Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Friday, October 29, 2010

A & J

Another template...can you believe it?!?! LOL The funny part will come when I DON'T use a template! This had a nice simple-ness to it! Gotta love that!!

Credits go to:
  • Template - Polly & Rufus - The Two of Us
  • Kit - Eva Kipler & Shawna Clingerman - In this Moment
  • Alpha - Emily Merritt - Stamp It

Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Son

Another layout for Fiddle Dee Dee!! You guys all know how I ADORE templates! I just can't get enough of them!! And I really love how this layout came out too!!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Well Fiddle Dee Dee! LOL That's the designer of this marvelous template of course! And she's gone PHOTOLESS! LOL I was up for the challenge....every so often you have a moment to scrap and no pictures to go with it....well these are the template you want to be using!

Credits go to:
  • Template - Fiddle Dee Dee Designs - JUST JOURNAL
  • Kit - Kitty Designs - Ordinary (I think! LOL)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dawn Inskip Playday

Oops! Missed posting Play Day - but only by a day! LOL Anyway - DAWN INSKIP is now a STUDIO GIRL!!! So here's a couple of layouts with her FABULOUS stuff!!

Go check out here store HERE!! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Amy Stoffel has a contest going on her blog again this month! This one is a template challenge - and you all know how I LOVE templates - so I obviously couldn't resist!!!

Credits go to:
  • Template - Jenny D for Amy Stoffel Blog Challenge
  • Kit - Curious by LCC by Amy Stoffel
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


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 at Dirty Scraps
So if you didn't start there, and just happened by my blog by chance, you might want to click the link above and start back over at Dirty Scraps!
At each blog, you will be linked 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!

Oops! Almost forgot to show you my prize...only thing is - you don't really get to see the whole prize. You're going to have to trust me. I recently (within the last 18 months) gave up paper scrapping to go digital. So I will be putting together a bunch of stuff to send to my prize winner...I just haven't gotten the chance to pull it all together yet.'s a mere PART of my prize:

Now - head on over to Jody's blog...comment & follow! :)

READY, SET, GO…………………………………..

Like Mother Like Daughter

Okay - it appears to be a Stolen Moments kind of It's Saturday and this is the third post in three days to include Stolen Moments! So's the layout!

Credits go to:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stolen Moments Playday

I got a little carried away on the Stolen Moments PlayDay! Besides the one you saw yesterday, I also have these two and did another one using a template of hers! LOL are my layouts - obviously I am just LOVING having Stolen Moments at SBG!

Credits for Falling for you:

Next up is this layout - me and my son Riker...every once in a while he gets to be spotlighted too! Usually you see my daughter - this post is obviously all about the boys!

Credits go to:
And I will show you the template one maybe on Monday. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Stolen Moments is a guest at Scrapbookgraphics this month, but I have always admired her designs! Today is her PlayDay and the Studio Crew has done some AWESOME layouts with her designs! Be sure to hop on over to the blog and view all the creative goodness for yourself!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Time Flies

I so LOVE this layout! Sometimes I do layouts and think they're pretty good. Other times I just love them - like this one! My kids - again - from our family photo shoot! I love my half word have picture title...TIME FLIES! And it really does...go hug your little ones!

Credits go to:
Thanks for peeking!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Senior Moment

Senior pictures...a high school tradition! My daughter wanted some untraditional ones - so that include water and I am sure you'll be seeing those soon too. This one I a tree! She looks pretty relaxed in the photo, but she really wasn't! LOL

Credits go to:
As always - thanks for stopping by for a peek today!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Going Down

Unfortunately, Jen Caputo is retiring and leaving Scrapbookgraphics! She is, however, having an AWESOME sale! So if you're a fan of her templates, you should run over t0 SBG and grab what you can while it's still available!!

It's Monday and PlayDay for SBG, so we are honoring Jen today. Here's the layout I did for PlayDay. Be sure to check on the SBG blog to see the layouts from the rest of the crew!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happiness Begins Here

This is one of those JUST FOR ME layouts! I was in a scrapping mood, and as much as I LOVE my teams, sometimes I just want to scrap for me! Not worrying about whose template, whose kit, whose anything! And I think this layout says it all!

Credits go to:
And that's it for this one...see? short, sweet, and just for me! :) :) :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Layouts!

Just a couple of happy layouts here! More photos from our family photo shoot! I love all these great photos - I am definitely going to have to do this again!!

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And that's it for this post!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Need Coffee!

Not me of course! LOL I don't drink the stuff! However, my daughter does! I loved this cute kit so much - I just had to have it!

Charlize Creations is guesting at SBG this month and today is her PlayDay!! So be sure to hop on over to the SBG blog to see what the rest of the Crew as created!!

Credits go to:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I am totally a color lover! This one is obviously FULL of color! I picked up this kit is La Grier's anniversary $1 sale! :) :) :) Sales are AWESOME too!!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do It Again

Another layout for Berry Sweet Designs! I had fun on this page and more than a CT commitment, I really did it for me. Love it!

Credits go to:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just for Me!

I love the "just for me" layouts! No CT duties, no challenge, nothing! Just scrapping for the joy of it! Here's a few of them.

Credits go to:
  • Kit - Kiss Kiss by Allison Pennington
  • Template - RoadMaps

An another one...

Credits go to:
  • Kit - Studio Flergs & Charlize Creations - Robotix
  • Template - Biograffiti

And last but certainly not least...

Credits go to:
  • Kit - Misty Mareda - Summerflies
  • Template - Kitty Designs Freebie
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Love You...Always

I totally love the way this layout came out! An awesome template, a wonderful kit and of course that FANTABULOUS picture of my three kids! I think I may have outdone myself this time! LOL

Credits go to:
Come on back! Always more to see here!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Three Sweet Chicks

Hi there! I'm back...quick little post to day, but I do have two layouts to show you! Both use templates from Three Sweet Chicks!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Polly & Rufus

I love love love templates! I am just a template addict! This particular one is by Polly & Rufus - for whom I am now part of the CREATIVE TEAM!! YAY!!!

Credits go to:
Thanks for stopping by! :) :) :)

Monday, October 4, 2010


This is don't see him too often, but he's my middle child. He lives with his father, is currently a high school junior, and just turned 16. You can read more about him in this layout:

Credits go to:
  • Template - Berry Sweet Designs - Simply 2
  • Kit - Soiree - Collab from Joyce Paul and Polly & Rufus

Sunday, October 3, 2010

First Day - Senior Year

My mother was AWESOME! Although she didn't really take a lot of pictures when I was a least I don't remember it anyway. I, on the other hand, take MORE pictures than I probably need to.

This picture, however, was a must have. This is my daughter on her first day of her Senior Year. She's my baby. My baby is a Senior.

Her senior pictures came in today (well yesterday by the time this gets posted to my blog) ...almost made me cry. Anyway - here's the layout - credits, as always, are below.

Credits go to:
  • Template - Fiddle Dee Dee - Funky Paper Play 2
  • Kit - Happy Snapper - Captivated Visions - now at Scrap Orchard!!
Thanks for taking a moment to stop by my blog!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dog Gone Best Friends

I love this kit and this template!! The picture was just one I took of Amanda & Bella not long after we brought Bella home.

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