Thankful contest and DT call!

Creative Cookbooking is having another contest!

For this contest you must do a layout or altered project on what you are thankful for, whatever inspires you. Use fall/warm colors, journaling of some kind is a must, and you must alter something... your whole project can be an altered item or you can alter an item on your project (ie….alter one of your embellishments or your alphas) just be creative!

These must be new layouts or altered items and posted in the Creative Cookbooking Flickr Gallery with your name and in the description labeled "Thankful Contest". Please also link them to the challenge thread so we can all admire them too. You will not only be playing for an awesome prize provided by Cookbookin.com, but your winning layout/project will also be featured on our blog. The design team will select the winning layout/project by voting for their favorite layout/project based on the layout itself and by following the challenge as described. The deadline for this contest is November 30 at midnight, EST time.

Here is my almost completed layout. My family will each journal what they are thankful for on their own tag. It's so much fun to display the thankful layouts from years past. :-)

Ch{all}enge Masters is holding a design team call. Here are the details:

Ch{all}enge Masters is looking for 2 new group leaders!
1. Go Green Group Leader
2. Altered Group Leader

Group Leader Requirements:
*Post 1 new challenge on assigned date each month along with a project sample to your challenge group.
*Make sure you leave a comment in the gallery on each of your category's submissions.
*Be as active as possible on the forums daily.
*Check the Design Team group daily for posts containing important information or requiring your response.
*If you have stuff going on in your life, you're going on vacation or whatever & you can't be around, contact a member from the site's ADMIN to let us know.
*Since there is no compensation for your design duties, you are eligible to participate in all of our to win the prize each month!!! Please play along as much as you'd like!
To apply, please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: challengemasters@gmail.com . Please send a .jpg of 1 {only 1 please!} layout/project that best represents your style along with your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 27th. Don't forget to let us know which position you would like to fill.

If you're interested, click on the link and come on over and check us out! :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my scrappy friends! Thanks for stopping by!


Challenge Masters challenge layouts

The challenges by the awesome design team at Ch{all}enge Masters kicked my mojo into gear! I've completed all of them, and my Kitchen Keepsakes and Book of We albums are so thankful to have new layouts in them! :-)

This one is for the Book of We challenge:

And this is the facing page, which is my layout for the Book of Him challenge. My friend Stace gave me a visual tutorial on the burlap flower. :-) The challenge was to have a pic of only him, and feature his handwriting somewhere on the layout. He was being such a pill about it, and after I stuck the journaled strip on the layout, I noticed he said he is SMARTEST. Needless to say, he's very amused with himself. :-P

Both of these layouts used sketches from Scrapsketch. :-)

I hope y'all will come back for the blog hop on Dec. 5th and 6th! I'm bursting at the seams to show you what I've created! Of course, I'll be back before then, I'm just saying, I stink at keeping secrets! :-D

Have a great weekend and a very blessed Thanksgiving!


New look

Ohmygosh, you can't imagine the PANIC you feel when you realize that instead of adding a blinkie, you've wiped out your entire blog! :-O So, HOURS worth of work later, here I am. What do you think? LOL

I've added a couple of things, like the "Follow Me" thingie on the side. See it? ------> C'mon! Follow me! You know you wanna! :-D

Have a great hump day! :-)


Jingle Bell Hop!

We hope you'll play along with us! Many of the Design Masters are offering RAKs at each stop and if you visit all of the stops, you'll have a chance at winning the grand prize! I'll show you that in a later post. I'm very excited to show you some holiday projects I've been working on as well! :-)

And since I've been working on projects, I only have one layout to share this time. I hope to rectify that soon!

Megan came home a couple of weeks ago from college and highlighted her sisters hairs. I had Caitlyn and Peyton write in their own words as to what they thought of it. As usual, they are as different as night and day. LOL

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! :-)


Welcome CC&M blog hoppers!

Weren't Joan's projects great? If you didn't arrive here from Joan's blog, you don't want to miss what the designers have in store for you! The CC&M Mega Recipe Blog Hop starts at http://diecutdiva.com

Welcome to the first day of the Creative Cuts & More Mega Recipe Blog Hop, which will feature the 8”x8” Treasured Family Recipes Kit!

There are 24 designers who have created wonderful pages to inspire you. I've been so excited to show you my creations using the Treasured Family Recipes Kit, featuring Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line! First up, the first 3 pages of the mini album:

Here is a two page spread that I did for Megan's recipe album. I gotta tell you, I'm SO not a souffle fan, but Megan made this last time she was home from college and it was YUMMO!

I used the scraplift challenge from Ch{all}enge Masters for this one.

Did you notice how I drew the salt and pepper coming out of the shakers? This is what happens when I scrap at 3 a.m.! :-D

And to show how versatile these papers are, here's a layout I did. All of the papers and the adorable die cut tree are from the kit.

And there's lots left over to make several more layouts! Love, love, love that! So, read on, because you'll want to see the deal that's coming at ya!

As part of the celebration CC&M will be having a great sale! For the next six days, they are offering 20% off the entire store!!! But act quickly, it is only for six days – this sale will end on Nov 14th. Make sure you enter this code recipebloghop2009 during checkout. How awesome is that! :-)

As a continuing part of the celebration CC&M will of course give away great gifts. Each day they will give away one kit. Here's the twist – go through the blog hop, leave wonderful comments for the designers. After you have finished the blog hop, return to www.diecutdiva.com and instead of leaving a comment, share a recipe to have a chance at winning the kit. Share the recipe on your blog and link it back and get another chance to win the kit! Pretty cool, right? Not only a chance to win a kit, but collect some awesome recipes as well!

Make sure you check back at www.diecutdiva.com tomorrow for the Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Kit Blog Hop. They will also have 24 designers who will be showcasing their great creations and sharing holiday treat recipes.

Now it's time to hop along to Angie's blog for some more fabulous creations!

Cya at the end, happy hopping! :-)


I've been a scrapping fool!

Unfortunately, I can't show you most of my creations until Monday. LOL BUT, I can show you a couple.

My friend Stace is such a talented scrapper, WHEN she scraps. :-P So in honor of her first scrapped page in forEVER, I lifted her. LOL The paper is Graphic 45 and the photo is Peyton with her newly highlighted hair, courtesy of big sister Megan. Hard to believe she's only 13. :-O

Here's one I did for the technique challenge on Ch{all}enge Masters. This was oh so messy, but I love the result! Thanks for the challenge Dana!

I hope y'all are having a very scrappy weekend! I will see y'all bright and early Monday for the Creative Cuts and More blog hop, right? Right?? RIGHT!!! :-D


Coming your way!

The Creative Cuts and More design team, the "Die Cut Divas", are gearing up along with a bunch of super talented paper crafters from around the blogosphere, including yours truly, for a Mega Recipe Blog Hop!! Can you say Cosmo Cricket? Well, the kit includes the awesome Early Bird line! Be sure to stop by on Monday and Tuesdsay, November 9th & 10th!

If you'd like a chance at winning a little blog candy, then you can help spread the word about the hop. Copy this blinkie and add it to your blog or your place on the web, come back, leave me a comment showing me where you put it and you are entered! Easy and fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back on Monday with some creations I made using the fabulous kit from Creative Cuts and More. :-)


Whatcha doin' next weekend?

Nothing, right? How about a crop? Scrap for a Cure is hosting Autumn Bliss. It will begin on Friday evening and go through Sunday. There will be challenges and games posted all weekend long!!! Sounds like a fun weekend, right? Plus, they have tons of prizes to give away, so come and join me! :-)

I also thought I'd share a card I did today for Ch{all}enge Masters. The blue ticket was an afterthought, since the challenge called for a round Christmas card with blue on it. Hey! It's round! ED. LOL I'll spare showing you the back. :-D

I hope all my scrappy friends had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :-)