Thursday, February 26, 2009


In order to keep with organizing my craft/sewing room, I went to Joann Fabrics and bought a second paper storage container. I have two stacks and some card stock there waiting to be put into the drawers. I found this kitchen paper stack on sale 40% off, so I bought two of them. For a very long time, I have been planning to do receipe books for the family of family handwritten receipes. I am going to start with my Mom's receipes. I want to have a picture of each person in the kitchen if possible, along with their receipes. I never saw a kitchen stack. It was in the ad, so I went hunting it. I am making six books. I think all of this paper along with the other stacks might not fit after all.

This is a scrapbook of my school years that I made a few years ago. I had the pictures for every school year, so it was fun. The stickers are some I bought at Joann's also this week. They are for the cookbooks. I already bought a lot of the stickers.

These are books I will be using. I have four more waiting to be done along with these. I think I have most of the receipes, but I will have to look up some pictures. I think I am going to start by picking the paper and getting each page ready to be sure I have all the paper I will need while I can still get it. Kristy will laugh if she reads this, I told her never again, after I made the first scrapbook under her guidance. She is an expert, and I am not kidding.


Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
Now that my computer is up and running I have alot of catching up to do! Sounds like you have an ambitious scrapbook project. Have fun!
Hugs, Rhondi

Linda said...

Nancy, making cookbooks filled with family recipes is a wonderful project...I like all the pretty papers and cute embellishments. It's really nice to be including photos too. I hope you share pictures when finished and maybe even a recipe...hugs,Linda

onlymehere said...

Nancy, you amaze me bz you do a bit of everything! I don't scrapbook but my daughter does. My other daughter has just started getting into making her own jewelry so it takes three of us to cover what you do yourself! This is a fun idea about the recipe books and what a great gift!

Tam said...

Hi Nancy!
What a great idea and fantastic way to preserve the family recipes. I can't wait to see the end result. Have fun and a great weekend!

Heidi said...

Now you are really taking our organizing our craft room theme on the list to heart! Come organzine my room for me pleezzz? I just have too much stuff in too little space. :) Can you solve that for me? And that is with my buying nothing for over a year now. I need to follow my mother's example and get organized. Your room looks great. I must say I am thinking you are now the expert in scrapbooking so Ditty watch out.

Love and hugs ~

Amy Marie said...

Love your room, I'm still dreaming of having a formal scrap room. I am having a scrap night at the house tonight with girlfriends. We used to go to Mindy's or Pam's Place on Friday nights, but now that both are closed, we have only a few places in town to even get supplies. Keep it up. I have about 3 different projects I'm working on right now too!

Sweetie said...

Nancy - I have my scrapbooking supplies stored in two enormous plastic storage tubs. I was really into scrapbooking big time -going to scrapbooking parties. I also have bought many things (on sale) at JoAnn Fabrics. The recipe project is really a wonderful idea. I think that you can do just about anything and you keep at it.

Kristen said...

For someone who was "NEVER gonna do this again!", you sure have made a LOT of scrapbooks!!!!! This one has been long in the planning though! :) I can't wait to see the finished project!!! It is ohhhh so nice to get organized too! :) Keep up the good work Gramma!!!! Love you!!!

Solstitches said...

I like the new look to your blog Nancy - had to smile at those little snowmen because they are so very "you"
What a lovely idea you have come up with for the cook books.
Have fun with this project.

Solstitches said...

I like the new look to your blog Nancy - had to smile at those little snowmen because they are so very "you"
What a lovely idea you have come up with for the cook books.
Have fun with this project.

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