More creativity and blog awards.

I wanted to share a couple of layouts I completed recently.

This layout was done for the latest challenge up at Scrapstars. There is a prize up for grabs with this challenge, so make sure to head on over for some scrapping fun! I thought this was a fun layout because I used up a bunch of random embellishments I had lying around. It’s always fun to use up stuff you find in your stash, and you think to yourself, “I didn’t even know I had this!”

2009 New Year Promise

2009 New Year Promise

I completed another layout; I loved one of Deana’s layouts so much that I “scraplifted” her design! The fun part about this layout is that my best friend came to visit, and she challenged me to complete a layout only using papers from a stash of only scraps. Then, she randomly picked 5 random items from my scrapbooking supplies to use. At first, it was really hard to figure out where to place everything, but I thought it came together quite nicely. This one is about Hoshi, the orange tabby. Seriously, he’s pretty tubby, so I entitled this one, “Fat Cat”.

Fat Cat

Fat Cat

While my best friend was over, I decided to make a really little “layout” ofย  a picture of her. She wanted to see the art of scrapping in the works, so again, I used random scrap supplies and paper. I love how fun and bright it turned out. Here’s the end product:

What a Hoot!

What a Hoot!

I also got around to arranging some greenery for our media console. I switch it up according to season/holiday. Since it’s no longer Christmastime, I had to come up with an everyday arrangement to fill the empty space. I wanted it to be plain, simple, and earthy to the match the colors around the house. I added the dancing oncidium orchid to give it that extra spring touch.

I made this for our media console.

I made this for our media console.

A different view of the arrangement.

A different view of the arrangement.

Touches of dancing oncidium orchids.

Touches of dancing oncidium orchids.

Also, a few ladies have given me blog awards in the past couple of weeks, and I never managed to post it up on my blog. I got super swamped with life in general that I didn’t get around to putting them up. Anyway, thank you to the ladies who linked me up! I really appreciate you coming to visit my ramblings in the blog world; it makes me feel honored that people actually enjoy reading about my life. If I happened to forget that you gave me a blog award, please let me know.ย  Lastly, if I link you, don’t feel obligated to post the award on your site. Post it only if you want to play along! ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Nina and Rowee were so kind enough to hand this out to me! Thank you for this lovely award. It’s such an honor to get this from both of you. I totally appreciate it!

I am giving this award to:

Sarah and Cathy

2. I received this award from Karen. She’s been so awesome to work with on her design team, and it’s my pleasure to receive this from one talented lady!

and now I have to pass it on to 7 (I’ll only do two) very talented and creative Bloggers:

Luiza and Bekka

3. Last but not least, I got an award from Lydia. She’s been so sweet to me, and I always love reading her blog! Thanks for sending this award my way.

How awesome right! So now here is what I got to do. I need to name 5 addictions, and 5 (I’ll only do two again!) people I’d like to pass on my “fabby award” to. Ok, first with addictions…

1) Scrap related things. Paper, chipboard, stickers, embellishments, etc.

2) Going on vacations. This would include outings to the beach.

3) Taking pictures.

4) Shopping

5) Cute “Sarah shirts” and “Sarah shoes”.

Ok, now on to my 5 (I’m doing two) fab bloggers Im going to hit up.

Holly and Samantha

That’s it until next time. Check back this weekend for Red Oak Lines layouts from the wonderful design team!




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12 responses to “More creativity and blog awards.

  1. LOVE the kitty in his shirt…sooo cute!!

    Thanks so much for the award…
    I feel flattered that people actually
    are interested and read about my
    life. I love that I have people to
    share with, thanks so much!!


  2. Thanks for the nice note! I couldn’t HELP but link to your blog, once I saw your cute pages and A-DOR-ABLE mini schnauzer I grew up with a salt-n-pepper mini schnauzer named Smokey, so I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for that wonderful breed. He was my very best friend and he is the reason I love dogs as much as I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wendy

    hooooot! i mean… wooooot!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    that was something else getting to watch you with your weapon of choice– a glue stick!



    ready for tomorrow’s bbq meat fest? oh, and save ur lumpia for your parents instead when they come to visit ~we should have plenty to eat ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Look at you pimpin’out the awards…hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the layout you did for scrapstars. It came out really good as always! Now the photo of your tabby. Cute. I have never seen a cat in kitty clothes. The layout came out really good for only using scraps and random items. Now one question. Did you get your friend hooked on scrapping? The lo of her came out fabulous also! You are on FIRE! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Your blog is fab!! No surprise getting all those awards! Love your pages and the flower arrangement. You are great at coordinating colors!

  6. tna

    lovely layouts, sarah. ๐Ÿ™‚ you deserve all those awards. thanks for dropping by my blog. have a happy-scrappy weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Hi Sarah!
    Great pages as usual and i really love your Valentines projects! so so adorable!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Enjoy your day!

  8. I’m giving you one too!! Check my blog for your Marie Antoinette award…

  9. kristin

    btw your such a DG! LoL Love all your fun new stuff!!!!

  10. I love Deana’s layout and I’m going to go scraplift it too! Your layouts look great for just using random scraps! WOW

  11. Marcee

    LOVE all your creativity! Do Maui and your cat have matching shirts? You know, you’re not that far-if you even need a pet sitter;)

  12. Your blog is definitely fab to read Sarah!

    Love the LOs and the decor you did for your home! Really can’t wait to come visit you! Gotta wait for a date to be confirmed by Dave’s company 1st.

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