Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Layout of the Week 08/28/2013 -- JEANNIE!

August is almost over, and so is our month of Board Game inspired challenges. This week's Layout of the Week was inspired by the box holding "The Game of LIFE". 

Our LOTW honors go to JEANNIE MOLER for this bright, fun layout. I loved the page's playful use of patterns and colors. And who doesn't love those colorful banners?

You can see Jeannie's layout, as well as other fantastic creations by our forum members and Challenge Team, in the Cookin' Up Creations gallery. And you have until the end of this weekend to join in the Board Game inspired challenges -- just go to the Cookin' Up Creations forum and look for the Blue Plate Specials menu. Each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray prize drawing. So come on over!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Make Up Monday August 26

Hi Bev here today.. so happy to share with you all the details of the week with us at Cookin' Up Creations.

Technique Tuesday - 8/20/13 - Jumanji

For this challenge I would like you to take inspiration from the Jumanji game board above and for an unexpected twist create an embellishment out of something unusual. 
Here is Annie's sample.

So this challenge is a play on words-
You to think food or eating growing buying etc 
Here is Jeannie's sample.
I would like to see some sort of checker board pattern. It doesn't have to be big but just so that you can tell it's a checker board pattern somewhere on your layout.

Here is Tracy's sample:

Friday Focus - 8-23 - Candyland

Challenge is to  find inspiration in the game of Candyland and transfer that to your layout. For example, in my layout, I found inspiration in the colors, candy, and theme.

Here is Cassy's sample:

The Challenge is to use the sketch and then be sure to add some shapes and the game piece colours ( red, green, blue, yellow)

Here is Bev's sample:

Sunday Inspiration 08/25/2013 -- GO FISH!

I want you to use Go Fish! and/or the above packaging as your inspiration. You can go in any direction you like -- fish, cards, the colors on the box, the title, etc.     

Here is Barb's sample:

Sure hope you love this inspiration .. stop on over and play along with us.
We would love to see you create and share with us too.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Layout of the Week - August 21, 2013

This weeks honor goes out to our very own Cassy (AlteredDiva) for this layout of her boys snorkeling.

I chose this layout because I loved Cassy's mixed title work and the cute little paper pieced buoy she made herself.

Congratulations Cassy!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Make Up Monday 08/19/2013

The Cookin' Up Creations Master Chef Challenge Team hopes you're enjoying our month of Board Games inspired challenges! Just in case you've missed anything, here's a recap of the past week's Blue Plate Special challenges:

On Technique Tuesday, Cassy used the game "Connect Four" as inspiration and asked us to connect two things in some way on our projects. Here is her example layout:

Cassy also brought us What's New Wednesday's "Battleship" inspired challenge, which called for using a nautical item on our projects. She used a red, white and blue color scheme and a handcrafted buoy for her layout:

 Bev's Toss Up Thursday challenge played homage to the game "Yahtzee". Bev gave us a "straight" in her challenge: 1 toothpick, 2 arrows, a cluster of 3 things, 4 different colors and 5 different accents. Here is her example:

Barb brought us Focus Friday's challenge. We played "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" by including at least two pins in our projects. Here are her examples:

Tracy brought the party game "Twister" to her Sketchy Saturday challenge. She used this sketch by Liz Qualman:

She asked us to include at least 3 circles, 3 primary colors and some arrows on our projects. Here is her layout:

We ended the challenge week on Sunday, when Jan asked us to use the box from the Game of LIFE as our inspiration. And here is Jan's layout:

There are still plenty of game inspired challenges to come this week; and you have until September 3 to complete the August challenges. Each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray prize drawing. So what are you waiting for? Come on over to the Cookin' Up Creations forum and play!

And be sure to mark your calendars for September, when the challenge team goes BACK TO SCHOOL!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Layout of the Week - 8/7/13 - Annie Collins!

So I went into the gallery this morning dreading having to pick the layout of the week as there is always so many amazing creations in there and it's just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard to try and pick just I asked Shawn to help me. We both picked this absolutely stunning layout by just completely POPS right out at you in the gallery!
Love the title, the clustering of the small banners, the papers, the absolute WHOLE thing! Love it! Love it! Love it! Congratulations Annie!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Make Up Monday 8/5/13

It's another month of new challenges here at Cookin' Up Creations. This month our theme is board games. Doesn't that sound like fun? We're off to a great start!

On 8/1 Toss Up Thursday Jeannie started us off with Chutes and Ladders. You can have angles on you pp you can use a picture of a slide or ladder long tube shaped accents or papers - anything goes as long as you have some sort of chute or ladder.


On 8/2 Focus Friday Annie chose to go with Scrabble. Play a little scrabble with your title and build off the words like in the game.


On 8/3 Sketchy Saturday Bev used the game of Scribbage as her inspiration. All the little pegs holes made me think of polka dots.. so using my sketch below the game twist is to use polka dots on your page some where?



On 8/4 Inspiration Sunday Cassy's inspiration is coming from a basic game board element. A spinner! There are many forms of spinners and they come in many shapes and sizes. I just want you to include a spinner of some form to a layout, card, or project as I did here on the layout of my niece giggling!


So come join the fun! You have all month to complete as many of the challenges as you want. Each completed challenge earns you a chance in the prize drawing. So come on and let's play some games!