it would be more fun to add evenmore chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances ofwinning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on yourFacebook 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 yourlocal store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that'sfantastic, 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 Susan Lui. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on July 30th forour next Zva blog hop!

June 23, 2012

The funniest kid ever...

Yep, I think I might have the funniest kid ever :) Last week Edward walked into the kitchen and grabbed Daisy food bowl and took it into my scraproom. So I quietely sat back and watched him... He put the food bowl on the bottom shelf and walked into the kitchen and grabbed some pots and pans... and he made his very own kitchenette right in my scraproom. lol. I honestly don't know where he gets it because I'm not a cook. I guess he watches his daddy.

And tonight while I was organizing Edward and my craft area, he sat in my chair at the desk... and says, "hey mommy." When I turned around, he had my glasses on upside down. He is so funny and cute. I turned them so I could get a few pictures of my little nerd.

June 22, 2012

May Arts project

Hello. Today, I would like to share with you a layout I created for part two of May Arts Design Team Call. I had so much fun using mists and paint to alter my lace and ribbon on this layout. It's not everyday that I create something that I absolutely love but this one... I have to admit, It's a beauty!

While it may look a little time consuming, it really wasn't once the lace and flowers dried, the layout came together quickly.

I wanted to create a pleated border across my layout to add texture to my layout. This is such an easy technique and all you need to do this is a mini stapler and some lace or ribbon.  Simple staple a piece of lace to the paper, flip the lace back, staple again, pull the lace forward, staple and repeat this process across the paper.

Once I completed the border, I took a piece of ribbon that I had painted yellow and cut the flower out so I could create my own flower embellishment. I stapled the flower and a piece of lace directly to the layout to hold it in place. Then I tied the lace into a nice little bow and added a piece of bling to the centerpiece.

And here is the final outcome of my layout. The papers and stickers are from Glitz Design's Afternoon Muse Collection. And the jewels are from Zva Creative. I love this collection and I have secretly hoarding it for the right moment to use it. :)

Thanks for stopping by and please wish me luck because this is a team that I would love to be apart of! Who wouldn't like the opportunity to play with lots of fun ribbon in a variety of colors? Right?

June 18, 2012

Technique Tuesday and Zva Creative Joint Blog Hop

Today I’m teaming up with some of my fellow design team members from Zva Creative and designers form Technique Tuesday to share a new project using Zva’s beautiful crystals and Technique Tuesday’s stamps.

I love these beautiful butterfly stamps! Aren't they beautiful. So many possibilities... I simply stamped my butterflies and cut them out to use as embellishments on my layouts. You can also color the images using a magic marker like I did in the layout above.

And here's another layout that I created on National Scrabooking day. I love this one!

So please join us on our hop today. Here’s a list of all designers who have new projects to share with you today.

Andrea Ewen
Jaclyn Miller
Lisa Gregory
Ashley Harris
Nicole Martel
Daniela Dobson
Windy Robinson
Kris Chirhart
Robin Shakoor
Laura O'Donnell
Lisa Somerville
Sharyn Tormanen
Teri Anderson

Have fun on the hop and be sure to leave our designers lots of love and comments along the way because both Techinque Tuesday and Zva Creative will be giving out prizes to random winners!

Technique Tuesday will give away a $25 gift certificate to TechniqueTuesday.com to one lucky blog hopper chosen at random. That winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Zva Creative will be selecting one lucky winner who comment along the blog hop to win a Zva prize package worth $30. All comments must be received by 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 19th. Winners will be announced on Zva’s blog on Wednesday, June 20th at 9 am EST.

Technique Tuesday is a manufacturer of top-quality clear stamps, Technique Tiles and other innovative products for paper crafters and scrapbookers. Visit our web site and blog http://techniquetuesday.typepad.com/ to see our products and find even more ideas for using them.

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. You can visit Zva’s gallery or blog for many great project ideas and find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

June 16, 2012

Ribbon flowers

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I've been scrapping a bit and I am loving my newest creations using lots of Webster's Pages. It's amazing how new goodies can help the mojo and even more so when I use papers I am not used to buying and liking the results :)

Anyways, tonight I would like to share how I created the ribbon flower on this layout. I love this layout so much... Simple, but so pretty! And if you like what you see, you can get these beautiful items in this month's Truth kit. Simply click here! Please note, the jewels were not part of the kit, they came from my personal stash and you can get yours from Zva Creative's website!

  • I used my circle punch from Creative Memories to punch a 1 1/2" circle.
  • Then I used Tim Holtz's mini stapler to staple the ribbon starting from the outer edge of the circle, working my way in.
  • I used the chipboard flowers to cover the center since there was a tiny naked area...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

June 13, 2012

A boy and his dog.

Hello everyone. Nicole here. Today I would like to share two masculine layouts with you. For my first layout, I combined the Happy Travels and French Kiss collection to create a fun, masculine layout. I love these colors together. Gliz Design truly has a good eye for good products. I just love them to pieces!

Notice how I cut the star pattern from pattern paper.

I also cut out the little girl from the "Pretty in Pink" cardstock sticker so that I would have just a little boy and a dog in the sticker.

Glitz Design "French Kiss" and "Happy Travels" Paper.
Glitz Design "French Kiss" Cardstock Stickers.
Glitz Design "Happy Travels" Whatnots.
Glitz Design "Happy Travels" Rhinestones.
Glitz Design "Pretty in Pink" Cardstock Stickers.
Other supplies:
Zva Creative Pearls
Word sticker: Authentique.
Creative Memories corner rounder.
Creative Memories heart punch.
Tattered Angels Mists (Marmalade).
Creative Memories black pen.
Creative Memories adhesives.

And for my next layout, I used lots of goodies from the "Happy Travels" collection. I love the patterned paper with the bicycle on it because it was perfect for this layout! See, you can use pretty florals on masculine layouts...

Supplies used:
Glitz Design "Happy Travels" Patterned Paper
Glitz Design "Happy Travels" Rhinestones

Cardstock: Creative Memories
Acrylic stamps: Technique Tuesday

June 12, 2012

All about me mini

Hello all, Nicole here. I'm so excited to share this fun mini all about me. Most of the time, I'm creating minis for other people, not me... but not this month. Today, I'm going to share some details about me with you! This was such a quick mini to create. It's amazing to me what some patterned paper, punches, a pen and some embellies can do to help make a mini bloom! This mini is 4"X4" which I thought was so easy to work with!

Zutter: Bind-It-All
Zutter: Wire 3/4" Brass
Zutter: Wire Cutter
Creative Memories: Patterned Paper
Creative Memories: Paper Flowers
Creative Memories: Paper Ribbon
Creative Memories: Epoxy Stickers
Creative Memories: Jewels
Creative Memories: Sticker letters
Creative Memories: Heart Punch
Creative Memories: Square Punch
Creative Memories: Circle Punch
Creative Memories: Pen/Adhesives
Maya Road: Flowers
Pink Paislee: Acrylic Stamp (butterfly)
Catslife Press: Sentimental stamp (life is in the details)
Thanks for visiting today and I hope to see some minis about you in the galleries soon, now that I've shared a little about me with you...

June 10, 2012

Layout with a sketch

Hello ladies,
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I just wanted to share a layout that I created using the June Kit by SFTIO. I love these beautiful papers by Teresa Collins with the Kraft cardstock. Doesn't it look beautiful? I think this layout is my new favorite.

If you like this layout then I have a treat for you. It's a sketch based on my layout and I'm going to share it with you so you can make it your own! Have fun creating and enjoy what is left of your weekend!

June 6, 2012

Fun walk on the trails

Hello! Just wanted to share a few photos from today. This morning we all got up at 9:30, ate breakfast and went to the park! We had such a fun time walking through the trails as a family! We even took Daisy with us. A few times she took off after some squirrels but she always came right back.

Before we left the house, Edward put his hat on... backwards. He was so cute getting his had adjusted on his head. It had to be just right.

And lets not forget ti. He came too.

Edward got tired of pulling his jeans up so he tried to take them off in the middle of the ball field. No one was around... lol.

June 3, 2012

Some photos

Just wanted to share a few photos of me and the little man. This is how we roll on a Friday night... Yep, he loves to play in the kitchen sick and I allow him to have fun!

 And here we are on a beautiful Sunday morning hanging out.

I love this one! My little man's starting to like the camera :) hehe 
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