Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 has flown by!!

I don't know how the time just escapes so quickly for me, but December is just flying by! I have been so busy buying and wrapping gifts, mailing them, baking cookies (12 doz so far), making candy (4 different kinds) & trying to scrap and design. And.....trying to stay on top of all my reality shows...The Voice 2 nights..X Factor 2 nights...(Thank Goodness the Dancing With the Stars is over)...and some other shows I am having to DVR and catch when I can! Can't believe that CHRISTMAS is only 5 1/2 days away! Then before you know it...2013 will be ringing in!
I hope 2013 will be a better year for all of us and a much safer one. I'm not gonna discuss Connecticut too much as I have cried tears until there are none left. We so desperately need more attention paid to those suffering from mental illnesses! I just keep praying for all those parents and for the families of the educators! Christmas is surely going to be very rough for all of them, but hoping they can remember the good times and keep their eyes heavenward. HE will help them survive this tragedy!
We have a cold front coming in tonight, the wind is horrendous out there now, but supposed to gust to 40 mph tonight and take this mid 70's temps with it as the front blows through. Got to get out and put a box over my Hibiscus and find something to weight the box down. Got boxes and some old blankets out for the outside kitties to hibernate in if they have to. But all we get is cold temps, no rain, no snow!! So at least we will be dry.
Here's some more Christmas pages made of my family. This is the rest of Kathy's family as well as Kathy and Jim. Then my deceased brother's ex wife and his daughter. Next post will have my sister Penny's family in it! :)
Jeff & Tiff are in a freebie frame made by Marijja isn't it lovely? I know I have used this photo before, but I have so few of them that I have to use what I have. When he was here visiting last month, I totally forgot to take any of him....duh!!
Here is Kathy in a page from freebie kit by Kyra called Joy of the Season along with cluster made by Arlene from the same kit. You can find a link to With A Russian Dutch Heart on the right! She has some awesome kits for you and they are always free. So is Arlene's clusters from these kits.
And this is her hubby Jim in a page by Miss Edna and the overlay is one of my creations that I offered as a freebie on Miriam's Scraps using her Pinkish Christmas kit. Miriam also offers all her kits and QPs free, check out her site too! Miss Edna always has freebies each month on her blog that you can find on the right as well. She has some of the most beautiful photos that she takes and shares too! This is the last of Kathy's family. She and Jim have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 3 grandchildren.
My brother passed away in 1996. This is my sister-in-law, Myrl, mother of my lovely niece Sebrina! They live in south Texas.  Myrl shines in this page created by Neli, my new friend in Brazil. She also offers all her pages and kits for free. She is listed on the right, check out her awesome freebies too!
And last, but certainly not least, is sweet sweet first grade teacher Sebrina! I am so very proud of her and the job she is doing. She passed the principle exam this year too! Isn't she pretty, she has a great smile and a very big heart! She is in a page I created using Lesley's free Christmas kit (Scrapiness Down Under on the right) All her kits are freebies too. This green is perfect for Sebrina's green eyes! This is all of my brother's family that I know of!
Well, guess that's all for this post, got to get some more candy made after I get my plants covered and X Factor finals start tonight! LOL! The Voice ended just as I wanted it too! Just ADORE Blake Shelton and I so wanted him to win again this year! Have you heard his new Christmas album? It is super and so is CeeLo's Christmas album. Thanx to all the designers that offer there free gifts to me. I want to say to all of you that you are so appreciated! So very much! Y'all all have a terrific rest of the week and weekend making lots of memories to share! Will chat more later! Luv, Mat


  1. Querida Mat, obrigada pelo seu carinho!
    Minha amiga, tudo em que você coloca as suas mãos e as suas idéias você transforma em uma obra de arte!
    Estão lindas as fotos com as molduras, sem exceção.
    Ah, querida amiga, também amo você!
    Um grande abraço, Neli.
    Ah, vou seguir as orientações médicas na medida do possível.

  2. Where do you find time to scrap all those pages?
    Reading how busy you were these last days, oh, much more busy than I was LOL!
    Now do the last bits and then take a few days a bit of rest to be completely in good shape and condition at Christmas you hear!!!!
    Oh, I know sometimes it's hard to keep up with the favorite tv programs. One day there is nothing to watch and another day on several channels a lot to see. Thanks for DVD and videa, so we can register and watch later.
    I too loved Voce of Holland, a good girl won, now this Friday they start with The Voice Kids!!
    Have a great day and lovely, relaxed weekend!

  3. Wow, you've done quite a bit of scrapping layouts! I love your overlay with the tree and the deer. I'll just have to make some time soon to do a bit of scrapping myself.

    Our temps have been running mild to cold and back to mild. Now if they can only hold out till Spring. Oh boy! Yeah, I know I'm dreaming, but sometimes it's fun to dream.

    You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. Marvelous craps here, lovely work!Thank you and Merry Christmas!