Monday, January 25, 2010

Dirty Scraps - Challenge #2 reveal - Sister

How exciting is this?! My first DT reveal over at Dirty Scraps, I am beyond ecstatic!! This challenge blog is for real, and by that I mean it allows you to be real, scrap life - the good and bad, express yourself, be yourself!
The current challenge is simply this:
Dirty Challenge #2 - Scrap a pivotal point in your life. Scrap a page about that one changing moment that happened at some point in your life, whether it be a new baby, escape from abuse, a tragedy, a miracle....I don't care just get it on paper and remember it for what it is! It does not have to be a positive event, it can be anything that happened to you, by you or for you? Maybe it was an intervention, a breakthrough, someone, or something...just look deep and scrap it hard!
Now go get DIRTY!

Here is my take on the challenge:
I have to admit, this truly is the most difficult LO I have EVER created. The entire time I was working on it I was teared up and didn't think I would even finish, but I did! And that's what I love most about Dirty Scraps! It really is scrap therapy. I feel so much better now that I have actually taken the time to put my feelings onto paper. About 5 years ago I learned that I have another sister, one that my parents had given up for adoption on Nov. 19, 1987, the day she was born. This tore me up inside as my family is extreamly close. I know why my sister was given up for adoption (that's a completely different story for another time) But that doesn't stop the pain I feel for living the past 28 years of my life not knowing someone that is a HUGE part of myself. I wonder what she is like, does she look like myself and our other sisters, is she ok, does she even know that I exist?! I do know that she kept her name that my father had asked for, Crystal. I do know that she is now 22 years old, but that's ALL I know other than the fact that I love her and one day I hope to meet her.

Here is a close up of my little embellie cluster. I just love that zipper flower. I have seen them all over the place and just had to make one for myself. I am currently working on a tutorial on how to create several different styles of zipper flowers, so excited for that!

I encourage you to head over to Dirty Scraps and check it out. There is so much passion on this challenge blog, and the ladies are just wonderful and supportive! Also make sure to check out the other DT memebers LO's. They are remarkable!



  1. You did a great job on this lay out, Kootos to you girl......for getting it down. Im proud of you for doing this and wish you luck in your venture of hopes of meeting your sister one day!

  2. This Lo is wonderful! Very interesting how you portrayed the story. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt event. Life can be so complicated sometimes. I wish you all the best in meeting your sister one day. :)

  3. Zipper flower--very creative! Love it!

  4. WOW! What news! I hope one day you will actually get to meet her and when you do, I hope we will get to see another inspiring LO about it. This is beautiful and I can't wait to see the tutorial on your zipper flower.

  5. What a beautiful, honest layout, Amy. And I can't wait for your tutorial!! :)

  6. What a great post and layout to boot! I need to know how to create that flower...fabulous!

  7. awesome lo... love the zipper flower!!

  8. Hi I came across your blog from Dirty Scraps. I was drawn to your story about your sister. Love your layout and the zipper flower is gorgeous!!