thursday thoughts

1. Have you ever stopped by Ideas for Scrapbookers? Well, if you haven’t, you should. Pam Callaghan, the owner of this wonderful blog and one of my sweet friends, shares a bunch of ideas for scrapbookers to use. She has selected a great group of contributing artists, and I’m so fortunate that when she first started this blog she selected me to be a part of this group. We share templates, techniques, challenges, and so much more.

Do you remember this layout that I posted last week?

Well, if you like the design to that one, you are in luck. I have decided to share the template/sketch to recreate this layout.

If you prefer to use at as a sketch, I don’t mind. As long as you don’t try to take credit for my work, use it all you want! …and don’t forget to hit up IFS, for more inspiration.

2. A couple of nights ago, I received an email from Sookie. To be quite honest, I started to blush when I read that she requested my help. I was so honored that she wanted me to be a guest judge for their challenge blog. …so if you find time this month to play along, head on over to Scrappers at SG. They have some neat challenges to get your mojo going. Also, there’s a short snippet all about me if you want to check it out; find it here.

3. Recently, I have totally been in a rut – no joke! However, today I finally had some inspiration to scrap. I played with American Crafts‘ new Heat Wave for display in my LSS. The bright colors to this one is perfect for summer and beach photos!

4. I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but did you know that Kiki Art gives out digital freebies every now and then? You read that right — digital freebies! I LOVE free stuff especially when you can use it over and over again. I created a simple card using the last one that was up for grabs on the Kiki Art blog. Isn’t that butterfly really cute?!

5. Maui has been naughty these past couple of days, and I have no idea why. She got in major trouble today with Mommy (that would be me). Why is it that on some days she’s as sweet as candy, and on other days, she’s a little problem child?!

"Time out is no fun. Can I get up and play with Hilo now?"

6. Thank you to everyone for stopping by. I really appreciate each and everyone of you coming back to read the latest in my life. 🙂



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17 responses to “thursday thoughts

  1. I’m gonna have to go check out that site!! I love that layout and that L/O with American crafts is great…really love the way you did the journaling!! I love the bright colors in Heat Wave:) Love, Jess

  2. gloria

    I love your latest layout. It reminds me that we are both in dire need of a vacation. On a side note, I assume you haven’t been sleeping well. 2am? Yikes. Anyway, I can’t wait for this afternoon. Woohoo.oh…and…YES YOU CAN!

  3. gloria

    augh! why do my comments disappear when posting from BB?! anyway, i wanted to tell you i still like the latest nikki layout. i also love the american crafts one. it reminds me of the fact that we need a vacation. oh, and since maui has been a brat, i’m going to trim the hairs by where her ear and head connect. she looks mischievous in that photo. and YES YOU CAN! 🙂

    oh btw, jesse watched CNN this morning and saw Joe on tv!!! 🙂

  4. gloria — who is joe?! …i mean which joe are you talking about?

  5. Yay! More fun scrappy blogs to add to my list — I’ve been collecting new blogs since I’ve been on my snow break!

    Hmmmm…maybe Maui’s status as favorite in voting is going to her head… 🙂 The problem child thing can be rough…Lola has her days as well.

    Love the layout! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Cute LO’s & I ♥ that sketchc! May have to try it out. But I won’t give you credit for it. I’m stealing it & pretending like it’s mine. And then I’m going to steal all of Martha’s shoes while I’m at it. 😉

    (Something tells me that I wouldn’t really want to steal her shoes though. She looks more like a flats kinda girl to me… )

    Poor Maui…

  7. I really have to visit that site. Can’t wait to get some extra mojo to scrap this evening.

  8. I’m checking out that website right now Sarah, thanks for the tip because, you know, if it comes from you, it’s always a GREAT tip!!
    Love your NYC page, what a great design, TFS the sketch!

  9. Hanneke

    I am going to check that site in a minute!!! Love your LO’s, bright and happy as ever!!!
    And I have a little spoiled doggie overhere as well, won’t eat unless we put something nice and yummie with his food!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!!

  10. Vel

    I have to tell you that my dog, Lady, has been getting in BIG trouble lately too! We had Lady first, for about two years, before getting Lido (smaller, male dog, also younger by 1 1/2 years). I think Lady’s jealous, even though she loves Lido to pieces. I wonder if Maui is the same way? Maybe Maui got used to having mommy’s attention ALL the time and now it’s shared? Just a thought…since that’s kinda what we’re going through too. 🙂

  11. Love your layouts….lots of inspiration. We are going to get a new puppy….they were born 2 weeks ago….too cute. Dogs are like kids…always testing to see what they can get away with. Thanks for sharing with us today. Hugs, Amy

  12. Jing-Jing

    you know i love coming Sarah!!! xxoo!

  13. julie

    lol lol lol lol…..ok….deana’s comment made me LOL for real!!!! lololololololololololololol 🙂 i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those lo’s really gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  14. Thanks for all the inspiration tips!! I’ve been in some MAJOR need of mojo so far in 2010…I can use all the help I can get 🙂

    I’ve also had one naughty pup this past week. Must be something in the air!

  15. Gloria

    Joe, brother of jen. It was toyota news.

  16. oh really?! i wonder if jennie know…. how cool! 🙂

  17. I heart Ideas for Scrapbookers! And now i’m going to have to check out Scrappers at SG! I’m always looking for new challenge blogs. Plus, I love your beachy LO – papers and design!

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