September 24, 2012

I heart fall

Hello ladies! Come check out my layout over at the May Arts blog :) I love their ribbon and I have a fun fall layout to share with you. Here's a peek. Click here to see the full reveal :)



Hope you're having a wonderful Monday! I am because I only had to work 4 hours today :)
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Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our September 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 Creative 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 will be sharing 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.


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. 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, September 24th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 25th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 26th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday.

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.

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 Fabi Ormerod. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on October 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

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September 20, 2012

Creative Memories blog hop!

Hello. Welcome to Creative Memorie's blog hop! Today the Creative Memories design team has lots of fun projects to share with you. Have you seen the new Make a wish collection? It's a beauty. I love the yellow, blue, white and brown together. It makes a gorgeous color combination and I find that it adds a little funkiness to my layouts.

I've never had the opportunity to take music lessons as a kid, but I really enjoy watching my son play the piano with his Aunt Jamie. He LOVES it and I love watching how excited he gets playing... Watching him play makes me so happy. Notice the pop up stickers in this collection? They add so much dimension to this layout. And there's a sparkle punch that goes perfectly with the Make A Wish collection! You can see how I used it at the top left side of my layout.


Here are the products used up close:

Thanks for visiting today! I hope I was able to inspire and enable you to buy this fabulous collection. I think it's one of my favorites besides the Enchanted Collection. If you love what you see, you can order this collection online! You no longer have to find a consultant near you. Don't miss out on this collection. Get it while you can. Your next stop is Laura Craigie.


Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In collaboration with Make-A-Wish, Creative Memories has developed these exclusive Dream products that can help you celebrate the wishes, hopes, dreams and achievements in your world. Each Dream product benefits Make-A-Wish with a $1 or $2 donation per purchase.


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September 18, 2012

i {heart} papers 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 i {heart} papers to share a new project using Zva’s beautiful crystals and fall patterned paper that is available at i {heart} papers.

We are celebrating a week-long event that is happening over at Paper Craft Planet. The Planet’s design team, the Super Novas, are hosting special fall challenges all week that feature both Zva Creative and paper from i {heart} papers. Be sure to stop by, see their lovely creations and be inspired to join in on the fun!


Supplies:
Cardstock: Creative Memories
Patterned paper: Echo Park
Ribbon: May Arts
Flower: Zva Creative
Jewels: Zva Creative
Wooden button: American Crafts
Heart punch: Creative Memories
Adhesives: Tombow, Glue Dots

If you are just joining the hop you can start at the beginning at Zva Creative’s blog! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

Please leave our designers lots of love and comments along the way because Zva Creative will be selecting one lucky winner who comments along the blog hop to win a Zva prize package worth $30. All comments must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 19th. Winners will be announced on Zva’s blog on Thursday, September 20th.

i {heart} papers retails the industry's best paper crafting supplies from your favorite manufacturers while offering stellar customer service and super fast and FREE US shipping with any $60 order. (We also ship internationally.) We are proud to offer our exclusive i {stick} papers redline tape, which is manufactured just for us in long-lasting 60 yard rolls, at an amazing price! We also provide a publication incentive for our three private stamp lines, Mint Motif, The Petal Press and Chicken Girl. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blog for news, sales, coupons and more!

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. Visit Zva’s gallery or blog for great project ideas and to find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva click HERE.

From here, you're visiting Lori Tecler. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the hop! And don’t forget to also visit Paper Craft Planet every day this week for much more inspiration and fun challenges!

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September 13, 2012

Drawing inspiration from a magazine ad


Hello scrappers. Today I would like to share one of my secrets to designing. I must admit that I fuss over most of my layouts until everything looks like they are in their right place. Some tend to look at my layouts and say, “that couldn’t have taken an hour”, but the truth of the matter is that most of the time, my simple layouts take an hour to complete because I fuss over everything.

What happens when I’m not feeling very creative? I go searching through Google under “magazine ads” until I find an ad that inspires me. From that ad, I will let the picture, font, and design inspire me for my layout! This saves me so much time because I will literally lift the ad.

Do you see how I was able to use this ad to inspire me to create my layout titled “adorable”? I absolutely LOVE this layout and hopefully, I was able to inspire you a bit today! If you like the products on this layout, feel free to purchase your kit from SFTIO!

 




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September 12, 2012

Going Hybrid with Nicole Martel

Hello ladies. Nicole here with a few hybrid layouts! I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little bit this month so I decided to dabble a bit with elements from Glitz Designs digital kits!

While scrapping, I decided that it was quite fun and so easy! I simply printed some digital elements on white cardstock and cut them out with scissors.

Here are both of my layouts using digital embellishments! You can hardly tell the difference from paper vs. digital. I love them both and hope that you are inspired to try Glitz Designs digital kits!


Supplies used:

Glitz Design: Patterned papers (Afternoon Muse, Pretty in Pink)
Glitz Design: Digital elements from the Happy Travels Paper Kit.

Other:
Ribbon (leaves): May Arts
Flower: Zva Creative
Jewels: Zva Creative
Paint: Tattered Angels
Spray mist: Clearsnap
Pen: Creative Memories
Corner rounder: Creative Memories
Adhesives: Creative Memories


Supplies used:

Glitz Design: Patterned papers (French Kiss, Pretty in Pink).
Digital embellishments from the Pretty in Pink Collection.

Other:
Patterned transparency: Hambly
Ribbon (leaf): May Arts
Burlap: May Arts
Flower: Zva Creative
Pearls: Zva Creative
Spray mist: Clearsnap
Corner rounder: Creative Memories
Butterfly punch: Jenni Bowlin
Adhesives: Creative Memories

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a fantastic day!
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September 8, 2012

Liars

Happy Saturday everyone! I just wanted to share a quick layout of mine using the September Innocence kit by Scrapbooking from the inside out. This month was a bit deep for me... I decided to create some layouts based on some of my childhood memories; these memories were'nt so innocent... I think it's important to share the hard/scary times in your life because you never know; there might be someone else out there suffering from similar memories... and it may be comforting for others to know that they're not alone and time does heal!


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