into my paperlife (and a giveaway).

Some of you might have heard of a paperlife. For those of you who have not, I’m sure you are wondering, “What is a paperlife?” Even though I want to tell you right here and now, I suggest that you pop on over here to find out.

Let’s just say that you’ll get an inside scoop to the paperlife of yours truly. 😉

…and what’s even better?! There are awesome giveaways to those who check it out! When you are done checking out my paperlife, head back to this post for your exclusive chance to win a MEGA GIVEAWAY. It’ll contain products from the manufacturers I design for (Imaginisce, Kiki Art, Urban Swank, and Zutter).

Are you still reading this post? …STOP before you continue to read!

Click here.

I also wanted to share some layouts that I recently created.

((If you’re still reading, stop! Click here.))

This first layout was created for my friend, Audra. She donated to my AIDs Walk goal, and as promised, I created her a layout with her choice of photos. I used Imaginisce‘s Splash Dance and Core’dinations cardstock. If you didn’t already know, there’s a blog swap going on with both of these awesome manufacturers. Both blogs have stunningly creative projects to share, so make sure check both of them out!

Check out how awesome the i-rock is! It makes bling so easy.

My next page was created with the pretty paper from The Girls’ Paperie and the help of an AccuCut.

Aren’t those flowers super pretty?! I surely think so.

Now for the good stuff… Did you head on over to The Paperlife with Amy Coon to hear about my paperlife?!

  • If not, this is your second warning, haha! Just kidding! 😉 …but seriously, you are going to want to  click here.
  • If you already checked it out, then leave me a comment to this post telling me one thing you remember that was said in the podcast. You have until Saturday, May 29th by 11:59, to be entered to win a MEGA GIVEAWAY containing products from the manufacturers I design for.

Lastly, I wanted to thank you all for taking a peek into my very own paperlife! You have all played a big part in it, and I am truly thankful for that.

See you all soon!



Filed under giveaway, layouts, personal, scrapbook

62 responses to “into my paperlife (and a giveaway).

  1. Yay, so glad you’re in the spotlight this week! You totally deserve it! I’m headed over to listen to the podcast. 🙂

  2. What a cool site that you sent us to! LOVE your Imaginisce Splash Dance LO! The other one is great!
    I find that the marketplace does not catering to my own style either! But your work shines everywhere it goes!
    I was surprised to hear your voice. I had a different voice pictured in my mind! You do have a friendly voice though–I did expect that…
    Best wishes for quick healing on the sunburned doggie…
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  3. Sarah, I loved hearing your voice in the podcast and getting a little glimpse into your paperlife was a very nice treat! I really loved hearing you talk about the Imaginisce i-rock and the fun colours of their papers. I, too, LOVE Imaginisce and I just love seeing your creations. You always are so inspirational.

    I love how you talked about finding inspiration in everything from tv ads, clothing and magazine ads. It is so very true that inspiration is around us everywhere!

    There is definitely NO wrong way to scrapbook, as we are all individuals with our own unique styles. I love your whole outlook into this hobby and as a designer, it is so nice to hear your take on things.

    Hope to possibly get the chance to ‘meet’ you at CHA!!!

  4. I love how you explained the I-Rock Tool.. and the templates.. I am so excited to try this.. Love the PodCast… you did a great job… love your layouts… TFS

  5. María Dolores Morales

    ¡¡Sarah, estoy feliz por tí!! soy tu seguidora y ya sabes cómo te admiro, eres una gran persona. Cuánto lo siento no poder entender lo que dice tu voz, yo no hablo inglés!, pero estoy leyendo los post de las otras chicas y voy entendiendo. Quiero agradecerte la posibilidad de ganar tan generoso candy. Muchos cariños

    • Maria – lo siento no puedes entender lo que estoy diciendo … pero estoy feliz de que usted está leyendo los comentarios de todos. muchas gracias por visitar mi blog. me encanta leer sus mensajes. con suerte, ganará un premio.

  6. gloria

    Darn it! Should have checked my email before I left for the conference.

  7. Marla H.

    I loved when you talked about where you got your inspirations from like seeing things in magazines and the colors that were used and even looking at children’s clothes and the colors and patterns inspired you to create.

  8. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    Just listened to your podcast at paperlife. Congrats on the spotlight! Thanks for the explanation on the I-rock. I might need to get it now!

  9. I loved your interview!!! So great and love the layouts here on your blog and over there!!!! What a talented girl, and I love putting a voice to your face:) I really enjoyed listening to it all, but I loved you mentioning Fave Things on there! LOL…and love that you pointed out that you can find bright colors out there…it isn’t all vintage!!! Love, Jess

  10. Love the interview!!! You said “Hilo is a name of a city in Hawaii.”

  11. loved your paperlife interview. love your layouts. especially love the girls paperie one, but you probably knew that would be right up my alley. lol

  12. I had so much fun listening to your interview… that is so awesome to be featured like that!! I loved hearing about all the different aspects of your design teams… what stuck out to mean was when you guys were talking about how much creative freedom you get from working with the Zutter DT… that has to be so fun!!
    I’m soooo LOVING the layout of my little guy… you’re AWESOME!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH… it’s BEYOND CUTE!! 🙂 Your second layout is super pretty… those flowers look gorgeous!! 🙂

  13. Just popped in over there and listened to this and I was so excited. My face hurt from smiling when it was over. I felt like I was sitting down and having a chat with you. Congrats on your spotlight!! LOVED it! Totally loving your newest LO’s too!

  14. Chris A

    Loved hearing your voice – so cool to put a voice with a name and photo – I liked your talking about how you get your inspiration and also when you mentioned the DT’s, including TAAFOMFT. You are a Rockstar!!!!!!

  15. Sarah….. So cool to hear your voice. You are so sweet and amazingly talented… Of course you talked about your puppy dogs. I am so happy for you…. A paper life is the best kind to have!!!!! Hugs,Amy

  16. P.S. I think you and I have the same scrappy method…. Inspired by paper….ideas spark and we put it on paper and knock out layout after layout!!!!! Lean, Mean Scrappy machines. Love you. Hugs,Amy

  17. Hi Sarah
    it was fun listening to you on podcast! =D
    sorry to hear your dog Hilo got sunburned =(
    hope he is doing well !

    your layouts and projects are great!! i’m so ready for summer time! i’d love to try the i-rock!
    thanks for sharing!

    • hilo is doing much better! bouncing and running around just like normal. 🙂

      and thanks for listening to the podcast! totally appreciate it.

  18. Michel E

    Love the layouts. Thanks for describing the i-rock tool on the podcast.

  19. Scrapbooking valleydweller

    I loved hearing about you on your podcast! I was amazed when you said it only took you 15 to 30 minutes to do a 12 x 12 layout! Your layouts are amazing! I could work for hours and never accomplish what you do! I could relate when you talked about being stressed but when you scrapbooked, you felt like you had everything under control. I love to scrapbook. It takes me away from all of the worries and stresses in life! Thank you so much for taking the time to share yourself, your time, and your talent with us!

  20. Eileen Velez

    Sorry to hear about your doggie getting sunburned!!! Love where you get all your inspiration – some of the same places I get inspiration from too!!!

  21. Okay…LOVE being able to put a voice to all the posts we’ve done back and forth!!! I am in awe that it only takes you 15-30 minutes to do a layout…I so need to hang out with you…I am a super sssssllllloooooowwwww scrapper compared to you!!! Love that you are inspired by pretty much everything around you too…that is me! Hugs!

  22. love the post about you over at Paperlife !
    She says that you are fresh and different and I agree. Love your work, sweetie!
    and love your latest layouts above too! ;D

  23. Sandy L

    Wow – it was so much fun to hear your voice! I’m sorry that Hilo was sunburned (do they make sunscreen for doggies?). I can’t believe it only takes you 15 to 30 minutes to do a layout – not when they are so beautiful! Love the layouts!

  24. Carolyn

    great podcast, you have inspired me to go scrap. sorry to hear about hilo getting sunburned, who know a dog could get sunburned and that they make sun screen for pets.

  25. Vanessa

    I loved listening to your podcast! You’re such a great inspiration! I liked how you talked about scrapping yourself. Recently, I was going through my scrapbooks and noticed a major lack of myself in my layouts. I’ve begun taking more pictures of myself and scrapping me and it’s actually been a lot of fun. I hope to do it a lot more in the future!

  26. Loved the podcast Sarah! Now that I have a clearer explanation of the i-rock, it is officially on my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Julie

    I remember that U said MY NAME!! ME!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I just loved that interview my Sarah-Bera…and U POSTED a FAVE THINGS LO!!!! DOUBLE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee U!!!!!! I love love love love love these new lo’s!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! PICK ME!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  28. May is the busiest month. (Agreed!) And the dogs like the sun.

    And — oh my goodness — I really like the “brothers” layout!

  29. I loved hearing about the i-rock – sounds fun!

  30. Chris D.

    Sarah, after listening to your podcast, I realize I scrap wrong!! I have so much stuff sitting around and I haven’t used it. Love your work and I’m inspired to pull out some stuff. Maybe some Lucy Bird…perfect for summer.

  31. Jing-Jing

    Congrats on the spot light, funny thing, I typed stop light at first, lol 🙂 Cute cute layouts!! 🙂

  32. congrats on being featured on the paperlife, tooo awesome!! I left ya a comment on there! 🙂 I couldnt listen to the podcast cause johns watching american idol 😦 I will later though! lol. I adore your new layouts, the girls paperie one is soo pretty and i love the one with photos of shane! 🙂

  33. janet

    I loved listening to your podcast! you were talking about weather which is about the same here in Costa Rica u never know when it gonna rain or not… and after hearing the podcast i want or i mean i need a i-rock…. btw I would love to win 🙂

  34. Sherry

    I love how you talked about finding inspiration in everything from tv ads, clothing and magazine ads. It is so very true that inspiration is around us everywhere!

  35. Keesha

    I liked how you talked about scrapping yourself. I’m so guilty of this myself and I have promised to correct it immediately!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. KC

    So sorry to hear about Hilo getting sunburned and who knew they made sunscreen for pets?!?!

  37. JJ

    Loved the chit chat about the weather… I’m in TN and it always does it’s own thing!!

  38. Miss Cooper

    Poor poor doggie!! I’m so sorry he got sunburned!!

  39. It’s not i-Rock… it’s YOU-ROCK! 🙂

    Congrats on being featured at Paperlife… I ♥ finding out about new scrappy sites!

    LOVING the new LO’s, too, especially the Brothers page! So CUTE & FUN!

  40. Sarah it was great to listen to your interview on Paperlife. Thought it was funny that you were a little “afraid” of the distressing tool! Heehee! You are one busy girl!

  41. Mustangkayla

    Wow… love love the Imaginisce layout! Fab flowers on the other one!

    Congrats on the podcast! I went to watch it and it shut down my computer….I’ll try to try again later!

  42. Jacque

    I just loved hearing your voice – that was tool coll in itself. But I enjoyed you telling us about your pups sunburn. Just amazing, that dogs can get sunburned!!!

  43. Hanneke

    So great to hear your voice!!!
    Love the LO’s you made (I keep repeating myself)!!!

    Hugs Hanneke

  44. rebecca keppel

    Congrats on the Paperlife feauture!! Going over to listen right now 🙂

  45. rebecca keppel

    It was so cool to hear you talking about getting inspiration from kid’s clothes and other fun places. I see patterns or colors in kids clothes and get inspired BUT I rarely go and create from that inspiration–I have to actually put paper down based on those inspirations.

  46. Wow…congrats Sarah! Fun interview…you’re seriously way too cute!! Thanks for explaining the iRock. I was curious as to how that worked. I can’t wait to try one out for myself!

    Fabulous pages as always!! 🙂

    Ps. Thanks for the tip on sunburn and pups last week! Until her hair grows back a bit, I’m making sure to spray down Miss Shawna when she goes outside.

  47. Your layouts are so totally cute Sarah!! You rocked it!

  48. Miss Cooper

    Thanks for explaining the iRock. I was curious as to how that worked. I can’t wait to try one out for myself!

  49. JJ

    I am amazed that a dog can get sunburned!! WOW!!

  50. Es

    I love your work. Sorry to hear about the crazy weather you are having in California and your poor puppie’s sunburn. Congrats on the feature. Thanks for the info on the iRock. Any flourish templates for that??? That would be SO awesome!!! 😉

  51. Congratulations on being featured! What great layouts too!

  52. Janie

    Loved watching the podcast and learning about the Irock.. i definately need one now hmmm b-day is coming up next friday hmmm maybe I can get someone to buy it for me heheheh

  53. Pam Crusberg

    What a great podcast. Love the bit about being a marinator or not. I guess I’m definitely a marinator. Takes me forever to complete a layout. Love yours by the way. The housewarming layout is so adorable with that big green monster and his pink heart. So sweet! Interesting learning about your design team work as well. Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

  54. Congrats on your spotlight Sarah! You do such fantastic work, you really are an inspiration! I am a big fan and I always enjoy your layouts

  55. J Jones

    Awesome podcast… I’m totally a marinator!

  56. K Cooper

    loved the podcast… So sorry to hear about your little doggie getting sunburned.

  57. S Murphy

    You are an inspiration!! Loved the podcast and loved hearing about all the things that inspire you!!

  58. Michelle P

    I have been inspired by add as well for color combination for title for example but I never thought of going into the kids store for inspiration. Great idea. I just had a baby girl after 3 boys and totally love girls stuff. Another excuse to go shopping! Love the podcast Sarah and now I am off to check that Irock you mentionned.

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