my creative exhausation.

Yesterday, I worked on projects from 6 am until 6 pm. I know you are all thinking, “What in the world?!” On top of trying to finish DT projects, I needed to work on a custom order and a handful of other projects. Don’t get me wrong here – – I absolutely LOVE to create, but even sometimes, people like me need to take a break from the creative world. 😉 ((Don’t worry, it’ll be a short break!))

With that in mind, I wanted to show you a couple of projects that have been keeping me busy.

Core’dinations and Imaginisce teamed up and swapped products, so all of the Imaginisce girls were sent stacks of cardstock to play with. Now, I think I have enough to last me a couple of years or so. Thank you, Core’dinations for being so generous!

Below is a layout I created using the latest Imaginisce line, Splash Dance, and cardstock from Core’dinations.

Make sure to check back for more projects using these two awesome manufacturers!

Oh, and see all of the colorful bling?! I used the new i-rock for that. If you are a bling fan, you are going to LOVE this new tool by Imaginisce.

I also worked on a layout for the Kiki Art sketch challenge! This time it’s a card sketch, but I created a layout instead. Here’s the card sketch:

…and here’s my layout using the above sketch as my source of inspiration:

I find that this is not the typical “Sarah” design. I usually try to scrap clean lines, but this layout looks more scattered. I don’t think it’s a bad thing or anything. It’s just an observation. What do you think? Ooops, I digressed from what I originally wanted to say, hehe. Create a project based on the above card sketch, and you could win. 🙂 Need more inspiration?! Head on over here to see what the fabulous DT created!

Lastly, I wanted to share a project I designed for a class I am teaching. This mini album uses the cute Dear Lizzy line by American Crafts, and of course, I used the bind-it-all to hold it all together!

To see more information on this class and some of my other future classes, click here.

There are more projects to share, but I’ll leave everyone with that for now.

Now, I’m off to take a quick creative break with a day of SHOPPING! 😉

PS: I’m so lucky to have you. You brighten each and every one of my days. “Soon” is my our decision. 🙂



Filed under altered item, layouts, mini album, scrapbook, sketches

18 responses to “my creative exhausation.

  1. Chris A

    I know the feeling – I have been creating all day yesterday and today – and tonight we have an online crop so……… Really love your layouts and your style is changing some but with your incredible journaling and senses of color and style, all of your layouts and projects are wonderful! Hope you have a good weekend!

  2. Hi Sarah, I wonder where you get all the energy to produce beautiful creations! I love your contemporary and upbeat approach to your layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Enjoy and take care,
    Mei Ann

  3. Glad you are taking a break to shop! That’ll jump start ya back up! Love the work, and kinda cool to see an “un-Sarah” page. Nifty!!

  4. Mustangkayla

    Oh, that mini is adorable, absolutely adorable! Great layouts too! One of my girlfriends was on 3 design teams at one time. It started to burn her out and it seemed thats all the scrapbooking she got to do, is what the DT required. Yep, breaks are always a good thing!

  5. A break for shopping? Yes please! 🙂

    That mini is adorable… especially the cover! And I ALWAYS ♥ your LO’s. Always, always, always!

    Have a great weekend & enjoy your break (& your shopping!)


  6. Way cute layouts!! I so can’t wait to check out the i-rock tool!!and I looove that mini… the pockets are a really cool idea!! Have fun shopping!! 🙂

  7. I sooooooooooooo know what you mean!!! we all gotta take breaks!
    I do love your layouts, though, sweetie! so fun, cheery and bright and pretty…just like you, sweetcheeks! 😛

  8. Totally in love with Splash Dance. The colors are great. Love your mini too and I hope you have a great day shopping:)

  9. Jing-Jing

    I was thinking, HOW LUCKY she is and how utterly dreamy, lol, your projects are FABULOUS Sarah.

  10. julie

    “soon” those are some pretty beautiful words there my dearest….the dress is bought then??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all of these my dearest…and i loveeeeeeeeeee u! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. Hope you had a good day of shopping, the layout is way cute and you mini is adorable, seeing your last few minis has almost convinced me to try one lol. hoping to get in some scrap time tonight and tomorrow. Glad to hear you have someone to brighten your days as I’m sure you brighten theirs.

  12. julie — what dress?! 😉 haha.

  13. hope you enjoy your break. layouts are way cute. can’t wait to see the new tool. and when you gonna force me to use my BIA? hee hee

  14. These are all so wonderful!! Good luck with your upcoming classes! BTW, my package came Friday so thank you, thank you, thank you! I have a couple projects that I need to tackle and then I’m going to dive right into all the goodies!!

  15. Mo

    Hey girl! Loving that bright layout…I love me some Core’dinations!!! And that mini…that pocket with the photo tucked in! He he…I feel U with the break…I’m just now creating again after mine 🙂 I will have to touch bases with U after my trip to Hawaii…that’s when I’ll plan my trip to Cali!!! OMG…can’t wait! I hope all is well with you sweet Sarah…I am able to get around to visit the blogs lately. Things are going better around here 🙂


  16. WOW!! Youve been a creative busy bee, I loooove everything that you created! THe layouts are so fun and the mini is gorgeous! I hope youre having a nice break! 🙂

  17. Um, I think I can see why you need a break!! I don’t know how you find so much inspiration and energy!

    I love the mini and I’m excited to see the iRock used. I heard about it but wasn’t sure what it did. Hope you enjoy your break and your shopping, you deserve it! 🙂

  18. I think I like “messy” Sarah. 🙂 Nice work!

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