Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Birthday All Y'all!!

My friend, Diane, (whom I have not seen since 1961) became a great grandmother on October I decided to surprise her with some RAK pages to commemorate the occasion. Welcome Lucas!
I used DGD Awesome 4 QP, Eudora Designs ETL QP, Booland's Precious Blue Kit, Snickerdoodles You Are A Masterpiece kit and for the life of me cannot find the designer for the first one.
I had 2 nephews celebrating birthdays....Wayne turned one on the 7th and Jeff's birthday was on the 8th. Wayne's page created using Wendy P QP & Wild West Kit. Jeff's is a Badlands Freebie paper from ADB Designs.
My friend, Jannette, asked me for a couple birthday pages for her friend Patty on the 9th, I made her 3, she couldn't decide which she liked best so she posted all of them...LOL! 2 of them are from Happy Days QPs by Designs by Brigit and 1 is a frame from Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli.
And this one was a gift for my sister Kathy of her friend Andrea and daughter Janet. This QP is a freebie from Kimeric Kreations.
Since it took me two hours to upload these photos and having to shut down and restart my computer 3 times to get blogger to accept them...I'm tired...think I will hush for now and feed my fur kids and me and see what I can finish up of my laundry before The Voice and Dancing With the Stars come on...LMBO! Keep making those memories to share and y'all have a marvelous week more with you later! Hugs, Mat

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hello October!

Holy Smokes where has this year flown too? It seems to just be flying by without allowing me time for anything....ROFLMAO!  (I really think it is called binge watching Netflix)....I seem to NOT get as much done each day because of my "addiction"!  I watched 22 episodes of Quantico in 2 days...I think that qualifies as an addiction, don't you? It has taken over this other "addiction" of blogging! Baahaahaahaa!

Since Christmas is so close, I have been trying to organize and section out some of my scrapping supplies for more room and they move DSD up a month on me, so....I had to do some more super shopping and pick up all the gorgeous freebies too! (especially the CU FB Hop at Digital Scrapbooking Studio). Now I have more copying and saving and reorganizing to do....Geez (secretly, I love it)!!

Yesterday was a great day all around. The Cowboys did the Texas did Martin Truex, Jr in NASCAR and the USA team won the Ryder Cup (1st time in 8 years) of all a friend came over and trimmed some really low hanging tree limbs that I was afraid would start scraping my today I got to pile all of them on the curb for trash removal tomorrow...(see I did sneak in some exercise other than pushing buttons on the remote)!

We have had superb temps this past week with lower humidity and lighter I got to open windows and screen doors to allow in some fresh air...rearrangement of some dust bunnies....and pollen to give my eyes and throat a only left them open for half the day, but loving it! To be a little warmer this week (of course, it's because the State Fair of Texas opened last Friday) but is to stay under 90F, which is great when the humidity is low!

Today my sister Kathy and her Jim have been married for 47 years...not bad, not bad at all! I hope they celebrate at least that many more! I used a QP by Brigit (DSStudio) from her kit Rustic Fall and a word art from Marisa at Pixel Scrapper.
 My cousin (by marriage in 1957) passed away peacefully on the 28th. Since I could not attend his funeral in Kentucky, I created this tribute page for him using kits by Kyra at With A Russian-Dutch Heart and her CT Arlene and posted it to FB. The photo I used was the last one his wife sent before her passing in 2005. I haven't seen him since my father's funeral in 1998. RIP Kenneth, happy you will be reunited with your Nokie and your son Ronnie and his son. Should be a joyous reunion!
Can you believe it? Little Jayson turned 5 on the 27th....seems like just yesterday we celebrated his birth.  He is such a handsome lad and loves his chocolate donuts...I swiped this photo from his mom's Facebook page to use in this tribute. (O No, can't find who I got the QP from)
Since purple is Kathy's favorite color...and just because....I created this page for her using some techniques I learned in some tutorials...I used a damask overlay from Diane at ADB Designs (DSStudio) and the frame is from Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli.
I had some cute photos of Lance & Maggie's family that I wanted to scrap and found a great freebie by Dea using April the Scrapaholic's kit...I just added another frame to it for Maggie.  Her photo I had created a canvas for that she really likes. Those kiddos are growing way too fast too!
These double pages are for Amy's Scrapbook of her girls...I used frames by both Neli (Lugar Encantado Da Neli) and Miriam  (Miriam's Scraps)  (lace too) and created the backgrounds using a "cardboard" effect for them. Annabeth has her Mimi's look for sure in this photo and Amy walked in room to catch Eliza hiding under a blanket and snapped this adorable photo.
This QP is by Jilbert's Bits of Bytes (DSStudio) using her kit City By The Bay and I just had to add a photo of me made on the balcony of my hotel room with San Francisco Bay in the background. It was a very chilly, windy day in December of 2005! My first visit to that beautiful city! Great memories!
This one is trying out some Photoshop actions in my GIMP pretty good, the photo is one taken at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth a few years back...just playing with the tutorials.
Here's some things I am giving away on Miriam's Scraps if you want them. 

Thanks for visiting and come back again soon. I need to get out of this chair and move about a bit before my butt falls asleep...LOL! Y'all have a great week! Until next time....keep making those wonderful memories to share! Hugs, Mat

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sweltering Hot Here!

I know, I know, I know....been really lazy and lax about blogging! I've just been on a reading binge, as well as some unexpected long phone conversations with a couple of friends that I haven't spoken with in awhile, a visitor for out of state, cleaning up some outside and inside (flower pots, windows and windowsills, changing sheers, etc), binge watching a few shows and just all around lazy, lazy, lazy!
I did some personal stuff for my tax guy and when I delivered to him, he told me he is retiring and sold his, I will not have to work next spring! Not sure if I am happy or sad about that yet as that was extra monies put aside for taxes and insurance on the duplexes! But I am very happy that he is going to have some time to do some of the things he and his family like to do before he is unable to!
No Fall temperatures for us anytime soon. It is almost unbearably hot here again this week with the increased humidity! 104F is predicted for today and is to be close to that all week, but supposedly a "cold" front will move into the area over the weekend dropping us into the upper 80's and a possibility of some rain!
I have managed a few scrap pages during this lazy spell, only because Amy sent some cute photos and Annabeth had a birthday, and my BIL has a birthday today and Amy asked me to create some pages using her vacation photos!  I have put some on Facebook, but not all of them...I did a couple of TBT pages too...LMBO...scanning old albums has been really a blast with lots of journeys into some awesome memories! Check these out!
Me with my #2/3 hubby, "Fuzzy" in 1971 in a QP by Mirella at LTH Designs!
Here you see my SIL (Fuzzy's sister) Inez and her hubby Larry in a page by Mirella of LTH Designs!
This photo of me toasting to a Turkey dinner served in my new home back in 1990! This page was created using several different designers, Designs by Briget background, GTD frame and clusters, stitching by
Happy Birthday to my school chum (from 1960) Diane in Michigan. The photo was from her FB and the QP is by Miriam.
This page is for my (stepsister) Frances of her and her grandchildren in made just after her chemo treatment. The page is by
Sweet Annabeth turned 3 on the 7th of this month and had an Ariel themed part, so she loved this greeting from Ariel, using a clipart (free) and a frame by Neli. I love the second one because of the colors and her facial expression...the photo is from Eliza's birthday party in May and the page is from Digital Design Resort
This one is of Annabeth and Eliza showing affection for each other and playing together. The QP and alpha are from Just So Scrappy!
Today is my Weymond's birthday (my BIL) so I used a freebie from Studio Manu and a photo I recently scanned from his visit to my home in TX in the early 80's! Probably only time he's been that far from home! LMBO!

These are all from Amy's first family vacation together in Florida. They really did enjoy the beach and the shows. I used several designers freebie QP's for this album for her. Manu, Fecknek, Snickerdoodle.
This one after they got home and Daddy and Eliza took a nap together. Just so sweet I had to create this page using Snickerdoodle's You Are a Masterpiece Kit! I will find the missing information and create the links in a bit. I can't find my paper where I wrote them down and my memory is slipping. LMBO!
Anyhow, I need to get my hiney up from this chair and fix something to is almost 2 p.m. and I have only had 2 cups of coffee today, so getting hungry!
Chat with you more later....Hugs, Mat

Thursday, August 25, 2016

FANTASTIC 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janiero

I thoroughly enjoyed the 2016 summer Olympics! I must admit I really became a couch potato until it was over! I watched games that I had never watched before and stayed glued to my TV and taped stuff during the night to catch the next day...LMBO...yes, I know a little OCD, but....I did it anyway! I failed to concentrate much on anything else other than feeding my fur babies and cleaning up behind them before I started watching each day! I did only the minimal around here, so...this week I have been relocating dust bunnies off the furniture and cleaning a dirty house...all my floors needed a good cleaning (that took me 2 days) and the dust on the furniture wanted to fight me transferring them somewhere else!!! Oh, and all my pjs needed to be washed and dried and folded and put away, I did get out of them long enough to get the grocery shopping done (only because I needed cat food :D and litter)! I even spent a day doing some stuff for my CPA's military reunion next month and got my car washed.  And, most importantly, I had to make a few scrap pages (did these when the news was on cause I could listen while I scrapped)!
The weather this month has been totally WEIRD....first 12 days we had temps of 100+ and not much rain, then the next 11 days was cloudy, overcast, in the middle 80's and almost 4" of rain.  Now the weather has changed again for the new school year to begin....lower to mid 90's...but so HUMID it feels like it is 100 again. 
I am trying to get back into a normal (?) routine again...but kind of enjoyed the LAZINESS and it's taking a little longer! Can you believe we are almost into September (and all the new shows/series start) and Labor Day is just around the corner? 
Here are the pages I scrapped since I last to get them in my book....and I have a lot more to do to catch up.  Amy sent me several new photos and Kathy's grandkids are all in school now, so when I do finally catch up, I will be busy scrapping!  Amy's birthday was the 12th...(would have been my brother's too) and Oreo turned 11.
This is Maggie and Wayne that I confiscated from her FB page to create this one for her to frame in an 8x10.
This was a just because I had to...LMBO...Loved the yellow roses by Booland Designs sooooo...
My tribute page for my Brother's birthday (12th), my ex-hubby Pete's birthday (15th) and my Mama's (18th).
This is Penny's pastor, his birthday was also on the 18th (I went to school with his wife) and he just adores all the pages I make, so surprised him with one!
TBT was a fun day, here's Jade and Ruby, Easter 2010...they are so small here!
Penny's 3...Amy is still that cute and so are her 2 girls and Lance now has 1 daughter and 2 sons!
This was 1986, First and Last time Kathy and Penny had their boys together. Kathy is in Illinois and Penny is in southern Georgia.
My ex (2nd & 3rd) and I took my boss's son Rusty to basic training! He says he does not remember this! LOL!
This was made in 1973 as Fuzzy and I were leaving for work, (Inez always cut his head off when she took photos) at the Thomasville Police Department.
Fuzzy, Inez (his sister) and I in 1978 or 79! the quality of the photo was not very good, this is one that I scanned from an older album.
January 1988 just after Fuzzy and I separated for the 2nd time! Sure wish I was this thin again...LMBO!
Amy's beauties playing dress the one made in the mirror! Look at Annabeth's face in the bottom photo...Love it!  Most of these pages have been made a while, but just decided to post them.  I do have the names of the QP designers, but will have to see where I put that list and get back with links to them!
Got to get up out of this chair and move around, I think it is almost time to feed those fur babies again! Finished with what I aim to get done today and then I think I will catch up with a few blogs I have neglected and see if my friends are still talking with me since I have ignored them for so long....ROFL! Y'all have a FABULOUS weekend and make lots and lots of memories to share! More later....Hugs, Mat