Friday, September 18, 2009

Margie's Salad Dressing/JustRite Mega Font Hop/Day TWO

While our girls were growing up, we lived in a wonderful neighborhood, with terrific neighbors. Because we lived quite a distance from relatives, and my hubby always worked holidays, weekends, our neighbors became family. We ate together, celebrated birthdays, and helped one another often. One particular couple, were school teachers, with Margie teaching Home Economics. Boy, could she cook! I learned so much from her, and she and her husband were like grandparents to our girls. What a blessing!
We have since moved from that wonderful neighborhood, Margie and her hubby retired and moved north, and our girls have ventured away from the nest. I often share recipes from time to time at their request. Margie used to make this salad dressing often and it became a favorite! Thinking I wanted to create recipe cards for our daughters with this particular salad dressing recipe, led me to JustRite's Preserves Set. It is pictured above on my JustRite 2 3/8" round wooden block. I chose the salsa image but wanting the image to say "Salad" (instead of salsa) I reached for my JustRite Brayton Font. I used 50pt font for the word Salad, 50pt and 25pt for Margie's name on the card. I used my JustRite 1 5/8" round wooden block and JustRite 1 3/8" x 3 1/2" rectangular stamper to set my letters. I'm not fond of my own handwriting, but know when I reach for a recipe that has been handwritten by Margie it pulls at the heart. Hopefully my girls will feel the same.
As this idea developed, it seemed I saw items that were salad related and the gift grew! Bamboo salad utensils, an Oil/Vinegar Cruet, and look at that salad dish towel. All tied together with Papertreyink and Sharon Johnson ribbons! After backing the recipe card with black cardstock, I placed it atop a flat 6" X 8 1/2" cello bag for the photo. I trimmed the cello bag side to fit the card, hoping this will keep the recipe card looking like new! LOL The recipe cards are from Papertreyink.
Copics used: O(colorless blender), G07, G21, G24,G99, YG06, YG09, BV08, V12, V15, B17, R22, R27, YR09, YR65, Y08, Y15, Y17. Spellbinder circle die cut image is placed on black card stock. My salad banner is trimmed to circle, bottom vegetables are cut out and adhered with foam tape. I know my girls frequently visit here, so act surprised, ladies when I give you your Recipe Gift set!I hope you like!
  • We are on Day Two of the JustRite Mega Font Hop that features 56 talented designers in total. If you missed yesterdays blog hop, click HERE. The links are all direct to the designer's font posts. You won't believe what awesome projects these girls have designed for you. AND to top it all, JustRite is offering a 30% off sale of ALL font sets through September 24! Hooray!
  • To give you a little incentive, to leave these talented designers some love, we have MYSTERY BLOG CANDY being given away. Do you want to win some candy? This is the mystery; no one knows which blog will be giving the candy away. Nope, not even the designers! There are THREE blog candy give-a-aways each day, going to 3 random commenters from 3 random designers blogs.
  • So, to get a chance to win some candy, go check out all the designer blogs listed, comment on as many as you can (or all!) from the two day hop! You have until this Sunday at noon EST to leave your comments. Good Luck! Check the JustRite BLOG Sunday evening to see who the lucky MYSTERY BLOG CANDY winners are. Enjoy the hop!

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Debbie Olsen

Jerri Kay Jimenez

Barb Schram That's ME!
TAKE GOOD CARE AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! I WILL BE BACK MONDAY WITH MORE JustRite GUEST BLOGGING CREATIONS. HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEKEND!

187 comments:

Jerri Kay said...

I love it Barb! Thanks so much for sharing, I just got this set and can't wait to play with it!

Donna said...

this is such a wonderful idea! I know about the handwritten recipe tugging at your heart, esp when I see one written by my mom *smile* I think your writing is beautiful, just like you! tfs your wonderful memories with us

Kim said...

Very nicely done, thanks for sharing.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Barb - you are so clever, what a wonderful idea!!! Looks amazing!!! :)

#1scrappymama said...

I love that recipe set and I'm sure it with be very special to your daughters. Thanks for sharing.

#1scrappymama said...

Great idea. thanks for sharing.

jan said...

What a lovely gift, the colors are bright and cheerful. The kind of gift one wants to receive!

Jes said...

I can't wait to get this set, beautiful work. Thanks,
Jes

Lake Side Living said...

This project is so very nice...I love the hand written recipe.

Susan said...

Awww, this is such a thoughtful gift for your girls! I love it!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16

Loydene said...

Very cute look!

Tracy MacDonald said...

I love how you adapted the center of your image to say what you wanted. Cute personalized gift.

jaymack said...

I love making recipe cards. This is a fun idea. I never think of cutting up the images.

Rose Ann said...

You make the coolest projects, Barb!! I just LOVE this!!

Mary said...

Very nice project. What a great way to share a recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Jessica ML said...

Love to share recipes and this is a great way to present them. Thanks for sharing.

Monica L said...

I often still call my mother for a recipe of hers and she has the most beautiful penmanship so I like getting a handwritten recipe from her. This is a great presentation, thanks for sharing.

Selma said...

This is a really great idea. I need to get this set.

patty w said...

Great idea ! Love handwritten recipes too!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Love the recipe idea! Very creative for a holiday gift!

lisa808 said...

This is such a great idea. Love what you created. The thoughtfulness and memories are precious.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful love it, thank's for sharing

Becky said...

Great idea, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Laura Davis said...

Wowzers what a great idea!
Laura

Lesley said...

My mother made both my sister and I great recipe books (and like you, she hates her own handwriting). I smile every time I look at it.

Your girls will enjoy this gift for many years to come!

sandidoemel@yahoo.com said...

I love looking at all your ideas and I was asked to join a recipe group and now maybe I will. I'll need to order some stamps.

st6ampinmims said...

Great recipe! Nice idea on the gift giving and your art work is so beautiful.

scrappingnana said...

This is a great idea. TFS

Southern Cricut said...

Your project is very colorful and pretty. Thank you. I am glad I found you through this blog hop.

MrsETaylor said...

What a great way to specialize a gift. thanks for sharing

Terri D. said...

What a perfect gift idea Barb. I love the way you added dimension to the tag. Thanks for sharing with us.
Blessings

Teresa said...

Love this set and also what you did with it.

josie59 said...

Lovely gift set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Margarita Ybarra said...

Wonderful gift idea. I love it.

bluepoohbear75 said...

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

Bluemoon said...

Great idea, love the bright cheery home goodness! thank you

imastampin said...

absolutely darling!!!!! I am sure this gift will be well received.

Shellie Hartsock said...

Great idea! Your girls will love this!

Diane Rath said...

Wonderful ideas! Great use of the set and bright cheerful colors...well done!

Dani said...

What a fantastic project! I love it! I am so happy I stopped by here today!! :)

Cherie said...

Wow! I love your recipe card! I'm seriously thinking of doing recipe cards for Christmas gifts! This set would be perfect! TFS!

Dani said...

What a fantastic project! I love it! I am so happy I stopped by here today!! :)

faith said...

Love your work. Love the bright colors you used.

Tina said...

Very nice!

marla said...

A fun project and they really have some unique stamp sets

Marge said...

Gotta treasure those handwritten recipes!!! Great project!!!

Diana N. said...

Wonderful idea for recipe cards!

faith said...

Love the colors you used. Great work!

Luanne said...

I'm writing this recipe down now! Cute gift set, and I like the way you cut the bottom vegies out to insert the label. TFS!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great recipe idea I love the color so vibrate

Eli said...

Thanks for sharing more inspiration. I love this cute idea and the set is so darling.
Eli

inkedx2 said...

Cute recipe card. Anyone would love to get it.

Robbie

Nancy C. said...

I just love this great idea! Thanks so much for sharing - I also love your Halloween cookie ideas!

Suzi said...

Thanks for sharing another great idea!

KR said...

How pretty! Great way to "preserve" those recipes!!

Donna said...

Great idea! I love all the colors in the tag. I guess if you want to keep it looking new you'd have to encase it in something! LOL. It would never last in my house.

Judy said...

Very beautiful recipe set and it will make a great gift. Very colorful. Nice idea. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Great idea and I love how you tied the recipe card to the wooden spoon set.

Cyndee said...

What a special gift to mark a special memory!

Sam said...

I do like the way you've popped the bottom row of vegetables!! I am sure that your girls will love it!

Susan G said...

Great gift set idea. The recipe card is so special. Hope your family appreciates it later on.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great idea!!!

Jacque said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Leapin said...

Great idea, beautiful recipe cards! I think you're right about your handwriting on the cards. My grandmother wrote a recipe for me long before she died. I'll never get rid of it!

Jen said...

Fantastic! And looks like a yummy recipe too!
thanks so much for sharing!

Project Create said...

fun recipe card.TFS

Liz said...

Gorgeous

Carol said...

I really like how you layered the stamp image. Cute gift.

ecclesp said...

Oh Barb...don't show me anymore...I just spent over $100.00 on new StampRite stamps..... your coloring is wonderful.

kreativeimagination said...

Your vegetable looks so full of color and juicy. Just ready to bit right in. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L. said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing and the recipe, too!!

Jenny L.

Holly said...

GREAT gift ideas!!!

Nadine said...

I love this, what a great idea and you did a great job. I have to get this recipe set!

Trudi said...

What a fun recipe card! And another great idea for the preserves set that Im going to have to put into my idea book! Thanks for the inspiration Barb.

knag said...

Beautiful recipe set idea! I love the detail you put into creating your label.

mommaladystamper said...

Barb, your work is gorgeous as always, The fonts look terrific with your salad picture, As a matter of fact, it looks like you could just pick that tomato right of the picture it is colored so magnificient. Alice R,

Marsha said...

Very cute. Nice gift.

jan farnworth said...

love it.

Amanda said...

What a sweet story and wonderful gift!

mom2maddy2000 said...

I love the bright colors against the black stamping! I don't know what you are talking about...I love your handwriting too! Have you ever thought of making it into a font? I adore this project! Great job!

Tammy said...

Love all these projects!
Tammy Newger

JKB said...

Great work. Your coloring is wonderful.

Lynda said...

What a lovely gift for your girls, I am sure they will treasure it.

Anonymous said...

It's a cute idea for a recipe card, and would make a great shower gift - along with the ingredients for the recipe.

Swedie

Betty said...

What a wonderful story and memory!!! great project also..thanks for sharing..

KAY LONG said...

Another great idea and thank you so much for sharing.

Kay

Nancy said...

Barb...what a great set you have created for your daughters with such great memories! Love your ideas.

Paula said...

Great idea, it looks fabulous.

Mrs.Lumpy said...

I think I am going to make my sister in law a set of tags and recipe cards for Christmas.....thanks for sharing.
....Sharon B :)

mom said...

Great idea. I have this set,but I have not used it yet.

StampingJan said...

What a fantastic project! I love seeing everything that has been made so far, and I look forward to checking out all of the other blogs too. You are so creative. I am a big fan of JustRite...there is nothing else like it!

susan m said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

sharon said...

Love the salad label trick. Makes for great variety.
Sharon L

veronica said...

love your layering on your salad label. nice touch.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous! Love the colors, the layers... TFS!

Sonshine Memories said...

It's always a joy to see what you come up with next. My fam is far away from where I live, so I'm always on the search for new ideas for etible goodies, and ways to decorate them. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

What a great project and gift idea!

jjellii said...

I love this set and I am creating family recipe files with them! thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

What a great gift. The recipe card is a super idea, too. Thank you for sharing. Please use the email address under my name. Thanks.
Shirley Lee
shirlee@surewest.net

Deanne G said...

Thanks for such inspiration!

Deanne G

dcartegroves at yahoo dot com

bkeefe said...

love your ideas and so nicely done! thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've been having my mother write her recipes recently. This is a wonderful way of recording them.
Great project.
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm working on Cookbooks for my 2 sons - love your ideas.

Sandy Duley

sdul@insightbb.com

JPScraps said...

The recipe cards are a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna C said...

That is about the cutest recipe card I have ever seen. It is so fun to see something so original. Loving JustRite's Brayton font!

Deanna C said...

What a darling, original recipe card. I love recipes and I especially like them when they are handwritten. This will be well loved by your daughters. Thank you and JustRite for such inspiring work.

Kris B. said...

Very clever ...never thought to do that with this set.

doodlebug said...

what a cute idea to use instead of plain old boring recipe cards!

Anonymous said...

Love these ideas. This would be good for the receipe books I'm making for my 2 boys.

Sandy Duley

sdul@insightbb.com

Teresa said...

I love the ideas of making something to go along with food.

Lori said...

Great Idea! Thanks for sharing!

Margie H said...

Oh, Barb! What a nice story behind the project...love it and her name (heehee!!)! I will have to try this dressing. Love how you personlized! Hmmm...maybe another set on my wish list...it's growing! LOL!! TFS!

Summer Braxton said...

what a sweet gift set

Maggie said...

Very nice project. The recipe sounds yummy.

Sandra said...

how cleaver, that is really neat, thanks for sharing!
Sandra

michelle in mi said...

What a darling idea and great for any occassion!

DB said...

This is such a great idea for recipe cards...I love the bright, cheery colors that you've used to color the stamp!

Mary said...

Barb, what a great idea. What a wonderful way to share recipes. Thank you for sharing! Mary

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is so cool! I am inspired to make food gifts!!!

Peggy said...

Great idea. I also like that you hand wrote the recipe. I know you girls will appreciate it the older they get. God bless!

Deepa said...

What a fabulous idea, and so fun to hear the story behind the gift :) You did a great job!!

Nimue said...

What a great idea and boy, did it ever turn out well! Thanks - Nimmy

SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic gift ... love how you layered the vegetables.

Anonymous said...

Really great for personalizing!

dstandard said...

WOW WOW WOW ! Love it!

Patti J. said...

What a great idea! Love it! Thanks for a nice heartwarming story as well!

ruth said...

Love all the bright colors paired with black on white. Looks great!

penanink said...

An inspiring project. Thanks for sharing.

cinmfoster said...

Love the recipe set.

SusanH said...

Love it - thanks for sharing ( and the recipe too )

Pam said...

Very nice idea and beautiful gift. I want to try the recipe, too.

Shawna said...

LOVE your bright and cheerful label!!!!

Gia's Grandma said...

I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Sheri said...

I have to try this dressing. Sounds yummy and I love how you changed salsa to salad. Smart lady!

Cathy Weber said...

My sister in law makes such great salads. I think she could use this justrite set. Great xmas gift!

Cathy Weber said...

I think I will make some recipe cards for my sister-in-law for xmas. Great idea!

Bev J. said...

Wonderful gift you have put together-wonderful. I would love that set. tfs

Sue D said...

Your daughters will love these recipe cards.

Monica-FC said...

this is a cool idea when you write a recipe down. you can stamp at the top what it is. how neat. make it personal.

Darlene said...

I love this recipe card idea and how you used this set for the it. Thanks for sharing.

janet d. said...

I love your recipe card and all the other great projects you;ve made with Just Rite stamps! I am inspired!

grandmalee said...

I really love this idea. I want to tie things together for the recipe books I want to make for my kids for Christmas, so this is definately a great idea! I'm really into circles, so this is awesome!

cindy ziliak said...

I have this set! Now I can't wait to use it. Great ideas.

L. Brown said...

Really cute recipe card. It's so bright and pretty. Makes you want to try the recipe right away.

Lynn's Designer Creations said...

Love the recipe idea..

mareda said...

what a nice gift for your daughters. Family is great and nice neighbors are an added blessing

TJ said...

I love your recipe card and the story that went with it. Thanks for sharing.

KanataNewf said...

I love your recipe card! Just gorgeous!

Deb said...

The recipe card works well with the canning labels!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this with us. That would be such a wonderful shower idea.
Beth Greco

Lisa Foster said...

What a GREAT recipe card! Everything is just lovely!
Hugs,
Lisa

Carrie said...

Love how you used this set - thanks for sharing your ideas

Kim C. said...

Love the idea of the salad set. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I just love your work. This is a wonderful gift for anyone and I will certainly keep it in my favorites. My mother is 91 years old and I just wish that I had asked her for more recipes in her handwriting. This is a wonderful way to share.

Thanks.

Linda D.

Val W said...

This is a great gift. I like gifts with thought (and love) put into them. I'm storing these wonderful gift ideas away to use with Christmas coming soon. I like how you used the font stamps to alter the label. Clever!

jengd said...

Cute gift set!! Love your Salad label!

Phyllis M. said...

Oh love your idea of sharing the recipes and how you used the fonts and stamps to create that lovely gift set. Thanks so much for sharing. Phyllis M.

Casmiles said...

What a nice gift. And I love the colors!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love your creation such a great idea tfs!!!

Laraine R said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

loftylass said...

I love these recipe cards. The labels and fonts are so cheerful - just makes you want to cook!!!! tfs.
HW(UK)

Carolyn said...

Barb, your living situation while your children were young parallels ours and we too learned from neighbors and friends how priceless their friendship became. I love what you have done for your girls using your creative talents. They will treasure each recipe as they have homes of their own. PLUS, all of the bloggers have been inspired with your ideas. FABULOUS!

ellek said...

What a really great idea!! I esp. love that the recipe card is hand-written. Some day someone will look at that and remember, having their hearts touched, by your hand. Ellek

Betz61 said...

Love your salad dressing idea as I too have older children that I would love to leave my recipe legacy with.

valken said...

Barb, you did a wonderful job. I liked the receipe too. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria Westerman said...

this is a great idea... and I want to make this myself. For my and my daughter and some friends.

Crafty Cath said...

Thank you for sharing...this is a wonderful idea...sure to make any recpient's day.

Cheryl said...

Very nice

want2win2 said...

I have been meaning to make a recipe book, and your blog has me inspired to get started!

Vicki said...

Such a cute gift idea! Think I'll try the recipe also!

Susan said...

Beatifully done project. Thanks for sharing.

Elsa L said...

I love recipe cards. I have a few that have my mothers writing on them. I treasure them cause I lost her when I was a teenager. I write all my favorite recipes on cards so my daughters will have them when they move on their own someday.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheri Howard said...

Fantastic!

Cheri Howard said...

Fantastic project!

Lynne said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

lynn said...

thanks for sharing this great project!

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb,
What a blessing to have great neighbors. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project. I think it's so good to use your own handwriting. I know how it makes me feel now when I see something written by my mum or my dad. I hope that one day my children will enjoy seeing things that I've written.
Hugs, Anne

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry Barb, I meant to leave my address.
Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Scrapstampnmama said...

Very cute idea, I love it!

Lost in Paper said...

I love this!! thanks for sharing it!

klasickewpie said...

What an absolutely cute idea. I love your recipe card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Vickie Y said...

Love your recipe layout! TFS

lauriewe said...

another great way to make it really personal- more options than I ever dreamed of

Mary Esther said...

Thank you so much for sharing your idea!

Sarah (your 2nd born) said...

Do I have to wait for Christmas Mom?

:) :)

Looks good!
Love you!

Sarah

Donna said...

What a nice way to personalize a gift. Thanks for the idea!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What an amazing project -- this is wonderful!!! GREAT idea!!!