Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!!

This evening Larry and I celebrate 29 years ago at the stroke of Midnight he asked for my hand in marrage!  Time definitely just keeps flying!  We spend our time at home on this evening!

For the last day of 2014 still taking a break from the mini album I have two layouts on the table.  I have one of James' photos that brings back memories that always made people laugh!  When I printed James' photos to scrap for him I died laughing and decided to wait for the right line to scrap it with and the right inspiration.  I found it yesterday going through the Scrapbook Challenges website, Sketch #347.

The line I chose to do this layout is Basic Grey Highline!  I just purchased this stencil which will work perfectly using a little Gesso and Art Anthology Dimensional Paints!

The second layout on the table is a photos of the Throckmorton County Veterens Memorial on the County Courthouse Grounds using Bo Bunny Liberty and Anthem as well as maybe a tidbit of Monte Paper Mill Patriots line.

Yesterday I finished and entered my layout in the A Cherry on Top's Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #84.  Awesome Sketch!

I took lots of liberty on this sketch!!!  I used a single 4x6 photo a 4x6 envelope and one of those darling 7 Gypsies ATC File Folders instead of three photos!  Since it the layout has a frame I decide to build my own frame instead of  the way the sketch frames the focal point!  I love love the result!

The photo is of the North Face Elevations of  Throckmorton County Courthouse pre-restoration, with the courthouse empty awaiting start of renvovation.  It will be interesting to return and photograph the courthouse!  I have been following the renovation and the project just thrills me to watch the process!

I'd like to thank Suzassippi's Lottabussa County Chronicles for the photos below!  Be sure to visit her post as there are some other great photos of the restoration!



The cupola was on the courthouse when originally built and how wonderful it is returned to this beautiful structure!

My wish is you have a Blessed New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Time.....the older I get the faster it goes by!  I can not believe it was the end of May the last time I wrote a post!

So what have I been up to.....playing with paper through the summer into fall to celebrate my Mother's 80th Birthday in November.  What fun to use Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate to do a Life Photo Display and Decorations for her HUGE party.  I also used some other lines as needed depending on the photo(s).  More to come later as I scrap the photos of the party!

The last layout still needs a title.  I think it was taken on Cape Cod, just still need to check with Mom.

I am tickled pink to link a Design Team Call for Scrapbook Challenges!  I found the call yesterday and sent in my application!  I do love to share so please send your application in, too!

This fall at the ranch.....we are in busy mode.  We started flushing cows in November and will continue right through until April.  We are well on our way to reach approximately 150-200 embryos.  We are selling four embryos in the National Western Stock Show on Jan. 22, 2015 in the 15th Annual National Lowline Sale. as Lot 40.  We are offering 4 Half-Blood embryos:  Duff Primo x Fairwyn's Contessa.  This cow needs no introduction as her dam is one of the most successful flush cows in the Lowline breed.  To read more see the link to the Sale Catalog.  Kirk Duff breeder of Duff Primo will be the featured speaker just before the start of the sale this year.  LiveAuctionsTV will be hosting the sale online!

May you have a Blessed Day!!!