Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dirty Scraps CLOSED

All prizes have been mailed out.
Minus one from a store that we are waiting on.

Dirty Scraps is officially closed.
Too many girls have stepped down for it to run.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

~Sad news~

*note from Pinky*

I have sad news for all you Dirty Scrappers,
after much consideration and some serious health issues
I have decided that as of 1-1-11 Dirty Scraps will be closing.
This has been the heart of my scrapbooking for so long and a dream
come true on so many levels.
However health and family have always come first for me.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us including amazing sponsors,
scrappers, design team! It was a non-paying gig and you all stepped it up.

If anyone is interested in taking over Dirty Scraps or running it, please contact me directly
Thanks so much, sincerely PINKY

Monday, October 25, 2010

Challenge #20

Moving On Up-
We all have life experiences that define us whether they be good or bad.
Even the bad experiences help us to grow and move on.
This very dirty challenge is to look at that time when you grew a little and


I have moved on babay! It's in the past, life lesson learned and I am a better person for it.
It's all about moving on and moving up.

Now go get dirty with it!

Our Awesome SPONSOR!!!!!!
They carry amazing products!!
Please do visit them, you know these companies are awesome to sponsor
us and they sent us GREAT goody packs for YOU to win!
1 prize per challenge, and it's beautiful
including a whole paper pack and more!!

I am truly blown away by the inspiration from the DT this challenge (as always of course), use their amazing work to inspire you to be BRAVE, BOLD and get DIRTY!

Journaling reads: As a little girl, I watched my parents take in stray cats. Their idea of respecting an animal was especially confusing to me when I learned that my own kitten had gotten hit by a car and eventually died. I knew then that they were being too liberal with the animals they claim to have cared for. They felt that cats should have the freedom to be outside as they wish. I wish I could say that they learned their lesson and kept their cats inside the house. But as I grew up, I witnessed more and more deaths - mostly from hit and run. My parents blame the drivers - those who hit them and never bothered to stop. Of course I can blame them too, because I think that's such a cold thing to do. But I place most of the blame on my parents. I have a very protective attitude about my pets now that I have two wonderful dogs in my life. My philosophy is simple: if you love them, you'll protect them. I feel that as painful as it has been to have moved on from the heartache, I've learned how to be a responsible pet owner.


this was the day i learned how much strength i really had. i had dealt with putting dogs to sleep before, but never have I had to make a decision like that one for onyx. she was healthy and young, but mentally unstable. although she was young at only 5 years old, she had always shown signs of aggresion. it had gotten to the point that we were not safe, nor were grayson or the other dogs. the decision to put her to sleep was not easy, but over time it became clear it was the only option. while we miss her daily, we really had no other options. i have learned to be at peace with my decision, and she will always be in our hearts.


Oh and since ONLY Melody participated in the challenge she wins the PRIZE! :)
melody said...


once again you chickies rawked out another fabulous challenge with amazing creations and journaling!
thanks for the inspiration!

here's my take on the challenge:
'my' own lies

Better send me your addy again Melody :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

~Blog Hop WINNERS~

Thanks to you all the FIRST Dirty Scraps Blog Hop was a HUGE success!

Now on to the winners!

For the Crop Stop Gift Certifictae
the winner is....
Blogger jennyplace2 said...

This sounds like a lot of fun and great blog candy to boot. Off to hop!

October 23, 2010 12:44 AM

The winner is.....
Blogger Kray said...

I am glad to be in California as I can blog hop early....I am a night owl, so midnight is early for me....lol.

I love to blog hop and see beautiful work that everyone does....looking forward to all the fun!

October 23, 2010 1:59 AM

First winner is.....
Blogger Lindy said...

Loved hopping all the 'dirty blogs' great candy, amazing gals and wonderful inspiration.

Gladly a follower

October 23, 2010 8:55 AM

Second winner is.....
Blogger {raisingAlexis} said...

very cool prizes! thanks for the hop!

October 23, 2010 11:09 AM

To all the winners, you have 7 days to contact Carla
Let her know your information so we can get these prizes to you!

Thank YOU all!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember we have prizes for EVERY challenge so come back
and play with us too!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

~The very FIRST Dirty Scraps Blog Hop!!!~

*Note from Pinky*
Good morning all you wonderful crafters,
Can you believe it has been 10 months since this blog first began.
I formed Dirty Scraps because I have a passion
for crafting everything from the most wonderful day to
the worst day. For me...scrapbooking is ART and ART
is therapeutic, I am honored and humbled but the amazing
following Dirty Scraps has, and even more amazed every
month by the amazing work of our Design Team.
Thank YOU for participating in the very first
Please take a moment to visit our sponsors as well,
we work very hard (By that I mean Carla does LOL)
To get great sponsors for every challenge!

Dirty Scraps Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone to Dirty Scraps very first blog hop.
Are you ready for some excitement?
Are you ready to hop from blog to blog and leave a
comment and become a follower?
Well we are ready to invite you over to all of the DT’s blogs to
check out their eye candy goodies that you will have a chance to win.

Here is how it works.

You start out here at Dirty Scraps http://dirtyscraps.blogspot.com/

Leave a comment and make sure that if you aren’t a follower you become one.
You will then go to the Marlene’s Blog http://myspotofsunshine.blogspot.com/

Leave a comment on her blog and become a follower if you want to win her prize.
Marlene will have a link to the next DT member that you will then
hop over to and do the same thing, and so on and so on until you get to the last
blog which is going to be PINKY.
You must leave a comment not only on the Dirty Scraps blog and be a follower,
but you also have to leave a comment on all the DTs blogs as well.
You only have to become a follower of the DT members blog that you
would like to win a prize from. Choose one or choose them all.

Not only will you have a chance to win a cute goodie
from a DT member for visiting their blog,
but you will also have a chance to win one of our
BIG Prizes from our awesome sponsors. See the pictures below:

We have not one but TWO Prize packages from LIZ
*Thank you Liz*
Which includes paper packs and SPELLBINDERS!! and so much more!
The spellbinders work in your die cutting machine to make
these images and MORE!
Spellbinders Impressabilities
and much more from LIZ!

*Thank you SFTIO*
Each month, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out’s kits are based on an emotion, covering everything from freedom and gratitude to loss and safety. These kits help you explore every side of yourself - your inner struggles and triumphs, your relationships, and your goals and dreams. Not only does each kit use color, design and symbolism to help you tell a deeper story, but our industry-exclusive FREE Inspiration Page each month provides you with a multimedia support system - including meaningful journaling prompts, a music playlist, quotes, photos and evocative challenges to make your tender heart and creative mind and hands flow.

And last but of course NOT LEAST!

READY, SET, GO…………………………………..

Master List of Blog hop List

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Challenge 18 WINNER! And Blog hop too!

Morning! Pinky here,

I know I am late posting *so sorry* it is so crazy in out house during fall.
The winner of the COPIC Markers this week from Challenge #18 is...

Blogger Gloria said...


ok here is my link. I am battling a none winning battle with my sons school. my son does not learn like others and he struggles. I called to get a conference with his principal who was supposed to help me and she refused to talk to me and hung the phone up on me. I just am in a speachless frame of mind over this situation.

September 25, 2010 2:57 PM

Please email Carla your address!!

Do not forget about the BLOG HOP this weekend!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paper Wishes Hot off the Press Christmas Splendor

Paper Wishes is our sponsor this month, and they were generous enough to send prizes for our winners this month as well as product for the DT members to work with.
I totally fell in love with the Christmas Splendor line that was sent and had to make something with it the minute I got my hands on it. This is a paper bag mini album that I made using their paper. I actually made TWO identical mini albums with 8 pages total in each book with the paper that was in this pack. The mini album is made out of lunch paper bags. I initially had the brown ones that you get at the grocery store, but when I got this paper I actually bought some red ones at my local hobby store.
Im not going to post the whole album here, there are 16 total pages and a couple of tags that go along with this, but the few that I post will give you an idea of what the album looks like. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Challenge #19

You thought I didn't know....but I do.
We all have those little secrets we run across.
You know those conversations you overhear or the truth comes out and you see someone for who they really are. It's crushing sometimes and other times it is enlightening for sure.
When someone lies to you and you question why int he world they even lied?
When you walk in and find something you were never meant to see....it's all life...it happens.
Life is messy and dirty....go scrap it all!

Our Awesome SPONSOR!!!!!!
They carry amazing products!!
Please do visit them, you know these companies are awesome to sponsor
us and they sent us GREAT goody packs for YOU to win!
1 prize per challenge, and it's beautiful
including a whole paper pack and more!!

I am truly blown away by the inspiration from the DT this challenge (as always of course), use their amazing work to inspire you to be BRAVE, BOLD and get DIRTY!

Journaling reads: Why? Why did you feel that you couldn’t tell me. You know I would have been there for you. You know that I never ever would have judged you. I would have been by your side supporting you. That’s what best friends do. Yes, I would have been disappointed in your decision but I would have understood. I am way more disappointed that you didn’t trust me enough to tell me yourself.
Seriously?! How could you keep something so important from me?!
Here’s a secret for you. For about 17 years, I’ve known and I’ve been waiting for you to trust me, for you to believe in me, for you to tell me yourself.

Journaling reads:
I knew for sure that something was up. You thought I didn’t know but I did. It’s a wife’s intuition; we feel it in our souls. Looking back I don’t know what made me look in your bag. I shouldn’t have snooped but I had to find out. My world spiraled out of control with I found those cards and letters. I felt like my life was crashing down and breaking into a million pieces. I don’t know how you could have lied to me, how you could have torn us apart. I know things where’s perfect, even though I thought our little life together with our family was almost perfect. I would have never done that to you, I would have never hurt you like you hurt me.


Journaling reads:
You thought I didn't know you pretended to be my friend. You thought I didn't know you thought of me as a convenient friend. You smiled in my face and talked behind my back. You used me to pay your way when we went out. You used me to do things for you. I was a true friend to you and I loved you like a sister. Thank God I had a real friend who loved and respected me enough to show me what you really are .... A USER. I had to let you go. You lost a good friend. To bad for you.


Journaling: I opened my heart and soul to you. I trusted you completely. When I find out you lied, I feel betrayed. It became a quick realization that I don't matter to you. That my feelings aren't important. The trust has been broken and I don't know it can be re-gained.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sneak Peaks for Oct 23rd and 24th blog hop!

So I wanted to give everyone a little tease of some sneak peaks of what you can expect from prizes that you would have a chance to win from our DT members during our FIRST blog hop. Not only will you have a chance to win something from each DT member, but we also have a couple of sponsors for the blog hop as well.
So stay tuned for more information on the blog hop and more sneak peaks as well!
We are excited to host our First Blog hop and hope to see alot of our followers join in!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

~Blog Hop WINNER & Challenge #17 WINNER!

I am so excited today we get to give away not one but TWO prizes!

and the winner is....

Blogger Renee77 said...

What an exciting prize thanks for being so generous!

September 23, 2010 10:49 AM

Renee please email rachinla@aol.com
SFTIO is giving away a prize especially for our comments!

And for challenge #17 the Copics winner is...

Blogger melody said...

whohoo ~ i'm back ~ and i've done the challenge ~ thanks so much chickies for your inspiration! you rawk!

here's my lo:
from the moment

Meloday please send Carla or Me *Pinky* your addy and I will get these out to ya!

Challenge #18

We all have those events that happen, or those people we meet when you just say REALLY?
I can't believe this is even happening! Who is this person and why in the world have they crossed my path?
These things ONLY happen to me, it's crazy!!
Did I just drop my phone in the toilet really?
Did they really just say that to me??
I cannot believe I did that in front of everyone!
You know those crazy moments that leave you speechless because it's too much!
That's the page I challenge you to get dirty with!
Our Awesome SPONSORS!!!!!!

COPIC Marker

You can win a FREE pack of 9 COPIC Markers!!!!!!!


Some Odd Girl

You can also win 3 digital images from Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Here is what the amazing Design Team came up with to Inspire you!


*used images from our sponsor - Some Odd Girl*
Journaling reads:
There are times when I try to diffuse feelings of nervousness with humor. And sometimes when I do, I mess up a cliche or end up not being funny at all in front of others. Its those moments when I wish I could be like an owl and fly to the top of a tree and hide away. And I think, "Really? Did I just say that out loud?" Sometimes I think my dog has it super easy. All she has to do is look cute - never worrying about what to say in social situations.


Journaling reads:
At the ripe old age of 21, I was essentially an orphan. Yes, I was an adult, but you know as well as I do that you really don’t know anything at that age - even though you really think you know it all! After losing my mother to an aneurysm at the base of her brain just short of my 19th birthday, did I really do something so bad in life to lose my father to a heart attack at age 21? I don’t think so. However, that wasn’t the worst part...when my father passed away, I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter - his first grandchild - who he missed seeing my less than a month. Did life really need to be that cruel? Although it may not sound it, I’m really not bitter about it and I know this is just real life, but I do still have to ask myself...WHY?


Journaling reads: While visiting my bestfriend in Raleigh, NC, we decided to take the kids to the museum on a Monday Holiday. When I started to park, I noticed the sign "Assigned Parking ONLY, Violators will be towed", but Pam said it was fine since it was a holiday, so I parked and didn't think twice about it again. Well, when we entered the garage to leave, I was shocked to find my car gone(okay, I was hystersical)!! Thinking my car at been stolen, we headed to the police station only to find out that my car had actually been towed!!!!What?!? Apparently, the gentleman had come to work to find my car parked in his assigned spot in the garage, so he had me towed...I could have strangled Pam!!! She was parked right next to me and of course, her car wasn't towed!! I do believe the guy at the garage took pity on me and only charged me $20, but lesson learned, I will NEVER listen to my bff again...its all funny now, looking back on it!!!


Koen, Sometimes the things you do and say catch me off guard. Where on earth do you come up with these things?! Like when you do something that you know amuses someone else you turn around and say, "I'm funny?" Yes, sweetie - you are. We were watching a cooking show one day and ever since then you walk around punctuating sentences with - BAM! You are Superman, Spiderman, and the Hulk at any given time and your love for cars just overwhelms me at times. You, Koen, are so much like your father; it's a wonderful thing! You even picked up on my counting bit and repeat it at any given chance. You just make me laugh so hard and thinking to myself "Oh really Now?" Koen, you bring out my inner childish playful side and show me how to love stronger. You challenge me on a daily basis and make me a better person. A better mother. I love you so much, my little monster butt!


I used to wonder if I was being sensitive but then
I met you in person. I STILL cannot believe how mean and rude you are.
I cannot believe you told me to remember I was a NOBODY and I was there to take your messages.
I really did not think people acted that way.
I guess I am pretty naïve.
To some people you have the world in your hands, but to me you have nothing because you are so ugly on the inside it shows on the outside and it must be pretty painful to be you. I feel bad for you and something pretty bad must have made you the way you are today.
Still there is no excuse to be so rude and nasty not only to me but to others around me.
I am sad for you.

We will draw a winner for the last challenge...*TOMORROW!*

Thursday, September 23, 2010

~Scrapbooking From The Inside Out BLOG HOP!~

If you arrived here, you must have just left Pinky's blog!

If you leave a comment on every blog, you
will be qualified to win a new Enlightenment kit.

You know Dirty Scraps is all about scrapbooking
any way you want, including emotions, thoughts, and ideas.
with Dirty Scraps.

SFTIO provides Emotion based kits
(they are also just stunning kits)

Your next stop is

Leave a comment here and Dirty Scraps will
also give away a scrappy prize! :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

~Challenge 16 WINNER and Blog Hop coming soon!~

Good morning all you dirty scrappers!

We have a winner for challenge #16
You know at Dirty Scraps we realize every layout
is from the heart so all prizes are randomly drawn.
And the winner is....
Blogger Ms. Mom AKA April said...

It's in the nick of time, but here is my LO for the challenge. It's on my blog at http://www.msmomcraft.blogspot.com

April please contact Carla for your prize info.

Also I wanted to announce we will be having a BLOG HOP
with Scrapbooking From The Inside Out
on September 23rd.

And also our own Blog hop on October 23rd!
So stay tuned for lots of great prizes and fun!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Challenge #17

The Moment

The first year hubby and I met we were together Christmas Eve...we were talking and everything was so exciting, we ended up staying up all night until Christmas morning. Every year now we spend Christmas Eve together on the sofa or by the tree, chattering about the year and our lives until we both pass out.
The first time, it was one of those "Moments" you know those unexpected spontaneous moments that you will never forget and has changed a part of your life.
I challenge you today to look deep in your heart and find that forgotten moment, that moment you never talk about but you treasure in your heart, that moment that changed the way you saw yourself or you saw the person you were in it with.

No it does not have to be a romantic moment or a sweet moment it can be any moment you want. Good, bad, or even ugly!
Now go get DIRTY!

Our Awesome SPONSORS!!!!!!

COPIC Marker

You can win a FREE pack of 9 COPIC Markers!!!!!!!


Some Odd Girl

You can also win 3 digital images from Some Odd Girl Stamps!


Journaling: The Moment I found out I was with child my life changed.

It was no longer about me.

I had to stop being selfish and start making better decisions.

You are the best thing that ever happened to me.


The design team got to play with some digital images from Some Odd Girl.

The sun is called "Sunny Rays" from the nature collection and the cute owl is called "Hoot" from the critters collection.

Journaling reads...

You walked into my room one day.

You gave me a big hug and said...

"Mom, you're the best mom I ever had. I love you."

It was totally spontaneous and filled

my heart with so much joy.

To know that I'm doing a pretty decent job

as a mother is the best feeling ever!


The squirrels are a digi stamp from Some Odd Girl.

Journaling: Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how much one phone call would change my life. I called in search of a job. While talking with you, I discovered so much more. In your voice there was genuine sincerity...something special that helped me find the hope that I was grasping for, the confidence that had dwindled over the years, and the strength that had long ago been tucked away. You made me feel whole, important, and safe. I knew what I had to do, you drove away my fears, and gave me the power to stand on my own two feet. I called seeking a job, but in that one call I found so much more...I found life.


More about Some Odd Girls Stamps

Some Odd Girl is the place to find fun and quirky digis that I know you will love! Some Odd Girl was inspired by two great friends who are such dolls! They took one of my pencil drawings and made it into red rubber and that act of generosity spiraled into what you see today. I am a married FTWM of 2 who has a hubby who not only loves me but supports my crafting and my site as my IT guy. What more could a girl want? I am an artist born who started out with pencils then acrylics and now scrapbook and am a cardmaker. I design things that I love and hope you have as much fun with our stamps as we do! Join us on September 21 for the release of our new Tinies line and don't forget about our monthly freebies and SOG Points program.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

~Bittersweet Goodbye~

Good morning Dirty Scrappers,
I have some sad news today.
Our amazingly talented Pam has decided to step down from
Dirty Scraps and take some time for herself and family.

Pam has been such an amazing inspiration to
all of us, and we will miss her!

Thank you Pam we will miss you

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Challenge #16 *Sponsored* + Winner!

Your Love Hurts Me

It's funny how people hurt the ones they love the most.
Sometimes is it so toxic you have to cut them off, sometimes you
can handle it but it's a daily struggle, sometimes you just avoid it
altogether. This challenge is all about those who love to hurt you
or just blindly hurt you while saying "I love you".
No it might not be intentional, but it still hurts.
Maybe it's the sister who constantly says how horrible your
children are, or the friend who always criticizes your weight.
Or the parent who only sees their child who makes mistakes
and does not acknowledge your accomplishments.
It's ok to see the pain, and it's ok to still love them.
It's therapeutic to be aware!

Now go get Dirty!

as this month's SPONSOR!

Scrappy Jo's has offered up a 20.00 Gift Certificate!!
on challenge #16!~
We work hard to make sure you
have prizes to play for so please
do visit Scrappy Jo's!
They also have a blog!

*used Keller's Creations (sponsor) materials for this mini-tag-album*
Journaling reads:
I've never understood your reasons for maintaining your DISTANCE from me, not showing any interest in my life, or much support over the years. I know you were a victim of neglect from your own parents, so you should know how BAD it feels to be PUSHED away from someone you love. I still hope there will come a day when we could grow closer and you'll actually WANT to get to know me or be a part of my life. Your distance has really HURT me over the years, and has messed up my self-esteem. I WISH we could have a normal father-daughter relationship. It won't work if you keep your distance.

**I used Keller's Creations(Sponsor) on this layout. The Big Chipboard Circle, background Pattern Paper,Chipboard Heart and Heart shaped red paper and the cream circle behind the heart are all from the Sponsor!!Thank You so much!!
Journaling Says:
How could you be so cruel and call him such mean
names...your his aunt and your suppose to love
and support him unconditionally!! I told you it was a
phase he was going through, but seriously he was only
a toddler and just being a boy!! I have forgiven you, but I
will never forget how hurtful you were!! 12/03


**LO created with wonderful product from our July sponsor Keller's Creations. Thank you so much :)
Having a child at 18 really puts into perspective who your true friends are in life. There were a few people who I had thought were forever friends, but as soon as I had a child and was nolonger able to be the 'Amy' I once was, they distanced themselves from me. What hurt the most is that they still claim to be one of my best friends. All the while talking crap behind my back. I overlooked it over and over. Guess What? NO MORE 'one more chances' with me. YES!!! I had a child at a very young age. Do I regret it? Hell NO! It caused me to finally grow up and learn to appreciate life so much more. I'm actually sorry our friendship is over, but having people in my life that don't support me when they said they always would is not something I want. I want my kids to value friendship - TRUE friendship. You hurt me far too many times. NO MORE.


With the exception of Devin, falling in love with you was probably the worst thing I have ever done. And I loved you - probably still do! I loved you SOOOO much! You were the world to me. Yes, we made mistakes - both of us, but that didn’t change my love for you. You always were a drinker. When your mother passed away, you drank and drank and drank. Every day. I don’t even think you saw it. We had that arguement....you were 100% sure you didn’t drink every day. You got out of work and went to the bar to drink until it was time to pick me up. You could have spent that time with your son. You could have picked him up early and had one-on-one time with him...but you didn’t. You had to go to the bar instead. Then you would pick me up and drop Devin and I at home and then go back to the bar and pretty much stay there Thanksgiving was the last straw. You left right after the meal and were still at the bar at midnight. Someobdy else had taken us home You were so ticked off because you knew you couldn’t drive yourself and didn’t know why I had gone home without you. I’ll tell you why - because our son was two and needed to be in bed!!!! Somebody ELSE cared more about his well being than you did. The alcohol was more important than me or your son. Two days later I did something I promised I would never do to anybody...I gave you an ultimatum. It was either me and your son or the alcohol. You never responded. You then left me the note to call you that day or you’d pack up your stuff and go. I had to FIGHT not to pick up that phone and call you. It’s one of the hardest things I had ever done. I loved you, but you loved the alochol more. I didn’t want your son growing up thinking that this is what life should be. So I didn’t call. You came home, packed your stuff, and left. Even though I knew it was what was best for me and your son, I cried. And I cried a lot. I sought help from Devin’s EIP counselor. They helped me through. I am probably a stronger person today because you’re an alcoholic and don’t see it as a problem. It’s okay...and I’m okay too. And better yet, so is MY son.


Journaling: You rarely told me you loved me and now I know why.
Just because I was born from your womb does not mean that an instant loving bond could be created.
I remember those long lonely night of pain you left on my body and in my mind.
I remember the Christmas you bought everyone in our lives gifts, but on Christmas morn there was nothing for me. You told me I was a horrible daughter and I deserved NOTHING.
I watched my family smile and open gifts as I sat alone at 12 thinking I must be the worst person ever born to deserve this day.
I wonder why I struggle with self esteem at 35?
Every day I work so hard to erase the pain and destruction you caused. It is working but the ashes remain.
Maybe one day I won't remember the words "I wish I had aborted you" or "You are a filthy little whore".
I hope one day I am able to forget just how much your "LOVE" hurts me.

I cannot believe we only had 2 entries in the last challenge!
Hopefully we have more this time *wink*

On to the winner of the Bo Bunny goodies from Scrappy Jos

Blogger Dawn said...

Here is my layout for this challenge this time. It isn't as dirty as I would have liked it to be.

Please email Carla your information and we will get this package to you right away!