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Maurine Stettler
07-02-2011, 02:20 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=7813) 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 FRUIT recipes. This is a wide open theme ~ if the recipe includes any kind of fruit, go for it! I included 5 blank tags so you can add your own recipe category: dessert, salad, drink, pie, cobbler, etc. We will be doing a canning challenge, so if you have jam/jelly recipes, you can wait for that or include them this month. 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 July 31.

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


Maurine Stettler
07-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Dear friends: I'll have the kit posted by the end of the day. I looked through the "Ideas and Suggestions" forum thread and can cross one of the items off the list with this month's challenge -- you'll see soon! My primary inspiration for this month: I just tried the Berry Almond Chicken Salad at Wendy's -- delicious!

I'm going to take a break from my computer for a bit. Yesterday was my anniversary, and I'm sorry to say I spent the day at work, and then on my computer finishing up some scrapbook kit deadlines. It's time to hang out with my husband for a bit before I finish the starter kit. See you soon...

07-02-2011, 05:56 PM
Happy Anniversary. Enjoy yourself.

Maurine Stettler
07-03-2011, 08:23 PM
Update: the coupon code for the July starter kit has been sent to all June participants. If you didn't receive it, send me an e-mail message. Download links for June's cards will be sent to you as soon as I receive all of them.

That's it -- can't wait to see what you come up with in July...

07-03-2011, 08:29 PM
Happy Anniversary Maurine! I hope the two of you got to spend some quality time together. :)

07-03-2011, 08:55 PM
That kit is just too cute.
Enjoy your time away!!!

07-04-2011, 12:02 AM
Happy Anniversary :)

07-04-2011, 07:52 AM
Thanks ...looks like other fun one

ADBDesign {anita_d}
07-04-2011, 03:01 PM
here is my July submision (on time, as it were LOL)

07-04-2011, 03:58 PM
Happy Anniversary, Maurine. Loving the cute kit this month. Thanks.

07-04-2011, 04:56 PM
Happy anniversary - enjoy. Got my cards started and will be back soon. Also doing the featured designer challenge. Both kits are great. Love this little bird.

Maurine Stettler
07-04-2011, 09:06 PM
You ladies are quick ~ the gallery is already looking good with this month's cards! I decided to get one done early myself ~ otherwise, it will be the end of July and I'll be panicking!

My card includes the recipe that inspired this month's theme: a version of Wendy's new Berry Almond Chicken Salad (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79496-berry-almond-chicken-salad.html).

By the way, you can see a potential use of the little word tags on my card. I just noticed a funny little edge on the bottom of the tags, so I've fixed those and re-uploaded a new file to my store. If you already downloaded the starter kit and want a new version of the tags, let me know and I'll get them to you. Or you can just use your square eraser and barely run it along the bottom edge. Sorry about that ~ perhaps no one else would notice, but quality is super important to me! : )

07-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Here's mine:

07-05-2011, 06:37 PM
Had lots of fun with these. I love fruit recipes in the summer, but included a couple of apple ones for winter too. Here are mine:





















07-05-2011, 07:52 PM
Finally the first of the month instead of the end...lol
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Summer_Fruit_Salad-web.JPG" />

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

07-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Love the kit you used this month. Loving all the great recipes so far too!
Here's mine... Strawberry Daiquiri Cake


07-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Okay - I can't get myself motivated to do the progressive scrap, so I did another card instead.
Very yummy frosting for cupcakes!!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/bcalberti_July2011RCC_StrawberryCreamCheeseFrostin g_copy.jpg

07-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Barb, that sounds great for cupcakes and cakes too! Darn, I hate I am trying to lose weight with all of these great recipes this month. Grrr...

07-08-2011, 09:30 AM
Here is my receipe for Fruit Salad



07-09-2011, 06:55 AM
Here are my cards

Watermelon Gazpacho (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79776-watermelon-gazpacho.html)
Fruit Kebabs (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79775-fruit-kebabs.html)

07-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Here's mine!

07-09-2011, 08:41 PM
This kit is so cute!!! thanks. Loved working with the papers especially.

Maurine Stettler
07-09-2011, 11:03 PM
You're all doing such a wonderful job on your cards -- thanks for making the starter kit look so good! : )

07-11-2011, 11:12 PM
I love this kit! Thank you, Maurine. Here's my recipe card
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/elaine_julyrec1_web1.jpg" />

07-12-2011, 02:14 AM
Here's another one... this one is for Apple Pie along with a wonderful homemade pie crust!


07-13-2011, 05:04 PM
I did Fresh STrawberry Pie. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79940-fresh-strawberry-pie.html) Thanks again for a fun challenge.

07-13-2011, 09:14 PM
I just love the colors in this kit!

Instant Fruit Sorbet (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p79953-instant-fruit-sorbet.html)

07-13-2011, 10:07 PM
I thought I'd share one of my husband's favorite desserts using one of his dutch ovens. He has also used cherry pie filling for a cherry cobbler. YUM!!!

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler


07-17-2011, 06:00 PM
I love this easy fruit dip! So addicting!!

07-19-2011, 03:26 PM
Hi Maureen. Thank you for the wonderful kit and doing this challenge for us. Here is the link to my first recipe. pigluvr

07-19-2011, 03:27 PM
And here is the link for the second. Thank you !! pigluvr

07-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Here is mine. This is such a good, quick little salad. Mom, don't you dare try it until I bring to dinner sometime. :)


Maurine Stettler
07-19-2011, 04:04 PM
How about Sunday?? : )

Here is mine. This is such a good, quick little salad. Mom, don't you dare try it until I bring to dinner sometime. :)


07-19-2011, 06:09 PM
Here's my recipe card! My "fruit" of choice was pineapple!! Thanks, Maurine, for such a lovely kit!



07-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Here is a recipe for FRUIT DIP.

Here is the card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Fruit_Dipsm.jpg) and the Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80163-marshmallow-cream-cheese-fruit-dip.html).

07-20-2011, 02:22 AM
Thanks for the really cute kit, Maurine.
Here's my card:

07-22-2011, 03:34 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Strawberry-Chocolate-Cups.jpg" />

Thanks :)

07-23-2011, 08:38 AM
Hi guys! I thought you all might be interested in the Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9513) for our Christmas in July Event! ;) I know, I know, shameless plug! 8D But, you do get a free kit to play with and you get all the recipe cards submitted for the exchange! ;) Just hop on over to the CIJ forum, post that your interested and I'll send you the coupon to the kit!

{shameless plug over} :l :DD

07-23-2011, 01:22 PM

Here is a family favorite.

07-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Here's mine (boy, I hope I'm doing this right)

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Surprise-Apple-Salad-Web.jpg" />

07-24-2011, 10:52 AM
OK, that one worked! Here's recipe #2

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Pie-Filling-Bread-Web.jpg" />

07-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Almost forgot to post my recipe card!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/JulyRecipe2011_wb.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80362-easy-apple-studel.html)

07-25-2011, 11:51 AM
Here are my cards for this month:

Doris C
07-26-2011, 06:59 AM
My Fruit recipe for this month is Pineapple Chutney.

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

Maurine Stettler
07-26-2011, 01:33 PM
You did this exactly right! I'm excited to have you join in on this monthly challenge...

Here's mine (boy, I hope I'm doing this right)

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Surprise-Apple-Salad-Web.jpg" />

07-26-2011, 01:58 PM
Here's my yummy salad recipe: makeyesup Strawberry Spinach Salad (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80450-makeyesup-strawberry-spinach-salad.html)


Maurine Stettler
07-26-2011, 03:13 PM
I've been pretty busy the last few weeks and just spent the morning going through the gallery and my inbox to get caught up -- wow! I loved the colors in my original "Berry Bliss" kit and am so glad Marnie suggested I use it for a starter kit! The recipes are all wonderful, and your cards are amazing! I'm really excited to get these all bundled up for you and share them at the end of the month...

teri sue
07-27-2011, 01:15 PM
Here are my July Recipes


07-27-2011, 04:42 PM
Just came across a new recipe I gotta try...

Here is the card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Blueberry_dessertsm.jpg) and gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80516-blueberry-delight.html) link.

07-27-2011, 06:56 PM
Here is the one I did<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/DM_July_RCC72.jpg" />

07-27-2011, 08:22 PM

Maurine Stettler
07-28-2011, 09:13 AM
So many wonderful cards this month - I'm loving them! I also am realizing again this month how much I enjoy getting your blank cards, too. I needed to make several "greeting" cards this month, including a couple of sympathy cards -- and I instantly thought of my stash of blank cards from these challenges. Perfect use -- they looked great!

07-28-2011, 08:34 PM
This is my first go. What an exciting challenge...I love new recipes!http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1276/Recipe_card-low_res_-_Page_001.jpg

07-28-2011, 08:41 PM
I have no idea what I have done wrong but I can't get my image to show up here?

Maurine Stettler
07-29-2011, 08:18 AM
First -welcome, icthruyou! Glad to have you join us!

Second: Can someone who posts their actual previews here in the forum help? I never post mine here -- I just include the link to the gallery, so I'm not any help. I need to get some instructions put together once I know all the steps. Thanks in advance for your help....

I have no idea what I have done wrong but I can't get my image to show up here?

07-29-2011, 09:40 AM
Click on the Insert Link button. Put in the link to your page. Hit enter. Then where the blue is to put in your title, backspace once to get rid of the hightlited blue link. Click on the Insert Image button. Put in the link to your image and hit enter. Now Post Quick Reply. Your picture should show up in your post here and it will be linked to the page in the gallery.

07-29-2011, 09:51 AM
This is easy. But, there are several steps. First you post your LO in the gallery. Go to the top of your screen and right click the page address and copy the whole address. It is the one that starts with http:// and is at the very top. Now go back to the forum and find the end of the thread. Click on the "Post Reply" button. When the window comes up, right click and paste. Add anything you want to say. Then click on Submit Reply at the bottom. Now you have the link to the page in the gallery where your LO is. Click on that link it will take you right to your page in the gallery. Look under your LO and find the "Direct Link" and click and drag to highlight that whole address. It will not all show, so drag until you get it all. Now right click on the highlighted area and copy. Go back to the page in the forum and find your reply. Click on edit, then on "go advanced" to get to a new window. You must be in the advanced edit for it to work. Scroll down to where you want your LO to show up and click. Look up to the line that starts with B I U and find the icon that looks like a yellow post card with a mountain on it. Click on this. A small window opens with a place for an address. Right click inside the highlighted area. Be sure it is in that area or you will not get the whole thing in. Now paste and then save your edit at the bottom of the edit area. You should have your LO show up.

07-29-2011, 09:53 AM
This is a quick and easy cake to put together last minute. And you can keep the ingredients on hand for an easy last minute desert if someone stops in.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/July-2011-Recipe-Challenge-.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80595-blueberry-cake.html)

07-30-2011, 09:59 AM
It will soon be peach time around here. Sad to say but the squirrels have eaten all my peaches from our tree so I'll have to make this recipe from frozen peaches I've vacumned packed in our freezer. Here's the recipe: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80639-peach-blossom-fuzz.html

07-30-2011, 10:46 AM
Here is mine, thank you for the challenge.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/July-Orange-Salad.jpg" />

07-30-2011, 11:46 PM
These look great! I am excited to try some of these recipes this summer.

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

07-31-2011, 08:37 AM
Sliding in at the last minute! Thanks so much for the adorable kit to work with-This is my husband's favorite cake.

07-31-2011, 12:35 PM
Here are my cards:

07-31-2011, 04:46 PM
July Fruit recipe! Apple Dapple, so easy and really good! Not too late, but only by a nose!
Toni Ann

07-31-2011, 04:47 PM

07-31-2011, 06:54 PM
I am so hungry after reading the recipes. Here is mine.


08-01-2011, 02:27 AM
I'm late, always working in the middle of the night, but here's my card and this is YUMO!

Oatmeal Smoothie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p80695-oatmeal-smoothie.html)


Maurine Stettler
08-01-2011, 09:40 AM
I hate to see this month end -- so many tasty recipes and really pretty cards! Great job, everyone! I'll be sending participants links to download all these cards and a coupon code for the August starter kit in the next day or two. Thanks again for participating! July's challenge is officially closed...