April 1st – Scraptwist Blog Train

Design Team:  Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme:  Write It Down

Snow is falling here this morning, heavy, wet, powerful.  Almost as if trying to quiet the world for a bit, turning down the noise, the fear, the frantic worry of so many.  The snow calls to me, be still, be calm, this too shall pass.  Just put one foot in front of the other, move through it with the strength, dignity and compassion that reflects who you are.  Sometimes the world moves farther away from the light of Jesus – but remember who you are.  Remember who you belong to.  Continue to be the light to those around you.

Corona Virus –
If there was ever a time to be kind to one another – it’s now.  So much is happening around the world with the COVID-19 impact.  I live in Oregon.  We were given the order to stay at home on March 23rd.  Things are much different in these wide, open spaces of farmland and our tiny town of 500 residents.  Businesses are small, and note-to-self...march-29thpaychecks are smaller.  Every family has been impacted in one way or another.  Our local high school is preparing meals for seniors, to either be picked up curb-side, or delivered to the infirm.  The students earn their community service hours, which is a requirement to graduate in our school system.  We have had a few COVID-19 cases in neighboring towns, but they were placed under control very quickly.  We are optimistic and doing what we can to visit with friends and family long distance via cell phone, Facetime and ZOOM. Even our small church is live-streaming services on Facebook.  (Facebook.com/covecalvary/)  And as for “Social Distancing” – I’ve been practicing that for years – I’ve just called it being an introvert.  Be safe.  Be well.

Life goes on – Maddie our barn cat has had four beautiful, precious fur babies.  She is such a good mother, too.  So far she is very protective and doesn’t let us get too close to them.  We have three orange cats and one tortoise shell, like her mother.   As of today, April 1st, they are 13 days old.  Here is a photo of them at 8 days old.  The dark one we call Emma.
20200327_081439We don’t yet have names for the others until we can tell if they are male or female.  I can’t wait to start socializing them.  I feel sorry for my husband because I do not know how he is going to get these babies adopted and away from me.  I want to keep them all.  Emma is staying put, right in my arms and heart. 

gUEzx3Ft-35069077Jo-Jo, our last adopted cat, can’t seem to figure out why Maddie is multiplying from one cat to five.   He is totally freaked out about it.  He is almost 8 months old now – hard to believe.  He gives Maddie and kittens a wide birth, which is probably a good thing at the moment.  His own version of social distancing.

Here are my gifts to you, from my heart:

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Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers
Planner Papers
Computer Background

Blog Train Designers Links:
Nellie Bell
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Songbird Scraps Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Brandi White Designs
tp designs
The Brown Owl
Pixels O’ Faith





24 thoughts on “April 1st – Scraptwist Blog Train

  1. Hi sunny. I have to say that I love reading your commentaries as much as the kits you so graciously share with us. Thank you for sharing with us. I feel like we are friends despite that we have never even met. Lol. I live in The province of Alberta Canada and we too are facing a crisis with covid 19. Take care and stay safe.


  2. I was surprised to hear you had snow ( I don’t know why!) We have had a few “sit in the garden” days, but now it has got colder, looking forward to summer days. Speaking from experience it is hard to give puppies and kittens up. Mind you kittens are not as much work so maybe you could have a few more 🙂
    Wonderful freebies as usual, thank you.


  3. Gorgeous as always Sunny! I love, love, love the paper with the writing on it, and the planner papers are amazing. I can’t wait to get the background up on my laptop. Thank you!

    It’s been about a week since our last snowfall, and we only have snow in the heavily shaded areas, pr the remnants of piles from the snowplows. We found a decent patch deep in the forest yesterday and my daughter had fun playing in it. Good luck with the kitties! Jo-Jo is looking great!


  4. As always nice to hear from you. Thank you for the kit.
    Wished we were having snow as well. I love watching it fall.
    When it lays heavy its like a wonderland
    Stay safe and heathy everyone.


  5. Wow, what a great kit. Thank you Sunny for sharing with us all. My hubby and I haven’t left the house in two weeks. He went and got groceries at the beginning but won’t go now. I am at high-risk and he is afraid he will bring something home. I ordered groceries online. Our daughter stopped by today with some grocery items. Our son checks in on us from time to time since he lives on the next street over. It is so hard when you can’t hug or kiss your own children. God keep you and your family healthy and safe.


    • KJD,
      Check online for some sources. Be sure you are quarantining ALL food packages brought into the house. We leave them alone for 3 days. If it’s to be refrigerated, I either wash the outside of the pkg with soap (letting the soap sit on it for a minute in the sink before rinsing) or, I use purell on the outside (frozen goods usually fall into this category). Might seem overly cautious but I want to live. We originally got warnings from a doctor/intern about the groc stuff. We do the same with ALL other pkgs being delivered. Be safe hon.


  6. Thank you Sunny – I always love your kits and I also love your uplifting writings which you add to each post. Praying that you and your family stay safe at this time.


  7. Thank you so much for your contributions! They are beautiful, as always! We are also on lockdown, with only trips to the supermarket, pharmacy, etc., allowed. I don’t notice any more police presence on the streets, though. I’m in the Tri-Cities, not that far from you. No snow here, though, thank goodness! Your cat stories make me laugh. Poor Jo-Jo trying to figure out why the mama cat IS a mama cat. LOL. I can relate to your social distancing; it’s what I do, too. Introverts UNITE! We can social distance like pros. Thanks again!


  8. Such darling little ones. Your posts are always so interesting to read. Thank you for sharing with us and thank you for this beautiful kit.


  9. Thank you so very much Sunny for sharing. And thank you again for your generous terms of use. I used a couple of your beautiful flowers in a blog train kit 🙂 I hope you are doing well


  10. Thank you! Babies!!! We just had our 7th son and I am looking forward to using this to document his cuteness!

    Thank you for sharing your precious life with the world and blessing others with your talent for digital scrapbooking. Hope to emulate your kindness in much the same way someday soon.


  11. Thank you Sunny for your generosity every month. I love your blog (and I don’t follow any really). It’s been so long since I’ve seen snow. No chance of that here (SW Florida). Little hot here too. Always been an animal lover and love hearing about all your babies. We have 3 snakes, 4 turtles, a dog, 3 cats, a bearded dragon, a guinea pig… almost forgot, a squirrel we rescued from the last hurricane, and some fish. Whew. We live on 5 wooded acres so there’s LOTS of wildlife to see too. Stay safe. Kaye


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