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Oct 19, 2010

What's Cooking?

Hello everyone and thanks for popping in today.  It is day 2 (of 2) of MFT teasers and RELEASE DAY!  Tonight, at 10 PM EST, the 2 new à la modes stamp sets AND the VIP collection will be available for sale.  You do NOT want to miss it.  The VIP collection is in short supply and there are some A-MAZING products in it this month.  New die, new sets, lush paper.  *drool*

Today, we are previewing the 2nd new à la modes stamp set, What's Cooking?.  I am in LOVE with this adorable stamp set.  My project today fills a need in my life: Meal Planning.  I am not the best meal planner.  I am hoping this keeps me better organized, and helps me with my grocery shopping as well, so I can make sure I have everything I need, on hand.  *crossing my fingers*

Presenting, my Meal Planning Calendar:


Yep, I whipped out the Cinch again to create this.  I cut chipboard covers, and decorated the front cover with patterned paper, my image, and some ribbon and embellishments.  I spelled out M E A L on Rounded Banners, cut from my Rounded Banner Die-namics dies (plural).  Recently, I decided to purchase FIVE of them so I can spell things out and not have to crank so many times.  Yes, I am spoiled... and I have to say my project today reinforced the idea that it was SO worth it.  :)  I first glued the ric rac along the banners with The Best Glue Ever (literally that is the name of it LOL) and then I stitched along it so it holds up over the next 15 months as I am dutifully using it (STOP LAUGHING).


The What's Cooking? à la mode was colored with Copic markers.  I stitched on a sentiment from the set.


I stamped the word Calendar from the Make the Date stamp set in Brilliance Black ink.


I used the Large 2010 and 2011 MFT Printable Calendar for the inside of my planner.  Each square is big enough for me to jot down my dinner plan, so when I am making my shopping list I can add what I need, AND not have to stress about what to make for dinner every night.  I also printed out the Perpetual Calendar, To Do List, and Recipe Card templates so I can continue to get myself organized in style.   


Just to prove to you that I am actually going to USE it, I wrote the first couple entries in it before I photographed it.  By the way, the Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas were FAB! 


Here is a shot of the back cover.  I added some of the patterned papers I used on the front, to the back cover.


Ready to see what the rest of the team came up with using this precious stamp?  Head over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST for the complete list of participating designers.

Remember, I'll see you TONIGHT at 10 PM EST for the blog hop and VIP/à la modes release.

24 comments:

  1. Love this and HATE that I bought last years calendars and NEVER used them now I have to buy THIS years... LOL I would love to copy something like this for the house. now, tell me... What does the "D" and the "L" stand for???

    Need to get my cinch down and dusted off... great project and YES... U R SPOILED!!!!!

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  2. Ok now I need to make one of these too! What a fabulous idea!! Since going back to work and being away 4 days a week right now, we struggle with meals...ugh!

    That new image is so CUTE! I can see Chloe wanting to use it all the time too!

    Fabulous idea girl!! TFS!

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  3. That is adorable. Love all the embellishments. The banner is really cute and love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Just super project Jody! Love the banner and how you had to have more of the same dies...too funny. Great idea on this.

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  5. Super Cool and Cute, Jody!! Great job! You've inspired me to give this a try too :)

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  6. Such a great idea! Very nice project.

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  7. awesome project Jody-this would come in handy around our house too!!

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  8. look at you, you clever and organized girl! love the project-totally cute (and just so you know, I purchased a second banner day die, you conviced me I needed at least 1 more)!

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  9. Love your calendar! A la mode is darling! Green chili enchiladas sound heavenly.. Hugs!

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  10. Yum! Can you send some my way???

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  11. that is SUPER fun Jody!!

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  12. Another amazing project...I love it!

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  13. Awesome idea Jody and so adorable! :)

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  14. Can't say enough how much I love this and MUST have this a la mode!!! Thanks always for inspiring!!!

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  15. This is such a fantastic idea Jody! Your calendar turned out beautifully! :D

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  16. So cute! I need to be better at meal planning! Maybe if I make a cute calendar for it I would actually do it! LOL!

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  17. This is such a great idea but mine would be full of 'chocolate' and 'ice cream' as those are my weekness's!

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  18. FABULOUS project, Jody! I'm inspire to make one for myself!

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  19. What a FANTABULOUS idea!! I'm moving in, too... I LOVE what you are eating, LMAO!!!

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