Friday, July 22, 2011

Still under a heat advisory :)

We just can't shake it...21 days in a row with no relief in sight for the next 7 days. Wow~See where a lot of other states not used to the triple digits are experiencing it too~Wow! We haven't had any measurable rain since June 20th either, so grass is beginning to die, most of the plants are dying despite some watering, but when you are on water rationing because of the excessive heat and no rain...guess that is to be expected. My poor car is soooooo dirty, but not taking it to the car wash until it rains...may be dirty for a while...LOL! I think I will head to Tennessee, pickup Scarlett, shoot on up to Ohio for Thelma, then over to Wisconsin for Miss Boots and we're headed to the Canadian home of Louise to soak up some of the cooler weather. Since I have been inside so much, I've guessed it...scrapping...Hayden, Jade, Ruby and the "girls" of course, as well as some of Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding! Hope all of you have big plans for the weekend for making memories to share. Whatever you do, make it fun!! Chat with you next time. Luv, Mat

This kitty is one of six belonging to friends that I watch when they are out of town!
Thanks to Raspberry Road Designs for a lot of these layouts as well as Linda for the Wordart and Ginger for wordart and PascaleA for the tuts on using GIMP, I think I have a good handle on using that program now, but still fine tuning some!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 12 of the 100+ temperatures here!

We are under heat advisory until the end of the week. Man, 12 days in a row of 100+ temps and not lower than 80 at night time. Waaaaayyyy toooo HOT for me. Need to go to a cooler place, but can' just stay inside and soak up the AC...LOL! At least I am learning the GIMP program (thanx to tutorials from PascaleA). Here are some more of Elizabeth's wedding photos in some awesome QPS I found and an attempt at blending color/black and white. Hope y'all are have a great week and making lots of memories to share. Chat with you more next time. Luv, Mat
Miriams scraps QP 206 holds Tammy & Elizabeth (mother & bride)

Miriams scraps Wedding QP of the lovely bride

Sorry this Love Overlay was from Craft Crave with no TOU

This graynblack QP also had no TOU....the handsome groom...Andrew

nanb QP 4 of the bride
nanb QP5 also of the bride
and my blending attempt doing it by the tutorial from PascaleA. Thanx to all of you creative designers for the freebies and the instructions. I appreciate all of you!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Gerri~

Finally....guess blogger has been having troubles this morning....kept giving me a "Service Unavailabe" message....anyhow, on now and can post the special page I created for a special lady on her special day! The "girls" and I wish you a great birthday! Happy Birthday Miss Gerri, hope it is a marvelous day filled with loads of memories for you to share. Hope Al treats you like a queen today and that you will have many more to come! Hugs to ya and here's a couple of juleps I took from the veranda to drop off for you especially today! Luv, Mat

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New pages of my GreatNieces~

Since it is tooooooo HOT to be outside, I decided to try my luck with layering in GIMP. It is a little more complicated than Photoshop when it comes to the texting, but think I am finally getting the hang of it. Got a couple of new QP's from Miriam's Scraps by Miriam and GinaP that I thought would make some cute displays of the girls along with Miss Linda's great wordart that describes them to a T. Snitched off some new photos from Facebook of my great nieces, Jade, Ruby & Hayden, so thought I'd make their moms and grandmoms a couple of pages. They surely grow fast don't they? I made a 2 page display of Jade & Ruby, then one of all 3 of them together. Will make another of Hayden a little later to share, but right now, got to get off this computer and get some work done, lots of errands today, lunch with Teri and an appointment at 3 and meds to pickup as well as some treats for my "girls"! Hope all of you have a terrific day, thanks for stopping by! Chat with you more next time. Luv, MatMiss Jade
Miss Ruby
Jade with mommy, Ruby asleep with daddy & Hayden with her Papa

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Nina!!

Today is my bestest friend Nina's birthday, so I made her a happy page of the loves of her life, her hubby, children, grandchildren and sisters and one of her nieces. Hope you enjoy your special day and that you are treated really special today and always! Love ya bunches. Mat

Monday, July 4, 2011


Celebrate our nation's freedom this Independence day by thanking a soldier for all they do to keep our country free and the greatest in the world! I appreciate, thank and applaud all of you, yesterday, today and tomorrow! One Nation under God! Luv, Mat
(thanx to 2 MrsSumners for this beautiful kit from a while back and Snappy Scrappy for the lovely flag that I used creating this celebration page)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day Carol

Downloaded this gorgeous free cluster from lmurphy...just had to put your photo in it to wish you a happy Canada day! Luv, Mat