Happy Saturday morning, everyone! I'm looking forward to our last day together -- lots to share! I have a few more Cosmo Cricket projects to share, along with another designer's album, which you're SURE to drool over! But those will have to wait until the end of my post. I simply can't wait another second to share the goodness from the Flikr Gallery!
Have you been checking the gallery lately? If you haven't, you're in for a sweet surprise. The responses to the recipe challenges have been awesome and so inspiring! Check it out!
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By Aly Dosdall
By Heather C.
By Amanda V.
By Etta Linton
By Stephanie D. Shepherd
Awesome work! That was fun! Thanks for participating, everyone. I'll draw a random winner this evening at 8:00 and will post the winner shortly after. If you're still working on a challenge, you have until 8:00 tonight to post it in the gallery. Don't forget to write the word "recipe" in your title so that I can find it, or link me in the comments. :)
Raise your hand if you know the sweet and talented Marnie Flores? She's had a super busy week, but still managed to pull this little baby together using the Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday line AND the Snorkel line.
Isn't that adorable?! And did you notice she used the same scallop album as found in the give away? So cute!
As if that isn't enough, check out her take on the recipe album:
What sweetness! And you'll notice Marnie covered the backside of the pages with coordinating patterned paper. Very cute, indeed!
Let's end today with a few more projects, shall we? Two are made from my Cosmo Cricket scraps, and one from my random basket of scraps.
Here's my layout using the Girl Friday line. You can see I used it for a layout about my son. I think it works. ;)
You also may have noticed by now that I used the recipe on this page. Remember this?
I just switched it around a bit. I put my multi-photo grid on top (I created another one to work with the photos I had of my little guy), and my journaling strip down the left hand bottom side. I created my layout as a 8x6, just like the mini album, then mounted it on another piece of patterned paper.
I just love recipes!
Speaking of recipes... I also love baking! Especially cookies! Which brings me to a gift idea I just couldn't wait to share with you all.
The cookie scoop is an essential tool (I believe!) in any cookie baker's kitchen. To spruce this gift up a bit, I made a batch of my favorite oatmeal cookie dough and packaged it up in a freezer container. I created the label in Adobe Illustrator (but you could use Word or Photoshop) and attached a strip from the Girl Friday sticker page. Voila!
Finally, a little something anyone can make with the scraps from their scrap pile.
I started with a 3x6 piece of lined patterned paper and folded it down the center to make a standing card. Then I cut a circle in the front using my circle cutter. I added a squiggly rubon from American Crafts, along with some of their felt letter stickers, a flower and a brad. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy (as my kids would say)!
Thanks for spending the week with me, everyone! Don't forget that your challenges need to be posted no later than 8:00 PM PST if you'd like to be elegable for the drawing for a surprise prize from me (think mini album stuff, folks!).
I'll be back after 8:00 tonight to announce a random winner.
Until then, HAPPY SATURDAY!