Monday, August 1, 2011

My Part

In taking photos last week of where we sit, stand and lie down, I noticed I don't have that many standing spots.  One though where I do much of my standing time is by my kitchen island.  Naturally the kitchen brings up gobs of memories.

On Friday, I had another opportunity to take photos.  I was working in the kitchen for several hours baking and also preparing our lunch.  With my husband's family living half a country away, I have few opportunities for traditions.  There has become one that that travels - cookies.  Dillon and his mother, Jaime, love my chocolate chip cookies.  (It's that famous $250 cookie recipe, shh!  don't tell them.)  So the last few summers we have spent time together and I've made cookies for all of us.  When Lenny has traveled out to see them for holidays, I've made cookies to send.  It is a little thing I can do to be part of the family gathering without making such a long trip several times a year.

My journaling for this page also reflects how I enjoy cooking lunch for my husband each day. It has gotten to where I really don't want to go out very much around here. We have mostly chain restaurants and those you have to drive 20 miles to get to.  We leave our dining out for our trips where we can usually get a good guide book recommendation for something local and unique.  Anyway, it may not be that sophisticated, but I consider fixing a nutritious meal part of "my part" of our relationship.  I enjoy it, Lenny likes my cooking, I can be creative, or not and we save money and mostly eat healthier.  This is one of those every day things I wanted to put in my scrapbook.

Using a photo on an embellishment was also part of our class.  I used an older photo I'd made of cookies on a plate.

Project Notes:
We were encouraged to leave the background page until last.  I started with my photos and their mats but then I naturally started pulling out papers for the background.  Nothing seemed to work so I went back to building the page from the middle out.

After I got all the elements together and as assembled as it could be, I went back to the background trying all those papers that didn't work the first time.  Still, no go.  Then I tried some solids and hit upon this certainly celery paper from Stampin' Up!  I'm so glad I did it this way; I would have never started there.

For embellishments, I made my first ever Yo Yo's and used glazed brads for centers.

So what every day thing or activity would you like to scrapbook?

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Farm Fresh and Thrift Shop 8x8 pads from October Afternoon; Head in the Clouds from My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up!
Brads: KI Memories
Ribbon:  Dear Lizzy by American Crafts
Stickers: October Afternoon
Rub -on's by Stampin' Up!


  1. Love your page. The YoYo goes great with the cookies.

  2. Beautiful page, Lisa. And I love the theme. Cooking nutritious meals for you and your family is definitely a very important part. (And so are the cookies!! hehe)

  3. Very cute it! TFS!!!!

  4. Oh your cookies look so yummy. I am a sucker for home made cookies.
    How nice that your hubby is home everyday for lunch and you can share this with him.

    Your layout is lovely. I like the colours your chose, and all the touches you used. Fun that you added a photo to the tag.

  5. I really like the patterned paper behind each photo with the stitched edges. Those flower embellishments are really pretty. I also like the one large cluster of embellies. Nice work!

  6. Another great page! Love the quilted, homespun look to the page. It complements the theme of it. Love the photo on the tag, I'll have to try that :)

  7. What a wonderful page - the colors, design, journaling are great! The kitchen and the food we prepare is such an important part of everyday life. I keep my camera in the kitchen, now I just have to remember to snap a photo or two more often!


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