Friday, May 31, 2013

Cookin' Up Creations CT Call

Do you love scrapbooking challenges? Do you enjoy chatting on forums and making new online friends? Then you may have what it takes to be a member of our Master Chef Challenge Team at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking 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 each day except Mondays on our forum, with a prize drawing at the end of each month. We are looking for five to six new team members for a six-month term.

Your responsibilities will include:
-Presenting a “Blue Plate Special” challenge once 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 Challenge Team. Challenge Team members are eligible for the prize drawings. All past and present members are encouraged to reapply.

Submissions will be taken through June 16th, 2013 at 9:00 pm EST. Challenge Team members will be notified no later than June 22nd, 2012 via email. Your position will begin immediately after your acceptance. Your “official” term will begin on July 1st, 2013 and end December 31st, 2013.

To apply:
Send the following requirements to Please put "Challenge Team Entry" in the subject line.
-Your name, address, email address and contact information
- A paragraph or two about yourself and your experience in scrapbooking and paper crafting
-Three recently completed layouts and/or two cards or other paper crafting projects
-Links to your personal blog and online gallery *do not have to have a blog to be considered.
-A paragraph about why you wish to join our team

Each applicant must have at least 15 posts on our forum. We would like to have the opportunity to get to know each of you before making our final decision, and encourage you to share your work with us here at Cookin' up Creations.

We encourage each applicant/participant to check out our Blue Plate Special Challenge Forum, and familiarize yourself with it, and how it works.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SOS Sketch Challenge #3 and CUC CT Call

As you may remember I'm guest designing over at Scrap Our Stash blog for the month of May and the second challenge this month is a sketch challenge.  And who doesn't love a good sketch!

This is the sketch that I was given to work with.

And here is my take on it.

As you can see I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.  I did however move the title and added a little something something at the bottom. And because this is a "stash" challenge blog we were also challenged to use at least 3 pre made flowers on our layouts.  So if you would like to participate in this months challenge over at Scrap Our Stash you can find all the details HERE.   And oh by the way, this is what you are playing for.

Not too shabby, eh?

I'm also linking this up with Challenge #84 Focused on Flowers over at Use Your Stuff and Challenge #55 You Can't Touch This over at Use It Tuesday.  My hoarded supplies are my Prima flowers and wood bicycle.

Thanks for looking! And just a heads up.  Cookin' Up Creations will be having a CT Call in the very near future, next month in fact.  So please head on over to the forum to look around.  If you like what you see, join it and introduce yourself.  It's a great way for you to get to know the members and to see if it's a good fit for ya.  If you want, you can tell 'em Jan sent ya.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Yes I know National Scrapbook Day was yesterday but just like my birthday I will probably celebrate it all week.  Hey, that's a good idea!  Maybe they will make National Scrapbook Week!  lol.  Anyhoo, since I'm guest designing over at Scrap Our Stash this month I thought I would play along with the NSD Stash challenge that they have going on this weekend.  I chose this sketch by Rochelle Spears.

And here is my take on it.

And before you all mumble under your breath about this being another layout of Cooper Pooper, let me remind you that I do have a 2 legged child but he is 23 and doesn't like having his picture taken anymore.  Mr. Cooper Pooper on the other hand, seems to love it.  I don't even have to bribe him with snacks!  lol.  This dog is a camera hound, I tell ya!  Anyhoo, my list of stash supplies include: tags, brads, decorative border punch, wood piece, paint, layered stickers and washi tape....technically the washi tape is a sticker but shhhh, I won't tell if you don't.  lol.  If I could have found some blang blang I would have found a place for it too but those of you that know me, know I don't do flashy.  Ha!

Thanks for looking and if you want to play along you have until midnight tonight.  You can find the challenge HERE.

 Also linking this up to the LM #138 'One Photo' challenge over at Lasting Memories

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SOS Challenge #3 Pattterned Paper Party!

This month I'm a guest designer over at the Scrap Our Stash blog along side a very talented group of ladies.  And the first stash challenge for the month of May, is a Patterned Paper Party! 

The challenge is to create a layout using 3 or more patterned papers from 3 or more different collections and rub-ons.

Here is my layout for the challenge.

Yes, I know it's another layout of  Mr. Cooper Pooper but what can I say, he is the only one here lately that will sit still long enough for me to snap a pic, hence the title.  lol.

For this layout I used 4 different pattern papers from 4 different manufacturer's - Basic Grey, Lawn Fawn, Echo Park and American Crafts.  The rub-ons - stars, quote, dog and hydrant on vellum tag are KI Memories.  I also matted my photo with vellum so that the patterns in the paper would show through.  And see that little clear star to the left of the photo, I cut it with my Sizzix machine and some plastic packaging from a Sizzix die that I had saved.

Thanks for looking and if you want to play along you can find the challenge here.  

CUC - Spring in to Summer

It's May 1st and that means it's another month of challenges over at Cookin' Up Creations! So grab your supplies and join us as we Spring in to Summer!