April Showers

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  1. A little bit heart sick. When you see your dad's shop on the news... all burnt out.

     

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    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Oh, oh, that’s awful and so sad and graphic to see.   So sorry for all.   I remember the devasation and loss after Hurricane Sandy here and how impossible it seemed to be able to come back, but many people did.   Wishing them all the best. 

    3. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Just terrible. 

    4. diannecp

      diannecp

      oh dear, thats just awful. so sad. 

  2. Congratulations to this week's winners! Weekly Layout Winner (chosen from all layouts posted in the gallery): Best Dressed by PolkaDot Tuesday Newsletter Challenge Winner ($5.00 Gift Certificate): Christmas Bucket List by Mikelle You have the rest of the week to finish your December 11th Weekend Challenge! I'll announce the $5.00 Gift Certificate winner in next Monday's thread. To claim your prize, please email: prizes@scrapgirls.com Want a chance to win Scrap Girls’ Weekly Layout Contest? Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery; if we choose yours, you’ll win a prize! To be considered, don’t forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.
  3. My family's house made it through the night! They let the water company employees in, and they said there is a firetruck in every driveway up there. :whew:Now I can stop worrying and get on with the things I need to get done today.

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    2. Becster

      Becster

      So happy to hear this! Continuing to pray.

    3. April Showers

      April Showers

      The canyon I grew up in, where much of my family still lives was where they were staging their big stand to keep it from going into the more populated areas. One structure was lost, but according to the owner, it was just a place to go and enjoy the view. Not their real home and very replaceable for them. The family properties are well within the fire perimeter's burned areas, so it is now moving away from them. The hills will be charred and black and ashy when I go home for Christmas, but it will be just like when I was a kid - except there will be a house. :-)

    4. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Thanks for the updates. You must be relieved. Let's hope the fires stay out!

  4. All the time. I don't like that Adobe doesn't let you preview psd files. They say there are some things that won't work correctly with a tiff file, but I've never had a problem with one. I save all my templates as tiff files so I can just have one image in the folder. I save my layouts as tiff files too.
  5. That fire made way too much progress overnight. It burned one home on my nephew's road this morning. The fire expanded on the back side and is quite close the my dad and brother's homes. 

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    2. Mikelle

      Mikelle

      I can't imagine what it's like for them (and for you) having to wait to find out how bad it might be.  Keep updating us...

    3. lorac

      lorac

      This is too scary. I hope everyone stays safe and out of harms way. Sending prayers your way.

    4. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      Oh this is just awful. I’m so sorry.

  6. Welcome to ScrapGirls Diane! We're happy to have you here!
  7. Wow, so many gorgeous new pretties in the shop! My cart can hardly keep up.
  8. And now my dad's house is in the voluntary evacuation zone. :huh: I'm heading there for Christmas, so I really hope there is a home to go home to.

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    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Oh that is encouraging and good to hear, thanks for posting.   The news videos are so scary.

    3. April Showers

      April Showers

      The fire is 7 miles away from my dad's. The forest service is up there now keeping a watch on things. They've lifted the mandatory evacuation for my nephew's house. My high school friend who is his neighbor said they've kept houses in that area safe. So, more good news.

       

    4. MariJ

      MariJ

      Whew, that is good to hear.  Thanks for posting, you must be breathing a bit easier, now.

  9. Praying my nephew's house doesn't burn down tonight. The Thomas fire is headed right toward them. They've evacuated, of course.

     

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    2. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      Wow...so scary.Eek...praying it skips them :(

       

    3. Ngaire

      Ngaire

      Oh April these things are so frightening!!! Praying safety over all in the fires path!!!

    4. diannecp

      diannecp

      scary indeed. praying for safety and for the home to be spared. 

  10. Welcome to ScrapGirls! We're happy to have you here.
  11. I've updated the tracker. And I did find a few more missing X's - so it should be a tad bit more accurate.
  12. You're cruising through these! I like how the red stitching ties in with your photos.
  13. Looks like you had some pretty tasty food. :)The cake looks fantastic, as does your page.
  14. Congratulations to this week's winners! Weekly Layout Winner (chosen from all layouts posted in the gallery): Dear Santa by scrapgran Weekly Challenge Winner (chosen from layouts posted for the Tuesday & Weekend Challenges): Cozy Cat by barbaraj November Forum Game Winners: Each completed layout earned one entry into the drawing for five $5.00 Gift Certificates to the ScrapGirls Design Shop. Congratulations to the winners! Jane in N.Z, princessrunningfingers, babaraj, jenrou and Mikelle To claim your prize, please email: prizes@scrapgirls.com Want a chance to win Scrap Girls’ Weekly Layout Contest? Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery; if we choose yours, you’ll win a prize! To be considered, don’t forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.
  15. Great photos. The painted silos are beautiful.