This was a very enjoyable weekend for me when it comes to crafting, how about you? Emma was semi-sick (meaning yucky runny nose but no fever) and very high-maintenance, but at the end of the day when she went to bed (7:30 every night, yay for that!) I took out my watercolors, made myself some hot chocolate with a candy cane in it (hey, it’s Christmas!), and started working on a new project…

A Recipe Scrapbook/Journal!

This is my first one, and I was initially inspired by this awesome site, Red Velvet Art. They don’t have them anymore, but I came across a collage pregnancy journal they designed that I absolutely loved! It was simple and personal and oh-so-cute. I thought, “I could do that!” – and that’s where the madness started. ;-) I proceeded to work on my recipe journal and had SO much fun with it. I know I’m going to be doing this often. It’s a lot more rewarding for me to draw my own illustrations than to buy scrapbook notions and stickers… and much cheaper. :-)

Okay, so enough talk – here’s what I’ve done so far:


What I really like about these is that they’re not perfect, but that’s okay!

How I Did It:

I had an empty scrapbook that was just waiting to be filled… some day. So I grabbed my scrapbook stash and started creating! It was really easy because all of the paper I have is already pre-cut to fit perfectly inside the clear envelopes in the bound book. You could use a binder, a journal, whatever you wanted to glue recipe cards, recipes from magazines, photos and pictures you like, etc into your recipe book. So yeah, easy peasy! And this would be fun for a young person to do with a regular journal, too. I’m thinking a prayer journal is going to be next.

Here are a couple of online inspirations and tutorials for you to check out:

Recipe Scrapbooking – How and Why?
(from Blissfully Domestic)

Digital Scrapbooking Recipes

Recipe Scrapbook Pages (so cute!)
(from Kevin and Amanda)

You can have some fun with any theme, not just recipes!

Inspired Gift Idea: Make a themed “journal kit” for someone in your family and give it to them for Christmas!

Share your Thoughts!

Do you have any recipes, crafts, or other creativity to share? You can: a) Write a post on your blog and link up to it so we can come visit and give you some comment love, or b) leave a comment letting us know what you’ve been up to. :-)

Can’t wait to read your comments and visit your blogs!

Photobucket
If you have a moment, leave a comment –
It’ll make me jump up and down for joy! :-)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up for updates and freebies!

More from Kindred Spirit Mommy
Must Read!
Archives