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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!! 🙂

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

And one last one!! 🙂

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
link ]
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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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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A little bit naughty Freebie

Click the image to go to the download

for these fun little Christmas Love Notes!!

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CT Call for Biograffiti

1) Create a minimum of 2-3 layouts or hybrid projects per month using the New Release products of your choice.
2) Provide layouts for promotional purposes at least 1 day prior to release.
3) Post your layout in the biograffiti gallery at oscraps + one other public gallery (of your choce) within 1-2 days of release date.

To apply please send an email to biograffiti1@gmail.com with “CT Call” as the subject by Monday November 29th. Please include the following:
1.your name
2.a link to your most complete online gallery
3.a list of your current CT commitments (if any)
4.a short bio about yourself

New CT Members will be posted on Biograffiti’s  blog by December 5th.

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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!! 🙂 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 🙂 Here are a couple of layouts I have done with this darling kit!!

then there was you

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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!! 🙂

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!! 🙂 She has 2 fabulous holiday kits up in the store today. To find her store click here

All images are fully linked 🙂

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 🙂

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 is definitely 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!! 🙂


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. 🙂 But tonight, I’m feeling the need to ramble a little!! 😉 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!! 🙂 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 released 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!! 🙂 However, my nap was interrupted with a pesky 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!!  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!!  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 the laundromat, to do the weekly towels, jeans, heavy stuff!!! BLAH!! But it’s all done now, washed and folded, lol, nope not put away!! 🙂 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!! 🙂 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!! 🙂

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!! 🙂 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!! 🙂 I know I’m a bad mommy!!






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