Waiting for May. Double RAK!!!

I just looked at the calendar and realized that we are almost done with April. Seriously, where does the time go?! That’s okay though because come May, I’ve got a lot of fun and exciting things going on. I can’t wait to share the news! It’s making me grin from ear to ear.

Anyway, I’ve been cleaning up the scrap room. I’ve got stuff ALL OVER THE PLACE. It looks like a tornado came through my room, haha. I can’t even walk into the room because there is stuff all over the floor. I’ve been trying to sort through stuff I have not seen since I bought it. Yes, I admit that I buy stuff, and it ends up just sitting there waiting to be used. I’m also trying to sort through some of the scrap supplies where I used a couple of letters and never bothered with the rest. I’ve also got boxes and boxes of untouched material — I really don’t know what to do with all of it!

I recently just bought this to help my desktop space – I absolutely LOVE it! I store a stack of recent pictures in here, so that it helps me tackle the pile before I print new ones.

This is a good way to store your tools!

This is a good way to store your tools!

I just recently received the Grab ‘N Go as a gift, and it really helps me keep track of the small embellishments that never get used. Plus, I plan on letting it sit on my desk so I’ll be more likely to use my stuff. I figure that once I use up one pack of embellishments, I’ll just add another pack from my box of unused supplies.

This actually helps me to keep track of what I have.

It helps me keep track of what I have.

Today, I plan on working on paper storage. I bought more of the cubes for my paper because I ran out of space. 😦 I think I’m going to arrange paper by brand. Does anyone else have any better ideas for paper storage?

While I try to organize my room, I’ll start off with two RAKS! Yes, two — meaning there will be TWO winners! To play, you have to…

  1. Leave a comment with your favorite scrapbook brand… and for those of you who do not scrapbook, I’m interested to know whether or notΒ  you have ever tried to scrapbook.
  2. If you have a blog, post my giveaway on your blog for more players. If you do so, I’ll add your name in twice… but make sure to let me know that you shared it on your blog.
  3. You have until Saturday (May 2), by 11:59 pm PST to play!

Stay tuned, I’m doing more giveaways! This is just the first one!

Happy Monday to everyone,




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46 responses to “Waiting for May. Double RAK!!!

  1. Have a lot of favs… but right now I’m diggin’ Me & My Big Ideas patterned paper. It’s cute, colorful & happy! πŸ™‚

  2. Debbie

    I LOVE SASSAFRAS!!! They always have fun lines!
    Can’t wait to see how you organize all of your scrap supplies in the scraproom. As for paper storage, I do it by color, but it really is personal preference. Have a great week.

  3. I love Creative Memories! In recent years, they have stepped up their game and have come out with a lot of impressive items. By the way, check out the “organization” tab on my blog for a lot of paper storage tips.

  4. What would you give me if I offered to clean that room for you? πŸ˜€

    I’m sure Maui would love room to run around! However, I bet Hoshi would love it right now… so much paper to lay on and materials to play with! Paper and ribbons and embellishments! Oh my!

  5. What a way to start the week! My current fave is My Mind’s Eye. I love the patterns – so fun and colorful. I arrange papers by brand. It is easier for me to remember what I used should there be a need to mention that when posting my LOs.

    Also invited you to join the Scrap Blog Conga Line. http://liveitloveitscrapit.blogspot.com/

  6. I totally know how you feel – we just bought shelves for my scrap studio on the weekend. They’re not up yet but man when they are it will be organized heaven (I hope).
    Of course I must plug Kaszazz as my brand of choice seeing as I sell it hee hee, but that aside I do love Basic Grey, the papers and the rub ons are all I’ve really seen of the range. We’re a bit limited in Australia – nothing like the scrap supplies you guys are spoilt with! So jealous – sigh.
    BTW in regards to your paper storage I’ve seen a lot of DT members that store by brand so it’s easier to note down what they’ve used etc. Hope that helps.
    Kris xox

  7. I love Prima! Love the flowers, felt pieces and rhinestone swirls!
    I store paper by color and by brand, if I’ve got a lot of one company (like Basic Grey).

  8. Oh, I forgot, I mentioned your giveaways on my blog. πŸ™‚

  9. How lucky are you? I cant wait to have my own scrapbook room. After you get all organized you should do a “my happy place” LO with your room.

    I think America Crafts would have to be my favorite company. Love thickers and their paper quality rocks. Pink P, Sass, Ham, KI, MLS, Dbug are all great IMO also.

    What your favorite Sarah?

  10. sweet deal! you are just oh so sweet! My current fave is American Crafts with their new lines! OMG! so cute! yummy!

  11. tna

    hi sarah πŸ™‚ thanks for the visit (and the compliment). i have been meaning to tell you that you take great pictures yourself (and you look great in pictures and maui too). πŸ™‚ and i am with you when it comes to a messy scraproom. hihihi. i just finished cleaning up (or should i say moving around my scrap things. πŸ˜‰

    and love the new hair cut girl. πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks so much for leaving me your lovely comment on my Blog – I really appreciate it !:)
    I may as well enter into your RAK while I am here, hey? lol – I have to say that my fave new lines of paper would have to be the new Webster’s Pages – absolutely divine!

  13. Andie

    glad to see you’re still blogging. Love the new organizational items you got! Isn’t organizing paper of any kind always difficult? πŸ™‚

  14. I’ll say my fave brand is Prima since I seem to use it on all of my projects.
    I have been in the evil land of paper organization lately & by brand seems to be the majority preference including mine. I tried by color, but those double sided papers messed up that plan. I have all of by brand except for themed papers. My cardstock is by color along with misc. solid color patterned papers.
    Have fun organizing! πŸ™‚

  15. Lisa G.

    Hi! thanks for offering a give away!! I just found your blog…I’ll definitely be visiting regularly!! I think my recent fave line is BG Lime Rickey- love the colors. Overall I’ve always been partial to K&Company’s double sided papers, they rock πŸ™‚

  16. Kate

    happy re-organizing!! i love that cos i get to admire my stash at the same time.. *chuckles* I do sort my paper by manufacturers, though – makes it easier for coordinating from the same line.

    Do I really have to pick just ONE brand? Gosh.. for this year, Sassafrass has impressed me the most – I have all their 3 collections, plus embellishments!! And don’t you just love their paper trims?!

  17. Hi Sarah!Awesome blog you have here. You know that I adore your scrapbooking style!Just my cup of tea!
    I’m planning to link to your blog from mine..about your givaway;)
    Anyways…my favorite brand..I love bright and bold..it’s gonna be American Crafts,SEI or Tinkering Ink..hmmm..I think I say TI..just because..see ya!

  18. Hi Sarah
    Just out blog cruising today and came across yours…hmmmm trying to think of a favorite brand is tough….there are so many wonderful things out there. I must admit I am partial to Minds Eye paper…..but really – I can put anything to good use πŸ™‚

  19. Hi Sarah! You’re so sweet to do not one, but 2 RAKs! πŸ™‚ I have sooooo many faves, it’s hard to pick one! I think lately, it’s been Kaiser Craft. I love their recent line of owl paper, and they do some awesome bling!

  20. Hi Sarah, my favorite brand is October Afternoon. Oh well, I have more brands that I like πŸ™‚
    I’ve posted a message on my blog about your RAK.

    Love, Isolde

  21. Lisa l.u

    so glad I stumbled upon your blog!! U r one of my fave artists from sb.com!! can’t get enuff of your great style!

  22. Lisa l.u

    so glad I stumbled upon your blog! u r one of my fave artists from sb.com – love ur style!! Hard for me to pick a fave scrappin’ brand….maybe BG or K&Co for papers, and Tim Holtz for all the other “goodies”!! Looking forward to visiting more!!!

    PS I’m all for organizing pp by brand too πŸ™‚

  23. My favorite scrapbook brand? Ooohh…toughie! I think my current fave is going to have to be October Afternoon. But I also love Jenni Bowlin. If I had to pick just one I’d go with OA!

    I also am thrilled to tell you that I am posting your RAK giveaway right now on my blog!


  24. ahhh how do you even pick a favorite?! i’m going to have to go with 7gypsies, they’ve always been good to me. i love the antique-ish look to their products.

    i’m blogging tomorrow and will definitely mention your RAK, funfun!

    as for davis, it’s really fun right now, because i’m going to school and working. but i can’t imagine it being the same after graduation. i go out on the weekends with friends and all that, and it can definitely get crazy juggling life and school sometimes. but i’m really excited to finish up and move on to the next chapter in my life. :]

    oh, and kudos to you for cleaning your scrap room. mine isn’t even a room, it’s a corner in my bedroom, and it looks atrocious.

  25. Carla

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite is Cosmo Cricket…my all-time favorite line is Cogsmo as I have two boys who are always making robots and things with their Legos and K’nex…love it!

  26. Wow, I just found your Blog and I am loving it!!!! I just adore the new BG line, Lime Rickey!!!! What a great Blog and I will be sure to be back. I am posting your giveaway on my Blog. Come visit and say Hi!!!! I just love meeting new people with a passion for life and paper crafting!!! Happy Wedensday!

  27. Gina (siameseplease)

    That’s so sweet of you! I store my paper by brand too. I guess I can go ahead and admit this next thing, as well, since you went first. I am a shopaholic and I am constantly buying stuff that sits for ages before I use it. Shhhh…don’t tell anybody!

  28. Gina (siameseplease)

    Oh, darnit. I forgot to tell you my fave brand. Basic Grey always makes me smile. I love the distressed look of their papers. When I’m in the mood for bright and fun, I usually shoot for American Crafts. Wait, that’s two. I hope I’m not disqualified! (:

  29. Just found your blog by way of Jocelyn mentioning your give away. Gotta say I really enjoyed my visit. Thanks for the chance to win and I will be sure to mention you in tomorrow’s post. Stop by and say hi sometime. It’s always fun to make new friends!

  30. Oops! I forgot to share my favorite product. There are so many lines I’m loving right now, but I would have to say Pink Paislee rocks my world. And the Lime Rickey line by Basic Grey is a must. Happy Hump day to ya!

    P.S. I just read your post about loving yourself and making no apologies for it…YOU GO GIRL!!!

  31. WOW! I have my own scrapbook room…Well somewhat? Our spare room is multi-functional. Its a guess room, computer room, and my scrapbook room. Mainly used for my scrapbook room. We hardly get any visitors as of lately.

    Ok well however, you know you made this choice hard and to pick one brand that is our favorite???? Well, Im going to have to say Sassafrass and I have some of there new stuff, but havent use any of it yet.

  32. O’ forgot to mention that I will be posting about your give away on my blog. πŸ™‚

  33. my favorite scrapbooking brand: hmmm… im gonna say basic grey. love all their lines and they just seem to fit my style!
    thanks for letting me know about your RAK!! can’t wait.

  34. Hi Sarah, hmmm what’s more fun and exciting than a trip to Hawaii ?? Can’t wait to hear about your plans for May! I wanna say my favorite brand now is MME. I posted the link on my blog.

  35. Hi Sarah. Have fun sorting out your scrap room. I have my papers stored by manu and it works well for me. I’ve got 5 12 by 12 paper folder thingys. Two hold paper by brand, one holds my cardstock and the other two hold my Basic Grey by range so you can probally say that Basic Grey i s my favorite paper range.


  36. I love Basic Grey. I usually buy the collection packs cause everything I would need to make a layout is there. This is the first thing I grab when I’m off to a crop. And yes, I mentioned your RAK in my blog – http://pinayscrapper.blogspot.com/2009/04/rak-and-load.html. Good luck with the cleaning and organizing. πŸ™‚

  37. My favorite is definitely Basic Grey! I have so many of their papers that I’m trying to do a whole album with them now.
    Here’s my link: http://scrapannelies.blogspot.com/2009/04/sarahs-rak.html
    Thanks for a chance to win! Enjoy the weekend! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  38. Debbie

    How generous of you to give out RAKs! I LOVE ALL SCRAPPING SUPPLIES… but right now, my fav. has to be Crate Paper. I love the texture of it. πŸ™‚

  39. Melissa

    hey sarah… i’d have to say my favorite right now is basic grey. they always have something new to play with. thanks so much for being so generous.

  40. Hi Sarah!!

    So excited to come upon your blog, I love your style and I love looking at photos of Maui!! The cutest pooch ever!!! Can’t wait to read up on you!! Have a great day!!!

  41. krismakes

    Hey it’s me again! I’ve linked you up on my blog now, yayyyyy!
    Kris xox

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  43. i love october afternoon!:)
    i also shared your blog candy here…


    thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  44. Oh my my my. It’s so hard to CHOOSE! Right now…hm. Hambly or K & Company. I just got the entire cut ‘n paste collection from K & Co. and I’m LOVING it. ❀

  45. sue

    I have just purchased the Crop in Style zip wallet (12x 12 ) bag and refills with different size pockets inside. Just wonderful, you can see all these little embilshments, buttons, everything has a place.wonderful, wonderful

  46. I blogged about your lovely RAKS on my blog tonight! Sharing the wealth with the blogging scrapping world! ❀


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