The French are glad to die for love.
They delight in fighting duels.
But I prefer a man who lives and gives expensive jewels.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl's best friend!
Every time I think of bling or rhinestones while paper crafting, this song sung by Marilyn Monroe immediately pops into my head. We had the amazing honor of playing with Zva Creative product this month so you can imagine how many times this song came to mind! What girl doesn’t like something shimmery and sparkly? And even if you don’t, there is no need to worry because Zva offers so much more than just pretty bling!
Come along with me and see how our designers showcased this beautiful product and prepare to be inspired to want to use all of this beauty on your own projects!
Happiness by Sarah Mullanix
Supplies: Paper: Jenni Bowlin Studios, K & Company, Momenta Inc., My Mind’s Eye, Webster’s Pages, Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Bling, Pearls: Zva Creative, Flowers: The Paper Studio, Zva Creative, Pen: EK Success, Fonts: Times New Roman, Vivaldi, Other: paper doilies. Tools: Electronic Cutter, Cartridge: Cricut (Provo Craft), Punches: EK Success, McGill, Kreaxions (Just Imagine Crafts), Border Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts.
Design Notes: I hand cut a flower and leaves from a sheet of pattern paper, added a few vines and leaves cut from my Cricut, and then I added flowers and bling from Zva Creative.
Journaling: My one word for 2011 is HAPPINESS…this year I am going to focus on myself & things that make me happy.
Angel by Christa Paustenbaugh
Supplies: Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Cardstock: The Paper Company, Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts, Flowers, Pearls: Zva Creative, Die Cuts: My Mind’s Eye, Making Memories, Stickers: Crate Paper, Brads: BasicGrey, Pens: Creative Memories, Font: Calibri.
Tools: Border Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts, Fiskars.
Design Notes: I cut flowers out of the My Mind’s Eye paper to incorporate into the Zva Pearls. It adds nice color and dimension to the pearls.
Journaling: Oh be still my aching heart. She is our angel through and through. She is kind, sensitive, mindful and just beautiful. Can’t believe how grown up she acts and looks. Someone make it stop already-I’m not ready!
You Are Loved by Robyn Schaub
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Tattered Angels, Alphabet Stickers: BasicGrey, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Flowers and Bling: Zva Creative, Specialty Ink: Tattered Angels, Envelope: Maya Road. Tools: Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts.
Design Notes: I asked my daughter to write a personal note to my aunt (who is in the photo with her) to put into the envelope. I’m planning to put this layout in a shadow box frame and give it to my aunt on Mother’s Day.