Color Philosophy Inks

Prima has a brand new ink line called Color Philosophy. The colors are amazing and the selection of colors will keep you in crafting heaven.

My Prima Planner - In the Moment

Here is my "In the Moment" planner all dolled up for January.

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My Prima Planners

Have you gotten your new My Prima Planner? They are absolutely amazing!

Frank Garcia's Memory Hardward

I created a lovely photo album using Prima's Memory Hardware journal. Click the "read more" tab to see the entire album.

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Christine Adolph Stamps

I love to use stamping to add interest and texture to my crafting projects. I will be sharing my latest project using Prima's new Christine Adolph stamps.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
Fall has finally arrived and 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). 
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.
Dreaming of Summer...

All of the kiddos are back in school so I thought I would create a layout using the Graphic 45 "An ABC Primer" collection.

My color focus for the hop today is jet/black and I used Zva Creative's "Lovely" flourish in Jet (CR-04CB-112).  This is one of my favorite crystal designs from Zva Creative. 

I stamped the title using the coordinating stamps for the "An ABC Primer" collection.  Here you can see a closer view of the lovely pearl flourish.  The fun rulers were cut from patterned paper in the collection.

Play Along....
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 the wonderfully talented Windy Robinson
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on October 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

i {heart} papers and Zva Creative Joint Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Thanks so much for joining me today as I’m teaming up with some of my fellow design team members from Zva Creative and designers from 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!

To join the hop at the beginning, please visit 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). 

All projects featured today were made using Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve 6x6 Paper Pad.

Halloween Layout

My first project is a 12 x 12 layout using 6 x 6 papers from Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve collection.  Using the patterned paper, I created three circles which I matted on orange cardstock.  I trimmed each circle using Fiskars scallop edge scissors.  I added pearls using my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Black.

I used a fun halloween sticker from Anna Griffin to add a bit of whimsy to my layout.  I then die cut a pumpkin using Quickutz Pumpkin die.   

I used pretty Zva crystals (CRB-05CA-114 and CR-04CB-112) to add sparkle to my page. 

I love using Martha Stewart Crafts punches and the Iron Gate design is perfect for my halloween theme.

Halloween Cards

Again, I used Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve 6x6 paper pad to create my halloween cards.  The first card features a design cut using Spellbinder's Labels 20 die.  I cut a border using my Martha Stewart Crafts Iron Gate punch.  I used Zva pearls (CRB-04CB-117) throughout my design.

For this card, I used a border and skeleton  with flourish from the patterned paper.  I then added a taupe rose and two small white roses accented with Zva Creative pearl flourishes.(CRW-05CB-143

The sentiment was also cut from patterned paper.


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.

 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.

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!

From here, you're visiting Carolyn Mustopa.
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!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vintage Greeting Card - Graphic 45

Hello everyone! 
I used the "A Ladies Diary" collection from Graphic 45 to create this elegant greeting card.  I love this collection and all of the feminine images and details. 

Here you can see the beautiful Zva Creative pearls and mini roses that I used to accent the cover.  You can also see the beautiful border strip by Scherenschnitte Designs.  I lightly inked the edge of the border with Tattered Rose Distress Ink which goes beautiful with the colors in the paper.

Zva Creative:  CR-02CA-117 - Symmetrical Flourishes; PEW-03CA-105 - Basic Lines Pearl - Soft Pink; FLBK-03CB-132 - Mini Rose - Cream
Graphic 45:  A Ladies Diary Collection - Patterned Papers, Sticker Sheet
Scherenschnitte Designs:  Border Strip
Ranger:  Distress Ink - Tattered Rose

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Elegant Thank You Card Set


Hello everyone! 

I created a set of Thank You cards using a single image from the Sweet Afternoon collection by Teresa Collins.  

I love the beautiful jeweled medallions Teresa Collins has designed and I used them on each of the cards.  They make each card extra special.

I love to give Thank You cards and making a set to have on hand is really convenient.

This is my favorite of the three cards.  The medallion in the center is just gorgeous.  It reminds me of something my grandmother would wear on her hats.

The "Thank You" stamp comes from the Chic Bebe stamp collection by Teresa Collins.  All of the word stamps that I used are from the "Tell Your Story" collection.

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins "Sweet Afternoon"
Medallions:  Teresa Collins
Chic Bebe Girl Stamps:  Teresa Collins
Tell Your Story Stamps:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Ink:  Tsukineko - Memento Tuxedo Black
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