August 31, 2020

September Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

I saw a facebook post recently that said "2020....all we need yet are aliens landing on earth".  It hit my funny bone at the time, but as time goes on, my feelings now are just let it snow!  When it snows, everything quiets down.  This has been an incredibly challenging year.  It's like one thing after another.  This non-stop heat isn't helping.  I'm trying to decide if our trees are really starting to change color, or if they're as tired of this heat and lack of rain as we are.  


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Fan Freebie --

I was thinking about a "Going Back to School" kit for this month, but we're not so sure the kids will be going back to school yet this fall :)  As it stands right now, the kids will actually go to school one week and do online school the next.  (I'm so glad my kids are all grown up!)



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The Boo Update --

Boo has lived in the lap of luxury of an air-conditioned house all summer, but in this photo, you'd think he was dying of thirst :)  Big cat ... big tongue ....big mouth.  He just cracks me up!


Happy Fall!  See ya next month!




July 31, 2020

August 2020 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

I loved the colors for this month's blog train.  Of course, I started with one idea and ended up going in a totally different direction.  That has happened to me so often over my 30 years of designing for decorative painting.  I don't fight it.  I just let it flow and wonderful things usually happen, except when they don't :) 

Baby's 1st Birthday
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Fan Freebie --

I became an avid gardener over the past 20 years since we moved to our ranch here in Wisconsin.  How could I not?  We went from a 75-day growing season to a Zone 5.  After all those years, I finally have been able to get all my flower beds planted so something is always blooming.  As we head into the final month of summer, the late bloomers and re-bloomers are showing their wonderful colors.  The Japanese Anemones are absolutely beautiful this year.

August Fan Freebie
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The Boo Update --

This is my "little" Boo...all 20 lbs. of him :)  But, I think this picture needs a bit of explanation.  He's laying on his back with his hind feet braced against the wall.  Then his upper body is twisted to the side slightly to brace his front feet against the cabinet.  He slept like that for about 3 hours while I was working in the kitchen.  What a character!

Sleeping Boo

Scrap happy!  See you next month!


June 30, 2020

July 2020 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

Starting this month, you're in for something a little bit different.  We're all still using the same color palette, BUT we are doing whatever theme we want.  Marisa gives us suggestions, of course, but we're free to whistle to our own tune.  I feel like one of our ponies when someone left the gate open :)  This kit is a mixture of spending time on the North Shore in Minnesota and the years we lived in California.  Sort of the best of both worlds.

North Shore
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Fan Freebie

Since I'm kind of pressed for time, here are some watercolor papers to go with the Blog Train kit above.


North Shore Watercolor Papers
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The Boo Update

Boo quit laying on the dining room table as soon as we removed the plastic drop cloth when we were painting that room back in March, but he has now moved over to the buffet.  Poor kitty will be moved from that spot also very shortly because I am planning on painting it sometime this summer.  He's kind of funny in that he doesn't have one favorite spot to snooze.  There have been times that I've walked through the Livingroom and found him sound asleep right in the middle of the room.  And he doesn't curl up into a ball like "normal" cats :) 


I hope you all have a wonderful summer.  See ya next month with something new!


May 31, 2020

June 2020 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Short winter, long spring, but summer is finally here.  The house got painted in March.  My flower gardens got new perennials in April and the older plants are already blooming.  I expanded the strawberry patch with a new type of berry and they're already growing.  The garden is planted and growing very nicely with the rain and warm temperatures.  Spring round-up went off without a hitch.  I moved two herds of horses together onto one big pasture.  They tend to stick with their own stable pals, and the two "alphas" (herd leaders) try to torment each other once in a while.  But, for the most part, they're more interested in munching on that wonderful long green grass.  So, this summer is going to be less work and more play.  Oh!  And I have two new litters of kittens in the stable.  Cute, cute, cute!  Life is good.

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Fan Freebie

I had so much fun with this theme and the wonderful palette, I carried it over into the Fan Freebie as well.  Enjoy!


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The Boo Update --

Boo got a new toy!  We were picking up wood at Menard's for a project I'm working on and just happened to walk past their pet department.  The ball stays in the trough and just goes around in a circle when Boo bats it with his paw.  Sounds too simple to be entertaining, right?  He loves it!




See ya next month!