Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cookin' Up Creations Crop!

Do  you have what it takes to be top chef of the crop?

The CROP CHEF competition starts this Thursday, March 31 with the first of SIX challenges! Competitors will earn participation points, and there will be opportunities to earn extra points along the way. Forum members also will be able to vote for their favorite layouts.

The participant with the most points at the end of the competition will be named CROP CHEF. And her prize? A guest design team spot for May here at Cookin' Up Creations! The CROP CHEF will receive products from our sponsors and will create projects for the weekly design team reveals; will have the opportunity to issue Blue Plate Special challenges; and will be invited to participate in our upcoming blog hop and crop in honor of National Scrapbooking Day. The CROP CHEF also will be featured on our forum, our blog and our newsletter.

So ..... join in the fun and who knows .... you could be the next CROP CHEF!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy Continues

So today I think I'm feeling a little Sweet and Sassy!  What do you think?

First a little sweet Niki Silvis turtle...awwwwww......
I used 2 layersof core for the base. The first layer is white and the secod layer I distressed and added some chalk ink to add a little pop. 
And a little bit Sassy with this Bombshell! This entire card is Coordinations.  This is a great way to use up those little scraps you hate to get rid of.  I bet you have some laying around you could use. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy started quite some time ago, but today I want to share with you a few projects for the Core dt call. 
I started this page by choosing Webster's Pages patterned papers and the combining them with Core'dinations cardstock that was a perfect match off white on the front with a gorgeous yellow on the back.   I matted my photo with the same paper with the white side showing. 
I then used the cricut and cut flourishes from the Picturesque cartridge.  I embossed the top layer of this flourished with the swiss dots folder and sanded the top layer.  For the bottom flourish I reversed the cut and used the yellow side as the top layer.  I added some color to the edges of the swirls with a yellow copic marker. 

For these flowers I used the picturesce cricut cartridge and cut them at 2 and 3 inches.  I embossed just the top layer of the flower with swiss dots and  added some copic color to the edges and to the die cut lines. 

I added dimension to the flourishes with foam dots.  By using the  back of the coordinations paper I was able to a add beautiful contrast. 

Another close up of the gorgeous flourish. 

I finished the flourishes by added some pearl dots. 

I finished the project by addings a gorgeous May Arts Ribbon bow and vintage stick pins. 

BINGO!  I love the vintage look of bingo cards.  I simply sanded the bingo card and used it for the base of my Birthday card.  I combined it with Jenni Bowlin Studio papers and embellishments for a perfect match. 
 I used core'dinations for the base of this lay out.  I slightly distressed the edges of the larger base paper.  I then stitched around the patterned paper.  For the larger flower embellishment I sanded it then inked the edges. 
Here you can see how perfectly the core matches the MME papers.

Ok, so I realize it said 3 projects but I just love using Core'dinations so much and on everthing I have one more project to share today.  I think I'm feelin' a little JBS vintage!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my Core'dnations Creative Frenzy as much as I did creating it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

It's that time of  the month. All the girls come out to play with their PTI products.  For me I'm having an especially fun weekend as I'm spending my weekend at a Scrappy Retreat with 6 awesome gals.  They all just love my Clip It Up filled with all my PTI stamps and dies and I love seeing what everyone can do with the same stamps. 

On to the blog hop.  This months challenge was to use embroidery floss.   So I used dies to cut my flowers then laced them with pink floss.  Love these little flowers and they were so fun to make. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Moxie fab Challenge

Cityscapes Are On the Rise Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and this is what I created for the challenge!

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: My Stamp Box 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday blessings....

Listen...hear that!?  No fans or dehumidifiers!  It's so nice and peaceful.  If you don't look up, you wouldn't even know there is a huge hole in the ceiling.  We are getting back to normal for a few days anyway until they start the remodel.  I sure hope it goes quick! 

Anyway today I've been doing a little scrapping and thought I'd share a few of my projects.  First, I made this Birthday card for the JBS crop that is going on (actually they are all for the crop, even though not off of the product is JBS)  I'm seriously hitting my old stash before I have to much of an urge to order new stuff! 
 Next is a lo of Ashlyn.  The challenge was to use blue, brown and white.  The the carstock is coordinations and the birds are cut from JBS paper.  The punch is Martha stewart and I added a peom from MME.  The birds and leavs are colored with copics. 
 And fianlly a Cosmo Cricket Lo for the garland challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My day went from....

Just being a normal day, cleaning, laundry and the like to a total disaster!  I got up and started a load of laundry, put cleaning stuff in the tub to clean the jets and went downstairs to have breakfast. When I came back up I folded a load of laundry and started the next, now I'm getting ready to clean when I notice a cloud of foam coming out of the bathroom! OMG! Dishwasher soap and clorox aren't suposed to make suds! It's how the directions say to clean the jets and I've been doing it that way for 5 years! Now let me start by saying this photo is after I walked in the bathroom with suds up to my chest and tried to get rid of some. When Ashlyn yelled water is coming through the lights downstairs I figured I might need a photo for insurance purposes! 

To top things off the electrical outlets in the entire side of the house aren't working now! 

If bad things happen in 3's, I'm in trouble!!!!!!

Bet you can't top my bad day!