Friday, June 28, 2013

CUC Challege #25 - Make A Bow

We're still celebrating Cookin' Up Creations 4th birthday over at the CUC forum and I'm in charge of 3 challenges this week. With that in mind, I thought I would keep things super simple and easy and expand on the gift wrapping idea a little further.  I had issued a gift wrapping challenge earlier in the month using tags and chipboard letters in place of bows.  So I thought, hmmm why not make a bow!  I knew it could be done because one of the DT Members (Cassy) introduced them last Christmas on the forum but I couldn't remember the measurements.  So I searched Pinterest looking for a tutorial and this is what I found.  Bow Tutorial.

And here is my bow.

Who knew a box of Jello pudding mix could look so cute!  lol.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cookin' Up Creations turns 4!!!

It's hard to believe that Cookin' Up Creations is turning 4 this year!  I joined the forum about 6 months after it was up and running and it has been home to me ever since.  Every morning I grab a cold Pepsi and sit down in front of the computer and check in to see what the ladies have been up too.  It's a great place to hang out and I feel like I know each and every one of them personally.  If you're looking for a great little community on the web that shares your passion for all things paper, then you should probably head on over and check us out.

This month CUC is celebrating it's birthday all month long with lots of games, prizes and challenges.  From making your own birthday hats to creative gift wrapping, all while using your scrap supplies.

Here are a couple of pics of gift wrapping using old paper, ribbon, chipboard letters and tags........kind of a gift within a gift, would you say?      

I am so pleased with the way these turned out that I don't think I will ever buy another gift bag as long as I live.  lol.

So what are you waiting for?  An invitation perhaps?  Okay, you have now been officially invited by me to come join us for our big Birthday Bash over at Cookin' Up Creations!

I'm also linking this up with the Photo Inspiration - Challenge #89 over at Use Your Stuff.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sketches4all and SOS - All About Our Guys

It seems we are honoring the men in our lives this month over at SKETCHES4ALL and Scrap Our Stash.  Since Mr. J doesn't like having his picture taken I decided to create a layout of our one and only son, Kyle.
This is the sketch I had to work with.  It's by Kristine Davidson at My Scraps and More. 

 And here is my take on it. 

I loved the sketch and I love the black and white photo of Kyle but for some reason this layout just didn't come together for me the way I wanted it to.  It laid on my scrap table for several days and I added to it, took away from it, until I finally said enough is enough.  I glued everything down and called it DONE!  It's definitely not one of my favorite layouts but I will put in the album and try to forget about it for now.

I'm also linking this up with Use It Tuesday Challenge #56 - Anything Goes.
Lasting Memories LM #143 - Opposites Attract. 

And don't forget about the big Birthday Bash and CT Call going on at Cookin' Up Creations this month.  Stop by the forum to see if it's a good fit for ya and if you like what you see, register.  You can find all the details about the CT Call in the post below.  Layouts do not have to be new for this call but do need to be recent.   

Thanks for looking.