Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Few More Layouts and a Recipe Share

 "the Dish" is about my  private tour and the different china and dishes on the ship during our Mediterranean cruise.
 "Motorboatin'" is about our pontoon boat rental last year and the fun we had.
When I use stickers for titles, I like to outline them to give them some depth.
 "smitten with britain" is the layout about Morgan's trip to theUK. It will go in to her album.
I printed this picture out in an 8x10. There was so much grass in the photo, that I used the space to add another picture and the journaling.
 "Steeplechase" commemorates our family day at the races this year.
 On this layout, I journaled all around the picture block.
For a decorative element, I punched squares of patterned papers and rounded the corners. I used washi tape to lay them down.
 "You...won't believe this" is about mine and Connie's escapades. "Zachar...Hebrew for remember" is about a girl's trip in 1990.
 "Making Aprons" is about the aprons we made prior to our family vacation.
 "Grandparent's Day" was a fun layout to make. I love the color combination of aqua and red. I journaled with a red pen.
I hand-stitched the title. I had an alphabet template that I used to make a template for this page. An easy way to do it is to print a title out on your computer. Lay it down and punch holes for the stitching. I used the sewing machine to stitch on top of the quilt star punches.
 "Television 1950 to 2012" shows a few pictures that have televisions in them. I journaled about what television was like in the early years.
 "The Graduate" pretty much covers her graduation and party.
I used that same quilt punch and added buttons this time to make a couple of embellishment areas.

And that covers all the layouts I made last week. It was so much fun.

I made this new recipe---so easy and quick. I love dishes like that.

Spicy Chicken Mac
1-10 oz. can of tomatoes and green chilies, diced (Rotel)---I used the original
1 1/3 cup water
2-6 oz. packages of cooked southwest chicken strips
1-12 oz. package of Velveeta macaroni shells and cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Chop chicken in to a bite-sized pieces. In a large skillet, add macaroni, chicken, tomatoes and water. Mix well. Bring to boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 9 to 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Remove from heat and stir in cheese sauce from mac and cheese package and sour cream until well blended. Top with shredded cheese.

I served this with refried beans and Jiffy cornbread. Really good.


  1. You were really productive. Glad the UK trip was a hit.

    Ewok would love that recipe - he's always keen on anything with hamburger, pasta and cheese :)

  2. so glad you were smitten, you certainly have fun!

  3. A very productive week....some great pages made.

  4. Wow, that's a great work rate (I know it's not work..) I love the effect of the big photo and also, amongst other things, the idea of the page about television. So much to be said on that subject!

  5. You made all these in a week? Wow, I am hugely impressed! Your hand-stitching looks lovely on the page and it must have taken ages. I do like your solution to the expanse of grass - a very neat idea!


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