Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Family Favorites Recipe Book

I've wanted to blog about my cookbook since I started the project in 2007, but since the people I was making it for read my blog I couldn't. But, now that they all have their book I can share. Yay!

I started this project in 2007 and slowly (very slowly) started building my pages, scanning and gathering pictures, and collecting everyone's favorite recipes. I'm not very good at keeping gift secrets, especially when I'm excited about them, but I was able to keep this one under wraps, for the most part. My sister accidentally discovered a version of the cookbook when I left it on the counter not realizing she would be visiting.

So, without further ado, here are a few favorite pages I'd like to share. I loved working with our old photographs. Oh, and I'd better clarify, these were all done digitally in Photoshop.
These are a family favorite. The pictures are of my dad and Levi.
This is a picture of my Grandma Ann as a young woman. I miss her so much!
This is my other grandma, Ora, with Levi.

I'll be sharing more pages in the future. Even the ones with embarrasing pictures of me as a kid. I believe I have 70+ and more recipes still to add.

Remember your blessings!


Wendy said...

wow Amber, you did an awesome job on the cookbook. Your family will treasure it.

Mom, Wife, Nina said...

That is GREAT!!! I love it. :) You're so crafty. :D

Anonymous said...

I love this idea Amber! I can't wait to see more of what you have done. I haven't worked on much of my album since scraping at the cabin but it is on my to-do list. These take a long time! I love it!

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous! And I've had the pleasure of seeing the real thing. You should see the cover of my personal album now, it was totally inspired from your recipe book.