July 25, 2011

CSDivas Sunday Challenge

I get to host this weeks challenge at CSDivas, and I thought it would be fun to have a little scavenger hunt!

  • Go through your home, layouts and cards aka your stash (ie. green marker, it can be an actual marker or a card that you used the marker to embellish)
  • Find the item on the list
  • Take a photo of it
  • Upload to your blog
  • Link your post to CSDivas for a chance to win on Saturday.
Winner will be picked my random.org
  1. Flowers
  2. Ribbons
  3. Food item/Dinner
  4. Glitter
  5. Favorite craft item
  6. A bed
  7. A family member
  8. Your most recent picture that you just took (not including this challenge)
  9. The color green
  10. A card fold ( easel, joy fold, trifold, etc)
Here are mine in order...

    After your done, link back to CSDivas using Mr Linky. Hope you have fun with this and play along!  Can't wait to see the pics :)
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July 23, 2011

I WON!!!!

Over at The Scrappers Sanctuary!  They have some wonderful challenges and it was a lot of fun.

Yeah! June sponsor was Ranger and Tim Holtz, look at all the goodies that I got in the mail!!! Christmas in JULY!!!

Thanks again girls!!!!

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July 19, 2011

CSDivas Sunday Challenge

CSDiva's first challenge: Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days (Cookbookin')

Your challenge is to scrap a photo of you and/or your family and friends enjoying a cold summer beverage, dessert, or treat of any kind, using a themed summer paper. It can be food related themes, summer heat themes, picnic themes, you name it.

My parents have a wonderful huge theme picnic every summer. We always have a blast. This year, I'm gonna take pictures of people eating though for alecia's challenges, lol!

One year was Mexican and here is the layout I did

Let's see what you come up with too!!!!  
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Xmas blog hop winner!!!!

What a great blog hop!!!!!!  My winner is....sandy said...Super cute card love the fold.... Thanks for idea. ( thought is was funny that a sandy won my rak, lol)

 Please Email me (sandy) @ cleosan52 at yahoo dot com, put Xmas Blog Hop Winner in the subject line and leave a comment here when you are done, thanks!!!!

Next blog hop is Aug 6th!!!!!  Save the Date
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July 9, 2011

A Divalicious Xmas in July


Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Divas Christmas in July Blog Hop!
It may not feel like snow outside in the northern hemisphere, but if we get started on holiday projects now, we might be ready by December--we would love for you to plan and play along!

Please join us as we share with you the wonderful holiday projects of CSDivas. Comment on our blog hop thread starting Saturday, July 9, 2011 to begin!

If you are just joining us now, you can go to Luisa’s blog to start at the beginning so you won’t miss a hop stop and be eligible for the blog hop prize.

Here is the CSDivas DivaliciousXmas in July Blog Hop Grand Prize:

To earn a ticket you need to:
1) Live a comment in each of the hop stops.
2) Leave a comment at the CSDivas blog when you are done.

After done that, you can earn extra tickets by:
a) Become a follower of our CSDivas blog!
b) Become a Fan of our Facebook Fan Page
c) Add a Xmas project to Mr Linky below

Our Tour List:
Luisa - Creative Designs by Luisa http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com/
Sandy - ScrapBook Blessings http://www.scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com/
Stephanie – The Magic of Ordinary Days http://todaysmagical.blogspot.com/
Jessica- Jessica's Blog http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/
Yolie – Just Yolie, Just Create http://www.justyolie.com/
Vanessa – Creating Sensations http://creatingsensations.blogspot.com/
Alecia - Welcome to Alecia's http://freakalecias.blogspot.com/

Since I focus on Cards and Cricut at CSDivas, I wanted t do Xmas cards for this blog!!!!  I have to admit, (gasp) I just started.  I try to at least have an idea of what I want to do but I've been putting it off, until now, lol!

Last year, I did a paper piecing card from cuts I made from my Cricut.  I only had to make 4 cuts, a little chalking, some stickles and I was all set. The hardest part was designing my card.  But when I put it all together, it made this beautiful winter scene...

This year I wanted to do a joy fold card.  They are one of my favorites.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
The hardest part was figuering out how I wanted to design my card.  Once I got that down, the rest was history.  I was able to complete 12 cards in a hour and that was with all my "MOM" interruptions!

My biggest tip is to do all your cutting, folding and stamping prep work first, assemble second and embellish third.  It is like an assembly line. 

Now you're ready for the fun part, putting you card together!!!  Here it is the family card for 2011...  It ended up being a vertical joy fold card.

 With a little bit of a easel card twist, lol.
 But I think... very cute!
Plus at the bottom, I can add a little note to the out of towners!
1 Start making your cards NOW!!!!  Decide if you want it simple so you can mass produce and send out to everybody or if you just want to make a dozen and give to extra special people and family.  I tend to do the second.  I buy my cards after Xmas and save them for the year.  Then I fill those out to give to people out of state or just friends etc.  I make about 12-15 craft Xmas cards for close family and friends.  I adverage about 35 cards every Xmas.

2 Cut anyone off the list you haven't talked to or heard from in over 3 years.

3 Before Thanksgiving hits and officially kicks off the holiday season, write out your cards.

4 Buy stamps for your cards right after Thanksgiving. Many stamps are festively-themed at this time, and the lines will be shorter at the post office the earlier in December you go.

5 Set a deadline to mail the cards by the first weekend in December. This will put them out of your hands in plenty of time for you to get started on the rest of your holiday season preparations.

6 Try to keep track of who you get cards from during the holiday season. Keep all evelopes with return addresses you receive in a separate basket and sort through them after the New Year, making a note in your address book of those you received from. This will make the process of figuring who to send to next year a bit easier.

Divas—don’t forget to comment here on the main CSDivas blog when you are done!
We would love to see what you come up with for Xmas!!! Please post your entries using Mr Linky by July 12th 7 pm eastern, for two tickets to be entered to win the hop prize.

If you leave a comment on my blog here and CSDivas blog.  You can win my little Rak too!!!!

Thanks for hopping and have a very merry Divalicious Xmas!

(Remember: post a comment at the blog hop thread and let us know you've left comments on all the Diva blogs for a ticket to win, thanks! )

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July 7, 2011

My turn!!!!

Hi scrappers!  I'm really happy today!  I get to be featured on the CSDivas blog today!  Very, very excited about this new blog, a lot of talented scrappers, inspiration, challenges, tips, tutorials and prizes!!!  In two days, there are 50 followers so please help us spread the word!
Sandy will be in charge of the Cardmaking group posted on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month!  

Please stop by and introduce yourself!

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July 4, 2011

New home & giveaway!


Yolie is having a give a way to celebrate Creative Scrapbooking Divas' new blog!!!!!
 1- Stamp set by Colorbok

1 - Epoxy stickers by Colorbok

1- Distress Stickles

1 - Martha Stewart glitter

Buttons, flowers and ribbon.

 Check out her blog for the details  HERE- Just Yolie, Just Create

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July 3, 2011

Today's the Day!!!!

Today is the big kick-off for Creative Scrapbooking Diva's Blog!!!!

What is next... We will be very happy if you...
1- Become our follower (button in the right sidebar)
2- Signup to receive updates via email!
3- Help us spread the word about our new Diva Mansion and Xmas in July blog hop!!! Please post a comment in this post with a link to your blog post.
We will choose a lucky winner to receive a RAK among people who do any of the 3 things above mentioned.   Each person doing #s 1 and 2 will earn 1 ticket and if you do #3 and post a link will earn 2 tickets! You can do as much #3s as you want and earn more tickets!

Our first blog hop!!!  Xmas In July with the CSDivas!!!

When: July 9th, 2011

Where: CSDivas Blog!!!

What: Blog post on the CSDivas DT blogs!

There is a prize included for a lucky winner!!!

But wait, what about the Diva challenges? Well, we will have weekly challenges posted each Sunday, and we will choose a winner from players who post a link to their project following the challenges requirements using the Mr Linky tool!

First challenge will be on July 17th!!!  See you there!
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July 1, 2011

I'm so excited that I just can't wait!!!!

I just have to share the great news with you all!!!!!  Drum roll please!!!!!

The Creative Scrapbook Divas has made the move to Blogger!!!! Our Diva Mansion is now open to the public!

The "mansion"/blog will still officially be starting on Sunday, but I had to give you the heads up.  You can follow the blog, subscribe to receive updates via email, visit the new Facebook page and get familiar with the "different rooms" in the mansion. Take a look around and check out who all has already been there to visit so that you are sure to NOT MISS A THING once the fun begins.

CSDiva blog launches July 3rd
Our first blog hop "A Divalicious Christmas in July" Saturday, July 9
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A Note from the DT...

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