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wait, it’s late!

What?! It’s passed midnight?! I got home early from teaching my bind-it-all class, and I’m still no where where I want to be on my to do list!

Looks like I’m going to be creating into the wee hours of the morning. I don’t mind though because I seem to have more creativity when it’s late. Anyway, I thought I would take a quick break to write a post before I get back to the table.

As promised, below are just a few of the HUNDREDS ofย  pictures from this past weekend:

All in all it was a wonderful weekend with the family. We had some yummy BBQ and a fun time lighting up the fire works. …and like last year, we hosted our annual neighborhood 4th of July show. It has become a yearly tradition to do a display of fireworks, and I totally enjoy watching it (and taking photos of it, too).

On top of the fireworks, my cousin and his family arrived from Florida a couple of days ago. They are relocating to California, so you’ll probably be seeing new faces in my photos.

I also have a winner to the Punky Sprouts book. The winner is…

conniemelancon please contact me at redoaklines@gmail.com to claim your prize! No worries, to the rest of you. As you all know, I LOVE to do giveaways. Stay tuned because I’m thinking about doing an Imaginisce giveaway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Speaking of Imaginisce, have you stopped by the blog recently?! There’s a Birthday Bash celebration going on right now – meaning lots of giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Below is layout I created using the latest release, Birthday Bash:

No joke… but this is my favorite birthday paper! The colors are fabulous, and the products to this line are so unique! Again, head to the blog for major inspiration from my fellow Imaginisce designers. …and make sure to check back here very soon; I recently received a box LOADED with NEW products, which means more inspiration for all of you!

Lastly, I wanted to share a couple of layouts that I created for That Scrappy Girl. I was sent some Echo Park Paper to design with, so I got right to it.

If you find the time to leave extra love, click here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for the taking the time to pop in today. I really appreciate each and every one of your visits. It’s not easy to share one’s personal life in a public space, so having positive vibes/comments means so much to me. You all are amazing.

PS: Now, it’s back to working on the Punky Sprouts album I need to create for an upcoming class. I plan on starting/fishing it tonight.



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i claim that.

I claim that I’m hooked on paper, and That Scrappy Girl knew about my paper craze. Thus, she decided to send me some Pink Paislee to design with. The colors are in my playing field, so I had tons of fun playing with the 365 Degrees paper line.

I’ve got more layouts using these papers, which I plan on sharing later this week.

I claim that I’ve been using rub-ons more frequently. I never jumped on the bandwagon when they were big, but now I’m enjoying the versatility that they offer. I added a Jenni Bowlin rub-on to the back of one of those cute Maya Road envelopes, and then, I added an embellishment! …so if you are looking to create a quick and easy card, try using some of the rub-ons in your stash.

I claim that Maui and Hilo are the cutest little pooches I have ever seen. Okay, so sometimes they can drive me crazy with their wrestling all over the just-made bed, and they can be beyond frustrating when they get dirty right after they get bathed. However, their cuteness factor wins me over every time! On top of their adorable faces, they’re so gentle and loving.

I claim a winner to the $60 CSN gift certificate. The random pick chooses…

Alyssa. Congratulations! Please shoot me an email at redoaklines@gmail.com to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone else who participated in the CSN Lighting giveaway.

I claim that I will post either tonight or tomorrow (hopefully, hehe.) How do people blog more than once a day?! I wish I could document my life that much, but I feel like I run out of stuff to share. What do you think I should write about?! Hmm…

I claim that I’m beautiful. Wait, I meant to say gorgeous. There, I said it. Are you happy?! ((Did I really just write that?! HAHA.))


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lots to share and another giveaway.

Today I started my day early because I needed to take Hilo to the vet for one of his booster shots. Afterwards, I spent the whole day SHOPPING! I just got home about an hour ago. I’m super exhausted, but I can now cross off a bunch of things on the “Sarah needs to do this list”. Wrapping gifts is definitely one of those things on my list that does NOT have a line through it. YIKES! I better get to it because Christmas is right around the corner.

Because I was out all day shopping, I didn’t get a chance to craft in my scrap room, but I do have TONS to share today. Hope you’ll take a couple of minutes to check out my work.

That Scrappy Girl: I know I’ve mentioned this before, but this month’s kit is filled with a bunch of Pink Paislee and Elle’s Studio goodies. On top of all of the cards, gift tags, and mini albums I’ve created with this kit, I also created two layouts.

Kiki Art: This week, I volunteered to be in charge of an altered item project to share, so I decided to embellish a frame that was sitting around in my craft room. To find more details on this project, visit the Kiki Art blog for more information.

Imaginisce: Earlier this week, I announced a giveaway for some “sweet” stuff. Remember, that you have until Friday to enter. Anyway, I wanted to share more of the Sweet Cheri line. Here’s another layout I recently finished:

Also, in this layout, I used those cute little flower embellishments from Goshery. Cute stuff, yeah!?

Oh, and I never raved about some upcoming CUTENESS from Imaginisce. Check out these two new lines coming to stores near you:

Scooter's Vacation

Lucy Bird

Personally, I’ve had my eye on Scooter’s Vacation. Hmmm… I wonder why!? *wink* Is it because of the cute dog? Yes! Is it because it’s perfect paper for vacation photos? Yes! Is it because it’s cute? Yes! I can’t wait to show everyone my upcoming projects with these brand new lines; you’re going to love it all!

…and just because it’s the season of giving, I thought I would host another giveaway.

This time, it’s a RAK giveaway with at least a $25 value, probably more. Most likely, it’s going to be stuff from my stash that I have never used. If you want to be entered into this giveaway, leave a comment to this post telling me how you found my blog (i.e. was it a long time ago on someone’s site? was my blog linked to a forum?). You have until Saturday, December 19th, to play along! Share the giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. and I’ll enter your name THREE times into the random drawing. Make sure to let me know if and where you shared the news.

You never know, I might just decide to draw TWO lucky winners instead of just one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Spreading the holiday cheer,



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Christmas Card Swap

((NOTE: Check out PageMaps’ newsletter this month; first page to be exact. It had me smiling from ear to ear. ๐Ÿ™‚ ))

I really can’t believe it’s December. Can you?! For me, this year has gone by so fast. Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m caught up with everything that I need to do. Christmas tree and garland are done, and Christmas cards are made. Phew!

Speaking of Christmas cards out, last year I did a Christmas card swap with people who follow my blog. It seriously was a huge success. I loved all of the cards that I received in the mail, so I decided to do it again! …so if you are interested:

— Shoot me an email at redoaklines@gmail.com with “Christmas Card Swap” as the subject headline.

–Include your full name and your mailing address (I promise I’ll keep this confidential).

— For confirmation, I’ll email my mailing address back to you.

— Deadline to participate is December 12th, Saturday. Cards need to be postmarked out by December 14th, Monday. The sooner you send your card out, the better.

On another note, I wanted to share some projects that I made from this month’s kit over at That Scrappy Girl. It’s a GREAT kit filled with tons of fun stuff.

To see more, click here to read my latest blog post over at That Scrappy Girl.

I will be back tomorrow with pictures.




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imaginisce: polar expressions

Wanna see some fun seasonal themed paper?! Well, check out the Polar Expressions line from Imaginisce. It’s a cute and whimsical line that not only works well with Christmas projects, but it also works with those wintery themed projects! Here’s what has been brewing up in my house:

…a couple of layouts with my own little “Polar Bear”:

…some fun cards:

…and a couple of Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree:

See! I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a cute and whimsical line. I still have other projects to share using Polar Expressions by Imaginisce, so make sure to stay tuned for some of that.

…and because I LOVED this line so much, I thought I would do a little Imaginisce giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what your think of the Polar Expressions line. Simple way to win free stuff, right?! You have until Friday, Dec 4th, to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

Over at TAAFOMTF, Challenge #10 is now live. The challenge this time around is about your favorite holiday tradition. We want to see your layouts/projects, so make sure to join us for this challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are in need of some inspiration, head on over to the blog to see what the design team created. ๐Ÿ™‚ As for me, my favorite holiday tradition is the time I get to spend with my family.

Oh, and make sure to check out That Scrappy Girl‘s December kit. It’s loaded with fun stuff to craft your heart out. Check back to see what I’ve done with this month’s kit! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget to comment to be entered into my Imaginisce giveaway. For details, read above in this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful Tuesday!




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