Can you believe January is almost over! Only a couple of days left to get your entries in.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Looking forward to seeing your layouts!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
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Forum Coordinator Role includes:
Compiling new topic threads in the forum, as well as keeping all those of current interest, bumped to the top of the current topics list
Update the forum and Diva blog on regular basis with a ‘whats new’ update. (weekly)
Inform sponsoring blogs and competition sites of the current Diva challenges and other exciting news that is going on over at the Diva site. (weekly)
Assist the Design Team and Michelle in general duties as required, at times attending a general Design Team meeting.
The successful applicant for the role of forum coordinator will be offered a generous discount in the Diva shop and have the opportunity to be a part of some of the behind the scenes roles of a scrapbooking site.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I am now coming to you from down the road from Kevin, in our nation's capital - Canberra. Anyone else out there from here? Drop me a line, I'm looking for some new friends!
We've had a couple of entries arrive while I've been away. And without further ado I present.....
Don't forget you have until midnight on 31 January to get your entries in and please tell your friends!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
For the first, I have simply added some Making Memories chipboard buttons. I tied some cotton through them before I attached them to my page. I glued a couple down and used foam tape on one. Of course it wouldn't be complete without some Kaisercraft bling!
On the next example, I took a beautiful Heidi Swapp ghost butterfly shape and covered the back with crystal KindyGlitz. I have done this before using dimensional magic and then sprinkling glitter, which is another effective way of covering the shape. I've added some Kaisercraft jewels to the centre. This covers up the foam tape I have used to adhere to the page.
Voila! Two more examples to add to your collection of ideas. I hope they've been helpful!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
I hope you're enjoying doing this month's challenge and the techniques we are sharing with you. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think....
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Now all entries are in I can announce the winners.....tonight, that is! I also have to announce November's winners. Was waiting on some confirmations from our wonderful sponsors. Glad you've all been so patient - thanks!! See you tonight...
Monday, January 5, 2009
I have then attached one of Heidi Swapp's new verb stickers which is perfect for my layout. You could use any type of sticker...doesn't have to be circular. Maybe a cute bug or butterfly! One that suits your style.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
make sure that stock levels are accurate
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Friday, January 2, 2009
This is an embellished circle. It is a circle that has been embellished. See! It really is easy-peasy!
In the next couple of weeks, while we are patiently awaiting the reveal of the Inspirational Team layouts, I will share with you different ways to embellish a circle. You will then have some ideas how you can embellish your own circles for January's challenge.This particular one is a large one, but it will give you some ideas. I have used a Scenic Route journaling block as my base, which has been inked around the edges. Following the shape printed on this, I have added a line of dimensional magic to adhere some beads. I used my paper piercer to line them up as I went.
Next I cut a flower from a piece of Kaisercraft Cabbage Patch patterned paper. I placed a beautiful decorative conch from my stash in the centre. This was then attached it to the journaling block using foam tape to make it pop.
Voila! You now have your first example of an embelllished circle. Think buttons, beads, stamping, painting, sewing...the sky's the limit! Stay tuned for more inspiration in the next few days.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions. Sami B-)
Busy here on the homefront, moving house (and states) in two weeks so days are pretty much hectic! I've got nights for blogging so watch this space......
Thursday, January 1, 2009
As usual, the challenges will be posted on the 1st of each month. The inspirational team challenges will still be posted on the 15th. To keep you inspired in between, we will showcase a technique that will be included in the month's challenge.
This month it is embellished circles! There's many ways you can do this and over the next couple of weeks we will give you some tips and ideas how to incorporate these into your challenge layout so watch this space.
Without further ado we present January's challenge!
2 x portrait photos 10x15cm
1 x patterned paper or cardstock 30x30cm for base
Patterned paper pieces:-
Paper A - 24x24cm
Paper B - 30x13cm
Paper C - 28x5cm
4 embellished circles approximately 5x5cm - our technique of the month!!!
Take Paper A and place it centred and 2cm from the bottom of your base.
Add Paper B horizontally 1cm from the bottom of Paper A.
Paper C should be attached vertically, 2cm from right hand side of base. This is where your title should be placed.
Next, add your photos side by side to the top left hand side of the layout.
Your journaling block now goes under the photo on the left hand side.
Place one of your embellished circles in the bottom left hand corner of the layout.
The remaining three embellished circles should be added in between your journaling block and your title.
Have fun and make it your own!
Remember to e-mail your layouts in no later than the 31st of January to firstname.lastname@example.org and please tell your friends!!! If, at any time, you have any questions or suggestions, please send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.
Here's a couple more layouts for December's challenge. Don't forget that the deadline has been extended to midnight Sunday for those of you who still want to join in.
January's challenge will be up tonight so stay tuned!!