Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It's Time for Cookies!!

It's Cookies or Milk Day at My Cricut Craftroom!
Hello Friends!
Thank you for stopping by to visit today!  Can I offer you a delicious chocolate crackle cookie? I sure wish I could!  Today one of the Design Team assignments was to create something featuring either Cookies or Milk.
Right away, I knew I wanted to create a scrapbook layout featuring one of my very favorite cookie recipes. This is a "MUST HAVE" at my house on Christmas morning!  I make it other times of the year as well.
Let me share with you a photo of the completed layout and then we'll get into the details of how I
created it!

I am featuring the Cricut Cartridge, From My Kitchen which as you can see, has so many adorable images that have to do with baking, cooking, and recipes.  I really like this cartridge.  If you don't own it and are interested, I noticed that Erica has it in her store for an Excellent price!  Here is where to find it:
As I began to create this layout, I discovered this adorable apron on page 51 of the handbook.  I frequently wear an apron when I am baking - - otherwise I would be sure to be covered in flour or confectioners sugar!
I cut this cute apron at 5.50 inches tall.  With the Gypsy, I selected the layers that I wanted to include.
I used the adorable paper I had that I received from Erica and discovered on this double sided paper, I could hand cut out a couple of hearts and foam dot them on the pockets for a cute little detail!  At the waistline, I added a pink ribbed ribbon as well to give more interest and texture to the layout!
I just LOVE this apron and wish I had one that looked like that in real life!

I then knew that making these cookies requires a mixing bowl and there was the perfect image on page 48 of the handbook!  I used the layers to add the silver mixing spoon as well as the batter layer, which I embossed with the Divine Swirl embossing folder on my Cuttlebug!  
To match my cute apron, I created this adorable oven mitt that has a cute little cuff on it!  I embossed the cuff with the Swiss Dots Embossing folder.  The oven mitt was cut at  2.90".
Next comes the measuring spoons.  I don't know about you, but when I am baking, I have to have a couple of sets of measuring spoons on hand.   I used the Gypsy again to cut only the measuring spoons, hiding the measuring cup that is on the same image.  
This is a pocket I created that has a hidden spot for either journaling or a photo.
My plan is to take a nice photo (with this wonderful new camera I have!!) of the chocolate crackle cookies the next time I bake them!  
You can see how my tag pulls out with the ribbon for easy access.

I used my favorite foam squares for "popping up" several elements on the page.
In the handbook on page 65, you will find a chocolate chip cookie and a gingerbread man image. Using my trusty Gypsy....I hid the gingerbread man as well as the "chips" on the cookie so I could create the look of the chocolate crackle cookie.  I crumpled the paper slightly and inked with white ink to resemble the confectioners sugar and the "crackles" that occur naturally in this recipe.
I typed up the recipe on the computer and printed it off in a brown ink. I inked the edges of most of my cuts in a coffee bean ink as well.  
I thought the oven mitt was perfect overlapping the recipe just slightly. I popped it up on foam squares for dimension.
I created a title for my layout using the oval shadow feature that is found throughout the booklet and typed the title on the computer, printing it off with brown ink.  (not an easy feat when your printer does not want to communicate with your computer!).

I had to end with one more shot of my cute little apron!  
I hope you enjoyed my layout and I wish I could share a cookie with each of you that took the time to visit today!
I appreciate and enjoy reading all of your comments...can you take a moment to leave one for me?
I am very excited that a friend that  I have not seen in many, many years coming to visit me at the end of this week.
Erica from My Cricut Craftroom was kind enough to allow me to take some time off to enjoy my visit with my friend, so I will not have a blog post for a couple of weeks.  I may have to sneak in some photos of some of the fun we are having!
Please check out all the great projects my design team "sisters" have created over at
Thanks for stopping by!!



sarah said...

this is just to cute..TFS...:)

Jessica S said...

What a fabulous way to preserve a family recipe. I think I may have to do a layout like this now. Maybe one for my mom's heavenly potato salad recipe we all cherish. Great image cuts and love the color palette!!!

Mary said...

Great LO Teresa! I have a similar recipe that uses Sambuca (for adults only, unless you want the kids to sleep,lol). I love the hidden tag as well. Hugs~Mary

[Melissa] said...

Love love love it! Nicely done. Love the color scheme as well. :)

Melissa, MCCR DT

Tricia said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cookie recipe layout Teresa! And that apron is so adorable! I love the colors you chose too. And I see that you too would love an actual apron to wear just like that as do I!!!

Rosie said...

cute layout!! the apron is adorable

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Hi Teresa, I just love ur page it's very cute! Love the apron and the oven mitt


Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

What a great layout. I can think of so many ways to use your layout idea. Thanks for the insperation.

Tammy S, MCCR DT

HeatherLynn said...

Teresa!!!! OMGoodness, this is an adorable recipe page! LOVE~ LOVE ~LOVE all of the die cuts! You did a FABULOUS job on them! Love all of the details you always add to your projects! Another winner, lady!!


Anonymous said...

super cute!! now whip us up something good to eat with our drinks! LOL
Janet Royer

Jamie said...

love this its so cute.. i definitely need to get my recipes in a book instead of trying to find different papers all over the place.. i think i'll give it a try thanks for the inspiration!!
-Jamie L.

Nadja said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable!!!! I love the details you added to all your cuts like the hearts and the swirl embossing on the dough bowl. Just love, love, love your recipe page. Super Job!!!

Nadja MCCR DT Sister

jordanbev5 said...

Teresa, your recipe layout is so fun!

Jessica S said...

By the way, did I mention how cute this layout is?
<3 it!!!

Anonymous said...

I could use a couple of your chocolate crackel cookies and a glass of milk before bed. They sound delicious and your layout is fantastic as well. I think I see another project in your future when you decide to make your own version of that cute apron. Thank you for sharing your terrific project with us.

Kathy said...

This is awesome, love the apron, and I have been looking for the recipe for the choc. cracker cookies, lol. I love this cartrige and your project is wonderful.!!!! Excellent job!!

Raquel Davis said...

Really cute Teresa, I especially love the embossed swirls in the batter. I love Chocolate Crackle Cookies, btw!

Anonymous said...

hi.....LOVE the layout!!! Great job and you're right, that apron is adorable!!! i actually bought a pattern to make one like that about a million years ago, lol!!!
anyway, i don't have url so i will sign off anonymous but my name is barb mcconville.
have a great day, enjoy your time with your friend and love your work!!!

Marji said...

This is so cute!! I love the apron and all the little details.

ct said...

This is so awesome, thanks so much for sharing :)

Nanne said...

Oh, this is one of my all time favorite cartridges and I absolutely love what you created with it.. I need to write down that recipe of yours since I love to bake all kinds of goodies :)
MCCR DT sister

scrapbookingforfun said...

Now this was too stinkin cute Teresa!!! Loved it
MCCR DT Shelley

SusieScrapper said...

I just love everything you made, even the color!! You are awesome and I even have that cartridge, now I need to make something pretty! lol


Amy E said...

Hi Teresa!

What an adorable layout!! I've been on the fence about wanting that cartridge for a long time, but I think you may have convinced me...such cute cuts!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog hop and for your sweet words. I can't tell you how much they are appreciated!

Amy E.

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