Monday, August 18, 2014

Alzheimer's Blog Train

Alzheimer's is a debilitating disease. It is one that has affected me personally. My grandma was my most favorite person in the entire Universe! 
I used to have sleepovers at her house often, she would tell me all sorts of wonderful stories. She was smart and classy. She was friendly and talked to everyone she could. She made me feel important and loved. 
When I turned thirteen or so, maybe a little older, some things started to seem off. Her driving got kind of scary, okay, really frightening. She was forgetting things that were so simple. She was having trouble with word-finding. It progressively got worse. Eventually she received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Dementia. She was taken out of her home and lived with my aunt and uncle for a while, and then eventually we as a family, decided to bring her into our home. This picture was taken during that time. It was one of the hardest times of my life. Watching my grandma who was so sharp, and so sweet, turn into someone who screamed at us, who couldn't remember much, who thought my brother was her husband who had passed away many years before. It was horribly difficult. 

When I saw that there was an Alzheimer's Awareness Blog Train, I HAD to do it! I wanted the family of those dealing with it to know there there is peace. There may not be any kind of cure. There may not be much  help, but there is peace. I remember one day, and please forgive me for getting personal, and a bit religious, but I remember praying with my grandma and it was like her mind was completely clear one night. I knew that deep down inside, she was in there. It was actually the reassurance that I needed.  I knew that she would be okay. I pray that you find the peace you are searching for. 

Here is my portion of the blog train. (Click the preview for the download link)
If you like it, I am working on a full kit, that will be available for purchase in a couple months. I am LOVING how it is coming together! I hope you will look for it then. 

Here is the rest of the blog train:
Dea’s Design
Angel Wing Scraps
Marniejo’s House Of Scraps
Rhonda B. Studio
Dreamn 4 Ever Designs
KJD Designs
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Ann’s Scrapbook Heaven
Melissa’s Scrap Designs
Timber Scraps


Happy Scrapping! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Release- Treasured Secrets by Triple J Designs

Before we get to this week's new release, I have so big news to share with you. Triple J Designs has opened a second store at Scraps N Pieces and she's having a Grand Opening Sale there!!!



New this week, Treasured Secrets

Secrets, some we can't wait to tell and some we hold close to our hearts like treasure. It's these secrets, the Treasured Secrets, that only someone near and dear to your heart would know. Triple J Design's new kit, Treasured Secrets has everything you need to help you document those Treasured Secrets or the special relationships in your life. The purple, orange, green and brown color palette is perfect for scrapping any of your vintage photos. Gorgeous elements and beautifully patterned papers will have you creating layouts that will be a treasure for years to come.









Here is a little inspiration from our talented CT ladies 








Lori


This month we're continuing with our new challenge over at STO......

And don't forget the Sunday Lunch Special...



Make sure you stop by and join the fun :)

Are you signed up yet?



Newsletter Freebie


Happy Scrapping!!

CT Call for TimberScraps

I can't wait to hear from you! I will extend the deadline until I have a few new CT's! 

SO sorry!

Hello! I have to apologize to everyone! I was cleaning up my copy.com box, as I have an exciting announcement coming soon, and deleted the links for the Respect and Honor Blog Train! How rude of me! Goodness! I apologize! Here are the corrected links!


Monday, August 11, 2014

New Release-Whovian by Arizona Girl

Arizona Girl participated in a Doctor Who Blog train a while back.

After consulting on the legality Arizona Girl is able to release her Whovian kit for all the Doctor Who fans who have been asking about it.

For the next two weeks (until Aug 24) 
will be only $1.50 (40% off)
Available at both of Arizona Girl's stores
If you've been missing out on this fan kit, now you can own this great kit.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Release-Wild Flowers by Triple J Designs

New this week, Wild Flowers

Wild Flower can refer to an actual wild flower or a person who can flourish anywhere. In life, we come into contact with many Wild Flowers. Whether they be flowers or people, wild flowers are hardy plants or individuals who weather life's storms and come out on the other side in full bloom. Triple J Designs' new kit Wild Flowers will help you capture the beauty of the wild flowers in your life. The gorgeous color palette of red, blue, green and yellow is a perfect complement to any photo that you want to scrap. An assortment of elements, including pretty flowers, a butterfly, a ladybug and a lightning bug will add just the right touch to your special memories. Kit also includes a full alpha.



Here is a little inspiration from our talented CT ladies 










This month we're continuing with our new challenge over at STO......

And don't forget the Sunday Lunch Special...



Make sure you stop by and join the fun :)

Are you signed up yet?



Newsletter Freebie

Make sure you stop by the Triple J Designs facebook page for another fun freebie :)



Happy Scrapping!!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Release-Sleep Over by LyllahRaven Designs

What's more fun than a sleep over? A bunch of silly, giggling girls watching a movie and spread out all over the living room in their sleeping bags. So break out your sleep mask and pillow, and if you can't hang with the night owls, dream under the stars with the cute little owl in its slippers. Created in pretty pinks and purples with a touch of green and an assortment of cute, sleep over themed elements as well as gorgeous flowers and foliage, Sleep Over contains all you need to document that fun filled, up all night, gab fest commonly known as a Sleep Over!
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For the first week only you can get each piece separately for $1 each as part of Scraps N' Pieces 'Bits N Pieces'.
The amazing LyllahRaven Designs Creative Team has been busily working with this kit this week and has made some beautiful layouts. Here are just a few of them:
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So swing by the LyllahRaven Designs store at Scraps N' Pieces to pick up this adorable kit while it is on sale for $1 per pack for the first week! And don't forget to swing by the LyllahRaven Designs Facebook page for a cute little freebie as well. Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Release- Hand Picked by Triple J Designs

This week, we have the fourth kit in Triple J Designs "Summer of Fruit" series....
Hand Picked!!

Hand Picked's beautiful color palette of green, yellow, red and blue is wonderfully suited for scrapping any pics you may have of a trip to the orchard, but it's also perfect for scrapping those special relationships in your life. Phrases such as 'Apple of my eye', 'Perfectly paired' and 'I picked you' are fitting for photos of the children and adults in your life. An assortment of elements, including apples, pears, flowers and foliage, ribbons, frames and stitches will help you embellish your memories and let those you love know that they are Hand Picked.






Here is a little inspiration from our talented CT ladies 






Lori

This month we have started a new challenge over at STO......

And don't forget the Sunday Lunch Special...



Make sure you stop by and join the fun :)

Are you signed up yet?



Newsletter Freebie

Make sure you stop by the Triple J Designs facebook page for another fun freebie :)



Happy Scrapping!!