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Maurine Stettler
06-01-2011, 11:28 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=7525) 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 your favorite BEEF or GRILL recipes. I included a variety of elements, both grill-related and not ~ this is a wide open theme. Your cards can be for things you cook on the grill, including homemade marinades, or any recipe that includes beef: stuffed peppers, meatloaf, casseroles, roasts, steaks, etc. Be creative and have fun with your cards! If you need different metal tags and don't have them from previous kits, 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 ~ 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 between 8 to 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 June 30.

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


Maurine Stettler
06-01-2011, 11:35 PM
May was a tough month for me, and I had to keep talking myself out of taking a break for June. But the reward of all your recipe cards at the end of the month was too strong of an incentive, so here we are! I just finished the starter kit, and now I'm ready for bed. I'll load it in the store after work tomorrow and get coupon codes out to May participants. I've included a preview of what we'll be working with in my post above -- instructions will be added on Thursday...

06-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Maurine, you have done it again!! The kit is a winner!!

06-02-2011, 11:59 AM
Oh, this is just too cute. Can't wait.

06-02-2011, 12:32 PM
I just found my way here, how can I start playing along? I would love to join you ladies!!

Maurine Stettler
06-02-2011, 06:58 PM
Hi, there. I just posted the instructions above. The first month you participate, you need to buy the kit from the store, then go ahead and follow the steps outlined above. I look forward to having you join us!

I just found my way here, how can I start playing along? I would love to join you ladies!!

06-02-2011, 09:48 PM
Super cute!! I keep coming back because your card kits are so darn cute and we get all the awesome recipes!

Maurine Stettler
06-02-2011, 09:56 PM
Oh, thanks -- I needed to hear that tonight!! I'm always in the mood for a compliment! : )

And you're so right about the cards -- what a great gift we all give each other every month!

Super cute!! I keep coming back because your card kits are so darn cute and we get all the awesome recipes!

Maurine Stettler
06-02-2011, 09:58 PM
May participants: I just sent all of you the coupon code for June's starter kit. If you don't receive it in your regular e-mail account, send me a note. And I promise to get the download links for the May cards to you before the weekend is over. Between the actual recipe cards, the blanks, and a couple cute avocados, there are 159 items! Fantastic work, everyone!

Now let's start filling up the gallery with BEEF recipes! Take care...

06-02-2011, 10:59 PM
Just when I thought the recipe card kits couldn't get any cuter than last month's mexican kit, you come out with this one - absolutely ADORABLE! SOOO glad you didn't take a break (although we'd all understand!) I love challenges, helps me think outside my box and learn new techniques while getting my photos scrapped, this is the ONE challenge I make sure and do every month, even if RL gets in the way of all other scrapping.

06-03-2011, 12:06 AM
I am so glad you did not decide to take a break this month Maurine because I am back after taking a bit of time off. I lost my mother and my husband the first two months of this year and lost interest in doing much of anything, but now I need to get back to doing what I love, so here I am again.

06-03-2011, 05:31 AM
So sorry to hear about your losses. Prayers are with you, keep trying to stay busy, it will help.

I am so glad you did not decide to take a break this month Maurine because I am back after taking a bit of time off. I lost my mother and my husband the first two months of this year and lost interest in doing much of anything, but now I need to get back to doing what I love, so here I am again.

06-03-2011, 08:06 AM
Thank you for another great kit Maureen! Selfishly I am glad you did not take a break, but sorry that you work so hard. It is much appreciated by us all for your provision of the wonderful kits and then all the great recipes we get to collect at the end! Have a great day. :DD pigluvr

Maurine Stettler
06-03-2011, 02:21 PM
My sweet friend ~ I've missed you, especially knowing the reason you were away. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your husband before he passed away. Life is so short, and it's always hard to lose those we love, especially when it's more than one person in such a short period of time. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you...

I just sent you a PM...

I am so glad you did not decide to take a break this month Maurine because I am back after taking a bit of time off. I lost my mother and my husband the first two months of this year and lost interest in doing much of anything, but now I need to get back to doing what I love, so here I am again.

06-03-2011, 04:28 PM
My prayers are with you as well, djean. Such a burden in such a short time. *hugs*

Maureen, thank you so much! I just love doing this challenge and you're so good to us. :)

06-03-2011, 10:10 PM
I'm like so many others here, Maurine.....glad that you are doing this month's challenge and sorry that you've had a difficult month. You can see how much your fun challenge and kits and recipes mean to us, and most of all, the way you are always so good to share your talents and friendship with us. Thank you for another adorable kit. Playing with your creations always makes me feel happy.

06-03-2011, 10:14 PM
I'm so sorry for your great losses, djean. I'm glad you are scrapping again and back here. It's good that you do something that makes you happy.

hugs, Elaine

I am so glad you did not decide to take a break this month Maurine because I am back after taking a bit of time off. I lost my mother and my husband the first two months of this year and lost interest in doing much of anything, but now I need to get back to doing what I love, so here I am again.

Maurine Stettler
06-04-2011, 12:37 AM
You are all such wonderful women -- it's great to be part of this group!

Maurine Stettler
06-04-2011, 12:38 AM
I was almost the last one to post my card in May -- and the first to post in June! Yahoo! I did a card for Pepper Roast (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p78248-pepper-roast.html).

06-04-2011, 09:42 AM
Here is one. We love to grill!


06-05-2011, 11:45 PM
Another adorable kit to play with! Thank you, Maurine. Here's our favorite way to do London broil in the summertime on the grill.
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/elaine_julyrec1_web.jpg" />

06-06-2011, 09:51 AM
Here's one for Whiskey BBQ Sauce! Perfect for the grill!

06-06-2011, 09:52 AM
oops.. not sure if I posted that in the right place??

06-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Here's my June 11 Beef Recipeshttp://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/thumbs/lmb_RCC_611_beef4a.jpg http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/thumbs/lmb_RCC_611_beef4b.jpg

Maurine Stettler
06-06-2011, 09:54 PM
Hi, there. You posted exactly where you should -- both here and in the gallery. And I have your print quality cards in my inbox, so you are good to go! Glad to have you join us this month!

oops.. not sure if I posted that in the right place??

06-08-2011, 03:58 PM
My 2nd recipe challenge is up and I chose "Crock Pot Pizza". Hope everyone enjoys it! It is pretty tasty and great for working moms served with a salad. This is loads of fun!!

06-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the fun kit. Here is mine.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Hamburger-Soup-upload.jpg" />

06-10-2011, 03:11 PM
Love the recipe card challenge! I get in such a rut with making dinner it's nice to have something new to make.

06-11-2011, 02:25 PM
Here is a favorite of ours.

06-13-2011, 05:28 AM
Once more Maurine you gave us a wonderful kit. Thanks so much for all of your hard work. Hope you are feeling better.
OK, here are mine:





















06-13-2011, 08:14 PM
I have fun doing these challenges. Thanks for all your hard work! Hugs to djean--that's a lot to go through all at once. God bless you!

Here's mine, it's a new favorite beef and snow peas. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p78636-beef26amp-3b-snow-peas.html)

06-14-2011, 07:08 PM
Here is my June Recipe Card Grilled Asparagus



Doris C
06-15-2011, 05:40 AM
Thanks Maureen, for another great kit. Here's my recipe for a marinade to use with your grilling.

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

06-15-2011, 10:39 PM
I LOVE this kit! Thank you so much :) :

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Enchilada_Pie_Recipe_Card_for_Challenge_72.jpg" />

06-19-2011, 05:58 AM
Thank you again for the kit, Maurine.

Here's my contribution:

06-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Here is my fish recipe for the grill
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Dar_s_Fish_Grill_72.jpg" />

teri sue
06-20-2011, 05:23 PM
I added two recipes for June.

06-21-2011, 09:35 AM
Can't wait to try some of the recipes! Here is one I found on Food.com and tried! So super easy and great taste.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/CrockPotRoast_wb.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79039-crockpot-roast.html)

06-22-2011, 02:45 PM
Hi Maureen. I made these and forgot about sending them, so I am glad I came to know it before the end of the month. Thank you again for the wonderful kit! pigluvr

06-23-2011, 10:19 PM
Here are my cards
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Roast_Corn-web.JPG" />

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Foiled_Chicken-_web.JPG" />

06-24-2011, 07:54 PM
Here is a set of cards for MARINADES. One is a traditional american flavor, another has mexican flair and the third is a wonderful asian blend.

Here is the Classic Marinade (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/CMarinade2.jpg), Cilantro-Cumin Marinade (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/CCMarinade2.jpg), and the Sesame-Orange Marinade (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/SOMarinade2.jpg)
to see all the cards go to the gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79122-sesame-orange-marinade.html) :)

Happy GRILLING to you all.

Maurine Stettler
06-25-2011, 01:23 PM
I just spent the morning going through the gallery and my inbox and looking at all these cards. Wow! Really good job, everyone! You're doing a great job with the starter kit and giving me lots of new recipes to try! Thanks so much for your participation...

06-26-2011, 09:40 AM
Here are mine
Grilled-Potatoes-and-Onions (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79168-grilled-potatoes-and-onions.html)

Dave's-Low-Country-Boil (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79167-dave-s-low-country-boil.html)

06-26-2011, 10:07 AM
Here's mine for June....
My grilling recipes are somewhat limited....

06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Here are my cards...



06-27-2011, 06:37 PM
I love summer!
Grilled Salmon Packets (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/uploads/11016/grillgall.jpg)

06-27-2011, 06:59 PM
Here's my recipe.


<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/goulash_72.jpg" />

06-27-2011, 11:55 PM
Here's mine:



06-28-2011, 05:00 PM
Seeing it is WINDY WINDY and no one wants to be outside today, I got another card done.....I like when I have play time. :)

Here is one for Steak (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Smothered_Steak2.jpg), not specifically for grilling, but can be cooked that way if desired. Here is the gallery link. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79239-smothered-sirloin-steak.html)

06-28-2011, 08:39 PM

06-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Here's a barbecue Sauce recipe: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79261-barbecue-sauce.html

06-29-2011, 04:40 PM
Gosh, I almost let this slip by! Here's mine. :)

"Good Enough For Company" Roast (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Becster_CompanyRoast-web.jpg)

06-29-2011, 07:11 PM
I had started making this on Sunday and just before I was finished - and had not saved a single piece - my computer shut off. I gave up for the day and started over today :) Here are my cards....



06-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Here are my cards:


06-29-2011, 08:49 PM
I have been trying to start doing this challenge forever - and now, right under the wire, I've done one! thanks, Maurine!!


I love to eat - but hate to cook, so I love easy recipes - and this one is. I usually use round steak because of the price & availability, but you can use flank steak if you would rather. Everyone I have ever served this to just loves it - and once it is in the pot, it cooks itself.


06-29-2011, 09:04 PM
Here's mine... hope you all enjoy...

06-29-2011, 11:15 PM
Had so much fun with the first card, thought I'd try to get one more done before the challenge was over! Love the color scheme!

06-30-2011, 04:16 AM
Here is my recipe for Beef with Wild Mushrooms.


06-30-2011, 09:41 AM
Nothin like being on the last minute!

06-30-2011, 12:01 PM
Late as usual, but I'm holding my spot for this month's cards!
Here are my links!



06-30-2011, 06:50 PM
This is a really good recipe. And it's ok for the pets as well.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/thumbs/June-2011-Recipe-Challenge1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79318-june-2011-recipe-challenge.html)

06-30-2011, 11:17 PM
Thanks to Doris C for the instruction on how to get my card into a post. It is pretty sad that once I get this figured out, I manage to post my card too many times. I kept getting a server error and though it was not uploading.

Also, thanks to Maureen for taking the time to give us this great activity every month.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Grilled_Sugared_Ham_Slices_Upload11.jpg" />

07-01-2011, 12:46 AM
I'm running late again, but here's my recipe and it's in the email too!

Grilled Country Ribs (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79337-grilled-country-ribs.html)


Maurine Stettler
07-02-2011, 12:18 PM
Thanks for another awesome month! Give me some time to get all the cards bundled up and the download links ready. I should have that sent to all participants by early next week. I wish you all a wonderful 4th of July weekend -- looks like you have lots of great recipes to try out! : )

June's challenge is now officially closed...