Scrappin’ Your Heart Out – Aug 20th

Design Team:  Scrappin’ Your Heart Out
Design Theme: Tropical Paradise

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Blog Train Designers:  Please note that designers are in different time zones across the world, so if a kit is not yet posted, come back again a few hours later.  Thank you for your understanding.

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)

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Scrap Designers – Aug 10th

Hey.  Just between you and me, I think that a lot of change in the world is possible if we simply volunteer.  In small ways, in large ways, in any way that fits your life.  One way is to knit, crochet or sew a blanket for the kids with cancer.  The organization called “Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas” has a program where they give a blanket to every child that comes into their hospital.  They currently have 800 children in their program, with approximately 30 new intakes each month.   I can’t tell you how those numbers tear at my heart, but I image it does the same for you, too.  So, if you would like to help, here is the address:

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas
900 S. Pine Street
Suite F
Spartanburg, SC  29302
office phone: 864-582-0673
Facebook Page is:  Click Here
You also might want to check for local programs in your area to support.  Thank you for considering this kindness.

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Design Team:  Scrap Designers
Design Theme:  Forever in Bluejeans

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Blog Train Designers:
There are some fantastic kits by our blog train designers.  Check it out:
Miggins
Skinni Scraps
AnnieCDigitals
The Rush Ranch
Savage Dezines
Digiscrap Angelhaze
Joy’s Creations
KJDdesigns
Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn
Becky’s Creations
Promethean Concepts
DigiJen Scraps Word Art
LEA Art Designs
Living4Him2
Moore Blessings

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August 1st Downloads

Greetings, dear friends!

When I was a kid, books were my escape.  My childhood environment was very dysfunctional and we never lived in one place for very long.  I never remember going to the same school for more than one year at a time.  I never wanted to make a friend, because it was so hard to keep leaving them behind.  And it was hard always being the new kid on the block.  Books, though, they were my friends. I could go anywhere, be anything, be safe, be fed, inside of a book. The reason I mention this is because lately, instead of buying books for my Kindle, I have been buying hardcovers from Thriftbooks.com.  I can buy a nice hardback for less than $4, and any purchase over $10 ships for free.  No membership fees, etc.  Their philosophy seems to be really cool, too:    “We believe reading empowers people, offering them empathy to live for a moment in someone else’s shoes, offers them education, a critical asset to improving one’s life, and offers an occasional escape to fantastic worlds inhabited by interesting characters. Yes, we save millions of books every year from being destroyed, but our mission goes beyond the environment. We save these books and make them accessible to readers for the chance to shape another mind, share another story, and teach a bit of wisdom.”

I’m not getting anything for endorsing Thriftbooks –  just mentioning them if you would like another resource for your own bookshelf.

Hey, Look at my cool rose!  This rose bush has grown white roses all of its many years.  Always. Suddenly, this year it has not one, but TWO roses that are split with color, a rich pink.  I have no idea how it can do that, and I haven’t done anything differently.  Do you think that pollinators can impact a plant’s production like that?  20190724_171830
And one last thing, let’s all try to be just a bit kinder to one another.  The troubles of the world are ramping up, so it will take courage and determination to keep calm and love one another.  The Lord provides his grace and mercy upon us each and every hour – the least we can do is turn to one another and give every effort to listen and love.  I appreciate YOU, and love being here for you. I love giving you my humble designs.  I always hope that in some way, it will all make a difference.

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Design Team:  PixelScrapper
Design Theme:  Bohemian Rhapsody

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Design Team:  ScraptwistFree4All
Design Theme:  S’More Memories

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Blog Train Designers:
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
KJDdesigns
Nellie Bell
tp designs
Songbird Scraps Designs
The Brown Owl
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Lori Imel Designs
Honeysuckle Lane Designs

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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
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“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.

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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)

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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.”

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

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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.
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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.

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Blog Train Designers:

KJD Designs

Digiscrap Angelhaze

Joy’s Creations

Miggins

DigiJen Scraps

Lady DG Scrap

Lori Imel Designs

Becky’s Creations

Moore Blessings Digital Designs

 

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