Monday, January 28, 2013

It's a Beautiful 'Blingy' Day with Zva Creative



Happy Monday and welcome to The Open Window.

It's one of my favorite times *shiniest* times of each month
as it's our team blog hop over at



Happy New Year to you! Zva Creative and our talented 2013 Design Team 
welcome you to our January blog hop! 
We are very excited about month's hop and are excited to share our new work with you!

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


One of the things I love about creating with the beautiful
bling from Zva is it takes me 'off the page' to create cards with
lots of dimension.  I love doing that anyway, but the bling designs
really inspire me.
I used a combination of purple pearl flourishes, a gem flower flourish
and tiny taupe pearls all from Zva.
The card was created using papers from My Mind's Eye and a
stamped sentiment from Avery Elle.
The leafy die cut was made using a Sizzix Branch w/Leaves
and the border was punched using one of my fave Martha borders.

Here's a close-up of the dimension . . .



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, January 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 29th.

Prizes
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, January 30th 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 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.

Your next stop is Evgenia Petzer

Thanks so much for coming by ...
I always appreciate your visits!

OH !  one more thing  . . .
Mark your calendar to join us again on February 25thth for our next Zva blog hop! It will be a very special one where our team will be debuting all of Zva's new CHA releases that will be hitting stores soon!


Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: So Sophie
Stamps: Lots of Love by Avery Elle
Embellishments: 
taupe pearls {CRW-04CB-139}
flower gem flourish{CRB-04CA-112}
gem/pearl flourish {CRS-05CA-108} 
all from Zva Creative
Tools: branch w/leaves die by Sizzix
heart border punch by Martha Stewart
  

49 comments:

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Gorgeous! I love the accents on the border.

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

beautiful card

Gitte said...

Your card is beautiful, i love the colors

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh wow what a lovely card! Great colors amazing design! Also L.O.V.E..... the heart boders it looks so great on your card! hugs Amy :)

mommyx2 said...

Beautiful Card. I love the ZVA bling - it does take things "off the page" to a higher level!

lisa808 said...

Purple bling and pearls--love it!

Scrap2day said...

Beautiful card! I too use Zva Creative flourishes and bling on my cards..actually I use them on almost everything I made he he he

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I like how you used the Zva products.

Marília Lopes said...

Looove your card!!!!

alensia said...


Хорошенькая открыточка!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty, Julie!

Monica Edwards said...

Beautiful card love the purple!

juscrap said...

beautiful card

Olga_art said...

Very nice card! Delicate colors and promptness.

Caryn S said...

What a lovely card. Love the combination of die cuts and bling flourishes.

sveta albert said...

Beautiful card!

Marianne said...

I love your card! It's fun and fresh!

NaTiK said...

A wonderful card!

Brigitta Raaijmakers said...

Beautiful card with all the bling!

Liz said...

BeaUtiful card great color its always nice to see ea month

Linda Carson said...

I'd give this jewel a 10....picture perfect!

Romy said...

This card is just so pretty! I love your gorgeous mix of colours here.

Sam said...

Lovely card, the pearls are so pretty!!

Светлячок said...

I am pleased to get acquainted with you and your creative work.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wonderful card!! I am not familiar with the stamps you used but I love the sentiment and the gorgeous bling accent.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wonderful card!! I am not familiar with the stamps you used but I love the sentiment and the gorgeous bling accent.

Lilavadi said...

Beautiful card!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love those purple crystals with those lovely green leaves. Such a sweet card!

Ava Gavloski said...

julie, lovely card and how interesting to feature a card with leaves and the flourish bling.... love it
ava g

Nicole Doiron said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the touch of purple bling! :)

Laurie said...

Such a pretty card, the colors are so soft and pretty.

Pamela Romero said...

Very nice card, nice design and lovely sentiment.

klepa_san said...

Such a lovely card!

DARRA said...

нежная открытка с прекрасным исполнением)

Debi said...

Very lovely card. Love the paper you chose for the heart border strip. The blings, pearls, flourishes and branches give this card wonderful texture and dimension.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Karen B. said...

This turned out beautiful! You do layering and embellishing so well!

Charlotte Ann said...

Lovely card. You used a beautiful color of zva.

scrapally said...

cute card!

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

those blings are as custe as a button...love it

PatiScrap... said...

Very beatiful productions with the products of wonderful Zva! Thanks for the inspiration! Kisses!

Jenny said...

Simple and elegant. Always love this stop on the blog hop :)

Margie said...

Beautiful card, love the layered vines!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ohhh I just love all the sparkles on here! Beautiful card and colors!

MichelleMc said...

Beautiful card! Love the purple bling!

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous. Love how the bling really acents the flowers and leaves.

Jose Quintero said...

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Emily H said...

This is super Beautiful Julie!

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