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April's CSDivas Online Crop

Yeah!!!! So excited, its crop time!!!!! I'm starting you out today with a card challenge... Your first project is to create three, yes 33333, coordinating cards in keeping with our Diva Moms' Rock theme. You can use the colors in our crop button, pink, black, white along with some sparkle and bling!!!! To give you some ideas, here is what I came up with.... used the Hannah Montana Cricut cart for all three cards, had to use the guitar and Diva that is on the crop button used the color combo pink, black and white glitter mist the pink cardstock pink Cotton Candy stickles used on the letters,stars,crest and girl figure iRock used to give some bling on each card came up with a simple card layout that I was able to turn around for each card Here are a couple of close ups...  Hope these inspire you, now come and play!!!!

April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Challenge

PAPER THIS AND THAT challenge... This month's challenge is to create a layout or card with the theme of "April Showers Bring May Flowers". Sponsor for this challenge is Glitterbabe's Digi's.  Here is another look of the card that I did for the challenge...

Hippity Hoppity....

At Fantabulous Cricut Challenge "Do the Bunny Hop" ... Create project using a bunny or a chick on it. PaperDoll DressUp: Bunny Gypsy Wanderings: Scallop/Circle Horizontal Gatefold card Also created for CSdivas: Easter gatefold challenge found HERE .

The Son

Author Unknown A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had Everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Viet Nam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son. About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands. He said, "Sir, you don't know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art." The young man held out his package. "I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this." The father op

CSDivas April Challenges

There are great challenges going on right now at CSDivas like the ones listed before, plus we have many more like the P12 monthly LO, Swaps, CookBooking, etc  I included some of the challenges that I did... In Bloom Challenge by DT Stephanie: Your challenge is to create a layout that includes HANDMADE flowers.  There are so many different paper and fabric flowers to choose from: pinwheel rosettes, lollipop stacked circles, layered pleats, etc. My Wish Faithbooking challenge by DT Vanessa: Your challenge: 1.  To use this song, either the title or portions of the lyrics in a LO. 2.  To use ribbon. 3.  To use ink. Easter Gatefold challenge by DT Pam: So my challenge this month is to make a gatefold card with an Easter theme. Its Eggstravaganza challenge by DT Sandy aka ME! Let's see some eggs!  Big ones, small ones, pink ones, green ones, zebra print, scrambled, sunnyside up, ostridge or robin...  you pick!!!!!!! Challenge: make a layout or card with an egg die cut on

100 lbs lost!!!!

It took me a little while but I finally did it!  I have lost 100 lbs to date!  I have 54 lbs to go to my goal of 170.  I just have to remind myself that is is not a race but a journey, and I'll get there eventually! I started this journey at 324lbs, wearing a size 30/32/4x clothes.  Since then I have gone down to 18/20/2x clothes with those starting to get a little big.  I wore a size 16 skirt and 1x shirt to church last sunday.  I really never thought I would see those sizes again in my lifetime.  Clothes really depend on the style.  I'm big breasted so I wear 2x shirts and some 18/20 button downs are still tight.  We had a clothes drive at chruch last month. I donated 6 lbs of clothes from just me, along with 6 more bags from the rest of the family.  Talk about losing a whole wardrobe!  I told hubby today I'm running out of clothes, he just smiles. Speaking of my hubby, he is sooo supportive.  He tells me everyday how hot I'm looking.  He even said I was getting too t

DIY Glimmer Mist

I know there has been some discussion on making your own glimmer mist. I've really wanted to for this, but I wanted to do it with what I had. I am sooo excited to find a great way!!! Supplies: spray bottle, glue, metallic acrylic paint ( the secret ingredient!!!) Fill bottle 2/3 full with warm water add glue (3 seconds worth, lol) and shake lastly add the paint, I eyeballed it. The more I put in the darker it got. I sprayed a plain pink Prima flower and it came out great!!! I also used a cardboard box to do the spraying in. I made silver, gold, red and blue Here is an up close look! Little blurry but I wanted you to see the shimmer. This is the Bright Red and Blue Sapphire. I was sooo excited, I just couldn't wait to share it with you! If you want to use your paper or embellishmsne right away, you have to use your heat gun and dry it first, I left mine to dry over night and they were perfect in the morning and ready to go.

April Challenge- Paper This and That/ mini tutorial

Happy April!!!  Looks like we finally can say bye bye to old man winter here in Ohio, at least crossing my fingers! I'm excited to be on Paper This and That design team.  This month's challenge is to create a layout or card with the theme of "April Showers Bring May Flowers".  I made a card from this wonderful digi stamp from GLITTERBABE’S DIGIS.   She is giving away 2 digi stamps of your choice to the winner.  The winner will be chosen by  Little hint..  how creative are you with digi stamps???  Contest will end April 27 at 11:59 PM Here is what I did along with a little tutorial with one of my favorite craft tool... Glossy Accents.  I was able to achieve a wonderful tile look with my digi stamp.  First, I colored my image with simple colored pencils and then using mineral spirits ( I got this huge bottle at Walmarts for $5 in the paint section) and a paper nub, blend away. I blended my colors to get a rich wonderful look. The best part is I di

CSDivas April News

CSDivas have some changes to our Schedule, GOOD changes: - Last month we started to post Challenges the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. By having our 3 new DT´s (Stephanie, Yolie and Vanessa) we are now able to post 2-3 Challenges on the first 3 Mondays of the Month. - Challenges continue to be due by month end. - We are incorporating a Monthly Online Crop the last weekend of the Month! April´s will be DIVA MOMS ROCK on 4/29-30! Save the Date! Weekly Schedule would be like this: Challenge MONDAY Tip TUESDAY QOTW WEDNESDAY Tutorial THURSDAY Organization FRIDAY Saturday & Sunday will be free for DT´s to post at our wish to inspire us! Visit Creative Scrapbooking Divas Also, we are looking for Sponsors!!!  Are you a Consultant, Online Store Owner and will like to be our sponsor?  email Luisa at for details...