feeling lucky on the 13th.

Seriously, I never thought I’d be noticed for my love to cut paper! I am truly LUCKY to have found a hobby and passion that I somehow turned into a career. …and speaking of career, it’s funny when one of Gloria’s friends ask her what I do for a living.

Friend: …so what does Sarah do nowadays?
G: She… umm… cuts up paper and scrapbooks. She’s actually really good at it.
Friend: Oh, neat. …so does she like cut up pictures and glue them to paper?
G: Yeah, but she makes it look really good. She also travels and teaches.
Friend: Really?
G: Yup. …and she actually has her stuff printed in magazines. (Occasionally, she’ll grab an issue to prove it.)
Friend: That’s great that she is doing what she loves to do.
G: Yeah! …and she gets boxes sent to our house all the time with lots of stuff.
G to me: Sarah, tell them to stop sending you boxes. There’s no more space in our house!

I like to ignore that last thought. 😉

On a completely different note, I had received my monthly issue of Creating Keepsakes in the mail yesterday, but I didn’t know about how great this issue was until someone told me to turn to p. 37 .

Look who was picked to be a standout reader!

Thank you, CK, for picking my name to be amongst an amazing selection of designers.

…and I must totally be on a roll, or maybe I’m just LUCKY today. I went to 2peas today, and I saw something that put a smile on my face. Currently, everyone seems to really like My City layout because it was Top 3 by Views, Top 3 Most Liked, and Top 3 Bookmarked.

Just so you know, I don’t normally post over at 2peas. Perhaps, I should play over there more often.

I also have a couple of projects to share today. My first layout features Jillibean Soup goodness that was generously given to me at CHA. I went a little bit crazy with the punches on this one, hehe.

I love this layout because it has photos of me, Deana, and Jing Jing. These girls are amazing designers, so if you haven’t seen their work yet, I highly recommend you visit their blogs for inspiration.

My second layout features the latest from Nikki Sivils. These products were also kindly given to me at CHA, so thank you, Nikki, for your generosity.

Isn’t that beaver super adorable?! Its teeth are my favorite part to the cute critter. When I saw it, I knew exactly what pictures to use, haha!

As for my plans for the weekend, it’s going to be a busy, busy couple of days! Wishing everyone a LUCKY day even though it’s Friday the 13th! 😉



Filed under family, layouts, personal, scrapbook

37 responses to “feeling lucky on the 13th.

  1. Wow!! More congrats to you!! 🙂 Cute new layouts. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  2. samar

    Well…I guess 13th is a lucky after all…at least for and me…cause I think that we make the day what it is… and girl…you rock on your LOs….xoxoxo

  3. Great layouts! Congrats on the good luck! not really luck, though…

  4. When we watched Brett Michaels on his way to winning the Celebrity Apprentice, I was so impressed by him and how he looked at life. He made this statement, which I have posted in my sCrap space, and I hope I have it mostly word for word,

    “what i have found is that the harder i worked the luckier i got”
    by Brett Michaels

    I believe in luck, but I also believe that some hard work goes into it. Congratulations, Sarah, on the recognition for you hard work.

  5. You are a wonderful designer and I’m happy to have had the chance to meet you and Gloria at CHA!!

  6. just stopping by to say hello .love your work.

  7. It’s definitely not luck… you and your work are awesome!! I’m sooo happy for you that you’re getting recognized for it!! LOVE these new layouts too!! 🙂

  8. Chris Aiton

    How wonderful for you – and all so deserved!!!!! Have super weekend!

  9. Congrats girl!! You know I think you do amazing work… it’s about time CK caught on! LOL!!

  10. I did see your name in CK! Congrats!! And topped viewed at Two Peas–GIRL–that is SAWEEET!! Loving these layouts–you are inspiring me to pick up some paper–haven’t done that in a few days….

  11. janetzeppa

    I saw your name in CK right away. You are on a roll girl!!!

  12. I saw you name in CK, too! Congrats on everything! Your work is amazing!

  13. kat

    wow! congrats on all the good news…that is pretty exciting…i like the layouts, too!

    do you think you can do a post one day on tips to get published? i think a lot of your readers would like to know about that.

  14. Saw your work over on 2peas! Congrats!

  15. Congrats on being selected for the AC design team! Your a local girl; I live in Milpitas and used to live in Sunnyvale.

    Your work is inspiring.

  16. DeniseB

    Congrats to you on all your good news! That’s really exciting!

  17. You are a rockstar!!!!
    (and please tell Gloria that I think she is much cuter than that silly beaver!) ;o)

    Congrats on all the goodness…you deserve it you talented chick!

  18. wow girl, you’re on fire!!! congrats on all of your success! 🙂

  19. Hilarious. I think Bob talks more about what I do, than I do. I never really know quite how to explain it all & I usally get a “that’s nice” kind of answer. Not only that, but he also has the women in his office reading my blog now. The other day one of them said to him, “Well, I was reading divalogues and….” He said it was all he could do to not burst out laughing. LOL

    As for the LO’s…. totally made me smile. LOVE what you did with the new Nikki Sivils papers. Awesome photos of Gloria. She has a great smile!

    And ps… I’m the lucky one to have met you.

    Have a great weekend, girls (and boys!) 🙂

  20. Oh yeah… awesome on the 2Peas spots! You GO, girl!

    And yes, I saw your name in there! It’s just the beginning…. because soon we’ll see your LO’s in there! What month the first one in? Can’t wait! Very happy for you!

  21. Congrats!! I have internet right now and I’m so happy I was able to read about you and all your famous-ness! Too cool! And I love that LO with the beaver-so cute!

  22. Congrats and more congrats! You’ve got it goin’ on girl!

    Great layouts!!!

  23. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmm the boss is demanding (ahem! does that sound boss like??? LOL!) that you send her that NS lo so the boss can showcase it in Sept. on her blog….thank you very much :):):):):):) Congrats on all the recognition my love…. you sooooooooooooo deserve it!! And hehehehehehehehe…I always tell Brian that I’m surprised that the government isn’t watching me as I have packages from all over the world headed in my direction! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  24. You are totally rockin’ the scrapbook scene! Way to go Sarah!

  25. Congrats on all your success, I can’t imagine how busy you must be, you’re an inspiration to us all. Love the layouts, the new Nikki Sivils products are my favorite I think, I love that beaver it’s so cute.

  26. I saw your page at 2Ps! Now I need to flip to page 37 in my CK to see your name. I swear you are ALL OVER the place these days girl. Yay for some well deserved recognition 🙂

    Hope your weekend is fab 🙂

  27. WOW, there’s a lot of happines going on on your blog! Congrats! I saw your layout featured on 2peas (although I don’t go there often…) YEAY!

  28. Vel

    Oh, it’s not LUCK at all, my dear. You are THAT good. You deserve the praise…so happy for you! Love all your latest!

  29. Hard working woman, a constant inspiration for many, good person, great artist…. Any recognition you are getting you deserve!!! .

  30. audreypettit

    Sounds like you truly did have a very lucky Friday the 13th, Sarah! Huge congrats to you for all your recent recognitions! 🙂 And yes, please come play at 2Peas more often. We want to see you there!
    Love the pages you’ve posted today. That beaver is adorable. Love the scene you’ve created there. And those flowers on the 1st page are stunning. did you create those with the punches?

  31. YAY!! HUGE Congrats coming to you. YOU ROCK!

  32. Huge Congrats to you!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful week! xoxoxo

  33. Hanneke

    WOW Sarah you are on a roll, congrats!!! And I loved that conversation so funny!!!
    Great lo’s as ever love the one with you and Deana!!
    Have a great week!!

  34. DebLong

    What a fabulous Friday the 13th! The interview with Gloria is the funniest!!!!

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