Digital Scrapbooking en-us http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:02:23 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 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 women’s 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 />4 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 women’s 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. We’ve 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 Navy’s 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. We’ve 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 Navy’s 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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No. 19: Recoloring Essentials[/url][/b][/u] Font Bohemian Typewriter<br /><br />11 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213566&title=and-so-it-begins-today&cat=702 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213566&title=and-so-it-begins-today&cat=702 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:20:35 +0000 Happy Birthday, Joanne! <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=213482&amp;title=happy-birthday-2c-joanne-21&amp;cat=810"><img class="imgborder" title="joannecard.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/810/thumbs/joannecard.jpg" alt="joannecard.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Join me in wishing Joanne the best of birthdays! 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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. Basil’s 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. Basil’s 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 couldn’t understand a single lyric, the evening’s 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 anyone’s view. I admit to getting a bit carried away -- I took about 300 photos -- but the performances were so good that I didn’t 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 didn’t 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 couldn’t understand a single lyric, the evening’s 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 anyone’s view. I admit to getting a bit carried away -- I took about 300 photos -- but the performances were so good that I didn’t 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 didn’t 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 museum’s 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. 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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 museum’s 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. 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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 Russia’s Imperial Family. It is located on the banks of the Neva River near the site of Peter the Great’s 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 world’s 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 Great’s 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 Russia’s premier art museum. Catherine’s 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 Russia’s Imperial Family. It is located on the banks of the Neva River near the site of Peter the Great’s 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 world’s 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 Great’s 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 Russia’s premier art museum. Catherine’s 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 world’s largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. St. Isaac was Peter the Great’s patron saint because the emperor was born on St. Isaac’s 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. Isaac’s pure gold plated dome was painted over gray to avoid attracting attention from enemy aircraft. The cathedral’s bronze doors were patterned after Ghiberti’s 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. Isaac’s Cathedral, the city’s largest Russian Orthodox cathedral. It also holds the distinction of being the world’s largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. St. Isaac was Peter the Great’s patron saint because the emperor was born on St. Isaac’s 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. Isaac’s pure gold plated dome was painted over gray to avoid attracting attention from enemy aircraft. The cathedral’s bronze doors were patterned after Ghiberti’s 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 Rasputin’s murder in December 1916. The Yusupovs were originally Muslims descended from one of Tamerlaine’s 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 Rasputin’s 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 Rasputin’s murder in December 1916. The Yusupovs were originally Muslims descended from one of Tamerlaine’s 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 Rasputin’s 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 cathedral’s 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 cathedral’s 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 wasn’t 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 Helsinki’s top tourist attractions and a popular picnicking spot for locals. There are 900 permanent residents on the islands, and the garrison stationed there houses Finland’s Naval Academy. The island is also home to artists’ 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 wasn’t 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 Helsinki’s top tourist attractions and a popular picnicking spot for locals. There are 900 permanent residents on the islands, and the garrison stationed there houses Finland’s Naval Academy. The island is also home to artists’ 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 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[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 Sibelius (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212578&amp;title=sibelius-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="sibeliusl.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/sibeliusl.jpg" alt="sibeliusl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Part of our city tour included a stop at the Sibelius monument. Jean Sibelius was a composer whose work helped to establish the national identity of Finland. One of his most famous works, Finlandia, was written as part of a covert protest against increasing Russian censorship and had to be performed under a variety of names to escape detection. The monument consists of 600 hollow steel pipes arranged in a wave pattern to suggest the essence of music. There was some consternation about the modern look of the monument, so an effigy of Sibelius himself was added to the park. On the day we visited the monument, there was a gentleman singing his heart out on the rock ledge which supports the effigy. We couldn’t understand the language in which he was singing, but he was giving it his all. 06.07.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16284]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11650]Musically Inclined Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11523]Classic Cardstock: Into the Night[/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/7326]Photo Clusters No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17385]Silver Basics Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8380]Chipboard Alphabet: Black[/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/18361]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/url][/b][/u] Font Aria<br /><br />8 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212578&title=sibelius-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212578&title=sibelius-l&cat=502 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:19:13 +0000 Sibelius (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212577&amp;title=sibelius-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="sibeliusr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/sibeliusr.jpg" alt="sibeliusr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Part of our city tour included a stop at the Sibelius monument. Jean Sibelius was a composer whose work helped to establish the national identity of Finland. One of his most famous works, Finlandia, was written as part of a covert protest against increasing Russian censorship and had to be performed under a variety of names to escape detection. The monument consists of 600 hollow steel pipes arranged in a wave pattern to suggest the essence of music. There was some consternation about the modern look of the monument, so an effigy of Sibelius himself was added to the park. On the day we visited the monument, there was a gentleman singing his heart out on the rock ledge which supports the effigy. We couldn’t understand the language in which he was singing, but he was giving it his all. 06.07.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16284]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11650]Musically Inclined Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11523]Classic Cardstock: Into the Night[/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/7326]Photo Clusters No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17385]Silver Basics Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8380]Chipboard Alphabet: Black[/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/18361]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212577&title=sibelius-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212577&title=sibelius-r&cat=502 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:19:01 +0000 Around Helsinki (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212504&amp;title=around-helsinki-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="helsinkil.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/helsinkil.jpg" alt="helsinkil.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Moving on to Finland! Journaling: After a less than restful night’s sleep (for me -- nothing bothers Don) aboard the ferry, we met our new driver Leo and boarded our bus for a city tour of Helsinki. We parked in front of the Helsinki Cathedral, a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral built in the mid-19th century as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I who was also Duke of Finland. We walked through a nearby open air market where we saw beautiful fruit and reindeer hides. In the harbor was moored the sister ship of our ferry. Also in the heart of Helsinki is the Uspenski Cathedral, an Eastern Orthodox cathedral that demonstrates the Russian influence in Finland with its multiple onion domes. That afternoon, we took a short walk to the nearby Food Hall and then a long walk to nowhere -- Don thought he knew where he was going. I ended up sitting on a park bench to wait for the rest of them to finish exploring. 06.07.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [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]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16409]Nordic Border Strips No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/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/16200]Blue Bird Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7326]Photo Clusters No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11126]Brushed Alphabet No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/6806]Little Snips Alphabet: Blue[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12460]Assorted Messy Stitches: White 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] Font Arial<br /><br />7 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212504&title=around-helsinki-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212504&title=around-helsinki-l&cat=502 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:43:49 +0000 Around Helsinki (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212503&amp;title=around-helsinki-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="helsinkir.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/helsinkir.jpg" alt="helsinkir.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Moving on to Finland! Journaling: After a less than restful night’s sleep (for me -- nothing bothers Don) aboard the ferry, we met our new driver Leo and boarded our bus for a city tour of Helsinki. We parked in front of the Helsinki Cathedral, a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral built in the mid-19th century as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I who was also Duke of Finland. We walked through a nearby open air market where we saw beautiful fruit and reindeer hides. In the harbor was moored the sister ship of our ferry. Also in the heart of Helsinki is the Uspenski Cathedral, an Eastern Orthodox cathedral that demonstrates the Russian influence in Finland with its multiple onion domes. That afternoon, we took a short walk to the nearby Food Hall and then a long walk to nowhere -- Don thought he knew where he was going. I ended up sitting on a park bench to wait for the rest of them to finish exploring. 06.07.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [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]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16409]Nordic Border Strips No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/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/16200]Blue Bird Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7326]Photo Clusters No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11126]Brushed Alphabet No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/6806]Little Snips Alphabet: Blue[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12460]Assorted Messy Stitches: White 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] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212503&title=around-helsinki-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212503&title=around-helsinki-r&cat=502 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:43:33 +0000 Upon Closer Inspection <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212445&amp;title=upon-closer-inspection&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="uponcloserinspection.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/uponcloserinspection.jpg" alt="uponcloserinspection.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/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/18371]Poppy Fields Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16146]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8460]Watery Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7362]Filmed Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14678]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18359]Poppy Fields Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12601]Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16684]Arrow Flairs Value Pack 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/12478]City Rain Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Forte Regular Hollywood Starfire Regular<br /><br />16 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212445&title=upon-closer-inspection&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212445&title=upon-closer-inspection&cat=502 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:40:45 +0000 Gamla Uppsala (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212358&amp;title=gamla-uppsala-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="gamlauppsalal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/gamlauppsalal.jpg" alt="gamlauppsalal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) is the site of the original cathedral which burned. We had a delightful lunch at the Odinsborg Mjod (Odinsborg Mead) tea shop after which we visited the old cathedral and its grounds where Anders Celsius is buried. The church organist was practicing while we were in the sanctuary, so it was a double pleasure. As we walked back to the bus, we saw a group dressed in traditional Swedish costumes, getting ready to have a picnic lunch on the lawn to celebrate National Day, the anniversary of Gustav Vasa’s election as King of Sweden in 1523. I love it when we happen on scenes like that. 06.06.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18361]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16423]I Heart Travel Phrases Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [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/18115]Antibes Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18381]Fine Line Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7927]Photo Clusters No. 20[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17719]Wood Veneer Alphabet No. 19[/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 Arial Jane Austen<br /><br />8 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212358&title=gamla-uppsala-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212358&title=gamla-uppsala-l&cat=502 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:57:35 +0000 Gamla Uppsala (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212357&amp;title=gamla-uppsala-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="gamlauppsalar.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/gamlauppsalar.jpg" alt="gamlauppsalar.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) is the site of the original cathedral which burned. We had a delightful lunch at the Odinsborg Mjod (Odinsborg Mead) tea shop after which we visited the old cathedral and its grounds where Anders Celsius is buried. The church organist was practicing while we were in the sanctuary, so it was a double pleasure. As we walked back to the bus, we saw a group dressed in traditional Swedish costumes, getting ready to have a picnic lunch on the lawn to celebrate National Day, the anniversary of Gustav Vasa’s election as King of Sweden in 1523. I love it when we happen on scenes like that. 06.06.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18361]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16423]I Heart Travel Phrases Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [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/18115]Antibes Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18381]Fine Line Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/7927]Photo Clusters No. 20[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17719]Wood Veneer Alphabet No. 19[/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 Arial Jane Austen http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212357&title=gamla-uppsala-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212357&title=gamla-uppsala-r&cat=502 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:57:17 +0000 WDW <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212290&amp;title=wdw&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="wdw.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/1759/thumbs/wdw.jpg" alt="wdw.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Carol, thank you so much for issuing this challenge. I've needed to do this page for a long time. It's actually sparked another couple of ideas for pages that need doing, too! Journaling: My cousins Pat and David came to live with us just before we moved to the house on the lake in 1959. Although Pat returned to Missouri to finish high school, David continued living with us through high school graduation in 1967 and his enlistment in the Marine Corps immediately thereafter. It was the height of the Vietnam War, and his last trip home was for Christmas just before he shipped out. When he was killed in Quang Tri Province in April 1968, he was just 20. When I celebrate a birthday, I often think about him, just a year older than I -- what kind of man he would have grown into, whom he might have married, what kind of dad he would have been. And I think of him every time Marc and Karen celebrate an anniversary because they married on what would have been his 51st birthday. He was always more a brother to me than a cousin, and I miss him. 08.05.14 [b]Cathy Zielske[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16723]Toothy Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [i]Essential Vellums Paper Pack No. 01 {coming soon}[/i] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18115]Antibes Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [i]Wood Veneer Patterns No. 05 {coming soon}[/i] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18414]Monogramming Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/2147]Deckled Photo Frames: Vintage[/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/18225]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] Font Bohemian Typewriter<br /><br />15 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212290&title=wdw&cat=1759 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212290&title=wdw&cat=1759 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Linnaeus House and Garden (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212261&amp;title=linnaeus-house-and-garden-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="linnaeusl.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/linnaeusl.jpg" alt="linnaeusl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: After visiting the Uppsala Cathedral, we went to Carl Linnaeus’s house and garden. Our guide Hans, who portrays Linnaeus around the world, showed us around the house in which Linnaeus lived with his family and worked on the grounds of Uppsala University. He was not only a graduate of Uppsala University but became a professor of botany and medicine there. Linnaeus is best known as a botanist, physician, and zoologist who developed the modern system of binomial nomenclature. He is also considered the father of modern taxonomy. In his house are the bed in which he died and bottles of his medical remedies rendered from plants. The garden near the house was originally planned and planted in 1655 by Olaus Rudbeck, a professor of medicine. Linnaeus became responsible for the garden in 1741. Today, the garden is arranged in two parts, one for annuals and one for perennials. 06.06.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18361]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/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] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9700]Jelly Alphabet No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [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/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]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18370]CU Woodlands Clip Art No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18369]CU Woodlands Clip Art No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b]Cathy Zielske[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16560]Greek Life Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15381]In The Garden Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial<br /><br />12 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212261&title=linnaeus-house-and-garden-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212261&title=linnaeus-house-and-garden-l&cat=502 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:18:56 +0000 Linnaeus House and Garden (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212260&amp;title=linnaeus-house-and-garden-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="linnaeusr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/linnaeusr.jpg" alt="linnaeusr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: After visiting the Uppsala Cathedral, we went to Carl Linnaeus’s house and garden. Our guide Hans, who portrays Linnaeus around the world, showed us around the house in which Linnaeus lived with his family and worked on the grounds of Uppsala University. He was not only a graduate of Uppsala University but became a professor of botany and medicine there. Linnaeus is best known as a botanist, physician, and zoologist who developed the modern system of binomial nomenclature. He is also considered the father of modern taxonomy. In his house are the bed in which he died and bottles of his medical remedies rendered from plants. The garden near the house was originally planned and planted in 1655 by Olaus Rudbeck, a professor of medicine. Linnaeus became responsible for the garden in 1741. Today, the garden is arranged in two parts, one for annuals and one for perennials. 06.06.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18361]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/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] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9700]Jelly Alphabet No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [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/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]Studio Double-D[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18370]CU Woodlands Clip Art No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18369]CU Woodlands Clip Art No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b]Cathy Zielske[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16560]Greek Life Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15381]In The Garden Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212260&title=linnaeus-house-and-garden-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212260&title=linnaeus-house-and-garden-r&cat=502 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:18:38 +0000 Uppsala (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212191&amp;title=uppsala-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="uppsalal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/uppsalal.jpg" alt="uppsalal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Lying about 45 miles north of Stockholm, Uppsala was originally a center for pagan worship; but when Sweden became a Christian nation, the city was transformed into the ecclesiastical center of the country. When the cathedral in Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) burned down, the archbishopric was moved to the newer part of Uppsala, and an impressive new cathedral was built. The Gothic style Uppsala Cathedral, one of the largest in northern Europe, was inaugurated in 1435. Its twin spires tower almost 390 feet. Although originally built by the Catholic church, the cathedral was changed to a Lutheran church by returning Vikings who had been converted during their travels. The beauty of the interior of the cathedral is hard to do justice to in photographs, but I did my best. I never tire of viewing the soaring majesty of Gothic cathedrals whenever we travel. Near the cathedral were a number of Viking runestones, large blocks of granite that mention Scandinavians who participated in expeditions. The inscriptions are in Old Norse, and the stones are usually decorated with intertwining animals, such as dragons and snakes. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Scandinavia. It was here that botanist Carl Linnaeus lived and worked for many years. Our tour director Carine referred to our excellent guide Hans as Mr. Linnaeus because he portrays the botanist around the world. Another well-known professor at the university was Anders Celsius, a physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, who proposed the temperature scale which bears his name. 06.06.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16786]Hadleigh Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14419]City Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18375]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16665]Mapping: Europe Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15042]DocuStacks No. 03 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16540]Leyton Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10431]Krafty Alphabet: Spring Green[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13858]Photo Clusters No. 39[/url][/b][/u] (modified) [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=212191&title=uppsala-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212191&title=uppsala-l&cat=502 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:16:51 +0000 Uppsala (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212190&amp;title=uppsala-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="uppsalar.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/uppsalar.jpg" alt="uppsalar.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Lying about 45 miles north of Stockholm, Uppsala was originally a center for pagan worship; but when Sweden became a Christian nation, the city was transformed into the ecclesiastical center of the country. When the cathedral in Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) burned down, the archbishopric was moved to the newer part of Uppsala, and an impressive new cathedral was built. The Gothic style Uppsala Cathedral, one of the largest in northern Europe, was inaugurated in 1435. Its twin spires tower almost 390 feet. Although originally built by the Catholic church, the cathedral was changed to a Lutheran church by returning Vikings who had been converted during their travels. The beauty of the interior of the cathedral is hard to do justice to in photographs, but I did my best. I never tire of viewing the soaring majesty of Gothic cathedrals whenever we travel. Near the cathedral were a number of Viking runestones, large blocks of granite that mention Scandinavians who participated in expeditions. The inscriptions are in Old Norse, and the stones are usually decorated with intertwining animals, such as dragons and snakes. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Scandinavia. It was here that botanist Carl Linnaeus lived and worked for many years. Our tour director Carine referred to our excellent guide Hans as Mr. Linnaeus because he portrays the botanist around the world. Another well-known professor at the university was Anders Celsius, a physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, who proposed the temperature scale which bears his name. 06.06.14 [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16786]Hadleigh Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14419]City Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18375]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16665]Mapping: Europe Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15042]DocuStacks No. 03 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16540]Leyton Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10431]Krafty Alphabet: Spring Green[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/13858]Photo Clusters No. 39[/url][/b][/u] (modified) [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=212190&title=uppsala-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212190&title=uppsala-r&cat=502 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:16:35 +0000 Baby Shower (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212103&amp;title=baby-shower-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="babyshowerl.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/babyshowerl.jpg" alt="babyshowerl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Can we say far behind in my chronological scrapping -- still working on 2012 -- argh! 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It contains the Blue Room where the Nobel Prize winners are feted at a banquet each December following the award ceremony. Although the room isn’t blue, the initial plan was to decorate it with glazed blue tiles, and the name remained. It is designed to resemble a courtyard with clerestory windows on all four sides. The architect originally wanted to leave the room open to the sky -- probably not a great idea considering the average temperatures during Swedish winters hover around freezing. The Gold Hall, however, is truly gold, lavishly decorated with over 18 million tiny mosaic tiles made of gold leaf between pieces of glass. Images drawn from Swedish history adorn the walls of this massive hall. The nearly eight million dark red bricks are known as monk’s bricks because of their traditional use in monasteries and churches, and they were constructed by craftsmen using traditional techniques to lend a sense of history to the structure completed in 1923. 06.05.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [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] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17657]Layered Memories No. 162[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18135]Broyden Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17910]ARTpack Geometrics Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/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/16537]Leyton Solids Paper 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 />8 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212038&title=city-hall-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212038&title=city-hall-l&cat=502 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:50:31 +0000 City Hall (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212037&amp;title=city-hall-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="cityhallstockr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/cityhallstockr.jpg" alt="cityhallstockr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The Stockholm City Hall was an impressive sight that we visited during our city tour. It contains the Blue Room where the Nobel Prize winners are feted at a banquet each December following the award ceremony. Although the room isn’t blue, the initial plan was to decorate it with glazed blue tiles, and the name remained. It is designed to resemble a courtyard with clerestory windows on all four sides. The architect originally wanted to leave the room open to the sky -- probably not a great idea considering the average temperatures during Swedish winters hover around freezing. The Gold Hall, however, is truly gold, lavishly decorated with over 18 million tiny mosaic tiles made of gold leaf between pieces of glass. Images drawn from Swedish history adorn the walls of this massive hall. The nearly eight million dark red bricks are known as monk’s bricks because of their traditional use in monasteries and churches, and they were constructed by craftsmen using traditional techniques to lend a sense of history to the structure completed in 1923. 06.05.14 [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [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] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17657]Layered Memories No. 162[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18135]Broyden Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17910]ARTpack Geometrics Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/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/16537]Leyton Solids Paper 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=212037&title=city-hall-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=212037&title=city-hall-r&cat=502 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:50:03 +0000 City Tour of Stockholm (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211970&amp;title=city-tour-of-stockholm-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="citytourstockholml.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/citytourstockholml.jpg" alt="citytourstockholml.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: On to Sweden! Journaling: After a day-long bus ride from Oslo to Stockholm, we were glad to check into our very nice hotel. The next day we toured the city with our excellent guide Veerle, who explained to us that Stockholm is actually composed of a number of islands. We stopped at a spot that gave a good vantage point to view the city and noticed an amusement park across the water that seemed to have some of the same rides as the ones we had seen in Tivoli Gardens. Maybe there was a fire sale? Veerle also took us for a walk in the older part of the city where we had lunch. On our way we walked through the square ringed by buildings typical of the architecture. The sweetest sight was a group of children with their teachers. The children looked like they might have been about three years old, and they were decked out in their safety vests. Maybe they were on a little field trip from their school, but they sure were cute. 06.05.14 [b]Cathy Zielske[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16724]Toothy Nature Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16711]Arlesey 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/15740]Away We Go Brushes and Stamps Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17467]Brilliant Love Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9176]Photo Clusters No. 28[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17237]Redwork Paper Pack[/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/8540]Classic Curled Photo Frames 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]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15842]Travel Circle Messages Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9500]Jelly Alphabet No. 09[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial Jane Austen<br /><br />13 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211970&title=city-tour-of-stockholm-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211970&title=city-tour-of-stockholm-l&cat=502 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:20:55 +0000 City Tour of Stockholm (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211969&amp;title=city-tour-of-stockholm-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="citytourstockholmr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/citytourstockholmr.jpg" alt="citytourstockholmr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: On to Sweden! Journaling: After a day-long bus ride from Oslo to Stockholm, we were glad to check into our very nice hotel. The next day we toured the city with our excellent guide Veerle, who explained to us that Stockholm is actually composed of a number of islands. We stopped at a spot that gave a good vantage point to view the city and noticed an amusement park across the water that seemed to have some of the same rides as the ones we had seen in Tivoli Gardens. Maybe there was a fire sale? Veerle also took us for a walk in the older part of the city where we had lunch. On our way we walked through the square ringed by buildings typical of the architecture. The sweetest sight was a group of children with their teachers. The children looked like they might have been about three years old, and they were decked out in their safety vests. Maybe they were on a little field trip from their school, but they sure were cute. 06.05.14 [b]Cathy Zielske[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16724]Toothy Nature Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/16711]Arlesey 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/15740]Away We Go Brushes and Stamps Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17467]Brilliant Love Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9176]Photo Clusters No. 28[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17237]Redwork Paper Pack[/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/8540]Classic Curled Photo Frames 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]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/15842]Travel Circle Messages Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9500]Jelly Alphabet No. 09[/url][/b][/u] Font Arial Jane Austen http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211969&title=city-tour-of-stockholm-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211969&title=city-tour-of-stockholm-r&cat=502 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:20:43 +0000 Viking Ships (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211911&amp;title=viking-ships-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="vikingshipsl.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/vikingshipsl.jpg" alt="vikingshipsl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: After seeing Kon-Tiki and Ra, we went to the Viking Ship Museum which houses several ships unearthed in the Oslo area, the most famous of which is the whole Oseberg ship, excavated from the largest ship burial in the world. When it was excavated in 1904-05, the Oseberg ship contained numerous grave goods and two female skeletons. The burial mound is dated around 834 AD, but parts of the ship are dated around 800 AD. It was built entirely of oak, and the bow and stern were decorated with elaborate carvings. The ages of the two women whose skeletons were unearthed in the burial mound have been estimated at 60-70 and 50-55. One or both of them were likely of high status, based on the opulence surrounding the burial and the number of grave goods included. In addition to the human skeletons, the remains of 14 horses, an ox, and 3 dogs were found in the ship. Because the burial mound had been disturbed in antiquity, no precious metals were found, but a number of household items were among the grave goods excavated: four elaborately decorated sleighs, a richly carved four-wheel wooden cart, bed posts, and wooden chests. It was amazing to see an entire Viking ship that had been buried almost 1200 years ago. It was very much intact; only a small portion of the carving on the bow had to be replicated. While we were in the museum, we met four young women who had just graduated from the University of Florida. They were doing nearly a world tour before they headed off in different directions for jobs or graduate school. It was pretty cool to encounter “neighbors” half way around the world. 06.03.14 [b]The Grunge Source[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17807]Springerly Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14318]Fancy Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12529]Wooden Photo Corners No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8617]Postage Frame Photo Clusters No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (altered) [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18082]Oceania 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 />11 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211911&title=viking-ships-l&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211911&title=viking-ships-l&cat=502 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:40:11 +0000 Viking Ships (r) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211910&amp;title=viking-ships-r&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="vikingshipsr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/vikingshipsr.jpg" alt="vikingshipsr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: After seeing Kon-Tiki and Ra, we went to the Viking Ship Museum which houses several ships unearthed in the Oslo area, the most famous of which is the whole Oseberg ship, excavated from the largest ship burial in the world. When it was excavated in 1904-05, the Oseberg ship contained numerous grave goods and two female skeletons. The burial mound is dated around 834 AD, but parts of the ship are dated around 800 AD. It was built entirely of oak, and the bow and stern were decorated with elaborate carvings. The ages of the two women whose skeletons were unearthed in the burial mound have been estimated at 60-70 and 50-55. One or both of them were likely of high status, based on the opulence surrounding the burial and the number of grave goods included. In addition to the human skeletons, the remains of 14 horses, an ox, and 3 dogs were found in the ship. Because the burial mound had been disturbed in antiquity, no precious metals were found, but a number of household items were among the grave goods excavated: four elaborately decorated sleighs, a richly carved four-wheel wooden cart, bed posts, and wooden chests. It was amazing to see an entire Viking ship that had been buried almost 1200 years ago. It was very much intact; only a small portion of the carving on the bow had to be replicated. While we were in the museum, we met four young women who had just graduated from the University of Florida. They were doing nearly a world tour before they headed off in different directions for jobs or graduate school. It was pretty cool to encounter “neighbors” half way around the world. 06.03.14 [b]The Grunge Source[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/17807]Springerly Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/14318]Fancy Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12529]Wooden Photo Corners No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8617]Postage Frame Photo Clusters No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (altered) [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18082]Oceania 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=211910&title=viking-ships-r&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211910&title=viking-ships-r&cat=502 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:39:55 +0000 Birthday Smiles <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211830&amp;title=birthday-smiles&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="birthdaysmiles.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/birthdaysmiles.jpg" alt="birthdaysmiles.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I have to take a break every now and then from the trip pictures. [b]Lynn Grieveson[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18007]Scrap Express No. 178[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/18090]Herne Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11143]Hint at it No. 07 Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/12013]Joking Around Word Art Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11162]Noted Strips 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] Font Rockwell<br /><br />13 comments http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211830&title=birthday-smiles&cat=502 http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211830&title=birthday-smiles&cat=502 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:31:00 +0000 Kon Tiki / Ra (l) <a href="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=211756&amp;title=kon-tiki-2f-ra-l&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="kontikiral.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/502/thumbs/kontikiral.jpg" alt="kontikiral.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: We visited a museum containing the actual Kon-Tiki and Ra vessels used by Thor Heyerdahl in his seafaring expeditions. In 1947, Heyerdahl and a small team went to Peru where they constructed the Kon-Tiki raft from balsa logs and other indigenous materials. On April 28, they set sail, hoping to prove that South American people could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. On August 7, the raft smashed into a reef in the Tuamotu Islands after 101 days and 4300 miles; the crew made a successful landfall and returned safely. In 1969 and 1970, Heyerdahl and his team built two papyrus boats to determine if African mariners could have crossed the Atlantic. After sailing 4000 miles, Ra I took on water and broke apart 100 miles from the Caribbean islands. 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In 1947, Heyerdahl and a small team went to Peru where they constructed the Kon-Tiki raft from balsa logs and other indigenous materials. On April 28, they set sail, hoping to prove that South American people could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. On August 7, the raft smashed into a reef in the Tuamotu Islands after 101 days and 4300 miles; the crew made a successful landfall and returned safely. In 1969 and 1970, Heyerdahl and his team built two papyrus boats to determine if African mariners could have crossed the Atlantic. After sailing 4000 miles, Ra I took on water and broke apart 100 miles from the Caribbean islands. 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