Do you know how to tell a story?

I'll admit, I don't very well. I can do the 5 W's pretty good, and I can summarize journal very well. That's why I'm really looking forward to Feeling Scrappy's new class that starts on Monday, "The Write Stuff." I KNOW it's a weakness of mine, so I'm a little apprehensive about what the class will entail. But having taken previous classes there, I know I will get some honest, yet positive feedback. (Some of you may not realize that even though I'm on the Creative Team at Feeling Scrappy, I'm NOT privy to the class info ahead of time. I take the classes right along with the rest of the students.)

Speaking of Feeling Scrappy, do y'all know there's a new Design Team call going on right now? Don't miss being a part of this fun group of gals! Click the link for more details on submission guidelines.

Just a reminder that I'll be drawing on Friday for everyone who posts a Halloween layout on Feeling Scrappy for the ribbon RAK posted in the blog entry below. There's still time, so hurry on over and show me your Halloween layout! :-)



I found some really cute Halloween ribbon and of course thought of all my friends! :-) So tell you what we'll do... you go over to Feeling Scrappy and post a Halloween layout from a year gone by and your name will go into the hat. On October 1st, I'll have one of my girlies pull a winner. Sound like fun? I can't wait to see your wonderful creations! Good luck! :-)


Army Strong

That's what I'm trying to be. It's a scary thing to send your child into harms way. Ethan is leaving for Ft. Jackson, SC tomorrow. We're all so proud of him, we could just bust. I made this layout of his swearing in, by none other than his grandfather, who served in 3 wars over 30 years. Please keep Ethan in your thoughts and prayers.


My crazy kids!

The thought occurred to me that we hadn't had a family portrait done in 7 years, and with my 17 year old son leaving for Army basic training next Monday, I thought it would be a good idea to have another family portrait done before he left. I was thinking it would be no big deal... all of my kids are old enough to pick out their own clothes and get themselves ready by themselves. We made our 10 a.m. appointment at 10:15 and got right down to business. After getting individual shots and the family shot, we had one left to take. What do I want? Hmmm, thinking... so my children immediately start pulling props off the wall. This is what they came up with. LOL

Aren't they the craziest kids? I don't know WHERE they get it from!
:-D This will be so FUN to scrap!