I am so happy and honored to be on the Bo Bunny Design Team. The projects that we are given to create, make me work outside of the box and it gives me new inspiration to create wonderful keepsakes. When I was given all of the contents to the Misc. Me line, I worried that I would not be able to produce something wonderful as I am mainly a 12 x 12 layout scrapper. But when I started thumbing through each package, my imagination was sparked to create a keepsake for my daughter. One that she can document her way through culinary school. From the day she left home, to the current time as she is working as a Chef at an exclusive resort. Here are the first 3 page sets that are in the album.
My daughter is working her way through the culinary world as a chef. Something that is difficult to do as a female in a male dominated field. Especially because she is only 22 years old. So I decided to use Misc Me to chronicle her triumphs and tribulations. The first hurdle was to graduate from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. Misc Me is a perfect album with so many choices of papers, cards and inserts to do a life project on just about any subject. But the recipe version was perfect for this project. Here is one of the first sets of pages in the album. The first recipe is Success. And the main ingredient is Hard Work.
I have created a flip card waterfall page, so that my daughter can write down her random memories of what she did in school to stay ahead of the game. And in future pages, I will make these flip cards even wider to fit actual recipes. This book will be filled with her own creations. I love using hearts in my projects, because I feel it brings a personal warmth to the pages. I just used some corrugated cardboard to cut out my heart and painted it with some shimmering water colors, then tied it using some twine and added a handmade flower. Using the same color watercolor throughout the 2 pages brought the whole page together. I stamped the word Recipes with the wonderful Kraft Alphabet set.
Here is a closeup of the heart on the cover of the flip book. Trends come and go, but I thinks Hearts and doilies will always be around. And the last couple of years I see many projects using doilies. So happy that Bo Bunny has them in 3 sizes. I used the medium and small on these 2 pages.
Here is a closeup showing the flip book opened up. The smaller pieces in the Note Paper pack were perfect for this part of my project.
I love the wooden adornments in the Kraft Collection. I left them in their natural state.
I added a little wooden scrabble G (for my daughters name, Gabriella) in the middle of the smaller clock.I used one of the note pages and punched out some flowers, stacked them and painted the middle with watercolor. I also punched out the leaves and used the same watercolors as in the flowers and corrugated heart.
For my next set of pages, I chose to use the color gold to bring out the warm hues of the papers.The photo is my daughter, at one of her outings in a new city, grocery shopping after a long day at culinary school.
The rosettes were die cut and created from the Kraft Gift Bag Newsprint. The leaves were die cut using one of the papers from the Misc. Me! Avenues Note paper.
The little note cards found in the same pack, were made into ACT cards. I backed them with thin chipboard, punched out some photo corners using the Kraft Gift Bag Newsprint. This side can be used for writing out the recipe and the opposite side can be used for a photo of the dish. I then slid the ACT cards into the Misc.Me Page Protectors.
Here is a closeup of the rosettes created using the Bo Bunny Kraft Newsprint paper bags. I added the small Bo Bunny Blossom to the larger rosette and set a large rhinestone on the others.
This last set of pages represents the beginning of the journey that took my daughter to Portland Oregon where she attended Le Cordon Bleu School Of Culinary Arts. The photo was taken the day she left home.
I layered the different cards from various packages. I used pop dots under each layer to give the page some dimension. The Bo bunny Blossoms added a sweet shabby chic touch to the page.
I also wanted each page to hold a place to journal a special memory or to document a recipe learned in school. So I created a little flip photo on this page. Using a double sided recipe card, I used one side as a photo mat, and the other side is the recipe card.
This is a view of the photo turned back to reveal the recipe cards. I created the hinges by fussy cutting the banners from one of the smaller cards.
Misc Me Binder: The Avenues
Misc Me Journal Dividers: The Avenues
Misc Me Recipe Contents: The Avenues
Misc Me Note Paper: The Avenues
Misc Me Weekly Contents: The Avenues
Misc Me Journal Contents: The Avenues
Misc Me Page Protectors
Cardstock: Dark Denim Stripe
Kraft:Wood Alphabet Stamp Upper Case
Doilies: Medium 6.5", Small 4"
Blossoms: Natural Earth Dahlia
Other supplies used:
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Rosettes Die
Cottage Cutz Leaves die
Martha Stewart Photo Corner Punch
EK Success Daisy punch
LuminArte Twinkling H2O
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo
Splash Of Color Viva Colour Inka Gold Metallic rub in Gold.