February 4, 2011

My Recipe Book & Project

It's Friday! Yay! I don't usually do posts on Friday but I really wanted to share my Recipe Book Project with you. So here I am. If you saw Ellie's post yesterday then you saw my new Recipe Book Temps. I made these pretty much because I wanted them! I LOVE cooking and baking and I love scrapping....why not combine them, right?!? So I decided to make my own recipe book. I had a few things in mind when I made these templates. First I wanted to be able to save the recipes (of course!) that I like to make and that our family likes and then I also wanted to combine some photos of not only the food but also of me and my girls making the food. I don't know about you, but my girls (8, 6 & 3) are ALWAYS in the kitchen helping me cook. It's not exactly the easiest way to cook but it sure is fun and we make lots of memories. So why not take photos of us baking and cooking too and combine that into my recipe book?!

As I started making the templates and making my pages I was wondering what sizes to make and how exactly I was going to make my book. So I thought it would be nice to have 8.5x11 to print on my home computer and then maybe an 8x8 size to print into a photo book.

Here's my plan: I'm going to try and be diligent and take pics of me and the girls cooking food and then make 8.5x11 pages with the recipes we make throughout the year, print them out on my home computer as I get them done and slide them into my recipe book.  PLUS (this is my favorite part!) for every 8.5x11 page that I make I'm also going to make an 8x8 page (this will be pretty simple because I can just duplicate the photos, papers & elements onto my 8x8 templates and rearrange as needed). Then at the end of the year I'm going to get 3 photo books printed up (1 for each of my girls) and save them for the girls for when they are older and move out of the house so they can enjoy making recipes and see photos of us baking together (okay, enough talk about that, I think I might cry just thinking about it!)

Here are some photos of my 8.5x11 book so far. You can see my pages and then I just slide them into a stylish 3 ring binder. I got a pretty one from Target (I heart Target!).

I used the kit Freshly Baked from SuzyQ and Captivated Visions, the metal brackets were from Ziggle Designs (I don't think the kit is available anymore) and the Alpha in my 8.5x11 book is from SuzyQ's Laugh the Rainbow {Chocolate}.

 Here are my finished 8x8 pages so far. I used a little bit simpler style for these....I guess I just thought it might look better printed in a photo book if it was simpler....but either way would look fine.

Here are my finished 8.5x11 pages. (Just click on the photo if you want to see more detail.)

I promise to share my pages as I get them done throughout the year! Plus I will definitly show you my photo books when I get them done....that will be awhile though ;-)


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Dagi said...

looks awsome, Liz! i need to do something like that myself :)
thanks for the wonderful templates!

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