Saturday, November 15, 2014

It is STILL Autumn ya know

Winter is not "officially" here yet, but the snow falling tells a different story.  Just last week I still had roses blooming! I did take advantage of the few nice days and readied my flower beds for winter, they are all tucked in for a long winter sleep.

So.........instead of being in the yard gardening or kayaking on the lake during my free time, I am now quilting and digi scrapping.....with a cup of hot tea not far away. With that said,  I have another autumn quick page for you (it is still autumn - I don't like the fact retailers start advertising for Christmas so early! Let's get through Thanksgiving first!! )

I used the Weeds and Wildflowers Kit Sweet and Simple #11 for this page (please note the white stamp in the background is from a different kit).

You can pick up the quick page HERE - and as always Personal Use Only!

I'll be creating some Christmas quick pages in the weeks to come and I can't wait to show you the quilts I am working on! My sewing machine has been going non-stop. I'm super excited I am going to learn how to use a long arm quilting machine! But enough about that.........enjoy the quick pages and click on the pics for a closer look.

Until next time.........happy scrapping!

Friday, November 7, 2014

The More The Merrier

Mel has a new kit out today and it's geared toward twins and triplets, but as you can see in my CT page it is very versatile and can be used to create other types of pages. The More The Merrier kit is full of bright color elements and the papars are so cute! Get a closer look over at My Memories.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Bit More Halloween

Mel released a new kit yesterday, but I was so busy I didn't have a chance to post about it! I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. It snowed where I am!! Yes! snowed - the first of the season. Yet even though the weather was "frightful" the kids had a great time.

Mel's kit is Spooky Nights and it's a fun one! You can find it at My Memories and it's on sale for 35% off! Head over and grab it for the Halloween pics you took last evening. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Feeling Good

Oh yes - my sentiments exactly! Love this song.

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel


Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ghosts and Goblins

Halloween is just days away........trick or treat time for little ghosts and goblins.

I have another quick page for you. I grabbed elements from many different kits so there is not just one kit I can point to, that includes everything. I was going for something simple when I designed the page......simple yet still have the "Halloween" feel to it. The recent full moon and the trees shedding leaves leaving bare branches, gave me the inspiration. I hope you like it......personal use only please!  Click on the photo to get a closer look.

Have a fun and safe All Hallows Eve!

Find the quick page Here

Friday, October 17, 2014

I have my own "Budweiser Pup"!

I have to share this photo of Beau - I love it!! A long time ago I had written a post and included the Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial "Puppy Love" - that post I had mentioned how it reminded me of when Beau and Buddy were puppies. The commercial always makes me smile. is Beau nose to nose with Salt - it's a mutual affection, new pals and playmates.

Beau - my own Budweiser pup!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time to carve the pumpkins!

Halloween is just weeks away, so it's time to get out and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve into a Jack-o-lantern! ....and ..........the carving fun won't be complete without roasting the pumpkin seeds!

I ran into a perfect little pumpkin patch not far from here. My first thought was of Linus sitting in it waiting for the Great Pumpkin! The pumpkins were all beautifully shaped with their deep orange color peeking out from under the dark greenery of the plants. The owners had a delightful road side stand all decorated for autumn and Halloween. So fun to wander through a pumpkin patch!

I have a quick page for you created from two Weeds and Wildflowers Halloween kits: A Haunting We Will Go and All Hallows Eve. These kits are fun to work with and have a variety of elements so you can create either a fun or spooky page. I've also included a few pages I created along with the quick page previews to give you a bit more inspiration. Enjoy the quick page and please personal use only! You'll have to scroll down to pick up the link for the quick page.

Pick up the quick page HERE

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Little Bit Autumn

Hard to believe October is here already, I always think summer has flown by when this month gets here. The days are growing cooler, yet I refuse to put away my shorts and don a sweater just yet, as we'll (hopefully) still have some warm days ahead.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been digi scrapping a bit more now that early nightfall chases me inside. I have another quick page for you and it's perfect for this time of year.

I created the page from the kit Sweet and Simple 11 - an older kit at Weeds and Wildflowers full of wonderful autumn papers, elements and wordart. Head over to the shoppe and take a closer look - you can create wonderful autumn pages with it. Click on the quick page photos for a better photo.

Enjoy the quick page and personal use only please!! You can pick it up ---- HERE

I have a Halloween quick page all ready to go, so stay tuned :-)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Leaves are Beginning to Turn

Autumn is a beautiful time of some point or another, leaves turn nearly every shade of red, orange or yellow depending on the tree species. It saddens me to see the green of spring and summer begin to fade away, yet I have to admit the fall colors can be brilliant. There is nothing prettier than a forest, mountain side, woodlot, or even the maple in the backyard display brightly colored leaves. I read someplace it's Mother Nature's last hurrah before the winter sets in.  The trees in my neck of the woods are just starting to turn........I can see a pop of orange or yellow here and there as I walk through the woods, or drive along a country road.

It's quiet too.

The birds are migrating, so the morning chorus has been replaced by the sound of crickets and katydids. I still have a few hummingbirds fighting over the feeder, yet they too will soon depart for a warmer climate. I  keep track of bird migration reports and our summer breeders have been heading south for some time now. I'm fascinated by the migration movements and how birds migrate along  pressure systems that affect the weather. It is extraordinary how these little creatures can travel such long distances.

My flower garden is also showing signs of the impending cold weather. Many of my perennials have gone to seed or have died back in preparation for dormancy. However, I am surprised that four of my roses are setting new buds and beginning a flourish of blossoms! Not to mention the 8 mums I have are huge and simply stunning! My white daisies, berry cone flowers, delphiniums, lavenders, aster, and my annual zinnias (I have some zinnias that are 4 to 5 ft tall) and impatiens are still all in all I'm still enjoying a colorful garden.

I've rattled on long enough, this post is to provide a quick page for you. Since night falls earlier, I'm inside and have a bit more time to create I haven't posted a freebie here on my blog for awhile now.

I created this QP using Weeds and Wildflowers The Love Collection. I also used  elements (background wordart, background paint, greenery, ribbons, red roses and pink lily) from the kit XOXO. I only provided the kit preview for The Love Collection, but you can take a look at the XOXO kit HERE - plus the XOXO kit parts are on sale for only $1.00 each! That's 80% off the regular price!

Click on the previews for a closer look. You can pick up the QP HERE.

As always, for personal use only please!!! Enjoy and happy scrapping!

I'll have another QP for you (Autumn themed) soon! :-)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

He has Pride!

All of us on the Weeds and Wildflowers Creative Team have been creating layouts using several kits. I mentioned it in an earlier post. It's a great way to expand your creativeness and think outside the box. Of course with so many kits, it's a bit more time consuming as you browse though everything to mix, match and coordinate your page.........but never fail you can create something that you'll love!

After 8 years in the Army, my son Lee was Honorably Discharged this month. His time as an active serviceman is complete. In honor of his time in the military and for the respect and dedication he has to his brother and sisters in arms, he got a new tattoo. I think it is very fitting, and he wears it with pride.

This page was created using the kits Everyday Life (papers, wordart), The Discover Collection (background stamps), and The Hope Collection (color stamps).

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Just Checking In

It's been pretty quiet on the Digi Scrapbook front, as Mel (Mel Hains Designs) got married last weekend (CONGRATS MEL!!) and Gina (Weeds and Wildflowers Designs) has been super busy with her sons HS football team. Both will be back in swing soon and I'll have more goodies to share with you.

Myself, I've been busy with late summer/early fall gardening. I've been fighting powdery mildew and Boxelder bugs on my cone flowers, brown-eyed susans, peonys, and both have most recently attacked the roses..............oh the little pests are a pain! I have been treating them with a pesticide and fungicide  and (keeping my fingers crossed) I think I got rid of both. I've also been splitting and transplanting lilies and one HUGE (4-5' wide) and TALL (4' tall) cone flower, I swear it was like digging up a tree! So far I have gotten 5 nice size starts out of it and still have another big clump I can split into 3 or 4 starts. 

Did I mention I LOVE coneflowers.........because I do! I have yellow, white, and raspberry right now but I have my eye on some red ones (Tomato Soup) and peach ones (Katie Saul) that are stunning! and how about the blue one (Blueberry Pie) - wow!  There are so many coneflower varieties to choose from, it is sometimes hard to decide. However, regardless of which one (or ones in my case) all of them together will provide a profusion of color in the garden.

I had written several posts about Hydrangeas back in the very early spring. My neighbor gave me a start off of his and it is coming along nicely! and.........hum....I just may have enough room to plant another one. Oh my........the garden designs and combinations are endless. To someday have acres and acres where I could create flower gardens would be a dream come true! But ya know what......dreams can come true!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Little Hope and A Little Happy Quick Page Freebie

I love combining the kits at Weeds and Wildflowers. It's one of my favorite things about Gina's designs. Have something in mind that's not in the kit your using..........just grab it from one of the other kits!

I've created a quick page for you using items from The Hope Collection and The Happiness Collection. Click on the QP previews for a closer look! At first glace of the kit previews you might not think they would coordinate, but when you look at everything together you can find they coordinate really well! I've included previews of both kits with my QP preview, though there are so many items to each kit I couldn't get them all on there!You can grab the quick page -------> HERE - and yep - it's a freebie! Enjoy!