Monday, August 24, 2009

My great-nephew Sammy

My inspiration for the word art. I did this picture quite a while ago. Sammy is now 4 and is such a bundle of energy, always on the go and such a sweetie.

Kit is "Sweet Baby Boy" by 2mssumnersdesigns.

One Big Step

OK...I've been playing with creating some word art for a while now, and by the way, thank you to all who have downloaded and used it. You were able to do so becaue I e-mailed them to my dear friend Linda (Random Thoughts by Linda) and had her post them for me. Now for the big step...I have tried to follow instructions and do it myself this time..I hope it works.
Here is the link and please leave a comment if you download. I'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you, God.

Y'all know how I love my TN. mountains. I just couldn't bring myself to use anything extra on this picture. One taken today on our drive "in the country". The picture doesn't do this view was absolutely awesome. One of those moments in time when you see something and you just want to stop and say "Thank you, God !"

Humor an old lady for just a on the picture to enlarge'll be blessed.
I used the picture as an overlay and then placed a smaller version on that with a slight bevel inside.

First Signs of Fall

Here, in our area of TN, one of the first signs of fall is when the dogwoods begin to produce their berries. I took this picture today, while my dear "Rhett" and I were out on a drive through the country. Of course, around here, pretty much everywhere is in the "country". Soon the berries will be bright red, these are just beginning to turn, a sign that fall is in the air.

Kit is the new "Fall Splendor" by anglescrapper.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Never Forget

I posted this on Flair and I thought that I had posted it here, but since I don't see it in previous posts, I guess I'm mistaken. Anyway, this is the house that I grew up in until I was around 12 years old. Yep, I'm a country girl through and through...last house in the hollow (literally!). All of my really great childhood memories are centered in and around this old house. How sweet are the memories of playing in the barn loft and in the surrounding woods. It seems the older I get the more vivid my childhood memories become (never mind the fact that I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, lol). I did this page as a follow up to another page, which I'll post later. The real point I'm trying to make, in my own feeble way, is that no matter where you are at this point in your life, you should never ever forget where you came from. Even if where you came from was not all that pleasant, remember it anyway and thank God that He brought you to where you are now. And if you are fortunate enough to have happy childhood memories, still remember to give thanks to God and give Him all the glory for it.
I guess I'm getting a little profound here, but I've been in such a sentimental mood lately, perhaps because family reunion time is coming up soon. Thank you all for looking in and listening to an old ladies' ramblings.
Kit is "Summer Breeze" by angelscrapper. Word art is mine and can be found at my dear friend Linda's "Random Thoughts". Both have links here on the right.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ya know what they say....

get your ducks in a row. My dear husband keeps telling me these aren't ducks...they are geese! Oh well...close enough. When we were camping, every evening at about 7pm these duck-geese would gather up and play follow the leader to their nightly nesting place up river. You could pretty much set your clock by them.

Background is Angelscrapper's "Painted Papers". Flower action by Miss Gerri.

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's The Little Things

It's the little things in life that give us the most pleasure. Little and an empty coffee can, a wooden spoon and Ashton!
Our daughter Melissa is Ashton's grandma and she and Ashton come to visit every Saturday morning. She always brings small toys for him to play with but he always has the most fun with an empty coffee can and one of my wooden mixing spoons. If they aren't out where he can see them he looks all around until I bring them out. Then we sit around the kitchen table having coffee and listening to the very best drummer in the whole wide world!
Background is from Angelscrapper's "Summer Breeze" kit. Word art is from "Random Thoughts by Linda." Hanging Stars are from my friend Gerri's actions.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It Takes So Little

I don't need a lot to make me happy. A good book, a cold Coke and some sunshine will do the trick. And at night or when it's raining (and we did have a few days of rain while camping), still I just settle in on the couch in the camper, make a fresh pot of coffee and get out my book and I'm a happy camper.

Background by Angelscrapper's "Painted Papers" and Miss Gerri's bow action.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ashton and Papaw

Ashton and his Memaw (our daughter, Melissa) visit every Saturday morning. This was last Saturday, Papaw and Ashton sitting on the front porch (veranda). This child is always smiling..I'm not kidding, he's the happiest child I've ever seen. He was pointing to the wind chimes that I had made swing for him.

Background is by "Cuddlebees" , flower elements by "Angelscsrapper" and Word Art by "Random Thoughts by Linda".

Our Beautiful Redhead

A scrapbook page using a picture of my mom that my daddy carried in his wallet for years. The picture was taken in the 1960's so that...