View Full Version : October 2011 Recipe Card Challenge

Maurine Stettler
10-02-2011, 09:47 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=8809) 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 PIE recipes ~ the post below this one includes more information. 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 October 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
10-02-2011, 10:00 PM
Dear friends: If any of you follow my blog, you'll have seen a post that my computer died last weekend. I certainly wasn't ready to buy a new one, but I must admit I'm loving it so far! However, it takes so much work to get everything reloaded and organized the way I want it. And I've wasted a lot of time unsuccessfully trying to resurrect my crashed computer to get some important files off it, including all my passwords to upload new product to the store. So: the starter kit is finished, but I can't get it uploaded yet. I'm hoping to have everything resolved by Monday...

Heads up: this month's theme is a request from Toiny and is perfect timing since Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We're going with PIES ~ pumpkin, cream, berry, pecan, french silk ~ whatever you want to share. If you have some good "non-sweet" pie recipes ~ like shepherd's or cheeseburger pie, for example ~ feel free to share those.

Check back on Monday for more info. And for September participants, I'll get you the code to download this starter kit by Tuesday, October 4.

10-03-2011, 08:59 AM
I really understand what you are going through. About two years ago I lost my computer. Thankfully I had everything backed up. My husband says I back up way too much, but I was so glad I did. He bought me a lap top. I just did not have the heart to tell him that I liked the lap top, but really missed my desk top. In Sept. he decided that he needed a new lap top for his work. He said he wanted one just like the one he got me. I convinced him that I would "reluctantly" let him have mine, as we really did not need two lap tops. I said I would get a new desk top and go through all of the set up so that he would not have to. I spent all last month getting everything just the way I want it. I must say, I love my new computer. Just please don't anyone tell my husband.

Maurine Stettler
10-03-2011, 02:33 PM
This made me laugh!! Glad I'm not the only one who tries to find creative ways to get exactly what I want and have everyone feel like the winner! : )

I really understand what you are going through. About two years ago I lost my computer. Thankfully I had everything backed up. My husband says I back up way too much, but I was so glad I did. He bought me a lap top. I just did not have the heart to tell him that I liked the lap top, but really missed my desk top. In Sept. he decided that he needed a new lap top for his work. He said he wanted one just like the one he got me. I convinced him that I would "reluctantly" let him have mine, as we really did not need two lap tops. I said I would get a new desk top and go through all of the set up so that he would not have to. I spent all last month getting everything just the way I want it. I must say, I love my new computer. Just please don't anyone tell my husband.

10-03-2011, 03:21 PM
Hi i have never done this challenge before, so do i buy the October kit-when its up and then in November I get to get that kit free??

Maurine Stettler
10-03-2011, 04:04 PM
Yes, that's right. You have to purchase the starter kit the first month to participate, and then you get future ones for free as long as you participated the month before. I'm excited to have you join us!

Hi i have never done this challenge before, so do i buy the October kit-when its up and then in November I get to get that kit free??

10-03-2011, 07:38 PM
Oh, you poor dear! Setting up a new computer is not a whole lot of fun. Don't worry, we are here waiting patiently! Yes, you read me right...p-a-t-i-e-n-t-l-y!! LOL

10-03-2011, 10:49 PM
I will definitely be participating this month. I have the best pie recipe I can't wait to share:)

10-04-2011, 05:07 AM
removed as typo on card

10-04-2011, 07:57 AM
What a darling kit and so sorry you've lost your computer! That is always a hassle....Hopefully your new one will be so dazzling you'll forget the trial of it.

10-04-2011, 09:41 AM
I almost lost everything on my computer and all the hard drives 2 days ago. McAfee had just said they took out a trojan so I went to run another securtiy program and it had showed two more and as I was running it everything went black. So I called Dell support and they took over my computer and while running at their end some think caused the person to have to do to another computer to get back onto mine. Anyway, had I waited I would have been wiped clean. He said I can go to any site and it will start downloading a virus even if I try to back out. He said to close a site with the red x and not the ok or close button. Anyway he helped me get back all the data and re install the programs. All the back up drives were cleaned out and he told me to un plug the back up hard drives so I would at least have a back up. I had left them plugged in all the time. He recovered all my data so I was lucky and it only took about 3 hours to fix. I thought with Mcfee I would be safe. Not so. So I understand the problems with someone taking everything from the computer. I also worry what they want with my information they take. Any way I am sorry you lost your computer.

10-04-2011, 12:02 PM
whoops just noticed a big typo on my card- put chicken soup instead of chicken pie- will sort it and re post and re send
corrected gallery card

Maurine Stettler
10-04-2011, 09:42 PM
I'm sneaking my September card in here -- and hoping I get my October card done before this month is over! Here's my card for Cinnamon Bites (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p84498-cinnamon-bites.html).

Maurine Stettler
10-04-2011, 11:05 PM
Earlier tonight, I sent 2 e-mail messages to everyone who participated last month: 1) a coupon code for the October starter kit, and 2) the download links for September's cards. If you did not receive either one or have any questions, please let me know...

10-06-2011, 10:41 AM
Thanks, Maurine, for a beautiful kit. I made Easy Banana Cream Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p84558-easy-banana-cream-pie.html)

Now if it were just available to eat! But I did make banana bread yesterday.


Maurine Stettler
10-06-2011, 10:07 PM
What a relief to actually finish my card early!! Here's the link to my Peanut Butter Cream Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p84592-peanut-butter-cream-pie.html).

10-07-2011, 11:34 AM
Mine is up, too. No Syrup Pecan Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Becster_Pecan_Pie-web.jpg).

10-07-2011, 07:40 PM

My card is definitely different this time around. First the recipe is like an apple pie only cut in squares. Should I have called it "Pie Squares?" Secondly, I am trying a new idea for a Christmas gift I learned through our friend, Doris, on here. Hence, the difference from the normal landscape to the portrait shape instead.

10-07-2011, 07:53 PM
This one was just too fun.....

10-08-2011, 02:52 PM
Here is my recipe. What a yummy category this month :)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/DSF_OctRecipesmall.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p84704-dsf-octrecipesmall.html)

10-08-2011, 06:35 PM
Maurine thanks for another great recipe challenge.
Here are my 4 pies

10-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Here is my entry.



10-10-2011, 09:04 PM
ok here is mine. I hope you enjoy!!
Old Fashioned Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p84852-old-fashioned-pumpkin-pie.html)

10-11-2011, 01:10 AM
My recipe card for October, Pie Month. Enjoy!

10-11-2011, 05:07 AM
Here are mine:





















10-11-2011, 07:23 PM
Here it is. This is a very old pie recipe similar to a chess pie.

10-11-2011, 10:46 PM
Great, yummy challenge and a really fun kit for us to use, Maurine. Thanks so much. I can't wait to try out so many of your recipes, ladies. Here's two that I made
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/elaine_octrec2_web.jpg" />

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

10-12-2011, 08:29 PM
Wow, there sure are alot of great pie recipes! Here's mine for October

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/millionarePie-wb.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85034-millionaire-pie.html)

10-14-2011, 07:03 AM
Here are my "pie" recipes
Hamburger-Rice Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85121-hamburger-rice-pie-.html)
Spam and Beans Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85123-spam-and-beans-pie.html)

10-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Thanks for another great challenge!

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Chicken-Pot-Pie.jpg" />

10-14-2011, 10:49 AM
Here is my recipe for October. Thanks for the wonderful kit to work with!!!



10-15-2011, 08:08 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Pie-Crust-web.jpg" />

My grandma's never-fail pie crust recipe. Truly the best I've ever used.

10-15-2011, 08:09 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Choc-Pecan-Pie-web.jpg" />

Yummiest pecan pie recipe I've ever tasted too! Has a real buttery taste.

10-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Here is my Oct Recipe of Jay's Famous Cheese Pie



10-17-2011, 09:59 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Strawberry-Pie-web.jpg" />

10-17-2011, 10:01 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Lemon-Meringue-Pie-web.jpg" />

10-17-2011, 10:02 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Meringue-web.jpg" />

10-19-2011, 12:07 PM
First time I've entered this challenge. Hope I did it right and read everything correctly.

10-20-2011, 08:15 AM
Hi Maureen. Thank you for another wonderful kit and doing the challenge for us! pigluvr:DD


10-20-2011, 08:16 AM
another recipe. Thank you! pigluvr

10-20-2011, 11:46 AM
I finally made it this month!! ;)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Cranberry-Pecan-Pie2.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85608-cranberry-pecan-pie.html)

Thanks for doing this, Maureen! :XX

10-21-2011, 06:49 AM
This pie is so easy to make. Could be even easier if you use a graham cracker crust.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Oct-2011-Recipe-Challenge-c.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85673-oct-2011-recipe-challenge.html)

10-21-2011, 07:05 AM
Wow, so many fabulous recipes so far. Can't wait to try them ALL. Here is mine. I got it done early this month, but haven't had time to upload it until now.


Maurine Stettler
10-22-2011, 05:46 PM
Oh, my goodness -- what a great month for recipe cards! Fantastic job so far, everyone!

ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-23-2011, 12:04 PM
here is mine -- thanks again Maurine!

10-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Here's the chocolate goodie makeyesup Fudge Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85801-makeyesup-fudge-pie.html)


And here's the main dish makeyesup Taco Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85802-makeyesup-taco-pie.html)


Doris C
10-24-2011, 07:39 AM
Maurine, This month is my "one year anniversary" of participating in your recipe challenge. I have so many great recipes from everyone and wonderful kits provided so generously each month by you. Thank you for continuing to offer this fun exchange every month.

My recipe this month is for a Pumpkin Pie Dessert.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Pumpkin_Pie_Dessert_2_.jpg" />

10-24-2011, 05:46 PM
Here is my card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Chicken_Pie2.jpg) this month, and the link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p85831-chicken-pot-pie.html)to the gallery.

and here is card #2 (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Pumpkin_Pie_Sm.jpg). :)

10-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Here is mine for October:

This pie is easy and delicious. Not as sweet and sticky as Pecan Pie, plus it makes it's own crust!http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc400/domjander/Web%20Recipe%20Cards/4-WalnutPieforLMSRCC-web.jpg

10-27-2011, 02:47 PM
I loved the birds, Maureen!

Here's my contribution:

10-27-2011, 05:23 PM
I love this pie, and my family always gives it rave reviews too!

10-28-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm not a fan of pumpkin pie, but this is my favorite dessert for fall!

10-28-2011, 02:50 PM
Here is my strawberry pie recipe card:
and my blank card:

10-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Here's mine
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Tomato_Pie-web.jpg" />
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Jack_O_Lantern_Pie-web.JPG" />

10-30-2011, 08:59 AM
My October card


10-30-2011, 06:30 PM


10-30-2011, 08:40 PM
Here's my pie recipe for this month... Great for busy weeknights! Enjoy!


10-30-2011, 09:45 PM
Here's my recipe for October:


10-30-2011, 10:29 PM
Here is mine, thanks for this month's kit.

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

10-31-2011, 08:27 AM
Thanks for the wonderfull starter kit and for all the work that goes into this challange! On the last minute again!

10-31-2011, 05:11 PM
Decided to join at the last minute. Mine is perfect for leftover turkey or roast beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Shepherd_s_Pie_Recipe.jpg" />

Gallery Link: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p86289-shepherd-27s-pie.html

10-31-2011, 05:53 PM
Here is mine.It took up so much space I had to get creative to decorate and still read the recipe. Nothing like just under the wire.


10-31-2011, 06:23 PM
Wow! Everyone has done a magnificent job on these wonderful recipes. TFS

10-31-2011, 10:34 PM
I can beat that "last minute", I just now found time to work on mine. Will upload when I finish tonight.

Okay, I'm back with it . . .

Tomato Pie (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p86313-tomato-pie.html)


11-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Oohhh that tomato pie looks interesting! I have LOTS of tomatoes sitting here wondering what do with them all...guess what I'm trying tonight? LOL. Thanks for all the good recipes ladies!

11-01-2011, 09:42 AM
This is my first time. I'm late but wanted to finish the process. But will try again. It's been so much fun. Thanks!


11-01-2011, 09:47 AM
I could get the image to work, but got a link to work. Any hints?

11-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Just checking in. The computer that I scrapbook with has gone down, and the one I am currently using doesn't have the programs or my scrapbooking supplies, so I am out of commission. Maybe I can come back and play at a later time.


Maurine Stettler
11-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Oh, Cindy -- I feel your pain! It stinks when our computers aren't working. I hope you get back in business soon! : )

Just checking in. The computer that I scrapbook with has gone down, and the one I am currently using doesn't have the programs or my scrapbooking supplies, so I am out of commission. Maybe I can come back and play at a later time.


Maurine Stettler
11-02-2011, 06:45 PM
Were you wanting to have the picture show in your post, or just have the link to the gallery? The link is working fine... : )

I could get the image to work, but got a link to work. Any hints?

Maurine Stettler
11-02-2011, 06:48 PM
I haven't checked this forum for the past several days -- what a fun surprise to see so many more awesome contributions since the last time I was here! Thanks to everyone who joined in this month, including several new folks! I am waiting on cards from a few of you; once I have them, I'll get the download links out to participants. And with that, October's challenge is officially closed! : )