Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What Have I Been Working On????

At last I can finally show you what I've been working on for the last month.  I made a cookbook.  I had all my recipes crammed in a manilla envelope.  Every time I wanted to use one of them I had to go through the envelope until I found what I was searching for.  Maybe this sounds familiar to you.  LOL

So I decided to gather everything up (I had bought stickers, paper,etc a while back specifically for this project.)  I even had a project box for it, which I moved from SC.  That will tell you how long I've had this idea in my head.  Any way, Donna & I typed up all the recipes in WORD on recipe cards that Donna designed.  We used divided photo protectors to put the recipes in.  I also had some photo album sheets for the bigger recipes.  I decorated each page with some of the stickers and/or paper.  Here are a few pics.  I hope this inspires some of you to organize your recipes.

After I got all my recipes in the book by category.  I was going to design a cover & section dividers but I got on the internet and searched for some already prepared.  Lo and Behold, I came across Pink Polka Dot Creations and she had this set complete.  So I downloaded them for my cookbook.  They were perfect for what I needed.
She even had the binder edge label and the tabs done.
 Here are a couple of my pages and how we decorated them.

 It was difficult getting a good picture since I have everything in page protectors but I think you can get the gist of  it.

Thank you for stopping by today for a visit.  We appreciate your comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy


  1. This came out so nice, Peggy. I just love it. Love the colors, papers and you used the perfect stickers.
    It's funny, but the last several weeks I've been thinking I should make a cookbook of all our family recipes for my kids and grands.
    I guess great minds think alike. lol

  2. Great project! I expect you and Donna had great fun working together on the recipes. TFS Christine

  3. What a beautiful recipe book. The both of you must have worked hours on this book. Makes me almost want to try something like this, but I know I never will. I am not a good cook and really do not enjoy cooking, so I will use my two old recipe boxes. I prefer baking to cooking.

    Bethlehem, PA


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