Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LOTW 2/26

It is my turn to choose! Robin's warm autumn layout caught my eye. After months of snow and cold, this cheery layout reminded me that there is color in the world.

 So congrats Robin!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Make Up Monday 2/24/2014

Here with are with another week in review......better known as Make Up Monday. As most of you know already our theme this month is Love is in the Air. Here is a recap of some of the wonderful challenges the Cookin' Up Creations Challenge Team shared with you this past week.

On Tuesday, Beth started off the week with this cute layout of an adorable pup named Lily. Beth challenged us to use a handmade envelope on our projects.

On What's New Wednesday, Annie challenged us to make our own conversation hearts and use them on a projects.

Here's a look at Annie's cute cards!

On Toss Up Thursday, Jan.....that's me, challenged us to visit her Pinterest boards and choose a layout, card or sketch as inspiration for our projects.

Here is the sketch Jan.....that's me, found on Pinterest..

 And here are again, cards.
On Focus Friday, Barb challenged us to create a projects using a photos of an inanimate object.

Here is Barb's layout.
 Fantastic layout, Barb!

On Sketchy Saturday, Bev challenged us to use the sketch below, love theme and a frame on our projects.
And here's a look at Bev's beautiful fall layout using the above sketch!
Ms. Tamara wrapped up the week with the Sunday Inspiration challenge.

And here is her beautiful layout of herself and her husband Tom!
hat's it! Hope you've been inspired to play along!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

LOTW February 19th... BARB

Congrats to Barb on this amazing card.. picked for LOTW.
It isn't easy when creating sympathy cards.. but I found this fabulous and stunning sympathy card in the Cookin' Up Creations Gallery made by Barb.

Such soft and elgant colours, lots of layers, great bird accent and perfect sentiment.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Make up Monday 2-17-2014

Make Up Monday review 2-17-2014! Here are the awesome challenges posted this week. Grab your supplies and have some fun scrapping these awesome designs.
Technique Tuesday 2-11-2014 by Tamara
Tamara's challenge is to pick your favorite technique (anything you love) and be sure to tell us what it is when you share your project.Tamaras favorite technique is Mosaic.

What's New Wednesday 2-12-2014 by BarbP
For Barbs Challenge she wanted us to use something to represent a viewmaster reel.
Toss Up Thursday 2-13-2014 By Larisa
Larisa challenged us to create our own embellishments
Focus Friday 2-14-2014 by sherri scraps
Sherri challenged us to focus on our love of an activity, and to scrap any activity that you really love to do and to focus on action shots.

Sketchy Saturday 2-15-2014 by Altereddiva
altered diva challenge us to create something using this layout
Sunday Inspiration by mommysews
mommmysews challenged us to create something using this card design

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LOTW -- February 12, 2014: ROBIN!

This week's "Layout of the Week" isn't a layout at all. Instead, it's a beautifully done Valentine card by Robin (blondscrapper).

Robin combined an adorable stamp with markers and an embossed cardstock for this card. It perfectly represents our LOVE IS IN THE AIR theme this month! To see more of Robin's creations, go to her gallery at Cookin' Up Creations.

Well done, Robin -- congratulations on being the creator of our LAYOUT OF THE WEEK!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR all this month at Cookin' Up Creations, with a new challenge every day and a prize drawing at the end of the month. Go to the forum and check it out!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Make Up Monday 2/10/2014

Today's Make Up Monday is brought to you by BETH CAMP!

Hard to believe how fast time flies! Here we are at Feb. 10th already and time for your Make Up Monday review. Here are the awesome challenges posted this week. Grab your supplies and have some fun scrapping/ card making these awesome designs.

Kimberly posted this neat tutorial on making flowers with hearts for Feb 4th Technique Tuesday.

I posted a challenge on Feb 5th for What's New Wednesday on making accordian folder paper ribbon and the use of hearts on your project.

For Toss Up Thursday, Annie posted a neat tutorial on making glitter picks or clips.

Focus Friday was posted by Jan with a challenge to get out those dies and use some die cuts.

On Saturday, Barb posted this great PageMapssketch and would like us to use words of love.

Here is her LO:

Inspirational Sunday was posted by Bev to Use this colour inspiration and the twists are to use some kind of medium on your background (gesso, masking, paint etc) and make something using the theme of Valentines Day, Love, Family etc.

Here is her take on the inspiration:

To complete eachchallenge, you may make one layout, two cards,four artist trading cards, or one altered/paper project. Please post your completed project to the Cookin' Up Creations gallery and to this thread. For each completed challenge, you will earn one entry into the Dessert Tray drawing for February; and you have until March 5 to complete this month's challenges. (Note: you may enter each challenge more than once, but EACH entry must have the required challenge elements and must be different from your other entry).

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Layout of The Week -2/5/13 - 2/11/14 Ina

In celebrating Love this month - I know that this was the perfect layout. Caleb loves spaghetti, the layering, all the hearts & flags. The fact that Ina created this layout and it wasn't in the red & pink colors that you typically find in love layouts.

Congrats to Ina! You can visit her gallery here --> Ina's Gallery

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Make up Monday Feb. 3, 2014

Here we are with another Make-up Monday already! Where does all the time go? Grab your supplies and scrap a few of these great challenges!!

On Tuesday Bev challenged us to create our own doily and use it on our page.
Wednesday we were reminded to grab that washi tape in our stash and Tamara shared this layout with us
Thursday we took a break~
Friday Larissa reminded us about layering on our projects.
Saturday we started a new month with a new theme~ February Love is in the air
Sherri challenges us to take this card sketch and turn it into a layout. How fun is that?

and Sunday our inspiration comes from Cassy. She challenges us to get inspiration from a mood board and here is what she came up with for us

Another fun creative week here at Cookin' Up! Creations!! Let's get scrapping and share your creations with us. We would love to see them.