Scrappin’ Your Heart Out – April

Design Team:  Scrappin’ Your Heart Out
Design Theme:  Dusty Cedar
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

I’m really excited about a family reunion taking place the first week of May.  It will be near Houston Texas, at a house on Livingston Lake.  Only three full days, but I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing my brother and two sisters.  Our spouses will be with us, and it will be such a relaxing and sweet time together.  We are an affectionate family and hug much, laugh often, and cry when we part.

We Facetime as a group on the first sunday evening of each month.  One sister lives in Virginia, another in Tennessee, and my brother lives in Houston.  We love our time together.

I was born in Texas, but didn’t spend much time there.  My grandfather was a big cattle rancher, but my father didn’t want to join him in the business – Dad had his heart set on flying helicopters.  We moved away to California when I was five years old.  Even now, I have a few memories of Texas.  I’m surprised that I am still alive.  We neighborhood kids would tease one of grandfather’s bulls so he would chase us, then we would run to the fence for safety – somehow we always crawled over the fence just in the nick of time, falling on the other side in a tangle of legs and arms.  We would lay there laughing from fright and great relief that we escaped from harm, just one more time. Childhood – how did we survive it?!

My buddy Skipper lived across the street.  I don’t know why he was my buddy – I guess I kept hoping that I could plant some kindness in that heart of his……. Among his many challenging acts of friendship was the time he chased me around my backyard with a hatchet.  Skip was always doing something that would put me in harm’s way or get me in trouble.  Poor Skip, I sure hope he didn’t become a lifetime criminal, but he sure was headed that way.

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This month’s blog train from “Scrappin Your Heart Out” has some interesting colors to it.  I prefer working with a more muted palette.  Pastel colors are pretty, but I seem to be more creative when I have a muted palette.  We were tasked with making a paper pack only, but I “stepped out of bounds” and made an element pack, too.  Hope they don’t drum me out of the club!  Hey, please remember to visit the other great designers in the blog train.  Their links are listed below.

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Elements
Patterned Papers
Plaid Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:

Songbird Scraps Designs
Becky’s Creations
Crazy Cat Creations
Miggins
Fizzy Pop Scraps
Made by Angelhaze
Moore Blessings Digital Design
AnnieC Digitals
Lady DGScrap

Check out our Blog and if you are a designer and would like to contribute to the train with us come and join ourFB Page (designers only and make sure sure to answer the questions please)

 

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Scrap Designer’s Blog Train – April ’19

Design Team:  Scrap Designers
Design Theme:  Rainbow Connection
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

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Downloads:
Elements
Patterned Papers
Plaid Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:
Please visit these blogs to pick up your free download for Rainbow Connections!
Songbird Scraps Designs
Rush Ranch
KJDdesigns
Skinni’z Statz, Scrapz and Stuff
DigiJen Scraps
Becky’s Creations
Miggins
Made by Angelhaze
Promethian Concepts
Lady DG Scrap
AnnieC Digitals
Moore Blessings Digital Design

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Blog Train – April 1st

Image result for baby quailIt’s officially spring!  I can’t wait to see the new baby quail and pheasant coming up to our feeders!  They are all wild, but they still come to our feeding stations every day with their babies.  It is wonderful to see their numbers grow larger every year.  There is something wonderful and awe-inspiring to see new babies in the fields.   

Below are my downloads for two blog trains.  

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Design Team:  Pixelscrapper
Design Theme:  Umbrella Weather
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

I didn’t have much time these last few weeks, so I only made a very small mini kit for you.  (I’m sorry!)  I did try to make a frog and I threw some spots on his tummy for luck.  Poor guy, having to hang out in one of my scrap kits…………
Check out all of the other designer downloads here.

Palette

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Download Elements
Download Papers

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Design Team:  ScraptwistFree4All
Design Theme:  Promise of Plenty
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

This month’s blog train for the Scraptwist Group is called “Promise of Plenty”, and there are plenty of promises in the new month!

By the way, I tried my hand at making a bear, so it’s amateur hour again in the “trying to make a cute character” department.

Palette Flairs

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Download Elements
Download Patterned Papers
Download Plaid Papers
Download Solid Papers
Download Watercolor Papers
Download Cards

Blog Role:
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
The Brown Owl
Nellie Bell
tp designs
KJDdesigns
Songbird Scraps Designs
LEA Art Designs
Lady DGScraps
Moore Blessings Digital Designs

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Scraptwist Challenge Forum If you join in the challenges in the Scraptwist Forum, each one will have a “Posting Bonus” mini.  You don’t have to buy a thing, it’s all free.  Here is a preview of the participation kits:

Previews

 

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Blog Train – This Old House

Design Team:  Scrappin’ Your Heart Out
Theme:  This Old House
Designer:  The Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon

It was such a beautiful morning – I awakened at 6:00 am, with the birds beginning to chatter in the tree outside my window.  The moon was so remarkable!  I love it when it has a butter-yellow cast to it.  It was hanging just above the blue mountains, silent, majestic.  And then, it had to surrender its place of honor.  It was time to let the sun take its turn in the sky.  

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The palette for this month’s Blog Train is quite unique in its cool tones.  It was a challenge for me to create with it, but I added a few accent colors that gave things a pop of color.  Here is the palette:

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Please be sure to visit the other designers in the blog train.  They did fantastic with the palette, and made some GORGEOUS designs for you.  The blog train list can be found at the bottom of this post. 

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Download Elements
Download Patterned Papers
Download Plaid Papers
Download Solid Papers
Download Watercolor Papers

Blog Role:

Check out our Blog and if you are a designer and would like to contribute to the train with us come and join ourFB Page (designers only and make sure sure to answer the questions please)

 

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We Believe Blog Train – March ’19

Design Team:  We Believe
Design Theme:  Eternal
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

Even though I haven’t been sharing thought and deed here in the last few posts, I am thinking about you – I am pulling you into my prayers for health and well-being. And I am hopeful that as an act of kindness, you will do something simple and sweet for someone else this week – a neighbor, a stranger, a friend.  Let’s choose to be kind.  Let’s choose to see others with God’s eyes and God’s heart. Let’s choose to listen to others with God’s ears, and try our best to be the Light.    

Please visit the other designer’s in the blog role below my download links.

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Download Elements
Download Patterned Papers
Download Solid Papers
Download Watercolor Papers

Blog Role:
Songbird Scraps Designs
A-M Designs
Crystal’z Colorz
Nellie Bell
Dreamn4ever Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Lori Imel Designs

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Scrap Designer’s Blog Train – March

Designer Group:  Scrap Designer’s
Designer Theme:  Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

Sorry for the lack of a post along with the blog train downloads.
It’s been busy the last two weeks, and the snow and cold just keeps on coming.  Our friend’s mother passed away last night, and it was truly a blessing.  She had been pretty miserable lately – sometimes old age just isn’t fun anymore.  Bless the journey.

Please check out the blog train role at the bottom of this post for more great freebies!

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Download Elements
Download Patterned Papers
Download Plaids
Download Solid Papers

Blog Role:
Miggins
Songbird Scrap Designs
AnnieC Digitals
Made by Angelhaze
Promethean Concepts
Joy’s Creations
Lady DG Scrap
Skinni’z Statz,Scrapz and Stuff
Moore Blessings Digital Design

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