The picture on the first page is of me and my little sis. I'll admit that sometimes we get along without axing each other :] Here are some close-ups:
The second one (my favorite!): Oh, and, don't think that those "Valentine's Day roses" are from somebody special--my mom just got them for free at Trader Joe's. Both of us do have special someones, though :)
The picture in the last page is of our cat named Ringo. He's such a fatty and is King of the house--we all practically bow down to him. But how can you not? Just look at that face!!! GAH!
The only real paper I used for these pages was that of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook itself and a few scraps. I just painted the pages with gesso and acryllic paints for a washed-out effect. The chevron stamp in the background of pages 1 and 2 is by Hero Arts, CLiNGS, and the awesome woodgrain stamp in the third is a part of the Tim Holtz collection by Stampers Anonymous. What little other paper I used was from 7gypsies and vintage books and magazines.
Oh yeah! And all the pictures were taken through Instagram, the amazing photo-manipulating app you can get for free at the App Store. This was the first time I printed any pictures out that I took on my iPad, and I was surprised by the quality of how they turned out. Love ya, Instagram! Love ya, Apple!