Digital Scrapbooking en-us http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:29:42 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Stalin's Seven Sisters (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214833&amp;title=stalin-27s-seven-sisters-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="sevensistersl.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/sevensistersl.jpg" alt="sevensistersl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I was absolutely fascinated by these behemoths when we visited Moscow, and I couldn't stop taking photos of them. My photos, however, were all taken from inside our tour bus, were marred by yucky power lines, and didn't include all the buildings. So . . . I resorted to the internet because I really wanted to document this experience. Although I wish I had taken these shots, they're all from the internet. Journaling: In the post-war period of 1947-53, a group of seven gargantuan skyscrapers was built in Moscow on Stalinís orders. Reportedly, Stalin insisted that it would be a moral blow to the Soviet state if visitors to Moscow saw no skyscrapers. Muscovites call the buildings simply ďStalinís high-rises,Ē but the tourist industry has named them Stalinís Seven Sisters. Originally, they were designed and built as apartments, government offices, hotels, and a university. Today, they fulfill the same functions. Architects, engineers, and builders used the technology of American skyscrapers, but the Russian versions are much heavier than the American buildings. This massive effort diverted resources that were desperately needed to replace housing destroyed during WWII. Our guide Maria told us that the housing built during the Khrushchev years following Stalinís regime was more plentiful but not nearly as impressive. I was completely fascinated with these massive structures; they are easily identifiable when you survey the Moscow skyline. Two additional structures were planned but never realized: an administrative building and the Palace of the Soviets. The latter was actually the first project and was intended to be the tallest structure in the world at the time, but its construction was interrupted by the German invasion of 1941. The steel used in the project was repurposed to fortify the defense ring around Moscow. The Seven Sisters are Moscow State University (below), Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Red Gates Administrative Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kudrinskaya Square Building, Hotel Ukraina (Radisson Royal Hotel -- we stayed in a Radisson, but not this one!), and Hotel Leningradskaya (Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel). 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My photos, however, were all taken from inside our tour bus, were marred by yucky power lines, and didn't include all the buildings. So . . . I resorted to the internet because I really wanted to document this experience. Although I wish I had taken these shots, they're all from the internet. Journaling: In the post-war period of 1947-53, a group of seven gargantuan skyscrapers was built in Moscow on Stalinís orders. Reportedly, Stalin insisted that it would be a moral blow to the Soviet state if visitors to Moscow saw no skyscrapers. Muscovites call the buildings simply ďStalinís high-rises,Ē but the tourist industry has named them Stalinís Seven Sisters. Originally, they were designed and built as apartments, government offices, hotels, and a university. Today, they fulfill the same functions. Architects, engineers, and builders used the technology of American skyscrapers, but the Russian versions are much heavier than the American buildings. This massive effort diverted resources that were desperately needed to replace housing destroyed during WWII. Our guide Maria told us that the housing built during the Khrushchev years following Stalinís regime was more plentiful but not nearly as impressive. I was completely fascinated with these massive structures; they are easily identifiable when you survey the Moscow skyline. Two additional structures were planned but never realized: an administrative building and the Palace of the Soviets. The latter was actually the first project and was intended to be the tallest structure in the world at the time, but its construction was interrupted by the German invasion of 1941. The steel used in the project was repurposed to fortify the defense ring around Moscow. The Seven Sisters are Moscow State University (below), Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Red Gates Administrative Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kudrinskaya Square Building, Hotel Ukraina (Radisson Royal Hotel -- we stayed in a Radisson, but not this one!), and Hotel Leningradskaya (Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel). 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Challenge [url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/blog/scrap-hello-october/][b]on the blog[/url][/b]. It's a great opportunity to scrap about fall! I loved Lynn's photo -- it's everything I wish our fall were! 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Jess's challenge was the perfect push to do another football page -- check out the details [url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/blog/5-things-love-right-now/][b]on the blog[/url][/b]. Photos from the internet Journaling: 1. The Glitter Guys -- thereís no way Iíd glitter myself up like that, but they sure are cool. 2. Chief Osceola -- he wears traditional Seminole Indian clothes. 3. Renegade -- heís an Appaloosa. Renegade V just retired to pasture, and Renegade VI is on the job. 4. Planting the spear -- nothing beats this tradition for spectacle! 5. The Tomahawk Chop -- love, love, love seeing the whole stadium chopping together. 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I sometimes accuse my husband of having ADHD, but maybe I have a little bit of it, too. When I started scrapping WAAG last week, I was glad for the break from the trip album. Now I'm glad to get back to it. I sure would love to finish it in my lifetime! Journaling: Our journey on the Metro took us to one of the most recognized spots in all of Russia: Red Square. Our guide Maria told us how lucky we were to be in Red Square on this particular day -- Russia Day, when the Russian parliament formally declared sovereignty from the USSR in 1990. It was sort of like being on the Mall in Washington on the Fourth of July. There were wall-to-wall people, rock bands performing live on stage, fireworks over St. Basilís Cathedral, and a full moon to boot. Iím not much for crowds, but I was glad we got to experience the excitement. Even though there are a good many red bricks there, Red Square takes its name from a Russian word that means both red and beautiful. Itís considered the central square of Moscow because the cityís major streets originate there. It is bounded on one side by the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the Russian President. Centered against the Kremlin wall is Leninís tomb, containing the preserved body of the Bolshevik leader. Opposite the Kremlin is what once was the massive GUM Department Store. Now itís a shopping mall filled with high-end stores. On one end between GUM and the Kremlin is St. Basilís Cathedral, an iconic image of Russia. On the other end are the Kazan Cathedral and the State Historical Museum. Demolished in the 1930s so that heavy military vehicles could drive into the square for parades, the Kazan Cathedral was rebuilt after the fall of the Soviet Union. Two significant parades held in Red Square occurred in November 1941, when the city was under siege by the Nazis and Russian soldiers were sent straight from Red Square to the front, and in May 1945, when victory over Germany was celebrated by throwing Nazi banners at the foot of Leninís Mausoleum. 06.12.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18623]Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18342]To the Sea Painted Accents[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18343]To the Sea Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18344]To the Sea Solids Dots and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18345]To the Sea Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17644]Done with Doilies Photo Clusters No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />12 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214502&title=red-square-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214502&title=red-square-l&cat=502 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:12:46 +0000 Red Square (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214501&amp;title=red-square-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="redsquarer.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/redsquarer.jpg" alt="redsquarer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Okay, back to the neverending album! I sometimes accuse my husband of having ADHD, but maybe I have a little bit of it, too. When I started scrapping WAAG last week, I was glad for the break from the trip album. Now I'm glad to get back to it. I sure would love to finish it in my lifetime! Journaling: Our journey on the Metro took us to one of the most recognized spots in all of Russia: Red Square. Our guide Maria told us how lucky we were to be in Red Square on this particular day -- Russia Day, when the Russian parliament formally declared sovereignty from the USSR in 1990. It was sort of like being on the Mall in Washington on the Fourth of July. There were wall-to-wall people, rock bands performing live on stage, fireworks over St. Basilís Cathedral, and a full moon to boot. Iím not much for crowds, but I was glad we got to experience the excitement. Even though there are a good many red bricks there, Red Square takes its name from a Russian word that means both red and beautiful. Itís considered the central square of Moscow because the cityís major streets originate there. It is bounded on one side by the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the Russian President. Centered against the Kremlin wall is Leninís tomb, containing the preserved body of the Bolshevik leader. Opposite the Kremlin is what once was the massive GUM Department Store. Now itís a shopping mall filled with high-end stores. On one end between GUM and the Kremlin is St. Basilís Cathedral, an iconic image of Russia. On the other end are the Kazan Cathedral and the State Historical Museum. Demolished in the 1930s so that heavy military vehicles could drive into the square for parades, the Kazan Cathedral was rebuilt after the fall of the Soviet Union. Two significant parades held in Red Square occurred in November 1941, when the city was under siege by the Nazis and Russian soldiers were sent straight from Red Square to the front, and in May 1945, when victory over Germany was celebrated by throwing Nazi banners at the foot of Leninís Mausoleum. 06.12.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18623]Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18342]To the Sea Painted Accents[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18343]To the Sea Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18344]To the Sea Solids Dots and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18345]To the Sea Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17644]Done with Doilies Photo Clusters No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214501&title=red-square-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214501&title=red-square-r&cat=502 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:12:34 +0000 Week at a Glance -- Saturday <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214438&amp;title=week-at-a-glance-saturday&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="waagsat.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/waagsat.jpg" alt="waagsat.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Photos of the FSU vs Wake Forest game from the internet (by the way, we won 43-3!) [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18627]Week-at-a-Glance Layered Templates No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18360]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 61[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10598]Mimi Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14328]Readymade Circles: You[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />12 comments 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Value Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18310]Drawn Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18134]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18295]Scrapbooking Matters Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />10 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214371&title=week-at-a-glance-friday&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214371&title=week-at-a-glance-friday&cat=502 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:31:43 +0000 Week at a Glance -- Thursday <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214330&amp;title=week-at-a-glance-thursday&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="waagthu.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/waagthu.jpg" alt="waagthu.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18627]Week-at-a-Glance Layered Templates No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17925]Anzio Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15826]Spring Fields Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17460]Graphic Word Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11724]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />7 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214330&title=week-at-a-glance-thursday&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214330&title=week-at-a-glance-thursday&cat=502 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:34:25 +0000 Week at a Glance -- Wednesday <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214293&amp;title=week-at-a-glance-wednesday&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="waagwed.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/waagwed.jpg" alt="waagwed.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18627]Week-at-a-Glance Layered Templates No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16788]Hadleigh Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14728]Color Study Clusters: Yellow[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16070]Daily Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10909]Vintage Milk Caps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18623]Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16061]Readymade Circles: Life No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13813]Everyday Clusters No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />10 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214293&title=week-at-a-glance-wednesday&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214293&title=week-at-a-glance-wednesday&cat=502 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:58:58 +0000 Week at a Glance -- Tuesday <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214268&amp;title=week-at-a-glance-tuesday&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="waagtue.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/waagtue.jpg" alt="waagtue.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18627]Week-at-a-Glance Layered Templates No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18047]Date Dots No. 05 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17847]Thicker Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9327]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17928]Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18225]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10598]Mimi Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />10 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214268&title=week-at-a-glance-tuesday&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214268&title=week-at-a-glance-tuesday&cat=502 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:50 +0000 Week at a Glance -- Monday <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214197&amp;title=week-at-a-glance-monday&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="waagmon.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/waagmon.jpg" alt="waagmon.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I spent Monday morning having cataract surgery on my right eye, so not too many pictures from yesterday. [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18627]Week-at-a-Glance Layered Templates No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18608]Assigned Initials Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18658]Week-at-a-Glance Brads[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18635]Documenting Essentials Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18633]On the Hour Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18563]Brilliant Life Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12589]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18225]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18136]Broyden Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17210]Wonderful Day Kit[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />7 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214197&title=week-at-a-glance-monday&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214197&title=week-at-a-glance-monday&cat=502 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:30:28 +0000 Week at a Glance -- Sunday <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214136&amp;title=week-at-a-glance-sunday&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="waagsun.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/waagsun.jpg" alt="waagsun.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I decided to keep this ultra simple and go with Katie's rainbow of colors in this template set -- otherwise I'd never get a page a day done! [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18627]Week-at-a-Glance Layered Templates No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18658]Week-at-a-Glance Brads[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12589]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16250]Bristol Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Chonker<br /><br />17 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214136&title=week-at-a-glance-sunday&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214136&title=week-at-a-glance-sunday&cat=502 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:57:33 +0000 Moscow Metro (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214111&amp;title=moscow-metro-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="moscowmetrol.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/moscowmetrol.jpg" alt="moscowmetrol.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Although we were tired after the 5.5-hour high-speed train ride from St. Petersburg to Moscow, we collected ourselves and met our guide Maria for a tour of the amazing Moscow Metro. It opened in 1935 with one 6.8-mile line and 13 stations; now it boasts route lines of over 200 miles and almost 200 stations. You never have to wait more than a few minutes for a train, and the whole subway line is sparkling clean. But itís the lavishly decorated stations that are the real attraction. The floors and walls are marble and granite from the Urals; adorning the walls and ceilings at most stops are stained glass windows, mosaics, frescoes, and chandeliers. One stop is filled with niches containing bronze statues of people from all walks of life, such as farmers and hunters. Rubbing the hunterís dogís nose is supposed to bring good luck, so Everette did the honors. I love subways, and Moscowís system is definitely the most beautifully decorated Iíve ever seen. 06.12.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16637]Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18051]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack No. 02: Bone[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14723]DocuStacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9696]Vintage Photo Frames No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17647]Fresh Vintage Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17611]Collage Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17081]Golden Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]The Grunge Source[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16371]Beneath Walls Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />17 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214111&title=moscow-metro-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214111&title=moscow-metro-l&cat=502 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:35:26 +0000 Moscow Metro (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214110&amp;title=moscow-metro-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="moscowmetror.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/moscowmetror.jpg" alt="moscowmetror.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Although we were tired after the 5.5-hour high-speed train ride from St. Petersburg to Moscow, we collected ourselves and met our guide Maria for a tour of the amazing Moscow Metro. It opened in 1935 with one 6.8-mile line and 13 stations; now it boasts route lines of over 200 miles and almost 200 stations. You never have to wait more than a few minutes for a train, and the whole subway line is sparkling clean. But itís the lavishly decorated stations that are the real attraction. The floors and walls are marble and granite from the Urals; adorning the walls and ceilings at most stops are stained glass windows, mosaics, frescoes, and chandeliers. One stop is filled with niches containing bronze statues of people from all walks of life, such as farmers and hunters. Rubbing the hunterís dogís nose is supposed to bring good luck, so Everette did the honors. I love subways, and Moscowís system is definitely the most beautifully decorated Iíve ever seen. 06.12.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16637]Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18051]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack No. 02: Bone[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14723]DocuStacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9696]Vintage Photo Frames No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17647]Fresh Vintage Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17611]Collage Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17081]Golden Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]The Grunge Source[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16371]Beneath Walls Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214110&title=moscow-metro-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=214110&title=moscow-metro-r&cat=502 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:35:08 +0000 You've Got That Look <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213953&amp;title=you-27ve-got-that-look&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="youvegotthatlook.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/youvegotthatlook.jpg" alt="youvegotthatlook.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I am so not an artsy person, but thank goodness, Katie makes it incredibly easy to do an artsy page with her amazing Blendable Layers series. I also took a tip from her chat last weekend about finding free vintage photos online. I couldn't resist this fashion plate in her chic fur hat and stole. She's definitely got the look! [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18650]Blendable Layers No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18491]Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 10[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18612]Hello Autumn Paint[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18606]Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18634]Collageable Puzzle Pieces No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213953&title=you-27ve-got-that-look&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213953&title=you-27ve-got-that-look&cat=502 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:37:21 +0000 Are You Ready for Some Football <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213912&amp;title=are-you-ready-for-some-football&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="areyouready.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/areyouready.jpg" alt="areyouready.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: As long as I can find photos of our games online, I just can't help myself -- I have to do football pages! These are shots from our first home game two weeks ago against the Citadel. [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16857]Folia Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18638]Monochromatics Spice Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (hue adjusted) [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17026]Golden Essentials No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17052]Golden Essentials No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Bebas Neue Pea Smashtastic ST Old Typewriter<br /><br />12 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213912&title=are-you-ready-for-some-football&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213912&title=are-you-ready-for-some-football&cat=502 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:51:04 +0000 Catherine Palace (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213871&amp;title=catherine-palace-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="catherinepalacel.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/catherinepalacel.jpg" alt="catherinepalacel.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The last stop of the day was the lavish Catherine Palace in Pushkin (originally Tsarskoe Selo) outside St. Petersburg. It was originally built as a summer palace for Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great. Catherineís daughter Empress Elizabeth expanded the palace in 1733 but later felt the palace was ďoutdated and incommodious.Ē In 1752 she ordered it demolished and commissioned a much grander building in the flamboyant Rococo style. Four years later, the dazzling 1000-foot-long edifice was complete with a gilded facade and golden statues on the roof. The palace is most closely associated with Catherine the Great who actually considered the ďwhipped creamĒ architecture old-fashioned and had interior portions of the structure renovated in a more modern style. The imposing facade of the palace reminded me of Versailles and Schonbrunn -- completely amazing -- and to think this was a summer house. We donned cloth booties to protect the inlaid wood floors and started walking through rooms richly decorated with gold. Our guide Julia told us the massive ballroom could be rented for private occasions -- maybe if your name is Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. Starting in the ballroom and extending the length of the building is the Golden Enfilade, a series of formal rooms, one of which is the reproduced Amber Room. The original Amber Room began with an amber cabinet given to Peter the Great by the Prussian king in 1716 and grew to almost 600 square feet and six tons of amber backed by gold leaf and mirrors. During WWII, the Amber Room was looted by the Nazis and taken to Konigsberg, after which its location was unknown. Efforts to rebuild the room were begun in 1979 and completed in 2003. The palace suffered tremendous damage when the Nazis besieged St. Petersburg during WWII. Upon their retreat, they intentionally destroyed the interiors, leaving only a hollow shell. Prior to the war, however, Russian archivists had photographed much of the palace, pictures that proved invaluable when reconstruction of the palace began. Most of it was completed by the Tercentenary of St. Petersburg in 2003. 06.11.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18344]To the Sea Solids Dots and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17912]Painted Quatrefoils Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17960]Brielle Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9684]Photo Clusters No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17402]Love Me Do Kit[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Arial Jane Austen<br /><br />10 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213871&title=catherine-palace-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213871&title=catherine-palace-l&cat=502 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:29:39 +0000 Catherine Palace (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213870&amp;title=catherine-palace-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="catherinepalacer.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/catherinepalacer.jpg" alt="catherinepalacer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The last stop of the day was the lavish Catherine Palace in Pushkin (originally Tsarskoe Selo) outside St. Petersburg. It was originally built as a summer palace for Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great. Catherineís daughter Empress Elizabeth expanded the palace in 1733 but later felt the palace was ďoutdated and incommodious.Ē In 1752 she ordered it demolished and commissioned a much grander building in the flamboyant Rococo style. Four years later, the dazzling 1000-foot-long edifice was complete with a gilded facade and golden statues on the roof. The palace is most closely associated with Catherine the Great who actually considered the ďwhipped creamĒ architecture old-fashioned and had interior portions of the structure renovated in a more modern style. The imposing facade of the palace reminded me of Versailles and Schonbrunn -- completely amazing -- and to think this was a summer house. We donned cloth booties to protect the inlaid wood floors and started walking through rooms richly decorated with gold. Our guide Julia told us the massive ballroom could be rented for private occasions -- maybe if your name is Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. Starting in the ballroom and extending the length of the building is the Golden Enfilade, a series of formal rooms, one of which is the reproduced Amber Room. The original Amber Room began with an amber cabinet given to Peter the Great by the Prussian king in 1716 and grew to almost 600 square feet and six tons of amber backed by gold leaf and mirrors. During WWII, the Amber Room was looted by the Nazis and taken to Konigsberg, after which its location was unknown. Efforts to rebuild the room were begun in 1979 and completed in 2003. The palace suffered tremendous damage when the Nazis besieged St. Petersburg during WWII. Upon their retreat, they intentionally destroyed the interiors, leaving only a hollow shell. Prior to the war, however, Russian archivists had photographed much of the palace, pictures that proved invaluable when reconstruction of the palace began. Most of it was completed by the Tercentenary of St. Petersburg in 2003. 06.11.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18344]To the Sea Solids Dots and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17912]Painted Quatrefoils Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17960]Brielle Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9684]Photo Clusters No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17402]Love Me Do Kit[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Arial Jane Austen http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213870&title=catherine-palace-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213870&title=catherine-palace-r&cat=502 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:29:23 +0000 Mini Ninjas <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213798&amp;title=mini-ninjas&amp;cat=947"><img class="imgborder" title="minininjas.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/947/thumbs/minininjas.jpg" alt="minininjas.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Since Don discovered American Ninja Warriors on TV while we were at the beach, weíve all been a bit obsessed with it, watching eagerly as finalists were named and began competing for a spot atop Mt. Midoriyama. Katie and Sam have embraced it completely to the point of devising their own ninja course at home. When Don found a hefty length of rope on the way home from the dump, he decided to make a munchkin ninja obstacle -- two levels of rope to be traversed without falling. Letís call it the Swinging Rope Bridge. Despite the fact that it was as hot as Hades outside, Katie and Sam wore themselves out, going back and forth along the ropes. Keep training, my munchkin ninjas! 09.13.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10711]Art Time Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15398]Color My Love Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15648]ChelseaRae Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16985]ARTpack Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10248]Photo Corners: Colors No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17577]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17923]Anzio Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18579]Stamped Alphabet No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17903]Jelly Alphabet No. 33[/url][/b][/u] Font Traveling Typewriter<br /><br />10 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213798&title=mini-ninjas&cat=947 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213798&title=mini-ninjas&cat=947 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:25:45 +0000 30MM, 09.20.14 <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213796&amp;title=30mm-2c-09-20-14&amp;cat=947"><img class="imgborder" title="30mmrules3.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/947/thumbs/30mmrules3.jpg" alt="30mmrules3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Join me in the [url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/community/forumdisplay.php?10-Contests-amp-Events][b]Contests and Event forum[/url][/b] for the 30MM now! http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213796&title=30mm-2c-09-20-14&cat=947 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213796&title=30mm-2c-09-20-14&cat=947 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:03:53 +0000 Grand Choral Synagogue (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213749&amp;title=grand-choral-synagogue-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="grandchoralsynagoguel.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/grandchoralsynagoguel.jpg" alt="grandchoralsynagoguel.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Also known at the St. Petersburg Synagogue, the Grand Choral Synagogue is the second largest synagogue in Europe. Before the synagogue could be constructed, permission was required from Tsar Alexander II, who had permitted certain Jews to live in St. Petersburg and other cities outside the Pale of Settlement. Some restrictions applied: there could be no Christian churches near the synagogue and no government roads used by the tsar. The height of the synagogue was restricted to 154 feet instead of the 213 feet requested by the architect. The completed synagogue was consecrated in 1893. It served as a hospital for all faiths during WWI. The synagogue remained open even during the Soviet era, but fear kept many worshippers away. The structure suffered bomb damage during WWII and was restored through donations from the congregation. The cantor Gregory was our excellent guide in the synagogue. We observed a service in progress from the womenís balcony, and then he took us downstairs to the wedding chapel. He told us about the magnificent acoustics in the chapel and then proceeded to demonstrate by singing one of the psalms in Hebrew. His wonderfully resonant voice took our breaths away. 06.11.14 [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18517]St. Malo Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/4218]Glitter Thread Stitches[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16865]Trick Night Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17343]Map Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17267]Bridle Creek Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10710]Art Time Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15227]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15356]Almost There Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />5 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213749&title=grand-choral-synagogue-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213749&title=grand-choral-synagogue-l&cat=502 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:52:38 +0000 Grand Choral Synagogue (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213748&amp;title=grand-choral-synagogue-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="grandchoralsynagoguer.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/grandchoralsynagoguer.jpg" alt="grandchoralsynagoguer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Also known at the St. Petersburg Synagogue, the Grand Choral Synagogue is the second largest synagogue in Europe. Before the synagogue could be constructed, permission was required from Tsar Alexander II, who had permitted certain Jews to live in St. Petersburg and other cities outside the Pale of Settlement. Some restrictions applied: there could be no Christian churches near the synagogue and no government roads used by the tsar. The height of the synagogue was restricted to 154 feet instead of the 213 feet requested by the architect. The completed synagogue was consecrated in 1893. It served as a hospital for all faiths during WWI. The synagogue remained open even during the Soviet era, but fear kept many worshippers away. The structure suffered bomb damage during WWII and was restored through donations from the congregation. The cantor Gregory was our excellent guide in the synagogue. We observed a service in progress from the womenís balcony, and then he took us downstairs to the wedding chapel. He told us about the magnificent acoustics in the chapel and then proceeded to demonstrate by singing one of the psalms in Hebrew. His wonderfully resonant voice took our breaths away. 06.11.14 [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18517]St. Malo Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/4218]Glitter Thread Stitches[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16865]Trick Night Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17343]Map Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17267]Bridle Creek Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10710]Art Time Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15227]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15356]Almost There Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213748&title=grand-choral-synagogue-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213748&title=grand-choral-synagogue-r&cat=502 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:52:21 +0000 St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213666&amp;title=st-nicholas-naval-cathedral-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="stnicholasnavall.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/stnicholasnavall.jpg" alt="stnicholasnavall.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: In a country whose former political philosophy abandoned Christianity, an amazing number of churches managed to survive. Weíve always enjoyed visiting churches on our travels, and Russia was no exception. After we left the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, we took a short tour of the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral which served as the Navyís main shrine until the Russian Revolution. It has always been kept open, even under the Soviets. A major Baroque Orthodox cathedral, St. Nicholas bears the light blue paint adorning most Baroque structures in Russia, including the Winter Palace and the Catherine Palace. The four-story bell tower with its tall gilded spire is unique in that it is free standing and located a short walk away from the front of the cathedral. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas, a patron saint of seamen. 06.11.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18560]Brilliant Life Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13647]Calligraphic Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18563]Brilliant Life Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14631]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15463]Everyday Flashcards No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12215]Worn Alphabet No. 06[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Arial Jane Austen<br /><br />12 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213666&title=st-nicholas-naval-cathedral-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213666&title=st-nicholas-naval-cathedral-l&cat=502 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:39:05 +0000 St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213665&amp;title=st-nicholas-naval-cathedral-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="stnicholasnavalr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/stnicholasnavalr.jpg" alt="stnicholasnavalr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: In a country whose former political philosophy abandoned Christianity, an amazing number of churches managed to survive. Weíve always enjoyed visiting churches on our travels, and Russia was no exception. After we left the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, we took a short tour of the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral which served as the Navyís main shrine until the Russian Revolution. It has always been kept open, even under the Soviets. A major Baroque Orthodox cathedral, St. Nicholas bears the light blue paint adorning most Baroque structures in Russia, including the Winter Palace and the Catherine Palace. The four-story bell tower with its tall gilded spire is unique in that it is free standing and located a short walk away from the front of the cathedral. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas, a patron saint of seamen. 06.11.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18560]Brilliant Life Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13647]Calligraphic Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18563]Brilliant Life Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14631]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15463]Everyday Flashcards No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12215]Worn Alphabet No. 06[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Arial Jane Austen http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213665&title=st-nicholas-naval-cathedral-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213665&title=st-nicholas-naval-cathedral-r&cat=502 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:38:48 +0000 And So It Begins Today <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213566&amp;title=and-so-it-begins-today&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="andsoitbeginstoday1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/702/thumbs/andsoitbeginstoday1.jpg" alt="andsoitbeginstoday1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Boy, I don't know how Debbie makes it look so easy -- I guess that's why she's a genius! I loved attempting to lift [url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213251&amp;title=lost-in-translation&amp;cat=500][b]her wonderful page[/url][/b]. Actually, FSU's football season began Labor Day weekend with a win over Oklahoma State. It wasn't pretty, but I'll take it. This is our Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston taking one in for a touchdown during the game. 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Journaling: Probably my earliest school memory is getting a spanking in first grade. I must have been super slow doing my work because one day I had to stay in the classroom (alone) during recess to finish copying something from the board. When I finished, I promptly erased the board, helpful child that I was. When Mrs. Lusink and the other children returned from recess, she said, &quot;Who erased the board?&quot; Now that I think of it, this was surely a rhetorical question since I was the only one in the classroom. I inched my hand into the air. For my helpfulness, I got a spanking out in the hallway. The rule at our house was if you got a spanking at school, you also got one when you got home. I may have been slow, but I wasn't stupid. 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It was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated and is dedicated to his memory. Tsar Alexander III began the construction in 1883 as a memorial to his father; the cathedral was completed in 1907 during the reign of Nicholas II and was funded by the imperial family and private donations. The portion of the cobblestone road where the tsar suffered his fatal injuries was incorporated into the shrine opposite the altar and is decorated with topaz, lazurite, and other semi-precious stones. The architectural style of the cathedral is medieval, and it resembles the famous St. Basilís in Moscow. The interior walls and ceilings are entirely covered in mosaics; restorers estimate there are over 7500 square meters of mosaics in the church. During the Russian Revolution, the church was ransacked, looted, and badly damaged. It was used as a morgue during the horrific siege of St. Petersburg during WWII. The church has never functioned as a public place of worship, being used instead for memorial services for the slain tsar. After 20 years of restoration, it reopened in 1997 as a museum of mosaics. 06.11.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18537]Monochromatics Sky Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16537]Leyton Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17738]Woven Naturally Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14418]Roughed Up Maps Paper Pack No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7765]Photo Clusters No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13641]Chalked Script Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />8 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213387&title=cathedral-of-the-resurrection-of-christ-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213387&title=cathedral-of-the-resurrection-of-christ-l&cat=502 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:38:51 +0000 Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213386&amp;title=cathedral-of-the-resurrection-of-christ-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="cathedralresurrectionr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/cathedralresurrectionr.jpg" alt="cathedralresurrectionr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Although the actual name of this church is the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, it is popularly known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the Church on Spilt Blood. It was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated and is dedicated to his memory. Tsar Alexander III began the construction in 1883 as a memorial to his father; the cathedral was completed in 1907 during the reign of Nicholas II and was funded by the imperial family and private donations. The portion of the cobblestone road where the tsar suffered his fatal injuries was incorporated into the shrine opposite the altar and is decorated with topaz, lazurite, and other semi-precious stones. The architectural style of the cathedral is medieval, and it resembles the famous St. Basilís in Moscow. The interior walls and ceilings are entirely covered in mosaics; restorers estimate there are over 7500 square meters of mosaics in the church. During the Russian Revolution, the church was ransacked, looted, and badly damaged. It was used as a morgue during the horrific siege of St. Petersburg during WWII. The church has never functioned as a public place of worship, being used instead for memorial services for the slain tsar. After 20 years of restoration, it reopened in 1997 as a museum of mosaics. 06.11.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18537]Monochromatics Sky Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16537]Leyton Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17738]Woven Naturally Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14418]Roughed Up Maps Paper Pack No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7765]Photo Clusters No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13641]Chalked Script Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213386&title=cathedral-of-the-resurrection-of-christ-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213386&title=cathedral-of-the-resurrection-of-christ-r&cat=502 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:38:40 +0000 Folklore Evening (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213286&amp;title=folklore-evening-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="folkloreeveningl.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/folkloreeveningl.jpg" alt="folkloreeveningl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: In the evening we attended a fantastic Russian folklore show at the Nicholas Palace, a birthday gift to Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaievich from his father Tsar Nicholas I. The tsars definitely knew how to give birthday presents! Although we couldnít understand a single lyric, the eveningís entertainment was such a treat. We decided to sit at the back of the shallow theatre so that I could stand and take photos without blocking anyoneís view. I admit to getting a bit carried away -- I took about 300 photos -- but the performances were so good that I didnít want to miss a single one. We enjoyed seeing the traditional Russian folk costumes; every new dance was accompanied by a costume change -- those dancers were wizards in that department. It was a little warm in the theatre, so I can imagine how hot the dancers must have been as they kicked and twirled their way across the stage. I didnít get a great shot of the Cossack dance, but I did my best. How on earth do they do that? With the exception of one twenty-minute intermission, the dancers performed non-stop for about two-and-a-half hours. 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The tsars definitely knew how to give birthday presents! Although we couldnít understand a single lyric, the eveningís entertainment was such a treat. We decided to sit at the back of the shallow theatre so that I could stand and take photos without blocking anyoneís view. I admit to getting a bit carried away -- I took about 300 photos -- but the performances were so good that I didnít want to miss a single one. We enjoyed seeing the traditional Russian folk costumes; every new dance was accompanied by a costume change -- those dancers were wizards in that department. It was a little warm in the theatre, so I can imagine how hot the dancers must have been as they kicked and twirled their way across the stage. I didnít get a great shot of the Cossack dance, but I did my best. How on earth do they do that? With the exception of one twenty-minute intermission, the dancers performed non-stop for about two-and-a-half hours. Talk about a workout! 06.10.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18495]Simply Patterned: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18466]Pencil Twist Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18498]Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10518]Photo Clusters Colors No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13458]Basic Chipboard Alphabet: Blue[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17599]Catching Rainbows Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18501]Wood Veneer Words No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9642]Times Of Your Life Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213285&title=folklore-evening-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213285&title=folklore-evening-r&cat=502 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:51:24 +0000 Hermitage (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213229&amp;title=hermitage-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="hermitagel.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/hermitagel.jpg" alt="hermitagel.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: After touring the stunning rooms of the Winter Palace, we continued into the Hermitage where Julia showed us some of the major works of the collection, including the Benois Madonna and the Madonna Litta paintings attributed to da Vinci or his school. The Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world, and its collection contains over three million items. Immediately following the Russian Revolution in 1917, works of art from palaces of the tsar and the nobility were appropriated for the Hermitage. During the Siege of St. Petersburg by the Nazis, a considerable part of the museumís collections were evacuated to Sverdlovsk. Despite being hit by two bombs and a number of shells, the museum opened an exhibition in November 1944. If I learned anything about Russia during our visit, it was that they do everything big and everything grand there. We saw huge malachite and lapis lazuli urns, intricately decorated ceilings and floors, and row after row of huge granite columns. Architects of the Hermitage actually had to construct the room around the massive Tsarina of Vases, weighing 19.2 tons and made of jasper found in the Ural Mountains. 06.10.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18051]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack No. 02: Bone[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17646]Fresh Vintage Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17667]Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17647]Fresh Vintage Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9931]Stacked Vintage Frames No. 04 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12264]Slide Reels No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18513]Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18509]Lila Bleu Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18489]Counting Tickets Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18505]Lila Bleu Solids and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18506]Lila Bleu Flairs[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18507]Lila Bleu Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9721]Awanui Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/4596]Betty Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18504]CU Botanicals Clip Art No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />14 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213229&title=hermitage-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213229&title=hermitage-l&cat=502 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:24:47 +0000 Hermitage (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213228&amp;title=hermitage-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="hermitager.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/hermitager.jpg" alt="hermitager.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: After touring the stunning rooms of the Winter Palace, we continued into the Hermitage where Julia showed us some of the major works of the collection, including the Benois Madonna and the Madonna Litta paintings attributed to da Vinci or his school. The Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world, and its collection contains over three million items. Immediately following the Russian Revolution in 1917, works of art from palaces of the tsar and the nobility were appropriated for the Hermitage. During the Siege of St. Petersburg by the Nazis, a considerable part of the museumís collections were evacuated to Sverdlovsk. Despite being hit by two bombs and a number of shells, the museum opened an exhibition in November 1944. If I learned anything about Russia during our visit, it was that they do everything big and everything grand there. We saw huge malachite and lapis lazuli urns, intricately decorated ceilings and floors, and row after row of huge granite columns. Architects of the Hermitage actually had to construct the room around the massive Tsarina of Vases, weighing 19.2 tons and made of jasper found in the Ural Mountains. 06.10.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18051]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack No. 02: Bone[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17646]Fresh Vintage Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17667]Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17647]Fresh Vintage Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9931]Stacked Vintage Frames No. 04 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12264]Slide Reels No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18513]Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18509]Lila Bleu Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18489]Counting Tickets Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18505]Lila Bleu Solids and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18506]Lila Bleu Flairs[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18507]Lila Bleu Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9721]Awanui Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/4596]Betty Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18504]CU Botanicals Clip Art No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213228&title=hermitage-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213228&title=hermitage-r&cat=502 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:24:30 +0000 Winter Palace (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213121&amp;title=winter-palace-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="winterpalacel.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/winterpalacel.jpg" alt="winterpalacel.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I have to let you know I did not take the photo of the exterior of the palace on this page. The palace fronts on a busy multi-lane street, and it's impossible to get enough distance to get a great shot. This shot, which I found on the internet was taken from the other side which opens onto a large plaza -- a side we didn't see when we visited -- one of the downsides of being with a tour! But I really wanted to show the immense size of the building. Journaling: The next stop on our tour was the Winter Palace / Hermitage complex. From 1732 to 1917, the Winter Palace was the official residence of Russiaís Imperial Family. It is located on the banks of the Neva River near the site of Peter the Greatís original Winter Palace. The present structure is the fourth one to be constructed and had to be rebuilt entirely following a fire in 1837. Its immense size is meant to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia; from this palace the tsars ruled one-sixth of the worldís landmass and over 125 million subjects until the early years of the 20th century. The main building of the palace occupies an entire block; it is estimated that the palace contains 1500 rooms, 1786 doors, 1945 windows, and 117 staircases. The storming of the palace in 1917 became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution. During Catherine the Greatís reign, the Empress commissioned a French architect to expand the palace to include a retreat for her from the formality and ceremony of court life. She called it her Hermitage. Catherine was a voracious collector of art, often instructing her emissaries to buy entire collections sight unseen which eventually were housed in the Hermitage, now Russiaís premier art museum. Catherineís purchases added works by such masters as Rembrandt, Rafael, Titian, and Rubens. Two more additions to the Palace were required to accommodate the growing art collection. Our guide Julia did a marvelous job of shepherding us through the crowds in the Winter Palace and the Hermitage. I was amazed again at the opulence of Russian architecture: the gilded surfaces, the intricate parquet floors, the massive rooms, the marble, the granite. Life in Imperial Russia was nothing if not lavish. Julia told us that Empress Elizabeth never wore a gown more than once, and upon her death her closets contained 15,000 gowns. And mind you, these were not off-the-rack clothes; they were handmade for the Empress. How do you spell excess? Nicholas II, the last tsar of all the Russias, used the Winter Palace only for ceremonial occasions, living instead in the Alexander Palace outside St. Petersburg. 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The palace fronts on a busy multi-lane street, and it's impossible to get enough distance to get a great shot. This shot, which I found on the internet was taken from the other side which opens onto a large plaza -- a side we didn't see when we visited -- one of the downsides of being with a tour! But I really wanted to show the immense size of the building. Journaling: The next stop on our tour was the Winter Palace / Hermitage complex. From 1732 to 1917, the Winter Palace was the official residence of Russiaís Imperial Family. It is located on the banks of the Neva River near the site of Peter the Greatís original Winter Palace. The present structure is the fourth one to be constructed and had to be rebuilt entirely following a fire in 1837. Its immense size is meant to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia; from this palace the tsars ruled one-sixth of the worldís landmass and over 125 million subjects until the early years of the 20th century. The main building of the palace occupies an entire block; it is estimated that the palace contains 1500 rooms, 1786 doors, 1945 windows, and 117 staircases. The storming of the palace in 1917 became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution. During Catherine the Greatís reign, the Empress commissioned a French architect to expand the palace to include a retreat for her from the formality and ceremony of court life. She called it her Hermitage. Catherine was a voracious collector of art, often instructing her emissaries to buy entire collections sight unseen which eventually were housed in the Hermitage, now Russiaís premier art museum. Catherineís purchases added works by such masters as Rembrandt, Rafael, Titian, and Rubens. Two more additions to the Palace were required to accommodate the growing art collection. Our guide Julia did a marvelous job of shepherding us through the crowds in the Winter Palace and the Hermitage. I was amazed again at the opulence of Russian architecture: the gilded surfaces, the intricate parquet floors, the massive rooms, the marble, the granite. Life in Imperial Russia was nothing if not lavish. Julia told us that Empress Elizabeth never wore a gown more than once, and upon her death her closets contained 15,000 gowns. And mind you, these were not off-the-rack clothes; they were handmade for the Empress. How do you spell excess? Nicholas II, the last tsar of all the Russias, used the Winter Palace only for ceremonial occasions, living instead in the Alexander Palace outside St. Petersburg. 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It was inspired by a graphic I saw in Food Network Magazine in an ad for the Bahamas. It just screamed beach to me so I found a shot I took of Marc and Karen during our recent beach week. 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It also holds the distinction of being the worldís largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. St. Isaac was Peter the Greatís patron saint because the emperor was born on St. Isaacís feast day. Tsar Alexander I ordered the cathedral to be built, the fourth church to stand on this spot. The tsar eventually chose the design of French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand who spent the last 40 years of his life overseeing the construction which was completed in 1858. To shore up the foundation, 25,000 piles were driven into the earth beneath, and innovative methods were devised to erect the 48 giant red granite columns on the four identical porticos. The design of the cathedral later influenced the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Our guide Julia pointed out the pock marks that remained on the columns, a reminder of the brutal siege of St. Petersburg (then called Leningrad) by the Nazis during World War II when 1,500,000 soldiers and civilians died, mostly of starvation. An equal number of women and children were evacuated, many of whom perished. St. Isaacís pure gold plated dome was painted over gray to avoid attracting attention from enemy aircraft. The cathedralís bronze doors were patterned after Ghibertiís doors on the Battistero de San Giovanni in Florence. The elaborate iconostasis is framed by columns of semiprecious malachite and lazurite. The interior glows with the floor to ceiling gilded surfaces. Under the Soviet government, the cathedral was stripped of its religious trappings, and in 1931 it became the Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism. The dove sculpture located in the dome and representing the Holy Spirit was replaced with a Foucault pendulum. After the fall of communism, religious services resumed in one of the side chapels of the cathedral. The main body of the cathedral is used for services only on feast days, and the cathedral is still primarily a museum. When we visited the cathedral, I felt a little like I had in the Sistine Chapel with my head thrown back, staring open-mouthed at the amazing sights everywhere. I felt very small under the dome that towered over 300 feet above me. 06.10.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17636]Vintage Book Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16859]Folia Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18212]Photo and Journal Clusters No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16052]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 53[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17903]Jelly Alphabet No. 33[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />10 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212996&title=st-isaac-27s-cathedral-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212996&title=st-isaac-27s-cathedral-l&cat=502 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:58:16 +0000 St. Isaac's Cathedral (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212995&amp;title=st-isaac-27s-cathedral-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="stisaacsr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/stisaacsr.jpg" alt="stisaacsr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Our hotel in St. Petersburg was just across the square from St. Isaacís Cathedral, the cityís largest Russian Orthodox cathedral. It also holds the distinction of being the worldís largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. St. Isaac was Peter the Greatís patron saint because the emperor was born on St. Isaacís feast day. Tsar Alexander I ordered the cathedral to be built, the fourth church to stand on this spot. The tsar eventually chose the design of French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand who spent the last 40 years of his life overseeing the construction which was completed in 1858. To shore up the foundation, 25,000 piles were driven into the earth beneath, and innovative methods were devised to erect the 48 giant red granite columns on the four identical porticos. The design of the cathedral later influenced the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Our guide Julia pointed out the pock marks that remained on the columns, a reminder of the brutal siege of St. Petersburg (then called Leningrad) by the Nazis during World War II when 1,500,000 soldiers and civilians died, mostly of starvation. An equal number of women and children were evacuated, many of whom perished. St. Isaacís pure gold plated dome was painted over gray to avoid attracting attention from enemy aircraft. The cathedralís bronze doors were patterned after Ghibertiís doors on the Battistero de San Giovanni in Florence. The elaborate iconostasis is framed by columns of semiprecious malachite and lazurite. The interior glows with the floor to ceiling gilded surfaces. Under the Soviet government, the cathedral was stripped of its religious trappings, and in 1931 it became the Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism. The dove sculpture located in the dome and representing the Holy Spirit was replaced with a Foucault pendulum. After the fall of communism, religious services resumed in one of the side chapels of the cathedral. The main body of the cathedral is used for services only on feast days, and the cathedral is still primarily a museum. When we visited the cathedral, I felt a little like I had in the Sistine Chapel with my head thrown back, staring open-mouthed at the amazing sights everywhere. I felt very small under the dome that towered over 300 feet above me. 06.10.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17636]Vintage Book Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16859]Folia Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18212]Photo and Journal Clusters No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16052]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 53[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17903]Jelly Alphabet No. 33[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212995&title=st-isaac-27s-cathedral-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212995&title=st-isaac-27s-cathedral-r&cat=502 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:58:00 +0000 Yusupov Palace (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212929&amp;title=yusupov-palace-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="yusupovpalacel.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/yusupovpalacel.jpg" alt="yusupovpalacel.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The Yusupov Palace on the Moika River was the primary residence of the House of Yusupov in St. Petersburg from 1830-1917. It was also the site of Rasputinís murder in December 1916. The Yusupovs were originally Muslims descended from one of Tamerlaineís chief strategists. In the 17th century, a descendant converted to Orthodox Christianity and was created Prince Yusupov by Tsar Feodor I. The Yusupovs were fabulously wealthy, reputed to be as wealthy as the Imperial Family. They owned more than 100,000 acres of land, multiple industries, 40,000 works of art, and 57 palaces. The last Yusupov, Prince Felix, was married to a niece of Tsar Nicholas II. Prince Felix, along with Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, a cousin of the tsar, conspired to murder Rasputin, whom they believed exerted too much influence over the imperial couple. Although the actual events surrounding the murder are in dispute, Prince Yusupov said he invited Rasputin to dinner and plied him with cakes and wine laced with cyanide. When that failed to kill him, Yusupov reportedly shot Rasputin in the back and then at close range three more times. The conspirators then clubbed the priest with an iron bar, wrapped him in a blanket, and dumped him into the Moika. An autopsy revealed Rasputin died of hypothermia. The luxury of the palace was overwhelming, from the massive marble staircases, to the intricate parquet floors, to the gilded furniture, to the works of art, to the malachite fireplace. And this was only one of many, many palaces owned by the family. When the Russian Revolution occurred the year following Rasputinís murder, the Bolsheviks confiscated the property of the nobility, including the Yusupovs. In 1925, the palace was turned over to the Education Commisariat who elected to preserve the palace as a public museum. 06.09.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17692]Pattern Mix: Spring Fling Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15550]Scarlett Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13879]Rubber Alphabet No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16865]Trick Night Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10155]Rounded Corner Layered Template Package[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />11 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212929&title=yusupov-palace-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212929&title=yusupov-palace-l&cat=502 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:27:18 +0000 Yusupov Palace (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212928&amp;title=yusupov-palace-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="yusupovpalacer.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/yusupovpalacer.jpg" alt="yusupovpalacer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The Yusupov Palace on the Moika River was the primary residence of the House of Yusupov in St. Petersburg from 1830-1917. It was also the site of Rasputinís murder in December 1916. The Yusupovs were originally Muslims descended from one of Tamerlaineís chief strategists. In the 17th century, a descendant converted to Orthodox Christianity and was created Prince Yusupov by Tsar Feodor I. The Yusupovs were fabulously wealthy, reputed to be as wealthy as the Imperial Family. They owned more than 100,000 acres of land, multiple industries, 40,000 works of art, and 57 palaces. The last Yusupov, Prince Felix, was married to a niece of Tsar Nicholas II. Prince Felix, along with Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, a cousin of the tsar, conspired to murder Rasputin, whom they believed exerted too much influence over the imperial couple. Although the actual events surrounding the murder are in dispute, Prince Yusupov said he invited Rasputin to dinner and plied him with cakes and wine laced with cyanide. When that failed to kill him, Yusupov reportedly shot Rasputin in the back and then at close range three more times. The conspirators then clubbed the priest with an iron bar, wrapped him in a blanket, and dumped him into the Moika. An autopsy revealed Rasputin died of hypothermia. The luxury of the palace was overwhelming, from the massive marble staircases, to the intricate parquet floors, to the gilded furniture, to the works of art, to the malachite fireplace. And this was only one of many, many palaces owned by the family. When the Russian Revolution occurred the year following Rasputinís murder, the Bolsheviks confiscated the property of the nobility, including the Yusupovs. In 1925, the palace was turned over to the Education Commisariat who elected to preserve the palace as a public museum. 06.09.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17692]Pattern Mix: Spring Fling Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15550]Scarlett Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13879]Rubber Alphabet No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16865]Trick Night Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10155]Rounded Corner Layered Template Package[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212928&title=yusupov-palace-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212928&title=yusupov-palace-r&cat=502 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:27:01 +0000 Peter and Paul Cathedral (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212853&amp;title=peter-and-paul-cathedral-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="peterandpaull.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/peterandpaull.jpg" alt="peterandpaull.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: We're moving on to Russia, my favorite part of the trip! Journaling: The Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg, is located in the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. This was our first stop after arriving in St. Petersburg, and it did not begin auspiciously: the pay toilets were smelly and small, and then it started raining. Things got better after that, however. It was quite crowded inside the cathedral, but we stood in awe of the ornate style of Russian architecture. The interior was massive and richly decorated with gold, marble, and granite. The cathedralís bell tower is the tallest Orthodox bell tower in the world. There is no seating in Russian Orthodox churches; worshippers stand throughout the service which can sometimes last for four hours. In 1919 the cathedral was closed after the Bolsheviks came to power. It became a museum in 1924. Although still officially designated as a museum, religious services resumed in 2000. Nearly all of the Russian tsars and tsarinas are buried in the cathedral proper. The remains of Nicholas II and his family are buried in a side chapel because he had abdicated the throne before his execution. 06.09.14 [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16796]Crazy Days Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16648]Bexley Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17739]Krafty Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12527]City Sites Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10283]Taped Photo Collages No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11240]Taped Together Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13093]My Bookshelf Alphabet: Red No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16994]December Woods Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17413]Dalara Linens Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />7 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212853&title=peter-and-paul-cathedral-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212853&title=peter-and-paul-cathedral-l&cat=502 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:02:20 +0000 Peter and Paul Cathedral (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212852&amp;title=peter-and-paul-cathedral-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="peterandpaulr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/peterandpaulr.jpg" alt="peterandpaulr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: We're moving on to Russia, my favorite part of the trip! Journaling: The Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg, is located in the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. This was our first stop after arriving in St. Petersburg, and it did not begin auspiciously: the pay toilets were smelly and small, and then it started raining. Things got better after that, however. It was quite crowded inside the cathedral, but we stood in awe of the ornate style of Russian architecture. The interior was massive and richly decorated with gold, marble, and granite. The cathedralís bell tower is the tallest Orthodox bell tower in the world. There is no seating in Russian Orthodox churches; worshippers stand throughout the service which can sometimes last for four hours. In 1919 the cathedral was closed after the Bolsheviks came to power. It became a museum in 1924. Although still officially designated as a museum, religious services resumed in 2000. Nearly all of the Russian tsars and tsarinas are buried in the cathedral proper. The remains of Nicholas II and his family are buried in a side chapel because he had abdicated the throne before his execution. 06.09.14 [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16796]Crazy Days Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16648]Bexley Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17739]Krafty Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12527]City Sites Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10283]Taped Photo Collages No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11240]Taped Together Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13093]My Bookshelf Alphabet: Red No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16994]December Woods Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17493]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17413]Dalara Linens Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212852&title=peter-and-paul-cathedral-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212852&title=peter-and-paul-cathedral-r&cat=502 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:02:07 +0000 Suomenlinna (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212786&amp;title=suomenlinna-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="suomenlinnal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/suomenlinnal.jpg" alt="suomenlinnal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Decided to go a little funky with this layout -- Suomenlinna Island was a delightful surprise during our day at leisure in Helsinki. Journaling: When we decided to forego the day trip to Tallin, we had a day at leisure in Helsinki. Everette wasnít feeling well, so Don, Alice, and I bought an all-day tram pass and set out to see the city. After we had done a loop of Helsinki, we discovered our pass also worked for the ferry to Suomenlinna Island. It proved to be a delightful experience. Suomenlinna is actually a group of six islands on which was built a star fort to protect Finland against Russian expansion. Despite these fortifications, the fortress surrendered to Russia, paving the way for occupation in 1809. Russia continued fortifying the island through the start of World War I; in 1917 Finland declared its independence in the wake of the Russian Revolution. Suomenlinna is now one of Helsinkiís top tourist attractions and a popular picnicking spot for locals. There are 900 permanent residents on the islands, and the garrison stationed there houses Finlandís Naval Academy. The island is also home to artistsí studios and museums. We viewed two pieces that gave us ideas for how to use old plastic lawn chairs and all those plastic bags we collect from Target. 06.08.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15786]Anchors Away Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18444]Slide Frames No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17993]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18419]Posy Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18366]Spontaneous Adventures Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18365]Hello Life Brushes and Stamps Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />17 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212786&title=suomenlinna-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212786&title=suomenlinna-l&cat=502 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:10:28 +0000 Suomenlinna (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212785&amp;title=suomenlinna-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="suomenlinnar.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/suomenlinnar.jpg" alt="suomenlinnar.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Decided to go a little funky with this layout -- Suomenlinna Island was a delightful surprise during our day at leisure in Helsinki. Journaling: When we decided to forego the day trip to Tallin, we had a day at leisure in Helsinki. Everette wasnít feeling well, so Don, Alice, and I bought an all-day tram pass and set out to see the city. After we had done a loop of Helsinki, we discovered our pass also worked for the ferry to Suomenlinna Island. It proved to be a delightful experience. Suomenlinna is actually a group of six islands on which was built a star fort to protect Finland against Russian expansion. Despite these fortifications, the fortress surrendered to Russia, paving the way for occupation in 1809. Russia continued fortifying the island through the start of World War I; in 1917 Finland declared its independence in the wake of the Russian Revolution. Suomenlinna is now one of Helsinkiís top tourist attractions and a popular picnicking spot for locals. There are 900 permanent residents on the islands, and the garrison stationed there houses Finlandís Naval Academy. The island is also home to artistsí studios and museums. We viewed two pieces that gave us ideas for how to use old plastic lawn chairs and all those plastic bags we collect from Target. 06.08.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15786]Anchors Away Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18444]Slide Frames No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17993]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18419]Posy Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18366]Spontaneous Adventures Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18365]Hello Life Brushes and Stamps Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212785&title=suomenlinna-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212785&title=suomenlinna-r&cat=502 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:10:09 +0000 And Now You Know <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212708&amp;title=and-now-you-know&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="andnowyouknow1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/1766/thumbs/andnowyouknow1.jpg" alt="andnowyouknow1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Hope you'll join in the latest AAM challenge; Pam has a great prompt for us this time! All the details are [url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/blog/aam-challenge/][b]on the blog[/url][/b]. [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18387]Dalese Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18238]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17878]Edge Overlays No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12674]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/2219]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18389]Dalese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17599]Catching Rainbows Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16709]Arlesey Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18384]Dalese Solids and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17391]Frosted Fun Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18468]Pocket Cards: Splits 4x6 Layered Templates No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12180]Camden Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Bohemian Typewriter<br /><br />14 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212708&title=and-now-you-know&cat=1766 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212708&title=and-now-you-know&cat=1766 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:46:46 +0000 Summer Tradition <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212643&amp;title=summer-tradition&amp;cat=947"><img class="imgborder" title="summertradition.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/947/thumbs/summertradition.jpg" alt="summertradition.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15355]Almost There Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16532]Thicker Inked Words Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16227]Page Blends No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17598]Catching Rainbows Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12674]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/4905]Krafty Cuts Frames No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12669]Be Buttoned: Energy[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10550]Bead Scatterings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14448]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8030]In The Kitchen No. 03 Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17168]Frederick Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12298]Summer Fun Clusters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Font Underwood Champion<br /><br />12 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212643&title=summer-tradition&cat=947 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212643&title=summer-tradition&cat=947 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:24:17 +0000 30MM, 08.16.14 <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212642&amp;title=30mm-2c-08-16-14&amp;cat=947"><img class="imgborder" title="30mmrules2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/947/thumbs/30mmrules2.jpg" alt="30mmrules2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Join me in the [url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/community/forumdisplay.php?10-Contests-amp-Events][b]Contests and Events[/url][/b] forum for the 30MM happening now! Special thanks to my daughter-in-law for two of the photos -- she took many more than I did at the beach!<br /><br />1 comment http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212642&title=30mm-2c-08-16-14&cat=947 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212642&title=30mm-2c-08-16-14&cat=947 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:01:36 +0000