Jun 6, 2013


It's been almost an entire YEAR since I last posted. 
I guess you could say I've been taking a bit of a break from blogging :P

Well, I thought I'd just pop in to say hello and that I think I just might start posting here again.  


Jul 22, 2012

Layouts Galore

I have to admit, I've been a bit behind in my digi-scrapping lately.  I'll tell you why shortly...it's exciting ;)

But first things, first.  I am a Creative Team member over at Jessica Sprague and not gonna lie, it's pretty darn cool.  I love love love the designer's products.  They just keep getting better and better and so much fun to work with.  It's also way cool being one of the first to know all the awesomeness going on behind the scenes...and let me tell ya, there is serious awesomeness in the works!

Anyways, just thought I'd share some of my recent layouts I made using gorgeous products sold over at Jessica Sprague.

Those are my nieces in the photos by the way...oh they are just too cute! 


Do you ever look at products or websites that are the most simplest, brilliant concept and think to yourself...OMG I totally could have done that!  Well I say that to myself pretty much everyday.  If I'd stop wasting so much time hopping around the web, maybe I'd actually bring one of my brilliant ideas to life before someone else does!

Anyways, I stumbled upon the most fabulous site the other day...Sent Well...have you seen it??  I LOVE the concept.  Basically they describe their business as the following:  "Real cards, handwrittten messages, stamped & sent for you."

The idea is really so simple...I totally could have done it!  But alas, they beat me to it ;)
Anyways, you simply hop onto their site, pick a card you like (they have cute, artsy cards), type out the message you want on the card and then they will stamp and mail it for you!  Brilliant!

Have you noticed that business concepts that allow us to be super lazy are way successful.  Just an observation... ;)

Anyways, there's another brilliant site that I would highly suggest visiting...

drum roll please...

well, it would be my very own Sara McCarthy Designs website.  That's been my summer project...and I'm super excited about it.  It's almost ready for public viewing, but if you'd like to take a peek now please do!  I'd love for you to stop by and say hello!


Jul 11, 2012

For My Love...

Today I celebrated a mini anniversary with my boyfriend.  I love him tremendously and wanted to find a cute way to tell him just how much I love and appreciate him...  

So I surprised him with this...

It's a cute little box filled with Reese's Peanut Butter cups (the photo is not the best, but I totally dig Hipstamatic and can't stop taking pics with it!).  On the top of each piece of candy is a sticky dot where I wrote one reason why I love my boyfriend.  There happened to be forty candies in the package which is why I wrote "forty reasons."  I thought it was too cute.   It's on my bf's desk so he can snack on a sweet treat during the day and be reminded of all the ways he is special to me.

I found this idea on The Dating Divas website.  I LOVE these gals.  They have a super cute collection of creative dates and gift ideas for the man in your life.  Definitely drop by!

Jun 30, 2012

Summer Fun

My first week of summer break has come to an end...already.  Why do vacation weeks go by so much faster than working weeks??  

Well I would like to say I spent my first fabulous week of summer traveling the world or doing something daring and exciting...but in reality I spent this past week organizing all my craft supplies.  And yes, that may not sound like anything worth writing about, and it may sound particularly unexciting and even dreadful, but for me, this was life altering.

I have more than enough craft supplies to stock my own JoAnn's...it's ridiculous really.  And my crafty goods have been living in totally inaccessible bins for probably a good ten years or so.  It's been SUCH a challenge trying to make goodies while having my creativity squashed by the frustration of trying to craft amongst disorganization.  My supplies were buried under one another or hiding here and stuffed away there and as a result I just had no desire to be crafty.

But now, after a week of constructing shelves and drawers, sorting through beads, ribbons, fabrics, and the like, I can craft with such freedom!  I did a search on Pinterest for craft rooms and craft organization and found some of the most gorgeous craft rooms...that's what inspired me to get organized.  Granted I don't have a beautiful craft room to put my newly organized goods in, but at least they are organized now so that when I eventually get my dreamy craft room, it will be so easy to move right in ;)  

Here are a few of my favorite craft rooms from Pinterest...(that's a link to my Pinterest board...hope it works!)

The Alex Drawer Unit from IKEA is probably my most favorite organizational purchase.  It's changed my life! ;)

Alex Drawer Unit from IKEA (photo from IKEA website)

And now I just need to decide what I would like to make as my first summer project using such orderly materials!

A Girl's Gotta Love Her Accessories

We all know that accessories will add that extra bit of pizzazz to an outfit and can completely change your look from nothing special to absolutely adorable.  Well here is my new, most absolute favorite accessory!

A totally blinged out bell for my bike!  So glam.  I love it.
My bike is pretty much my most favorite purchase of all times, and it was darling before, but now it's TOO cute...I mean so cute I can hardly stand it!  I took a ride today and took every opportunity to ring that little bell.

SO fun.

Jun 16, 2012

Some Layouts and Such...

Been slacking on the digi-scrapping of late, but here are a few cute new layouts I made using some fancy products from Jessica Sprague's online shop!

Also, I have yet another logo idea for my lil' design business...what do you think??  I kinda like it...it's a bit more sophisticated, simple, and clean...
My goal for the summer is to get this business all set up and ready to take on the world!  I want to get the website designed, take some of my wares to the local boutiques, and just start sharing my special stuff with YOU!  :)