Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SDBT: Movies & Popcorn

When the world gets to be too much, it can be like a mini vacation to just sit down, pop some popcorn, and put in a movie to watch for a couple hours. Or better yet, get out of the house, turn off the cell phone, and actually go into a dark theater where there are no distractions (except a bladder that threatens to explode because of the oversized drink you picked up on the way in).

Some movies become cultural touchstones, with lines that become part of pop culture:
"ET phone home."
"May the force be with you."
"My precioussssssss."

(You can probably tell what my favorite movie genre is.)

A good quote can also serve to add some punch to a layout. The quotes included in this month's collection represent some of my favorite movies (or movie franchises) and also are good life lessons to remember (and use for layouts). I'll also admit that some of them seem more important during the tumultuous times that we're having in the USA right now, so that influenced my choices somewhat.

Be sure to follow the blog train and pick up all the goodies to finish off the layouts honoring your favorite movies:

Songbird Scraps Designs
Rush Ranch
Joy's Creations
DigiScrap Angelhaze
Skinni’s Scraps and Stuff
Nellie Bell
DigiJen Scraps  <-- You Are Here
Promethean Concepts
Moore Blessings Digital Design

AND...one more surprise...if you don't mind a couple of repeat files, I created a set of word art earlier this year based on my most favorite movie to come along in a L O N G time - "The Greatest Showman." I quit counting once I saw this one in the theater for the 10th time. The music is infectious and a GREAT mood lifter! The set is still available for download if you want it:

Whoo! Have fun...enjoy celebrating your movie moments...and I'll see you back here soon!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

SDBT: Farm & Fair

Welcome back to another blog train!

Lori always seems to find themes that really pique my interest, and this month is no different.

You wouldn't know it to look at me now...all suburbia living in a college town, enjoying pizza delivery and having a grocery store less than five minutes away...but I grew up as a farm girl. I played in the hay loft, gathered eggs from chickens (while dodging the mean rooster), bottle fed calves, swam in a pond in the back yard, ground corn for the cows. I'm the only person my age I know who had water trucked in and dumped into a well, remembers a hand pump at the kitchen sink, had bath water heated on the stove, took baths in a washtub sitting in the middle of the kitchen, and actually used an outhouse on a regular basis. (We finally installed a water heater and running water and built a bathroom in the corner of the basement when I was about 10.) Later, when I was in high school and we lived on a different farm, my dad switched from raising cows to raising turkeys, so I learned all the steps involved in THAT process.

I won't say I loved it, but it was a solid way to be raised and it was good to know how to work.

Now, here's the funny part.

Lori (who organizes this train) paired "farm" with "fair." She didn't realize she had a county fair queen in her group of designers, I'm betting. 🤣🤣🤣

Sadly, all the pictures of me AS queen (with the tiara and sash and all that) were mostly in the newspaper. The few prints I got were black and white (and overexposed) and are buried in a tote full of pictures in my closet. But this was the "contestant portrait" that all of us girls had taken beforehand. And just so you know...it's not all glamourous. Not when you have prize-winning pigs trying to sniff up your skirt or have to wear a fireman's coat when you're sitting on stage in the middle of the muddy demolition derby arena. (But the free elephant ears were definitely a perk!)

So yeah...farms and fairs. You're pretty much talking about my life up to the time I left home for college.

That's why I was so excited to create this word art for "Farm & Fair" month!

 And if you haven't seen the rest of our designers' offerings, you really should! With a picture of a magnificent rooster as our inspiration this month, we had nearly every color and shade available for our palette. Go grab some goodies!

Sugarbutt Designs
Songbird Scraps Designs
Rush Ranch
Promethean Concepts
Skinni’s Scraps and Stuff
DigiScrap Angelhaze
Nellie Bell
LEA Art Designs
DigiJen Scraps  <-- You Are Here
Moore Blessings Digital Design

Hope you enjoy what we've put together for you this month. See you back soon for the next blog train. (And I have ideas like crazy...one of these days I'll have time to create some non-train bits for you.)

As always, to keep up with the latest releases of my word art, go like/follow my Facebook page:
DigiJen Scraps Word Art


Sunday, August 19, 2018

DBTL: Rhesus Disease Awareness

It's time for the Digi Blog Train List to take off again!

This month the designers are focusing on Rhesus Disease - the whole reason expecting mommies have to that that Rh test and possibly a couple of rhogam injections.

If you're like me, you know that Rh factor is a thing, but may not completely understand why or how it works. Considering that it can be a life-threatening condition, please take a minute to read read the web page from Mount Sinai Hospital and learn a little about it.

Many of the designers are creating child- and baby-centered offerings this month to go along with the theme. You can get all the parts by visiting the blogs below:

Nellie Bell's Unique Boutique
Dea’s Design
Dreamn4Ever Designs
JIC Creations
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Ostrea Designs
DigiJen Scraps  <-- you are here
DBTL FB Page(click OFFERS)

Like the other designers, I focused on that special bond between mother and child - whether that child is little or grown, whether that mother is sweet & tender or pushed into her "mother bear" mode.

Thanks for stopping by! As always, if you want to keep up with new releases, I'd appreciate you liking my DigiJen Scraps Word Art Facebook page. I don't do releases on a really regular schedule (other than the blog trains I do), so Facebook is the place to know what's happening!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

SCBT: Let's Hear It for the Boys!

For whatever reason, God saw fit to give me only one child - a daughter.
And she became a mom while she was still in high school, having a son.

Because she was single and still so young, I ended up doing more than a lot of grandmas have - or GET - to do with their firstborn grandchild. We have had two different stretches of time where they have both lived with us, making us a three-generation household, while she has finished high school and gotten through college. Even when she has had a place of her own, my husband and I have been the "safety net" - a place for our little guy to stay so she can have a break or go out with friends and have a bit of a normal life like other 20-somethings.

Consequently,  my grandson - now nearly 12 - and I have a really special, really close bond. He absolutely has my heart and I would do nearly anything for him.

So it was wonderful for me when this month's theme was announced: "Let's Hear It for the Boys!" My problem isn't letting people hear about my incredible Little Dude...it's learning when to shut up talking about him. LOL!

Special Outing - Sept. 2017

I definitely had my own kiddo in mind when creating this month's word art - hopefully you have some boy in your life who can be described this way, too.

And you can pick up a wide assortment of items to go with these quotes as you scrap about your favorite fella. Just stop by the blogs of these talented designers:

(I'm posting mine a few hours early, so if others don't have their parts posted yet, please be patient and check back later. I have a long work day ahead of me tomorrow and won't have time to be online.)

Enjoy! And since I don't have any predictable schedule of when new word art gets released, the best way to know when something new drops is to connect with the DigiJen Scraps Word Art Facebook page.

Thanks for your love and encouragement.

Friday, July 20, 2018

DBTL: Wounded Warrior

First of all - apologies for getting this posted late. This has been a crazy week here on the homefront and I've had trouble all week reminding myself just what day it was.

But here we are - another month - another blog train for the Digi Blog Train List. This month we're focusing on awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project - an organization that does a LOT to help veterans adjust back to civilian life and deal with any after-effects of active duty injuries, both physical and emotional. Being involved with WWP is a wonderful way to show our support for the men and women who make a huge sacrifice to protect our country and our way of life.

You can visit our designers' blogs to pick up the beatuiful kits shown above:

Nellie Bell's Unique Boutique
Dea’s Design
Ostrea Designs
Dreamn4Ever Designs
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Moore Blessings Digital Design
DigiJen Scraps
DBTL FB Page(click picture, SHOP ONLINE)

As usual, I have a set of word art to go along with our theme:

Remember to say thanks to a veteran, and if you have one in your family (or you are one yourself), please know that my family and I say "thank you."

And remember...if you want to keep posted on when I've created something new, the best way to do that is to like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DigiJen-Scraps-Word-Art-194501911383594/

Monday, July 9, 2018

SDBT: Family Gatherings

Usually you think of family gatherings happening around Thanksgiving, which for us in the US means late November. But that's being pretty selfish in our way of thinking. Thanksgiving is actually celebrated in several countries across dates ranging from early October to late November.

(I also found it surprising and humorous to discover that the UK has Thanksgiving, too, held on July 4th - the day the US broke away from its motherland. I'm sure there's some kind of "rebellious child leaving home" analogy in that.)

In any case, families also gather for reunions, cookouts, birthdays, weddings, and other special events. Our designers in the Scrap Designers Blog Train have celebrated many of these with the freebies they have created for you.

Please stop by and see what we've come up with this month:

Rush Ranch
Promethean Concepts
Songbird Scraps Designs
Nellie Bell
DigiScrap Angelhaze
Lady DGScraps
DigiJen Scraps <-- You Are Here
LEA Art Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs

 As for me...the idea of a family gathering goes far beyond relatives. In fact, my husband and I have quite an extended family of "adopted" college kids for whom we have been parents-away-from-home over the past 11 years. Many have come and gone, graduated and moved out into the world. But they will always be in my heart, and they will always be remembered as part of my Christmas decorations each year.

I'm also keenly aware that "family" may not be mom, dad and 2.5 kids - not these days. My best friend fixes Thanksgiving dinner and invites whoever she wants because otherwise it would be just her and her boys...unless the boys are at their dad's house. For several of the college students we know, they celebrate "Friendsgiving" because they don't have time to get home to family, or because they have to stay in town for jobs during the holiday break from school. For my husband and me, it includes our daughter and grandson, but then beyond that it seems we just say "y'all come" to anyone we find who doesn't have a place to spend the day.

Anyhow...enough about the families we create. You really are wanting my part of the blog train, aren't you?

(If anyone has trouble working with Dropbox, let me know and we'll work it out.)
Enjoy your family, whether it was created by blood, love or both. And I'll see you back here in a couple weeks for the next round of the Digi Blog Train List.

Friday, June 22, 2018

DJS: The Beatitudes

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are children of God."

I am, by nature, a peacemaker. I want people to get along, and I will do my very best to get each side to understand - if not agree with - the other. So it's no surprise that this is one of my favorite Bible verses.

In America, it seems there's some new political upheaval nearly every day. We need peacemakers more than ever.

Sitting in church this past Sunday, this verse kept going through my mind over and over. And I finally realized that what needed to be done was simply to do a word art set for ALL of the beatitudes. As much as anything else, they are a blueprint for the kind of people we should be.

 Dropbox link for Beatitudes

So here we are - only my second set of word art NOT created specifically for a blog train. Use them individually to accent the character of someone you are scrapping a portrait of, or use them together for a non-photo wall hanging. I hope you enjoy them.

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