Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to All Y'all~

This has been a very WARM week. It has been back up into the 80's so, I got the barn all sorted and organized, all the leaves have been picked up and the plants have been put away and the hoses are all put up and water faucets are covered. All the Christmas decorations are at hand for displaying and putting up after Thanksgiving. It is supposed to rain tomorrow night into Thursday morning, then the bottom will fall out and temps will drop to below freezing. The house, car and I are ready!! LOL! Watch, 2 days later it will be back into the 60 or 70 range again! Crazy weather around here.
Anyhow, the "girls" and I are wishing all of you a very blessed, happy, and thankful Thanksgiving for you and yours. Hope all of you are able to enjoy family time together making more and more memories. We made this page for all of you! I'm gonna be busy for the next few days (as are all of you) so thought I'd get this posted before I forget it! Luv U all and will chat after the turkey day! Go Cowboys!! (They play again on TDay)! Later, MatI used a background from Cuddlebeez, the clusters #8&12 are from RR's Enchanted Fall by EK, WA is by Linda at Random Thoughts and DBS from Giving Thanks kit!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Penny

My sister Penny is 50 today! Hope you have a very happy birthday. I love you so much.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Generations pages.....

I have surely been busy creating templates (12x12 in 300 dpi) for a generations book for each of my sisters.... I just e-mailed Kathy & Jim 20 pages of 3 generations per page of photos. I did grandfathers-fathers-sons; grandfathers-fathers-daughters; grandfathers-daughters-sons; grandfathers-daughters-daughters; grandmothers-fathers-sons; grandmothers-fathers-daughters; grandmothers-mothers-sons; grandmothers-mothers-daughters; fathers-mothers-sons; fathers-mothers-daughters! I coordinated the pages so they could face each other in a book. Here is a sample of each type (2) of page. I used all Cuddlebeez kits and several types of fonts. I got the idea from a photo in a Christmas catalog. Now comes the fun part of seeing how many photos I can scrounge up to fill all the pages. I have all of these in .psd or .png if anyone would like to use them for a quick generations family book, just let me know where to send it to you. Have a great weekend ahead making lots of memories. As for me, I am tired and going to relax a little. Chat more next time. Luv, Mat Our dad, my sister Kathy, her son Jeff. our maternal grandmother, our mother, Kathy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Have a great week ahead y'all!

Here we are in the middle of November already! Man, time sure is flying by at break-neck speed! The weather is simply gorgeous right now....cool evenings/mornings and beautiful afternoons of raining leaves as the trees are preparing for winter. Today we have a chance of some showers, that are always welcomed. DA BOYS finally won again in a most enjoyable game to view, however, very scary for all when the lights went out! I changed the furniture around in the living room this weekend to do some extensive cleaning (cat fur, ya know! and to make ready for a Christmas tree) and decided to paint the mantle of the fireplace. Looks so very different and I have added an electric fireplace stove (heater) to it so that I do not have to worry with the wood burning this year! I love a fireplace, but the smoke just gets into everything and then I have to worry with the chimney and ashes, etc....not this year!
Today is payday, so I need to get busy with writing checks, go by the office, make a deposit and then pay bills. I hope all of you have a great week ahead making marvelous memories to share. I will hush for now and chat more on the next visit. Luv, MatThis is my "new" fireplace & Mantle.
I did this of Christina and Jade from a template by Teapot Lady called cut up round photo and kit by Jaelop Designs called Saving this Moment.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm Back!!

Sorry I have been offline for a little over a week....some nice "friend" sent me a worm that was very hungry....McAfee quarantined it so that I could get rid of it. I definitely did not want to send it on to my real friends. It took me 4 days to back up all the files I did not want to lose. Of course, I only lost a couple of things I will have to put back. I sure did feel out of touch though. I did some pages for my ancestry books I am creating, so my time was not totally wasted....and I do have a complete back up too!
We had a blue norther come through here yesterday....was 68 yesterday morning this time....not this morning it is 45. Lots of cold wind too, but it sure feels better than the muggy crap we have had lately! We got about .25 of rain too! Surely needed it!
I did a couple of pages here...of my "girls" and my greatnieces! I used photos of my "girls" that they did NOT want me to take....LOL! I used a QP with no TOU of Hayden riding with her Mom and just adore the one of Jade & Ruby playing. I used some freebie brushes and a cute kit by jltis called Nostalgia add on. I also used a WA freebie from S.O.digitally Me! Thanx to all you creative designers who so selflessly share your work with us. I appreciate you and your kindness.
I had better hush for now, got company coming later today and I have to finish the floors and get my shower, fix some snacks and be prepared! Whatever you choose to do today, make it fun and memorable so you can share your memories. Until next chat....Luv, Mat