Friday, February 26, 2010

~Getting Sassy with the Dirty Fit Girls BLOG HOP!~

Here at Dirty Scraps we love ALL sorts of scrapbooking, while Scrapping Dirty remains near and dear to our heart so do sketches and fun challenges.
So we decided to partner up with 2 other great challenge blogs for a BLOG HOP!

We are the second blog of 3.
Here are the details!
Starts FRIDAY, FEB 26th and ends SUNDAY, FEB 28th


Dirty Scraps Challenge:
Getting dirty is not about scrapping only those bad moments or only the good. It's all about reflection and what YOU think, how your mind works and how you feel. So make this Layout about Reflection, maybe you are reflecting on past mistakes, or reflecting on a past blessing? Maybe it is how you see your reflection in the mirror?We all reflect, don't be scared to get dirty! Scrap your emotions, scrap them the way you want, no go get dirty!

Now on to the next Blog Scrap Fit

So USE the SKETCH as the base, the Dirty Challenge
as the THEME and the Elements from ScrapFit as the Twist!
I cannot wait to see what you create!

You have until midnight Sunday to link up there LO to ALL 3 BLOGS
and have a chance to win at each blog.
Winners will be announced by Tuesday, March 2.

Dirty Scraps has a fun prize ready for one special hopper!

Who plays along!

Here is what our DT came up with to inspire you!
Please do check out our DT blogs just for fun of course, but honestly they really do rock!

Journaling: When I see me, I see someone who acts like they don’t care. Someone who spends no time putting them self together or making an effort about them self. I want to change that, but I just don’t know where to start. I think if I had motivation I would feel so much better, but its something that is seriously lacking about myself.

Be sure to check out Kelly's Blog HERE just for fun because she is crazy talented!



I'm reflecting on my future. I'm currently pursuing certification in animal massage and I can't wait to start my new career. My husband and I are also thinking about traveling more and possibly moving again. Its exciting but a little nerve-wrecking as well. As long as I have the support from my family and God leading the way, I can embrace all the possibilities of change with no reservation.

Holly is ever so talented please go by here blog HERE.


Journaling: When I look in the mirror I see me.I know I’m not perfect but I want to improve. I want to be a better mother, daughter, sister, friend. I want to learn to love myself more and take better care of myself. When I look in the again I want to see a better me.

Marlene's Blog, you have to check her out! She is amazing!~ HERE


Journaling says: This is why...I truly believe this is why I'm here...to be a mom, wife, friend!! To be able to see the laughs, smiles and love!! I get so much joy in watching you grow..I couldn't have asked for more!! I love you! Feb'2010

You need to see LJ's work on her blog! She is awesome! HERE


Carla is absolutely a sweetheart you can see her work here! HERE

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dirty Scraps Challenge #4:

I am still blown away and completely inspired but the amazing

layouts and beautiful emotion everyone conveys with each challenge.
Thank you for playing along with us!

Dirty Scraps Challenge #4:
In Your Eyes-
When I talk to the people I love or friends I often ask myself "Who are they looking at? What glasses are they using?" It's amazing how much less/more critical we would be on ourselves if we saw what others saw.
So this challenge is to Scrap a page through someone else's eyes.
Either how someone see YOU (ask them or journal words they
have used before) Or scrap a page about how you see someone else. I mean how you REALLY see them. Why they see you that way? Why you see them that way? Think about it and reflect, it might give you some new insight or even compassion (for others or yourself).
Now go get dirty!

Here is what the Dirtiest Girls did to inspire you!


My Journaling:

Dear Father…my dad…the man I am supposed to look up to, the man I am supposed to come to with my problems, the man who is supposed to make my life better with wise gentle words and daddy hugs. We all know that Daddy hugs make everything better in life. At least that’s what my own children tell me. But I will never know that for myself, will I? I do look up to you dad but not in the way a daughter should. I look up to you as an example. An example of what not to do and of whom not to be. You impacted my life on so many levels with your harsh words, your brass personality, your seemingly common failures, and your abandonment. I will never in my life allow something to control my life like you have. I will never allow a drink to be more important to myself than my very own children. A six pack of beer or dinner for my family?! Are you freaking kidding me? For most people it would be a very easy question to answer, but I guess for you it was too….you always chose that damn beer. You say you have your reasons for drinking, well dad your reasons for drinking are the same as my reasons for sitting on a toilet….SHIT. As I was growing up I tried to put on my daddy blinders and pretend that everything was ok, life was normal, and I always had the help of my big brother to make me happy, to make all of us kids happy. He is only one year older than I am and was more of a father to me than you have or will ever be. Who was around to build the tree houses, to hang a ghetto rigged basketball hoop, to push us on the swing he made. Who was it that rode his bicycle to the store to get food, who went to work at the age of 15 so he could pay our rent, who loved his family that much to sacrificed being a normal child himself?! It sure the hell wasn’t you. You were too busy sitting back nursing your beer and wondering why your family was so mean to you. We were your pretty little trophies that you liked to show off whenever we went anywhere and if we ever spoke out of place we knew that we would get the belt when we got home. Sure we were pretty little kids, but we lived in fear. Fear that if we did anything to upset ‘dear old dad’ that we would get it. When we were older and able to stick up for ourselves better you resorted to not spanking us, but verbal abuse. Which in my opinion is much worse. You made your daughters feel like the worst girls in the world…why? Because we were getting older and we were dating. You hated that. You called me every single name in the vulgar dictionary. And you wondered why at the age of 16 I was gone. I couldn’t deal with you any longer. You are my worst nightmare, and probably always will be. I know what a father should be; my children have experienced that for themselves because they have a wonderful father who loves them unconditionally. A father that you hate of course. I just want you to know dad, that you hurt people. You hurt me, and you are now hurting your grandchildren. But the saddest part of it all is the fact that you have hurt yourself the most because you will never experience the love a father should, and that is truly a disservice unto yourself. The one good thing I did learn from you was to find something you love and never let go of it. For you it was your alcohol, and for me it is life. My life, my children, myself. So thank you for that. Good Bye ‘Dad’.

Journaling: I look at you and what I see is a very beautiful, compassion and loving person. I am so thankful for you everyday and that we have such a special bond. I wish you could see what I see and that you would believe it yourself, like I do. You have feelings and shouldn't let dad talk to you like that...you need to stand up for yourself and express your opinions to him! I don't believe I've ever heard you talk to him the way he talks to you!! I know he loves you, but just doesn't realize what he has in you and doesn't stop to think before he speaks. But that is NO excuse. You deserve more then that. I think you have a beautiful soul and I wanted to tell you, how much I love you!!

And last but not least....

PINKY:I love seeing what you all do with the challenges, thank you for playing along!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Challenge #2 WINNER!!

Without further ado,
Challenge #2 WINNER
(Randomly chosen of course because everyone who participated ROCKED!)

Blogger Octopusouphut said...

Okay, here is my entry. I've been wanting to scrap about this forever, and your challenge got me to do it.


Get me your addy girl!!!!! I have some stamps for ya!

I finally sat down and scrapped this challenge,
I had intended to earlier but with the snow
and being sick, it never happened :)
Life, always in the way! LOLShout out to Sarah who gave me some Kiki Art paper for this LO!

I know I will always be broken but I will always be beautiful in the eyes of God and those who love me from the heart. They keep me strong and matter the most.
So go ahead and make comments, pass judgments on me, it only makes you look sad, and jealous in the end.
Because I am Kind and sweet, I go to bed at night with a clear conscious surrounded by those who love me and at the end of the day I truly am blessed.
I would never use my abuse and past to cover anything at all or even use it ever. It's not me and I am sad for you.

I also wanted to let you all know we have joined forces with TWO other challenge blogs this month and will be having a BLOG HOP on the 26th!!!! So stay tuned!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dirty Scraps Challenge #3

This week's challenge will encourage you to really dig deep...

Dirty Scraps Challenge #3

Broken, that's the key word for this week...
we all have broken relationships, whether it be an ex boyfriend, an ex husband/wife, a broken relationship with a friend, or even God.
So this week's challenge is to scrap a broken relationship.
Heck you could have broken off your relationship with cigarettes, or Dr. Pepper! LOL
Make the challenge work for YOU, after all its' YOUR book and YOUR page, just get down and deep or have fun and make it light~

Now go get DIRTY!

Here is what The Dirtiest Girls created to inspire you!

Check out what our special Guest Designer Janelle made, I just adore this LO it is intense, passionate and amazing! Thank you Janelle!

I would love to feature YOUR work, what do you have to do to be featured? Just participate! Every challenge we will have a guest designer chosen from our Dirty Scrappers!The 1st Layout is titled, Broken in this Moment and has a poem I wrote after I had my first miscarriage and my journal (which is hidden under the heart with wings) is a long one much like I did for my peeved page and is in essence about how I let moments affect me and make me draw within instead of just letting go and moving forward which this year I am really trying to do!!! My girls deserve their Mom at her best!!!

Team RAW-

CARLA:Carla's journaling-
For better or worse that is what we vowed. But that vow was broken, not by my choice but by yours. You lost us, you lost the best thing that ever happened to you, your wife and your kids. Because of your illness to gamble and drink alcohol you broke up our family. I will never understand why you chose those things over us. I will always wonder why it was better for you to continue with your addictions and refuse to get help because you never admitted to having a problem. But when we can't pay a mortgage, or we are going to the pawn shop to get my jewelry back, or trying to come up with money to bail you out of jail for a DWI, aren't those obvious clues that there is an issue? Well 19 years of marriage down the drain, and to this day I know that I was the best damn thing that you will ever have had in your life. Your loss not mine. You broke it, not me.


Journaling reads:

The breakup happened in 2006. When I think back I can’t believe it happened. I hate the word divorce It’s not something that I ever wanted to happen and I can’t believe it all went wrong.I know that God has a reason for everything. Sometimes I still get angry.I sometimes ask God why this happened. But I know I have to go on. I have to stop blaming and pick up the pieces. My heart is not broken anymore, it’s just under repair. I’m ready for the next chapter in my life, with two awesome boys by my side and God in my heart.

Journaling: My body & I disagree – our relationship is seriously broken. I feel great, but my body doesn’t think so. I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s, migraines, vaso vagal issues, etc. I have had more surgeries than most people my age. I don’t understand b/c honestly I feel healthy. I wish I knew my family medical history, but no such luck. L I’ll just keep plugging along in hopes of one day being miraculously ‘healed’.

Lynn's hidden journaling:
Why should we be depressed over the people of this world who will sadly but surly fail us?
Why should we be depressed over not having what we really want but do not need?
Sometimes, we're just too comfortable with the feeling of being depressed simply because we dare not face the road ahead bravely.
The day finally came when I decided to get over the ruminating, the depression and the uncomfortable comfort of living my life this way.
Days of turning in and waking up with suicidal thoughts have now converted into days of turning in and waking up with thankfulness and the assurance that God & his unfailing love will make things right.



Holly said-
My interpretation of feeling broken, is when you feel incomplete and defeated. I have a very busy husband who travels the world for his photography. He's my best friend, my soul mate and my confidant. When he travels, I feel broken inside. We are so close that it just feels empty without him. My inspiration comes from one of my favorite songs by Seether, "Broken". The lyrics explain how I feel when he's away. The lines in the layout are straight but broken, symbolizing the feeling of being incomplete.

And another one from Janelle!
Janelle's thoughts:
My 2nd page is titled, As Broken As It Gets and is about me and my brother, the one who is in prison. My journaling is hidden under the heart, you can see part of my journal block stick out on the left side!!! In essence the journal is about, me and my family not being defined by my brothers actions, how in no way shape or form do I agree with what he did at all, how I tried to support him by taking phone calls, letters and even visiting him because I wouldn’t want to be in a place like that all alone, and how once a trust is broken it is very hard to get it back, if at all possible!!! Last line of my journaling reads this: The letters have stopped coming, the calls don’t come anymore because somehow my phone started blocking them out, and I don’t remember the last time I went to visit, so for me this relationship is as broken as it gets!!!