February 28, 2011

St Pat's. Challenge

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Looking forward to some challenges this coming month!  Here is one for CSDivas... Make a St. Patrick's Theme Project.  It can be a card, layout or home decor, but it has to have the color green and a pot of gold somewhere on it.  Here is what I came up with...

Leprechaun and pot of gold- PaperDoll Dress Up
Rainbow- Create a Critter
Shamrock- Designer's Calendar
Also for FCCB, the challenge is to create a shape card, something other than a square or rectangle.  I thought the shamrock would be perfect.  Using my Gypsy, I was able to take two shamrocks, flip the second one, and weld them together.  Here is the inside...
For the sentiment on Designer's Calendar, I used my Cricut green marker and traced it out.  But because it was only 2 inches, I needed to trace it again with my black marker pen.

Hope you join us at CSDivas and play along for a chance to win.
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News from the CSDivas

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A message to all members of Creative Scrapbooking Divas

Happy Monday Divas,
We have some news to share with you today:

1) Starting March we are launching the "Monthly Grand Prize Program". Please read the main page HERE to find out how you can win fabulous prizes every month!

2) New Spotlighted Layout and Craftie are posted. Congrats Monique and Stephanie.  You can see their creations on the main page.

3) We are re-organizing the groups during March. More to come...

4) February 20th was our 1st Anniversary!!!! Due to illness and other issues we decided to celebrate in March with an online Crop. Save the Date March 19-20, 2011!  Challenges, games, tutorials, prizes!!!

5) Did you know that we have a "Create and Swap" Group coordinated by Brandi Criminger? First Swap was Valentines cards (closed), second was an Altered Item (creating) and third is a Mini Layout Kits (in process). You still have time to sign-up for this last one!!!

6) We are also having another Swap. A BD Card Swap! Checkout the event HERE!

7) We want to wish you a very happy and creative week!!!
Admin Divas!


Visit Creative Scrapbooking Divas , open to all!!!


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February 26, 2011

Brad Card Challenge

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Here is my second challenge for the month for CSDivas...
For this challenge, we're doing brad cards. These are sooo easy and fun to do. Here are a couple I did from a book my BFF gave me...

Step one: Cut out a shape


Step two: Cut out the shadow/blackout

Step three: Attach the two in one place with a brad so it swings

Step four: Embellish your card, hiding your brad if you want.

Ice Cream Cone: I used a button for the cherry and glued over top of brad (Indie)


Car: I used buttons again for the headlight, I glued one over a brad and the other I used pop dots so they are sitting up the same  (Graphically Speaking)

Star: I used a brad under the top star along with pop up dots to hide the brad. (George)

Can't wait to see what you do! If you don't have a Cricut, no worries, you can still play. Take a two shapes like a square, circle, heart and attach them together with a brad and then decorate as normal :) Perfect way to use your scraps for a quick and easy card!!!

Visit Creative Scrapbooking Divas and post your card HERE   You have until March 11th to get it done!
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February 25, 2011

Just had to let ya know!

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I've lost 90 lbs, and I have 100 followers now!!!!! Yeah!!!! I want to shout it from the top of the Empire State Building!!!
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I was thinking some blog candy is in order and motivation for me. I'm gonna keep posting my wt loss updates until I hit 100 lbs. Everyone who comments on these posts until then will be eligible to win the candy. I'm thinking gift certificate from Michael's along with some other goodies!!! One for you and one for me :)

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February 15, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!!!

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I have a winner from the CSDiva's Valentine's Day Blog Hop!  Out of 50 comments, number 13 is the lucky winner and that is....
 
Nicolle...
What a lovely easel card! Love all the pinks..I have never tried an easel card but I think i just might now..thanx for the inspiration..:)
A BIG Congrats to Nicole and a BIG thank you to all that took the time to hop with me this past week!


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February 14, 2011

Blog Hop Wrap up and a Happy Valentine's Day

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We had such a great response to CSDiva's Valentine's Blog Hop.  It was a lot of fun, and the Diva challenges were awesome. Don't forget, you have until Thursday, 17th to get all your projects in and be eligible for not only the main prize at CSDivas but the individual blog candy from all the blogs in the hop!  The creativity from this group is outstanding!!!!

I was able to get seven done myself!   I wanted to share some of the challenges I did! 
First up is Brenda: using on pinks for your project.

Katie's challenge: create a piece of home decor using your paper crafting supplies


Lori's challenge:
alter some sort of box/container and it MUST have a Valentine theme

Brandi's challenge: use her glitter technique




Another one for Luisa's challenge





Chery's challenge:  Make more than one card for Valentine's



Luisa's challenge: To alter a candy package, box or create something to hold any kind of candy!


This was fun!  I have a couple more, I want to do before Thursday.  Thanks girls for all inspiration.  You divas rock!!!!

I'll have the winner of my blog candy tomorrow!!!!

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February 12, 2011

"Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 6

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Welcome to CSDivas first members "Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 6

"Creative Scrapbooking Divas is ... a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process.
List of Blogs to Hop:
LUISA http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com/

For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas post your creations in this discussion thread: VALENTINES BH - SANDY'S CHALLENGE ENTRIES and gallery with the tag- VDhop- Sandy!!! Due date to upload entries at CSDivas is Thursday February 17, 2011. Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...
You can get my Challenge details HERE 

I wanted to show you another card fold that I just love!  It is called a gatefold card and you see them around quite a bit.  For this card, you can make it any size you want.  
  • I started with a 5 x10 piece of cardstock. 
  • Score in 2 1/2 " on either side, giving you a 5 inch base.  
  • Then cut you pattern paper a 1/4" shorter ie : I cut (2) 2 1/4 and (1) 4 3/4
  • Adhere the papers to the base 
  •  Decorate the inside of your card
  • Then cut a second piece of cardstock for "gate" part of your card 
  • I cut mine 3 x4  
  • Adhere it to the left flap of your base card
  • Decorate/embellish it like you want
There you go!  A very easy card to make :)

I am also offering blog candy to anyone who comments not just on this post post but all week!  I will add up all the comments and pick a winner on Feb 15th!!!  Here it is:
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February 11, 2011

"Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 5

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Welcome to CSDivas first members "Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 5
"Creative Scrapbooking Divas is ... a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process.
List of Blogs to Hop:
LUISA http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com

For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas post your creations in this discussion thread: VALENTINES BH - SANDY'S CHALLENGE ENTRIES and gallery with the tag- VDhop- Sandy!!! Due date to upload entries at CSDivas is Thursday February 17, 2011. Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...
You can get my Challenge details HERE 

At CSDivas, we have a Diva of the Month!  This member is spotlighted for the whole month and is a guest DT. She has a special challenge for all members.  For February, the Diva of the Month is Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create. Her challenge to all Divas is to create a card or layout using recycled materials.  You have a month to complete as many as you can.  She will be picking a winner at the end of the month.  Thanks Yolie!!!

I was looking in my craft closet and just wasn't getting any inspiration.  But as I was at my parents, I noticed all the cards that I make for the kiddos to give Papa was sitting in the hall drawer.  ( Light bulb!!!)  I need to make him a card box for his desk!  (Light bulb #2!!!)  I just  saw some empty Cricut cart boxes!!!  (Light bulb #3)  Make a card box for Yolie's challenge!!!   Plus we're going to give it to Papa with his Valentine's Cards this weekend. Kinda glad it's not pink, lol!

Supplies: Cricut box ( great esp. with the magnet closing), 12x12 pp, adhesive.

Drections: Cut pp to (7 x7 1/2") and 2 strips for the sides (1x 3 1/4")
Spray the paper with adhesive and use glue sticks to paste paper to white sides
Ink the outside edge of box and embellish. with tags, bling and Primas
I made a simple tag with a leaf stamp, distressed the edges with a pair of scissors, antique tag with ink and staple on a piece of "manly" ribbon, lol.  I couldn't find any Primas in the colors that I wanted so I took some different green ones and used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut to antique.
Here is an up close look at the tag
I adhere the tag with some pop dots and here is the final project.  Great challenge Yolie, thanks!!!

I am also offering blog candy to anyone who comments not just on this post post but all week!  I will add up all the comments and pick a winner on Feb 15th!!!  Here it is:
See you tomorrow!!!
Now let's hop to DENINE to see her awesome creation!!!
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February 10, 2011

"Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 4

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Welcome to CSDivas first members "Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 4
"Creative Scrapbooking Divas is ... a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process. At CSDivas we don't sell anything, we have monthly challenges with RAKs offered, great camaraderie and we like to Spotlight our members and their fabulous creations. Most of all we want our Diva members to have fun!!!"
List of Blogs to Hop:
LUISA http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com

For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas post your creations in this discussion thread: VALENTINES BH - SANDY'S CHALLENGE ENTRIES and gallery with the tag- VDhop- Sandy!!! Due date to upload entries at CSDivas is Thursday Feberuary 17, 2011. Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...
You can get my Challenge details HERE 


What is a scrapbooking site without layouts?!?!  I am amazed at the work our CSDivas do.  I get so excited, and yes, a little green with envy when I see their great layouts posted in our gallery along with what they do for the challenges!  There is a Traditional Scrapbooking group at CSDivas if your not into cards or altered art :)
For today, I want to show you the Valentines Layouts I did of one of my little girls.  I have three kiddos (ages 5, 3 and 2) so I will be scrapbooking baby pictures for the rest of my life, lol!!! I'm not as fancy as some scrapbookers, but I think this turned out pretty good. 


This is actually a photo card, love to send these to the family!

I am also offering blog candy to anyone who comments not just on this post post but all week!  I will add up all the comments and pick a winner on Feb 15th!!!  Here it is:
See you tomorrow!!!
Now let's hop to DENINE to see her awesome creation!!!
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February 9, 2011

"Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 3

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Welcome to CSDivas first members "Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 3
"Creative Scrapbooking Divas is ... a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process.
List of Blogs to Hop:
LUISA http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com

For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas post your creations in this discussion thread: VALENTINES BH - SANDY'S CHALLENGE ENTRIES and gallery with the tag- VDhop- Sandy!!! Due date to upload entries at CSDivas is Thursday Feberuary 17, 2011. Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...
You can get my Challenge details on Day 1 post's  HERE 

Happy Hump Day!  I have a cute card for you that I did from a tutorial that was posted recently from DT Pam.  She gave us all the instructions to make these pretty ribbon flowers.  I had to give it a try!  Love the tutorials on CSDivas!!!
Carts used: Home Decor for the "love" word 
and Plantin Schoolbook for the "you" letters

I decided to make a single ribbon flower layer (Pam's tutorial showed a double layer). I added a heart brad, little pale pink chalk around the card edge and Viola! Cute, simple card.  Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration Pam!!!

I am also offering blog candy to anyone who comments not just on this post post but all week!  I will add up all the comments and pick a winner on Feb 15th!!!  Here it is:
See you tomorrow!!!
Now let's hop to DENINE to see her awesome creation!!!
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February 8, 2011

"Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 2

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Welcome to CSDivas first members "Be My Valentine Blog Hop" DAY 2
"Creative Scrapbooking Divas is ... a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process.
List of Blogs to Hop:
LUISA http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com

For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas post your creations in this discussion thread: VALENTINES BH - SANDY'S CHALLENGE ENTRIES and gallery with the tag- VDhop- Sandy!!! Due date to upload entries at CSDivas is Thursday Feberuary 17, 2011. Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...
You can get my Challenge details on Day 1 post's HERE 
 Today, I want to show you a couple of cards that I made for the CSDiva's Create and Swap group.  Yep, we started a new swap group, and it is so much fun to create for others along with getting some goodies for myself. :)
 His and Her Smiley Hearts
 Carts: Smiley Cards and Robotz
I made the smiley hearts, word bubble and love word from the Smiley on my Gypsy.  The letter "U" came from the Robotz cart.  It matched so perfectly!  Add some pattern paper/ pink cardstock, a little red stickles and these cute plastic heart eyes, you get a cute card, imo, lol!

I am also offering blog candy to anyone who comments not just on this post post but all week!  I will add up all the comments and pick a winner on Feb 15th!!!  Here it is:

See you tomorrow!!!
Now let's hop to DENINE to see her awesome creation!!!

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