rain, layouts, and more pics from Canada.

It’s raining cats and Miniature Schnauzers over here. It has been since yesterday, and it doesn’t look like the rain is going to let up anytime soon. Even though it’s freezing and wet outside, I still finished all of the errands I needed to do. I even had the chance to finally sit down and create.

Most of you might have seen that the Imaginisce blog is highlighting their beautiful To Love & Cherish line this week! I thought I’d join in on all the fun, so I created a layout using the current sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays:

Here’s my take on the sketch using Imaginisce goodies:

I usually don’t scrap with black and white photos, but I specifically used one for this layout. I love the pops of red I added to the To Love & Cherish line. Honestly, what do you think of this one?

I got my hands on some October Afternoon‘s Fly a Kite line. Surprisingly, I didn’t find myself cutting out kites for my layouts like I had planned. Instead, I created this layout about the boys:

I really like the color scheme to this line. Everyone must know by know that I LOVE using browns and greens, but sometimes yellows and reds and fun to play with too!

The last layout for today is all about spring. The cold weather outside inspired me to think of warmer weather! I could really go for a warmer day right about now. BRR!

The trees, picketed fence, and hills are all from Kiki Art. The wood that serves as my background paper is by Creative Imaginations; I was hesitant at first to use the wood, but now, I might have to go pick up more to use. …and those cute little butterflies are stamps from my friend, Bettina, the owner/designer of My Stamp Box. I met up with her again at Scrap Fest this past weekend, and she kindly gave me this set:

I stamped and added some color to my butterflies using some of the brush pens that Tombow had sent to the Imaginisce DT last month.

…and because I promised to share more photos from my trip to Canada, I uploaded more of my photos today.

Kiki Art employees are always hard at work! πŸ˜‰

Kiki's furbaby takes a break from the hard work -- chewing on toys!

I miss this little man! He was too much fun!

…and a couple of pretty pictures from the city of Montreal:

…and more pictures from ScrapFest:

It was so fun to see and teach everyone!

We definitely had some good times at ScrapFest!

I did a MnT featuring the BIA. Once a Zutter Zister, always a Zutter Zister.

Talk about a jammed-packed post! Phew! That was a much longer post than I anticipated. If you got to the end of this one, then I totally commend you for sticking around to listen to me blather, haha. πŸ™‚

I’ve got some fun stuff to share soon. You are not going to want to miss it. *wink, wink*

Now, it’s time for me to do my workout for the day.



Filed under dog, layouts, miniature schnauzer, personal, sketches, vacation

27 responses to “rain, layouts, and more pics from Canada.

  1. I love the design to your “the boys look alike”. Beautiful photos from the trip too. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. julie

    These are AMAZING…someone named sarah did not lose her mojo while playing with the canuks!!! LOL!!! And tell Kiki….hehehehehehehehehehehe….BROOKIE had that SAME toy as her doggy and hehehehehehe Mr. Dandy got his teeth on it and its now his!!! LOL!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Wait 6 months and hopefully there will be decent pics of me πŸ˜‰

    A’s game on right now. πŸ˜›

  4. HI Sarah! Love your LO’s! Especially the fun spring one! love those butterfly stamps too!

    I went to Montreal in November and just loved it! Happy to hear you had such a great time at Scrapfest!

  5. yeah I totally agree that this rain sucks… is it ever gonna be summer?! lol I’m sooo loving these LO’s… the b&w with a touch of red is sooo pretty!! The boys LO has the most awesome design… I’m sooo lovin that paper (I just got me some and I feel like its too pretty to play with)!! The wood background on your spring LO is sooo super cool and fun!! Love all the cute pics too!! πŸ™‚

  6. Love the layouts! Thinking the rain should be over any minute now. great pics of your trip.

  7. nancy — i wish it was over! when are we gonna crop?!

  8. gloria

    love your LOs. one question, why are your photos of montreal of religious institutions? what happened to cobble stone and the hip and happening? haha. raining miniature schnauzers…that is a new slang. will have to use it some time.

  9. g — those are the photos i wanted to share! if you want to see the hip and happening, then i guess you’ll have to fly there with me. if you wake me up tomorrow by calling me early in the morning, you are NEVER gonna hear the end of it… but knowing you, you prob will. argh. lol. πŸ˜‰

  10. Chris

    Love your layouts – the black/white is so unusual for you but it’s wonderful – so glad you are back and glad that you had such a good time – Scrapfest looks like fun. Have a great rest of the week and hope the sun comes out!

  11. gorgeous work (as usual!!!) really lovin’ the design on “the boys look alike” layout!!!!!

  12. Hi Sarah!
    It was really nice meeting you last weekend. Your smile is even lovelier in person! I hope you had a great time in our “home and native land”. Looking forward to be inspired by works as usual.
    Mei Ann

  13. Jing-Jing

    very nice projects Sarah, so funny, raining mini-s… lol

  14. Love your LO’s Sarah! So glad you had fun on your trip.

  15. Wow, I love those layouts and pics! The one of the boys is GREAT…I love the grid you made….PERFECT! And love the red you put into the black and white…always inspiring:) Love, Jess

  16. Mustangkayla

    Your red, black and white layout is just stunning! Love your other layouts too! Great pictures! The rain is no fun, it rained quite a bit here the last couple of days and tried to snow yesterday. 😦 Come on spring…I’m waiting!

  17. jacque

    All your layouts just POP!!! I really love the black and white one – just STUNNING!!! The one of the boys is great too! So glad you are getting back in your grove – but sorry the weather is yuckie!!! {{{{hugs}}}}

  18. LOVE the design on the boys LO…great job!!

  19. Hanneke

    Love your LO’s, love the one with your fam, so gorgeous!!! Great photo’s again!! And I am so sorry about your weather, it’s COLD here too but we haven’t had any rain for qiut some time!! they say this weekend will be better!!!

  20. Cute LO’s, Sarah! My fav is the OA page… such a fun design & a great color combo!

    And PS… it’s the Sept. ST. And, yes, I know about the free copy. That reminds me… I need to email you about that other pub we’re in. Have you seen the most recent call? It said on there that you get a free copy. I’m like, HUH? What are WE, chopped liver? LOL!

  21. callista

    ohhh love the black and white layout and pic… actually truth be told I love them all! fun pics too.

  22. What gorgeous layouts! You’ve been a busy girl! πŸ™‚

  23. Your layouts are gorgeous! And it looks like you had so much fun on your trip! I’m glad I’m finally catching up on all your blogging. πŸ™‚

  24. Awesome pages! I especially love the grid/circle design on the Boys page. Montreal looks beautiful in the photos. I’ll have to check it out someday πŸ™‚

  25. Just love all the creations…they are soooo perfect!!! I so enjoy looking at all the detail and love that you put into each piece of ART!

    The Pics are adorable!!!

    Wishing you a great day!!!

  26. Love your scrapbooking pages. I’ve done some scrapbooking in the past, and I need to get back to it. Will definitely have to use your sketches as a prompt to get me back in the swing of things.

  27. Like I said I’m sooooooooo behind… but I love the layouts and your photos… looks like you had a wonderful time…. love the layout with the CI real woods + Kiki… fun!!!

    Have a super fun Thursday… {{bunches of hugs}} Michelle

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