The first Template Mash-Up Challenge of 2014 is up in the Blog this morning.


Journaling reads:


1. It makes me smile that I married my best friend and we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary on November 9, 2014.
2. It makes me smile to watch our boys become productive and successful men. They make us proud in everything they do. They are truly amazing. 3. It makes me smile to have seen Christmas 2013 through Clara’s eyes. To see her gaze at all the ornaments that her Great Grandmother had given to me over the years. She is truly a miracle from God and we are so blessed to have her in our lives. 4. It makes me smile every morning to look out our windows and see the land and mountains that have been in the family for over 100 years, and to know that our family are the only descendants that are actively pursuing production agriculture. 5. It make me smile to see calves born in the winter. To see them open their eyes for the first time and to draw their first breath. We may see it a hundred times a season, but I never tire of it.
6.It makes me smile to have our health. I remember when my Mother would wish for good health for the family and I always thought it was a wasted wish......not anymore. 7. It makes me smile to know that I have faith in God and know that he has a hand in everything that we touch. Ranching is a hard life that requires faith. Faith in God, each other, the weather, the market and life. 8. It makes me smile every time I get into my 4WD Mercury Mariner. It takes me across many miles of gravel, mud and snow and gives me a sense of security. 9. It makes me smile every time I pick up my camera to record a moment. Whether it is when we are trailing cows, watching a gorgeous sunset over the mountains or taking the 200th photo of Clara, it never gets old. 10. It makes me smile to be part of the Creative Team at Designer Digitals. My scrapping sisters are kindred spirits and we share the same passion for photography and creativity.

Katie Pertiet:
Date Tags No. 2A
Around Words Brushes and Stamps No. 06
Redwork Add-On Paper Pack
Classic Cardstocks: Festive Brights Paper Pack
Flair Minis No. 01
Photo Corners: Colors No. 01
Wild Horses Element Pack brad in center of flower
Pebbled Universal No. 03


Studio DD:
Layer Works No. 057


Cathy Zielske:
Ten Things I Love About My Life Template


Font: Avenir45-Book


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