Wednesday, March 22, 2017

One Pot Sausage and Peppers Pasta


I saw this recipe come up in my Facebook feed last weekend. I watched the video, it peaked my interest so I clicked the link to the recipe. I'm always looking for something different for my workday lunch. I don't always take something hot to eat. This however was perfect to warm in my Crock Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer. I was lucky to find mine at Target this past winter on sale. It's been a lifesaver for me. I get so bored with everything I take for lunch. At least now and then I can make something, take the leftovers to work, heat them up and lunch is done!

You can find the recipe for this here. The only thing I did different is that I used a package of Turkey Store Italian Turkey Sausage instead of three hot and three sweet sausages.


 This was super easy to prepare. Cook your pasta.


Chop your peppers 


......and onions.


Cook your sausage


Throw it altogether and your done!

This recipe makes a lot! Next time I'll make a smaller batch. Again you can find the recipe here.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mini Album - Happiness Is In The Journey

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I have a ton of this paper! I made a book that someone bought and then another person wanted the same book. I purchased another 12x12 pad so I could recreate it since I had used certain images that I no longer had. I love this paper so it doesn't bother me to have more of it than I probably need. 

For this book I went a little narrower in height and with the spine. There's only one page, but still plenty of room for photos. 

The paper is from Recollections called Memories Documented, as are the wood dots on the cover. I kept it very simple. there's not a lot of room for dimension, but I like these little books.

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I made a stacked pocket. I saw that in one of My Sisters Scrapper videos. I love everything that Ginger creates! I decided to leave the fronts of the pockets kraft without any patterned paper. 

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I love waterfalls! I think I put one in almost every book I make. It really increases the amount of photos that can go in a book. I'll share more books that I create with this paper.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Another Dog Mini Album

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I love making mini albums!

Once again I used the Raining Cats & Dogs collection from Graphic 45. This is an older collection that I've had for awhile. I created two books that you can see here and here. This latest book is made from all the scraps that were left over. I thought I'd have enough to make at least two smaller books, but that's the not case. To make all three books I used a 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6 paper pad and embellishments from the collection. Since I still have quite a few embellishments left, I might try to find another 8x8 paper pad so that I can make a cat album the same size. I have a few sheets of 12x12 paper left and tons of scraps. I can probably use them for making cards. 

I left the cover (above) very simple.  I used one of the cut-aparts mounted on black cardstock that I hot glued to the front. I knew this would be a small book. Once I decided on how large the covers were going to be that helped me to determine the size of the binding, pages and spine. This book is four inches wide by five inches in height. There's a lot of room for photos in this little book.

On the spine (below) I used one of the chipboard pieces. I also used Ranger Sticky Back Canvas on the spine.

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On the back I used one of the stickers from the collection.

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There are six pages. Each page has a pull out mat on the side.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

On the inside front and back cover I added a diagonal pocket and a few photo mats along with some cut-aparts from the collection.

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I added pieces from collection throughout the book. I only partially adhered them so a photo can be tucked behind them.

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This page flips up for more space for photos.

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I added one of the pockets and tags from the collection to this page that flips open.

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This page has a belly band with photo mats tucked behind it. I took one of the cut-parts and mounted it onto chipboard and added it at the bottom to help keep the mats in place.

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I love the colors in this collection.

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That's it. It turned out nice and chunky. There's still plenty of room to add more items that are dimensional. I made the gussets a little bigger just for that reason.

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