Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Official

I am part of the Cookin' Up Creations Design Team for another term!!! Woohoooo!!!! I really love being a part of a fun group like CUC. It's a relaxed, no drama, just creative place to be. I know it's going to be another awesome term. Thanks to Tammy, Shawn & Barb for extending my stay with the CUC DT.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Icing - More DT work for Cookin' UP Creations

We've been celebrating over at Cookin' Up Creations our 4th years up and running as a fun scrapbooking, card making & more forum. I am in charge of todays challenge - I decided that we should have some cake. As we all know every birthday party has a wonderfully iced cake as part of the celebration. So, in honor of all iced birthday cakes - I give you this challenge. It's a simple and fun. 

Here is my finished layout. I give you some step by step directions how I made my background and title below.

I was able to save the heart stickers and use them on the layout.

Some Close-ups and details.

As you can see my masks moved a bit - I like the look. If you don't just put more repostitionable adhesive.

Here is what you will need. Your background paper ** Note this is a way to use up any older paper or paper with a pattern you are not sure how to use. You know what I am talking about. We all have those in our stash, some stickers (that you don't mind throwing away) & paints/mists. Paint brush & A ruler optional.
I used older cloud 9 paper, stickopotamus stickers & American Crafts letter stickers, I also use but not shown in the picture above Studio Calico kraft heart stickers & Studio Calico masks. Some paint & Heidi Swapp mists.

I first drew light lines where I wanted my title to be on the paper. I then stuck down the letter stickers and then heart stickers ** Note - I first place my stickers on my shirt or pants just to remove some of the stickiness. Decided where I wanted the masks.
I then covered the the paper with the paint and mists. I just stroke it across the paper not worrying to blend it to much. I like it that way. You can blend it more to your liking. 

Waiting about a minute, removed the stickers being as careful as possible not the smear the paint. Since it's acrylic paint it doesn't take very long. As you can see i wasn't as successful with the masks but, i like the look either way (I think I needed more repostitionable adhesive on them). To reveal the background paper giving you a fun icing effect to your page.
I then let the paper dry completely. If you can't wait - you can use your heat tool to dry it.

Now, if you are not into covering your entire background here is another option. Just cover a portion of your background like I did in this sample. I also use cardstock. I outlined & doodled the letters.
At Rainbow's End You'll Find the Good Life

Monday, June 17, 2013

More Cookin' Up Creations Design Team Work

Over at CUC we are celebrating 4 wonderful years. We have all sorts of challenges and fun going on. Feel free to join us.

I created this layout for one of the challenges posted.
Starry Dreams

The story behind the pictures -- My girls are now 23 & 14 years old. They have been through a lot over the years and they still hold each other and sing. I remember this day like it was yesterday.

The little one Rowynn was was cranky, She wasn't feeling well. All she wanted was to be held.  I had to make dinner and couldn't hold her. So, her big sister Kaitlyn - did just that & sang to her to soothe her. When I looked into the livingroom the sun was setting on them and I knew I had to snap a few pictures of them as they both feel asleep.

That's why the pictures are so dark. But, they add to the moment and the layouts mood.

All the close-ups and details
Title - I use Amy Tangerine/Remark's vellum stickers

For the dots and chevron details - I used Liquid Applique by Marvy Uchida

For the star - I used Gesso, Paint and Heidi Swapp Tinsel. Along with a star stencil.

I hope you join us for the fun we're having over on CUC. If you have any questions about my layout please feel free to ask.

Monday, June 10, 2013

More Cookin' Up Creations Birthday Bash Sharing

I have some more scrappy things to share. I completed a few of the challenges posted by fellow DT members.

I did the challenge Banner on a Banner by DT member Cassy -- We were challenge to create a banner card with banner on it. Here is my card for this challenge...

The next challenge I completed was Gift Tags by Jan. We were challenge to create tags/mini gift cards. We had to use washi tape to create them. Here are my tags...

Stop by and play along with us. We have many more challenges on the forum. I have another completed project to share I will be adding that in another post.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Birthday Bash is On!!

The Birthday Bash for Cookin' Up Creations 4th year is happening all month long. I am so happy to be a part of it. I'veonly been with Cookin' Up Creations for a year and it's an fantastic year. I really enjoy being a part of the DT there.

Ok, Let me tell you me have some fun things planned and already going on the site. In the forum we have challenges being posted(1 -2 daily) and games and I know there will some prizes too.

I was the first to post a challenge. It's called Celebration of course. It a fun color combo + Sketch challenge.

Here is the layout I created for the challenge.

The papers use on this layout are background yellow honeycomb Glitz -Cashmere Dame, dark green mini dot, blue camera are Amy Tangerine, the light green(it look light yellow in the picture) is Dear Lizzy, yellow large dot is Simple Stories, the medium blue paper is from TLC older paper in my stash. Orange light and dark are my stash.

Close up of all the details.

Side view to show dimension. 

Close up of journaling.
I did the journaling on vellum (it has some gold wavy lines and small dot flowers) I had that vellum in my stash for a while so not sure who made it. I know it was a 12x12 sheet I just cut a bit of it to use on the layout.

 All the gold chevron are hand cut from chipboard and covered with gold metallic vellum paper.  The little word strip is from a manufacture strip, Puffy camera & arrow and green swirly flower are Amy Tangerine, AC Glitter tape, enamel & metallic dots, stick pin Joann's. The mist droplets are Color Shine gold from Heidi Swapp & White metallic acrylic paint from Accent

The two shades of orange die cuts are the same shape just one is slightly larger. They are speckled with gesso and metallic white acrylic paint for texture. The little flags are free printable by Banana Fish Studio. The enamel dots are MME, the metallic dots are Heidi Grace, the gold flag is AC glitter tape, the little blue puffy is Amy Tangerine, and the stick pins are from the sewing section at Joann's. 

The gold Thickers Sunrise (chipboard), Maya Road star stick pin. The little flags are free printable by Banana Fish Studio,the gold flag is AC glitter tape, The enamel dots are MME, the metallic dots are Heidi Grace, the gold flag is AC glitter tape, the little puffy heart is Amy Tangerine.

The cardstock words are from the Cricut,, The arrow cutout is Elle's studio. 

I hope you join us over at Cookin' Up Creations for all the Birthday Bash fun.