Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge: A sweet altered recipe book for a sweet friend featuring "Sugar n' Spice" Marci

Hello and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge! 

Hope everyone is having a great week!  This week starts the normal work and school week for our household.  Vacation is over and now I have my true test of the resolutions I made to be more organized and less stressed! LOL  Wish me luck!!!

So this week we have the favorite "Anything Goes"!!!

Our wonderful sponsor for this week's challenge is The Cutting Cafe!

Here is my project...

So if you are wondering what this is, it is actually a recipe book I picked up on clearance at Michaels over a year ago!  A bestie of mine has started a cake pop business and I've been wanting to make her something special to use for her new venture! I already liked the colors on the cover of the book itself so I just altered it a bit using the same color combo and added cute "Sugar n' Spice Marci" by La La Land Crafts.  I colored up Marci with my Copic markers and added some glitter to her cupcake. I also added my new favorite  Die-Namics Open Scallop Doily Die by MFT behind her.  The paper collection I used is called "Handmade with Love" by  Carta Bella.  Such a fun collection to use for this theme! I actually used stickers for the name of her business and punched them out using a circle punch.  My embellishments include some Prima flowers, teal shabby chic trim and lots of bling! :) 

Here's an up close look at Marci...

Here's a view of the inside. I did switch out the original folders and added my own with the designer papers. I also added some personalized tabs which I thought would pertain more to her new business as well as some cute stickers from the collection...

Here are some other supplies used on my project:
Victorian Velvet-Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Black Tuxedo-Memento 
Flowers//Bling-Prima Marketing

Please check out the Loves Rubberstamps store to see supplies used on my project.  Also, check out the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog to see what other  projects the rest of the Design Team made.  If you want to join this fun challenge, I'll post the details below and you could have a chance to win some great prizes form the store!

Hope you all like my altered recipe book! I hope my friend also likes it as it will be part of her birthday present!  Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by to visit! :)


  1. Marcy drop-dead gorgeous recipe book! I love love love the colors you chose and of course, Ms. Marci from Lalaland. Your friend is going to be so excited when she sees it.

  2. Ugh! This is fantastic! Love the image and all the embellishing. I so want a strip of that floral lace. Where oh where did you find it?

  3. Gorgeous altered book Marcy. I'm sure your friend is going to love it.


  4. OMGosh I love your recipe book, your friend is going to love this. so cute!!!

  5. Adorable alterations to the cookbook. Loving that trim!

  6. absolutely love the turquoise and pink color combo!! your friend is sure to love it!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  7. Fabulous book, I love the red and teal colour combo

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a scrumptious day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  8. What a great gift! I love all the detail and beautiful embellishments!

  9. Look at you!! this is over the top adorable! What a sweet recipe book, one she will love for sure!

  10. What a stunning recipe book. I love your project. It will be tresured I'm sure. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

  11. hi marcy, thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog. this is a beautiful project! i love how you personalized it and decorated it with a very cute image and some gorgeous embellishments.

  12. What a stunning recipe book! I know your friend will treasure this!

  13. Wow, girl!! Fab idea & so well done!! She will love it !! Xo