July 28, 2014

Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our July blog hop! We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!

The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be 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 for 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.

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, July 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 29th.


Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way 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 one 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, July 30th on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is Tina McDonald. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on August 25th for our next Zva blog hop!

July 26, 2014


Hi everyone. Not much going on today. I'm having a lazy day... I should be cleaning, but I just don't feel like it. I'm so tired. Maybe tomorrow I'll do some stuff or maybe I will procrastinate until Monday since I only work until 12:30! It's easier to clean when no ones home. Anyways, I love this layout. The papers are so fun. I think I need another sheet of these papers from Studio Calico. Notice my fun little heart with the arrow. Those were stamps that I used on paper. So easy to do, just stamp your images on patterned paper and cut the images out using a pair of scissors.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Wood veneer: Studio Calico, Heart stamp: American Crafts, Rub-ons: Studio Calico, Jewels: Studio Calico, Pen: American Crafts.

July 23, 2014

Proud mommy here... haha

I have to say, I am a proud mommy. My son takes after me a lot. He's funny, cool, independent and creatively talented. And he's only four. Last week, we were in my craft room when he asked me if he could make a page. Heck yes, I said! So I gave him a white piece of cardstock, some random stickers and a picture of him with his best friend Parker. And this my friends, is his very first layout!

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Chipboard: Stickers: Crate Paper, Smiley face sticker: arrows: Freckled Fawn.

July 20, 2014


It's hard to believe that my baby sister will be heading off to College Park in just a few weeks. Oh, how time flies. It seems like yesterday when I was feeding her, changing her diapers and holding her like she was my baby... I love this girl to death and I am so happy for her. She has made me proud and I am proud to call her my sister... Katie, if you're reading this, YOU SIMPLY ROCK! I hope you have a blast in college. Fun times are coming your way! I know you will do great.

Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Chipboard: Studio Calico, Die cuts: Studio Calico, Die cutting machine: "Celebrate today" phrase die cut: Silhouette, Sticker: Echo Park.

July 16, 2014

Out here with you

Happy hump day! Today I have a fun layout using lots of yummy papers and embellishments from Crate Paper's "The open road" collection. Ah, I totally love how this one turned out. I had a bit of trouble trying to figure out what I was going to do with the top. I decided on a triangle with a border strip made from washi tape and a fun stitched star! Sometimes, walking away and coming back to a layout a day later works wonders!

Patterned paper: Die cuts: Stickers: Chipboard: Crate paper: Brad: Echo Park, Button: Studio Calico, Stencil template: American Crafts, Pen: American Crafts, Other: Thread.

Some fun close ups! Lots of stickers and chipboard layered together in one great big cluster.

July 6, 2014

Fun times

Yesterday we had a blast on the boat. We took it out for a little bit to watch the fireworks on the water. They were literally over our heads at one point. I was able to get some incredible shots! All I did was keep my figure pressed on the shutter as the fireworks were going off. I had several shots that I deleted, but wow! Take a lookie.


July 5, 2014

I spy a hummingbird...

Earlier today, Edward came to me and said, "hey mommy, Come see something. I have something to show you. Bring your camera to take a picture!"

We went outside towards the garden and I immediately saw what he wanted to show me. I seriously cannot believe that I captured this shot!!

July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Hello everyone. Happy 4th of July. Have fun and be safe! Here are a few pictures I took today. The kids had a blast and Edward had fun catching minnows with his net. This is what summer time is about folks.

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