Monday, August 31, 2009

Design Team Challenge - Week of August 31, 2009

This week we have a scraplift challenge posted by Naureen. The challenge is to choose a layout from the gallery and scraplift it.

Here is the layout Naureen lifted from Carolina Girl (Jan):

And here's Naureen's take on it:

Hope you'll come take this challenge with us!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Guest Designer for October 2009 - Contest

This coming month, we’ll be paying a special tribute to our Military, the Fallen Heroes of War, and to the Men and Women who not only lost their lives during the 9-11 attacks, but to the men and women who came to their aid, and helped during that horrible, horrible time. We want them to know that they are truly hereos in our books, and that we will never, ever forget them. And most importantly, to the men and women who continue to serve our country. They deserve our thanks and support for thier ongoing efforts and sacrifices that they make to ensure our freedom.

Most of us know someone who is either currently serving or who has served in the military, so let's use our love of scrapbooking and our goal of perserving history and honor the lives of those who we hold dear.

Your challenge this month is to create a layout that incorporates these 3 Specific Things:
1- The title of your layout must have the word "HERO" in it.
2- You must include 25+ words of journaling.
3- You must include 1 focal photo and 2 accent photos.

*You must register in the forum and the gallery.
* You must have a post count of at least 50 to enter. For all new members, there is no need to worry , just actively participate in the forum and the gallery throughout the competition, and you should have your post count in no time.
* You must complete the given challenge as stated above, with all three requirements.
* You may enter only one project. Projects must be an original design and created new specifically for this contest.
* Entries may be posted in the Guest Design Team Entries Album in the gallery, and not posted anywhere else until the competition is over.
* All submissions must be uploaded by September 12th, 2009 11:59pm EST .
* Submissions will be judged on creativity, originality, and overall design and will be determined by the Current Design Team Members.
* The winner will be announced on September 13th, 2009. (during our cybercrop weekend)
* Winner will receive free sponsor product for the month of October.
* Sorry, but no international entries at this time unless you have a U.S. mailing address.

Guest Design Team members will receive:
* Photo and personal bio on our Design Team Page & our Blog
* Guest Design Team blinkie to use in your signature as well as any other sites

Guest Design Team members will be responsible for:
* Creating at least 3 layouts and/or projects using supplied product
* Uploading layouts/projects to the October Sponsor Spotlight Gallery gallery on the first of the month
* Providing photo and bio for use on the site and blog

Monday, August 17, 2009

Live Chat with Ali Banholzer - Founding Partner of MOSD Inc.

I wanted to let you girls know that we are having a live chat over on at Cookin' up Creations Board with Ali Banholzer, the Founding Partner of Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs, Inc., and our generous sponsor of the month!! Please be sure to check out her amazing products, especially the acrylic albums!! Hint! Hint!!

The chat is scheduled for Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 8:00pm EST

Alison will also be judging our August Contest - CLEARLY SCRAPPIN' the MEMORIES, and will be chosing a winner for us from all of the participating please make sure that you get your albums submitted in really don't want to miss this!! Please feel free to submit more than one album, and be sure to invite all your friends over, and have them participate too!!

We're looking forward to having Alison here on the site with us, and I hope that you'll join us for this awesome go, spread the word!

Midnight Oil Reveal for Design Team Member Amy Bunner

This week I want to share with you some creations made by our Design Team Member Amy using some products sent to us by Alison at Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs...and if you haven't already, please make sure you visit her site, and check out some of her awesome products .... Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs, Inc

This little mini album was done using the Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs 'Easel' album.

Amy also made this cute little Picture Perfect Card...she used the Midnight Oil 'Travel Edger' and only used part of the edger...snipping off one camera & roll of film & layering all the little diecut pieces....really cool & fun!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Midnight Oil Reveal for Design Team Member Patti Schmitz

This week I want to share with you some creations made by our Design Team Member Patti using some products sent to us by Alison at Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs...please make sure you visit her site, and check out some of her awesome products .... Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs, Inc

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs

Cookin' up Creations is proud to announce that our Design Team Sponsor of the Month is Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs, Inc

Midnight Oil Scrapbook Design, Inc. is a seasoned, original wholesaler of unique scrapbook papers, albums and embellishments. They've been in business since 2005. MOSD began with the Stackers line, a transparency printed over the top of a paper piecing and have evolved into a leading wholesaler featuring over 300 exceptional products. Thier distinctive products are made with 99% post consumer recycled materials and ALL items are made in the USA.
The most important thing you will want to remember about MOSD is that they adhere to four basic principles in everything they do-





When you deal with MOSD you can trust you will receive quality, original scrapbook products on time and with integrity.

Design Team Announcement

Allow me to introduce you to the first Cookin' Up Creations Design Team. Please make sure that you welcome each one of them, and visit the Design Team page to read their personal bios.

Amy Bunner

Naureen O'Neale

Patti Schmitz

Kimberly Hornikel