A (Tuscan) Country Life Recipe Page

Here is my very first 6×6 recipe page for an exchange.  Each of us makes 10 pages of our selected recipe in each of six categories.  At the end of the exchange, each of us will have a 60 page recipe book – and the list of recipes is pretty darn amazing – here’s hoping that mine will be well received for both Cricut skill and the provided recipe.  First up is appetizers.  You can see Diane’s delightful Stuffed Mushroom page here:   http://horsebunny.blogspot.com/2012/01/stuffed-mushrooms-recipe-card.html

I used Country Life, Serenade, Luau, and Mother’s Day Bouquet to make my page.

The cook and the sunset in the back of the scene are from Country Life.  In order to turn the “sunrise” into a sunset, I simply omitted the first layer in the cut and punched a large circle.  To make the setting sun more dimensional, I shaded the circle with Copics and of course added the Glossy Accents.

The tomato plant is from Serenade and it is a fern branch.  The tomatoes are from my Crop A Dile (the smallest punch).  I think the flowerpot is from Serenade  and it is colored with Copics too.

The party lanterns are from Luau and have a vellum layer to simulate a “glow.”

The cypress tree is from Mother’s Day bouquet – it’s a leaf made long and skinny courtesy of the Cricut Craft Room.  The trunk is simply colored with a Copic pen.

The sunflower is from Mother’s Day too – I think.  I colored in the center of the flower as the size was relatively small.

The platter is a modified circle from Cricut Craft Room and the three tartlets are from my Crop a Dile  as well.

I will be supplying the recipe separately so my fellow exchangers can either attach it to the back of the page or leave it unattached for easy access from the page protector.

It may be time to invest in the pop-dot market as there are nine more to assemble; however, the cutting is complete!

Halloween Blog Hop – A Cricut Home Decor Project

Welcome to the final stop on Kimberli’s Creations Halloween Blog Hop or if you just landed here, you are in the perfect position to visit with me and get right on the course with Kim.

There are  several talented ladies who will be sharing fun Halloween projects with you today and perhaps inspire you to create some Halloween crafts of your own!    There will be some fun giveaways along the way, so be sure to hop by each of the blogs so you don’t miss any!

Kim @ Kimberli’s Creations – http://www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/

Chris @ Get Inspired With Chatterscene – http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com/

Tracy @ My Scrap Escape – http://myscrapescape.blogspot.com/

Maria @ Creative By Design – http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/

Susan @ Cricut & Grasshopper – http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com/

Renee @ I Came, I Saw, I Created – http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/

Dana @ Paper Memories 4 U – http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/

Lori @ Got 2 B Crafting – http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Crystal @ Creations By Crystal – http://crystal-kovach.blogspot.com/

This is Natalie and she is assisting the skeleton with dinner party duties at a home in Paris in the 50’s.  You will see a lot of familiar facial features a la Nadia Herbst-McConnell.  The images are from Chic and Scary, Country Life, and French Manor.  I used chipboard and wire to make the figure. furniture, and tree free standing.  Amplifying details on wiring are available on my earlier post on Halloween Home Decor.

I will be giving away a new Teresa Collins Chic and Scary Cartridge to the first person who correctly identifies the number of images from the Chic and Scary cartridge that appear on my Halloween project above.

There are some simple guidelines to follow.

  • You do not need to follow my blog.  If you see something that makes you want to follow, you are welcome to join and I thank you.
  • One entry per person.
  • Count each individual image.  For example, if a row of connected spiders was cut out and one spider was hand trimmed away from the row and appears somewhere separately in the project, count the separate spider as one and the connected row of spiders as another.
  • Images with hand trimmed layers (e.g. one image cut several times in different papers, trimmed and reassembled as one image) count as one.
  • Separate images that are combined together (e.g. a mask and a cat) count as two.
  • You may play if you already have Chic and Scary and wish to either “gift” the cartridge to someone else or RAK it.  If you win, it’s your decision.  If you want to play along and already own the cartridge and don’t want to make a decision as to its future, simply say “I pass” and I’ll move on to the next person who correctly identified the number of images.  And if you just want to comment and not count images, thank you for that too!
  • Due to the cost of shipping, the winner or the selected recipient must have a mailing address in the  U.S., Canada, Mexico, or the UK.
  • This is a 24 hour contest and ends at midnight (Eastern time) on 28 October.  Comments will not be revealed until the contest has closed.  You will not be able to see how many others have answered before you and you will not see their answers.
  • I will contact the winner via the email address you provided when you made your comment in order to get a mailing address.  You do not need to place your email address in the “body” of your comment.
  • And most importantly, have fun.  And if you haven’t visited the other blogs, give it a quick look.  Lots more fun to be had.