Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New release! Girls

I have a new release in store for those of you wishing to document the fun you have with your sisters, girls, or girlfriends.  It's called "girls" and includes nine designer papers and 46 elements.  And, until the end of June, it is 40% off!  Head to my store to check it out!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mini Hybrid Album

I recently had the pleasure of helping to throw a surprise birthday party for my mother.  I was so excited to see her on that day and knew that she would have a great time with the family and friends that were able to attend.  And she was certainly surprised, which made it all that much better.  I wanted to provide her with some pictures from that evening but thought I'd dress them up a bit in a small mini album.  This was just a quick project and I think she'll be pleased to have something fun to look through and remember the event by.

I began by creating a fun shape in Photoshop which I completed by merging some general shapes into one fun swirly rectangle.  Once I liked what I saw, I laid out two on a 8.5x11 inch page.  Rotating one of the images so that it was the mirror (back side) to the other.  Then I clipped digital papers to my shape.  I choose to use papers from my kit "Inspire".  I printed these out at home onto Epson Premium Presentation Paper.  If you do not have a home printer, you can always save your files to PDFs and take them to your local office store for printing.
After cutting them out, I assembled them in the order I preferred, selected my pictures, and then placed some of the "Inspire" elements onto another sheet and printed it to use them as embellishments within the album.  I pasted the cover pages onto a cracker box and cut them out.  I then proceeded to paste together each front and back page. 
I allowed just over a 1/4 inch from the edge of the album to be used for binding and scored each page at that point (allowing for some bend) before punching holes and putting some ribbon through to hold it all together.
After my pages were complete, I used Jim Holtz distress ink around the edges.  This helped to hide any areas where the pages didn't line up correctly and provided for a nice, finished look.  And, ta da!  It was all complete in just about 2-3 hours time.  And it makes a great way to share the pictures with my mother. 
It's just one more way to get creative with your digital stash!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A few layouts

Check out these gorgeous layouts by creative team member Linda Djokic!  Didn't she just do a great job with my kits A Little Beachy and Elephant Party?  There is a lot more to see at the Gallery at

Friday, June 22, 2012

Check out these new releases!

Available in store now and priced at 40% off for the rest of June, along with the rest of my shop!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I need your vote!

A short while ago I wrote about a design contest I entered. See Here.  Among other prizes, the winner will see their design printed and distributed by Echo Park Paper Company.  I'm excited to say that after the pool of entries I have been selected into the remaining top 25! 
The next part of the contest involves a public vote.  So that is where you come in!  More info on voting here.  But I need anyone and everyone to head over to and vote for my entry, "Girls by Sarah Sullivan".  You can find the top 25 entries by going to the site and clicking on the "gallery" tab.  Then scroll down and you will see a gallery with the heading "Designer Discovery Top 25".  My design is on the 2nd page of the gallery.  You do need to be a registered user of the site to vote, but it's simple to register.  You just need to create a user name, password, and give them your email address.  Then you will be on your way to voting!  Registration can be found in the top right corner of the site.
Myself, as well as the other entrants, greatly appreciate any time you take to view these designs and cast a vote!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Homemade Scrapbook

I obviously love digital but sometimes it is great to get back to paper and make something fun.  I no longer scrapbook via paper but I have wanted to try making a mini album for some time.  A few months ago I took a class by Heidi Swapp and Jessica Sprague and made a cool mini book for my mother celebrating her first year as a Grandma.  It was so much fun and I was so excited with how it turned out.  I was able to fit so many great pictures in this small album and also a ton of fun embellishments.  My mom was taken aback and truly enjoys it.  Here are some photos to share:

Monday, June 4, 2012

June Designer of the Month

I'm excited to be the featured designer of the month this June at!  Be sure to check out the blog on the main page each Saturday to learn a little bit about me through a four-part interview.  And don't forget, my entire store is 40% off for the entire month!  You can also check out layout using my products in the gallery.

Friday, June 1, 2012

40% off sale starts today!!

Don't miss out!  All month long my entire store (including new releases) will be on sale!