Late again! So what else is new. HAHAHA! I just had ZERO motivation this month, so when push came to shove and I really wanted y'all to have something, I created this template. It's similar to one I created for a summer vacation and I may provide that along with a blog train next spring. No additional QP on my Facebook page this month. But please, Enjoy! Have fun. Can't wait to see what you do with the template.
Time for another blog train. It's what I do. Well, to be fair, this one's called a digi hop and it's "sponsored" by a great group of scrappers at Hummmie's World. The theme is TODAY and there are a bunch of kits for you to choose from and enjoy. The palette is pretty, subtle fall tones.
OH MY GOSH! The rich colors, the amazing theme, it's SO ME! I truly think of myself as a forgotten flower child, so this theme fit me so well. And I've had a sneak peek at what the other designers have to offer and YOU are going to have a GREAT TRIP!
It was a great palette and a cute theme, but I just couldn't grab any wonderful ideas to come up with a full kit, so I went with a template. Sorry this is so late, but at least it's something. You can find the entire Blog Train here. Pixel Scrapper A Bug's World Blog Train
I'll have another template for another blog train around the 20th of the month, so come back to check it out. I'll also try to get something on my FB page for either one or both. Check over there at Coop's Custom Creations FB Page.
SO much has happened to our little family in the last two months, in the last 33 days!
It was with AMAZING joy that our oldest daughter, Lacy, married her son's father after five, long years of ups and downs, backs and forths, and wow......... Shawn was never dishonest. He said from the get-go that he'd never get married. He never left. He became a great dad and eventually a steady partner. Imagine our surprise when you told us that you both had decided to make a "forever commitment"! Huh? What did that mean? Shawn LAUGHED!!! "We're getting married!!!", he laughed! We began making plans for a beautiful, small wedding on May 1st and a HUGE party on August 1st.
It was a beautiful day. The rain stopped just before the ceremony. Not too bright that pictures were perfect and then the SUN broke through just as we finished! We began coordinating for August, hiring a caterer, renting tents, tables and chairs, discussing decorations. Life was good.
On May 28th, our entire world came crashing (no pun intended) to a horrible, life-shattering end. Shawn was driving to work very early that morning... and never arrived. He died instantly, which was a blessing once we got a look at the car. All the plans came to a halt. Tears fell like waterfalls. Families that had, at times, been at odds came together in grief to hold and support each other. Although I knew the bottom would fall out eventually, Lacy amazed me at her strength. From having to tell her son that his daddy would not be coming home to dealing with the details at the funeral home. All we were allowed to see was Shawn's right hand. She studied it as if studying for a final exam. It was a gloomy day in Alma, WI when we went to deal with the aftermath. We went to the funeral home, had lunch at the local diner, placed a roadside memorial, went to the top of the cliffs to "play" and then went back to the funeral home to bring Shawn home. It was quite amazing that, when we walked outside again, with Shawn in Lacy's arms, the sun again broke through! It gave us all such warmth and joy to feel like Shawn was shining down on us, telling us that he was okay.
Which brings us to today. Scrapping has always brought me such joy. Throughout the last couple months, the last seven years of digi and the last 30 years of my life, scrapping has been my outlet, my release, my creative home. I have found it hard to scrap in the last month, except for a very few pages, out of necessity. But I do enjoy creating new "stuff". Here's my portion of the Pixel Scrapper July Blog Train. The theme was Summer Splash. Perfect for July and perfect for me. Bright colors, happy feelings. I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.
Now, head on over to the PS Blog Train and collect the other portions. Be sure to leave some love along the way for those wonderful designers who have taken time out of their busy schedules to create for you (and me). When you're done perusing the offerings, cruise on over to the Coop's Custom Creations Facebook page to grab the QP over there. (if you do, you'll also have the opportunity to snag the QP from last month, that I never got posted...sorry)
Anyway. Have fun, always. Tell the people you love, that you LOVE THEM. Tomorrow is never promised. I'm reminded of the "poem".
The May Blog Train has left the station. My portion is small this month, but meaningful to me. Going through lots of renewal around the Cooper homestead. We were Blessed with our grandson, Hunter, last month. May 1st, our eldest daughter was married to her son's father!!! It only took five years for them to figure out they were right for each other as well as their son. What Joy!!! So, I've been a little busy, but found a couple minutes (hours/days) to come up with this little gem. Have fun and enjoy.
Scoot over to the PS May Blog Train page and grab as many of the amazing offerings as you wish. BUT Don't forget to leave some love for all of the designers. They work so hard to share their goodies with you.
re.flec.tion rəˈflekSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. "the reflection of light" synonyms: sending back, throwing back, casting back 2. serious thought or consideration. "he doesn't get much time for reflection" synonyms: thought, thinking, consideration, contemplation, deliberation,pondering, meditation, musing, ruminationThe Pixel Scrapper April Blog Train has left the station!!! The theme is Reflection. What does that mean? So many different things to different people. I love words, so that's what you're getting from me. Lots and lots of words. I've given you a couple journal cards and some paper too. Hope you like it. Now, on your blog train journey, you'll find beautiful papers of color and pictures, accents of the clever, thought-provoking, and whimsical variety. I'm sure you'll enjoy everything you discover. Please remember that the train designers are all over the world, so some links may not be active all at the same time. And don't forget to leave some love as you scoot by!
Now, here's a quick page, because the creativity was flowing this month as it wasn't last. And to give you an idea of what you can do with it, check out our amazing, brand-new (born March 30th), grandson, Hunter, his BIG sister, Caddie, and their outstanding mom, Anne, in the example below. Link is on my Facebook page
I have a new release for you today. It is part of the Mixology at goDigitalScrapbooking.com. For those of you that are new here, the kit will be on sale for $1.20 for the first two weeks than the price will go up to $1.99. So get it while you can.
These colors just lend themselves to a boyish kit! Bold blue, green, red, orange and yellow make it stand out. See what I mean?