spring? winter? giveaway!

Earlier this weekend, it was fairly sunny. Now, it feels like we have switched seasons! We’re experiencing a thunderstorm right now! It’s been raining all day, and the winds have been blowing nonstop. …and although it looks like I’m being Miss Complainer over here, I’m not complaining at all. Actually, I’m glad that it was one of those indoor days. I got to spend time at home with the family before I head off to Montreal.

Good thing my brother is house sitting and taking care of the kiddos while Gloria and I are traveling. Maui and Hilo prefer to stay with someone they know (and love) as opposed to being in a dog hotel. I haven’t even left yet, and they are having way too much fun. Thank you, Scott! We appreciate you doing this!

Before I’m on the road again, I wanted to share some of the latest projects. 😉

I finally got to play with one of the Nikki Sivils sketches. Here’s the one that I played with:

Even though this paper is a movie night/date night theme, I used it as an “in love” line about my parents, hehe. That’s the best part about creating, right?! You can use whatever for whatever! 😉 Here’s my take on the sketch:

Speaking of sketches, there is a contest going on right now over at the Kiki Art blog. Just by using the following sketch, you are eligible to win some goodies from Kiki Art. …and because we know that some of you don’t have Kiki Art in your local scrapbook stores yet, you can use any products you wish.

For this sketch, I slightly altered it to make it my own.

I did a lot of detail cutting on this one – that’s definitely one of my favorite scrapbooking techniques! I LOVE how this layout is “original” compared to most of work. 🙂 Anyway, I’d love if you’d all play along! Just make sure to share your completed layout on this post!

On top of the layouts, I’ve been cranking out a handful of mini albums, one of which I’ll share right now. Here’s a mini album I created using Urban Swank and Zutter products:

To see the details on this project, head here.

Don’t you think that Perfect Closure is pretty?! By using one of those, you are able to keep your mini album shut! I add so much dimension to some of my projects, so it’s hard to keep my album from flipping open. These closures solve that problem, and they are simple to use!

…and just because I felt like doing a giveaway, just comment to this post for your chance to win one of these Perfect Closures by Zutter! I promise that you’ll LOVE it. 😉 You have until Wednesday, April 14th, by 11:59 pm to play.

Spread the word about the giveaway on your blog, twitter, facebook, etc. Then, let me know, and it’ll double your chances to win.

Oh, and I just wanted to give myself a shout out before I head to bed. This weekend, I got another pub request for another magazine pub! Woot! 🙂 Yes, yes… I will share when it is for sale. 😉



Filed under dog, family, hilo, layouts, maui, mini album, miniature schnauzer, personal, scrapbook, sketches

44 responses to “spring? winter? giveaway!

  1. gloria

    FIRST!!!! love the LOs and projects. oh i hope it continues to pour for the next 24 hours. saying a good hearted prayer tonight. thanks scotty for babysitting in the vale! muahah.

  2. yes, scott… thank you again! 🙂

  3. Sasha Steel

    Enter me in to Jennifer Priest sent me to you x beautiful layout and love the book x

  4. julie

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to brother for doggy sitting!!!! Have a safe and fun trip!!!! U gonna love it there!!! I sooooooooooooo love love love love love the lo’s and the mini!!! And YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for another pub request!!! That is AWESOME!!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Nikki Sivils my dearest! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Chris

    Your creations are so wonderful – your energy and joy of life just shine through – have a good time on your travels. The perfect closure looks awesome and I would so love to win one. thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the pub request. I look forward to seeing whatever you create!

  6. fong33

    I just love those lanterns on your “original” LO. Did you use a die cut for that? The mini albums are great also. Can’t wait to see your pics from your travels!

  7. I’m dying to meet you irl on Friday Sarah!
    Those closures look AWESOME, and I’m heading over to my home forum to post a link to your blog! 🙂

  8. kat

    great projects….and congrats on the magazine pub request…this is why you’re awesome at what you do 🙂

  9. Monika Wright

    I’ve seen those closures at Hobby Lobby but haven’t picked any up yet. Maybe I won’t have to (wink, wink)!

    Great mini, too!

  10. Have a great trip Sarah and Gloria!

  11. HeatherG

    Those closures sure are really nifty. I have never seen them before and will have to go looking for some. I do have a problem with mini books closing and it is a great alternative to ribbon. TFS

  12. jacque

    I have fantastic trip! can’t wait to here all about it!

    Love your newest creations!!! You are so talented- you just ROCK!

  13. Vel

    Ooh, fab stuff, Sarah! I especially love the lo with the tickets…way cute!

  14. Gramma Dee

    Love the post! And I love those little closures. Might keep some of my books from spoinging open. Heard about it from Jillian.

  15. love your works here sarah (as always)!!!! thanks for playing along with us over at nikki sivils!!!!

    ate janis ;o)

    p.s. you’re soooo lucky to have a brother like scott!!!!! i love his picture with your dog!!!! and congrats on the pub!!!!!

  16. aww, what a nice uncle for babysitting. It always makes for a nicer trip when you don’t have to worry whether the kids are safe and happy. I’m sure you guys will all have a great time. Congrats on being published again. Your mini album is way cute and the layout of your parents is so sweet.

  17. LOVING the new LO’s, Sarah… especially ♥ what you did with the Nikki Sivils products & sketch! Thanks for joining us! 🙂

    Have a GREAT time in Canada! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  18. Yay for another pub request!! You’re projects are always amazing! I hope you and Gloria have a wonderful trip to Montreal 🙂

  19. I really love what you did with the sketch! You rocked it! 🙂

    Have a really great week!

  20. Wow, your style is beautiful!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Nikki Sivils!

  21. Ria

    Thanks for joinin ghte sketch at Nikki’s Sarah! Love your LO about your parents! Love your take on the Kiki sketch too!

  22. Jing-Jing

    THOSE lanterns are amazing!

  23. poor gloria doesn’t get to go to montreal with me… she’s traveling for work… like she always does! LOL

  24. O’ Sarah, those layouts are AWESOME! I love what you did with the hot air balloons. Way cute! Adorable albums too. You are so rockin’!

  25. Rita

    the closures are pretty cool!!! So nice of you to be giving some away!

  26. of course, you know I love the layouts. Have fun in Montreal…remember all this rain means drought may be over. And you need to come over and force me to use my BIA….it is gathering dust. lol

  27. Super cute stuff…have a great time in Montreal!!!


  28. Lisa D (pdrnc)

    Love your LOs. Congrats on your pub request!! That’s great!

  29. Our weather keep changing too, weird! Sun, warm and then cold and rain.
    LOVE your creations! What you did with those Nikki Sivils papers and that sketch is just great! SOOOOO loving the next one too and those neat lanterns. You have included so many great details in all of these.

  30. Eileen Velez

    Love your creations! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Hey girl! Great work!!! Love your lo for Nikki’s challenge as well! Thanks for playing along!

  32. super cute layouts!! looove the cutting work!! those ticket stubs are way cute too!! and I’m sooo in love with your mini album!! really pretty colors!! CONGRATS on the pub!! 🙂

  33. Awesome LO’s! SO loving how you used the Nikki and sketch!

  34. Jen Matott

    LOVE the pages! Great Nikki Sivils layout… I love how you used the tickets! Thanks for playing along!

    Jen- Nikki Sivils DT

  35. Wow Sarah I am loving all these projects

  36. Oh wow!! I just love everything on this post!! That hanging lantern is the cutest & you never fail to impress me with yr zutter projects. Have a great week ahead 🙂

  37. I love how you adapt those sketches for your project!
    You are so innovative. 🙂

    Have fun on your trip – looks like Maui and Hilo are in good hands with your brother….or vice versa! 😀

  38. your brother is a sweetheart. 🙂 and i adore that layout of your parents!

  39. Kate Anne

    Love that mini journal/album!!

  40. Hanneke

    Love all the gorgeous things you made again!! those closures are great!! I really should do more mini albums!!!
    Have a great time!!
    hugs Hanneke

  41. Wow – what a great opportunity. Thanks!

  42. I just love what you do with sketches! Have a great trip!
    PS – I’m going to include this giveaway in tomorrow’s blog post.

  43. omg-those are beyond!!
    Have a fun time friend!!

  44. Mo

    Aw, what a sweet layout of your parents and I’m loving the minis! My sisters are coming over to scrap and make some minis! yay!

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