Scrap Designer’s Blog Train – Dec 18′

Design Team:  Scrap Designers
Theme:  Touch of Frost
Designer:  Rush Ranch

Years ago, before I started my career with the Federal Government, I worked for a school District as their Finance Director.  It was in a small town in Alaska, and we operated out of a 2-story building that (I think) might have been a department store in its day.  My prestigious office looked out over the local tavern’s parking lot, where a big green dumpster was a popular place for the ravens to gather.  Oh yes. 

With such a prestigious view, I could either gripe about it to everyone and no one in particular – or, I could make it interesting to myself.  I began to observe the obvious, that a larger number of ravens gathered there in the summer.  The number reduced greatly in the wintertime.  The summer was filled with the usual raven arguments over a piece of pizza or half-eaten burger.  The winters were a smorgasbord for the hearty ravens that braved the cold.  An occasional squirrel would drop in for a tidbit or two.

Over the years, I starting linking the number of ravens I counted, to the temperature.  For example, a temperature of negative 34F degrees was measured by approximately 1 raven an hour.  A temp of +34F degrees was measured by approx. 6 ravens an hour.  I had an entire gamut of temperatures linked to the number of ravens at the tavern dumpster.  Most of the co-workers were amused by my silly temperature conversion.  The Superintendent would pass by my office and say “It looks like it’s going to be a six-raven day”, meaning it was going to be a cold 30 degrees or more.  Eventually, the whole office was doing temperature comments with the raven equivalency.Raven 2  I left the School District after a period of seven years.  My husband was taking a job in Washington DC, so I was relocating from one dumpster view to another – so to speak.   Oh, I’m so sorry!  I should NOT say bad things.  I apologize.  About two years later, I received a call and the person calling says “It’s a 12 raven day here!” It was the Superintendent!  Bless his heart, it was good to hear his voice on the other end of the phone.  He was retiring and saying goodbye to current and former co-workers.

Today, in Oregon, we don’t have ravens – but I have lots of quail.  Today is a six quail day.

The Scrap Designer’s Blog Train rolls out on the 10th of each month.  Our theme this month is “Touch of Frost”, a lovely winter theme.  Please visit the blog train roll at the end of my downloads, to pick up all of the lovely kits!




Promethean Concepts
KJD  Designs
Skinni’z Statz, Scrapz and Stuff
Songbird Scrap Designs
AnnieC Digitals
Joy’s Creations
Made by Angelhaze
Lady DG Scrap
DigiJen Scraps
Moore Blessings Digital Design

Please note that there are blizzard conditions in some parts of southeastern USA, that may have an impact upon the designer’s ability to update their website.  Songbird Scraps is one of those designers, at this time.  No electricity or internet service.  If her site is not updated as of 12/10, please return for her update.  Thank you!  


Merry Christmas, dear friends!


22 thoughts on “Scrap Designer’s Blog Train – Dec 18′

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Thank you for this kit.





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  2. I always feel so badly for those out east when a blizzard hits, they have to contend with far more than we do out west here where we are more rural. Hope everyone comes through okay.

    This is a fun theme, thanks for all the interesting bits and pieces. I’m going to have fun after work today!

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  3. Thank you so much! It’s hard to be in the south when there’s snowy weather. They just don’t know how to deal with it, for the most part. My sister lived in Jacksonville, Florida, for about 18 years, and boy when there was ice everything shut down. EVERYTHING. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas!

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed your raven observations and how you turned what seemed to be a negative into a plus. Thank you also for sharing the beauties you make. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Thank you so much for your wonderful stories and especially today I needed a smile and laugh (D.C.) because tomorrow I have to take a written driving test newly forced upon those who reach a certain elderly age. They say California does not discriminate on age…really ..then why am I taking this test since I have a perfect driving record. Yes I understand the need to check one’s eye sight and if they want to make sure one hasn’t become loony than chat with us for a few minutes and a new picture I get since we probably don’t look like our once youthful self. So I feel insulted for having been a good driver and stressed to the max since I’ve not taken any kind of test in 20 years at least. Even on the DMV web site they admit the questions can be tricky…great, if I fail is the State going to pick up my handicap husbands medication, etc. Just so you know California is nothing like it used to be. Soooo thank you for that much need moment where I could escape to the sweeter side of life. You help far more people than you realize and I thank God for that. Thank you for every good thing you do and give. If you have a teeny weeny moment for a prayer that “He” helps me pass I will be deeply grateful. Merry Christmas…Cynthia

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    • You’ve got this, Cynthia – You’ve got this test done and DONE. The Lord is with you, always. Every “season” is needed for growth – embrace the season that the Lord has you in. It serves a purpose in His holy realm. Sometimes God’s way of answering prayer is not by removing the pressure, but by increasing our strength and wisdom to bear it. His peace, and His power are yours as you tackle this test – You are in my thoughts, my prayers, and my heart.


  6. Wow, Alaska, Washington DC and Oregon. Would love to see Alaska (in the summertime) and don’t care to ever see Washington DC but I would love to live in Oregon:) because West is Best 🙂

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  7. Thanks traveling lady…these are simply gorgeous as usual. I love traveling from one coast to another or even one country to another, there is so very much to learn and all the diversity and…..well, you understand! I have copious photos and scrapbooks that prove I’ve been there, done that and even bought the TShirt…LOL! Love your tale of the Ravens and I thank you so very much for all you share! Merry CHRISTmas from my home to yours! Hugs, Mat


  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation! May you have a peaceful & wonderful holiday!! God blessings to you & your family, Sunny!! Merry Christmas!


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