Friday, January 27, 2012

New Fancy Pants SUMMER SOUL Collection

I am so in love with this gorgeous new collection "Summer Soul" from Fancy Pants! The colors are so perfect for all of those summer photos and memories! I created this layout using the brand new "Summer Soul" collection along with photos Becca spending countless hours hanging out at Papaw's pool during those hot summer months...

I adore the mix of those summery colors and patterns along with the tan and brown!! PERFECT! Head on over to the Fancy Pants Blog to see the amazing projects created by the rest of the Fancy Pants Pocket Chicks using this fantastic new "Summer Soul" collection!!

Have a fantastic Friday!! LOVES :) -Sarah

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fancy Pants New "CHILDISH THINGS" Collection!

Hello everyone! Today I'm back to share with you the second brand new Fancy Pants collection called "CHILDISH THINGS"! This collection is fantastic!! I absolutely adore the fun, cheerful, and playful patterns and colors in this line along with the whimsical embellishments! This collection works wonderfully for both boy and girl themed projects, and since I have both it's just absolutely perfect! Here are a few of my creations made with the CHILDISH THINGS line...


Enjoy The Ride

Child's Play

Now, head on over to the Fancy Pants Blog to check out a ton of awesome work by the other Fancy Pants DT members, sure to get your creative juices flowing!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday! LOVES :) -Sarah

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Fancy Pants "Be You" Collection!!

YAY, I am so excited to share with all of you the new Fancy Pants "BE YOU" Collection!! This line is full of fun colorful patterns and oh that graffiti print is to die for! All of this mixed with the flocked transparency, mini acrylic coordinating stamps, and fantastic's an absolute MUST HAVE!! Here are a few sneak peeks of my layouts with the new "BE YOU" collection...

Head on over to the Fancy Pants Blog to see the full projects along with the other "BE YOU" projects created by the rest of the Fancy Pants DT members!! You're not going to want to miss all of the inspiration on the Fancy Pants Blog coming all week long!

Have a wonderful Monday! LOVES :) -Sarah

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Creative Sketches Jan. Sketch

Welcome to the first sketch contest of 2012, we are so excited to share this sketch with you and this wonderful Prize!! We have so many exciting things planned for you girls in 2012, so grab your friends and join in the fun!! Each month we will have a brand new sketch and an awesome PRIZE to win. We look forward to seeing your beautiful pages.

Here's this month's AWESOME PRIZE!!

The deadline for this month's sketch is Feb.14th (midnight EST time). The winner will be a "random draw" and announced on Feb.15th. Only 1 layout per participant please, and LO's for this contest may "NOT" be used in any other Challenge or Contest. LO's must also be newly created for this sketch. So, please don't use a LO that has been posted anywhere before the contest begins each month. LO's must be "your" own work and uploaded using the "LINK" tool on the My Creative Sketches Blog.
Here's my take on this month's sketch....

Head on over to the MCS Sketch Blog to see all the other takes on this fantastic sketch by the My Creative Scrapbook DT, and I hope to see your versions of this sketch as well!!

Have a terrific Tuesday! LOVES :) -Sarah

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jan. My Creative Scrapbook Challenge

I have my challenge up over at My Creative Scrapbook!

I have to admit that I am a total paper hoarder!! I love all of the colors, patterns, textures, and just everything about all of the gorgeous papers we have to choose from to create!I also enjoy looking at the papers and their patterns and trying to come up with unique ways of using those pretty patterns. One of my favorite things to do with paper is to use punches, layer them all up with various combination's of stickers, buttons, twine, bling, etc., and create my own embellishments for my layouts and cards!! So, that's January's Challenge at My Creative Scrapbook, use up those patterned papers (that we all know you're hoarding) and mix them, layer them, cut them, punch them, and create yourvery own embellishments!! Here are a few examples of where I have created my own embellishments to enhance my layouts and cards...

1. Here I layered pieces of punched pattern paper to create snowflake circle embellishments for my snow themed layout.

2. On this layout, I created layered embellishments to draw attention to a subtitle and also to enhance my New Year's theme.

3. Here I layered punched out pattern paper along with stickers and hand cut strips of paper to create the sun and sun rays on my card.

I hope you have a ton of fun creating your very own embellishments, and I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with!! Your entries for this challenge are due by Feb. 14, 2012. We have a Fantastic PRIZE for this challenge...Dusty Attic chipboard and Prima flowers!!!! So come join the fun to Win (post your entry on the My Creative Scrapbook message board)

Have a wonderful Monday!! LOVES :) -Sarah

Friday, January 13, 2012

Still Pinching Myself!!

I am over the moon excited to be able to share with all of you my new design team!!

Yep, it's FANCY PANTS, and I'm still pinching myself that I was asked to join this amazing design team!! I have been creating with Fancy Pants products ever since they made their first appearance at my local scrapbook store where I was working at that time. It was immediate love at first sight, so to be asked to join a team that makes outstanding products and to have the opportunity to design along side such amazingly talented ladies is a total dream come true!! You an check out the Fancy Pants 2012 Pocket Chicks DT Announcement HERE! I happy as a clam working away with their new lines, and can't wait to share my work!!
Have a fantastic Friday!! LOVES :) -Sarah

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Last Post as Creative Imaginations GDT

Hi everyone! I want to share with you today my last layout that I created for Creative Imaginations using their Inspired Traveler collection by Danelle Johnson. As soon as I saw all of the various modes of transportation in this line, I knew it would be just perfect for a layout all about my little guy, Carter. Carter is 3 years old, and he LOVES anything that MOVES!!!

I added computer journaling to a strip of pattern paper next to the photo telling how Carter loves everything from cars, to trains, to airplanes, and also I included a little bit about his quirks and favorite things at age 3. I had such a fantastic time creating with the Creative Imaginations collections, and I just hope you like seeing my work as much as I loved creating them!
Have a terrific Tuesday! LOVES :) -Sarah

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Creative Scrapbook Jan. Reveal!!

Hi everyone, I love this time every month when I can finally share with you what I've been working on all month long! The Jan. kits from My Creative Scrapbook are totally drool worthy, and I had a blast playing with all of the goodies! This month I was so lucky to be able to work with the new Pink Paislee Snow Day collection from the Jan. Creative Kit as well as the Fancy Pants Winterland collection from the Jan. Main Kit. Here's what I came up with this month...

Jan. Main Kit

Jan. Creative Kit

Thanks for looking, and I hope you all have a great Thursday! -Sarah

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Creative Imaginations Guest Designer

Hi everyone, just a quick post today to share with you the link to my blog post that's up on the Creative Imaginations Blog today...I got to create a couple layouts using their A to Z collection which was full of great patterns and colors!! You can check it out HERE...

Have a terrific Tuesday! -Sarah

Sunday, January 1, 2012

YAY...Sneak Peek Time!!!

Yay!!! The first day of 2012 is also Sneak Peek Day for the My Creative Scrapbook Kits!!! I was able to work with the Main Kit and also the Creative Kit this month, and it was a complete and total blast of course! I LOVE working with the MCS Kits because they are just so stinkin' easy to create with, packed full of goodies and tons of pattern paper, I can just create all month long and those gorgous kits never run dry! Here are my sneak peeks from each kit, and head on over to the MCS Forum to check out sneak peeks from all of the other designers as well....DROOL!!

January Main Kit Sneaks:

January Creative Kit Sneaks:

I want to wish each and every one of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope that this is a very happy, productive, and creative year! I would really love to take my scrapbooking to the next level this year, and somehow find a place for myself in this industry...WELCOME 2012!!

LOVES :) -Sarah