Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Project Parade ~ Day 13

Hello…and happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's Mercy here, and I am bringing you Day Thirteen of the My Hero 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!
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I created the cover of the Chipboard Book by using a color photo of Giada (courtesy of the website Home Sweet Homme.net), 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! :)
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The index above was handwritten, then embellished with more patterned paper and another sentiment from the same set that was used on the cover. 
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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. 
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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!  Be sure to read the rules below for a chance to win some amazing goodies!  Until later......
{{{Hugs}}}
Mercy
As with all of our project parades, there are prizes!!!!
1. Play along with us and link up your new My Hero creation (posted July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on July 30th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see ‘em!
2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our My Hero creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (July 12 ~ July 28) will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!

34 comments:

  1. Mercy! What a cute project. I too, love Giada and her cooking ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is a really cute idea Mercy. She also makes this really great Turkey Sausage with bowtie pasta, mushrooms and peas. It's yummy. I have to laugh though because we call it Eloisa's Sister's recipe. My brother dates Giada's sister, Eloisa. Sorry I can't share the actual name of the recipe. That's just what we call it. Thanks for the great idea!

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  3. What a great idea! It would make a wonderful gift.

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  4. What a super cute project! Great way to keep all her recipes together!

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  5. What a fabulous take on the challenge. I love it.

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  6. Now there's a creative use for this new set!

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  7. Oh I got to do this now!! Will maybe not right now, but soon.
    Thanks for the To Cute idea!

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  8. She is one of my favs as well. What a neat way to store receipes.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  9. I adore the Food Network channel and all of its amazing cooks, and Giada is one of my favs! What a great little cullinary gifty!

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  10. What a great idea. Love this project.

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  11. What a cut idea! Very sweet and I love this unique idea for this set!

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  12. What a great idea for a mini album cookbook! I think I'll have to remember this one for a gift...

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  13. What a great idea! I am a Giada fan too! I love so much of her appetizers! Yum Yum!

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  14. Mary (Happy Now)July 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Yet another clever idea for this Project Parade. Fun! Just might have to try that chicken recipe too, after that rave review.

    Thanks!

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  15. What a great project!! You and my hubby would be fun to see in a kitchen. He LOVES to cook as well (lucky for me because I hate to cook).

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  16. LOL!!! So cute and fun, fun, fun! I especially like your star ratings!

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  17. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us during the project parade. :D

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  18. What a clever idea, Mercy! I love her cookbooks, too!

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  19. super sweet mercy, I luv the idea...great project!

    enjoy *~*

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  20. Great project idea!! That chicken recipe sounds like one to try!

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  21. Giada and I have something in common... we both love chocolate! This is a really cute project... each page is very cheerful. Love the idea!

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  22. This is so cute, great idea.

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  23. Awessome project and what a wonderful gift it would make.

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  24. What a very cute way to keep track of those favorite recipes! Love the stamping! Fabulous.

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  25. How cute Mercy!.....my mom cooks a lot, so this would be great to make to put her favorite recipes together for her.

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  26. adorable, Mercy...love the way you added to the pages...love this idea :)

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  27. love this idea for a cookbook :D so creative!!

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  28. This is great! Such a great idea.

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  29. This is adorable Mercy. I like Giada's recipes too, but do you think she really eats them? She just has the teeniest little waist! Fun book of recipes you created.

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  30. What a great idea, Mercy! Aren't Giada's recipes the yummiest?! I've tried a few of them out too, and have yet to find a bad one.

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