Let’s take a Road Trip

Why? Because today is “Take a Road Trip Day”. I love road trip’s because there is plenty of scenery, and great places to stop and investigate along the way. Although some road trips that are repetitive are not so much fun. But today is about a new adventure road trip. I live in the U. S. A. and I love traveling to the different states. I have been across the United States five times by vehicle. I lived in Hawaii, and traveled to Alaska for work. I was fortunate to travel to several state through work for about five years. There are only four states I have not been to and I really want to go to them so I can say I have been to all 50 states.

When our children were young, my hubby and I would take them camping all over the Western States. The road trip was part of the fun. Deciding where to eat dinner was not so much fun. Everyone had a different place they wanted to eat at. I remember one vacation we told the kids we were picking the place for dinner, and they had to eat the food! They were over joyed when we pulled up to a soda shop where we allowed them to have ice cream for dinner!

Here is some information about today from Holiday Insights

Date When Celebrated : Always the third Friday in June

“Summer is here. The weather is sunny and warm. The kids are out of school. The summer vacation season has arrived. It’s time for a road trip!!

The road awaits you. Today is the perfect day to declare yourself a day off and just get away. This special event is on a Friday, so you can call in to work to use a vacation day and make a long weekend of it. While you can plan this day in advance, today will be the most fun by making it an unplanned trip. Be adventuresome. Go with the flow. Some of the best vacation memories come from a spur of the moment trip, with no prior planning or thought.

Here’s how to best enjoy Take a Road Trip Day: Your road trip is about the journey and not the destination. Sure, you can point to a destination, But, don’t get hung up about reaching it. Take a spinner from a kid’s game board, and spin it. Point your car in the direction the spinner indicates, and just drive. Make sure to stop along the way at points of interest, arts and craft shops, wineries and breweries, or any other place that attracts your attention. Keep off the superhighways and you will find much more fun things to do.

You can take a simple day trip, or you can pack an overnight bag and extend the road trip into the weekend ..my favorite choice. If you opt for the over-nighter, remember this is an unplanned trip, so pack your bag at the last minute. For those of you who can’t hit the open road without a planned route and destination, it’s okay. Just keep in the spirit of an unplanned event as best you can.

Origin of Take a Road Trip Day

This special day was created in 2019 by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY and owner of Holiday Insights .

Matthews conceived the idea of this day while researching Read a Road Map Day. He realized that something was blatantly remiss. He felt after reading a road map, it was only natural to actually take a road trip.”

If you like road trips, I hope you get to take some memorable ones this summer. I have a few kits for scrapping those memories.

Route 66 (images are clickable)

Travel Season

Arizona

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$2 Tuesday June 18

Everyone needs down time it helps to restore us. And that is what my $2.00 kit this week is about. Tranquility is about slowing down and enjoying each moment. This kit has some beautiful embellishments, including word art, pretty frames, cute tags, and more. There are 28 backgrounds, and 42 embellishments in this kit. Four of the backgrounds are scenic, and the rest are very peaceful in the blue and brown colors that make up this kit. Tranquility regularly sells for $5.99 but for one week you can get it for $2.

Click on image below to be taken to the kit.

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MyMemories June Blog Train

Welcome to the MyMemories Blog Train.

Save $10 by using code – STMMMS84574,

you will receive a 6″ x 6″ photobook (just pay shipping & handling)

and the first month FREE to the Design Club!

Go to MyMemories ,  Enter code at check out.

System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, or 10
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher

I have created a mini kit that coordinates with my large kit “Tis’ the Sea-Sun“, and I also have a Cluster that coordinates with these items. This is a fun-filled summer kit that includes elements for sun, sea, and summer. Inside my large kit you will find, ice cream, sand, sun, sea creatures, plants, flowers, kids, and many more summer/vacation elements.

My Stores:

MyMemories

Scrapbook Boutique

The Printshop

PrintMaster Packs

 

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My part will be available until June 30th

 

Train Stops

ADB Designs

Over the Fence Designs

Digi Deborah Designs

Patty B Scraps

Snickerdoodle Designs

Happy Scrap Arts

Polka Dot Chicks

LLL Creations

Kathryn Estry

PrettyJu Scrap

Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Sugar Moon Designs

Scrap de Yas

Sweet Pea Designs

Carolyn’s Scrap Creations

KJD designs – You are Here

Kastagnette

Designs by Lisa Minor

Songbird Scraps Designs

PS Digital Memories

Scrapbook Crazy Creations

Kittyscrap

LouiseL

Pats Scrap

Angel Wing Scraps

WinksArt Graphics

Memory Mosaic

NS Designs

Elizabeth’s Market Cross

QueenBrat Digital Designs

Caroline B

Designs By Connie Prince

Shmooangel Designs

PerlineDesign

Cutie Pie Scraps

Shabby Designs

Marie H Designs

Designs By Helly

Syrena’s Scrap Art

Becky’s Creations

Aimee Harrison Designs

FranB Designs

Lins Creations

Albums To Remember

Bellisima Designs

Mystery Scraps

MooreBlessings Digital Design

Day Dreams ‘n Designs

Lori Imel Designs

 

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Happy Father’s Day Sale

Just a quick message to let you know my store is on sale for Father’s Day. I hope all the Dads have a great weekend. Whatever your plans are, enjoy the weekend with your family. Our children will be spending the day at our home. Our son actually has Sat and Sun off which is rare for him.

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$2 Tuesday June 11

Do you like to read? I love to read. My favorite genres are Mystery, True Crime, Dystopia, Historical, and I love to read books from local authors because they tend to use the local area as the place the story takes place. It is fun to be able to know and think in my mind what they are talking about. I live near South Lake Tahoe, and because our daughter lives there I have been there several times. There is a local author, Todd Borg who’s books all take place in SLT. He is an excellent writer and his books are page turners. This week my kit Bookworm is on sale for $2.00. It contains 14 backgrounds, and 40 embellishments. There are some fun clusters, and a bookmark included as well as some cute backgrounds.

Click image to be taken to the kit.

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June Scrap Designers Blog Train

Welcome to the Scrap Designers Blog Train. If you collected my portion of the May Train last month you may notice that it has the same name as this months. That was an error on my part. To keep them in your files without overwriting one of them you can name them Here Comes the Sun1 and two. I guess I got the months mixed up. We have lots of participants this month so enjoy all the goodies. My kit is okay for commercial use. Please read each designer’s Terms Of Use.

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Available until June 30th

Train Stops

Skinniz Statz Scrapz and Stuff

The Rush Ranch

KJDdesigns

Joy’s Creations

Annie C Digitals

Miggins Place

Moore Blessings Digital Design

Becky’s Creations

Promethean Concepts

Lea Art Designs

Digi Jen Scraps Word Art

Lori Imel Designs

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$2 Tuesday June 4

For this Tuesday I have my kit Favorite Things discounted to $2.00. That is a savings of $3.49. The great thing about this kit is it is generic. Meaning the items in Favorite Things can be used for many different photos, themes, and layouts. I put together some of my favorite items into one kit. Favorite Things includes 17 backgrounds, and 52 embellishments.

Click image to be taken to the kit.

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Memorial Day Sale!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the USA. As you are spending time with family this weekend, and hopefully weather permitting enjoying a bar-b-Que, take a moment to remember all the service people who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom here in the USA. I have a wonderful sale for you that will go from May 24th to May 27th. Just click the image below to be taken to my store. Thank you all for your support in my digital scrapbooking business. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

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$2 Tuesday May 21

It’s $2 Tuesday, and my kit Cinco de Mayo is on sale. This kit is not only for Cinco de Mayo celebrations but if you have visited Mexico, Spain, or any countries in South America there are items in this kit you could use for your photos. The kit includes 20 backgrounds, and 30 embellishments. It regularly sells for $4.99. Cinco de Mayo will be on sale until May 27th.

Click on image to be taken to the kit.

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Inspiration

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MyMemories May Blog Train

Welcome to the MyMemories Blog Train.

Save $10 by using code – STMMMS84574,

you will receive a 6″ x 6″ photobook (just pay shipping & handling)

and the first month FREE to the Design Club!

Go to MyMemories ,  Enter code at check out.

System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, or 10
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher

This month I have created some generic embellishments that can be utilized in many different types of layouts. This kit is okay for commercial use, as well as personal use, and scrap for hire. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have great use with my part of the train. Enjoy all the freebies, and have fun creating.

My Stores:

MyMemories

Scrapbook Boutique

The Printshop

PrintMaster Packs

 

DOWNLOAD

My part will be available until May 31st.

 

Train Stops

KJDdesigns  – You are here

 

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Scrap Designers Blog Train – May

Welcome to our May BT. Before you know it we will be celebrating Christmas with the way each month zooms by. If only time would move as slow as it did when I was a child. LOL Our theme this month is Here Comes the Sun. I do hope for those of you who live in areas that receive a lot of rain all year-long get to have some nice sunny days. We are having sunny days here with mild temperatures, and June will bring us the June Gloom, so we get a couple of months more before the summer heat hits. If you like my designs be sure to visit my store at Mymemories.

Here is my part of the train. It will be available until the end of May.

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Train Stops

Joy’s Creations
Miggins
The Rush Ranch
Prometheian Concepts
Digiscrap Angelhaze
Skinni Scraps
KJDdesigns – You are Here
Kolor Scapez Kreated
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Becky’s Creations
Digi Jen
AnnieCDigitals

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ScrapTwist Free4All Forum

Welcome to May, and Happy May Day. We (my sister and myself) use to celebrate this when we lived on the East Coast. We would put together some little wild flowers and put them in a paper holder. The holder would have a string on it and we would put it on our neighbor’s door knobs. Once we moved to CA we didn’t do it as it really wasn’t celebrated in CA. At least not where we lived. This is a busy month for me, Mother’s Day, my brother’s b-day, his son’s b-day, my hubby and I celebrate our anniversary, and Memorial Day. I hope you have a wonderful month, and get a lot done.

At the forum we are celebrating May with the theme of “Hoppy Spring” for the challenge bonuses. Not all designers follow the theme as it is optional but quite a few of us do. Either way, you will collect some fabulous kits from our very dedicated designers. Here is a peek of some of the bonuses.

Come and join the fun. We have lots of FREEBIES for you. Register (for free), start posting, join the challenges, and the games. The more you post, the more FREEBIES you will have available to you.

J – O – Y

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