Thursday, January 31, 2013

Meet our NEW DT Members


Thank you again to those who applied to be on our DT. It wasn't an easy task picking you are all so talented and unfortunately I can't pick all of you. I'm always looking for Guest Designers and in a few months you will be able to apply again on our DT.

Without further ado.....


Our new Design Team Coordinator

Our New Design Team Members

Welcome to our new Design Team and big Congrats to all of you..


Hi! It's Romy here and I would like to share a lay-out with you that I made with my gorgeous vintage kit from Zeus & Zoe. This lay-out is about my dear niece Elise, wearing her favourite sunglasses. Doesn't she look like a real diva? 

I used los of layers on my lay-out and also incorporated a sheet of music note paper, which was part of my Zeus & Zoe kit. I also used a chipboard crown, a pearl strand, vintage buttons, rig rag ribbon and a chipboard key from Zeus & Zoe

I first inked the chipboard crown and then painted it with crackle paint to give it a vintage look. I also made a bow with the beautiful rig rag ribbon and tucked it among the papers. 

I hope you enjoyed my post. 
Also don't forget to check out our January challenge. You have until midnight to play along for a chance to win a lovely Maja Design prize package. 
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

DT Members and Coordinator Announcement SOON

Hi Ladies,

First of all, thank you to all of you who applied to be on our DT. It is truly a hard process picking, I am not there yet. Please give me a few more days to go through everyone's blog so I don't miss anything.

I want you to know that I appreciate your time. If it happens that you didn't get picked, please remember that we will have another DT Call in a few months.

Everyone is welcome in our blog. We invite you to join our challenges or just stop by and say hi...a person can never have enough friends.

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thank You Card

Hi Ladies,

Cathy here...  first up I would like to say that I am loving all the gorgeous entries for this month's word challenge... keep them coming!!  For details on how to enter click HERE.

Here is  my 2nd post for the week.  I have a card to share with you using vintage trinkets and pp's from my Zeus and Zoe Kit.  Pop in and visit Marivic's Zeus and Zoe Etsy store, to see all her gorgeous goodies and vintage elements available for purchase.

This card was created for a close friend to send her a special thank you.  All the pattern papers and embellishments except for the fussy cut bird cage and gingham ribbon came from my Zeus and Zoe Kit.

I love altering my pp's with mixed media techniques... on this card I used gesso, a mask and some inks to add a little texture.  I then fussy cut the flourishes and greeting which were layered with foam tape to add some dimension, and finished the card off with a gorgeous vintage bird charm, a pretty pearl butterfly pin and a border of vintage lace.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January Challenge - Believe

Hi everyone,
It's Cathy and I'm here to share my LO created for this month's challenge... which is to create a project using your chosen word for 2013.  Details on how to enter as well as a look at the fabulous prize pack on offer from this month's sponsor Maja Designs are HERE.

My word for 2013 is "BELIEVE".  I have always struggled with self confidence and seem to be forever doubting myself.  So this year I have decided  to believe in myself,  try to put away the negative thoughts and feelings, and muster up the courage to venture out of my comfort zone and just jump in the deep end.

I usually overthink when I create a LO as I am such a perfectionist, so on this page I decided to let go and play with some mixed media, using gesso, layering various masks, and some splatters and drips with glimmer mist and Viva Decor precious metal over the top of the masking.  I was very happy with the outcome... I might need to let go a bit more often!!

The items I have used  from my Zeus and Zoe vintage kit supplied by Marivic from her Etsy Store are a sheet of patterned paper, vintage buttons, crochet doily, Manor House Creations cream flower, and a some vintage ephemera. 
vintage button, MHC cream flower, teal crochet doily

vintage button altered with turquoise Viva Decor precious metal, an a vintage letter and KandCo pp

Don't forget you still have until the 27th of this month to apply for the Zeus and Zoe Design Team Call... full details HERE... come on, give it a go, you won't know unless you try!!

Have a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January "Word" Challenge.

Hi, Gayle here again to share with you my second page for our January "WORD" Challenge. My word for 2013 is FOCUS, and this page represents the "chaos and confusion" that can sometimes infiltrate our lives and cause us to be distracted, feel a little lost and unsure of our goals and can make "focussing" a real challenge.
Again, the page is made up entirely from the eclectic assortment of ephemera in my Zeus and Zoe kit. You can find similar in Marivics wonderful Etsy Store.
We would love you to join in our "word" challenge by creating a page using your special word for 2013. All the details on how to join in are HERE as well as a peek at the fantastic prize.

Don't forget, Zeus and Zoe are having a Design Team Call. If you love working with unusual ephemera and beautiful vintage embellishments then I would encourage you to apply. You can find all the application details HERE.
Happy creating and have a great weekend.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January Challenge......"Focus"

Hi everyone. Gayle here to share my first page for 2013 with you; made pretty much entirely from all the gorgeous vintage "trinkets" from my Zeus and Zoe kit supplied by Marivic from her Etsy Store.
Our January Challenge is of course based on a word.....a word for 2013. We'd love you to play along with us, and all the details to do so are HERE, as well as a peek at the amazing prize you could win from Maja Design.

My chosen word is "FOCUS". For a few members of my family this is a  year where it's going to be very important to set goals, focus on only them and ways to achieve them and not be distracted. For myself, personally, I'm focussing on my family, my health, and my art "my way".
I hope every one has had a great start to this year and whatever your plans, goals and ideas are for 2013, good luck and may they all be fulfilled. 
Maybe a place on this fantastic Design Team could be one of your goals for this year. Just a reminder that Zeus and Zoe are having a Design Team Call. All the details HERE.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Design Team Call for Zeus and Zoe

Zeus and Zoe Blog and Etsy shop is looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and friendly new DT members. We’re looking for Mixed Media artists, scrapbookers, card makers, or any crafters that would like to play with one-of-a-kind vintage items.

As a DT member you will be required to do 2 monthly projects. This term will start in March 2013 and will end in July 2013. You will be assigned certain days of the week every month in which you will post your completed projects on our blog. During your term, you are required to do 1 tutorial and host 1 monthly challenge.

You must have a blog and you must have good photography skills. You will also help us promote Zeus and Zoe blog and Etsy shop any way you can, as long as it is allowed, either on Facebook or scrapbook galleries.

As a compensation, you will receive kits from me containing vintage items worth a few hundred dollars. You will also receive 30% off discount on my etsy shops or any custom kits.

To be considered for this team. Send me at least 4 photos of your best projects, DT commitments past and present. Tell me something about yourself and why you would want to be considered for our design team. This call is open to anyone, international applicants are encouraged to apply.

Email to:
with all the information requested with the subject Zeus and Zoe DT CALL. If you have any further question, pls. don't hesitate to email me.
Applications must be received by January 27,2013.

Have a look around the blog and check out our DT projects.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Embrace winter LO

Hi everyone! Sandi here. Today I'd like to share a lo that I did using my fabulous Zeus and Zoe custom kit. This lo is all about embracing the winter....yes, that includes the wind, the cold, and the sparkling snow that falls! Yes, it's that snow that I love and hate at the same the look, the clean fresh scent, the entire beauty that it makes, but oh do I absolutely hate shoveling the stuff!!!! Lol!!!!!!!!

See that fabulous background pp. That's from the it! So perfect for this lo. The red snowflake strip of pp is another one that was in my kit. Also from the kit are the small pieces of pp, parts from a vintage pattern sewing directions paper, and vintage cloth that's behind the pic. Love these kits and right now, Marivic will make up a custom kit for cool is that! Yes, you can even add to it from the wonderful goodies in our Z&Z Etsy shop!

I invite you to visit us often to see what the rest of our DT has in store for're going to love what you see!

And don't forget that right now we have our January "Word challenge" going on. For all the info. and wonderful prizes, you can go here. Super fun and easy challenge! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Hugs, Sandi

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January Scrap a word challenge lo!

Hi everyone! Sandi here. Today I'd like to share a lo that I did for our January "Scrap a word" challenge. Wow! What a fun challenge that our DT member Romy came up with. Yes, simply make a project using a word for your 2013 New year. What a great, super easy challenge!
For my lo, I used the paper in my Z&Z kit along with a vintage pattern cover, a feather, and the flourish Scrap FX chipboard. Yes, these kits have a lot more then that, and right now, you can get a custom kit by contacting Marivic!
I invite you to visit our Z&Z Etsy shop, where you can browse to come up with lots of yummy things to add to your kit!
For more details on our challenge, and wonderful prizes, you can go here. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Please be sure to visit often for some pretty amazing DT inspiration!
Hugs, Sandi

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

December challenge winners!

Yippee! We have our winners drawn for our December Bright and Sparkle challenge! Honestly, this was so hard because there were just so many beautiful entries! Thank you so much for everyone that played along with our challenge....we were so amazed!

The winner, as voted on by the DT, goes to Lean! Wow! Lean, your book is gorgeous! So much little detail!
Thank you Lean, we know you're going to love this fabulous package, which was donated by our DT memeber Cathy!
Our Randomly drawn winner is Patricia, who did the beautiful "Winter" lo. We loved this design and your sweet sparkle and shine here!
Thank You Patricia, we just know that you're going to love this fabulous package, which 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 January "Word" Challenge , which is going on now!
Hugs from Zeus and Zoe!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January challenge: your word for 2013

First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy 2013! I hope it will be a beautiful year for you.

It's the first day of January, which means that it's also time for a new challenge:
I thought it would be a nice idea to make a New Year's challenge: scrap about your word for 2013. At the beginning of a new year, I always pick a word that I want to live by for that year. For example I have chosen the word 'explore' for 2013, as I want to spend more time exploring the world, exploring chances and exploring myself. My challenge for you is to choose your own word that you want to live by in 2013 and to scrap about this word. This can be in whatever way you want: you can make an art journal, a lay-out, a card, an altered item. Whatever you like to record the word that you want to live by.

This is my example for the challenge. On my lay-out I journaled about my word for 2013, which is 'explore'. I have used several items from my vintage kit from the Zeus & Zoe Etsy store on my lay-out. 

In this embellishment cluster I have used a gorgeous Webster's Pages flower and a beautiful vintage button that were part of my Zeus & Zoe kit. Also do you see the beautiful gold lacing below my photo? That was part of my Zeus & Zoe kit too. 
You can find more gorgeous embellishments like these in the Zeus & Zoe Etsy store, where you can also put together your own vintage kit. 

This month we have an amazing prize to offer, that is sponsored by the Swedish brand Maja Design. The chosen winner and the random winner will both receive a 6 x 6" paper pads from their beautiful 'Walking in the Forest' collection:

Maja Design Corp is situated in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Maja Design was founded in November 2007, and since then been growing over 70 retailers in Sweden and 90 all over the world. Founder Marie Jansson says : "In the fall of 2004, a dear friend asked me to join her to a scrapbooking course. from that moment, i became totally amazed and thrilled by all the beautiful papers and decorations in the art of scrapbooking. After some time as a captivated scrapper, I got curious to create my own patterns. I have always have had a devotion for colour and form, as well as I had great printing facilities close, as I worked at a printers office. Since 2007, I have been blessed to be able to work with my great passion - to design and create coloured coordinated paper". 

Please visit us at

On my project I used Maja Design's 'Life by the Sea', 'Life in the country' and 'It's a Vintage Christmas' collection. 
These are some of Maja Design's latest collections:  

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  of January. 
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 your entries for this challenge! 
Thank you for your visit!