Our fourth and last October challenge is all about those beloved recipes handed down from friends and family, and the comfort food that always reminds us of home and happy times. Our design team has whipped up some delicious pages to inspire you.
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Sponsored supplies used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Clove Felt Cardstock 80# 12×12,” ” Brilliant White Cardstock 80# 12×12”
Paint, stencil, adhesive: Plaid “Apple Barrel: Vanilla Ice Cream,” “Simply Stencils Value Packs: Damask,” “Mod Podge: Paper” & “Mod Podge: Matte”
Vintage ledger, book & sheet music paper, lace trim, nylon thread: Gauche Alchemy “Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit”
Stamp: For the Luv of Art “Sweet Ollie stamp set”
Additional supplies used:
60s fashion paper: Chronicle Books “Hemlines: Mix and Match Stationery”
Alpha stickers: October Afternoon “Mini Market Stickers: Black & Cream,” Basic Grey “Max and Whiskers: Micro Mono Stickers;” Chipboard utensils: Cosmo Cricket “Early Bird: Ready Set Chipboard;” Felt accents: Basic Grey “Nook and Pantry: Woolies;” Sequins: Doodlebug Designs, Inc: “Flower Sequins: Rasberry Sunrise” & “Seabreeze;” Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts “Craft Punches: Monarch Butterfly Embossing Punch”
My wonderfully talented mom has always loved spaghetti; in our house, Italian food is pretty much a staple. What’s even better is Mom’s homemade sauce! It makes the meal.
1. Include a photo of yourself preparing the dish, or a photo of the completed dish.
3. Make a copy of the original recipe, or hand write the recipe on a card and include it on your layout.
5. Use a shape punch or border punch somewhere on your page.
After stenciling and painting in my own damask pattern on a sheet of Brilliant White cardstock, I ended up loosely tracing over the designs with a black pen and then cutting them out individually, making sure to leave a white border around them. I then adhered the pattern to the Clove Felt cardstock to use as my base for this layout.
To soften the hot pink of the lace, I painted over it with Vanilla Ice Cream acrylic paint. A couple of layers allowed some of the pink to show through, just enough to give it a rosy tint and to better blend in with the other elements of my layout.
As in my October newsletter project, I customized my For the Luv of Art stamp set to suit my needs. This time, I took the tiny “You are my ♥” stamp and cut it apart to form the word “yum.” Again, because the stamp is acrylic, I can just piece it back together on an acrylic block and use it whole!
Not only did I have fun creating the layout for this challenge, the afternoon spent cooking up the recipe was totally awesome. Three of my aunts happened to be in town visiting my mother, so we all got together to create my grandmother’s Croatian Potato Salad recipe. Unfortunately I got so caught up in preparing the dish with them, that I forgot to take a photograph of them all together! Drat! But I did get a photo of my Aunt Sally doing her magical potato peeling trick for us.
For the additions to the challenge I included a photograph of the finished dish, as well as the hand-written recipe card that my Aunt Kathleen wrote out for me. After deciding on how I wanted to lay the page out, I realized that I needed a special place for the recipe card and didn’t want to permanently affix it to the page in case my daughters ever wanted to recreate the dish for themselves at some point in the future. So I cut the side off an envelope, adhered it to the layout and then adhered the dish photograph on top of the that. That created the perfect spot to put the recipe card, which I attached a bit of ribbon to, so the card can be pulled out of the envelope easily.
To incorporate our sponsor products for this challenge. I created the flower leaves from wallpaper that was included in my Gauche Alchemy kit, I painted a thin coat of Plaid’s Folk Art paint in Mettalic Peridot to give the leaves a bit of shine. I also embossed them and folded them to add texture to the layout. I added the stamped “Enjoy” from the For the Luv of Art “My Favorite Things” stamp set as well and colored it up a bit with a couple of Copic Markers. Discount Cardstock’s “Really Red” cardstock was the perfect mat for all my photographs too!
I also added a journal block to tell about the fabulous day I spent with my aunts and my mother cooking, as well as to explain where the recipe card is “hidden”.
Sponsor Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Really Red 80# 12×12”
Stamps: Plaid: For the Luv of Art “My Favorite Things stamp set”
Embellishments: (Leaves) Gauche Alchemy “Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit”
Paint: Plaid: Folk Art “671 Metallic Peridot”
Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Cream”
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon “Thrift Shop: Complete, Collector’s Item, and Needs Paint”
Ink: Ranger: Archival Ink “Coffee”
Embellishments: Papertrey Ink Grosgrain Ribbon: “Pure Poppy”, Webster’s Pages “Sparklers”, American Company: “Shipping Tag”, Melissa Frances: “Kitschy Kitchen Chipboard”
Other Tools: Copic: Markers: “BG11 and R29”, Fiskars: Border Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and envelope, ProvoCraft: Cuttlebug and “Swirls Embossing Folder”.
I guess I started using this recipe about 12 or 13 years ago. On Christmas morning, we always went to my in-laws for brunch, and my mother-in-law made her traditional brunch. As Shane grew, we decided to start staying home for our own traditional brunch. And that’s what this quiche is. I make it every single year. I also use this recipe when we have company. It’s so easy, quiche, and it’s a press-in-the-pan crust. No rolling pin!! REally don’t you think it looks yummy?
I have used three of this week’s options in my layout:
#1 – I used a photo of the finished dish that was taken last Christmas; #3 – I die-cut a fancy recipe card using my Slice Bon Appetit card and hand-wrote the recipe for the layout; #4 – I used kraft cardstock for my background. I so seldom do that! It was fun to paint it using the big circle mesh. I let the mesh dry and added that to the page as well. The splatters in the corners are from an All Night Media background stamp. I love that one!!
Can I tell you a secret? I have really been challenged this month designing for Better Living Through Scrapbooking! I am not much of an ephemera girlie, but these challenges have helped me grow and learn more about myself as a scrapbooker. I truly appreciate that about BLTS, and I hope as you go through the challenges you learn more about yourself, too!!
Sponsored Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Kraft 80# 12×12, Really Red 80# 12×12″
Stamps: For the Luv of Art “My Favorite Thing”s stamp set, Plaid “All Night Media: Splatter Background stamp”
Papers and embellishments: Gauche Alchemy “Punchinella, Kitsch Delish Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit”
Paint: Plaid “Apple Barrel: Antique White”
Additional Supplies Used:
Embellishments: American Crafts “Chocolate Ribbon”; Making Memories Slice “Bon Appetit design card” Colorbox “Chestnut Roan ink”
Let me introduce you to my BEAUTY!!! My Beautiful Gorgeous Banana Cream Pie. I love this pie so much that I made two of them for my family, but this one got it’s cameo. I’m so proud about how high my meringue is too. The funny thing is that I don’t even like meringue. In fact it reminds me off of cow slobber. But, my family loves it and I love them! They really loved this challenge because I spent all day in the kitchen making pies for them, LOL!
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock: “Classic Magenta 12×12 80#”
Adhesive: Plaid “Mod Podge: Dimensional Magic”
Stamps: For the Luv of Art “My Favorite Things stamp set”
Embellishments: Gauche Alchemy “ACME Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit”
Other Supplies Used:
American Crafts- City Park Collection:12×12 sheet Courtland Gardens (Glitter) (2-sided)
American Crafts- City Park Collection:12×12 1 sheet Lincoln Park (2-sided)
American Crafts- City Park Collection:12×12 1 sheet Fairmont Gardens (2-sided)
12×12 sheet American Crafts Mulberry Cardstock
American Crafts – Thickers – Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers – Rainboots – Aqua American Crafts – Thickers – Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers – Rainboots – Raspberry Martha Stewart Crafts – Edge Punch – Optic Dot
BasicGrey – Opaline Collection – Pearls – Heart Trio Half Pearls