the sampler blog hop!

Did I ever share the news that I was invited to be a guest designer this month for The Sampler kit club?! Well, in case you didn’t know, say hello to April’s guest designer, hehe!

Today, they are having their very first blog hop, and they have asked me to be a part of it. πŸ™‚

The Sampler Design Team has LOTS of inspiring projects, tips, and techniques to share, so please hop along with us to see what everyone has in store!

Here is the blog hop rotation for today:

Guest Designer Sarah *YOU ARE HERE*
End at The Crop Spot Blog with Sandy

…but before you head off to visit everyone’s blogs, I wanted to share a couple of layouts that I created using April’s kit.

To make those stars stand out, I added glitter and outlined the edges to each one. I LOVE how they add character to this layout.

Don’t you just LOVE the colors to this kit?! I do. It makes for a really great spring kit, but it also works for those future summer layouts and projects. As a matter of fact, I plan on sharing more projects that I have created with this kit.

…and because today there’s a blog hop going on, you all have a chance to win a PRIZE! By leaving a comment on EACH design team member’s blog, you have a chance to WIN an amazing prize sponsored by Scrapbooking Supplies R US!Β  You have until Tuesday, April 27th to leave your comments.

Now, hop on over to find out what Sandy has created to inspire you today!

Also, The Sampler Kit Club just put out a design team call. Want to play with some new products and show off your beautiful work?! Click here to find out more. I’d LOVE to see you on the team!

Aside from the blog hop and design team call, I wanted to share some layouts that I created yesterday.

What do you think of the design on the above layout? The colors, the design, the journaling, and everything else about it screams “Sarah”, don’t you think? I’m only asking because I’m trying to branch out from my comfort zone.

…so to challenge myself, when I went to Memories Live On to pick up products for design samples (it had been over two weeks, yikes!), I opted to work with some of the latest from Webster’s Pages. In case you haven’t really seen much of my work, I usually don’t work with their papers. Some people now how to make it look GORGEOUS; me, on the other hand, prefer to work with bright colored papers. This was definitely a challenge, but I’m proud to say that I actually finished a “sort of vintage” layout!

Okay, so I cheated a little bit; I added bright colors here and there πŸ˜‰ You can’t blame me though. My creative nature flocks towards those brighter colors, haha!

On a side note, who’s glad it’s Friday?! ME! ME! ME! This week went by pretty quickly because I’ve been busy trying to get myself readjusted. The weekend weather looks promising, so if it’s sunny, perhaps a picnic at the park could be scheduled. πŸ™‚

PS: Has anyone dealt with foster parenting or adoption? I know some people might find that too personal to talk about, but if you are open to share your thoughts, please contact me. I’d LOVE to hear what you’ve got to say.



Filed under blog hop, kit club, layouts, scrapbook

28 responses to “the sampler blog hop!

  1. Heather


    Both of my girls were adopted through the Louisiana Foster care program. Feel free to PM me or email me if you have questions!

    P.S. I love your vintage layout. It’s vintage… but it’s still Sarah! Which is awesome.

  2. Gorgeous layouts!!!
    Off to the next stop!

  3. I would β™₯ to be a foster parent or even adopt. The challenge is getting Bob to agree… 😦

    Loving all the LO’s, Sarah. You did a great job with the paper pleating on the Surround Me LO. But seriously, girl.. how could they EVER disapprove of you or anything you do?

    Thanks for the endless inspo & have a GREAT weekend! πŸ™‚

  4. Your layout is awesome! This hop is really getting my juices flowing! LOVE your flag banner!

  5. Monika Wright

    I really like the way you use your handwriting on your layouts, not just journaling blocks. You don’t limit yourself!

  6. Sarah,
    I love visiting your blog… you are so inspirational! Your creations always flow and look to have a special feel about them! Thanks for sharing your work!

  7. Chris A

    Just love your layouts and so happy you are GDing this month.

  8. Love your bright, cheery colors!! Your layouts are so pretty! Love all the layering.

  9. Jacque

    Gorgeous YUMMY layouts!!!
    Off to the next hop……………

  10. congrats on th GDT!! that’s sooo exciting!! I’m totally lovin these layouts!! I really love your unique style… even when you try something a little different, like the webster’s pages, I think it still looks completely ‘sarah’… and that’s just too cool!! Your AWESOME girly!! and yay for the sunshine!! πŸ™‚

  11. stunning layouts! i love the texture and colors in your creations-best of luck with that publication-sounds exciting!



  12. These are beautiful layouts…. Love the papers!

  13. I love how the blue of the page makes the water in the photo really pop. Great pages.

  14. Jing-Jing

    Stunning layouts!!! already out for pub?? I didn’t even get to see it!! boohoo!!!! I love the one with Crate paper, very unique and totally gonna scraplift that one πŸ™‚

  15. great lo’s Sarah. tfs!

  16. first off…you did AWESOME with the Websters Pages. I am loving their latest lines that have come out and the fun colors.
    and congrats on the DT! love your layout for that soooo much!!!
    and your other layout is really cool! I love the ribbon pleating in the back under the circles. such a nice touch…but, also the photos still lay flat. You have me befuddled. hahaha

    I hope you had a great week and are heading into a wonderful weekend! any big plans?

    ❀ Beth

  17. julie

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these my dearest!!!!! U ROCK!!! And congrats on the GDT!!! Sooooooooooooooo awesome!!! and ummmmmmmmmmmmmm i think people that adopt children are TRUE HEROES!!!! Remember Mark???? Well….if U don’t … then just email me :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  18. Congrats on the GDT! Amazing pages as always! My fave is “Surround Me”. I LOVE the ruffled layers under the circles! So cool! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  19. Kat

    Wow, girlie!!! Great projects as always!!! I always love to see what you create. I really love that layout you did hte Webster’s Pages. I also think that their stuff can be very difficult to work with sometimes, but you did it perfectly.

  20. i don’t want kids. no thank you.

  21. Hey there, awesome layouts, they’re all beautiful and fun really love the title work on surround me and all the flowers and colors on in paradise. On the foster/adoption, I have researched a little with the California system and have went to the orientation and stuff, I have all the paperwork just have a few concerns, I also have opinions on private adoption agencies that I contacted here in Fresno. lol If you want to pm me I can tell you a little more about it. If you you send a message on facebook it comes right through on my cell. I look forward to talking with you and congrats on another publication.

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  23. Im blown away by your los! How stunning they all are! I see your style is slowly changing and its still scream made by Sarah!

  24. Some more fabulous layouts. I love your banners. Simply gorgeous!

  25. Krystle

    I love that embossed paper!

  26. I’m loving the “out for publication” layout! I take it that congratulations are in order. πŸ™‚

  27. as always… your layouts are awsome.. TFS

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