November 30, 2019

December Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

I love this time of year.  We put up the tree right after Thanksgiving dinner and my grandchildren, ages 3 to 14, decorated it.  They really did a good job.  I only had to turn one ornament around to face front.  We used all of my unbreakable painted ornaments since this is Boo's first tree, and I wasn't sure how he'd take to it.  As it is, he doesn't mess with the tree, doesn't even bat at the ornaments, but takes his afternoon naps under it.

December Blog Train Freebie
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Fan Freebie --

I absolutely loved the freedom of designing with some of the wild and crazy colors for the blog train, but for my Fan Freebie this month, I decided to tone it down a tad into the more traditional country colors.
December Fan Freebie by Di Hiller
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The Boo Update --

Boo views the world as one big playground.  He still loves his tree house from last Christmas, but his favorite pastime is playing with grocery bags.  The sound of paper crinkling is just so much fun, and even better to take a nap in.  Bags folded up on a chair or the kitchen counter are his, too.  He has no problem choosing a bag from the stack, knocking it to the floor, somehow getting it open and then moved to the room he wants it in.  Needless to say, there is a paper bag on the floor in every room of the house.  My children think he's spoiled.  Well...yes he is.  But, I tell them this is why older people shouldn't have children :) 

I had the opportunity to get all of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, so as I write this, Christmas is in the bag.  Ummm….so is the cat :)

the cat is in the bag!

Have a wonderful Christmas.  I'll meet you back here January 1st!





October 31, 2019

November Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Fall didn't last long this year.  By October 29th, we already had 3 inches of snow on the ground and quite a bit more snow today.  All of the kids in the county wore the same Halloween costume -- a winter coat and snow boots!  I just hope November proves to be a little bit more dry.  My entire family will be coming for Thanksgiving.  It's going to be fun having my kids and all 5 grandchildren in the same place at the same time.  I'm already planning out meals and activities for everyone.  It's going to be so much fun.

Fall In Love Blog Train Freebie
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Fan Freebie

Just a little fall gift to celebrate the season!

November Fan Freebie
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The Boo Update

Over the past month, Boo has stopped playing in his water bowl.  He now prefers a glass.  We had to give him his own glass one evening so he would stop trying to drink out of ours while we were watching a movie.  And that, as they say, was that!  He only drinks out of his glass now.  A bathtub with about 8 inches of water in it is kind of fun, too.  I do wish he'd wipe his feet when he's done playing though.  


A Thankful Boo


September 29, 2019

October Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

 "Jack and Jill" automatically brought up the age-old nursery rhyme.  Sometimes when I'm creating for painting or scrapbooking, my mind drifts off in strange directions.  And I'm wondering....why were they going UP the hill to fetch a pail of water?  The law of gravity would naturally bring the water down so they could have skipped climbing the hill altogether.  Just a thought.

October Blog Train
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Fan Freebie

I love Halloween.  It's such a fun time for children to dress up in spooky or sweet costumes and go trick or treating around their neighborhood.  I love carving pumpkins, making monster cookies and decorating the house for the holiday.  I love it all, including those old wonderful Boris Karloff movies.   And, of course....I have a black cat!  I think there's a little witch in all of us.

October Freebie by Di Hiller
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The Boo Update -- It's Boo's First Birthday!   

We have 7 new kittens in the horse stable and they are all so sweet.  I wonder if Boo would like a little friend for his birthday?

Boo's First Birthday

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!

August 31, 2019

September Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

The entire month of August just flew by in a flurry of activity.  It won't slow down now until the snow starts falling.  What a dreadful thought!

We used to always go to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this time of year.  The minute you walk through the gates, you're transported back in time.  Fun shows, good food and all the little shops with handcrafted pottery, leatherwork, jewelry and delightful trinkets makes for an enjoyable day.

Renaissance Faire Blog Train

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Fan Freebie

My grandchildren are all heading back to school soon, so I thought it would be fun to do a "Back To School" kit this month.  The window of the bus is the frame.  As an example, that's my oldest grandson looking happy to go back to school.  Actually, that picture was taken on the LAST day of school last year.  No wonder he's so happy :)  I included the numbered grades (K thru 6th) to layer over the grill of the bus.  You can use the alphabet and numbers to add any additional text to your layout.

Back To School Fan Freebie

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The Boo Update

Boo had a bad day.  Although we weren't having any issues, I thought it was a good time to have him "fixed".  The drugs they use during surgery can make cats from sleepy-disoriented all the way up to hyperactive for a couple days.  Boo fell somewhere in the middle.  He didn't sleep and just kept moving around from one spot to another the first day.  Poor kitty.  The one new activity he added is swishing his paws in his water dish and watching the water splash all over.  His eyes remained very dilated on the first day, so I was thinking maybe he needed his paw to find out where the water was.  Nope.  I'm cleaning up puddles of water by his dishes 3 or 4 times a day now.  Are we having fun yet?

Boo's Bad Day

Happy Fall to all!  See ya next month!