Monday, June 30, 2008

Winners and challenge :)

Happy Monday everyone! :) Hope your week is starting out well! SaraAmarie here with you for today's post. :)

First off, I want to apologize for not getting winners posted sooner for the last challenge! Since we're late and there were just 2 participants this time, I would like to give BOTH of you, Suzyqscraps and clmisener, your choice of item from my store (excluding full collections) please email me with your choice at saraamaries AT yahoo DOT com. I want to thank those that have been participating in the challenges here! Also, I want to encourage anyone that has not, to come and play with us! If you aren't comfortable or would rather not post your layouts in a scrapping gallery, you can upload it to your blog, personal online gallery or other photo hosting sites such as Photobucket and post your link here. We're easy that way! :)

Now for the challenge! Instead of the normal new challenge today, I am just going to point you over to the Recipe Challenge at the Sweet Shoppe that I host once a month. If you use any of my designs along with the recipe, post you layout link here in the comments and one winner will get their choice of 1 item from my store. :) Can't wait to see those layouts!

Friday, June 27, 2008

July Desktop

Thanks to everyone who played Guess the Movie! The winner is: Bobbie! Please contact Sara at saraamaries AT yahoo DOT com for your goodie!

No product release this week, but here a July desktop for you, made with Popsicle Paradise by Sara and Heather Roselli!

(Image is linked)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Game and a Freebie for You

Hi everyone! Sam here bringing you a very late Saturday post. I was tied up with my daughter's graduation yesterday, she finished preschool with a dance number, it was the cutest thing! And because of this special event, I thought it would be fun to do a guessing game on movies. Here's a list of movies that involve graduation in one way or another. Can you guess them all? Send your answers by Friday, June 27 to scrappychic AT gmail DOT com and you'll be entered in a random drawing for a goodie (not including collections) of your choice by Sara! Good luck!

Winner will be announced on Saturday the 28th.

There is no product release this week, but Sara was sweet enought to whip up a freebie for you! You get this very cute and versatile Lotta Board Dots just for stopping by:

Click on the image to download and please leave a comment :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mid-week Hybrid Fun

Hey everyone! LuAnn here with some mid-week Hybrid fun! So, the other day I was surfing the net and came across some cute little "lollipop" baby shower favors. They were tealight candles glued to tongue depressors that were wrapped in plastic and tied off with a bow. They were simple and cute but more importantly, they got the creative wheels turning in my head.

Here's what I came up with: Hybrid Flower Favors

These were quick and easy to make and would be cute for a baby shower or wedding favor. I can also see a bunch of these in a flower pot for a gift for your favorite teacher or Sunday school teacher too.

For my flower, I used one of Sara's Foamie Flowers. I clipped the pink paper from Sara's Be Amused kit to the flower. I resized my flower to about 4 inches in size. I decided to add some extra color to the center to my flower - color that would show beyond the edges of the white tealight I am using. See my photo above. I then printed the flower on cardstock and cut it out. (A chipboard flower or an artificial flower is another easy option for this)

Position your flower on the tongue depressor and glue in place. I used my Xyron adhesive runner for this. I used a glue dot to hold the tealight in the clear holder and also one to adhere the tealight to the middle of the flower. For the artificial flower, I used scrapbook glue to glue the candle to the flower and then used glue dots to adhere the flower to the stem.

Finish your flower favor with a piece of white tulle or clear cellophane and ribbon. Add a leaf if desired - either a digital one or an artificial one.

I hope my little flower favor inspires you. If it does, I'd love to see what you come up with!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Jen's Scrap Challenge

Hi, Digiscrappers! Jen here, coming to you with a very late Monday Blog Challenge. Our internet has been down for two days, and I've gone through computer withdrawal! Every time I walked past my Mac, I tried just one more time to see it if I could get online, but always got the same error message. No internet. I really had no idea just how important my email, forums, and online friendships were to me until I couldn't get to them. But, WHOO_HOO, I'm back!! But my 46 hours away has gotten me to thinking...

This week I challenge you to scrap about something that's important to you, be it a person, place or thing. And while your creative juices are flowing, consider this: Highlight one thing that is important to you and include 5 reasons why it is so important (journal, list... be creative!)

When you're done, post your layout. If you use Sara's products to create your layout then you can post it in the gallery at SweetShoppeDesigns. If you aren't comfortable posting your layout at a scrapbook site, then you can just post it on your blog or at a photo hosting site such as PhotoBucket. Then come back here to Sara's blog and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this thread by Sunday night (June 22). One random winner will receive their choice of SaraAmarie product.

So what are you waiting for? Get scrapping!

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Product Saturday *Set Free*

Sam here bringing you another amazing product by Sara. This fabulous kit was inspired by a recent hiking trip and some personal learning, growing, and changing that Sara's been going through lately that has really been freeing! So here's the latest and greatest by Sara, Set Free:

Check out some inspiration from the talented team!

By Becca:

By Juli:

By me:

For a limited time, you can pick up this 10 Things 3X3 Accordion Album with Set Free - absolutely FREE!

Pick it up at the store!

Download this beautiful quickpage made by Meredith Cardall:

Sneak Peek Friday

Hello everyone, Becca here with an awesome sneak peek from SaraAmarie! You don't want to miss out on this amazing kit that will hit the shoppe Saturday, June 14th!
Here is your little peeky:

And because we know you will love this kit so much, we have included a little freebie with the sneak peek!

You can download the freebie here! Enjoy!

(Note: I had to use Savefile to upload the freebie, so it is a little different than 4shared. Just click on the link above and then if you scroll to the bottom you will see a download button, click that and then click past the advertisment. If you don't see that your download has started then look toward the bottom of the page for " Your download should begin shortly. If it does not, try Download file now" and click the download file now. Please let me know if you have any troubles with it! Thanks)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Father's Day game winner

Thank you all so much for playing the Father's day game!! Our winner after a random draw is Sara aka scarlettsierra. Sara, please contact SaraAmarie with your prize choice!! Congrats Sara!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Customer Spotlight

Good morning scrappy friends! It's Jenbreeze here, bringing you a big bright spotlight on one of SaraAmarie's customers!!

As I was zipping through the galleries for some scrapping inspiration, a layout from Nikki81 called Bright Eyes jumped out at me. Into my favorites it went, and when I clicked on her gallery, I was thrilled at what I had found! This girl has the scrapping mojo, that's for sure!! Let me introduce Nikki 81 to you:

1) Tell everyone a little bit about yourself:
My name is Nikki Scott, I am 26 years old. I'm engaged to a great guy, have been together 7 years & we have a wee Boy, Callum who is nearly 3 years old. I'm also from the UK.

2) How long have you been scrapping? How did you start?
I have been digiscrapping since February of this year. I've always been interested in arty and crafty things & just love scrapping.

3) What program do you use and how did you learn to use it?
I use Photoshop CS2 & I taught myself how to use it after my original programs became very limited as to what I could do.

4) What is your favorite Sara Amarie product?
I am loving LIGHTHEARTED. I just love the paint splatter in that kit, I have used them in loads of my LO's.

5) Where do you get the inspiration for your LOs?
Mostly from other galleries. I love looking at other people's creations - there are some amazing creators out there & they inspire me.

6) Other hobbies outside of scrapbooking?

Here is Nikki's page that stopped me in my tracks. It's called Bright Eyes and uses Sara's kit Be Amused:

And how about this sweet one using Lighthearted:

But please don't stop there! Nikki's gallery is full of inspiration (can you believe she's only been doing this since February?) so check it out and leave her some love!!

Thanks, Nikki, for letting us get to know you better!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

*Winner* Meredith's Template Challenge

I made a list of the participants in order that the links were placed on the blog, and generated a random number, and the winner is....

(Laci, be sure to email or PM SaraAmarie with your choice of a single product from her store, excluding collaborations & collections)

Thanks to everyone who participated! Be sure to check in frequently for more blog fun from SaraAmarie and her Creative Team!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Monday fun

ETA: I forgot to add that you have until Wednesday night at midnight EST to get your answers in.

Hi everyone, Paula here! Anyone up for a game? 

I was looking at my calendar and realized that this coming Sunday is Father's day. So, I thought it would be fun to have a Father's day type of game. Well, I went looking on the net for some photos of famous dads with their famous kids and decided to make a layout for you all.

Here's what you do: 
1. Take a look at the layout below. (you can click on it to make it bigger)
2. Identify all 14 dads and their kids.
3. Send an email with your answers to me at
4. You have until midnight on Wednesday June 11 to get your answers in.

The person with the most correct answers will win their choice of any SaraAmarie product. In the event that there is more than one person with the correct answers, I'll put all the names in a hat and draw a name at random for the prize.

Sound easy enough? Well, to make it a little easier, I have put hints for each father and child on the bottom of the layout. So, if you get stumped, see if the hint helps jog your memory.

I also want to mention that the layout was made using SaraAmarie's Basically Embellished paper pack and her Like a zebra alpha pack - both new products in her store at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Just in case you can't read the hints, here they are:
1. The west wing president loves two and a half men
2. Achey breaky Hannah
3. Crocodile love
4. Arwen rocks with Aerosmith
5. Spartacus roams the streets of San Francisco
6. Mr. Pinky plays dodgeball
7. The castaway meets King Kong
8. Richie Cunningham saves the lady in the water
9. Lara Croft's impossible mission
10. The ballerina girl leads a simple life
11. It isn't a time to kill for these guys
12. Captain con Trapp meets the Fisher king.
13. Life's royal for these princes
14. The fabulous Baker boys go on an airplane

Have fun!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

New Stuff!

Good morning, fellow scrappers! Corey here with this weeks new product releases. Sara has some really cool papers and an awesome alpha for you this week!

This is Basically Embellished

Store description:

I love solid and neutral papers! While scrapping, I find myself reaching for those kinds of backgrounds often! These papers will quickly find their way into many layout! Neutral, yet softly embellished with flourishes and designs around the edges, making the perfect base for many kinds of layouts! Includes 18 beautifully textured backgrounds (3 plain with no embellishment.)

And this is Like a Zebra alpha

Store description:

Like A Zebra Alpha is a set of very versatile alphabets that you will be reaching for over and over again. Includes 2 complete alphabets with numbers and some symbols in both white and black. Each alpha is on a sheet in one file.

And here are a few layouts by the fab CT!

by Jen aka jenbreeze

by Sam aka scrapperchic

by Trude aka Trudem

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Sneak Peek Friday

Happy Friday yall! I hope you are all gearing up for a great weekend! FULL of scrapping time of course! Look what SaraAmarie has is in store for us tomorrow! I just have to say I love papers that can be used over and over - this is a must have pack! Notice the little alpha peeking out at the bottom? Cute huh? (Click to see it larger)

Also, check out this fun sample that coordinates perfectly with both items!

Download it here!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in the scavenger hunt! We hope you had a fun time with it!! Now it is time for the good stuff!! Each participate was given a number in the order that their email was received, I then used to choose the winning number. Here is the number from

And here's our winner!!!!

Way to go Shannon G! You will receive an email about your prize!!!! Thanks again everyone for playing along! Remember to keep an eye on the blog for future games, challenges, and announcements!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Meredith's Template Challenge

Okay, digiscrappers, here is your newest challenge! Download the template by clicking on the preview. It will take you to 4Shared where you'll find the link to download the template. Use the template to create a layout. You can alter the template, but I need to be able to tell that you used it! :) Try rotating it or flipping it for a unique layout! Post your layout. If you use Sara's products to create your layout then you can post it in the gallery at SweetShoppeDesigns. If you aren't comfortable posting your layout at a scrapbook site, then you can just post it on your blog or at a photo hosting site such as PhotoBucket. Then come back here to Sara's blog and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this thread by Sunday night (June 8)! One random winner will receive their choice of SaraAmarie product.

**The elements used in the creation of this template are from SaraAmarie's Lighthearted Kit at SweetShoppeDesigns.

Friday game winner is....


Congrats to you! Thank you to all who played!

The answers were:
Buggy Cute
Girlie Girl
Mae Giggles
Popsicle Paradise
In the Forest