Monday, February 24

ZVA creative february DT blog hop

hello scrappy friends!

i've got another FANTASTIC new to share with you! 

i am very excited to announce that i have been invited to join the ZVA creative team as a guest designer for a 3 month period of february, march and april this year! how cool is that? i mean - who doesn't LOVE bling and swirls :-)

so, without further ado, welcome to the ZVA creative february 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.

here is what i've created for this month blog hop -


and here are some close ups:

to create my title i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS "ballet" title and SPARKLE N SPRINKLE silver detail embossing powder - a few layers to achieve the tick, smooth look.

for my sparkly silver flourish i used ZVA creative flourishes crystal clear and two of my hand made pearly pins.

the flowers are from PRIMA marketing and KAISERCRAFT,

i re-created the pink swirl from the ZVA creative flourish pink crystal. i wrote re-created, because i cut the original design in few pieces and then assembled it in a different way to fit my design better.

the amazing chipboard feathers are from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS as well - feathers chippies.

 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, february 24th and runs through midnight US eastern standard time on tuesday, february 25th.


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, february 26th 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!

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 us there!

the blog hop begins here at ZVA creative’s blog. your next stop is GINI WILLIAMS CAGLE.

HAPPY hopping and ENJOY!

hugs 'n smiles,

P.S. mark your calendar to join us again on march 31st for our next ZVA blog hop!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Congrats. of the new post Emmy, this looks like it is right up your alley, with all the bling and beautiful swirls! I love the gorgeous layout - each of the darling embellishments and the picture is also stunning!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So gorgeous! What stencil did you use! It is beautiful, and those silver feathers, how did you make them?

Lucy E. said...

This is gorgeous! From the picture to the pink crystals to the silver slippers and feathers-very elegant!

Colleen said...

Awesome, just plain awesome.

lisa808 said...

Awesome! Everything about this L/O is perfect.

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous page ! Love your flowers and bling, especially love the stick pins you made.

Unknown said...

Such a lovely ballerina! This layout is so soft and ethereal. Love it!!

Romy said...

It's such a gorgeous girly lay-out! I just love all the pink touches.

Linda Carson said...

Quite an elegant page fit for a ballerina! Love the textures, colors and bling! Beautiful!

quilt4fun2 said...

Oh my word! How sweet is you layout? The feathers and title with slippers are beautiful embossed. Your pins are so pretty also...they go well with the beautiful swirl gems. I like the ballet fun! Fabulous job!
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Wendy L said...

I love this design, so pretty. The flowers, pins and gems are gorgeous. xxxx

Brenda said...

Congrats on the new DT gig! What a beautiful beginning - such a pretty and very girly girl layout!

Brenda said...

Congrats on the new DT gig! What a beautiful beginning - such a pretty and very girly girl layout!

Patty O'Malley said...

Your layout is so beautiful, Emmy! I think Zva bling adds the perfect touch to everything. I love your handmade pins, too.

Stephenie said...

This layout showcases the picture to perfection! The flowers and your pearl stickpins enhance the beautiful Zva Creative flourishes. TFS!!

Jean Bullock said...

Love lacy effect you created with the stencil. The page is so beautiful and is the perfect setting for the beautiful ballerina to star in.

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Stunning I love love your layout the colors and the Picture is so very Magical. all the layering's and the embellishments are so Beautiful they add that spacial touch. thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Wow, this is such a pretty layout! I love the embossed silver title, the flowers and the gems are awesome. I love the pink flourishes. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Vicki said...

Amazing! This is a stunning LO! Love the photo and what you have done with embellishments.

Janis said...

Glad to see you back on here!! This is such a pretty LO...perfect papers and Zva bling used to the best advantage. Just beautiful!!!
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EstherT said...

WOW!!!! This is beautiful! I love all the detailed touches - great work!

Unknown said...

What a stunning layout! I love every detail of it:) Thank you so much for using our product & sharing it with us on this hop. Have a wonderful week!

Unknown said...

This is a very beautiful layout! I love everything about it. I'm most intrigued with the photo as it appears 3D. Did you enhance the photo in any way?
The embossing is also a very ingenious touch. Love the slippers! Thanks for sharing and for providing the inspiration!