Monday, December 7, 2009

Zva Creative blog hop.....

Our First Zva Creative Blog Hop!I am excited to be a part of the Zva Creative DT! We are joining together today to share a Christmas or Holiday Tag that we each created showcasing the beautiful products that Zva has to offer. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us in a little bit of fun!The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog: She is linking to one of the 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! 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. Our team is so wonderfully diverse, so we are hoping that you will discover a talent that you have not been aware of.This Blog Hop runs through midnight on Tuesday, December 8th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 9th. 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, 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 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.

Here's the little tag I created for the blog hop. I started out with a piece of green cardboard packaging. I ran a small piece of it through the Cuttlebug using their new Christmas Tree folder. I then cut out around the shape of the tree and slightly sanded the top and edges. That only left me having to embellish it with my yummy supply of Zva Creative flowers, crystals, and pearls.

Supply list:
CRO-2CA-127 (pearls)
PE-02CB-103 (pearl border)
CR-02CB-107 (colored crystals)

Please hop on over to see:Becky Olsen


Nikki Schmaltz December 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

Let me just say that in a MILLION YEARS I would never guess this was green packaging. I love recycled things, but this is so AMAZING! What a fabulous job you did.

Lisette December 7, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

I think this tag is my favourite.

Star Rork December 7, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

That is so adorable. There is so much detail, but didnt sound to hard to make!

beckyjune December 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

So pretty. I love that you repurposed the packaging and how you put the gems inside the pearl swirlies.

Silvergirl December 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

Lovely!!! The textures of this tag are just stunning!


jan December 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

You need to give Tim some advice on shaped tags! Adorable!!

Tracey December 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

LOVE your recycled tree with just the right embs on it!!!

Marielle December 7, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

OMG ! that tree is stunning!

Piali December 7, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

Awesome Recycled tag!! great details..

Lindsay December 7, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

So fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley Harris December 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

Lori! This is a great tag! Love it!

Sophia December 7, 2009 at 10:11 AM  

Cute tree tag, love it...

Renate December 7, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

Wow what a beautiful Christmas tree

Jocelyn December 7, 2009 at 10:17 AM  

absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't have known it was recycled!

andrea December 7, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

this is really a funny christmas tag, love it
hugs andrea

Lea L. December 7, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

This is gorgeous Lori!! Love the embossed tree, and those pearls are perfect as tree trim!


Mary December 7, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

Very nice. I love the all texture.

Melissa Cash December 7, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

Very creative and pretty use of the Lace Tree! Love it!

Tricia December 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

love the embossing you did here and the distressing! Hopping along....

Seoulscrappin' December 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

I am really lovin' this 'green' tree!

Jinny Newlin December 7, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

Oooh! So pretty, and just the right amount of embellishments!

Karin December 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

Very pretty tag, great work! Love it!

Carmen December 7, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

Awesome idea! Love the tree tag!

LRW December 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Great tag! Very pretty!

Wendi,  December 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Wow, your tag is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. This Blog Hop is so wonderful. Glad I'm "hopping" through it this morning.

lillianchild December 7, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

Such sweet details on your tag - very cute!

Sus December 7, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

Love this! The pearls are perfect for this embossed tree!

Anne December 7, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

This is an outstandingg tag. It is so innovative.

Amarilys December 7, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

love the pearls and little crystals! The tag is beautiful!

Anonymous,  December 7, 2009 at 11:59 AM  

What a great idea! I love this tag.

laterg8r December 7, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

the pearls on the tree are divine :D

Kate December 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

Gasp...what a beautiful tree. Very detailed.

Crea Grea December 7, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

Wow, this one is beautifull.

Cathy Weber December 7, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

You got such great detail onthe tree with the cuttlebug folder! Really cute and simple.

Cathy Weber December 7, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Really cute and simple tag. The embossing is a great touch.

Linda W December 7, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

Very pretty. Nice combination of the embellishments.

Alyssa December 7, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

This is gorgeous. Love the shape, love the embossing.

Jenniwren32 December 7, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

Your recycled tag looks fabulous! :)

Sew-Ink December 7, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

Beautiful! I love the embossing on the tree!

connie December 7, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

I can't believe you made that out of packaging! so pretty.

nallian December 7, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

WoW, beautiful, stunning tag! Neat idea!

Anabelle December 7, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

Such a brilliant idea to use the swirls as garland! I just adore this!

Rae C. December 7, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

Love your tag! Very lovely creations. Would love to have the products to play with...

Anonymous,  December 7, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

Super duper cute, Lori! Love, love, love that tree. And love, love, love that you glammed it up with the Zva! Go you!


LG December 7, 2009 at 2:37 PM  

WOW this is amazing! I love your tag!

Ellen December 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM  

Wow, I love it, I love it, I love it!!!

Laurence December 7, 2009 at 3:51 PM  

Lovely tree, what a clever way to recycle !

MrsETaylor December 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM  

talk about a smart use of tools and materials. I love this. Off to make an inspiration piece.

Romy December 7, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

Great idea for a tag. Awesome!

Denise December 7, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

Very cool. Love the texture you've created.

Lynn Mercurio December 7, 2009 at 6:04 PM  

Such a creative use of these Zva pearls. They look absolutely wonderful on the embossed paper. Awesome job.

Stacy H.,  December 7, 2009 at 6:07 PM  

I just love the color combination that you have selected. So pretty!

Sherry Wright December 7, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

Just lovely, way to recycle!!

Anonymous,  December 7, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

What a darling tree!!!
Angie Person

Lynne Phelps December 7, 2009 at 6:34 PM  

Lovely tag and great garlands!

Juliana December 7, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

love that Christmas tree!

Anonymous,  December 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Super Sweet Lori!

Cass December 7, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

Wow! That is amazing. Love it! :)

Kimmie December 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM  

oh i love the embossed tree. Beautiful

pdrnc December 7, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

Just absolutely beautiful.

Erica H December 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

So cool! Love all the layers.

Mary A,  December 7, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

Ahh, "twinkle." Nice!

Sandy December 7, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

I love your tag. It is so creative.

Monika/Buzsy December 7, 2009 at 11:28 PM  

Very pretty. Love the shape and the pearls... TFS!

Fiorella December 7, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

A very precious little tag!

Cynthia B. December 7, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

This Christmas tree tag is so creative!

lorena b. December 8, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

Very creative! Love the pearly swirlies!

Karolyn Loncon December 8, 2009 at 12:30 AM  

Gorgeous! Love how the pearls look like a beautiful garland on the tree. So clever and pretty!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom December 8, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

This is beautiful and I totally love the pearls.

Monica December 8, 2009 at 12:51 AM the tree!

lindah December 8, 2009 at 2:10 AM  

I love this Tree is so adorable...what a great job!

Catherine Marshall December 8, 2009 at 2:27 AM  

loving the blog hop loads of inspration.Love the tree and fantastic to use recycled material.

Valerie C,  December 8, 2009 at 3:55 AM  

Love, love, love it!!!!!

Kiek,  December 8, 2009 at 5:17 AM  

It's great your tree!! I never would have figured that out!! this blog hop is really good for my (on this moment) not so creative mind!!! thanks!!

Bonnie December 8, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

Absolutely gorgeous! Way to recycle and what a way to use that Zva! BEautiful Lori!

Linda E December 8, 2009 at 8:21 AM  

Stunning tag! I love the pearl garland.

Miranda December 8, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

Love the shape of your tag. love the recycling.

Carol,  December 8, 2009 at 10:35 AM  

This is amazing. Never would have thought this was made with packaging.

GLOANN December 8, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

I want to do a tag like this. So pretty.

Andrea Amu December 8, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

This is so unique! Love your tree tag!

Misty December 8, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

HOW CREATIVE?!?! I just got rid of my Cuttle Bug and this same embossing folder!!! UGH! I would have NEVER thought of doing this...oh well, thanks for sharing! I will do my best to come up with a creative way to mimick this :)

Ingrid December 8, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

What a wonderful tag, Lori. You did a great job!

Zarah December 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

That is absolutely adorable!! :D

Ilka December 8, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

Truely beautiful and recycled- how cool!!

Jana December 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

I love your use of recycling as well as the tag itself!! SOOO pretty - I would even put this on my tree!

Meggan December 8, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

What a clever idea - love the recycling of the packaging!

krista December 8, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

So pretty! Wow! Love the textures and the detail!

Jenny McGee December 8, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

WOW, What a goreous tree tag. I love it.

Kelly,  December 8, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

love the little 'loopy' pearl garlands and crystals! and the roses! and the embossing [a cuttlebug is on my christmas list!] beautiful tag!

Jan Larson December 8, 2009 at 3:58 PM  

What a great idea to make your tag in the shape of a Christmas tree. It's beautiful!

Pat B.,  December 8, 2009 at 4:10 PM  

What a beautiful tag....too nice to ever throw away!!!

StampinCathy December 8, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

Wow! This is stunning. Love the colors, details, and all the texture on this inspiring tag.

Dana December 8, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

How sweet!! I love it!!

Cathy December 8, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

The swirls of pearls are so sweet on here! Lovely project!

A Creative Dream... December 8, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

I love the idea of a shaped tag! Great job!

Kathleen December 8, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

This is my favorite tag so far - love tree shape, and those crystals are great!

Sharon D,  December 8, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

This is SO pretty! Love the pearls and flowers!

lisa2d December 8, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

you did a wonderful job on your tag!!! I love it and so far the best.

Nimue December 8, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

Wow! What a clever idea. How pretty it is. - Nimmy

Kim Hughes December 8, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

where do I begin...the texture, the color, the imagination...I am wowed girl :)

Natalie December 8, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

Wonderful!! Love the tree tag!

Jennifer Hansen December 9, 2009 at 12:48 AM  

What a cute tag!

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Jana Eubank December 9, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

Oh, gosh! The texture on this is absolutely amazing! And your use of the swirly border pearls is BRILLIANT!!!

Linda Beeson December 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

This is wonderful! Those strings of pearls are so perfect!

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