Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

It’s time again for the Zva Designers to join together 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 again this month!

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, 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 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package …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.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Oct. 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 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.

my blessings

This beautiful brown crystal flourish from Zva Creative inspired me to create a Thanksgiving themed layout counting my blessings. My children have grown up quite a bit since this picture. I think that’s telling me it’s really past time to get another family portrait taken, don’t you?! I added in a fun canvas brad border detail along the top of the layout. I love the warm look the Zva Canvas Brads give.

The Zva Creative Crystal flourish draws your eye through the layout from the title to the photo, embellishing it at the same time. The beautiful papers are from the Catching Fall line by Lily Bee Design.

And finally, a little white Zva flower tucked into an embellishment cluster.

Supplies: Canvas Brads BR01CB111, BR01CB110, BR01CB109, Brown Crystal Flourish CRB02CB103 and white flower by Zva Creative, twine, leaf trinket pins, Kraft Ticket, chipboard butterflies and Kraft Mini Tickets by Maya Road, Catching Fall line patterned paper and rub-ons by Lily Bee Design, Distress Crackle Paint and Stickles by Ranger, Tim Holtz Ornate Bookplate and Game Spinner by Advantus

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!

131 responses to “Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

  1. Love the canvas brads! And the crystal flourish of course!

  2. Oh, I love all of that Lily Bee! You’ve placed your fantastic embellies perfectly, too!

  3. What a gorgeous use of embellishments on such a sweet page! Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Love love love the button parade at the top

  5. Exquistic layout. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful layout, love the brad border, quilt look and your title at the bottom, the black and white photo works great with this colorful layout!

  7. Oh Julia, this is GORGEOUS! I love doing quilted layouts and cards, and yours has become one of my favorites. WOW! Blessings,

  8. The buttons, the bling, the beauty, oh my! A great layout and wonderful inspiration!

  9. All the textures and layers and colors are great! And of course the bling. A beautiful layout.

  10. time flies…..beautifull!! what a great way to capture that moment! lovely layout

  11. I love this layout! I love how you mixed the bling with some of the more rustic tectures!

  12. amazing layout, you’ve used so many things and have pulled it all together!

  13. lovely grid design & use of the canvas brads & crystal flourish!

  14. This is simply stunning! The layout is wonderful and I love all the different colors, patterns and textures.

  15. Gorgeous layout!!!!

  16. stunning page, Julia!!

  17. Cindy in Upland

    Love all your buttons and bling…especially the arrow pointing to the picture. TFS!

  18. I just adore this card Julia! The flourish is beautiful and although I do not celebrate Thanksgiving, it is still really inspired me!x

  19. What a sweet page. So pretty.

  20. like the canvas brads so much. and i think the brown flourish adds a really nice layer to the whole piece. thanks for sharing!

  21. love the entire layout with the squares and the flourish just adds that “touch” that’s warm and just beautiful! i’m really loving these zva elements!

  22. Wonderful family layout. Love the way the bling and arrow draw your eye to the picture.
    God bless!

  23. Heather Robertson

    wonderful page – love how you clustered the embellies and draw the eye across the page with the bling

  24. there isn’t anything NOT to love about this art!!..tfs..loves ya

  25. This is absolutely stunning! LOVE that big bling flourish! I must get me one ASAP now! TFS!

  26. Love the design of this layout! :)

  27. I love this page. The square look great and I love the use of patterns. You have to have an eye to mix that much pattern and make it look good.

  28. The whole layout is beautiful. There isn’t one thing, but if I had to choose, I’d say I love the colors.

  29. Beautiful layout you’ve made!
    I love everything about it!
    The colors, the papers, the butterflies and the swirls!

  30. I really love the square parts in the LO.

  31. Very intricate & beautiful! LOTS to look at! The whole thing just flows! It’s wonderful!!!!! Thanks!

  32. Sucha a pretty lo…love all of the details.

  33. Beautiful, each thing leads my eye to the next thing!

  34. Wow..this is so pretty. I have not yet tried this tech yet but yours makes me want to. Love that the Zva comes in so many colors and now adding things to the bling!!

  35. Beautiful layout! I love the colors and design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. I relly like how you use the long swirl at the bottom of the photo making a frame together with the buttons on top. Great graphical design!

  37. Such a terrific page! I really love your design with all the tiny squares.

  38. I love the cluster of embellies! Another gorgeous l/o from you Zva girls! :0)

  39. wauw, I love this lay-out!
    so much to look at!
    nice colours

  40. I love all of the embelishments you used and all of the squares in the background of the different patterned papers. My favorite thing, though, is how you have the little arrow pointing to the picture. :) Fantastic job!

  41. I wouldn’t think of brown myself but the way you combined it with red makes it so pretty! Your LO is gorgeous!

  42. This is lovely! I cannot tell you how beautiful I think it is!!!!

  43. What a beautiful layout. I realy like your style.

  44. I like your LO. Nice way to use squares as a background.

  45. I like your lo. The details are very beautyful!

  46. Bonnie Thrasher

    Your layout is very nice. I like it very much.

  47. janneke buissink

    love the buttons on top! really cute layout!

  48. Loving the color scheme!!!

  49. wow very beautiful work and great details

    XX carla

  50. Gorgeous layout!….and great details!!


  52. I love, love ,love ,love ,love did I say Love Bling… I sadly don’t have to many scrappy stores by me anymore they closed down. So when I do see it I stock up mostly at the expos..
    Thanks for a great blog hop and chance to win your fabulous proudcts

  53. Your creativity is over the top fabulous!

  54. Fabulous job, Julia! Love the b/w photo with all this beautiful paper and bling!

  55. Julia,
    This is stunning!

  56. Gorgeous page Julia. Love those squares and the fabulous embellishments… so many little details!

  57. Love that it is a small photo, shows it doesn’t alwalys have to be a big photot!!:)

  58. What a beautiful color of jewel–and, of course, I always love the designs.

  59. this is GORGEOUS I really love the bling on this layout!

  60. Great layout, great embellies, great project as usual!!

  61. Beautiful project! Love the colors and the bling.

  62. Love the projects on your site – makes me want to do more scrapbooking and use some of your ideas!! Thanks for sharing. Mary L

  63. What a great & precious project! Love how you added the bling.

  64. Great layout. tfs.

  65. Sooo Sweet!!

  66. Pretty design and colors!

  67. I love this layout…the little squares , brads and bling are perfect !!!

  68. oh wow, that layout is absolutely stunning!!! Love those butterflies with the paint!

  69. Its’s beautiful! wow! Lovely LO!

  70. I love your layout! Zva products rock, and so does this blog hop!

  71. Layout is fabulous. Very creative touches.

  72. I really love how the bling swirl is coming out of the little frame

  73. Beautiful swirls just in time for Fall!

  74. Wow! Wow! WOW! Gorgeous layout! Love the flower, the bling and the brads… thank you for the little lesson, too :)

  75. You are right…the brown flourish really adds so much to this wonderful layout! You have a lovely family (even if this IS an old photo!)

  76. I love the grid style of this page, and the way you’ve accented it with the flourish – adds so much va-va-voom! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  77. Love the use of squares and different patterns.

  78. Wow, I love your use of the big crystal flourish, the canvas brads, and the pretty little flower. What a lovely subject to scrap, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  79. Such a pretty layout this is. Love the colors and ofcourse the bling!
    THanks for the inspiration

  80. Love the Family layout.

  81. Love the “patchwork”. Your work is so pretty Julia!!

  82. Absolutely beautiful!! From the paper to the smallest embellishment, absolutely beautiful!!!

  83. Fantastic layout – thanks for sharing!

  84. Great layout-and I love how the flourish ties all of the bits together and gives it a flow!

  85. Ooooh, that’s pretty! Love the straight edges with the flourishy details!

  86. A super fantastic layout! Well done!

  87. Mise en page très originale avec le mélange petits carrées de papier et boutons.

  88. What a beautiful layout and the flourish extras give the perfect finish to your work!

  89. So nice, like the way the eye moves thru the page. Very well done.

  90. Love the use of the squares and those brads at the top–very nice layout!

  91. Really lovely – wow!

  92. I love everything about this layout. The bling really makes it special, but I also love the use of the repeated squares, the brad border, the cluster of embellishments, and the butterflies. I’m a sucker for butterflies.

  93. Wow, gorgeous LO!! I love all the details, like the twine around those cute brads!!

  94. Great use for those canvas brads. I love all the little details you have added to the page, wonderful layout!

  95. The canvas brads are perfect for fall layouts.

  96. Annie Wetherbee

    I absolutely adore all of the different embellishments combined to make the layout. I could study it for hours!! Thanks!

  97. I love the added button look at the top…beauty!

  98. your layout is just beautiful!

  99. Gorgeous LO! I love all your beautiful embellies but the brown flourish just underlines the whole thing so perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  100. What a beautiful way to embellish your fabulous photo & layout!!!

  101. What a wonderful family!

  102. That LO is beautiful…I love the different PP blocking and the canvas brads up at the top…this LO really looks comfy/cozy! Great job!!

  103. Love this, especially what you did with the fabric brads!

  104. You have inspired me! Beautiful!

  105. Great way to use the ZVA products, love what you made, hugs, Wendy.

  106. My goodness that is topaz My birthstone it’s a tough color to find and you did just a gorgeous job with this. You designers are fabulous here on this hop.
    Thanks for sharing.

  107. Beautiful layout and family!!!
    Great giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  108. Amazing layout, just so stunning!

  109. beautiful layout!

  110. Totally gorgeous project, love it…

  111. Very pretty!! Love the little details!!

  112. Wow, I absolutely love this layout. I love the colors and the arrangement. I just love everything about it. Your blog will definitely go into my list of favourite scrapping blogs!

  113. What a wonderful layout!
    This should be framed!!
    Love the flourish and how you combined all the dp,and the different elements!
    Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing!

  114. yes, it might be time to get another photo of your family. love the layout.

  115. Beautiful layout :)

  116. Very nice LO. TFS.

  117. Your layout is so beautiful! There are so many different elements that makes it a joy to look at! (And those Zva flourishes help!)

  118. OMG this is amazing. So amazing. May have to scrap lift it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  119. Love this layout! I love the design! Excellent job!

  120. Oh my goodness, gorgeous layout!! You did a great job!

  121. What a wonderful way to display your family photo – gorgeous!

  122. Love this layout! Love all the different textures, colors, etc. The bling is awesome and the added detail with the flowers, ribbon and buttons.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  123. yes, i too agree the Zva brown crystlal floursh is beautiful. I find I favor the brown and slate color of those flourshes.

  124. Beautiful layout and the brown crystals are just the topping on the cake!

  125. What a gorgeous layout! love it!

  126. Love this layout and the patchwork feel to this! That white flower is the perfect little accent along with that bling!

  127. WOW what an AMAZING page!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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