Saturday, July 20, 2013

Just wasting time!

Hi y'all! I think our reprieve from the triple digit temperatures is over.  Our rain cooled days are gone and July in Texas is back with a vengeance!  Not only is it creeping back towards those triple digits, the humidity levels and bad air quality levels are rampantly increasing as well!  Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. I hope all those NOT accustomed to the muggy excessive heat find relief real soon!All of you should really take extra care since you are not used to any of it! LOL!

I have been staying inside and trying to organize and clear out stuff...not really succeeding as once I stop and sit down at this computer....that is all I want to do....create pages and/or play games! The "girls" make me get up and move about every hour! LMBO!! Anyhow, here are some pages made with some photos I was sent by my sister and/or sister-in-law and/or nieces! (I hope you can keep all that straight!!)

First, here is photo of Amy and Maggie with their pregnant bellies.  I just adore these photos. Amy is due in September (girl) and Maggie is due in November (boy). They are not only friends but sisters-in-law! The page is from several different designers, Kyra (With A Russian Dutch Heart) Frame by Marijja at.fecnikek, extra flowers are from Miriam's Scraps and the wording is all mine.
Here is Maggie with her hubby Lance....isn't this the cutest? This is another cute frame from Marijja and a word art arrow from Raspberry Road Designs. (Lance is Amy's brother) !
Here's Maggie, Lance, Hayden and Chevy! That is the sweetest dog in the world and minds so well. Hayden is excited about her baby brother coming. This quick page is by Linda at Random Thoughts and another wordart arrow by Raspberry Road Designs.
Here's a photo of Jade that was taken at the zoo day before yesterday. She is really growing isn't she? Love her little smile in this one. The QP is by Arlene using With A Russian Dutch Heart kit More Than Words.
Here is Ruby made the same day as Jade's. Her QP is by Neli at Lugar Encantado de Neli
And just had to do one of Jayson too, made at the zoo.  He is really growing as well. They sure don't stay little long do they? He is in a page by Neli at Lugar Encantado de Neli as well
Here's Myrl (my sis-in-law) at the Flint River Park in Bainbridge, GA. The red vehicle has Penny sitting in it! No QP here, just the photo put on a colored background.
And one of Sebrina at the Big Oak Tree in Thomasville, GA.  She was fascinated by the size and the living moss on the tree. Look how big around the tree is, you cannot get a good photo of the whole tree since it covers a full city block. This too is just the photo with a smaller photo of the tree info set in it.
Well, enough for today, got to get moving before I get glued to this will wish all of you a terrific weekend, make lots of memories to share and have lots and lots of fun doing so! Will chat with y'all more later! Hugs, Mat :)
(all the designers info is linked if you want to visit for some awesome freebies for scrapbooking)


  1. You sure did some work making layouts! When it is as hot as it is in your part of the world, it;s is no fun to do "heavy"work. Best time is early morning and then stay rather "moveless"the rest of the day LOL!
    They said on the weatherchannel here that today will be really warm, about 28C at the coast already (about 82C), and the next days it could be even towards 30C. Towards end of the week we might have some thunder and lightning, with some rain.
    But still staying real warm.
    Oh well, it better stays for longer this way, then we can get used to it a bit, but knowing the weather changes in Holland it easily can drop to temps of only 68F.
    Anyway, we will enjoy today, with also some time spent inside)cooler there' and watching in the afternoon women soccer EC and in the evening the last day of the Tour de France. Also ewant to work a bit on a new kit, and may be make another layout for Edna.
    Whoops, it will be a `busy`day ROFL.
    Stay cool, have a nice day,

  2. Querida amiga Mat, expliquei nas mensagens(ao lado) as razões da minha ausência estes dias.
    Fico muito feliz quado você usa meus frames, pois você combina perfeitamente a foto e a moldura!
    Espero que o calor não a maltrate muito.
    Um grande abraço, Neli.

  3. Gosh, you sure have been busy scrapping. Beautiful layouts. I love the photos of the huge rock and tree. It's too bad you couldn't get a photo of the whole tree, showing just how big it is. We are having our "brief relief" from the hot hot hot stuff, but it's still hot and sticky. Oh well, I guess that what July is all about. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. Dear friend Mat, explained in messages (side) the reasons for my absence these days.
    I am very happy priate you use my frames because you perfectly combines the picture and the frame!
    I hope the heat does not mistreat the lot.
    A big hug, Neli.