Monday, October 20, 2014

Quote of the Week

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow.
What are brief? today and tomorrow.
What are frail? spring blossoms and youth.
What are deep? the ocean and truth.”
Christina Rossetti

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quote of the Week

“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCIV

So last weekend, we went home to Wyoming for a sad occasion; my Aunt Nelle's Memorial. The service was beautiful, very special and personal.
After the service, we took a group shot by the church...


then we did individual family pix...

then we headed out to Lloyds to spend the afternoon.
I got to see a bunch of my cousins, including this adorable little cowpoke, Jasper Carl...
and this little blue-eyed, curly-haired cowpoke, Raeland...
Eileen made a huge batch of Nelle's famous beef and noodles...they were absolutely delicious, a true taste of our childhoods!
Everyone was enjoying visiting and catching up...
and telling stories...cuz that's just how we roll!
but wait, what's this?
has some trouble-maker (aka Riley lol!) brought out a bottle of Fireball?
Eileen is the only good one; she merely smelled and did not partake (this could make a good blackmail picture though...although on second thought, no-one would believe it anyway lol!)
Jimmy has a pull...
or two...
an there is the instigator himself! None of the Federer's would every bring a bottle of whiskey to a family party!
Now that the hard stuff is out, let's start a big fire!
Enabler! lolol!
hmmm, this bottle looked much fuller before Giant got a hold of it...
Someone's trying to look innocent...
Busted again Jimmy!
The fire is going good...
and the dude's are telling stories...
one last pull on the bottle...
Lots of stories being swapped...
and sun starts to set of the prairies of Wyoming...
I love spending time with my cousins, there is always good food, good fun and good people!
We spent the night at the Prehistoric Flames Hotel, had brunch at the Luxury Diner and headed home! It was a great to visit with everyone, can't wait to see you all again! Until next time, happytrails!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Quote of the Week

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."     A.A. Milne

Friday, October 03, 2014

2014 Week by Week-weeks 28 and 29

Since I got all my beach pix scrapped and shadowboxed, I'm catching up on the week to week scrapping! This layout was from our family reunion, it was so much fun!
I kept it simple to leave room for pix and journaling...I used washi tape to make a hinged door to make room for more pix and journaling...
On the back I used Tim Holtz paper along with a Heidi Swapp banner and wooden word. I added crystals, a vintage paper banner, a giant flower with a watch face for the center, that I stamped 'cherish each day', a wooden arrow stamped #happyday and a brass bookplate with the dictionary description 'family' to finish...
This layout was simple as well, with just a little bit of banner, a butterfly, a label with the date, a small piece of ephemera and journaling on yellow cardstock.
And yet another beach layout, lol, but can't neglect our beach trip in the week to week scrapbook! Another banner, some free-form background stamping with sunglasses that read 'surf life'. I added a Heidi Swapp giant banner and hinged it with washi tape...
I journaled on the back of the banner, then hinged the surf photo with washi tape...
so that it opens and makes room for a couple more photos...until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Quote of the Week

“ the slow sea sucked at the shore and then withdrew, leaving the strip of seaweed bare and the shingle churned, the sea birds raced and ran upon the beaches. Then that same impulse to flight seized upon them too. Crying, whistling, calling, they skimmed the placid sea and left the shore. Make haste, make speed, hurry and begone; yet where, and to what purpose? The restless urge of autumn, unsatisfying, sad, had put a spell upon them and they must flock, and wheel, and cry; they must spill themselves of motion before winter came. Daphne du Maurier

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Week by Week-weeks 30 and 31

More scrappin' has been happenin'! Up to week 30 now, hooray! Love these pix, look how tiny, and that adorable tiny paw! And Mama with baby in her mouth... Precious! Simple layout, a paper fringe at the top of the layout, some vintage music paper down the side, a watch face and a little vintage ephemera and journaling to finish.
I wanted to do a little collage of a day on the farm, love Loki and the pigs playing in the sprinkler! I added a ticket from our trip to Cheyenne for Frontier Days, a dictionary description for 'bucolic' a little ephemera girl and journaling to finish.
Love this pic of Orhid with Bubba and love this layout-I combined checkerboard, floral and chevron papers on yellow ledger paper, added a bottom banner and a little piece of rick-rack. I dyed a canvas heart with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mustard, then stamped with a music stamp and added wooden word 'adore', a sparkle butterfly, a flower, ephemera baby, dictionary description for mother. At the bottom of the pic is a crystal arrow and 'unconditional' cut from the dictionary to finish.
I wanted to do something a little different on this layout. I Color Shined  a Heidi Swapp Project Life insert, and added a little pic of the chick, and did my journaling about the chick on it, and added a tab label 'happy' to the card. I love the pic of the bumblebee on the thistle, so I added 'my life with bees' from a Mary Janes Farm magazine, the piece on the left of the pic is from the magazine as well. I cut out a vintage ephemera girl to cover the edge of the heart hanging over from the front side of the layout. I used Mod Podge to attach and cover a wild flower I pressed to finish the layout. Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What's One More Rooster Fowl Doings

The peacocks are growing, and starting to look more like peacocks instead of just random chicks...
They're starting to get some color on their necks...
and sometimes you can get a glimpse of their future adult elegance...
We're pretty sure we've figured out the sex on the India Blue's...I believe there is one male and two hens-just like I requested Giant to pick for me!
They share their outside enclosure with the turkeys and a few chickens, but they keep to themselves as much as possible.
Their attitudes are like "we are beloved pets of royalty, you are food." lol!
And the Bantam peep is growing fast-had to take this pix through the chicken wire, this little guy is really wild and really fast lol! And yes, I think it's a rooster...
I already have 14 roosters, why not one more? lol!
I love this pic, such a cute little family portrait!

Such a cute little chick!

Love the pic of this Little laying in the green bucket too! Until next time, happytrails!