Thursday, June 30, 2011

Where did June go?

It has been a really busy month for me....lots of visiting and cooking and the wedding and making pages, etc. Nina's granddaughter, Elizabeth, was married on Father's Day in a lovely ceremony at the TWU Chapel in Denton. I got to visit with my dear friend, Carolyn, (who is recovering from chemo/radiation and a bout with the shingles) and all of Nina's family that was in from North Carolina, Georgia and West Virginia. What a lovely reception with the DJ playing some really FABULOUS COUNTRY MUSIC (since that is Elizabeth and Andrew's preference). There were many, many photos taken of the lovely bride. (Can't believe I have watched her grow up, graduate, go off to college and now get married! Where does the time go?) Anyhow, since I am still not real comfortable using GIMP program yet (but getting there) I chose to use my Photoshop on the slower laptop to make a few pages for Elizabeth. (There will be lots more later on...LOL) Thought I would take a minute to chat, let you see what I have done so far, and to wish all our military a big thank you for your service and the freedom we share because of all you do so that we may celebrate this Independence Day! I pray you all stay safe. As well, I am wishing all of you a fantastic and safe holiday sharing with your loved ones making lots of memories to share with us! Next four days will be spent with cookouts, trips to the lake, fireworks and lots of great food and visits with family and friends. Will chat more later with all y'all! Luv, MatIsn't she lovely?
This is Elizabeth with her father, Donald.
Her bridesmaids and flower girl/ring bearer!
Being presented as Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Williford
It's signed and official now!
Congratulations Elizabeth!
Thanks to all the generous ladies that provided all the lovely scrapping materials that I used in these pages. MWAH~Mat

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot ~ ~ ~

Summer is here early this year~way too warm to be out and enjoying outside. So, I've just been inside drinking iced coffee, soaking up the AC, playing Hidden Object Crossword and scrapping (still trying to master GIMP).
My bestest friend Nina has her two granddaughters, Brittany and Lillie, visiting from GA. Her hubby is on a long motorcycle trip out west for about 8 days, so she is having fun enjoying daily adventures with her daughter, Tammy, and all the grandkids. Her eldest granddaughter, Elizabeth, is getting married on the 19th, we are all excited about it too! I have been creating pages using some of their photos of these adventures for the Making Memories DVD that Tammy is making for them. Here are the pages I have created so far.....

I've used a mixture of kits from Raspberry Road Designs, Cuddlebeez, PascaleA and wordart from Miss Linda and Miss Scarlett. Photos I've snitched from FB and/or from my camera. The Diva page of ME is a QP from RRD that I just did for fun, fun, fun. Whatever y'all do today, do it with gusto, making lots of memories to share. Chat more later, Luv ya! Mat

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Boots~

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Linda, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have many, many, many more to come. Have a wonderful day my friend. Made this just for you using a new freebie kit called Frog luau by Raspberry Road Designs...wishes for a most memorable of days. Luv Ya! Mat and "the girls".

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another month gone~~~~~~

They just keep on flying by don't they? Almost half of 2011 down now~the heat is really starting early this year as well! To officially hit 98 today with very high humidity! How are y'all? Seems like it has been forever since I have posted, but boy~~~has it been busy around here! Still trying to get my yard cleared of all this metal lying in it. Finally just mowed around it! A friend is supposed to collect it this weekend! My boss' daughter had her second little girl on the 31st! She sure is a cutie pie too with lots and lots of long dark black hair. I saw and held her on the 1st. Been celebrating birthdays and helping my bestest friend Nina paint and get ready for her family later this month. Her granddaughter, Elizabeth, is getting married on the 19th. Nina just flew to Atlanta and picked up her 2 youngest granddaughter and brought them back to stay until the wedding is over! Also, been busy with my work and just "doing things". Seems like when you retire, the time just slips past with you not really doing much, but....I swear, I DO NOT know how I did it when working full time....guess I just let things slide and did not do them....LOL! I've been doing a lot of baking lately too~never had time for it before! Made a really awesome Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake that is so delicious with a cold glass of milk or fresh cup of coffee! I'm feeding the birds and enjoying watching them a lot~feeding the squirrels and bunnies too~as well as a couple of stray kitty cats~LOL! (Too soft hearted) :) :)
I've played a little bit with trying to learn GIMP program. Still haven't perfected it...but with a few tutorials from Pascale Accord, I am getting around it better. Here are a couple of my newest undertakings.Miss Hayden and her mommy...don't they look alike?This is a freebie from Raspberry Road Designs Pansy Garden and a gorgeous cluster from Miss Linda.Here's my "girls" and I in another one from RRD's Pansy Garden.This was for my sister Kathy's birthday...her and mother ins a RRD Fresh Raspberries cluster by Ellen and WA by Miss Linda.
This is a photo of my friend Janette that I "gussied" up for her.
Whatever you do this weekend, make it fun and memorable. Share it with us too! I plan to! Chat more later~Have a good one and GO MAVS!!!! Luv, Mat