Monday, June 27, 2011

Recipe Album

Hi Everyone!
I hope your weekend was wonderful!  Mine was great!!  
Saturday morning my husband and I put up new curtains in our living room.  They turned out beautifully!  I feel like we finally have an "adult" living room.  (Now if we could just keep the kids out of it- LOL!)
Saturday afternoon, I spent several hours taking a class at my local scrapbook store- Memory Bound Scrapbook.  I LOVE this store.  Everytime I go, there is something new.  The store is big and organized and the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable.  I could spend hours there!  
The class I took was called " A Taste of Home Recipe Album".  We made a cute 6"x6" album, using Kaiser Craft products, to hold recipes.  The instructor, Janet, was wonderful and the other ladies in the class were so much fun! 
Here's some pictures of my album:

I have to write up some recipes now and add them to the album.  I also plan to make a couple more for Christmas gifts. 
I have never made anything like this before.  I was so proud of myself! 
I took a Cricut class about 6 months ago, but have never taken any other type of crafting class.  I was nervous to go because I'm really shy around people I don't know.  The funny thing is- once I got there, I felt totally comfortable with the people around me.  We all had a bond and a love for crafting and I felt right at home.  If you're like me (very shy in social situations), I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and take a class or get involved in a crafting group.  I am definitely going to try to find a group that I can get involved with- and take more classes.
I'm hooked!

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. Nice card...hehe! It cracks me up every time! Looks like it was a really fun class! I LOVE the tag on the cookbook! They will make very nice gifts! I'm shy in real life too! It takes a bit for me to open up (which is why this bloggy thing amazes me, I'm such a blabber mouth here..hehe)! Congrats on your adult living room! I hope to get one of those again someday! I'm sick of using an oversized plush My Little Pony for an accent pillow on the couch! Have a good night!

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  2. Your recipe album turned out great. The class sounds like it was lots of fun. I wish I had a scrapbook store near me so I could take some classes.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! Great job on the album! I need to make one of these someday! Melanie

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  4. Awesome album. I've been thinking of making something like this for my mom. You've definately inspired me
    Hugs
    Brenda

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  5. LOVE this! You did a great job!

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  6. Hey Julie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really love this recipe album you've made. It just looks so perfect and down-home, and so much attention to the little details. Thanks for sharing this!

    -rwk
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  7. This is fantastic~I love it!!

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  8. Aw, thanks for sharing, Julie! Glad you enjoyed the class. And I hope to see you again soon! :)

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  9. Julie, your album turned out great! Way to go for stepping outside your comfort zone :) Soon it will feel like old hat and you will have a sisterhood!
    ~Hugs~
    Becky - Your DT Sister
    www.squirlyigirlcreations.blogspot.com

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  10. Julie, this is fabulous! You did such a beautiful job and I was surprised that it was your first one. :o) The pages are gorgeous and I adore the hanging tags on the cover. Isn't it amazing how comfy you were at the class? The crafting community is extraordinary! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

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  11. Julie, Really cute Recipe book. The tags are perfect. I don't like to cook, but may make Recipe books for gifts...great gift idea.
    Thanks for the inspiration. Funny how many of us are shy in person...I am the same way and keep saying I am going to take a class...soon...lol.
    Dee

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  12. I love your recipe album! Is there a "recipe" available to make one of my own?

    blessings, patchworkhen at gmail dot com

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  13. OMG super amazing!! I know my mother in law would love this for all her recipes!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration I think i am going to make her one!!

    Your GCDT sister,
    Erika

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