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Sunday, February 5, 2012

February - Guest DT Member - Maryann Abutaha

We continue the 2012 in a great way here at CSD!!  I am personally excited at all the things that are in the works for this year!
I am pleased and honored to introduce you to our Guest DT member for February!!

Drum roll, please........................................................

Let's give a warm CSD welcome to.........................Maryann Abutaha!!

Maryann is my sister, so I have known her all my life and am blessed to call her my sister and best friend!!  We share the love of crafting and scrapbooking!

Please leave a comment and welcome her and join in on the fun!!

Here is a link to her blog.  Playing with Paper

Here is a little bit about Maryann.

About me...
I am a wife and mother of two great kids and love to craft

How long have you been scrapbooking?
About 12 years

What is your scrapbook style?
I like all pages to be different than the last one. I can do one page and then the next completely do a 360 turn around with style and technique.

Where do you create your projects?
Right now I don't have a designated space so I will bring stuff to the kitchen table or the coffee table. Sometimes at mom's or sister's house.

What is your favorite scrapbooking tools/colors/techniques?
I love my sizzix big shot, spellbinders and punches.  I am a tool queen. Most of my projects are boxes and 3D projects.

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere.   Blogs. TV.  You name it.  

What is favorite scrapbooking tip?
Just have fun with it.  There are no wrong ways to scrapbook.  Your imagination is limitless.  

I am so excited to be a guest designer here at Creative Scrapbooking Divas!  Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so for my first project I made a heart "box" that will hold candy or a gift card.    For the box I used a red manila folder and printed the template on it.  I used my Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped hearts to cut out graduated sizes.  The large one is some left over DS paper.

Using my Martha Stewart glue pad, I stamped the x's and o's (also Martha Stewart) and glitter.

I put some 3D foam squares to make the hearts pop out.

I stamped some hearts down the side

and Viola!.
My completed box.

To make a handle, I put heart brads that I found this week at Michaels. They were having a 40% off on Recollections embellishments. You can't really tell but they have glitter.

Hope you liked my project!  Thanks to CSD for allowing me to show you my project!


StampNK said...

Welcome Maryann!! Glad to "meet" you and looking forward to your month as guest designer. Wow, here I am complaining that my craft room doubles as a guest room and you have to scrap on the kitchen table!
This little treat box is adorable and I love those little glitter hearts. I have a glue pad that I haven't even tried yet and I need to get it out and use some glitter!

Karen L said...

Hello Maryann! Love that you're Michelle's sister...I've been emjoying all of her amazing projects. Now I see that talent runs in the family. Super little Valentine project and all the bling and glitter make it special. I'm getting the itch to grab my Stickles and start playing too!

Lisa West said...

Hi Maryann! I love dimension on pages too. Great valentine box project. I'm off to check your blog :) Lisa

Liz Terrazas said...

Welcome Maryann... I love your Heart Box... It's darling... I look forward to seeing more..

Jessica said...

Welcome to the Mansion Maryann! Your heart box is adorable. Wonderfully done Diva!!!

Luisa said...

Supr duper Welcome to the Divas Mansion Maryann! love your Valentines box! Sooooo pretty!
Thanks for join the fun...

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

How fun to have a sister that you can share this hobby with :-) Super jealous over here!

I love your project and it was great to "meet" you!

-Sam :-)