Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Dig You & RCS #82

Here is my latest creation of our newest family member, Sandy.  Sandy (a.k.a Daisy) belonged to a friend or relative of my new neighbors at the top of the hill. She would dig out of the their fence and come down to visit with us and our pups.  For some strange reason she took to me.  After about the third time of me calling them to let them know she was down here, they asked if I wanted her.  I said, sure why not.  When you have 5 already what's one more, right?  And do you know she has only dug out of our fence once and it was because I was out of town.  Hubby let her out inside the fence with the other dogs and she wouldn't come back in for him....not even for a cookie.  Apparently, she likes me more!  lol.  

For this layout I used the October Scraptastic Heart It Races kit and some old Jillibean Soup sticker letters.

I'm linking this up with the Marley & Me Challenge over at Red Carpet Studio.  The challenge is to create a project featuring an animal and now that I have 6 canines, this one was a piece of cake!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tag You're It

Ran across a new least new to me anyways, last week called Tag You're It.  They're up to their ninth challenge now and I thought hmmm, what better way to get back into the swing of things so I decided to play along.

Here's the inspiration photo.

And here's my tag.

As you can see I dusted off some old punches, dies and stamps for this one. Thanks for looking. And if you decide you want to play along you can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Taco Tuesday at Cookin' Up Creations

Lots of changes on the Cookin' Up Creations forum.  Our challenges now run Monday - Fridays.

Meatloaf Monday is now a recipe challenge.
Taco Tuesday is a sketch challenge.
Soup of the Day Wednesday is a scraplift challenge.
Take-out Thursday is a focus challenge.....techniques, colors, products or themes.
And Potluck Friday is a stash challenge.

If you haven't visited the forum lately then head on over and take a look around.  If you like what you see then sign up and join us.  We wold love to have you.   Here's the link. Cookin' Up Creations.

This past week was my turn to choose a sketch and run with it.  I chose this sketch I found on the Elle's Studio blog.

And here is my layout.

This is a layout of my boys cruising down the road in their "new" 1980 Super Sport El Camino project car.  My husband has been wanting a project car for he and our son to work on for years now and this is it.  I can't wait for the weather to cool off a little bit so the two of them can tinker with it. 

I'm also linking this layout in the Layers (Challenge #145) over at Use Your Stuff.

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cookin' Up Creations Scrap Your Stash Month!!!

This is always my favorite month over at Cookin' Up Creations!  It's a chance for me to use up some of my old stash that I've been hoarding, forgot I had or never got around to using......yeah, you know what I'm talking about.  And if you're like me you have lots of it too!  This year we've decided to add a new twist to the challenges.  We will be scraplifting a layout from the Cookin' Up Creations gallery while using our stash.....after all, we gotta make room for some new stuff, right?. So grab your supplies and join me over at Cookin' Up Creations and let's put a dent in our stash!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

SOS #129: Holiday or Winter

I made 12 of these tags for a Christmas tag swap that Petra hosted on the Cookin' Up Creations forum.  As usual, I waited until the last minute to make mine and I was in such a hurry to get them sent off that I forgot to snap a pic of all the tags.  Luckily, I found this one on my Iphone.  I sent it to my friend Tammy over at Cookin' Up Creations to get her opinion on whether I should use ribbon or twine.  As you can see, the majority chose the twine.  lol.

I am linking this up with the SOS #129: Holiday or Winter challenge over at Shopping Our Stash.
My stash items include: brads, kraft paper and twine.  I also dusted off a Sizzlet snowflake die that I purchased a couple of years ago, a circle punch and a Spellbinders Label Three die.

25 Days of Christmas

Join us all month long as we celebrate the 25 days of Christmas.  Each day over at Cookin' Up Creations the Challenge Team will post a challenge about Christmas and/or anything to do with the holiday season.  So make sure you check out what the team has in store for you this month.!  Let's play!

Also Cookin' Up Creations is having a Challenge Team call so be sure to check out all the details below.   You will need to hurry though, the last day of submissions is December 13th.  Projects do not need to be new but do need to be recent. 

CUC Challenge Team Call

Do you love scrapbooking challenges? Do you enjoy chatting on forums and making new online friends? Are you upbeat and love to blog, scrapbook, make cards or alter things, 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 (approximately 20-25 challenges posted per month), with a prize drawing at the end of each month. We are currently looking for five to six 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 Friday December 13th, 2013 at 9:00 pm EST. Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than Monday December 16th, 2013. Your position will begin immediately after your acceptance. Your “official” term will begin on January 1st, 2014 and end June 30th, 2014.

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 two cards or other paper crafting projects that you feel showcase your best work
-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 be a registered member 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.