earthquake, layout, new tools!

Living where we live can sometimes be scary. If you don’t already know, we live in the “Silicon Valley“. Home to not only high-tech companies, but home to earthquakes as well. Yes, it’s true that we literally live in between Apple and Google; however, living here can really shake up the place.

Most of the South Bay felt it.

The big blue square is the epicenter of the quake.

Not too long ago, we had a fairly small earthquake, but small enough to be felt. Maui and Hilo started barking erratically. All of a sudden it sounded like a big truck or train had hit our house. The house started to shake, and there was rumbling all around me. I ran to get my jacket, so we could go outside, and all of the neighbors’ dogs were barking too. It didn’t last long, but it was definitely a loud rumble. Since then, I swear I’ve been feeling little quakes here and there. Thank goodness, it was just a small one; it released a lot of tension in the California fault lines. πŸ™‚

On a completely different note, I officially can share my layout as the Sketchy Thursdays guest designer for January. Make sure to head on over to the blog, and check out all of the inspiration from the rest of their DT. Below is the sketch and my take on it:

Also, make sure to head on over to Ideas for Scrapbookers. Today, I got to post a couple of tips and ideas on your ribbon stash. You might find some of these helpful if you’re a ribbon hoarder like me. *wink*

Zutter just announced that they are releasing two new tools at CHA this month! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Check this out:


Want to see what these cool new toys do?! Check out the Zutter blog to read more about it, but beware because you’ll most likely want to add it to your wish list. Know that I warned all of you! πŸ˜‰

Speaking of CHA, if you’re going, I want to know! Perhaps we’ll bump into each other. πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!





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23 responses to “earthquake, layout, new tools!

  1. gloria

    you know that picture of the silicon valley you posted? people at work actually have this poster! even my clients do. haha. nerd. anyway, it is a bummer that i missed that earthquake, but i’m glad to hear you, maui, and hilo are all safe. i wonder how cookie is doing.

  2. well considering cookie was barking like a crazy maniac, i’m sure she’s fine because she didn’t get out of their house this time… and spca didn’t have to come and find her! lol. πŸ™‚ and yeah, that poster is pretty nerdy, don’t you think?! i couldn’t find apple on there, and i looked in cupertino!

  3. reneelamb

    How scary Sarah!! I’d much rather live in tornado alley than in a place with earthquakes! At least we get somewhat of a warning! Glad it was a small one!!

    Love your layout – the monster is just too cute!

  4. The LO is adorable!

    And I just saw your post at Ideas before I hopped over here! Guess who is the Featured Artist tomorrow, thanks to YOU?! πŸ™‚

    Glad all is well in Silicon Valley…

  5. um. you’re freakin’ me out. I am scared of quakes. the other day we felt tremor atfer Indonesia’s quake and i was like.. urghhh!! *hugs* stay safe.

  6. Chris

    Loved your ribbon ideas on “Ideas” – I have lots of ribbon and try to use it whenever I can. Your map is very interesting and hope you and yours are calmed down after the quake. When we lived in the Caribbean, we experienced lot of earthquakes as there are many faults under the ocean in that area – very unsettling to say the least – now, living in Florida, we have hurricanes(as we did in the Caribbean) but we almost always have some notice. So, it’s always something! As always, I love your layout, and those new toys look very interesting (but I am afraid they are way out of my budget). Have a great week and I will look at Ideas tomorrow to see who is the featured artist (I can guess).

  7. Kat

    i love the skethcy thursdays layout…so, so cute…and i read your article at IFS. i need to learn how to mkae those cute ribbon flowers…i love them!

  8. Jing-Jing

    New tools, woooooooooooooooooowie!!! and lucky you living between the fruit and the google, lol, don’t have “clever” name for them πŸ™‚

  9. Earthquakes = frightening!
    Oh and I love that layout Ma’am!

  10. yikes earthquakes are scary!! when we lived in AK we would get them all the time! Im glad it was just a small one, but your poor doggies, lol!

    loooove your new layout, those new tools look awesome, i want that big cutter!

  11. julie

    ok…i guess living in the hottest state in the union does have its perks! lol! no earthquakes, no blizzards, no tornados….lol….wellllllllll 100 plus degrees really suck…but whatever! Glad that u and puppies are safe!!! loveeeeeeeeee the lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  12. I am still patiently waiting for that email ! πŸ˜€ I am glad you and the fur kids are ok. I like michigan because all we have to deal with is snow. I love the layouts!

    oh and molli says “woof bark woof” to maui and hilo

  13. beth — sent you an email with some of the details. πŸ™‚ tell molli “WOOF WOOF WOOF” from maui and hilo.

  14. Nothing cool ever happens here. Ugh… Sacramento SUCKS. I need to move back to the Bay Area ASAP.

  15. hi sarah!!! just wanna say happy new year to you 2 and your layout is super cutie!!! and ooohhh, those cool new toys are super yummy!!!

  16. Great job with the ribbon post! It was very helpful. And I love your take on that sketch. Super cute, as always!

  17. Vel

    I saw that about the earthquake. Glad it wasn’t too bad. Love your lo and really love those new Zutter products. I think I really need that distresser.

  18. Hanneke

    Earthquakes, yak that sounds so scarry!!! Never experienced one, we don’t them!! But we do have, snow, wind , rain, ice……!!!
    Love the LO for Sketchy Tursdays, I love that blog!!!
    And wish I could go to CHA, would love to bump in to you!!:)
    Have a great weekend!!

  19. Mustangkayla

    Lucky you getting to go to CHA! Very scary about the earthquake. Cute layout!

  20. I do not envy you living in an earthquake zone. We felt a small tremble last week as a result of the earthquakes in Mexico and it freaked me out! Trust me, it was small too. Eeek!

    Love the layout! I’m jealous you’ll be going to CHA. I need to make it there one of these times πŸ™‚

  21. jean

    sounds scary! take care!

  22. I used to live in So Cal. Earthquakes are something you don’t get warnings ahead of time… you can only hope that when it happens you are not on a freeway…. Anyways, I love your page you did for Sketchy Thursdays. I saw it over there first and i immediately recognized it’s yours.
    Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

  23. YIKES!! We honeymooned in CA. and there was a small quake. Scariest thing ever even though we barely felt it in our hotel room. Stay safe Girl!

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