August 14, 2007 8:32 AM
Real Women Scrap! Win a free book!
I met an amazing woman at the Mt. Hermon Writers' Conference last year. Well, there are always amazing people at that conference, but when I'm mixed in with 400+ people who all have stories to tell, I'm grateful for those "divine appointments" like the one last spring where I decided not to go to bed early to read like I usually do, but to go sit by the fireplace in the lounge to see who I would meet.
So it was that I ended up talking to Tasra Dawson for an hour or two - long enough to hear her amazing life story and to catch a glimpse of where her calling as a wife/mother/writer/scrapbook artist has taken her.
Tasra is the author of Real Women Scrap - but she's so much more than that. First of all because her vision for scrapbooking is so comprehensive - kind of like scrapbooking as a metaphor for life. I really appreciate the message she carries to women about their scrapbooking adventure meaning much more than memorable pictures and fancy layouts.
As Jill Davis, founder of Scrapbook.com says; "Any woman who is looking for an anchor to her self-worth, identity and faith, will find it in the pages of Tasra Dawson's book."
And Tasra gives so much of her encouragement and practical help away for free at her blog Real Women Scrap. She even does little video clips to show you how to take better pictures.
Tasra not only sent me my own personal copy of Real Women Scrap, but sent me a copy to give away to one of my readers. If you would like to be entered in a random drawing for your own autographed copy of Tasra's book, please leave a comment here before 8AM EST 8/20.
I will write your name on a card and have Jonny draw the names out of a hat. One entry per reader, please!
Don't forget to comment - you will love this book!
Oh, I would love to win her book. It sounds amazing!
Posted by: Nancy-The Unlikely Homesteader | August 14, 2007 9:12 AM
Please enter me for the contest! BTW, I loved your post about the "Parenthood" movie!
Posted by: Lisa K. | August 14, 2007 9:15 AM
Oh, this sounds terrific! Please enter me into the drawing!
Posted by: Misty | August 14, 2007 9:31 AM
Count me in!
Posted by: sam | August 14, 2007 9:33 AM
I would love to be entered in this contest - count me in!!
Posted by: Leigh | August 14, 2007 9:34 AM
Hey I'm the first! :-) Love your site and articles, a real blessing!
Posted by: Kim | August 14, 2007 9:36 AM
Oh I hope I win this!! I've been wanting this book but just do not have the funds to buy what with our tight budget right now.
Posted by: Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings | August 14, 2007 9:44 AM
I would love to win this book!! I love to preserve our memories in scrapbooks and I'm always looking for new inspiration. This sounds like something that would make it even more meaningful.
Posted by: Joani | August 14, 2007 9:53 AM
How kind of Tasra to offer a copy of her book to one of your readers. I would love the opportunity to read her work.
Posted by: Jana (sidetrack'd) | August 14, 2007 9:57 AM
Oooooh...I would LOVE this book. I am a scrapbooker, AND a REAL woman, and would truly enjoy Tasra's take on it. I get very little support of my "hobby" from my spouse - he feels it only takes up "his" money on this "crud" (he used a different word, though). It broke my heart, because I pour out my soul on the pages I create, and he doesn't see it as anything more than money-wasting, time-consuming garbage. sigh....
Posted by: Linda | August 14, 2007 9:58 AM
I would love to get into scrapbooking....Please enter me in.
Posted by: Alicia | August 14, 2007 10:21 AM
I love to scrapbook! Please enter me. :o)
Posted by: Theresa | August 14, 2007 10:55 AM
I'd love to win that book!
Posted by: Becky Miller | August 14, 2007 10:55 AM
Oh! I'd like to be entered! Thanks!
Posted by: Tiffany | August 14, 2007 11:31 AM
Sounds like fun. I'm having a baby in November this would be a great way to start my first baby book.
Posted by: Michelle | August 14, 2007 11:52 AM
Please enter my name. I would love to win that book.
Posted by: Lori | August 14, 2007 11:53 AM
Oh, please enter me! :-)
Posted by: Michelle | August 14, 2007 11:54 AM
oooh! i do love to scrapbook, but i do know a gal this would be perfect for! enter me please!
Posted by: kristy | August 14, 2007 3:00 PM
please enter me. this sounds like a fun read.
Posted by: janet | August 14, 2007 10:11 PM
Enter me Please!! Thank you!
Posted by: AshleyR | August 14, 2007 10:38 PM
Oh, fun! I would love to read her book!
I'll feature your contest on Thursday on momsblogging.com.
Posted by: Qtpies7 | August 15, 2007 2:00 AM
What's Jonny's favorite color? Just write my name on a card that color so possibly he'll draw ny name out of the many you will receive! LOL! I love scrapbooking, and I'd love to win. Thanks!
Posted by: Deb | August 15, 2007 9:04 AM
I would love to get this book...scrapbooking is on my "to do" list. I rubber stamp right now, and they go hand in hand. Thanks for this give away...it is posted on my blog.
Posted by: Sarah | August 17, 2007 12:43 PM
I am so far behind on my scrapping, it's not even funny! LOL
Posted by: ~Kayla~ | August 19, 2007 8:57 AM
I've heard great things about this book.
Posted by: Sheila | August 19, 2007 10:11 AM