Monday, October 22, 2012

Jayson's Cotton Candy

I snitched this cute photo of Jayson eating cotton candy from Christina's Facebook and just had to do a quick page of it. I took the partial candy and copied it to make it look like a full cone of candy...putting it so that it looks like he is offering it to you. The expression on his face is simply adorable. I used Kyra's newest free kit called Moments without Time as well as a cluster from the same kit by Arlene. Hope you like this as much as I do. Have a terrific week ahead. Chat more later, Luv ya! Mat

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just Luv Dem Kitty Gurls Noses!

I have been experimenting with the camera on my Galaxy II phone!  Of course, my kitty girls are the target...LOL! I used some Autumn brag book freebies by Amanda to display some of them. Plus I used a kit by Lesley Mason at Scrapiness Down Under to make a page for them all together with wordart by April the Scrapoholic!  I also used the same kit for Miss Hayden's 4th birthday and wordart by Miss Linda that I posted on Facebook, but am putting on here for those of you that are not on Facebook (and so it will be in my next published blog book)!


The weather here is simply gorgeous....a little warm in the late afternoon, but the evenings and early mornings are simply perfect.  We had a little stormy Saturday night with high winds (blew over all my flower pots) but just enough rain to give all the flowers and grass a nice boost. We have mid 80's during the daytime and high 50's at night. Today, a light gentle breeze from the south...I still have all my windows open! (yes, the house needed dusting again, so up goes the windows to rearrange it)!
Well, time to feed the girls and the birds outside as well as my mommy cat and her 3 babies that have taken up residence in my back yard! Then fix a bite to eat, clean up and get ready for DWTS the results and then The Voice and the second debates are tonight too! Will chat with y'all some more next time, in the meantime, hope you are making lots of memories to share! Luv, Mat

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just a Scrappin"

I used one of my photos of Amy at the Gaylord in Nashville and added a cluster by Arlene from WRDH's Enchanted Autumn Time Kit so that Amy could play amongst the Fairies and dream of this wonderful vacation.
Miss Maggie in a freebie QP from Lanell at Never Forget Memories entitled Best Friends.
My handsome nephew Lance, his lady love Maggie and their daughter Hayden in a stacked paper layout from Booland designs called Precious
I snitched these photos from Maggie's FB of Hayden in the field with Daddy and Papa. I put her in 3 clusters by Ellen usings RRD kit called Autumn Blaze and used a background from RRD Pink Lemonade kit and the WA is by Donna that I recolored to use on this page.
My gorgeous niece Sebrina in a lovely QP by ScrapdeYas called Natural Orange.
Cutie Patootie Jayson is a fabulous Special Delivery....LOL! I used a kit by AimeeH called Blustery Day and a photo I got from his mom's FB account.
The adorable Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! Top photo I got off FB, she was sighing as she was at the doctors office waiting, the other is one I took in July when we visited. The QP is by Pam LeFore Designs and the LOVE was another freebie with no TOU
Last but certainly not least, Miss Jade in a Masterpiece by Note Scribbles DDD QP Be Creative. I used her class photo from this year that I got from Christina's FB Account.

You know that old John Anderson Song, Just a Swingin', well it  has been running through my brain all day so I thought I should be just a Scrappin' all day! That is exactly what I wanted to do and no one to say I can't so I did! Loved every minute of it too! Hope you enjoy looking at my handiwork. I really want to thank all the talented artists who share/sell their beautiful kits so that we can do things like this. I so enjoy the relaxation of it when I can sit long enough to create the pages. Hope all of you have a beautiful weekend ahead and make lots of terrific memories to share! Until next chat, y'all have a good one. Luv, Mat

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I am so very thankful that my sister-in-law, Myrl and her daughter, my niece Sebrina were together and not at home last evening when the house had an electrical short and caught fire. They saw the smoke from about 3 miles away and "listened to their inner voices" telling them to check it out! Thankfully a neighbor made sure the dog was let out of the house and 7 firetrucks were called to the scene as they had to stand by and watch the house destroyed. Sure, they lost a lot of material belongings (some can be replaced, some can't) but for sure, Myrl and Sebrina could not be replaced and I am so very glad God was watching over them and they were not at home asleep when the fire broke out! The Red Cross put them in a hotel for a couple of nights, and after a few hours of cooling down the hot spots, etc they were going to be allowed in to see if they could salvage anything. Myrl's car was also burned along with the house. According to the Fire Chief the fire started in the improper wiring in the attic above the computer and freezer. The landlord was called to the scene, but he never spoke with Myrl or Sebrina. (pretty crappy if you ask me). I know they have had an outpouring of friends, relatives and their church to assist them during this very shocking time (as small towns do ya know?) Sure wish I could have gone down there, but not able to right now. I did talk with both of them last night, we said a prayer and they tried to get some rest. I am so thankful that Myrl chose to share photos of Sebrina as she grew up so now I will be busy trying to copy some of them to send to her, she was most heartbroken over losing all of Sebrina's baby photos, graduation photo and hers and my deceased brother's wedding photos. Today was a day for adjusting and healing and saying Thank You God for watching over them both. We are still blessed they are still in our family! Just had to do this page (via Miss Linda at Random Thoughts) to share on Facebook. Here's hoping y'all have a fabulous Columbus day and that the week ahead is a memorable one for all of you! Luv, Mat