MDS Monday Challenge 35 – Now You’re Cookin’

Now You're Cookin'

My Version

The Sketch

The Sketch










This is another MDS Monday Challenge scrapbook page for you. The challenge was to create a page that is monochromatic with just a pop of color.

We have taken a couple of little road trips while visiting our son who lives outside Boston. Last week we drove up to Franconia Notch in New Hampshire. We had dinner at The Common Man of Lincoln, a unique restaurant in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Our older daughter and her husband encouraged us to look for unique and interesting places to eat while traveling and this place fits the bill perfectly.

The Common Man of Lincoln is in an old farmhouse that is decorated with well-loved antiques and furnishings of the period. The menu offers many interesting dishes. Ron chose Portsmouth Pie, filled with lobster, shrimp, and scallops in a lobster sauce and topped with bread crumbs. I had lobster/corn chowder and butternut squash filled ravioli in a maple sauce topped with toasted walnuts and dried cranberries. The food was absolutely wonderful.

Then the tab was brought to the table in an old book. Chunks of white chocolate were served in place of the traditional after-dinner mints. The meal was a delightful way to spend a couple hours!

I created this scrapbook page to help preserve the memories of the evening. One of the benefits of using MDS and digital scrapbooking is that you have access to a wealth of stamp brush sets, papers, and embellishments with the stroke of a few keys. Here I was sitting in a motel in Bar Harbor, Maine, a long long way from home and started this page. I wanted to use multiple images of silverware in place of the chevrons on the challenge sketch but didn’t have anything like that on my computer.  I purchased and downloaded the Now You’re Cookin’ stamp brush set from Stampin’ Up! in just a matter of minutes and I was good to go.

Today is also Terrific Tuesday. That means two things. First we have new digital downloads to purchase. Go here to see them and place an order for the ones you want. Then go check out the Weekly Deals here. Supplies can be limited so go check them out now.

MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Natural Composition Overlays (130855) – 9, Color = SAHARA SAND
Now You’re Cookin’ (123149) – utensils, Color = SAHARA SAND

2 thoughts on “MDS Monday Challenge 35 – Now You’re Cookin’

  1. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin

    What a fabulous interpretation of the sketch! I love the bigger photo at the top right and the smaller ones cascading down. The silverware is a great touch, and very fitting 🙂 Great page! Thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday.


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