Saturday, December 31, 2011

Addicted 2 Scrapping New Years Eve Blog Hop

The Addicted 2 Scrapping Design Team is hosting a New Years Eve blog hop. Here is the list of the DT's blogs to visit for some great inspiration. Remember to leave some love & like the Addicted 2 Scrapping FACEBOOK page.
La-Diva  ← You are

Products used: 
Embossing Tinsel - Snowflake
Shimmer Glitter Paper - Silver 
Our Daily Bread - Peace & Joy Bundle and Snowflake Swirl Background 
Ribbon - White with Silver trimming 
A2 Size Card - White

Monday, December 26, 2011

Valentine's Day Tag Swap - OPEN!!!

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I am hosting a Valentine's Swap.  I am looking for at least 10 people to create beautiful Valentine Tags to swap with others.  If you are interested, please state so below and any questions you may have. 

Here are the details of the swap:   
  1. Due in my hands by: January 25, 2012 (Please mail out by January 20, 2012)
  2. Theme: Love
  3. Colors: Must have red and white somewhere on the tag.
  4. Embellishments: At least 1.
  5. Layers: At least 1.
  6. Create 9 +1 tags. One is for the *smile*
  7. First one to sign up gets a little gift from me.
  8. The address to send them to will be e-mailed to participants ONLY.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!  Swap closes January 6, 2012.


Tag Requirements:

Inkssentials Surfaces MANILA CRAFT TAGS #8

They are reasonable and popular in the crafty world!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

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I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  I hope it's filled with love, laughter, and many blessings!  I am so full it hurts!  I need to be placed on punishment or arrested for such gluttony!  

Friday, November 25, 2011

Update: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Greetings Everyone!

I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits. I wanted to give you an update on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop. I am still getting the names of everyone who participated in the blog hop. The winner of the Xyron Mega Runner will be announced on Tuesday November 29th!
I was pretty ambitious thinking that I would have a winner on the 13th! We have to remember that things happen and folks have other responsibilities, etc. So thank you in advance for your understanding and participation. It was a great blog hop and I look forward to many more! Woot! Woot!

So let's do a re-cap for those who didn't get a chance to participate in the blog hop. Here's some pure talent!  Please stop by and visit their blogs.  If they have it where you can sign up for their blog and newsletters, please do!

November 1st – Day 1
LaShawnda (aka La’Diva) - NEW REVIVED BLOG

November 2nd – Day 2

November 3rd – Day 3
Qadirah Gomez

November 4th – Day 4
Cindy Keery

November 5th – Day 5

November 6th – Day 6

November 7th – Day 7

November 8th – Day 8

November 9th – Day 9
Tami A.

November 10th – Day 10
LaShawnda (aka La’Diva) - NEW REVIVED BLOG

November 11th – Day 11
Amy Abnet

November 12th – Day 12
LaShawnda (aka La’Diva) - NEW REVIVED BLOG

Ok Crafters!  That's it!  Starting sometime next week, the crafting will begin again!  I can't wait.  This holiday weekend is so needed.  So I will continue to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.  I sure hope you are having a great holiday with yours!

See ya soon!


Monday, November 14, 2011

My CRAPPY room!

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Oh my goodness! It looks like my room had it's own tornado storm. I have no idea what happened. Honestly! LOL Seriously, I am in the process of packing up my house and uh.. hmmm... I have no idea what happened here. I guess I will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday cleaning and re-organizing my room. I need my craftroom back. Right now, it's the CRAP room!!!

If you have any suggestions, please share. Thank you my Crafting Family!!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop ***OPEN***

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Would you like to participate in a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Recent Creations: Altered Candle and Frame

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Altered Candle: Shabby Chic Vintage 

Materials Used:
Memento Black Ink
Prima Flowers
Vintage Lace
Martha Stewart Butterfly
Stampin' Up Fifth Avenue Stamp 
Pink Tomboy Marker (To color in flower)
Brown Rhinestones

 Altered Frame: Shabby Chic Vintage (Fall Theme)

 Materials Used:
 Prima Vintage flowers
Prima white roses
Prima Bling
Prima Ribbon
Joann fall stem
Apple Barrel: Acrylic Paint (Chestnut)
Adirondack: Acrylic Paint Dabber  (Espresso & Snow Cap)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Creations on my Facebook!

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I just uploaded some cool Mini cards to my Facebook.  Add me as a friend and check me out.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MOJO200 - Card for my mom's 60th Birthday!

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Mojo Monday Sketch

I hope she likes it!

Prima Pearls and Butterfly
Martha Stewart Frame
White Gift Ribbon from  Joann Fabrics
Sparkle Black Glitter Paper from Joann Fabrics
White Self Stick Glitter Paper from Joann Fabrics
Black and Cream Textured Cardstock
Colorbok Black Sticker Numbers

The background is actually a bag I made her for the gift I purchased for her. :-)

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime

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Prima Retirement Card

Retirement Card creation for my mom's co-worker. 

I really should have taken better photos of the card, but I was hot and exhausted. LOL
Hopefully, this will suffice.

Items used:
Lasting Impressions cardstock
Prima: Roses, pearls and butterfly
Stamp: Wordsworth S133-H Retirement

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

500 Fan Giveaway!!!

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"Like" on Facebook!

Great idea in the making...

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Spoke with a co-worker today to go over an idea I had.  She started making phone calls to help me.  I sure hope that this goes well.  I can't wait to find out what she finds out from her "boys" tomorrow.  I am so excited I need to get some sleep! LOL

Will let you know the outcome as soon as I find out!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 28: The "I Do" Swap

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YouTube blocked my video. How rude! LOL  Oh well, I will post it on here.

Click here for more details and to sign-up!  Thanks!!!

The “I Do” Wedding Swap - ***OPEN***

The “I Do” Swap
Swap Ends: 5/28/11

This swap is about saying “I Do” in different ways. You choose what theme you want to make a card, mini album, 12x12, and/or ATC for and you will receive whatever you chose back. (You will not receive your own creation back. You will receive a different creation from that theme.) The creation can be anything pertaining to an engagement, wedding, and anniversary.

Some examples … ring, wedding garments, hearts, lace, etc. Use your imagination and be as creative as you want. Your creation can be any theme … just needs to pertain to one the themes (engagement, wedding, or anniversary).
Now … the only catch … I have to keep the groups equal so that there is the same amount of creations for each theme. I will add more spots as needed, but will cut off a particular creation if it is filling faster than the others. However, I will add more spots if needed, as long as the groups end up equal. Are you all confused now? No worries … it will work out … the confusing part should just be for me … lol.
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Monochromatic Card Details:
The dimensions are standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size.

- Make 9+1 cards (+1 is for the hostess). You will be making a total of 5 cards and receiving 4 back.  Here’s an example of a monochromatic:
- You will be getting 4 cards back. You will not get one of your own back…so if you want one for yourself, make an extra and keep it.
- Please use good quality cardstock (like SU!, PTI, Gina K) & at least 2 layers. SU paper is 80# and PTI is 110#. The packs from Michael’s, JoAnn’s, etc are not this quality. It is perfectly acceptable to use them for the layering, but please don’t use something less than 80# for the base. Let me know if you have any questions. If your creations could benefit from embellishments, please use them, however they are not required.
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ATC Details:
The dimensions of the cards must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 x 89 mm).

- Make 9 +1 ATCs (+1 is for the hostess). You will be making a total of 10 cards and receiving 9 back.
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12x12 Details:
1. You are sending in 3+1 (+1 for hostess) Don't forget to make a set for yourself to keep at home as you will not receive your own layouts back. Send 3+1, Single Page Layouts in 12 x 12 size.

2. Your layout must use at least 2 layers of paper. Please build your layout on heavy quality card stock.

3. Only 1 embellishment is required but please feel free to use more if you wish. Make your pages something you are proud of and would be happy to display in your own album or give to a friend as a special gift.

4. NVR, Stamping optional.

5. If you are a late swapper or flaker please do not sign up for this swap. There is plenty of time until they are due and I do not want to delay everyone else receiving their pages back. Those that are in (GIFT) spots will receive a little thank you from me, provided your pages are received on time.

1. Please include enough postage for me to mail your swap back to you. Plus an extra couple of stamps in a ziplock bag along with your YouTube, real name, and website/blog (if you have one). Some people's pages may weigh more than yours which can cause the shipping to be more. I WILL NOT return swaps that do not have enough return postage, so please include a few extra stamps - I will return all unused postage. No Metered Strips.

2. Please wrap your pages in plastic to keep them safe from water damage in the mail and include hard cardboard to protect from bending. Also write DO NOT BEND on your envelope. You can also use a box to ship your pages.

3. I will recycle your envelope but if you feel it's already beat up and will not make the round trip, please include an extra envelope.

Mini Album Details:
This swap is for a 6 x 6 mini album. Each participant will make 4 mini albums (3 + 1 for the hostess).

MINIMUM Album Requirements: 4 or more 6 x 6 pages fully embellished half pages are allowed, odd size pages and transparencies are allowed but do not count as the minimum pages.

If you choose to make your book out of paper bags instead of chipboard that is fine, but the pages must still be the same and the book must be bound somehow. They should be the larger lunch sack size which I believe is just under 6 inches but very close.

Fully bound with either rings or binding machine

Let’s not skimp our partners, put your best work out there and really show your scrapbooking skill here.
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Charms Details:
You will need to make 5 charms (4 + 1 for the hostess).  If more want to join, please let me know and I will add you on.  CUTOFF date will be 4/23/11Please check back on 4/24/11 to see how many have joined the swap so that you can prepare for your awesome charm creations!

Charms should be made using white beads.  Must include a clasp and at least one charm (anything that represents this swap’s theme)

Please ensure that the return postage equals what you sent out.  For example, if it cost $2.50 to mail your swap to me, please make sure you include that amount in the envelop so you can receive your swap back or just do Priority Mail, which is the most convenient. 

- NVR on any products.
- No envelopes needed.
- Sign up until 02/28/11.
Please be sure to sign the back of your cards (or adhere a post-it note with your name) so we know whose work to admire!!
Feel free to sign up for as many spots as you like, but please make a different card for each spot. I will add to the list as needed. No limit on the number of swappers.
If for some reason you cannot complete the swap, please PM me and let me know ASAP. I understand life happens and some things are beyond our control, but please be considerate of others in the swap. Because we need the same number of people in each season, I will need to find replacements or make the cards if you cannot complete … so the more notice I have, the better. (thanks)

Mailing Instructions:
PLEASE LABEL WHICH SWAP you are participating on the mailing envelop!!! Please send your cards in a plastic zip-lock bag to avoid water damage. Include your YouTube/real name, blog/web address (if you have one), and name of the swap on or in your bag/box. Include a SASE with the same amount of postage that it took to mail your cards to me. Please put your address in the address section and the return address section. Also include 2 postage stamps in case postage is more. (They will be returned to you if not used). NO metered stamps. I can't use metered stamps because they are only good for the day you purchased them.
**Please do not use metered postage on your return envelope. The post office will not accept them. **
Creations must be in my hands no later than May 28, 2011. Anything that comes in later than that may not be included in the swap. I will swap out cards and send to you within 7 days. If I receive them all early, I will swap them early.

Please mail creations to:
LaShawnda Wrice
5221 Second Avenue
SCB, Gullen Mall, PMB# 371
Detroit, MI  48202-3919
You will receive a prize if you sign up for 2 or more spots!
There is no limit. I will add more spots as needed.

Names will appear in red once I have received your creations.

NOTE:  PLEASE check back on 4/1/11 to see if the group you signed up in “grew”.  For cards, charms and ATC swaps, the limit will be 10.  For 12x12s and Mini Albums, the limit will be 6.

All creations will be featured on my blog, as well as, on La’Diva TV and this swap will be the first episode! LOL How freakin’ cool is that?

If you have any questions concerning this swap, please e-mail me or leave a comment in the box below. And thanks for joining! This should be fun!!! HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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Monochromatic Engagement (Card)

Monochromatic Wedding (Card)

Monochromatic Anniversary (Card)
1. Tattered Rose (1st sign-up Prize)
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Engagement (12x12)

Wedding (12x12)

Anniversary (12x12)

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Charm Swap
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Engagement (Mini Album)

Wedding (Mini Album)
1.  Tattered Rose (1st sign-up Prize)2.


Anniversary (Mini Album)
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Engagement (ATC)

Wedding (ATC)

Anniversary (ATC)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 17: Monochromatic Valentine's Day Card

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Stampin' Up! Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130) - Price: $4.75
Stampin' Up! White Vellum: 8-1/2X11 Card Stock (101856)  - Price: $6.50
Stampin' Up! Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock (100730) - Price: $8.50
Stampin' Up! Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246) - Price: $4.95
Stampin' Up! Versamark Pad (102283) - Price: $7.50
Stampin' Up! Filled With Love Clear Bundle - (124381) Price: $26.90
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Hearts
White Wire Edge Sheer Elegance Ribbon (Michael's)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 15: Craft Table Clean-up

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I have a long way to go before I get my room the way I want, but at least for now... I have some CLEAN tables to work on.  This isn't perfect, but better than it was.  I am currently debating on moving my craftroom to my basement or upstairs where I can have two rooms designated for crafts.  *sigh*  I have a guest room and a bathroom.  So if I get tired, I can just stay up there. LOL  All I need is a refrigerator, a lil hot plate, and  a microwave and I will be good to go! hahahahaha

Well, ... thanks for stopping by and please share any suggestions or thoughts you think will be beneficial in my craftroom dilemma.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 13: Dreamweaver, etc.

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*Visit my YouTube channel for today's submission.*

Today's Challenge: Learn how to use Dreamweaver and other products.  I will do a tutorial on this, don't worry!  :-)

Materials Used: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Colors: Iridescent Encore Sweet Dreams/Enchanted Evening, VersaColor, and Shiva iridecent paintstiks

Be on the look out for my YouTube annoucement about an upcoming give-a-way.  When will it be?  Can't tell you.  You just have to stay tuned.  *giggles*


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 12: Valentine Swap, Part 2

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Please watch my YouTube Channel for today's submisson. 

Here is KraftyKatsy's YouTube Channel:
-Her transplant date is scheduled for the 28th of this month.  Please keep her in your prayers and send her encouraging words.

Mary at Cards TV is accepting cards now for KraftyKatsy!  Please read her blog entry below and I hope you will be able to send her some well wishes:

Prayers for Krafty Katsy!Hi guys,

If you've been a follower of Cardz TV and Cardz for U, you've heard me tell you about my dear, sweet friend from YouTube, Krafty Katsy. Kat has the most aggressive form of leukemia, and has been fighting for her life for over a year now. She's a very strong woman, but she needs our prayers. Kat will go into the hospital on January 22nd to have additional chemo, to prepare her for a bone marrow transplant on January 28th. I've attached a link to her video, so she can tell you in her own words.

Please keep Kat, and all those who are taking care of her, in your thoughts and prayers! God is good, and I know He will get her throught this!

If you'd like to send Kat a card, send them to:

Kat Callihoo
c/o Cindy Patella
321 Vaughan Mills Rd
Woodbridge Ont, Canada.
L4H 1B1

This is her sister's address, and she'll make sure she gets them.

Thanks for your prayers, guys!



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 10: ATC Valentine's Swap

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ATC Swap Theme: Valentine
Hostess: tatteredrose0610 (YouTube) and follow her blog at

Materials used:
Embossing Poweder: Ranger Embossing Tinsel - Red
Paper:  SU! Filled with love patten paper, Red, Black, and Pink cardstock
Embellishments: Ribbon and Prima Flower
Ink: SU! Classic Red and Memento (Angel Pink)
Stamps: All SU! - I {Heart} Hearts and Vintage Vogue

Please remember to turn the volume down on the music player below if you decide to look at the YouTube video.  :-)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 9: Monochromatic Swap

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Closer Look
Filled with Love Designer Paper and Whisper White Cardstock from Stampin' Up
Scallop Heart Nestibilities from Spellbiners
Cardstock: Various Pink Colors
Inks: Momento Black and Angel Pink
Markers: Copics and Stardust Clear for the outlining of the umbrella

Remember to turn off the volume on the player below if you would like to view the video.

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 8: Flowers for a friend Swap

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Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Vague Vintage (118882) - Price: $23.95
Classic Stampin Pad Black (119785) - Price: $5.95  
Stampin' Write Markers Bashful Blue, Certainly Cerely, and Rose Red (120966) - Price: $3.50
Mat Pack  (105826) -  Price: $9.95
Filled with Love Designer Series Paper (124156) - Price: $9.95
12x12 Card Stock Whisper White, Basic Black (119922) - Price: $6.95

Other Products:
Embellishments: Brads, Flowers, Ribbon
Cardstock: Kraft, Pink, Red

Please remember to pause/stop the music player at the bottom of this page if you are going to watch the video below.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 7: Cricut Debut

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Purchased from Ebay!  Seller: proudparents2005.  Fast shipment and great packaging.  BRAND NEW!  Check them out!!!

Please remember to pause/stop the music at the bottom of this blog to hear the video below:

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 6: Valentine's Day Swap

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This is the card I created for my upcoming Valentine's Day Swap.  As you can see, I already have everything made so that I can start putting them together for shipment tomorrow.  Mission Accomplished!

Please remember to turn off the volume at the bottom of the blog so you can review the YouTube submission.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 5: Happy Birthday Swap

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Here are two sets of Happy Birthday Cards for a swap I am participating in.  I had to do three.  You saw the first one in a previous post.  It was for males.  The two below are female and neutral birthday cards.  I am exhausted, but I am managed to pull these out of no where. You can tell I am tired... babblicious! LOL Since I don't have to go to the gym tomorrow, I will be able to produce better work... I hope. hahahah  Good Night.

Neutral Birthday Card

 Female Birthday Card

Please remember to turn off the volume below.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 4: K & Company Creation

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My co-worker gave me a gift today and I decided to use it for my Day 4 Challenge for Marion Smith.

Here's the video:


Supplies Used
  • Designer Paper: imaginisce (#000733 * Baby Powder * Hiccups & #000922 Fairest of Them All * Royal Passion)
  • Dimensionals: K & Company * Simply Sweet Flower
  • Rub-on: Pebbles, Inc. : Thank you Script Black
  • Ribbon: Offay (Michael's) Lime Green and White

Monday, January 3, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 3: YouTube Editor

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Video Challenge - Day 2: Sunday Travels

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Hope, Laugh, and Love Charm

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I created this charm for my co-worker's birthday tomorrow.  I think I am getting the hand of this jewelry making thing.  This is fun!!!  Uh oh,... did I pick up another addiction???

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Swap: Happy Birthday - Masculine

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Here is a card set of 4 I created for a Happy Birthday Swap for men. Very Simple!

A2 Brown Envelope
Patterned Paper
Tan Cardstock
Memento - Rich Cocoa
Metal Stickers - Nailheads (3mm acid free)
Copper Brads
Stamps: Clear Art Stamps - Favorite Fellas