Thursday, July 7, 2011

Crafty Secrets Recipe Book

Last month I had the pleasure of assisting Vicki Chrisman with her Vintage Recipe Book workshop sponsored by Crafty Secrets at the Great American Scrapbook Convention. Thank goodness she had a few extra kits so I could have fun at home working on a book too.

The cover of the book is Vicki's design and is just perfect. I did not change a thing about it all the way down to the cute little vintage ice cream spoon.

The divider pages are another story. I liked what was done in class but wanted to make mine a little more personal by adding family pictures and copies of old recipe cards. On these dividers I used a picture of my daughter in 1978 and her daughter in 2010. Photoshop helped give these photos a vintage look.

The little cook in this picture is my son in 1975. He had a lot of fun making and eating his gingerbread man creations.

The divider on the left shows some of the items that were sold in the A. J. Bush and Co. General Store located in Chestnut Hill, TN.

All of the beautiful patterned papers I used in this recipe book are from the new CD available from Crafty Secrets.



Creating with Vintage Patterns CS1 Patterns CD is a new venture for us and all of you. This CD is for card makers, crafters, fabric artists, home d├ęcor enthusiasts, digi and hybrid scrap-bookers, anyone with a creative soul. It is versatile and easy to use, save time, space and money. Print one of the 24 black png or one of the 72 colored vintage designs on paper or card stock any time as you need. Print on transfer sheets, fabric sheets in silk, canvas and cotton or make your own rub ons with adhesive film, today there is a great variety of printable mediums. The 70 embellishments include roses, frames, journal and recipe cards and so much more. Digi Scrap-bookers there are 173 items and all the jpegs are tagged for easy organizing. Instructions by Patty Debowski the digital scrapbooking teacher shows you how to change colors, build a scrap-book page from start to finish, add text, shadows, overlays and textures. There are 5 easy to use templates to just print and create. Make 3D envelopes to match your A4 cards, ring boxes, gift boxes, tussie mussies, candy holders and 3D library pockets with cards or tags over and over. The 2 digi stamps let you make cards for birthdays and thinking of you. They are pre-sized for A4 cards and the images are a beautiful rose with a text background and a bird perched in a heart wreath. We have included samples of the cards and sample scrapbook pages to inspire you, so let your creativity soar!

12 comments:

Susan said...

Your book turned out great! I love the addition of your children's photos. Wish I'd gotten that book...

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A sweet project! Your addition of the B&W photos is perfect. I bet you could fill this ten times over with recipies and pictures:)

Robin said...

That book is just adorable and even better looking IRL! The CD is awesome too!!

Hugs,
Robin

Lori said...

Wow! Very cool! Love the vintage look, the addition of pics, it's all WONDERFUL!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a Fabulous book Sarah, I love how you added your personal photos and recipies! What a keepsake.

Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck. Only 9 in my first ? yes Its come along way. LOL
hugs Lynn

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a darling book! I love all the wonderful family photos you added! it sure is a keeper and will be treasured for years to come! gorgeous!

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Vicki C said...

WOO HOO... that looks Awesome my friend! Love it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, stunning, must check out that CD, - this looks great!

Lyneen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the book... WOW pattern paper on a CD... Never run out of your favorite paper! TFS

Jan said...

LOVIN' your recipe album!

Tammy said...

So fun and vintage feeling. I love all of the photos and vintage tidbits you added.