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10 May 2011

a recipe page, plus!

Hi all!
Before I get on with today's project, I gotta say that Mega Meet was so fun! I worked in Scrappy Chic's booth pretty much all day Friday and Saturday, and had a lot of fun meeting people, running make and takes, and meeting up with my crafty pals, like Sue:

And, of course, it was super-fun working with Chris and the gang! Here I am with Chris, her fab mom Linda, and fellow dt member/scrappy pal Liz, having a yummy little snack:

Fun times were had by all :) I still have more (way more) booth projects to show you, but today I thought I'd make you hungry instead. Check it:

Unity posted a challenge for National Scrapbook Day: to make an 8x8 page using a recipe (and a kraft base.) Now, I'm pretty sure I've never scrapped an 8x8 page -- or any square page, for that matter! I'm an 8.5x11 kinda gal. However, I had a lot of fun with this one! I made a strawberry shortcake trifle for my Mom on Mother's Day, using her (family secret) recipe for the shortcake, and Martha's (probably copyrighted) recipe for pastry cream from her latest Pies and Tarts cookbook.

For the background, I stamped the sweet little strawberry from the Garden Variety co-brand set over and over and over again, and then colored each one in using watercolor pencils (I'd forgotten I had them until I heard that a pal of mine had picked some up -- thanks for the reminder, Em!) .

Let's look at some details:

You can see the background better here, along with some epoxy accents I made with my new Epiphany shape maker.

(sorry about the color in this one...) I also played with my new Sew Easy from We R (available at Scrappy Chic)...and I only missed once ;) (letters from Girls' Paperie.)

Here, I added a label from Kitchen Logic behind a three-strand twine bow -- did a little watercoloring around the edge just for fun. (Twine from the Twinery, papers from October Afternoon and PTI, pins from my stash).

Whew! Lots of pics for one post, eh? Anyway, I hope you check out the Unity challenge, and I hope you have a delightful day!


Emily Leiphart said...

Mmmm, I'm really craving something sweet now! Thanks a lot, Ang. :P I LOVE your watercoloured strawberry background. Who knew you had all these cooking-related Unity stamps?! They all look awesome here, as do the papers and that delicious twine. Love the photos of you at Mega Meet!

kasia c. said...

That mega meet looks and sounds like so much fun!
I LOVE that layout! Man i wish I could srap like you. The colours are fab, the stitching on the title is amazing and those glittery letters are so yummy! Speaking of yummy....that trifle looks delicious, you are such a lovely daughter. :)

p.s. I love your glasses too.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Thanks for the pic and the link! Great photo of you 4 enjoying the ice cream. Love the OA paper on your page and the way you used the Sew Easy tool! 8x8 is a really fun size to work with, once you do it a time or two, at least IMHO.

Lindsey said...

That was one busy weekend! Your secret recipe trifle looks delicious, but it has to in order to compete with the awesome page you created! I can't believe you MADE the strawberry background paper, it's beautiful! Love those glittery, scripty treat letters, too. Well, and everything else about this page. :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Angela, WOW that's a long post and lots of yummy sweets and treats, great photos of you and it certainly looks like you had a wonderful day. Your LO is gorgeous and as Emily says the strawberry background is superb, it's all in the detail, hugs :0) xxx

mommyfink said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................I love strawberry shortcake and that dish looks so yummy!!!!!

NoraAnne said...

Looks like a fun weekend :) and I just love your recipe page! The paper and colors are so pretty!

Cath said...

Fun layout, Angela! And I'm glad you had so much fun at the Mega Meet! That's what it's all about, GF! :)

Liz Michaud said...

Yay! I will have to get that pic from you to scrap for sure. I had so much fun working the booth with you :)
Great layout too!!!

Jocelyn said...

Very cool! I love how you made the background and wow, TONS of details! Those epoxy strawberries are cool (I've got to check that out). Your LO is just awesome!!

Meg said...

So jealous of your stampy-happy-fun-time! And your food-eaty-time! Love the background you did--so fabulous.

Tina Johnson said...

Hi Angela! What a super cute layout for Mother's Day. I am going to borrow your idea of stitching with twine (it is yours exclusively, right?!) I am really into twine right now. (>: love the stamping effects too...great layout!!