Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thank you & Blog Hop Winner......

Thank you for blog hopping with all of us at Cookin Up Creations. We all appreciate you taking a moment from your day to play along with us.

Now to how won the prize.

Here is the list of those how entered.
1 - Sandy
2 - Tamara
3 - Barb
4 - Theresa
5 - Beth
6 - Jan
7 - Rachel
8 - Michelle
9 - Jo
10 - Lisa
11 - Silvia
12 - Karen
13- Sheng
14 - Cassy
15 - Heather

Using the lucky winner is....... # 2 Tamara!!!
Congrats Tamara please send me your information at

Monday, July 23, 2012

Some Layouts to Share.

I have quite a few layouts to share but, I am only sharing 2 today. The first one is for the challenge I posted on Cookin' Up Creations on Sunday. The challenge is another nursery rhyme challenge Birds of a Feather. I called my layout Rocker Nerd because that's what my daughter Rowynn calls herself. She is an extremely intelligent young lady (IB student, high IQ, super computer savvy, Mathlete) and she loves everything rocker(i.e. skulls, guitars(which she plays - self taught), keyboards(which she plays - self taught),black, etc)

Here is my layout.
Items I used to make this layout: Cardstock black, gray & lt. gray. Pattern Paper: Tim Holtz - ,idea-ology crowded attic, Amy Tangerine - sketchbook(chevron & spiral flower thingy), Metallic paper - silver, Washi tape - Recollections - black & music notes, Studio G: gray floral, Stamps: Ink by Steph - wings - Fiskars USA, Star & skull Stamps - Dollar bin,  Stamp Press: Fiskars USA, Stickers: Metal heart - Heidi Grace, Letters: small clear - Recollections, Lg Glitter black - Target, Silver ones - Mrs. Grossman, Ink: gray & black - Studio G, Stencil: Wings - Plaid, Paint: sprays - white, Trimmer - Fiskars USA, Punches: Jenni Bowlin - Flag - Fiskars USA, Skull - Studio -G

The second one is for a Cookin' Up Creations Nursery Rhymes Challenge - There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe. For the challenge you had to use a vintage ad from Jello as your inspiration. 

This is what I can up with.
Items used on for this layout are: Cardstock: Med. Blue & Gray- Bazzil Basic, Pattern Paper: Cream distressed  & the hexigons multi colored - Basic Grey, Cheron & circles - Amy Tangerine(sketchbook), Ink: Ranger Archival - black, Letters: Chipboard - Miss Elizabeth - Dollar Tree stores, Pen: Martha Stewart - black, Tools: Trimmer, Deco scissors & Micro Tip scissors - Fiskars USA

Just a quick reminder that there is still time for you to complete the mini album and the other challenges on the Cookin' up Creations site. The deadline for all the challenges is July 25th. I can't wait to see all of your wonderful projects.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop and Crop

Welcome Creative Friends to the Christmas in July blog hop and crop, hosted by the Cooking Up Creations Master Chef Challenge Team

The temperatures outside may say summer, but it's cool in here!!

We hope our projects and craft ideas will help you get a head start on your holiday crafting. If you have been following the hop route. Then you should have come from Annette's blog post over at the Cookin' Up Creations' blog. If not and would like to follow along the complete blog hop itinerary, Please start at the Cookin' Up Creations' Blog. So, you won't miss any of the fantastic projects and inspiration the Chefs have cooked up for you. 

On my part of the menu I have created a sweet mini album for you to enjoy.

It’s super easy to make and cute! I know that you creative friends can whip up a few of these in no time at all. You can make these as a little gift for grandparents, new parents, newlyweds, teachers, friends or yourself (you get the idea).

Now, this mini can be made for any occasion. Just by changing out the paper (see samples below).

Just click on this link---> Christmas Mini Tutorial for the easy to follow directions and make one of these cuties yourself. 

 Samples – The 1st - one is a mini I did showcasing the artist love the most on the world.

The 2nd - one is a mini I created as a gift for a friend of her famliy.

See additional fun information below :)

Here's the order for the blog hop just in case.
Cookin' Up Creations blogs
Annette -   &---(you should have started here)

Annie - &----YOU ARE HERE!
Barb -  Continue here next.
Cassy - 
Jan -
Jo -
Michelle -
Sandy -
Tamara -

Now, If you create one of these cuties be sure to post it in the Cookin' Up Creations gallery and link me here to be entered into my drawing for a Christmas page kit.

Be sure to leave a comment on each team member's blog, as well as on this one, for your chance to win a prize package valued at more than $50 from a*muse / studio consultant Renee Zieglmeier. The winner will be chosen at random from among the blog hop and crop participants. 

Additional prizes: To be entered to win more page kits do the following and earn points the more points the entries you receive.
2 Points - Join Cookin, Up Creations
2 points - Become a follower of my blog 
1 Point - Leave me a Comment

I would like to thank you for stopping by my part of the menu. Please hop on over to Barb's blog to see what holiday inspiration she has cooked up for you.

A quick menu note from the Head Chef *** Our blog continues through Sunday evening July 22. Also, be sure to stop by the Cookin' Up Creations forum for our Christmas in July Crop this weekend. There will be more Christmas and holiday inspiration, Challenges, and games.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Some Layout to share

I've been working on some Cookin' Up Creation challenges. You can see the list of challenge in the earlier post. Here are some of the layouts I created for them.

First one is my current challenge on the Cookin' Up Creation site.
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary : For this challenge we focused on the grow part of the nursery rhyme. I challenge you to grow your embellishments. Make a growing embellishment (well sort of). Bust out those punches, die cuts or machines and paper scraps and follow this easy directions and create you very own growing embellishment.

I made some flowers and butterflies (I made copies my oldest daughter’s favorite book from that time; Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Then I misted them and created my embellishments the maroon flower and butterfly HP & green LOTR) for my layout.
This is my layout.

Close up the flowers & butterflies

For this layout I used the following products: 
Cardstock: Black & Cream - DCWV, Pattern Paper: DCWV - Snap Shot stack, Stickers Letters: Recollections Punches: Scallop Circle & Small Butterfly - Fiskars USA, Large Butterfly - McGill, Die Cuts: Label & Black Scroll - Cricut - Lacy Labels, Other: Copied Book Pages from Harry Potter & Lord of The Ring, Brads, homemade misters in Maroon and Leaf Green, Adhesive: Tombow & Glue Dots

This Layout is for the Hey Diddle Diddle Challenge: Use a Crescent shape on your page. 
For this layout I used the following products: 
Cardstock: Dark Blue, Medium Blue, Sunflower & Cream - TLC (top line creations) , Pattern Paper: Lt. Blue (star one) - Starry Blue- The Paper Company, Cream Wrinkle, Cream Plaid, & Medium Blue circles- TLC, Blue Plaid - SBW (Scrapbook Wizard paper stack # 2) & Vellum,  Stickers Letters: Lt Brown & Black Sticky Keys -Monenta, Blue - Thickers, Deco Scissor:- small Scallop-  Fiskars USA l, Die Cut: Moon TLC, Adhesive: Tombow & Glue Dots, Other; Paint chips - Walmart, Paint:  Cream Paint drops - Plaid, Stamps: Chevron & swirls - Michaels ($1 section), Ink: Studio G.

This Layout is for the Humpty Dumpty Challenge : Use a Tiled photo (cut, show the space and re-make your picture) on your page. 
Close up of the title and mister
 Close up of phote tile
my favorite of the 
little cardinal is staring @ the squirrel 
like you better share!

 Close up of my stamped bird and seeds
For this layout I used the following products: 
Base of layout: Back side of a double sided pattern paper - not sure who, Cardstock: Green - Bazzil, Pattern Paper: Pink & Red Dot - MME (My Minds Eye) Red (back of the pink & red dot) - MME, Striped - DCWV - Pet Stack, 

Stickers Letters:Tall Black Thin one - EK Succes, Small Black - Recollections,

 Deco Scissor:- small Scallop - Fiskars USA Punch: Boarder Punch - Fiskars USA, Stamps: Bird & Small Circle - Studio G, Ink:Black - Ranger Archival, Walnut Stain - Tim Holz, Watercolor Pencils: Faber-Castell,  Paint: Paint Drops - Plaid Acrylic paint in Dark Red and Green, Adhesive: Tombow, Aleene's Quick Dry Glue &  Glue Dots, Other; Corrigated Cardboard, Trimmer - Fiskars USA

Some More Fun......

I wanted to let everyone know that Cookin' Up Creations will be having a blog hop next week. I hope that you join us for all the fun.

Also, I wanted to remind you of the challenges we are doing over on Cookin' Up Creations site.
Nursery Rhyme Challenges on Cookin' Up Creations. Here is the list of challenges so far:
7/1 - Sunday - Start of Nursery Rhyme Challenges - Hey Diddle Diddle
7/2 -Monday's is make up day - a review day - no challenge. See our Cookin' Up Creations Blog
7/3 - Tuesday's Challenge is Humpty Dumpty
7/4 -Wednesday's Challenge is If All the World were Paper
7/5- Thursday's Challenge is Pop Goes the Weasel
7/6 - Friday's Challenge is Queen of Hearts
7/7 - Saturday's Challenge is What Little Boys are Made of (also a sketch see below)
7/8 - Sunday's Challenge is ABC 
7/9 - Monday is a Make up day - see above.
7/10 - Tuesday's Challenge is Mary had a Little Lamb
7/11 - Wednesday's Challenge is Hickory Dickory Dock
7/12 - Thursday's Challenge is Eeny, Meeny Miny Moe
7/13 - Friday's Challenge is Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

Saturday's Sketch # 219 from Nuts about Sketches