Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Here's all the CHRISTmas pages I created this year...posting them so they are printed in my Blog Book! I love all of you and am very thankful you are in my life, yes, even the cyber ones! Merry CHRISTmas All!
(They are in order that they are named in my file folder since there were so many of them...LMBO)
First one is ME in a page created for all my FB friends and family using a Christmas Card from Neli, a frame from Miriam and the background music paper is from (uh oh forgot to write it down).

Amy, Michael, Annabeth and Eliza in a lovely QP by Valentina at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
For my friend Anne with me and her DIL Jannette in a page I offered on Miriam's Scraps.
My friends Bill and Jan with their son Billy and fur baby Wukee in a QP created using freebie from Manda King.
My cuz Nancy with her Al in a cute frame from Lugar Encantado Da Neli.
My friend Christine (Turkey 1967-1969) in a frame from Neli.
My friend Diane (School chum 1961-1962) in a frame from Miss Edna!
My sweet friend Debbie in a frame created using kits by Kimeric Kreations.
My nephew Jason with his family, Christina, Jade, Ruby and Jayson. This is a Christmas Card by Neli with the frame from Fecnikek.
My nephew Jeff and his lovely bride Tiff in a pretty frame from Neli.
My dearest friend Kaye (longest Texas friend) in a creation using BooLand Designs OSB 85 kit.
My sister Kathy with her Groom of 48+ years in a lovely frame from Neli.
My sweetest SIL Inez with her spousal unit, them a gorgeous frame from Neli.
My nephew Lance, his Maggie and Hayden, with Calvin and Wayne in this lovely train themed frame from Kimeric Kreations.
My friend Sugar in a frame from April The Scrapaholic called Home for the Holidays!
And one of Me in this gorgeous free QP from GTD.
My dearest friends, Jannette and Mike, in a QP I created for Miriam's Scraps.
And in another QP I created for Miriam's Scraps, my SIL Myrl with her friend Thomas.
My sister Penny and hubby Weymond with their children and grandchildren in a love QP from Vero's Yuletide Season Album at DSS
And my niece Sebrina with her honey Jeffrey and his Thomas in a QP from Arlene, CT at With A Russian Dutch Heart.
My friend Teri with her brother Jimmy and sister Shannon in a lovely QP from ETDesigns
And dear "sister" Nina with her family in a beautiful frame from Miriam on a Christmas Card by Neli.
I think that is all my friends for this post! I just watched a lovely sermon by Charles Stanley, let's not forget the reason for the season....Happy Birthday Jesus.  May there be Peace on Earth and may we always be kind to each other.
To all the FABULOUS and very GENEROUS Designers that make my scrapping so much easier, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you share. Appreciate each and every one of you!
Until next post...many hugs sent to all and enjoy making soooooooo many memories with your loved ones!
Love, Mat

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry CHRISTmas Y'all!

Merry CHRISTmas from my fur babies and me! We hope it is a very merry one and that you are able to share it with all your family, friends and loved ones! Can you believe another year has come and gone so fast?  I have been busy (but for the life of me, I can't tell you at what) and haven't posted in a few weeks! We had a bout with the cold frigid temps (dropped 50 degrees in a couple hours and stayed below freezing for 40+ hours), but no snow yet this year. Not likely to get any either as the temps are going up again. This yo-yo weather has lots of us sick and out of included with a case of bronchitis.  Sucks when you have so much you need or want to do! On the bright side...I am very happy to still be here to celebrate the holidays! YES I AM VERY GRATEFUL!
I have made a couple of birthday pages for this month and missed a few birthdays even...guess you do begin to slip with the sharp memory when you get old....LMBO! Here's a page for Jade, can you believe she turned 10 on the 15th? She looks so cute in Neli's Birthday Frame!
The 22nd, Maggie celebrated another birthday and I made this card for her and put it on Facebook.  I used a photo that is on canvas (it's gorgeous) and the cluster is from Kimeric Kreations.
These 2 are from a TBT post I did while scanning some older photos. The one of Amy and I is probably from about 2003 or so... the QP is from Manu Scraps from her Whispers Past kit and the one of Jan and Scotty is their wedding day back some 20+ years ago (I was her maid of honor). Their page is by Neli and WA is by Miss Boots.
I have also put quite a few Christmas themed freebies on Miriam's Scraps too if you are interested, check them out, you might find something you like.
I have created about 2 dozen Christmas pages for family and friends that I will share with you later. don't want to make this post too long. I need to get up from this chair and stretch out a bit, this crap just makes me feel tired and think I will take me a short restorative nap and a quick snuggle with my fur babies. It is misting rain here and just cool enough with the wind to give you a chill if you go out, so I'm staying in...LOL! Y'all have a great day and as I said before a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Make lots and lots of terrific memories to share. Until next post....HUGS! Much love, Mat

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wow, time is flying!

This year was on a bullet train, can you believe 2016 is almost over! Don't know what I did all year, but I stayed busy for most of it...LMBO! Can't even believe I've not posted on my blog since Thanksgiving either!  I've not done a whole lot of scrapping (except for some Christmas presents) and making a couple of things to put on Miriam's Scraps! I have finished all I intend to do for Christmas and even got my (drastically cut down) cards in the I can relax a little.  I have downloaded some of the World Wide Christmas freebies, but not all yet! I need to do some reorganizing of my computer and unzip all that I have downloaded so far! I have been reconnecting with some old acquaintances by RAK pages (that has really been fun)!
We are experiencing a 2 day spurt of below freezing weather, so I have been vigilante with putting plant pots in the storage barn and covering those I cannot all the hoses put away and outside faucets are covered...all the fur babies have clean beds and warming blankets are all plugged in for them to stay out of the weather and I think my vehicle and home are as protected as I can get them so I really think I can just sit back and relax a it's time to pay the yearly taxes and insurance and get a new lease signed by my fabulous renters. 
All my family seems to be doing pretty good and nieces and nephews (and "great" ones, too) are all asking me to come home for the holidays, but just will not be able to this year! I really miss them, but when I finally do manage a trip home, they will appreciate it more right? (Really ROFL here)
Here is a page I created for both my's our mother (who's in Heaven watching over us) with her 8 great grandchildren. My how they have grown since the last one I did...
Here are a couple of frames I did for Miriam that you can find on her blog if you want!
This one is a duo, the frame by itself or as an overlay with snow...the background and the shadows are for display only.
Anyhow, news is rather short, so will hush for now and wishing all of you a marvelous weekend of making lots and lots of memories to share! Chat more next time...hugs, Mat