Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Crush!

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing, so it has been so hard to find time to post! I have been stamping/creating, though. I made a few gifts for my daughter Jessica to give her friends (several candy bar wrappers and I stamped the plain white mat in a photo frame to make it pretty. My most ambitious undertaking was compiling some favorite Christmas recipes into little cook/scrapbooks for my mother and MIL. I used this adorable image from Mo Manning of Digital Pencil Too. It's called Louis and Bronte and it was just so appropriate for a recipe book of Christmas cookies! I don't know if Mo has this one in the shop or not, but I got it as a freebie for being a member of the Digital Pencil Too group on Paper Craft Planet.

I made one brunette and one blonde Louis:

(I used Paint Shop Pro to temporarily remove the frog on Louis' shorts. I then cut & pasted the image into a Word document without saving the changes to Mo's original artwork.)

After laminating all of the pages, I used my Bind It All to make 2 6X6 recipe books. I'll try to get a photo of one of the finished products. (The one for my mom is wrapped & ready to ship off to NJ tomorrow.)


Danni said...

How totally cute and what a great project!

mulberry station said...

These recipe books are so cute! What a great keepsake. Your mom will love it!

PaperCrafty said...

Darling project!!

Arlana said...

What a fun recipe book. I love Mo's digi there so adorable. I cant wait till she sponsors us!!!! so fun

Jeannie said...

What a great gift!

Peace and Luv,

KymKreates said...

These are adorable!