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.
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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