View Full Version : January 2011 Recipe Card Challenge

Maurine Stettler
01-02-2011, 03:17 PM
Here are the instructions for this month's recipe card challenge/exchange:

1. Click HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_189&products_id=6408) for this month's starter kit; it will be free to those who participated in the prior month's challenge. Please use this kit (or papers/elements you design in the same color palette) so the cards will "coordinate" and to ensure we don't violate other designers' TOU.

2. The general theme for this month's cards is either FROZEN FOODS or your favorite COMFORT FOOD that makes you feel good and warm inside! Part of my inspiration: a cookbook I have that focuses on preparing a bunch of meals all at once and then freezing them (usually in Ziploc baggies). When you want a warm, home cooked meal, you just grab what you want from the freezer, cook it, and enjoy. This is a wide open theme ~ anything goes! Be creative and have fun with your cards! If you need different tags for your card(s), send me an e-mail and I'll make them for you.

3. Design your recipe card(s) however you'd like. Include your name, forum name, e-mail address ~ whatever you want ~ on the card.

4. Create your original card at 6" wide X 4" tall (1800 and 1200 pixels) and save it as a 300 ppi jpeg, quality of 10. These are the print-quality cards that will be shared with all participants. You will also need to resize your card at 72 ppi to post in the gallery.

WHEN FINISHED with your card(s), do the following 3 things:

1. E-mail your print-quality, 300 ppi recipe card to LetMeScrapbook@hotmail.com so it can be included in the download file at the end of the month. Several participants have asked for blank copies of the cards you design, so if you're willing to send me both (with and without the words), that would be great!

2. Upload a picture of your 72 ppi card to the Recipe Card Challenge Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1042). Please upload only your actual recipe card ~ not the blank cards.

3. Post a link here in this forum thread no later than January 31 so you'll be eligible for your store points.

At the end of the month, all participants will receive your points and a link to download all the cards created that month. Bon appétit!!

Reminder about POINTS EARNED for completing this challenge:
• You'll earn 10 points for the first recipe card and 5 points for each additional card.
• If you complete all theStudio challenges this month, you'll earn a 100 point BONUS.
• 100 points = $1 to the store.
• Points may be redeemed at any time. PM Toiny or any Admin at the Studio.


Maurine Stettler
01-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Hi, friends. Give me a day or two to get the kit finalized and in the store. I'm trying (somewhat UNsuccessfully!) to catch up on life in general. The starter kit is high on my priority list...

01-03-2011, 07:55 PM
Okay, we'll wait...................still waitin'............................just kidding!!

I have been banned from the computer since Christmas because of a viral eye infection in BOTH eyes. I looked like a green eyed lizard. All you could see were green eyes and blood red everywhere else. Sheesh...what a way to have a holiday!!

Take what time you need.

ADBDesign {anita_d}
01-03-2011, 08:00 PM
I can wait --- if I have too ---- LOL

01-04-2011, 05:49 AM
To funny Marnie and Anita.

01-04-2011, 11:52 AM
Not a problem. I have to major scanning to be able to scrap this year.

01-05-2011, 01:08 PM
I can wait too. Well no I can't. Yes I can. No, I can't. Yes, I will.
My favorite challenge and I am looking forward to it.
Thanks so much

01-05-2011, 01:47 PM
Uh, well, I'm still w-a-i-t-i-n-g!!!............... No, pressure though, Maurine,............... we don't want you to think we are excitedly awaiting our favorite challenge. No........don't want you to think we are in a hurry or anything like that.................Nope! We are patiently w-a-i-t-i-n-g!! Seriously............we are!!! Or, well, maybe we are......yes, I guess we are!!

01-05-2011, 10:18 PM
It's worth the wait!

Maurine Stettler
01-05-2011, 11:59 PM
You guys crack me up!!! I'm glad you stick with me even when I'm slow!! : )

We have been battling upper respiratory crap at our house since Saturday, and between that, going back to work, and the freezing cold weather and inversion here in Utah, I have had no energy or creativity.

I was going to go with blue and gray for this month's kit, but then I found this cute clipart and the bright colors cheered me up! The green and yellow make me feel hopeful for spring! I'm already sick to death of the freezing cold and ready for some comfort and warm sunshine! NOTE: the bold words tie in to this month's theme. : )

I just added the kit to the store and updated the first post here with the instructions and preview...

Maurine Stettler
01-06-2011, 12:00 AM
For DECEMBER participants: You can either send me an e-mail message and I'll reply back with a coupon code for you to pick up January's kit ~ or wait until I have time to pull all your e-mail addresses together and send a group message like I usually do. Your decision ~ either way is fine with me...

01-06-2011, 05:57 AM
Love the colors. Off to find the recipes for this month. Ohhhh this is so much fun.

01-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Sent the email, thanks Maurine.

For DECEMBER participants: You can either send me an e-mail message and I'll reply back with a coupon code for you to pick up January's kit ~ or wait until I have time to pull all your e-mail addresses together and send a group message like I usually do. Your decision ~ either way is fine with me...

ADBDesign {anita_d}
01-06-2011, 10:14 AM
LOVE it and well worth the wait. TAHNKS Maurine!!

01-06-2011, 01:24 PM
Oh, Sweetie, sorry you and your family have been ill. Hope you are feeling so much better now. I am so like you...ready for spring and summer. The day after Christmas, I take down the tree and say, "Okay spring, come to momma!" I do not like cold weather anymore.

Love the colors you chose for this month!!! Thanks for taking all of our kidding...you know we LOVE you!!

01-06-2011, 04:44 PM


01-06-2011, 07:41 PM


Doris C
01-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Marnie, your cards are really cute. Why are they all showing up in the gallery in that new size......is that the way we are supposed to post them now??? Thanks, Doris

Maurine Stettler
01-06-2011, 09:25 PM
I'm not meaning to speak for Marnie -- I was just curious what you meant. And you're right - they look like a big SQUARE in the gallery, but when you click on the picture, it looks fine when it opens in the individual post. I'm going to send a note off to Toiny and Tracy to see if they can figure out what the problem is in the gallery. Thanks for saying something so we can resolve this before the gallery gets too full of all your wonderful cards...

Marnie, your cards are really cute. Why are they all showing up in the gallery in that new size......is that the way we are supposed to post them now??? Thanks, Doris

01-06-2011, 10:57 PM
Yeah, I saw that in the gallery and thought what the heck is going on??? Nope, I didn't do anything different when uploading them. Guess it is the "internet monster" playing around!!!

01-07-2011, 06:29 AM
Oh Marrnie sorry to hear about your eyes. I had the same thing a while back and faught it for 6 months and several trips to my eye doctor. Hope you eyes are better now.

Okay, we'll wait...................still waitin'............................just kidding!!

I have been banned from the computer since Christmas because of a viral eye infection in BOTH eyes. I looked like a green eyed lizard. All you could see were green eyes and blood red everywhere else. Sheesh...what a way to have a holiday!!

Take what time you need.

01-07-2011, 10:40 AM
I am so busy now I think I will want for the kit when you "get around" to it. Thanks for all your hard work on thses R-cards too.

01-07-2011, 11:34 AM
Thank you and yes, mine are better. This morning DH came walking in and said I think I have what you had...sure hope not! Oh, bless your heart, you fought it for 6 months? I hope we don't have it like that.

Oh Marrnie sorry to hear about your eyes. I had the same thing a while back and faught it for 6 months and several trips to my eye doctor. Hope you eyes are better now.

01-08-2011, 11:06 AM
OK, can't wait any more. Off to send e-mail so I can get started.

01-08-2011, 02:59 PM
See, Jimmy Rose??? You couldn't wait any more than I could!!! LOL!!!

01-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Same here, I just emailed her! *g*

01-09-2011, 01:55 PM


01-09-2011, 07:13 PM
K my cards are posted... :) THANKS

Here is my card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Wassailsm.jpg)
and the sugar free version (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/SFWassailsm.jpg)
and the gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=70912&title=instant-wassail&cat=1042).

Hope they can get the gallery issues fixed, and hope the links work, yeah they do...it is just me still learning. :)
THANKS again.

Maurine Stettler
01-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Hey, everyone. Toiny is working on the problem of how things are displaying in the recipe card challenge gallery. Everything is showing up as a SQUARE. Let's hang tight before posting anything else -- I'm hoping it will all be resolved soon.

01-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Here are my Comfort Foods:

Maurine Stettler
01-10-2011, 07:15 PM
UPDATE on December cards: I'm getting everything organized and bundled up so I can get download links to all participants ~ and realized I am missing cards from a few people. I've hopefully sent messages to the right people so we can get this finalized.

As of right now, there are 94 recipe cards, 76 blanks, and 5 "extra" things. Wow!! Fantastic work!

Also: I think I've sent the coupon code for January's starter kit to everyone who earned it. If you haven't received the code from me, send me a message here or to LetMeScrapbook at hotmail dot com

01-11-2011, 11:55 PM
Here is my card

01-13-2011, 12:20 AM
If anyone has this recipe with measurements I would so love it, I can not make to taste like my Mom's.



01-13-2011, 06:19 AM
[QUOTE=Cath_;89618]If anyone has this recipe with measurements I would so love it, I can not make to taste like my Mom's.

I, like your mom, no longer use specific measurements for pot roast, but I know this recipe would taste a lot better if you salt and pepper the roast on all sides, then heat enough oil to cover the bottom of your dutch oven, brown the roast one side at a time on medium heat. What you're trying to do is get a nice mahogany (not black, not light brown) color all over your roast. After that is accomplished, then is the time to add your water and let it simmer on the back burner for a few hours (I'd throw in a couple onions at this point, but I don't know about your mom. They get nice and smushy after cooking, so you really almost wouldn't notice when you're eating the finished product. or you could fish them out and discard at the same time you remove the roast). Salt and pepper the cooking liquid to taste, before adding the noodles. If you do all this, it will go a long way towards creating a tasty broth to boil those noodles. Sum it up: browning flavors the meat, which flavors the water (broth), which flavors the noodles. It takes a while, which means that mom can tidy the kitchen while the meat browns, tending it every once in a while, then go get the rest of the house clean, go shopping, or SCRAPBOOK while you wait for that roast to get nice and tender! Start about five hours ahead, and you should have no trouble shredding that baby when the time comes. Mmmmmm!:DD

01-13-2011, 08:03 AM
Got a couple of cards done. Not really comfort food, but the Pumpkin Banana Bread was too good not to share! I made them into muffins - yummy!

one (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71019&title=pumpkin-banana-nut-bre&cat=1042)

Two (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71018&title=apple-pie-filling&cat=1042)

01-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Here is another (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71040&title=low-fat-banana-nut-bre&cat=1042)

01-13-2011, 07:09 PM
Here's mine.

01-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Alright...I HAD to add one more card. This recipe I found just a bit ago and finally got to trying it. LOVE IT!!!
Here is the card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/BananaSSsm.jpg)
and the gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71043&title=banana-soft-serve&cat=1042)!


01-15-2011, 09:58 AM
Oh I am SO in this month! I've haven't done anything yet since fairly new but am getting this kit and starting...wish I could buy the older ones and still play for those..LOL...can I?? At least maybe December....thanks!

01-15-2011, 01:06 PM
Here's mine - it's really an appetizer, but for me the gooy cheese and salty creamy mix is the ulitmate in COMFORT food for me. I love it.

01-15-2011, 01:07 PM
You can find the older kits in Maureen's store



Oh I am SO in this month! I've haven't done anything yet since fairly new but am getting this kit and starting...wish I could buy the older ones and still play for those..LOL...can I?? At least maybe December....thanks!

01-15-2011, 02:32 PM
OK, Here are mine:

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Beef_and_Spinach_Roll_Ups.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Turkey_Pot_Pie1.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Tex_Mex_Chicken_and_rice.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Taco_Soup.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Tex-Mex_Chili.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Scalloped_Potatoes_and_Ham.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Pot_Roast.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Meatloaf.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Ground_Beef_Stew.jpg" />


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Beef_vegetable_soup1.jpg" />


01-16-2011, 01:30 AM
Baked Potato Soup (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71177&title=baked-potato-soup&cat=1042)

Creamy Corn Chowder (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71178&title=creamy-corn-chowder&cat=1042)

01-17-2011, 11:05 AM
Here's my recipe for January. It is my favorite comfort food and favorite item to freeze.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/SupremeBeefStew_gal.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71246&title=supreme-beef-stew&cat=1042)

01-17-2011, 11:11 AM
Wow, Jimmy Rose, we hit the jackpot of recipes with you this month! Ladies, all of your recipes are winners this month. I am having such fun trying them!!

01-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Here is my recipe:

Here is my blank:


01-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Here are my recipes and a blank card. :)

Blank Card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71286&title=becster-blank-card-january&cat=1042)

Meatloaf Glaze (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71289&title=meatloaf-glaze&cat=1042)

Easy Chicken Pot Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71287&title=easy-chicken-pot-pie&cat=1042)

Easy Oven Meatballs (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71288&title=easy-oven-meatballs&cat=1042)

01-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Here's mine. This is my first, so hope it works!


01-19-2011, 05:24 AM
I have posted my recipes and Index Card in the gallery:
Comfort is here:





Frozen is here:





And a crossover recipe (freezable comfort) here:



Thanks for looking and enjoy.

01-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Love these colors. A wonderful kit from Maurine. Here's mine:http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71416&nocache=1

01-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Here it is. thanks.

01-20-2011, 04:43 AM
Well this is my first challenge in several years. Have literally forgotten how to do everything. Hope this turns out ok.


01-20-2011, 01:40 PM
Here's mine, a good hearty soup for the cold winter month.

Navy Bean Soup (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71477&title=navy-bean-soup&cat=1042)


Sure hope they get the gallery problem fixed soon so the non square layouts will show properly.

ADBDesign {anita_d}
01-20-2011, 03:02 PM
Here is my card

01-22-2011, 07:44 AM
Here is mine for January:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Pasta_and_porkfillet_web.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Pasta_and_porkfillet_web.jpg)

01-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Thank you for another awesome kit to scrap with this month. This is my all-time favorite comfort food!


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/gigiscrap_RCC_01-11-WEB.jpg" />

01-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Here is my first one. Thank you Maureen for the great kit and doing the challenge. pigluvr

01-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Here is another from me. pigluvr

01-23-2011, 09:39 PM
Here are 3 more. I love this!




01-23-2011, 10:49 PM
Corn Chowder (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1042)

01-25-2011, 11:26 AM
here is my layout for the Jan Recipe Challenge



01-25-2011, 07:21 PM
Hi All! I'm having an extraordinarily busy month and can only submit one card and it's blank version this month. This is a pity, because - as usual - the kit is adorable!



01-26-2011, 09:01 AM
Good morning everyone. We're gearing up for yet another storm here in New England so I thought I better get this posted before we lose power...or get completely buried!!



Donna C.
Snowbound in New England!

01-26-2011, 10:39 AM
Here's my comfort food.

Doris C
01-26-2011, 01:44 PM
Here's my January card......... Hot Chicken Salad. It's a comfort food but it will also freeze well. Enjoy, Doris


01-26-2011, 06:33 PM
Here's one of our winter comfort food recipes
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/elaine_6x4rec_web.jpg" />
I love this recipe kit. It's so cute! And I'm enjoying seeing all the challenge recipes.

01-27-2011, 04:07 PM
I haven't played here at the Studio in a looooooooooooong time, but couldn't resist this fantastic recipe challenge! :-) The recipes look so yummy - I can't wait to try them out.

Here's mine: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71868&title=applesauce-pancakes&cat=646

It's been so long since I've posted anything that I can't remember how to get the picture here - I'll have to do some research!

01-27-2011, 06:34 PM
Loved the kit this month! Thanks again Maureen!! Looking forward to Feburary!

Here's my card for this month.


01-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Here are 3 more. Having fun with this!




01-28-2011, 08:15 AM
Here's our comfort food.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Potato-Chowder.jpg" />


01-28-2011, 10:07 AM
here's mine:

off to get it emailed!

01-28-2011, 05:03 PM
I'm so late this month but at least under the wire! Didn't realize my winter could be so busy! I'll be sending you a download link with this original and four blanks from it.

Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71912&title=dinner-dip&cat=1042)


01-28-2011, 07:10 PM
Here are my recipes

Cream Cheese Chicken (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71914&title=cream-cheese-chicken&cat=1042)

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71915&title=crock-pot-stuffed-pepp&cat=1042)

Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71916&title=unstuffed-cabbage-cass&cat=1042)

01-29-2011, 06:49 PM
adorable kit, SO easy to work with. here are two from me, blank cards will be included.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Katys_Chicken_Soup-sm.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71948&title=katys-chicken-noodle-s&cat=1042)

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Mock-Filet-Mignon-sm.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71949&title=mock-filet-mignon&cat=1042)

Maurine Stettler
01-30-2011, 08:38 PM
Once again, the gallery is filled with amazing cards and recipes! I'm truly honored and happy beyond words that so many of you join in this challenge every month. And I'm excited to see some more new faces in January ~ welcome!

Last: I'm THRILLED that I actually got a card done myself this month ~ you can see it here (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71977&title=grandma-wanda-27s-potato&cat=1042).

Maurine Stettler
01-30-2011, 08:40 PM
By the way, the gallery view is still messed up, but I'm glad everyone is going ahead and posting anyway. Toiny has had some family things to deal with ~ I don't know how she does it all. This is on her list of things to get fixed ~ keep posting in the meantime! : )

01-30-2011, 09:12 PM
Here is my blank card and my recipe card:

01-31-2011, 07:31 PM
http://http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/2011-01_Frozen_Cranberry_Banana_Salad72.jpgI got two done this time here is one link

01-31-2011, 07:36 PM
How do you get your card to show up here too?
well here is my other one

01-31-2011, 07:37 PM
How did I do that?????????

01-31-2011, 07:42 PM
Here are all of my recipes.





These are some of the foods I want when I am feeling down and cold if I want to be comforted by food. I could eat bread pudding daily and remain happy.

01-31-2011, 10:17 PM

02-01-2011, 02:06 AM

Here is the link to my recipe.

02-01-2011, 03:56 AM
Please tell me I am posting in the correct place! Just when I think I know what I am doing, I see all of the amazing work everyone does and realize I have a long way to go. Thanks Maureen for all the hard work you do in providing entertainment for all of us! Love the colors this month.

02-01-2011, 09:28 AM
Just posted my card for Tater Tot casserole. This was my kids favorite after a day of sledding and playing in the snow! Can't wait to get the cards this month! Thanks Maureen!

Maurine Stettler
02-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Another incredible month of cards and recipes! I'll get everything bundled up and ready to mail to participants this weekend. I'll also be sending participants your coupon code for the February kit. If you want it before then, send me an e-mail message and I'll send it to you...

And now this thread is officially closed!