Monday 7 April 2014

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is the current challenge over at The Memory Nest:
And it had me incredibly stumped for what to do. The sketch itself is out of my comfort zone as it is, and then to have to do something I have not done before...well, suffice to say I thought long and hard about what to design for this challenge.

In the end, the solution came to me one evening while I was packing the girls' school lunches. I have made banana chocolate chip muffins for my family for years, so often that it has become a given that there will be a muffin in everyone's lunch bag every day. Why not scrap the recipe for these muffins I thought? I have never scrapped a recipe before, and have been trying to include more pages of 'everyday life' in my albums, so this was the perfect idea. 

Once I had the topic of my page figured out, the sketch worked out perfectly and I was able to shrink it down a bit to fit my personal style.
I did have trouble with embellishments on this page as I did not have anything really baking themed in my stash. But with all the different patterned papers, and the one embossed paper, it seems okay, maybe a little plain, but it is a recipe page so best to stay clear and focused on the recipe.
This was one challenge that really got me thinking, really pushed me creatively, and I really liked that. Thanks to Kellie for issuing such a great challenge!

Be sure to hop on over to The Memory Nest to see what the other ladies on the Design Team created....


  1. Awesome job with this sketch!! It is a difficult one!!! :)

    1. Thanks Leslie. It is great to be challenged by these sketches...I feel like it helps me grow as a scrapbooker.