354, some significance.

There have been many times I have publicly shared snippets of my life; 354 times to be exact. 354 is also the number of posts I have written since I first started to blog.

In case you did not know, Red Oak Lines first started as a way for me to track my life, dreams, and goals. Then, I used it as a way to update my family and friends with what I was up to. Now, it’s all of that plus a compilation of my art work.

Dreams and goals: To inspire others to use creating as therapy.

Update: Recently got bit by a spider THREE times. Itches and hurts like crazy!

Current Art Work: Finished a handful of projects that I want to share.

I love this first layout because my cousin’s shirt matches these Urban Swank papers. It’s just so pretty, and I love the vibrant color scheme to this one.

I also got around to creating these cute little favor bags with my Urban Swank stash. Fill these bags with fun little goodies to giveaway to guests at one of your parties, and people will be talking about how you are the Host(ess) with the Mostest! πŸ˜‰

When I was in Texas earlier this month, I made sure to pick up the latest from Basic Grey. Want to see how cute one of their newest lines is?!

Is it just me or is Maui just as a cute as that paper line?! Okay, fine. I’m totally biased, but I love Maui’s infamous guilt face.

Here’s another page I created using the same line:

I picked white chipboard letters for my title because I did not want it to stand out from the rest of my page. I intended for my viewers to focus their attention to the black and white photos. Did I manage to get you to look at the photos first?

Some scrappy links to check out: Scrap about some of your favorite things. There’s a new challenge posted. Imaginisce is about to release another fun line. Want to be one of the first to get it?! Click here. Zutter has got something fun planned later this week, and so does Kiki Art.

Okay, that’s all I have for scrappy inspiration for today.

…and some random photos to share:

One of the kiddos' favorite toys - Henry the Squirrel.

"I love summertime. Sunbathing feels oh-so-good!"

How do you say no to that face?!

Those were just a few of the pictures that I have recently taken. Summer is full speed ahead, and I just know that there are going to be plenty more picture opportunities to come!

…so was that 354 sentences yet?! Probably not, hehe.

Why blog about 354 on this post?! Well, I couldn’t think of a clever title, so I decided to use a number. Besides, I have poured my heart out to Red Oak Lines 354 times, and there is nothing I have said or written that I regret. πŸ˜‰

Happy Wednesday!

PS: I’m still leaving the polls in the previous post open for people to let me know what they are interested in. So far, it looks like people want me to teach online classes – more specifically mini albums. We shall see…



Filed under dog, hilo, layouts, maui, miniature schnauzer, personal, publication, scrapbook

33 responses to “354, some significance.

  1. Donna E.

    love ur new projects, sarah!
    and yes, you’re right about the white CB alphas the BW photos really popped, gorgeous πŸ™‚

    thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Fun post! Love all your projects! Cute pups! πŸ™‚

  3. Chris A

    Really wonderful layouts – love the softness of the last one – the white alphas are just right. Such cute pix of the puppers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a great week!

  4. That’s a lot of blogging! I love your layouts, and now I need that BG in my life. πŸ™‚ I’m glad Hilo is doing better!

  5. Love this post!!! The layouts are amazing as always…and yes, my eye was drawn to the b&w photos first!!! Beautiful:) Love those little favor bags too, and great pictures….can’t wait to see more.

  6. MarΓ­a Dolores Morales

    Β‘Hola Sarah!
    Preciosos tus trabajos, los colores, los papeles, todo!
    Muy buenas las fotos de tu mascota, me encanta!
    Muchos cariΓ±os desde CΓ³rdoba, Argentina

  7. gloria

    Love the new layouts. Maui and hilo look like they are having a blast this week. One more day to go. So sleepy.

  8. super cute!!! LOVE your wonderful work and photos! πŸ™‚

  9. Great post!!! I love your layouts!!! With a face like your dog, it’s very hard to say no. I know I have a hard time to say no to mine. lol

  10. Vel

    Here I am! I’ve missed your blog since I’ve been dealing with the million little things going on over here. πŸ™‚

    I absolutely love these LOs…I really like the dimension you created in that first one and the one with the white title is perfect. Definitely made me look at the photos first. Gotta try that myself.

    ps. Thanks for checking in on me and reminding me there’s good people out there still. You rock x 354!

  11. Jackie V.

    Just love your layouts. All of them! I love how the shirt matches that paper too. Plus you did get me to focus on the b/w pictures before looking at the rest of the layout first bc you used a “hidden” title. I may have to use that trick…

    PS I have my fingers crossed you teach an online class. I LOVE your work. It’ simple enough to lift, has fabulous colors and is so CUTE!

    • we shall see… i’ll see what i can do. i’d love to offer a class to people who are not local to where i go to teach. πŸ™‚

  12. Wow… That’s a lot of posts… You always do an amazing job blogging… I always love reading your updates… And this one is no exception!! πŸ™‚ How super cute are your layouts… Love em!!! And those gift bags look so chic!! πŸ™‚ And of course I love the pics of the furballs… They are super cute as always!! πŸ™‚

  13. Beautiful LO’s, adorable pups, and great post! I love reading your blog and it doesn’t matter if you post about scrapping, life, or random numbers…..it does not matter one bit…I just need my daily dose of Sarah:) Have I told you lately that I think you are amazing;)?

  14. julie

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these Sarah-bera!!! Her shirt does match those papers!! WOW!!! And loving all those hearts too!!! PS…love u! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  15. love all the new projects, and photos.

  16. Hanneke

    Sarah I totally love these LO’s, great paper, great pics and love the design!!! And you know I love to see your furbabies!! We don’t buy stuffed animals for Sjors cause he eats them, silly dog!!
    Summer starts very slow here, one day the weather is great and the next there is a cold strong wind 😦

    hugs Hanneke

  17. All of your projects are wonderful! You do a great job with the Basic Grey. I love the papers, but often times have a hard time working with them. I’ll have to bookmark post #354 and refer to it for future BG inspiration πŸ™‚

  18. jacque

    Love the new layouts. Maui and Hilo look like they are having a blast! I am so happy happy they are doing well. Sunburns, shot reactions – poor babies! The black and white photos just POP!!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  19. Oh Sarah….what a great post!!!! I just adore each and every one of these creations!!!! SO PERFECT!!!! I adore the love and the detail that you put into each piece of ART that you create!!!

    Thanks for the wonderful comments that you leave for me…I just adore you and appreciate you taking your time to say HI!!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful day sweet friend!!!! πŸ™‚

  20. Adorable pages & I’m loving the treat bags! All the hearts are too CUTE! πŸ™‚

  21. categorystories

    your furbabies are SO cute! And I love the bright, happy layouts!

  22. whoops-that was me (not Category Stories, I never logged out from trying to updat the site-sorry!)

  23. great projects Missy Sarah

  24. Happy 354 posts, sarah! love the pics, and I love your projects! i especially adore how bright and fun that first LO is!

  25. I love your most recent layouts! Wow! You have been one busy lady. I really liked the idea of using the white letters with the black and photos.

  26. amazing, love the puppy love layout as well as the other two and the bags are super cute. Can’t wait for your summer pics.

  27. Well I can tell you that you have completed this: “Dreams and goals: To inspire others to use creating as therapy.” at least for me… and I thank you for it…
    I can not wait until our paths cross again..

  28. Okay, so I’m positively in LOVE with your last two layouts!

    And I JUST made a bag like your favour bags, today – for father’s day! πŸ™‚ Using some Bo Bunny!

    Awesome pics … thanks for the blog visit! πŸ˜€

  29. Your layouts are great. I always love them.

    Got a kick out of seeing Henry. The boys have got the squirrels as well. They love them, although Cupid enjoys playing fetch with it more than digging it out of the tree trunk. LOL.

  30. in that pic of hilo he’s thinking:

    “Who is Uncle Scott again? He’s that guy sitting on the couch watching football, right?”

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