Monday, March 25, 2013

ZVA Creative March Blog Hop

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our March blog hop! We are excited about month's hop and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today's Blog 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

Mini Album
I created a mini paper bag album.  It was fun for me because I usually do not create mini anythings.   This is the front cover.  

( I have to add that the flowers on this page were made by my friend/scrapper  Maggi Harding who highly encouraged me to try a mini by handing me the blank album with a friendly "here ya go!" She's quite persuasive.  Thanks Maggi.)

ZVA Creative CR-06CA-107 red crystal flourish.  I had to cut it in half because it was too large to fit. 

ZVA Creative CRW-03CB-148 Basic Lines Crystal (0.8cm) (used on the inside of the flower)
Here is the second page.  The page on the left is a fold out.  

Here is the fold out. 

Here is a view of the  entire foldout pages 1 and 2.

You can see this page features ZVA Creative CR-05CA-131 Flickering - Lime /Olive crystal ( the large flourish).

The smaller flourish was cut and used here on the page below.  More flowers by Maggi Harding.

These are pages 3 and 4.  

 This is the product used on this page: ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-103 Smoke Flourish
Pages 5 and 6.

ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-102 Jet Crystal Flourish

Pages 7 and 8

ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-103 Smoke Flourish

ZVA Creative CRW-03CB-148 Basic Lines Crystal (0.8cm)

Pages 9 and 10

ZVA Creative CRX-05CB-122 Flourish Jet Crystal

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, March 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 26th.

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, March 27th 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 facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is the wonderful, inspirational 
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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

Teresa Collins - World Traveler Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Red BrocadeSupplies
ZVA Creative CR-06CA-107 red crystal flourish (used on cover page)
ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-103 Smoke Flourish ( pages 2 and 3,  7 and 8)
ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-102 Jet Crystal Flourish ( pages 5 and 6)
ZVA Creative CRW-03CB-148 Basic Lines Crystal (0.8cm) (cover page, pages 7and 8)
ZVA Creative CRX-05CB-122 Flourish Jet Crystal ( page 10)
ZVA Creative CR-05CA-131 Flickering - Lime /Olive crystal ( page 1 and 2)
Prima Londonderry 6x6 
Teresa Collins World Traveler Collection (Red Brocade used on the cover page)
Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shopp -Chipboard Pieces (Tags One) and Double Sided Paper - Bazaar of Wonders (pg 3)
Graphic 45 Botanique
Petaloo- Chantilly Velvet& Lace Gold
Petaloo Mixed Blooms Black 
Tim Holtz  Birdcage Die cut
Tim Holtz Walnut ink and Vintage Photo Ink
Stampendous White Pearls Embossing Powder


  1. WOW - This has to be absolutely stunning in person, Great job and it's filled with so many beautiful elements.

  2. Oh wow this is stunning,I love mini's I tend to look at them more then I actually make them LOL I love the bits of lace that you used!

  3. Обожаю винтажный стиль! Очень красиво получилось.

  4. your work is amazing and so pretty

  5. Super beautiful mini-album! So inspirational!!! TFS

  6. Wow, wow, and wow! Gorgeous - I love the stamping and all of those gorgeous trims!

  7. Love, a vintage! so many beautiful details! Very nice!

  8. wowzers! this mini is outstanding! I LOVE all the layers and yummy Zva embellies!

  9. Богато украшенный альбомчик. Обажаю ножи Тима Хольца!

  10. Who could have ever thought a paper bag could be so absolutely gorgeous! love your mini and all the details are awesome!

  11. Oh my, just like always you have done a fantastic job on this gorgeous shabby chic creation. Always love stopping by on your blog!

  12. Jennifer, that is one big well embellished beauty of an album. When can i come over to pick it up, so nice of you to make for, wink wink
    Truly, did you use up all of your zva? So beautiful!!!!

  13. Wow Jennifer, you really made a lot of beautiful LOs with these swirls. Love the warm colours. Sorry, I have no time for the blog hop though.

  14. Hi Jennifer! That album is incredible. It is far from mini in its gorgeousness & I laughed out loud when you said that you do not create mini anythings:) Thanks for sharing it with us today!

  15. You have definitely given me a lot of inspiration with your project.

  16. JUST AMAZING!!!!! love your work I need to visit your blog more often sorry for not being arround as much as I want to!! hugs Amy :)

  17. Jen... this is awesome.. makes me wanna try one. great job!!

  18. This mini album is CRAZY GORGEOUS!!! What a great post with featured products. I don't believe I've ever seen Olive gems anywhere. I'll be looking for them now!

  19. I love mini albums. Your embellishing is gorgeous.

  20. O M G!! WOW!!! Awesome!! Sooo Beautiful!! Love the book,and the stamped pages are really neat!Thanks for the great inspiration! "Happy Spring" :)

  21. wonderful mini album--love all the special details.

  22. Wow... I had to laugh seeing all the lovely pages and thinking how it was a totally blank album to start.

  23. Lovely, lovely mini - hope it won't be your last one:):)!!!!!! Great hop, too:)

  24. Wow ...your mini is Stunning !! I love that you put some bling on every page !! I love it . TFS.

  25. Невероятно красиво!!!
    Обожаю винтаж!

  26. This mini is soooo gorgeous! You did extremely well for not having made a mini before! Wow!

  27. Absolutely stunning. I am so inspired by your beautiful work. x