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Monday, November 21, 2011


Happy Monday, everyone!!!  I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful and creative weekend!  I finally finished cutting all those little Mickey Mouse treat boxes for my niece, and I even cut out an addition 11 of the turkey treat boxes.  I have to admit though that as much fun as they were to put together, I don't care if I ever cut another pattern/template again for a very, very long time!!!  LOL!!!  I don't even want to look at a pair of scissors right now!  HA!

To my new followers, thank you so much for deciding to join my family and I look forward to our visits together!  I'll be around to see you soon!

Before I announce the winner of the "Gobble Til You Wobble" blog hop prize,  a wonderful friend sent me the most adorable little silverware set stamp that I wanted.  I know this cute stamp will get a lot of use, and the first project I've used it for is this little mini cookbook which you can keep in a kitchen drawer:

When you unfold the top cover, it looks like this:

When you unfold the bottom cover it lays flat so this is what you'll have:

Or, if you fold back the top cover, the book will stand alone on a table or counter top like this:

Either laying flat or in it's standing position you can flip thru the recipe cards like this:

I'd like to say thanks again to my friend for this wonderful little stamp!!!  And..., SURPRISE!!!  If you like this little mini cookbook, it's a giveaway!!!  To be eligible for it, just leave me one of your wonderful comments on this post letting me know you'd like to have it!  No, you do not need to be a follower to win!  I will announce the winner on Saturday, November 26.  The winner will be selected by Random.org. and you will have 3 days to claim it.  (Sorry, will only mail within U.S.)

Now for the blog winner!!!  Random.org. selected number "19":

LISA808, you are the WINNER of the matching vellum and paper set!!!  Please email your mailing address to me at audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net

Well, I'm off to play!!!  Thank you all for taking time from your creating crafting to stop by!

Hugs, and I'll be seeing you!!!


Kate said...

This is gorgeous - and SO pretty! The utensil images are just perfect!
Audrey, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. With your wonderful style, I can see you getting lots of fabulous use out of the Flower Shoppe cartridge!

Beebeebabs said...

Hi Audrey I was stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and saw your mini cookbook and OMG I love it. You did a great job on it. Thanks for sharing!!!

Patti J said...

Look at you go, girl - you are a creating machine! Great job on another wonderful project! Thanks for sharing, and Congratulations Lisa!!!

Mary said...

I love this Audrey and I want it, lol! Ok, I'll settle for a tutorial. TFS, Mary M

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winner, what a cute mini book.

girlia said...


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Will I would love to win it... What an adorable recipe holder... And what a sweet friend you have to send you the stamp set. Super super cute. Hugs

Lisa said...

Oh my, Audrey, this is so gorgeous!! Your design is just stunning! I would LOVE to have this fabulous mini cookbook!! You are so talented my friend! I love this :)


Susan said...

Your card set is so clever and useful. I am always in awe of your talent and your willingness to share with all of your fans. I would love this little gem! And I wish you and your family a delightful (and not-too-stressful) Thanksgiving.

shari said...

Your mini cookbook is adorable! Love it, Shari (cricutrookie)

Charlotte said...

What a fabulous idea. I love the stamp. And yes, I am sure it will be used often. The cookbook is so cute. I love that you made it to fit in a kitchen drawer. Ideal!!

Jean said...

I love this little cookbook, it is so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win! And Congrats to the winner from the blog hop.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I love the vintage look of this and the fact that it stands is very important...Great job!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also. Hope you are able to get in a little relaxing time.


Sherrie K. said...

Your mini cookbook is awesome! Love the details and the vintage look is great! Nice job as always:)
Sherrie K

lovemypaper said...

Super cute cookbook! Congrats Lisa!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great little recipe book will make a wonderful collector item.
Congratulations to Lisa & Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Audrey, this is really beautiful! I have never seen anything like it! Fantastic!

Nicole said...

This is wonderful!! I would love to win this. Maybe it will improve my cooking skills! LOL

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so creative!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Lori Apgar said...

What a sweet little recipe book Audrey!! I love the silverware stamp!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family my friend!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super design!

Susan said...

Hey Audrey!!

OMG...I am laughing so hard at your drunk turkey!! That is awesome! lol! How much fun is that! I love the mini cookbook too! I have a whole three self cabinet filled with cookbooks and I always think it would be smart to put my fav dishes in a mini book. The silverware set stamps are so fun!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving day and create many fun memories! Enjoy my friend! ;)


Beebeebabs said...


callyannc said...

Ok i freakin love your blog! This recipe book is adorable! TFS CallyAnn

Besthobbyeva said...

What an adorable, adorable recipe book, I just love it!!! Such a cute stamp set too!!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I think I missed the deadline for giveaway but wanted to comment anyway that the recipe book is wonderful. I'm working on an 8 1/2" x 11" recipe book for my daughter.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Christine Patton said...

Love this project!! What a fabulous idea! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is a super adorable gift idea. Love this. :)

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello dearest Audrey!
Wow oh wow...this is fantastic! I am loving that lace, the functionality of the piece & how pretty it is.
Great use of the stamp.
Just wonderful as always.
So glad I have made the time to stop in. I have missed your creations but am catching up now.
Off the next lovely I go.
Take care sweet friend!

OmaGloria said...

Awesome cookbook.

Curt in Carmel said...

This turned out great! Love this idea and how it stands on its own. What a great idea this is and that stamp was perfect for it. Hope you are well! Best, Curt

ChatterScene.com said...

Super cute project:) Hugs