Monday, December 29, 2014

Love Life

Good Morning Bloggers!! 
I just wanted to pop in quickly and officially share some fun and exciting news with you! I shared it on FB a while ago, but I haven't blogged in a while, so here it is: I was asked to join the Clique Kits design team!!! EEEEKKK!! I am SO excited because I LOVE their kits, so I was very honored to be asked to be a part of this amazing team!! They even gave me a coupon code to share with all of my crafty friends in their store!! Trust me, you'll want to go check it out right now too, because they're in desperate need of space for all the new CHA goodies so they're having a MASSIVE SALE right now!! You can also use the code SARAH10 on top of all the other discounted prices to get an additional 10% off!! 

They also have a monthly "ANYTHING GOES" with a twist Challenge! December's is to use something mini. You can check out all the details on this post. I made this layout to play along with the challenge. My "something mini" that I used was this ADORABLE mini heat die that came in the January Tailor Made kit! I am in LOVE with it!!

I cut out a bunch of them, then just scattered them around my layout! I really love the effect of random confetti like shapes!

You still have until December 31st to link up your creations to the Clique Kits blog for a chance to win a prize package from Creative Retreat!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Favs of 2014

I've never done one of these posts, but my friend Kat has inspired me, and I must say I really enjoyed looking back over the year on my blog! So I thought I'd share with you my favs! 

Here they are in no order whatsoever:

you can check out the entire mini album here 

You can check out this mini here

I rarely make cards...let alone ones that I'm actually happy with, but these ones I really liked!

This is my absolute favourite canvas I have ever made. It's one of my fav verses from the bible too. 

although I failed miserably this year at keeping up with a Project Life album, I really love this title page! I plan on giving it another try this year too because I really do like it!

There you have it! I'm so looking forward to see what 2015 has in store for us! Do you have any crafty resolutions? Or just resolutions in general?

My main one is to be more organized. In my crafty life and my house! It is something I struggle with sooooooo much! I'm just too creative to be organized! HA! That's always my excuse, but I do just have a really hard time with it. This is the year I'm going to tackle the organizational skills! 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Celebrate the Season with Scrapbook Nerd!

Happy Sunday Bloggers! I wanted to share a layout I made for Scrapbook Nerd's Celebrate the Season Countdown to Christmas! There's a ton of other fabulous Christmas inspiration over at the forum too! You definitely need to pop over there and check it out! While you're there, stay a while! Those ladies are seriously awesome to hang out with!

Every year we make gingerbread houses and I wanted to document this tradition!! I LOVE this cut file from 17 turtles! It totally reminds me of icing on gingerbread houses! Perfect for this layout!

I still get giddy when I see this beautiful gold lettering! I love that thickers have been coming out with phrases now too!

This Simple Stories collection is just perfect for this layout! Love the traditional red and green patterns which are perfect for a layout about documenting, well, traditions! lol

This post is short but sweet. I have come down with a tummy bug and I'm going to go lie down...if my kids allow it! lol!!

I'm linking this up at Clique Kits for their monthly Anything Goes with a twist challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Celebrate the Season with Scrapbook Nerd!!

Good Morning Bloggers!! 

Have you started getting into the Christmas spirit yet? I have for sure! If you haven't, you need to join us at Scrapbook Nerd for our Celebrate the Season  Holiday Inspiration!!! We're starting off the Christmas Season with 12 days of Christmas! You can join in too! If you link up your Christmas project in the Forum, you'll get a RAK from the fabulous ladies at Scrapbook Nerd!!!

I can't wait to start working on my December Daily Album this year, but until then I thought I'd whip up a few easy and cute Christmas cards. Gasp! I know! Me! Making cards! Who woulda thunk it?! HA!

I couldn't help making some cards when I saw this Simple Stories Cozy Christmas line! The cut apart papers and the little die cuts are just perfect for making some quick and easy cards!

I was so excited to break out my Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil on this card! I love how it turned out! I really love the Iced Spruce Distress ink on the Kraft cardstock!

These cards came together so quickly! The most time spent was on looking for a stamp that I never did end up finding! HA! Guess I should start looking for a new way to organize my stamps! lol

I hope you join us and link up your projects to the Nerd Forum! Can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Everyday Awesome: Clique Kits Blog Share

Hey Bloggers! I'm so excited to be taking part in the Clique Kits Member Blog Share again! I so enjoy playing along with the girls in the Clique each month! If you didn't come from Stephanie's blog, then please head back to the Clique Kits blog to start at the beginning! You're not going to want to miss this! There's prizes and TONS of fab inspiration!

This month our challenge was to be inspired by this fabulous mood board! How could you NOT be inspired by this gorgeousness?! Love it!

I took my inspiration from the black and white photos, the cameras and the watercolours. I have to say, I am in love with this layout! It came together so beautifully for me and I am so happy with how it turned out! Do you ever have layouts that you finish and you're like "yeah, this is awesome"? lol That was one of these for me ;) It doesn't happen all the time, but ya gotta love it when it does!! 

The papers in this kit are just amazing! I am absolutely in love with them! The Lemon Owl Collection?! Oh. My Word! It's so pretty!! 

Oh, and I couldn't even post this without mentioning how stinkin cute this picture is! This is one of those pictures that just makes me so grateful that I was able to capture this moment and makes me feel so blessed for the life that God has given us! It's just pure awesome! 

I knew I wanted to do some watercolouring in this layout and those black and white cameras are just perfect! I just randomly painted some of them in that gorgeous teal colour, not really worrying about being in the lines or not. I love the look that creates!

and check out the flair that came in this month's kit? *sigh* sooo in love with that pie chart one!

I have only made two layouts with this kit so far, but I can't wait to have more time to finish this one off! I think I say this every month, but I think this is my favourite kit so far!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November DT Reveal @ Scrapbook Nerd

Hey Bloggers!! It's my week at Scrapbook Nerd to reveal all my projects for this month! I got to work with the Simple Stories Sweater Weather line this month! I absolutely love the beautiful fall colours and the knitted looking papers! 

Head over to the Scrapbook Nerd Forum to check out all the detailed pictures!

I had a blast working with this line! I hope you stop by Scrapbook Nerd and check out the rest of the Design Team's work!