Monday, December 19, 2011

Zva Creative Dec DT blog hop

 Zva Creative, and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us for our December Design Team blog hop!

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 asked to share 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

The Blog Hop begins at Windy Robinson's blog. She will have the complete list of
 all the participating blogs in case there is a glitch along the way. If
 you would like to play along, 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 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, December 19th and runs through midnight US
 Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December 20th.
 The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 21st on each of
 the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Windy Robinson's blog  as well.
 We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in
 to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday... plus, you never know what
 kind of inspirational creation that you may find there.

 All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva 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.

So you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes!
That's a lot of chances to win!

I was asked to create a layout using olive flowers, and crystal bling. The olive flowers reminded me of Christmas, and being that its only 1 week till the big day, decided to do a Christmas layout. I used Kaisercafts 'Dec 25th' paper collection, and have made  this stunning olive flower from Zva Creative the main feature of my layout.

Zva Creative products used: 3" Dual frosty flower-olive, 1-3/8"sweet roses-olive, Imperial olive crystal flourish

The blog hop begins here at Windy Robinson's blog .
Your next stop is  Andrea Ewen.

Thank you for joining us! Merry Christmas!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on January 30th for our next
 Zva blog hop!


  1. Wow!!! I love the border punch you used for your layout! great colours and details.

  2. wow your page is so amazing...I love all the detail..
    Thanks for sharing..

  3. Beautiful Christmas layout, Karen...those boys are just adorable! Love the muted earth tones and the fabulous flower/flourishes!

  4. Beautiful LO, the kids are so cute. Love the green flowers with the green swirls.

  5. Fabulous layout and those kids are adorable! I think they steal the show...

  6. Beautiful layout, love the photos! Wonderfully embellished!

  7. Love the vintage look of your layout!

  8. Sooo lovely!!! I am in awe over your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. I am lucky to have a LSS who already carries ZVA Creative products (mostly bling), but i will ask them to order a bit more of the ZVA flowers... they are beautiful!

  10. What a gorgeous vintage layout! I love all of the little details!

  11. Posted the hop on my Fb page with a link.!/profile.php?id=1388472430

  12. Beautiful layout. I don't have a local scrapbook store. I go out of town to Michael's & JoAnn's. They carry a small supply of ZVA products.

  13. Too adorable - love the framed Santa!

  14. Hi a great layout...i loved all the details, little laces, frames, blings and the gorgeous Zva flower ;) cheers

  15. Hi Karen

    What a totally inspiring LO - so gorgeous.


  16. A gorgeous Christmassy page!! Love the rich colours :-)

  17. Beautiful Karen, such a cute wee Santa and I luuuurve that olive flower from ZVA Helen xx

  18. Beautiful Christmas layout. Love all the details.

  19. Such a fabulous Christmas layout. I love the design and all the great details on it.

  20. I love the detail you use Karen, a beautiful layout.

  21. Gorgeous layout with the cute photos!

  22. Karen, your LO is simply divine!! I love the beautiful Olive flower and the ornaments! But the best part is the display of the great photo's!! Beautiful!!

  23. karen, i love the color tones of that olive green. your layout really showcases zva

  24. Stunning! Love everything about your LO, it is so lovely to look at and the details are fantastic!

  25. Great job Karen, love all of it, thanks for sharing!

  26. Love this design!

  27. Oh my, your layout is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage feel to it and that nostalgic Santa image framed in the Tim Holtz piece!

  28. Like the colors and embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Hi Karen...totally cute layout here!! Love the punch work and all the ebellishments are so gorgeous!! Take care :))xx

  30. Oh my word. Karen your page is breathtaking. I love the colors and the shot of green is perfect. Beautiful work.

  31. Beautiful LO! Love the colors and the Santa.

  32. You gave me great inspiration on how to make a great page for a boy! The LO is awesome!

  33. So very sweet! Love the design!

  34. Lovely layers - sweet layout. The flowers and swirls are a great embellishment.

  35. HI Karen, thanks for your lovely comment over on my blog, your work is just stunning!!!!!

  36. oooooh I LOVE LOVE this Karen!

  37. OMG this is seriously gorgeous ...