Last night, I went to the crop over at Memories Live On. Some friends convinced me to go, so off I went. I was surprisingly productive and ended up creating three layouts. On top of that, Holly helped me start planning out another class I’m teaching in December.

This first layout was inspired by a sketch over at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us. I played with the latest line, Persuasion, from Bo Bunny. …and I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE the stitching on this one.

The layout below was created using the latest sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays. I love the paper on this one. Isn’t the October Afternoon paper adorable?!

…and here’s the next one I finished. It’s definitely one of my more simple designs, meaning I was too lazy to embellish it. LOL.

Other updates to write about:

We decided that today was going to be Pumpkin Carving Day in our house. Oh, the joys of October! We had such a fun time making a mess. Even the dogs had a “taste” of pumpkin carving (literally speaking — we weren’t too thrilled about that, hehe). Gloria’s definitely the artist when it comes to carving our pumpkins. I always try to carve something simple.

Here I go....!

Here I go....!

Maui and I are gutting out our pumpkin!

Maui and I are gutting out our pumpkin!

Pumpkin guts! Wahooo, NOT!

Pumpkin guts! Wahooo, NOT!

I told you I take the simple way out! Cute though, right?!

I told you I always take the simple way out when it comes to pumpkin carving! Cute though, right?!

Maui worked on her own pumpkin (with the help of Gloria of course)!

Maui worked on her own pumpkin (with the help of Gloria of course)!

Check out our pumpkins lit up and ready to go for Halloween:

Gloria worked on her "scary" pumpkin.

How vain is Hilo?! He begged Gloria to put his face on his pumpkin too!

How vain is Hilo?! He begged Gloria to help him put his face on his pumpkin too! He likes to copy everything Maui does.

Mauis pumpkin!

Maui's pumpkin!

Maui and Hilos pumpkin - schnauzer and schnauzer. :) (Awesome job, Gloria!)

Maui and Hilo's pumpkin - schnauzer and schnauzer. πŸ™‚ Awesome job, Gloria! They look amazing!

…and I’m so super excited that in about a week I get to hang out with Deana and Julie. I seriously can’t wait! We are gonna have a blast! πŸ™‚

Okay, off to get some rest. Tomorrow’s going to be a long and FUN day.





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26 responses to “illuminated.

  1. gloria

    woooo nice! cute LOs. I need to fix hilo’s ears, but I had fun. bleh i can’t stop coughing. i love the layout you made at Memories Live On. hilo looks extra crazy.

  2. Waw, those pumpkins are amazing!!! Wish we did that over here too. Hmm, maybe I can look for a pumpking in a supermarket or so. That would be fun. Thanks for the inspiration.
    love, Isolde

  3. I love those layouts!! I love the OA pp and the layout you made for Sketchy Thursdays…so cute. Those are great pumpkins….seriously I always do simple to, so Anthony is doing most of the carving this year:) Have a great week girl and Have fun with Julie and Deana..I know you girls will!!!
    Love, Jess

  4. Vel

    Your LOs turned out great and I love the punkins!

  5. julie

    dangggggggggggggggggg … gloria can pimp a pumpkin up for me anytime!!! holy crap…those are cool!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee those lo’s too!!!! beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. I cannot believe how cool those Maui & Hilo pumpkins are…. good grief, Gloria! You can rock that carving knife, girl! Please tell me that she draws her face first & isn’t just free-handing it! Wowie! πŸ™‚

    Adorable LO’s…. no way I could finish 3 amazing LO’s at a crop! I’d be lucky to finish 1 average LO! Ha!

    A week from today!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Adorble layouts! I adore that first one too! The stitched heart just holds it all together perfectly! Your pup is sooo cute! but can his tonge be any longer? LOL!
    Awesome rockin’ pumpkins ladies!!! We color and alter our pumpkins, my boys don’t like “killing” them! LOL!
    TFS :*) ~ margie

  8. Jing-Jing

    I am IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!! Those are totally awesome pumkins!! And you know I pre-ordered the entire line of notebook, sigh… now I wait for it and will be waiting for it till goodness knows when!

  9. hahahaha, these are the best pumpkins EVER Sarah!!!!!! Love your cute pages and can’t wait to hearing everything about you guys getting together (I wish I could go too, snif…)! hugs

  10. WOW Sarah!!!
    What a stunning creation with the pumpkins πŸ™‚
    And the Layout them! OMG sutch stunning ones!!! LOve the dog πŸ˜€
    Hugs from C

  11. What cute pup layouts! I love how different each one is.
    And those pumpkins are pretty spectacular!!!

  12. FABULOUS LOS! Love those pumpkin! I agree with Julie and Deana. Gloria can sure carve a pumpkin! I love your pumpkin too! Us simple carving sistas got to stick together!!!! πŸ™‚

  13. OMG!!!! Those pumpkins are flipping amazing! I wanna do a schnauzer pumpkin for Angus now! πŸ™‚ …and yours is too darling as well. I dig simple.

    Love those layouts as always – you totally rock.

  14. Ok, my computer is being STOOPID!!! lol
    so, I am going to comment on the only 3 photos I can see. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE DOG LAYOUT! HOw cute is that?! And you are adorable holding the pumpkin guts! lol
    And I am the same way about pumpkin carving.
    I like it goofy and short and sweet.
    I have no patience to do those detailed carvings. austin is good at it, though.
    Glad you had a great weekend!

  15. Chris

    Just love the layouts but those pumpkins are totally awesome!!!!!! Gloria is a genius at pumpkin carving – I just can’t believe the amount of work in those. Have a great week!

  16. Came here to see the pumpkins and am LOVING these layouts!! great job all around on all of it!!

  17. Super stuff….the layouts are amazing and the pumpkins are awesome!! You were definitely super productive getting 3 layouts done!


  18. Can I borrow Gloria for a day or two?
    She is a pumpkin artist!!
    I like your pumpkin too, cute teeth!
    Adorable layouts, I haven’t seen that new Bo Bunny yet, very nice!
    Have a great Monday

  19. LOL… I was watching hockey when you guys were carving. I was going to help out, but I got lazy and way too comfortable laying on the couch with Hilo.

  20. Loving those pumpkins!! Makes me want to carve my own. Love those layouts too. I agree, the stitching is amazing!

  21. oh wow, those pumpkings are works of art!!!! Amazing! I’d better not show them to my kids though, they’re seriously bummed out we don’t celebrate haloween here in Belgium. They want to go trick and treating LOL, like they see on TV. I’d tried to explain that we don’t do this here, but they’re somehow convinced we can change this fact all by ourselves LOL.

    Beautiful LO’s Sarah, I especially like the last (lazy LOL) one. I can’t even begin to imagine finishing 3 LO’s in one evening … maybe someday (yeah right! LOL).

    xxx Peggy

  22. OMG!!!! *Jaws dropping*
    Those pumpkins are a work of art! Gloria, you really really good! Love the faces of Maui and Hilo on the pumpkin!!! Awesome! Sarah, I love your cutie pie pumpkin too! πŸ™‚ Even David is impressed!

    Great scrappy layouts as usual! You look really good in the wedding dress!

  23. LOVE the layouts!!! And the pumpkins!!! They are awesome!!! They look nothing like my poor, ugly pumpkin, haha!! πŸ™‚

  24. Ok, your dogs are adorable but your pages might be even more adorable!! Love these!
    Jennifer C. sketchy thursdays dt

  25. I love your work! And those pumpkins are great! Thank you for sharing your talent!

    Tessa, Sketchy Thursdays DT

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