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Monday, August 27, 2012

Zva Creative August DT Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our August 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 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.

"Beach" Mini Album

I created this mini gift album for my friend using the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue collection and Zva crystals and pearls. 

On the cover, I used the beautiful crystal set CR-05CA-126 - Flickering - Iridescent Crystal to frame their family photo.  I further accented the cover with ribbon, chipboard and shells.  I kept the pages of this mini relatively clean letting the crystals, pearls and photos do the talking.

On page 2, I used CR-04CA-101 - Enchanting - Clear Crystal behind my chipboard die cut.  I love this photo of her and the boys.

I just love these two pages.  I used CRS-04CB-113 - Flourish III - Olive Crysal on the right page.

I used the CR-04CB-118 - Lovely -Olive/Lime Crystal set across these two pages.  It really makes a beautiful impact when you add the crystals.

I added PEC-03CB-103 -12" Double chains Pearl - Olive to both pages.  The left page was designed as a journaling page.  This way, my friend can add her thoughts about their trip.

Here are the twins lookinig out onto the ocean.  I added a single flourish to the right page (PE-02CB-141 - Symetrical Flourish - White).

On the right page, I added CRB-03CA-113 - Long Flourish Crystal VI - Iridescent (shimmering-clear) as the focal point.  This long flourish allows you to add your own special touches while still being able to see the crystals.

I kept these pages simple and added CRW-04CB-111 - Small Flourish (A) Pearl - Soft Blue to the left page.  It mimics ocean waves and coordinates perfectly with the photo.

Don't you just hate when your vacation is over!  I saved this photo for the last page.  It's as if they are taking one last look at the ocean before heading back home.

Zva Creative: 

PEC-03CB-103 -12" Double chains Pearl - Olive
CRW-04CB-111 - Small Flourish (A) Pearl - Soft Blue
CRB-03CA-113 - Long Flourish Crystal VI - Iridescent (shimmering-clear)
CRS-04CB-113 - Flourish III - Olive Crysal
PE-02CB-141 - Symetrical Flourish - White
CR-04CA-101 - Enchanting - Clear Crystal
CR-04CB-118 - Lovely -Olive/Lime Crystal
CR-05CA-126 - Flickering - Iridescent Crystal
FLBK-03CB-126 - Mini Rose- 7/8" Lime
FLBK-03CB-171 - Mini Rose -11/16" - Olive Transition

Additional Supplies:

Graphic 45:  Tropical Travelogue Collection
Ranger:  Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon
American Crafts: Foam Adhesive
Scotch: ATG 700
Helmar's: 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
McGill:  McGill Stacking Series Perfect Petals Punch - Petite Petals


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!

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, August 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 28th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 29th 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 Christin Gronnslett. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on September 24th for our next Zva blog hop!


HappyScrappin said...

Robin..this is Gorgeous!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Your album is gorgeous on its own, but the Zva bling adds a wow factor! *smile*

Cindie said...

Your album is awesome. The bling just takes it over the top. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! GORGEOUS album!! I love what you did on every page. You didn't overdo it, but you DID accent each picture beautifully!!

Bonnie in SC said...

You can't go wrong with Zva's and Graphic 45. Awesome mini.

I'm just a simple gal said...

Gorgeous mini!

langeatheart said...

A gorgeous album Robin!Your friends are very lucky!

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous album- the zva crystals add so much to the beauty of the already beautiful pictures!! I must use my zva crystals - I seem to just look at them and buy more and hate to use them :)!!!

mommyx2 said...

I spoke to Diane, the manager at my local acmoore to ask if they could please carry ZVA creative products!

mommyx2 said...

I posted the blog hop on my facebook account

Romy said...

Wow, both the photos and the pages of your mini album are absolutely stunning!

Sonia said...

Wonderful blog hop and wonderful ZVA products:)
Your creation is fabulous:)

Karen McAlpine said...

Wonderful album. Love the combo of the gems and the sea shell on the cover. And, all the beautiful artwork on the inside is gorgeous!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Such a fabulous mini! I absolutely adore the last picture! Clearly, you have a picture perfect family :)

Nicole Doiron said...

I made sure to share news about your blog hop with all my FB friends!

Nicole Doiron said...

I always ask my LSS to carry as many ZVA Creative products as they can. The bling especially is a big hit among all my local fellow scrapbooker friends!

Christine G said...

Beautiful album! I normally wouldn't like the black pages, but the accents you did really made them look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Ava Gavloski said...

Robin, one of my special favorite designers......hugs!! yes the album is wonderful. you really can showcase zva!!!

Karen Shady said...

super duper gorgeous album, and what adorable photos...

MaryAnn said...

What a wonderful your album with the addition of all the bling.

Jess said...

beautiful album! the photos just pop off the page!

julie e said...

Great work!

Paula said...

Very nice mini album! Thanks for sharing.

MsMad said...

great album.
Barbara Bird

Michelle N. said...

What a gorgeous album-your friend is very lucky! Thanks for the inspiration.

Helen Tilbury said...

Great use of the flourishes!

Amy said...

Robin, you've just blown me away with your room over at the G45 blog and now this GORGEOUS mini it's with lots of prettyness from ZVA love it......thanks for inspiring me hugs Amy :)

Lillian Child said...

Your added embellishments, retro photos and color choices make this holiday album so very special!

SandiB said...

What a wonderful mini album. Love the black and how the papers and bling just pop on each page. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

Beautiful mini album. Your friend will truly love this. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margie said...

Simply a stunning mini! The black is unexpected but beautiful!

Vicky Alberto said...

classically gorgeous creation