Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Layout of the Week... 2/29 leap year

CONGRATS Petra Mutchler.. this page is fabulous
I love the sparkle on the left with strips, great title, cute photos and the right side winter accents with the pop of red is perfect. Be sure to check out our forum and galleries.. they are filled with amazing and creative projects you won't want to miss.Link

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Challenge #6 -- FAN FAVORITES!

Here are your FAN FAVORITES for the NEXT  CROP CHEF Challenge #6:

First place -- LINDA:

We had a tie for second place:



Third place -- BETH:

Congratulations to our FAN FAVORITES!

The competition has ended, with 19 contestants creating a total of 81 layouts. Watch for our announcement of the NEXT CROP CHEF -- coming soon!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Make up Monday 2/27

hi.. Welcome to Cookin' Up Creations
I would like to share with you a recap of our week.
Tuesday Techniques with Sandy - use left overs like the negative of a punched shapeNew Wednesday with Amy - use bright fun citrusy colours and share a favourite recipeToss Up Thursday with Tamara - shared a recipe for a happy marriage and the challenge is to make a project of a married couple and throw in an added embellishment
Friday Focus with Patti - use chevrons on your project, a really hot trend right now
Sketchy Saturday with Tammy - themed Snow Creme and use the sketch
and Tammy's sample
Inspirational Sundays with Barb - theme to use Firsts of anything
What a wonderful recap of an amazing week.. full of inspiration, creativity and did I say talent... so hope you'll play along and share with us. Can't wait to see your projects.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Another fabulous Friday of FAN FAVORITES!

Here are the Challenge #5 FAN FAVORITES for our NEXT CROP CHEF contest:

First place --- LINDA:

Second place -- CASSY:

And we had a four way tie for third place!





Voting has started for our sixth and final NEXT CROP CHEF challenge on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. Come over and cast your vote for your FAN FAVORITES!

And be on the lookout next week for CLUE ... the SCRAP GAME on the forum ..... As you complete challenges, you can earn clues and solve the mystery of "Who Murdered Mr. Boddy?" and of course, there's a great prize .....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Layout of the Week -- February 22!

This week, Master Chef Challenge Team member Jeannie Moler chose a layout by fellow Master Chef Bev as the Layout of the Week:

Jeannie said, "I love the colors and all those circles --  they just pop off the page! And I love the little banner in the corner."

You can leave Bev some love by visiting the Cookin' Up Creations Gallery. And be sure to stop by the forum to check out our Blue Plate Special challenges and to see what else we're "cookin' up"! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Challenge #4 FAN FAVORITES!

The NEXT CROP CHEF competition is still going strong on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. The polls for Challenge #4 are closed, and here are your FAN FAVORITES:

First Place ..... LINDA (Mgpm):

We have a a three-way tie for Second Place!

MICHELLE (luvstoscrapbook):

PATTI (ksj351):


We also have a tie for Third Place!

CASSY (altereddiva):

MICHELLE (scrappyshel):

Congratulations to our FAN FAVORITES! Thank you to everyone who participated in Challenge #4; and also to everyone who voted. The voting starts Tuesday morning, February 21, for our Challenge #5 favorites; and the deadline for completing Challenge #6 is Thursday, February 23 at 11:59 pm. Eastern time.

And be sure to check out our daily Blue Plate Special challenges on the forum. If you complete 15 or more of the February challenges by March 3, your name will be entered into the drawing for the monthly "Dessert Tray" prize.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Make Up Monday - February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day everyone and welcome to another week of Blue Plate Special challenges brought to you by the Creative Team.

On Tuesday Bev started the week off with a doodling challenge.

On Wednesday Sandy challenged us to use wood on our projects....wood grain papers or stamps, stickers, embellishments, trees or an actual piece of wood.  Here is Sandy's layout.   

On Thursday Patti inspired us with a color challenge.  She challenged us to use the colors you would find when making home made blue berry muffins.  Here is Patti's layout.   

On Friday Barb inspired us with a circle challenge.  She challenged us to use circles on our projects.  Here is Barb's layout. 
On Saturday Jeannie inspired us with a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.
and here is Jeannie's layout based on the above sketch. 

On Sunday Patti is back to wrap the week up with an inspirational challenge.  She challenged us to create a layout of someone that has inspired us in some way.  Here is her layout. 

Please join us again next week for another whole week of challenges! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Challenge #3 -- FAN FAVORITES!

The polls have closed for Challenge #3 of our NEXT CROP CHEF contest, and here are your FAN FAVORITES:

First place -- Kimberly (mommysews) -- 5 points:

Second place -- Sandy -- 3 points:

Third place (tie) -- Cassy (altereddiva) -- 2 points:

Third place (tie) -- Michelle (luvstoscrapbook) -- 2 points:

Congratulations to our FAN FAVORITES! Thank you to all the participants, as well as to everyone who voted.

Challenge #4 of NEXT CROP CHEF is due at 11:59 pm Eastern time tonight -- Thursday, February 16; and Challenge #5 is due Monday, February 20 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. The sixth and final challenge will be posted Monday on the Cookin' Up Creations forum.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Our Layout of the Week for Wednesday, February 15 was chosen by our current CHEF OF THE MONTH, Natalia. She said about her pick:

"I'm so excited to get to pick the LO of the week this week! My computer has been acting up all day so I finally had to steal dh's to peek in the gallery.  This one by scrappyjo caught my eye right away:

And since I'm no good at picking just one... I love this elegant card by ~Sandy~:

It was so hard to choose- there is so much great stuff in the gallery right now!  Be sure to drop by and leave some love!"

Go the the Cookin' Up Creations Gallery to seek what our forum members have been creating! And to join in our daily Blue Plate Specials challenges (and a chance at the February prize drawing), check out the forum, too. Thanks for visiting the blog; have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Voting for FAN FAVORITES for Challenge #2 is now closed. And your FAN FAVORITES are:

First place -- Michelle (scrappyshel) -- 5 points

Second place -- Bev (Beecee) -- 3 points

Third place -- Michelle (luvstoscrapbook) -- 2 points

Congratulations to our FAN FAVORITES -- and thank you to each of the 12 participants in Challenge #2. Thanks, also, to everyone who voted. Challenge #3 is due at 11:59 pm. eastern time tonight (Monday, Feb. 13) Challenge #4 also is posted and is due at 11:59 pm. eastern time Thursday, February 16. To join in the NEXT CROP CHEF fun, check out the Cookin' Up Creations forum.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This is Rebecca and this will be my first time bringing you the Make-up Monday!  I have 6 wonderful challenges to bring you up to date on!

Tuesday Tamara started our week off with a yummy chocolate chip recipe.  The she provided us with a "recipe" to make a scrunched up paper flower using them on this layout:

In the spirit of February being the month with Valentines day in it JO challenged us to use a heart on a layout like she did in this one for her Wednesday challenge:

Thursday brought us yet another sweet challenge and this one was from Barb.  Her challenge was to to use the colors of sweet treats on your layout, plus the word SWEET in your title. The colors include dark chocolate (black), milk or semi sweet chocolate (browns), caramel (tan or kraft), cream (white or cream) and strawberries (red). She asked us to use at least two of those colors like she did in this layout of her granddaughter:

Fridays Focus by Jeannie was on embellishments!

On Sketchy Saturday Jo told us that she likes to keep her recipes simple because sometimes they are the best ones so she shared with us what she called a simple sketch:

and she came up with this wonderful interpretation!:

Remember how we've always been told to eat our fruits and veggies?  Jan has challenged us to find inspiration in this picture for our Sunday Inspiration!

Jan found her inspiration in the above picture and then created these two cards for us to see:

Those are some wonderful creations and challenges for us!  Thanks girls!