Monday, November 26, 2012

ZVA Blog Hop - November




Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our November Holiday 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 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 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.


I created a Holiday Reindeer to get the holiday spirit rolling. 

Supplies used:
CRW-05CA-133    Symmetrical Flourish in Jet ( used in my wreath bow)
CRS-04CB-113      Flourish III Olive Crystals ( used along the side of the reindeer)
CRW-04CB-123    Dots, Crystal iridescent .3cm (used in his eyes, hind side and antlers)
CRB-04CB-112     Imperial Champagne/Chocolate (on forehead/nose and a piece on his hind side)



The little critter started off this way.  I snagged him in my back yard.  It's deer hunting season where I live. When we catch a deer, there's no eating him, just decorating him.   Not to sure about reindeer, but then again no reindeer live in my area, so in he came. 

I did something a little different with the CRW-05CA-133 (Symmetrical Flourish in Jet).  I wanted the crystals to be three dimensional so I left them on the plastic backing and simply cut around them.  You can see a bit of the plastic below in the photo, however in real life, they are perfectly clear and very cool. 







This is a better photo showing how I cut around the black crystals to add dimension to my creation. 





For a dose of holiday inspiration from 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, November 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 27th.

***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs 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 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.



 The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 28th 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 to see if you are a winner!




 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 Lisa Somerville. Enjoy!
 Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on December 31st for our next Zva blog hop!



45 comments:

  1. Your reindeer is adorable - thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. What a gorgeous piece of holiday decor!! Love it!

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  3. That reindeer is ready for the runway. What a cute holiday decor piece.

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  4. This is FABULOUS. Wauw I really love this.
    xxx Jolan

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  5. How clever....and beautiful, Jennifer! Love the contrasting earthy burlap and the elegance of the flowers and gems! Super gorgeous!

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  6. such a fabulous Christmas decor ....the reindeer looks awesome!!

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  7. Very creative, love how you blinged him right up.

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  8. Wow!! What a creative way to embellish your little deer! We have deer in our neighborhood, too....I wonder what they would think if I put this Christmas deer in our yard?! GREAT creativity!!

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  9. Thats way to cute. I just love the reindeer

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  10. Now, that is the snazziest reindeer I have ever seen. What a fun project. Love all the embellishments!

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  11. Wow Lisa, this is amazing...cheers girl! :)

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  12. Wowza! You just blow me away...this is absolutely stunning!

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  13. jen, love the off page project. Really like how you have a collar around the deer neck and have embellished this collar so well.
    ava g

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  14. Wow--this deer looks fantastic all blinged out!

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  15. what a great idea...he looks awesome

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  16. Such a clever creative project!!!

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  17. What a beautiful christmas decor you have made!

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  18. Love the wreath/garland around the neck!

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  19. wow this is so cool!!! I LOVE the eyes and what a beautiful piece to have in your house!

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  20. Wow!! Absolutely awesome idea! So creative and I love the bling!

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  21. What a clever idea! I love the burlap and the bling together :)

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  22. Gosh, he's gorgeous! What a perfect combination of texture and materials.

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  23. What a wonderful Christmas decoration to have. Great job.

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  24. The colors and cluster work are awesome Jen! Love the burlap wrap too.

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  25. Brautiful raindeer. Your work is fantastic.

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  26. Amazing!! All the details...colors...textures...just stunning!

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  27. Wow Jennifer! This is amazing:) What a cool project:)

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  28. Fabulous, creative and inspirational piece of artwork! You'll enjoy this beauty for years! Great job!

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  29. What a gorgeous and unexpected creation.... An awesome project!

    Shelley

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  30. OH WOWZA this is a wonderful deer how gorgeous with all the pretty flowers and beautiful bling....what a great idea!!!! Girl you've rocked this! Hugs Amy :)

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  31. How cute is this! Love it. SO creative

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  32. Santa's own reindeer couldn't look any more festive. What fun!

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  33. Absolutely Stunning! Fab use of the Zva Crystals to embellish your reindeer! Wonderful holiday decor piece!

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  34. You are a very talented lady!!!!! Love that deer, it is amazing... clever idea to trim the bling....

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  35. So creative. Love your Christmas decoration.

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  36. WOW! What a creative idea! Gorgeous!

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  37. Your little deer is amazing! Hard for any hunter to mistake this one for anything but a holiday reindeer!

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