New Class….

G’Day Stampers,

At our Christmas Party last year, we got to talking about recipes & one of the ladies asked if it was possible if we could swap recipes at our Friday class……  I immediately said I didn’t have a problem with it & after some thinking & how to go about it, today starts a new class which will be held the last Friday of the month. 

I am really excited about this venture, as I want to create pages that resemble cards, not the traditional recipe pages, while at the same time, still doing different techniques, layouts, etc.  We will be completing 2 pages per month & maybe some months a couple of extra pages. 

Now, this is a big step for me as I will be the first to acknowledge I HATE cooking!!!!!  Yep, I cannot understand how people can be so passionate about it, but when you love it, you LOVE it!!!!  I suppose they would say the same about my craft!  To me cooking is just a means of surviving, but I love all those cooking shows & the kitchen shops…..  I would be quiet happy to have a home with NO kitchen & if I have to cook, the Barbie would be enough for me, as I LOVE barbies….. 

The layout for this page came from Peg sometime ago.  I thought it clean & easy, perfect colours for our first card as well as a yummy Homemade Vegetable Soup…….  Not the traditional winter colours, but bright & cherry!

Maybe, just maybe, I may be tempted to try some of the recipes…..  Maybe????????

Measurements –
Base – Basic Black – 8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ or 21cm x 14.5cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ or 14.5cm x 8cm
Layer 2 – Lucky Limeade – 8 1/4″ x 1″ or 14.5cm x 2.5cm
Layer 3 – Lucky Limeade – 5 3/4″ x 3″ or 14.5cm x 7.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 14cm x 7cm
Layer 5 – Lucky Limeade – 4″ x 3″ or 10cm x 7.5cm
Layer 6 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 9.5cm x 7cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – French Foliage
Ink – Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade
Cardstock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
DSP – Neutrals Designer Series
Ribbon – 3/8″ Ruffled – Lucky Limeade
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive

1.  Punch along one of the longer sides of the 1″ piece of Lucky Limeade using the Scallop Trim Border Punch
2.  Adhere DSP to the top of the punched piece of Lucky Limeade & then to the Base Card – Basic Black
3.  Adhere Ribbon along the bottom half, tuck ends under & tie a knot off to the right hand side
4.  Randomly stamp images onto the piece of Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 3″ – with Lucky Limeade & Basic Gray Inks.  I stamped off once prior to stamping with the Basic Gray
5.  Adhere to the matching piece of Lucky Limeade – 5 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ & then to the Base Card
6.  Adhere your recipe card to the smaller piece of Lucky Limeade & then to the Base Card

Don’t forget to check back in a couple of days for the 2nd page we completed.

Until next time, Enjoy!

Recipe # 3…

I’ve just found another Recipe Page that I had in Draft ready to go, but never did schedule.

We are slowly getting the hang of creating pages for our Recipe Book & I will be the first to admit, I am really enjoying this.  It is great to see my little folder coming to life & I love flipping through the pages to check out the layout of each page – all 4 pages haha.  No, no cooking by me yet!

For one of today’s pages, we again used the same DSP we did last month, I am now out of it.  Great that it could be used in such a way.

Again, the page was left blank for the ladies to place their own recipe.  They really like the idea of the pages being completed this way. 

At each class I have the recipes that the ladies have given me & they are quiet welcome to take a copy of each recipe for their book.  This way, they are getting a copy of other recipes that in some cases have been handed down 2 generations.  Wouldn’t it be a shame for those recipes to be forgotten & lost?

I thought the DSP was very appropriate for the Curry Chicken or is that my sick sense of humour?

Measurements –
Base – Ruby Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 8 1/8″ x 5 3/4″ or 20.5cm x 14,5cm
Layer 2 – Baja Breeze – 5 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 12.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ x 14cm x 12cm

Supplies –
Cardstock – Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red
Ribbon – 1/2″ Striped – Baja Breeze (Retired)
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Rhinestones (Permanent Marker used to change colour)

1  Using Snail Adhesive, adhere DSP to Basic Black Base
2  Adhere Ribbon cross centre of Base, tuck ends to back & tie knot
3  Adhere Very Vanilla Cardstock to Baja Breeze with Snail Adhesive & then to Base
4  Adhere 3 Rhinestones top of Ribbon & bottom of Ribbon

Until next time, Enjoy! 

Recipe # 2…

The page I am posting today is one we created quiet sometime ago for our Recipe Book.  In fact, it was our 2nd page.  As you can see ost of the products have since been retired…..  BUT you are able to change to suit yourself using current products.  So now you know how far behind I am in sharing.  I wasn’t going to share seeing as though it was so long ago, but thought “What the heck!”.

Measurements –
Base – Ruby Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Sahara Sand – 1″ x 5 7/8″ or 2.5cm x 15cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5″ x 5 7/8″ or 12.5cm x 15cm
Layer 3 – Baja Breeze – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 14cm x 11.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 13.5cm x 11cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion (Retired)
Ink – Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Ruby Red (Retired), Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality – 2009-2010 (Retired)
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals

1  Punch Saraha Sand Cardstock along one of the long sides using the Eyelet Border Punch
2  Adhere DSP to the punched Cardstock with Snail Adhesive
3  Adhere the whole piece to Ruby Red Base
4  Adhere Whisper White to Baja Breeze & then to Base
5  Stamp shell images in Baja Breeze Ink.  Two direct onto Whisper White, One onto a scrap piece of Whisper White
6  Cut around shell & adhere to recipe page using Stampin’ Dimensionals
7  Stamp fish image with Sahara Ink onto scrap piece of Whisper White
8  Cut around image & adhere over top of shells with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Scribble This….

…and DSP used for our Crafty Creations class last Friday.  This is a great time to use some of my retired products, especially DSP that I tend to hoard each year, even though I say to myself that “it is not going to happen this year” – Yea, right!!!!!

Being as though it was the last Friday of the month, it was time for our Recipe Swap, which most of the ladies love to create.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Scribble This (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality (Retired)
Punches – Pinking Hearts Border (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Basic Black
Accessories – Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Up! Marker – Pumpkin Pie, Aqua Painter, Mini Glue Dots
Non-SU! – Black Button

After printing the recipe & cutting down to the size I wanted, I adhered it to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I punched a piece of  DSP along the 2 long sides with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch & adhered it to the large piece of DSP.  I wanted to bring a little bit more of a contrast into the scheme of things & to introduce more of a constrasting colour. 

The recipe was adhered to the DSP prior to adhering to the Basic Black Cardstock.  With my Pumpkin Pie Marker, I drew squiggley lines around the edge of the recipe.

I stamped 1 large flower images with Black Staz-On Ink, 1 onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock, while the 2nd one was direct onto DSP.  I cut both out, folded the petals of the DSP backwards & adhered at the back.  The one which had been stamped onto the Whisper White, I coloured this using my Aqua Painter & Pumpkin Pie Ink prior to adhering to the layout. The DSP flower was adhered to the top of the coloured flower with a Mini Glue Dot & a Black Button adhered to the top.

I adhered a piece of Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon across the bottom of the recipe, tied a bow & tucked the ends under.

For the smaller flower, I again stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock with Black Staz-On Ink, cut out, coloured with Aqua Painter & Pumpkin Pie Ink, stamped again onto DSP, cut the middle & adhered to the centre of the flower prior to adhering over the top of the Basic Black Ribbon.

I’m really happy with the way this page come together, but it could be because of the colours.  Black & Orange are so striking together, add a little pink & you have a perfect combination.

I will be posting the matching card the ladies who don’t do the recipe created in a couple of days.

Happy Stampin’

DSP…

… was used to create our Recipe Swap Page which we did some time ago. 

The recipe come from Naomi’s Kitchen & proved very popular with all the ladies who attended.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Delicate Doilies
Ink – Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched Poly – Concord Crush
DSP – Flirtatious Speciality
Punches – Itty Bitty, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

Don’t forget to pop back & I will show you the card we created using the same products & layout!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Fast & Fabulous #2…

Wednesday’s Card…

We used exactly the same layout as yesterday’s card.  This is the Recipe Swap we hold at the end of each month.  For those not wanting to complete the swap, they are able to complete a card, which is similar layout to the card.

The recipe this month “Ginger Bread” was from Heather’ Kitchen.  I must admit that the amount of eggs were left off the recipe, but I think she said there were 2 eggs to be added.

Supplies –
Stamp Set –  Tripple Treat Flower (Retired) & not used as much as I should have
Ink – Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride – Yep, all the In Colours
Cardstock – Concord Crush, Whisper White
DSP – 2010-2012 In Colours
Punches – Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower, 1/2″ Circle
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched Poly – Poppy Parade
Accessories – Snail Adhesive

 
Until next time, Happy Stampin!

 

Friday’s Recipe….

I am a little behind in my postings of late, well to be truthful a lot!

The last Friday of the month is our Recipe Swap arvo at the Community Centre.  This week we had a recipe from Bronwyn.

I am also tryng to use up some of my stock of the 2010 “In Colours” before they retire in September.  The colours I’ve used here are the ones I am going to really miss, but then knowing Stmpin’ Up! they always replace the old with a lovely new bright range.

Measurements –
Base Card – Concord Crush – 8 1/4″ x 6″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Blushing Bride – 6″ x 2 1/2″ or 15cm x 6.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 6″ x 2 1/8″ or 15cm x 5.5cm
Layer 3 – Poppy Parade – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 13.5cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 1/4″ x 4″ or 13cm x 9.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fabulous Florets
Ink – Blushing Bride
Cardstock – Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Whisper White
DSP – In Colours Designer Series Paper Stack
Ribbon – 1/2″ Poly-Stitched – Blushing Bride
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I printed the recipe out onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock & adhered to  the piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & set aside.

The piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock was punched along both long sides with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, adhered to the piece of Concord Crush Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  The piece of DSP was adhered to the centre of this strip with Snail Adhesive, ribbon tied around the middle, ends tucked under & a knot tied off to the LHS.

The recipe was then adhered to the Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped 3 flower images onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, cut around the images & adhered two of the images to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals while the third image was adhered with Snail Adhesive.

Check back tomorrow & I will have the card we did for those who don’t want to do the recipe page.

Happy Stampin’

Recipe Friday…

On the last Friday of the month, we create 1 or 2 pages for our Recipe Book.  Today’s page has been inspired by Mary Brown.  I think she created her card some time ago, but I loved the layout & colours she used.  I’ve turned it into a Recipe Page with a few minor changes. 

Our recipe comes from Noreen’s Kitchen this month with her Grandma’s Biscuits.  Who doesn’t love Nana’s cooking – I know I did.  My Nana used to make the most yummiest pastry & my favourite was Apricot Tart – still is!  Of course, no-one else can make it the same way she did!
  
Supplies –
Stamp Set – French Foliage
Ink – Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Basic Black
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler
DSP – Designer Series Pack – Neutrals
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Basic Black
Punch – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow, Rhinestone Brad – Crystal

For those of you who emailed requesting a copy of the recipes, here is today’s –
If you get around to baking them, please let me know how they are as I’ve stated earlier, I am NO a cook or chef!!!!!
Until next time, Happy Bakin!

Recipe # 2….

This is the page we completed for our 2nd recipe.  A little bit different from the one posted a couple of days ago, but still a hit with the class.  It comes from Rose’s Kitchen!

The ladies are liking the idea of swaping & trying new recipes.  The talk didn’t stop at how yummy this recipe would be, but how smililar recipes were to it & how they would try this out on the kids in the school holidays come April.

Measurements –
Base Card – Crumb Cake – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5″ x 3 1/8″ or 13cm x 8cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5″ x 1 1/2″13cm x 3.5cm
Layer 3 – Real Red – 1″ x 4 1/4″ or 2.5cm x 11cm
Layer 4 – Real Red – 6″ x 4 1/8″ or 15.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 7/8″ x 4″ or 15cm x 10cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tart & Tangy (Retired)
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP – Summer Picnic (2008)
Punches – Scallop Border, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, SU Markers – Old Olive, Real Red, Crystal Effects

Adhere the small piece of DSP to the larger piece of DSP with Snail Adhesive
Punch along one long side of the Real Red Cardstock & adhere to the side of DSP
Adhere whole lot to the Base Card – Crumb Cake
Adhere the Recipe to the piece of Real Red Cardstock & then to Base – Crumb CakeUsing SU Markers – Old Olive & Real Red, stamp image onto scrap of Whisper White Cardstock
Punch out with 1 3/8″ Circle & adhere to piece of Real Red which has been punch using the Scallop Circle Punch
Adhere to Recipe & apply Crystal Effects to the cherries

Don’t forget, any of these layouts can be changed to include current DSP & Stamps.  As it is only my Volunteer Class, I am able to use anything.  Plus it is a great way of using some of my stash of DSP.

Until next time, Happy Cookin’!

 

New Class….

G’Day Stampers,

At our Christmas Party last year, we got to talking about recipes & one of the ladies asked if it was possible if we could swap recipes at our Friday class…… I immediately said I didn’t have a problem with it & after some thinking & how to go about it, today starts a new class which will be held the last Friday of the month
 
I am really excited about this venture, as I want to create pages that resemble cards, not the traditional recipe pages, while at the same time, still doing different techniques, layouts, etc. We will be completing 2 pages per month & maybe some months a couple of extra pages.

Now, this is a big step for me as I will be the first to acknowledge I HATE cooking!!!!! Yep, I cannot understand how people can be so passionate about it, but when you love it, you LOVE it!!!! I suppose they would say the same about my craft! To me cooking is just a means of surviving, but I love all those cooking shows, especially “My Kitchen Rules” & the kitchen shops….. I would be quiet happy to have a home with NO kitchen & if I have to cook, the Barbie would be enough for me, as I LOVE barbies…..

Our first page is from Noreen’s Kitchen – Ham & Cheese Muffins.  These sound so yummy that maybe, just maybe, I could start baking…..  Miracles are known to happen!

Measurements –
Base Card – Pink Pirouette – 8 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 20.5cm x 14.5cm
Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 13.5cm x 9cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Pretty in Pink
Punches – Handheld 1/16″
Wheel – Vintage Vogue
Accessories – Jumbo Handle, Snail Adhesive, Brads – Soft Suede, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Using SU! Very Vintage WheelJumbo Handle & Pink Pirouette Ink, wheel across Pink Pirouette Cardstock until whole card is covered
Adhere Recipe onto piece of Soft Suede Cardstock & then to the Pink Pirouette Base
Adhere Ribbon across bottom section of car & tie bow off centre
Stamp 3 flower images onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, 1 in Pink Pirouette, 2 in Soft Suede
Cut around images, punch small holes in middle of each flower with Handheld Punch & insert Brad to the centres
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere all 3 flowers to the card

A very easy layout which can be used time & time again with different colours & products, but one which looks clean a& a little bit vintage.

I will post the 2nd recipe we completed in a couple of days, but for now – Enjoy!