Saturday, October 31, 2009

November SOTM Blog Hop

It’s time for the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the Close To My Heart stamp set “Around the Block”. Following along is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

I thought this month’s stamp set was perfect for a cover of a “Neighborhood Recipe Album” I’ve been wanting to create. I love collecting recipes and it seems I never come home from a get together or function without a recipe or two in hand! Those are always the best recipes too because people like to bring their favorite dish and they are usually flattered and ready to share the recipe. Now I have an album to house my favorite recipes gleaned from neighbors over the years!

Below are pictures of my album and the supplies I used.

Album Cover

Inside Recipe Pages
Note:  The outside edge of the recipe pages are not adhered to the page in the book so that additional instructions could be inserted or tags with photos/info about the person the recipe came from.

Stamp Sets: Around the Block & Recipe Box
Papers: Grace Paper Packet
Inks: Archival Black, Olive, Twilight, & Cocoa
Embellishments: Bookplate Dimensional Element, Foundry Metal Bookplate, Cocoa Grograin Ribbon, gold brad
Other: 1” black Bind-it All Coil Binding, chipboard for front & back covers

Next on the hop is Amy’s blog so hop on over there now to see her artwork!

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click {here} to head back to Jena’s blog for a complete list of participating blogs.


  1. What a great keepsake! Beautiful artwork too.

  2. Oh my!! This is gorgeous!! LOVE IT!

  3. What a great idea! It would be perfect for the holidays too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. No way! This is too cute. You did an excellent job and I love the colors you chose!

  5. Fantastic project, and the first time I've actually wanted this paper. I may steal this idea for a cookie exchange recipe book.

  6. So true...I went to a neighborhood party last night and got two new recipes. Now there is another project that I have to work ladies are killing me this month! LOL

  7. I LOVE this idea!!!!!! I'm going to need to make one for myself!

  8. I LOVE this. A great project. I really like your color choice!

  9. I love this idea! I have the Recipe Box stamp set and have yet to get the cards to look right. Any tips on getting the lines on right?

  10. Brenda this is a FABULOUS IDEA!!!!! love it!

  11. What a perfect little album - love your use of the stamp set - TFS!

  12. OMG!! I love this project! the recipe book is gorgeous. And I love the way you used our SOTM!