52 Weeks of Homemade Families, Week 1

52 Weeks of Homemade Families, Week 1. That is just weird but exciting to type. Everyone has been sending me emails asking how hard is this Dare Ya! I nearly went nuts trying to do my first two pages. I was always advised to “find my style” and stick with it. This is not my comfort zone, but certainly I don’t believe that I have to stick to one “style,” but I would rather stretch my comfort zone and learn something new.

I had 25 of the 52 prompts completed when I was looking through my family families and when this question hit me. Do I still have my first cookbook? Certainly! My Aunt Pat at my wedding shower gave my first cookbook to me many moons ago. We still use it quiet a bit. Our favorite recipe from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook is Sugar Cookies; page 567!

My first, from scratch recipe was homemade bread. Not machine bread, but put your shoulder into bread! For the first year I made homemade breads. Yeast bread, jellyrolls, dinner rolls, etc. LOL Poor Jimmy had to eat them all.

Question One
What Was Your First Recipe Book?

My Answer

Cardstock: Gemstones
Pattern Paper: Creative Imaginations
Flowers: Prima
Recipe Card: HP
Title: Webster’s Pages Storytellers
Paint: Butterscotch Paint Dabbers, Adirondack
Button: Bag O’Buttons
Tools: Fiskars Rotary Trimmer, Tim Holtz Tiny Fastener

Your turn! Follow the prompt. You make your pages the size you would like to. Mine are 8 x 8. You interpret the prompt your way. This is your book and you can design it the way you would like. Email me at DebbysDare@gmail.com with questions or suggestions.

When you finish your project. Leave a comment on this post with a link to where you posted it. I would ask that you post (or also post) your project on Dare 2 Dream. It makes it easier for everyone to leave feedback and ask questions about your recipe.

On the first Tuesday of each month I will draw a winner of a fantastic giveaway. For each week you complete the month before the more times your name goes in the drawing.

If you have notified me that you are participating I will be sending out a separate email today with a link, a stetch (I did not use it yet...wanted you to be the first to have it) and digi layout. If you would like to participate all you have to do is send me your name and your name you sign your comments to debbysdare@gmail.com.

If you are still working on All About You in 52 or just starting let me know by posting it on Dare 2 Dream and leave a comment here with the link. I would really like to see what you are creating. Here is the link to where I stored the questions and my answers to All About You in 52.

Hey, Don’t forget about participating in the Triple Crown Use Your Over Stashed Dare Ya!

Gratitude List
1. Finished my first set of pages
2. Bob
3. knowing where my help comes from
4. good family cooks
5. God’s blessing of life


  1. You did a fantastic job!

  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    You are definitely inspiring me with this 2010 dare! Had to go look up my first cookbook and will (hopefully) post my page later today after I get it done.

  3. Jo Ann1:49 PM

    I've posted my first cookbook pages on my page at Dare 2 Dream. I'm not a fancy scrapper, but am pretty pleased with what I've done for this first week!

  4. I posted my first Dare Ya pages at Dare 2 Dream. I created a separate album under my own page. Is there a central album that I should have added them in?


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