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!