Friday, January 15, 2010

I Love a Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be part of Bugaboo Stamps FIRST BLOG HOP! If you just got here from Tanya's wonderful blog then you are on the right track! If not, head over to the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog to start the fun. Don't forget, you MUST comment on each and every blog on the hop to qualify for prizes!

For my Blog Hop project I made not one thing, but a whole series of things which make up one very cute gift basket! I hope you enjoy seeing them!


First I started off with this cute Chef Pierre Recipe Book.  This book is conveniently held together with kitchen twine, so it is easy to remove pages as needed! It is also convenient in case you need to truss a chicken before putting it into your oven!  I love my Chef Pierre digital Stamp and find him so versatile!



The inside of the cover has space for the chef to make any notes on the recipes inside the book. Much more convenient than writing in the margins as you might have in other cookbooks! It was a simple thing to change   the size of the image and insert the wording wherever I wanted on the page!


This was very helpful when I started making the recipe card pages inside! I 'dressed' my little chefs using my Copic art markers. 



I included recipes for Pasta Fagioli, Tomato Bruschetta, Panna Cotta, Zuppa di Pomodori, Spaghetti Carbonara, & Garlic Crostini. Yummy!

I used the same color palette for all of the pages, and double mounted all of my red cardstock onto 6x6 chipboard pages. This made for a very sturdy recipe book! For the inside of the back cover, I made my own 'DP' by making a repeat pattern of 'Bon Appetit' in 23 different languages & then printing it!

So the book was complete, but what is a book without having some delicious ingredients to go along with it? So I went shopping for some delicious Farfalle, Basil Pesto, Garlic Infused Olive Oil, and Sundried Tomato Pesto spread! I made Moxxie DP label covers for each bottle, & fabric covers for the lids. Then I went back to my computer and digitally decapitated Chef Pierre to make the labels for each ingredient. Finally, I arranged them in a pretty DP cover box to make a gift for someone special. Now why did I go through so much trouble? For whom did I make this? Well...MAYBE it's for you! Be sure to comment on EVERY blog in the hop, because THIS is one of the many prizes we are offering to people who are hopping along with the Bugaboo Team this weekend!


Now that you've had a chance to see what I've been up to, head over to see what the uber talented
Sandye has been creating! 

85 comments:

  1. FABULOUS! OMG Yvonne - this recipe book and whole collection is awesome!! I would love that recipe for Pasta Fiogli! Mmmm...

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  2. *THUD* Oh what a gorgeous project!

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  3. What an awesome recipe book! Love it! You are so creative and the extras to go with it awesome! He is a cutie :)

    hugs,
    Lori

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  4. Thanks Melissa, Jana and Lori! This was such a fun gift set to make!

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  5. WOW!! I love it! I have never made any of the recipes listed, I may have to get them from you :)

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  6. This is such a wonderful gift set. you really did an amazing job.

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  7. WOW!!! Fabulous gift basket!! I LOVE "Chef Pierre" and the recipe book that you made.

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  8. Oh my heavens.. this is STUNNING... and sooooo creative.. I love this.. so fun and different.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this... great idea.. HUGS

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  9. Wow, what an amazing job with the basket. simple wonderful

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  10. Get out Scrappy!!! OMG - This is amazing!!! And that's saying something you know I think cooking is the Devil!!! ;)

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  11. u r just amazing...

    so when can we have a pasta dinner together. (i'll make an exception to the gluten free diet!

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  12. Glad you all like the project! Good Luck to you all!

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  13. Judy~ I'm sure I'd be delighted to have you over for dinner!

    Rae Anne~ That is a HIGH COMPLIMENT coming from you!

    Michele~ When are you getting here? I'll even make you some homemade rice pasta! :0)

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  14. This is an awesome project, you have exceeded all expectations thanks so much Yvonne I am so glad to have you on our team!! BTW can I win it??? wonder if anyone would notice!!!

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  15. What an awesome lots of goodies & cookbook! I have the fat chefs in my kitchen with these colors, but I thinkk it's time Chef Pierre comes on over to my place!

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  16. Thanks Carlie and Tammy! Rules are, post a comment & get a chance to win. That means everyone has a chance to win ('cept me of course!)Random.org will be picking the winner! Good Luck everyone! :0)

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  17. Ya never know Grandmalee...you *might* be right! Good Luck! :-)

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  18. Thanks so much Anita and Cheryl!

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  19. this is sooooo you scrappy, and I love it!

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  20. Glad to hear that Joy Joy! Good Luck!

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  21. It's FANTASTIC!! I would LOVE this!!

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  22. What a marvelous idea! Great great great, thanks for helping host this most fun blog hop.

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  23. AMAZING projects Scrappy, you are so SUPER creative!!

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  24. What a great set! Whoever wins this is one lucky gal! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    hugs
    Mary

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  25. Very cool Yvonne!
    WOnderful cookbook!
    The colors just pop too!
    Keep it up!
    Love it
    JOdie

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  26. Thanks everyone! These are some of my favorite recipes, and RED happens to be my fave color too!

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  27. Wow! I love Italian! An adorable book and recipes too. This is great.

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  28. Great recipe book. Those sound like some yummy dishes. Thanks for a chance.

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  29. Very creative...What a wonderful gift set!!

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  30. Oh, my goodness, Scrappy! I love your project. What a nice gift set!!!

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  31. Great book! You are one creative person!

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  32. How awesome is that? A recipe book and labels - just scrummy!

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  33. I like the recipe and I do not even cook. The labels really make the book, fantastic.

    Joan

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  34. Thank you all so much for your comments! Good Luck on winning the set! :-)

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  35. OH HELL YES!!! This is SOOOOO Scrappy! Holy carap woman...I freakin' love this! Amazing job!

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  36. OMG how fabulous, what a wonderful idea, great stamps, great colours, just love them!!

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  37. Your creations are just gorgeous, Yvonne! I so love your cookbook! And who doesn't love Italian food! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations...
    Hugs from Australia!

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  38. Wow! What a perfect stamp for a recipe book. You did a fantastic job.

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  39. I love the little recepie book...its so cute.

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  40. oh wow! I'm so happy to read all of your sweet comments! Thanks so much for looking and commenting! Good Luck!

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  41. Reading you post all I kept repeating is OMG, OMG, OMG! This is AWESOME!

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  42. This is a fabulous project, Yvonne!!! You've gone above and beyond... Very, very nice :)
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

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  43. Wow every hop I go it gets better and better. You're amazing.

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  44. what a super gift combo you have put together and Chef Pierre is fab!! Beautiful job!

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  45. Wow- super project - that gift combo is unbelievable!

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  46. Hi Yvonne,

    I adore the recipe book and it gave me a great idea for a project my sister and I are working on for next Christmas. We are taking our late Mom's recipes and making a cookbook for our siblings. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I have signed up to follow your blog and will stop back often to see what other items you create.

    TFS,
    Andrea

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  47. Wow I'm hungry now not enough to actually cook but could craft with food style stash lol!
    xx

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  48. Wow what a project and such a fab idea as a gift never mind candy thanks for sharing Julye

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  49. WOW. How amazing is this. What a lot of work and detail you have put into this creation. Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful work.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  50. What a great idea and a fabby gift, love your recipe book!

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  51. wow this is awesome and such a fabulous gift idea - will have to keep this one noted. Love the colours, the image - the whole project is wonderful.

    hugs
    Jean

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  52. Such a great project! Pierre is so cute!
    Shanna

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  53. holy cow! Energizer Bunny strikes again!
    what a great, fantastic project.

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  54. Wow... wonderful cookbook and what an amazing gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. What an adorable gift set!!! Great work!

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  56. Wow! I love your creations!!! You certainly have put a lot of work into it. Amazing!!! All of it is awesome!

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  57. Oh Yvonne!! This project idea is totally awesome! Great job. This stamp is just too cute! You totally did him justice. How fun! This would even make a great gift for a wedding shower, someone being sick - wow you really inspired me! Thanks a ton. I will for sure be visiting you again girl! Great job!!

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  58. Yvonne, I am speechless. My thoughts are the same as the previous comments. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful project (great job) and for the amazing gift basket. I will be visiting you again. Love what you create.

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  59. OMG! This is fabulous! Your recipe book is an awesome idea for a terrific gift. Beautiful gift basket! You did a spectacular job on your project!

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  60. You completly rocked this hop girl! I am loving the recipe book, and all the little details that went into the book! I am loving the whole package, you did an amazing job! Huge congrats on the hop!

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  61. Yvonne

    Congratulations on your first blog hop for Bugaboo stamps. You certainly have some wonderful images to work with.

    What a gorgeous recipe book. It's made me feel hungry just looking at it!! I look forward to seeing your future creations and have become a follower.

    Best wishes, Kym in the UK xxx

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  62. OMG-love what you did with this! What a wonderful project!
    Ann E.

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  63. You are such an enabler Scrappy, love Chef Pierre!!! What an awesome basket you put together -

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  64. Awesome! It all looks so yummy...guess its time to make dinner.

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  65. I am so happy that you like my set and book! Good Luck! :-)

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  66. AMAZING!! I can't ccok but yoou project makes me wanna at least go in the kitchen and act like I can LOL....You ladies ROCK!! I love all the Bugaboo stamps! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  67. Wow, love ALL of it! I love to cook as well, its just perfect! Your so clever!

    Lou x

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  68. WOWZA! What a prize! I love your recipe book!

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  69. WOW!! What an awesome idea for a gift basket!! I love the recipe book!!

    M

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  70. Cool!! Love what you did. Whoever gets this would love it.

    xoxo :)

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  71. Very cute set - Thanks for sharing!
    Jodi

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  72. I love everything you made. I have so many new ideas! I'm keeping my finger's crossed!

    Thanks,
    Angie

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  73. Very nice! I love your recipe book!

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