Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's Almost Thanksgiving......


I'm looking forward to being with my family and starting the Holidays.
Looking forward to all the good food and fun.
And most of all .....being thankful for everything I've been given...it's a lot.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

         I've always loved Halloween...the color, the mystery, the costumes.........the candy. To celebrate a very dramatic and fun Holiday.....here is the Halloween Witch Sampler for 2017 called " The Witch's Craftroom".   
         She's a very artistic and organized witch....everything has to be in it's place for easy crafting and spells.  The witch's artful assistant paints a portrait of the witch, while a very animated ball of yarn and sewing machine look on. The bulletin board is ready for lists: craft supplies, fresh orders of eye of newt and bat wings and....candy. (She has a sweet tooth.) There is a spinning wheel for those "Sleeping Beauty" type spells and an array of bottles of acrylic paint, glue, brushes and vampire blood. (Every artist has his or her own methods.)

Monday, October 30, 2017

One More Halloween Decoration......

               I love the mantle of my fireplace and can spend hours decorating it.
              This year for Halloween, I used the old window that Jennifer and I got at an antique show in Rockford this summer. It had old dark stain on the wood and the glass had ripples here and there...it was perfect.  To "Halloween" it up, I painted a chipboard haunted house black, stacked the house on  four paperback books that had black fabric draped over them....and then leaned the window over the entire vignette.  I tucked another smaller window (A gift from a friend) to the left of the larger window. After attaching a few bats and a Halloween moon to the windows.....it was complete. These windows are always a work in progress...but what a fun progress to be going through!

Halloween Is Almost Here!

               Halloween.....scary, funny and always a wonderful Holiday.
 Some of my Halloween decorations are old and well loved. I've had this little bubble night light for years and he is always very pleased to scare a few people as they go into the powder room. Beware of things that go Bump in the Night!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cousin Power

                                Connor and Waylon playing together in the California sunshine. The boys were the perfect team , with Connor driving and Waylon supplying the auto power. They're headed for Highway 101.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm...a Few Years Ago

                                             Way before they got engaged, were married and had children...Matt and Hayley came up to see us and, being Fall, we went to Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm to choose our Halloween pumpkins. It was bright and sunny with a cool breeze....a great day for picking out the perfect pumpkins. Of course, apples, apple cider doughnuts and corn on the cob came into the picture too.
                                              The layout was done mostly with Graphic 45....great colors and patterns that worked well for Fall and Halloween.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Friday Nights.....

                 Friday night in the Fall ........Football games, home team, visiting team, cheerleaders, stunts, marching band, great music, happy crowds, bright lights, pep band, excitement, laughter, fun!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

It's The Little Things.........

                      Sometimes you just need something or someone to make you smile......like Darby and Hayley talking to each other.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dogs,Dogs And More Dogs....The August Sampler

                         An assorted grouping of pups....our best friends....from a dignified Scottie to a fluffy white puppy.....and a few necessities like balls, bones and collars.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Connor's First Snowfall...

                                     
                                It's Summer right now....but since I don't scrapbook in chronological order... one of my latest layouts is a snow layout.  In November 2015...Matt took Connor out to see the year's first snowfall in Fishers, Indiana. I can't tell who is more excited.....Connor or his dad. If you look very closely, you can see the tiny flakes falling in the photo.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A New Friend....

The first time I met my new friend, I was turning the ground over in the garden and he came to inspect my work. He didn't seem to mind that I wasn't a frog. He listened while I worked and talked to him... and he waited while I ran into the house for my camera. Then he gave me his "Suave Frog" pose.