For the love of Homemade Kits:Happy Ricotta Pie

Aloha Scrapbookers!! It’s Tuesday and do you know what that means?!! I am sharing another layout in my homemade stash kit series. We are using a new kit this week. the main inspiration paper is from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection (Memento).

Here is a look at the new kit, just in case you didn’t see my post last week.

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This week I thought I would jump right in and use the inspiration paper. When I seen that paper I already had a story in mind. I liked the idea of using the numbers from that sheet so I fussy cut them out. They really are symbolic of the years passing. That this is something that has happened a number of times.

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I knew I would probably need tons of space to journal. This layout is really about the story. I kept it simple. I didn’t use lots of layers like I normally do. I also kept the embellishment clusters simple too.

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I love how this frame looks over this picture of Ricotta pie.

I love the story i am telling with this layout. I really have found that story telling, on my layouts is becoming a big part of how I want to scrapbook. This layout is about Easter Ricotta Pie. growing up every year my mom and I made this pie. I stirred the Italian cream until my arm felt like it would fall off too. It just was tradition to make this pie for Easter. We only made it on Easter too. It is so yummy, with it’s sweet cherries and rich chocolate chips. We eat it cold, and for breakfast easter morning and for dessert in the late evening. My dad likes to be the official taste tester when it’s done cooking to make sure it’s perfect. (I think he just can’t wait until Easter Sunday morning to take a bit, though, he isn’t fooling me.)

My mom got the recipe from a family friend as a teenager, and she has made it so many times, she doesn’t even need the recipe. When I moved out in college, this was one of the recipes I HAD to have. I have been making it every Easter since I left home too. It just isn’t Easter if I don’t make it.

I love that now Cayden is starting to learn and help make our family tradition!! This year she helped stir the Italian cream (which is pretty much a very basic pudding). Her arm was getting tired, but it’s all part of the process. The pain is worth it, when you take a bite of this silky smooth pie.

The picture I am using is Cayden stirring the Italian cream. I made it black and white so that just the image was what you saw. Plus with all the color on the page, I think it looks better.

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We had a stamp in our kit and I stamped hearts in the clusters. I love this simple little touch.

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I also used splatters in each cluster, in colors that matched the numbers.

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I built this cluster partially on top of the photo. I ended up adding different alpha’s. The white reminds me of ricotta though. The gold is a pretty touch and ties in with the other gold on the layout.

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You can watch the process video below,

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Don’t forget to check out Megan’s layout and video.

Also Felicia’s Layout and process video, who is joining Megan and me.

We will be back again next Tuesday with another layout from our second round of this Homemade Stash kit. I hope you are looking forward to it.

Have a great week!!

Hannah

 

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