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Monday, January 6, 2014

BBTB2 - National Hobby Month - Craft your Hobbies

Oh, it's good to get back to a routine and start crafting and creating again!!!  This week over at BBTB2 we have a challenge showcasing the fact that it is National Hobby Month.  Well, to say that crafting is a hobby of mine is a bit of an understatement, it's more of an addiction :) But I would say that cooking and baking is a hobby.  I don't love it like I do crafting, but I enjoy trying new dishes and continually perfecting the old ones. So for my project this week, I decided to do a mini album recipe book.  I have never done a mini before - I don't scrapbook - so it was fun to create one! I used the From My Kitchen cartridge for the tab pages and all the images.  I used my Zutter Bind-It-All to put the book together.  The pages are big enough to fit 3x5 recipe cards in the pockets.  The pages are cut from chipboard so it is thick enough and sturdy enough to hold up in my recipe book cupboard.  I hope that you will join us over at BBTB2 for our fun challenge this week and am anxious to see what all your other hobbies are!
Thanks for checkin' in!


  1. This recipe book is amazing !!! I love the theme, the details !!! The way you did the pages , and the adorable die cuts !!!!


  2. Love your mini album...so cool to keep your favourite recipes!

  3. Oh Emily I am in love with your cookbook!!! I to think that cooking and baking is a hobby, one that I have to do all the time and for the most part I enjoy it, but would like a break from it from time to time. lol I want to make a cookbook for my DIL's of our family favorites so I just may be lifting your ideas! Hugs!

  4. This is such a wonderful recipe book!! I love the papers and images you used. So fabulous!

  5. Oh my goodness this is fantastic! I love these little books, but my goodness they are so much work.

  6. Wow Emily this is an amazing recipe book! Love the design and color palette!!

  7. Awesome mini recipe book Emily!!! I love all of the pages and the cuts of each one. The cookies look so real!!! :)

  8. Super cute recipe book! I have the same cart -- and this is one of my to-do projects! ~Laura

  9. What a great project! This looks terrific AND will be much used, I'm sure! I LOVE seeing cute minis-they are just fun and really like the color scheme/decorations you chose!

    1. you sure have been busy with lots of posts. Your recipe book is a great project, love the colors and 'from my kitchen' is such a great cart to help get your ideas onto paper!! P.S. love the snowflake arrangement too.