Monday, January 31, 2011

Feb. Recipes

Well, its February, time for the ETM recipes!! For my first one, I did Strawberry Frappe. Here is a picture of the finished product. (Although, I have to say, I added a handful of blueberries to this batch, so it is a little darker in color than yours will be if you make it.)
Here's the recipe.

Here is the Family Baked Beans...

Here's my recipe for them. Everybody loves them. People ask me to make them all the time when we go to functions. So, here's the recipe, hope you like them too!
Hope you like!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hippo Post!

Maybe I figured something out, after hours of reading what is wrong with blogger...maybe not! But, I had to share a Hippo Post for you before the first month of the year ran out!
I love this little girl!!!
She says, Hip, Hippo, Ray! Inside it says, Hippo New Year! I painted her with Radiant Pearl Paint, she's mounted on Eggplant Envy, then Pirouette Pink!
Hope you like!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have been trying to post for days... My pictures keep being called, "server rejected".  Does anyone know what's up with that????

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Personal Recipe Album

I needed a new recipe album for the recipes I design for ETM.  I thought that I would make one of my own, with one of my favorite colors.  I found the papers at Michaels.  They are Bohemia from My Mind's Eye and two papers from Anna Griffin.  All the pages matched so well, I was so excited.  One of my favorite colors is Red.  (Purple being the "most" favorite) but red is the color of my kitchen.  So, have a look!
Here is the outside cover.  The papers had a sea blue through them, so I used it as the accent.
The album is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.
 here is the side view...all books must look good from the spine! 
 Here are what my tabs look like, and they are the same on both sides.  I attached them to the protector.  I used a hinge punch and a circle punch.
 So here is the appetizer page.  I gathered my ribbon right on the page.
 My next page.  I loved that one of the Anna Griffin papers had botanical all over them.  So I cut most of them out for accents on the page.  This one has a butterfly.
 This one has a Lilly for an accent, but the page behind, also has one!  I gathered the ribbon on this page too, but the ribbon was crinkly ribbon.
 here is for sides.  This was probably my least favorite paper.  Big funky flowers, and lots more blue than I wanted, but I think it turned out ok.
 my breads divider, with a delicate Lilly on it.
 This is the last page, desserts.  I gathered ribbon on it too.  I really liked the jumbo sunflower.
So that's my book!!  Hope you like!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Recipes

Happy New Year!!!  I am starting out the new year by showing you my recipes for the month, plus a picture of what they look like cooked!! 
My first is Stuffed French Toast.  I made up this recipe, and we had it for Christmas Breakfast...and a couple days before too, so that I could get it right! 
This is a picture of the second recipe.  It is Raspberry salad.  I made it a couple of times over the break too, only I didn't make up the recipe myself.  I got it from a friend. (Hey Georgia!)  I think that she blended it in a blender, but I just whisked mine together.  Its very pretty, and we all voted on no whip cream, we liked it a little tart!
So, here is the layout for it.  I had to use some purple.  Kim over at ETM, had a pack of purple that finally came in, (I am pretty sure, purple is Not, her thing) but it is mine, so I was very happy to do a purple layout!!
 These two layouts are from December, they were the other designer's recipes.  I of course, changed them.  You can see her layout  HERE.  But this is my redo.  I think that it is kinda fun redoing things to make them more my style.  This one, I even changed the color.  She had a blue to match the blue flower in the print.  But you know, I love purple!

 This one was really cute too, I really liked the stocking made with this paper.  It would be a hard paper to use and the stocking worked great for it.
 Hope you like!  Let me know if you like seeing the finished recipe or not!