Tuesday, March 5, 2013

graphic 45 project & baking

Hey yall!!
AHHH March and spring is coming!! Spring is coming, Spring is coming, Spring is coming!! repeat over and over when needed!!  LOL we are getting a snow storm right now but everything we get will be gone by the end of the week it is suppossed to be up to the 50s and rainy this weekend!!

So I bought the new french country paper pack from Graphic 45 and love it!!  I think I even need another one! LOL  I am going to try out for the design team so will be working on projects this week and will share here!

First up is an altered chipboard 6x6 mini recipe album I did.

Here is the first pages, I used my Tim Holtz distressing inks on each page and embellishment, yepper yall know how much I love distressing!!

I combined some of my fresh market papers by My Minds Eye with the graphic 45 papers/embellishments to create lovely layers.

Front of the book.  Each page has pockets to hold some special recipes or to jot down some special moments while baking with the kids/family.  Vintage seam binding and ribbons are tied to the book ring. 

Inside pages are full of embellises!  I added some Prima flowers, ribbons, fibers and assorted papers. 

Love all the chickens!! Of cource!

Attached to the ring in between each page there are some index cards added for recipes. 

Had to add some "bling" with gems/rhinestones.  Prima flowers and a piece of an old vintage measuring tape make this page unique.

There are several tags throughout the book in the page pockets for additional comments.  And I found some vintage lace trims in my stash so those made it in book too. 

Buttons seam binding and more tags. 

Love this page best!!  Chickens & Roosters along with some old red rick rak and a couple prima flowers and buttons!!  I took the tags out from the corner pocket for the pic.

And another page with roosters and flowers!! love love love!!
 So that is it for the book.  And onto some of the baking we did for market.
This is a mixture of white cheeses, sauteed spinach in garlic infused olive oil, sauteed mushrooms and some herbs.

Mixed in were a couple of eggs and of cource salt and pepper to make a nice filling for our savory crostada we did.

Ready to be brushed with an egg wash and then in the oven they will go!

I made this filling for my pie pockets and also for the crumb bars.  Cooked apples with blueberries, red raspberries, black berries and some honey cooked until it thickened. 

These are going to be the pie pockets.  Love the little scalloped edges. 

I cut out a little apple for the top of the pie pocket then top with a bit of turbinado sugar.

Arent these guys adorable!!  I love making them and oh they taste scrumptious!! 

Crostada baked up with some parm cheese on top.

They are perfect and oh the crispy crust and soft chewy center!! too yummy~~

Blackberry lemon bread loaves. 

This what we woke up to the other morning.  So fluffy pretty and peaceful!

That is it for right now!!  I will be back really soon with more projects and more baking of cource!!