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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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!!ย Smile
Everything from:
A DAY IN THE LIFE papers & elements
by three paper peonies
[ย linkย ]
Sold at Oscraps

And one last one!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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
[ย linkย ]
Sold at Oscraps

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Crafty Christmas – Merkeley Designs

Just in time for the Black Friday Sales at Oscraps,

Merkeley Designs has released some incredible new products.

Click {{{{ HERE }}}} to find them in her store.

Kit in Action

Kits in Action

Kits in a Action

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“then there was you” Collab Project

Every once in a while a pair of designers get together and work on a collab together. Some are brilliant while others, are merely ok. And then there are those designers that mesh together like Peanut Butter and Jelly!! ๐Ÿ™‚ That would be my take on the Collab project between TaylorMade Designs and Biograffiti Designs!! They are the peanut to the other’s jelly!! Without further ado, let me present to you

“then there was you”

by TaylorMade Designs and Biograffiti Designs

Now the kit in action ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a couple of layouts I have done with this darling kit!!

then there was you

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Joyce Paul Designs – Collab Mania

Joyce Paul Designs, is on the move this week with 2 fabulous Collab projects!!

Check them out here in Joyce’s Store — CLICK HERE!!

by Joyce Paul Designs & Busy Bee Designs

Kit in action

And this Wonderful Collab with Polly & Rufus

by Joyce Paul Designs and Polly & Rufus Designs


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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!!


Traci Murphy Designs @ Oscraps

I would like to welcome Traci Murphy to Oscraps, she’s been hiding in our store for a bit now, but I think it’s time to give her a warm Oscraps welcome!! ๐Ÿ™‚ She has 2 fabulous holiday kits up in the store today. To find her store click here

All images are fully linked ๐Ÿ™‚

by Traci Murphy Designs

Kit Includes

12 papers
Full alpha set
3 paper ornaments
1 bowed ribbon
2 fabric flowers
2 pine sprig brushes
1 button
5 word arts
1 border

Kit in Action

by Traci Murphy Designs

Kit Includes

14 papers
full alpha/number/symbol set
7 felt holiday elements
2 fabric flowers
3 frames
1 lace ribbon
1 pompom ribbon
3 twisted ribbons
2 bows
1 button

Kit in Action

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Myoldanlac Favorite Picks – November 9th, 2010

Oh ladies, the eye candy I have for you today!!! As always it’s nearly impossible for me to narrow my selections down, but I stuck with 3 today!! Without any further babbling from me, I’m going to get right to it ๐Ÿ™‚

by girlygirl

To find this layout in the gallery click here!! I just adore the level of clustering here!! It’s simply stunning, the page is soft and sweet, but still very fitting for a boy. I also really love how she has the journaling tucked in behind the elements too. Just a simply pretty page!!! Love it!!

by zojinka

To see this layout in the gallery click here!! I love how it looks like the top paper is floating on the background paper, shadow work like this just WOW’s me!! And the clustering is incredible as well. It looks perfectly placed, I always feel as though my clustering is “forced” this looks so completely natural and just where it’s supposed to be.

by zwyck

To see this layout in the gallery click here!!! The picture here is AMAZING!!! This isย definitelyย one of those pages that the saying , a picture is worth 1000 words is SO SO VERY TRUE!!!! The love that is generated in my heart from looking at this picture is just incredible. Makes you believe a little more in humanity. That there is actually hope!! Yeah I know possibly a little deep for a scrapbook page … but this picture just moves me!! I love how it is a simple yet POWERFUL page!!

Happy commenting ladies!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Myoldanlac Favorite Picks – November 8th, 2010

Good morning ladies!!! Whew what a weekend, did you all shop till ya dropped??? It was a crazy busy weekend around digi-town that’s for sure – I hosted 3 chats over the weekend at Oscraps, which is the cause in the delay of the Picks Contest!! I know alot of you played along in lots of events over the course of the weekend too, so I’m sure ย you will be ok with me missing a couple of days;) I know that I have seen a TON of stunning layouts in the gallery around Oscraps this weekend that’s for sure. I just wish I had time to leave loving on each and every one of them. Ohhh to dream!! ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you that might just be tuning into my contest, here are some links that you will find helpful!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember you can join into the contest anytime in the month, you can just track back to the previous selections and comment away ๐Ÿ™‚

What the heck we are doing here

November 2nd,ย Day One

November 3rd,ย Day Two

November 4th,ย Day Three

Because it’s been a couple of days since I have posted the challenge, I could not just pick three layouts from the gallery today, so you have 5 stunning layouts to comment on today!! Onto the eye-candy!!

by taxed4ever

I truly adore this layout by taxed4ever (Trudy), the blending is so incredible, and places the focus of the layout on the darling little girl walking along. I am a sucker for pictures taken from behind, to begin with, so it’s even better when it’s the focus of the layout. The quote she used is simply perfect for this picture as well!! Makes me feel as though I would like to be able to follow along her path and see what gifts she will discover at the beach!! By clicking on Trudy’s user name here, you will be taken directly to her layout in the gallery at Oscraps.

by mei74

Next we have this fun filled layout from mei74 , aka Mary Ellen or M.E. as she is known at Oscraps!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just adore the composition of this layout, and the framework draws the viewers eye directly to her energetic picture!! I love the use of the pattern papers and little bits of journaling throughout as well. Clicking on her username above will take you right to this awesome layout in the Oscraps Gallery!!

by annelis

Now, this layout by annelis, is just a piece of artwork really. WOW!! This could easily be framed and hung on the wall, no questions asked. I am in awe of her extraction work – I have a terrible time with extractions, likely due to my lack of patience!! lol This layout is just whimsically fun!!

by scrapenherbe

This layout by scrapenherbe, is all about capturing those everyday moments in the life of every mom in the world, as the days fly by faster and faster towards the Christmas Season!! I love how she has showcased her child’s Christmas wishlist to be saved for years to come. The crisp yet slight grunge like qualities, of this designs draws your eye directly to the subject at hand, without having to have the title say exactly what it’s about. I love the use of white space as well.

by neat freak

GAH!!! Neat freak , is the queen of the understated layout in my opinion, I don’t think there is a single layout in her gallery, that doesn’t take my breathe away when I see it. ย Seriously, how excited would you be to get this Christmas card in the mail. It is simply put a PIECE OF ART!!! I could honestly sit and stare at this for hours!! ๐Ÿ™‚

So there, we have it ladies, my favorite picks of the day!! Can’t wait to see which layout is YOUR favorite!!



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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

{{{{{{{{ HERE }}}}}}

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

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Myoldanlac Favorite Picks – November 4, 2010

Are you ready for day three of the contest?? ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are just tuning in, here’s the low down. I am addicted to surfing the galleries of digi-land for inspiration … ๐Ÿ˜‰ Big or small I love them all. My “home” gallery is at Oscraps, I never leave that gallery without feeling completely inspired. I will post the links from the first 2 days of the contest at the end of this post. I can’t wait to see your comments on the layouts I have selected today!!


By Bush Girl

Selena (aka Bush Girl), is truly the Queen of Journaling. I never tire of admiring her layouts, she has a knack for journaling beautifully about the everyday things of life!! You know, the tantrums, the good times, and the bad, or being a mother, wife, sister, just the day to day memories that often would be forgotten if we didn’t take the time to write them down!! Not only is her journaling incredible, she always manages to find the “right” kit and elements to tie the layout together!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I adore the alpha in this particular layout!! To read her journaling click {{here}} to go to her layout.

by dianeskie

Ok, I will admit that pink and baby girl, is what caught my eye her, being the mom of 5 beautiful girls, I’m a little biased to little girly pages!! LOL!! None the less, this page by Dianeskie, caught my attention for so many other things as well. I was particularly drawn to the incredible layering and clustering of elements around the adorable picture, and then my eyes were pulled towards the journaling to the closing cluster just under it. The page has an incredible sense of “flow” to it, and I found this to be extremely pleasing to the eyes. Not to mention her incredible shadow work, making it appear as though everything is just hovering above the background paper. To see this layout in her gallery click {{here}}


By JustJen

This is another one of the “everyday” moment layouts, that I adore. I think the attraction here for me, was the title, because I can totally relate, having the odd little brat in my house too ๐Ÿ™‚ I love seeing pages about the little things that our kids do, sure we want to remember the happy times, the “events”, but it’s the everyday things that make up a lifetime of memories. This page is perfectly composed for that. I love the different little details that Jen has added to make this page absolutely STUNNING!! To see this layout in the gallery click {{ here }}

As promised, here are the links to the past 2 days picks!!



Contest Rules – CLICK HERE

Remember ladies, I am looking for DETAILED comments!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, stay tuned for a special {i}NSD Oscraps Blog Train coming to my blog soon!!! CHOO CHOO, you won’t want to miss out of the fabulous freebies, and quick pages designed for you from the wonderful designers at Oscraps, the CheeryO’s andย Virtuosoes – O’s!!