the big day.

Today is my day to post over at the Imaginisce blog, and I’m totally on a mission! It’s a tough one that requires help, but I know it’s possible with your help. I’m trying to take the Imaginisce blog to a place it has never been before. No, not to outer space, but pretty darn close! πŸ˜‰ I am trying to skyrocket today! …so do you want to help a girl achieve her goal?

If so, click here and leave a comment on my guest post. Your name will be entered to win the entire Cottage Christmas release from Imaginisce.

Here’s a closeup of a few of the sheets in this line:

How adorably cute, right?! I love the color combination to this. The red and green keep it traditional, but there is added flair with the pinks and blues! When I received these papers to design with, I got right to it.

…so what do you think of this line!? Love it? Like it?

I also got my hands on a sneak peek to another one of Kiki Art‘s summer releases. Look how cute this collection is?! A cute dog with a fire hose? It doesn’t get any better than that!

…so what do you think of these new releases: Imaginisce‘s Cottage Christmas and Kiki Art‘s Firefighters & Friends?

Leave me a comment letting me know what you think of both of these lines, and I will enter your name into another giveaway (This one is completely separate from the one going on at the Imaginisce blog).

-Share the giveaway, and you’ll double your chances at winning.

-Subscribe to my blog via email (on the left sidebar), and you’ll triple your chances at winning.

-You have until Friday, July 23rd, by 11:59 pm to play.

Skyrocket time!

…and here’s another reminder to head on over to the Imaginisce blog. You won’t be disappointed by my post. πŸ˜‰



Filed under cards, giveaway, layouts, personal, scrapbook

186 responses to “the big day.

  1. Cute cards – love the faux stitching!

  2. Oh my favorite is the number paper! I haven’t seen the firefighter line yet…off to look!

  3. Love both lines and the dog in Kiki looks really cute. The christmas collection looks like it would be versitile and you could use it with other pictures as well. Loved the fake stitching by the way.

  4. there are like 3-4 catch phrases running through my head right now…. can you guess them? LOL!

  5. cupcakesforchloe

    I really love your LO & Cards! You are soooo talented! I hope you reach your goal!! I already subscribe to ya!

  6. You are on one creative roll!!!!! You are so inspiring!! Love this line!!! Adorable puppy!!! Hugs

  7. Su C.

    Imaginisceβ€˜s Cottage Christmas and Kiki Artβ€˜s Firefighters & Friends both look awesome, but Cottage Christmas is tops on my list!

  8. Erika

    Absolutely Loving these papers… gorgeous layout too… can’t wait to get my hands on this collection and get creating, already have some Christmas photo’s waiting to be scrapped πŸ™‚

  9. such a cute layout and those lines look adorable:)

  10. Deb Long

    Love your work (as always) and what a cute holiday line!!!!

  11. Alisha

    I love the colors on both lines, and i am a huge holiday fan so i am looking forward to getting my hands on these!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. your faux stitching ideas are great! I love both of these lines. The Cottage Christmas is so cute! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Alisha

    posted this to my facebook account and i signed up for follow your blog! πŸ™‚

  14. Sue W.

    Love this new line! Your samples are great.

  15. I love the faux stiching and this lines is way too cute!!

  16. Shared your blog on my Facebook. Love getting your daily emails as well!!

  17. Jennybean

    I love both lines – they’re so creative!

  18. Vanessa

    Great layout and those cards are adorable!

  19. Michel E

    I already subscribe via email. Love the Imaginisce Christmas line. Love the layout and cards with the fake stitching.

  20. Ruth Tacoma

    I love(!) what you did with the Christmas line!!!

    The fireman/dog is cute too…not sure how I’d use it so I will be waiting to see what you do. πŸ™‚

  21. Ruth Tacoma

    I’m following too! πŸ™‚

  22. cinthia

    I really love the christmas cottage from imaginisce and now iΒ΄m curious to know more about the one from niki art. it seems lovely!

  23. Already follow here! BEautiful cards and wonderful stitching idea.

  24. Heather H.

    Adorable paper line and I love your cards! Very cute!

  25. Cathy K.

    Thought your “fake” post was a hoot! Both lines are really cute, love the holiday line – great colors, and who could resist a cute dog?

  26. Marie / Legojenta

    I really like the christmasline from Imaginisce. Especially the santa!

  27. Marie / Legojenta

    Oh – and I subscribed to you blog by email as well =)

  28. Chris Aiton

    Just love these lines – the holiday papers are so charming – I am off to the other blog to check out your post – thanks for the chance to win

  29. I love the Imaginisce line but not sure about the Kiki Art line yet. Your projects are great!
    I subscribe already and now I’m headed off to the Imaginisce blog. TFS Sarah!

  30. Hola sara que lindo trabajo de Imaginisce.LA LINEA DE NAVIDAD ME FASCINA ,esta hermosa

  31. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love both lines!!!! I took the kids to the fireman’s museum once….kiki’s line would be PERFECT for that!!! YAY!!!! And loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the lo and the cards!!! And ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm hello??? Send me some photos from Chicago!! I know you know my digits!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  32. Polly W

    All the Imaginisce lines are at the top of my list this year. As a matter of fact, I have already ordered Apple Cider and B-Day Bash!! Can’t wait for this one to be released. The gnome is adorable! I have never seen Kiki Art before, just checked out the blog. The new release is cute. My sister will love this one because she has a family of fire-fightin’ boys πŸ™‚
    And, I already subscribe to your blog:)

  33. emily

    The Christmas collection is so pretty and fresh! Love the patterns.
    The Firefighter and friends should be a nice specialty line. Great for kids visiting the firestation for a class trip!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  34. Gosh, what a neat Christmas collection. Versatile enough for the cutie kiddie pictures as well as for the adults! Imaginisce really hit the jackpot this year with their collections!

  35. You can never have too much Christmas paper!

  36. Misty Munn

    UH-MAY-ZING!!! Simple. As. That.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  37. Misty Munn

    Love this line and all of the fun inspiration found here on your blog!

  38. Isn’t fake stitching fun?! Nice work-I love the collection!

  39. Misty Munn

    oops…forgot to say that I am already a follower of your fantabulous blog πŸ™‚

  40. Brittney A

    Great work with the Christmas projects. And a collection with firemen? What can be wrong with that? πŸ˜‰

  41. Misty Munn

    sharin’ some love over at two peas πŸ™‚

  42. I’m already a follower, you silly girl!

  43. Vicki

    Both lines look cute, but Cottage Christmas is a must have.

  44. jennifer hamilton

    I love them BOTH! Christmas and Halloween are my two favorite holidays!!

  45. I love the twist on the traditional Christmas colors…I can see these being used in my December Daily this year. The pp with the strips of different patterns could be cut apart for so many different things.

    I left you a comment on the Imaginisce blog, too!

  46. jennifer hamilton

    Am now an email subscriber πŸ™‚

  47. I like both lines but the Christmas is my favorite!

  48. Oh Sarah I so hope you meet your goal….
    you know I love your work… and your layout and cards using this collection are wonderful you are such an inspiration….

    The kiki-art sneek… is fun.. I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection

  49. I really love both lines!! Thanks for the tip on fake stiitching, it does add so much to a design. Great Job!

  50. Norma

    Loved the post & it’s just what I needed- I just don’t have the time (or desire) to drag out the sewing machine, but this looks great (& quick!) Thanks for sharing! And I LOVE this Christmas line!

  51. Jenn K

    Loved the fake stitiching! Pure genius! lol I love the look of stitching but can’t sew at all! Will happily be trying this out! I also signed up to recieve email updates of your blog! πŸ™‚

  52. love your “fake” out stiching! great idea. your cards are so cute too.

  53. I signed up for your newsletter

  54. Heather

    I subscribe to your email, and I came to check you out! LOL I have to go over to the Imaginisce blog too in just a minute, but first I wanted to tell you that all of your projects are awesome as always Sarah!

  55. I love the bright cheery colors on the Christmas cottage collection & the sneak peak looks interesting, I see purple & thats good enough for me (fav color)

  56. fun!!! love the lo’s… will be heading there now… thanks for the chance!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

  57. Kirsten

    Love them both, so cute. Thanks!

  58. Love both lines, they are so cute and colourful. Your cards are so adorable.
    I subscribe your blog.

  59. Both lines you’ve shared are cute!
    I love your Christmas LO and your cards and stocking are cute!!!
    I always enjoy my visits on your blog! I’m an email subscribe and you’re in my feed–no chance of missing you!!! πŸ™‚

  60. Both lines are adorable!!! I love the faux stitching… I use my Tim Holtz Design ruler to get nice even spacing!

  61. Ryan Ann

    ❀ the faux stitching! Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜€

  62. Hey girl!! Love what you posted today. I am off to the other blog in a second, but am stopping to say that the Firefighter stuff looks too cute!

  63. samar

    awesome collection! Wish I could win such an amazing prize! xoxoxo

  64. Great cards! I love the ‘fake’ stitching!

  65. Your cards are beautiful and the tutorial for stitching is one I want to try very soon. Love the Cottage Christmas line and the sneak peek at the Kiki line was intriguing. I am now a subscriber to your blog.

  66. Very cool Sarah! I love the colors of both lines…fantastic! Headed over to see your post…
    – April

  67. I love the new Cottage Christmas line and love your projects. The firefighter line looks cute. I am sharing this blog on other websites.

  68. Oops, forgot to say I subscribe by email! πŸ˜‰
    – April

  69. I love this line and I love your projects, especially about fake-stitching. I do that all the time. I guess I’m a big faker!

  70. jackie

    cute cards. great stitching. sometimes ya just don’t feel like hand stitching since it can take a while. great way to cheat πŸ˜€

    left comments here, the other blog and posted a link on my blog πŸ˜€

  71. Hey Sarah! Thanks for pointing me to your blog–LOVE your stuff! great idea for stitching, it REALLY does look like it!

  72. Wow..loving both lines. That Christmas line is gorgeous and so much fun! I love what you made with is Sarah!! Checking out the blogs πŸ˜‰

  73. Christy Miller

    I love the Christmas line! It’s so fun and youthful!

  74. Kim R

    Cute projects. Love the Christmas paper. (also tweeting this giveaway @ksrscrap)

  75. Ava B

    love love love the new Christmas line! Love your ‘fake stitching’!!! thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  76. Erika M

    Both lines are cute! I subscribed to your blog.

  77. Vanessa Johnson

    Both of those lines are soooo adorable! Love them! Great giveaways too! I’m subscribed!

  78. Nita

    Love the samples you created with the Imaginisce line! The little dog is so cute in the Kiki Arts.

  79. Erika M

    Shared on Facebook – Erika Coleman Michaels

  80. Adorable projects! I have become a follower or subber…whatever it is… I love both lines. I have photos of my kiddos when they were small with firefighters from a school trip and that line would be perfect for those and of course who doesn’t love CHRISTMAS!!!

  81. Melinda Wilson

    I love these two new lines! I can’t wait to see these at my LSS!!

  82. Hi Sarah!! Imaginisceβ€˜s Cottage Christmas and Kiki Artβ€˜s Firefighters & Friends are both amazing!! Love them so much! IΒ΄m a subscriber!!

  83. DeniseB

    Love the Cottage Christmas line! Very cute, with the bright colors. I’ll be sure to head over to Imaginisce blog also!
    Kiki Art’s peek is adorable too. Sweet!

  84. Great new Kiki line!!!

    And you are such a faker you… love the new holiday line you are showcasing as well…your projects are fabulous!!! (totally not a fake comment…really) :o)

  85. love the bright colour and cute image of Imaginisce. The Kiki Art image is so unique, I have never seen them over here.

  86. just posted about your giveaway on my blog

  87. Donna E.

    awesome projects πŸ™‚
    love the Christmas collection! and the new Kiki Art as well!

  88. I love the patterns and colors, too cute!

  89. So totally love that Christmas line and have ordered some to teach a class at my lss! Looking forward to seeing it in person! Thanks for the inspiration!

  90. Kathleen

    I am in love with this line! I love christmas stuff!! Cant wait to get it in my hands!!

  91. KellyG

    Love this Christmas line and the firefighter and friends looks cute too!

  92. These designs are great and your creations give them even more dimension!!!

  93. super fun layouts! that line looks awesome and is a must have…so is the KIKI line of course! tooo cute!

  94. ooh I love the chrissy stuff. I actually have a problem with christmas scrapbooking goodies… I think I need a 12 step program LOL

  95. Jill P

    Love the Cottage Christmas line! And the faux stitching will be quite the timesaver!

  96. What cute lines!! I want them both!! And I already subscribe of course! πŸ˜‰

  97. Heidi G

    Just love the Cottage Christmas line. Would be fun to use in my upcoming Christmas projects.

  98. I am so loving those papers!! I would love to win them!!

  99. Love them both. Can’t wait to make Christmas cards with Imaginisce – but I only aspire to have them be as gorgeous as your’s!

  100. The news lines look like a lot of fun!! I’m gonna head over and check it out!! πŸ™‚

  101. guess I have to remember what’s on my clipboard before I paste LOL…MY blog post is here (you don’t need a link to your own post LOL):

  102. Jacki

    I love love the look of the nostalgic Cottage Christmas Line. The new Kiki line looks adorable, especially since I have 3 boys.

  103. AND I subscribed….so happy I did, I didn’t know you had that there πŸ˜‰

  104. Ann

    Your cards and layouts are fab. That new Imaginisce paper looks like a ton of fun to play with!

  105. Lara Carson

    Love the Imaginesce line,very pretty and fun for CHristmas. and You are right, the dog and fireman (boy) are adorable!

  106. Theresa

    I really love the Christmas line, and your “fake” idea came at the perfect time. I’m working on gift tags and that will be a great way to give them a more finished look without the tediousness of trying to stitch them..thanks!

  107. Iris Soscia

    Love the Cottage Christmas paper and the Firefighter line is really cute too. Iris

  108. I just LOVE the Cottage Christmas paper!! It is so fun and cheery and the colors are great!! I adored the Christmas line from last year, and I am feeling the same way about this one!!

  109. thanks so much for the comments everyone! keep them coming! πŸ™‚


  110. these new lines are super duper cute, Sarah and so are your projects – fantastic as always!!!!

  111. Darling projects! And I’m ALWAYS one for the fake stitching lines myself. In fact, I do it so much that Bryn now says, “Oh, not that again!” LOL

    Like I NEED judgement in the craftroom???

    Photos from CHA please!

    BTW… you never did tell me where you’ll be? Booth # please!

  112. I really loved the Christmas line!! amazing!
    I wish I win de giveway at Imaginisce’s blog!
    Your blog is so cute!

  113. Would love to win this Christmas pack. It would go great with my I-Rock I just got. Looking forward to seeing what you’re all about too. Thanks!

    Ms. Jen

  114. Pam

    I already subscribe and I already left a comment on your faux stitching yesterday. I guess that’s what happens when you get feeds from a zillion different blogs. I love your layout! The pics are just adorable and I love the little house embellie. Thanks!

  115. Love both of these and I love your blog – I emailed my fiends to tell them about it!!! πŸ™‚

  116. two totally adorable lines…so many adorable projects. tfs.

  117. KimR

    Great tutorial at Imaginisce. I love using that technique when I don’t feel like digging out the machine!
    Your LO is really cute toO!

    I became a follower.

  118. Ashley Brown

    Love the faux stitching it is one of my favorite techniques! Love your layout and cards.

  119. Beth Koenig

    I love them both. I think the firefighter one would be perfect for some Halloween pics I have of my daughter who dressed up as a firefighter last halloween.

  120. Beth Koenig

    Oh, and thanks for the chance to win not one, but two different prizes!

  121. Keesha

    Love the color choices for these collections! So pretty!!

  122. Keesha

    Following your fabulous blog!

  123. Sherry

    I love both of these fun collections!!! I’m a blog follower!

  124. J. Jones

    The new collections are fantastic!! I love both of them!!

  125. KC

    two totally adorable lines!!!

  126. Miss Cooper

    Love love love these fabulous new collections!!

  127. Pink Scrapper

    I am totally in love with both lines! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  128. sassy

    W-O-W… both of the lines, they are all so pretty!

  129. Ms. McBride

    The Christmas is my fav!! But they are both super duper cute!

  130. Wow…lots of adorable new lines! I love this time of year and all the new releases. As always, I’m loving your projects! I’m off to visit your guest post πŸ™‚

  131. Lisa Elliot (a.k.a. Sharpie)

    Oh wow! That Cottage Christmas line is perfect! So cute and the colours are fantastic! Way to go Imaginisce! πŸ™‚

  132. Ami Diekemper

    AWesome Christmas Line! I love to scrapbook Christmas! The Fireman line is adorable…I am sure that the momma’s of boys would love it! I have 3 girls….they might like it too!!!

  133. Ami Diekemper

    I am a subber to your blog, too!

  134. Love your layout and cards! The Cottage Christams line is soo cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. I also subscribed to your blog updates.

  136. And I just suscribed! πŸ™‚

  137. Rebecca Yahrling

    I love both of these lines. And you can never have enough Christmas paper!

  138. Nicole

    I love the stuff you posted over at Imaginisce! Super creative!

  139. Nicole

    I absolutely adore the Cottage Christmas Collection, and the new KikiArt collection looks very cute!

  140. LOVE the CHRISTMAS line…

  141. Love the Christmas line and Imaginisce’s FB page…my first visit and I had to “like” you!!

  142. Gloria

    both lines look great.

  143. Lan

    Great xmas line! Love the large numbers.

  144. Kathy Cragg

    OMG! Gorgeous!

  145. Laura G.

    Love that Christmas line! Thanks for the chance!

  146. Both are cute but my favourite is the Christmas collection, especially the border paper πŸ™‚
    Love your creations!

  147. love the Christmas in July goodies (great for both boy & girl pages for me) and that is my kinda sewing!!

  148. Mustangkayla

    I think Imaginisce’s Christmas line is great! Love the addition of the color blue! Kiki’s line has me interested also. I still have a handful of photos from when my hubby and I were volunteer firefighters that I need to scrap!

  149. Nanabeth Williams

    The Christmas line is adorable. Love the faux stitching-perfect for the sewing impaired such as myself.

  150. Janelle

    Love the clean, graphic look of Cottage Christmas!
    Firefighters and Friends, cute for scrapping preschool visits.

  151. Donna

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous, thanks for letting up peek πŸ™‚

  152. Bea

    Love this technique – Thanks!

  153. loved those cottage christmas lines!!!

  154. Awesome cards as always Sarah!

    I’d love either of these great collections!

  155. Also posting giveaway over on FB!

  156. Isabelle A.

    I love the Christmas line. Would be great for a mini album.

    The little fireman is the cutest!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  157. Isabelle A.

    I also subscribed to your blog via e-mail!

  158. Isabelle A.

    I shared the giveaway on my facebook!

  159. Kim M

    Oh my that layout is sooooo cute!

  160. Love these projects and the fab line!

  161. Your cards and lo are super cute. I love the Christmas line and the Firefighter and friends looks like it could be a lot of fun for pics of everyone’s little guys and girls. I’m going to try your “fake” sewing on my next lo, I’ve recently started using my sewing machine before that I did a little by hand but this looks like fun, thanks for sharing your technique.

  162. Sandra Y.

    Both lines are great, but I love Christmas, so The Christmas Cottage line is my favorite for my Xmas projects!

  163. Mo

    Oh man! I’m SERIOUSLY loving them both! Wow! Can’t wait to see the rest of that one from Kiki Art! You rock girlfriend! I’m going over to see your post!


  164. sandra m.

    love the new lines, your creations are beautiful.

  165. love the bold cute Christmas graphics. And that lil fireman is a heartbreaker.

  166. The Christmas collection is so pretty and fresh!
    I wish I win!!!


  167. Oh I love the fireman line! TFS, Mary M

  168. Well, love them both!!!!!! And know I am leaving you love and spreading the word!!! Hugs! K

  169. Debbie Linton

    Cottage Christmas is divine & Kiki’s art is always good. BTW I’m posting this giveaway on Facebook and I subscribed to your blog updates. πŸ™‚

  170. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    Love this new imaginisce line. Your LO looks great!

  171. Pamk

    love the idea you used on the Imaginisce blog. and Kiki line is fantastic as usual. I love to win either.

  172. a little late getting here – but hello – I am dreaming of a “white” Christmas while holding a fire hose – what is wrong with me?!! lol – I love them both!!! make my dream come true!!!

  173. craftica

    love the idea of the fake stitches and the line is great!!

  174. i love them both! Christmas is my fave holiday =)
    i’m already a subscriber to your fabulous blog!!


  175. Alyssa C.

    Your work is fantastic. I’m so glad I found your blog. I have added you to my daily reads!!!

  176. Sam Epps

    Simply gorgeous, love the colours

  177. The Christmas Line is so cute! I love the adesive and papers are awesome and I loved the firfighter collection because my father as one of those heroes, I love this profession!
    Both very cute!
    Hugs from Brazil!

  178. Kath

    I think they’re both great. The Christmas line is one of the best I’ve seen so far. Love ’em!

  179. audrey from Muskoka

    OMgosh, I just love that idea that fake stitching, so easy and looks just great. TFS

  180. I loved the cards mainly the one with Santa!

  181. Vel

    Ooh, the holiday paper is fabulous! And I love, love, love those cards!

  182. I love the Christmas line! It is super cute and reminds me a lot of the CTMH Holiday Line from last year which I loved but thought it needed some tweaking!

    I can’t wait to see more of the firefighter line….there is NEVER enough firefighter lines out there. I am a bit partial to firefighters πŸ™‚ My amazing and handsome hubby has been a firefighter for almost 10 years so I have lots of photos to scrap of events and not a lot of paper that is just perfect for them.

    You have been super busy!! I have spent the morning catching up on your blog πŸ™‚

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