Wednesday, October 28, 2009

If I'm dreaming....

   Please DO NOT wake me up!  Earlier this evening I wandered over to the Collage Press blog because I remembered that today was the day that they were making their new design team announcement. I hadn't received an email from them and thought I would go check out who the lucky ladies were. I can't even begin to tell you how in shock I was to see my name in the middle of the list. Yep, Tonya Dirk, spelled correctly. Me. Right. There.

   I am literally over the moon about this. I feel lucky, honored and blessed.  Those who know me, know that I firmly believe in only trying out for teams that I absolutely love their product. Designing for companies can be a lot of work and very time consuming and if I don't feel passionate about the product it shows in my work, which makes for some tough times. There will be no tough times with this one. I absolutely adore everything that I have ever seen from Collage Press and I just can't wait to get started!
So thank you so much to Collage Press for wanting me and congrats to the other lucky ladies on the list!

Here are a couple of LO's from my submission...

 This first one was made on a 12x12 Clear Scraps acrylic sheet....

Monday, October 26, 2009


I just can't believe that it is only 5 days until Halloween. Wow! We'll have an interesting array of costumes in our house this year...a butterfly, Bobo Fet (from Star Wars), a doctor and a freaky clown thing-a-ma-bob.
Should make for some interesting group photos!

I thought I would share with you some of my latest creations using the Bo Bunny Boo Crew line. First up a wreath that is adorning my front door at this moment.

and a treat can....yeah, I confess those M&M's are long gone.

and a two page layout based on a sketch that Rita Shimaniok, a fellow Bo Bunny design team member did.

I'll leave you a sneak peek for the November kit from A Million Memories....this one is so pretty!

Hope you all have a happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bunny Hop Winner!

Thanks for all of the comments ladies....looks like we have a winner................................drumroll please.

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Sarah said...

This is beautiful! LOVE the tree- I'm so glad you're a clearance stocker-upper like me! :)

Sarah, congrats! Shoot me an email at with your addy and I'll get this sent to you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Welcome Bunny Hoppers!!!

Today Bo Bunny is having a scavenger hunt to celebrate the new Fall Releases. There will be three new lines coming and I truly love them all. They are called Snowy Serenade, Persuasion and Love Bandit. You can go to the Bo Bunny blog and see all of them, but if you are here you probably already knew that! Here's a peak at the Snowy Serenade papers....and guess what...they are GLITTERY!!!! If you know me, you know I love glitter, I think I pretty much add it to everything I make.
As a little thank you for stopping by, I'd love to have a little giveaway. Some of you may remember this advent calendar that I made for the Bo Bunny blog featuring the Tis the Season line.

Well today is your lucky day! There were SO MANY inquiries when this was posted inquiring as to where I got the tree....unfortunately the bad news is that I picked it up on the clearance racks after Christmas last year at Cost Plus. The good news is that I picked up two! Which means that there is one left.
The bonus? It's still shrink wrapped and has candy in all of the drawers! If you'd like to have a chance at winning it, leave a comment here and I'll draw a random winner on Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

AMM Anniversary Crop Blog Hop & Scavenger Hunt

As part of AMM’s anniversary crop we’re having a blog hop and a scavenger hunt. Here is how this will work: each one of the AMM Design Team members will have a special post for the blog hop where you will have the chance to get to know them a little bit better. At the end of the post, there will be a question that will lead you on a hunt through the AMM site and/or AMM blog (the link to the AMM blog can be found on the left sidebar of the main store site). Be sure to check the anniversary crop forum (click here) for complete information on the Blog Hop Challenge.

Here’s a little interview for you to get to know me better:

What is my favorite item in the AMM store at the moment?

I love this new CHristmas line from Pink Paislee...

Are you a messy scrapper or clean and tidy? some where in between, I make a mess but like to clean up between projects or kits....

What TV show(s) must you watch each week?  TOO MANY!!!! Here are a few...Amazing Race, Mercy, Private Practice, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, and Nip/Tuck

What are your 3 must have scrapbooking products/tools?  Glitter, Bling, and needle/thread

What was the last scrapbook item you purchased? Some pieces of the new Making Memories Christmas line

What was the last non-scrapbooking item you purchased? Four pairs of jeans for my oldest son

What is your guilty pleasure? Mocha Frappacinos

What scrapbooking item do you have way too much of?  Patterned paper!!!!!

Using 3 words - how would you describe yourself?  Easy going, quick witted, athletic

Now onto the scavenger hunt! Here is your question:

Which DT members live outside of the US? In which countries do they reside?

Now head on over to Staci’s blog ( ) for your next scavenger hunt question!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Come join us this weekend!

It is  A Million Memories third anniversary and we are hosting a three day crop. Lots of challenges, tutorials, chatting and fun. Oh, and of course prizes!!! Can't forget those. Michelle has put together some fabulous prize come and play and maybe you'll be a lucky winner! Here's a little sneak peak of some of the fun...

Starts tonight at 6:00 pst!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Million Memories October kit

Here are my projects from the AMM October kit. I'm making this post brief and to the point as I have a Bo Bunny assignment due tomorrow and I need to put some finishing touches on it and it's already 11pm. So without further adieu....

and a mini album, I won't show you all of the pages..too many pics, but here are some from it!

I have been having so much fun doing projects for Bo Bunny and can't wait to share them with you. I'll be back in a few days to show you what I have been working on!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A couple of Clear Scraps projects.

Two to be precise...

The first is a little home decor wall hanging. Hope to someday get one of these made with a photo of each of the kids. One down and three more to go. Used an XL Dazed shape for this.

This next is a mini album. I used the All Mixed Up Clear Acrylic album for this. There are too many photos for this one, so I'll just share a few with ya!

I have some Halloween Bo Bunny things to share with you in a couple of days....stay tuned.

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Million Memories October kit

is up for sale now. It's a great mix of stuff for some fall projects. I cannot wait for mine to arrive on my front porch! Here are some pics of it...

and some close ups!

Some of my favorite manufacturers are included, like October Afternoon, Prima, Pink Paislee and Basic Grey. If you'd like to get yourself one you can purchase it here...

I'm off to hopefully get a little scrappy stuff done. However, I have three preteen boys in the basement for the night and then my three other kiddos...we'll just have to see how it all goes. :)