Saturday, November 9, 2019

Get to Know Your Challenge Team - Tamara Reed!

I am Tamara Reed and have lived in Utah my whole life. I have been married to a wonderful supportive man for almost 42 years. We have two children and five grandchildren. I have been scrapbooking for over 50 years (yep I used to use colored paper and rubber cement) I enjoy scrapping and going to retreats that are available here in our city. I have several scrapbooking friends online and local that I enjoy learning from. I scrapbook chronologically so sometimes it is a challenge getting pages in order. I have enjoyed hanging here at Cookin up Creations for a very long time. It is a great place to enjoy the challenges that make you think and scrap outside the box. I am on oxygen 24/7 so most of our travel is road trips. I enjoy sewing, outdoors, hanging with the grandkids and taking them places. And I take WAY too many pictures! Welcome to the team Tamara!!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Get to Know YOUR Challenge Team - Krystle Thomas!

I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband of 16 years and four year old son who is currently the subject of most of my layouts. I also tend to scrap our vacations (I love to travel), family time, and holidays. I am a long-time scrapper, having begun to scrap in 1998. Now my hobby has become an obsession! For me, scrapbooking is therapeutic and I enjoy preserving memories in such a beautiful way. I describe my style as clean but not necessarily simple, and I look forward to getting to know you better in this dynamic community! Krystle's work can be found on her blog: High Times in the High Desert and Pinterest. Welcome to the team Krystle!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Get to Know YOUR Challenge Team - Jan Mosier

My name is Jan Mosier. I live in a small rural area in South Carolina with 12 dogs and 2 cats. Life can be a little insane at times. I have been scrapbooking, card making, crafting and thrifting for 20+ years now. And let's not forget that she was Chef of the Month during the month of October! Welcome to the team Jan!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Getting to Know Your Challenge Team - Tracy Feely!

My name is Tracy and I live in Central Florida with my husband. We retired here from Maine about 8 years ago. I have 3 stepchildren and 2 granddaughters so I have plenty of photos to scrap....I'll never get caught up. I've been scrapping for about 15 years now. I started working part-time for Michaels and got talked into taking a card class and I was hooked immediately. For the next 5 years I think all my paychecks went right back to Michaels. I also enjoy card making along with altering things occasionally. I'm so excited to be back with Cookin' Up Creations and getting to know everyone again!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Getting to Know the Challenge Team - Tracey Campbell

Hello, I am Tracey Campbell from Australia. Right now my family and I are living in Canberra, the capital of Australia but that is only temporary for a few years – both my husband and I are Navy and we tend to get posted all around Australia. We do call Queensland home and hope to get back there one day. My family is made up of my husband, Adrian and my two daughters Bronte and Paige. Both are pre-teens so it makes for an interesting time in the house. Our other family members have fur, two cats and two dogs. We are one of those families that are always off doing something from picnics, BBQs, to long drives or camping. We love being outside exploring the area where we currently live and discovering new things. I am a bit of an eclectic scrapbooker, my designs and styles change to suit my mood, the photo or the products I am using. I love a good challenge and I love to showcase my work. I am looking forward to getting to know you all here on the Cookin’ Up Creations forum and I really hope that you love what I have to show and inspire you with.

Monday, November 4, 2019

November Fall Back - Thanks for the Memories

As we Fall Back (time change) this November, let's reflect on the Scrapbook Industry, and  how it's changed over time. 

Whether you're a new scrapper or have been at it for awhile, we can all attest to the changes in the industry over time.  Companies come, and companies go.....and we've all felt a deep sadness as another company/website closed it's doors.  With that being said, let me just say, Thanks for the Memories to all those said manufacturers!  

This month, we'll be doing things a bit different.  The Challenge Team will be in place and will host all of the challenges.  We're also adding a Monday Sketch challenge to the mix.  That means additional opportunities for you to join in on the fun each month!  

All challenges and/or creations must be made using products from retired companies.  Ex. Artic Frog, KI Memories, Basic Grey, Chatterbox and Scenic Route just to name a few.  

A new Blue Plate Special challenge is posted each Monday (sketch), Wednesday and Saturday, and participants have until the 3rd of the following month to complete and post their creations to the Cookin' Up Creations gallery.

Prize will be a $10 Gift Certificate to their favorite online store (random drawing).

Any month that we have more than 50 completed layouts/creations, the prize will be a $20 Gift Certificate instead of $10