a pleasant surprise!

Yesterday, I found out that I get to be a guest designer for Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker! How cool is that?! I honestly didn’t think that my name was going to be on that list, so it was definitely a pleasant surprise. πŸ™‚ Thank you, Nikki, for this amazing opportunity. Speaking of her paper, she handed me some at CHA to play with. Here’s a layout I did with one of her newest lines, Bella Blue and Oscar Too:

On another note, I finally received my January Green Tangerines kit, and I had a ton of fun playing with the colors in this one. I used it for some of my older pictures.

Who has the problem of accumulating tons of leftover scraps?! I do! This year, I’ve been trying to use up everything. Besides, in the long run, using your leftovers can save you a ton of money.

I had a bunch of Kiki Art scraps on the tabletop, so I decided to create something. I even used the chipboard leftover from the glittered hearts.

The pom poms from Kiki Art are so fun! πŸ™‚

…and here’s a card I made with some of my Jenni Bowlin scraps:

Seriously, bring out your stash of scraps. It’ll do your scrap space good! πŸ™‚

Oh, and in case you missed the butterfly video I made, it’s posted on the Bind-It-All blog. Check it out here.

Hilo hasn’t been groomed yet, but we trimmed his Schnauzer eyebrows. He can actually see where he’s walking now without his hair getting in the way. πŸ˜‰

"Aren't I handsome?!"

Maui and Hilo are officially professional wrestlers in the grass. It was Maui’s idea, and Hilo decided to follow. Of course, Mommy (that would be me) thought it was a horrible idea. They get their feet super dirty.

"It's almost my birthday, Mommy, so I can get my feet dirty all I want!"

Happy Tuesday!

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26 responses to “a pleasant surprise!

  1. julie

    congrats on guesting for nikki!! u deserve it girl!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the lo’s and the card….and the kids are adorable as always! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Chris

    congrats on the NS GDT! You are such a super designer – love what you did with the dog house papers and how you used your scraps so well. Have a great week! p.s. the puppers are adorable as usual!

  3. Love your layouts. Congrats on being a guest designer. Yayyyyyy! Hugs, Amy

  4. gloria

    omg. the fact that maui’s face is now brown and her feet are too is a strong indicator of an upcoming bath! bleh!

    love your los from the the GT kit. you work fast. it is snowing right now.

    le sigh.

  5. So happy for you to be a Guest Designer over there!!! Oh, we’re gonna be ona pretty tight budget this year, so i think I’m gonna vow to use what I’ve got and not buy anything new in the scrapping arena…I have tons of stuff that I can use up!!! I’m gonna use that money toward something else this year! I guess if I get anything new, I’ll have to win it!! LOL.. Love those layouts…even scraps make the prettiest layouts…which is the whole point of “SCRAP”booking! Love, Jess

  6. love love love these… and the dog… my little Rainee-bear is in love with… love your place… Congrats on the GDT.. can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

    {{hugs}} Michelle {B}

  7. CONGRATS again on Guest Designing at Nikki Sivils! You’re going to be so inspiring! And that Bella Blue LO is just too cute! I’m looking forward to creating with that line!

    Your other LO’s & cards are so cute, too! Way to use up those scraps! I’m right there with you!

    Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  8. Mustangkayla

    Congrats! Great layouts too!

  9. Congrats on being a GDT for Nikki!! Your work is amazing!!

  10. Vel

    Everything looks awesome, Sarah! I’m trying to use some scraps too…mostly for cards. We’ll see how that goes. πŸ˜‰

    7 1/2 hours til LOST…yippee! πŸ˜‰

  11. Vel

    ~slapping head~

    Doh! Forgot to say congrats on the gdt! Super news!

  12. Congratulations, Sarah!!!

  13. Congrats on being GDT for Nikki Sivils!!!!!

    Who better to select????

    Nope, I cannot think of anyone as inspiring as you. πŸ™‚

  14. Congrats on the guest design spot! Love these LOs!

  15. you are all too sweet — thank you for your kind words everyone! πŸ™‚ they make my day.


  16. CONGRATS!!! I love the flowers in that first layout!

  17. Hanneke

    CONGRATS!!!! Love your work!! Great pics and great way to use your left overs!!!

    hugs Hanneke

  18. Eileen Velez

    Congratulations! Love all of your work!

  19. Congrats on the GT position! Fabulous news. No hurry in sending back my Kiki Art projects. Just send them off when you get a chance. Be sure to shoot me an email and I’ll Paypal you. Thanks!

  20. WTG! You so deserved it! Im loving the los and boy o boy! Hilo is getting so BIG!

  21. Big congrats on the Nikki GDT gig! WTG…can’t wait to see you work your magic!

  22. Mo

    Oh congrats with the GD spot!!! Of course, I’m not surprised though you were…..he he…cuz you just rock THAT much my girl!!!! Oh my, I’m loving those colors in the first LO and that kit you used in the second one rocks! You go with the scraps girl!!! Dang! As always…those babies of yours are just too cute! I love seeing them pose for the camera…he he…they’re such hams!

  23. Congrats on the Guest Designer spot!! Very well deserved! I’m so loving the rainbow of colors in the Kiki Art papers…I cannot WAIT to get my hands on them πŸ™‚

  24. Kat

    fabulous work, as always…i really love the “celebrate 23” layout. it’s very cute. i’m also trying to use more scraps this year. i have so much stuff that i’m having a hard time justifying buying even more stuff…although, i know that’s something i’ll get over pretty quickly…ha!

  25. Congratulations! That’s awesome news! I’m so excited for you! These layouts are beautiful — I really like the birthday one. I’d never thought about folding the corners down! Cute stuff!

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