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Friday, May 7, 2010

Clear Scraps blog hop

hello, hello, hello!!!

Welcome to the Clear Scraps blog hop!
We're so excited you joined us this weekend to help us celebrate all our Moms and the women who play a mothering role in our lives.

If you haven't started at the beginning, you may want to go back to the Clear Scraps Blog and start there. Leave a comment on all our DT blogs, come back to the Clear Scraps blog and let us know you did, and you'll be entered into a draw for a $25 goodie bag of acrylic from Clear Scraps. We hope you're inspired, both about acrylic, and about making something special for the "Mom" in your life this weekend.

Irene: http://scrapperlici
ous.blogspot.com/
Cristal: http://www.blueyecicle.blogspot.com/
Rita: http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/
Tonya: http://creativit-tonya.blogspot.com/
Elisa: http://perpetualstew.blogspot.com/
Grace: http://www.tolmanchronicles.blogspot.com/ ***you are here***
Cathy: http://cathysartblog.blogspot.com/

So onto my project....

Mom's favorite recipe minibook
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I used the Chipboard Scallop Square Album as the foundation for my minialbum. Some of my most favorite memories of my mom has something to do with food that's why I created this album for her. This way we can share her favorite recipes to future generations.
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I divided the book into four categories: Appetizer, side dishes, main entrees and dessert.
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I used My Mind's Eye papers here. I added a pocket for each section to store index sized cards recipes.
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I also added some flowers on each section plus the front and the back.
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I covered the back with the same design as the front. I added an acrylic flower from the Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly pack.

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to show the edges of the flower against the background paper, I added some puffy paint from Viva Decor.

Hope you enjoy my share and happy hoppin!

Till next time,
Grace

44 comments:

Lori said...

I love your recipe mini! Simple and cute. The puffy paint is perfect because it reminds me of frosting! I"m just blog hopping away here. I'm glad I stopped by.

StampinCathy said...

Love this fun and colorful recipe book. Anyone would want to cook having this book.

Sandy said...

Such a great idea!!! I love the pockets!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Oh I love how this has pockets for the recipe cards! Great job Grace!

Sandra Wilson said...

So very cute. I like working with chipboard. The possibilities are wide open.

Electra said...

What a lovely, thoghtful gift! I especially like the curli-ques on the scallops of the chipboard!

Bobbi said...

This is a great idea. I hope you don't mind if I scraplift this.

Julie said...

Grace, what a great album! Love the colors!

Scrapycandy said...

Your blog is full of inspiration! I love the puffy paint idea and the little pocket! Thanks for sharing!

lszalil said...

Love your album Grace. Simplt beautiful

Axes DesigNs said...

Wow.. this is a beautiful project I think the link in the other blog is wrong that's why you don't have comments.. contact the girl!!!!!!
Happy MOther's Day..

MoMo sprnany said...

This book is amazing!! I love that way of keeping favorite recipe's close at hand. Brilliant!!

JJ Sobey said...

another gorgeous project!

Love the dimensional paint!

Renee77 said...

What a cute idea to have all of Mom's Favorite recipes in one mini! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

valechula said...

this is a very fabulous twist on a recipe book!!! I do like the puffy paint you added! it gives the perfect amount of dimension!!
i know your mom will love this! thanks for sharing!

Marit said...

What a wonderful idea! I love this project. I might have to make the same for my mom. TFS and have a great weekend :)

BarefootFairyMum said...

Very nice recipe book. Thanks for sharing! :)

kmassman said...

Darling recipe book!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Cute recipe book. Great memories for the future.

Helen said...

I love this!! Such a great idea and so cute!

Sandy said...

I love this! I love making recipe pages:o)

Rbarakat said...

Hi Grace! Cute project! Happy Mothers day!

shazza said...

WOW, What a great idea for a mothers day pressie. All the favorite recipes that you all loved growing up. I LOVE THIS. Thanks so much for giving me some inspiration to add some of the clear stuff to my scrapping & i appreciate the chance to win some goodies from clear scraps too
shazza

Tracy said...

This is adorable! The way you inked and decorated the chipboard makes me think of gingerbread. Perfect for a recipe book!

Jenni said...

That is a cute idea for a Mother's day mini!

amymwz said...

I like that you made pockets for the recipe cards. Very good way of doing it, I may have to use that!

Elisa K said...

This is a super fab idea... Love the album..

Hugs

Ziggyeor said...

I love the puffy paint on the flower! Very nice.

Monica Downing aka Madzie said...

Ok I am totally making one of these. This is a fantastic idea and I love everything about it.

Thank you so much for the inspiration.

x0x0x
Madzie

Scrap Vamp said...

I love this idea! The mini book is so cute and all the papers are beautiful! I love that you can put all of mom's favorite recipes in there!

Claire said...

I love the recipe book. I think I would make 3... one for mom, my sister and me!

A Ph.D. student just trying to make my way.... said...

This is a precious gift idea! WOW thank you for this.

Pam said...

Your album is so cute. Love the idea of a recipe book. Love chipboard though. YOur project is great, your mom will love it.
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.com

Lydia Siegel said...

Such an adorable recipe book.

Tina said...

Lovely, it reminds me of gingerbread!
www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com

Bev said...

Great idea! I'm working on recipes for/from my mom, too!

Jude said...

Love your mini, you just remnded me to finish mine off, love the colours nice and bright, and the cover reminds me of a gingerbread biscuit,just the way you did the swirls, it looks like icing. Cool love it
Arohanui X :-)
J

Carey said...

Great idea - love those pocket pages and I love the puffy paint around the flower.

Robin Gibson said...

I keep saying I need a recipe book, just like this~ To add my favorites! You've inspired me, thank you! Happy Mother's Day:)

Maria said...

What a neat idea. Very cute mini!!

Judith said...

What a great mini! I am so inspired to try this myself, but I'm not sure if I dare. Pretty much everyone in our family (men too) can cook, so you can guess what everyone will want me to make for them! LOL So glad I joined the blog hop (my first!) and found your site. Thank you for the inspiration, I will be back. Happy Mothers Day to all!

Kristie Maynard said...

What an adorable album. Great idea to make a mini filled with recipes. thanks for sharing!

Ilene said...

So adorable!!

NanaBeth said...

Adorable and I love the pockets-perfect for recipe cards.