Thursday, July 29, 2010

…Verve Day Project Parade


Hello…and happy Thursday, everyone!  I am bringing you the “My Hero Verve Project Parade”!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when the announcement was made regarding the theme of this month's parade.  As many of you know, I LOVE to cook!  I feel very “at home” in the kitchen, and I enjoy trying new and different recipes several times a week.  But I must admit that my favorite foods tend to be the “everyday Italian” kind, and I absolutely LOVE the recipes written by my culinary hero, Giada DeLaurentiis.  So in honor of the cooking queen I created a special recipe book specifically for her recipes!


I created the cover of the Chipboard Book by using a color photo of Giada (courtesy of the website Home Sweet, patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye’s Ooh La La For Her Kit, Vellum Cardstock, Photoshop Elements 8.0, and the “hero” sentiment along with some stars from Verve’s set “American Hero” (as a matter of fact, all the stamped images are from this set).  I added a piece of Saddle Stitched Black Ribbon around the entire front cover to finish it off and to hold the vellum in place.  Is she not the prettiest little thing you’ve ever seen?  Don’t you just hate her?  LOL…just kidding, Giada! :)

The index above was handwritten, then embellished with more patterned paper and another sentiment from the same set that was used on the cover.  The first recipe was also handwritten, and I stitched the tabs (which was part of a border that was included in the patterned paper kit) directly onto the 4X6 index cards to indicate the different sections of the book.  I used the small stars swag image to indicate how much I liked the dish after I made it…the White Bean Dip & Pita Chips received 3 stars out of 4.  I punched the score out with a Circle Punch, then attached it to the index card with some Mono Adhesive.  This next recipe, Roasted Chicken With Balsamic Vinaigrette, received 4 stars out of 4.  I punched the rating out with a Square Punch, and attached it to the index card with more adhesive.  This specific recipe is my favorite chicken recipe of all-time…IT IS OUTSTANDING!  Thanks, Giada!!! :)

That’s it for me!  You all know that I’m in Chicago now, and I can’t wait to get back and blog about it!  But until then, I’ve prescheduled all of my posts for the next few days so you all still have something to look at…doncha just LOVE me?  LOL!  Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another TGF Farm Fresh Challenge and Preview card…you DO NOT want to miss it!  Until then…

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P.S.  You can head over to the Verve Blog to see the individual pictures of my project, too, if you’d like a closer look.

1 comment:

Melody said...

What a cute idea!