Friday, April 17, 2009

Recipe Addict!

Had a great day with my 5th graders yesterday! Spring has FINALLY arrived here in Chicago! IT was sunny and in the mid 60's! After walking and being outside all day, coming back to school, playing SPUD with a few students after school (Part of a mentoring program we are doing), going to Yoga with Cort.........it was an exhausting day! But a GOOD exhausted.

Anyway, on to my crafty project here. I don't know about any of you, but in our household we collect recipes. Ya know books, magazines, clipped recipes from family and friends?! I have an entire cabinet filled with books and papers. My husband is just as bad. EVERY single time he makes a run to the store he comes home with one of those mini recipe books you see at the check out. He comes in like a proud little kid with his new cooking magazine! We also get those Kraft Food magazines every couple of months. You'd swear we were gourmet cooks here. I decided that enough was enough! All those misc. papers and clippings need to be in one spot where I can find them. I ordered this recipe box from Papertrey Ink. I covered it with papers from Crafty Secret's Radiant Pad.


The handle of the box is actually a toy rolling pin that I picked up at Michaels. (Cute right?) I used rub ons to title it. For the top I added a Melissa Frances glittered heart that was sprayed with walnut ink to "dirty" it up a bit. There are various ribbons, buttons, and the circle was stamped with Crafty Secret's So Sweet set, and the Desk/Library/Kitchen set from Just Rite.

At first, I was going to type all of the recipes, but decided that it really wasn't realistic of me. So as much as I hate my handwriting, I decided it would be easier for me to do! I want to be able to add to my box as I need it. I did take strips of Graphic 45 paper to dress up the recipe a bit.

For each of the dividers I used Just Rite's newest set called, Recipe Borders and Centers. For some of them I added a Lockhart image that had been colored and cut out. (Love those lil' radishes!)



So at least now I can channel my addiction into one little box instead of loose all over the kitchen!
What are we having for dinner tonight you ask?
PIZZA! LOL!


Have a fantastic weekend!!!!!!! : )




49 comments:

Jocelyn said...

This is the BEST!!!!!! I just adore it and the little rolling pin!!! Now I have to head to Michaels to find that!!!! I really want to try this one out and the colors are perfect, my kitchen is in red and black!!!! You did have a very busy day yesterday!!!!! Happy Friday!

Cricket said...

This is fantastic Michelle! I'm the same way, I have a cabinet busting at the seams with all my collected recipes, cookbooks, etc..

The rolling pin on top is too darn cute!

I think you might just have inspired me to do something about my recipe addiction!

smiles,

Crayola58 said...

Michelle, this is absolutely fantastic. This is the best recipe box I've ever seen....not to mention the really darling divider cards with those round titles. So so cute. And oh my, a rolling pin handle. How cute is THAT?
Carole

Linda B said...

Love it! Your recipe box looks down right professional:)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Michele, that is the cutest recipe box I have ever seen... and I love the rolling pin - you are so creative. LOVE LOVE IT.. and your handwriting is BEAUTIFUL.

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Wow, what a great idea, it looks stunning.

Chris x

Riet said...

wowww Michelle,what a beautiful box,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Pam said...

Great recipe box Michele, love the images you used and all the details!

Cheryl said...

Well how cute is this? You did a great job! No...you & Brian have a recipe addiction...did not know this neighbor..lol! Hope Kyle had a good Spring Break...even tho it was a crazy one! Love ya!

Enfys said...

This is awesome Michelle, that little rolling pin is inspired
hugs
enfys x

Nancy Riley said...

HOLY COW!!! What an incredibly amazing project! So creative and pleasing to the eye! Well done!

Regina Easter said...

oh my this is awesome...you rock girl...

dolcreations said...

Michelle, that is awesome! It's funny I have been wanting to tackle my recipes and do something like what you have done! You have given me the inspiration to just go for it!

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Brilliant! I love this! That rolling pin for the handle is very clever! I love the papers you used! Just wonderful!
hugz
deb

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW Michelle! This is stunning. And what a fab gift too!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your very sweet comments. It's so nice to see you there.

P.S. I used to live in Mt. Greenwood - way back when!

Hugs,

LeAnne said...

Wowza! This is amazing! I wish I had the patience to put all these together. Mine are all in folders--not even stamped folders--and those are just the recent ones! TFS!

Carla said...

This is awesome! It's such a big, time consuming project, I'm impressed you took it on, I think I'd chicken out! Love all the wonderful touches you put on your box!

tina said...

Very cool idea, Michelle! Such a cute way to store your recipes LOVE that rolling pin! Wow, you're creative!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow what a great project, wonderful job.

Kay said...

Hello recipe addict! How adorable this little project turned out to be - yum yum! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm just a hop over the Illinois border in Indiana! And I am VERY pleased to make your acquaintence. I love the versatility of all the products you use in your crafting. I love how you share about your family. And I just love blog-hopping on a Saturday morning instead of doing my laundry! I'm off to craft (while the washer runs, of course!) Will visit you again soon!

MrsETaylor said...

This is the sweetest recipe box I've seen on the net so far. I absolutely am smitten with it.

Joan B said...

this is gorgeous. I can't believe you liked my card. I am so honored!! Thanks

Pat (mspfd) said...

Boy, I think this is fantastic! Wonderful colors and I love the embellishments you used.

Crafty Num Nums said...

This is so cute :) I really need to make one for my kitchen, just have not sat down and did it.

Guess what we had for dinner last night too???, Pizza, too funny :)

Heather T said...

Your recipe box is lovely, the colours, the paper and all the trim looks wonderful.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Awesome job!!!! My hand would of cramped having to write so many cards! Wow!!

:-)

Allison said...

Wow...a terrific creation! In love with the color palette!

Kristine B. said...

Super cute! LOVE the rolling pin topper--very genious idea! :) Your cards inside are so pretty too! Love the whole thing!

Eisbärin said...

Wow, love the box! I am a bit like that with my recipes, they are all over the place and box ike that would be so cool! Thanks for the inspiration, I will see if I can make anything half as nice!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Love, Alex

laos348 said...

We have recipes all over the place at my house too so I totally understand! Gorgeous recipe box and brilliant idea to use the rolling pin as a handle!

Suzie said...

Absolutely SUPER! I love everything about it! We have a similar recipe addiction in this house ;-) Tfs!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Now that is absolutely adorable Michelle!!! So cute!!! The little rolling pin just takes the cake! Happy Sunday!

Vicki

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is so cute, I want to make one now. The handle is awesome! Now, if only I could cook! lol Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I appreciate them! Have a great weekend! xOxO deb

Jenny Gropp said...

OH-- wow! This is a fantastic project. I LOVE that little rolling pin, what a perfect addition!

Celestial Charms said...

What a lovely recipe box. I need to make one asap. I love how you include all your supply sources, it helps so much. Thanks for popping by my blog recently.
Maureen

Risa said...

Wow..what a super cute idea! I love the way you altered the recipe box and the bonus feature is the rolling pin...fantastic!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing Michele!
hugs
Risa:)

Terrie B x said...

Ooooh Michelle these are sooo scrummy what a fab idea..
You are soo `creativly talented`
I love your style.. and how versatile you are as a carfter...TFS
Have a lovely week:)♥

Liz Weber said...

Hi Michelle, your recipe box is awesome - great work creating such a fab, useful box for your recipes.

I have loved looking through your blog - your layouts are so pretty and devine and you create such terrific card!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Now this is an awesome project. I love all the detail. I can't believe you don't like your handwriting. I think it is fantastic. I was in IL on Friday. I was visiting my daughters at U of I. Glad you enjoyed your day. Super recipe box here.

Ila said...

I love this Fabulous recipe box!! the rolling pin for a handle is just Fantastic!!...We're the same way...recipes all over...and take out chinese for supper...lol...Hugs, Ila

Velta said...

Michelle ~ this is just perfect! And what a great gift this would make...love the rolling pin...just the added touch you needed to pull this one into a HAPPY gift :)

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous receipe box!! Love very element of your creation. And...P.S. your handwriting is wonderful!!

reeree62 said...

That lil' rolling pin is just the perfect handle/accent for your gorgeous box!! So, so pretty!

Nikki said...

This is AMAZING!! You rocked it! Love it!

Justine said...

love this project and how you put the DP onto each card. Recently I too created a great recipe box for my daughter, however, actually filling out the recipe cards overwhelmed me since I just make up my recipes as I go along. Guess I could give them too her blank and she can make up her own. Unfortunately she wouldn't have "mom's favorite recipes"

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I love your recipe box! I would be terrified to get it splashed with sauce or oil! Great job!:)

Linda Bandow said...

I love this one! I am the one in opur house who has the cookbook/recipe jones altho my husband actually does most of the cooking....what could be better? I need this box in the worst way so I will try to case it! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

WOW!!! you have AMAZING WORK!!
just breathtaking!!

Shirley said...

What a creative, attractive and useful project! Thanks for your comment on my blog Michele! It allowed me to find your blog! I am following you now and I hope you will feel welcome to follow me too!