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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Studio Challenge





It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we  have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.


The question for June is:
What's on your summer reading list?  Are you a big reader or not?  If you are, what books have you read lately that you would recommend?  Do you have a favorite author or genre? How about something for sitting out by the pool, or the beach, or even just the backyard...some nice light summer reading? 
Do you use fancy bookmarks or do you dog-ear your pages?  Or, do you use an e-reader? Everyone can use bookmarks and they make great favors and gifts.  Let's see a little inspiration!



My Mother and I both love to read and we share almost all our books.....we both like Ken Follett and David Baldacci. There is nothing like a good murder mystery to get your blood pumping!! We have also started the Ladies of Covington  series and I gotta tell you, this is such a wonderful series and I highly recommend it...it's a perfect read for a lazy summer day sitting on the back porch swing with a glass of sweet tea!!!  However, our favorite books to read are cook books so we really enjoyed reading Julie and Julia.....it's a fun story by Julie Powell about how she spent a year making every single recipe in Julia Childs French Cooking cook book.  I remember watching Julia's French cooking show on TV many years ago...she was a hoot!!! 


For my project I decided to make my Mother a set of bookmarks for her cookbooks. She always use bookmarks and would never lend me another cookbook if I dog eared any of the pages...LOL!!! White card stock was used for the base of both bookmarks and the fun retro papers are from the Mom's Diner Cookbookin Recipe scrapbook Kit from PJK Designs. The stamps and sentiments from Taylored Expressions What's Cookin set were all paper pieced and a few Copic touches were added. I resisted popping up any of the cutout stamped images so the bookmarks would remain flat. Baker's Twine adds the finishing touch.


I also decided to make a matching recipe card for each bookmark...Mom is going to love these!!!

Isn't this sentiment fun....*I never trust a skinny chef*...LOL!!!

How would you like to see some awesome inspiration from the fabulous Baker's Dozen Design team...check it out!!!


Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

17 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness, these are so much FUN!!! EEK, I absolutely love them and your mom most definitely will too!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT!!!! I totally love your retro color scheme with those stamps! Each bookmark is a piece of art - how did you do that? Love it!

Tammie E said...

Wow, Joan, these are awesome and your mom is going to LOVE them! Great idea to make bookmarks for your cookbooks...I always use a torn piece of paper that falls out the second the book is opened. Now I want to go home and make one of these!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Joan I just LOVE these!!! How awesome!! I love those stamps and you used them fabulously!!

Angelica Chambers said...

These are adorable!!! Love the colors and how they all go together...

Tammy said...

Your bookmarks are too adorable to stick in a book! Love the wonderful color combo and fun sentiment! The matching recipe cards are a real bonus! Thanks for the book tip!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You are just so fabulous, Joan, and so are these AMAZING cookbookmarks and recipe cards! You're mom is going to TREASURE them!!!

jimlynn said...

Joan, I love your bookmarks and recipe cards to match! What a cute idea - great little gift idea too! Outstanding!
Lynn

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are amazing, Joan! LOVE the bookmarks for cookbooks and the matching recipe cards! Your mom will absolute love these!

Shannon White said...

OMGosh Joan!! These are AWESOME!! Super idea Cookbookmarks!! LOVE it! I Adore cookbooks too! I have LOTS of them, don't always use them, lol but can't seem to stop myself from adding more to my collection, lol and currently I have recipes on recipe cards marking my spots! ( terrible!!) lol Your Mom is going to love this Wonderful gift set for sure!! Really Fabulous Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shelly said...

Joan, your mom will LOVE LOVE LOVE your adorable set! I love that you thought of using the bookmarks for her cookbooks, that's a great idea! Love the matching recipe cards too, fabulous! :)

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous idea! Love these bookmarks and coordinating recipe cards.

Charlene said...

Oh Joan, so cute!!!!!! I love this set!!

Dianne said...

Oh WOW, these 2 book marks are fabulous and matching recipes card, thats brilliant idea, love the apron and the mixer with the spoons fabulous gift for you Mom. I'm a book lover, a big Ken Follett fan,I'll have to check out Ladies of Covington series, I'm going to the library tomorrow and see if they have them, Thanks for sharing these inspirational bookmarks and the book...

Mary Decker said...

You are so kind to make such a thoughtful gift for your mom. You are also a talented artist!

Kimberly S said...

These bookmarks and recipe cards are so pretty Joan! Love the images, and the colors are just beautiful! hugs, Kimberly

Karen Schroeder said...

Awesome bookmarks and recipe cards! The colors are so vintage...perfect!