Sunday, November 6, 2011

Welcome Blog Hoppers!!

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2011! This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!



To sweeten to Hop, the participating manufacturer's are offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Graphic 45 will be giving away the beautiful Christmas Emporium collection along with the 5x8 Altered Art Box, Altered Art Metal Tin and a Metal Ornate Metal Door Plate. A $75 value!



Here is my project for the hop!

Recipe books make great gifts. This one uses the concept of the presentation portfolio in a handmade recipe binder that stands on your counter! Use your favorite papers and purchased, downloaded or stamped 4 x 6 recipe cards for a treasured gift....just add love and recipes!

I will be teaching how to make this recipe book on my regularly scheduled Ustream classes on November 18th. and 19th.











Supplies:

Graphic 45 Papers:
The Magic of Oz: Tenderhearted Tim Man, Yellow Brick Road
ABC Primer: Calico Kids, Jumping Joan, Games and Playtime
Le Cirque: Le Cirque, Extravaganza
Curtain Call: Leading Ladies
Other Products: Color Box Pigment Ink Expresso, Paper Accents card stock, May Arts Ribbon, Fiskars edge punch,

Enjoy the rest of the hop. Check out these great blogs!

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Clearsnap http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Spellbinders http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Community/Blog.aspx
Hampton Art - http://blog.hamptonart.com/
Zutter http://binditall.blogspot.com/
Graphic45 http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Donna Salazar Designs http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
The Twinery - http://www.thetwineryblog.com/
Authentique Paper http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
Glue Arts - http://gluearts.blogspot.com/


Sabrina Alery Clearsnap http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison Graphic 45 YOU ARE HERE
Karen Taylor Donna Salazar Designs - http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/
Beverly Sizemore Hampton Art http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/
Kazan Clark Spellbinders http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com/
Janeen Shember Authentique Paper http://suburbngypsy.blogspot.com/
Charlotte Jenkins Clearsnap http://suepup.blogspot.com/
Grace Hester The Twinery http://gracehester.typepad.com/
Nicole Eccles Graphic45 http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/
Audrey Pettit Donna Salazar Designs - http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/
Nan Paturzo Zutter http://scrappynan.blogspot.com/
Jeannie DeGruccio Authentique Paper http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/
Tamara Tripodi - Glue Arts http://happylifecraftywife.com/

260 comments:

  1. Love all your creations Laura, this one is gorgeous and will be so useful too. Off to hop to another blog. x

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  2. Ooh - a pertfect gift for MIL - Thanks for sharing :)

    Loving this hop - so much inspiration and talent all in one place.

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  3. Lovely! I can not wait for the class. See you there.

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  4. Great blog with beautiful creations. I've got a lot of inspiration. Thank you!

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  5. This has been such a FABULOUS hop! Thanks for sharing the fun recipe book today-great idea!!!!! and for the chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  6. This is Awesome!!!! So glad to be your newest follower!!!

    Kerri @
    www.razorsharpcrafts.blogspot.com

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  7. That's a great idea. I'm sure I will see it on ustream!

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  8. love the recipe holder, beautifully decorated too!

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  9. Fantastic.Loads of inspiration. Off to another blog now.
    Janet Vince

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  10. so cute and a great gift idea~ :) Lovin' this fun Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

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  11. So glad you are teaching this album soon and that you posted the date - fewer times we have to beg.

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  12. This is gorgeous and what an ingenius way to combine so many of the beautiful graphic 45 papers, one of my favorite brands! Love this Holiday Blog Hop. Thanks.

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  13. awesome project!!
    Love that beautiful paper!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the color combo of papers on this recipe book!

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  15. Fantastic book, I can't wait for the ustream class... even though I'll have to stay up until about 5am to watch it all lol.

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  16. As always a beautiful creation from a beautiful person, I don't know how you manage to juggle all the balls you have in the air - you must be superwoman, just remember to charge your batteries now and again, Mgt Ann xxx

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  17. Laura, all your work is loved and appreciated by many! I absolutely love this one and I can't wait to make it. You can definitely tell that you love what you're doing. Congratulations on all your accomplishments.
    XOXO~Bridget Halder

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  18. I knew there would come something really great from you Laura, as soon as I saw, that G45 was in on this bloghop, and I sure wasn´t disappointed. I can´t wait to fsee, how you made this one, but it´ll just be as awesome as all your other things, no doubt. Thanks so much for a great idea hun and have a wonderful week ahead.

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  19. I have wanted to put together a cookbook for a very long time now I have some inspiration!

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  20. Love your recipe book. Can't wait to see the on-line class.
    Blessings,
    Peggy Allen

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  21. I love that this recipe book is self standing! Fabulous idea! And the fact that you mixed so many different Graphic 45 collections really ROCKS! Thanks for the inspiration!
    cdring@comcast.net

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  22. Great job Laura. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. this is a amazing looking book! cant wait to make it!

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  24. What a wonderful book! It would make an amazing gift!

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  25. what an amazing gift this will be...

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  26. Fantastic! Looks like I've found another Christmas present to give! Looking forward to the class.

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  27. I love recipe books!! Love it project! Thanks for sharing! Candace Hutcheson

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  28. Great project. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  29. Oooo I'm a pushover for anything recipes. Love what you've done.

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  30. Fabulous Recipe Book! I love everything you create!

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  31. Oh, you can send that recipe book straight to me! This has been a great blog hop!

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  32. Live how you can make the book stand on its own!

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  33. This would make a great gift!

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  34. Awesome project. I'm looking forward to the ustream.

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  35. Thanks for the fabulous gift idea. This is terrific!! You do beautiful work. :)

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  36. great inspiration, i'm putting a recipie box toghether for my DD so it is perfect

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  37. your work continues to inspire. what a sweet gift this book will make.
    thank you for all you do and three cheers for your pink mimis auction.

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  38. Beautiful Recipe book!! I love all the Graphic 45 papers you used. Wonderful gift idea for the holiday season. I always look forward to your next project.

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  39. love the book. thank you for your kindness to share it with us.

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  40. Hi Laura always come up with beautiful and gorgeous minis and ideas. Love all your work and you always amazes me . And the recipe book is gorgeous and can't wait to see the class for it . And handmade recipe book all always a nice gift . Thank you Laura . France aka medania.

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  41. that is so cool! can't wait to watch the ustream :)

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  42. Very beautiful recipe book. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  43. Beautiful recipe book- something I need to organize- LOL (along with everything else!) Thank you1

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  44. A recipe book is a great idea! Beautiful!

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  45. Whoa! This is awesome! Love the built in book stand, and the whole design is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  46. very very pretty recipe book!!!

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  47. Love everything about this. I jumped at the chance to follow your site. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us, and I can not wait for the class on how to make this.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  48. beautiful....love it, always a great gift

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  49. What a great cover! I love to scrap recipes. Usually 6x6 size. I love your ribbon around the spine. Will have to remember that! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Great project,my daughter is after me to do one for her.

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  51. Wow this looks like a great project

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  52. What a great idea!! I so need to make one!

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  53. Awesome project. I love it!!
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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  54. great book can't wait for the ustream soi can mank one. Tara-Lynn

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  55. Oh I have so many great recipes that would be right at home in this gorgeous book.

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  56. Lovely book! Can't wait for the ustream since there are so many people in my life who would love this.

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  57. Good morning! I love this recipe book you made! I definitely want to make one of my own! I am definitely a new follower of your blog.

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  58. What creative ideas along this whole Blog Hop. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some Blog candy with it also.

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  59. What a beautiful way to store...and display..those favorite recipes!! TFS

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  60. WOW what an awesome recipe book....love the colors...thanks for sharing :)

    Shari
    slaw.3@hotmail.com

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  61. Love the recipe album. My mother-in-law has so many great recipes. I want to have them written down. This would be great gift to me and my husbands family. Can't wait to make 6 or more of your cute stand up recipe book. Thank you Laura
    Margaret Ann C

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  62. What a fantastic gift idea!!! TFS!!!

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  63. really really nice! what a great gift for someone who loves to cook. i didn't see the stand so i have to back and look more closely. :-) thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  64. A Recipe book was my very first paper craft 3years ago so they hold a very special place in my heart. So glad I am doing the hop or I would not have found you

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  65. Great recipe book ! Love the papers you used.
    I think recipe books are the perfect gifts.

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  66. This is a great project (as always). Realy lovve your stuff. :)

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  67. I love this recipe book and am looking forward to your UStream class!

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  68. This project ROCKS!!! LOVE IT!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  69. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. Will watch your u stream.

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  70. What I love about blog hops is not only do you gather so much inspiration but you discover new blogs along the way. Happy I found your blog. Love your recipe book using one of my favorite paper lines - graphic 45

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  71. What a great gift idea! I love the way it stands on its own!

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  72. Your projects are always amazing. This is beautiful and would make a great gift. I enjoyed this hop and am glad you participated! :)

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  73. Love that project, great work!

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  74. What a gorgeous project! I'd be terrified to actually use it in the kitchen, lol

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  75. THANKS for sharing!! =) I LOVE the recipe book and agree they make GREAT Gifts!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  76. That's a beautiful recipe book!

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  77. Love your recipe book...thanks for sharing!

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  78. Another great project!! TFS, Laura : )

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  79. That is a beautiful Recipe book- I wouldn't be able to give that away

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  80. This won't be just a recipe book. I am sure something this gorgeous filled with those favourite recipes is destined to become a family heirloom.
    Thanks for sharing the ideas! :)

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  81. Totally LOVE this! I have been wanting to put my recipes in something special, I think this fits the bill, thanks so much!

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  82. Love it! I can't wait to see how it is made in your class.

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  83. Another Awesome project Laura, I can't wait to make this one. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  84. Cannot wait for the U stream class! This is just what I have been wanting to create! Love the papers you chose. TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  85. Got a really late start due to not feeling well and now am running to catch up. Laura, I love the recipe binder and have it own my list as a must do for my three stepdaughters. As always, your talent is so inspiring. With this hop, I don't think anyone will come out a loser. So many ideas...

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  86. Love it Laura....!!!! This would make a great Christmas gift for someone on my list...!!!

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  87. Thanks for sharing, Laura! Love this binder! Can't wait for the class!

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  88. what a fantastic idea. great project. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  89. Great idea, I really need a recipe book...putting them under magnets on my fridge doesn't preserve the quality nor does it keep my fridge from looking uncluttered! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  90. Many great ideas on the hop.
    Looking forward to the Recipe Book Class.

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  91. I really LOVE this recipe book!!!! This would be a great gift for my sister!!! Can I win the book? lol

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  92. Simply gorgeous! I love this so much! Wow! And your blog is simply stunning as well! I will have become a new follower and keep up with your talent!

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  93. Wow just gorgeous project! As all you make Laura, thanks a lot for the inspiration! You are soo creative and talented girl! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  94. I love your recipe book, it's so cute and has a great purpose. Thanks for sharing.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  95. What a great project, thank you for sharing it. I'll have to check out how to make it.

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  96. Nice recipe book. This has been such a fun blog hop. Thank you!

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  97. Great gift! I love the papers you chose!

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  98. This has been a very creative hop. I enjoy these types of project filled hops. Thank you so much for sharing. G45 & Clearsnap sent me. Good luck everyone. Alot of time and patience leaving comments on about 23 blogs for 3 days. There were a couple of hiccups, but I sure hope it pays off. LOL!

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  99. I really like the contrasting papers and fresh look of the recipe album, what a great gift it would make. Thank you for inspiration and the chance to participate in the drawings.

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  100. Oh my goodness Laura! I love this recipe book - the fact that it has the easel to stand it up on my counter - oh yeah! I will definitely be there for the Ustream on this one! Thanks so much for sharing all your fabulous ideas!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  101. Stunning recipe book. I just love those papers.

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  102. I love your recipe book. I really want to make one.

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  103. Love the way you made it stand, awesome idea!

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  104. Definitely a project I'm going to do.
    What a terrific blog hop too.

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  105. Beautiful!!! Lovely job you have done!!!

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  106. What a great way to save family recipies. Thank you for this great project. I like the paper used .

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  107. The recipe book is gorgeous and will make a wonderful and treasured gift for the recipient!

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  108. Honestly, every project is better when Graphic 45 papers are used. This is awesome!!
    Barb A
    stlbarb52@gmail.com

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  109. love all your projects and reusing stash is the best blog hop idea yet!

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  110. Another great Project with a nifty twist to it.
    Love it

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  111. It's so incredible how Laura can come up with something so incredible time after time! Great Job Laura! Can't wait for the class!

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  112. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL project and your creativity. My muse is all hyped up and rarin' to go; love your blog, too. I'm a new follower!

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  113. This one is a for sure Christmas present for my daughter.....she wants the family cookie recipes and it's time to pass them on....Thanks for this gift

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  114. Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Great idea for a gift! Love the use of paper!

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  116. Really adorable recipe book and an excellent gift idea, thanks for the inspiration.

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  117. Oh my goodness!! This recipe book is fabulous. It matches my kitchen and I love the papers. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  118. Cute recipe book!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    xx
    Kristina
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  119. Awesome recipe book, love it....

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  120. Graphic 45 sent me, and I am delighted! Your work is inspiring!

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  121. This would make a lovely gift for a new bride or your favorite cook.

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  122. this look great love the papers, looking forward to seeing you present it on ustream

    upnurse at aol dot com

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  123. What a great recipe book, I love it. I really think my newlywed niece and her new hubby would love this for Christmas. TFS.

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  124. I am also a new follower to your blog.

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  125. I love the ribbon accent on this!

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  126. I just love the recipe notebook. I just love the color!

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  127. Great recipe book. Love all your details. Thanks for sharing.

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  128. Great recipe book, love the darker richer colors. This would be wonderful to give as a gift to pass down those special holiday recipes. Thank you fo rsharing.

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  129. What a wonderful Christmas gift or anytime gift!! I have been a follower for awhile now but came from Graphics 45 today!!

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  130. Super cute and a wonderful gift! So many great details!

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  131. Laura, I love coming to your blog for inspiration - I'm never disappointed. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    Hugs!

    Carmen L

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  132. Beautiful Recipe book. love the patterend papers and the colors. you have done such a great job I want one to. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  133. Fabulous recipe album. I love the way it stands on the table

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  134. beautiful! this one needs to live in my kitchen. can't wait to get it made!

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  135. THIS IS SWEEET. my mom would be verry happy if I make her something like this. thanks for the inspiration!

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  136. gorgeous! and something people can really use for a LONG time

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  137. Too cute, love the recipe book. Just Hoppin'by for the blog hop, glad I did

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  138. Simply beautiful! Cant wait to learn how to make it with the group! Thanks for the inspiration.

    davearmie at comcast dot net

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  139. Laura I am loving this! Great holiday gift idea!

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  140. Oh that is super cute. I love the papers you used, the ribbon, everything!

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  141. Totally awesome, as usual~

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  142. Gorgeous as usual! .. love the papers/colors, the look, everything! Will be watching your ustream class on this one too :)

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  143. your recipe album is wonderful
    new follower too.

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  144. what a great gift idea, and very beautiful

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  145. What a great gift--any cook would love it!

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  146. Hippity Hop... Nice stuff! :-)

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  147. Have to admit I'm not much of a recipe person but it looks pretty and I'm sure the idea could be adapted.

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  148. Wow.... great project! What a nice gift!
    DeniseB

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  149. Wow, love this recipe book, I have that on my to-do list. thanks!

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  150. This is an awesome project! I have signed up to attend the class. Looks like great fun. Speaking of fun, this hop has been awesome! Full of so much to do and so many neat techniques :) Thanks so much.

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  151. When I saw that Graphic45 was participating I knew you would be sharing something! What a beautiful little project! Thanks yet more inspiration!

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  152. I have a recipe book on my to do list. This one is so great. TFS

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  153. our recipe book is wonderful, would be a great gift.

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  154. Great Christmas idea for my two daughters. Love it!

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  155. So Cute! This would be a Great Gift.Have enjoyed this fun Hop. :0)

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  156. What a great HOP! Love the recipe book, with Christmas right around the corner it's a great idea for a teachers gift.

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  157. Great project! Enjoying the hop! Thank you for sharing! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

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  158. This is so beautiful, can't wait to see how it's made! TFS

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  159. What a wonderful recipe book. Beautiful, as usual Laura. This is destined to become an heirloom to be passed down through generations. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  160. I love the Cirque paper and yhis project is beautiful.

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  161. Fantastic-sure hope I can make the class. I have some of all these papers and I think my newest dil would love a book like this.

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  162. As always, another amazing project. TFS

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  163. I am writing my own recipe book with my favorites for my children but the book I was using has the cover torn off and many spots. This would be a great way to pass the recipes on!

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  164. Your recipe book is so lovely. This would be a perfect gift for each of my grown children. I could fill it with family recipes. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea.

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  165. Great project--love the papers you chose!

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  166. IF you could see my recipes falling out of my books you would know the need for me to make one of these wonderful creations. Thanks for the inspiring idea!

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  167. You make such amazing projects. What a special gift to give a family member!!

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  168. DH keeps asking me to put together a recipe book for my kids (all 3 boys-LOL)...I'll be looking to your blog for some ideas...LOVE Graphic 45!

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  169. Another great idea! TFS!

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  170. Happened to be checking in here before putting my computer to sleep for the night & thrilled to see you part of this blog hop! I love all your ideas and inspiration...I was just telling my daughter earlier on the phone how my life at the end of the week has become about getting home to get set up for the Friday and Saturday classes and how much I look forward to Fridays because of that!!!! And I will so look forward to the recipe book!!! Loved the project this weekend, although I only completed construction and papers of one of each type of page. Thank you for all that you share so generously...and congratulations on the great success of the pink mini campaign.

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  171. One of my favorite things about Gr45 is how easy it is to mix & match the papers. Recipe book is a great gift idea. Especially if you fill it with your best go-to recipes!

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  172. I love this idea - Pretty and Practical. Thanks.

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  173. Everyone loves recipes. Sharing family recipes are priceless gifts.

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