Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Layout of the Week! 1-29-14

For this Week I chose AlteredDiva!! I love this layout so much! The layers are amazing, and the glitter letters are just fab!

Congrats Altered Diva!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Make up Monday -1/27/14

This week in our part of the Scrappy World....   We're still continuing our Scrap Your Stash and scraplift challenges.

On Technique Tuesday - Cassy challenged us to create Sunburst on our projects.
She created these wonderful cards.

On What's New Wednesday - Kimberly challenged us to create a project with a wrap around title.
She created this fantastic layout

Toss Up Thursday - Beth challenged us to create a project that concentrates on someone/something you love and add some heart shapes.
She created this beautiful layout.

On Focus Friday - Annie challenge us to create a projects using circles and heart with texture.
Here is the layout I created

On Sketchy Saturday - Jan challenged us to create a project using the sketch below as well as stickers lots of stickers.
She created this adorable layout

On Inspiration Sunday - Barb challenged us to create a project inspired by the Color of the Year Radiant Orchid or any of the Color of Years past.
This year's Color
Color of Years Past
She created this beautiful layout
I hope you stop by our forum and play along with us. All the challenges will be available until February 5th. So, you still have plenty of time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LOTW 1-22-2014 Bev (beecee)

I chose Bev's (beecee) page for layout of the week. I liked her layering and the colors of her page. Great Job Bev!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Make Up Monday Jan 20

Make up Monday starts with .....

Tuesday Technique with Barb. For her challenge, she wants you to use small layers and bits and pieces from your stash to make a layout. No "big layers" -- just smaller ones! Barb used this fabulous layout by Cassy as inspiration:


What's New Wednesday with Bev. For her challenge she wants you to doodle on your project and use your stash. Her idea was inspired from Cassie's lift.


Toss Up Thursday with Tamara. For her challenge is to lift this page from Sherri and use buttons from your stash.


Focus Friday with Jamie. Her Challenge is to use Bev's lift and would like to see everyone scrap a picture of a loved one!

Sketchy Saturday with Larisa. For her challenge use the sketch and lift inspiration .. she thinks is from Jan and use accents from your stash.


Sunday Inspiration with Sherri. Her challenge is to use the photo inspiration and also the Lift from Cassie along with some of your stash of "older" papers and products specifically brads and alpha letter stickers.

 What a great week.. Happy Scrapping Everyone.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Layout of the Week - Jan. 14 - Jan!!!

I fell in love with this layout the moment that I saw it!  I love the topic and simplicity of the design, the color scheme, and who wouldn't fall in love with that adorable puppy face????  Congrats Jan on this week's Layout of the Week!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Make-up Monday 1/13

Good morning scrappers!!!

This week's Make-up Monday continues the theme of Scrappin' your Stash while lifting some of the beautiful and creative layouts in our gallery!  We have had an amazing week of challenges in our BPS so without further ado ...

For Technique Tuesday, Sherri encouraged us to use our ribbon to make these really cute bows as she did here on these awesome little cards:
On What's New Wednesday, Cassy challenged you to use a "new" patterned paper, and be inspired by the colors to create a layout using ONLY scraps that were in your inspiration paper as she did here:
For Toss up Thursday, Kimberly inspired us to use 9 different embellishments from our stash on one layout!  Here is her example:

On Focus Friday, Beth encouraged us to focus on stars and circles and use our stash as she did here:
Sketchy Saturday brought out an older challenge sketch and an adorable layout by Barb.  She also asked that we use old tags and chipboard shapes as she did here:


And finally to wrap up the week for some Sunday Inspiration, Jan was inspired by another fellow scrapper's layout and all the stamped images and created this hilarious layout:
Now remember, while I didn't share all of the original inspiration layouts for these challenges, each was a lift from one of the amazing gallery submissions at CUC.  Check them out and Scrap your Stash with us!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Welcome to Toss Up Thursday!
Today for the challenge, start with a page to scraplift. I chose this one by Scrappyjo:

Then toss some embellishments together (at least 9 because it is the 9th) and make your own project.
This is mine:

This is a great way to scrap your stash of embellishments you have been collecting.  Now it is time to USE them!

Layout of the Week January 8th, 2014

I fell in love with this page when I saw it in the gallery by ScrappyShel. There are so many great pages recently in the gallery, it was really hard to pick but this one just jumped out at me. I love the contrast of the black and blue with the white. The tilt of the photos just adds an extra ump. Good Job!! ScrappyShel is pretty new to CUC since she only has 5 pages in the gallery, so welcome and congrats! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Make Up Monday 01/06/2014

It's a new year and the Cookin' Up Creations forum is celebrating our usual "out with the old, in with the new" -- but with a twist! The January Blue Plate Special challenges theme is "ScrapLIFT Your Stash". We're scraplifting layouts and projects from our gallery and using up our collection of scrap supplies in addition to the daily challenges.

Here's a review of last week's challenges:

Barb started us off on New Year's Day with a What's New Wednesday challenge to get re-acquainted with a tool we haven't used in a while. She used her wavy paper cutter and scraplifted a layout by Bev to create this layout:

Toss-Up Thursday, brought to us by Bev, included a challenge to use punches and layers. She scraplifted Cheryl's layout and created this one for us:

For Focus Friday, Tamara focused on using bits and pieces of trims from her stash. She scraplifted a layout by Barb for her own example:

New challenge team member Jamie presented a sketch and scraplifted a layout by Tammy for her Sketchy Saturday challenge . She created this card:

Larisa, another newcome to the Master Chef Challenge Team, brought us Sunday's Inspiration. She used a layout by Annie as the inspiration to use brads and fiber to make a string art embellishment. Here is Larisa's layout:

Starting this month, there is a new challenge each day of the month (except Mondays) and you have until the 5th of the following month to complete the month's challenges. Each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray prize drawing at the end of the month. So what are you waiting for? "Scrap your stash" and "scraplift" with us!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Layout of the Week - January 1 - Cassy!

This week I chose this awesome pet layout by our very own Cassy, a.k.a. AlteredDiva!

I know most of you think I chose this layout because of the adorable dog and yes, you would be correct. But I also chose it because I just happen to love Cassy's style. She makes every layout seem so effortless. Great use of embellishments Cassy! I love the mixed title, the misting, the doodling, the pleated ribbon and all the other little tid bits you've got going on!

Congratulations Cassy on Layout of the Week!!!  You can see more of Cassy's work by visiting her gallery HERE.