i’m alive (and giveaway)!

Okay, okay… I know a lot of you are waiting for an update. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just got home today from Texas, and I’ve got stories to tell and pictures to share! However, I’m going to make you all wait.

I’m headed out… again, haha! There’s a last minute get together, and there’s no way I’d pass up great people, good food, and an opportunity to enjoy some amazing CALIFORNIA weather. Sorry, Texans. Although it was fun, I will always hold California dear to my heart.

…and because I’m making you wait, I thought I’d make it fun. Who wants a surprise grab bag with a bunch of goodies I got from the Great American Scrapbook Convention?! I figured that if you weren’t able to make it to the event, I’d send it to you! What do you think?! It’s a yummy package, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. It’s loaded with stuff!

Leave a comment telling me some of your favorite manufacturers. You have until tomorrow, June 7th by 11:59pm, to be entered to this one!

Off to enjoy life, but I’ll see you all soon.



Filed under giveaway, personal, vacation

83 responses to “i’m alive (and giveaway)!

  1. Vanessa Johnson

    Hmm, I love Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, Maya Road, and Sassafrass Lass are my current faves ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cosmo Cricket, Bella Blvd, anything American Crafts (especially the new Dear Lizzy stuff) … my list could go on and on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Bo Bunny, Imaginisce, American Crafts….my top three right now! Lucky you, being able to attend GASC!! Thanks for sharing the goodies!

  4. Janie

    Have a good time sweetie.. i wish I was able to attend the convention….

  5. Cheryl K.

    Glad you had a great time, and that you are home safe!!

    I seem to be loving more and more Maya Road lately! I also love Prima and Tattered Angels..(a friend went to an expo and told me they had $1 glimmer mist, I wanted to die!!) Basic Grey and MME!! But I really love everything!

  6. Princess61

    I want a surprise!! I want a surprise!!! My favs are Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicyle, Prima, DCWV, Making Memories. Wow I can go on and on and on….

  7. Hey girlie!!! Glad you made it back!!! And guess what….I updated! STOP THE PRESSES!!!!

    hee hee….well, I love October Afternoon, Kiki Art, Nikki Sivils, MLS, and too many to name….how about that?! ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Sounds like you are having a ton of fun!

    I love Tattered Angels, Prima, Imiginisce, American Crafts–I could probably go on, but that’s a pretty good list!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Oh Sarah, you are the coolest!! I have a laundry list of favorite manufacturers! My Little Shoebox, Nikki Sivils, Kiki Art, Webster’s Pages, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, Prima and so on and so on!!

  10. Michel E

    Love Cosmo Cricket, MME, Bo Bunny, Imaginisce. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

  11. I can’t wait to see all of your lovely pictures! I hope your trip was amazing!
    My favorite manufacturers…American Crafts, Prima, October Afternoon are just a few! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your California trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

    โค B

  12. Hope you enjoy your evening!!!
    Some of my favorites are Basic Grey, Crate Paper, Tattered Angels, Smooch spritz, American Crafts, just to name a few. Oh and can’t forget Prima!

  13. Marรญa Dolores Morales

    ยกHola Sarah!
    Volviste! que tรกl el viaje? ยกy con regalos!! ยกยกยกyo quiero, yo quiero!!!
    Muchos son los fabricantes favoritos, Kikรญ, American Crafs y otros que aquรญ donde vivo no se conocen porque en Cรณrdoba (Argentina)
    no conocen el scrapbooking! asรญ que no tenemos materiales.
    Muchos cariรฑos!!! mary141255@hotmail.com

  14. I like Prima, Kiki Arts (even though I havent got my hands on some yet), american crafts, Bella Blvd., Cosmo Cricket, and many more.

    Im glad you had some fun. I just wish I was there ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I *heart* anything Doodlebug!!!! Other favorites include Maya Road (especially their chipboard stuff), Sassafras Lass, and Basic Grey! Also have to mention Ranger Industries — love the distress inks! Thanks for the opportunity to win! =)

  16. Oh my, there’s not enough room to leave all my faves! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me just toss some out…

    October Afternoon
    Basic Grey
    Jenni Bowlin
    Digital Doodels ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The Girls’ Paperie
    Cosmo Cricket

    How’s that?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kathy K

    I love so many, but here are a few of my favorites: Basic Grey, Tattered Angels, Maya Road, My Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts, Fancy Pants, EK Success & 7 Gypsies….and many more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip!! My favorite company right now is Cosmo Cricket!! Hope ya have a nice evening!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket and Imaginisce are my top 3 at the moment.

  20. Hey Sarah… glad you had a good time.. I love that CD..DH has it and plays it all the time….
    I have to say that on the top 2 on my list are…Imaginisce and BoBunny… oh heck who am I kidding .. I love them all.. Can’t wait to hear all about your adventure to Dallas…


    (Wait, does that count?!) ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. sounds like u had fun.
    face manufacturers are always Cosmo Cricket,
    Fancy Pants, Prima, & my all time fave is Sassafras!

  23. Where to begin?? These are a few of my favorite things…

    Bo Bunny, Bella Blvd, October Afternoon, Prima.

    Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  24. Mary Smith

    My absolute favorite is Tim Holtz and Ranger. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love his stuff!

  25. Chris A

    I love Prima, 7gypsies, American Crafts, LilyBee, Cosmo Cricket, Hambly, Ranger and Tim Holtz, Pink Paislee, Jillybean soup, Imaginisce, Maya Roads, Zutter, -is there anyone that I don’t like – probably not! Glad you had a good time in TX! thanks for the chance to win.

  26. I can find something I like by almost all manufacturers… but one I’ve had my eye on lately is Echo Park Paper Co. Only one release that I’ve seen so far…..and Swoon! Love it!

  27. Cynthia B.

    hmm…this list could be quite long!!
    My favorites include Basic Grey, KI, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, Bella Blvd, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants, American Crafts…and I could go on! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Glad you had fun at GASC – shopping for scrap stuff is half the fun!

  28. Sure, I love surprises! Safe travels!

  29. It’s HOT here in Texas this week. We’re going to hit triple digits this weekend. *whew*

    My top 3 favorites right now are:
    Jenni Bowlin
    American Crafts

  30. janet

    Imaginisce, American Crafts and cosmocricket … i would love to win my bday is soon and ill take it as bday gift from you!!!

  31. Mustangkayla

    Cosmo Cricket wins hands down with me! Yeppers, they are THE best! Enjoy your outting! Looking forward to pictures!

  32. Keesha

    American Crafts and Sassafras rock my socks!!

  33. Sherry

    Love love me some Bo Bunny!!

  34. KC

    I’m a huge Cosmo Cricket and Bella Blvd fanatic!!

  35. JJ

    Wow!! You care gonna share your scrappin goodies?!?!? I love American Crafts and the new Echo Park is amazing!

  36. miss cooper

    I adore October Afternoon and Jenni Bowlin Studios!

  37. S. Murphy

    Excellent surprise giveaway!! I would have to say that I’m a fan of Making Memories, and Jellybean Soup!

  38. Linda McBride

    Sassafras is the best!! Love every line they offer!!!

  39. Emma Rose

    Can you say Fancy Pants?!?! The designs are so unique and I adore them!

  40. J Jones

    Tatter Angels is so cooL!! You can’t get any better than glimmer mist!! Tim H. is the man too!

  41. Debbie Bone

    Love love lovin October Afternoon and Making Memories!

  42. Dorothy Jones

    Sassafras Lass is so fun and artsy. It’s a blast to create and express myself using all their fabulous goodies!!

  43. Charley Crocket

    Crazy about the American Crafts, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny, and Fancy Pants.

  44. Amber McCammon

    I would have to say the new Echo Park is wonderful and Sassafras is my fav of all time!

  45. Bailey Murphy

    MME, 7G, Making Memories, MLYB, and many many more…

  46. I’ve already been seeing some pics with you in them:) Manufacturer’s I love…Hambly, Fancy Pants, Kiki Art, Prima, Webster’s Pages, Sassafras, American Crafts, Tattered Angels, Jenni Bowlin, October Afternoon, Imaginisce…I’m loving so much I see lately…just anything!!!!

  47. Jing-Jing

    welcome back and why not, I’ll play: October Afternoon, Sassafras, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Shimmerz, My Favorite Things, SRM Stickers…. there are way more, but I am tired too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Vanessa

    I have so many faves! American Crafts, Webster’s Pages, Jillibean Soup, Prima, Sassafras, Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginisce… I could go on forever! I usually love anything I can get my hands on.

  49. Eileen Velez

    I love Imaginisce, Basic Gray, Bo Bunny & Costmo Cricket!!!

  50. Aren’t you a meany! LOL!
    I like so may but I will mention MME,Sass,Crate & Bo Bunny.

  51. Sounds like you are having toooooo much fun there Missy Sarah.

    My favorite manus would be websters, pink paisley and basic grey.

  52. You’re going to make us pick favorites?! ๐Ÿ˜›

    If I’m forced to choose, I’d have to say American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras, and Hambly ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Welcome back to California!! Glad you had a safe trip can’t wait to see your pics and hear the wonderful stories. I don’t really have a fave manufacturer, I do like Prima flowers and Tattered Angels mists. I think all companies have a lot of cute paper, but when I think paper I think Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras, Jillibean, and Bella Blvd but those are just a few. How’s your Hilo doing?

  54. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    U are making me wait for photos?? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ U badddddddddddddd sarah-bera!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ boss is very sad! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ well….let’s see…Nikki, AC, BG, websters, Kiki Art…..dangggggggggggggggg girl….I could go on FOREVER!! LOL!! i want PHOTOS!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  55. I mostly use Hero Arts products, but I also love Ranger/Tim Holtz, American Crafts, Prima, and Making Memories!

  56. Cannot wait to hear all about it!

    Since I have not scrapbooked in like 6 months now, the manufacturers that I *heart* may be defunct! LOL J/K of course, I know my Hambly and AC is still around. I’d love to see some new stuff though, might be just the thing to inspire me!

  57. Mo

    oh man girl….can’t wait to see those photos! hmmm fave manufactuers for me are Prima, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket!

  58. Kat

    glad you had fun….and so sweet of you to offer us a giveaway!!

    gosh – it’s so hard to pick my favorites; there are so many good ones…i will go with crate paper, jillibean soup and jenni bowlin studio. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. rebecca keppel

    Hmmm, I guess my favs are October Afternoon, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, Cosmo Cricket and Sassafras.

  60. Pam Crusberg

    Oh, my favorites always change…right now I like Papertrey, Ranger, Basic Grey and DCWV. And always Bazzill too. Glad you had a good time and am looking forward to an update on Hilo. Thanks, Pam

  61. ManLe Hong

    Hi Sarah!
    Sounds like you had a GREAT time in Texas!! Can’t wait to hear all about it.
    I love it all, but my top 3 right now is Imaginisce, Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft.

  62. oooo a giveaway! yummmm…
    i love DCWV, Bo Bunny papers. though i could be pursuaded to try other paper brands! hehe actually i’m pretty happy with any thing! =)

    have a fabulous time in CA!!!!


  63. Deb Long

    Glad you are home safe and sound! Current faves…Jillibean Soup, Core’Dinations cardstock, and I just saw the some of the new WRMK stuff in my LSS and – WOW!

  64. Kerri

    Awwww home at last , your bed & pillow must be happy to see u…cuddles for Hilo ,told you i would stalk you out somehow Miss S lol…but 3 fave brands…that’s almost like making me chose one of my 3 kids ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Tim Holtz ( might need more then 1 distress ink make sure lol)…American crafts & Fiskars. would love this giveaway to share with my best online scrappy virgin in australia, she seems to think i can’t convert to the addiction of scrapbooking hahaha silly girl, good luck to all. sending cuddles from NEW ZEALAND !!!!

  65. Definitely Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories (for my Slice!!), Basic Grey, Bo Bunny & Fancy Pants. I can’t wait to see your pics!!
    – April W

  66. Woo hoo! Giveaway! My favorite manufacturers are American Crafts, Basic Grey, Crate Paper, and Cosmo Cricket.

    Welcome back!

  67. Pamk

    I love BoBunny, Basic Gray, Jillibean, Crate Paper their papers rock amoung other things. I also like Prima flowers and Tattered Angels for their mists. And Stickles for their glittery loveliness lol.
    Lots more I more I love but those are my favs at the moment.
    Shoot forgot the most important one Brazill for all their lovely colored card stock.

  68. Glad you had fun in Texas!

    My favorites are Cosmo Cricket, Sassafrass Lass, Websters, but I love mixing lines.


  69. Suz

    Hope you have a great time.
    Right now I’m crazy about October Afternoon, Pink Paislee 365 line, AC Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, new Jenni Bowlin that I haven’t gotten my hands on yet, Glimmer Mist, new Ranger Distress Ink colors, & Unity/Ippity Stamps (love the huge Donna Downey ones)

  70. Kim Lezama

    I’m sure you had a blast especially since you went with that wild, crazy snorting Suzy! Love that girl. My favorite has to be Cosmo Cricket & October Afternoon and as soon as I can get my hands on Punky Sprouts albums I know I’m going to love them too!

  71. Oh wow, I’m glad I stumbled across your blog. I’d have to say right now I really enjoy October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket , and of course I’m super excited about the new products Stampin’ Up! is coming out with next month! :]

  72. My favourites are Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon and Jillibean!! I’m totally in love with those brands.
    Have fun!

  73. Hanneke

    Glad you are back and that you had such a great time, did Amy and you meet????
    i am afraid I am to late, but i will tell you my faves anyway
    Nikki Sivils, American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Imaginisce (why is that such a hard word for me, I don’t know how to pronounce it and writing by head is even harder for me, let’s blame it to the blonde hair)

    Hugs, Hanneke

  74. Just popping in to say HI and I’m so glad you are back!!

  75. I LOVE October Afternoon, Cosmo, Prima, Jillibean, Sassafras, Pink Paislee, and Momenta & Moxxie of course!! Sounds like you’re having a blast!!

  76. Pick me !!! Pick me!!!! My fave manufacturers seem to be changing right now. Definitely been trying some new styles and techniques

  77. I Love, love, love sassafras, cosmo cricket, studio calico, october afternoon and american craft!

    Btw, I am so glad to hear that Hilo is feeling alittle better every day. That is wonderful news!

  78. Jayne

    I have so many favorites, but to name a few:

    Tim Holtz
    Basic Grey
    7 Gypsies

  79. Glad you had a good time. Can’t wait to hear about it!

    My favorite manufacturer is probably American Crafts. I’m addicted to Thickers, and I find myself getting lots of other stuff they carry as well. I recently bought some of the Dear Lizzy patterned paper.

    I’ve also been enjoying some Sassafras embellishments. So fun and multidimensional.

  80. Let’s see … I love Basic Grey, BoBunny, Cosmo Cricket, lily bee,
    Webster’s Pages, Prima, Making Memories, American Crafts, Three Bugs in a Rug, QuickKutz
    Wow! I love them all!!

  81. Love me some My Mind’s Eye paper, but I adore Webster’s Pages for embellishments. Jenni Bowlin knows how to put out some good stuff too ๐Ÿ™‚

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