Okay, this year can go down as winning the derby, or races, it has simply flown by, right? Here it is time to turn our clocks back, don't you wish we could turn back the years as well? I do at times!! Especially when I have had insomnia (waking at 2 a.m.) and start scrapping old memories....LOL....then I run into some new memories being created and I'm glad that time keeps marching on! The trips down memory lane are so wonderful, but they were fraught with some bad times too that we simply choose to push away and bury! But the new ones being created....those are the best ones...cause I get to see my nieces and nephews growing their families and I get to spoil them as I did their parents. Of course, the most fun I have with spoiling....is for all the fur babies that come and go or stay in my life! I'm still at 5 inside and at least a dozen or more outside that need feeding daily! I could spend more on scrap kits if I didn't buy so much cat food or pay for vet bills...LMBO here....but I have so many choices of freebies from such GENEROUS designers, that I really have no need to purchase....just want to occasionally! ROFL!
This week has really been a strange one with my sleeping pattern...normally I get 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep...NOT THIS WEEK....it's more like 3-4 hours. So, instead of lying around, watching things I have DVR'd or reading (which I have been doing plenty of both), I have been scanning old photo albums and/or making some memory pages...making sure I have all my digitized photos backed up...reorganizing files on my computer....put like scrapping items together...and yes, even cleaning and clearing out some cobwebs and down sizing my closet (things that others might be able to use, that I am not, after all...I love staying in my jammies on most days...LOL)!
It has been such a humid summer (or I'm just getting older and noticing it more) that I haven't been able to open my windows and/or be outside much, but this last front that came through on Friday....gave us some much needed watering, less humidity and even cooler that 90F temperatures...WAHOO...that means my windows have been open and even the dust bunnies are dancing around! It is so nice to have that freshness in the inside....and oh yeah, the fur babies are loving the window sills again...at least until I sit at this computer, then they "fight" over who is going to sit on the desk above my keyboard! I LOVE IT!!!
Hopefully, this week will bring an end to some of the nastiness that is being slung around on the airwaves and social media (I'm so tired of it all) as we start a new journey with a new government reign! We had new baseball champs (108 years since they won), hopefully our Cowboys will continue to improve their record, and NASCAR is winding down another year of great racing (they are here this weekend) that ends in the next 2 races...our VETS get their day of honor this month too...(they are honored by me daily as I am so very proud of all of them for all the freedoms I enjoy at their expense)...I have even changed my outside light to green to honor them and I tell them in person when I encounter them! We have Thanksgiving coming this month too (not that you would know as all the merchants just seem to skip over this holiday anymore). And, of course, there are lots of birthdays to celebrate too...my cousin Nancy, my sister Penny, my great nephew Calvin just to name a few.
Alright...enough rambling from me...going to get this finished...put on some good old country music...finish up my mopping (that's what I have left to do besides dusting, but the open windows is relocating that for me) and get ready for DA BOYZ to play at noon (which means I have to DVR NASCAR to watch after the game)...don't you just love us sports nuts? I can't help it...I do love it and I think we all should do things we love....Right? Can you tell I have been up since 3 a.m. and just finished my second cup of coffee? ROFLMAO!!!
So, with that....here are some of the pages I created this past week or so! First off, here's my page for this Halloween (which was very quiet in this neighborhood).
Digital Scrapbooking Studio girls...I just love that black cat...the photo is from 2008.
DSS that I wanted to use and this photo from the middle 70's is beginning to deteriorate so I digitized it and desaturated it. She loves it, as does the rest of the family, cause I put it on Facebook as a TBT for her.
Dea that I plan to put on FB as a surprise this week, and since she loves the changing of the leaves...I decided to make this page for her as well using a cluster freebie from ADS cluster at DSS and a background from Miriam's Scraps.
With A Russian-Dutch Heart that I recolored.
Kyra's kit Manuela and a cluster from her CT Arlene!
Lugar Encantado Da Neli. I duplicated the frame and resized them to put one on top of the other with a colored layer in between.
DSS (it was on sale for $1 and is an awesome kit for boys! He is going to love being the conductor!
Just So Scrappy's kit, back2school. I love that they are all smiling.
Here's a frame I created and is free at Miriam's Scraps for the month of November if you would like it.