February 2019 – Two Blog Trains

When my husband and I lived in Alaska, we spent the weekends at a cabin we built along the Ninilchik River, within sight of the Mt. Redoubt Volcano and across the waters of the Cook Inlet.  I’ve talked about it before.  It was a place filled with serenity, and…………an electric palm tree.

We would put the tree up for Christmas, because we were there only during the weekends, and it made us smile.  We would turn out the lights, snuggle on the sofa in front of the wood stove, and enjoy the sparkle lights of the tree.  I hung tiny, stuffed flamingos from the branches for ornaments.

I tell you this now, because my darling husband just bought me an electric palm tree.

20190122_123632Now THAT’s true love.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  As soon as he plugged it in, I couldn’t stop smiling.  And my daughter grabbed the Kermit the Frog that I keep in my kitchen window, and wound his arms and legs around the trunk.  PERFECT!  You know, sometimes, a palm tree can be better medicine that the one I am taking – Both of them combined?  Priceless.

The full knee replacement surgery went well.  Today is day six, so the leg is feeling swollen, tender, and various colors of the rainbow – an alien rainbow.  Dark purple, bright greens, blues………The body’s way of entertaining itself during the healing process.  And I am doing good.  I start my Physical Therapy sessions tomorrow, so I am not looking forward to that at all, because I want a few more days of being pampered, waited upon, and spoiled beyond belief.  I am a simple woman, with simple tastes – ANY bit of spoiling will do. My husband has been an angel through it all.

Design Team:  Pixelscrapper
Design Theme:  A Walk on the Wild Side
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

The Pixelscrapper Blog Train theme is “A Walk on the Wild Side”.  Of course there are a great variety of ideas that suite this theme, and I chose Wild Horses.  As you know, we have a few wild horses that we have rescued, so I went with this idea.  You can download all of the other designer kits here.

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Design Team:  Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme:  Sweetly Unique
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

The Scraptwist Blog Train theme is Sweetly Unique, and to me, it gave a vibe of babies, sweetness, innocence…….I made a little bear in a pocket, and the color palette is soft.  There is also a little ladybug.  Please visit the blog train list of designers below.

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Blog Train:
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Nellie Bell
Songbird Scraps Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
The Brown Owl

If you participate in the Scraptwist Free4All challenges, this month, these items are free as your posting bonus:

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30 thoughts on “February 2019 – Two Blog Trains

  1. Happy to see you are better.

    Your palm tree is very funny.

    You have a perfect husband.

    I wish you a beautiful day.






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    Sunny posted: “When my husband and I lived in Alaska, we spent the weekends at a cabin we built along the Ninilchik River, within sight of the Mt. Redoubt Volcano and across the waters of the Cook Inlet.  I’ve talked about it before.  It was a place filled with serenity”

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  2. you are such a beautiful person…I will keep praying for you ….it always is good…. and you make me smile and happy to be alive . I always think when I read you how a long book would be so good.Oh that is such a nice gesture of love your husband made.I love that palm tree with the added monkey too. Thanks for sharing it all with us. You re helping more than you will ever know.Bless you Sunny .

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  3. Sunny, hope you are feeling better! Love the kits for February, thank you so much for sharing them with us all. I always look forward to your kits. Just to let you know when I clicked on Marniejo’s it automatically went to an ad for Dedicated Servers, with no time to contact her directly. If there is a chance to where you may be able to let her know I’m sure everyone would appreciate it, including me! Thank you and do take care of that knee! God bless, Vicki Garrett


  4. Thank you so much for the beautiful kits Sunny! I always look forward to them. 😀 Just to let you know when I clicked on Marniejo’s link for the Scrap Twist contribution, it automatically went to an ad for ” Dedicated Servers” and there was not any time in which to notify Marniejo directly. If you are able to contact her about it I’m sure everyone would appreciate it, including me! If not, then hopefully at some point she will catch it herself. You take care of that knee and loved the electric palm tree and Kermie! I keep a cat on my lamp by my chair in the living room. Somehow it just feels right, kind of like a ‘pick me up and get in a good mood’ type of thing, know what I mean? Hugs, Vicki Garrett

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  5. Thank you for the wild horses kit! I have a horse, so I do a lot of horsey scrapping! Hope your recovery continues to be uneventful, and you are out and about very soon!

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  6. I love your work! I don’t do much scrapping or digital art anymore but love to seek out your art when I need something new or some inspiration. Hope your recovery is speedy and totally successful! Thank you again for sharing your designs!

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  7. Even when you have a big surgery and are still in pain you still manage to spoil us.I am sending a big Thank You to your husband for being so good to you . I love the tree surprise and I know your kids had a fun home to grow up in. Two thank you’s of course go to you for these great kits. Really glad you are coming along in good spirits. God Bless….Cynthia Stringer


  8. Thank you so much Sunny, both kits are amazing. I love the little bear in the pocket! I’m glad the surgery went well, and I hope you continue to mend and that physio isn’t too painful.

    I love the palm tree! We have a set of 3 that we set out for pool parties. They look fantastic at night

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  9. Thank you so much for your contribution to the Scrap Twist Blog Train. I don’t know how you were able to do it with your knee surgery. My husband had his 2nd knee done last fall, he is doing much better after 4 months. Hang in there it does get better. Thanks again for the goodies. I especially love the soft plaids!

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  10. I thought there was a comment for both trains–I didn’t say thank you for the Pixel Scrapper part. I love it too. Again I love the plaids. The colors theis month are some of my favorites. Thank you so much!


  11. Sunny, I love the tree idea! and your collective family sense of humor. 🙂 Praying for a speedy recovery for you but do feel free to bring the actress into the house & whine a little for TLC. LOL.
    Thank-You so much for both of the beautiful gifts. I think they are beary unique.
    Blessed Be.


  12. I hope your body continues to heal and the pain doesn’t get bad! Happy to hear you can get spoiled by such wonderful loving people around you! It can certainly help the healing process along!
    And your kits are beautiful! I especially love the wild horses! It’s perfect Sunny! Thank you for sharing!


  13. Thank you so much for these lovely kits!! My goodness, I don’t know how anyone survives in Alaska .. I hate the cold. A couple of weeks ago it was 47deg C (112deg F) here in South Australia ..a bit extreme, but I still prefer the heat 🙂 Hope your knee continues to improve! My house is full of stuffed toys .. mainly Winnie The Pooh characters!! You are never too old for WTP 🙂


  14. Thank you so very much for your contributions! Two very different themes, and they’re both gorgeous. I’m so glad that your surgery went well and that you are healing. Prayers for continued strength! I love the story about the lighted palm tree and the frog. Too funny and sweet!


  15. So glad your surgery was successful and you’re on the mend…thanks so very much for the awesome gifts, as usual your work is so beautiful! hang in with the therapy it is worth all the pain! Sending prayers for rapid healing! hugs, Mat


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