Scrap Designer’s Blogtrain

Team:  Scrap Designers
Theme:  All Year Through the Year
Designer:  Rush Ranch

My husband and I drove over to the Orthopedic Surgeon’s Hospital in Baker City, about an hour away from my home.  I had an appointment to keep for my pre-op.  Our journey took us through what I call “Cattle Country”.   The road first winds through “Pyles Canyon”, named after James Pyle.  He cut the dirt road through the canyon back in 1864, and made it a toll road for settlers trying to get to the west. The cost was $5.00 per wagon!  I would have been very disappointed to have been a wagon train traveller, and not have had that amount to spare.  I imagine there were several families that didn’t have the funds to proceed, so settled in the area out of necessity.  The railroad came to the area years later, and set a track line through the canyon in order to haul freight.  The road now belongs to the state, so it has been paved as a two-lane highway, and it winds its way through several farms and the quaint town of Powder, until it reaches the interstate.

10696562A few of the older victorian homes are still standing proud on some of these farms.  I image that they are third and fourth generation farms.  I told my husband that living in the same proximity as these victorian queens make me feel so close to the earth, so close to history, and so close to the “salt of the earth”.  I’d rather be here, than anywhere.

Hey – a bit of news:  I’ll be doing a full knee replacement on January 15th, so I may be out of action for a bit.  Can’t wait to be out and walking on my bionic knee!  I know it will be hard work with the physical therapist, but I’m so ready to get back to an active lifestyle. Please forgive me in advance, for any interruptions in publishing schedules.

rr_jan19_april_rabbitScrap Designer’s Blog Train:  Each one of the Scrap Designer’s took a specific month to focus their kit on, in a calendar format.  My month is April.  SO………what I have made for you is several monthly and weekly calendars, a meal planner, and some embellishments to use on your calendars.  I also made you a fun “Think Pad” sheet, to doodle some thoughts and ideas on.  I only made three watercolor paper backgrounds for you, so it is a small download.

I put together a rabbit with my shape and warp tools and tried to make a few other animals, but the rabbit was the only one I felt was ok enough to include.   Her name is Abigail.  Please visit the other designers in the blog train, as there are some really cool items that I am going to be downloading myself!


Download Calendars
Download Elements
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Blog Train

Nellie Bell
AnnieC Digitals
Songbird Scrap Designs
Promethean Concepts
Skinni’z Statz,
Scrapz and Stuff

Joy’s Creations
Lady DG Scrap
DigiJen Scraps
Made by Angelhaze
Moore Blessings Digital Design

Thank you for your visit – Blessings and Big Dreams!


26 thoughts on “Scrap Designer’s Blogtrain

  1. bonne chance pour ton opération du genou..que tout se passe bien et qu’après cette épreuve tu retrouves facilité à marcher et faire ce que ru désires…je t’embrasse

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  2. Thank you for your part of the train. Lovely. My dad had 2 “bionic” knees and loved them. It was a new lease on life and activity for him. Right now, praying blessings on your surgery and a quick recovery!

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  3. Thank you for such a large and wonderful kit. I love small towns too. We live in a small mining town and I love it here. Prayers for a successful surgery. Take good care of yourself. See you when you are able to be back online.

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  4. Thank you very much for your generosity sharing your precious work. I hope and wish that the operation of your knee goes well and you can enjoy a better quality of life, which is the important thing. When the result is good, you can not see the work or the hours it costs to do it. Good luck, we’ll be waiting for your return!

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  5. Thank you once again for your beautiful work. I’d like to wish you the very best with your surgery! You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. I’ve had both knees replaced and it is a lot of work and pain but keep on top of the medication, trust me on that. Hugs and all the very best Sunny. Look forward to seeing you back in action. Keep us posted when you can.

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  6. Have memoed your surgery date and will be praying it goes well. I was born in Portland and spent summers there with my grandma. I also met my husband when I lived in eastern Oregon my high school years. It’s always fun read about your area!! God bless!!


  7. Sunny,
    My sister-in-law had this surgery and is very happy. She told me an important bit of knowledge on this surgery. In the following weeks she noticed that those who ignored following the instructions( for after the surgery) precisely were limping and or using a cane whereas she and others who accepted the temporary pain and followed the instructions are pain free, not limping or using a cane. I don’t know if current knee surgeries have you using a machine to bend the knee when you go home (for awhile) but if so you are blessed to have a good husband who will play a big part in your recovery. I know God will be with you every step of the way. Thank you for all you do and all you create and share with all of us. Awaiting your speedy recovery…Cynthia

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    • Thank you for the important tip – I won’t have a machine that bends my leg, but I will be doing physical therapy, and have promised myself that I will go through the process to get the best results!


  8. Thanks, Sunny, am looking forward to April already! I have had both of my knees totally replaced 2 years ago, and LOVE it! No pain and gave me my life back! I did my exercises faithfully for months twice a day and my outcome was worth the work. Just know that the first two weeks are not fun BUT you will be walking and dancing quickly after that. I thank God everyday for this blessing and I’m sending up prayers for you and your surgeon for a wonderful outcome for you too!


  9. Abigail is lovely!! You are a talented artist (I can’t draw; other than stick figures! LOL!) & your April contribution to the 2019 calendar is beautiful. There may be only 3 papers, but the whole package is awesome. You are so very generous with your time & creativity — thank you, Sunny!
    & I pray that God’s healing hands will guide your surgeon during your surgery … & may your recover & PT sessions be quick & successful!!

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