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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Hi Bloggers!

It's time for Challenge #11 with the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog that I am so lucky to be a part of.

This week at Whimsical Wednesday's we are having a color challenge and have a photo for inspiration. We all had to use the colors Yellow and Red and then we could chose another color/colors from the photo on our card/project.

That makes my heart feel super happy.

Check out the inspiration photo...

So for my design team project I decided to make a recipe book.

The pages are all decorated just waiting for my grandma to hand-write her favorite recipes & for me to insert photos of those that I conjure up along with photos of grandma. I cannot wait to fill it up.
My grandma is in her 80's so I may not get too many recipes in there but we will see. She is a great sport & quite a sweetie. I have not told her of my idea yet so I will just have to give you a status report when I chat with her.

I used white paper so the colors could pop like in the inspiration photo but they aren't coming across as well as they do live.
I used Tim Holtz-Peeled Paint distress ink to ink all the edges of the pages in the inspiration photo green & there are touches of the red & yellow on almost every page, although the yellow is reading like an orange because it is a checkerboard orange & yellow mix. Sorry about that bloggers.

So without further ado...here's my project for this week's Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog:

Now click on my title bar above & it will take you right over to the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog where you can see the challenge information, view design team member sneak peeks & see the prize or prizes up for grabs. The sponsor/sponsors of the prizes are usually listed as well. We have terrific sponsors who are quite generous!

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this utterly fantastic color challenge.

***Supplies Used***
White Cardstock by Bazzill
Color Cardstock by Cloud 9-Resort Collection
All Die Cuts from the Sweet Life by Colorbok
EK Success-Lattice Punch
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
All ribbon (orange, red, white,green) Michael's
Pots,rolling pins & Pans Brads-Eyelet Outlet
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for Grandma's Recipe title
O'Wire from Bind It All
Bling-Queen & Co.

Assorted Brads-In my stash
Lace-Antique Store Stash
Pasta canisters, pot holders, spice racks & pizza stickers by Jolee
2-Glassine Bags-Local Scrap Store


  1. Sonia! This is awesome!! What a great treasure for you to keep and pass down! The book is decorated just beautifully!
    Great job on this weeks challenge!
    Have a great day :)

  2. Sonia!! This is just beautiful! What a great treasure to be able to pass down! Love all the details on each page....very well done!
    Have a great day :)

  3. Great recipe book!! I love all the details and extras you added to each page. Your grandma is going to love it! Tfs and have a great day. :)

  4. Hi Sonia,Fantastc job with this recipe book!Super details and great colors,WOW soo much work!Just AMAZING my friend!:)

  5. Wow, this was quite an undertaking, lots of details! Will be a real treasure when you get those special recipes from your Gram in there.
    Just beautiful.


  6. WOW! This is just AMAZING! I love the shape of the cover and all the details on each page! Just beautiful!

  7. Sonia, This just blows my mind. I love that you are doing this. This will be such a blessing in your life and for your children too. I have a few recipes hand written by my grandmother. My mother has for years written down recipes for my sister and I to have. She is 84 years old and going strong. And still writing recipes for us. I should one day compile them into a book.

    Your design of the book is great and all of the many detailed elements are just amazing. I love it. After you have the recipes in the book with the photos, post it again.


  8. What a beautiful project and idea Charlotte. I love all the details in each page. The little ice cream is adorable. I love the way you punched the edge of each page and then added lace at the bottom of each page. Great job with incorporating the colors from the photo. You grandma is going to love this and what is wonderful is that it can be passed down. Wonderful job Sonia.

  9. Sooo cute and what a keepsake! xxD

  10. Sonia,
    Where do I begin with this...LOVE it! All the details are just SPECTACULAR! I love how you did it in white too! The colors POP from the inspirational picture. I think you are totally right about that one! For the idea... this to me is so special. My neighbor is doing this with her Mom's recipes but for ALL of her sisters but nothing like this! You and your Grandma will cherish this forever! Great job.. as always!

  11. Oh Sonia this is more than gorgeous!!! Awesome book! Love, Cathryn :)

  12. Wonderful project. I look forward to following you and am happy to be your newest follower. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Always good to have new blogger friends!

  13. Oh my gosh, such a gorgeous project. All the detail. Such a great idea. There is not enough sharing between generations these days. Love it.

  14. Super darling recipe book! I am sure "Grandma" would be proud!!!!Thanks for the follow!

  15. This is really amazing! Such great detail. I've been wanting to do a recipe album forever and this is very inspiring :)

  16. What a wonderful idea- and what a keepsake one of a kind treasure you will have!!! Every page is filled with love. TFS! Thanks for visiting me and I'm new follower :)Amy

  17. This is so sweet! Love all the fun details! Great project!

  18. WOW Sonia...this is soooo stunning! Love all the bling and how it is so feminine! Gorgeous! {SMILES}


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