Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Live Chat with Darcy McNairy - Owner of Pink Persimmon Stamps

Shawn and I wanted to let you all know that we are having a live chat at Cookin' up Creations with Darcy McNairy, the Owner of Pink Persimmon Stamps and our very generous sponsor for the month of October!! Please be sure to check out her amazing products.

The chat is scheduled for Friday at 9:00 EST on October 23rd, 2009. So mark your calenders!!

Darcy will also be judging our "THINK PINK" Contest, and will be choosing a winner for us from all of the participating entries....so please make sure that you get your Pink Cards/Layouts submitted in time....you really don't want to miss this!! Please feel free to submit more than one entry, and be sure to invite all your friends over, and have them participate too!!

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

Design Team Challenge - Week of October 12th, 2009

This weeks challenge is brought to you by Patti.

This one is a recipe challenge. What better for Cookin' Up some great LOs or cards!
You must use:
2 Card Stocks
3 Pattern Papers
1 Ribbon
3 Brads
Some sort of Metal
Hand Journaling
and the fun part!
Paper Piecing
You may use any number of pics
The title can be of your choice BUT must not be done in a straight line.

Have fun, Ladies!

Here's Patti's take on her own challenge! Hope you'll come play with us!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Design Team Challenge - Week of October 5th, 2009

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

Here is the layout Kimberly lifted from Tammy:

And here is Kimberly's take on it:

Hope you'll come take this challenge with us!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This was chosen by our Design Team Member Amy, and she chose a card by carolina girl/Jan.

Amy said - Well, technically this is not a LO...........but I just LOVED this card made by Carolina Girl. It's gorgeous......love those stamped flowers!!

Please come on over and Congratulate Jan and leave her some much deserved love in the gallery.
Jan/carolina girl's Album

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Server Issues

As of this moment the Cookin Up Creations website is down. Since Sunday evening, my server provider has had some issues with the server. He assures me that we will be up and running soon. Please check back often, as we'll be back up as soon as possible.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Think Pink Contest sponsored by Pink Persimmon

With today being World Card Making Day, and October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at Cookin' up Creations have partnered with Pink Persimmon to bring you our "PINK" Challenge. We challenge you to create a layout and/or card using "PINK" as your primary color, but your creation must include some sort of stamping as well. Your card and/or layout, whichever you choose to do, must either be about a female friend, or for a female friend.

Your creations must be uploaded to the "THINK PINK" album in the gallery by October 17th, 6:00 pm EST. The winner will be announced on Sunday October 18th.

Winner will receive a prize package from Pink Persimmon Stamps and a Guest Design Team Spot here at Cookin' up Creations for the month of November 2009.

We look forward to seeing your creations, and remember to "THINK PINK"!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jan Mosier - Our Chef of the Month for October 2009

Cookin' Up Creations is pleased to announce that our October "Chef of the Month" is . . .

Jan Mosier (carolina girl) She is an Outstanding Member of the Cookin' up Creations community and for that we want to thank her!! Jan has been quite active within our community on a daily basis and has shared numerous beautiful creations with us in the gallery. Her work has quickly become a favorite around here and has been chosen for layout/card of the week on several occasions!

Please help me Congratulate Jan as our Chef of the Month for October 2009!

Short Bio:
I’m a carolina girl born and raised and I have been fortunate enough to live in Texas, Illinois and Tennessee for a short time. I’m married to a very patient man, Jack who tolerates all my scrap crap. I have one teenage son, Kyle and 3 fur babies – Tommy, Lulu and Zoey.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I was introduced to rubber stamping and scrapbooking during my stay in El Paso, Texas and although I wasn’t immediately hooked, I was an avid collector. It wasn’t until we moved back home in Feb. of 2005 that I started taking it more seriously. I guess when you live in a small rural town there really isn’t nothing else to do.

What are your favorite techniques and products?
My favorite technique is distressing and my favorite products would have to be ink and buttons – I love buttons!

What other hobbies are you involved in besides scrapbooking?
Card making, rubber stamping, photography. Oh, and shopping for scrap supplies – yes, I’ve made a hobby out of shopping!

Are there any Designers that inspire you?
No one person in particular. I get most of my inspiration from online galleries and blogs.

What project are you working on now?

What are 3 words that describe you?
Happy, funny and outgoing.

What 5 things will you always find in your purse?
My wallet, keys, small notepad (I’m always making a list), pen/pencil and a pink dog collar – and that’s no joke. Anyone who knows me, know that Lulu usually goes everywhere I go and I have a fear of breaking down on the side of the road and having to walk. So I keep her dog collar in my purse and I have a leash in every car. And my purse strap will also make a leash in a pinch.

Can you describe your scrapping space and share a photo.
It’s small, cramped and usually very messy but I cleaned it up so I could take a pic of it. lol.

Please share with us your all time favorite layout and why.
This layout is my all time fave because of it’s clean and simple design, the splashes of red - which just so happens to be my favorite color. And yet, the photo is still the focal point.

Please take a moment to check out some of her other amazing creations in the gallery, and be sure to leave her some much deserved "gallery love".

Jan's Gallery