Friday, November 18, 2011

Recipe and Baking Blog Hop



Welcome!   You should have come from Sheila's Blog, if not you may have missed some great inspiration and will want to start from My Cricut Craft Room so you don't miss anything awesome.


For my first project, I have started a Kid Tested Recipe Book.   My grandson is  15 months and not quite old enough yet to help grandma but definitely needs some high chair activities.  Grandma needed a break from chasing him around the house and decided to look for some fun recipes.   So I made him a very basic flour and salt play dough.   He was still a bit too young but he still liked squishing it around in his hands.   What he didn't like was the taste.  It was so funny and I didn't get a picture.   Each time I get to babysit, I am going to look for a recipe for something fun to play (make a mess) with or eat and add a new page to our recipe book.  I am putting them in a 3 ring binder that has a sleeve on the cover. I have a lot ideas that are not necessarily going to be mom approved.  :)






I purposely made my cover super simple because I plan to have Austin help me decorate it when I make finger paints.    I used Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut the letters and used the paper company value pack card stock.


I used the Font Tool for "Kid Tested" "Recipes" and cut at 1 inch.   I really like the ability to use a text box for simple text but it doesn't work well if you want to play with the placement a bit, so, the rest of the letters I didn't use the text feature and just placed them on the mat.  And is cut at .5, With is cut at .875, Grandma is cut at 1.6 and all words welded.  Austin is cut at 1.08


For my first page, again, I purposely made it super simple.   I really want to keep this album fun and really hope that Austin will want to help make pages later on.  The only cricut cut on this page is the word bubble, cut at 3.056 x 2.125 from craft room basics.  I then added a note from Austin.   I used paper from a really old pack of paper and matted the photo and recipe on red cardstock.






My next projects are also super simple.   I'm the family baker and candy maker so I'm always looking for new recipes and trying new things.  And I am super excited that I can make super simple things to package up some of my treats.   





I cut the popcorn box from Tags Bags Boxes & More cut at 11.40 x 6.45.   
Scalloped circle 2.42 x 2 from A Child's Year and a 2.14 x 2 circle from George and Basic Shapes.  I then cut a snowflake from Winter Lace cut at 1.66 x 1.81.    Patterned paper is from Stampin Up, the red and cream paper is from my stash.      If you have not made boxes before they are really simple, just make sure you get a good fold and use strong adhesive.


I also made a tag from Winter Frolic cut at 2 x 3 and attached another snowflake.   On the back of the tag I will put the link to the recipe.


Chocolate Popcorn.   Super easy to make and unfortunately for me, really easy to eat. 


The treat bag is also super simple.   I used the same tag from Winter Frolic but cut at 3 x 3 and added another of the snowflakes with some red stickles for the center.  I used the little treat bags you can find in the cake decorating aisle at Michael's.   Sorry about the M & Ms, I made Chili Roasted Peanuts for my husband to take with him (boy did this week go fast) and I forgot to save some for the photo.


I really love that I will be able to make yummy treats and then make super simple and cute packaging using my expression.


I love comments and would certainly love recipes for treats or fun play recipes if you would like to share.


Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs because I am sure Erica has something fun planned for blog candy.


Next you will go see what fantastic project Carol is sharing!   The entire lineup is posted below.


Happy Hopping
Laurie








My Cricut Craft Room- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com 
Melissa - http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
Amanda - http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
Tracy - http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/
Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Erica- http://ericascraftroom.blogspot.com/ 
Tammy - http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com
 Wendy - http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com 

Sheila - http://2pawprints.blogspot.com
Laurie - http://lauriecandoit.blogspot.com   YOU Are Here 
Carol - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com  NEXT
Blog Candy - http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com

47 comments:

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

How sweet, Your grandson is very lucky to have you as his grandmother. He is so adorable playing with his dough...Also your treats looks so delicious..I love the box and the candy bag is GREAT!! TFS.. You did an amazing job! Have a great Crafting day

Josie0602 said...

Your treat boxes are awesome and the recipes sound great. I am looking for simple gift ideas and love the Chocolate Popcorn in the box!
Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.co

Connie Layman said...

This is so sweet! I love making things in the kitchen with my grandson too! Your book is a wonderful way to hang on to those great memories! Your gift treats are awesome! Thankyou for the ideas!

ScrappingHappy said...

i love this idea and its so much better then grabbing something at the store i love when its so much more personal

cema1cema said...

I love that you have fun things to do with your grandson! I love to make homemade gifts too! Great projects!! Christina

Carol said...

The treat boxes are awesome, I appreciate you sharing the how to on putting them together. It's great being on the hop with you. chale@gci.net
http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

What a great idea! It's awesome to see people making memories with their kids/grandkids. Love your treat bags too!

Sheila
http://www.2pawprints.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

WOW!!! everything looks so delicious...yummy. I'm really gonna have to add to my carts. some of these cuts are awesome..tfs
www.justwordz.ca

marygal said...

great treat boxes! I am a candy maker too so always like new ideas for packaging

Liz said...

what a wonderful grandma you are! that book is going to be so precious 16 years from now!!!

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Beckie said...

super sweet. love it. new follower ;)

Be Blessed, Beckie

Brenda said...

I love this! how awesome is it? your grandson will have fun finger painting the layout! the treat boxes are bags are cute too!

brwneyes46@gmail.com

carol said...

Thanks for the treat boxes

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

great treat boxes and the recipe sounds yummy!

callyannc said...

Wow what a fun Grandma you are! These look so great! thanks CallyAnn(follow)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

carol said...

Your book is going to be a great memory. Luv the boxes

Anonymous said...

What a great way to share those memories with him later in life! So cute!
manic540@yahoo.com

Denise said...

Great treat holders! I love the chocolate covered popcorn container! Awesome job! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Cherie said...

What a great idea!! It is going to be so much fun for him to decorate!! :) I bet that popcorn is super easy to eat! It looks delicious!! I am a new follower :)

http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Jill Angel said...

What awesome projects! I love the book for you grandson. Great idea! Love all the goody decorations too.
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

EnjoliCollums said...

Great job nice paper!

Jenny said...

Love all your projects....I love the treat boxes.

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

lindaplus3 said...

love your paper and im going to try the m & m bag .. great idea :) Happy Thanksgiving ...lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

So fun! The cover will be great with some fingerpaints!

Lisa
www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

gshrader said...

adorable! Your grandson is going to love doing this with you! HAve fun!

tremblayfam said...

here's one of my fav. playdough recipes, but I would leave out the glitter until he stops eating it! You are a wonderful grandma!

Sparkly Peppermint Playdough
2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons peppermint extract
glitter

Mix all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat,
stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Form dough into a ball, sprinkle with glitter, place on waxed paper, and cool completely. Store in Ziplock bags.

Becky Dunham said...

I love this little recipe book Laurie! What an amazing idea! My kids are all teens now, but I remember making them dough when they were young. If I come across any recipes, I will be sure to pass them along. And speaking of recipes, thanks for the link to the chocolate popcorn - gotta try that! You treats look just fabulous all packaged up! I am going to borrow that cart from my mom! Thanks for sharing :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

gypsyrps said...

So great you get to spend time with your grandson. Those are the best of times...


gypsyrps@yahoo.com

Kaitlin said...

Such a great and creative idea! Love the layout and the treat boxes! :)
angel1694@comcast.net

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Love your projects! Nice to be on the hop with you! I want some chocolate popcorn now! :D
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy

the purple muse said...

What a great idea! I think I should start a "kid tested" book myself! Thanks for the inspiration:-)

~Tammy S

kathlee said...

Awwwww how cute your scrap page is! What an adorable little guy! Great treat boxes, Love the paper choices!
TFS
Kathlee
kathlee154@gmail.com

Susan said...

Love the idea for your grandson he will be so excited to make projects with you and years later recalling all those memories will be priceless.. I so need that cart to make boxes i too make a lot of treats and goodies and toak to my associates at work and they make the perfect carrier.. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. new follower Iblingit@yahoo.com

Southern Scrapper said...

I love how your grandson gets to help!!

Aisha said...

Love the treat boxes and your treat bag topper! I have five kids so I know how much my kids love making stuff with me your grandson must love coming to your house! Thanks for sharing! -Aisha 4boysandskye@gmail.com

Theresa said...

Super yummy, sweet ideas!

-Theresa
http://ahappyscrappylife.blogspot.com/

Aman said...

What a great idea! Your grandson will love his book! Great gift ideas too!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

KAT said...

really cute. wish you lived closer. i'm not a baker. love to cook, but not bake.

Anna said...

How sweet. Just adorable.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jen L said...

Cute LO and thanks for the gift ideas you make them look so cheerful to give.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

What a great idea!! Love the recipe book you made! :)
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.com/

Victoria said...

Your Grandson is lucky to have you as him Gramma! So cute, he & his Momma will love your book when he is older. That chocolate popcorn looks too die for and I love yout treat boxes. I wish that cart wasn't retired but I keep hoping to find it for a good deal on ebay. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! vfazekas at yahoo.com

hopefulcrafter said...

Thank you for sharing you cute ideas, I love being able to give something homemade. Thank you again.
cburki at gmail dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

LOVE Your projects!!! They are WONDERFUL tfs :-)


-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

Suzys Crafts said...

Great ideas. Looks like your grandson is very lucky! :)

Amanda said...

This is such a cute idea! I may have 2 do s/t similiar w/ my 2 boys (ages 3 & 6)! I have a recipe 4 homemade color bubbles, but not on hand, so here's my email, if u would email me & say, "hey lady gimme your color bubble recipe! Lol!" I'll look it up & email it 2 u;) Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Beautiful831 said...

Your grandson is so adorable. Gloria Contreras
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com