Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We haven't had a triple digit day in awhile now! OK so the lower 90's is still Hot to most folks, but to us, this is a bit of relief! LOL! We got a brief 2-3 min shower last evening, but nothing to write about :) Hope this means we are on the downhill side of summer and fall is approaching! (not just on the calendar either)!
My "sister" Nina and I visited with a friend that is having her house repainted and has decided to purchase some new furniture, so Nina and I bought some of the pieces she is replacing! I got a dresser and night stand and a TV entertainment center with enough room to "hide" most of my CD's! Loving how my "new" furniture looks!
Here are a few more pages I've created, hope you enjoy looking at them. I sure enjoyed making them and want to thank all the lovely designers with the generous hearts that give us so many freebies to play with. BTW, I had another memory book printed of the Road Trip 2012 by AdoramaPix and it is by far the most superior book I have ordered to date and they work FAST too!
Y'all all have a fabulous Labor Day weekend. Praying for all those that have been hit by Issac too! OK outta here for this time, chat more later! Luv, Mat
This is Nina's sister Tressa with her newest granddaughter Bella! just couldn't wait to scrap this lovely photo I stole from her FB acct...LOL! The wordart is by Miss Linda at Random Thoughts. Sorry, forgot to write down name of the freebie kit, I will search for it!
Created this Cat Power wordart using Miriam's Paw alpha! (you can find in on her site for free)the background paper is also from Miriam's Minikit 6!
This is my sister Kathy in the car with all 3 of her grand babies. I took this as we drove up to meet with them. This kit is by Raspberry Road Designs and EK's clusters from same kit.
Poor Amy, she had to get up too early for us to leave, she slept like this for hours as we drove through GA, SC and the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC. The QP is one of Arlene's using a With A Russian Dutch Heart kit.
This family shot I took at one of the rest areas we stopped along the route.This is also on of Kyra's kit at With A Russian Dutch Heart.
This was on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hayden and mom Maggie! Love Miriam's QP I used too!
This is Amy and I at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. The QP is by Linda at Random Thoughts, she used a kit by Kyra at WRDH.
All these designers sites can be found in my list of favorites on the lower right of my blog, go visit them for some awesome freebies! Hugs!! Mat

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Whew...what a weekend!

First of all, have a happy and lovely day y'all!

My work computer died on Friday....uh oh! Wouldn't even turn on...I spent a lot of time in the floor, unplugging-tracing-replugging and trying everything I knew to reset it...NOPE...not turning on! O My, just another worry, but not too bad of one!!! I called the software place, got all the necessary things to download it to my laptop...this is now my work computer! Got the printer all networked and even got a wireless keyboard (with a 10 key on it) and mouse to use. Got my work all caught up again over the weekend!

We have had some rain and a cool down in the triple digit temps....finally! This morning a cool and lovely 66 degrees! O yes it will climb back to the 90's again, but sure enjoying it now. Hope the yard guy makes an appearance soon....or I will be ticketed by the city for tall grass (not weeds)! Loving it that all is green and growing again, including my Hibiscus is blooming again!

I lazed on Saturday night (watched the Cowboy game) Sunday (watched the Nascar races) Sunday night the Colts/Steeler game! Got lots of good resting of my shoulders, arms and wrists...LOL!

Monday was a really busy, busy day with filing claims and then filing payments and patient charts! Yesterday awoke to a soft slow soaking rain all work to scrapped and scrapped and scrapped, paper and digital....LOL! Needless to say, I need to rest again! ROFL!!

Have not left this house in 4 days, so today, I gotta! Going to the post office for me and for work, the the bank for me and for work and then to buy some kitty cat supplies...yep, they are getting low on food too! So will cut this kinda more next time! Remember to make lots of memories to share! Luv, Mat
Amy's beautiful smile in a Raspberry Road Design's kit and Miss Linda's Wordart!
Amy stepped into Superman's phone booth as Hayden looked on, Amy became SuperGirl~the frame was created using freebies from Scrapbook Flair 4th of July kit!
Margaret and Amy are great friends as well as sisters-in-law! Used a design by Arlene using With a Russian Dutch Heart's kit and Donna's Digital Designs wordart
They both gonna kill me for this one...Kathy was listening to Hayden and Penny had gotten her tongue stuck in the MD bottle...LOL! This kit is from Arlene and WRDH and Donna's words.
This is a RRD kit and Donna's words to put my great nieces and great nephew in! Just had to use those words....LOL! Jade, Hayden, Ruby and Jayson.
This lovely page was created with my cluster (using Miriam's Minikit 6) and a paper from Kyra at WRDH the family wordart is from Granny Enchanted.
And finally, this is gorgeous Maggie's smile! The QP is from Miriam and all elements are from her Minikit 6 and the lovely words are from Miss Linda at Random Thoughts. You can find all these very generous artists listed in my favs list on the right. Thanx to all of you who offer your hard work for free! XO Mat

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to You!

Today is my niece Amy Jo's birthday, so I made her a card using a kit called China by Booland Designs. I took this at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN while on our trip last month. Isn't she lovely?
Oreo is 7 today too! So Happy Birthday to my fat cat!
And my brother, Pepper, would have been 54 today! RIP brother dear, still miss you!
That's about all for today...Got to finish these Olympics since it's the last day! I haven't missed very much of them....LOL! I know, get a life, right? Chat more next time. Luv, Mat

Friday, August 10, 2012

Road Trip Saga Returns.....

LOL! Bet U thought U were not gonna have to hear anymore about Road Trip 2012 right? Wrong!! lots more to talk about, we had so much fun! Next we toured the huge Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. Amy, Margaret and Hayden walked all the way up the stairs, but did not go in the arch as Penny and I found shade to sit in by the water waiting for their return.
(here's the girls beneath the arch, I could not get back far enough...LOL, but put them in a QP using As Time Goes By by Kyra at With a Russian Dutch Heart)
We took lots of photos while at the arch, but alas, it was getting hot and we had to seek some cool air. We also met up with Kathy and all 3 of her grandbabies outside a medical center where Christina was having a minor procedure done. This was the first time of all the kids meeting each other, but the girls got along famously and first time Penny and I got to see Jayson. He is so adorable! Here they are opening the gifts we took for them...this was just before they started a game of hide and seek. LOL! Not still long!! I'm sorry I did not write down where this kit came from, but I think it was from Raspberry Road Designs.Here is a cute QP I got from Miriam of a Rubik's Cube that I put photos of Kat's grand kids, Jade, Ruby and Jayson in and call it Ruby's Cube.....LOLPretty clever idea, huh? Kathy wants this in a frame! I used a QP from Tea for Two Scraps of a present for miss Hayden. She was lying on the bed watching TV when I took this photo!
And this pair of pages is from Granny Enchanted with assorted photos of the trip this is for a double page in my scrapbook.Well, next installment is the trip back home with a few stops at Metropolis to visit Superman, a stop in Nashville with a visit to Grand Ole Opry House, Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Rainforest Cafe and another stop in Alabama to see the space shuttle....until then....y'all have a great weekend of making lots of memories to share! Luv, Mat

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wow, new look AND another Award!

My blog fairy, Linda (Random Thoughts) not only created the new lovely look to my blog, but she gave me a Blog Ribbon Award as well. Here's the award...and the rules!1) post the rules
2) Name 5 of your most fabulous moments, either in real life or in blogsphere.
3) Name 5 things you love
4) Name 5 things you hate (or dislike)
5) Pass it on to 5 other bloggers and let them know by a comment

FABULOUS MOMENTS-The vacation I just took with my sister, her daughter, her daughter-in-law, her granddaughter to visit with our sister in Illinois. Meeting my friend Miss Scarlett for the first time. My 38th birthday (2 strippers!!!)My niece's wedding! Making it to retirement age!
THINGS I LOVE-my Family. Fabulous Friends. My Cats. My Blog sisters. Digiscrapping!
THINGS I DISLIKE- Extreme heat. Unfaithfulness. Deceit. Two faced people. Drama Queens!
Now for 5 people---- Miriam, Donna,
Can't send it to Linda or Kyra as they have already got one and sent it to me and Linda used all my contacts and I don't have 5 blogs to send it too, especially since I just exhausted my list with the award before. Wow! Anyhow, just be glad it is not for Facebook....I could rack up a lot of them there! LOL!
back to the Olympics, the girls are playing volleyball and I LOVE to watch more later! Luv, Mat

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sunshine Award

Donna---at Donna's Digital Creations nominated me for a Sunshine Award....Thank you Donna, I appreciate it very much. are the simple rules for this award.

First, you should thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. (ck)
Next, answer the following 10 questions about yourself. (ck)

Then, choose 10 of your favorite bloggers and link their blogs to your post.  Be sure to let them know that you are nominating them for the award. (ck)

Last, be sure to copy and paste the award to your blog! (ck)

OK, here go the questions! Your gonna know a few things about me that maybe you don't wanna know....LOL!

1.  Favorite Color-Sunshine Yellow is my absolute favorite color.
2.  Favorite animal-that's a hard one....duh....CATS (I only have 3 indoor and 6 outdoor now)
3.  Favorite number-13 always has been.
4.  Favorite Drink-non-alcoholic is water, but alcoholic is ice cold beer (yep, I'm a redneck girl).
5.  Facebook or Twitter-FACEBOOK.
6.  Good Book or Good Movie-Well I love both, but since I have my IPAD, I read a lot more especially Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (I am in midst of 3rd book already) and I read even while watching a movie (yes, I can concentrate on both at the same time)!
7.  My passion-Family, Friends, My fur gurls and Digiscrapping.
8.  Giving or getting gifts-Giving is more fun for me, but...I like receiving too, even if it is a surprise award!
9.  Favorite Day-All of them now that I work from home (Loving it)
10.Favorite Flower-Yellow Rose

OK...that's enough about me...can't wait to hear about these nominees:

Miss Gerri
Miss Scarlett
Miss Edna
Miss Judy 
Ginger's House
Never Forget Memories
Scrapiness Down Under
Tea For Two Scraps
With a Russian Dutch Heart

That's all for this more later! Luv, Mat

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

R.I.P. Merlyn Hartman

My dear friend, Merlyn Hartman, died in a motorcycle accident while riding in Canada on July 31st.   He was headed for Alaska when he ran into some gravel in a curve on the highway. He was a devoted husband to Alyce, who was not with him on this trip. He was super safety conscious and a very active member of GWRRA. He always had a smile like the one above on his face. He will be missed by all who knew him. Goodbye Merlyn, have fun riding with those riders that left earlier, I am sure there are gorgeous roads to ride in heaven.  Mat

(I used a QP and word art by Linda at Random Thoughts)