Blog Train: STF4A December 2019, Tropical Getaway

Brandi White December STF4A Blog Train Tropical Getaway

Instead of going for the typical North American Christmas colors and theme, our blog train this month focuses on the tropics!  Because our designers reside all over the world, this is a great way to include everyone.

Grab my contribution by clicking the image above, and take a look at this to see what everyone else has done:

STF4A Full Preview December 2019

And here’s the list of designers.  Visit them all, collect the goodies, and don’t forget to leave a comment! 🙂

Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Nellie Bell
Rush Ranch
The Brown Owl
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Brandi White Designs (Hi!)
Lady DG Scrap

Don’t forget to visit our Scrap Twist Blog Train Facebook page!

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Onondaga Cave State Park – June 7-9, 2019

Onondaga Cave is one of Missouri’s natural treasures.  The Missouri State Parks website has a lot of great information about the cave, and I’ll just share the links rather than trying to reword it!

You can find the main cave website here, with information on tour times and cost, and there’s a great summary of the history of the cave here.

There’s another cave in the park, Cathedral Cave.  We didn’t take that tour because we were tired!

Camping

The campground is pretty typical.  There are several basic sites near the check-in area, then opens into the area designed for RVs with electric hookups and water.  This park doesn’t have sewer hookups.  We, of course, tent camped in basic spot #17.  It’s a nice paved spot, with one big tree that shades the back 1/4 of the site.  It’s right next to a small parking lot that is used for programs at the amphitheater, and also for people who are visiting the Cathedral Cave tour.

The campground has a few different sections, with the lower part near the river being wide open, very few trees.  It looks like it would be a great spot for a group to reserve adjacent sites for a family campout!  There’s a cluster of sites around first shower house, which also has a wood lot, laundry room, and playground.  The playground is a little bit dated and my kids complained about the mulch padding getting into their shoes, but they enjoyed it anyway.  There is another shower house further down the road where the electric and water sites are, along with another wood lot.  There are two campground hosts, both of whom were very friendly!

If you’re in the campground and up for a short walk, there’s a trail that starts at the parking lot and can be followed around a pond to the visitor’s center, where the main cave tour begins.

Onondaga Campground Map

Map from Mo State Parks website

Onondaga Cave

Photo Courtesy of Paul White ©2019

I didn’t personally take the cave tour but the husband and kids did. They enjoyed it quite a bit, and interestingly, they were the only three people on that particular run of the tour! It took about 90 minutes. I enjoyed some free wi-fi in the visitor’s center while they were touring the cave, because our campsite was in a complete dead zone.  Even the moody 12-year-old found the cave tour interesting, and they all told me all about it when they got back to the car.

At the end of the tour, visitors are required to walk through a soapy padded area in order to help protect the bats in other caves, just in case – White Nose Syndrome is affecting Missouri bats, and being certain to clean off shoes before possibly encountering other caves or bats is one of the ways they’re trying to help prevent the spread.  They were told that there used to be thousands of bats in that cave, and now there are fewer than 100.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable camping trip and we had a great time!

 

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Blog Train: ScrapTwist June 2019, Coming Up Daisies

This month’s train is so pretty!  Everyone did an amazing job on this one.  Here’s what you’ll get if you follow the entire train:

Here is my contribution – it’s a lot of papers, one word, and a flower in various colors.

STF4A June 2019 Blog Train Brandi White Design

Just click the image above to download it.  Thanks for stopping by!  Here’s a list of the other amazing contributors.

KJDdesigns
Dancing Tiger Designs
The Brown Owl
Rush Ranch
Brandi White Designs
Songbird Scraps Designs
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
tp designs
Nellie Bell
Lady DG Scrap

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Blog Train: PixelScrapper June 2019, Storytelling

The storytelling theme is always tough for me when it comes to scrapbooking, so I twisted this to relate to books.  I still couldn’t really get into it, so I made 3 simple journal cards with book-related quotes.  I hope you can use them!  Just click the image to download, and visit PixelScrapper to see the rest of the stops on the train!

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Freebie: Chromies – Stars

This little pack of chrome stars was originally made years and years ago, and I found them in my ‘old stuff’ stash – they’re still cute and still worth using!  Just click to download them.

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Blog Train: MyMemories May 2019

** Since my MyMemories store is now closed, I’ve linked this freebie here.  Ignore the rest of the post – just click the image to download it. 🙂

Each month, MyMemories does a blog train that’s accessed via their shop. Since I’ve recently reopened my MyMemories shop, I’ve joined the train!

Here’s my contribution:

I’m calling this mini-kit “Love in the Air” and it’s yours for free – the only requirement is you have to register and “purchase” it (for free) in the MyMemories shop.  Click the image above or click this link here to see it in the store!

There is a special link to each designers gift that must be obtained from each designer. That link will take you to their store and their gift.

The new process is:

  • visit each designer’s blog or FB posting for their preview & special link
  •  click on the link provided you will then be taken to their MyMemories store
  • place their gift in your shopping cart
  • check out when you have all the gifts collected

Here is the lineup!

ADB Designs

Over the Fence Designs

PattyB Scraps

Kathryn Estry

Snickerdoodle Designs

Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Polka Dot Chicks

PrettyJu Scrap

KJDdesigns

LLL Creations

Happy Scrap Arts

Scrap de Yas

Mystery Scraps

WinksArt Graphics

PS Digital Memories

Syrena’s Scrap Art

QueenBrat Digital Designs

Digi Deborah Designs

Aimee Harrison Designs

Tami Miller Designs

Clever Monkey Graphics

PerlineDesign

Sugar Moon Designs

Sweet Pea Designs

Angel Wing Scraps

Songbird Scraps Designs

Mariscrap

Shmooangel Designs

Pat’s Scrap

Marie H Designs

Designs by Lisa Minor

Lisa Rosa Designs

LouiseL

Brandi White Designs

Elizabeth’s Market Cross

Carolyn’s Scrap Creations

Kastagnette

Caroline B.

FranB Designs

Moore Blessings Digital Design

Cutie Pie Scrap

Shabby Designs

LEA Art Designs

Tbeartes

Creatively Obsessed

Memory Mosaic

Lori Imel Designs

Day Dreams ‘n Designs

Carla’s Treasures

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Repost: A Mother’s Heart Mini-Kit

Happy Mother’s Day!

I posted this kit a long time ago as part of a blog train, then it was available at MyMemories, but it’s available now as a freebie.  Enjoy!

 

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Blog Train: ScrapTwist Free4All May 2019, Vibrant Alleyways

This month, I’ve joined a new blog train at ScrapTwist Free4All, which is a really friendly forum I came across recently.  Check out the forum if you are looking for a friendly scrapping home!  In the meantime, we’ve got a gorgeous blog train this month, with a theme revolving around exotic destinations, vibrant alleyways, and gorgeous colors.  I’ve made a glitter pack for you to enjoy.  Just click the image to download! 🙂  And scroll down to see a preview of everything you’ll get by following the train.

Here’s a preview of the whole shebang:

And here are the stops!

Rush Ranch
Nellie Bell
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
KJDdesigns
Songbird Scraps Designs
tp designs
Brandi White Designs (You’re here!)
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
The Brown Owl
LEA Art Designs

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Blog Train: Pixel Scrapper May 2019, Spring Cleaning

This train is adorable this month – not only my part (shameless bragging!) – but the entire train, which you can find posted on the PixelScrapper site here.

Here’s my part:

Just click the image to download, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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