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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Spring Sun & Easter Fun" - The Blog Train Blog!

Spring is coming, and with the weather we've been having in January and February, it doesn't feel like it ever left!  We are ready for some Easter eggs and spring fun!

Click image below to download from MediaFire.  PU/S4H/S4O.


For a complete list of Blog Train stops, see http://blogtrainblog.blogspot.com/.

Happy Scrapping!  :)

"Hint of Spring" - March Stuff to Scrap Road Trip!

February tried to stick around a little longer by adding a day this year, but all good things must come to an end, and now it's time for a new month and new blog trains!  The colors for Stuff to Scrap's "Hint of Spring" Road Trip are perfect.  My girls helped me a bit with the smiley fruits.  No one ever accused us of being artists, but we had fun!

Click on image to download from MediaFire.  PU/S4H/S4O.


You probably came here from Let Me Scrapbook!. Your next stop is Monkey's Musings.
Don't miss any of the travel stops below!

JMC Designs
WinksArt Graphics
Memories by Digital Design
Busy Crafting Mommy
scraphannah
HD Creations
Shel Belle Scraps
Hat of Bunny
Karen Diamond Designs, formerly known as "scrapN2Nspire".
Flower Pot Designs
The Digi Scrapping Mama
DoubleTrouble Scraps
A Fish Design
Ponytails Designs
Just For Fun Designs
Leaving a Legacy Designs
Created by Jill Scraps
Ladybug Pics n Scraps
SAHM Scrapper
Saphira's Scraps
The Scrappy Kat
Scrappin Serenity
Designs by Snowlady
DinkeeDooScraps
Mommy Made This
Let Me Scrapbook!
Note-able Scraps
Monkey's Musings
Joyeuse Pagaille
Sweet Maple


Happy Scrapping!  :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amazing Animals by Design Blog Review

Check out the very first blog review of Amazing Animals by Design!

http://brendashandmade.blogspot.com/2012/02/amazing-animals-by-design-book-review.html

Hear Me On the Radio!

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, I will be interviewed for a few minutes on the radio about Amazing Animals by Design and my upcoming Book Signing.  My children will be with me, and you never know, they may even get to say a few words!

Listen to the Coastal Daybreak show with Ben Ball on The Talk Station.  I will be on at 7:15 am, EST.  You may tune in at 107.1 FM or 1240 AM.  You may also listen to the live stream on the website here.  Turn on the web stream a few minutes early, as there will be some advertisements first.

I hope you are listening in, and if you are local, I hope to see you at Cups-N-Cones in Havelock, NC, from 10-2 on Saturday, March 3!

The Mom I Want to Be

I had the most over-protective mother ever.  You know, the kind that doesn't let you stay out late, watch bad TV shows (or hardly any TV shows), or call boys.  I always said that I would NEVER be like her when I was a parent.  Some kids think they have over-protective moms, but they didn't know my mom.  When you look up "over-protective" in the dictionary, you see a picture of my mom's face.  I can talk about her here because she doesn't use the Internet or read blogs, but if you print out this blogpost and read it to her, she will just smile proudly and say, "You've got that right!"

We had a foreign exchange student from Sweden live with us one year.  To her dismay, my parents took their responsibility to keep her safe and return her to her own parents in one piece very seriously, and they treated her just like their own daughter.  They had the audacity to expect the young men picking her up for a date to actually come to the door and speak to them, and to expect her to be home by an outrageously early curfew.  I mean, we're talking before midnight!  There was one young man who took a liking to her; we'll call him Todd.  Todd was quite the gentleman, and I believe if he had tried to sit in the car and honk for her to come out of my house instead of going to the door and speaking to my parents, his own mother would have turned him over her knee, because she had raised him right.  And so, despite the complaints from our houseguest that year, he politely came in the kitchen every time he picked her up, spoke cordially and respectfully to my parents, listened patiently to their rules and expectations, and had her home by curfew.  He won my mother over and was welcome in our house.  Whether he was an honest gentleman, or whether he was just afraid of my mother, is hard to say.  You see, my dad is over 6 feet tall and rather quiet (because he can't get a word in edgewise around my mother and me put together), and some of my male friends said they found him intimidating.  I am quite sure that had one of them injured me, they would have been very sorry that they had incurred his wrath.  But my mother was the pit bull/angry mother bear cross that aggressively instilled fear into potential suitors.  She was a country girl who had literally killed snakes that were within inches of biting her and had shot a groundhog from her bedroom window (she is a really good shot).  A black snake that had dared to interfere with a bird's nest she enjoyed watching had met a rather unfortunate end and had lain beside our driveway for quite some time as a warning to other predators.  Seriously, don't mess with her bear cubs.

In the course of time, the exchange student went back to Sweden, Todd went off to college, and I managed to get through most of high school under my mother's over-protective watchfulness.  My senior year in high school, I went with a team to a competition at Todd's college.  My friend Beth and I were quite anxious to hang out with Beth's sister and her cool college friends, but when her sister had to study for an exam, Todd and another guy who had graduated from our high school offered to take us out instead.  Wow, college guys!  We were naive and stupid, really, and almost glad Beth's sister had to study so that we could hang out with college guys!  We went to several places around town, and the other guy with us began drinking quite a bit.  As he continued to insist, with increasingly slurred words, that he could hold his alcohol and was completely sober, I was watching Todd nervously.  He was driving, and he was 21.  So far he, Beth, and I had only had soda, but I was worried he may decide to have a stronger drink at some point.  What was I thinking going out with college boys????  At 5'3" and barely 100 lbs, I was unlikely to be able to overtake him and confiscate his keys if the need arose.  Could Beth and I take him together?  I began to make a plan to call a taxi and get back to the school if I saw him take a drink of anything but Coca-Cola.  Finally, I just pulled him aside and said, "Since you are driving, I just have to make sure.  Are you going to be drinking anything tonight?"

"Are you kidding?!" he looked at me wide-eyed.  "With YOU in the car?  Your mother would KILL me!"

Three years after he'd last seen her and 200+ miles away, my mother's protection had followed me, completely unbeknownst to her.

Now that I have a teenager, my children are beginning to give me the same eye roll that I used to give my mother.  The image in the dictionary next to "over-protective" is beginning to peel, and I fear that they may be getting ready to replace it with my own picture.  The picture over by "cool mom," the one I was hoping to be back in my teenage years, is someone else entirely, with whom I don't seem to have much in common.  But I find that's OK with me.

This is the mom I want to be!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: The Guardian Duke & A GIVEAWAY!

After reviewing quite a bit of homeschool curriculum, it is nice to be able to relax and read something for enjoyment.  I'm going to be honest with you, I don't read much above a 6th-grade reading level these days!  It has been quite a while since I've read a romance novel, so I enjoyed reviewing The Guardian Duke, part of The Forgotten Castles series by Jamie Carie.


Here is the synopsis of the book from the promotional materials:
The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.
Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.
When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.

Jamie Carie is a gifted author with a flair for writing historical romance.  She seems to have researched her setting well.  Her characters are life-like and enchanting.  I like the fact that she gives the reader insight into what both the Duke and Lady Featherstone are thinking.  In truth, it was a page-turner.  I read two-thirds of it the first night and finally had to force myself to put it down because my children would have me up early the next morning.  If you enjoy a good, clean, Christian romance, this book may be for you.

All that said, I feel that I must include the following in my review, but I must issue a spoiler alert.  I am going to discuss my feelings about the end of the book, so if you do not want to know what happens, please do not read the next paragraph!

After over 300+ pages of page-turning action, I had such anticipation of the Duke and Lady Featherstone finally meeting.  I could not wait to find out what happened to her parents.  I charged through to the end and found. . . no conclusion.  The Duke and Lady did not meet in this book, except briefly, when the Duke did not recognize her.  We did not find out anything about her parents.  The saga will continue with the next book in the summer of 2012.  I do not mind series of books in which each volume leads into the next.  Often, one volume contains the solution to one problem and then sets another problem up as a teaser for the next volume.  In this book, however, I felt no resolution of any problem whatsoever.  I enjoyed the beautiful writing, but when I finished, I felt that I had hugely wasted my time.  When I was younger and didn't have four children, I may have had more time and patience to read this type of series.  It may be just what some people love.  I think, however, that with my busy schedule that revolves largely around my children, I am very jealous of the little amount of time I do get to read something myself, and I need a more satisfying conclusion at the end of just one book.  Heaven knows when or if I'll be able to get the next one.  That is my personal opinion, and the book may be perfect for some people, but I wanted to include it because I believe I have other busy moms like me reading this blog, who would want to know that ahead of time.

If you are looking for a book for a club or discussion group, you may enjoy this one.  The author includes a number of discussion questions in the back.

You may purchase The Guardian Duke for $10.94 on Amazon.  For more information see:


Or, WIN a FREE copy right here!  Just leave a comment below or on Facebook to enter the drawing.  I will choose one random winner on Thursday, March 1.

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services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it 
on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally 
and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance 
with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the 
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

TOS Review: Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?

We were so excited for a chance to review Apologia's Who Am I?, from the What We Believe series, especially since we had already been doing the first book in the series, Who Is God?, which I had purchased several months ago.  I have been looking for books that teach about a Biblical Worldview, and these are some of the best that I have found.

Why do we need to teach our children from a Biblical Worldview?  Are we brainwashing them to believe as we do, as some accuse us of doing?  In actuality, I believe we are doing the opposite.  We are explaining to our children what a worldview is and how it affects them; we are teaching them to think for themselves.  Children are, at birth, unable to process much of the data from the environment around them and make conclusions based on that data.  They are something like the tabula rasa, or blank slate, in John Locke's theory.  In the nature vs. nurture debate there are, of course, arguments for both sides: that children are born with certain attributes, or that they gain attributes through experience as they grow.  The answer, as in so many debates, must lie somewhere in between.  It is clear, however, that as they grow, children's thought patterns and problem-solving processes are influenced by what they are taught.  This becomes their worldview.  Everyone has a worldview of some sort.  If you were raised on streets full of thieves and have learned by experience that most people are dishonest, then you will not easily trust people because of your worldview.  On the other hand, if you were raised in an environment where no one did anything dishonest, then you may believe everyone is honest and you will trust more easily.  Either worldview can be altered when evidence appears to the contrary, but they are difficult to shake.

Assume, for example, that you were raised in a culture that believed heavily in magic and superstition.  If you met a witch doctor who seemed to make a small animal disappear, would you believe that he had made that happen?  Most likely.  It would fit with both your worldview and the data that you observed.  Now, if you were raised in America and had a more skeptical worldview, you may see the same witch doctor do the same trick, and you would probably start looking around for his trapdoor or hiding place.  You saw the same evidence that the person in the other culture did, but it did not fit with your worldview, so you started looking for more evidence to reconcile the data with what you knew to be true.  The fact that I called what the witch doctor did a "trick" shows what my worldview is, and I wasn't even thinking about it when I typed it.  Obviously, however, only one of those worldviews is correct.  The witch doctor either made the animal disappear, or he didn't.  They cannot both be true.  If we want to know what is true, we will try to determine which worldview is correct, not just the one that we like the best.

A worldview, then, is how you interpret the information you have based on what you know to be true.  It is impossible not to have a worldview.  A child who goes to public school and is never told anything about God has just as much of a worldview as the child who is homeschooled in an overtly Christian home.  He does not have less of a worldview; he just has a different worldview.  If one wants to call teaching from a perspective of a specific worldview "brainwashing," then the children in any public school, private school, or home are all being "brainwashed."  They are all being taught to interpret data based upon some set of facts, be they true or false.  Since a worldview that is incorrect, such as in the example of our witch doctor, will cause one to arrive at the wrong conclusions, then it is important to have the foundation of the correct worldview in order to process all the information and experiences we have in our environment.

What then, is the correct worldview?  Undoubtedly, no person is likely to always be right on every interpretation and every conclusion drawn in life.  We must do the best we can, and some small parts of our worldview may change over time.  The best gift I can give my children, though, is the foundation of a basic, true worldview to start out with.  A framework of what we know to be true and that will not change.  I believe that is a Biblical worldview.  If you disagree with me, then obviously your next question will be, how do you know that the Biblical worldview is correct?  That will have to be the topic of another blogpost, or even a novel, as this blogpost is already stretching quite long and I haven't even gotten to the chapters of the book yet.  I do not believe this worldview blindly, just because my parents taught it to me, and I do not teach my children to believe it blindly.  I believe it is important for them to know that there are other worldviews, and what the reasons are that I believe in this one.  I will get to that another time, but for the purposes of this review, suffice it to say that for numerous reasons, I have concluded that the Biblical worldview is True, and it is important to teach my children from that foundation.



If you want to teach your children about the Biblical worldview, Apologia's What We Believe series is for you.  Specifically, this second book in the series, Who Am I?  And What Am I Doing Here?, deals with a Biblical worldview of self-image, and that age-old question of purpose.  The book explains what a worldview is, what the Biblical worldview is, and how that worldview will affect the choices you make.  It uses material from the Bible, other historical anecdotes about people like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, well-known stories like Peter and the Wolf, and lesser known facts and stories.  It teaches what some other people's worldviews are.  Overall, it is a thorough and effective study of the subject, and it can be overlapped with studies in history, language arts, and art, to name a few.  It is also set up well for teaching integrated ages.

For this review, I received the textbook, notebooking journal, coloring book, and audio book on CD for the Who Am I? volume.  This combination works perfectly for my children, with their different ages and learning styles.  The things they are learning in here also work very well with some of the other products we have reviewed this year.  The curriculum is geared toward children ages 6-14, but it can be adapted for children who are slightly older or slightly younger.  I whole-heartedly recommend Who Am I? and the whole What We Believe series.  The textbook may be purchased online directly from Apologia for $39.00.  See the catalogue for prices of other items and the rest of the What We Believe series.  Apologia also carries curriculum for science, history and geography, writing, and other homeschooling resources.

To see what other TOS Crew members thought of this curriculum, click here.

Disclaimer:  I received free copies of some of the above products in exchange for a fair review.  No other compensation was given, and all opinions are my own.

"Daydreamer" by Dandelion Dust Designs

The mild winter seems to have Dandelion Dust Designs dreaming of spring!  I love the bright blues and yellows and greens, and the flowers and clouds in this kit!



You can get the kit exclusively at ScrapDelicious!


Don't forget to pick up your FREE QPs from Mediafire!



Happy Scrapping! :)

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of the "Daydreamer" Kit in exchange for LOs.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

LAST CHANCE TO WIN!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF COOPER & ME & THE MILITARY OR
A FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE PRAISE ALBUM I LOVE YOUR PRESENCE!

LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW FOR THE DRAWING TONIGHT!

Friday, February 10, 2012

"I Love Your Presence" Album GIVEAWAY


I LOVE YOUR PRESENCE was recorded live at the Burn Bright: Worship and The Kingdom Of God conference, hosted by Vineyard Worship. Featuring worship leaders Matt Turrgiano, Chris Lizotte, Steve Jones, Anabeth Morgan, Kirsten Ford, Nigel Briggs and Casey Corum, the album inspires a worshipful attitude.  From the title track to the old favorites like "Isn't He" and "I Lift My Eyes Up" to some newer and less familiar songs, the music is uplifting and powerful.  If you are looking for an album of inspiring praise music, this would be a good addition to your collection.  You may purchase it at Vineyard's website for $11.99 for the album or $9.99 for the MP3 download.

Or, you could win the MP3 download of the whole album right here!  Leave a comment below to enter.  I will be drawing one name on Thursday, February 16!

For more information, visit:


"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services 
mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I 
only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: 
"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Cooper and Me and the Military GIVEAWAY!

As a military family, we were very excited to review Cooper and Me and the Military by mother-and-daughter team Monique and Alexa Peters.  The Cooper and Me series was inspired by the Peters' real-life pet, a black labrador named Cooper.  The purpose of the books is to help kids deal with emotions and situations they encounter in real life and to teach life lessons.

In Cooper and Me and the Military, we meet Cooper's best friend, Trooper.  Trooper's family is in the military, and they deal with long separations and the challenges of trying to stay close as a family.  Boy, does that hit close to home!  It was fun reading this to my youngest son, and helping him to realize that other families have the same lifestyle and challenges that we do.

If you have a family member in the military, or if you know someone else in the military, or if you would just like your child to understand more about military families, this storybook will be a great addition to your home library.  At the end of the book, there is even information about writing to a military member if you wish to do so.

You may purchase Cooper and Me and the Military, as well as the other Cooper and Me books, on the website here.  Cooper and Me and the Military is $12.99.

You could also WIN a  FREE copy of Cooper and Me and the Military right here on my blog!  Just leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!  I will draw one name on Thursday, February 16.

Find out more about Cooper and Me at the following:



 “Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or
services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it 
on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally 
and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance 
with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the 
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Win an iPad 2!

Want to win an iPad 2 with a whole bunch of apps to get you started?
One lucky winner will receive an iPad 2 (16GB with Wi-Fi) from Apps-School
and free apps from our generous app developers. Click on the gift basket to enter the drawing today!

Friday, February 3, 2012

TOS Review: Math Rider


I will always give honest reviews, and the reason most of my reviews this year have been good is because I've really liked most of the products I've reviewed.  And then, every once in a while, a product comes along that you not only like, but that really fills a need at just the right time.

That happened to me with Math Rider.  I was reading and listening to the information about this fun math facts game, and I thought, "Yes. . . kids who are very bright but hate math. . . understand mathematical concepts but need more repetitious practice. . . don't want to do it because it's not 'fun'. . . tried math games but they don't work. . . yes, yes, he is describing me and my kids!"  I am the flash-card queen, with stacks of flash-cards for everything from the alphabet to sight words to math facts to music notes.  They work for a while, especially with incentives like candy, but the kids get pretty tired of them in short order.



Now we are playing Math Rider, the computer math facts game where you and your horse, Shadow, must ride through the magical Mathlands and complete the quests.  The faster you can answer the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts, the faster Shadow can run the course and jump the hurdles.  There are four different quests, and in each you may choose an easy, medium, or hard level.  You may also do Practice Runs in which you may concentrate on one particular number or group of numbers in your equations.  The Practice Runs are coming in very handy for my 1st grader, as I can have him run a race in which he just adds "1" to each number, then a race where he adds "2" to each number, and so on, before mixing up all the numbers.  The program "learns" what your child can do well and what he still needs to master, and it adapts.  You may also choose a timed game.



From the website:

--You will know when your child has completely mastered an operation. And more importantly, your child will know it, too!
--This is the fastest way to mastery of all four math operations. The artificial intelligence rehearses what is needed most, at a rate that is tailored to each player.
--The game recognises and rewards math improvement, not just perfection. This builds confidence and propels children naturally towards complete mastery.
--Noble quests exemplify positive values such as family, caring, honesty and kindness.



The game was designed for any elementary age children.  I am using the easiest levels for my 1st grader, the whole game for my 4th & 6th graders, and I'm even having my 8th grader play it for review and to increase the speed at which he can complete basic equations.  When these facts come to mind very quickly, upper level math will come much more easily.  Finding educational games that are interesting to the boys has always been a challenge for me, and this one is a keeper.


I have also been very happy with this company's customer service.  Everything has been explained very well in tutorials, and the program is very user-friendly.  If there is still a question, the software developer is accessible and helpful.  Version 3.0 is the current version, and anyone who has purchased previous versions gets a free upgrade.  That is customer service!

You may purchase your copy of the MathRider game - for Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux -  for just $37 here.  It will be available for instant download.  That could be less than the price of paying a professional private tutor for one hour to raise your child's math grades!


Find other TOS Reviewers' opinions of MathRider by clicking here.

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of the MathRider game in exchange for a fair review.  No other compensation was given, and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

TOS Review: KinderBach

Music is a big part of my life, and it has always been important to me to include plenty of music instruction in homeschool.  I regret to report that while I used to give piano lessons regularly to others, I have failed miserably at teaching my own children to play piano.  They do, however, play band instruments and sing.

For this reason, I was very happy to review the KinderBach program for my younger children.  Perhaps it will give us a good foundation so that I can do a better job teaching them piano than I did my older children.  After all, anything with "Bach" or "Beethoven" in the name has to be good, right?  And if it's not "Baroque," don't fix it!  (OK, I stole that one from Disney's Beauty & The Beast.  It's a good line!)

KinderBach at Home is an interactive online program to be used along with a keyboard to teach the basics of piano and music theory to children ages 2-7.  Since the ideal age to start actual piano lessons is around age 7 or 8, this program is an excellent introduction for younger children.  If you would like to expose your early elementary or preschool-age children to basic music theory or see how they will like piano before starting lessons, this program would be great for you, whether you homeschool or not.  You do not even need to purchase a piano, as an inexpensive keyboard, even a toy keyboard, will work fine.



In each lesson, there is a video where children will learn basics like notes, rhythm, and composition while playing games with fun characters.  You may watch the videos online or on DVD.  Some lessons are accompanied by worksheets that you can print out from the website.  You will need some sort of playing keyboard on which your child can play the notes.  You do not need to have any musical background yourself in order to do this program.  Soon, your child will be playing simple songs!



My first grader is really enjoying this program and the chance to have his very own music lessons, since his older siblings have been playing musical instruments for some time.  I believe it is giving him a good foundation to start his own piano lessons in a year or two.  As a piano teacher, I will recommend this program for parents of younger children who are interested in starting their children early, or who are wanting to find out what their child's interest is before purchasing a piano as opposed to a keyboard.

KinderBach at Home has several packages available to meet your needs, starting as low as $7.99 per month, or if you prefer a one-time fee, you may purchase a DVD package, which includes the accompanying activity sheets on CD.  See all pricing here.  Before you head over there, though, I have more good news.  Although KinderBach's New Year's Clearance Sale just ended, they are offering a special coupon for our blog readers!  The coupon gives 30% off ANY order from their website, and it is good for one year!  That is a great deal, so please take advantage of it!

The coupon code is:  TOScrew2012.

To see what other TOS Crew members thought of KinderBach, click here.

Disclaimer:  I received free online lessons from KinderBach in exchange for a fair review.  No other compensation was given, and all opinions are my own.



"Falling In Love" by Dandelion Dust Designs

It is February, the time for Falling In Love!  Dandelion Dust Designs has released a kit that is aptly named, full of hearts and ribbons and some nice dusty pinks and purples that are as perfect for scrapping pictures of a friend or a pet as they are for that special valentine!



"Falling In Love" is available exclusively at ScrapDelicious.


I have two Quickpages for you today.  Click images below to download from MediaFire.  PU only.



Happy February!  :)

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of "Falling In Love" by Dandelion Dust Designs in exchange for layouts.  No other compensation was given, and all opinions are my own.

Stuff To Scrap February Road Trip: All You Need Is Love

Hello, friends!  I am SO SORRY that I did not get this up on the first.  Here are my gradient papers to match the gorgeous palette for the February Road Trip with Stuff to Scrap!  Click on image to download from MediaFire.  PU/S4H/S4O.


You probably came here from Let Me Scrapbook!. The next travel stop is Stuff to Scrap
Here are the rest of the travel stops:

DoubleTrouble Scraps
CutieFruity
Just For Fun Designs
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs
JMC Designs
Scrappin Serenity
Joyeuse Pagaille
The Digi Scrapping Mama
Flower Pot Designs
A Fish Design
SnickelsCorner Scraps
Ponytails Designs
Mommy Made This
Queen Wild Scraps
Cami Jo Designs
PizazzPixels
Lisa's Scraps
lmcdesigns
scraphannah
Growing Pains Scrapped
The Scrappy Kat
Saphira's Scraps
Kandiced
Sweet Maple
Junfunkie Designs
Let Me Scrapbook!
Note-able Scraps
Stuff to Scrap

Happy Scrapping!  :)