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weekend recap and winner!

First and foremost, I have a winner from my giveaway last week. Thanks to all that played along; I appreciate everyone’s honesty about how they feel about their personal work.

…but as we all know with these giveaways, I can only pick one winner.

Congrats, Brigid! Shoot me an email at redoaklines[at]gmail[dot]com, and I’ll get that mini album out to you prompto!

There was definitely some fun times this weekend hanging out with the family. It had been a while since we drove up to see everyone, so we figured it was about time. Besides, we had some errands to run out in the area.

Gloria had lots of fun longboarding down the street.

Maui enjoyed hitching a ride with her too! She used to ride with Gloria when she was a puppy, so I knew she wasn’t going to be terrified. As a matter of fact, she absolutely loved the thrill of the ride. She’s such a chill dog and loves adventures.

We have yet to try surfing with Maui, but I’m sure she’d love sitting on the end of the board while riding a wave.

Hilo, on the other hand, was terrified of the thought of sitting on the board. He kept fidgeting and trying to jump off of it, so we gave up trying to teach him how to ride on the longboard, haha! 😉

Miss Nano Banano (Natalie) and I had lots of fun annoying my little brother. He doesn’t like when we play the “Southern Accent” game together, haha! …so what do we do?! We annoy him by playing our game.

…and here’s Sean and Natalie. I love you guys; you’re adorable together! ((Nano — I’m so glad that he cooked you a special omelette! I knew you’d like it!))

…and before he ended up taking the longest afternoon nap ever, here’s my older brother, Scott! He’s super entertaining because he’s always making everyone laugh.

The dogs rolled around in the grass like a bunch of hooligans. Okay, okay… I admit! We were all rolling around in the grass like a bunch of hooligans.

I wish days were always like this, but alas life is how it is. 😉 Reminding myself that there are wonderful days like this will motivate me until another fantastic day arrives.

I have one layout to share today. I had leftover American Craft‘s Amy Tangerine stuff lying out in my scrap room, so I couldn’t resist playing with it.

Hooray for a fun weekend and creating with cool, new scrapbooking stuff! Now that I have loads of new photos to print, I see a lot of projects in the making.

PS: God has blessed us in so many ways. Thanks for reminding me about those that are not as fortunate. 😉



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sarah, you’re overdue!

Life has been so hectic, but that’s not gonna stop me from picking a deserving winner to my last giveaway. …but before I pick a winner, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for linking up my new scrapbook store, Our Paper Place. Getting the word out is crucial, so I truly appreciate it. 😉 If you’re ever in the Bay Area, make sure to stop on by. You’ll love it over here!

I also wanted to share some sample projects that I created for Our Paper Place! My first layout is using the oh-so-cute line from Pink Paislee. I love the vibrant colors to these papers!

…and check out this easy way to use up leftover ribbon pieces to make a fun flower:

My second layout uses the pretty, spring line from Echo Park Paper.

Aren’t those butterflies super pretty?! I decided to use these springtime photos of my little cousin, and I’m so glad that I did. It totally matches!

…and that’s all the creativity that I have for today. Now, for the fun stuff! The overdue winner is:

Bobbie, please email me at redoaklines@gmail to claim your prize.

Happy Tuesday, all!

PS: Oh, and if you haven’t already, find my store’s blog over here.


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tick tock. tick tock.

Is it crazy for me to want the clock to slow down every now and then?! If I could have it my way, I’d slow the clock down when I’m sleeping. That way, I could get a full night’s rest, haha! …but we all know, it can’t be done. The clock continues to tick away.

The clock indicates that it’s about time for me to share some projects that I worked on this weekend at my birthday crop. ((I’m surprised I even got anything done with all the fun that I had.))

Here’s a mini album that I created using the ever-so-cute Neighborhood line from Crate Paper:

…and a birthday project had to be created!

What do you think of this fun paper?! It’s one of the latest Basic Grey‘s releases, Life of the Party. I think it’s super fun, and I’m totally a fan on those silly moustaches, haha!

Tick tock. The clock tells me that it’s time for me to pick a winner from the American Crafts Blog Hop this past weekend! …and the album kit goes to:

Congratulations to Aimee K! Please shoot an email to to claim your prize! Thanks to everyone else who joined us. 🙂

Tick tock. The clock now tells me that I need to continue working on some samples that I have in mind for the store. I plan on playing with Hambly, Crate Paper, and American Crafts!


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my poor finger and winner.

My poor wrist still hurts from this annoying tendinitis, but I have been trying to minimize its use. It’s feeling slightly better, but it’s still super painful. To add to that pain, Hilo and I were playing fetch yesterday on my day off, and guess what?!

I totally strained my finger! YOUCH! At first, I thought I broke my finger because of the pain and swelling. However, today I woke up, and the pain wasn’t so bad. Phew — good thing I iced it last night! I’m hoping for a fast recovery, so I can get some projects done.

Speaking of projects, I’m working on some FUN projects, but I can’t share it with everyone until around CHA time! It’s gonna be rockin’ that’s for sure.

…and it’s for some manufacturers that I know y’all LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! 😉

Last but not least, I have a winner, winner… chicken dinner. Okay, so I’m not really having chicken for dinner, but I wanted to congratulate Melissa for winning the $50 giveaway from Our Paper Place.

Please shoot me an email at to claim your prize.

Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the week!


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Week Five: go me!

I has been a total of five weeks since I embarked on this crazy journey of mine. There have been days where I have wanted to quit. However, for the most part, I have been pushing forward. …and I have to admit that I’m glad that I have come this far. Why?! Because…

  • I feel more energetic.
  • My clothes fit better.
  • My sleeping patterns have improved.

…and the best part:

Since the last time I shared the dreaded numbers, I have lost another 8 lbs! Thus, I have lost an overall total of 24 lbs with purely an increase in activity level and a change of diet.

Let’s just say that if I can do it, you can do it! 🙂

I drew a winner to the Cricut Cartridge from last week’s giveaway.

Congratulations to monica! Please shoot me an email via the Contact page, and I’ll get that cartridge out to you as soon as possible.

Now, it’s time for the weekly giveaway. Who wants to be the owner of this cute Maya Road book?!

On top of that, I’ll throw in a handful of embellishments to use to decorate it! If you want to be entered to win all of these goodies, just comment to this post with something that will make me smile. You have until next Tuesday, October 12th, by 11:59 pm to play.

Oh, and I didn’t forget! Here are those two layouts that I shared in my video from last week:

I love the simple design to this American Crafts layout. Who would have thought that Dear Lizzy papers would work so well with beach photos?! hehe.

Last but not least, here’s the My Paper Tree House layout:

That’s all I have for now. I’m hoping to get more projects done soon.

PS: I haven’t been taking the time to hit up each and everyone’s blogs recently. I have a really good excuse for that. Perhaps, very soon, I will be able to share what has been keeping me busier than I have ever been.


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