Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Boo Day 2 all!

Got my candy ready for all the little thought I'd play around with some actions and brushes...etc....make a few more pages until I get some photos of the great nieces to share later....LOL! Hope all of y'all have a terrific time today making lots of memories to share....Later! MatOh No, I forgot!! I got this terrific Wicked QP by sahmscrapper that I just had to torment the "ladies" that got me started on this scrapping and blogging so blog sisters~love y'all really! Really! Really I do!!:o)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Morning y'all!

Boy do I ever enjoy a good book, ya know the kind ya can't put down until your eyes just will not stay open any longer? I read 'til about midnight and then back up and to the rest of the book about 5. Finished it about 7, fed and bathed the "girls", cleaned litterboxes, made the bed and now having some hot tea as I sit and chat! Great start to a great weekend of gorgeous fall weather (finally)! It is 44 here this morning...loving, loving, loving it!
Will chat more a little to get some errands done early, so will be back when I can...have a marvelous day y'all! Luv, Mat
I downloaded Miss Linda's Boo 2 U QP and just had to make a few pages using it, hope you enjoy these of my beautiful "girls"...LOL! Cute page Linda, really love it and I thank you so much for sharing it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Today the twins are a quarter of a century old~

Lance and Lamar, my twin nephews, turn a quarter of a century old today! O what memories are flooding me now from when they were born and on the occasions I got to see them as they grew into young adulthood! They are such total opposites of each other! Lance is now married to Margaret and the proud father of Hayden. He works as a manager doing what he loves best, working outdoors and with animals. Most of all, he is living close to assist his daddy. Miss Hayden is really having a blast with her Papa and Mimi close too! Lamar on the other hand, has no interest in anything outdoors, except playing his trumpet in band at the football games....LOL! He is at Troy University in Troy, AL obtaining his degree in music. He is very good at playing that trumpet and gets spotlighted in solos. He hopes to be an educator! Anyhow, here is a page I did for them (using a QP from Cuddlebeez) with a photo of the 3 of us when they were small and one I created of us a while back of them today! Hope you both have a most wonderful birthday full of memories to share when I see you next! Luv ya bunches!
Aunt Neenie...MWAH!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Jim!

Today~~Jade's & Ruby's grandpa, Jason's & Jeff's dad, Christina's & Tiffany's FIL, John's brother, Kathy's husband and Penny's and my BIL (way 2 many nieces/nephews 2 mention), JIM, officially joins the rank of senior citizen. He is joining this special club with some of the rest of us~LOL! So I made a celebratory page to share this most memorable occasion with him! Luv ya bunches and we all hope we get to share many more of these happy times with you! Have a wonderful day and make lots of memories to share. Save me a piece of that Pecan Pie that Kat is baking ya! Happy Birthday!
(I used a freebie QP called Liberty Free QP by Sophie Davies and a photo from...ummmmm...30 yrs ago~Remember?)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Whew, some of the tornados got really close!

On Saturday, an F-0 tornado hit North Richland Hills just about 5 miles sw of me....then on Sunday when they came around again we had a bad one hit Rice, TX se of Dallas and then 3 others along a ne line from Dallas towards the AR border. Nasty skies so I did not turn my computer back on until yesterday! We had some power outages around, but not here, was not taking any chances with my 'puter though! Yesterday, clear sunshine and O so very warm and windy! We hit 88 officially, but it said 90 on my vehicle thermostat. Today, the windows are back open, the wind has shifted from the north and a lot less of it....high today 77! Loving I sat here last evening before DWTS & Castle to make a page or two. Here is my friend Debbie in a QP from Edna....This is a couple of photos for my Friend Inez...all the kiddos are now grown with their own children...the kit is a freebie from Cuddlebeez and the WA is of course, Miss Linda's, Thanx all!Well, I got some errands to run and guess I had better get after them. Chat more later y'all, keep making those memories daily! Have a terrific week ahead! Luv, Mat

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wet Saturday...yippee!!

We so need some rain, the air is filled with moisture and it is really trying to reach us, but so far, not really enough to wet the ground, but....supposedly we will get some rain around noon before it blows on through. Sure hope so, the grass is desperate for a nice drink. I cleaned out the dreaded storage area under the carport this 4 huge bags of trash for the truck on Tuesday. Needless to say, I needed to cool off and take a shower....while I was cooling down, I made a page for MzKitty as I do not want to hurt her feelings of being left out~LOL~(poor baby)! I used a blog train called Me Time (one item from each of the 11 designers) and a photo of MzKitty, taken by my friend Scotty, relaxing (showing off) on the living room rug. She so does not know she is a cat! LOL! Well, since the skies are darkening up some more, think I will cut this chat short and disconnect before the storms hit. Y'all have a terrific Saturday making those memories! Luv, MatThanx to Me Time Blog Train scrappers; AHartline~AnDiDesigns~deliscraps~digilicious~darlene houghin~NS~Kimberkatt~TwinMomScraps~jwds~llc~Let me scrapbook for your terrific freebies!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday is here...weekend is near!

How can anyone accumulate so much Christmas stuff? I think I could open my own store...LOL! It has been fun going through boxes and remembering though, but I AM GETTING RID OF SOME OF IT!! I have to....running out of storage in that 16x9 barn out there. I took a few minutes break and of course, I needed to scrap a page, what else? I am still limiting my time at this computer for a few more days of relief on my neck and shoulders (it's pure &%^$ having to do it too)! I created a page for Oreo this time...hope you enjoy it! LOL! Anyway, got to get back off here, just wanted to wish all of y'all a terrific weekend! Should be a good one here, the Rangers are playing the Yankees for the championship, Nascar is in town this weekend as well as the Giants coming in to play the Cowboys on Monday night. So glad I don't have to be out in traffic anywhere around here. I can stay inside with the windows open and sort through more boxes and visit more memories while making some new ones!! I am sure you will all be making some memories to share as well...until the next chat...Luv, Mat(used a freebie kit called Green by Bea Creations, Autumn Mask by Mini-Renne, Sleeping cats medallion by TLC and the WA is by Jennifer at WordArt World)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just chillin'

(the kit is called green scrap by R11)
Hi y'all! I've been going through boxes of Christmas stuff and sorting, keeping, just been chillin' from this computer for a couple of days! LOL! I just made a quick page of Pumpkin doing the same thing so thought I'd post a quick update. Not ignoring anyone, just really giving my shoulders a much deserved rest :o)! I have committed the cardinal sin though, I've only scrapped one of my "girls"....LOL! Y'all have a terrific day! Chat more next time, Luv, Mat

Friday, October 15, 2010

Woo Hoo, look who's 2 today!!

Happy, Happy Birthday Hayden....Aunt Neenie hopes you have a wonderful birthday, wish I was there to celebrate with you!...Love you very much!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Weekend is almost here!!

Man, is time flying by or what? I think it is because we are enjoying the weather so much! It is simply wonderful here with the 50's in the a.m. and upper 70's, low 80's in the afternoon. Simply gorgeous! All the windows are open and the house smells so fresh and clean. The leaves on the huge oak tree next door are beginning to slowly rain down and makes for a beautiful sound as they dance along the driveway and a messy yard...LOL! The squirrels are furiously busy with the small acorns off that tree and the huge ones off the Red Oak in my yard! The "girls" are having so much fun running from window to window to chase all the "Geicos" in the fun for me to watch too! We also have a few bunny rabbits that like to cavort with the "Geicos" and really drive my "girls" to a frenzy as they want to get out there as well. The big black birds really drive MzKitty up a wall, she "talks" back to them, really!! When I am at the computer, I leave the TV/Radio off and all you hear is the outside world or the clicking of my keys and MzKitty talking! Should make a video of it, huh?
I was in a scrapping mood again yesterday after all my chores were done, so I created a page of my great nieces again. Hayden is on a BG from A Simple Day by Jaelop Designs as is the swirly elements. The WA is from Miss Linda and fits life with Hayden so perfectly.
The page for Jade & Ruby, I dug into some old freebies of Miss Carol's called A Cute Kit and a Fun Kit for the BG & frame. The flowers are from Kreative Expressions Summer Day kit and the WA has no TOU with it. I thank all the generous designers who so selfishly share their hard work. I truly appreciate all of you!
Well, since the weekend is almost upon us, I hope all of you have a fantastic one and that you create a lot of memories to savor and share. I will be rooting for the Rangers and of course DaBoys this weekend! Chat more next time...Luv, Mat

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Been busy couple of days here.....

Had a nice visit and lunch with my boss on Friday at the Olive Garden where we ate too much soup, salad and breadsticks....only meal I had that day...was so great! Then went to Garden Ridge to walk off some it...LOL! Saturday...I deep cleaned my kitchen, stove/oven/refrigerator/micro/toaster/coffepot/cabinets and floor, fixed some lunch, then settled down with a book. My friend Nina called, we went to Sam's where I found an electric fireplace just the right size for the bedroom, then we went to Kirkland's as they had a big sale going, found some things for the wall in the dining room and kitchen...then we went to Steak 'N Shake for a buy one/get one free milkshake to introduce their newest flavors...we chose Butter Pecan since it is our favorite! Yummy! Again nothing else needed for dinner. When got everything unloaded from the car and she headed back home, I just left everything where it was, went back to my book...finished it about 11 p.m. Did not even turn my computer on yesterday! Wow, that is a first in a long time :o)!
This morning, I got up early (4:45), fed and bathed the "girls", took a HOT shower so I could loosen up, then I lay back down to watch that wonderful Mike Holmes on HGTV, fell back to sleep! When I finally dragged my hiney back out of bed...I put the "fireplace" together after moving my exercise bike to the other side of the room so I would have a place for it! Put all the wall hangings up and have all the trash ready to go out on Tuesday! Also on Tuesday, I will be mailing out the photobooks to my sisters and they came in yesterday too! They are simply gorgeous books and hope all enjoy them that receive them as Christmas gifts!
On Thursday, I had nothing to I sat my butt in front of this computer and played with some element making fun. Here are 3 pages (one for each "girl") that I created all the cat elements using cat freebie brushes by Lisa's Designs and a few Autumn elements from Fall Magic Kit & Early Fall Kit by Scrap and Tubes, ADSD's Crisp Days by DCS and some BG pages from Cuddlebeez and Sooze's Labor Day SBF freebie kit. What do you think? O I created the polaroid frames with freebie brushes too. All the photos are mine but one of MzKitty on the floor, it was taken by my friend Scotty!
Hope all of you are having a terrific long weekend and enjoying the extra day for Columbus Day and you Miss Carol are enjoying your Thanksgiving. Make memories to share! Chat more later...Luv, Mat!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another year together!!

Man, the years just seem to be flying by don't they? Can you believe it? Another year together for this fabulous couple! Of course, I am speaking of Miss Gerri and her Al. Seems like I just made them a page a couple of months ago to wish them Happy Anniversary and here I am....with another one and with lots more wishes for a fabulous day and many more of them to come! Hope the memories you make will be shared for a long, long time. Love ya both! Chat more later! Luv, Mat This is a freebie QP called Elegant by Diana, WA is by Miss Linda and the photo from Miss Carol...I recolored the photo some.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary Kathy & Jim

October 3, 1969....Remember? My sister, Kathy, and her husband, Jim, are celebrating 41 yrs of marriage today! I wish you a very happy anniversary and hope you get to share some or part of it with your sons, Jason/Jeff, daughters-in-law Christina/Tiffany, and grandbabies, Jade/Ruby! Made a memory page for you using some photos taken by Jeff and a freebie QP called Whisper of Rose by Butterflies & Bluebells and some wordart belonging to Miss Scarlett! Have a terrific day making more and more memories to share! Love ya both bunches! Mat

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What a glorious weekend!

Great temperatures around here finally! Have cleaned and cleaned and cleaned with all the windows open daily and the "girls" and I are just loving it! I have had a busy week with cleaning, a little work, put together and ordered 17 photobooks from ScrapbooksPlease for my sisters, nieces and I as Christmas presents (there was a 2/1 sale)! Sure was hectic trying to get all the approvals through e-mails...but was so much fun...they all had a hard time choosing the exact pages they wanted in each book....LOL! I had a lot of FUN trying to find all my pages on the computer to make sure I had the right sizes of them uploaded for printing! Sure feels good to have that out of the way, now I can make some new ones for more later :o)! The books are to be shipped on the 6th!
I took time off yesterday to visit my pal, Nina! We just sat on the back veranda enjoying the swing and great weather while we chatted for 2 hours~LOL~it was so relaxing! Also got to chat with Inez on another hour long phone conversation. She is in Massachusetts where it has been so very wet! She has a bad "summer" cold and is so ready for fall to come up there! Today I have to get the shopping done that I did not do yesterday and then, I plan to just play on this computer until I get too tired! LMAO here (this is what I do daily)! Actually, I am trying to make some Christmas cards and I need to get my design finished up so they can be ordered soon, can't believe it is already October!
I did the page for Inez with a freebie QP by Jaguar Woman and I played with the photo to make it look more like a portrait painting than a photograph...not too sure I am happy with it, but when I put it on facebook everyone commented it was lovely and Inez surely loves it, even if the photo I took at the botanical gardens is 25 yrs old!This page I did for my ex-husband's granddaughter with a gorgeous black and white photo she had taken for her graduation photos. The QP is a freebie called Serenity by GoldenSun Design and Miss Linda's wordart.
Well, off to do my dreaded chores at the grocery store! The "girls" gotta have some treats, food and litter! Whatever you choose to do today, make it memorable so you can share the memories! Chat more next time y'all! Luv, Mat