scrapbooking and my challenge.

I got to spend time creating in my scrap room yesterday, which was definitely a stress reliever. I finished a handful of projects, but I can’t share the majority of them until later. I do, however, have a couple of layouts that I get to post today. Yeehaw! Are you ready to see them!?

First up, I got my hands on some of the latest from Prima! I cut out the pocket, and I placed some notes and photos inside. I thought it would be a great way to store extra photos and journaling onto a page.

What do ya think? Cute, right?!

My second layout was all about using my Cricut. I cut up all of the flowers and the “Make a Wish” title with the Sweet Treats cartridge.  Doesn’t it all come together with Imaginisce‘s Birthday Bash line?!  …and I even used my irock to add some bling.

On another note, I’m such a dork because I still get excited to see my work in printed publications, hehe. Here are a couple that I wanted to share:

In the September 2010 issue, Scrapbook Trends shared two of my layouts. …so if you get your hands on this copy, make sure to take a peek at my work.

I also have a layout published in the current issue of Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine. In case you’re wondering, it’s the Fall 2010 issue. There are a ton of other awesome projects in there, so make sure to pick up your copy!

In regards to my personal challenge, the first couple of days trying to adjust to this new lifestyle was tough, but I’m still alive, haha! Besides, in the long run, it’ll be good for my overall health. I’ve been working out everyday and eating healthier, so I’m still on track. *pat on my back for being good* With all of your wonderful support and encouragement, I honestly think I’ll be able to hit my goal on schedule. I’ll keep everyone up to date on my progress or regression.

Are any of you currently challenging yourself? If so, I want to hear all about it.



Filed under layouts, personal, publication, scrapbook, weight loss

34 responses to “scrapbooking and my challenge.

  1. wow, to be published…i would be a dork about it too, sarah!

  2. I ran 3.5 miles this morning… slowly… but I was so happy to run almost the entire 43 minutes we were out there!! 🙂 Glad your challenge is going well!! Congrats on the publications and I absolutely LOVE all your doggie layouts!! I can’t believe that you were afraid of dogs either… that surprised me. I’m glad that you overcame your fear and then some… Hilo and Maui do too I’m sure!! 🙂

  3. love the pocket!!!! And wow…congrats on the publishings!!!! And for staying on track. I’m challenging myself to lose the 10 lbs. I gained back, and to stop making excuses to not work-out or go on my walks 🙂

  4. Way to go on the publications and staying on track. My challenge to myself is by next summer to be able to hike all around yosemite without feeling like I’m dying. I would love to be able to some day do half dome! Again congrats and good luck.

    • perhaps we can get that done together. gloria’s done half dome a handful of times… maybe one day i’ll be able to do it with her. oh, wishful thinking. LOL.

  5. Awesome pages!! Keep it up with your challenge…you’re doing awesome and I know you can continue to. You go girl! 😉
    – April

  6. kat

    fun layouts…and congrats on all the publications!

  7. Awesome pages! That new Prima is cute. I saw your lovely pages in Scrapbook Trends. Glad to hear the challenge is going well for you 🙂

  8. I’m always thrilled to see your stuff since I’ve met you through blogging!!!
    I really love that top layout you shared today!

    Keep it up! re: the challenge!
    Congrats on all of the publications!

  9. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these Sarah!!!! AND CONGRATS on the pubs!!!! I sooooooooooo think you should make a lo of me & u and submit it…so I can see myself in print!! LOL!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. Ohh my, you put my scrapbooks to shame! I really like the Make A Wish page, so cute!

  11. SERIOUSLY?! YOU are NOT a dork! I would be the same way to see myself in print–you earned it! It’s not easy to get into a magazine! LOVE these layouts! Way to work with your cricut-I did today too! I finished the challenge for Imaginisce–and I LIKE it! 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration! And GREAT job on keeping on track! 🙂

  12. i’ve dropped 30 pounds since march.

    @diana: what’s wrong with being dorky/geeky? i’m a dork and proud of it.

  13. Pam

    I always love to see the puppy layouts. The pocket is so adorable. I’m failing miserably at losing anything at all. But, tomorrow is another day.

  14. I so love theses pages…very inspirational! Yay, two days down on the new healthy lifestyle! Every day will be a tad easier! You go girl!

  15. Love the layouts!!!

    I started trying to regain my fitness a few weeks ago. I’m on week 3 of working out daily. Week two was not eating after 7 at night. This week was portion control.

    Yesterday kinda sucked. I wandered aimlessly through the kitchen a few times looking through cupboards. I wasn’t really hungry, but something felt “off”. Today’s a new day.

    Best wishes!

    • Oh how exciting to be published and ST is my favorite magazine!!!

      I adore your LO’s…each creation that you do is filled with the most wonderful details and shows us your love of this craft!!!

      Wishing you a great weekend sweet friend!!!

  16. I am so in love with that pocket page!! Super cute. HUGE COngrats on your pubs and yay for staying on track! ((((HUGS))))

  17. Chris Aiton

    Such great layouts – all that brilliant color! and congrats on the pub!!!! Have a super weekend!

  18. NanaBeth

    Just saw your mini on the punky Sprouts blog-adorable!

  19. CONGRATS!!! will be looking for this mag… and love the layouts…
    {{hugs}} Michelle

  20. Hi again Sarah! I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the congrats on my new DT position! I’m super excited. 🙂

    Also, of COURSE I want to show my support for you in your new challenge hon…I know you can do whatever you set your mind to do. Plus, your blog is one of my favs so I’m always here anyway, lol!

    – April

  21. such cute layouts girl!! And I would get terribly excited to see my work published, but that’s because I’ve never had any!!! Maybe one day:) Have a great weekend!

  22. Love your layouts Sarah!Beautiful pocket with those tickets in it!And a gorgeous birthday layout!Your work is amazing!
    Congrats on being pubbed, so exciting!!

  23. Congrats on the pubs, Sarah! You are all over the place!

    Love, love, loving the new LO’s… that pocket page is AWESOME!

    BIG high five for you! You’re doing GREAT! 😉

  24. love these layouts and a big congrats on the mag pubs.

  25. I love your layouts! Congrats on all the pubs — you totally deserve the recognition! And I’m patting you on the back, too! Great job!

  26. ohh i love your new layouts, the pocket on the first one is adorable!! 😀
    Love your pubs too, congratulations, yay!
    So awesome that you’re challenging yourself, good luck! 😀 I know you can do it! I SHOULD be challenging myself, but I’m not 😦

  27. girl, that is so awesome! and so well deserved! you are so sweet and ultra talented! congrats!
    and ADORABLE new layouts!
    hope you are having a great weekend so far!

  28. AWESOME layouts!! Love the pocket… sooo cute!! You’re journaling always looks super neat on your layouts… what pen do you use?? I haven’t had any luck finding a pen I like. Hope your having a great weekend!! 🙂

  29. Hanneke

    WOW Love these!! Love how yiu cut out that pocket on that super CUTE one!!!! And congrats on being published in alllll those magazines, I will try to buy one if I can!!!

  30. congrats on being published again-awesome. Love all the layouts, so colorful!

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