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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Guest Designer - Day 1 & Giveaway

We are thrilled to have a very talented scrapbooker joining us this
month as Guest Designer.

Please help us in welcoming ...

"Born in raised in the town I still live in I am a 40 something scrapper who still feels like I am in my 20’s! I have two boys (Max, 14 and Harrison, 9) who are my main scrapping inspiration! I love photography and have been having fun with Adobe actions and playing with my photos.

I have been scrapping close to 12 years and have evolved my style somewhat but have remained pretty true to myself.

I have been on several design teams over the years but am currently enjoying scrapping as a hobby – although I do still submit to the magazines and enjoy seeing my work in print."

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We asked Sarah a few questions to help us get to know her even better.


Q: Favorite TV shows?
A: Biggest Loser, Coming Home, Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Dance Moms

Q: Diet or Regular?
A: Diet Pepsi/Regular Coke

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A: I truly love it where I am. Small town, close to family and great friends!

Q: How did you get into scrapbooking? Describe your style.
A: It all started with a Creative Memories beginning scrapbooking class at least 12 years ago. From that day on I was hooked! My style has changed over the last 12 years and today I would be considered a 'simple' scrapper. I use a lot of neutral cardstock backgrounds, sewing and simple embellishments.

Q: Where do you like to create?
A: I have a big scrapping desk in my bedroom but prefer to scrap sitting on the floor in front of the TV in the family room! I have probably only been to a "crop" 3 times in all the years I have been scrapping. I do like to do it at home so I have all my supplies (and sewing machine) close on hand.

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We gave Sarah the new Hello Cupcake collection to play with.
(We will be having a release party for this in a couple of weeks so make sure to join us as the Design Team has been working hard on their creations!)

Here's what Sarah created!


"Horray"

I love these pictures of our good friends little boy at his first birthday party. He was a little unsure of all the attention and noise but looked so adorable in his birthday crown. I knew the Imaginisce "Hello Cupcake" line would be perfect for scrapping these pictures from his day!

  • I started with a brown/white cardstock background.
  • I cut different size strips of paper from the Imaginisce "Hello Cupcake" line (Birthday Horray, Let's Party, and Party Time) and included the "Hooray" title from the "Wish Come True" die cut pack. I sewed the strips across the top of my page.
  • Using a small hole punch I created confetti by punching the colored circles out of the Party Time paper and sprinkling them across the page.
  • I added two 2x3 pictures under my title and cut strips of paper. I also cut a strip of the orange paper from the Birthday Hooray paper and added it under my pictures.
  • Last I added computer journaling that I printed off from the computer and sewed down.
Supplies used: Imaginisce (Hello Cupcake collection: Let’s Party 12x12 paper, Birthday Hooray 12x12 paper, Party Time 12x12 paper, Wish Come True Die Cuts)



"Make a Wish"

My son recently turned 14 and we make a really big deal about having a birthday cake, singing two birthday songs, and blowing out the candles! We also have number candles that represent the age as well! Fun traditions are definitely worthy of scrapping. Of course the "Hello Cupcake" line was perfect to use!
  • I started with a kraft/white background.
  • My starting point was cutting a strip of green from the Birthday Hooray paper and centering it near the top of my page and sewing it down.
  • I then added two 2x3 pictures, slightly staggered.
  • I pop dotted the "Make a Wish" title from the "Wish Come True" die cut pack under the first picture.
  • I then cut several strips of pattern paper from the "Hello Cupcake" line (Cheers, Let's Party and Party Time). After shaping the strips into a banner look I adhered them under my pictures and title, placing the smallest strip over the bigger two and sewing down.
  • I pop dotted the smiling candle from the "Wish Come True" die cut pack over the "I" in my title.
  • Lastly I hand cut a large photo corner from the Wish Big piece of paper and sewed it down on the top right corner of my layout.
  • Lastly I added my journaling strips and date and added some spatters of white paint on the edges of my layout and over some of the pattern paper pieces.
Supplies used: Imaginisce (Hello Cupcake collection: Let's Party, Birthday Hooray, Cheers, Party Time, Wish Big, Wish Come True die cuts)

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We hope that you enjoyed Sarah's fabulous layouts as much as we did!
We're going to give away one lucky winner their own ...

collection of Hello Cupcake!!!
(winner will be announced Fri., May 4th)

All you need to do is leave a comment here on this post and tomorrow's post (because we will sharing more of Sarah's beautiful work) AND hop on over to Sarah's blog, become a follower and leave her comment & let her know how much you enjoyed her work today.
(you have until Thurs., May 3rd, 12MIDNIGHT EST to comment)

Please join us again tomorrow for another day with our Guest Designer, Sarah Klemish.

51 comments:

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Layout's. Love the colors and the papers. special. great job. thanks for sharing

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful layouts! love the sprinkle of different papers. Thanks for sharing!

~Luanne

Janet said...

Congrats Sarah! I love your layouts and can not wait to see more!!!

sillypea said...

Beautiful pages - anxious to see more tomorrow!

rlovew said...

Beautiful layouts- so fun!

Adora Concepcion said...

these are gorgeous! congrats.

April said...

Amazing projects!!!

Danielle said...

Love these!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.

Shellye said...

your work is just adorable, Sarah! I really love how you did the strips of paper with the die-cut title...cool :) Happy to have you Guest Designing with us this month.

Tamika said...

I absolutely love the confetti, such a nice touch!!! I can't wait to see more.

Michelle said...

love your style sarah...I am a clean and simple scrapper and card maker.....for me..less is more!

Caroli said...

Wow!! I love the colors of the new Hello Cupcake collection, so bright, just my type!
Lovely layouts, I'm running to Sarah's blog, she's so talented :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Guiseppa said...

Love this Sarah...you were made for this collection!

Caryn S said...

It was fun to see the contrast between the first birthday LO and the 14th! I'm always surprised at how many people get their intro to scrapping from CM, I know I did.

Lisa P said...

Wow! Awesome work. Checking out Sarah's blog now.

SavannaLea said...

Great layouts and love that paper line too!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These layouts are so bright and happy and clean! Can't wait to see what Sarah shares tomorrow!

CheckerBeads said...

Welcome Sarah! Love your projects!

Anne

jrugg said...

Loved your layouts-they were amazing!

PamSpradlin said...

Cute, cute layouts. I love bright paper!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful layouts, Sarah. Thanks for sharing.

Julie S. said...

Sarah, these are wonderful! I love the simplicity of your designs. I need to get out my birthday pictures and scrap them. I'm inspired. :)

Maria said...

great layouts

Michele Duffy said...

Love your 'simple' scrapping style, very nice!

Unknown said...

I love how you combined different paper designs and banner lengths to create these adorable pages. It's simple enough for me to do! Thanks for sharing!

ScrappyRae10 said...

Love the pages! The papers are super fun!

{VICKI} said...

Hi Sarah,

I started with CM about 12 years ago too!

sharon g said...

So cute. I like the strips of paper that run vertically.

DonnaSue said...

Nice layouts and such bright colors!

Michelle McClure said...

Both layouts are so inspiring. They look so colorful and festive and don't seem like they took a lot of time nor materials to make. I gives me hope.

Suzy said...

Congrats Sarah! Great layout :) Loving the "Hello Cupcake" line!
-Suzanne

Kathy Martin said...

Good stuff girl!!!!

Sandi said...

Awesome layouts and I love the new collection!

Sandi said...

Awesome layouts and I love the new collection!

B. Poteraj said...

What cute papers you chose. I'm going to go back and look again.

Bethany Becker said...

Beautiful layouts. I love all the white space. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us tomorrow!

Mandy said...

great work Sarah!

Sue D said...

Great layouts--I like how you used strips of the fun paper.

Dorina D said...

Great layouts and very well done. Nice work. Can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks for sharing the fun.

Ross Plata said...

Great layouts and love that paper line too!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Moni said...

Fab LO. Great work. Hugs,Moni

KellyG said...

Awesome layouts!

julie e said...

Love the layouts - especially the vertical strips of paper on the first one. It really captures the feel of streamers.

Tammy V said...

Wonderful layouts to go with a great collection!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

wonderful layouts. Love the pics of the birthday boy....toooo cute.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

great paper -- would love to have some.

Robin B. said...

I love both of your layouts Sarah!

Laura Stewart said...

cute page!

SandiB said...

Wonderful layouts - love the designs of both.

ajmaluck said...

Your layouts are too cute. Love them both.

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