Friday, December 10, 2010

Candy Anyone?

This is an actual chicken feeder turned candy dish {never used for chickens;)} that I decorated for Christmas this year. I used Cookbookin's line called Sugar and Spice along with a bright gingham ribbon and a couple glittery snowflakes. 

I also decorated the "back" so that if the whim hits, I can turn this around and have a bit of a different look.
And just in case you were wondering what my little chicken feeder was wearing last is a shot of that. These papers are from Cookbookin's Cookin' up Memories collection.

Hope this season of joy is truly joyful for you all and that you are ALL working on the Holiday Sketch Challenge...okay, so you don't have to worry about THAT quite yet, remember it is not due until January 31, 2011. NEXT year!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

November Winner~~~

The randomly chosen winner for November's Sketch Challenge is KATHY!!! Congrats to you Kathy, email me your address and I'll get your prize right out to you. Thanks again to all who entered!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Sketch Challenge~~~

Maybe you have noticed, I am posting the sketch challenge this month on the second instead of on the first...there is a reason for this! This month we have a very special sketch from Cheri O'Neill over at Let's Scrap and it is a TWO page sketch! Isn't it FANtastic!?!?!

I loved working with this sketch for my Thanksgiving Menu layout.
Every year I waste time hunting around through my computer looking for my Holiday I decided to go ahead and make layouts this year for my scrappy cookbook so I could find them more easily. Each year we have a special dish or two but this layout lists all the "Must Haves" for each Thanksgiving at our home.

I used several different Cookbookin' papers for this layout as well as their stickers, some cardstock, and some random trim that I picked up at Michaels for the twig sprigs;).
I just ADORE this little oven sticker from Cookbookin's Harvest Kitchen collection. All the goodies baking away inside it that sweet little oven...
I find it so very important to keep perspective and appreciate what I have at this time of year. That thought was the inspiration for including Cookbookin's beautiful "Count Your Blessings" sticker. I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and if the busy-busy craziness of the Holiday season starts to get to you, just take a deep breath and count your blessings. It can't hurt...;)

Your challenge this month is to use Cheri's two-page sketch to create a cooking/eating/ food themed layout. This time, just so no one feels any pressure, you have TWO months to complete your project and link it back here in the comment section. {Are you seeing a pattern?} Yes, you may choose to do only one side or the other of the sketch in case you are not a two-page layout person. HOWever, if you do complete a two-page layout, you get two entries into the drawing AND if you use any Cookbookin' product on your layout you get an extra entry that way as well. So, if you do a two-page layout using Cookbookin' product anywhere on your layout you get THREE entries into the random drawing. Good luck and happy scrapping.
And up for grabs is this incredible Gourmet Holiday kit!
Check back tomorrow to see who wins the November prize!!!