Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy to announce that I have joined a huge team of designers at Canvas Corp Brands.

This is an amazing opportunity for me to work within all three Canvas Corp product brands.
I have been assigned to the Canvas Corp Brands Crew Member Art and Altered Books category.   
This is within the Mixed Media Category of the company.

 Canvas Corp will make a formal announcement about the new teams in December, but they have allowed us to share our good news with our Readers!

Here is a sample of an oldie but much loved album that I design for my son.

 I will be showcasing some book projects to ring in the new year of 2015.  So stop by again to get a close-up look of Canvas Corp Brands.  Thanks for stopping by today, and be creative this weekend.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scrap Around the World with BoBunny

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day I wish to share some of my favorite photo's lakeside.  The calmness of the lake in the photo as my mom enjoys reading a good book, brings back memories of the gentle breeze across the lake.

Inspiration is the key to a successful project.
Look to a wonderful website called Scrap Around the World.

The rhinestone butterfly and clothing picture spoke volumes to complement my photo pictures.  This is one of my favorite Scrap Around the World Mood Boards.  Be sure to visit Scrap Around the World for loads of inspiration from designer's around the world. Become a member of their community.

Once you have a Mood Board the next best tool to a successful layout is the sketch.  BoBunny has a great October sketch that inspired my layout with a simple flip of the sketch.  Be sure to visit BoBunny for monthly sketches and become a member of their community for inspirational layouts which feature quality paper collections.

 I flipped the sketch and here is another view of my Layout.

 My Zva Creative Crystals are a golden color CR-06CA-104.

This layout is designed with the BoBunny  Vicki B Plethora collection and Olivia ICandy Dimensionals.

Visit these outstanding leader's within our industry and you are sure to be inspired and creative.
Make something creative today, enjoy the process.

Zva Creative

Scrap Around the World


Tombow Adhesive

Tombow Round 1 Design Team Call

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day  I would like to share 3 projects that I created as part of my  Tombow Round 1 Design Team call audition.  Grab your favorite beverage and join me as we take a close look at my projects which showcase how flexible and secure Tombow adhesive performs as an adhesive of choice.

Up first is a D.I.Y. project. 

Since we are enjoying the Beautiful Fall colors of Autumn  I decided to create a cute table center piece for my table. 
Here I have 3 sized pumpkins that truly showcase how well Tombow Xtreme Adhesive holds a 3D project.
These 3 pumpkins will decorate my home during the fall season.

Here are the instructions for this fun D.I.Y. project.  Gather your supplies

1.  Die cut various circle sizes.  Each pumpkin requires 8 circles.

2.  Fold each circle and trim the bottom of the folded circle (pumpkin) to allow for the pumpkin  to sit steady and trim the top of the folded circles to give a more oval presentation appearance once its assembled.
3.  Ink all the edge of the pumpkin circles and start assembling the circles using  Tombow Xtreme Adhesive tape runner. 
 Important application tip: When using the Xtreme tape runner be sure to end the gluing motion with a side swipe.  Video's are available on the Tombow site to demonstrate this action.

4.  Add a tulle bow in the center of the pumpkin using Tombow Foam Tabs.

5.  Add some beads to wire, curl the wire as you add the beads and secure to the centre of the pumpkin by sliding down the center hole of the pumpkin pressing against the Tombow foam Tabs.
Great presentation for the fall.

Sparkle and Shine  Christmas Card

My next project is a layered card showcasing DCWV pattern papers, Tombow Liquid Mono adhesive and Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

This pattern paper collection called Heirloom Christmas Pack is a complete pack whereby you have all papers and embellishments to create a card or layout completely.  I did add some ribbons, as I do enjoy the fullness ribbon adds to a card.
Here you can see the sentiment is from the label page within the DCWV collection pack.  How quick a little bit of Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive helps secure this card in no time at all.

Adhere Tombow foam tabs to the christmas trees to give a 3D dimensional look and this card is ready to mail.
The final project I wish to share is a layout featuring BoBunny papers and Tombow.


This layout captures the joy of those late summer days lakeside.

One of the best features of the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue is the versatility of this glue.  You get a 2 in 1 glue.  (a) The glue is a permanent wet glue that adheres to paper immediately and (b) a short term re-positionable glue if you let the glue air dry for 5 minutes which allows for moving your paper pieces around your project to get that perfect presentation.
Here you can see the letter "A"  is wet and the letter "E and  X" have dried to a gloss texture.
I am going to let all of my letters dry to the gloss texture and then  use them on my layout.

Next up, is my other favorite tape runner-- the Mono Dots....

Here you can see the tape runner on my mat that I am using on my layout.  Love this runner for the ease of use and forgiveness on repositioning....

Tombow supplies
Mono Liquid Glue
Foam Tabs
Xtreme Adhesive

Other Supplies
DCWV Heirloom Christmas pack
May Arts Ribbon
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
BoBunny Vicki B Plethora Collection and Olivia ICandy Deimensionals
TCW - Mini Art Stencil
Westccott Brand tools

Zva Creative Crystals

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tombow Challenge: Shadow Boxes! by Marie Browning

Tombow Adhesives has a  challenge on their blog which is so cute.  
Check out their blog  and become part of the Tombow community.

Here is my shadow box using a pumpkin cookie cutter.  

My adhesive of choice is Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Scott Publications


With the fall season upon us, we are now seeing lots of Christmas Release Magazines in all the stores.  I am happy to say that I got one card published in the newly released Scrap and  Stamp Arts Magazine.
My card is published on page 54 which features a Riley and Company Stamp.  Next time you are at Michaels or Chapters take a peak.

Have a great creative day to-day.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Penny Black

Check out Penny Black's Blog and become part of their community..... so much fun to be had by all.

Join me in the October challenge here on their blog.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Just Cards Fall 2014 Magazine


Wanted to share the news that I had 2 of my cards published in the recently released Just Cards Magazine.
Pages 43 and 97.  Next time you are at Michaels or a Chapters Store, take a peak at the magazine.
The cards feature a Stampendous Stamp and a Unity Stamp Co. Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a creative day today.