Monday, October 29, 2012

A Big Hello from our New Design Team Members

Hi everyone..This is Marivic.

I am sorry I haven't been around lately. I had quite a summer and so many things had happened in my life that I have decided to take a break.

Though I am on break right now, with the help of my good friends we will still be able to go on and continue with our challenges here on Zeus and Zoe.

We have a new Design Team that will help me accomplish our goals and of course they will also inspire you to be as creative as ever.

Between our Design Team Members here at Zeus and Zoe and the DT members at Berry71bleu, we will continue to bring you amazing challenges and prizes from our sponsors. We hope that you will continue to support our blog and hopefully help you along the way in your creative journey. I am so grateful for their help and their friendship.

Without further ado..Meet our new Design Team Members....

                                           Cathy Cafun

Hi, my name is Cathy Cafun. I live in Queensland, Australia with my husband of
27 years and 2 teenage children. Scrapping has been part of my life for about 8
years now and it’s an all-consuming passion!!

I’m not sure of my style, but I do love Shabby Chic/Vintage and am very partial
to the grungy distressed look. My inspiration usually starts with photos of my
family, and I just let my creations flow from there, but I also find inspiration from
browsing blogs, online galleries and challenge sites. My creations usually
have elements of texture and dimension and I find fussy cutting, layering and
distressing a wonderful way to achieve this. I really enjoy experimenting with
new techniques and am loving mixed media at the moment.

Currently, I am designing for Scrapmatts Craft Queen & Once Upon a Sketch
and have been fortunate enough to have my work published in Scrapbooking
Memories and Scrapbooking Creations Magazines.

Over the years scrapbooking has provided me with a wonderful way to express
myself creatively whilst being able to record all those precious family memories
for my children and hopefully my grandchildren one day.

I am so excited to have been asked to be part of Marivic’s amazingly talented
Design Team at Zeus and Zoe, and I can’t wait to be able to share my creations
with you and hopefully inspire you along the way!

Here is my blog if you would like to pop in and say hello...

My name is Gayle Price. I live in a very pretty sea-side town south of Adelaide in South Australia. I'm a 'mum' to two beautiful daughters and 'wife' and best friend to the most understanding man in the world..My love of all things 'arty and crafty' has been part of my life from the time I was allowed to play with scissors. This obsession led me to a career in art education, and I love all the arts, including theatre, music and dance. I absolutely adore colour, pattern and texture; either bright and bold or soft and subtle, and I enjoy working with lots of different mediums. I have to admit to having a passion for floral patterned papers and fabrics, stamps and water-colours. I love the world of scrapbooking and mixed-media art and am so inspired when I see how art, photography and the documenting of simple or major events can be so beautifully and creatively combined, recorded and shared.

                                                                       Romy Veul

My name is Romy Veul and I'm a 19-year-old scrapaholic from the Netherlands. I live in a small village close to Amsterdam with my parents and two little brothers. I study Dutch languages with a second major in linguistics in Amsterdam. At the moment I am in my second year and my dream is to work as a writer or reporter some day. Besides my passion for languages and writing, I also have a huge obsession for scrapbooking. It all started almost seven years ago. When my school celebrated it 45th anniversary we got to choose from a couple of creative workshops. I decided to attend a workshop scrapbooking and was hooked immediately! Seven years later scrapbooking has become a big part of my life. Scrapbooking is a wonderful creative outlet for me and a perfect way to relax after a long day at University. 
I love creating both lay-outs and cards and I sometimes also venture upon an altered item. I like to try different styles, though I tend to love the shabby chic/vintage style the most lately. No matter what style I try, I almost always incorporate lots of layers and details my work. I think they are kind of my signature. I am currently proudly designing for Bo Bunny, Once Upon a Sketch and a Dutch magazine. 

(Design Team Coordinator)

Hi everyone! My name is Sandi Taloumis. First I'd like to thank Marivic for inviting me to be the Design Team Coordinator. What a huge honor it is to be here at Zeus and Zoe.

I'm not only a scrapbooker, but I'm also a huge vintage lover, so when I received Marivic's kita I was ecstatic! I've been scrapping for about 8 years now and am absolutely obsessed with it! I

I invite you to visit me on my blog 

Welcome to our Design Team Members..Thank you ladies! We can't wait to see your beautiful creations..

Please stay tuned. New challenge will start on November 1st.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sewing inspiration board by Sandi!

Hi everyone! Sandi here I'd like to share a sewing inspiration board that I did for my sewing/craft room with my amazing Zeus and Zoe kit. For this board, I took the old music sheet, sewing pattern cover, sewing directions, a button, hook and eye pack, and an old vintage cloth, all from the kit, and then I adhered it onto a board. Since I love, love, love anything vintage, I thought this would give me some inspiration while I'm creating something.
closeup of the awesome hook & eye pack...yes!
This kit is just loaded with gorgeous vintage and vintage style goodies that are so easy to use!
We invite you to the Z&Z Etsy shop, so that you can have a look around...I must warn you, these kits go fast! Also in the shop, are fabulous Manor House flowers, Scrap FX chip board, and packaged goodies, for your liking!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

You & me....a love story!

Hi everyone! Sandi here. So glad you could stop by. Today, I'd like to share a lo that I made using a bunch of goodies from one of our Zeus and Zoe kits. Yup, vintage indeed! Don't ya just love the beautiful vintage style paper and embellies! I love the way the kit just really added beauty to the pic of my grandparents.
We invite you to the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop where you can find gorgeous kits, and embellies such as Manor House flowers and chipboard! Yippee!
Thank you for stopping by...see you again soon!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inspiration board!

Hi everyone! Sandi here. So glad that you could stop by! Today I'd like to share an 'inspiration board' that I made using numerous goodies from our Zeus and Zoe kits. Yes, I decided that I would like an inspiration board for my craft that I could change up depending on what I find inspiring, what I'm working on, or just simply things/pics that make me happy...
I started with a 'pants hanger', sanded it and then applied paint to it. Then I added goodies from my old check, a receipt, flower, and beads. I attached the hanger to a blackboard, and then added one of Marivic's gorgeous tags (I love vintage), the lasest things that I've been working on, pics, tags, etc. The fun part of this, is that I can simply change it up as my mood changes and new events take place. Yeah!
Don't ya just love those vintage goodies! We invite you to visit our Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop to see our gorgeous collections.
As always, thank you for stopping by....see you again soon!