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« on: March 06, 2007 07:52:42 AM »

My mother's sixtieth birthday is in a few weeks; this book is part of her gift. The idea for a collection of family photos and recipes has been tossing around in my head for a very long time, but I finally have the time to put it all together!
Lack of time forced me to do the unthinkable - buy a kit (it even has some premade layouts)! But I'm realizing that it's not so bad, with a little creativity it isn't so cheesy after all! It also has plastic pages, so it's a bit more practical if anyone ever wanted to use the recipes.
I'm on a serious deadline (March 16th!) so I'm posting each spread as I finish to help to keep me motivated. Any comments you'd like to add would be great, I need all the motivation I can get!

These photos are not the best, as my scanner won't do pages this large!
This is an old school photo spread! page 1

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007 09:38:22 AM »

That is a great idea and I love the papers you are using!!!  you can do it!  For X-mas I made a 7 x 7 album of treasured family Christmas cookie recipies, but I didn't have any pictures of the cookies or us cooking!  (cookies are a big deal in our family...)

If you have any cooking tips or "lessons" from your Mom, it might be cute to add those too.  Where the cookie recipes needed something special (like, "you must grease the sheet", or "use the big mixer"!) I put them in. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007 10:13:22 AM »

Thanks Marykz! I was a bit cocerned about the paper once I started putting photos together; it seems a little sophisticated for photos of babies with frosting everywhere! But I've decided to just go with it.
The cooking tips suggestion is a great idea! I actually color copied my great-grandmother's recipe cards to use as background, so it will have her handwriting in it.

Here is today's spread:

It sparkles, but you can't tell here!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007 10:37:51 AM »

GREAT idea and beautiful pages!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007 11:07:26 PM »

I agree with everyone else. This is a great idea. Your mum is sure to love it. I love your pages too. If you have any funny cooking memories with your mum or there are any funny stories involving your mum and cooking you can always add them in too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007 05:19:44 AM »

Thanks for the compliments and ideas!
Here are last night's pages:
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007 06:23:00 AM »

I love the idea of color copying the original recipes in her handwriting to use as a background- what a nice personalized touch!  and the pages are looking great!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007 12:33:36 PM »

And this morning's pages... no I don't have to work this week. Yes, I am home all day long scrapping and watching HBO when I should be working out, ironing, and finding a new job.
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btw, these pages with the flash on are much more representative of the actual colors. For some reason some pages just came out better with no flash. Oh, and I can't believe I just posted my face here for the first time, but I don't know how to photoshop it out!
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007 04:25:18 PM »

Wow, those pages are absolutely gorgeous!  I'm sure your mum will love it to bits and treasure it always.

You produce wonderful scrapbooks, I just hope one day I will be even half as good as you.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007 04:30:33 PM »

Aww, thanks doll! I am by no means am expert. I'm actually fairly new to the scrapping thing. I just like pretty paper! And since Hubby is out of town for business all week, I hope to have this all done by tomorrow...
Here are today's pages!
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this is the end page for now... I think I will leave it so that I can add more photos and recipes later. I really want to add more old pictures of my Great grand and grandparents, but no time for that now!
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2007 05:08:12 AM »

I think they turned out great!!  I think the colors are fun and you found great pictures to use.  now the hard part- giving it away!  At least you took pictures so you don't forget what you did and how you did it.  MKZ
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007 04:42:07 PM »

It's finally finished! Just in time, I fly home Friday! Here is the last page, although it will be the first page of the book...

the bottom tag reads "eat, drink, and be merry"
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2007 12:40:09 AM »

Definately gorgeous.  Your mum is going to be thrilled to bits with it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2007 09:59:28 AM »

how does she like it?
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2007 05:54:39 AM »

Well, she cried, so I that means she loves it!
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2007 05:56:03 AM »

Aww, I'm glad to hear it...well the fact that she loved it, maybe not the tears part Smiley

It was great work!
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I'm so glad she liked it!!!! (crying is GOOD!)  Wink  good job! MKZ
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2007 06:51:06 AM »

this is the best scrapbook i've ever seen!!! Love it!
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2007 01:35:14 PM »

This would be great to fix for your children or grandchildren too.  I wish I had one like this of my grandmother's recipes.  I did ask my mother to write some of her recipes down for me. She is 79 and going pretty strong! I want to make me a recipe book from her recipes.  I also asked my MIL to do the same.  Generations of recipes.  I will probably buy a specific scrapbook album for the recipe books.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2007 10:04:30 AM »

Those really are beautiful pages. I love the idea of combining cherished pictures with recipes. Its like killing two birds with one stone so to speak!

I'm so glad your mom liked it. I've been trying for a couple years now for my mom to give me her recipes.
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It's so pretty!
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2007 04:50:08 PM »

Wow, Banga! This looks great. Your mom is going to love it. Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2007 01:51:08 AM »

Gorgeous pages! Just beautiful!
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2008 01:03:37 PM »

CONGRATS on being one of the top 5 crafts of the YEAR 2007 in your category!!!!!

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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2008 09:31:22 AM »

Thanks OY! I'm pretty excited and completely surprised. Thanks so much to all of you responsible for choosing to honor my little book!
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