Monday, June 9, 2014

Paper Issues: Food For Thought

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Issues is up today!
"Food For Thought".
Our sponsor this time around is Some Odd Girl and the prize is completely adorable!
I am not typically a stamper, but I think these stamp sets are so cute. Especially the milk and cookies one. Makes me wish I had signed up to be one of the design team members creating a  project using those stamps.
If you go *Here* to the blog though, you can see the projects the design team members who did sign up created. And you can also link up any projects (new or old) that fit the theme "food for thought".
Here are a few ideas on the Paper Issues blog:
 So, what types of projects would we love to see from you?

  • Tell us what makes you think. What do you worry about?
  • What's your favorite food or recipe?
  • Do you have recipes that have been handed down through the generations?
  • What are your "go to" comfort foods?
  • Do you enjoy the thrill of the grill? What's your favorite grilled meal?
  • Show us anything having to do with fathers and Father's Day. Have you made any Father's Day cards?
  • Do you like to eat out? What's your favorite restaurant?
  • Have you ever taken a cooking class?
  • Do you love to cook and/or bake? What's your specialty?
  • Do you follow a particular diet or try to eat healthy in some way?
  • Use Some Odd Girl stamps.

For me the first page I thought of linking up has nothing to do with food and everything to do with thought!

This is a page I made a few years back when I was on the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out design team. It perfectly sums up how I was feeling at the time. How I occasionally still feel. But now that I try to focus more and take things one step at a time, it's a little easier. Doing this page was very helpful for me.

Here are a few projects that fit the "food" part of the theme.

an apple card...
cards using some fun food themed papers from Basic Grey...
and a recipe book I created using the same Basic Grey line.

I am sure I have more, but these are all that I am going to link for now. :)

And speaking of food, I tried a new recipe this weekend. Pineapple Chicken Kabobs. Sounds yummy right? Nope, it was pretty disgusting. But hey, I get points for trying something new. :)

As for the blog, I have been debating and going back and forth on whether or not I want to keep blogging here. But after looking back on posts for projects to link up for the current issue, I realize how much I have captured and documented just here on the blog. It's always so much fun for me to go back and read old posts. So I think I will hang in there a little longer.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Such great projects, Mary Jo! I'm sure continuing to blog or not is no easy decision, but you gotta do what feels right for you. :)

  2. Glad to hear that you are hanging in there too, I have to admit, blogging is hard work and I have been wondering myself, but I have met so many wonderful people... so I carry on too. Love the layout - the lightbulb is such fun and your cards are all lovely too. Anne xx

  3. Love the projects you've linked up, Mary Jo! Sorry your recipe was a bomb. It's always disappointing to put effort into making a meal and have it turn out badly. :(

  4. Love what you're linking up, Mary Jo!!

  5. These are all fabulous!!! And glad you are sticking around for at least a little longer :)

  6. That layout totally describes how I feel a lot of the time. Especially since the accidnet and the brain injury. I really enjoyed reading this as it is nice to know that i am not the only one who can feel rushed or everwhelmed at times.

    Great layout and such honest gritty journalling...
    So good to read this post!

  7. Fantastic cards and layouts! Oh, I hope you keep blogging.
    Have a fantastic day!

  8. You are right, those food stamps are the cutest! Your food-related projects are really cute too. Who knew that food could be so cute. :) I'm glad that your mind is not racing anymore. The layout, with its clean lines and adorable tiny lightbulb, is really pretty, even if the subject matter isn't the happiest.

    I certainly hope you will keep blogging. Your posts are always interesting, and I love seeing your scrap style, which is both fresh and classic at the same time.

  9. Those stamps ARE the cutest! Great projects too. I hope you keep blogging. I know exactly what you mean though. But trust me, if you stop, you will miss it. I had a blog, with a friend, before this one and we stopped and I missed it so bad. I know I've dropped off the radar too, maybe blogging once a week, but things get busy and I know there will be a time I'll be able to pick back up and blog more :)

  10. I hope you'll keep blogging here, I always enjoy reading your posts, but I do know how time consuming it can be. I know just taking a step back to 3 days a week has really helped me a lot! :)

  11. I hope you keep on blogging, I love to see what you are up too, creatively and otherwise.
    Maybe take a bit of a break over the summer if you feel to much has to be done.
    I love my blog (for the same reasons as you have mentioned) as I have not only document my creative side, but also about my family.
    It is like a diary :)
    Love your layout and your cards…especially the ones with the cupcakes :)

  12. Such adorable and thought provoking projects from these "food for thought" stamps. I love all of these creative minds. LOL

  13. Love that list for the food for thought stamps!
    Love your cards and your LO they are all so pretty!
    I love your journaling and I can so relate to what your wrote!
    I do the same thing!
    Glad you will still be blogging I would miss you!
    I'm only blogging twice a week due to Summer!

  14. All so adorable! There is still need for blogs. Definitely keep doing if you see any benefits.

  15. I love those stamps! I've been wanting them, but I'm not much of a stamper. They are just so cute!

    Your layout is wonderful. I always feel like my mind is racing. Just today, sitting on the beach, I had to stop reading a make a list of things to do when we get home because I couldn't get the running list of chores + errands out of my head!

    I'm really hoping you continue blogging here. I love reading your posts and seeing your layouts - they are always awesome!

    And I'm sorry your recipe turned out badly. You definitely get points for trying! It reminds me of a time I tired to make a chicken and veggies in peanut sauce recipe. We tried to eat it until I finally caved and said "This is terrible. I'm having cereal for dinner!" Then AJ finally admitted it was bad! But it makes for a very funny memory now!