Saturday, May 7, 2011

CSDivas National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop- A Diva Mansion Tour

Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Diva Mansion Tour!   To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, May 7th, we wanted to share with you the wonderful groups of CSDivas.

"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 enjoy the process. At CSDivas we don't sell anything, we have monthly challenges with RAKs offered, Sponsered grand prize, great camaraderie, and we like to Spotlight our members and their fabulous creations. Most of all we want our Diva members to have fun!!!"

We have 8 Design Team Divas aka tour guides to give you a taste of what is offered at the Diva Mansion.  If you are just joining us now, you are in the right place because this is the beginning!

Our Tour List:

Ann- Gadgets/Mixin Up-Ann's Scraps of Time (You Are Here)

Yolie- Traditional Layout- JustYolie, JustCreate (Next Stop)

Sandy- Cards/Cricut- ScrapBook Blessings

Vanessa- Faithbooking- Creating Sensations

Alecia- Cookbooking- Welcome to Alecia's

Stephanie- Technique-  The Magic of Ordinary Days

Pam- Mini album/BOM- Dreamer's Klub

Luisa- Gift ideas- Creative Designs by Luisa

Please show some love and leave a comment for each DT Diva, some are offering a cute little RAK!  You can also get entered in the Grand Prize drawing from CSDivas....

a) new members who complete their profile, upload their picture and post their Introduction  and

b) Already members, posting a NEW project to any of the groups by midnight May 7th.

In both cases please post a comment and/or upload your project here: DIVAS MANSION TOUR BLOG HOP THREAD! So we can keep good track of players who earn a ticket for the Grand Prize!

Now onto my Mansion "Room" to tour.......

Hi Hoppers!   I have 2 “rooms” in the Diva Mansion: The Gadget Guru and the Mixin’ It Up group

The Gadget Guru Group is the place to go to check out what kind of fun tools and gadgets are being introduced.

My 2nd stop on my portion of the tour will be to the Mixin’ It Up group

This group is designed to help you think outside the box on your pages. Each of the challenges that I post here will involve a "recipe". Just as a recipe when you cook involves the mixing of ingredients, so does a scrapbook recipe.

Here are a few of my favorite challenges we have done:

Here are the ingredients:

1.) You MUST use the word GO in your layout/card.  This should be the theme as well.

2) Use 1 printed piece of paper.

3) use a quote either printed, hand written, on vellum, stickers etc.

Here is my take on it  

Mixin' it Up challenge Recipe #3

And here is my very first Challenge in this group….

Challenge # 1 Recipe from 2010

(yields 1 12 x 12 layout)

Use at least 3 different ribbons (any size or color)

Mix in 2 circles

add 1 photograph

use strips of paper for your journaling

sprinkle with flowers as desired

note: flowers look very nice when button centers are used

finish buttons with "thread" (optional)


Thanks for taking the tour of my room and your next stop is JustYolie, JustCreate 

The Gadget Guru


Pammie Kay said...

Ann, I love your Mixin' it Up challenges.

A Sarasota said...

great challenges!

Luisa said...

Love your recipe challenges Ann! They help us think outside of the box and use our stash!!!

Sandy said...

Great Tour and ideas!

Marti said...

Great tour, thanks for such wonderful day of fun.

Jessica said...

Love the GO challenge and Mixin it Up challenge.
Happy National Scrapbook Day

Scrappin said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies. Glad you enjoy the challenges. Happy Scrapbooking Day!

AngelaR said...

I love your recipe challenges to! I miss doing them, i've been so busy lately getting ready for my hubby's deployment :( ... not looking forward to a year without my hubby! but i'll keep busy between my kids and scrapbooking lol!
Happy Scrappin'


Lisa West said...

I'll have to check out both of your groups again, it's been a while since I have been to specific groups. Thanks for the reminder and the fun challenge. Lisa

JustYolie said...

Both are wonderful layouts...lovin' the animal pattern paper. :)