Saturday, June 26, 2010

Did you see Your Life Spelled Out's Challenge?

Did you see Your Life Spelled Out's Challenge on Friday?

It goes hand in hand with the latest
Dirty Scraps Challenge!

Be sure to enter in their challenge as well if you
participate, Life Spelled Out is a great
way to dig deep. It's refreshing to see so many people
open to real and beautiful scrapbooking!


They are also having a Guest DT call.

Friday, June 25, 2010

~Challenge #12 *Sponsored* & Challenge #11 WINNER!~

We have another great prize package for this challenge!

A Prize from NIKKI SIVILS!
Please visit Nikki Sivils and let them know
you saw them on Dirty Scraps!
It keeps the sponsors coming and
lets them know we want more sponsors!

*Click on picture for website*

Ok on to the challenge!!!!!

I wish I had known......

This is a reflective challenge.Everyone has had those moments, those "I wish I had known then" moments. Maybe it was too late to say goodbye, maybe you wish you had known you were beautiful and sexy, maybe you wish you had known how hard it would have been or how EASY it would have been if you had tried it earlier?I wish I had known it was going to be ok, I wish I had known I was going to lose you, I wish I had known how valuable I really was.
So much life to scrap, so little time:

Here is what Team Dirty has created to inspire you. It is amazing how much these girls put on the line with each challenge!



I wish I had known how hard it would be to tell you goodbye. You were my father’s father, My Grandpa Page. A man that was happiest sitting in his recliner watching a football game or in your workshop building. Working with wood. You had a magical hand grandpa, you could build anything and I always looked up to you for that. But in your house I always felt like an outcast. After all, we were our father’s children. Children that came from a home you did not approve of. From a man that has caused the family a great amount of disappointment. I know you had big dreams for your children. You worked hard to make a life for them, and he let you down, and in retrospect I always felt like I was a disappointment to you as well. In your house we were strangers. As a child I always wondered what was wrong with me. Mom and Dad always made us give you hugs when we left your house, it was never comfortable. It should have been hugs filled with love; instead it was a race to see who could let go fast enough. I have a childhood filled with memories of awkwardness, forced affection, and I just want you to know that I do love you. I always did, but I did hold a lot of resentment towards you and my grandmother. When we found out that you had cancer and were becoming sicker by the day I loaded up my family and drove 9 hours to be there. I was only able to stay a couple days, but those few days changed my heart towards you in ways that I can’t even explain. I came to your house and saw you laying in bed and my heart hurt. This distant man who has been such a huge part of my life is leaving us. You asked to see Kyrsten. You had never met her. She was only a few months old at the time. You looked at my girls and told me how proud of me you were, that I was a strong person and that you loved me. In all honesty I had never felt so loved in my life. It’s a silly thing to think that those few words could make such a difference, but they did coming from a man that I had longed for acceptance from for so long. Less than a month later you passed away. I made the trip back down to attend your funeral. I was lost. I was upset. I was sad. I was an emotional rollercoaster that kept turning circles with no destination, and all of a sudden I crashed into a river of tears. Tears for the past 23 years of my life that I knew you, but never really knew who you were. You were a good man, a strong, silent, observant man. I know this now. I know you loved me in your own way. I know you only wanted what was best for me, and I love you for that. Every time I get the chance to visit you I do. I sit at your grave and talk with you to let you know how I am, but you know that. Now that I have gotten older I understand you. I just wish I could have known then what I know now. I wish I had known that telling you goodbye would be one of the hardest things I have had to do because I do love you grandpa. I do.



*Side note* Scrapbooking From The Inside Out has emotion based kits, since their kit for July is based on the emotion "COURAGE" I decided to use it. So all you Dirty Scraps Girls get a special sneak peek into the kit, as it is not fully revealed until July 1st! Go check out SFTIO, it is perfect for all you Dirty Scrappers! They "get" what raw scrapbooking is all about!

*Drum Roll Please* and the winner of challenge #11 is.... #7!!!!!! Blogger Becky said...

okay seriously....I am not sure why my link to my blog was someone else's that is really weird.
Anyway...trying this again.
Here is my take on this challenge

June 22, 2010 3:36 AM

Thanks you everyone for digging deep!Have a scrap-rific day!

Now go get DIRTY!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ready to see the NIKKI SIVILS PRIZE?

I cannot believe no one has entered the
Dirty Scraps challenge #11 yet!

Thought we would entice you with
a picture of the NIKKI SIVILS prize package!

You know these sponsors are so generous.
It's amazing what they think of you all
and the Dirty Scraps team,
they are stepping up and making it happen!Thanks you Nikki Sivils!
And thank you Dirty Scraps followers!
Now get scrapping!

Paper pad, album, die cuts, stamps, papers and more!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Challenge #11 *WITH SPONSOR!!*

We have a special sponsor this month
All of our sponsors are special! :) hehe

Here it is! A Prize from NIKKI SIVILS!
Please visit Nikki Sivils and let them know
you saw them on Dirty Scraps!
It keeps the sponsors coming and
lets them know we want more sponsors!

*Click on picture for website*

Challenge #11
You really piss me off!
Hey anger is so real and it is a valid emotion in your life. As long as you deal with it, keep it under control and learn from it, it's not a bad thing. And yes, people get pissed off sometimes. This challenge is a little bit harder though, its easy to just say someone/something pisses you off, but I want you to journal/scrap about how you deal with it, or how you can BETTER deal with the situation. Remember this is YOUR ART your life and it's for you, so make it work for you.
Now go get DIRTY!

Here is what Team Raw came up with to inspire you


Here’s my journaling:

There are times when it sweeps away my better judgment and sunny disposition.

Sometimes when the storm passes I feel so bad about the way I acted.

And that's what I'm learning.

Not to let my actions at the time be ruled by my emotions.

And to not let other people's emotions rule my own.



my journaling says:

it pisses me off when people ask to borrow
money and promise to pay me back and dont--i dont
mind helping a family member or a friend out

just say what you mean and mean what
you say--i’m not going to make you sign a paper or make you hold
your right hand up and promise you’ll pay me back--all i know is

if i do lend you the money, make sure that what you do with it is
between you and God--and pray that you’ll give it back in a timely
manner--but if you don’t pay me back, just know that will be the last
time you'll get any money from me--trust and believe!

Now for Challenge #10 winner!!!! I will be mailing off a Bella BLVD package!

which is
Blogger Ziggyeor said...


Here's the link to mine :D not too far to scroll down I'm trying not to make so many posts in one day so just a little ways past the card.

May 29, 2010 9:58 AM

Please send Dirty Scraps your address and it will be mailed to you shortly! :) Thanks to everyone who played along.

By: Carla Oliveira

This is a very FRESH lay out of me being pissed off.
Journaling reads:
You really piss me off. You are a lousy brother, a lousy son and a lousy uncle. I can't speak for your kids and say that you are a lousy dad, but if you treat them the way that you treat your family, it's probably safe to say that you are lousy at being a father too. All these years I sat back and always FORGIVE.....and try to forget how you treat us and always pretend that everything is ok. Not anymore. You crossed the line when you couldn't even show up for your niece's graduation. It was important to her, and she was really hurt that you decided that you had better things to do then to be around your friends and family for a day. Go ahead, keep hiding, don't come around, live your life by yourself. I feel sorry for you because you will be a lonely old man one day. I feel sorry for you the day that we finally come face to face, because I am not going to hold anything back. I'm done forgiving you and letting you just waltz in and out of our lives like everything is ok, because you know what BROTHER, it's NOT FINE!