Saturday, October 29, 2011

The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop : Day 1

Hello, and WELCOME to the The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!!  We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!!  Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!!  Our hostess, Amy has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from Linda's blog, then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the pumpkin patch!!  If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog to start at the beginning -- with all the pumpkins in the patch, you'll want to be sure to see them all!!

For my project, I have FINALLY decided to START my recipe book! And with Fall and Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better to start with than a yummy pumpkin pie? :) This is not a family original recipe, but it is the same one that my Nana used for years.... it can be found on the can of ONE-PIE Pumpkin filling! LOL  But, I think it looks better on my pages than on a label!  I have made the pies myself for years now, but have never taken a picture, so this year I will be sure too, as I have left room for two.  I kept this very simple and plain as I don't want a heavily embellished cookbook.  I made the pumpkins using a cute Halloween file from Scraptastical Kreations.

NOW, onto my blog candy!!  I will have for ONE lucky hopper, a grab bag of goodies from my stash of prizes!  All you have to do is become a follower of blog and leave me some love and "Like" my fan page, CBC Scrapbooking and leave a comment saying you are hopping along! :) If you are already a fan and/or follower, just leave me some love! :) I will announce the winner on Monday on my fan page.  Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my project! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a NEW project and to get an extra chance at that grab bag! Have a Scrappy Day! :)

Thank you again for visiting, for the next stop in the Pumpkin Patch, please hop to Jennifer's blog 
Here is the complete line up, you wouldn't want to miss a blog in this great hop! :)
1. Amy ~
2. Melissa ~
3. Ashley ~
4. Anita  ~
5. Nancy ~
6. Shannon  ~
7. Amber  ~
8. Linda  ~
10. Colleen  ~
11. Jennifer  ~
12. Lisa  ~
13. Nicolette  ~
14. April  ~
15. Theresa ~
16. Jessica  ~
18. Christina  ~  (SATURDAY ONLY)
19. Brenda  ~
20. Jamie ~
21. Maria  ~
22. Sherry  ~


  1. Colleen, what a FANTASTIC idea!! :) I love your little pumpkins -- This is going to be such a treasured heirloom for future generations!! :)

    Thanks so much for participating in the hop today!!

    Amy :) at

  2. Your recipe page looks very nice.All the papers are very pretty.


  3. Very pretty. Love these papers.

  4. I love this idea. It would make for cute scraplayout too. Thanks for sharing. I am happy to be a new follower

  5. My son loves pumpkin pie,this layout is going to be perfect, for my pumpkin pie eaters! Great Layout.

  6. Love the idea of your 'handmade' recipe book -- so much fun and a great way to save all those favorites!! Perfect first pages!! Already a fan and follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  7. ty for sharing.. my recipe cards will never be the same :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  8. Wow, what a cool idea. Great hop!

  9. Very neat idea.

  10. Very cute Page!! TFS!! I am a follower here!!

  11. I just love your pumpkins!! TFS
    Denise in WA
    ddhud4 at comcast dot net

  12. Great way to showcase your family recipe!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  13. This is a wonderful Idea! I need to do that with my Husbands Mothers recipes. She has passed away. Thanks for the Inspiration. I'm your 100th Follower.
    Would love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  14. Your page turned out so cute, love the pumpkins, I also would love to see your book when it is finished! TFS

  15. I love the idea of making your own cookbook, I collect a lot of recipes and this would be great to save all the "keepers".
    Kathy V
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  16. Like your pumpkin cookbook layout. For Thanksgiving I'm making a Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake. My daughter does not like regular Pumpkin Pie but she liked the Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake and when she comes home for Thanksgiving from college she has already requested that I make it for this yr.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. I love this idea for recipes, awesome
    Have a happy Halloween!!

  18. This is such a great idea! I have so many recipes stuffed all over it would be great to put them all together. Yours looks so pretty!

  19. great idea - cookbook - my mind has all kinds of ideas for that project - thank you for the inspiration.


  20. very cute layout. thanks

  21. Supper cute love the colors and love the papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    new follower and fb fan

  22. I LOVE it!
    New follower of your blog & fan page!

  23. Great looking recipe card! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  24. New follower here thanks to the hop, so thanks for being a part of it. I love your cookbook page. I'm making twin cookbooks for my daughters and it's fun seeing other people's projects and getting ideas. TFS!

  25. Have been in a couple of recipe card clubs ... they are really fun ... you did a great job ...

  26. What a super cute idea :)

    jennykingham at att dot net

  27. You are gonna have the best looking recipe book around. happy halloween.

  28. Love this idea!! Love the pumpkins and the patterned paper you used!! I am a new follower and a new fan!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Can't wait to see what you made for tomorrow!! Can't wait to see the rest of the cook book too.
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  29. Wow! This is so cute!!! Love it!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  30. Cute layout! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Very cute layout! TFS! I am looking forward to your future projects :)

  32. This is a great idea i have never thought of this making a cook book my self with my recipe's! Thanks for sharing this i will have to give this a shot!

  33. Thank you all for all the fabulous compliments! You totally made my day! :) I will be sure to share more of my cookbook pages as I get them done! Next up I think will be banana bread! I just made some the other day, and that is a family recipe, so trying to read it form my Nana's hand-written book is getting a little tough. Thank you all again!!! :)

  34. Awesome recipe page!! I love this time of year and LOVE pumpkin pie!
    TFS and for the chance to win :)

  35. Love this LO. Love all the colors and patterns. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  36. The recipe DEFINITELY looks better on your page than on the label! What size did you make this? I like having the recipe there but room for pics of the finished product too..

  37. I am a follower,I do not do FB.Love your layout,I want to start a recipe book,too.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  38. This is going to be one of the loveliest cookbooks!

  39. Nice Layout! I love paper with lots of writing on it!

  40. Hi There I am a new follower, and Boy first off i would like to say love your blog page..super cool and I love your colors. Now your recipe page is super cute. I am in love with the pumpkins you had made. I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve. Have a great night and TFS...o yes i am a fan on your cbc scrappbooking page!

  41. Your recipe book is off to a great start!! I'm a follower here and FB!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  42. What a great idea for a family recipe cookbook!!!

  43. Great way to showcase family recipes. So little time to do so many super projects like yours! TFS

  44. Very pretty and the cookbook would be a great idea for a family gift.

  45. Adorable design on this one, Colleen. It would make a very nice gift.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  46. This is a great idea! I love making recipe books! Super fun! TFS CallyAnn(new follower and FB)
    Would love for you to visit!

  47. Love your recipe card. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie but my family loves it. I will have to try your recipe and make it for them this Thanksgiving. Your recipe card makes it look irrisistable.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  48. Love this idea of a recipe book! Love the pumpkins too! :)

  49. I ♥ your idea!! Recipe books are soo nice to have!! Especially when it is a family recipe! Christina

  50. Great idea. I keep saying I'm gonna start a family recipe book, but just haven't taken on that project yet. Your recipe page is adorable :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  51. Beautiful scrapbook page, the pumpkins with the layered leaves are too cute. Love all the Fall colored papers you used. TFS


  52. love the hop... great job on the pumpkin page!
    leokc34 at gmail dot com

  53. This is gorgeous! What a super fun recipe book this will be. I really want to start one of my own. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'm already a fan of your FB page and a follower here.

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com