Monday, October 28, 2013

Make up Monday - last one for October!

Good morning everyone!  I hope that everyone is enjoying a bit of Indian Summer in your area.  I know that in our area there has been a lot of rain, a bit of snow, and some icy roads - already in October!  Yikes!

We will wrap up our Fall Celebration this week with a review of the amazing challenges in our Blue Plate Special Forum.

On Technique Tuesday, Barb encouraged us to use layers to create a layout as she did with this adorable layout:

For What's New Wednesday, Tracy challenged us to break our the modeling paste, masks, and fall colors as she did here:

Toss up Thursday brought us frames as Annie asked us to use these on a layout likes hers:

And to wrap up this month for Friday Focus, Jan encouraged us to make a few Halloween Cards.  Look at her cute example!

I hope that you have a chance to participate in this month's challenges!  We love to see your work!  Happy Halloween week!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Layout of the Week - 10/23/13 - Bev Code

This week there seems to be a lot of Fall "themed" layouts and cards in the Cookin' up Creations gallery... I wonder why that is?? Perhaps because we're celebrating Fall this month at Cookin' up Creations. So with keeping with that theme in mind, I chose this beautiful Fall Layout created by our very own talented Challenge Team Member - Bev Code. Congratulations Bev! Your layout is absolutely, love, love the colors!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Make Up Monday 10/21/2013

Hi, it's Jeannie here with your Make Up Monday!

All this month, we are celebrating fall on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. The Blue Plate Specials were very colorful and crisp. Here's a recap, in case you missed one..

For Technique Tuesday, Annie had us warm and cozy using some string or fibers on our projects.

On What's New Wednesday,  Jan had us use arrows and the theme of FALL

For Toss Up Thursday, Jeannie challenged you to be inspired by a fall festival -- anything goes!

On Focus Friday,  Beth challenged us to use the color orange in any way we were inspired..

And for, Sketchy Saturday, Bev challenged us to use her  posted sketch and a fall theme on our project.

Sunday inspiration Altered Diva challenged us to create a window on our project.

OK so we had a great week of challenges this week you have until the end of the month to add your completed projects to the gallery and the daily thread for each. Each completed challenge earn you one entry into the dessert tray prize drawing

Monday, October 14, 2013

Make Up Monday 10/14/2013

All this month at Cookin' Up Creations, we're celebrating the season with FALL INTO AUTUMN! Here's a round-up of the past week's Blue Plate Special challenges.

On Tuesday, Beth shared a fun rolling marble technique with us. Here's her layout:

Jeannie challenged us on Wednesday to show some fall texture in our projects. Here is her layout:

Thursday's challenge, brought to us by Cassy, asked us to celebrate "sweater weather" by using something fuzzy on our projects. Here is her layout:

On Friday, we played with shapes with Bev. Here is her layout:

Saturday brought us a sketch from Tracy and this layout:

And on Sunday, Barb challenged us to find inspiration in apples. She used the softer apple colors as the inspiration for her layout:

You have until the beginning of November to play along with any of our October Blue Plate Special challenges. Each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray drawing for October. So jump right in; we can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LOTW Oct. 9th - Tracy!

This week's layout is an adorable card created by our very own Cookin' Up Creations challenge team member, Tracy!

Congratulations Tracy!  You can see more of Tracy's work by visiting her gallery HERE.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What a wonderful week we've had here at the forum. Lot's for fun and interesting challenges. We celebrated World Card Making Day along with our regular challenges.

This month we're focusing on Fall into Autumn.

On Tuesday - 10/1 - Bev challenged us to use fall colours and share any technique, texture or rustic look to set the theme of your project and try to add something from your household.

Here is her sample:

On Wednesday - 10/2 - Cassy challenged us to a chalkboard type embellishment on your page. This can be a printable, a handmade embellishment, a store bought embellishment, etc.
Here is her sample:

On Thursday - 10/3 - Tracy challenged us to use fall colors on your project with a little must use all scraps except for your background paper.
Here is her sample:

On Friday - 10/4 - Barb challenged us to use something PLAID (or something checked) on your project. Here is her sample:

On Saturday - 10/5 - Annie challenged us to use the sketch and the fun colors (lovely shades of green, yellow, orange, red and even some purple in the tree leaves. You might even get some touches of gold). Sketch:

Here is her sample:

On Sunday - 10/6 - Jan challenged us to find inspiration in the photos below along with the colors in those photos.
Inspiration photos & colors:

Here is her sample:

********World Card Making Day*******
As if that wasn't enough fun - we celebrated [b]World Card Making Day [/b]here on Saturday. The Master Chefs cooked up some super cute and interesting card challenges. These Challenges are to be completed and posted in their threads and in the gallery by Tuesday 10/8/13 to be entered into the draw for the giveaway. The WCMD Prize has been donated by our very own Tammy - It's a Studio Calico Scrapbooking Kit.

WCMD Prize Studio Calico Double Scoop (September) -

Which includes the following:
Vanilla (American Crafts)
Mint (American Crafts)
Flamingo (American Crafts)
Kraft (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper:
Fascinating Friends (Dear Lizzy)
Presh Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Cut and Paste Precisely (Amy Tangerine)
Adorbs Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Charm Paper - clouds (My Mind's Eye)
Tim & Beck (Tim & Beck)
31 cours des 4 jeudis #12 (4heures27)
Pizzicato (Studio Calico)
 ABC Washi (Studio Calico)
Woodgrain Star Sequins (Studio Calico)
2 Gold Mini Doilies (Studio Selections)
Cut & Paste Presh Label Stickers (My Mind's Eye)
Charcoal Cut Outs Thickers (Amy Tangerine)
Close Knit Photo Overlays Abbreviated Pack (Crate Paper)
Small Triangle Roller Doodler (Glitz)
Puffy Stars (Freckled Fawn)
2 Beech Bend Tickets (Vintage)

*********WCMD Challenges Below**********

Make an Easy 3D Embellishment - Barb challenged us to make is a 3D embellishment and use it on your card. She has an easy to follow tutorial to create an 3D embellishment.
Here is her 3D Embellishment:

Here is her card sample:

Sketch & Scraps Challenge - Jan challenged us to create a card using scraps only and the sketch below.
Here is her sample:

Recipe Challenge- challenged us to her simple and fun recipe to create a card.
F four - 4 of something
A apple(s)
L leaves
L layers

Here is her card sample:

Fall Leaves Challenge - - Annie challenged us to create 1 or 3 cards, from simple to advance as long as they had fall leaves.

Simple - use the sketch below:
Here is her card sample:

A Bit More - Add some stitching on your card. If you are not into stitching then you must include some glitter (it can be stickles or glue and stick glitter) Also,use a specialty paper.
Here is her card sample:

Advance - Use the Joseph's Coat technique (Heat Embossing involved) to create your card. You can view the easy to follow video here --->
Here is her card sample:

Fall Harvest Preserves - Cassy challenged us to use a canning jar on your card. It can be a die cut, stamped image, printable, etc.
Here is her card sample:

Halloween Card Challenge - - Tracy challenged us to make a Halloween Card. she made a shaped card but you can make any kind you like as long as it has to do with Halloween.
Here is her card sample:

I hope that you join us. Post your completed projects in the forum under the proper thread and in the gallery to be entered in our monthly prize drawing.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

LOTW - Congrats Bev!

I loved this layout by Bev! I love the color scheme, the multiple photos, the fact that she put multiple sports on one page, texture, and the layout is adorable! Great job and Congrats Bev!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Celebrate World Card Making Day with us this Saturday!

Do you love making cards? Do you need some new ideas? Do you love challenges? Would you like to win an awesome prize? Then join us all day Saturday, October 5 as we celebrate World Card Making Day on the Cookin' Up Creations forum!

Our Master Chef Challenge Team members have created some fun challenges and tutorials to share with you. Just create a card, upload to our gallery and into the proper challenge thread no later than Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. EST.

Each completed challenge earns you a chance in the Grand Prize drawing. And who wouldn't love to win this gorgeous “Double Scoop” Studio Calico kit!

Tell all your scrapping friends about our celebration and join us on Saturday, October 5!