Monday, March 31, 2014

Make-up Monday - last week of March

Wow March has flown by.  These challenges represent our last week of March and our Mad About Sketches inspiration from Susan Stringfellow.  I have also love working with the flair from Joyful Moose.  You must check out her etsy store!!!  And on with the challenges:

For Technique Tuesday we were challenge by Sherri to use some form of distressing when being inspired by the following sketch:
And here is her lovely layout:

On What's New Wednesday,  Cassy challenged us to use vellum on our layouts for a little added texture and was inspired by this awesome two-pager:
And created this layout:

For Toss-up Thursday, Kimberly encouraged us to use this sketch and the two photo spots to show a progression of time in those photos:
And here is Kimberly's awesome example:

In Focus Friday, Beth has us zeroing in on stars from this sketch:
As she did on this layout of her adorable babies!:

Annie encouraged us to use textures and layers based on this sketch for Sketchy Saturday:

And here is her AMAZING layout!
And finally to wrap up our last full week of March, for Inspiration Sunday, Jan challenged us to use this sketch and the color combination below to create a fun Springy layout!

And here is her sweet layout of her baby that truly is "So Cute"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Layout of the Week March 26th - Cassy!

As soon as I opened the gallery this morning I saw a close up of a cluster of embellishments that Cassy (AlteredDiva) had uploaded. I then spotted the two page spread that she had used the cluster of embellishments on and I was SOLD! I loved everything about Cassy's layout! The funny title, the colors she used as well as all the cute embellishments.......especially the adorable skunk!

Here is Cassy's layout.

Well deserved Cassy, and congratulations on LOTW!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make Up Monday 03/24/2014

We're "MAD ABOUT SKETCHES" throughout the month of March, featuring sketches by Susan Stringfellow. There's a new sketch and challenge every day through March 30, and you have until April 5 to complete all March challenges. This month's prize is provided by The Joyful Moose, a wonderful Etsy shop.

Here's a recap of the past week's challenges:

Jan brought us this sketch on Technique Tuesday, along with the challenge to use layering on our projects.

Here is her adorable layout:

What's New Wednesday featured this sketch and Barb's challenge to use photos about something new:

Barb's layout featured a photo of yummy treats at a new coffee shop in her town:

Bev brought us Toss Up Thursday, with the challenge to add some arrows to our own projects:

And here is Bev's outstanding layout:

Focus Friday brought us this fun sketch, along with Tamara's challenge to focus on something that helps us to combat cabin fever during this loooooong winter:

And here is Tamara's cute layout featuring a trip to the ocean:

For Sketchy Saturday, guest designer Cheryl brought us this sketch:

And here is her beautiful layout:

We ended our week with Sunday Inspiration by Larisa. She brought us this sketch:

Larisa was inspired by bright spring colors for her beautiful layout:

Join us for the challenges -- you still have plenty of time to get in on the sketchy fun for March! Each completed challenge earns you a chance in the drawing for the prize package of SIX sets of flairs (of your choosing) from The Joyful Moose. The challenge team has been playing with flairs provided by The Joyful Moose, and we love them! The quality and designs are excellent. So we KNOW you are going to want to win this prize!

Have a fantastic week -- and be sure to catch this week's challenges and sketches on the Cookin' Up Creations forum!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Layout of the Week - March 19th, 2014 - JohannaF

This week I got to pick the layout of the week and I went with this one by Johanna...I totally love her take on the Susan Stringfellow sketch, her color choice, and honestly her son is just completely adorable! Congratulations Johanna on having the layout of the week!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Make Up Monday -- March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We hope you have been playing along with our MAD ABOUT SKETCHES challenges this month. Here's a review of last week's challenges:

Larisa started off the week with Techique Tuesday's challenge to use this sketch:

She chose distressing as the technique for her layout:

Sherri brought us What's New Wednesday and this sketch, along with the challenge to use washi tape:

And here is her layout:

Cassy's Toss Up Thursday asked us to use something clear on our project, as well as this sketch:

And here is her layout:

Kimberly brought us this sketch for Focus Friday:

And here is her layout, focusing on carrying out the theme of her photo through her choices of paper and embellishments:

For Sketchy Saturday, Beth brought us this sketch and the challenge to use a photo of a child or a flower on our own projects:

And here is her layout:

Annie brought us a color palette  challenge for Inspiration Sunday, along with this sketch:

And here is her layout:

You have until April 5 to complete the March challenges; and each completed challenge earns you one entry into the Dessert Tray drawing for a prize package from The Joyful Moose Etsy Shop, who has provided the flair buttons that our challenge team members have been using in their projects. Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

LOTW~ 3.12.14 Melody

congrats to Melody!!

I love the fireworks!! Cute firecrackers! The red white and blue just jumps out at you.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Layout of the Week 03/05/2014

Master Chef Challenge Team member Beth chose our Layout of the Week:

"I absolutely loved Annie's LO from Tuesday. The minute I saw it I loved everything about it. Congrats, Annie!"

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Make up Monday 3/3/14

I am a day late as we had snow and ice and only my iphone and I couldn't get this posted.  So here goes, Make Up Monday on a Tuesday!!
We finished up the month of Love for February with these challenges.
On Tuesday 2/25 Cassy challenged us to make our own stamps using wood, foam, chipboard, etc.
and her layout:
On Wednesday 2/26, Larisa challenged us to use something new to us, or a new favorite from our stash. She used a few recently discovered "New" Things I Love and used on My Layout... sketching, sequins, wood veneers and paint 4 things I have never used on a project. (So to Me they are "NEW")
On Thursday 2/27, Sherri (that's me) challenged us to make a layout in honor of someone we love and use ribbon or trim and here is my page.
On Friday 2/28, Cassy challenged us to use music lyrics in some way (title, journaling, background).
Now on to March and some great sketches by Susan Stringfellow!
On Saturday 3/1, Kimberly gave us this sketch:
and her layout:
And on Sunday 3/2, Beth gave us this sketch
and challenged us to use a theme of "new beginnings", "babies", "puppies", "baby animals", or " size comparisons".
Her layout:
Join in on these awesome challenges!  Lots of great inspiration.