Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The day you were born

I used the April 1st rewind sketch from Rochelle for this page about my son and his 3rd child (my 3rd grandchild) and I used the fun colors of spring from the inspiration photo by Brenda.
Fun sketch.  Page went together fast.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Soup of the Day - 04/05/17

.....so today I went to the gallery looking for the first layout that caught my attention. This layout by Patti just so happened to be that said layout! Congratulations Patti on having the Layout of the week!
I love everything about this layout! I love the colors, the title, the way it's laid out on the page....everything! Not to mention, these days the only layouts I seem to complete are "scraplifts", and I can definitely see myself scraplifting this one!! Again, Patti, CONGRATULATIONS!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cookin Up Creations ....

is super excited to have The Scrap Room as a sponsor for one of our April 2017 Challenges!!
"The ScrapRoom is the online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly Scrapbooking Layout Kits! Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month." The ScrapRoom's goal is to help you “get more pages done,” and the “Flavors of the Month” Kit is designed with that goal in mind. Each month you will receive a box containing four individually packaged and unique layout kits, giving you a sampling of the latest and greatest in scrapbooking products. Your monthly kit contains enough paper and embellishments to complete at least eight 12x12 scrapbook pages. Need ideas? Each month TSR customers receive exclusive access to four Recipe Cards, complete with a full-color photo and step-by-step instructions for completing two 12x12 scrapbook pages with each of the four layout kits. With The ScrapRoom’s “Flavors of the Month” Kit, you’ll enjoy the scrapbooking products that you crave, along with ideas and instructions to help you “get more pages done…” And, in order to make your scrapbooking experience with us truly special, we’re packaging a Gourmet Flavored Coffee Sampler packet with each month’s kit, the perfect companion to a box of scrapbooking treats! To purchase the monthly kits and/or other paper crafting items visit the TSR Website For daily inspiration and TSR happenings and highlights visit the TSR Blog and/or the TSR Facebook Product Page For challenges and a place to share your TSR projects visit the TSR Fan and Subscribers Group on Facebook

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


This layout just jumped right out at me this morning. I love how Wanda pulled the stripe out in the dress with that strip of black and white striped pattern paper. The journal block brings your eye right to it to read what the page is all about. The word "persist" at the bottom tells it all. Many of us feel we have to persist with many experiences in our life. Way to go Wanda. Great page!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Soup of the Day Wednesday March 25, 2015

Every Wednesday, our Soup of the Day features one layout from our gallery that inspires us.  This week I chose this beautiful layout by Sherri.


I loved Sherri's simple design that automatically draws the eye to the main focus of her layout, the photo.  

I also chose to keep my layout simple so that the main focus would be on the photo of my granddaughter Kate and my son Kyle.


To join in on our daily challenges you can visit the forum HERE.

If you would like to see more of Sherri's work you can visit her gallery HERE.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Soup of the Day Wednesday

Today's Soup of the Day Wednesday inspiration comes from Barb's adorable kitty layout.  I loved the design, subject of course, and cute little black silhouette's. 

So following our theme of Strolling down Sesame Street, I thought that we would take inspiration as well from the bright pop's of color in every Sesame Street Character.  And to help them pop, your background must be black !


So scraplift Barb's adorable layout and include a black background with pop's of color!

To complete this challenge, you may make one layout, two cards,four artist trading cards, or one altered/paper project. Please post your completed project to the Cookin' Up Creations gallery.   For each completed challenge, you will earn one entry into the Dessert Tray drawing for March; and you have until April 5 to complete this month's challenges.  Join us for some colorful fun!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Can you tell me how to get to SESAME STREET?



The March Blue Plate Special challenge theme on the Cookin' Up Creations  forum is that classic children's television show, SESAME STREET! We will be offering challenges all month long based on colors, numbers, friendship and more. Everyone is welcome to play along -- so come on over to our neighborhood!

A new Blue Plate Special challenge is posted each weekday, and participants have until the 3rd of the following month to complete and post their creations.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Today's Soup of the Day layout!

Each Wednesday, our Soup of the Day features one layout from our gallery. The challenge to our scrapbooking friends is to scraplift that layout.

This week, my Soup of the Day pick is this adorable layout by Cassy.


I loved Cassy's layers and all the "bits and pieces" she added to her layout. I also loved her use of pastels with punches of bright color. Here's my take on Cassy's layout:


To join in our daily Blue Plate Specials, visit the Cookin' Up Creations forum and go to the Daily Blue Plate Specials sub forum.There you will find Meat Loaf Monday, Taco Tuesday, Soup of the Day Wednesday, Take Out Thursday and Potluck Friday challenges. Post your completed creations to our Gallery and to the challenge threads. There's a new challenge each weekdaym, and anyone can play along.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Soup of the Day February 11, 2015

Good morning scrappers and welcome to another Soup of the Day challenge here at Cookin' Up Creations!  For today's challenge I chose this layout by Barb Prendergast.


If you would like to see more of Barb;s work you can visit her gallery HERE,.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Need a good challenge?

We have a NEW scrap challenge each day, Monday through Friday, on the Cookin' Up Creations forum!

Today's "Taco Tuesday" challenge features a double-page sketch from Nuts About Sketches. Since our February theme is LOVE IS IN THE AIR, Barb is asking you to include a photo of someone/something you love. Here's her layout, with photos from a family party:


Our Blue Plate Special line up includes:
Meat Loaf Monday -- a recipe challenge
Taco Tuesday -- a sketch challenge
Soup of the Day Wednesday -- a scraplift challenge
Take Out Thursday -- challenge based on a specific product, color, theme, etc
Potluck Friday -- a stash challenge

Everyone is welcome to join in, either on the forum or on our Facebook group page.

Have a wonderful day!