March 30, 2011

My BFF

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I'm not a big blog awards person myself, but I have to say this is one of my favorites.
Rules: Post three things you love about your BFF/BFF Blog and send it to them.  Only aloud to give out one award at a time.

My BFF is Jen from Thoughts of a Working Mom.
Three things about Jen that I love...
1) She accepts me for well me.  There is no sense of pretence with her.  I can be me withough judgement.
2) She is my comic relief.  I can always count on a smile around her.  And it is awesome to just look at her know we are thinking the same things aka our "secret " language.
3) She is my biggest support, being with me 100%of the way, no matter if it is with family, churhc, work, scrap booking or my weightloss.  She is my biggest cheerleader!

Love ya girlie!

So stop by and say hi to my BFF  http://thoughtsofaworkingmom.com/!
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March 27, 2011

CSDivas' New Design Team

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CSDivas are pleased to announce our new Design Team Divas!  Three were chosen and they are just wonderful ladies and scrappers!

STEPHANIE

Scrapbooking is my passion and I'm blessed with the time, money, space and an understanding husband to be able to create my heart out. My pages tell the story of my family - what we are doing today; what my life is like, what my kids are doing and saying. It's a record of our life and love for my kids and their kids to look back upon and remember. Along with that, it's my creative outlet. I don't sew or garden or write poetry. I scrapbook because I find joy in coordinating papers and colors, ribbons and buttons, embellishments and techniques to coalesce into my own work of art. I'm always learning, always striving to be better because this is something I truly love. If I can inspire someone or teach someone along the way, well that gives me another reason to do what I do. I can't wait to meet you all and get to know you better and best of all, scrapbook together!


YOLIE

About me... I’ve been married for 8 years. I don’t have children, but I have four nieces and nephews. They are the subject of most of my layouts. I don’t think I have certain style, I just love it all and I’m totally addicted! I started my blog a little over a year ago and that opened up a whole new crafting world for me.


VANESSA

About me... Hello from Alabama! I am Vanessa, a wife, stay at home and home schooling mom to seven kiddos! Breaking that down - 22 year old, 19 year old (serving in Afghanistan), 17 year old, 16 year old, 9 year old, 6 year old, and a 4 year old. Yes, life is wonderful and crazy all at once. I enjoy creating albums for my children. For me, it is leaving their heritage, including our faith in God, for generations to come. I love to see the kids look through them and show them off. I am also a stamper/cardmaker. I love making cards to give and do so very often! I am thrilled to be here with such an amazing group of people! Happy Paper Crafting to you!!


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March 25, 2011

Online Crop Fun

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We had a wonderful crop weekend at CSDivas last week.  The creations where just beautiful and inspiring. 

I want to share some of the creations that I made and some of my favorites too...
For the Techinque challenge:  I made this gatefold card using my Gypsy to weld the shapes to make one solid cut card.
Two other favorites done by our members:
This one was done by Yolie
This one was done by Karen

Anther challenge was a stash one, this was fun, altering a box/can:


by Stephanie
I can't wait for the next crop!  For more info and to join in all the fun please visit!!!

Visit Creative Scrapbooking Divas



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March 16, 2011

Lucky Divas Online Crop

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We are celebrating our first Anniversary at CSDivas and what a better way to do it then with an online crop!
We're having games, challenges, prizes, etc.  I am very excited because last years crop is when I got involved with this board. This past year has been great with all the divas!!!  I'm looking forward to seeing what creativity and fun comes up this next year.  Hope you join in!!!
 
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March 12, 2011

Explosion Box

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I have an upcoming baby shower and thought to make an explosion box where the mommy to be can put pictures of the new arrival in. 
The baby is cut from A Child's Year cart

CSDivas is having a weekend challenge to create... anything... over the weekend.  Due by Sunday night.  You have find the link HERE

I did find a great site with the easiest instructions to follow! For explosion box instructions, try Scrapbook Eden.
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March 11, 2011

CSDiva Design Team Call

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Creative Scrapbooking Divas is excited to announce a call for an additional Design Team Diva.

This call is open from March 11 – March 20 with the announcement on our site March 24th when we announce our crop winner. This will be a three-month term and only those who promise to fulfill the following criteria will be considered.

Who are we looking for?

• A Diva who is willing to dedicate time (daily) to our site by being active in the discussion forum, commenting in the diva gallery, welcoming new members, wishing Happy Birthday and spreading good cheer on a regular basis.

• A Diva who endeavors to inspire by hosting one challenge per month and offering a small RAK to challenge winners, posting tutorials and tips, be group leader in at least one group.

• A Diva who can respect deadlines and is a good team player.

• A Diva who will help promote our, post about CSDivas activities on their blog/twitter/facebook, and upload their work in the gallery for inspiration on a weekly basis.

How Do I apply?

Email the following to Admin Diva DT Sandy at cleosan52@yahoo.com
• Full name, email and mailing address.

• A link to your blog (if you have one).

• A link to your online gallery.

• A short bio including why you think you are a Scrapbook Diva. Also let us know if you have a specific skill or area of interest (for example, sketches, cards, altered art, digi). If you are a part of other design teams (please do not spread yourself too thin, CSDivas requires commitment since we are daily site)

• Your take on the attached sketch (from Page Maps). Looking for creativity and techniques since DT is required to share both with our Diva members.

This will also be posted in events where I will any answers you may have. You must also RSVP there so I will know to watch for your email submission.
Thank you,
CSDivas Design Team
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March 10, 2011

CSDiva Online Crop coming up

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We are celebrating our first Anniversary at CSDivas and what a better way to do it then with an online crop!
Pre-crop challenge: SPREAD THE WORD OUT CHALLENGE!
How to participate:
1) Post in your blog, in forums (where allowed) site, etc about our online crop and win a ticket.
2) Have a friend join CSDivas and play in at least one challenge from the online crop and win 2 tickets. Ask your friend to RSVP in this event and let us know you invited her.
3)Post a link here to your blog/forum/site post, so we can review it and comment.

We will giveaway a prize for the pre- crop challenge!
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March 5, 2011

Got some great news!

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I am so excited!  I got the news that I was chosen to be a part of Paper This and That's new design team!
This is the first blog design team that I will be on so I am very excited to see what everyone does.  We will be having monthly challenges with prizes.  The first challenge will be April 1st.  I'll give you a hint, it has nothing to do with snow :D


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CSDivasMini Layout Kit

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March "Mini- Layout Kit" swap going on right now at CSDivas.  You can RSVP HERE  Due date to sign up is Monday March 7th.

Here are some dets....
Because this can be so diverse, some mandatory things, but you can always add more! Please make everything goes together, whether it is thematic, or the color schemes match.


  1. Paper-at least 5 sheets (since these are mini kits, 8x8 papers should be the max, you could do any size smaller than that)
  2. Ribbon or Lace- at least 12 inches (an alternative to 12 inches of one could be 6 inches of two different ribbons/lace)
  3. Sentiments-at least 2 (these can be rub-ons, stickers, die cuts, stamped sentiments~make it something you love to use)
  4. Tags-at least 3 (you can use a punch, hand cut them, stamp them or purchase them. They can be plain or embellished)
  5. Pocket-at least one (you could include a mini envelope for a pocket, make your own or use a library card pocket)
  6. Other Embellishments- at least three (what other embellishments do you enjoy using? include at least 3 additional stickers, stamped images, rhinestones, flowers, rub-ons, die-cuts, the list goes on and on)
Hope you play along, swaps are great!!!
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A Note from the DT...

Thank you for visiting us here at the Scrapbook Blessings Club! We ask that you please do not copy photos or projects as your own. Also, we would love for you to leave a comment for us and consider following. We hope you were inspired and learned something new today!

ScrapBook Blessings Club You Tube Team