I am so excited to be here for this term as part of the new Master Chef Challenge Team. Any opportunity to work with other talented and inspiring people is amazing. I had been playing along here and was a guest earlier. I liked the feel of the people, the forum, the challenges, fabulous blue plate specials and the gallery is full of inspiring projects ... the overall site is great.
I am just new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There are so many sites. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping about 3+ years. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. I live in Conestogo, Ontario and spend some time in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time.
It looks and feels like home here, an amazing, positive environment to be and a place where I'd like to spend my time sharing and getting to know the new team and all the members. It will be amazing to share with you the craft I am passionate about.
This month we have three sponsors.....Creative Charms, Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, and the Ribbon Jar.
Please make sure that you take the time to check out our generous sponsors this month! And stay tuned for some amazing creations from your Design Team here at Cookin' up Creations using the embellishments from Creative Charms, the Ribbons from the Ribbon Jar, and the cute little Paper Piecing/SVG files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
And now for the reveals -
I was in a "collage frame of mind" this week! There is a calendar over my scrapping table that was a collaboration between PageMaps' Becky Fleck and Scrapbook Trends Today; it had a sketch and layout that I wanted to scraplift. The photos from a recent trip to a botanical center were perfect for experimenting. I paired them with patterned papers from Basic Grey and two lovely ribbons from The Ribbon Jar. I think the purple in the ribbons set off the floral photos beautifully; and the striped one picked up the green from the foliage. I also used a little floral embellishment from Creative Charms to pick up the teal undertones of some of the plants.
I loved using Creative Charms this weeks to embellish these Center Step Cards. I decided to try making a Center Step Card - very easy - and thought that these charms and embellishments would go perfect with the brown Bazzil paper. Both were created using scraps from my scrap jar and the blue butterfly and vintage brads both came from Creative Charms.
For my page today, I knew I wanted to use the purple satin ribbon I received from The Ribbon Jar...and when I remembered I had these cool GCD papers with that same shade of purple, I was estatic! But then I needed a picture! NOthing of my boys would do! LOL! So, my SIL had posted this pic of my niece while they were at the beach last week...and it was perfect! I was also able to use some BG felt and epoxy stickers that (amazingly) worked really well with the papers. I used some green ribbon from my stash too...
When I saw the vintage brads from Creative Charms, I knew just what to do with them. They are like little pieces of jewelry..they are so pretty!
I love to make homemade flowers by cutting circles from polyester scraps and melting them with my heat gun. These brads make perfect centers for my flowers!!
and a close up of the centers..Don't you love the ones that look like turquoise?
Not only can you use these flowers for scrapbook projects, but I put together this cute headband for my daughter using a simple black headband and three fun blue zebra print flowers!!
Too bad I didn't have my model available for the photo...maybe next time!!
So have some fun with these gems from Creative Charms...they aren't just your standard brads!!