Thursday, February 23, 2017

Summer is here!

It may say February on the calendar, but....summer has arrived real early here just skipping over spring! It was 86F yesterday, to reach about 90F today. I am sitting here with all my windows up, letting the breeze chase the dust bunnies around.  My fur babies are loving sitting on the windowsills breathing fresh air. I am sure I will pay for it later (with sneezing), but it is just too warm to be inside all shut up! We have broken all records for most number of days with 80 degrees or above for the winter months! Sure do dread summer as it will probably be a very, very warm (HOT) one! LMBO!
Since I have been plagued lately with arthritis AND carpal tunnel problems in my right hand, I haven't been as active on my computer as I would like. ROFLMAO for sure! I did manage a few pages, but thankfully with using templates or freebie QPs, I haven't had to use my hand much. With a brace on the hand and wrist I can achieve a few things around here, but it's not real conducive to using a mouse and creating layouts! So........THANKS to all you designers who have such BIG and GENEROUS hearts for your help!
Here are some that I did get done.
This was for a challenge to use a template and one word with various photos of you, I chose SMILE as that is what you usually always see on my face...HaHaHaHaHa! This is just for my book mostly!
Another template I used for Amy....her hubby was off this day and they lounged together on the new couch to watch TV movies and bond for the day. (She requested a page using the photos she took)!
These photos of Maggie and Lance's 3 playing in the puddles after a rain just begged to be scrapped all together in one page.....they had a blast especially Wayne splashing on everyone!
Another of Amy and Michael's girls out for a stroll with Daddy and Mama snapped a couple of photos since they both HAD to wear their pink hats.
My first cousin, Nancy, lost her husband Al on Saturday before Valentine's Day, so I did a Memories page for her of a favorite photo, she used it at his memorial service.
These pages were by special request from Amy and Maggie of the cousins playing together. All were having a blast except for Hayden, she was in school, so I added the photo of her and Papa so she didn't feel left out of the fun. Papa was weeding in his flower bed and didn't want his photo taken, but...Amy did it anyway, LOL! He peeled and cut 2 oranges off the tree for them to eat. Thomas being new to the family made sure he was watching over all 4 of them playing!
Here's another, by request, from Kathy of her hubby and 2 sons with their beards. I think that is the last of them. I did make a paper (or tried to) for President's Day that I put on Miriam's Scraps. This is my photo made at Mt. Rushmore and a USA Flag merged together.
I need to get up from here, been sitting long enough and the brace is beginning to irritate, so will hush for now. Will chat with you again later. Hopefully you will all be enjoying the weekend that is rapidly approaching and will make lots and lots of memories to share! Until next time...Hugs, Mat

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day Already?

I tell ya, the older you get, the faster the time goes! Seems like I just posted about January ending and now it's the middle of February! To be honest I haven't done a lot of things that I should have because old Arthritis decided to pounce on me for a bit, especially in my neck and my right "mouse" hand! Getting older is definitely not for the weak!! Anyhow, it took me more than a week to create these Valentine's Day Pages for my they are!!
My sis, Kathy with her hubby and her two sons, Jason & Jeff with their wives and kiddos!
Their son Jason with wife Christina and their kids, Jade, Ruby & Jayson.
Yesterday was also the 33rd anniversary of my sister Penny and hubby Weymond, better known as Mimi and Papa...these are their 5 grandchildren.
Their son Lance (twin) with his wife Margaret (Maggie) and their 3 kiddos, Hayden, Calvin and Wayne.
Their daughter Amy Jo with her hubby Michael and their daughters, Annabeth and Eliza.
My sweet great niece, Hayden, she is the only one that thought enough of me to send me a Valentine's Day card that she picked out for me....she loves and misses I just had to make her a special page by herself. Isn't she adorable in Miss Edna's freebie QP?
My sweet sister-in-law Myrl with her beautiful daughter, Sebrina and her beau Jeffrey and his son Thomas!
Another sister-in-law, Inez with her hubby Larry! They are buried under a lot of snow in Massachusetts!
And lastly, my sister-in-law, Jannette and her hubby Mike. I just adore this photo, guess that is why I use it so much.
I posted all these on Facebook for them and wanted them in my book for next year. Thanks to all the designers for the freebies I used. K, got to stop for awhile, my fingers are refusing to work...y'all take care, have a fabulous weekend and make sure to make lots and lots of memories to share! Chat more next time! Hugs to all! Mat