Monday, October 12, 2009

New Kits at My Creative Scrapbook and a Zva Call!

Be sure to check out the reveal at My Creative Scrapbook! These are some gorgeous kits!!! The Main Kit features Webster's Pages this month and it's loaded!! There are two sheets of each paper, vellum, alphabets and the brand new Webster's Cameos! These are so beautiful and such a great addition to your pages. Here is what I did with the Main Kit.

Next up is the Limited Edition Kit. It is featuring 7 Gypsies Victoria collection. It's another gorgeous one. There are also 2 of each of the papers in this one. It's loaded with Prima and it has some FABULOUS trim!! You just have to see this one! The possibilities of lots of different looks are endless with this kit. Here are some layouts that I made with it.

I also want to share a great contest and a design team call with you.

ZVA is doing a design team call and having a contest!!! Although I'm stepping down for now, I have so enjoyed my time at Zva for the last several months and want to encourage everyone to try out for the team! The Zva team is so wonderful to work with. Carolyn is great and I'm glad that I have gotten to know her! Kim is the DT co-ordinator and you will really enjoy working with her. Not to mention... let me tell you that getting a box of Zva in the mail is so fantastic!!! The products are simply fabulous!!! I guarantee you will LOVE them!

Here are the details that Kim has posted...

Are you a Zva Diva?Do you love gorgeous sparkling crystal accents or romantic sultry pearls perhaps? Zva Creative has that and much more. We are excited to announce a fabulous contest and we'd love it if you would join us!

What are you playing for?

5 winners will receive $50. in Zva Creative product

5 winners will receive $30. in Zva Creative product

10 winners will receive $15. in Zva Creative product

This is what you need to do to qualify:Simply upload your beautiful creations (layouts, cards, altered items, etc) into the MUST link Zva products found within the store to your projects.

Please e-mail your gallery links to You may participate as many times as you like. All previously viewed/published projects will be considered. Please do not e-mail actual images of your projects. deadline: Midnight(Pacific time) Wednesday, October 28. Please put "Zva contest" in the subject line of your e-mail. Submissions accepted immediately.

Winners will be notified by e-mail on or before November 1, 2009.Good luck and have fun!

AND if you are interested in joining our talented team...we currently have a design team call. Your contest projects can also be used towards your Design Team entry.

Here are the details:Our team will consist of:* 6 layout lovers* 2 card creatorsDesigners will serve a period of 6 months with a possibility of term extension for another 6 months. We compensate generously with our products and we compensate well for published work.

Open to all US and International designers who are at least 18 years of age.

To apply, here's what you need to do:Create a minimum of either 3 layouts -or- 3 cards -or- 3 of any combination. If you are diverse and dabble in more than one category, that is wonderful, but not necessary, please feel free to show us your other talents. You can submit up to 6 projects, but 3 is required. Projects may have been previously published and/or posted online.We prefer that you use Zva Creative products, but that is not a requirement for your design team entry.

Please e-mail your entry to: by midnight (Pacific time) Wednesday, October 28. Please put "Zva DT Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail. Submissions accepted immediately.

Please include the following information in your submission email:* Your full contact info* Your blog link* Your online gallery link(s)* Link to your resume, if you have one (not required)* Attach images of your projects. Please keep each image under 500 pixels (100k)* A list of design teams you are currently serving on (includes manufacturers/wholesalers , stores, challenge blogs, kit clubs, etc.)* Message board(s) where you participate atThose selected will be notified by e-mail or phone and we hope to announce the new team by October 31. And the new DT term will start on November 1, 2009.We hope this will be a positive experience for everyone.Thanks so much...we can't wait to see your work!

I'll be on the lookout to see who makes this team!! Good Luck!!

Thanks for dropping by!


Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Cover!!!

Let me tell you... I was bouncing around in excitement when I saw this!!

I had no idea that my layout was going to be on the cover of Scrapbooking and Beyond. What a FANTASTIC surprise!!! I must say that this was a big thing for me... yep, I admit that it probably made my year! LOL!! Poor Kelly was on the phone with a client and for the first time in 22 years, I interupted him. I just couldn't wait a single minute to tell someone and he happened to be the only one home!! Poor guy! Hopefully, he was able to convince his client that he didn't live with a nutcase!

I have gotten such a kick out of seing one of my layouts staring back at me from the newsstand. It is everything I can do not to point it out to random strangers in the store! I'm leaving that to my dad!! My mom tells me that when he sees it, he shows everyone and tells them that it's his grandkids on the cover. I'm afraid to ask if he tells them that his daughter made the layout. The answer just might give me a complex!! LOL!
My kids have enjoyed it, too. They have both had friends call them or text them to ask them what in the world they are doing on the cover of a magazine. Jade doesn't like the picture of her but I'm pretty sure that she will live! It's been a lot of fun and I just hope that I might get this opportunity again someday!
Be sure to check it out! There are so many wonderful layouts in it!! Some of your favorite scrappers are also in the magazine. The flourish series is featuring rub-on flourishes this time. You just have to see what Gabrielle Pollaco, Liz Qualman and Debbie Danielson did with their layouts!
Thanks for dropping by my blog!