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!

July 31, 2019

August Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Get ready to have some fun.  The theme and colors of the August Blog Train are fabulous!

August Pixel Scrapper Blog Train
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Fan Freebie

I had so much fun creating the blog train kit, I used the same colors and style for the Fan Freebie, too!  I did, however, add a touch of purple on this one to balance the color palette above with an additional "cool" color..Enjoy!

August Fan Freebie by Di Hiller
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The Boo Update

Cold wash.  Cold rinse.  Ooooo….the spin cycle is kind of fun!  Purr-fect place to be on a hot, hot day!

Boo on the hottest day of summer

Hope you have oodles of fun with these two kits!  See ya next month!

June 30, 2019

July PS Blog Train and Fan Freebie

June flew by like it had wings!  Spring roundup went much smoother than usual because of the cooler temperatures.  I think the horses didn't realize it was that time of year again :)  Because of all the rain and (finally) getting warmer weather, all the flower gardens are in beautiful shape and in full bloom.  I started three new gardens with bareroot perennials for less cost and ease of planting.  They, too, are starting to bloom already.

While I worked on "Winter In The Tropics", my only thought was that winter in the tropics had to be better than this spring in Wisconsin.

Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

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Fan Freebie --

Just a few extra pieces and cardstock that match the kit above.  Enjoy!

Fan Freebie by Di Hiller

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The Boo Update --

As you can see, Boo is a blur in each of these photos.  When playing ball on the stair railing, he is in constant motion.  We play this game every day and he loves it.  He can get the first ball from the top of the stairs, but for all the rest, he makes his way down the stairs to knock them off the railing and chase them down the stairs.  If it really picks up speed, he bats them around on the floor before going back up the stairs to get the next ball.  Then, before I go to bed at night, I line up about 15 balls on the railing.  Most mornings, the balls are all on the floor below.

Boo Ball

May 31, 2019

June PS Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Hello June!  Didn't think you'd ever get here!  May was an absolute bear.  I found out a couple weeks ago that my black stallion, Chance, will be leaving us soon.  I've had him since his birth and it makes me realize just how fast the past 30 years have flown by.  Sometimes life bites.

I'm not usually so forthcoming with my life, but I think it's this month's theme "Storytelling".  Everyone has a story to tell....some of us have a whole lot of stories!  So, I've made this kit kind of generic to help you tell your story.  Whether it's a single event or to use the pieces in a journal to document your day-to-day life.  You're sure to find pieces that will be just perfect.  Or, around here, we say "Purr-fect"!

"Storytelling" PS Blog Train by Di Hiller
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Fan Freebie -- 

This month, I made an Alpha set that matches the blog train kit.  Enjoy!

June Fan Freebie
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Boo Update --

My "little" Boo just keeps growing.  He's 8 months old now and his body is about 16" long.  His incredible tail is almost 14" long.  He has lost the white fluff behind his ears, but still has the white hairs coming from his ears.  The raccoon stripes on his tail aren't as prominent as they were just a few months ago unless it catches the light just right.   At 11 lbs., he is an armful! 

Boo May 24 2019

Time Out!  I keep telling Boo that no one catches the red dot (lazer pointer), but he keeps trying until he just can't any longer :)  He is definitely the most fun cat I've ever had.

Boo Don't Stop Til You Drop

April 30, 2019

May Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Just last week on Easter Sunday, it was 82 degrees out with the sun shining and just enough of a breeze to keep it from getting too hot.  A week later, we had a snow storm and 34 degrees.  I guess spring cleaning has been cancelled this year.  Or, at the very least, postponed.

Pixel Scrapper Blog Train by Di Hiller

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Below is this month's Fan Freebie.  Enjoy!

May Fan Freebie by Di Hiller

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The "Boo" Update

Poor Boo.  This picture was taken on Sunday.  Yesterday he was watching birds on the deck.  And today...just snow.  He would much rather be watching the birds.  So would I.

Boo during snow storm

March 31, 2019

April Blog Train and Fan Freebie

The snow has melted and the robins are back.  It's a good day.  Now if we can get a little rain to wash away the grunge of winter and get things growing again, I'll be a happy camper.

April Pixel Scrapper Blog Train
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My Fan Freebie this month is called "After The Storm".   I ordered my new perennials back in February and they will be delivered toward the end of April.  I can hardly wait to start planting!  The colors in this kit will also match "Umbrella Weather" above.  Have fun scrapping on those rainy days!

April Fan Freebie by Di Hiller
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"The Boo Update"

My husband built a tree house for Boo in December.  It has multiple levels to keep him entertained.  The house has two doorways and is Boo's favorite place for afternoon naps.  When he was little, he'd run in one door opening and out the other.  Now, well...he can use both at the same time!

Snoozin' Boo

February 28, 2019

March Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Outside my window, it's white.  Yesterday, it was called "White Out"!  The wind was blowing so hard I actually had to stop and lean into the wind to keep from getting blown backwards.  Not the nicest day to be out and about, but my horses needed to be fed.  So...working with the colors for this month's blog train was so much fun!  Bright...cheerful...and so unwhite!

March Pixel Scrapper Blog Train
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My Fan Freebie this month is a matching Alpha -- caps and small letters.  Enjoy!

March Fan Freebie
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The "Boo" Update

I cooked dinner, so the boys are doing the dishes :)   Not yet 6 months old, Boo loves watching the dishes being rinsed off and is really interested in watching water go down the drain.  He's so funny!   For the lady who suggested in last month's comments that Boo may be part Maine Coon -- I do believe you may be right. The ears are a dead give away and he's big for his age.  He still has 6 to 12 months of growing to do.  Yikes!  And to think that when I first found him, he could curl up in just one of my hands!

Boo helping with dishes

January 31, 2019

February Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Well...as I write this, we have survived the Polar Vortex that hit us this past week.  With the wind blowing yesterday, it was 40 below zero, but with the wind chill factor, it was 54 below zero.  I moved all of our horses into the barn Monday night getting ready for the "Big Freeze".  This was for me as much as it was for them.  Feeding them would be easier and faster for me, and I have one horse who gets meds twice a day for the next week and a half, so I surely didn't want to be outside in his corral to do this!  They sensed that something "bad" was coming and came in without much hesitation.  It was like Noah's Ark.  I think the barn cats liked the extra body heat, too!  If you've never been in this cold of weather, take an ice cube and squeeze it as hard as you can for as long as you can -- that's below zero weather.  Love my arctic gear!

The blog train this month is "Walk on the Wild Side".

February Pixel Scrapper Blog Train Freebie

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 My FAN FREEBIE this month was with Valentine's Day in mind.  These colors are on the color palette, so you should be able to use them with other kits you pick up for the blog train.  Enjoy!

February Fan Freebie

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Oh, I didn't forget about the "Boo Update"!  I just took this photo yesterday.  I can't believe how fast he has grown!  He's almost 8 lbs. now at 4 months old.  With that raccoon tail and white hair growing from his ears, he is a very unusual looking kitty.  He's made quite an impression on friends and family though.  The first thing they say after their initial greeting  is "where's Boo?".  

If the weather is a bit chilly where you live,  take heart -- we're one month closer to Spring!
Happy Scrapping!