Thursday, March 25, 2010

Designs by Krista - Reveal by Penny H.

Hey guys! It's Penny here with my reveal using Designs by Krista's Bloomin kit! I love the fun colors of this kit and found it so easy to create with!

And here's the layout that I did for the March layout contest! Did you get your submission in? Don't miss out on the great fun at CUC!!!

Next month, we have another simply adorable kit by Designs by Krista as well. So, come back next week to see it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Live Chat with Debra Jennis TONIGHT!

Please join us TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST tonight for a LIVE chat with Debra Jennis from Pinecone Press.

Link to the chat room is here:

It'll take just a moment to load, then type in your name, and hit LOGIN...

See you there!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Angela's DT "Ad" Challenge (March 23, 2010)

I picked this magazine ad because I liked the way everything was lined up on one side with a small picture at the bottom.

My layout created from the visual point of this advertisement...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Robin's March DT Reveal ~ Pine Cone Press!

Let me start by saying how much fun I had with the "Garden Party" Options Kit from Pine Cone Press!! I had to add very little of my own stash to complete these fun projects! And the bright, fun colors, worked with so many different themes! Thank you to Pine Cone Press for this awesome kit to work with!!

12x12 Layout

8x8 Layout
Mini Accordion Album
w/Altered Box

Spring Themed Cards
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have to go to work extra early tomorrow and I didn't want to be late with my blog post, so I'm loading it Wednesday night (hope you don't mind friends!) This month’s digi kit, Bloomin’ from our sponsor, Designs by Krista, is a bright and lively collection of papers and elements. I had a lot of fun playing with so much color. I’m a big picture kind of gal and I went a little crazy with this month’s pages. In this first layout, you see my Sis-in-law & I sporting our wild beach wear LOL! We were in Hawaii, so it’s all good (except for my orange feet!!)

In this layout, we took photos of the banner, the cake & the birthday girl at work and made her a little memory page for a present. I think this background complements all the different pieces nicely. And of course, I used my favorite trick of using a quote to express a feeling on the page.

These bright colors are adaptable to many different themes from holidays, parties, and of course, just day to day living. Here is a very simple photo of grandma and look how cute she is with her ice cream cone! By using drop shadows and buttons, it gives the page a lot of dimension (and she’s a pretty hip chick, too!)

And finally, a whimsical feel for a photo that may have been tossed in the pre-digi days. My DH loves to take pics of us by stretching out his arms. It’s kind of fun, huh! And these bright colors make us look extra happy! Thanks for letting me share with you today and have fun scrapping!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DT Challenge 3/16

This week's challenge is all about threes. We are in the third week of the third month so our recipe consists of three items of threes:
1. 3 Different Patterned Paper
2. 3 Different Embellishments
3. 3 Word Title.
You may use stickers, die cuts, chipboard, etc. for title and add card stock or ink to accent photos.
Here's my example. TFL!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Angela's March DT Reveal (post 1 of 2)

MARCH SPONSOR - PINECONE PRESS (Monthly kits Options featuring GARDEN PARTY)

PART TWO of my reveal.... The "Garden Party" patterned papers were perfect for making a "Happy Spring" mini album for a dear friend. I used pop dots on the large cut out flowers to use them as pockets on each page so that a packet of seeds could be placed into each one.

Angela's March Reveal - Pinecone Press (post 2 of 2)

MARCH 2010 SPONSOR - PINECONE PRESS (Options Monthly Kit featuring GARDEN PARTY)...

Thank you, Pinecone Press for SO generously allowing the "Cookin' Up Creations" Design Team to create with the beautiful Options Monthly Kit featuring Garden Party during the month of March!!! The papers were so bright and cheerful to work with that I just couldn't seem to be able to stop myself from wanting to make "just one more item"!!! Thankfully, I still have some left over for a few more cards...... Below are the layouts and card that I created using this AWESOME kit!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Jen's Design Team Reveal- Pinecone Press

I was so excited when I saw the kit this month. I love working with bright colors and this kit was full of bright and fun patterns. Thank you to Pinecone Press for this GREAT kit!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Amy's Design Team Reveal- PineCone Press

I absolutely adored working with all these cool, whimsical papers in the Garden Party kit by PineCone Press! Papers, punchouts, ribbon, flapbooks/cards & a terrific idea booklet to boot!

This month we received the Options Monthly Kit, Garden Party from our sponsor, Pinecone Press. You can find it here ... goryoid=21. The kit come with a wonderful full color magazine-like instruction guide filled with ideas, suggestions, and samples. Be sure to check out the Pincone Press site to see some more of their cute stuff as well as find some great sales on books! Thank you Pinecone Press for providing the great kits. Here's what I did with the Garden Party. TFL!

I love the bright colors of this line!

The 12 x 12 sheets of double sided pattern paper are divide into four 6 x 6 sections giving you a total of eight designs per sheet! One of the designs is the flower journaling block.
I cut out checkered frames from the flower journaling blocks to use as the matting for this LO.

The frame and tags are die-cuts from the kit. The flowers and stripes were cut from one of the pattern papers.

Love the birdies! No Garden Party is complete without them!