Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Blog Hop Winner/Die Cuttin Diva Challenge/ Blog Award

 **Don't forget: Today is the last day to enter my 200th-Follower Giveaway: -click here-**

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. I wanted to give a big thanks to all my new Followers and already following followers. I enjoyed reading all the sweet comments. I also want to thank Sylvia for having me be part of her hop again. Now, onto the winner of the Memorial Day Blog Hop is:
#1: Amanda said...Super cute cards! TFS! I am a follower of your blog!
Congrats Amanda! I will be emailing you shortly. You have till this Thursday to respond. If I don't hear from you, I will select a new winner. Thank you.

Now, we have a new challenge this week at Die Cuttin Divas where we were asked to create a card/layout that includes something creepy or crawly on it. Now, I really don't like Spiders so y that is creepy for me. HEre is a card that made. I hope you like it. Please be sure to stop over at http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/

Spider card:
Card Size 4 x 5
Doodlecharms: Spider size 3 and Spider Border Size 1.5 or 1.25
Recollections Cardstock: Orange, Spider Web Paper, Purple
Googly Eyes, Orange Spool Ribbon

Carol at 3kidcropshop.blogspot.com awarded me with the Cricut-Tastic Blog Award. I am so honored to receive this award. Thank you so much Carol. Please be sure to visit her blog as she has some amazing projects to show. 
Now onto the rules: Your blog has been deemed Cricut'Tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut'Tastic Blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.
1. I am doing much better with my E2 and loving it.
2. This Summer, I will be spending time in my craft room using my cricut.
3. I love using my cuttlebug to create my cards.
4. I hope to get the Campin Critter for my birthday in June.
5. I need to create a wishlist of cartridges I would like to have.

Now for the blogs I selected:
Please be sure to check out these talented ladies blog.

Phew,,, that was alot. But before I let you go, please be sure to check out  another fun hop I will be participating in this week with Shawnee  for the Summer Fun Blog Hop June 3-4. I have two awesome projects I made that I would love for you to check out. Plus, I invite you to spread the word, there will be a grand prize so be sure to hop away with us.

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog and the Memorial Day Blog Hop.  This hop is about showing our Patriotism and Gratitude to those serving in the Armes Forces. These cards are made with Love to Thank those Men and Women who are serving our country and allowing us all to sleep a little bit better at night .May God Bless them and keep them safe  These cards will be donated to Bazzill Basics Paper who has agreed to help a little boy named Stephen in AZ who would like to send 180,000 cards to the troops by July 1st.
If you have come from  Laura's blog,  then you are in the right place. If you are just visiting my blog and would like to play along then please start at Sylvia's Blog (www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com) this hop is full of talented ladies and giveaways too.
First, I would like to begin by giving thanks to Sylvia for having me be part of her blog hop again. It is always a pleasure. Now, I wanted to create something that will show our Troops that we think of them as they are serving our Country. I used my new Cricut E2 to create these cards. I selected to use one of the pre-loaded cartridges which was Cricut Decals. Hope you like what I have made.

USA Card:
Cricut E2 Preloaded Cricut Decal Cartridge: Mom5 & Dad5 size 3.25
Card: Size 4 x 5
Recollection Paper: Blue, Red Stripes
White Sparkle Stickles
Sentiment Stamp: USA

Now, I don't want to leave anyone empty handed, I have some Blog Candy to giveaway to one Lucky Winner. 
 Recollection: Rhinestones and Pearl Stickers

Here are some easy requirements:
1. Become a follower (if not already and leave a comment letting me know you are.)
2. Leave a comment and your email address to get a hold of you if you win. 

For an extra entry:
1. "Like" my FB page: Creative Diva located on the left side of my sidebar and leave a comment letting me know you did.(1+ entry).

Giveaway is now closed!
That's it. Easy Peasy. :)
Deadline to enter my giveaway is Sunday, May 29 11:59 pm.
I will announce the winner on May 31.
Here is a list of Participants:
If you would like to help Stephen reach his goal by sending some homemade cards please go to http://creativeescapeaz.com/2010/stephen for more info
P.S. You still have time to enter my 200+ Follower Giveaway if you haven't done so by 

Thanks for playing along. This completes the hop. 
May everyone have a wonderful Memorial's Day!

Friday, May 27, 2011

1st Communion Card

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Happy Friday everyone! It's a beautiful day in Sunny California. I am dog sitting at my mom's today, so I decided to gather my crafting gear and work on some upcoming blog hop projects and celebration cards. Tomorrow, my husband's co-worker's daughter is celebrating her First Communion Tomorrow so here is something I made. I hope you like it.

Card: 5 x 6
Paper Dress Up Doll: Bride Size 2.5
Cardstock: Purple, Light Purple, Cream White
Ivory Spool Ribbon
Life's Little Occasions: First Communion Stickers

 Front Side of Card

Inside of Card

Please stop by tomorrow for the Memorial Blog Hop. Come check out some fun projects. I will also have some Blog Candy. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebration Challenge at Die Cuttin Divas/ Memorial Blog Hop Coming Soon

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Hi everyone! Today is the last day of the school year. The Staff and Students at my school are excited to start our Summer Vacation. I hope to hit the beach once it warms up in Sunny California. But, I do look forward to spend some time crafting. The DT and I made some awesome projects over at Die Cuttin Divas. Be sure to check it out and take on the challenge. We were asked to create a card or layout that used a Party Hat or anything that illustrates some type of Celebration.

Birthday Celebration Card:
Just a Note Preloaded Cartridge E2: Party Hat Size 1.5
White A2 Card
Card Stock: Green Polka Dot, Pink
Green Spool Ribbon, Pink Pearls, Mini Clothespins
Blue and Pink Color Chalk

Please Join us this Saturday, May 28th for the Memorial Day Blog Hop which is hosted by the very talented Sylvia. You don't want to miss it. Thank you!!!

** I also wanted to share something that my BFF Marisela made the other day as we did some crafting in my craft room. She wanted some help and creating something for her husband who is graduating from College. She made a banner, decorated Sparkling Cider Bottles, and Glasses. She got to use my E2 to create the banner. She designed mostly everything, I just helped with a few things. Now, my BFF doesn't have a blog at this time, but I wanted to share her creativity with all of you. 

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge

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Good Morning everyone!!! I am super excited to announce that I am a new member of a Design Team:
Die Cuttin Divas. We have a fun challenge this week. The Design Team was asked to create a Masculine Card. Many of us ladies always wonder what kind of card we can make for the guys. Well be sure to check out Die Cuttin Divas to preview some great ideas to get you started on this challenge. You don't want to miss out.

Here is what I made. My card is called "Lucky Guy." You know some men love to smell good when they are getting ready for a date or just because. I love the card I made because this young man is getting ready to spray a little bit of cologne. I used Paper Dolls Cartridge to create this card. I also had a Guy Pack Paper.

Have a great day everyone! Be sure to check out the challenge at Die Cuttin Divas.

Creative Diva

Monday, May 16, 2011

CCCC#17- Give a Hoot Challenge Entry

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday. Just 7 more days till my Summer Vacation begins. Hmm... that might mean some fun time crafting in my craft room and possibly doing some fun day trips. Well, I worked on a card over the weekend for one of the Kinder teachers I work with. I wanted to make her a nice sweet card for her. I have to also make another card this week for the afternoon Kinder teacher that I also work with. So stay tuned for the card that I will be making. I'm entering this card in More Than Favors: CCCC #17- Give a Hoot Challenge. You are asked to create a card using the Give a Hoot Cartridge.

Your a Deer Card Recipe
A2 White Card
Designer Paper
Blue Lace Ribbon
Give a Hoot Cartridge: Deer Size 2
Cricut Essentials Pre-Loaded Cartridge on E2: Flower Size 2
My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious Stamps: Your a deer.
Green Stickles and Brown Color Chalk.
Thank You Sentiment Stamp

Have a great day everyone!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

200th Follower Giveaway & Awards

Hello my fellow followers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday. I wanted to do a giveaway to say Thank you for all my new and already followers. I can't believe in the last Blog Hops I've done, I have reached 200+ followers.

I am giving away this fun Blog Candy:

Me & My Big Ideas Scrapbook Kit: Me & Mom Memories
We R Memory Keepers: Tiffany's 
Front Porch Treasures: Foam Mounting Dots
Shape Edges Scissors

Here are some Easy Requirements:
I will be using Random.Org to choose the winner.
You will have till the end of the Month of May to enter.
Winner will be announced on June 3, 2011.

1. Become a follower (if already a follower, leave a comment)
2. Leave a comment and your email address for a way to get a hold of you if you win.

For an extra entry:
1. Post my giveaway on your blog post or on the sidebar of your blog. Come back & leave a comment with a link to your blog letting me know you did.

That's it! Easy Peasy!
Now, before I let you go. This past week I have been graciously given two wonderful Blog awards and I wanted to take this time to thank them. The first award is the Versatile Blogger Award which was given by Crystal. Please take this time to visit her blog as she has some amazing projects and become a follower. I will add her name on my sidebar with the award. Thank you Crystal for honoring me with this awesome award.

Now, the second award is a first for me. I have been given the Cricut-Tastic Award.
I received it from 3 wonderful ladies which I want to take this time to thank them: Sharla, Amber, & Lisa. Please check out their wonderful blogs and become a follower. You don't want to miss out on their amazing blogs.

Here are the rules for the Cricut-tastic Award:
Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

Here are the 5 Cricut-y things about myself:
1. I purchased my first Personal Cricut Machine (the smaller one) about a year ago. When I first started using it, I can't believe how much I missed out on over the past years. 
2.  Within this year, I have collected about between 15-17 Cricut Cartridges. I never have bought them at Full Priced. I always got them when they were on sale. My favorite cartridge so far is Create a Critter.
3. My Hubby got me the Cricut E2 the day is was seen on HSN. I was so exstatic. I have been learning how to play around with the E2 and make some fun projects.
4. I would love to purchase the Gypsy one day as I have seen from friends or heard from people I know that it helps alot when traveling to other homes to scrapbook. It helps ease the pain of carrying all of your cartridges. One day I'll get it.
5. I would like to win or purchase the Campin Critter cartridge one day as it has so many cute designs.

Now, as always, it is difficult to choose just 10 Blogs to pass onto this award, because every blog I follow is very talented. But here are the 10 blogs I selected.

Well, everyone have a great weekend and be sure to enter the giveaway. I will post some projects soon. 

Hello! Sorry for not posting!

Hi everyone. Glad to see Blogger working. I have received some awesome awards from my awesome blogger friends. I will be posting them later on today. I will also be posting a giveaway. I just have been trying to get my Presentation ready that I had yesterday. But, now I will have something better posted later today Thanks for your understanding.

Creative Diva

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbook Challenge #12

Phew, this was fun. Here is my last project for the day. As you can see, I was definitely a busy bee this weekend. Thanks again for checking out my project. It was fun creating them. Plus, one of my bestie's Vero from Mommyscraftycreations came over to my house to join in the fun for National Scrapbook Day. We worked in my scrapbook room, watched Robyn on UStream, and munching on some yummy buffalo wings. It was definitely a fun day. I will be posting pics of our fun activities that took place this past Saturday. Now onto my project: My niece Briana is 7 years old. She loves to play dress up. I wanted to create a fun layout that illustrates one of the things she likes to dress up as.

Challenge #12: Create something with a child's Theme.
Design Card Stock Paper
Dark Pink and Pink Card Stock
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge: Princess Size 2.5
Playing Dress up Clear Sticker
Design Embellishments

Well, I hope everyone has a great week. 

Creative Diva

National Scrapbook Challenge #11

Ok, we are cutting down to the wire. Making sure all of my posts are in for the challenges. Even though Teacher Appreciation Week was last week. Our school is celebrating it this week. Today, PTO was so kind to have catered Lunch for the Teachers and Staff at our school for our hard work and dedication for the students. One of my students today gave me a Starbucks Gift Card for thanking me to help him learn. I felt very appreciated. I wanted to create a card for the Principal at my school because she has been great as being Principal this year. I know she will love it.

Challenge #11: Make a project, and make Pink, Green, and Black in it.
Black, Green, and Pink Card Stock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Spirals
Black Design Ribbon
Create a Critter Cartridge: Poodle Size 2.5 and Merci Phrase

National Scrapbook Challenge #10

Hi! So my little sister has 2 adorable pets. She always take these fun pictures of her dogs. This challenge was perfect because I wanted to make a layout for her in which she can place a picture of each of her dogs.

Challenge #10: Make a Layout or Card with a Pet in it.
Blue Polka Dot Paper
Baby Blue Card Stock
Dog Footprint Paper
Chipboard Pet Cut Outs
Create a Critter Cartridge: Terrier Size 3.5 (I think) and Ruff Ruff Phrase
Dog Print Ribbon and I love my dog Ribbon

National Scrapbook Challenge #9

Hi! I hope you are all enjoying your evening. I have 3 more to show after this. This next project, I created a fun card that definitely shows off fashion. How many of you love buying shoes? I do! Everytime I pass by a shoe store, I always want to get myself a new pair. But, then I remember that I have tons of shoes. LOL

Challenge #9:

Use Glitz, Glam, and Glitter in your Project:
Easel Card
Black and White Card Stock
Black Design Ribbon
Queen and Company: Black Pearls
Black and White Paper Pack
Wall Decor and More Cartridge: Shoes Size 2.5