Monday, October 29, 2012

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our October Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us and hope you enjoy all that we have to share with you along the way!

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.  We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was will be sharing a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.  If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
I created an elegant sympathy card using one of Zva's pearl lines and beautiful cream colored 4.25" flower with leaves. 

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!
Hidden on FIVE of the designer’s blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners 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 today, October 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 30th. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31st 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.

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.

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 blog and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is the blog of Fabi Ormerod! Have a great time on the hop!

Thank you for joining us!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Go to Gal Challenge: Stamp Out Breast Cancer

*** Drawing for Pink Pack is closed. Winner has been contacted by email.***

Hello! Happy Wednesday and welcome to another Go-to Gal challenge! 

Today, we are stamping it up to alert you about a Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign from our friends at a muse studio. Have you preformed you monthly self breast exam yet this month? As days turn into weeks and weeks into months we can't forget how important it is to pause and perform this very important task on a monthly basis. During the month of October, a muse studio will be giving away a specially designed stamp set called "Fight Like a Girl." There are a limited number of free sets available while supplies last ($3 shipping & handling) to help us remember that early detection and awareness can save lives.
Check out the push pin stamp that you can use for marking monthly self-examinations on your calendar. My set has arrived & here are just a few cards that I created with the "Fight Like a Girl" set. 
All products (stamps, paper, ribbon, pearls and inks) are by a muse studio. 
So what are you waiting for... don't forget to click on over to a muse studio to claim your Fight Like a Girl stamp set! Then come back here and continue to hop on to BetsyKim and Teri's blog because they have some great cards to share with you too!

Plus if you happen to leave a comment here, you will be entered to win your own "Pink Pack" from  a muse studio full of products that I used to create these cards today.  Comments received by Friday, October 19th at 11:59 pm will be eligible to win.

Much love to you! Windy

Monday, October 08, 2012

World Card Making Day Winner Announced

Hi & Happy Monday!Just dropping in real quick to announce the winner from my World Card Making Day stamp set give away.A big congratulations goes out to...

Jennifer Grace who said...
Lovely card, the flower centres are so pretty! I make bright coloured Birthday cards most of all! October 6, 2012 6:37 AM
Jennifer, please email me ( your address & I'll send out your stamp set!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

World Card Making Day 2012

Welcome! Welcome!


I hope everyone visiting today is having a great one! Have you had a chance to make any cards yet today?  I'll be spending most of my day time hours at the soccer fields. We've got two games, so I'll be busy rooting on my purple unicorns and green gators. Go team! After I put my girls to bed I plan on heading upstairs to work on a few projects.

So in celebration of the day, I thought I'd share an anniversary card that I created a few months ago for a call. Its one of my favorites, so much so that after I sold this one in my Etsy shop, I made another to give to my parents for their anniversary later in the month.
What kind of cards do you make most often? Leave me a comment & I'll randomly select a winner to receive the Victorian Summer stamp set from Skipping Stone Designs that I used on this card. Isn't that medallion beautiful? One of my favorite stamps ever... hands down:)

Enjoy the rest of the blog tour (if you are not on the World Making Day Blog Tour & would like to check it out, you can CLICK HERE)!

Friday, October 05, 2012

WCMD Is Just 1 Day Away

Hello paper crafty friends! World Card Making Day is just one day away, so I wanted to drop in with a run down of all of the fun. There is much to partake in, so I hope this list helps you find something that suits your weekend plans.

Want to start today... for those of you who can not wait for the fun to start tomorrow... how about a little blog hop by 2011's World Card Making Day Winners starting over at the Paper Crafts Connection Blog Friday morning?

Join the event's Facebook page to chat with your fellow FB paper crafting friends and get updates throughout the day about all of the festivities.

Hang out on Twitter more?  Get #worldcardmakingday trending on Twitter on the day itself!!! 

Stop by Paper Crafts Connection (frequently) on Saturday... posts will be going live every couple of hours... and who knows what kinds of inspiration you may find there?

Don't forget to visit our favorite trends editor, Cath Edvalson over at Moxie Fab World for a chance to win a fabby WCM prize.  And check out her post from Thursday  about the connectivity of card making... all I have to say about it is that nobody says it better than Cath (and don't forget to read all of the comments there too... all so great and wonderful things shared by our readers).

And then there is a little World Card Making Day Contest... where you can win a whole lot of great products (which you can then use to make more cards to share with folks). All of the details about the contest is HERE.

Lastly, if you want to keep your recently cleaned scrap space clean (and that's ok too), you can spend the weekend seeing all whole bunch of cards created by other card makers who love this hobby as much you do by participating in the World Card Making Day Blog Tour. You are sure to find lots of inspiration, ideas and PRIZES along the way.

And yes, you will find my blog only the tour... I will be back tomorrow with a new project to share and a fun give-a-way so be sure to visit again.

So take care until then!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Stamp Out Breast Cancer

Hi All,

Just stopping in today to alert you of a great Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign from our friends at A Muse Studios. During October, A Muse Studio will be giving away a specially designed stamp set called "Fight Like a Girl". That's right! There are 10,000 free sets available while supplies last ($3 shipping & handling) as a reminder to us that early detection and awareness can help save lives!
Check out the push pin stamp that you can use for marking monthly self-examinations on your calendar. My set is on its way & I look forward to sharing a few projects with you throughout the month. So what are you waiting for? Get yours and help spread the word about Stamp Out Breast Cancer.