happy mail :)

I was so thrilled when I saw that I had received some happy mail!

The UPS truck drove up to the front of our house, and Maui and Hilo started to bark. I knew it was a package, but I kept thinking, “I didn’t order anything recently.” It turns out that it’s an early birthday present that was delivered to me. I’m not supposed to open it until my birthday, so the package is taunting me, hehe.

Also, thank you to Deana, Jessi, and Mel for your thoughtful happy mail. When I say that I am so blessed and thankful to have “met” such amazing people, I truly mean that.Ā  šŸ™‚

Check out this birthday present that Mel sent my way!

I love this painting of Maui and Hilo! It totally looks like them! Thanks so much for this early birthday gift!!! It really made my day!

Speaking of Maui and Hilo, I wanted to share a couple of random photos that I took of them. They were being extra adorable, so I had to bust out the camera.

"This is my model pose, Mommy. Do you like it?! Aren't I the cutest doggy ever?!"

"You're doing it wrong, Hilo. Let me show you how it is done..."

"See... You have to show off your pupface!"

"Like this, Maui?"

This past weekend, I didn’t get much time to create anything new; I was swamped all of Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday, however, I had an hour or two to get crafty.

Using the latest sketch from Sketchy Thursdays totally helped. Here’s the current sketch:

IĀ  used a mirrored version of the sketch and added a couple of things here and there, but I think it looks pretty similar to the sketch. Here’s my take using a variety of products from Kiki Art, Hambly, and Imaginisce:

…and here’s one I made for my little brother, Sean, using one of the latest lines from My Mind’s Eye:

I finished a couple more design team projects, one of them being a Zutter project, but I can’t post any of them quite yet. šŸ™‚Ā  Stay tuned for those!

Lastly, a ton of people have been asking me where to pick up Kiki Art products. Kiki (the owner) is still currently working on writing up a list with stores that sell her products, so stay tuned for that. That list is growing day by day, so I’m sure it’s tough trying to keep it updated. I do know that this online store carries Kiki Art. Also, try winning one of the many giveaways from Kiki Art. Hopefully, you’ll be a winner.

1. One of the giveaways can be seen here on the blog.

2. Another one is exclusive to Facebook Fans, so if you are on Facebook join the Kiki Art Fan Page! For every 50 new fans, there’s a giveaway.

Hope that helps.

Be back tomorrow!



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27 responses to “happy mail :)

  1. gloria

    WOOOO FIRST!!! hahaha. it’s been awhile since i got to comment first. anyway, i love the photos of maui and hilo. that painting is also extremely adorable. the layout is cute too. btw, hilo is on my blanket! sick!


    I should have listened to G when she said that the dogs might have slept on it. T_T

  3. OK, now… those LO’s are just too darn CUTE! Loving that new MME. Don’t know how I’d use it with a girl, but it’s CUTE dang it!

    That painting is so adorable… what a GREAT gift! šŸ™‚

    I think I may need to scrap Maui again soon…

  4. deana — yeah, i think you should!!! nikki’s got her dog line to use. haha! šŸ™‚ and i know you have it! šŸ˜‰

  5. your pups are sooo cute!! i love the colors on your first lo…and those robots and the other one are really fun!! great work as always!!!! šŸ™‚

  6. Dagnabit G! I thought I was first!

  7. hahaha! why is it always a competition with you two?!

  8. that is a great painting, I can so see those pups in it.
    -I love your work as always.

  9. yeah for happy mail… but better yet, yeah for happy birthday mail… gotta love it!!! and speaking of love… I love love love love love love… those layouts!!! they are awesome… I love the pinks… and those robots… need to get me some of those… too too cute!!!

    have super day!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

  10. Chris

    Such happy Happy Mail – just love that little painting of the puppers (and what cuties they are!) Always love your happy layouts. Such fun accents! have a great week!

  11. julie

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for happy mail and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee those photos and the lo’s!!!!! U rock my love! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  12. Great happy mail…happy b-day!!!

    Your LOs ROCK!! Love them!!

    I don’t know which online stores have the new MLS yet, it just started shipping at the end of Feb. I’ll see if I can find out for you.

  13. Gotta love HAPPY MAIL! Adorable cards! Love your los as always!

  14. Hanneke

    Yippeeee for Happy Mail!! Love that painting!! And YEP your puppies are the cutest (after my sweetie of course!!!) Love the LO’s, cute as ever!!!

  15. Love love love that page!!
    Jennifer C. Sketchy Thursdays dt

  16. The canvas painting of Maui and Hilo is so cute!!! They are so adorable!!
    And I totally heart those layouts!! Great details!!

  17. Totally love the new pics of the pups Sarah! Love the LO’s too. Dirty Dog is way too cute for words. Glad you like your mail. Have a good week sweet girl!

  18. Mustangkayla

    Oh, thats hard to not open happy mail right away! Fantastic layouts!

  19. What a fabulous painting!!
    Your dogs are the cutest, I just want to rub my face on their cute little black noses!
    Love your layouts
    I’ve missed ya, girl!

  20. Jing-Jing

    Sarah, congrats on the happy mail, that painting is so cute.
    I love the red and fuscia and pink colors of your first layout, very unexpected but totally brilliant.
    I have that new line by MME too, I need to put it to use! šŸ™‚ thanks for the inspo!

  21. deb

    Hey Sarah! I always love your layouts!
    omg, your doggies are the cutest. What AWESOME happy mail, wow! Enjoy girlie! xOxO

  22. love those little puppy faces!!! Happy early birthday.. What an awesome painting of your fur babies!!!
    Cute l.o’s.. Thanks for sharing..

  23. Yay for happy mail! The painting of your furkids is too ADORABLE..lucky you šŸ™‚ Great layouts too!!

  24. I’m glad you got your mail…that painting is awesome!! Love, Jess

  25. Vel

    LOL, Hilo and Maui are so cute. Do you notice how long their little arms look (yes, they ARE arms, not legs) in the pics? Just like models. hehehe

    Love the LOs to bits, too!

  26. Tessa Buys

    I love your work! Wonderful Sketchy Thursdays layout :).

    Tessa, Sketchy Thursdays DT

  27. LOVE the layouts! and what a cutie patootie pup pup!!!!!!

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