Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Layout of the Week: October 22, 2014

Today I picked this cute LO by Sherri Scraps. I also am using this one for my scraplift for today's challenge. Great job!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly review October 13-17

A new week of Blue Plate Special challenges starts today on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. Meanwhile, here's a quick recap of last week's challenges. October's theme is "Across the Miles", and our challenge team is finding inspiration in places both near and far.

Tamara presented Meatloaf Monday's challenge. She asked us to include a halo,  scrap about somewhere fun, and add a bit of advice or a personal thought to our project. Here is her layout, featuring images from Belize:

On Taco Tuesday, Beth gave us a fun sketch and asked us to include photos from our own town. Here is her layout:

Jan's Soup of the Day choice from our gallery was this lovely layout by member Patti:

As with every Soup of the Day layout, she asked us to be inspired by Patti's example and to scraplift it in some way.

Take Out Thursday's challenge was broCassy. She asked us to use maps to make embellishments for our projects. She used butterfly punches to punch shapes from old maps and used them on this layout:

And on Potluck Friday, Barb asked us to use our stash and to create a layout with one of our favorite characters or celebrities. She gave us this layout featuring Mary Poppins at Walt Disney World:

Please join us on the forum for this week's new set of challenges! You will find a new challenge every day, Monday through Friday.

Friday, October 17, 2014

LOTW - Patti (ksj351) - 10/15

This week I chose this layout by CUC member Patti (ksj351).  What I love about this layout.......and so many other layouts of Patti's is her ability to tie everything together.

This particular layout is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.  See the beautiful crown on the dogs head?  Now take a look at the die cut and feather at the bottom left of the photo.  See what I mean.  And if that wasn't enough, she went on to add a little bling to really make her layout sparkle.  

Congratulations Patti on LOTW!!!  If you would like to see more of Patti's work you can visit her gallery HERE.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekly recap 10/6 to 10/10

This week we continued to travel ACROSS THE MILES.
On Monday we went to the beach with Jan and she challenged us to use colors you would see on a beach. I would also like for you to use something to represent pebbles on a beach, a pop of yellow for the sun and stripes like you would see on a beach chair or cabana.   She shared this page.
On Tuesday, we headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom with Cassy and our challenge is to include some animal pattern and use this sketch to create a layout, project, etc using this sketch. 
On Wednesday, Barb featured Lori's page as pick for the week.  Barb challenged us to use Lori's layout as inspiration. I also want you to include something you think of as "down on the farm" or "rural".   Here is Lori's page and Barb's.
And today, I took us to Six Flags with my page.  I want you to use buttons and a punch on your page.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Layout of the Week -- Lori S!

This week, I chose this layout by Lori S. as our layout of the week:

I loved the soft colors, clean lines and vertical orientation of the layout. I also loved the way she highlighted one perfect photo.

To see this layout and Lori's other creations, visit our Gallery. And to join in our weekly Blue Plate Special challenges, visit the Cookin' Up Creations Forum. This month's theme is "ACROSS THE MILES". You'll love it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Let's take a walk through this week and find some new freshness for our scrapbooking mojo!!

On Monday Barbara brought us this great layout with banners.
Tuesday we were given a sketch from Cassy and the example to go with a skyline!!

Wednesday we started our October theme of Across the miles.  Sherri shared with us her Yosemite National Park inspiration and the LOTW Patti!
Thursday, Beth took us to Pennsylvania and challenged us to use green and kraft with buttons.
Friday Tamara took us to Belize.  Create a layout with an unusual spot or location and share with us a little glimpse into your world.

There you go!  What a great week here at Cookin' Up! Creations.  Happy Scrapping!!

Layout of the week - 10/1 Patti

Isn't this just an adorable layout!  I love it.  Done by Patti.  Cute, cute, cute.
Scraplift it for my challenge today to include anything on your page about water!  Check out the challenges on the forum.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LOTW 9-24 - Barb

I chose this layout by Barb this week for it's simplicity and uniqueness in design. I loved her color scheme and topic! Congrats Barb! 

And then I scrap-lifted the layout here:
Thanks for the amazing inspiration Barb!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LOTW~ Tammy 9.17.14

Congratulations to our very own Tammy!!  I chose her layout "Hello Sweet Summer"  as my inspiration for my pinterest  sketch this week.  She is a great scrapper.  I love her choice of pattern paper.  Her, cute title and her fun embellies as well as great beach photos.  You too can glean inspiration from this lovely layout and create something of your very own.  Let's see how many of you will take the challenge!

Friday, September 12, 2014

September Weekly Wrap-up 9/12/14

This week has been filled with tons of amazing Pinterest Inspiration!  As a Pinterest addict, this is one of my favorite months of the year!  And so the challenges go:

For Meatloaf Monday, Barb was inspired to play a bit with her backgrounds and challenged us to put a design onto a background, using ink or paint in some way as she did here
On Taco Tuesday, Jan challenged us to use this sketch from Creative Scrappers to create a layout as adorable as hers!

For this week's Soup of the Day Wednesday, Sherri chose Lori's adorable layout and encouraged us to scraplift the layout while adding a pennant/banner:
For Taco Thursday, Beth encouraged us to use twine and tags inspired by this layout:

to create a project as she did here in this adorable layout:

And finally for Potluck Friday, I was inspired by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge board and made my own kit to create a layout:

I hope that you enjoyed our week of Pin-spiration and I hope that you get a chance to play along with us!  TGIF everyone!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Layout of the week September 10

I went to the Cookin' up creations gallery and this page just jumped out at me! Maybe because I am scrapping photos of my new grandbaby Zachary and gravitate to baby pages lately. But I love the design, the colors and the cute photos. Just precious.
Go to the gallery and give Lori some love.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Recap for this week Sept 1-5

This week we started out the holiday with some terrific scrapping!
Meatloaf Monday Jan showed us these adorable camera cards.

On Tuesday we enjoyed this sketch with Sherri
Here is her example
Wednesday we found Beth giving us some Halloween fun times.  Here is her take on Tammy's layout.

Thursday Cassy brought us one of the hottest trends on Pinterest highlighting a photo.  Check the site for all of them  Here is just one example
And then Friday Tamara shared Quotes from Pinterest.  Find your favorite quote and create a layout personal to you!

Lots of fun new things to inspire you!  Happy Scrapping this weekend.  Enjoy the journey and have fun on Pinterest!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Layout of the Week: September 3, 2014

I picked Lori's LO she submitted for Meatloaf Monday. I love her LO, the colors and the way she used her embellishments. Way to go, Lori!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Layout of The Week: 8/27/2014

This week I picked Patti's great LO for the layout of the week. I loved how she used her pattern papers and the circles on the sides. I also used this as the sketch for Soup of the Day Wednesday for today. Hope you get to play with this sketch and have some fun.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekly Recap Challenges August 18-22

As we continue the On the Radio, on Monday Beth used the song "We are the Champions" and asked us to use Brads, stars, sticker, cardstock and patterned paper.  She shared this page.
Taco Tuesday by Barb featured this sketch and she asked us to use action photos as she chose the song "Jump" by Van Halen for the 1980's.  She shared this darling page jumping with action.
On Wednesday Tamara featured a scraplift of a page by Cassy and used the song "Time of my life" by David Cook.  On of my favorites!  She wants us to have the time of our life scrapping photos in which we were having the time of our lifes and scraplift Cassy's page.  Here is Tamara's page.
On Thursday Jan chose a Blake Shelton song "Boys round here" and she wants us to use something round on our page.  What a darling page she posted.
Friday it was my turn and I picked Matthew West and you could pick any of his songs he has and base your page on that song and use stickers and rub-on from your stash. And here is my page based on his song "Hello my name is..."
Well there you have it.  A wonderful week of great challenges based on song on the radio!  Enjoy and be inspired to scrap.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Soup of the Day Pick

I just love Cassy's layout here.  Scraplift it and create a layout for yourself!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekly Recap 8/11 - 8/15

This has been another amazing week of musical inspiration at Cookin' Up Creations.  I hope you have been able to join in on the fun.

For Meatloaf Monday, Tamara was inspired by the song "Dancing Queen" by Abba and asked us to use 1 cardstock, 2 patterned papers, a banner, paper tearing, flowers, and to create something focusing on the theme or song "Dancing Queen" as she did in this beautiful layout.
On Taco Tuesday (I love tacos), Lolis was lovin the some "#Selfie" by The Chainsmokers and encouraged us to use this sketch along with some selfies to create a layout as she did:
For Soup of the Day Wednesday, Cassy was inspired by the Disney song, "You Got a Friend in Me" and focused her layout on the concept of friendship when she scraplifted Beth's beautiful and meaningful layout.

On Take out Thursday, Sherri created a layout based on a song by the artist "Plumb" and asked us to do some fussy cutting as she did here in this cute layout:
And finally on Potluck Friday, Cassy encouraged us to be inspired by the song "Call me Maybe" as she was on her layout of her adorable kitty Sherlock:
Come join us for musical inspiration!  Remember, music heals the soul!!