Friday, December 28, 2012

A lay-out in honour of my mom

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas. On one of the last days of 2012 I have another lay-out to share that I made with some lovely goodies from Zeus & Zoe Etsy store. This lay-out is a tribute to my mom. I have journaled on the backside about how much she means to me.

I used several items from my gorgeous Zeus & Zoe kit on this lay-out. The vintage buttons, the key, the piece of lace and the crown were all part of my Zeus & Zoe kit. Do you also notice the centers of my two flowers? I felt like something was missing and these gorgeous vintage buttons seemed to be the perfect finishing touch to them. 

Thank you so much for looking! 
I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and creative 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sparkle and Shine on the day before Christmas

Hi there! It's Romy here on the day before Christmas. I just love this time of the year and had some fun making a Christmas tag with my lovely vintage kit from Zeus & Zoe Etsy store. This tag is my example for the Sparkle & Shine challenge. You still have some time to play along for a chance to win a beautiful prize package. You can see all the details here. I have used glittered Webster's lace, glittered fussy cut hollies and a metallic button to add some sparkle to my tag. 

The papers, the music note paper, the Webster's lace and the vintage button were all part of my gorgeous Zeus & Zoe kit. Take a look in the Etsy store for some more gorgeous goodies. 

Have a very merry Christmas, you all! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sparkle and Shine Christmas Tag

Hi Girls,

I have my second project for the month at Zeus and Zoe using some of the goodies from Marivic's vintage kit.

I decided to make a Christmas tag using one of the gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers available for purchase from the Zeus and Zoe Etsy Store, which I altered with a beautiful gold vintage button in the centre of the flower and then highlighted the petals with some gold stickles.  The glittered leaf came from a berry spray which I pulled apart which also came in my kit.

I used an extra large shipping tag which I coloured with pearlescent inks, then covered with some Websters and Bo Bunny pp's which I bordered with some gorgeous gold braid.  A gold bling flourish and some splashes of gold paint tied in with all the other elements for this month's sparkle and shine Christmas challenge... see HERE.  Even the stitched ribbon at the top of the tag was sprayed with gold mist.

Zeus and Zoe materials:  Manor House Creation flower, gold vintage button, glittered leaf, gold braid

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Zeus and Zoe DT Coordinator Call

Zeus and Zoe Blog and Etsy Shop is looking for a new DT Coordinator.

As a DT Coordinator you will be in charge of the administrative side of the blog. You will also be required to make 2 projects a month. You will work side-by-side with myself (the owner) and the rest of the DT members.

You must have a blog and a Facebook Account. Be enthusiastic, reliable, and responsible.

We pride our team for having a "family" and friendly relationship. We are laid-back team and work in a drama-free environment.

You must have experience with posting to blogger and basic technical knowledge of posting on a blog. You also must be able to take good close-up photos of your projects.

As a compensation you will receive kits containing scrapbooking, paper crafting, and vintage elements for your projects and extra stuff as being DT Coordinator. Kits are at least a few hundred dollars worth.

If interested, pls. email me at least 4 photos of your best projects, link to your blog, and galleries. Current and past DT positions.

Email your application with subject "DT Coordinator Call" to

Applications must be received by January 5, 2013 or sooner.

Here are sample Kits that you will receive as compensation.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Rustic Christmas Tree

I found this gorgeous rustic Christmas tree whilst shopping last week and decided it would be perfect to alter as the centrepiece for my table this year.  I went with the Sparkle and Shine Christmas theme for this month's challange at Zeus and Zoe... details HERE... 

To decorate my rustic tree I used some lovely ribbon and vintage buttons from my Zeus and Zoe kit.

 Some vintage music paper which also came in my kit was used to cover the star, which I topped with a little  spray of gold glittered berries and leaves. 

Pop on over to Marivic's Etsy Shop to see all her gorgeous goodies!! Marivic will also make kits to order.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy :))

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Sparkle and Shine" Christmas page.

Hi every one !! Wow the year is fast coming to a conclusion ! Gayle here again to share my second "Sparkle and Shine" project. I've done a pretty, clean and simple Christmas page, in the traditional colours of green, white and red, using a vintage Christmas image and highlighting the bunch of beautiful frosted and glittered berries and leaves from my Zeus and Zoe kit. I have only used about one quarter of the bunch and it is the perfect Christmas embellishment.

I've also used some crystal bling and sparkly Kindy Glitz. The details on how to play along with our December "Sparkle and Shine" Challenge, ( and the fantastic prizes up for grabs) can be found HERE.

A kit made up of beautiful embellishments from Marivic's Etsy Shop would make a fabulous Christmas gift for a creative friend, so pop over HERE to have a little look.
As this is my last post for this year, I would like to thank you all for visiting us at Zeus and Zoe and for playing along with our challenges, as well as a very happy, safe and joyous Christmas. xx

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Ornament

Hello ! A very happy December greeting to you all. Gayle here, sharing my "Shine and Sparkle" creation. I've made a table or mantlepiece decoration, from the FLOWERS, PAPERS and PEARLS in my ZEUS AND ZOE KIT.

It started out as a "foam ball". I covered it in tiny squares of Christmas paper from my Zeus and Zoe kit. It was then sprayed with  Glimmer Mist and then, for a bit of extra shine, I gave it a coat of pearlescent paint.

The top is covered with embossed paper which was painted silver and then a little "Rub & Buff" added. The crowning glory is a gorgeous white and gold Poinsettia flower from my Zeus and Zoe kit. I've used one on the top and another on the base.

A jewelled pin to hold the banner, another crystal dangling off the ball, some gorgeous pearls from my Zeus and Zoe kit and then I've set it on a doily with some supporting card underneath.

I hope this will inspire you to join in our December "Shine and Sparkle" Challenge. Find all the details HERE.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas blessings!

Hi everyone! Sandi here. Today I'd like to share a lo that I made with my Zeus and Zoe kit. Not too long ago, I tried a 6 x 12 lo and loved the look so I decided to give it a whirl again. Don't you love the fabulous colors here....yup, Marivic is a whiz when it comes to matching everything perfectly in her Z&Z kits. For this lo, I used the pretty background paper, the garland deco, and that sweet flower swirl, near the pic, all from my Z&Z kit.
If you're lovin these kits, as much as we do, we invite you to browse our Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop for something that may warm your heart....don't forget that Marivic will make you up a custom kit!!!! Yes, that's right, you pick the theme or's your kit, just for you!
We also invite you to join us in our latest Shine and sparkle challenge. We can't wait to see what you come up with for this fun challenge!
Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Sandi

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Shine and Sparkle challenge lo!

Hi everyone! Sandi here. Today I am delighted to share a Christmas lo that I did for our latest Shine and Sparkle challenge! What a fun challenge! Since my style tends to be the minimalist, I decided that three spots of sparkle and shine was the perfect amount to have on the page to add to the holiday sparkle, yet keeping the attention on my subject which is my dd's expression that was caught last Christmas.
Isn't that background paper perfect! Yes, that, the sparkle, vintage postcard, strips of text, and felt star all came from my fabulous Zeus and Zoe kit. And right now, you can request your own custom kit from Marivic! We invite you to visit our Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop, where you can browse all the yummy goodies, that could be added to your kit!
Please be sure to stop back soon for more DT inspiration!
Hugs, Sandi

Monday, December 3, 2012

Banner challenge winners!

Hi everyone! First we would like to say thank you to all the wonderful entries that we received for our November Banner challenge...they were amazing!!! And now for our winners:

Yippee!!!!!! The winner, as chosen by the DT, is Kitika! What an amazing banner you presented us with! Just fabulous!
Thank you Kitika, we know you're going to love this fabulous package, which was donated by our DT member Cathy:

Grab our button from here:

Our second winner, as generated by the random generator, is Bellaidea! Such a beautiful and creative lo's! We love how you've put together all the bits and pieces here.
Thank you Bellaidea, we just know you're going to love this fabulous package, that was donated by our DT member Cathy:
Ladies, please send your address to Marivic at so that we can send your prizes out to you!
Thank you once again! We invite everyone to join us for our December Shine and Sparkle challenge , which is going on now!
Hugs from Zeus and Zoe!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Challenge - Shine and Sparkle

Hi everyone, Cathy here.  It's the 1st of the month which means a new challenge for Zeus and Zoe.  As Christmas is almost upon us I have decided on a Christmas Challenge...   Here are the details.

For this month's challenge I have made it very simple.  I would like to see a Christmas project with at least 3 elements that sparkle and shine… they can be 3 of the same type of elements or 3 different elements as long as you have at least 3 sparkle and shine elements on your creation.

This could be anything metallic and shiny… think recycled jewellery, gold or silver buttons, charms, foil paper metallic inks or embossing powders just to name a few... or sparkle and bling elements like glitter and rhinestones. 

All is Bright

Well I went a bit crazy the with sparkle and shine elements on my Christmas LO.  In my fabulous Zeus and Zoe vintage kit were some lovely glittered berries, silver foil doilies, flower button with a bling centre, silver pearl trim and an aqua crochet doily, which I used in my layered details.

Some of the other sparkle and shine items I used were glitter pattern paper, Glimmer mist, metal and crystal charms, aqua and gold acrylic flowers, Kaisercraft rhinestones and sparklets.

Silver Pearl Trim from Zeus and Zoe Kit
 Glittered Berry Branches and Silver Foil Doilies from Vintage Kit
 Aqua Crochet Doily which came in my kit

For this month's challenge there will be two winners. One picked by the DT and one randomly generated. Here are the fabulous prize packs up for grabs:

The first prize goes to one lucky winner, as picked by our DT:

The lucky randomly generated winner will win:

Here are the rules:
1. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the side bar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST, not your entire blog.
2. You may submit as many entries as you would like and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
3. Post this challenge to your blog and mention, in your post, that you are playing along at Zeus and Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our Zeus and Zoe blog.
4. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 31st day of Dec.
5. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by email and not by linking up in the comments section please.

Information about our challenges:
1. Zeus and Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2. Our DT do their best to comment on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning off your word verification.
3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are chosen. One winner is chosen by our DT and the other is chosen by random draw.
4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week of the challenge closing and winners are then required to contact Marivic.
5. Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be forfeited.
6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage of their blog.
7. Winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post on their blog...full bragging rights included!

We can't wait to see what you come up with for our challenge!
Thank you for stopping by.