Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy!!

Okay, this post is titled lazy, lazy, lazy and that is exactly what I have been lately!  I think with all this up and down crazy weather (and the time change too) my system is just out of whack and I've had a good case of the "I Don't Care" attitude! ROFLMAO!!! At least I am being honest about my long absence from posting here! Even my pajama top today says Nope, Still Don't Care! Part of the problem was due to being out of a medication that I was told was risky for my age (GRRR) so when I ran out, I didn't renew it.  Talked with my doctor and he said I couldn't just stop it and that it was okay for me and put me back on it. (All the while he was lambasting the insurance company and the pharmacist for telling me it was risky) He knows my medical history as well as I do and says the risks don't apply to ALL in that age group and certainly not me, so now that I am back on it for 10 days so far, I'm feeling more like me again....YAY!!
I did this page on the 1st of March for the birthday of my Niece In Law, Tiffany. I don't remember who all I used, but the paper and overlay are by Miriam (I recolored).
 I did a couple of scrap pages yesterday for a couple of my friends that are celebrating their birthdays today! Just put them up on Facebook to wish them a happy day. Here they are!
This is my friend Kaye, first boss I had after moving to Texas and my longest friend here! I love her dearly, just wish we saw each other more than once or twice a year. (She moved further west a few years back to care for her aging parents) I used a couple of different freebies from BooLand Designs and my most favorite photo of her!
My "cuz" Laura (aka Sugar) in a lovely QP freebie from ADB Designs at Digital Scrapbooking Studio!
This is my ex-step granddaughter Lindsey with her new daughter born on the 2nd. I used several different designers to create this page (forgot to write them all down) and today is also Lindsey's birthday, so a Big Happy Birthday to all 3 of you!
This is my ex-husband's great granddaughter born on March 2. Adelaide is with her grandma Denah in this frame created using a frame by Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli.
Adored this photo of Jade and just had to scrap it for my book. She is actually trying to hide that she has lost a couple of teeth, but a little smile is creeping in anyway!
Of course I had to make cutie patootie Ruby a page too, she was getting ready to get on the school bus!
And her is Mr. Cool with his tie on for his school photo shoot. Should be getting those photos from the kids soon.
Maggie had posted these photos of Wayne crying for a ride on Daddy's big tractor and I wanted to put them all on a page together. I used a free template with a couple of changes.  Will have to check and see who gifted it.
I was tidying my computer and ran across this QP I had stashed and just had to use it. I put Annabeth outside watching Papa with Eliza inside.
Amy sent some cute photos that she had taken of the girls posing for her and I created a couple of pages for her using them. Here are some more.....

I created this last one using several kits by Miriam and recoloring some elements. The one above is a freebie by Fecnikek.
This was a special RAK for my cuz "Sugar" I had done earlier in the month, forgot I would be making a birthday page for her for today! The cluster frame is from DigiDesignResort.
This one I created yesterday for a photo that Amy sent of the girls with their lap desks and "no mess" paint books. The WA is by Poki and the background paper is vintage pink by Cajoline Scraps.
And lastly, I finally took photos of my 5 blog books (2008-2016) I have had published (and my one Social Book from Facebook) to show to Miss Edna. I always use the same color and format for the blog books, just different front and back cover photos.Even, though I have been in a foul mood, I did manage a few pages. I want to thank all the designers that so generously share their talent with me so that when I get a chance, I can scrap something rather quickly.
Hope all of you are well and are having a marvelous weekend making memories to share! Will chat more next time. Hugs to all! Mat

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Summer is here!

It may say February on the calendar, but....summer has arrived real early here just skipping over spring! It was 86F yesterday, to reach about 90F today. I am sitting here with all my windows up, letting the breeze chase the dust bunnies around.  My fur babies are loving sitting on the windowsills breathing fresh air. I am sure I will pay for it later (with sneezing), but it is just too warm to be inside all shut up! We have broken all records for most number of days with 80 degrees or above for the winter months! Sure do dread summer as it will probably be a very, very warm (HOT) one! LMBO!
Since I have been plagued lately with arthritis AND carpal tunnel problems in my right hand, I haven't been as active on my computer as I would like. ROFLMAO for sure! I did manage a few pages, but thankfully with using templates or freebie QPs, I haven't had to use my hand much. With a brace on the hand and wrist I can achieve a few things around here, but it's not real conducive to using a mouse and creating layouts! So........THANKS to all you designers who have such BIG and GENEROUS hearts for your help!
Here are some that I did get done.
This was for a challenge to use a template and one word with various photos of you, I chose SMILE as that is what you usually always see on my face...HaHaHaHaHa! This is just for my book mostly!
Another template I used for Amy....her hubby was off this day and they lounged together on the new couch to watch TV movies and bond for the day. (She requested a page using the photos she took)!
These photos of Maggie and Lance's 3 playing in the puddles after a rain just begged to be scrapped all together in one page.....they had a blast especially Wayne splashing on everyone!
Another of Amy and Michael's girls out for a stroll with Daddy and Mama snapped a couple of photos since they both HAD to wear their pink hats.
My first cousin, Nancy, lost her husband Al on Saturday before Valentine's Day, so I did a Memories page for her of a favorite photo, she used it at his memorial service.
These pages were by special request from Amy and Maggie of the cousins playing together. All were having a blast except for Hayden, she was in school, so I added the photo of her and Papa so she didn't feel left out of the fun. Papa was weeding in his flower bed and didn't want his photo taken, but...Amy did it anyway, LOL! He peeled and cut 2 oranges off the tree for them to eat. Thomas being new to the family made sure he was watching over all 4 of them playing!
Here's another, by request, from Kathy of her hubby and 2 sons with their beards. I think that is the last of them. I did make a paper (or tried to) for President's Day that I put on Miriam's Scraps. This is my photo made at Mt. Rushmore and a USA Flag merged together.
I need to get up from here, been sitting long enough and the brace is beginning to irritate, so will hush for now. Will chat with you again later. Hopefully you will all be enjoying the weekend that is rapidly approaching and will make lots and lots of memories to share! Until next time...Hugs, Mat

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day Already?

I tell ya, the older you get, the faster the time goes! Seems like I just posted about January ending and now it's the middle of February! To be honest I haven't done a lot of things that I should have because old Arthritis decided to pounce on me for a bit, especially in my neck and my right "mouse" hand! Getting older is definitely not for the weak!! Anyhow, it took me more than a week to create these Valentine's Day Pages for my they are!!
My sis, Kathy with her hubby and her two sons, Jason & Jeff with their wives and kiddos!
Their son Jason with wife Christina and their kids, Jade, Ruby & Jayson.
Yesterday was also the 33rd anniversary of my sister Penny and hubby Weymond, better known as Mimi and Papa...these are their 5 grandchildren.
Their son Lance (twin) with his wife Margaret (Maggie) and their 3 kiddos, Hayden, Calvin and Wayne.
Their daughter Amy Jo with her hubby Michael and their daughters, Annabeth and Eliza.
My sweet great niece, Hayden, she is the only one that thought enough of me to send me a Valentine's Day card that she picked out for me....she loves and misses I just had to make her a special page by herself. Isn't she adorable in Miss Edna's freebie QP?
My sweet sister-in-law Myrl with her beautiful daughter, Sebrina and her beau Jeffrey and his son Thomas!
Another sister-in-law, Inez with her hubby Larry! They are buried under a lot of snow in Massachusetts!
And lastly, my sister-in-law, Jannette and her hubby Mike. I just adore this photo, guess that is why I use it so much.
I posted all these on Facebook for them and wanted them in my book for next year. Thanks to all the designers for the freebies I used. K, got to stop for awhile, my fingers are refusing to work...y'all take care, have a fabulous weekend and make sure to make lots and lots of memories to share! Chat more next time! Hugs to all! Mat

Friday, January 27, 2017

Where did January Go?

I can't believe February is already knocking on the door! Time flies when you are having fun, right? I've had a busy month, but for the life of me, I can't tell you doing what! Other than normal day to day routines...I have scrapped some (not enough), watched TV (bingeing), listened to music (love my Echo), Ancestry research for a friend (so much fun), coloring (very soothing), printing my blog book (it's on it's way to me now), making my yearly calendar (so fun this year), creating some for Miriam (she sure is taking a long break), talking on phone a lot with my niece Amy (she loves to talk until my cell phone dies), scrapping still some more....and most importantly, loving on and being loved on by my fur babies. We so love snuggling together on the electric throw on the bed to watch TV! (especially in this crazy roller coaster weather)! I am so blessed that I am retired and do not HAVE to go out in it if I don't want to or mingle with the crowds and come home with a bug I've caught!! So many down with some virus or other allergy (Mountain Cedar has been astronomical this year)!
Monday the foundation guys were here to lift the corner of my house some more (gosh I hope they don't have to do this again, it messes up the ground and the inside of my house). I did all my grocery shopping on Tuesday. Yesterday my little 93 year old neighbor came home from the hospital and I am checking on her quite often today! I made a huge pot of Cowboy stew yesterday (that gets better each time it is warmed up) and a big pan of cornbread so I am set as far as cooking goes.The laundry is done, the floors are swept and mopped, I checked my to do list before I got my shower...all done so I have the weekend to do nothing of importance, but watch the ProBowl game! YAY!!
Here are the few pages I have done (these are for my next blog book...LOL)!
This is a QP from Mirella at LTH designs with Amy's 2 sweet girls, Annabeth and Eliza enjoying a day outside in the sunshine.
Maggie's young ones playing in the mud after a rainstorm....they sure had fun. Used a Template from Kimeric Kreations for this one.  Love Wayne splashing the water!!
I've got several more I am working on, but this is all for now.  If you want some Valentine's Check out Miriam's Scraps for some that I will be offering...this is the first cluster frame and QP!

That is all for now, check back later! In the meantime, y'all have a fantastic weekend making lots and lots of memories to share! Hugs, Mat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My 2017 Family Calendar

I got this absolutely wonderful calendar from Kathryn Estry as Gotta Pixel was closing and I am thrilled to death with it...since I want it in my published Blog Book (I am having it printed as well)...I am putting it here!
This template calendar comes with the image and the same image with the clear openings over the dates so you can put the photo or info or whatever between them. I simply adore it and it is so easy to work with, I have her name linked to her facebook account if you want to contact her! That is all for now, chat more later! Many hugs, Mat