ROL creations and Saturday sadness.

So, let me start off by saying that tonight I feel sad. My camera is officially broken. It still turns on and off, but sometimes you can’t zoom in or out, which can cause blurry photos. You can’t look at photos you have taken on the display screen, and all the setting buttons do not work. Since the settings don’t work, I won’t be able to utilize photo techniques to enhance the pictures. Sigh. Seriously, this is such a huge loss for a scrapper.

No worries though, I do plan on getting a new camera soon, but for now, I will use my older camera. It still takes decent photos, but I will definitely be missing my everyday camera.

Also, today I wanted to show off some amazing layouts and projects created by my amazing group of girls on the ROL design team. Instead of posting them on this section of my blog, I will be posting their work in the ROL Shop page, which is located on the top of the page as a tab. That way, it won’t get confusing trying to manage both my personal blog and the ROL Shop page. Hope this works for everyone. Please make sure to check it out, and let us know what you think.

For this layout, I “scraplifted” the talented and artistic Deana, yet again. I loved her design so much that I wanted to use it for the second time. This is my latest:

happy.

happy.

Before the camera broke, I was fortunate enough to take tons of pictures of my daily adventures today. I want to share the last photos from the now broken camera, so bare with me because there’s a ton of photos to look at.

For lunch, we drove out to Jack London Square in Oakland to have a picnic with my friend, Jennie. She was so sweet and brought us some awesome BBQ! While eating, we had a blast soaking up the sun.

I saw these pretty flowers while waiting for a friend.

I saw these pretty flowers by the dock.

The cranes of Oakland, hehe.

The cranes of Oakland, hehe.

Im happy to be out in the sun!

I'm happy to be out in the sun!

Let me chase after the sea gulls...please!

"Let me chase after the sea gulls...please!"

Thank you Jennie, for the YUMMY barbeque.

Thank you Jennie, for the YUMMY barbeque.

Why cant I have BBQ?!

"Why can't I have BBQ?!"

A random Jack London Square sign.

A random Jack London Square sign.

After eating lunch and briefly roaming around Jack London Square, we decided to head towards Emeryville to go shopping at Bay Street. While shopping, we ended up taking a detour for dessert at Ikea for their infamous frozen yogurt and scrumptcious cupcakes at Tea Cake Bake Shop. Holy crud, they are amazing! Soooooo delicious. Unfortunately though, I don’t think I’ve had a cupcake yet that is equivalent to the Magnolia Bakery cupcakes of New York City.

Gloria is in love with ice cream.

Gloria is in love with ice cream.

I totally loved their velvet cupcakes!

I totally loved their velvet cupcakes!

One for each of us.

One for each of us.

Is this making you hungry?!

Is this making you hungry?!

After shopping around, I had a ton of fun over at Urban Ore. This place is totally amazing. It’s basically a salvage yard where people drop off their “junk”! Then, people can come and look around trying to find some “treasure”. I love this place because you can find tons of vintage items. Plus, this place promotes recycling and tries to cut back on waste production. I had a lot of fun taking pictures at this place, and I must say these are the last photos I will be taking with the camera.

The outside of Urban Ore.

The outside of Urban Ore.

The inside of Urban Ore.

The inside of Urban Ore.

Im a sucker for old cameras.

I'm a sucker for old cameras.

Look at all of the pretty cameras and lenses!

Look at all of the pretty cameras and lenses!

All of these lenses made me giddy!

All of these lenses made me giddy!

Scott playing with an older lens.

Scott "playing" with an older lens.

I had a lot of fun looking through this lens.

I had a lot of fun looking through this lens.

A random handcrafted doll I saw.

A random handcrafted doll I saw.

Scraps of metal pile!

Scraps of metal pile!

Screws and bolts sorted together.

Screws and bolts sorted together.

How neat is this?!

How neat is this?!

This one was my favorite!

This one was my favorite!

Scott was exploring the premises.

Scott was exploring the premises after we left Urban Ore.

…after a long day of going here and there, Maui was ready to get home.

Is it time to go home now?

"Is it time to go home now?"

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18 responses to “ROL creations and Saturday sadness.

  1. Andie

    Nice LO. I’m sorry your camera broke. Truly sorry. I hope you get your new camera soon. It looks like you had a pretty good day today with all the adventures you were on.

    Urban Ore is pretty great isn’t it? I love restoring old things. The old sewing machines are calling your name.

    Can’t wait to see what else you come up with later this week. Hope you find something to cheer yourself up from the broken camera. šŸ˜¦

  2. Oh wow that place looks so amazing

  3. I want a small purse size everyday camera. Any suggestions.

  4. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your camera. I do hope you get a new one soon! I love the pics that you share right here! Makes me wish to be at California for a visit soon!

  5. tna

    oh sarah. i am sorry to hear about the camera. but i am sure, you are excited to get a new one…so cheer up.

    and what a pretty simple yet lovely layout…i am pretty much inspired with all the pages i am viewing lately. {hope i can scrap, hihihi}

    have a blessed sunday. šŸ™‚

    kisses to maui šŸ˜€

  6. Sorry to hear about you camera! I had the same ting happen this fall. The upside was I hated the camera and now I have an awesome camera. Hope you get something nice!! Love your blog.: )

  7. hey Sarah!!! My camera is broken too … there must be something in the air. :o(

    Love, love, love all the ROL stuff! And those cupcakes look fantastic too!

  8. Cute dog! And those cupcakes look yummy too.

  9. Wendy

    What pretty pictures and sweet layout!
    Cute bangs, btw!

    Glad to see pics of Urban Ore since I really wanted to check it out with you guys…perhaps next time ~
    Waaaaa…yesterday was so much fun, even if it was just for a few hours!

    Thank you, Gloria, for the cupcakes treat!
    They were delicious šŸ™‚

  10. Awesome photos. I don’t think you could get me to leave urban ore – although one of those sewing machines looked just as old as mine!

  11. WOW, you got some GREAT photos!! And that huge junk store looks WAY fun, LOVE doing stuff like that!!

  12. Heya babe. I left you an award over at my blog. Do come take a look!

  13. Urban ore sounds like a fantastic place. Great pictures. Sorry about your camera.

  14. Hey, girl! It’s always so fun to visit your blog. It always feels that I went along with your adventure.

    The shop and the DT work look fabulous, dear! Congrats and more power! =)

  15. Cute LO… bummer on the camera though. Major sadness!

    Those cupcakes look YUMMO. We had no time to head to Scottsdale to look for Sprinkles on this trip, but it is on the agenda the next time we’re there! šŸ™‚

  16. Little brother of Andie and Wendy

    Hi sarah! Looks like you had a fun time exploring Oakland. Especially over by the cranes. And my goodness, Maui looks cuter than ever. I’m very sorry about your camera, but good thing someone was there to somewhat fix it so that it can still take pictures. Hopefully your day goes stress free and you can go buy some potting soil so you can go and plant some more beautiful tulips. Hope the new tv is doing well too…you dumber. ok byes!

    P.S. Dr. Corbin smells teehee ^-^

  17. Wendy

    heeeheeeheeeheeheeheeheeehee!!
    -zuni,
    ^ wendy’s other little brother

  18. OMG why isn’t Urban Ore up HERE where I live??? NOT FAIR.

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