Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recipe Scrapbooking, preserving your memories in style!

Yesterday’s class at the University of North Florida was great fun!  We shared stories, and created three two-page layouts suitable for photos or recipe scrapbooking.  This page was scrap-lifted from one I created a couple months ago as 6x6 pages.  This time, I’ve re-created a similar 2-page spread in a convenient 8.5 x 11” layout.

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Aren’t they fun?  Don’t you just love the finial press embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!  Everyone comments that the natural ivory page elements look just like old tin ceiling tiles.

Did not have the little turkey’s google eyes in place when I took the photo (oops!)  Also, when I went to my paper stash to find ‘just the right’ old olive Designer Series Paper, I realized I didn’t have anything but some leftover Kiwi Kiss DSP!  WOW!  So I opted for a quick fix which you can use to recycle your DSP and make it match the project in mind:  Grab a nice wheel (in this case Vintage Vogue) and the color ink you want (Old Olive) and roll the pattern/color onto the DSP… everything now matches just right!

The original 6x6 layout was posted here during October 2009.  If you would like, you can View the original 6x6 layout HERE!



  • Paradise
  • Enjoy Every Moment
  • Holiday Best (Hostess Level 1)

Card Stock: 

  • Old Olive
  • Naturals Ivory
  • Chocolate Chip,
  • Ruby Red
  • Really Rust
  • More Mustard


  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Versamark


  • Scallop Circle
  • 1 3/8” circle
  • Boho Blossoms
  • Modern Label


  • Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder*
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Silver Brads
  • Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon

* For use with the Sizzix Big Shot machine – the same one that cuts fabric for your quilts!!

See you tomorrow with more ideas for your rubber stamping and crafting days and nights!

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ArtisticInkspirations said...

REally do look like old kitchen tin tiles!! Very pretty Sharon!!

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me how to emboss just part of the card? For instance, in this one just 3/4 of the card. I've also seen other (Stampin Up) cards where when they emboss top and bottom, leaving the entire middle free for decorating, sentiments, etc.


Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Jodi... sent you an email! But for others who may be wondering about partial embossing: I turned the embossing folder sideways, and slip just the top edge of my cardstock into the folder and run it through the machine. I can also do this for cards... leaving the top or bottom part flat (un-embossed) for stamping.
Sometimes we cut out the center of an embossing folder, or place a thin wood frame atop the embossing folder to emboss only certain areas too.. this can also be replicated with one or two layers of cardboard or chipboard.