Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What's Cookin'?

Can you smell that? There's something in the air. Is it maybe...Christmas (gasp) already? Well the -ber months are here and I heard my first Christmas song early this morning. And chanelling my inner Grinch, I just had to exclaim - “Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant!”
Oopps...sorry, went a little off-tangent there. But before I go off-tangent again, let me introduce our latest challenger.

GRACIE - Grace in the kitchen and grace while scrapbooking...

I'm Gracie Ann Tan from Angeles City, Pampanga, a place known to have good food and cooks. I'm married to a very loving and supportive husband and a mom to a 2 year old girl who also loves to join me while I scrap and cook. I started scrapbooking in 1999 but stopped along the way. I started scrapping again July of 2008 and been hooked to it since then. I believe I got my artistic side from my dad who loved to draw and my love for cooking from my mom who is one of the best cooks I know. I currently own a small online scrapbook store called The Scrap Yard Shop. I also co-manage our family business which is a perfume shop here in Pampanga. You can learn more about me and my journey through scrapbooking (and sometimes cooking and baking) at my blog: http://dscrapyard.blogspot.com/.

Are you ready for her challenge?

September has got to be one of my favorite months. It marks the beginning of the "ber" season and it's also a month of birthday celebrations in our family (including mine). And when there's a celebration it means there's food right? Before I fell in love with scrapbooking, my first love was cooking & baking. And lately I've learned to enjoy both and thought of combining the two hobbies. No, I will not ask you to cook your patterned papers and embellishments (lol), but I've cooked up a challenge for every food lover out there.

Here are the requirements:

1) Create a layout about food (no photo restrictions).
2) Your layout must include the recipe.
3) Journal about why you chose that particular dish/dessert or the story behind the recipe.
4) Submissions must be made specifically for this challenge.
5) Deadline is on September 29, 2009, midnight.

It's as simple as that. A lucky scrapper will get these from me.

5 Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants; 1 Fancy Pants Titles and Tags die cut set; 1 pack Fancy Pants Rub-ons; 1 pack American Crafts Flair; 1 pack KI Memories Felt embellishments; 1 Maya Road chipboard keychain set; 1 yard each of 2 Maya Road velvet trims; 1 yard Maya Road Grafitti Ribbon; 1 KI Memories Gloo (dimensional glue); Assorted journaling cards from Fancy Pants & Making Memories; 1 Fancy Pants 6x6 Story Book (perfect for a recipe album!); And a P200 gift certificate at the Scrap Yard Shop.

Now for a bonus RAK (you must have made an LO to be eligible for these):
Since the "ber" month has officially started, and Christmas is drawing nearer, I want you to create a gift packaging using your scrapbook materials for the food you've chosen if you were to give it as a gift. It doesn't have to be a Christmas theme, you're free to use any theme you'd like. Be creative, and happy cooking and scrapping!

And just for being extra creative, you get these:

5 Doodlebug Designs Patterened Papers; 1 Fancy Pants Titles and Tags die cut set; 1 yard each of 2 Maya Road velvet trims; 1 yard Maya Road Grafitti Ribbon; 4 DCWV 6x6 adhesive backed pps; Assorted Journaling spots.


Alby said...

LOVE this challenge Gracie!!! :D

Anonymous said...

tsalap! :)


Gracie Ann Tan said...

Ladies join na! :) This will be a fun way to learn new tips on scrapbooking and cooking too. Thanks Lee for this opportunity.

Barbie said...

I love this challenge - it'll give me a reason to finally use my cooking stamps, and make me scrap my dish photos.

Thanks for such a timely challenge, Gracie!

Gracie Ann Tan said...

Looking forward to see your creation Barbie. :)

Roxannee said...

Nakaka takam! I'm sure this will be a great source of inspiration not only in the craft room but also in the kitchen! Great idea Gracie!

Mia Castrillo said...

Hmmm... have so many recipes, need to decide what I want to do a layout on... Btw, requirements say a layout. Any size ba yan? Puedeng 8x8 or 5x7 or 6x6 so if I decide to continue the challenge and make a recipe book instead in future puede? Please advise. Thanks!

Lee i. said...

Hi Mia, according to Gracie, the minimum size for this challenge is 8x8 so you can go ahead with your plans to make a mini-book of recipes. Thanks.