autumn and back to school stuff.

The past couple of days have been super eventful. Yesterday, we drove out to spend the afternoon at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and today, we spent the day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I took tons of photos, so make sure to check back for some really neat shots. I can’t wait to share all of them!

Now, let’s talk about the good stuff! There’s a story behind the mini album pictured below. Suzy was looking for someone to create with one of the latest Punky Sprouts book. Well, guess who was nominated to work on a last minute project for the booth?! Me.

I had some Apple Cider by Imaginisce to create with, so I took the blank mini album back to the hotel room. Can you believe that I stayed up until 3 am working on this bad boy?! Nonetheless, I love the colors to this book. It’s making me wish it was fall already.

Anyway, I’m thinking about teaching it for a future class. What do you think?

Also, I wanted to share the latest kit from The Sampler. August’s kit is looking super cute; July’s kit was completely sold out, so make sure to snag this month’s kit soon! Here’s a fairly simple layout using the August kit. Check out the fun “back to school” stuff this month:

Do you like how I incorporated school supplies into this layout? I made sure to use lots of staples to embellish on this one. Furthermore, I used Crackle Paint to create a “sticky” look on the glue bottle. Did you also notice how I added a paperclip to the top of my photo? I think it’s awesome that I used actual school supplies to embellish my page; it adds such a neat touch to the overall theme of my project. This one totally fits perfectly for those “back-to-school” projects. 😉

Lastly, I wanted to pass on that there’s a giveaway going on over here.

That’s it for now. I will be back soon with some of our recent summer pictures!



Filed under altered item, kit club, mini album, personal, scrapbook, vacation

33 responses to “autumn and back to school stuff.

  1. Gloria

    is it time to move to the beach yet? great mini album.

  2. love, love, love! the mini is fabulous…is that corrugated chippie? I really need to get my hands on one of those albums? Your layout is fabulous. I have a thing for school supplies. So glad I still get to buy them for my kids. So jealous your time to play. Hugs.

    • yup, it sure is corrugated chipboard — the new punky sprouts books have them! you should totally pick one up and design with it. it’s fun! 🙂 …and yes, you are a lucky ducky for being able to buy stuff for your kids.

  3. Oh that mini is super cute, you should absolutely do a class with that one. Love the school supplies you use to embellish with, way cute.

  4. Your mini is absolutely fabulous, Sarah!! Wished I could come over and visit your class….


  5. I adore the mini… I would so attend one of your classes if I were closer!

  6. TOtally love your mini Sarah! I LOVE school supply shopping but this year our school created the school tool box. The school is working with this company and the teachers get to pick exactly what items go into their toolbox then the parents just come in and pay a set price so that everyone starts the year off with the same supplies… NOT fun…..but that is not stopping us from having cool new supplies on our homework table at home. Hehe:)
    P.s. Love that pic of you and Gloria.

  7. LOve, Love, Love the mini album! Apple Cider is my favorite Imaginisce collection right now!

  8. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    I wanna come to Cali today…lol…but it might have to wait till Jan. again…BOO!!! I love love love love love that mini…and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo…the journaling makes me giggle!!!! And your handwriting makes me jealous!! Maybe I should just send you all my lo’s and you can write on them for me…. LOL!! Of course…I DO have a THREE day weekend coming in the first weekend in December…hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. LOVE the mini!!! You did an amazing job with it. Your layout is super cute too! 😉
    – April

  10. I wish I were going back to school so I’d have some pictures to scrap with those CUTE embellishments! Loving it!

  11. mini’s super, layout inventive…i love school supply shopping all year long, too!

  12. Chris Aiton

    How fantastic that you created that mini back in the hotel room – and it’s just wonderful – the colors and papers are so perfect for fall pix! Love your Sampler layout – lots of white space for you!? Love the little embelly areas! Have a great week!

  13. Hanneke

    That mini is so cute!! And yep the fall colors are so great!! Love the seccond one as well, love the journaling!! Next week we have to do some major schoolsupplyshopping since Rick is going to highschool (maybe it’s middleschool I am not shure cause your schoolsystem is different from ours) looking forward to that!!!

  14. your mini book is ADORABLE and love the color of cardstock you used for your layout! Great job!

  15. I love the distressed look of the mini – it’s super cute!

  16. I can’t believe you created that mini last minute… It’s awesome!! Cute lo too… That’s such a clever way to incorporate those school embellies!! 🙂

  17. You rocked that mini! Especially for creating it at the last minute 🙂

  18. You are one dedicated DT member! I think the latest I’ve stayed up scrapping is 1am. Sometimes you just get in a groove & can’t go to bed!

    That page is darling, too! Must get some of those “back-to-school” embellies! 🙂

  19. Mustangkayla

    Cute layout and your mini is absolutely adorable!

  20. the mini-album look soooo cute! Love it.
    hugs, Isolde

  21. Cute album, you did a great job!

  22. Love th album and your back to school layout!

  23. I love it! Back to school shopping is fun, even though it does signify the end of my summer. And I love the mini! Cute, and I can’t believe that was last minute!

  24. Great mini! Love all the details that you put into your work. I think that it would be a great class.

  25. such fun projects! I really love your super cute layout with the pretty and bright colors and fun products…really love the wavey line of clear glue dots running up and down the page!! Fun stuff 🙂

  26. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    Love that mini book with the corrugated chipboard.

  27. You rock….as USUAL!!!!! Love the book!!!!! and the layout is super super duper cute!!!! Hugs!!! K

  28. Hey… You were in my neck of the woods!! I was actually over in Monterey on Monday for work…. makes me miss the days I used to work there. I miss all the restaurants at lunch (but I don’t miss the commute!). Super cute book and layout — scrapping in a hotel room sounds like an adventure!! 🙂

  29. I so love the mini! This is the look I love the most, now if only I could create like that ….!!!!!
    xxx Peggy

  30. Sarah.. so love those little school supplies.. your layout is so fun….I have to go bts shopping.. so you could always join me… I will buy the timmies….

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