Monday, February 7, 2011

Creative Scrapbooking Divas Present–“Be My Valentine Blog Hop”! Feb. 7-14

Welcome to CSDivas first ever members’ "Be My Valentine Blog Hop"!


Are you new to Creative Scrapbooking Divas?  Here is a little information about the site:  "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 even think outside the box.  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!!!"

If you are coming from KATIE blog you are on the right track!!  If you found out about the blog hop just now on my blog, please go to SANDY”S Blog because that is where all the fun starts!


"Be My Valentine Blog Hop” is all about Valentine projects!  We will showcase projects - layouts, cards, treat bags, etc. - for Valentines.  You will visit 12 Divas’ blogs with awesome creations and most of them are offering a RAK... Make sure to read instructions on each blog on how you will be eligible to win, as well as due dates...

Let's move to my project for today....  This is not a traditional Valentine’s Day Layout, but it was made with lots of love and it reflects the love that I have for my beautiful life!  What you see here are pictures of me and the many hats that I wear.  I am a scrapper, a Christian, a mom, a friend, a cousin, a granddaughter, a wife and JUST ME!

I used Co’ordinations cardstock for my base and sanded it with the Tim Holtz sanding grip. 

I distressed the edges of the cardstock and some of the printed paper with my Making Memories distress tool.

My printed paper and coordinating paper design elements are from Cosmo Criket.

The wooden squares are Scrabble game pieces with

Letter stickers are from My Little Shoe Box

Buttons, raffia, ribbon, ric rac and fabric are from my stash


My challenge to you is to use at least 4 pictures to show how and why you LOVE your life!

I will have some Blog Candy to give away.  To be eligible, please become a follower of my blog, post your creation in the thread shown below and leave me a comment so I know you entered a layout and are a follower.  I will need a way to get in touch with you so please leave an email address.

 You will get one chance for doing EACH of those 3 steps.  So that means if you become a follower, you get 1 chance; if you leave a comment, you get 1 chance and if you download your take on my challenge you will get 1 chance.  AND IF YOU DO MULTIPLE CHALLENGES FROM MY BLOG THIS WEEK, YOU WILL HAVE EVEN MORE CHANCES!

For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas,  post your creations in this discussion thread:  Valentines BH - Ann's Challenge Entries!!!

 Due date to upload entries at CSDivas at that link is Thursday February 17, 2011.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...

Now let's hop to BRENDA’S Blog to see her awesome creation!!!


Here is the complete list of blogs on our hop:















Be sure to go to Creative Scrapbooking Divas to post each of your creations in the appropriate blog owner’s discussion.


Sandy said...

Aww, I love all the pictures, it is so personal and nice. Thanks for sharing!

Pammie Kay said...

This will be great in my BOM (which has been sadly neglected!) Thanks Ann

Pam DT

Pammie Kay said...

Ann, I thought I already was one, but I did become a follower today!

Luisa said...

Your layout is sooo pretty Ann!
Love that you are documenting your life and the how, why, who you love it for!
Awesome challenge, just perfect for me, since I think last year I did not did a layout like this one!

Brenda said...

Love how you got all those photos on one layout! What a keepsake!

Angela said...

What a wonderful layout and challenge! This is a great idea for us all to be thankful and celebrate who we are and what we love!

bcriminger said...

I am a follower and I simply love your layout! It showcases you, and if you are anything like me, you hardly ever scrap yourself!

AngelaR said...

I'm a follower of course! lol ... it's unusual but so cute! I love it and it's perfect for me cuz I only have men in my life!
I love the blog hops they are soo much fun to do! my blog is still under construction lol hopefully i can get it done soon!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Love your challenge! You are really good at fitting several pictures onto one layout, my mom was over on Saturday and really liked the Christmas layout I did based on your Christmas Tree challenge.

Antonella said...

What a great project, it is too often we don't reflect on why our lives are great... Love your challenge and how you've shared your life in your page with us. Hugs, antonella :-)

JustYolie said...

Fabulous layout! Love that you have multiple pictures, my favorite kind of layouts! :)

Karen L said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

Karen L said...

Your layout is wonderful, and I just love the theme! Hoping to do a layout of my own later tonight! Having fun reading through your blog and checking out the projects!

karensk said...

Really nice layout. I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karen k3 at ameritech dot net

JustYolie said...

Nice layout, love layouts with multiple pics.