Digital Download – March Blog Hop

In The Pocket
Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
Wx:  35F, mostly sunny

There is so much to be thankful for – the magical month of March brings the beginnings of spring, summer birds return, babies are being born in the cattle fields far and wide.  The days are longer and colors change from their faded and tired browns to hopeful starts of green.  Something inside of me awakens – perhaps the part of me that wants to garden, walk in the warmth of the sun, or sit in the shade of a bountiful tree.  The hands that punch this laptop keyboard are missing the feel of soil, rich, dark, and cool.

March also brings many changes to my life as a Mother.  No matter how old your children become, you are still a mother to those adults that make their own choices, their own way in this world.  My oldest daughter “A” has moved away as of Feb 25th, back to Alaska.  I will see her and my granddaughter less often.  It is a good move for them, but a conflicted heart for me.  Thank goodness for texting, phone calls, and Skype.  My youngest daughter “J” has a CT scan scheduled for March 3rd.  She had a chest X-ray two weeks ago, which revealed a nodule in her lung. She has had a persistent cough as well, so I am worried about the results.  She smokes.  She will be 40 years old this year, so she makes her own choices. I worry.  I pray.  I am in the midst of an internal storm, at times angry or frightened that cancer may have entered our lives once again.    Some things I have no control over – I can’t change the darkness, I can’t change the course of the disease.  I can’t fix this for J.  Perhaps I am overreacting and the CT scan will reveal nothing. Either way, God is good.

Over at, the theme for this month’s blog hop is “In The Pocket”. The focus is on Journal Cards.  If you are not familiar with them, many people use them to record daily, weekly or monthly life.  Some print them out and keep them in a binder.  Others are involved in the “Project Life”  activity, formally documenting family life.  First, I have to apologize.  I don’t use Journal Cards.  Therefore, my designs for them may not be helpful, applicable, or useful.  But, I did put together various style hoping that SOMETHING in my downloads would be of use to you, even in general scrapbooking. I placed the journals cards in four separate downloads so that you would only need to download those items that suited your style.  I also have papers and embellishments for you.

As the usual, my designs are free to you, for personal and commercial use.  There are no limitations.  I simply ask that you do a kindness, a random act that blesses someone.  My official Terms of Use are at the bottom of this post.

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Until we meet again, many blessings –


29 thoughts on “Digital Download – March Blog Hop

  1. Also, want to wish the very best to your youngest daughter with her tests. It is very hard to not be able to ‘fix’ things for our children and harder still to be a long distance from them. Prayers and hugs are with you.
    Blessed Be.

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  2. Distance is a much easier thing to deal with now than even 20-odd years ago when I was a young adult, Sunny, and the not being able to touch still makes getting to see your loved ones in person all the sweeter.
    Like your daughter, I have what appears to be a nodule on my lung as well, but after a couple of CTs over several months, my doctor believes it to be a scar from the severe bout of pneumonia a few years ago. Here’s hoping it’s similar in your daughter’s case!

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  3. Sunny, your kit is just beautiful. Thanks so much. I know how much I missed my kids when they moved away, but I raised them to spread their wings so that when the day came that they left the nest, I knew they would know how to fly.

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  4. Thank you very much for the papers & cards, Sunny. They are much appreciated by this sort-of pocket scrapper! BTW – I love the new look for the blog. It’s lovely to look at. I also want to pass along my very best wishes to you & to J.

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  5. Thank you so much for all of the goodies. Everything is beautiful. I usually don’t use Journal Cards either, but I think I will be able to find some uses for these! Thanks! I am praying for your daughter!

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  6. Hi Sunny.
    First, thank you so much for your lovely and generous gifts this month for the Pixelscrapper blog train. All the parts are lovely. It’s sad when family has to be so far apart. I too have family far, far away. I truly hope the nodule on your other daughters lung is benign. Please give best wishes from Wisconsin. Have a good day, I hope.

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  7. I’ll say a prayer for you and your family Sunny. May your faith keep you strong!
    Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the blog train. The journal cards are beautiful, and I know I will find good uses for them. I really love the pinned ones and the one with the number cutouts – very neat! I’m trying out this pocket scrapping, but really I just kind of muddle along and figure my layouts out as I go.

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  8. As always, Sunny, you have created many truly lovely pieces for us to add to our stashes – thank you so much for sharing your talent so generously. I hope that everything goes well for you and your family in this anxious time. Sending lots of love your way! XX

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  9. Beautiful kit! I lived in The Dalles for 6 years, really miss it! I’m in north central Montana now, which is just as isolated as eastern Oregon is… but lots more wintery! Snowy and 20 degrees today…

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  10. Praying for you and your family. We do live in a marvelous time to be able to see our loved ones on a screen in real time!!! Your part of the blog train is simply gorgeous!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!

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  11. Thank you so much for the beautiful creations! Praying for good things for your daughter J. Hope all turns out well for her.


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