Thursday, November 29, 2012

LOTW - Wedneday, November 28 - CASSY!

Yes I know it's not Wednesday but go with it!  Okay so layout of the week goes to...........

drum roll please......................

 CASSY........aka AlteredDiva!!!

When I spotted this layout in the gallery a couple of weeks ago my first thought was, oh how cool! I love the torn corrugated background as well as all the other little techniques she used to create this one of a kind layout!

Kudos Cassy, and congratulations on LOTW!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Make Up Monday 11/26/12

I hope that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday!!!  We had another great week of challenges here at CUC!!!

 On Tuesday, Annie gave us a great challenge of making a mini album using name badge protectors:

On Wednesday, Barb asked us to remember our traditions and create a layout that focuses on those traditions.  Here is her layout featuring the tradition of baking cookies together:

Thursday's challenge from Annette asked us to create a layout based upon a photo of someone who is near and dear to our hearts...
Here is her layout of her grandmother:
For Friday's Focus. Tamara asked us to use a photo of our home for our layout..

For Sketchy Saturday, Jan used a piece of Basic Grey paper as her "sketch"

and here is her layout:
On Sunday, Cassy asked us to take inspiration from this coffee table book:

and here is her layout:

And remember, every challenge you complete earns you a chance in the prize drawing for November!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Layout of the Week - Sherri Priest!

I have to admit it's always so hard to pick just one layout for The Layout of the Week....I seriously dread it when it's my turn...but a girl must do what a girl must, man up and just pick one!

This week I picked this layout by Sherri as I just love everything about it....from the colors, to the beautiful little girl, the theme (yay - Christmas is coming) and I even love the hexagons (still a big fan of them!).

Congratulations Sherri on having the Layout of the Week!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Make Up Monday 11/19/2012

Welcome to another Make Up Monday! Can you believe it -- Thanksgiving is this week! We've been loving the "Home Is Where the Heart Is" challenge theme this month. Remember --- the last challenge this month will be November 25, then you will have the rest of the month to get your challenges completed. Every completed challenge will earn you one entry into the Dessert Tray prize drawing!

We started off the week on Technique Tuesday with Annette's Fiesta Ware-inspired challenge to draw our own ideas from a dinnerware set (our own or one we remember) and to make a large embellished tag to use on our project. Here is Annette's layout:

What's New Wednesday brought us Tamara's challenge to use something that's new to us (less than a year old) and to include photos of our family's breakfast experience. She created this layout of breakfast at a French toast buffet with her hubby:

For Toss Up Thursday, Cassy asked us to include a quote or definition about friendship on our project. Here is her creation:

Michelle's Friday challenge focused on Thanks; she asked us to create thank you cards and to include some kind of hand doodling on them. Here are her examples:

For Sketchy Saturday, Jo remembered the clothing her mother sewed for her and asked us to use some type of sewing on our project, as well as this PageMaps sketch:

We ended our week with Cassy's fun Sunday Inspiration challenge. She included the link to a tutorial for making "sliding door cards" filled with candy. Here are her examples:

This week, we also had an Hors d-oeuvres Tray challenge by Jo, including a link to a tutorial, for making lovely gift boxes like this one:

Have a great week!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Make Up Monday 11/12/2012

We recently finished another week of our November theme, "Home Is Where the Heart Is" at Cookin' Up Creations. This month we're featuring challenges that focus on home, community and family.

Cassy started us off on Technique Tuesday with a challenge to feature something special in our community. Her technique was to wrap something in washi tape. Here's her sample layout:

What's New Wednesday brought Michelle's tutuorial on creating a photo star. Here's her completed project!

On Toss Up Thursday, Jo challenged us to use a black and white photo on our layouts. Here is her example:

For Friday's Focus, Barb challenged us to scrap those less than perfect photos that we all have in our collection. Here's her sample layout:

Sketchy Saturday brought us a challenge from Sandy to use the sketch from the October Afternoon blog and to use photos featuring two or more generations. Here is her completed layout:

Annie's Inspiration Sunday challenge asked us to create a layout about the people and animals that live in our home, and to include a home on our layout. Here is her creation:

There's still plenty of time to join in the Blue Plate Special challenges -- a new challenge each day through Nov. 25! We have changed the way in which our participants qualify for the monthly prize drawing, which gives you more chances to win. Come on over to Cookin' Up Creations and see what it's all about!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Want to be a Member of the Master Chef Challenge Team??

Do you love scrapbooking challenges? Do you enjoy chatting on forums and making new online friends? Are you upbeat and love to blog, scrapbook, make cards or alter things, then you may have what it takes to be a member of our Master Chef Challenge Team at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations!

Cookin' up Creations focuses on our Blue Plate Special Challenges, and we want YOU to be a part of it! We offer a NEW challenge each day except Mondays on our forum (approximately 20-25 challenges posted per month), with a prize drawing at the end of each month. We are currently looking for five to six team members for a six-month term.

Your responsibilities will include:
-Presenting a “Blue Plate Special” challenge once a week
-Posting regularly on the forum message board and initiating at least four new topics each week
-Posting comments regularly in our members' gallery
-Assisting with and participating in special events, such as crops, blog hops and special challenges
-Promoting Cookin' up Creations on your personal blog, Facebook and wherever else allowed

We offer you the opportunity to showcase your work and a chance to expand your creativity through participation on our Challenge Team. Challenge Team members are eligible for the prize drawings. All past and present members are encouraged to reapply.

Submissions will be taken through Friday December 14th, 2012 at 9:00 pm EST. Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than Monday December 17th, 2012. Your position will begin immediately after your acceptance. Your “official” term will begin on January 1st, 2013 and end June 30th, 2013.

To apply:
Send the following requirements to Please put "Challenge Team Entry" in the subject line.
-Your name, address, email address and contact information
- A paragraph or two about yourself and your experience in scrapbooking and paper crafting
-Three recently completed layouts and two cards or other paper crafting projects that you feel showcase your best work
-Links to your personal blog and online gallery *do not have to have a blog to be considered.
-A paragraph about why you wish to join our team

Each applicant must have at least 25 posts on our forum. We would like to have the opportunity to get to know each of you before making our final decision, and encourage you to share your work with us here at Cookin' up Creations.

We encourage each applicant/participant to check out our Blue Plate Special Challenge Forum, and familiarize yourself with it, and how it works.

*If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Layout of the Week -11/7/12

I have to say that Melody Miller created an Amazing layout this week. She captured the essence of the sketch this week. I love all the pattern paper and flowers. Her layering is beautifully done. Congratulations Melody!
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Make up Monday 11.5.12

Look at all the fun things we were challenged with this past week.
On tuesday Lisa took us back to the shoes of the 80'schallenged us to dip into our forever stash and find some eyelets that we could put to use and create some lacing effect.

Wednesday we learned all about notes, handwritten notes of any kind. Jo shared this example with us.

Thursday we began November with "Home is where the heart is" Sandy gave us Family recipes to work with. Choose your ingredients and share your recipe with us.
Friday we focused on our family and hearts. Annie shared her awesome layout with a tree made of hearts.

Saturday we were given this sketch from Barb to create using sibling love.
here is her example with this darling photo of her grandchildren,

Sunday we had some inspiration from Annette with her Home Sweet Home layout. Using this picture, create a layout .
We had a pretty great week this week, all of these examples make me want to play catch up today and create my own family layouts! How about you?