It's a cookbook!

It's a cookbook! - student project

OK, I didn't make a coloring book.  But, this class inspired me to make a cookbook instead.  

I hadn't ever thought about making a book of any kind.  I hadn't even heard of Create Space!  But, this class planted a seed and made me want to create my own book.  My mother-in-law's 89th birthday was coming up.  She loves to cook and has a bunch of tried and true recipes, all hand written on recipe cards in a drawer.  I thought it would be really fun to make an illustrated compilation of all her favorite recipes.  

I used the planning sheets to plan out my book, compiled and illustrated the recipes in just over a month.  I sent my PDF file to Create Space, and received my book in a week - just in time for my MIL's birthday!  And OH WOW, was she ever delighted with it!  

It's a cookbook! - image 1 - student project

I drew all my pages in Photoshop at 8.5 X 11 inches, 300 ppi.  The print quality was so excellent!  The colors were beautiful, the images and text were sharp.  I did double sided pages, and the paper quality is really nice, with no show-through.  I used a glossy cover, which is beautiful.  I was really pleased with the quality - it's a real book!  

I realize that this book isn't going to be a best seller - but it will always hold a special place in my heart as my first book, the project I accomplished, and something I want to do more of!  

Here's the link to my book on