Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cookbookin' and Sewin'

Hi all! I hope you had a VERY Merry Christmas and things are settling back down for you. Our Christmas was wonderful and I've enjoyed spending the week with the ones I love. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family.

I made two recipe cards using my brand new Cookin' Up Memories set from Stamper's Dream. I'm totally in LOVE with this set!....the images stamp beautifully! Michelle has a whole line of these new Cookbookin' stamps.....SUPER cool sets, check them out.





The cards are both 4" x 6". The recipes were printed on white CS, cut out, and matted against Prism Mystic Dark CS. The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The Chicken Spaghetti recipe has a blue rhinestone in the center of the wooden spoon. The Chicken Pot Pie recipe has some Gun Metal Stickles added to the spatula, metal spoon, and tops of the salt and pepper shakers.

.....do you see it?.....the stitching??....it's REAL! Whoooo-hooooo, I'm doing the happy dance! My MIL bought me the Janome Sew Mini for Christmas. Oh my word, I was so excited when I opened it. She probably thinks I'm nuts, lol! Yesterday I set it up, read some online tutorials, and got to work on practicing how to sew around the corners. I think I got the jist of it....oh I know I still need more practice, but hey, I'm pretty proud of myself considering I've haven't touched a sewing machine since I was in the seventh grade, lol!

In case you'd like to see the full recipes with pictures and all that jazz, here are the links:

- Chicken Pot, Chicken Pot, Chicken Pot Pie from Rachel Ray Show
- Chicken Spaghetti from Pioneer Woman

I've made both of these dishes and they're DELICIOUS!

Have a GREAT day and thank you for visiting me. I really appreciate all of you so much!




SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Cookin' Up Memories (Cookbookin')
Paper: White, Prism Mystic Dark, MME DP, SU DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Blue Rhinestones, Gunmetal Stickles, Thread and Sewing Machine

31 comments:

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Denise, Love your recipe cards and I am so excited for you about your new Janome!! It is tons of fun. I dont use mine nearly as much as I should and I cant believe you just got it. Your sewing is perfect!!! HUGS!!

Riet said...

Wowwww Denise,what beautiful recipe cards,i love your images and papers.
So BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.xx

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Our Little Inspirations said...

You Go Girl! Just look at that perfect stitching!! I'm so happy you got your Janome and look how quickly you learned to use it! These cards are so awesome! What a treasure this collection will be when it's completed! I can't wait to see more:)

Gabriela said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - your recipe cards are sure to become treasured family heirlooms. I hope you're keeping them in cellophane envelopes to keep them protected. This one is breathtaking beautiful.

dolcreations said...

Your recipe cards are gorgeous. I love the perfect stitching around the card! You did an awesome job! I hope you keep them in cellophane envelope is right...these are two gorgeous to get anything on them!
Glad you had a fantastic Christmas!
Christine

Velta said...

Denise ~ You would never know that you haven't touched a sewing machine since the 7th grade...I know you were excited when you opened up that sewing machine from your MIL...I get that way too when it's about my craft stuff...The cards are darling and the images ARE perfect for recipe cards!!

Dawn Easton said...

OK, I'm sure that set was designed with you in mind ;) It's perfect for you!!! So glad you've found something like it!!!
Your recipe cards turned out beautifully and you did a fabo job with that new sewing machine!!! You rock girl!

Jackie Pedro said...

You look like an old sewing pro!!! These recipe cards are beautiful and I am so trying the chicken spaghetti!! YUMMY!!

Barbara said...

Congrats on the sewing machine!! You sure picked it back up fast--looks great!! And the recipe cards are gorgeous!! Must check out those stamps!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Hey PeanutBee! You mean you ACTUALLY had time to do something other than make cards??? WOW! My grandson,my daughter and I made about 10 batches of various cookies. But it was all good fun! We ended up with 5 doz. gingerbread cookies and a pound of Noel Nut Cookies and 2 doz. sugar cookies. Most of them are gone! :O)

Becky said...

wowzer.. You do some fabulous recipe cards, they look awesome, and I love the real stitching :)

Sue from Oregon said...

More great cards! I need to get hopping on mine and finish up the kids' Christmas recipe books!

Silke Ledlow said...

Yummy dishes!!! This new stamp set goes perfectly with your awesome recipe cards!!! Love your sewing too!!! Hugs ~S~

Kathy H said...

Yay on the sewing machine! Looks great!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a warm and cozy this collection of recipe cards are....fabulous project...keep going

Lori said...

I noticed the stitching right away!! So jeleous but happy for you!! I need to check out the set, so cool, love your cards bud!!!

Terri said...

Your darling recipe cards always inspire me to want to cook something up...it passes quickly, lol! LOVE your stuff, I am one of your biggest fans! TFS your amazing talent!

Lynda Benden said...

These are awesome Denise!!! Your sewing is superb and those images are fantastic! Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

Your stitching is perfect! I mean, it looks to me like you've been sewing for FOREVER! You're going to inspire me to get out my little Janome more often!

LOVE that recipe card and the new Cookbookin' stamp set. Awesome job, gf!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Whohoo... you got a sewing machine, looks GREAT! And the recipe card is super cute. hee hee Glad you had a great Christmas!

Elaine said...

Yaaay! A sewing machine for Christmas! The stitching looks great!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I cannot decide what is yummier-your recipes or your stamping?!?! BOTH are a hit in my book, my friend!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Love the stitching! It's addictive. I love my Janome Sew Mini. :-)

Amy Johnson said...

These are so sweet and pretty! Thank you so much for sharing these recipe cards with us. I'm saving them all to use as ideas for my own recipe book someday!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Denise!! Love your colors, coloring of the images and your sewing rocks girl!!

Yummy recipes!!

hugs,
Chris

Dawn B. said...

This is your first sewing on cards??? Your rocked it Denise.. Love your copics coloring too.. Great job.

Joan Ervin said...

I love these awesome recipe cards, Denise...in fact, I bought some of the Cookin Up stamps so I could make some of these, too...you are my hero!!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*SIGH* I wish my recipes looked this good!!!! Your recipe cards are all AMAZING!!!! :)

Justine said...

WOW, you are rockin the recipes. Great job on your sewing, perfect.. My eyes about popped out when I saw the Chicken Spaghetti. I received that book as a gift two days ago and have just about finished reading it cover to cover and I only discovered her website this week. How weird to have also received the book. Can't wait to try some of the recipes

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