Monday, April 29, 2013

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant, 1918-2013

Grandma with her great-granddaughter and namesake

Last week, we laid my grandmother to rest.  She was my last living grandparent, and she would have been 95 this Thursday.  Her lovely Christian life was darkened at the end by Alzheimer's, and she has not known us for 6 years.  This is her with my boys the last time she knew who they were.  I'm glad she had a chance to meet the baby.

The oldest is 14 now, and he was a pall bearer for the funeral, along with my first cousin who is the same age as he, two of my adult cousins, my husband, and my uncle.  I do not know if my son will know how much that meant to me until he is my age and watching children of his own grow up.  As I looked at the two 14-year-olds standing between the men and carrying her to her final resting place, I thought how proud she would be if she knew them now.  Perhaps she is able to get a glimpse of this world now and see them serving her right until the end.  Two fine boys who are growing up in the way that she taught her own children.  She was the last of her siblings and most of her friends of her own generation.  Now she joins my grandfather and the loved ones who have gone before her on the other side, but the younger generation is rising up to carry on.  Some people say our teenagers are the world/country/church of tomorrow.  But I say they are the world of today.  They are our country today.  They are the church of today.  Rest in peace, Grandma.  You've done your job.  You've raised your children well.  We will continue to raise the next generation well.  They are our hope.

Well done, good and faithful servant.

And when I come to die, give me Jesus.
And when I come to die, give me Jesus.
And when I come to die, give me Jesus.
You can have all this world, give me Jesus.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

MyMemories v4 TopTen Reviews

MyMemories v4 TopTen Reviews 
2013 Gold Award Winner!

Watch the TopTen review here:

Check out this video of the MyMemories Suite version 4 Software by TopTen Reviews!

My Memories is so excited about receiving this award that they want to share a giveaway!

Enter to win with Rafflecopter below!

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STM Freebies - Hybrid Flowers

Download the STM Hybrid Flowers Freebie before the freebie changes (I believe tomorrow)!

Use This Code: STMMMS79285 to get $10 off My Memories Suite Software!  
(in the US and Canada)

Happy Scrapping!

"A Perfect Day" and FREEBIE

I've only done one page so far from "A Perfect Day" by Dandelion Dust Designs as well, but this should catch me up for now.  I just love the bright colors and all the little graphics in this kit.  I have a fire in the fireplace tonight, but I'm in the mood for spring!

Like all the rest of DDD's products, you have just a couple more days to grab this on sale at ScrapTakeout!

You know I wouldn't leave you without your free quickpage!  Pick it up at Mediafire.  P/U only.

Happy Scrapping!  :-)

"Spring Happiness" and FREEBIE

Still catching up on my April scrapbooking.  I actually received the kits "Spring Happiness" and "A Perfect Day" from Dandelion Dust Designs several months ago.  Due to computer problems, however, I lost them before I made any pages, and of course, I procrastinated till it was too late to do anything.  They were my two favorite kits of the year so far, though, and I decided while they were on sale this month, I would have to just buy them.  So I did, and I am catching up on all my posts here.  I just did one page with "Spring Happiness." I love these colors!

The kit is still on sale a few more days at ScrapTakeout.

You can get a belated free QP at Mediafire.  P/U only.

Happy Scrapping!  :-)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"A Cry From Egypt" GIVEAWAY

One of our favorite products that we reviewed last year as part of the TOS Schoolhouse Crew was A Cry From Egypt by Hope Auer.

How would you feel if you had been a Hebrew slave living in ancient Egypt?  What would your life have been like?  Furthermore, what would it have been like to be a Hebrew child in slavery in ancient Egypt?  I think that pondering this question really brings the truth of what happened home to children.  After all, of the adult Hebrews who left Egypt, only two entered the Promised Land.  The children who walked out of Egyptian slavery were the ones who later established the nation of Israel.

See the rest of the review at Schoolhouse Review:  A Cry From Egypt.

While we are anxiously awaiting the release of the sequel in The Promised Land Series, Ms. Auer has given us the great opportunity to give away a free signed copy of A Cry From Egypt!  Enter with Rafflecopter below!

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Find Hope Auer at any of the below locations:

Twitter:  @hopefulstories
Great Waters Press on Facebook:
Great Waters Press on Twitter:  @raisingrealmen.

Review of TID Lapbook on CurrClick

My Theory of Intelligent Design lapbook journal and study guide received a lovely review on CurrClick.

See the review at

Thanks, Charlene B.!

Sunflower Papers and FREEBIE

Dandelion Dust Designs released another great mini this month - a set of Sunflower Papers.  It is really amazing how many fun pages you can make with just a good set of papers, even without embellishments.  I love using all kinds of fonts and alphabets, too.  The font on this layout is LD Plaid Flower from

The papers are currently on sale, along with all of Dandelion Dust Designs' products, until the end of this month, so hurry over to Scrap Takeout and snatch them for yourself!

And now, finally, a new freebie before we reach the end of the month!  Download the free QP from Mediafire.  P/U only.

Happy Scrapping!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this kit in exchange for a layout.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.  I am an affiliate for Lettering Delights.

"Roll With It" Mini Released

I have been quite delinquent about posting for Dandelion Dust Designs this month.  Rest assured, that is not because I don't love the kits!  I am in love with the spring kits, and wait until you see what they have coming out for summer!

Until I can get you some NEW freebies, I will just remind you that "Roll With It" has now been released as a mini.  Remember the great little baking mini I showed you last month?  Did you get the recipe for the Taco Ring?  (If not, click here!)  The "Roll With It" Mini was part of the March Diner's Club collab kit, but if you didn't want all of that, you can just pick up the mini-kit now.  In fact, it is on sale for $1.75 at the time of this posting.  All of Dandelion Dust Designs' products are on sale until the end of this month, so hurry over to ScrapTakeout and see what you absolutely must have in your stash!

If you missed the free QP last month, it is still available at Mediafire.  P/U only.

Happy Scrapping!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this kit in exchange for a layout.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ancient Greece Mini-Lapbooks

Here are our Ancient Greece mini-lapbooks from Knowledge Box Central.

Click below to download our cover.  Clipart from "Greece" kit by Efie from Efie's Blog.  PU only.

For more about the mini-lapbooks and study guides, and mini-lapbooks and a cover for Ancient Egypt, click here.

Happy Lapbooking!  :-)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Issue of TOS Magazine Online!

The April issue of TOS Magazine is live at The Old Schoolhouse!  Download your free copy at

And Homeschoolers, while you are browsing, don't forget to check out my new lapbook with study guide (or journaling pages with study guide for the high school level) at Knowledge Box Central.

Happy Homeschooling!

"Spring Wishes Mini" Freebie

Since Dandelion Dust Designs is the Featured Designer at Scrap Takeout this month, they of course have a FREEBIE for you to pick up from their shoppe, called Spring Wishes. It will be available only during the month of April and then it will be gone!

Would you like another free mini from DDD? If so, be sure to join STO Taste Tester zenjen and participate in the Speed Scrap that will be happening in the STO Chat Room on the forum on April 14th at 8pm EST!

Here is the page I made with the free mini:

I made it into a FREE QP for you at Mediafire.  P/U only.

Happy Spring!

Disclaimer:  I received a free advance copy of the "Spring Wishes Mini" kit in exchange for a layout.  No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own.