Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge: Retro!

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Hello, my friends!

I LOVED the theme this month—one of my favorites—Retro!  How can you not love all the fabulousness of Retro???

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I immediately thought of kitschy kitchens, aprons, housewives from the ‘40’s & all that goes with them…and decided on making a family recipe book.

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{images from Crafty Secrets’ “Homemade” Images & Journal Notes booklet}

All the fun retro paper patterns I used in my recipe book are found in Crafty Secrets’ new “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD…

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What is it about a chunky board book that’s just so appealing?!

DSC06090_edited-1 {image from Crafty Secrets’ “Domestic Goddess” Creative Scraps}

I decided to choose recipes from several generations of the women in my family…

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…my great-grandmother Anna’s “Cream Cheese Tartlets”…

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{images from “Domestic Goddess” Creative Scraps}

Just a fun page here…no family recipe, but one for “Fairy Cake”…couldn’t resist!

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I just love these “buttons” printed from the CD…they really look like the real thing!

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Adorable recipe card printed from the CD, along with my mother Karen’s “Creamy Pork Chops” recipe…

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{image from “Domestic Goddess” Creative Scraps}

This fun kitschy kitchen image accompanies my grandmother LaPriel’s Pinto Bean” recipe…I make a big pot of these at least once a month (and always think of her when I do…)

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{image from “Girlfriends” Creative Scraps}

My grandmother Velda’s “Party Lemonade”…she and my grandfather loved to entertain, so I’m sure they used this often…

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Another of the cute recipe card designs printed out from the CD…this one features my great-grandmother Estella’s “Quick Spanish Rice”…delicious!

DSC06129_edited-1 (I just love all the layers on these pages!)

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This sweet, motherly image from the “Kitchen Time” Vintage Cuts illustrates my “Scottish Shortbread” recipe…

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And another page left blank…just ready for another retro family recipe!  I used another recipe card image from the CD, and a perfect vintage soda popcap I had on hand…

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Just for fun, another little Retro Kitchen project….a card for a friend with the recipe theme… “What’s Cookin’?”, it says…love those colors together!

Well, that’s it for me today!  Hope you enjoyed your morning dose of retro…if you need a bit more to get your day started, stop by and visit the rest of my friends on the Design Team—you’ll find SO much to inspire you!

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Crafty Secrets Blog

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See you soon with something new…

Julie