First I want to thank each and every one of you for the encouragement re: teaching classes at the LSS. I have tossed this idea around and you are right! Life is too short! Why not give it a try? I decided YES!!! I am going to try teaching a class at The Paper Tree in Manchester NH.

Now I need to brainstorm some fabulous template for the first Scor-Pal class ! I will call Michelle today and give her my YES! I think I will do my first class on May 31st. If she has it open. Details to follow. I will defintely take the advice of you all, and post info about each one. I know I have a zillion questions for her, she will most likely go insane with me. I’m really excited.

Thanks to Paulette, not only is she my enabler friend,  she was there as what we called my manager! LOL! She is on the outside looking in, and sees things I may not. She was very encouraging and I so appreciated that. Little does she know Im going to have to make her take my classes, for honest feedback! LOL!

OK onto today’s post.

On a sad note-speaking of Scor-Pal, my dear friend (and owner/creator of Scor-Pal) Diana, lost her fur baby Denver. Denver was a Jack Russell, Llaso Apso cross. She was 14. That is a long time to have a dog, then lose it. Just heartbreaking.

I always make cards for NOTHING, and finally wanted to make one with meaning and purpose.

I felt compelled to make her a sympathy card, but I had never made a DOG sympathy card before, so was a little un-sure what to do.

Diana had shared a photo of her with me, and I decided it would be perfect to include in the card.

goodbye-denver.jpg Goodbye Denver

This is a little peek at one of the new MFT set’s, that will release on May 4th called Friends Furever. I used the dog bone tag image. Kim at MFT gave me special permission to post this early (thank you Kim). I also used essential sentiments for the Deep Sympathy on the dog bone.

Now this set isn’t a “sad” set, its is actually a very cute set (wait till you see the other images), but I was able to get so much versatility from it. Nothing a little sponging can’t handle.

This paper is by Basic Grey-the Mellow collection. I used an EK success paw punch, and positioned everything so you can see some of the dogs on the paper through them. The AC thickers “D” is for her initial.

All in all I hope this doesn’t make her sad. I made it truly from my heart, to let her now I was thinking of her. I hope it inspires you to create something for such an occasion if you need to. I think a photo is always a great thing to be able to include with this sort of thing. This is the CLOSEST I get to scrapping!

I have a jillion things to get done for releases (YEAH!!that is a good complaint), so wish me much MOJO! I am going to need it.

Till tomorrow.