Scrap Downloads – May 2019

First, I want to let you know that I am moving my prior year designs from “Dropbox”, to “Mediafire”.  So if you are having an issue with downloading some of my older designs, just shoot me an email and I will send you the latest link.  In the meantime, I am working on revising all existing links.  Thank you for your patience as I work through it.

And, just a reminder that I will be out of touch from May 3 – 7th. If you have any downloading issues or questions, I will get to them after the 7th.  I apologize for the inconvenience, but I am off to have some fun!

Last month was a busy one for me – never seems to slow down.  Sometimes I get really tired and think that I need to pass some of my responsibilities to the younger generation.  They can do things better and faster.  But then, I remember this quote and know that I need to continue on.  You too.  Remember, someone needs what you have to give.  We all can contribute to the greater good, somehow, some way.  Be kind.  Be thoughtful.  Think and taste your words before you speak them.  You are the awesome ones that will not only make the world a better place but will also secure your place in eternity.

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Design Team:  Pixelscrapper
Design Theme:  Spring Cleaning
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

When I learned of the theme for this month, I almost didn’t participate.  I could not get energized about designing cleaning things – mops and brooms and pails of water?  No.  So, I must apologize for my lack of imagination and rebel ways – instead, I just (very quickly) made a mini-kit that will just add to your stash.  Please visit the blog train forum to see the other designs – they have more talent and creativity than I!

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Elements
Plaid Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

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Design Team:  Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme:  Exotic Destinations
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

I don’t have much experience with travel – When I was younger, I took ONE vacation to Acapulco.  I have a few memories of it: There was a man in the hotel bar that had a sad story of loss.  He had received a letter, and we heard his sad laughter for an hour, something said about how “he and Cortez had discovered the Acapulco Plaza”.  I wanted to ask him about his story because people’s stories are so real and raw.  But my husband wasn’t comfortable with me checking it out.  We saw cliff divers and children selling things on the street.  We saw armed military in the streets and poverty.  I never went back again.  I took a few vacations to Hawaii.  Those were really special for me.  I do have a few items on my bucket list, but I don’t think that I will ever be able to check them off :
Italy
Greece
Scotland
Ireland
Egypt
Paris

I also want to visit every great art museum in the world.  I know that there are awesome exotic beaches all over the world, and yes, I would love to put my toes in the sand – but I also love history.  I love learning about places, and why they were originally settled.  What makes them special?

So if you are a traveler, perhaps you will find this theme of “Exotic Destinations” perfect for your travel layouts.  Please visit the blog train designers as they have come up with some beautiful designs.

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Elements
Patterned Papers
Plaid Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:
Nellie Bell
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
KJDdesigns
Songbird Scraps Designs
tp designs
Brandi White Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
The Brown Owl
LEA Art Designs

 

If you participate in any of the challenges over on the Scraptwist Free4All site, you will receive these free min-kits:

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Scrappin’ Your Heart Out – April

Design Team:  Scrappin’ Your Heart Out
Design Theme:  Dusty Cedar
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

I’m really excited about a family reunion taking place the first week of May.  It will be near Houston Texas, at a house on Livingston Lake.  Only three full days, but I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing my brother and two sisters.  Our spouses will be with us, and it will be such a relaxing and sweet time together.  We are an affectionate family and hug much, laugh often, and cry when we part.

We Facetime as a group on the first sunday evening of each month.  One sister lives in Virginia, another in Tennessee, and my brother lives in Houston.  We love our time together.

I was born in Texas, but didn’t spend much time there.  My grandfather was a big cattle rancher, but my father didn’t want to join him in the business – Dad had his heart set on flying helicopters.  We moved away to California when I was five years old.  Even now, I have a few memories of Texas.  I’m surprised that I am still alive.  We neighborhood kids would tease one of grandfather’s bulls so he would chase us, then we would run to the fence for safety – somehow we always crawled over the fence just in the nick of time, falling on the other side in a tangle of legs and arms.  We would lay there laughing from fright and great relief that we escaped from harm, just one more time. Childhood – how did we survive it?!

My buddy Skipper lived across the street.  I don’t know why he was my buddy – I guess I kept hoping that I could plant some kindness in that heart of his……. Among his many challenging acts of friendship was the time he chased me around my backyard with a hatchet.  Skip was always doing something that would put me in harm’s way or get me in trouble.  Poor Skip, I sure hope he didn’t become a lifetime criminal, but he sure was headed that way.

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This month’s blog train from “Scrappin Your Heart Out” has some interesting colors to it.  I prefer working with a more muted palette.  Pastel colors are pretty, but I seem to be more creative when I have a muted palette.  We were tasked with making a paper pack only, but I “stepped out of bounds” and made an element pack, too.  Hope they don’t drum me out of the club!  Hey, please remember to visit the other great designers in the blog train.  Their links are listed below.

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Elements
Patterned Papers
Plaid Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:

Songbird Scraps Designs
Becky’s Creations
Crazy Cat Creations
Miggins
Fizzy Pop Scraps
Made by Angelhaze
Moore Blessings Digital Design
AnnieC Digitals
Lady DGScrap

Check out our Blog and if you are a designer and would like to contribute to the train with us come and join ourFB Page (designers only and make sure sure to answer the questions please)

 

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Scrap Designer’s Blog Train – April ’19

Design Team:  Scrap Designers
Design Theme:  Rainbow Connection
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

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Downloads:
Elements
Patterned Papers
Plaid Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:
Please visit these blogs to pick up your free download for Rainbow Connections!
Songbird Scraps Designs
Rush Ranch
KJDdesigns
Skinni’z Statz, Scrapz and Stuff
DigiJen Scraps
Becky’s Creations
Miggins
Made by Angelhaze
Promethian Concepts
Lady DG Scrap
AnnieC Digitals
Moore Blessings Digital Design

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Blog Train – April 1st

Image result for baby quailIt’s officially spring!  I can’t wait to see the new baby quail and pheasant coming up to our feeders!  They are all wild, but they still come to our feeding stations every day with their babies.  It is wonderful to see their numbers grow larger every year.  There is something wonderful and awe-inspiring to see new babies in the fields.   

Below are my downloads for two blog trains.  

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Design Team:  Pixelscrapper
Design Theme:  Umbrella Weather
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

I didn’t have much time these last few weeks, so I only made a very small mini kit for you.  (I’m sorry!)  I did try to make a frog and I threw some spots on his tummy for luck.  Poor guy, having to hang out in one of my scrap kits…………
Check out all of the other designer downloads here.

Palette

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Download Papers

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Design Team:  ScraptwistFree4All
Design Theme:  Promise of Plenty
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

This month’s blog train for the Scraptwist Group is called “Promise of Plenty”, and there are plenty of promises in the new month!

By the way, I tried my hand at making a bear, so it’s amateur hour again in the “trying to make a cute character” department.

Palette Flairs

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Download Elements
Download Patterned Papers
Download Plaid Papers
Download Solid Papers
Download Watercolor Papers
Download Cards

Blog Role:
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
The Brown Owl
Nellie Bell
tp designs
KJDdesigns
Songbird Scraps Designs
LEA Art Designs
Lady DGScraps
Moore Blessings Digital Designs

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Scraptwist Challenge Forum If you join in the challenges in the Scraptwist Forum, each one will have a “Posting Bonus” mini.  You don’t have to buy a thing, it’s all free.  Here is a preview of the participation kits:

Previews

 

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