In some areas of my life I am VERY organized.
Most areas I have pretty much under control...
And, as you might guess, in some areas, all "h-e-double hockey sticks" has broken loose.
My recipes fall in the last category. I don't like to cook. I don't cook much. So organizing recipes has never been much of a priority.
Notice I said I don't cook. I didn't say I don't collect recipes.
I have them in books people have given me.
I have them in books I've bought (with the best of intentions).
I have the ones I have copied from friends after enjoying their delicious creations.
I have the ones I snipped from the newspaper because they sounded good.
I have the ones I've torn from magazines because they promise to be quick and easy.
I have the 10 recipes I actually use.
I have a few special holiday ones.
AND best of all I have the PRETTY and yummy ones I've gotten from 6x6 recipe card swaps.
I realized I know exactly where the pretty ones are because I have them all together with easy access on one great holder.
So...., I am making the recipes I use into 6x6 cards (even though I'm not in a swap) so I can find them when I need them.
And here is my favorite one to lose (but not anymore)
I tried to not put a pumpkin on the page because that is so "obvious" but I couldn't help myself!!
For the 2 of you who have never punched a pumpkin - just layer 3 large ovals, use a scrap for the stem and curl a very thin strip of paper around your paper piercer (or stylus) to make the curly vine.
Paper craft ideas you can take from this page:
When you have an "empty" spot and nothing to put in it - pull out your word window and wrap it around the edge of your page:
Another thing you might not realize is that you can run chipboard through your Big Shot with texture plates! I suspect this wouldn't work with embossing folders (and I don't want to mess one up trying it) but texture plates work well as you can see with my "P"
My last tip involves the paper the recipe is printed on. I tried and tried to get my printer to take so saffron cardstock (sometimes it will - sometimes it balks at the weight of SU cardstock). Last night was a night to reject it. My solution was to print on whisper white and take the ink-pad directly to the paper. This gave me great distressing which matches the background paper I had chosen. I like it better than if the so saffron had worked.
This recipe came from Janis Boyd, a WONDERFUL cook, who once upon a time worked with my hubby.
Here is the recipe if you don't want to struggle to read the photo:
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
½ tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp soda
1 cup nuts (optional)
2 cups (1 can) pumpkin
2/3 cup water
Cream sugar, oil & eggs. Add the rest and mix well.
Cook in greased and floured pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
(Makes 3 of the throw away loaf pans) Freezes well.