Monday, October 31, 2011

12 Days of Halloween

Reveal is today! In case you missed my earlier post we added one item each day to our layouts, not knowing what the next one would be! Here's mine:

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

We visited the Pumpkin Patch at Mapleside Farm in Brunswick

and the grands had a wonderful time! We had the bounce house, corn maze, hay ride, mooler ride. What more can a kid ask for????

Here's a sample:
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Halloween!

Is the title of the layout I did today! Yes Maggie's first Halloween!  I actually made it from my stash ansd scraps! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Challenges up!

Yes the new mid-month Challenges are posted at Scrapping the Moments! I do the Die Cut Challenge and here's the layout I did for that.
 All the leaves in the background I made-either on my Silhouette or stamped and handcut. The challenge is to make your own background with diecuts.

We are having a new fun special challenge coming up on the 19th of this month. We are doing the 12 Days of Halloween!  We will be creating a Halloween layout by following my 12 day instructions...each day I will be posting a new thing to add to your layout......and on Halloween we will reveal our layouts. Get it?! Got questions? Sound fun? If you would like to play along go here and sign up!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Seriously Sweet

Were the two little words for this month's challenge! Finding a photo for this one was very easy!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A New Page for the BOM

I scrapped another page for my Book of Me, and conquered the Journaling challenge at Scrapping the Moments at the same time! You can't read it very well so if you are interested here is the journaling.
I always wanted to be one, but could not get there right out of high school. I even participated in a vocational program my senior year of high school. I worked as a nursing assistant at the local hospital in the mornings and went to school in the afternoons. I was the oldest of five children and my dad worked in heavy construction so no work in the winter, so they could not afford to send me to nursing school, besides I did not have a car so no transportation besides the bus. I would have been willing to ride the bus back and forth but no money for tuition. So I worked as a nursing assistant for several years. I would have joined the Waves also to have them pay for my education but my dad was dead set against that.
So life went on, I married, had a daughter, Kellie. I then divorced and then met and married Bob. I was a stay at home mom for many years-until Kellie decided she did not want to go to college and Becky was still in high school. I finally got my chance. It was May 1988 when I scheduled to take the entry exam into nursing school! Then we got the news that my Mom had throat cancer. I knew she was going to need support. I took the entry exam anyway. I was told I would hear from them in a couple of weeks about my results. Lo and behold they called me the next day and asked me to come in for my interview. I had tested so well they were offering to let me start in September. My Mom’s treatment would be over by then, so I was accepted into the W. Howard Nichol School of Practical Nursing. It was 1988-I was forty years old! Was I crazy? Had I lost my mind?
I went anyway!
I worked very hard studying every night but Friday and Saturday the first half of the year. Then we made it to Capping-yes they were still wearing caps then! After that things got harder! Learning the normal body the first half, then the abnormal the second half of the year. So I only took Friday nights off from studying then. I loved every moment of my schooling. The human body is such a miracle.
I graduated second in my class of thirty students. I was proud I worked so hard! I was finally a Licensed Practical Nurse-In my life that was and to this day is


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Forty Years!

Yep that's how long poor Bob has put up with me! Just kidding! We were married forty years ago today-and have been together for forty-two! I guess we are so used to each other we might hang around together a little longer!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Yoda 5th Birthday

This is a layout based on a sketch by Allison Davis. It's all about Bobby's Fifth Birthday Celebration!
I think he enjoyed all of his Star Wars goodies, and his little party!
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