Free Download – May Blog Hop

Destination Oregon
Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
WX: 38F, rain, snow showers
Listening to: Glen Campbell, Wichita Lineman

Feeling melancholy. Listening to mood music, etc. It’s been raining for days, weeks, but I was gifted with the sight of a most lovely, red hummingbird this morning! I’ve never seen one that was so completely red before. It was magical. I wanted to run outside and strike up a conversation to find out where he chose to winter this year and did he have a family. But he soon darted off into the rain, heading somewhere into the safety of the trees near the creek across the street. I have two hummingbird feeders ready for them and will put out more as they grow in number.

I am soaking my nasturtium seeds overnight, to get them ready to plant in their pots tomorrow. Nasties don’t mind the rain, in fact, they love it. Rainfall, feed my crops and trees. Bring the bees back home soon, to nestle among the daisies. Make the world right, make the world turn its face toward the sun, and shine upon what is right and good for all.

Thank you to those sweet and kind souls that shared with me some of their favorite ways to express kindness to others. I loved every one of your ideas, and some were ones I had not even thought of. Yes, thank you, for being the brave ones to step forward and, without want of reward or return, you are being kind, being compassionate, being THERE, being PRESENT in the lives of others. You fill me with joy – you really do.

I’m the eldest of my siblings, at the age of 65. I grew up with five other children weaving in and out between legs, between smiles and frustration, between childhood and adulthood. Four girls, and two boys. We lost the youngest brother, David, the day after Christmas in 2010. I don’t talk about his passing much. I’ll write about it one day when remembrance isn’t so rough and raw. We are spread out across the country now, but it is so precious and important to get together at least once a year. We have rented a wonderful cabin in the heart of the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee this summer, and I can hardly wait to see everyone. They have my heart. I love them so hard and so strong, the older I become the more I treasure them. There are no words that truly describe nor express my heart for them. Perhaps a beautiful symphony could. Perhaps.

On to more colorful subjects – the Pixel Scrapper Blog Hop this month is an interesting one, because we were challenged to design a kit about a destination, or the place we lived. So many different destinations are in this hop! And some amazing designs, too. All free. Please visit this link to see the rest of the participant list. My destination is Oregon. Some of my elements and papers are more general, so even if Oregon isn’t your port of call, hopefully you will find some interesting pieces to use. As always, my kits are free to you to use however you wish, including commercial use. I only ask that you perform some random act of kindness this month, to be the change in this world.
My TOU is at the bottom of this post.
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Blessings beyond measure,


39 thoughts on “Free Download – May Blog Hop

  1. Thanks for the lovely insight to you and yours, I too am the oldest (70 next month) of 4 (now 3) and am a “mother hen” as well. I have no children-live in NoTX-a sister with 2 sons & 3 grands in IL-a sister with 3 & 5 grands in GA and my deceased brother’s child is not married lives in SoTX. So hard to visit with them all, thank goodness for Messenger and FB to stay in contact. I love creating memory pages for all the kids and thanks to you and several other very generous designers you make this possible for me, creating a very happy and thankful person. You rock! THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOU SHARE, this kit and this months train is gonna help a lot with all my travel pictures…hooray! Have a terrific reunion in my neck of the woods (born in the Smokies)….beautiful country! Hugs! Mat

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  2. This is BEAUTIFUL! I always look forward to your next creations. I am a retired teacher with three younger sisters. We are unique and wonderful and very close. It is hard for me to find the right words to express how much we dearly love each other.

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  3. Thank You So Much For Your Stunning Kit Sunny.I Have Fallen In LOve With Your Kit Its Very Vintage & Thats My Thing,Just LOving Your Papers Hugs:)xXx

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  4. Thank you so much for your beautiful kit!! I love your blog header pic .. it looks so beautiful and serene 🙂 I am Australian, and thankfully I live close to the sea; but I do love the beauty of the countryside! For years I used to go to the big toy sales held every June and put heaps of toys on layby so I could pay it off until christmas time, then I would put them under the christmas tree for the children who didn’t have much hope of christmas presents. It gave me such joy .. unfortunately we are now pensioners and money is too tight to allow me to do such things, but I still try to do what I can, in any way I can .. even if it is just to pay a compliment, to make someone’s day a bit brighter! The world is in such a dismal state, we all need to show kindness to one another 🙂 You certainly brightened my day with your beautiful gift 🙂

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  5. Thank you so much, your kit looks lovely. I hope your trip to the Smokies is wonderful; I grew up near there and always love to go back to the mountains.

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  6. Sunny, Thank-you so very much for sharing with us these beautiful results of your awesome talent and the moments from the heart on your blog.
    Those moments in our lives that make us weep in sorrow can also makes us stronger but sometimes the getting there is estremely tough. Keep smiling and believing and it will be returned unto you tenfold.
    Your designs are almost as gorgeous as your heart! and I thank-you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity.
    Blessed Be.

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  7. Sunny I enjoyed your life story!!! Your kit is absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors are amazing!!!! We are taking a six week trip this summer and Oregon is one of our destinations!!!! So your kit is just perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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  8. It did my heart good to meet a kindred spirit through your blog. I am 67 and raising my 6 and 2 year old grandsons who are special needs. I also feel happy every time a hummingbird appears and we are blessed with many here in California. Best wishes and thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  9. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your story. And for taking me back to Oregon,even in my imagination. I miss it… Love your kit, thank you.

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  10. I enjoyed reading your blog… it was so thought provoking. Thank you for that, and thank you for your gorgeous kit- it’s really lovely. 🙂 I hope you have a beautiful day and enjoy your trip to the Smokies. 🙂

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  11. Thank you Sunny. One of our family’s favorite destinations is Oregon. This is perfect. We love Oregon so much that we have discussed moving there after retirement.

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