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Apron Inspired Recipe Book


I just love a teal and red color combination. Reminds me of old aprons. I’ve been pinning some sweet vintage aprons lately and it’s got me in the mood to make something old fashioned and kitcheny. I found these great chipboard elements from Crate Paper in one of my back stock boxes and knew they would make a wonderful recipe book.

The paper is from Stampin Up and Crate. I think they have a very vintage vibe. I did manage to use almost the entire package of chipboard on this one book. LOL.

Pockets on the pages so there’s lot’s of room to tuck in recipes and pictures.

More pockets here. I just love all the paper layers! The blue and brown stripe had a nice little lace look border so I added sweet little pearls to dress it up. Few more bits of chipboard too!

Yes I may have gone a bit overboard on the layers. I left some room to journal inside the chipboard frame. Pocket on the right. That cherry patterned paper is so bright and cheerful. I did ink the edges with Walnut Distress ink from Tim Holtz  to give it just a little detail.

Last set of pages. I do seem to find a way to work a bingo card into a lot of projects don’t I???? There’s a tasty looking chipboard pie with a fabulous red and teal polka dot : ) One more pocket on the left with a nice scallop detail.

Back cover has pretty patterned paper. I found just the right ribbon to tie on the binder rings to finish off this great little  recipe book.

A Few of My Favorite Things…..


♥♥♥♥ I Love Love Love me some new glitter ♥♥♥♥

I Love making cupcake toppers!

I made this one for my dear friend Jane : )

I didn’t have a real cupcake to stick this one in so I made a pretendy one! I was calling it faux-range. Like meringue. Get it? Okay so I know it’s a bad joke…but it’s my bad joke and I’m gonna keep using it : ) Jane did share the button and the banner. I just love it….even if it’s a bit over the top : )

I love making this slaw…

I came up with this recipe trying to make a not so bad for you oriental cabbage slaw like the one at Busch’s that I love so much. It took a lot of fine tuning…but I think it’s pretty close. I shared it with one friend and before you know it all her friends were making it too! So by popular demand…..

Ginny’s Oriental Slaw

  1. 1 1/2 cup slaw mix ( I like the kind with the carrots)      30 calories
  2. 1/2 can chunk chicken breast from Costco                       105 calories
  3. 2 tbl. Newman’s Own Low fat sesame ginger salad dressing                                          with 1-2 tbl  Splenda (it really does need it)                       35 calories
  1. 1 tbl. slivered almonds ( from the salad section)              40 calories

Mix the top three ingredients…let sit about an hour or so in the fridge, add almonds before eating. You could also add some chopped green onion then too if you like! Or some chow mein noodles for extra crunch. I like mine in a flat-out healthy grain wrap. It’s 210 calories without the wrap , 23 grams of protein. With the wrap its 310 calories, 8 grams fiber, and 32 grams protein.

Blog Challenge Entries


This first entry is from Kim Shrader. Her book  is a paper bag mini. She used Cosmo Cricket and Websters Pages  paper along with others. Lot’s of paper piecing and extra embellishments give this mini lot’s of retro detail.Thanks Kim. Your book is great. Good Luck!

Cookie Cookbook by Jennifer Brennan

I made this cookie cookbook for my son Alex.  He is the baker in the family.  The book includes our 10 favorite cookie recipes.  I wanted to make this as a gift for him so he can have these prized recipes and a scrap book of memories.  I included in my own handwriting some words of love.

Good luck Jennifer!

Okay so here is the low down on how to vote…..please vote only once. Please include your name with your vote. Only living people please…no pets aliens or long passed relatives. The book with the most votes will win the Polly’s gift card in the amount of $10.00. You can register your vote by commenting on this post.  Good luck to you both! P.S. Sorry for the delay in getting the pictures on the blog…I accidentally caused Jennifer’s pictures to get erased out of the camera : ( and we had to take them again. Thanks for being a good sport and bringing your book back in : )

Recipe Book Class


By special request from Paper Peep Jennifer K. Here is the Mini I designed for a class I taught  back in the summer. It’s really cute retro styled paper comes from Cosmo Cricket. This class would have been more fun if our air conditioning had been installed. I do have to say…the girls got there early trying to get a spot next to the fan. Location location location. LOL. Sorry these pics are old…the book sold and is living somewhere in Stockholm.

Blog Challenge….Recipes!!!


Polly’s Blog Challenge

Want a chance to show off your mad scrappin skills? The theme for this challenge is recipe books…or anything with recipe cards. Whip up a tasty little mini, or layout, or any project with recipes and you could have the bragging rights as the winner of the very first challenge from Polly’s.  How can I enter you ask???  How does it work you want to know???  Here are the guidelines…….

  • Please submit as many as three pictures of your original project with a brief description to my email vnemchak@hotmail.com with “challenge ” in the subject column.
  • Put your name on your homework!!! Entries without a name will not be considered for voting.
  • The project with the most votes will win a fabulous prize…so tell your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, the mail man, anyone to go to pollyspaper.wordpress.com and vote for your project!!! Let’s make it a fair fight though….no pet’s ,imaginary friends, or long passed relatives.  All votes should be accompanied by the name of the voter.
  • The fabulous prize is a gift card…redeemable at Polly’s Paper Studio.  Any challenge winner that is not local can select a prize “package.” Package  will contain merchandise from the store and may include paper…stickers or other product equivalent to the value of the prize…minus shipping.
  • The value of the prize will be determined by the amount of entries.  Starting at $10.00.
  • All entries should be submitted by February 8th and will be posted by the 11th. Voting can begin as soon as they are posted and can continue until 10 am on the 18th.  Winner will be announced on the 19th.
  • Good Luck to all who enter!