10/22/11

Market Street Stamps Guest Designer

Hello, I am the guest designer over at Market Street Stamps today!

But first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARKET STREET STAMPS!!! Wishing you wonderful folks many, many more!

I have created a few projects to showcase the versatility of these awesome stamps!

My mother in law was never a great cook, but she was amazing at making soups. My husband grew up with a big pot of piping hot soup on the stove every night. He loved it. I loved it. Before she passed away in 2007, one of the last things she did was pass her recipes down to me. At the time, I diligently wrote them down by hand and eventually typed it all up. It was always on the back of my mind to make a little soup recipe book. When I saw the big pot image in Comfort Food -- it clicked! Here is my mother in law's collection of heartwarming soups...


I used Perfectly Pretty Grid for the background. Love all of MSS's background stamps!

I wrote a little tribute to her...




All the recipes are handwritten to give it a heartfelt feel... if that makes sense. I want my girls to pick this up one day and see my handwriting instead of something I printed from the computer. It is one way I thought could connect one generation to another.

I also made a matching card...


Now any of my friends can tell you that I am an avid cook. I created my own recipe book of my favorite recipes that I've collected throughout the years. When you're cooking 4-5x a week, it's so easy to get into a rut and forget to make the really good stuff. I don't want to deprive my family of my yummiest creations, so this recipe book will serve as an inspiration when I "just don't know what to cook for dinner tonight!" I've also sneaked in a few top secret dessert recipes!



The inside of the pages were stamped with Vintage Notepad.


And a last card using Comfort Food!

11 comments:

  1. You SO rock the MSS Blog today, Kryssi! What amazing and inspiring recipe book that you made!! LOVE it to pieces!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. OHHHHH! Kryssi! I love love love this recipe book! AMAZING! GORGEOUS papers and super cute design...and I LOVE those stamps! FAB FAB FAB:)

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  3. LOVE all of these....The Book is so Special...the recipe book Rocks and the card you made is sooooo Souper Cute!! Love your designs Kryssi....xoxoxo!

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  4. Every project is very inspiring and they all are soo cute and well done :)

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  5. What a fabulous cookbook! Will come back for your Paper Smooches card.

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  6. What a great array of these stamps. love the little cook book, what a great gift she gave you passing along her recipes.

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  7. Love your creativity...that mini recipe book is so awesome...loving these new stamps..thanks for sharing..

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  8. the mini recipe book will be a treasured keepsake! your handwriting is so cool! btw--love your new blog design and pic!

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  9. WOW! I love your soup recipe book! Your hand writing is gorgeous and your little text, touching! I would love to see what's inside! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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