Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Sneak Peek...........

at my latest project. I am working on making each
of my kids a binder full of our family favorite recipes.
When they get a place of their own I will give it to
them as a housewarming gift. This is just a few of
the pages in the main dish / meat section.

This is more of a layout :) for a tuna casserole recipe.
I used the Cricut Lifes A Beach cartridge for the cuts.
This is one of my all time favorite cartridges....Sooo Much Fun!
I added lots of ink and stickles for bling. Paper for all pages below
is a mix of Wausau, DCWV, Paper Trey Ink, Making Memories and
misc brands from my stash.

A close up

Another close up

I like how this turned out....using non traditional
colors for the pig. Pig is from the Cricut Animal Kingdom
cartridge. The second page will have a picture of my son
making ham salad and on my daughters I will just do some journaling.
Border punch is Fiskars Apron Lace.

This is more of an old fashioned page. The
background paper reminds me of kitchen
wall paper.

Pages with journaling tags, ribbon, & buttons.

Some of my favorite pages from the DCWV kitchen stack.
I just love the colors and print. I am trying to include different stories
about some of the recipes. Hopefully preserving lots of memories.

There will be lots more to come. I plan to post
pictures of each section as I get them completed.
Once finished I will post pictures of the completed
album. TFL!


  1. This is a really neat thing to do for your kids. I love all your pages, but I really like the first one, tuna casserole one. Great job and I'm sure your kids are going to treasure this book forever.

  2. I love this! Really super cute! You've got a very cool style!

  3. I love this idea...I always enjoy your work...I have recently become a part of the bloggin world and will stop in often...smiles...Sandy

  4. Thank you ladies!!!!

    Sandy, glad to have you stop in and look forward to hearing from you again soon! :)

  5. What a great idea! Sounds like your kids like to be in the kitchen, just like mine do. My daughter makes chicken cutlets...egg it, sand (breadcrumbs), egg it!! She is 5 and my son is 7...he makes great hamburgers!! I need to do this for them...hope you don't mind if I "lift" your idea!!!

  6. Please come by my blog...I left youan award!

  7. Thank you Jeannine....I will be by your blog shortly.

    Yes, scraplift away!!! It sounds like your kids are quite accomplished cooks for being so young.....that is wonderful!

  8. Just came across your blog.....LOVE IT!!! I just got my Life is a Beach cart in the mail today .. and after seeing your TC recipe, I can't wait to make my own under the sea the are def under my favorite sites!!!!

  9. What a treasure this will be for your kiddos! You've done a beautiful job...TFS! I was thinking after I looked at the enlargements of all of your pages..."I hope she has page protectors for this 'recipe book'." I wouldn't want them to mess it up! Again, very nice...I love it!




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