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Labour Day Part 2 – Scrapping Moments

Quick post … just to show off my three newest layouts I managed to scrap since last night!! Feels sooo good to scrap again!! Now to get all my pictures back and digi files. Slowly rebuilding!!! It’s been MONTHS since I have scrapped due to no software, no digifiles, and no time. HA, but with school starting again and soccer coming to a dull-er roar, I will have a little more time. Without further ado, here are the goods!! πŸ™‚

DIY: Instagram Notes by Biograffiti

The image is FULLY linked to Biograffiti’s Store at Oscraps!! And the best BEST BEST part of this little goodie …. it’s 100% FREE!!! I am loving this little template, seeing as I’m truly addicted to my iPhone4 and the instagram app, but it can be used for any images!! Here is what I created with the template!!

Family Reunion

DIY: Instagram Notes
by Biograffiti
Background and Flowers:
janie & june
by one little bird
by three paper peonies

All sold at Oscraps

Next up is

A Day in the Life by three paper peonies

It knew it was going to be a great day

My darling Mya playing in the sand at the beach this summer!!Β Smile
Everything from:
A DAY IN THE LIFE papers & elements
by three paper peonies
[Β linkΒ ]
Sold at Oscraps

And one last one!! πŸ™‚

Timeline by three paper peonies

June 26

My 13 year old Danielle and her teammate Sarah celebrating their birthdays

together at a tournament in Kalamazoo Michigan this summer!!
everything from
TIMELINE papers & elements
by three paper peonies
[Β linkΒ ]
Sold at Oscraps

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From my Play list – Week 2

It’s time again for a new challenge from Biograffiti –

check out her blog to find the download freebie

for this weeks challenge

Week Two Freebie

Weekly Challenge No. 112610 :: Inspired by The Rolling Stones

You can’t always get what you want…
but if you try sometimes, you just might find…. YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED
How true, how true….

Now for the challenge…

1. Download this weeks freebie and *use it* to create a new layout (*using the freebie is optional).
2. Your layout should reflect on “you get what you need”

Here is my layout for this weeks challenge!!

Credits: Everything from Then there was you – Collab Project between Biograffiti and TaylorMade Designs sold at Oscraps

the things i want, aren’t always the things I need, but it’s still hard even
at 38 years old. i want what i want when i want it and i want it NOW!!!!!!
i want money, a house, peace, tranquility, peace of mind, less stress,
more money, to lose weight, to have a clean house, to have more $$$,
so we can do more things buy more things, it’s all about the things,
now the things I need are a totally different story, i need to loved,
and thankfully I am loved, I need to be cherished, again I am,
I need enough money to provide, and thankfully we have that,
I need food to nourish myself and my family, we all have enough,
I need to feel special and wanted, and when I allow myself
to feel these things I have them all!!
I may not have all that I want, but I definitely have what I need.

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A little bit naughty Freebie

Click the image to go to the download

for these fun little Christmas Love Notes!!

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From My Playlist Freebie

Check out this Freebie from Biograffiti!!


Biograffiti, is hosting a NEW WEEKLY BLOG CHALLENGE!!

All the details are BELOW, click here to head over to her blog to get the freebie download link to use for the challenge!! πŸ™‚

Weekly Challenge No. 111910 ::

Inspired by Susan Tedeschi
Feel the Love that Music Brings…
Link to Song on youtube
Gosh I love that song! Now for the challenge…

1. Download this weeks freebie and use it to create a new layout.
2. Include journaling on your layout- share your favorite song and what it means to you.
3. Upload to your favorite gallery (or to the Biograffiti gallery at Oscraps).
3. Go back to Biograffiti’s Blog and post a comment with a link to your layout.
4. You have until this coming Thursday @ 5:00 PM EST to Enter
5. One challenge particpant will be chosen at random each week and will receive a $5 coupon to the Biograffiti Shop @ Oscraps

Also, to co-ordinate with the freebie, Biograffiti, has made this adorable mini kit!!

On Sale at Oscraps. Find it here in her store.

Mini Kit

Here is my layout for the challenge!!


Challenge Layout

The song I selected was ONE DAY by Matisyahu, it speaks of freedom and world peace.

It was one the selected songs used on the Listen Up! World Cup 2010 Album, the lyrics are as follows.

sometimes I lay
under the moon
and thank God I’m breathing
then I pray
don’t take me soon
cause I am here for a reason
sometimes in my tears I drown
but I never let it get me down
so when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around
all my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
for the people to say
that we don’t wanna fight no more
they’ll be no more wars
and our children will play
one day x6
it’s not about
win or lose
we all lose
when they feed on the souls of the innocent
blood drenched pavement
keep on moving though the waters stay raging
in this maze you can lose your way (your way)
it might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you no way (no way)
sometimes in my tears I drown
but I never let it get me down
so when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around
all my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
for the people to say
that we don’t wanna fight no more
they’ll be no more wars
and our children will play
one day x6
one day this all will change
treat people the same
stop with the violence
down with the hate
one day we’ll all be free
and proud to be
under the same sun
singing songs of freedom like
one day x4
all my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
for the people to say
that we don’t wanna fight no more
they’ll be no more wars
and our children will play
one day x6

To listen to this song on YouTube click here.

Here are a couple more layouts I have done using the mini kit!!

Hope you all come and join us in this fabulous challenge!!


Odds & Ends

I guess from time to time it would be good for me to write a blog post that isn’t completely centered around scrapping right?? Ha, that’s not really an easy task for me, because I am well, addicted as you have all figured out. Scrapping is my creative outlet, as well, good for my mental health, and those around me, it often becomes a large part of my day and posting. πŸ™‚ But tonight, I’m feeling the need to ramble a little!! πŸ˜‰ Rest assured though, I’m confident that before the end of this post, I will talk about scrapping, and likely have a link to a really really cute freebie, that is just too adorable not to share!! LOL!!!

Monday’s are always my coffee date day with Donna – you know Donna – my sister-in-law-in-waiting, one day my brother will get it together!! I hope!! Mya had school today, much to her delight!! πŸ™‚ The poor little bug, really loves school, which I know is a good thing, but because of school is every other day – full days – for Junior and Senior Kindergarten, she gets really upset on the days she doesn’t get to go to school. Keisha and I have lots of fun together on Monday’s though when Mya is at school. We went to Donna’s for coffee, she watched the newly releasedΒ A Cars Toon : Mater’s Tall Tales!!

Actually, she watched this movie about six times today – slightly addicted. When we came home from coffee, she got herself all set up on the coffee table in her Dora chair … yes … you did read that correct – and I wrapped her like a sausage in her blanket. It’s kind of like her own personal movie theatre!! LOL!! She’s such a little nut. I cleaned up the kitchen from breakfast, and then did a little surfing, scrapping, bloggin’ ya know – the normal stuff!! LOL!! Then it was lunch time and NAP time!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Monday naps with my little lady!! She is such a snuggle bug!! πŸ™‚ However, my nap was interrupted with a peskyΒ neighbor child that NEEDS to be taught how to knock on a door, grrrrrrrrrrr, this little fellow caught a wee bit of my wrath today. He has a bit of a happy trigger finger when it comes to ringing the door bell, and it’s drives me INSANE. Because the dogs lose their minds when the doorbell rings. He came over looking for the girls at 11:30, at which point I told him that they were at school, the next time he came calling was shortly after Peter got home for lunch, so about 1:00, at which time Peter told him that they were at school. Keisha and I go up for a nap around 2:00, and from 2:20-2:40, this darling little fellow, proceeded to ring the doorbell, knock on the door, kick the door, and bark at the dogs. &*^*&%$#*&#*$&(#*(#&*&$%&#*$&#*(&^&^ – yes that is a string of profanity!! I was in a deep sleep, and at first could NOT figure out what the heck was the matter with the dogs, they were losing their minds barking, Patrick, who ALWAYS sleeps under the blankets with us, was barking in the bed, which he NEVER does, Porkee, was at the top of the stairs going crazy. I was so warm and cozy and just wanted to sleep, but couldn’t because of the insane barking, and then I realized WHAT THEY WERE BARKING AT!!! OMGOODNESS are you KIDDING ME??? Now, one would think that after a couple of minutes of annoying the hell out of me, the child would leave, but NO, he kept it up for 20 freaking MINUTES!!Β Β When I heard him BARKING back at the dogs, I got up, because this little darling has also been known to open the door, and with the frenzy the dogs were in at that point, it may have ended very badly for all involved. So, down the stairs I go, grab ahold of Patrick, because he will RUN as soon as the door is opened, especially, in the state he was in, I open the door, and I am confident that there was FIRE coming out of my eyes, nose and mouth at the time, RAISED my voice and said, GO HOME NOW!!!!!! Personally, at 5 if someone yelled at me like that, I would have ran away with my tail between my legs, NOPE, this kid, looks at me, and says When will they be home??? AFTER SCHOOL!!!!!!! Slam goes the door. UGH!!! I don’t like this child, I really really don’t, but the girls like to play with him and his little sister. Which I can deal with but for the Love of all the is good and holy in the world STOP RINGING THE BELL, DO NOT KICK MY FREAKING DOOR!!!! I am going to talk to his parents the next time I see them outside, because it’s getting ridiculous really, heck his little sister, who is somewhere age wise between Mya and Keisha, rang the door bell one morning (school day) at 7:15am, Peter just laughed and told her to go home, that the girls were sleeping. Where the HELL are the parents???? LOL!! Come on!!!

I did manage to get back to sleep, only to dream about them!! &*%&*(&%R^&#$* – yes more profanity!! LOL!!! I got up and made dinner – mmm mmm Chicken with Rice and Salad, which we ended up putting into wraps, and guess — did ya guess?? THE GIRLS ACTUALLY ATE!!! WOAH!!! It’s a miracle!!! LOL!! Danielle was off to her Girl Power night, this was her second week and she is really enjoying it!! It’s an hour and a half meeting for girls ages 11-13, to talk about well GIRL STUFF. Tonight’s topic was about Healthy Eating habits, her comment, ohhh just like school. lol … however, we discussed the fact that at school there are boys, and this is great place to talk about stuff that she might not say at school. She actually agreed with that!! Β They made trail mix too, which she loves, so I promised her on Saturday when I was done work, that we would go to the Bulk Barn, and buy some stuff to make trail mix. I’m pretty fortunate for the most part that my girls all eat well, and like a wide variety of healthy foods. While she was at her group, I went to theΒ laundromat, to do the weekly towels, jeans, heavy stuff!!! BLAH!! But it’s all done now, washed and folded, lol, nope not put away!! πŸ™‚ Come on I can’t do it all!! HA HA HA!! Tonight’s adventure was relatively tame though, only 11 loads of towels and 2 loads of jeans, sweats etc!! All of the whites, and colors get done at home, because they don’t take as long to dry!! So I did 13 loads of laundry – start to finish in under 2 hours, at home it would have taken a couple of days to do. Now, granted Peter will still do at least 1-2 loads a day all week as well. Laundry for a family of 6 is INSANE!!! Came home from laundry, cleaned up the kitchen again, and well, here I am!! Did a little commenting in the gallery at Oscraps, a little surfing, ya know the usual stuff!!

Ok, if you managed to get all the way through this NOVELLA of a post, you need a little reward, and I think I have just the thing for you all!! πŸ™‚ Christmas is coming soon – too soon for my liking but soon!! Nina Unger – of NinaScraps, has an absolutely ADORABLE freebie in her store at Oscraps right now, that I would like to share!! πŸ™‚

FREEBIE from Nina

Aren’t these the most adorable things you have ever seen??? Ready to print Christmas Wish lists!!! I plan on using them this weekend with my girls, to get them in the holiday spirit, and well, I’m sure I will be getting the questions sooner rather than later of what they want for Christmas!! πŸ™‚ I love these, so much better than the millions of pages of list I get from them, that typically end up in the recycling bin!! LOL!! πŸ™‚ I know I’m a bad mommy!!






Don’t forget, a THANK You goes 100000 miles!!!




Sunday Night Sadness

Ohh Sunday night blahs!! The end of the weekend, the start of a new week, work, school, I hate to see Sunday night roll around. It’s been a busy weekend, with the NSD events, work, soccer, family – well simply life!! LOL!! Today was a quiet day here, well sort of minus the 4 girls fighting most of the day over the Wii, what movie to watch, who’s turn it was to clean up after the dogs …. lol …. you know the everyday stuff with kids. In the midst of all of it though I did manage to get some scrapping done!! LOL!! Preserving today’s moments for years to come!! The motto we live digi-scrappers tend to live by πŸ™‚ It was nice to actually have to time to get some personal scrapping done!! I did host on final speed scrap at Oscraps, this afternoon, we did another infamous power lift πŸ˜‰ Β Today we lifted one of my many scrapping idols – wombat146 — AKA — ONA!! We lifted her incredibly simple and stunning layout – DREAM!!


Really does it get any better than this, the simplicity of this layout is fabulous, but its not lacking in the little details, I love the understated way Ona can take a simple picture and layout – and turn it into a MASTERPIECE!! To see more of Ona’s creations be sure to visit her gallery at Oscraps – HERE!! How could I resist attempting to lift this stunning piece of art??? And what a pleasure to share this layout with some wonderful ladies at Oscraps as well!! πŸ™‚ I would like to thank all of them for coming and scrapping with me this afternoon, it’s always fun to power scrap. Also need to send a HUGE thank you to Nina – of NinaScraps , for generously donating prizes for this chat!! Thank you my love!! It’s now time to see a little bit of eye candy – from all the lovely scrappers that joined me for the power scrap!! I hope that you all feel inspired by these layouts as I do.

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To see these layouts in the gallery …. click here!!!

While I was perusing the gallery at Oscraps today, ya know one of my favorite past times, I came across a couple of layouts that really caught my attention. Both layouts are using the same kit – which is not always something I notice, but I did with these layouts. And the best part, everything they used on their layouts in a wonderful freebie!! WOOT!!

Here are the two layouts

In my mind – by Vivre

by Vivre

The shadows and white space of this layout – simply just WOW me!! And the little picture of the bird, is delicately placed amid some of the loveliest elements!! To see this layout in the gallery click here

Next we have using the same kit, a layout by Laure Scraps, who I might add is one of the contributing designers to the freebie!! πŸ™‚ I love seeing designers scrap with their own products!!

by Laure Scraps

Again, the simplicity of this layout is just stunning!! I can’t get over the ability some scrappers have to layer and make it look so so simple. I have the toughest time layering elements but these elements are just divine!! To see this layout in the gallery click here.

Here is a preview of the FREEBIE MINI KIT, by Julie Designs and Laure Scraps

by Julie Designs and Laure Scraps

This freebie can found on Julie’s Blog

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Don’t forget to say thank you if you download it!! Happy Sunday to you all!!

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NSD 2010 – Fun times!!!

Good morning ladies!! I hope you all had fun yesterday with National Scrapbooking Day!! πŸ™‚ What a flurry of activities to be had all over the wonderful digi-world πŸ˜‰ Sally and I hosted a Speed Scrap yesterday afternoon, ohhh what fun!! Sally was basting a turkey while chatting, I was basically in a dazed from working all day, and staying up too late on Friday night, but fun was had by all. Sally and I are kinda “known” around Oscraps for our power-scrapping sessions, as busy mom’s of 4 and 5 children respectively, along with Sally’s home business, and my working full time, being a soccer mom, ya know if we want to scrap – we just have to get it done!! Since we are both hopelessly addicted to Oscraps and scrapping, we have become quite able to scrap a layout in a matter of an hour. πŸ˜‰ Slowly we are teaching our peeps to do the same!! LOL!! So, I’m wondering if any of you managed to actually scrap yesterday, or did you just shop yesterday??? LOL!!! Although, I love the sales, I mean really who doesn’t, but the real purpose of the day is to celebrate and create memories πŸ˜‰ The designers around digi-land pulled out all the stops yesterday, giving and giving over and over again – did ya remember to say thank you?? Did you remember what your Momma taught you as a little child, to say thank you when you receive a gift?? πŸ™‚ There were blog trains, freebies, coupons and codes galore, but did you remember to say thank you??? Ok …. little soapbox is done!! HA HA HA!!

Would you like to see what we scrapped yesterday??? πŸ™‚ And if you manage to get to the end of this long-winded post – you will likely find a freebie as well!!! HA HA HA!! Our speed scrap was a lift of Mindy Hanson’s incredible layout – LAUGHTER IS TIMELESS – I couldn’t help but pick this layout – the smile alone drew me in – how infectious is that smile?? And then the template and overall composition of the layout …. just stunning!!

Mindy Hanson's - Laughter is Timeless

The layouts that follow can all be found in the O So Inspired Gallery at Oscraps – these are all the wonderful ladies, that played along in our speed scrap. I am thankful for each and every one of you!! Thank you again for playing along, also I would like to thank Peppermint – of One Little Bird Designs – for her generous participation prize for everyone as well as 2 – prizes, and Shaui – of Fei Fei’s Stuff for 3 prizes as well!!! Now onto some eye candy πŸ™‚ All the layouts in this slideshow – were created during our chat!! πŸ™‚ Thank you ladies for playing along!!

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Bravo!!! If you have made it this far in the post, I would like to share with you a blog, that I came across yesterday while doing our Speed Scrap!! In Mindy’s original layout, she used a template, which is quite lovely, and it’s a FREEBIE on Scrappamondo by Monica, so I thought I would share this with all of you!! πŸ™‚ Please please please – if you download her template – SAY THANK YOU!!! Share your layouts with her, let her see her lovely creations in action!!

Click HERE to go and discover Monica’s Freebies!!


{i}NSD Chat tonight at Oscraps!!!

First, for anyone looking for Myoldanlac’s Favorite Pick for today, I’m going to skip it tonight, because I have to get ready for the Oscraps {i}NSD Chat at Oscraps!!! WOOOOOT!!!! Party on!! The gang at Oscraps definitely KNOWS how to throw a party πŸ™‚


Now, for those of you that know the Oscraps gang, you have to know that there will be some freebies handed out tonight, actually we have 1 Full Kit to be given out, plus 3 mini-kits!! The catch??? Well it’s simple all you need to do is SHOW UP!! WOW!!! No trivia, no scrapping, JUST SHOW up and chat with us πŸ™‚ Now, can you tell me, is this NOT the coolest chat ever?? Here are the previews of the kits that will be given away tonight!!

Full Kit Freebie

Mini-Kit # 1 Freebie

Mini Kit # 2 Freebie

Mini Kit # 3 Freebie

And you NEVER know what else might pop up πŸ˜‰ Hope to see you there πŸ™‚

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{i}NSD – Hits Oscraps


Click HERE for Sales

Click HERE for Fun

Hope you will ALL join us at Oscraps for some fun and games …. and of course FREEBIES!!

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Suddenly – A Freebie

by Suddenly Artistic

Just wanted to share this ULTRA-CUTE Freebie, from Suddenly Artistic, Nini, is a incredibly talented scrapper and designer. Be sure to hop over to her blog to grab this adorable freebie!! πŸ™‚ Please be sure to leave her a comment if you download her freebie, it’s always good manners to say Thank you πŸ˜‰ And if you create a layout using this freebie, send her the link, it’s a great thing for designers to see their hardwork in action!! πŸ™‚

Click here to find this fabulous FREEBIE!!!

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