Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Calvin & Penny!

Another year and another birthday for Calvin on the 14th and Penny today! I did a page for both of them...Calvin turned 2 and Penny is the whopping double nickel today....she's gonna get even with me for that one, I guarantee!
This cute free frame is by Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli with a photo of Calvin in his John Deere green shirt eating his John Deere Tractor cake...(Can you tell he is crazy about tractors and trucks and cars?) He is so stinking cute...just like his daddy was and has the same devilish grin too! LOL!
This I made for Facebook and since she hates, hates, hates her photos, I made it very ghost like so she would not complain too much. I created it using the free kit by Kyra at With A Russian-Dutch Heart called Afternoon in September and free cluster using the same kit by her CT Arlene.
So, I got a few more photos of all Kathy's and Penny's grand babies...just had to scrap some of them too as they change so rapidly at this stage in their little lives...I wish I could visit with them more, but since I can't, I have to visit through photos...Right?
This adorable photo of Annabeth and Eliza just begged to be put on a scrap page. The page is from Neli, the sisters alpha is from Crazy-4-Monograms and the wordart is by Miss Boots aka Random Thoughts at Linda's Place.
This photo of Jade and Ruby was posted as Fancy Dress Day at school, so I decided to put them in the page and instead of trying to make separate photos, just leave it together and enlarge it to fit both frames. Sorry do not know who the designer is as it had to TOU with it and I have had it a while.
Isn't this the sweetest photo? don't you just want to squeeze him? I do!!  This is Jayson who fell asleep watching a video on his kindle...sweet dreams little one! The page is created using the free mini kit called Little Dreamer by Raspberry Road Designs with the cluster by the CT Ellen.
Sweetness overload here...Miss Hayden in a lovely QP by Fecnikek called Vanilla Mint, just love the pop of hot pink with this layout!
Ok, so Mr handsome, Calvin got 2 pages this was special for his birthday, this one is just because he is so stinking Cute, Cute, Cute! This is also a free QP by Fecnikek
The two littlest ones, Ms Eliza and Mr Wayne are sharing the baby room frame by Fecnikek. They are just too sweet for words...right?
And finally, sweetness overload here...Miss Annabeth in a cute frame titles Sweet Little Girl also by Fecnikek.
I really do enjoy doing these and I really, really appreciate all the freebies that these awesome designers so generously give to us to make the process fun. If you want to visit their individual sites, just place your mouse over their names for the links, or find them in my friends list on the right of this post.
Was so very sorry about all the killings in France, it is a real shame that people get so brain washed by lunatics and will not let this world live in peace. Why innocent folks have to die for some idiot to prove they can so easily be led to hate is beyond my scope of reasoning! Pray that healing takes place soon for those loved ones left behind as well as those that left us too soon and a healing for the country as well.
We have been having lovely Fall weather (except for last Monday when all the storms and tornadoes came through around 3 a.m.) Today we are going to reach 70, but overnight the bottom will fall out again and we are expecting a freeze for our area on Sunday morning! So, I guess I better get my rear out of this chair and get stuff together to put on my plants or take in the ones in danger of the colder weather.  Thankfully, I have taken precautions for all my outdoor fur babies that visit...they have electric heating pads in their condos and soft clean blankets to snuggle in away from that cold north wind.  The yard guys were here yesterday (finally got the ground dry enough to mow) and my lawn looks lovely and free of leaves....LOL! won't last long as the Live Oak next door still has lots of leaves and my Red Oak is still full of green leaves and acorns, and acorns, and acorns and acorns...lots and lots of them. ROFL!  I've also cleaned all the bird feeders and have fresh new seed and suet blocks and Miss Edna's Peanut Butter Bread too! The squirrels just love that as much as the birds do!
I had a lovely weekend visit with my sweet niece Sebrina...we ate way too much Mexican food and talked, and talked before bed, then I let her sleep in and made her some biscuits and sausage gravy before she left to go back home. She was in Ft. Worth for a Science convention that ended on Saturday so she spent the night with me. I get to see her so seldom, it is always a real treat when she visits. My fur babies were not happy with a stranger in the house and didn't want to visit with her until just before she left on Sunday, little stinkers...! So I did her a page as well....she is in a free QP by Miss Edna, doesn't she look lovely?
Okay, just heard the trash truck come by so gotta put the cans back up and get to moving a little so will sign off for now and chat more with you next time.  Make lots and lots of memories to share with us, have a marvelous weekend! Hugs, Mat


  1. Those little ones change so quickly, in their first years, so you are doing a good thing to scrap their photos.
    And right also them bein sooooo cute! LOL.
    Nice you had a good time with your niece, and hmmmm, your fur babies were perhaps a bit jealous?? Our brodski always takes his time to come inside when we have a visitor.
    So temperatures suddenly dropped in your area too?
    Let's just hope we will not have a too strong winter, hey?
    Not nice for us and not nice for your outdoor fur babies.
    Although you take good care of them and they have good shelter.
    All news and talk on tv and all the media is bery much about the disaster in Paris and possible new ones and precaution measures and lots of bold langiage. At the moment people tr not to be scared too much, but deep inside we all are. If nothing happens for a longer time, we will more or less forget about it until there is a new attack. But it is almost impossible to prevent it all.
    It's just a shame, that people don;t seem to be able to live together peacefully, and I wonder if that miradcle ever will happen.
    You take care and have a lovely weekend, cuddle to all your fur babies!!

  2. Your scrap layouts are beautiful. When all these little ones grow up, they will be ever so pleased that you scrapped all these wonderful memories.

    I'm so glad you and the kitties are alright, what with all the wicked storms in Texas lately. And I have to agree with Kyra. I don't think we'll ever see a worldwide peace, at least not in my lifetime. It really is sad that some folks just can't be happy unless they are causing pain and hurt to others.

    At some point, all the peoples of the world have to take a stand together if we want peace.

    I want to wish you and the kitties a very happy Thanksgiving Day. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. Boa noite, querida amiga Mat!
    Hoje foi dia de fazer limpeza aqui em casa e ainda estamos trabalhando...
    Muito obrigada por suas palavras carinhosas no meu blog.
    Não me canso de dizer que acho lindo o seu amor por sua família! Seus sobrinhos são lindos!
    Querida amiga, tenha um maravilhoso fim de semana! Abraços, Neli.

  4. translated by Google.....
    Good night, dear friend Matt!
    Today was a day of cleaning to do here at home and we are still working ...
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
    I never tire of saying that I find beautiful your love for your family! His nephews are beautiful!
    Dear friend, have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Neli.