Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Carol

To my Canadian buddy, Miss Doodle, Angelscrapper, Blog Fairy, Louise or CAROL!!!! Happy Birthday! Just a chance to let you know how special you are to me. Hope you have a terrific day. Don't work too hard, stay warm and have a couple of drinks to celebrate another wonderful year! I used a QP I made with your kit of Make Ur Own Cluster! Will chat more with y'all later! Have a terrific week ahead! Luv, Mat

Friday, November 27, 2009

Stuffed to the gills

What a fantastic feast for Thanksgiving! Way too much good food! Good Football on the telly and got new pictures of my nephew Jeff's wife, Tiffany! Isn't she gorgeous? This is my sister Kathy's youngest son's wife. Just had to do this one page for her, there will be others. This is in a QP by Y2Bonnie called a Winter's Tale. Hope you enjoy it. Hope you all had a blessed holiday and today a day of great bargins....Chat later y'all! Luv, Mat

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to All of You

I got this e-mail last week and decided to make a Thanksgiving page using it. I have received it about a dozen times since...LOL! I'm off to another day of busy! Therapy, by the office to check mail, by the post office to send out mail and check my own, over for an MRI and Ultrasound and then to the doctor's office for another exam to see if all is healing like it should be. Another tiring day, plus my neighbor is having surgery so will be checking in on them too! Anyhow, just wanted to get this posted in case got to busy to put it up or to remember to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Chat later y'all, Luv Mat

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Penny!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday sweet Penny, Happy Birthday to you! Just wanted to wish my baby sister a very happy day! She is still under the half century mark, just barely! ROFLMAO!! She will kill me for this one! Anyhow, hope you have a marvelous, memorable day! Luv U bunches. I made the QP awhile back using Angelscrappers Summer Breeze kit. The photo is from a few years ago, but still one of my favs of her, just used it as black and white this time. It's raining here this morning and turning a little chillier than last couple of days. Got lots to do today so will be on my way! Chat later, y'all! Luv, Mat

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First fireplace fire of the season!

The power went off at 4:50 last evening during the weather portion of the news where they were saying we had a 25 degree drop in temperature for one day and the wind chill bringing it down to 39....great, I'll build a fire for warmth and light! Call to the Electric Co states should be back on by 8 p.m~they showed up several times to the transformer in our backyard and the one down the street. Neighbors gathered around the fireplace to talk in the candle/firelight! The "girls" really enjoyed the fireplace warmth! We munched on apples and chips thinking power would be back on any minute....WRONG...2:30 a.m. we finally had electricity again. Good thing too as we finally had to turn on the heat this morning as it hit 40 degrees for real without the windchill of 29 degrees. I think someone up in Canada forgot to close her door and let all the cold air descend upon us....LOL! Just kidding Carol! Supposed to be colder this evening, so guess we will have another fire for the "kitty girls" to enjoy, except I will make a nice big pot of soup to have for tonight. I thought I would upload this page I created for a Extraction Fun challenge on SBF. The challenge is to take a couple of photos and make one that looks real, but would never be, and scrap the created photo! Whew! Lots of work, but I am pleased with the results. Hope you like it. The first page is the finished product, the second page is what I used to create the page. The "girls" were extracted from photos in the backyard or house and the bg is a photo I took in Roundrock, TX in 2007 of the huge Agave Cactus on the hotel property where we were staying. The frame I did with brushes and the elements are from Miss Doodles Autumn kit (Angelescrappers), the wording is all mine this time! Well, got work to guess I better get to it! Thanx for stopping by and will chat with y'all again soon! Luv, Mat

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another with the template challenge

I had so much fun with the first attempt with this template that I decided to do another one, this time using Miss Doodles mini hand painted kit and Miss Boots wordart. The photos are of my sisters Kathy, Penny & I. The lower one even has our brother Edward (Pepper to us) in it, must have been about 1964. The top photo is of Kathy and I in about 1978 as she was headed to Germany and Jeff was a really small baby. The middle photo is Penny and I about 1983 or 1984. This was a fun trip down memory lane making this page. Y'all have a great Sunday and will chat with U later! Luv, Mat

Friday, November 13, 2009

SBF Template Challenge

There is a challenge on SBF to use Mirella's first template, so I chose to use my 3 great nieces. I chose to use red white and blue because of the snowflakes she used in the template....turned out pretty good for her first template and my first time to use a template. I also put the page in the Family Matters-Nieces challenge too! Hope you enjoy! Chat more later y'all! Luv, Mat

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Trying to learn wordart

I've been playing with different brushes, blending techniques and how to make wordart. Here's a sample of my wordart. but I made it a png so it is transparent. Here's pages I made of the girls using this wordart as well as some blending of their photos.I created a fill layer, then a photo layer that I blended, then another of the photo layer with the background removed and the wordart.Here's Oreo where I put her on a background of painted papers by Angelscrapper, blended her into it and added the wordart.I did the same with Pumpkin on a different painted paper background by Angelscrapper, blended her in, then recopied her photo over it so her whiskers would show and added the wordart. I have also made the word art without the cat silouette and with some different brushes. Will try making pages with them later. Hope you all have a great day...while I keep trying to perfect this....LOL! Chat more later, y'all! Luv, Mat

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Good Morning to All

Morning to all, looking at another lovely fall day today! Daddy got up all the leaves in the side yard, so the "girls" can go out to play, so here is a QP I found by Angelflight that I wanted to use. Don't they look happy? Anytime they get to go out they seem happy and sleep so much when they come back inside! But, that allows me time at the computer without one in my lap or one on the desk...usually! But today...Oreo is here softly snoring as I type! MZKitty and Pumpkin are asleep in the bedroom, one on the bed, the other on the headboard on her pillow. I have clothes in the washer and the rest of my "housework" done. I suppose I really need to do a little grocery shopping so will sign off for now and get that done early! Y'all have a terrific memorable day and will chat with you again later! Luv, Mat

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Neighbor's Cat

This is our neighbor's outside cat (she will NOT stay inside), Navy! She stays here more than anywhere else. She runs to me like a puppy would when she hears my voice. Of course, I brush her, give her treats and love on her about as much as I do my own "girls"! She is such a gorgeous cat, I caught this shot yesterday and thought I'd do a pretty page for her. Another loverly, but overcast, day today! I think it is about time for the "girls" to go outside for a few. Have a terrific memory filled Sunday! Chat later y'all! Luv, MatThis is from a kit called An Apple A Day by AW Designs.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Autumn Magic

Today has been an unbelievably gorgeous day for the 7th of November! The "girls" and I were outside in the side yard. I took oodles of photos of the "girls", the fallen leaves, my plants, etc. I just did this page and uploaded it to SBF for the Inspire Me Challenge. I used a photo of the yard with the leaves as the background, then layered and blended in the girls in the same area, relayered them again and did the same with the close up of my geranium. I used Miss Linda's awesome Autumn Magic wordart to complete the page. Hope you like it! I also hope you are enjoying your Saturday! Chat more later y'all! Luv, Mat

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ft Hood Memorial

Photos from the net, some from e-mails, the papers are from SBF In Loving Memory kit by Debbie & Laura Sumner.
Just felt compelled to make a page of this horrible tragedy! My heart aches for the families of the lost, wounded and those that have to deal with the how and why this all occured. Please keep all of them in your prayers for some solace and ability to cope! Luv, Mat

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunshine, Sunshine, Sunshine!

We are so happy to see sunshine! The girls and I actually got to be outside in the small yard off the kitchen yesterday! We listened to the birds and the music of the falling leaves. It was a beautiful quiet time in the neighborhood with no dogs barking, no cars or car horns, nothing! Amazing how peaceful it was. We actually heard the leaves dancing across the rooftop on their way down. Pricked the girls ears and caused some darting a few times. They were surely comical to watch! Anyway, after about 30 minutes, life resumed and they went inside as I went to the front flower beds to attack some of the much neglected dead plants and weeds. It's a real slow process as one handed don't get it done fast, but I got about a third of it cleaned. Now, IF I can stand today or attempt to bend over...LOL...I will tackle some more of it. I cannot believe I still have so many flowering plants that are full, full, full of blooms. My geraniums are simply bursting and the begonias are so full they are overflowing their pots. (now that I can see them...LOL)! I will try taking a few photos today to scrap and share. Today's pages are someI made for some challenges on SBF...hope you like them. Make today memorable and we will chat later y'all! Luv, MatThis is for a specific challenge of only using ABC in the page, I have an Autumn background, Button, Bird & Butterfly and Cats and clip! The photos are mine of course of my "girls" the rest is by TLC Creations from the CWKHM kit and cuddlebeeze 5of30 kit.This is for a dimples, dimples, dimples challenge. The frame is by Lady Shannon.This is for animal encounters challenge. It is Mike's dad in Custer State Park in South Dakota who got out to photograph the buffalo up close against advice to stay in the car...LOL!