Monday, November 26, 2012

Welcome to the Zva Creative November Blog Hop

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Happy Monday and welcome to The Open Window.

I am so very excited to be a part of my very first
blog hop as a member of the team over at

We welcome you to the November Blog Hop!

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. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list
  of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE

I am totally getting into the holiday spirit using the beautiful bling & pearls
from Zva.  Create a centerpiece using a beautiful Zva rose and it's become
a pretty special card indeed.

For a dose of holiday inspiration from 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, November 26th and runs through midnight US
Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 27th.

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs 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 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

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 28th on ZvaCreative'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 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 blog and leave
a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

Your next stop is CAROLE MAURIN'S BLOG

  P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on December 31st for our 
next Zva blog hop!

Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: All is Bright by My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Gem flourishes, pearls & roses by Zva Creative


julie e said...

What a pretty card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Julie! That beautiful flower is highlighted perfectly by those flourishing gems!

jolan said...

Great job love your Card.

Granny G said...

Beautiful card. Love the swirls and pearls.

Lin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julie - will have to give this company a look; that rose is to die for!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

Julie - what a gorgeous card. The flourish and flower combo are so very striking. Such an eye for color

I'm just a simple gal said...

Lovely card!

Maria said...

great card

Kimberly S. said...

What a beautiful rose!! I love this elegant card!

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely card. Great background, rose and bling!

Sue D said...

Wow--the rose and bling really make this card special.

Romy said...

Oh la la, such a fabulous Christmas card!

Fabi Ormerod said...

Very sweet card Julie! cheers

Ava Gavloski said...

great card, fresh clean lines and great feature of the zva!!!
ava g

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card, love the design!!

scrapally said...

very pretty card...

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such a gorgeous rose! I like the way the top half of your crystal swirl draws my eye to the sweet little washi tape flags in the top right corner.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Soooo beautiful! I love that flower with the swirls of gems behind it!

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous card. The zva bling and rose are beautiful.

Nida said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I love that frosted flower and that bling! Perfect papers too!

Karen B. said...

The red rose and gems are just stunning on your card.

SandiB said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the red rose. Perfect embellishment for the card.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...


Shelly said...

So pretty....I love the colors and the bling!! :)

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card. Love your design.

Windy Robinson said...

Stunning card Julie! Love its beautiful design:)

Shelley Schubert said...

Beautiful card!


Linda Carson said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh my such a BEAUTY.....would love to get that card in my mailbox! *grin* Love the design and the pretty flower and ZVA bling! I'm gonna post on my facebookpage too about your pretty blog in a bit! hugs Amy :)

Amor said...

I LOVE that rose! Absolutely stunning

Jenny said...

What a lovely card! Anyone would love to get it in the mail.

Auntie Em said...

I like the way the sentiments and the cute little banners at the top are all tied together with the lovely swirl of gems with the elegant rose for a focal point. Lovely card! :)

Debbie said...

WOW, What a gorgeous card, love how that flower makes the card pop..

lilibelle said...


ajmaluck said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the bling and the red flower.

Nicole Doiron said...

Very pretty card! The bling make it even more pretty! TFS

Jan Garber said...

Ohhh, so pretty! Zva always comes out with the most beautiful flowers and bling!

Kathleen White said...

Lovely card!

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