Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Entries~~~

Thanks so much to all of you who entered the November Sketch Challenge. Here are the amazing entries qualifying for this month's random drawing!

Alicia's colors and flower folding just knocked my socks off! Of course, anything featuring beignets would get me anyway...but seriously, isn't this just fabulous!!!
Kathy is sharing some comfort food this month. YUMMMMMMY!
Joan has a cute story about this little guy on her blog. Loving those animals!!!

Annie got hers in just under the wire! She flipped the sketch and I just LOVE how it looks this way! 

And finally we have one layout featuring Cookbookin' Papers!!! Suzanne gets two entries into the drawing!!!

Good luck in the drawing, and yes, there are still a few more hours to enter. You've got until midnight tonight!
Happy Scrapping~

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This year, one little word sums up what I am grateful for: Family.

This is a wall hanging that I made a couple months back and I have been waiting for just the right time to share it with you all. I hope this Thanksgiving Day finds you surrounded by the family you love and that perhaps this project inspires you a little too.

I started with an Adornit Family Frame kit and spritzed the edges and the parts that would show with a bit of brown Maya Mist. Then I began covering it with my favorite Sweet Summertime paper, Sunflowers!
I simply used some glue to adhere the paper.
 Then I got to work filing, sanding, general distressing...
 I was going for an antique look so I added LOTS of inks!

Once I had the backing completed I set to work on the family cutout.
 Again I was really going for that antique look so I used some distress ink on all the papers.
 I used my trusty no measure, just hold up in the air and see if it fits method for backing the individual letters. For some letters I used photos, for others I used some classic Cookbookin' papers.

Finally, I adhered three photos to the wooden cutouts that hang from the family plaque. I printed all my photos in sepia and even sanded them a bit to give even more "age."

To finish off my project I added a few Sassafras buttons, Prima flowers and checked ribbon. 

~~~May you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving~~~

Monday, November 15, 2010

Get dressed!

Designer Joanne Trinidad Thompson has really outdone herself this time! Just check out this incredible dress form she decorated with Cookbookin's Modern Market collection!
Jo had lots of fun altering this metal dress form. She said it was like playing dress up, but with paper. She pleated strips of paper and wrapped them around the frame. It looks just like material!!! Chenille yarn forms the skirt, some beaded black fringe trims the bottom of the skirt and tied at the waist is some beautiful black satin ribbon. 
Jo used the coordinating papers from Modern Market to create these gorgeous handmade flowers.
After forming the flowers she added some black bling accents. Aren't these just magnificent flowers!!!

The Modern Market line uses these bright festive colors that Jo thought would be fun to incorporate into a non-cooking project such as this one. We hope this beautiful project inspires YOU to think outside of the box when using our wonderful papers.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

October Winner!!!

I used an old-fashioned approach to choosing October's random winner...the old names in a pot trick;) My trusty assistant was diligent in his duties even though the pot was just about too heavy for him to hold. Nonetheless, he performed his duties perfectly while I snapped away!

Congratulations SANDY! Email your snail mail address to LotsToScrap at gmail and I'll have your prize shipped right out!

Monday, November 1, 2010

~November Sketch Challenge~

November? Really??? Already? Time has just been zooming by for me lately. Here we are in November and that means it is time for a new sketch challenge. This month Julie Bonner has designed a fabulous sketch just for us!
AND Cookbookin' is providing yet another wonderful prize kit. This month's PRIZE is the ADORABLE Sugar and Spice Collection:

How about a little DT INSPIRATION to get you off and scrapping?

Joann used a fun theme for her recipe, a crop at her local scrapbook store! These paper's are from Cookbookin's Mom's Diner line.

Jennifer used some Sweet Summertime.

Jennifer's complete supply list:
Paper - Cookbookin'
Buttons - American Crafts, unknown
Twine, Ribbon - Creative Impressions
Felt - Joann's
Alpha Stickers - Basic Grey, October Afternoon
Ink - ClearSnap

And finally, I used the Gourmet Holiday line:

Here is my not so "secret recipe" for super easy Stromboli;)
Just click on the picture to make it BIGGER.

I LOVE Cookbookin's "Market Fresh" brads that I used for my flower centers. Just the perfect little unexpected touch~

My challenge for you is to create your very own layout {or card} based on Julie's sketch.  In order to be entered into our drawing your project must have something to do with cooking, a recipe, eating, a restaurant, food, a kitchen...you get the idea! AND ~If you use Cookbookin' product somewhere on your project I will enter you in the random drawing TWICE! Happy Scrapping!