Sunday, 31 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Gone...":
I am Cheryl's niece and after Cheryl passed away, our family was told of this blog. Reading these comments in the week following her death was so lovely. I still have this saved in my favourites and come on to read all the wonderful comments about her.
It's been a great pick me up for when we are feeling down and missing her.
She was the most amazing person and I just wanted to say thankyou on behalf of my family for all the wonderful comments we get to read and remember her for. x
This email nearly had me in tears. To know that I have helped Cheryl's family deal with their loss, and touched their lives, makes me happy. Why? Because I know this little effort on my part, has made the world a slightly better place for someone else. I am so glad I was able to help...even if it is only a blog post. (-:
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Here, I used a large hot pink flower (FL-04CA-103), which I have sprayed with some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmermist, for that extra sparkle. I simply glued it to the headband with a strip of material and a hot glue gun.
Next, graceful roses (FL-04CA-132), in pale pink, added to hairclips.
We'd like to congratulate the FIVE June Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:
One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!
Monday, 25 July 2011
We know that it's a busy time of year with kids home from school and vacations, so we thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! Details below.
It's CHA time which means brand new products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local stores.
As you know, Zva offers so 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.
The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating 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 ...YAY! 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, July 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). 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. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.
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
Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes! That's technically OVER 50 chances :)
A close up of the beautiful felt flowers (one of my favourite products), the rhinestone flourish, and the rhinestone brads.
The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
Your next stop is here: Nancy Doren
Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. And don't forget to drop by on Wednesday to find out who the lucky winners are!!!
Saturday, 23 July 2011
PRETTY IN PINK
You can view the rest in the store: here. And yes, I would love some feedback. What do you think? - good, bad, ugly, too big, too little?
Friday, 22 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
CAZ HANCOCK - NZ
HELEN TILBURY - STH AFRICA
RAISSA COSTA CARVALHO- BRAZIL
PETRA OFFRELL - SWEDEN
JUANNA SIA - SINGAPORE
YVONNE SHEPHERD - AUS
HOLLY CONNORS - AUS
LISA KAMPHIUS - AUS
LEAH SCHAEFFER - USA
KIM KENDALL - AUS
ERIN REED - USA
PAM PRITZL - USA
AMY BENDER - USA
KRISTIE TAYLOR - USA
KIRSTEN CASEY - AUS
REBEKKAH MITCHELL - AUS
MICHELLE WALLACE - AUS
NICK KNOPKE - AUS
VALERIE BISHOP - USA
ANNETTE GEARSIDE - AUS - CARD KIT DESIGNER
JODI DOLBEL - LIMITED EDITION KIT DESIGNER
Here's my original post on the Scrapbook Kits blog.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Lots of layered flowers, pearl flourishes, and butterflies. The pearl flourish was much larger and didn't fit the page, so I simply cut it up into smaller pieces. (-:
And what layout is complete without a little bling, lol!
Zva Creative products used: pearl flourish (PEB-02CB-113); rhinestone title (CRW01CB117); 1/8" gem brads (BRBK02CA102); rhinestones (CR-02CB-101); pearls (PE-02CB-102); silk flowers (FL01CB110); felt flowers (FL01CB114, FL01CB115, FL01CB116, and FL01CB117); and 2mm foam dots (AD01CB102). Other products used: Amercian Crafts papers, lace paper, and material paper; Tattered Angels Glimmermist; Heidi Swapp mask; Martha Stewart punch; crotcheted white doily: white gell pen; black journalling pen; and mini alpha sticks from My Little Shoebox.
Friday, 15 July 2011
The papers are from American Crafts, as is the material paper, brads, and white rose ribbon. I have used Prima leaves, and some green spotted felt from my stash. The pearls are from Zva Creative. All glues used are from Helmar USA. The punches are from Martha Stewart.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
I've had over 35 applications for my first ever DT call. And there is still another 5 days to go before it closes. Life is busy (such an understatement, lol), but at least my girls are fed and clothed. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, next week will be a little easier. I just have to remember to breathe... sometimes easier said, then done, lol!!!!
Sunday, 10 July 2011
And my eldest baby has just turned 9. Malayla had her birthday on the 4th July, but I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to blog about it yet. She wanted a real digital camera for her birthday. I was so happy, and excited when she asked for that gift. It made me proud. (-:
Here is my little miss at her birthday party. She had a "Papparazzi Disco Party" at a local beauty parlour (Petite Princess Parlour, to be exact). They had a "pretend" security guard, personalised lanyards, and a danced for 2 hours (with a disco light, smoke machine, and flashing lights). Malayla and her girlfriends had SO MUCH FUN!!! Oh, and they got their nails painted too, lol!
This is one of the reasons I fell in love with Adelaide, and want to move there. You can actually have rabbits as pets. And ferrets too (but not at the same time as they are natural enemies). I found this black and white pair at the Adelaide Zoo. They were so soft and cuddly. Sigh...I want my girls to be able to experience this. Adelaide, here we come!!!
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Here's my take on the challenge. Titled: Her Beauty. I love, love, love Lydell's sketches. They suit my style of scrapping so well. And I had a great time with this one using Prima products that I haven't played with in so long. (-: