Monday, December 12, 2011

Cookin' Up Creations DT Call

Do you love scrapbooking challenges?  Do you enjoy chatting on forums and making new online friends?  Then you have what it takes to be a member of our Master Chef Challenge Team at Cookin' Up Creations

Cookin' Up Creations focuses on our Blue Plate Special Challenges, and we want YOU to be a part of it!  We offer a NEW challenge everyday except Monday (weekly make up day) on our forum, with a prize drawing at the end of the month.  We are looking for five or six team members for a six month term.  

Your responsibilities will include: 

~ Presenting a "Blue Plate Special" challenge was a week  

~ Posting regularly on the forum message board and initiating at least four new topics  each week

~ Posting comments regularly in our members gallery

~ Assisting with and participating in special events, such as crops, blog hops and special challenges

~ Promoting Cookin' Up Creations on your personal blog, Facebook and wherever else allowed. 

We offer you the opportunity to showcase your work and a chance to expand your creativity through participation on our active, dynamic Challenge Team.  Challenge Team members are eligible for the prize drawings.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's up with this crazy freakin' weather!!!

For the past three days I have been walking around in a pair of shorts and tank top!'s November!!!  I feel sticky and I don't like feeling sticky.  I have the ceiling fans running and the only window in this old house that will open, is open!  I finally broke down yesterday and turned the a/c back on so I could get some housework done.  But alas, we had a rain shower last night and again this morning so hopefully that will cool things off a bit.

I've been doing some blog hopping lately and ran across a link to a photo editing software that you can download to your computer.  It's called Pixlr-o-matic and it adds a vintage, retro look to your photos.

Here's a before photo of the windmill just outside my office window.

And here's an after.

Here's a before photo of my son Kyle.

And and after using an effects layer and grunge frame.

I love it!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Saturday is World Card Making Day

I don't know about you but I always need a thank you or birthday card.  And even though I try to keep a stash of cards built up there are those times when I need a special card.   So grab your supplies and head on over to Citrus Tree Studio tomorrow for some fun card challenges brought to you by the CTS design team.

I hope to see ya there!

Mini Crop at CUC!

One of the DT members (Sandy Liles) is hosting a mini crop over at Cookin' Up Creations this weekend.  Challenges have already been posted and you have until Wednesday, Oct. 5th 11:59 CST to complete the challenges.  Wanna play along?  Grab your supplies and head on over.

I'll see ya there! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goodbye Long Hot Summer!

Am I sad to see you go.....hell no!  This has been one of the hottest summers on record.  We've had very little rain fall this summer, not to mention weeks of record breaking temps.  It's been one of those stay inside under the air conditioner type of summers.  But alas fall is approaching, and you know what that means.......brisk mornings and evenings spent on the front porch, crock pots of chili, jalapeno cornbread, flannel pj's and pumpkin spice candles......oh how I love this time of year!  

Here are a few layouts that I created over the summer months.

For the Record - Echo Park.

Basic Grey and Pink Paislee.

Origins - Basic Grey.

Urban Prairie - Basic Grey.

and Life of the Party - Basic Grey.

That's it for now.  I have a pork loin in the crock pot that is smelling pretty damn good right now and I want to get the boys fed, kitchen cleaned so I can settle down on the couch and watch me some NCIS!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Paper Smooches and EAD Designs Blog Hop

Paper Smooches has partnered up with EAD Designs to make rub ons and stickerz.  For a chance to win a prize pack from both of these companies all you have to do is visit the Paper Smooches blog and leave a comment by midnight pacific time July 24.  One lucky winner will be announced the following Monday, July 25th.  For an even greater chance at winning just Facebook, Tweet or post about the hop on your blog.  Well, what are you waiting for???

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kraft Core Cardstock!

Oh em gee! Coredinations has gone and did it again!!! They have come out with a kraft core cardstock!!! Some of you know how much I love using my kraft cardstock so imagine how excited I am right now!!!

Check it out!!! ... raft-core/

Is this cool or what!!! I so want some of this!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

I'm Back!!!

What can I say?  Sometimes life and all it's little pressure's get in the way and you just need to take a step back and reevaluate things.  Well that pretty much happened to me.  I have stepped down from design teams, forums, blogging and pretty much crafting all together over the last 6 months.  It didn't help that shortly after that I was introduced to Facebook and Farmville.  Yes, I Jan Mosier am a Farmville addict.  And I'm not alone in this entire family is playing it too!  My husband and son (who I hold responsible because they needed a new neighbor) my mom, aunt, sister and niece all play and are just as addicted as I am.  Although my mother refuses to admit it.  She says to me, "you and Sandra (my sister) stay on that computer all the time!"  And how would she know if she wasn't on too.....huh, huh?  Try to figure that one out.  lol.  The good news is I have started crafting again and last months use your stash BPS (Blue Plate Special) challenges over at Cookin' Up Creations have really helped.

Here's a few projects that I completed last month.

I love how this one turned out.  And I even dusted off the baby Cricut to cut the letters.

I did these for a Christmas tag swap.  I thought they were a little big but one of the ladies said she hung hers on the tree so that wasn't so bad. 

 A simple layout of my beautiful stepdaughter Jackie and her handsome husband, Adam.

This next layout is so not my style but I really liked the results.  Sometimes you just have to let the photo choose which papers you use and that's exactly what I did.

And I will never look at an empty toilet paper roll the same way again.  lol.  It's now a gift card holder.  Just add a gift card to a tag and slip it in the opening at the end.  BTW, if you're grossed out about the TP roll you can always use a paper towel roll. 

If you're still here, thank you for taking the time to look.  Happy Valentine's Day and be sure to hug the ones you love!