Friday, January 27, 2017

Digital Scrapbooking Free Download - Winter Fun

Winter Fun                                                                 Current Temp:  15F
Rush Ranch - Oregon
February 1, 2017

The theme this month for the Pixelscrapper Blog Hop is "Winter Fun".  If you have been in the midst of this winter blast, I'm sure you are like me and look forward to it improving.  We have about 18" of snow and ice, and the cold has been down to minus 22F (30C).  Gads, it has really been a rough time for farm animals and wildlife.  Not to mention the number of driving accidents across the state too numerous to mention.  But it's not all bad.  The neighbor children are having the time of their lives sledding down the hill, and the hoarfrost on the trees make everything look magical.  Below is a photo that I took outside my bedroom window:
Yes, a winter wonderland.  But you see, I spent 46 years living in various parts of Alaska.  I was so looking forward to much milder weather when I relocated to Oregon.  Yes, Alaska is beautiful, majestic, and remote.  All of the things that I loved.  But after a certain age, the cold became too cold for too long, the dark became too dark for too long......I wanted to spend my "Retirement years" in the Pacific Northwest, but with a much shorter and warmer winter.  Alas, winter has followed me here like a dog follows a trail...........But it's all good.  I received my first garden catalog in the mail just yesterday - Spring is on its way.

On another subject quickly, I am going to be switching my blog over to Wordpress, from Google Blogger.  I'm trying to improve upon my skills and I like the Wordpress platform a bit better. Therefore, I am hopeful that you will visit me for all of my future free downloads at:
I'll be posting these same downloads for this month over there on the Rush Ranch blog.

Here below are my designs for the February blog hop.  You can find the other designers at the Pixelscrapper Blog Hop Forum.

Download Papers

Download Elements

Download Frames

Download Journalcards

Blessings and Blue Skies,


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Digital Scrapbooking Free Download - Welcome New Year

Welcome New Year
January 1, 2017
Rush Ranch - Oregon

Welcome to the new year of 2017.  My wish for you is that you will prosper in all things, both personal and professional.  May you feel renewed and refreshed, energized to meet whatever your challenges may be.  May you have sweet dreams, and even sweeter days filled with hope and wonder. May something delight you each and every day.  May strength and determination fill you as you walk the hills and valleys of everyday life.  May you feast at the table of wonder, joy and immense
possibilities.....may inspiration be your constant friend.  Peace, my friend.  Everlasting peace.

In celebration of 2017, Pixelscrapper designers are working on a mini kit for you.  A few of us have signed up for the challenge, and here is mine, below.  Check out the Pixelscrapper forum for other designer mini kits.   As always, these are free to you for personal and commercial use.  No strings attached.  My hope is that you would be encouraged to do a random act of kindness in some small way - establish YOUR ripple in the sea of change!  By the way, if you want to get notified of new downloads, just sign up at the subscription box at the top right of my page.

 I apologize for the shortness of this post, it's a very busy time of year for me!

Blessings and blue skies,