Monday, March 1, 2010

Zva Blog Hop!

We are joining together today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative
products. I am hoping that
you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun!

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She is linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking
to the next and so on. There are 12 design team members, so be prepared
to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva
Creative prize package consisting of the latest CHA release...YAY! Those blogs 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.

This Blog Hop runs through midnight on Tuesday, March 2nd and the 5
winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 3rd. 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.


So, withough further ado, here is my page. I am absolutely SICK of winter. We have had more snow and snow days than I care to count. And, as I mentioned before, I no longer get off for snow days. So it just basically STRESSES me out big time to figure out how I'm going to work, who's watching the little guy, etc., etc. Anyway, I thought I'd document my feelings by creating this page.




I used lots of Zva goodies on here- pearl flourishes, pearl borders, flowers and mini pearl flourishes. (PE02CB105, PE02CB111, PE02CB144, PEC02CB106) I wanted them to create the feeling of warm summer breeses and waves rolling onto the shore. (Yeah, I really AM dreaming of summer)




The journaling says: Dreamin' of Summer...of the beach, Woodside Farm ice cream, bonfires, playing outside late, BBQs, Slip n Slides, Rita's, the ice cream truck, fresh produce, flowers, fireflies, the pool, the heat! After 40" of snow this winter, we've EARNED it!



The papers are all from Webster's new Seaside Serenade line. I'm in love with it!!! And the stamp, screen, Glimmer Mist, chipboard and Glimmer Glass are Tattered Angels.




One of the things we're sharing with you today, aside from our projects, is our favorite Zva products. I don't know how to narrow it down because I have so many, but here goesl

I LOVE these blue and lime pearl strips. I use them all the time! (See the card in the post below) PE02CB110


Another product I love is this pearl flourish set. (PE02CB127) I love the fact that the pack comes with two different flourishes. White is a great color to work with. I often use my Copics or Sharpie pens to color them in order to coordinate with my papers.



Two new products from the newest release are my favorites, too. I LOVE the new corner flourishes and ALL of the red crystals. The red is so deep and elegant and I know I'll be able to use them on lots of projects. They will be available soon. I know that Emma's will be carrying them as will Scrapbook.com.

You've seen this layout before, but I'm sharing it again to point out my favorite crystals!



So, that's it for today! If you started at Kim's blog, then you're done! If not, head on over to her blog so you'll be sure to see all of the awesome projects the team has done!

113 comments:

Pegg S said...

Gorgeous layout! Thanks for showing the product packaging - it makes it easier to know what goodies you are using!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a fantabulous lo!! wow!!

barbie_love said...

what a wonderful beach layout. great colors

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo! I'm dreaming of summer, too! Love the Glimmer Mist!

kmassman said...

What a cute idea! Your layout really does look like a dream. Wonderful interpretation!

Guylaine said...

This is a beautiful LO

Romy said...

This is so freakin' cool:) Love your use of the Webster's papers and ZVA pearls.

melanie said...

...so tropical, where's the nada colada? lol....warms me just looking at your page...

barnscrapper said...

Your "Dreaming of summer" layout is awesome! I love your color choices.

Anita said...

Wow you can feel the summer here. Lovely!

xx Anita

Diane S. said...

What a neat layout-I love your use of the flourish and thanks for showing some of your other favorites-I just love ZVA!!

Elena said...

Absolutely L-O-V-E your work!

craftymom205 said...

Very interesting scrapbook page. I really like it.

MrsETaylor said...

The summer layout has got to be my favorite project on the hop so far. The image, the colors, the embellies, It's OUTTA THIS WORLD!!!

Malin said...

:) your page made me smile in a big way.. We have the same kind of weather here to so i long for summer to! Gorgeous detailed work as always!

Mary said...

Absolutely fantastic! Bring on summer! :)

Jennifer Roach said...

I'm sick of winter too! Great layout :)

Fiorella said...

Great layout! It takes some summer
into these grey days!

Marge said...

What a fabulous layout! LOVE it! I'm too intimidated to even try a layout for now, so sticking to just cards! I can sure see how having lots of ZVA product would definitely help though!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Love your sense of humor !

Carmen said...

Zva does have very nice products. They look beautiful on your LO!

Julia said...

Absolutely stunning Annabelle! I love everything you create. I'm dreaming of summer here too! Love how you combined the WPages with teh Zva.

Angelica said...

Super fun page!!

Mel said...

Pretty layout...I'm so ready for summer too...bring it on!

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous page. I just love all the details and bling on this page. Wow! This hop went by so fast. All the DT were amazing. This is the way to start of the 1st day of the month.

Lea L. said...

Such a fun layout Anabelle! I just love those flourishes..they have fabulous shape to them!

♥Lea

Jana Eubank said...

Gorgeous!!! And I had to crack up at the winter photo with the Summer feel! What a cute idea for a page!

Belinda said...

Fabulous layout!

rae said...

stunning, stunning, stunning!! love what you've done here Anabelle!! hugs!!

Lora Oliver said...

I LOVE your LO! Goal accomplished. I totally saw the waves in the pearl swirls. Gorgeous!

Karin said...

Very pretty layout, love all the details!

Bethany said...

My goodness...so many fun things to look at on that layout! Love it!

Heidie said...

what a great layout.I'm dreaming of summer. But the weather here is Bad. Raining.

Hugs from Holland.

Heidie

lillianchild said...

aahh ... the pearls of summer - gorgeous layout!

Renate said...

Beautiful.

Marlinda said...

Wow a those details! Wonderfull!

Danielle said...

how cute! i would have never thought to put beach stuff on a winter photo but wow - what a neat idea! i'm dreamin of summer too!

Peggy said...

Very Festive. Love the glimmer mist, glimmer glass and pearls. God bless!

Wendy Schoonhoven said...

O wow, such an inspirational layout, love what you've come up with! Great job, hugs, Wendy.

NicoleJ said...

beautiful! I love the red swirl!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Anabelle, your page is gorgeous....as always. I love your style. Great use of Zva goodies. We too had LOTS of snow this winter. It's has been 30 years ago since we had this much. Fortunately it's getting a bit warmer now. Hopefully spring arrives soon.

irene said...

just beautiful!!

Marsha said...

this layout is so cute ! didn't know about the borders but i am sure going to look where i can buy them !

Marsha

PamS said...

This is a beautiful layout. Love all that you did to it. I am so ready for summer, I think that I need to do a layout like this.

Erica@Zunkychic said...

Everything looks so beautiful!

Nancy Feer said...

Zva products and websters pages: a perfect match! Thnx for showing it to us!

Jana said...

I absolutely agree with your page and love the great summer feel to it! WONDERFUL job!!

connie said...

Beautiful LO! Love all the details.

Brittney said...

Wow, absolutely incredible.

Monique/bloem said...

Great layout, I want summer too!

Kim Hughes said...

pure genius Anabelle...super-wow!!

mtscrapgal said...

Your page speaks for all of us, no matter where we live. Thanks for putting it into words for us. I peeked at your card in the last post, love it too.Thanks

Jenny McGee said...

Great layouts. Love the Glimmer Mist and the use of the pearls and bling. Thanks for sharing.

aussiescrapper said...

Wow what a gorgeous summer layout, the shimmering you used is awesome, love the sea horse and wow, I just love it all, so many gorgeous Zva products here. Just love your layouts, follow them in the mags, you are very talented.

cards4ever said...

Beautiful pages. I love the embellishments.

pattyo said...

Love the summer/winter combo!

Dallas Freyer said...

I really like your layouts. I am happy I found your blog though this blog hop. I will become a follower for sure. Thanks, Dallas

Cindy Lou said...

I could almost feel the breezes as the flourishes helped make the dream seem more real ;) Excellent job, great use of flourish and bling, and extra credit for inspirational narration!

Elise said...

Such a cute summer card! I love it!

Lizzy said...

I'm so inspired by the pages I'm seeing here and other blogs. Thanks.

Melanie said...

Just LOVED this page (didn't I see this for a brief moment yesterday. ;) ) Anyway - you rawk the Zva!

Silvergirl said...

What an awesome layout!!! I'm dreaming of summer too!

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

So much going on here! Great job!!

Kay said...

Stunning and gorgeous! I could look at your creations all day!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic project!!!

Cynthia B. said...

40" of snow??!! aw, man, that IS rough! I agree with you - those flourishes on your page really do evoke summertime waves. Great job on this project. (Hoping some warm breezes come your way soon!)

Nana said...

What a GREAT LO!!

Lola said...

i love summer too!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous!

Linda L said...

Hee hee...what a fun layout! I hope it helps bring on some warmer weather for you Annabelle. Love the pearl strips and swirls...soooooo beautiful! xL

carol h said...

Beautiful page. Love all the flourishes--really adds dimension to the page.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! Awesome work! So many beautiful and just great details. :)

RuthAnn W said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards, Love the Zva Flourishes. I'm dreamin of SUMMER as well :-) Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

gorgeous layout! loved the juxtaposition of the snowy photo and the summer elements!

piradee talvanna said...

wow... the layouts are absolutely gorgeous and just love those pearls. :)

loes de groot said...

hahaha love your lo.........

kiek said...

beautiful lo!! I can almost feel the sun!

Naoual said...

Stunning layout love all the pretty details and gorgeous colours. And I SO know how you feel!!! I feel the same way, I can't wait 'till it's summer!

Hugs, Naoual xx

smahrty said...

The blue and lime colors are awesome, thanks for sharing!

Yara said...

Love, love this LO! So many details! I will love to see on person.

Staci said...

I love the pearly swirlies! :O

Sandy said...

Beautiful pages...the Summer layout is fab as are your little angels....I love the winter pic with all the summery wishes...the sun first looked like a clock...ticking away the time til warmer weather...lovely!

Chrisd said...

Great layout and I'm ready for the beach too! Love all the extras you included. My list lengthens again.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a FUN summer page! I love all the different elements! Just gorgeous! :o)

veronica b. said...

waiting for summer here too! great page...love the pearl flourishes and the pearl strips--so versatile!

Rae C. said...

Your designs are just awesome! Love the Zva!

Debbie said...

Your layout makes me long for summer!!! It's been such a lomg winter!! Love the flourishes and the pearl strings!

pdrnc said...

Great job. Like the bright colors.

Charmaine said...

I love the dreaming of summer layout. All those embellishments are fabulous.

Charmaine

DonnaMundinger said...

Well Anabelle, your gorgeous pages inspired me to go through the hop! Lovely stuff. Zva had a great booth at CHA. I wanted EVERYTHING! Your summer layout is breathtaking and the red on the other is just perfect with those cuties! xxD

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!
Tricia S.
papercreations_bytricia@yahoo.com

scrapping4twins said...

Such a beautiful layout! I love the colors and I love the pearl bling!

Becky said...

I love your layout! I like the way you stacked your "m"s in Summer. Thanks for the chance to win some sweet Zva products!

Suzanne said...

Great layout. I love the flourishes too.

Greta Adams said...

i think we are all longing for summer! your layout is UH-MAZING!! love all the details

Margie said...

Wonderful layout, I feel the same way! Bookmarking it!

Ann said...

Your layouts are awesome. I love the red swirls.

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, this is SO pretty! Totally unexpected photo after seeing all the bright, summery colors on your layout lol!

colombean said...

what a bright way to get through the winter! faantastic!

jen said...

these are incredibly pretty! And I love those blue & lime pearls too- as well as EVERY flourish zva makes!

Lynn said...

I'm loving the colored pearls. great tip on the use of Sharpies! tfs

bkeefe said...

lovely layout and great color palette!
we're all ready for spring - except march came in like a lamb here - oh no!!

Jennifer Hansen said...

I'm sick of winter too!

Dalene said...

Nice layout! I'm ready for summer too! Love the Zva products.

Staci said...

OMG, anabelle, great minds think alike! I just started a page with the same theme and almost exact same title (except mine is 'dreaming of spring' lol) - must be b/c we both got stuck with insane amounts of snow!! LOVE your gorgeous page and those beautiful crystals!

NanaBeth said...

I really love this and so agree with your feelings about winter. Hope you don't mind if I make it my desktop for a while-it will certainly brighten my spirits.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Dreaming of summer myself. Love this layout .. so beautifully done!

lchilt said...

Love your layout! The flourishes are my favorite. Beautiful!

Ilene said...

Pretty LO, sorry to hear you have to work even on snow days! Ouch! Love ZVA!!

kksb said...

Wonderful layout. I like the bling and the seahorse.

Sew-Ink said...

Love the fun bright colors!

Erin said...

Your layout is perfect. I am also sick of winter and your page lifted my spirits. Great Job!

terisplace said...

Pretty, pretty, Anabelle!

Teri