Splash Pad with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog again today and I have a fun PL spread to share with you all!  I am working hard at catching up on my PL from last year and here is a two page spread documenting a trip to the splash pad.  I grabbed my left over summer collections and a bunch of goodies from the shop and got started!  Here is my layout:

Splashpad A

Splashpad B

My leftover summer stash has Dear Lizzy Happy Place, Paige Evans Fancy Free and Amy Tangerine Better Together.  I started with my title card, as it will set the tone for my whole layout.  Here it is:


I added a 3×6 piece of Medium Glassine bag to a 4×6 piece of patterned paper from Happpy Place.  I sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a word Thicker from Amy Tangerine and some glitter Thickers from Dear Lizzy.  I embellished with enamel dots from Doodlebug and a Cork Confetti Star.


I embellished my 3×4 pictures with gold tiny word stickers from the DIY Shop.  I added a rubber charm from Amy Tangerine to the 3×4 filler card and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a Cork Confetti Star to one of the 3×4 pictures and an Always Aqua Heart Feltie to the 4×6 picture.


I took some really fun pictures at the splash pad that day, and I actually didn’t embellish all of the photos in spread!  Here, I simply added a tiny word sticker and a stitched boarder to the 3×4 filler card.


I filled a Small Glassine Bag with some of the gorgeous 2 Cool 4 U Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with gold thread on my sewing machine.  I added an Amy Tangerine die cut tag on top and popped it up with adhesive foam.  I added a few enamel dots and gems, a Cork Confetti Star and a flair from Accent Scrapbooking.  I did a similar technique on a 3×4 filler card and simply added some white word Thickers and enamel dots.


I cut a 3×4 piece of Medium Glassine Bag and added it to this 3×4 piece of patterned paper from Fancy Free.  I added a word Thicker from Amy Tangerine and a pineapple sticker from Dear Lizzy.  The label is from Pretty Little Studio.


I was so excited to type my journalling with my new WRMK typewriter!  It works so well!  Here, I added a strip of Always Aqua Heart Felties and sewed it on with my sewing machine.


Here again, I tried to not over-embellish my photos and let them speak for themselves.  I simply added another flair from Accent Scrapbooking, tiny word stickers and an Always Aqua Heart Feltie that I adhered with my Tiny Attacher.


I used half of a 4″ Gold Foil Doily to createan embellishment cluster on top of on this 4×6 piece of patterned paper.  I added a camera sticker from Dear Lizzy, a brad and more gold glitter Thickers.

I hope you have enjoyed my latest PL spread!  I am having fun getting caught up!  Look for more from me this month!

Items I used from the shop:


4" Gold Doilies | 25






Door County 8.5×11 Layout with Sarah

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with an 8.5×11 layout using my last two pictures from our Door County vacation!  Here it is:

Door Co

I started with a 12×12 piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock from the shop and cut it down to 8.5×11.  I grabbed my final few bits from Maggie Homes Gather and, of course a bunch of goodies from the shop, and got started!


I started by cutting out this wreath cut file on my Silhouette using more of the American Crafts Textured White Cardstock.  I also cut a circle of vellum using my Silhouette, making sure that it was just the same size as the inside of the wreath.  I filled the vellum with some of the Peachy Sherbet Sequin Mix and a bit of chunky iridescent glitter from my stash.  I sewed the vellum circle shut using gold thread on my sewing machine.


I used my Evolution Advanced manual die cutting machine to cut out a bunch of leaves using scraps of the patterned papers from Gather and my Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves Die.  I also cut a few out in vellum.  I sewed on a few of them using metallic gold thread on my sewing machine.


I added my title using some gold letter stickers from Michael’s.  I also added a WRMK Typeset label and some Heidi Shine in Gold.


I layered my two 3×4 photos on top of a Gold Foil Doily and tucked a Medium White Shipping Tag behind it.  I also added a tassel from Gather on a gold paper clip.  I used my EZ Runner Grand to adhere the photos.


Finally, I embellished with some gold glitter enamel dots, a few Kaisercraft gems and more of the Peachy Sherbet Sequin Mix.

I hope you enjoyed my latest 8.5×11 layout!  I am really enjoying this size of layout!  See more from me on the blog next week!

Items I used from the SMS shop:


4" Gold Doilies | 25



Bazzill white (Avalanche) textured cardstock


Shake It Sunday with Sarah!

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Happy Sunday, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with a pocket life spread to share with you, and of course a YouTube video to go along with it!  Here is Week 47:

WK 47a

Wk 47b

I used Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy and a few other fall collections to create this spread!  I grabbed a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop and got started!


As always, I start with my title card.  It sets the tone for my whole spread.  I cut a 2×6 piece of vellum and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a chipboard left from Warm and Cozy, a table from Fancy Pants Golden Days and the “Adventure” Thicker from Shimelle’s Let’s Go collection.  The ‘WK 47″ Thickers are old Maggie Holmes Styleboard from Hobby Lobby.


i did my journalling on a 4×6 card this week.  I added a White Paper Lace Doily and a chipboard lead.  I embellished with enamel dots, gems and pearls,


I made a fun shaker pocket using a Becky Higgins 4×6 Fuse pocket and filled it with Evergreen Bough Sequin Mix and sewed it shut.  I added another copper Thicker from Let’s go directly on top.  I adhere to flip pocket to the outside of my pocket page using American Crafts Red Tape.


I added on of the new Ever-cork Forest Die Cuts to this 4×6 photo and added a die cut word and more of the Styleboard Thickers.  I also added a Golden Days leaf paper clip to the 3×4 picture on top.  I embellished most of my other 3×4 pics with copper word stickers from Maggie Holmes Gather.


I added half of a Paper Lace Doily to this 4×6 piece of patterned paper from Warm and Cozy.  I filled a Small Glassine Bag with more of the Evergreen Bough Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I topped it off with another copper Thicker from Let’s Go and a word sticker from Gather.  I used another chipboard leaf and more enamel dots, pearls and gems.


I used another Ever-cork Forest Die cut and embellished it similarly to the other picture.  Doing similar embellishments across a spread adds to a more cohesive look for your layout.


I hope you have enjoyed my latest pocket life layout!  You can see the YouTube video here:

Items I used from the shop:


Evergreen Bough






A Beautiful Mess with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I have something new and exciting to share with you all!  With the beginning of the new year I started a new way of documenting and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.  It’s my new “No rules, just fun” approach to documenting.  No more keeping track of week numbers and dates.  No more stressing over taking a bunch of pictures every week!  I am simply documenting the activities I want to.  Telling the stories that are important to me and my family.  And using the products that I am most excited about!  Here is my project for today using my new 9×12 album from A Beautiful Mess:

Flat Lay

I used the January 2017 Studio Calico Documentor Kit, and of course a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop!


I cut an acetate sheet from Illustrated Faith down to 6×8 and punched holes in it so it would fit in my album.  I added the SC exclusive Jasmine Jones rubber “January” and I used some old Dear Lizzy Thickers from my stash to spell out “stories”.  I also added a gorgeous new Corky Flakes.  I used my sewing machine to adhere them.


My husband and I went on a romantic mini break to Lake City and I printed out 14 pictures from that weekend at 3×3.  I cut a few of the Studio Calico cards from the Documentor Kit down to 3×3 also.  I added my hand written journalling on a piece of exclusive One Little Bird ephemera.


I added some of the amazing new Strawberry Bubblegum sequin mix to one of the 3×3 pockets and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.


I used a few tiny word stickers and the XO heart from the December Citrus Twist kit.  I stamped the date with my new Pebbles roller date stamper.  I had to retire my Becky Higgins one as it only went thru 2016!  I also added a few bits of wood veneer from Citrus Twist.


I added another Corky Flake to a 3×3 pocket!  It is large enough and sturdy enough to just slip into the pocket.  No need to sew it shut!

I hope you have enjoyed my first project using this new form of documenting!  Look for more from me next!

Items I used from the shop:

Strawberry Bubblegum



Pockets Of Your Life Week 44 with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am sharing come Project Life from last fall!  It is so nice to be done with my December Daily and now I can catch up on my weeks from last year!  I was so happy to get back into it!  Here is Week 44 of 2016:

WK 44A

Wk 44b

I used Maggie Holmes Gather and Fancy Pants Golden Days for this spread.


I started with my title card to set the tone for the whole spread.  I chose the bird patterned paper from Gather and added a 3×6 strip of vellum and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added the “Wild” worth Thicker from the Page Evans Take Me Away Collection.  I embellished with a die cut left from Jen Hadfield Warn & Cozy and added a Cork Confetti Heart.


I made a fun filler card using a piece of gold and cream specialty paper from Recollections.  I added a die cut flower and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a few arrow Thickers.


I made a 4×6 shaker element by filling a 4×6 Becky Higgins Fuse Brand flip pocket with Autumn Joy Sequin Mix and Gold Confetti Hearts.  I added the large “Lovely” Thicker and an epoxy sticker from Golden Days.


I embellished these pictures with tiny word stickers from Gather and an acetate piece from Golden Days.


I made a fun film strip 4×6 card and embellished it with ephemera from Gather, a word Thicker from Take Me Away and a Cork Confetti Heart.  I made a 3×4 filler card with another leaf from Warm & Cozy and more arrow Thicker.


I added a boarder in gold thread with my sewing machine and an enamel sticker from Gather for the bird 3×4. I also gave it a good splatter of Heidi Shine in Gold.  I made a filler card with half of a 4″ White Lace Paper Doily and a flower paper ephemera from Golden Days.  I also added a couple of tiny word sticker and another Cork Confetti Heart.  I added an enamel leaf and the “Fun” word Thicker to the top 4×6 photo.  I embellished the entire spread with enamel dots and Kaisercraft gems.

I hope you have enjoyed my return to Project Life!  I have a lot of weeks to catch up on from 2016!  Look for more from me next week!

Items I used from the shop:

Autumn Joy Fall Sequins




Shake It Sunday Christmas Edition!!!


Merry Christmas, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am bringing you another installment of Shake It Sunday!  Today I will be sharing a December Daily page with you!  Here it is:dec-21



I started with two pieces of American Crafts Textured white Cardstock.  I ran them thru my Silhouette to cut out two identical snowflakes about 6×6.  I then cut the papers down to about 8×8.5 and hole punched them so they would fit in my Doodlebug 8×8 album.


I cut the branded edge off of an 8×8 page protector, filled it with the gorgeous Wedding Bells Sequin Mix and sewed it shut.  I then adhered my papers to each side of the protector and ran it thru my machine again.


I created a paper cluster using ephemera from Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa to tuck behind my 3×4 photo. I also added half of a Mini Glassine Bag.  I embellished with a puffy snowman and some enamel dots and gems.  I tucked in an Always Aqua Heart Felt too!


I used the back side of my page to add the journalling.  I was careful to cover up exactly the areas of the snowflake that the picture covered on the other side.  I typed my journalling on an exclusive Project Life card from the Document December Kit from Hip Kit Club.  I embellished this side in a very similar manner to the other side to ensure continuity.

I hope you have enjoyed my December Daily Day 21!  You can see the video here:

Items I used from the shop:



Bazzill white (Avalanche) textured cardstock






Document December with Sarah


Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am sharing my December 13th page in my Document December!  Here it is:


I am using a Doodlebug Designs 8×8 album and I am doing a lot of pages not in page protectors!  For this page I used an exclusive paper from Hip Kit Club and a piece of vellum from my stash.   I started by trimming the 12×12 paper down to about 9×8.5.  Then I trimmed the 12×12 vellum down to 9×7.5 and added a line of machine stitching on the top and bottom.  I adhered my Christmas card down with my EZ Runner Grand.  The number 13 is from the DIY Shop.


I used my Evolution Advanced to die cut a few snowflakes using my Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Snowflakes Dies.  I cut them out using American Crafts Textured White Cardstock.  I also cut a few out using an iridescent glitter cardstock.


I tucked a Small Glassine Bag behind my card and inserted two different tags from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection after I did my journalling on them.  I added a rubber charm embellished paper clip also from Snow and Cocoa.


I added the date using my Becky Higgins Roller Date Stamper and a label from Pretty Little Studio.  I then embellished the whole spread with Kaisercraft gems, Doodlebug enamel dots and sequins from Holiday Traditions, Wedding Bells and Pinky Pie Pinks!

I hope you have enjoyed my layout from my Document December!  Look for more from me on Christmas Day when I will have my latest installment of Shake It Sunday!

Items I used from the shop:



Holiday Traditions