It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Christmas Cookies - "Tis" The Season
I will be bringing to you  2-3 pages of the jar book above featuring Cookbookin' papers over the next few days.  This mini album was such a joy to make and if you choose to make one, you will love yours too.  These albums make very special gifts for the "season" and will definitely be a one-of-a-kind gift.   

The cover features a handmade tag with eyelets, ribbon, Cricut words - Christmas and cookies.  The o's in the word cookies are hard candy stickers.  I also used vintage lace under the tag.  

Inside pages 1 & 2

Page 1 - features more vintage lace and pull tags.  The first large pull tag is pulled out using 'family favorites' at the top of the tag.  In the lace pocket are 2 more tags that can be used for journaling and/or recipes.  Next to the lace pocket are lines already on the paper to be used for anything you would like. 

Lace pocket with pull tags.

Pull tags from page 1.

Page 2

A pull tag with a sugar cookie recipe on it.  Of course you can put whatever recipe on it you want.  When the tag is taken out there are more lines for recipes or a photo.  When you open the little tag on the bottom, you have even more room.  Maybe 2 photos of the kids or grandkids making cookies.  How cute and so much fun.
Thanks for stopping by today and come back for the next 2 pages.  I will be posting again soon.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and remember our soldiers with respect and love for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Happy scrappin'

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Recipe Scrapbooking Papers
A few years ago I discovered a line of papers in my favorite scrapbooking store, Scrapbook Village in Glasgow, KY.   The papers are made for Gooseberry Patch and they are called Cookbookin' Recipe Scrapbook Kits.  Now, since that time it has been rumored that Cookbookin' bought back their rights and separated from Gooseberry Patch.  I do not know if that is true, but if it is or isn't I just fell in love with this line of papers and have had fun with them ever since.  The following information is on the back of the paper folder. 
I wanted to make a mini book and I came up with a jar book.  The book that I designed is in the shape of a jar with white folded paper bags in the inside.  The bags are attached by sewing them into the fold.  The pages will hold, very successfully, all the papers, recipe cards and ephemera you can add.  
I will be offering these books to purchase on my website.  So watch for them to appear.  I will also be giving one away on a RAK pack I will offer in the near future for all followers.  If you haven't joined yet, sign up and you will have a chance to win.
Thank you for checking in today and remember to try something new today.  Happy scrappin'.

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Howdy folks,
Well it has been about 3 weeks since my last entry.  Unfortunately I have been without the internet for that period of time.  We live in Nashville, TN and we have been without a land line phone and internet since the 5th of May.  It has been awful.  I am so behind with everything it will take me a while to catch up.  So please forgive me my fellow crafters and now I am back on track and ready to rip loose.  Here we go folks and hold on, there is a lot to catch up on.
I will be posting my first project later today.
Hope to talk to ya soon,

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