Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous...ABC challenge...

Hi Everyone!!  Its time for the "C" challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  For this challenge, I used Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection.  I have always loved this line and well.....have a couple sets of it.  :) So perfect for not only this challenge but for Scrapbookers Anonymous....where we are encouraged to use up our stash!!  :)

This is a chipboard mini album that I used to record my mom teaching my boys how to make my favorite cake.  Its called spice chiffon which is like an angel food cake with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in it.  Yum!  The boys were quite keen to help my mom make this cake.  I decided it was a perfect opportunity to record this memory.  After the cake was baked, the boys declared it "the world's best cake" so I decided to use that as my title for my album.

I had these wee bottles and thought they would be just the right accent for this book.  They are filled with cinnamon, flour, and sugar.  I used glossy accents to glue the corks on and baker's twine to tie them on.

Each page shows steps to making the cake.  I love having photos of my mom teaching them.  They were so careful to measure everything out just right and do what my mom had to say.  It was fun to see them learning from her.  I love this collection and its "old" time kitchen gadgets.  It just seemed perfect for this memory.

The last page is a picture of my mom's recipe book.  I really wanted to include it with all the smudges of cake batter on it.  Its been around for as long as I can remember.  With my birthday in just a few weeks, my boys and I will be making this cake soon.  And I'll be having thoughts of my mom teaching my boys.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.  I hope you will dig in your stash for "C" products.  Make sure you upload them to Scrapbookers Anonymous for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.

Happy Crafting!  :)


  1. I just love this book. And what a great memory for you to document for you and your boys. Oh and I LOVE the little spice bottles!!!

  2. GORGEOUS! Love the little bottles! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Oh Lydia ~ what a wonderful recipe of memories you've created ~ I looove the idea of photographing your Mum's cook book ~ there's something very earthy & generational about recipes:):)

  4. Love your little book - it must have taken so long to do. Watch those little bottles - a book to handle with care.

  5. Oh my word, this is *amazing!* :) I adore those little bottles - I adore the whole thing :)


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