Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday's VERY late challenge

Hey girls! I'm so sorry I am late posting this!! Gee I hope Sara doesn't fire me for being a space case this month! LOL

Anyway, for the challenge today!! Let's do a "by the numbers" challenge. I'll give you a list of things and you have to use that many things on your LO. There is a small hitch to this, let's make it a summer themed LO.

Here's the list:
2 photos
4 patterned papers
6 elements
8 lines of journaling

Please upload your LOs to your favorite online gallery and come back and post the link here. If you aren't comfortable with that, you're welcome to post your LO on your blog or your photobucket account and post the link here. 

How long do you have to get it finished? Let's say by Friday August 1 at 9:00 PM PST. The winner will receive their choice of any of SaraAmarie's products in her store.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cari's Day sample

Just a quick little sample post today. :) Lydia (ltarbox) made this adorable desktop with Cari's Day (part of my newest mini collection!) The download includes 3 sizes! Be sure to leave her some love. :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Product Saturday

Hi Chickies! Today Sara brings you not one, but THREE fab products that you can use for a variety of layouts!

First off is Cari's Day: perfect for a variety of subjects for your layouts! Check out the whole collection! Includes: 7 beautiful backgrounds, tissue paper journaling circles strips and flowers, buttons, ribbons, frames, glitter, eyelet elements, butterfly, stickers, swirls, bow, hanging fastener, fasteners with ribbon, large fabric flower.

Fresh and whimsical, Cari's Evening is perfect for a variety of subjects for your layouts! Check out the whole collection! Includes: 7 beautiful backgrounds, denim journaling circles strips and flowers, buttons, ribbons, frames, glitter, eyelet elements, pinwheel, stickers, swirls, bow, fasteners with denim, large fabric flower.

Eyelet Alphas : Fun and funky, this alpha is the perfect accent to a variety of layout themes! Includes 3 complete alphas with numbers and some punctuation. Each alpha is on one sheet.

Some inspiration from Paula:

From me:

By Lydia:

By Meredith:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Scraplift Challenge Winner!!

Becca here for a quick post of the scraplift challenge winner! And the winner is.......(drum roll please...) nikkipperson!!! Please join us in congratulating nikkipperson and if you have time, leave some love on her wonderful lift! Congrats Nikki, and thanks so much for playing along!!

We would also like to thank everyone else for joining us in this FUN challenge!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Scraplift Challenge 7/14

Hello everyone, Becca here! Today we are going to honor one of our CT members, jenbreeze, by scraplifting her wonderful gallery!! You can find here gallery here or here. Join us in this fun challenge and one lucky person will be randomly picked to win a fabulous goodie from SaraAmarie (excluding collections). When you're done, post your layout in a gallery or 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 (July 20th). Can't wait to see everyone's beautiful layouts!!

I chose to lift Jen's layout Lost at Sea:

Here is my take on it:

(click image to see full credits)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Product Saturday

It's another Saturday, and that means more SaraAmarie goodness in the store!! Let me introduce Live Outloud to you.

With deep retro colors and fabulously textured elements, this is a neutral kit perfect for scrapping anyone and any occasion. And between now and July 18, if you purchase the kit, you can get the matching album (made by our own fabulous Meredith Cardall) that coordinates with the Cosmo Cricket Jack album for free!

Check it out here at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

And here's a little inspiration from our Creative Team:

by cheltzey

by BeccaBoo

by jenbreeze (me)

by latarbox

And, check this out! If you want to play a little with this great new kit, Meredith Cardall made a freebie quickpage using Live Outloud:

Go ahead and download it here. Enjoy living, and scrapping, out loud!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Customer Spotlight

For our next customer spotlight I bring you Shannon (rainydays)! She's an SSD regular and her gallery is filled with her beautiful daughter. We asked Shannon a few questions to get to know her better:

1) Tell everyone a little bit about yourself:

I am 28 y/o, a mommy to one beautiful little girl! And married to husband for 3 years now we were high school sweethearts and have been together for 10 years now! I am currently working at the Credit Union here in Rosetown, Saskatchewan! Yes, I am a Canadian girl! lol!

2) How long have you been scrapping? How did you start?

I paper scrapped for 8 years ( my mom got me hooked!) before getting into digi scrapping just this year and am totally addicted!

3) What program do you use and how did you learn to use it?

I am self taught on Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0....it took me a while and I am still learning new things with it every day!

4) What is your favorite Sara Amarie product?

Her alphas are to die for!!! Seriously I have so many of them!

5) Where do you get the inspiration for your LOs?

My daughter for sure! When I started paper scrapping I did album after album of my husband and our cats! (*giggle*) When I started digi scrapping I had thousands and thousands of pictures to scrap and I am so inspired but my little miracle! I pull inspiration from day to day things as well, certain color combos from outfits or advertising...its everywhere!

6) Other hobbies outside of scrapbooking?

I love to read, Nora Roberts is one of my all time favorites! And I took a belly dancing class, yes me! LOL this past winter and I loved it!

Check out more from Shannon here and leave her some love!

Winner for SSD double challenge. :)

Just a quick note to say that Laci is the winner of the double SSD challenge! Congrats! Thanks a bunch to everyone that played along! This adorable layout was her submission:

Laci, email me (saraamaries AT yahoo DOT com) with your choice of one item from my store (not including collections).

Monday, July 7, 2008

Let's celebrate!!

This week ushered in two major holidays for the citizens of North America. On July 1, our Canadian friends celebrated Canada Day and on July 4, our American friends celebrated Independence day! So, in honor of our North American friends, let's play a little game!!

Below are some words associated with these two holidays. Just unscramble them and send me your answers to scrappinmama AT mac DOT com by midnight PST on July 9. All correct entries will be put into a random draw and the winner will receive their choice of SaraAmarie's products!!

Here's the list:
ndnepieendec yad
rats gladpens reabnn
ncdaaa ayd
neakey oddleo
der hiwet uble
plmae aelf
ho ancdaa
refdeal dolihya

Remember, entries must be received by midnight PST on July 9. Have fun!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

New Product Saturday

Check out what Sara and friends has in the store today. This beautiful Triple Dip by SaraAmarie, Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman. Packed full of soft, pretty, whimsical goodness, this is the perfect kit for all those fun girly photos. Pick it up here.

A little eye candy inspiration if you need additional motivation to pick this up

From Paula

From Lucrecia

Be sure to come back here and let us see what you do with this kit!

Here is a little freebie add on for Sweet Darling Sara

Download here!