Photography of a friends Pregnancy

My co-worker/friend was so kind to let me take some pregnancy photos of her. She is so naturally photographic and easy to shoot(photograph..ha!) She is due in October…expecting her first baby boy…Stratton! Congratulations Emily and Derek! You’re going to be great parents!


Eastern Blooms Card Class

At my recent card class we designed this beautiful card and a matching envelope (set of 5). I also had a scrapbook class that same night and what beautiful pages we made also using the Eastern Blooms Stamp set. I will post that later when I get a chance. We had a great turnout and I want to thank everyone for coming! 

Supplies used:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Much Appreciated(retired) Inks: Tangerine Tango, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Chocolate chip Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Popup dots, Very Vanilla 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, 5 in 1 Envelope template

 Here is another card where I got my inspiration right out of the new catalog.







As a treat for my girls…I made these really cute post-it note keychains for them with their own name on them. It’s great for when you need to jot down a phone number or make a list of groceries or whatever! I used a clasp keychain so that they can continue to add more post-its when they run out!

Let the fun begin!

BUSY BUSY WEEKEND!!! As a lot of you already know, we are in the process of remodeling our living room. We have officially begun the tearing down and to our surprise we have drywall behind the paneling!!!! This will save us lot’s of time and extra money! YIPEEEEEEE!!!!

Kentucky Lake

Well we’ve returned from the lake for the last time this year. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and couldn’t have been any better.

Here are some photos that I’ve taken of Alexis at the sandy beach(her favorite place to go at the lake) Enjoy:)

She found a feather and was drawing a heart.

Alexis Building her mini sand castle.

Hey Lexi…look at daddy!

There were other boats there that were playing some loud music and she just started dancing to it

I couldn’t resist that cute little ruffle butt..ha!

Mommy, Daddy….Look at me!

She was so intense on building her sand castle. I love this shot:)

Mommy…Mommy…Look what I found…a rock! Ha! Cute moment

This photo was just screaming for Black & White! Love those big brown eyes!

Ahhhh! Finally…a moment to myself….let’s chill….ha! (She thought mommy wasn’t looking….ha..ha…but I always have the camera ready..heehee!:)

MORE PHOTOS!!! These photo’s are from recent trips to the Lake this year and are probably my most favorite

This shot couldn’t have gotten any better!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!! I just love how I’ve captured the little droplets coming from her pale.

I love the cute little sandy butt and legs…it tells such a great story


What a great moment captured! I love the detail, composition and depth of field of this photo.

Alexis’s journey through her mothers eyes

So happy! This is my inspiration!

Teacher Gifts

Lexi’s last day in her pre-school class was today so I’ve put together two thank you gifts for her teachers. One for Ms Jaime and Ms Becky. They were fantastic teachers and were wonderful with Alexis. We will miss them.


I had lexi help me out with the cards(as you can tell…hehe!) She also wanted to draw Ms Jaime and Ms Becky a picture so of course I had to show you. How detailed is that drawing!! Great Job sweetheart! She had so much fun helping mommy. I can’t believe she is going to start Pre-K next Monday! I went to pick her up today and asked her where here cubby was…she said ” Mom, It’s in my Pre-K class now cause I’m getting bigger”…ha! First of all, I am Mommy until you are able to take a bath on your own…no wait…until you can drive! HA!

The New Catalog IS HERE!

Hello Stampers,

The Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog is here!

Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog

Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog

Download a viewing copyhere.

I’m so excited! It feels like we’ve been waiting forever! Lots of new things are being offered and I can’t wait to tell you about them. Contact me today to order your NEW catalog or attend one of my classes and get a FREE copy. Or you can host a workshop and earn a FREE catalog:)

Stampin with Sarah Upcoming Classes

CLASS ONE: (2) 12×12 School Page Class
When: August 21, 2008
Where: Stampland (My House)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $15.00 or
$20.00 plus a FREE brand new Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog

(2) 12×12 School Page Class
We will be creating a unique one-of-a-kind 2 page layout of your childs/grandchild’s current school year with a really neat way of keeping track of those report cards or special notes.

CLASS TWO: (5) Beautiful Assortment of Cards with Matching Envelopes
When: August 21, 2008
Where: Stampland (My House)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $12.00 or
$17.00 plus a FREE brand new Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog

(5) Beautiful Assortment of Cards with Matching Envelopes
All cards will have the same look but you can customize your sentiment…such as Happy Birthday, Thank You, ect..

$35 and get a FREE brand new Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog

Please RSVP by Friday, August 15th.
to: or (573) 335-8910

Join the Stampin’ Up! Family for Only $99!

Stampin’ Up! has come out with 3 Starter Kits priced at $99 each. The best part you can customize your own starter kit. Which one is right for you?

Becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has never been easier! For a limited time, you can choose one of three different Starter Kits—stamp–focused, scrapbook–focused, or home décor–focused—and each one is only $99 (including business supplies)!

Or, choose the standard Starter Kit—featuring $350 of stamping and business supplies for only $199—and get a stamp set of your choice from the new catalog for FREE!

To take advantage of one or both of these offers, contact me today!

Visit my Stampin Up! website here for more information? It’s so easy to sign up! NO PAPERWORK AT ALL! Just go to my website and click on JOIN STAMPIN UP! You will need a password–You can just email me and I will send it right back to you.



Catalog Sampler

Catalog Sampler

New Recruit Incentive: August 11-October 11, 2008
Join as a demonstrator with the standard $199 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Sampler or Idea Book & Catalog for free.

Hostess Incentive: October 1-November 30, 2008
Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free.

Item # Description Retail Value
111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95
112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95
111676 Puns from the Past $27.95
111660 Just Jawing $25.95
111624 Dreams du Jour $18.95
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95
112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95
111600 Bella’s Bloom $12.95

Product Offer: December 1, 2008-January18, 2009
Spend $20 and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.

Item # Description Retail 20% Off
111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95 $25.56
112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95 $25.56
111676 Puns from the Past $27.95 $22.36
111660 Just Jawing $25.95 $20.76
111624 Dreams du Juor $18.95 $15.16
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95 $11.16
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95 $10.36
112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95 $10.36
111600 Bella’s Bloom $12.95 $10.36
Never Before Seen Stamps

Never Before Seen Stamps

From August 11 through September 30, Stampin’ Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog–no additional purchase necessary. Select items are listed in the table below:

Item Code

Pg. #


Regular Price

15% off Price



Snow Swirled





It’s a Stretch





Putt Putt (Not available until August 18)





Eastern Blooms





Pocket Silhouettes





Upsy Daisy





Under the Stars





Heard from the Heart





Contempo Alphabet





Felicidades Siempre*




COMING SOON! The Big Shot machine and dies will be featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog that goes live on October 1, 2008. You can view it here.

NOTE: You can begin ordering Big Shot products beginning on September 2, 2008.

Decor Elements!

Stampin Up! has stretched beyond just there great stamps and have added self-adhesive vinyl elements to there already awesome collection. Handcraft your home with these inexpensive and trendy home decor pieces. Check them out here.

Me a Blogger…I never thought…

Well here I am…a blogger. I’ve finally caved in and have decided to join the blog world. Welcome to my journey through life + scrapbooking + photography. I hope you will enjoy and happy blogging:)