Nov 29, 2009

Bills Squished the Fish!!

31 - 14 YEA!!!! This is always a good game - the Bills VS Miami rivalry goes back years. Wish I had been home in Buffalo , I would have for sure tried to be there in person. Wasn't able to watch it Live, here in Florida, but listened to it online via 97 Rock and watched the scoring updates on The Sports Network feed.

Thanksgiving - all about Giving Thanks

I am a very blessed woman, for that I am Thankful!!
This year I spent Thanksgiving with my older daughters family (who I live with till my new house is built) at a Time Share Resort - Bonnet Creek - located in Orlando FL, that we booked for 4 days 3 nights. The kids had a great time in the pools and game room, plus they flew paper airplanes off the balcony (we were on the 13th floor) to one of us waiting below. My younger sister and her husband came from Jacksonville to share the day of feasting with us...and they cooked up a major portion of the "feast". They brought the Turkey & all the fixings, plus a Pecan and a Pumpkin Pie. We contributed a Ham, Rolls, Cheesecake & Carrot Cake. For all of that I am Thank - FULL!
Mariah made napkin wraps

for our dinner table

Where we "waisted" our tummies out

For Dessert we had a nice selection too

One Happy Family!

The Building Process for My new home is getting underway - For this I am Thankful.

I am still trying to figure out my New Normal Life without my sweet Paul - but I am thankful that I have the opportunities that lie ahead of me, family and friends that Love and Support me

For was a bit on the cool side on Thanksgiving Day - when my sister and I went out to sit and watch the kids in the pool - we needed sweatshirts and an extra towel ;-) But I'm not complaining, nor were the kids.

Slip Sliding away at Bonnet Creek, Nov 2009

and Splish Splashing

Nov 20, 2009

Next Blog Over

linking around the neighborhood....

You see at the very top of this blogs page >> it has a link to "Next Blog" - well every once in awhile I like to click on that button and see where it leads me. Every day it's to different blogs, and in each blog I click on their "next blog" button. If you press your "back" button on your browser and visit the blog you just were on, and then click on the Next Blog button - you'll go to a "new" spot!!

If you should come across a Blog that really is something you want to visit again - be sure to bookmark it, or become a follower etc.

Here's just some of the Sights I visited today - by just going to the Next Blog over

blog hopping nov 20 2009

Happy Visiting These Crafty Creative Neighbors!

Nov 7, 2009

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day

Photo taken by my late husband Paul at a
Golf course in western New York

October 2006.
* I removed the gray skies in original photo and replaced

with a leafy background paper - don't remember the source

I enjoy doing digital scrapbooking using my favorite program - Microsofts' Digital Image.
Unfortunately Microsoft discontinued the line and it can now only be found on sites like Ebay.
I thought I'd just post for today - some of my layouts that have been posted on other forums over the years - to give you an example of my own style of digi scrapping.
Photo taken at Indianapolis Zoo's Butterfly Garden

The Flower Fairy in these layouts is my granddaughter -
she was 3 yrs old at the time and this was her
Halloween costume that year.
The Graphics/Background papers etc. are by Gina Jane

In 2003 she was a Witch
graphics by Laurie Furnell at

This year she went as a Ladybug - still likes wearing wings
Ladybug graphics by Kristen Cook / Lollie and Friends collection at

GrandKids Pumpkin Picking - New Port Richey Florida 2007

See some other layouts I posted in this thread over at pcCrafters' community forums
- one of my favorite online hangouts

Many of the online Digital Scrapbook Stores or Blogs have tutorials to get you started if you are interested in learning about Digital Scrapbooking and there are tons of Freebies available daily to download from Blogs and Stores etc. - to test out your own digital skills using your favorite graphics/photo editing programs.

Visit some of my favorites *be sure to sign up for any of their newsletters:
Scrapbook Elements
Gotta Pixel
Scrap Girls
Digital Scrapbook Place
Cottage Arts
Two Peas in a Bucket

Daily Freebies:

Happy Scrapping