Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Carol


Whether we call her Miss Carol, Miss Doodle, doodlebug, angelscrapper, one half of CJS or OUR BLOG FAIRY....I feel blessed to call her my friend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAROL. I hope your day is as special as you are.
Background is from CJS Christmas Kit and the overlay is my VERY FAVORITE , also from CJS Creations.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ashton, a drawing by his Dad.

Yep, this was drawn by our oldest grandson, TJ, who is Ashton's dad. All I did was put it on a background and cute little frame from CJS creations newest kit "Baby Boy Jasper". No PSE, no PSP, no anything done by me.
Our daughter, Melissa came by this morning and brought this incredible (we think) drawing by TJ. Of course Ashton would not be still long enough for him to do this so he did it by looking at Ashton's first "portrait" photo, taken at WalMart. TJ grew up with a love of drawing and we usually got him art supplies for Christmas when he got too big for toys. Anyway, just wanted to share this with you all. How great that Miss Carol just finished the "Baby Boy Jasper" kit.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh My !!


I received this award from my very dear friend, Linda, of "ScrapsWithoutScraps". I am so honored but at the same time very scared...how will I ever live up to the name of this award? I have never considered myself very creative...I just do what's on my mind and in my heart at the time. Thank you so much, Linda, for including me not only for this award, but also including me in your life through your blog.
So I suppose, I'm to list 7 things I love and pass this award on to 7 others, right? OK, here goes:
1. I love, first and foremost, Jesus Christ my Saviour.
2. I love my husband and very bestest friend, Gary (Rhett), who loves me despite all my
imperfections. lol
3. I love every member of my family, each of them being special in their own way.
4. I of course, dearly love my far away but close at heart, online friends. You know who you
are!
5. I love MUSIC , all kinds (except opera).
6. I love digiscrappin' (imagine that !)
7. I love my memories....yes, I'm so very sentimental.
Now to pass this on:
1. Carin of "makinitwork-carin.blogspot.com Such a special lady and talented lady who is
doing her very best to live up to her blog name. I have no doubt that she will do it.
2. Miss Judy, the other half of CJS. One of the very first online friends I had at SF.
3. Mat , though she calls herself a Texan now, she was at one time a Tennesseean. lol
4. Jay, of scrappinadventures. Haven't hear from her in a while but I still love and miss her.
5. Brenda, of cuddlebeezscraps. A very talented designer
6. Chris, our lovely Cajun friend.
7. I'm using number 7 to send to my trio buddies, Linda, Carol and Gerri. The veranda would
not be the same without your visits.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fish Tales

I overheard Papaw and Jacob talking about their fishing trips together this summer. It seems Jacob remembers his fish being just a little bigger than what Papaw remembers. lol So I went through all the pics that I took this summer and came up with the small picture on this page....so.... maybe Jacob was exaggerating "just a little" (don't all fishermen?) But hey, it's the size of the memory made that really counts.

Background is from SF Birthdays by Debbie and Laura. The little arrow is from "He's Mine" kit by Sweetdigiscraps.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

View From The Veranda



I have no idea where I was trying to go with this picture...but I don't think I quite got to my destination! LOL. I took this pic yesterday morning and thought it was quite pretty so I decided last night to try to make a scrap page with it. I tried and I tried and I tried, but nothing seemed to look like I wanted it to. So after much altering, adding embellishments, adding effects, blending and deleting all of the aforementioned things, I just gave up and this is the end result.

The background is from CJSCreations "Fall Splendor" kit.

And the leaves win again..



It's the same game every fall.. my poor Rhett fights with the many trees we have, to keep the falling leaves out of his precious lawn. He absolutely cannot stand for the lawn to be covered in leaves! He gets out the mower and rides around the yard for hours (we have a big yard) cutting up the leaves so that they make mulch for his precious lawn. He has done this four times already in the past two weeks. Did it today...lawn looked very nice when he finished... late this evening we got rain and wind....ya know what that means?? THE LEAVES WIN!

Kit is "Get Ready For Fall" by CJS creations.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cute Little Pumpkin



Of course we think this is the cutest little pumpkin in the patch! This is our precious Ashton who, although he didn't get to go out on trick or treat night, was still dressed for the occasion. He has another costume also (a little cow) but will save that one for another day. He is up to 1o 1/2 pounds now, which doesn't sound like a lot most people, but that calculates to 8 pounds gained in a little over4 months. Still has to wear his heart monitor, but the doctors say they may be able to take it off next month. We praise God daily for our little blessing.

The background is from Fall Splendor kit by CJS and the "frame" is from the new "Flings and Things". I love it Miss Carol...thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

There's Just Somethin' About The South



Seems that Miss Carol isn't the only "Southern WannaBe". This lovely couple were seen checkin' out plantations for sale in nearby Gatlinburg, TN. I sure hope they find one. Only thing is, Miss Gerri...it takes more than an occasional "y'all" and a few Mint Juleps to make you a true southerner. One thing ya gotta learn is southern spellin' and language. You becomes ya, sometimes two words become one...as in woulda, coulda, shoulda, didya (as in didya have fun in TN) also one very important thing is most words don't ever end in g, as in shoppin', droppin', drinkin', dancin'. Rhett and I will be glad to give y'all lessons iffin ya think y'all would be intrested in learnin' southern speak. Y'all come back real soon now, ya hear?

Kit is "Fall Splendor colab" by CJS.