Sunday, September 29, 2013

Make Up Monday - September 30th

This month the Cookin' Up Creations forum headed Back To School!

On Tuesday, September 24th Jeannie challenged us to use texture on our projects.....texture paste, stencil, impress a stamp in paint or emboss a large image.

And here is Jeannie's wonderful layout of her daughter learning to decorate a cake!

On Wednesday, September 25th Beth challenge us to use washi tape on our projects.

And here is Beth's spooktacular layout!

Thank you for joining us as we celebrated Back To School month here at Cookin' Up Creations and be sure to stop back by next month as we celebrate one of my favorite seasons, Fall!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LOTW 9/25 Congrats to Jeannie

This week I chose a page from Jeannie Moler... as LOTW. 
I loved the paper collection, design, great photo and fun theme.
Also the sunburst was a great touch.
Congrats Jeannie.

Please visit the Cookin' Up Creations gallery  to see more fantastic creations by Jeannie and our other talented members. And be sure to stop by the forum to check out this month's Blue Plate Special challenges. This month's theme is BACK TO SCHOOL, with a new challenge each day. You have all month long to play and to get your name into the prize drawing.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Make Up Monday

Welcome to Make Up Monday where this month we've been having a lot of fun with our Back To School Theme.

Cassy started us off with Art Class where we got to play with some paint. In honor of tempera paint, Cassy challenged us to create some paint confetti! This is so simple and so cute. You can use anything small - a pencil eraser, the head of a pin, a small stamp, etc. and dip it in paint to create some confetti. Here is an example that she created using a small stamp that frankly looked just like confetti!


And then we went to Geography Class with Bev. She wanted us to use textures and layers and depth like the lay of the land.. hills, mountains and valleys etc. 


Next came Barb with Driver's Ed....that was a scary class! She wanted us to include wheels or gears in some way on our project. If you don't have either of those, then circles are fine.


Now it's off to History Class. Little did I know that history could be so much fun when it came to scrapping. Nowadays, history means aging, distressing and vintage to me.


Jan gave us a list of things to use on our layout just like the list of supplies you get every year before school starts. She also wanted us to use this beautiful sketch by Audrey Yeager from the My Scraps and More blog.


And our list of supplies was:
at least 3 different pattern papers
mist or paint
washi tape


And to wrap up our week we went to Science Class with Annie. She wanted us to get in touch with our inner nerd and find some inspiration from four different categories of Science.

Kinetic motion - you can use paint, arrows or other embellishments to show movement on your project.
Heat Energy - you can heat emboss on your project
Cellular Structure - you can use colored circles or large & small circles
Periodic Table - you can use the letter symbols to create a word or just to start a word. 


You've still got a whole week to play along with the challenges so grab those pens and pencils and let's go back to school. Each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray prize drawing at the end of the month.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Make up Monday

Make up Monday  at Cookin' Up Creations
and this month we are celebrating with Back 2 School.

We start Technique Tuesday with Barb at Computer Class.
Computers, unlike the old manual typewriters that we used in my day, have a big variety of fonts, type styles, sizes and a whole array of other choices. 

For this challenge, I want you to take advantage of all the type styles out there today, and I want you to mix 'em up! Use at least two different font styles and sizes on your project.

What's New Wednesday is Wood Shop with Tracy.
Wood embellishments seem to be all the rage right now so get them out and use them.

Toss Up Thursday with Jan is Something New.
So your challenge today is based on using something NEW. If you belong to a kit club then break it open and use it on today's challenge.

Friday Focus with Annie is School ID.
Get out those school photos and share on a page.

Saturday Sketch  with Jeannie is using Theatre Fun for it's school theme.
The challenge is to use this sketch as your guide and make a lo with a theme of performance 
any type silly family get together or a big production on a stage with the big lights and curtain calls

Sunday Inspiration is with Beth is to  use this fun school photo for inspiration.
Use the flollowing picture as your inspiration, colors, groups of children, school building, bus driver, school bus,school project,etc.

Sure hope you enjoyed the fun week of school themed challenges.. be sure to pop on over and 
share your creations with us.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Layout of the Week -- 09/11/2013

This week, I chose a layout by Cookin' Up Creations forum member MELODY MILLER as our Layout of the Week.

I loved her treatment of the big 8 x 10 photo, her soft background and multiple mattings. The result is beautiful, simple and sweet.

Please visit the Cookin' Up Creations gallery  to see more fantastic creations by Melody and our other talented members. And be sure to stop by the forum to check out this month's Blue Plate Special challenges. This month's theme is BACK TO SCHOOL, with a new challenge each day. You have all month long to play and to get your name into the prize drawing.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Make Up Monday 09/09/2013

This month the Cookin' Up Creations Master Chef Challenge Team is going BACK TO SCHOOL! Here are the challenges they cooked up for you last week:

Jan kicked off the week on Technique Tuesday with Art Class 101: use paint on your project. Here is her beautiful layout:

What's New Wednesday was Geometry Class with Annie. She asked us to use at least two geometric shapes on our projects. Here is her creative example:

On Toss Up Thursday, we went to the Library with Beth. She instructed us to use a book title on our layouts or projects. Here is her love example:

Friday's Focus found us in Biology with Jeannie. She asked us to focus on a pet. Here is her totally cute example:

We went back to Basic Arithmetic with Cassy on Sketchy Saturday. She gave us a sketch from Pinterest and asked us to count to 1, 2, 3! Here is the sketch:

and here is her beautiful example:

Bev brought us a lesson inPhotography: The Color Wheel for Sunday's Inspiration. She asked us to use the color wheel to choose a color scheme for our projects. Here is her lovely example:

The Back to School challenges continue all month long on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. Each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray prize drawing at the end of the month. So sharpen your pencils, grab your book bag and join us!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Make - Up Monday 9/2/13

Happy Labor Day everyone!  This weekend is always bittersweet for me as the relaxation of summer seems to wind down and the beginning of a new school year jumps into high gear!  The same is true of this weekend at Cookin' Up Creations.  We end the month of amazing "board game" challenges only to begin a month of "back to school" challenges!  So this week's Make-Up Monday will be short and sweet.

We will end the month of "board games" with an amazing layout by Barb!  She challenges us to use the game of "Go Fish" for inspiration on a layout!
And here is her awesome example:  (Isn't he just adorable???)
And then we begin the month of "back to school" challenges with Tracy's first challenge of the month -  taking us to Music Class.  She challenges us to use something music themed on a layout as she did here:

Remember, we love it when you play along and share your inspirational layouts with us!  An who doesn't love awesome prizes????  Come on!  Play along!  It only takes one completed challenge for a chance to win!