Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's MissBoots Fault

Linda said it was simple and easy, I did not believe her, so I decided to try it myself! IT WORKED!! It is simple and so very easy to do. Here's my Wordart masked with extracted MzKitty! I will be glued to this computer all day now...LOL! It is so fun to learn new things with my Photoshop! Thanx ever so much Miss Boots!! I also want to thank Liz Mexgirl for her free kit called Nature that seemed perfect for what I wanted to create. Y'all have a great Sunday, I plan to! Gonna play on this computer for a while then watch the close of the Olympics. They surely have been great this year with lots of upsets, but glad they are coming to an end so I can get some things done...LOL! Chat with ya later! Luv, Mat

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another Betty Boop Challenge

There is another Betty Boop challenge on SBF, so I just HAD to do a page. This is one of the dolls in my collection of BB memorabilia, given to me by my terrific massage therapist as a gift a few years back. Took a photo as I ran acrossed it while unpacking after the move. I need a large display area for all my BB stuff! LOL! Anyhow, back to this page, the background is from Lynne's Valentine kit, some stuff from Creative Victorian's Refined Legacy kit and the Love Alpha is by LLL creations. The sun is shining here and it is trying to turn a little warmer after yesterday's dreary and cold rain, so think I will get outside and get some errands done while I can. Hope you have a terrific Saturday making lots of memories to share. Chat with y'all later! Luv, Mat

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Book Cover

There's a challenge on SBF for "put yourself on the cover of this book", well here is my submission. Couldn't think of anything else to put on it that hadn't already been done, so why not the 3 things so very dear to me? The book was provided by the challenge owner, sheilamitcha. The photo of the "girls" is from a page I made earlier of them, the frame & bookmark is an old freebie called Sepia Kit by ALLenKA! Been terribly busy with the renovating so taking a breather to say hello all, have a terrific weekend ahead and will chat more next time. Luv y'all, Mat

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Such a sad day!

Missed a whole day of blogging and scrapbooking yesterday! Opened up my Scrapbook Flair site and got the distressing news that Barb (Baroochi to friends) of Melbourne Australia had passed away. I was so moved I just had to make her sister Mowg a page to share my heartbreak with her.Just know that time and memories will heal all of you! I will sorely miss their bantering back and forth and Barb's lovely encouraging comments. May she rest in peace and her Angel spirit watch over her family. My prayers and sympathy are sent to Mowg & Sam and the rest of the family, real and extended! I thank all the designers for their freebies that I used in this card, Cuddlebeez, Blue Memorys, Random Thoughts, Miss Scarlett and Jacquie. Hope y'all have a great weekend, will catch up with you later. Luv, Mat

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Sunshine

Another day of sunshine today, still snow around in a few places, but after today's 60 degrees I think it will all be gone. Now the rain is to start again for the next 4-5 days, but the temps are to stay above freezing! I've been busy, but have managed to squeeze in a couple of new pages for some SBF Challenges...thought I'd share some of them with you!This challenge is for cute/funny kitten or puppy challenge. Here's MzKitty loving her new friends. She "talks" to and rubs all over this pillow at Christmas each year.The kit is called Catskit by Sarah ReesThese three are for a challenge of traditional style scrapping, no fading, blending or extracting allowed so I chose to use my 3 great nieces. This one is Hayden, the kit is called A Touch of Spice by Donna's Designs.Jade in a brand new freebie from Jaelop called Sweet Girl.And Ruby in a recolored kit called Cute Cat by Jaelop and envelope from APB. The Charms are from an old kit called 85 word charms by scrapperdesigns. The Alpha is aged embossed (recolored) by freedigitalscrapbooking.Thanx for looking and here's hoping you have a most wonderful, memory making day ahead! Chat later y'all! Luv, Mat

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Good Morning!!

This Background is my backyard, the WA is Miss Linda's!
Okay one more snow page! It is almost all gone now, still a few shaded spots where you can find patches, but now is time for the clean up. Almost all have had their electricity restored, but we are all being advised to have roofs, gutters, drains and electric lines to our homes checked. Lots of trees were downed because of the heaviness and well as the volume of snow. The early insurance estimates are around $25 million in damages. I know I had a lake out front and back when it started melting, so we need to find where the blockage for the drain off is and get that cleared as the next front due in Thursday is calling for 4 or more days of RAIN! We now have POTHOLES everywhere and some of the land around the freeways is slipping away as it is! But...the bright side is, it is slowly warming up and we will have some sun for a couple of days. It was only down to 27 this morning, lots warmer than yesterday and not nearly as bone chilling windy! Got to go by the office today to get checks signed and pick up more work to do, so guess I will head for the shower early today! Hope you make it a memorable day whatever you do today and will chat with y'all later! Luv, Mat

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary & Happy Valentine's Day

Happy 26th Anniversary to Penny & Weymond. This page is a photo of them at Lance & Margaret's wedding in May 2008 and the kit is a freebie from Amelia123 @ SBF called Twilight. Happy Valentine's Day to the rest of you. Been watching the Olympics and am tired, so headed off to bed. Have a great day! Chat with y'all later! Luv, Matthe QP and WA is all by Miss Linda...luv all you "sisters" and am so very happy you are all my friends.

My Car in the Snow

Just to show you how much snow we actually got in 24 hours. Broke all records at DFW Airport at 12.5 inches officially, here just about 17 miles west of the airport, we got 13.5 inches. The top photo I made at 6:52 a.m. on the 11th, the bottom photo I made at 6:56 a.m. on the 12th. Today we have freezing fog and it is so yucky looking out! Anyhow the background is the Red Oak tree in the front yard and the wordart is by Miss Linda at Random Thoughts. Will chat with y'all a little later today! Make it a good one!! Luv, Mat

Friday, February 12, 2010

Record Breaking Snowfall for Dallas-Fort Worth

I don't know the total snowfall tally as DirecTV must be frozen over! No signal since about 9 p.m. last evening. All I know is it is WHITE & BRIGHT outside my windows. Last I heard was 11.2 inches at the DFW Airport and the snow was still falling! The last record was 7.8 inches in one day back in 1964. It had stopped when I took photos this morning before 7 a.m. I took photos throughout the day yesterday at different times...some the flakes were huge and fluffy, sometimes small and falling furiously! I love it as long as I am inside looking out at it. Here's a quick page I made from this morning's photos. The background is outside my back door, the framed (in Miss Carol's Cute Kit frame) is what I see out the front window. ( I added a few brushed on snowflakes just for accent)! All the schools and a lot of the government offices are closed for a long 4 day weekend. The temps this morning in the mid 20's froze the slush on the roads. Lots of people without power because of the heavy wet snow breaking trees and pulling down power lines. But supposed to be back to the 50's tomorrow, so our snow does not last long. Will chat later y'all, make it a wonderful, memory making day whatever you do! Luv, Mat

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's Snowing Again!!

This winter has been amazing for the whole country I think, but here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas, we are experiencing our 3rd snow, in one winter. This is so unusual as well as colder than we are used to too! I am either experiencing a severe allergy attack or my first cold in a few years. My eyes and nose are trying to run away...sneezing like there is no tomorrow. I felt fine on Tuesday when I went to bed, but then got a rude awakening around midnight when my sneezing woke me up and my eyes were draining into my ears! Yuck!! I had to get up to clear my I played on the computer until 3:30 a.m. I tried to lay back down for a couple of hours, was not be able to breathe, so got back up. My poor nose is redder than red and my eyes are swollen like mad. Made some homemade chicken noodle soup and went to bed about 8 p.m. after taking another anti-histamine and slept for a few hours! This morning about 3:30 a.m. the snow started, yes, I was awake when it started, as my sneezing started again in earnest. We have about 1 1/2-2 inches and it is still falling. Good thing it is 33 degrees! I am sure glad we have plenty of food, etc, cause I plan to stay in again today!! LOL, I am not complaining, I love it, love it, love it! Hopefully I will be able to see enough to make a few more pages or research more on!! Anyhow, here are a few pages I made for my friend Nina. Enjoy your day whatever you may do, make memories to share and above all else stay healthy and happy! I can't remember if this is her great or great-great grandmother Grace!The kit used is a freebie by SCUK called Elegant Lady!This is Nina and her hubby Chuck in a QP called Sweethearts by CAJOLINE Scraps! Itook this photo at their daughter Tammy's wedding in 2006! Yippee 24 hours away from the start of the Olympics!!! I can watch them everyday now that I am at home!!! I love it, love it, love it!!Chat more with all of you later! Luv, Mat

Monday, February 8, 2010

Another Rainy Monday!

Another great day for scrapping. I watched the game last evening, was terrific until the 4th Peyton hoo! Anyhow, after steam cleaning the fireplace, the bathroom and window blinds with my new hand held Shark...I decided to spend some time in Photoshop before bed...I know, I know...but it is relaxing. Here's a couple pages of the "girl's"!This is from Raspberry Road-Urbanites QP 1 and MzKitty!The wordart is Miss Linda's from Random Thoughts.This is a Cluster QP with no Tou.this is a frame from RDH's Old Friends...Oreo and Pumpkin snuggled on the end of the bed.Again MzKitty in a kit by Lindalou Creations, called Puss!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Not Raining, but cool and cloudy soooo...

Another day of scrapping was in order....LOL! Do I need an excuse...NO WAY!! SBF is running another challenge of Family Matters-Aunts. Someone on the page has to be an aunt and since I am to 4 nephews and 2 nieces...I had to make 4 pages. Hope you enjoy looking at them and have a marvelous Saturday making memories...I am off here to do some cleaning yet! Chat more next time...luv y'all! MatThese R my sister Kathy's boys, Jason & Jeff. Jason is the one that nicknamed me Aunt Neenie. I concocted the photo of the 3 of us from a family photo taken in May of 2009. Used kit 17/30 by Cuddlebeez.Sebrina is my brother "Pepper" 's daughter. I used BG from KDK Berry Sparkler Taster and Frames by HBFIC-Let's Be Thankful (recolored)These R my sister Penny's twins, Lance & Lamar, another concocted photo of the 3 of us.The BG is from Lance's wedding in 2008, my photo was placed between them. This is 11/30 by Cuddlebeez and Wordart is by Linda at Random Thoughts.And last, but certainly not least, is Penny's daughter Amy. She is the baby of the nieces and nephews and is now engaged to be married, do I feel old??? Nah!! The photo of me was made 1-29-10 and the one of Amy is from Lance's wedding in May of 2008. The kit is a freebie from Cuddlebeez called Forever Young!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Its raining AGAIN!!!

I want to see some sunshine!!! We are seeing rain again now, but have had gloomy gray overcast skies now for over a week! It is chilly still, but not the bitter cold of last weekend. Here are some more of the pages I did last weekend of Margaret and Hayden, Amy & Michael and yes even me...LMAO!! Hope you enjoy your lovely Thursday...the weekend is almost here! Yippee!! Make lots of memories to share today! Chat later, y'all! Luv, Matthis is cutie pie Hayden on her horsey! Her mama, Margaret, is on the real horse in the background. I snitched these photos off Facebook. The kit is a freebie called Little Sheriff Add On by Cjournet13.Margaret is such a lovely young lady, I got this from her Facebook site. The QP is a Touch of Turquoise by Black Cat Designs.this is another of Hayden for a challenge on SBF of all shades of Pink. This photo, I too, snitched from Facebook. Several freebies were used here, mainly from Mystica thru SBF and the Cluster was a freebie with no TOU.These lovebirds of course, are Amy & Michael. I took this photo at Thanksgiving in 2007! They are to be married September 4, 2010. The QP is a freebie by CAJOLINE called Red Valentine and Wordart is by Jaelop Designs.Yep, this is me, photo made by Teri last week. I used a freebie from the As Time Goes By Blog Train from 2009 by llh or Designs by Teri as the TOU states. Thanx for visiting y'all!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My "daughter" Teri

This is my "daughter, so she says" Teri and Barbara, the lady (who has Alzheimer's) that she takes care of M-F! They were by the house for lunch last Friday when I took this photo. The freebie QP is called Authentic by Marta M Designs and the WA is by Linda at Random Thoughts.This is Teri & her fiance Jason. The freebie QP is by Linda at Random Thoughs, thanx so much Linda for your generosity in sharing your lovely work.Here's another of Teri in a freebie QP called Romance by CAJOLINE ScrapsAnd last but not least, I just adore this photo of her, so I created and blended and mirrored it to get this. I like it, hope you do too, the paper BG is from SBF-Aromatherapy download. That's it for today, still have lots more I did over the weekend, will share later. Hope you have a wonderful day, maybe making lots of memories to scrap and share!! Chat more later, y'all! Luv, Mat