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andrea_luhman with her beautiful page September22nd2012 Not only do I love the photo’s, I also really love the composition here. The darker backgrouns, the papersstrips and brushwork,the elements and the journaling, it all comes together to a wonderful memory page. So congrats to Andrea for winning this week’s LOTW!

This beautiful page was created with the fabulous “Autumn Sunset” by Aimee Harrison and Scrappy Cocoa.

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This week we got expected, but sad news.  Our house in Germany, that I love so much, has been sold.  We knew it was on the market, but it is very big and old.  It needs a lot of work, almost as much as the selling price.  But it sold.  And the new owners don’t want us, they want to live in it themselves.  I can hardly blame them, it is a beautiful house filled with lots of hidden nooks & crannies that delight me daily.  Honestly, it has outgrown us.  With the big boys all out, and their visits dwindling this year as they work real jobs, it is really too big.  I am still heart broken.

I am even sadder that we have to move in the next 3 months. It is the middle of the school year.  Not a big deal for Cole, but Tess and Dane are both in their last year.  They have to switch schools next September anyway and twice in one year is going to be so hard on them.  My heart hurts for them and all these changes.  I’m trying very hard to focus on the positive.  We will be able to move closer to post, and make the commute easier for Dave & Cole.  Plus, we’ll be able to get a house in a more manageable (read easy-to-clean) size.  It will be awesome to get to know another neighborhood, find it’s little secrets and fun traditions.  There is a lot of positive.

Yet when I looked at the stash of photo’s from our house, to share what I’d so miss, this one stood out to me.  It is at sunrise early last winter, maybe the winter before?  I remember how quiet it was when I took the picture, how still everything was, even the air, and how I felt just alone in that moment.  I feel that way a little bit now too.

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Ever feel like some days you just need to escape to your “happy place”?  Whether it’s a physical location or state of mind with the  “My Happy Place collection” by DarleneH provides you with many ways to scrap happy thought and memories. The kit is filled with warm colours, beautiful patterned papers and lovely elements. Just about all you need to scrap your happy photo’s!

Heb je ook wel eens het gevoel dat je wilt ontsnappen naar een plek vol geluk? Of het nu een fysieke plaats is of gewoon een plek in je hoofd, met de collectie “My Happy Place” van DarleneH kun je al je gelukkige gedachten en herinneringen scrappen. De kit is gevuld met warme kleuren, prachtige papers met mooie patronene en hele leuke elementen. Zo goed als alles wat je nodig hebt om al je “gelukkige” foto’s te scrappen!

While creating a quickpage for you, I must admitt that working with these fabulous colours did give me a feeling of happiness. I Hope you will feel the same! Enjoy the quickpage!!

Terwijl ik bezig was een quickpage voor jullie te maken, kreeg ik inderdaad een gevoel van warmte en geluk, dankzij de fantastische kleuren in deze kit. Ik hoop dat jullie dat ook zullen ervaren. Veel plezier met de quickpage!


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Bushels of Fun by A-Manda Creation

by tammy 27 September 2012
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One of our favorite seasonal traditions is to go apple picking as a family.  It’s fun to wander among the apple trees looking for the shiniest, reddest, most perfect fruits to pick and put in our basket!  But it’s even more fun to lug all those apples home and start baking with them, well for […]

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Rock Star

by Toiny Westberry 26 September 2012

Like Julie says, Do you have a future Rock Star in your family, or are you a lover of great Rock Music, well this is the kit for you. And it’s true!  Tess wants me to take photo’s of her yodeling her favorite songs and then scrap them with Julie’s Rock Star.  Can you blame […]

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Rollercoaster Sugar High

by Toiny Westberry 26 September 2012
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Admit it?  Who peeked at the photo first?  I know I’m very visual & I always peek at the photos first.  It’s a pretty photo, no?  He looks so happy and sweet. Ha! Looks can be deceiving.  See that candy necklace around his neck?  Turns out that was necklace number THREE.  He’d conned his way, […]

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And the Winner is…

by Steph 24 September 2012
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Of our Final Birthday Giveaway… the Wacom Bamboo is lucky number 28…Pam West! Congrats! Thanks to everybody who played along!  Have a great week!

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LOTW Sept 16 – 22 And the winner is ….

by renee 23 September 2012
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DeannaS with her gorgeous page Imagination. I love the photo’s here, especially the large one. I also love how Deanna added the elements and yet keeps the attention drawn to the photo’s. This is a fabulous memory page and I’m sure these boys will love to look at this page when they are grown up! […]

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We have a WINNER! Apple Orchard – Freebie!

by Kimberkatt 23 September 2012
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 ~ WINNER ~ WINNER ~ WINNER ~ WINNER ~ Ding! Ding! Ding!  We have a winner of the apple contest with Min, Carin Grobe Design!!!  The person who guessed closest to the correct amount of apples is……………………………………………………. ~~ JIMMYROSE~~ Rose guessed 816 apples!!  Min used 802 apples to create this masterpiece!  Congratulations Rose!  I’ll be […]

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Final Birthday Giveaway…

by Steph 22 September 2012
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Today, I’m a little sad, I have to admit. I’ve been having a blast doing all these giveways! Today is the last birthday celebration give away…But, that’s not to say that we wont do some more in the future! They are a lot of fun! Today’s final give away is a Wacom CTL470 Bamboo Connect Pen […]

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