Scrappin’ Your Heart Out – July ’19

Design Team:  Scrappin’ Your Heart Out (SYHO)
Design Theme:  Love To Learn

Sometimes – well, a lot of the time – I fail to listen to my “inner voice”.  My intuition.  I suppose that most of us are like that.  Life is busy with noise and grit.  This morning I was at the grocery store with a rather large shopping list.  I made my way to the checkout lines, and there were very few open.  I pushed my cart over to the aisle to wait my turn.  I turned around and a woman had pushed her cart behind me.  She only had a few items.  I pushed my cart to the side and waved her in front of me.  A few minutes later, another woman pulled up behind me in the checkout line.  She only had a few things in her basket, as well.  I thought (selfishly) that if I keep stepping aside for small basket loads, I will be here all day……….But, I just couldn’t do it.  That inner voice told me I needed to step aside and let her go in front of me.  She was very grateful, and as her things rang up (among them a lovely plant with purple flowers….)  she said: “how did you know that I was late for an appointment?”  Well, I didn’t.  But I could sense the unease in her movements and face.  I guess I’m only recounting this tiny experience because it has reminded me to be more aware of others.  My agoraphobia sometimes forms a protective barrier around me when I need to be out and about.  I need to open myself up more, really “see” people.

My husband and I went to the coast this past week, and it was a lovely experience to spread his brother’s ashes in the sea.  The sunset was brilliant and beautiful, the sky filled with colors of fire as the ashes fell into the sea.  The ashes had been mixed with orchids from Hawaii. And the very next morning there was a lovely rainbow arc about the sea.

At Sunset – Rockaway Beach, Oregon

“Love to Learn” is the theme for this month’s Blog Train.  I no longer have kids in school, but even if you don’t either, there should be some items that will work just fine for other layouts.  Please be sure to visit the other designers in the Blog Train to find more lovely items for your scrapping.

Download Links
Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Waterpapers Papers

Blog Train Designers:

Becky’s Creations

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


We Believe Blog Train – July ’19

Design Team:  We Believe
Design Theme:  Rivers in the Desert
Scripture:  Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:
Songbird Scraps Designs
Nellie Bell
A-M Designs
Dreamn4ever Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
We Believe Blog Page


Scrap Designer’s – July 10th

Design Team:  Scrap Designers
Design Team: Hot Air Balloons
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

For those of you that downloaded papers from my last post, Enchanted, please note that papers # 7 & 8 have been updated.  Those links were pointing to papers # 5, in error.

I think that I have updated all of the 2018 & 2017 links to my designs.  There was one small valentine’s day kit that I could not find, and that is noted on the page.  I’ll update after I locate the files.  Thanks for your patience.  (And thanks to Debbie, for your very thoughtful assistance!)

I am heading to the coast of Oregon for a couple of days, while the family spends time together and spreads the ashes of my husband’s brother. It will be a somewhat melancholy time together, but an important part of closure for everyone.

Please check out the designers on the Blog Train Role.  They really hit the target with their hot air balloons!  I only designed two and they are a bit unusual, I know.

Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:

KJD Designs

Digiscrap Angelhaze

Joy’s Creations


DigiJen Scraps

Lady DG Scrap

Lori Imel Designs

Becky’s Creations

Moore Blessings Digital Designs



The Ancient Files – Enchanted


For those in the USA, I hope that you had a great Fourth of July celebration with friends and family.
I have some older kit designs from the year 2016.  I have decided to go ahead and upload them for you, along with a warning that, back then, I always seemed to make 100 or more papers at a time, and each file was large.  I was learning and growing and didn’t really consider how difficult large downloads were.  It’s a big learning curve, once you start designing for others.  So, as I get them gathered, I will upload them, a random thing over the next month or so.  The quality of design is hit and miss.  My feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t wish to download.
This kit was designed in November of 2016 and is called Enchanted Autumn.  I used a “Good Karma” Terms of Use back then – Use however you wish, commercial use allowed.


Journal Cards
Quick pages
Word Art
Papers 1
Papers 2
Papers 3
Papers 4
Papers 5
Papers 6
Papers 7
Papers 8
Papers 9
Papers 10

Blessings and Blue Skies,