January 22, 2011

CSDiva Jan Challenges

We have a bunch of great challenges starting over at CSDivas I wanted to share with you. If you want to join a great group of Divas, now is the time. Most of the challenges include prizes. I'll keep a running list here :)

Card Fold Challenge
 For my challenge this month, I want you to make a Joy Fold card. They are very easy and have become my favorite card fold right now! You can find the tutorial HERE http://divascreativas.ning.com/forum/topics/tutorial-joy-fold-card
 What's Inside the Card
 Your  challenge is to do something creative to the inside of your card too!! Doodle, add a flower like I did, a ribbon, a stamp. Show us your work!

Cookbook Challenge
Cookin' and Cookbookin' Challenge--PLAN YOUR YEAR
* new group and challenges starting up!

Diva Challenge
January´11 Diva of the Month Challenge
* one member aka diva is picked to be honorary DT Diva of the month and gets to post their own challenge!
P-12 2011 JANUARY
* This is a monthly challenge for the whole year. You just have to follow the page map and put in the photos for that month. Makes great memories.
Use an Advertisement Challenge!
* a fun challenge where you pick an ad from the newspaper and use that as your pagemap!

January 16-17, 2011- EXTENDED TO JAN 31st!!!!
At CSDivas we are having our first Blog Hop of the 2011.

We will have inspiring challenges to document our Holidays and also have the chance to win some prizes!

There will be 7-8 challenges for you to create and play, created specially by our fabulous and creative Design Team members!

After the Blog Hop you will have such a great sense of achievement for finishing the challenges that you will like to continue all year long!

If you are like, you will be asking yourself, what to should I prepare, here is a small list to get ready to play:

1) Schedule some "me time"

2) Gather or print your Holidays pictures, the ones you want to scrapbook (from presents, celebrations, traditions, etc)

3) Choose some Holidays papers you been saving for that special layout. These will be those special layouts!!!

You must be a member to post your challenges and that take all of 3 secs to sign up on the ning board, easy peasy!  Hope to see ya there!
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January 21, 2011

HOLIDAYS IN REVIEW CSDivas Blog Hop- challenges extended

Hello friends,
The Creative Scrapbooking Divas "Holidays In Review" blog hop has been extended until January 31st in hopes of giving everyone time to create their projects and get them uploaded. So, if you haven't stopped on over, please come by and visit and join in on the fun!

Click http://divascreativas.ning.com/ to get involved and have some fun!

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January 17, 2011

Flamingo Challenge

Found a great new site:
One by One the Flamingos are Stealing My Insanity (whew, that's a mouth full, lol) is having a Jan challenge, along with looking for new DTs. I thought I would participate and try out.

Challenge: For this month, make a creation of any kind that features a Flamingo.

Here is what I did...  I used Life's a Beach and Learning Curve carts. I also used pink vellum, never used the stuff before.  I have to admit, I like it better when I'm holding the card closed.  The saying shows up better.  Still I'm pretty pleased with it :)

If you would, could you stop by and give a vote for my card?  Thanks!
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January 16, 2011

HOLIDAYS IN REVIEW CSDivas Blog Hop- Winner (updated)

 Congrats to...   bcriminger ...
on being the blog candy winner!!!!!  Please send me your address by 1-25 at cleosan52@yahoo.com

Welcome to the HOLIDAYS IN REVIEW CSDivas Blog Hop!!!

The holidays are gone and this year we want to help you document your holidays!

The CSDivas Design Team Members created awesome challenges specially for the occasion and some of them are offering individual RAKS besides the 3 Grand Prizes we have at CSDivas!
New to blog hops? Not that difficult, here is what you have to do:
1) Hop among the 7 blogs to see what each talented DT created, take note of the challenge.
2) Create your project.
3) Once finished you need to upload your entries at the CSDivas Challenges Threads.
As I mentioned before, we have 3 amazing prizes for 3 CSDivas members!
First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

To be eligible to win any of these 3 prizes, you need to:
1) Be CSDivas Members. Register to be a CSDivas member here: http://divascreativas.ning.com/
2) Upload to the proper discussion challenge.  Each of us will have a Discussion for our Challenge, For my challenge, please post in SANDY's HIR Blog Hop Challenge Entries 
3) Due date to submit entries is Tuesday 1/18, 2011 5pm EST!
If you are coming from Cheryl's blog:  TICKLED PINK, you are in the right path.  If you are just starting at my blog, you can go to the CSDivas site where is the full list of DT's blog links or see below!

My celebration is... New Years!  I went to Times Square to see the ball drop with friends, back in 97-98.  I was 22 yrs old and ready to take on the world, lol. I figured this would be a great time to finally scrapbook these old photos.  It was one of the coldest and wildest things I every done.  Just digging these photos out, brought back a lot of excitement and memory for me.
 The little round white dot in the pics is the ball.  I was shocked on how small it actually is, lol.
 It was fun making these pages.  I went old school, lol.  I used stencils, computer borders, and stickers.  I also did some "doodling" which I've never done on a layout before. And of course, I had to pull out the Cricut, lol.  I wanted it to seem busy and fun, not so perfect, just like that night.
Being a momma with three toddlers, it's hard to find a baby sitter now a days, so the closest I can get to the ball is on my tv, lol.  Hope you have fun with the blog hop!  

My Blog Hop Challenge for you, is to create a layout using some of your New Year's pics.  Use the colors BLACK, WHITE, GOLD, SILVER, you can use all of them or any combination.  If you didn't party it up on New Years, use any recent party or get together!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Don't forget to post it in SANDY's HIR Blog Hop Challenge Entries

Now for the next blog, you want to head over to Pam's blog: DREAMER'S KLUB

If you leave a comment on my blog, you can get a chance to win some blog candy (sticking with the color scheme).  You don't have to be a follower but it would be nice :)   Please leave a way for me to contact you too.  I will use random.org to pick a winner on Tuesday the 18th.


Lori - http://scrapmomsmusings.blogspot.com

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January 14, 2011

Joy Card Challenge

For my challenge this month, I want you to make a Joy Fold card. They are very easy and have become my favorite card fold right now! You can find the tutorial HERE http://divascreativas.ning.com/forum/topics/tutorial-joy-fold-card
Visit Creative Scrapbooking Divas  to post your creation under Joy Card Challenge in the events forum.  You have until midnight 1-31 to get it done :)

For this card, I decided to go with a 5.25x 5.25  But you can do any size.  And if you use a Cricut cut anywhere on the card, you get a second entry for a small rak.   I used Accent Essential for my circle and scallop flower.

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January 13, 2011

Valentines- last year rewind

I made a couple of cut files (svg/scut) last year and though I would post them again for anyone, who just got their new Sure Cuts A Lot aka SCAL this past year.  Here are a couple of them...

To download these, just click on Free SVG/SCUT files.    And don't forget about the upcoming CSDivas Valentine BLOG HOP!
This is open to the Design Team AND members.  If you would like to participate or want more info, just leave a comment or Email me.

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January 10, 2011

Sweet Magnolia Rose Giveaway


Here is what she posted :)
For my GRAND OPENING I will be offering a Cricut expression with 3 cartridges. Which are Stretch your Imagination, Celebration, and Sentimentals. I will pick my first winner February 14th. All you have to do is follow my blog and post a comment on how to improve or what you liked about my blog. Then on February 14th I will announce a winner.
Would really like to win this, then I can donate my machine to the ScrapBook Blessings Club!  Fingers crossed!

For followers, she is offing this wonderful machine, can you guess what it is?

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BINGO V-day Card

Taking a break from blue and white Xmas cards and jumping to red and white Valentine ones, lol. Here is a card I made for Card Cupids. They are having a Valentine’s Card Blog Candy Challenge
 I scraplifted this from a fellow cropper at the ScrapBook Blessings Club.  Very easy to do...
I got an image of a bingo card off the computer ( you can also use a real card but I used my last one prior- great find a garage sales),
Printed out I Luv You  (cut the same size as the blocks),
Taped 3 circle punches is black to the words
Used hot pink card stock ( 4.25 x 5.5 card),
Matted in black card stock
Set the pink bling with the I-Rock setter, 
Glued a pre-made heart cut out,
Fastened the black ribbon to the heart,
And made the zig zags with my white gel pen.

Very Easy, Very fast and too cute!
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January 9, 2011

Next year's Xmas card

I was so behind in 2010 making my Xmas cards, I swore never again.  This challenge gave me a great excuse to start for 2011, and I am happy to say I have 5 already done this past week!!!!

Fantabulous Cricut 

Challenge #41 Snowy Delights:
Create a project and incorporate snow or snowflakes.

Christmas solutions- Deer, Tree, Star
Zooballoo- Snow scene
The inside
Here is 2010 Christmas card

  I only did 10 of these cards because I ran out of time.  I'm already ahead of the game for 2011, lol.
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January 8, 2011

Upcoming hop!


This is open to all CSDiva members.  If you interested just pm DT Diva Luisa on the board.  Very excited to have all the divas in on this!!!

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January 7, 2011

Tutorial: Joy Fold Card

I am addicted to card folds. I love to cut and score and come up with a WOW card. Then I love watching people's faces when they open it up! You can google cards and come up with a ton of different folds.
This tutorial is for   
Creative Scrapbooking Divas .  There will be a challenge soon with this card type so stay tune :)

Today we are going to learn how to may a "Joy" fold...
What you need:
  • One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" cardstock
  • One 3" x 8" cardstock
  • Two 2 3/4" x 4" pattern paper
  • One 4" x 5 1/4" pattern paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive

Step 1: Score 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" cardstock at 5 1/2"

Step 2: Score your 3" x 8" cardstock at 4"

Step 3: Glue the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of pattern paper on the inside flap of the card

Step 4: Glue one of the 2 3/4" x 4" piece of pattern paper to the card front

Step 5: Glue the other 2 3/4" x 4" piece of pattern paper to the outside of your smaller folded cardstock piece

Step 6: Add glue to the back of your smaller flap and tape it to the inside of the card. Make sure the fold of the smaller flap is pointing to the right.

Step 7: If you want to secure the flap on the front,use an embellishment ( here I used a die cut from my Cricut) and fasten it with dimensionals. Slightly tuck the bottom left edge of the small flap to keep it closed.

Here is the finished card!!!!

I used the Sweetheart Cricut Cart for the word Love (3") and the small heart (1.5", I did the top layer and blackout features for the heart)in the corner to hold down my front flap. I traced the top layer with red stickles. Hope you like it!

I want to give a shout out to Madison from Funky Cards.  She did a beautiful sympathy card, it was my inspiration. Please check out her POST.  I also entered this card in My Creative Time throwback challenge
And in honor of Card Cupid's Valentine’s Card Blog Candy Challenge
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A Note from the DT...

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