Monday, November 30, 2009

11/30 Color Challenge

Here is your color challenge - dusty green, pale green, dark blue and white

Here is my layout made with these colors.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jan's DT Reveal with Debbie Williams Designs

When I first received the little coaster book from our sponsor this month,  Debbie William Designs, I was a little intimidated at first.  I haven't made a lot of mini albums in the past but Debbie made it SO easy for me.  Included in my package was all the paper and embellishments I needed to complete the entire album - and the best part is, it took less than 2 hours to make!  Cool, huh?
Thanks for looking and be sure and check back next month to see who our December sponsor is. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Layout of the week 11/25/09

We all have them - school pictures - Either of ourselves or our kids. If you are anything like me, they are in a box somewhere and after they are brought home they are rarely seen again. That is why this caught my eye in the gallery. This is a wonderful layout actually showcasing what can be done with school photos and make a wonderful keepsake in the process.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kimberly's November Reveal with My Minds Eye

These papers were a pleasure to work with. The colors are vibrant and attractive. It is wonderful that they have a coordinating paper as well as coordinating so well with different papers in the line. Kimberly was able to use them on a wide variety of pages from pictures she took to help show what she does every day, to a special event to the fall splendor. These papers worked perfectly with all of the layouts.

Kimberly's November Reveal with Debbie Williams

This is the Debbi Williams mini. When Kimberly received it, she immediately thought of a tropical desert paradise which unfortunately she has never had the pleasure to visit. So she decided to make the album of things that were her own very special paradise to her.

The cover was made by adhering the cover and the first page of the album together. This left the image of the palm tree as a well in the cover. She then filled the image with Stickles - Linen Distress Stickles for the trunk and green for the branches.

She has never been to the tropics, and in reality doesn't want to go. Her dream vacation would be someplace warm and sandy, just not the beach. Her travel paradise would be a trip to Israel.

Many years ago there was a show on the radio that would challenge the celeberties who were on that week what books or records they would want to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island. Using the same idea, Kimberly wrote about what book she would want if she could only have one.

If she were going to be in a paradise the thing she would have plenty of would of couse, be time. She speaks to that ever elusive commodity in this part of the album.

The thing that would make ever day and every place a paradise would be if there were peace. Not just absence of war but harmony from the family to the government and everywhere in between. This page of the album speaks to starting where she can and making her home a paradise.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jan's DT Reveal for November

Here is another layout and card using this month's sponsor products - My Mind's Eye.  What I love about this paper is that you can mix and match different collections.

For this layout of our new pup Maddy, I used pattern paper from the Little Blossom collection, A Day In The Life collection and Kaleidoscope Girl collection.  

For this card I used pattern paper from the Kaleidoscope Boy collection and paper piece a sailboat. 

Thanks for looking and please check back all month for more inspiration from our wonderful design team.  

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LOTW - 11/18/09

This gorgeous layout by our very own DT member Patty is truly displaying "Autumns Beauty". The colors in the picture are accented by complimenting colors on the matting and in the letters. Congrats Patti on a fabulous layout!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Naureen's DT Reveal - Debbie Williams Designs

One of our wonderful sponsors this month was Debbie Williams Designs. Debbie's specialty is coaster albums. This is one of her Christmas Coaster album kits, the paper and coaster album are included. It was lots of fun and easy to work with. This will make a wonderful stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Recipe Challenge: Nov. 16-22

Hope you ladies are up for a challenge this week!! Mine is a recipe challenge & here it is:
~Double page spread
~pop dots
~journal on a tag It's kind of hard to tell in the scan, but the obvious is that I did a paint is spattered over the background with a tooth brush....the ghosties are on pop dots to give a little dimension....I saved & used our ticket & the little card they gave us at the end.....and again, obviously, I did my journaling on a shipping tag which I distressed a bit to fit the LO. Good luck, ladies! Can't wait to see what y'all create this week!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Naureen DT Reveal

These are some layouts and cards created from our spondor the My Mind's Eye this month. I hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nov. 11 Featured LO/Card of the Week

I just loved this card made by jeana! I love Basic Grey anyway & that pom-pom's just the perfect accent! She is really rocking the Nov. card if you haven't been yet, go to the gallery & check out all her cards & leave some love!

Jan's DT Reveal for November

This month the Cookin' Up Creations design team had the privilege of working with My Mind's Eye. What I loved about the products that I received this month is that it has a little something for everybody and the quality of the paper is second to none. 

Here's a couple of cards made using the Kaleidoscope - Boy collection.

And another card using the Magnolia - Little Blossom collection.

A layout using the Magnolia - All Together collection.

Be sure and check back often for more inspiration from the design team using these wonderful products.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Amy's DT Reveal for Nov.

I loved working with the My Mind's Eye collection this month. The colors are just awesome & such fun to work with.Papers here are from the Magnolia Collection- Best Friends
Kaleidoscope Collection- Brothers

Kaleidoscope Collection- Friends

This darling little mini album is from d. williams designs. This was such a fun easy project that I put together to showcase my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday pictures.
Be sure & check back each week this month to see what the rest of our team has in store using these wonderful products!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cookin' up Creations has joined together with...

Fayetteville Cares in the OPERATION HOLIDAY CHEER program.

Fayetteville Cares is proud to present a community project called Operation Holiday Cheer that will send holiday packages to 15,000 Ft. Bragg soldiers and Pope AFB airmen deployed overseas during December 2009. Operation Holiday Cheer continues the community’s long-standing tradition of supporting soldiers and their families.

We at Cookin' up Creations made over 105 cards for this awesome project to be included in the boxes sent overseas to our soldiers!

Thanks to several members on our site, and the Live, Imagine, Create Website! We even had a few members have their Girl Scout Troop make some, as well as a school teacher who had her students make some. The participation was overwhelming, and I thank each and everyone of you that participated in the great cause!

And here's a picture of some of the cards before I dropped them off this morning!