Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hike to Shovel Point

The hike to Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park was the highlight of our vacation in September 2012. I loved the different views we could see as we climbed along the shore of Lake Superior. In some spots we could see water splashing into shallow sea caves.

We were especially amazed at the way pine trees clung tenaciously to seemingly bare rocks. Harry spotted a group of trees whose roots curled around a huge boulder. There was even a small cluster of pines atop a picturesque rock “island” close to shore.

 Harry enjoyed skipping rocks at the mouth of the Baptism River. I was charmed by the little red squirrel that didn’t move a muscle as we strolled by. Since he posed so nicely I had to take his picture! We both enjoyed seeing the marvels of nature on this glorious fall day.





Marlene Peacock: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x24 Scrap It Monthly Two Series 1; Jopke van Dongen: Value Pack: Crafty Art Snippets No. 2; Fonts: Georgia, Mistral. This layout was published in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 7/12 newsletter.


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Sun Still Shines

When I saw this picture that David and Rheanne took on their way from Panama to Peru, I was struck by all the light on the mountaintop even though you can see how dark it was on the ground below. So too when we feel like darkness surrounds us, there is always the one true light, Jesus Christ. We may not see him visibly, but he is always there right beside us.

Quote on page: The sun still shines above the clouds though it may be dark below.


Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: My Art Canvas; Ginny Whitcomb: My Best Friend Embellishment Biggie (tape, tear, arrow, string bow, button); Veronica Spriggs: Nautical by Nature Collection Biggie (papers, bird); Fonts: Mongolian Baiti, Odstemplik, Arial. I submitted this page to the 2015 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page about mountains.

Sue

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Swinging Bridge Falls

Swinging Bridge Falls is a set of two small falls on either side of an island in the Saint Louis River. We viewed the falls from the “swinging bridge”, a 200-foot pedestrian suspension bridge over the river that bounced every time a person took a step. The kids rambled further down the river for some more fun photos.


Marlene Peacock: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Week 52 series 2; Marlene Peacock: Cottage Reflections Collection; Marlene Peacock: Cottage Reflections Overlays Paper Mini; Elisha Barnett: Silent Night Embellishment Biggie (pine branch); Ginny Whitcomb: Winter Trimmings Collection Mini; Font: Arial. I submitted this page to the 2016 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page about a bridge.

Sue

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Life is a Blank Canvas

"Life is a blank canvas. It's up to you how you want to paint it." Mom may have painted her last actual painting here, but she had already painted her life canvas well. She was a wonderful mother and marvelous example to all who knew her.


Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Grunge Block; Scrap Girls Playful Notions Collection; Cindy Rohrbough: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Painterly Word Art; Elisha Barnett: Artist's Table Collection Super Mini (brushes); Font: Arial Bold.  I submitted this page to the 2016 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page about art that included art-related elements.

Sue

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Not Lucky, Blessed!

God has blessed me with a wonderful family! This year has seen many changes in that family. My mom passed away in February. Although we miss her, she is finally free from Alzheimer's and praising God in heaven.

We added a family member in April when David married his sweetheart, Rheanne.  I now have three special and delightful women as my daughters-in-law.

This month saw another addition when we greeted our first grandchild, Alexander John (A.J.), on June 15th. He was a not-so-little newborn, weighing in at 9 pounds, 6 ounces.  Kristine and John are tired but happy new parents. 

We are anticipating another addition in August, too! Steven and Sara are expecting a little girl. Blessings are overflowing!


Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer Drawer; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Reinvent Papers; Ginny Whitcomb: Family Ties Embellishment Biggie (baby’s breath); Elisha Barnett: Shamrock Embellishments (shamrock); Fonts: Brush Script Std, Bavand, Arial Narrow Bold. I submitted this layout to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 2016 World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page with green as the primary color that also included a shamrock.

Sue

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Moonlight Mystique

Photos taken at night are always somewhat mysterious, but the mystery this time is the difference in color.  Nancy and I took pictures on the same night, yet hers was more blue and mine more purple.  Maybe cameras are the real mystery!


Brandy Murry: One Yellow Paper Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fusion Masks; Fonts: Arizonia, Book Antiqua. I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 2016 World Tour – Light Challenge to create a layout based on the theme of light. I chose moonlight.

Sue

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Manmade Sand

Unlike the black sand beaches in Hawaii created from black lava erosion, this black sand beach in Silver Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior is not natural. It was created over a span of 25 years when the nearby iron ore processing plant dumped into the lake the “tailings” left over from the manufacture of black iron pellets.

Before the dumping began, you could see 25 feet deep in this area of the lake. After the dumping, visibility was reduced to a foot, and fish moved further out from shore. After fishermen complained, the dumping here was stopped, and iron tailings were disposed of onshore. Water quality improved and the fish came back.


Brandy Murry: Coastal Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coastal Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: Blenders 2016 11 x 17; Fonts: Tahoma. JAMES HAN, handwriting-draft. I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 2016 World Tour Challenge to create a layout about something unusual.

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