HUGE NEWS and imaginisce sketch.

I’ve been feeling rather sick when I wake up in the morning. The morning sickness is seriously getting on my nerves! For instance, this morning when I took Maui and Hilo outside to relieve themselves, I felt dizzy and light-headed.

Ack! Just talking about it is making me feel sick! I rather talk about something else. Let’s talk about some of my recent projects instead.

There’s a new sketch from Imaginisce this month! Each month one of Imaginisce‘s design team members creates a sketch to share with everyone. This month, the talented Aphra created this one for us to use:

I love the design to this sketch! Don’t you?! I didn’t follow it to the tee, but I definitely used it to get my layout started. Remember that sketches are there to inspire you, not to stress you out. …so get creative and make it your very own! If I can do it, I know that all of you can too. Here’s my layout using the above sketch:

I created all of those flowers out of the matching ribbon that goes with Imaginisce‘s Live Loud collection and Tombow‘s Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. Again, thank you to Tombow for supplying Imaginisce‘s design team with loads of adhesives for the blog swap. A scrapbooker can NEVER have too much adhesive, hehe. πŸ˜‰

To be entered to win some Imaginisce products, leave a comment so I know you stopped by. Then, head on over to the Imaginisce blog for more inspiration. Make sure to hit up the rest of the designers that used this sketch, and you’ll have more chances to win!

Do you remember me posting this card?

Well, I wanted to give you the scoop on this card. Not too long ago, there was a challenge hosted by Technique Tuesday at a local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Territory. We were required to use one of their stamp sets and create a Thank You card. It turns out that I won that challenge! I had to share because I’m not much of a stamper, so this is definitely an accomplishment for me. πŸ™‚

Oh, and I am beyond thrilled that I got another email yesterday indicating that I’m going to be published in another book! πŸ™‚










As for the morning sickness, I found out last week that I was pregnant.

It can’t be true…

…because it’s April Fool’s Day! πŸ˜‰ Did I successfully fool any of you?!

Again, I repeat… I am NOT pregnant. Zilch! Nothing! No! Negative! I just had to clarify that in case any family members come by to read this post. πŸ˜‰



Filed under cards, dog, hilo, holiday, layouts, maui, miniature schnauzer, scrapbook, sketches

88 responses to “HUGE NEWS and imaginisce sketch.

  1. Oh Crap… you had me going for a minute there Sarah… that’s so mean πŸ™‚ You are too funny!

    Love your take on the sketch, and those ribbon flowers are very clever indeed.

    Congrats on your card win, it seriously is a cool card.

    Congrats on your publishing announcement.

    Congrats on the impending arrival… just kidding!

  2. gloria

    April Fools at 630Am. Cruel.:p love your LO and congrats! Proud of you

  3. that card … is awesome. it deserves to shine. if it’s mine i would probably frame it. LOL. and hey.. you fooled me! πŸ˜›

  4. jacque

    YOU ARE SO WRONG!!!!!! I was like jumping up and down for YOU!!!! SHEESH YOU SNOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE-LOVE the layouts!!!!! That is so awesome that you are being published!!!! Whoo-hoo!!!!

  5. lol Missy Sarah you had me all excited for you there.

    Congrats on the card win and the publication.

  6. Brittney A

    Another skecth absolutely rocked!

  7. you definitely had me thinking it was true!!! I’m a sucker for April Fool’s Day 😦 Congrats on all your scrappy good fortune!

  8. Congrats on your pub! I can see why you’ve been chosen. Your work is beautiful!

  9. haha — so far, i have accomplished fooling a handful of you! πŸ˜‰

  10. julie

    i wasn’t fooled…lol…as I REMEMBER all TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO well the convo, me, U and Gloria had in the parking lot at buca’s….lol…I would be there strangling lol lol!!! kidding!!! anywho!!!! CONGRATS on the many pubs….what did I say last night….ohhhhhhhhhhhh yes…it ended with…THE END. hehehehehehe…love u! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. Good April Fool’s joke!!

    Love your take on the sketch, too.

  12. Sue

    I love your layout. Nice take on the sketch. Your doggies are so cute. I love your card as well. Congratulations on winning the contest and getting published. Way to go.

  13. Ann

    Great layout – love those ribbon flowers!

  14. Ann

    Congrats on your “new baby”-the publication that is ;o) Love your layouts and all your winning scrappy stuff.

  15. I was in on that April fools joke. πŸ˜€

  16. Mustangkayla

    Congrats on the publication! Your take on Aphras sketch is adorable!

  17. Love your take on the sketch Sarah…Your april fools joke is funny…

  18. a good excuse to use my new Imaginisce stamps! great sketch!

  19. lol I have to admit you had me thinking it for a minute lol… YAY for the win and the pub!! your so awesome… you totally deserve em!!

  20. … oh and awesome layout… LOVE those ribbon flowers!! πŸ™‚

  21. Aren’t you so clever. You definitely had me wondering there. hee hee. Congrats on the win, the pub…and that layout is gorgeous! Let’s get together soon. Hugs

  22. Love your layout! Those pups are so cute! Ha Ha about your April 1 joke!

  23. love the lo and the sketch is so fun!!! can’t wait to try it out!!! thanks for the inspiration!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

  24. Love what you did with the sketch! Awesome with all the layering! And fun April Fool’s too!

  25. tna

    got me there for a moment and i really though you were preggy. wooosh!

    anyway, congrats on another published work and thanks for the inspo. been trying to scrap again and am glad i dropped by. πŸ™‚

    God bless, Sarah!


  26. hello,there!
    Love your take on this sketch and Congrats on your publishing announcement. Your work is amazing!


  27. Hahaha, you almost fooled me!!!
    Love your layout btw, very much so!!! And that card is great too!!! TFS!

  28. Jamie Simms

    Such cute dogs!!

  29. You kinda/sorta got me! I wondered if it was a prank given what day it is but I couldn’t help but wonder…

    Congrats on all your awesome news of late! AWESOME!!!

  30. lan

    Love your sketch take, too funny with the april fools joke!

  31. omg you got me there, sarah! lol! u preggo was the first thought that entered in my head, lol! πŸ˜€

    love your lo and congrats on the card and upcoming project to be published πŸ™‚ you rock! πŸ™‚

  32. Te felicito por tu diseΓ±o, los colores y materiales muy lindos….y gracias por la broma

  33. What a great April’s Fools joke. Congratulations on being published.

  34. Drika

    congrats on being published!!!!

  35. Hahahahaha, you totally had me girl!!! Tooooooo funny. πŸ˜‰ I’m loving this layout by the way!!
    – April

  36. Lisa D (pdrnc)

    Love your take on the sketch.

  37. KimL141

    Wow! I do didn’t see the April Fools joke coming! I was ready to congratulate youon being pregnant!

    Love that sketch and your LO is fabulous, as always!

  38. Hahaha… NOT funny! πŸ˜‰

    LOVE that LO! I’m saving to my faves to lift. And that card is adorable!

    Also congrats on getting pubbed!

  39. :giggle: LOVE the April Fools Joke! πŸ˜€
    Congrats on being published!

  40. your layout is just too stinkin cute!!! I LOVEEEE the journaling around the edge of the photos and you are so right about sketches….you can follow them to the letter or just use them as a kick off point. And yayyyyy on the cute card!!!! Hope ya won something good πŸ™‚

    PS…..while there is still daylight and it is still april fools day I’m gonna tell my fiance I am pregnant again……we already have 5 kids…..lolololol.

  41. Abby W

    Good one Sarah!!

  42. Vanessa

    Cute layout! Congrats on the pub and the card.

  43. THANKS for the inspiration! Loved your LO!!!

  44. no way was I fooled πŸ˜‰ hehehe

  45. Love your take on the sketch and congrats on your recent accomplishments. As far as the April fools…yep, you got me, you totally had me going! I actually pulled that one on my hubby last year but I only let him suffer for a few minutes before I told him it was a joke because he was a little too shocked considering we had an 8 month old at the time….pretty funny on my end though and way to having everyone going!!


  46. This is an AMAZING layout!!

  47. LOL…funny prank!!! And that pic of the kids is so cute!! BIG CONGRATS on being published. That’s so EXCITING!!!!!! Yay for you πŸ™‚

  48. kat

    haha…cute post…and congrats on being published in a new book and on winning your card contest…you pretty much rock πŸ™‚

  49. Mo

    you sneaky sneak! ha ha…ya got me! NERD! Thanks for the giggle and congrats on winning that challenge on being published!!!! I got to get going on that goal of mine….ha ha….keep me motivated girl!!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  50. At first, I thought – morning sickness!! Is she???
    Glad you clarified it at the end and what a great April Fools joke!!
    Love all the projects and layouts – you are such an inspiration!

  51. Jing-Jing

    When I read the “huge news” I thought “She’s pregnant!!” and to think you did an April Fool with that, oh dear me, lol, funny you.
    Congrats on the MM book thing!!! Hopefully i will be there with you. LOVE the card!

  52. Good thing I read the whole post! Or I would be sending you little booties for no good reason… Congrats on the card and the book and your layout with Aphra’s sketch is wonderful.

  53. Nitasha

    You fooled me! LOL! Well, your furbabies sure are cute- lovin’ the layout!

  54. You had me going! I was feelin your pain! Love your layout….good one!

  55. Laura-Lee

    I love your take on the sketch…so very clever!

    Thanks for everything!!! πŸ˜‰

  56. Making Memories? I’ll be in there, too… πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on winning that challenge, but then again… well OF COURSE!

    Adorable LO, too!

    You are quite the jokester, aren’t you? πŸ˜‰

  57. Pickles

    I didn’t really like the Live out Loud line until I saw this layout. I hope they still have it at my LSS, because you made it so cute I have to get some.

  58. lily

    cute LO.. love the robot sticker =)

  59. Chris

    Ha ha!!!!! Love that card and congrats! also love how you interpreted the sketch. Have a great weekend!

  60. HUGE congrats on your pub news and LOVE that LO and card!!

  61. Cynthia Stevens

    SARAH!! I SERIOUSly thought you were preggers! πŸ˜›
    LOVE your take on the sketch-that riobbon flower is the BEST!

    πŸ˜› AGAIN!

  62. Great LO Love it πŸ™‚

  63. Pam

    What a great LO, thats for posting and leading me your way, have a great one!!

  64. Congrats on winning and the book pub! That LO is adorable!

  65. OMG!!!! You crack me up!!!!

    Congrats on the pub and I am loving that LO per usual!

    Happy Happy Easter!!!! πŸ™‚

  66. Great project, love it…

    Cute April Fools joke too…

  67. Sherry

    Love the layout – cute pup and love the ribbon flowers!

  68. Hanneke

    Haha you are so funny!!! Congrats on winning with that great card and being published, so cool!!!!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

  69. asarasota

    ya almost got me!

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  71. You had me fooled! Great layouts! Thanks for sharing!

  72. DaniH

    You LO is cute but your puppies are even cuter!!!

  73. Deb Long

    I love your take on this sketch – those ribbon flowers are fantastic!

  74. So glad I found your blog via the Imaginisce site! Thanks for all the inspiration. I hope you’ll continue to keep your blog public because I have added it to my list of faves! ;D ~A~

  75. Vel

    You silly, silly girl! You didn’t have me fooled, nope not one bit! πŸ˜‰

    Love that sketch and your lo to go with it. Fun, fun, fun!

  76. Great take on the sketch!

  77. You got me Sarah!! I’ve been away from my computer for a few days and I thought I missed “the announcement”. Anyways, love your take on the sketch. It’s such an adorable page!!

  78. Great take on the sketch! Lovin’ the journaling around the photo block!

  79. Fabulously done! Congrats on your publications!


  80. Congrats on being published, and your winning card. Im not much of a stamper either.

    I’m so going to try this sketch out too. Hope I can find the time.

  81. um yea,,,I was like??? lol Good April Fools…I always love your layouts with your fur babies!!! Great job on the sketch! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog. I always smile when I see you’ve stopped by..

  82. Esther Aw

    Like the flowers you’ve created from the ribbons. πŸ™‚

  83. You crack me up Sarah! Nice fools day joke, haha!! Your layout is great too as usual =)

  84. Love your take on the sketch – your dogs are so cute!

  85. Karen Keiper

    Great layout. Very cute and bright

  86. I love your take on the sketch! You’re puppies are so cute!

  87. scrappininak

    wonderful page – love your card too

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