Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome to Scrappin T's Place for the Toast to Life Blog Hop!! If you came here from Misty's blog, you are on the right track.  If not, please go to our hostess with the mostess, the lovely Liz's blog and hop on thru!  I would like to thank Liz for the opportunity to participate in this hop!  Here is the list of all of the hoppers:

 Ashley -
 Mindy -
 Amy Jo -

Our sponsor for this wonderful hop is the fantastic Kristy from Scraptastical Kreations, who is offering up a $20 gift certificate!! You all should see her wonderful "Kreations!"  Go over and show her some scrappy love, here is her link:

Now for my project for this hop:

We were to make something which showed something we were thankful for and I am very thankful that I was adopted by my Dad & Mom.  This is a 8 x 8 layout, which I had never done on this size before, and this was the day that they brought me home from the foster home.  I was 2 months old and thank goodness for my older brother who is the little guy in the picture, he is the one who told my parents to name me Teresa! I found out my Mother wanted to call me Marcia! Yikes! Shades of the Brady Bunch!!! Now, I am also thankful for my hubby and sons now, but I could not have asked for better parents.  A toast to them, for giving me a home! Thanks for hopping and now head over to the fabo Deb at

Scrappy Hugs,


  1. What a wonderful layout and story. TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  2. great job on the layout and that is a great story with a happy ending!

  3. Fabulous layout Teresa!! I love it!! TFS!


  4. Thanks for sharing such a lovely story and layout.

  5. such a wonderful story to go along with a great layout, Teresa! thanks for sharing :)


  6. Teresa, Thanks for sharing your story and layout.

  7. Awesome layout!


  8. Teresa,
    Thanks for the beautiful layout and for participating in the hop!!! I am sorry for all the confusion early today, but thank you for participating!!!

    Pipecleaning hoochie ;)

  9. This is a PRICELESS layout. How wonderful that you were able to honor such a beautiful moment in your life by creating this l/o
    Creative Wishes,

  10. I grew up in foster homes.. awesome that you have a wonderful family! LOVE your LO!

  11. Sweet layout and wonderful how your brother named you. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  12. love the touch of that flower

  13. This is a great LO. A perfect way to show your adoption day/coming home.

  14. Great layout. Congratulations to your parents for raising such a thoughtful daughter. I'm a new follower. TFS


  15. Wonderful story, I have two adopted daughters and it warms my heart that someday they might say this about my husband and me. Special LO for a special day, thank you for sharing!

  16. Beautiful layout and a wonderful story:) thanks for sharing.

  17. That is a beautiful lay out and story and something wonder to be thankful for. Thanks so much for sharing. or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  18. Sweet layout with a wonderful and touching story.

    Barbara B

  19. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!! LOL!!! You're right - Teresa is a much better fit. You are so very blessed to have parents who chose you above all others ... and for them to have a beautiful daughter to do such a lovely layout in their honor. Very sweet!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  20. I have always found the older photos to be hard to scrap because of the colors of the film and the colors of papers today but you did a great job here. Wonderful story and glad you had a great set of parents. My husband and I fostered 19 teenage juvenile delinquent girls and one boy over the years and many had rough starts and through all of those we heard many tales of foster placements and adoptions and not all turn out well like yours did. You are truly blessed!

  21. What a fantastic layout and a lovely story. Had me tearing up there for a minute! Your parents must have been thrilled to bring home such an adorable baby. :) What a wonderful thing to toast to!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  22. I really love this paper from g45 and your use of it. Vintage photos are so wonderful and the paper accents the photos well. Nice work!