Monday, December 15, 2014

An Early Christmas Gift

My oldest son Lee made a surprise visit over the weekend! He told me he was coming up next weekend but surprised me and arrived last Friday! I nearly burst into tears when he called and said, "Mom.....thought I would let you know I'm only 67 miles away"........he had been driving all night (it's a 16 hour trip) say I was excited and happy is an understatement.  He couldn't stay long as he had to get back for work........but it was so wonderful having him home! I so miss the days when the kids were little and in awe of the Christmas season, with all of us spread across the country it's hard to get everyone together at one time. If you have little ones........enjoy every single minute because the years pass oh so quickly.

The excitement of the weekend is over, and the house is once again quiet (too quiet much of the time), therefore I created another Christmas quick page for you. As with the last one, I used the Jolly Holiday collection from Weeds and Wildflowers.

If you're having problems figuring out which download button to use on 4shared - it's the grey button with the blue arrow just under the file name. I don't really like 4shared because of the confusion, but I have to use it until I can find time to research other sites.

You can pick up the quick page Here
Hope your holiday season is going great! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

'Tis the Season......

for giving...........and I have a Christmas theme quick page for you.

Last night was one of those nights, when I just couldn't shut off the thoughts spinning around in my head long enough to fall asleep. So I thought, what the heck, might as well make my sleepless night a productive one!

The quick page was created from Weeds and Wildflowers Design Jolly Holiday Kit and some of the elements are from the Sweet and Simple Kit 12. The Jolly Holiday Kit is so huge that I couldn't fit all of the previews in. You can see them on my previous  post. And.......don't forget that Gina has 50% to 75% off on the entire store until the end of the year!! 

I plan to have more Christmas quick pages for you soon!

You can pick up the quick page............Here

Personal Use Only! and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's Starting to Look like Christmas!

I hope everyone here in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now on to Christmas! I've been so busy preparing for the holidays  I haven't had a whole lot of time to create new quick pages or even post here on my Blog. But......I have some news!! and you will definitely want to take advantage of it!!

Weeds and Wildflowers is going in a new direction in the new year, so right now Gina has EVERYTHING in the shoppe at 50% to 75% off!! Whoo Hoo!  but you have to grab them soon because once the new year arrives all the current kits will be gone forever :-( 

I know, I know........I love them all too!! The exciting part is what she has in store for the new year!! All of us on the CT can't wait to find out.  So between now and January 1st  head over and grab all the kits your heart desires at rock bottom prices!! Here are the previews to the fantastic Christmas kit, Jolly Holidays Gina created awhile back - I still love it and use it (lots) and you will too!

and........keep an eye out on this blog because I'll be creating some Christmas and Winter themed quick pages for you. In the meantime...........visit Weeds and Wildflowers Design and grab the kits you've been wanting.

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! :-)