Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Sunday!

ScrapStreet is looking for a few new scrappers to join our fantastic team!  We are looking for a couple of new team members who LOVE to create and to write.  We are looking for people who are active in scrapbooking--blogging, gallery uploads, trying new things.  People who tackle scrapping with enthusiasm!  Traditional, hybrid, digital, layout, card, and altered artists are all encouraged to apply.

The Job:
Our team publishes a monthly ezine with thousands of subscribers and a 5
year history. We love finding and showcasing talented scrappers and
beautiful products. If you are selected for our team, you will write a
monthly article which will include selecting and requesting the work of
designers, combining the work into an interesting article, and meeting your

You will also receive products at least 6 times a year from a variety of
manufacturers and will scrap several items to showcase their lines. It is
an excellent opportunity to increase your visibility in the scrapping
community while having fun.

To Apply:
Send the following to
contact information
a short statement of why you are interested in joining us.
3 of your favorite creations showcasing your style.
a link to your blog.
a link to your gallery.

We will accept applications until midnight April 10th.  Announcements will be made on Monday, April 12th.  We are so excited to add some talented new people to our family!

I scrapped last night.  All week I knew I would scrap something of Ivan.  I just did not know what it would be.  The AAM challenge this week offered a quote about letting go that really captured what I was feeling.  I flipped through pictures I have of him and came across his high school graduation shots.  When I saw the one of Ivan and Dad, I knew just what I would do.

Letting Go.  Supplies:  Paper, Die Cuts, Tape: Pink Paislee, Buttons: BasicGrey, Chipboard Alphabet: BasicGrey, Sticker Alphabet: Making Memories, Trim: Webster's Pages, Font: Rockwell Condensed, Other: thread, sewing machine.

Journaling: This is the last picture taken of the two of  you together.  It was Ivan's graduation day from high school on June 7, 1992.  you were together again a couple of times, but they were ordinary dinners with no photos to capture the moment.  Dad passed away 5 years and 10 days later.  If he had lived another 5 weeks, we would  have had a ton of pictures from my wedding, but that was not meant to be.  Ivan lived 13 years, 9 months, and 6 days after graduating.  It might sound like a lot of time, but it was an instant.  He was 31 when we said goodbye.  I have many pictures of Ivan in those years, but not as many as I would have if I had only known how few there would be.  I have learned to take pictures of the little moments now.  Last week marked the 4th anniversary without my brother or my father.  I was surprised to find that I have let go of much of the pain to make room for the memories.  I love you both.  Still.  Always.


  1. Dora what a beautiful and heartfelt layout. Thank you so much for participating with us in this challenge. It's a toughy!

    And exciting stuff with the DT call! I'm giving it a shot. :)

  2. What a great LO...
    your journaling gave me goose bumps... it's so touching...
    thanks for sharing :D

    Hugs Anja

  3. Dora, so happy you were able to scrap with AAM. This layout is so touching. It's absolutely beautiful.

    Mo (AAM DT)

  4. This is so gorgeous and touching. I adore it!

  5. This is beautiful and so touching. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully heartfelt journaling with us.

  6. (sniff, sniff) i super love this dora. thanks for sharing this with us over at aam.



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