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Welcome to Creative Designs by Luisa

Am a Creative Scrapbook Designer who loves to share ideas and inspiration to help you create and document your life!

I love comments, so please if you like something leave me some love. It is highly appreciated...

For services, products, ordering questions or should you have any question or need to contact me! Please email me at lmorgan1966@hotmail.com

Friday, March 26, 2010

LAYOUT SHARING FRIDAY

Here are my latest layouts...

CALDO DE RES - BEEF STEW...  I am not good at cooking stews, so when grandma visit us, we ask her to teach us to cook stews.  In reality we help her and she cooks it.
 MY EXTREME STAR ... This challenge asks us to do some extreme stamping and I decided to use a thread spool to alter my transparency to match the color combo I choosed.  I also created my background paper with blue, white and black acrylic paints.  The stars in the title, are 3 stars that I got for more than 3 years and finally I use them...

 THE VAN... Salvador is my adopted son.  He is a young man at work and he loves to hangout with my family and he invites us to eat his moms homemade food, which we love.  My daughters adored him and consider him as their big brother.  Last year he showed me his old van (1968 I think), which he is conditioning...
 I LOVE BREAD:  We love mexican style bread: SWEET BREAD or PAN DULCE. 
 SHY BOY... Salvador at work!  She don´t like to be photographed, but I dorced him...

THE SHOEZ... (I know is wrongly spelled, but I did not had another S letter, lol).  The challenge was to do a LO about abour favorite shoes, and these are my old but confortable and pretty fave shoes.  I love this layout!
HAPPY SPRING CARD ... This card was made for a challenge also and is available for sale...
PINK IS AN ATTITUDE TEEN CARD...  I love the color combination of this card.  I made 2 of them, one for my daughter and one for sale!
This are my lates creations ladies!!!
Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MY ART JOURNAL

More art journal pages:

FEAR: My number one fear is a secret...
 MY FAVORITE BIRTHDAY:  In 2007 at my 41st BD my daughters organize a BD lunch/party with their own money and on their own.  They invited all the family members and for the first time in almost 15 year we were all together again, like in the old times when we were children...  By far by most precious BD party memoir.
DEALING WITH:  Too many things...

 A GOAL I WANT TO FOCUS:  My CDL Business
 HABITS:  I really need to work in my eating habitts and sedentary life style!

With these pages, I finished February.  got some March pages, but they still a work in process..
Have a nice day!
Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What´s happening at CSDivas

CSDivas is rock and rolling...  DT LORI created a group named: BOOK OF ME!!! Where she will post prompts to guide us into creating or like in my case finish my books of me.  I am doing 3 of them... one for Val, one for Jaz and one for me.  I used the same event photos, but the images, content, layout and colors change according to each book recipient...
Well first challenge is to create our intro page! and this is mine:
Checkout the LORIs Book of Me challenges HERE...
and while you are there you can also check the ALTERED JOURNAL CHALLENGE for the chance to win a prize...
Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

Monday, March 22, 2010

GUEST BLOGGERS

Just wanted to let you know that we have 6 Guest Bloggers confirmed for the next weeks.

These 6 talented ladies will share their creations and style with us...  Stay tune!!!

You don´t want to miss their special contributions as guest bloggers.


Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

MY ART JOURNAL

Today I want to share some of my art journal pages with you:

PROMPT: Which celebtrity you wanted to be as a child?  KELLY (Jacklyn Smith) in Charlie´s Angels.
 FAVORITE CARTOONS:  Popeye and Archie!!!
 MY ROCKS:  Angry, Recent, Failure, Guilt, Regret, Mistakes, Fear
 BALANCED LIFE:  Physical, Spiritual and Mental.  Need to work on the first 2...
 LANGUAGES OF LOVE - I identify which love languages we embrace at our family.  I did for the 3 of us...
ONE WORD: Focus


AND THE AWARD GOES TO... Luisa for her happiness, being genuine, she is beautiful, 100% authentic and almost perfec (lol)...

HOW IS MY LIFE RIGHT NOW - Right now I am a free heart!

SAFE PLACE:  My home, with my family.  The hills are in front of my neighborhood...
I will share more during the week...  Hope you had a nice weekend...

Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What's going on at CSDivas?

What is going on at CSDivas!!!  A lot...  Challenges, Discussions, Friendship, Inspiration...  of course all within the Divas Style...

My Project 12 - Diva Style is going pretty well...  First quarter ends in March and first rafle will be done in the first week of April!  Check out the sketches and entries:

February Thread, with sketch, picture ideas and some entries!!!
P-12 February

March Thread, with sketch and picture ideas!!!
P-12 March

More challenges from talented Divas...

Toccara's challenges are so fun... This month her challenge is to do a LO about our favorite shoes...  Due 3/22!  Check it out:
Unique Challenge by Toccara

She-She is always finding great ways to inspire us to use our sb supplies.  for this challenge you need to use all 26 letter of the alphabet...  Due 3/20!  Can you do it?
Oh Scrap Challenge by She-She

Theresa's Funday Mondays challenges are weekly, she posted them on Mondays and you have one full week...  Due 3/21!  Check them out, they are always fun and inspiring!
Funday Monday - Scrap Flattery Challenge by Theresa
If for some reason you were not able to upload your entry on time, try the MATA-MATA CHALLENGE from Theresa and you will continue to be eligible for the month's RAK!  Check it out:
MATA-MATA CHALLENGE Mata-Mata challenge is valid from march 1 thru 31st.

Lori's challenge is very interesting and fun!  Get your creative juices flowing with her.  Due 3/26
Trio of Tress Challenge by Lori

Ann is trying to make us get out of the box or go back to the basics, whichever you prefer!  Due 3/21
The White Paper Challenge by AnnEnjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

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Alecia's challenge is to use the Misting technique somehow in our LO's.  Bought some mists and have not use them yet (not that I know about it...lol)...  This is your chance to use them!!!  Due 3/26
Misty Challenge by Alecia

And speaking of Alecia!!! She has been doing such a great job as DT for CSDivas.  She is always welcoming people, wishing Happy BD's, leaving some love to the galley pictures, commenting on discussions and blog post and she was all over the site on our February crop, being really sick...
Well, because of all of these things, and because she is such a creative and talented lady, she has been selected.....

 SPOTLIGHT DT DIVA OF THE MONTH!!!


Congratulations Alecia!!!  Well deserved Diva Girl...

Monday, March 15, 2010

CDL NEWSLETTER GOT PUBLISHED YESTERDAY

Hello scrappers!!!

I just want to let you know that first issue of "CDL Newsletter" was published yesterday!

What you can find in the CDL Newsletter?
  • Memory Works Spring Catalog links
  • Distressed Technique with Tutorial
  • MW Express March, 2010 "DELIGHTFUL"
  • Links to Guest Bloggers post (Zaira-Yvette Sierra on 2/28 and Julie Ann Shahin on 3/14)
  • March Hostess Incentive for March MW Party's  (Crate Paper set)
  • Suscribers only challenge with 2 RAKs!!!
Suscribe to receive our newsletter, by registering in the box located in the right sidebar!!!



Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

GUEST BLOGGER - Julie Ann Shahin

Today´s guest blogger is a very creative and talented woman that I officially announce I am a Fan of her art!  She is... Julie Ann Shahin!!!
Julie Ann is the DT Co-ordinator of the Bad Girls Elite Artists Team over at Bad Girls Kits, an authentic vintage art Kit Club with such a talented women and a fabulous owner Wendy Rago.

We decided that JuliĆ© Ann´s contribution would be an interview and here it is...

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Welcome to Creative Designs by Luisa and than you very much for being a guest blogger! Please tell us a little about yourself...
When, why and how did you start Scrapbooking?
I recently realized that I acctually scrapbooked in a way, saving birthday cards, postcards, tickets, even report cards as a gir at the age 9 in photo albums.  In college, I added slips of paper with a few words in my photo albums about the photos.  I took up the hobby as I know it now in 2004, after I was married.  I have loved every minute since.


Are you a traditional, hybrid or digital scrapper?
All of the above!!! I started as traditional, then about a year later, I went hybrid. I almost went all digi for a bit, and now I back to traditional.


How do you describe your scrapbooking style?
The style I love the most is romantic, shabby chic style however I am not afraid to mix it up and try different styles, depending on the product, the photos, and the subject. I love using real vintage items that I've found at antique stores or flea markets, there is a new flea market that has opened in my neighborhood and actually is expanding already. I love found papers, vintage photos, vintage laces, etc.

Do you scrapbook only special events or day to day life?
I will scrapbook anything and everything. It's me and my husband, and when we're lucky enough to spend time with our youngest nephew. We get to travel, and we spend time in the summer on our boat. What is most important to me is making sure to get some type of journaling on each page, somewhere, in order to give the gift of my memories to my loved ones, special events and day to day.

What is your favorite scrapbooking supply?
It's so hard to say, it would be a split vote between Prima flowers and Art Institute glitter so pop-dots would be the third candidate that would come out a winner. I have to have dimension on my pages for interest!

Who and what inspires you?
If I need inspiration, I go to Flickr and Etsy. I love these sites. I used to go to the library and have to check out 7 books, now it's so awesome to just go to these websites, and get lots of eyecandy. Oh, and there are two new sites I've discovered too! They are http://vi.sualize.us/ and http://weheartit.com/, basically they are the same, vi.sualize.us has more features than weheartit.com so far.


A Few of My Favorite blogs:
Debrina Pratt http://whimsicalworldoffairies.blogspot.com
Vanessa Valencia http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/
Anahata Katkin http://anahata.typepad.com/
Anne Le Toux http://bullesdorees.blogspot.com


What is your creative process? Do you start creating with a photo, with your journaling, with a design in mind, a color combo, a product?
Usually I start with a prompt or a product first, kind of coming up with a design organically, then adding the photo(s), etc. The journaling is something that I remind myself requires a different portion of my brain so I make sure to switch gears and get it done. I have fun, and I always enjoy the creative process. I used to do a layout from start to finish in one sitting, however, now I'm taking longer to do a layout.

Are you a neat or messy scrapper? MESSY!

How you started with mixed media art?
Mixed media is just a label to something that I've done for years as a crafter, just a bit more focused now on being "art" rather than "crafty". I grew up with a mother who was quite crafty, so I learned how to do it all. Sewing, ceramics, painting, cross-stitch, calligraphy, miniatures, fiber arts, etc. my mother could do it all. I had decided to pursue an artistic career (interior design) so I took as many art classes as I could in high school, so that is a foundation for my mixed media arts.


What is your favorite non LO project and why? I have fun with all my projects.
Right now my favorite is my Secret Garden Inspired project, which was a home decor project. You can see it on the Bad Girls blog here: http://wendyrago.typepad.com/bad_girls/2010/03/a-garden-ive-stolen-a-garden-julie-anns-secret-garden-secrets.html


How you became a Bad Girl?
There was a Design Team call for the Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge Blog, and knowing that I regretted not applying for the last Bad Girls Design Team call, I didn't hesitate sending in my application. We had to send in about three mixed media projects, however they had to be fairly different from each other to show that we could handle various forms of mixed media.


As I said earlier, I do digital and hybrid - and when I saw this call, I had actually been doing a lot of digital scrapbooking - but had just taken a break because I felt a pull toward paper and glue!!!


As DT Leader of Project 52 what is your biggest challenge?
I was promoted to DT Leader of Project 52 shortly after joining the team, and it was so fun. I loved working with the most amazing team of designers, it was one fabulous experience. There really was not much of a challenge, as my predecessor had set certain things in place for me, and there was no drama amongst my team, so the only real challenges were the actual projects we made for the blog. I loved being on this team. Now I've been promoted to the


How much time you spend creating?
Right now, I spend half my time promoting Bad Girls Kits online and half my time creating. Recently, I'm finding that I get most creative very late at night. I used to have to finish a layout in one sitting too (maybe 2 hours), I would not leave a layout unfinished. I'm no longer that way. Now, I am willing to work on it over time. I have one project that I have been working on for 2 months, a journal of sorts.


If I am working on an art journal page, sometimes those are very quick, maybe a half-hour. Those are just for fun pages. Experiments.


Mixed media projects vary from a few hours to a few days. I just relax now and enjoy the process.


What is your major creative goal?
That is a great question (I have lots of little goals). My major creative goal right now, today, is to just be creative! Yes!!!! I love making things. "A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be." -Abraham Maslow


People identify me as being ambitious but I believe you need an agenda, an ambition to be ambitious. I just want to be. I am asked to take on leadership roles, and I've turned so many down, however, I just couldn't pass up Wendy's offers here at Bad Girls Kits, where it was my dream to be on the team.


Is there something else you will like to share with us?
Thank you so much Luisa for the honor and to your readers for being interested.


I am going to be 40 years old in December, and my husband is taking me on a vacation to a 4-star resort in Playa del Secreto to celebrate so this is a big year for me. I feel blessed to be able to do what makes me happy, to be able to share it with friends who appreciate it, and to be able to support others in their art as well. It's a beautiful life. I will do it as long as I am having fun!

My blog: http://julieannshahin.blogspot.com

Bad Girls Blogs: http://wendyrago.typepad.com/bad_girls and http://wendyrago.typepad.com/project52
My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julieannshahin (message me that you are a scrapbooker or artist)


Thanks Julie Ann for sharing with us your art and some of your creative secrets!

Here are some of Julie Ann´s creations!  Enjoy them...
PAPIER MACHE DOLL - Lots of creativity in this project!  Absolutely adored all the details!

HAPPIEST NO.1 BAD GIRL LAYOUT -  One of my favorites!  I could choose one!
ART JOURNAL - So creative and inspiring! 

 DIGITAL LAYOUT - Isn´t it gorgeous!
JULIE ANN NOTE: My defining moment in 2008 was to decide I was o.k. with the fact that I wouldn’t be a mother, and made the decision to be a super cool aunt!

Credits: Mushroom Lane and Custom Drop Shadows by Camila Designs
Typographic Frames Date It by Kathryn Wilson
Glitter clock by Christina Renee Designs
A Little Magic by Vera Lim
Photology Vol. 5 by Emily Powers
Fonts: Chrysler Electric and Bulky Refuse

HYBRID CAKE - So yummy!!!
 SHADOW BOX - It´s just adorable!  My youngest daughter Jaz want one...

 VINTAGE COMIC ALBUM -  So fun, colorful and vintage at the same time!

Isn´t she a real artsy girl!  Told you!!! 

In honor of our guest blogger we have a RAK for you!  Here is what you have to do:
1) Visit Julie Ann´s blog and leave a comment on one of her post.
2) Leave a comment in this post and let us know which project you liked most from Julie Ann´s creations posted today!
3) Become a follower of my blog and/or suscribe to receive my blog updates.
Closing date:  March 27, 2010
Winner will be announced on : March 28, 2010

PRIZE - INKADINKADO FLOURISHES CLEAR STAMP SET and  PACK OF THERM O WEB FOAM SQUARES...
PS - before you go:

  • Did you know that starting March I am going to send a Monthly newsletter with ideas, tutorials, resources and a suscribers only challenge?  Suscribe to receive your!!!  suscribing box in the right sidebar...

  • Check out the sidebar for the new Blog Roll list.  Links to our Guest bloggers blogs and/or  sites, will be added there.  This way can check their site often...
Happy Sunday...
Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Checkout my new blog template!!!

I am so excited to announce my new blogger template!  Still have things to enhance, but is looking very good! isn't? 

NEW FEATURES: 
- Added a search button! Is on the right side bar...
- I have to sidebars now...  yay!!!

Let me know you what you think about my blog new look please... I appreciate your feedback!!!

- Like the colors?
- Font type and size are ok?
- Is easy to navigate?
- What feature is the one you like more?

Have you suscribed yet to receive updates?  You haven't... Hurry up is easy!!!  Sign-up forms is on the sidebar...

Did you know that I am writing a monthly newsletter?  It will be sent out on the second Sunday of each month!!!  sign-up to receive scrapbook ideas, challenges, tutorials, tips, etc...  I will host a challenge with prizes, for suscribers only!  sign-up in the sidebar...


Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

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Friday, March 5, 2010

LAYOUT /ART SHARING FRIDAY

As DT of CSDivas. I host a monthly challenge for the Altered Arts Group.

For February challenge No. 1, was to alter 3 tins, cans, etc.  This was the inspiration from Stampington!

The fabulous entries are:
THE ELEGANT, CLASSY AND TIMELESS CREATION OF LORI DIANNI!!!
THE ARTSY CREATIONS FROM MY DEAR FRIEND KRISTAL LEMKE!
Aren´t this creations gorgeous and very creative!!! 
THANKS LORI AND KRISTAL FOR PLAYING!!!

Challenge No. 2 for February is to create a mini album, using toilet paper rolls cardboard... This is my sample!

This is an excellent project ro use some paper scraps and random embellishments!

Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

6 NEW SPRING CATALOG PRODUCTS FROM MEMORY WORKS

Checkout the new products from fabulous brand names already available from Memory Works!!!



DEAR LIZZY THEME SET $7.00   THICKERS - FLAT ROBIN EGG $5.50





JOY RIDE THEME SET $6.00               TINY TYPE MINI ALPHAS $1.50 (blue, brown, green, black, cream)          


BROOK RUB-ONS $4.00            PAPER DOLLS - CHIPBOARD ACCENTS $5.50


VINTAGE BUTTERFLIES - RED $4.75       VINTAGE BUTTONS . CREAM $4.00


THEME SETS:  BEBE BOY, BEBE GIRL and WELCOME HOME $5.50 each set
WELCOME HOME CLEAR STAMPS $8.00



THEME SETS:  GREAT OUTDOORS $5.50 and LITTLE CHICK $5.25

IF YOU WANT TO ORDER MW PRODUCTS:
1) Visit 2010 SPRING CATALOG or  MW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE! to search for the products you want.
2) Email me your list with product name, product number and quantity to lmorgan1966@hotmail.com or CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ME!
3) I will do alll the math and will contact you with your order details and will arrange payment and shipping options.

If you have any questions please, do not hesitate to contact me!  I am here to help you...

Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa

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