Sunday, September 4, 2011

My Mom's Recipes

When I was in my early 20's, my mom wrote out all of the favorite family recipes.  She even had recipes from her grandmother from Sweden! What a great gift I was receiving at the time. I can share the recipes with my girls and they can learn about the grandmother they never met.  I purchased a recipe box and decorated it with Early Bird Cosmo Cricket paper.  The inside of the lid has a photo of my mom that will bring a smile to my face every time I open the recipe box.   Additional dividers where created with my Gypsy to match the pre-made tabbed dividers allowing more room to journal the traditions of the recipes. I used my Imagine (with Best Friends), E2, and Cuttlebug (with Swiss Dots and Seeing Dots folders). 

This is my entry for the Cricut Circle's August Magazine Cosmo Cricket Challenge. 

Hello Mom

My brother's favorite Lemon Cake is clipped to the back, YUM

My Mom had a toaster like this one, so fun!

NO poultry recipes from my Mom... She had pet chickens

16 comments:

Sara Andrews said...

I love this!

You did a fantastic job!

cdm317 said...

What a fun keepsake! Good luck in the challenge!
Colleen (gonescrappin)

Josie0602 said...

I love your recipe box! So pretty and I love that you put your mom's photo inside the lid!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Mel, what a labor of love! The recipe box and recipes are wonderful! What a treasure for generations to come!
Carolyn
cccscraproom@windstream.net
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

L.B. said...

I hope I get to see this in the mgazine it is amazing work and so full of love and memories.

Nadia said...

Oh! What a beautiful project in so many ways!! I have done a cookbook for my daughter with photos of family and stories too. I love what you have done with these. What a fantastic gift your mom has given you with writing them down... and what a wonderful tribute you have given by making it so beautiful!!! I love the photo inside the lid! This is so special-- what a wonderful way to preserve your family's memories and special tastes!

I love so many of your projects, but this one might just be my absolute favorite. Best wishes for the contest! Just lovely!!!

Janee said...

Such a cute project =)

Noelle P said...

It's a great project - I love the photo of your mom and all of the family stories that accompany the recipe - like not eating chicken. Too precious and a wonderful keepsake.

JaniceA said...

This is a wonderful project with so much love and creativity included. Congrats on project of the day. Good luck and hope to see you in the magazine.

RockinRenee said...

So love this! It's beautiful in so many ways!

ScrappyMama said...

Awesome project in so many ways!!! Thanks for sharing it with us & thanks to Nadia for pointing it out to us!

Rita said...

What a beautiful treasure!

Diane Hodrick said...

this is absolutely amazing! beautiful keepsake!

Court said...

This is a fabulous project!!!

joeygirl86 said...

this is so awesome! love, love, LOVE it!!! :)

Robin Marshall Clark said...

OMG!!!! This is the cutest thing I have seen lately! I love all the personal stories that you have laced in between the recipes. Such a personal touch. And all the emellies are so dang cute! You did an amazing job!!!!