jeans and trousers

What do jeans and trousers have in common? Well, they’re both pants. However, the real question should be…

…are they Fancy Pants?!

I recently used some Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants, and I loved it as much as my favorite pair of jeans. I used some older pictures from one of our trips to Hawaii because it worked so well with these papers.

As most of you know, I’ve been trying to use up as many leftovers as possible. Thus, I used the same papers that I used in the above layout. Again, I worked with the another sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

Instead of using just one photo, I opted for four. Also, can you tell that I’m addicted to brads right now?! I decided to bring out my storage box that houses a ton of my metal embellishments, and I’ve been stuck on brads this whole week. Hey, at least I’m using up some of my older supplies, right?! 😉

Aren’t those Fancy Pants papers making you wish it was summer all ready?! I’m ready for SUN and more SUN. 🙂

Lastly, I was prompted by The Color Room to create another layout. My good friend, Jing Jing, invited me to join, and I’m glad that she did. The first challenge was to use the following color palette to create a layout:

This combination is definitely outside of my usual color picks. However, that’s the point of a challenge – – to expand your horizons and test your limits… right?! After what seemed like a millennium in the scrap room, I found some older supplies in these colors. Here’s my take using Palette #1:

Okay, okay… I admit it. I used brads on this one too, hehe. 🙂 …what?! They were sitting out on the table, and they were calling my name! Seriously though, it’s a great way to use up your brads and eyelets stash! Try it; you’ll be thanking me later. 😉

Anyway, this layout is definitely not very “Sarah”. What do you think? I think it’s because I have NEVER used that color combination? …or maybe it’s because of the excessive amounts of bling? …or maybe it’s because I tried working with a new design? The only feature on this layout that looks “Sarah” is the cute pictures of Maui, hehe. 😉

As for my weekend plans, it’s jammed pack busy, so I’ll be lucky if I get to create anything before I head to the land Beyond Borders. Either way, I’ll be back soon enough.



Filed under beach, dog, layouts, maui, miniature schnauzer, scrapbook, sketches

33 responses to “jeans and trousers

  1. you are just awesome Sarah! I love the fancy pants paper and you’ve used it well!

  2. Chris

    What sunny fun layouts! I agree that the last layout is different that most of yours – probably the colors but the pix are adorable. Have a super weekend!

  3. Love these LO’s and LOVE that you are using supplies:) I totally need to just live off of my stash for a little while. Hope you have a good weekend and that all is good by you.

  4. jacque

    I am glad I am not the only one that gets stuck on a certain scrapping technique and run with it for awhile. I love the colors in thses layouts and you really did a great job!!! Just so adorable!

  5. Amazing work here, girlie!!! OMG, I just love all of the bright colors you used. Such great extra touches, too!!! Have a nice weekend!!!!

  6. All your layouts are awesome!! The second one is my favourite.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  7. That photo does go perfectly with that fancy pants line…and it is a beutiful layout!! I also love your take on ST and the color palette one is AWESOME!! And to be honest, I think it does look like “Sarah”. I always think you have your own unique style, and just b/c you used different colors than you are used to, it still says Sarah to me…b/c you are very unique and have a great ability for that to come through in your work:)
    Love, Jess

  8. julie

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!! I am in love with all of these my dearest!!! Loveeeeeeeee the little t-shirts!!!! Thanks for playing with ST!!! And ummmmmmmmmmmm u are crazy girl…that last one is wayyyyyyyyyy YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. I think you may have inspired me to bust open that box full of brads that has been taking up shelf space!! Great layouts as always. I LOVE the picture of Maui with the sunglasses! I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  10. Hey, amazing girl! Just saw you over on the Crate Paper blog. You are EVERYWHERE these days!!! Word of your awesomeness is officially out!

  11. Adorable LO’s… as always! The Snorkel LO is my new FAV Sarah LO! Love, love, love it!

    Now stop creating & using all your brads…. and start packing!

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  12. Mustangkayla

    Your layouts ROCK! So fun…fabulous work! The pup with glasses…that just cracks me up! Cute layout there too! I hope you enjoy your busy weekend!

  13. Mo

    Sarah….you are so stinking innovative and original! I loved the layouts! Braderiffic!


  14. Fabulous LO’s as always…I totally LOVE the first one with the surf boards and the clothes hanging on the line, just perfect!! TFS


  15. I’m partying like it’s 2001! I’m rocking the Old Navy cargo khakis! 😀

  16. I love how fun those layouts are!! those fancy pants pp are definitely perfect for those super cute pics!! lovin the surf boards!! sooo cute!! 🙂 I looove that you steped outta your normal scrappin style a little with the color room layout… i looove how it turned out… I think it still looks “sarah”… just a little more dolled up!! 🙂 and Maui looks ADORABLE!! 🙂

  17. Vel

    You know, you’re cranking out some masterpieces over there…I’m so envious! I lost my scrappy mojo…might hunt down a sketch to get going again. Love all your new stuff!

  18. kat

    love, lo0ve LOVE your new layoouts…you are making me want to use some of my brad stash also…thanks for hte great inspiration 🙂

  19. love, love, love the new layouts. the under water shot is fabulous. and the color palette on the second rocks. off to check out the new site. hugs.

  20. Such a super cute layout! I love how you made a little clothes line =)

  21. Love how you used those brads girl!!! Especially around the circle. Too cute!

    Happy Weekend!!! =)=)=)

  22. Your layouts are way so much fun! Love all the little details of it! So cool!!! Very inspiring!!!

  23. Oh I just adore these….so perfect and so filled with the most wonderful details!!! I adore your talent!!!

    Have a great one!!! 🙂

  24. wow… these lo’s are amazing… I love the snorkling one… too fun… the surf boards make it… the ST sketch… crazy-wonderful… and lastly… I don’t think there is too much bling… and I do think it looks like a ‘Sarah’ lo… you have a way of combining things that makes them just right… and just you… love them all…

    Hope you have a fab weekend… I’m going to try to get some scrapping in… and take care of Champy… he got bit by another dog… bad bad bad stitches… big cone-head… and completely out of it… so that’s my weekend… and Rainee is having a hard time with it all… so I’ve got 2 sad puppies…

    {{hugs}} Michelle

  25. Holy cow Sarah! These are SWEET!

  26. OoooOOOooooh, I love your pages, Sarah! In fact, I always enjoy seeing anything you create very much, your working is very inspiring!!
    Love especially the 1st one, what a cool photo too!!!

    I’d love to see your WTJ one of these days 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great week!!

  27. Your scrapping is fab…all the time! So much fab color and detail! So inspired!

  28. Oh Sarah, anything you make is very “you”. I mean, how many other people have pups as cute as Maui on their pages? 🙂

    PS – Your opening joke = awesome!!!

  29. i LOVE the color palette on your challenge lo!! It’s different for you but it still says “sarah” to me. i can still totally tell you made it! I love the brads too, i dont care what anybody says, brads are never going out of style! 🙂
    i love the layouts that you made with the fancy pants line too, i looove the bright colors and pretty hawaii pics!!
    oh and you told me on my blog that it doesnt feel any different to you since you guys signed your papers, john and I feel the saaame way it doesn’t feel any different than it did before! lol.

  30. Wow, you have been busy! That little clothesline of beach clothes is too much!!! Sure makes that layout. Wonderful details everywhere.

  31. Everything just screams GORGEOUS!! you rock every layouts… Drools

  32. Great lo’s Sarah – they are all soooo CUTE!

  33. Oh my god, that’s so beautiful!!
    I love the page Snorkel!!!!! Ahhhh, I was so pleased to meet you yesterday! 🙂

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