on your mark… get set…


Can you tell that I’ve been watching the Olympics!? πŸ˜‰

Go, go, go! Oh, the places you’ll go… oops, I meant to write the layouts that’ll go!

I was on a major roll yesterday. On top of finishing all of the tasks on my to do list, I busted out the supplies, and got to it.

My friend, Michelle, sent me some photos to scrap, and I had a blast working with them. I’ve got my fingers crossed that she likes them.

This first layout I made for her was based on a sketch featured over at the Bo Bunny blog. Here’s the sketch that was posted:

Instead of using both pages, I just used the left side. Then, I mirrored that sketch. Here’s the layout that I came up with using some of the latest from Bo Bunny.

The second layout I created for Michelle was a fun to make. I played with one of the latest lines from We R Memory Keepers. Memories Live On, my local scrapbooks store, wanted me to work with this line for display, and I got right to it. I used a sketch over at PageMaps. I guess if you use this sketch, you could win the kit below…? Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

I used it on a 12×12 layout instead of an 8.5×11 one! …and I flipped the sketch too.

Thank you again, Michelle, for sending me photos to play with! I’m in the process of working with another one of your photos, but it might be a while because I’m waiting on specific paper for that one.

Lastly, I pulled out some of my older Collage Press and Sassafras stuff, and I played around with pictures of Hilo. He was trying to snuggle up next to me when I was relaxing on the couch, so I had inspiration to use him in a layout. I followed a sketch from Sassy Lil’ Sketches.

I flipped the sketch and altered it slightly. Here’s my take on their sketch:

Hopefully, I have inspired some of you to scrap, and if I haven’t make sure to look around you. There’s inspiration everywhere. Seriously, it’s right there… and there… and there… With that in mind, are you ready?

On your mark, get set, CREATE!



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35 responses to “on your mark… get set…

  1. Chris

    great layouts – and I know Michelle will love what you created with her photos. Have a great week!

  2. Wow. Great layouts. I love that you used sketches….and shared them with us. Your puppies are so cute! You have been busy! Now I need to get busy. Have a great week. Hugs,Amy

  3. Amazing as always!!! Love these pages, great detailing!!

  4. gloria

    Nice layouts. I feel sleepy. couldn’t sleep last night. How are the monsters

  5. Your work is always so inspiring Sarah! I love all three pages, I can’t even pick a favorite!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  6. Hey Girl! WOW! Your layouts are amazing…as always! I’ve missed you guys AND scrapbooking. Tax season is sucking the life out of me. LOL! Soooo, I will live vicariously through you right now. Do you think some of your talent might rub off in the process??? Sure would be nice. *sigh* xoxo L

  7. “Go to the start.”


  8. Mustangkayla

    Great layouts as usual Sarah! πŸ™‚

  9. callista

    loving these layouts!

  10. I’m always inspired to scrap… especially after I visit your blog!

    CUTE LO’s… Michelle is going to β™₯ them SO MUCH! πŸ™‚

  11. Vel

    Holy crow, you’ve been busy! Everything’s so wonderful…love visiting for inspiration!

  12. Awesome work Sarah! I love your take on all those sketches too!

  13. I love how you totally make those sketches your own… amazing LO’s… I always love your work!!

  14. Sarah – these are really wonderful! Love how you used the sketches and put your own spin on them! Gorgeous work.

  15. Hanneke

    You always inspire me to scrap!! Love your LO’s again, great take on the sketches!! And love the Olypics too, but we have to stay up sooooo late that we don’t see so much of it!! But tonight our topskater is skating again so keep your fingers crossed!!!

  16. Great job with all the sketches! I really like your “sandtastic” title!

  17. Beautiful LO’s Sarah! Totally β™₯ the Sandtastic LO. So pretty. Glad you are creating bunches. Have a good week.

  18. Wowzers!!! Your LOs are the bestest!!!

  19. WOWZER! I told you last night that we are on a different level…HAHAHA I LOVE THEM ALL! Cant say which is my fav here. Love the new Sassy Lil’ Sketches. Katie and I were on the scrapfit dt together.

    Also for the pagemaps. You are correct. You have till the 28th to link it or send it in by email. Good Luck and hope you enter the lo! :)! Tell Gloria, Maui, and Hilo we all said hello.


  20. I love these layouts sooo much! They are all gorgeous, and I wish I had your handwriting:) Beautiful!

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    See you there.

  22. OH MY GOSH!!!!! I {{β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯}} THEM…. I just got home from working in Rainee’s class… and this is just the icing on my day!!!! THEY ARE THE BOMB – GIRL…. you are AMAZING….. I’m so happy you had fun with the Raine photos… GOLLY… ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! WOW! WOW!!! Great job… and I’m going to go do that sketch…

    I love the {hilo} lo… Rainee loves it… she just loves those cute dogs of yours… again… you’re amazing!!!!

    {{hugs – hugs – hugs}} Michelle

  23. Kat

    wow! you had a very successful scrapping day – all the layouts are wonderful! and i need to go check out that “we r memory keepers” line, because it looks super fun.

  24. Michelle is so lucky – those layouts are just super great!! My fav is the first one with the Bo Bunny paper.

  25. Lovely as always Sarah! Michelle’s pictures are adorable! πŸ™‚

  26. Look at you! And you didn’t even need a snow day. πŸ™‚

    They’re gorgeous, by the way.

  27. Kat

    hey, sarah – random question. how do you get such good pictures of your layouts? i’ve been really struggling recently to get good pics of my 12 x 12 layouts…any advice you can give would be appreciated!

  28. Your pages are totally adorable!! I have those sketches on my to-do list and am hoping I get to do at least one. I’m running out of time !!

  29. gloria

    btw..i see you’ve been putting that martha punch to good use. hahaha!

  30. julie

    omygosh!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all of these sarah!!! i love love love love love love the lo’s u made of rainee!!! they are just gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  31. Love these sketches and the way you flipped and mirrored them. Been watching the Olympics on iplayer as too late to watch them live. Loving the ski cross and half pipe.

  32. Love your own signature take on all the sketches! I always enjoy purusing your scrappy goodness!

    Sassy Lil’ Sketches

  33. hehe aww your poor puppies!! My dog AND son go crazy when it’s raining outside too! πŸ™‚
    Awesome job on the mini!! I love it! I know exactly what you mean, I never finish mini albums, it’s bad. That’s why I never make them, haha.
    I’m totally procrastinating right now too!

  34. Amy

    Love your layouts – they are wonderful!

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