Patter and I are Two Peas in a Bucket Pea-ple! I guess we go back about 2 ½ 3 years. I frequented her blog, Triple the Scraps from the beginning. Her blog, work and inspiration have grown considerable. I participated in a once a week Scripture Challenge 2008 with a deck of playing cards and scripture. It was a very fun year. Patter told me she is doing it again this year! Patter is the Scripture Challenge Coordinator at Faith Sisters.
Patter about Her....
I am a Christian, wife of 20 years to an amazing man, and homeschooling mom to identical triplet girls. I came to know Christ through Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), and it is a ministry near and dear to my heart. I am in leadership at BSF, and I am also a certified childbirth educator. Besides having a passion for the Lord and sharing Him with others, I am also passionate about paper crafting, and I love to help and share with other paper crafters. I enjoy doing layouts of all sizes, cards, tags, ATCs, altered art, etc. And you will find, that I stamp on almost all of my work. I love it all!
Patter is on several design teams including Srapjazz (contributing editor); Triple the Sketch, Owner/Designer, Memory Box Co., Christian Paper Crafts, Layers of Color and Shimmerz Paints.
You can find Patter at
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Well, this may seem like a funny tradition but it is one we love, and now our children love too. Growing up Mom would always serve Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas day. We would see our Santa gifts, rummage through our stockings, and then take a break and eat those soft, gooey rolls! This is something we now do with our children. We never eat the rolls any other time of year except Christmas day. Then it's a "Pillsbury Pig Out." :) Our girls are so worried that I will forget to buy the rolls for Christmas day that they make sure I buy them before Thanksgiving and have them in the refrigerator for Christmas day. Of course, when buying them that early, I have to make sure they don't expire until after Christmas. LOL!
And growing up in Germany, Mom and Dad always bought us new wooden ornaments each year. They are such treasures, and I continue to put them on my tree each year. Our girls enjoy seeing them too, and some of the ornaments still have tags on them, which I really like.
How do you preserve those traditions?
I love to scrapbook our traditions. Right now I must admit I am quite behind in my scrapbooking. Is there such a thing as catching up? LOL! Right now I seem to spend more time on sharing my love for the Lord through my creations instead of catching up on those pictures. However, I don’t think our children will have any trouble at all remembering the Pillsbury tradition. J And they get to enjoy the ornaments each year as they help put them on the tree. One day, all of these ornaments will be divided up between the three of them to have for their homes someday.
Thanks you Patter, Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Tomorrows Guest BloggerS are: Angie Schuster, Sudie Alexander and Ruth Adam. All three of these women are extraordinary artists that are the greatest personal friends.
I'm dreaming of a photo Christmas,
Just like the one that Ali has.
With zoom and pixels, lens and tripod,
to see my clear and sharp photos.
I'm dreaming of a photo Christmas
with every list I write for Santa,
May my photos be merry and bright
And may all my Photos be right.
I'm dreaming of a photo Christmas
With every family member I hint
Mom would like to wake up and smile
To my photo Christmas at last!
2. sweet sleep
3. the heart of a child, my Hannah
4. God’s gift
5. God’s gift of faith to me