Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

Oh my gosh I can't believe it's been 7 months since I last posted here! Naughty naughty!

I've been having a bit of a break from blogging here as most of what I've been up to is shown over at Inkurable Stampers (which keeps me very busy!), so I haven't really had much to share here. I have been doing lots of bits and pieces here and there, like ATC's, cards, and some mixed media stuff, but haven't been doing anywhere near as much scrapbooking as I used to. This year I've done only 5 layouts! Only 2 of them were 12x12! My how things change over time.

But that is about to change!

My first big news is that I have gained a teaching position at Erina Scrapbook Store! My classes start in January, and I have lots of exciting and fun things planned! So if you live on or near the Central Coast, keep an eye out for my classes and come along and join in on the fun! They won't be just scrapbooking classes either - I'll be teaching a whole range of projects and techniques! I can't wait!

But the biggest news of all, probably the most exciting news of my whole crafting life, is the announcement today of the new DARKROOM DOOR CREATIVE TEAM!!

Why is this so exciting you ask? Because my little name is on the list!! WAHOOOOOOOOO!

I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen as one of the members of the new Darkroom Door Creative Team! I am very honoured and excited to have my name up in lights with my ultra-talented team members:

* Jill Geraghty-Groves
* Godelieve Tijskens
* Michelle Loffler
* Melissa Phillips
and of course
* Rachel Greig

To have my name even spoken in the same sentence as these ladies is awesome enough, let alone to be on the same team as them! I am so excited to see what we all have in store for you, and I hope you are to!

To celebrate the new creative team, we're having a giveaway! But first I'd like to share with you some Darkroom Door projects that I did earlier this year that I haven't yet shared online. I did these three simple 8.5"x11" scrapbook layouts for the Darkroom Door stand at the SIA trade show (click to enlarge):


Materials used:

* Alphabet Medley Stamp set
* Photography Stamp set
* Blank Filmstrips
* San Marco Paper


Materials used:

Alphabet Medley stamp set
* Little Dreams stamp set
* Viva La Flora Vol 2 Filmstrip


Materials used:

Alphabet Medley stamp set
* Viva La Flora Montage
* Artist stamp set

So now for the giveaway!

My first Creative Team pack included the new Floral Background Stamp and Little Door Photo Stamp which I will be working with, and one lucky commenter will win both for themselves!




So, leave me a comment here, and tell me what your favourite Darkroom Door products is! A winner will be chosen by Rachel sometime Sunday, so you have until then to comment!

But guess what - each creative team member is doing a giveaway on her own blog too! So make sure you pop by each of their blogs or the Darkroom Door Flickr group and enter to win more goodies!

See the official announcement here.

It's great to be back!

~Sarah~

90 comments:

Artyjen said...

How Fab! Congratulations!
Thanks for the chance to win
xoxo
My favourite is......all the stamps! Oh dear is that cheating? LOL
xoxo

vicmbee said...

Congrats on your DT positiion how awesome.. thanks for the gorgeous atc's from the prague swap and for the chance to win a gorgeous darkroom door background/photo stamp... love this set on your blog.

Krissy Christie said...

Massive congrats Sarah!!!So deserved your work is awesome :)

Oh my goodness we have to pick just one product.......my favourite is that background stamp on your blog and Ive got the butterflies set on my wishlist to give to santa I even added a link to his list LOL

Stunning LO's too Sarah!

Krissy xx

Fiona said...

Sarah your layouts are fantastic! And warmest congratulations on a well-deserved position on the design team!

I really love the Melody stamp (but I'm partial to the one you are offering on the Inkurable Stampers challenge for November with the dates on it!!).

Enjoy your day!
Fiona

Teresa said...

Congrats Sarah! This is awesome news. My new favourite product is the Star Background. I fell in love with Rachel's sample I saw at Paperific.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your position! I love you LO's and I love the Dandelion one. I actually have her stamp (*WHICH I LOVE!) but I think it came out through stampit, not DRD. So my Fav DRD stamp would be the music one I actually love the whole set.

Wishful Thinking said...

Congrats Sarah. What exciting news for you and very well deserved :-)
Hummm ... how to choose a fav DRD product! Would have to be the stamps ... but which ones! Love the butterfly set, but these new background stamps they have just released are fab. So can't wait for them to hit our LSS here. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebekah said...

Congrats. good to see you are back:)
I just love all the designers on the DT.. what a fab bunch!As simple as it sounds i like the Dots background set... i just love polka dots!

lotsa scrap said...

Congrats! And I love that door stamp! Would love to win it!

Sandra said...

well congratulations - viewing your work, I can see why you were chosen. I love Darkroom stamps - I don't own any yet, but I have been drooling over them for quite a while now....someday!
Enjoy!
Sandra

Jackie said...

I don't own any Darkroom stamps (yet), as they don't carry them at my LSS. But I will find a way to get my hands on them... they are way too lovely to pass up!

shirley said...

CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!! Love your layouts.
I love all of Darkroom Door products,my fav are the stamps.
Hard to pick one! I have been using the Yuletide stamp set to make all my christmas cards and just recently purchased the new plaid background stamp which is awesome!
Shirley

Alyssa B said...

I'm liking what I have seen so far, cant wait to see what is still to come!

Juut said...

Congratulations! My favourite product? The background stamps. They are amazing.

laury55 said...

wow...congrats Sarah to your new position in the DT
thanks for the opportunity to win those great stamps...I am a stamp addict and love the new Darkroom door's background stamps, love their design and love their size

Tania said...

YAYY Sarah! congrats!!!

Gio said...

Congratulation Sarah!! I've met you on Inkurable stamper and it's been a great discovery!
My favourite products are all the background stamps, they are stunning!

Vicky said...

Big Congratulations Sarah, both on your teaching spot, on UPDATING your blog LOL, & of course, on your new DT spot for my favourite Aussie stamp company :) LOVE how you`ve used those DRD products on your gorgeous LOs...looking forward to seeing lots more! & my favourite DRD product is the stamps (all of them LOL) followed by the blank film strips & photobooth images :)

mariëtte said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the opportunity! My favourite is on this moment the calendar.

Willy said...

Congrats Sarah! Your Darkroom Door projects are great. Love all the stamps, so it's very difficult to choose a favourite. But ok, here it is: Full Bloom vol 2.

rush8888 said...

well...the stamps, of course!! i am new to this site, and i am just getting to know what i available. i expecially like the door stamps...they always create mystery. congratulations on your DT position.

Rein said...

Congratulations sarah!
Great art work, I love darkroom door stamps!

Stempelientje said...

Beautiful work Sarah!
It is difficult to choose a favurite DD stamp.....I love the checkered background and all the lampposts.

Greetings from Stempelientje

NQSandra said...

Wow fantastic - what is Santa going to bring to top that now! I love the DRD Robots - they are super cute! Keep on crafting!

Rossylalah said...

Fantastic news Sarah! what an exciting new year you have to look forward too. I have just purchased my first DRD product and have used it every day since. Yuletide 2 is smokin at the moment and I can't make the Xmas cards quick enough. They are so inspiring.

Diane said...

I LOVE the background stamp of roses I saw on Melissa's blog...just so gorgeous! Congrats on becoming a DT member!

Shelley said...

Well I am sure the waiting will be worth it, congrats on becoming a DT. I love Darkroom Door Stamps and thankyou for the oportunity to win these wonderful stamps. hugs Shelley

Cynnie said...

Welcome back and congratulations .
I know we are all looking forward to your creations with their
wonderful stamps.

sandie carter said...

What a hard choice as I love the stamps and the film strips too.


I would just love to win those wonderful stamps so please put my anme on the list - thsnks

liannallama said...

Congrats to you! I adore their stamps--such neat themes and I love the cases they come in!

Anita said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Please count me in for winning those fantastic stamps!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

my favorite are the butterflys
but i like a lot of stamps....
marie-anne

Joe Lisa and Carina said...

Great job and thanks for the inspiration. There are so many items to choose from but I'd have to say the "butterflies" collection is fantastic! Thanks for the cool ideas!

debbiek said...

Great layouts. Congrats on being part of the Darkroom Door design team!

My favorite products from DD are the stamps, of course. Especially the little door photo stamp. So many possibilities for that one:)

Annelies said...

Congratulations! I love Darkroom Door stamps, but they are so hard to get here in Belgium. I like how you used them, it always scares me so to stamp on my layouts. My favorite is 'Wildflowers Vol 2'. Greetings, Annelies

Nina said...

Oh my gosh, saw the Dark Room Door newsletter and I'm not just a fan of the products but the kick-ass DT as well!

Congrats, Sarah, so well-deserved! =)

Oh gosh, I can honestly say I love ALL the Dark Room Door products. But if I had to choose, I'd have to pinpoint the Butterflies, Artist and Photography Stamps! Told yah, I love them all! =)

*hugs*
Nina

JeanFB said...

Oh, my goodness! First of all, congrats on joining that fabby design team - WOW! I am just now discovering Darkroom Door, and ALL of their products look amazing! Those filmstrips are fabulous - I will definitely be buying some! As for my first love, stamps... I suppose first on my list would be the new roses background stamp and the Venetian set. Yes, I know, that's lots of favorites, but I couldn't help it! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

HCJC said...

Congratulations & thank you for the chance to win. I love all those stamps but the background stamp on your blog is my fav! HCJC.

Damaris said...

Congratulations Sarah. How very exciting!! Do I have to pick just one...I don't think I can do that. I love ALL the stamps, but the filmstrips are so fun and the wordstrips and the montage, well you get the picture.

stempelomi said...

Congrats to you!!
I also love the darkroom door stamps!! My favourite sets are the new background stamps.But I love them all.

Hugs, Beate

Tracey said...

Oh my....that background stamp is so GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Big Congrats on your DT position, how exciting!! Thanks for a chance to win :)

DymphieM said...

Congrats on the desingnteam position! and who doesn't want to win these gorgeous stamps? please add me in the drawing :)

kiwicarole said...

I totally love that background stamp!!! I will keep fingers crossed it comes my way!! Congrats too for your new appointment to the creative team at Darkroom Door!!! How exciting!
Carole :)

Carol Weimer said...

I am new to Darkroom Door's stamps but just hopping around, I can see there is so much eye candy for the addicted stamp personalities...I really like the rose photo set on Melissa's blog. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Peggy said...

My favorite Darkroom Door products are the photo stamps. Thanks for letting me play. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Rhonda Zamora said...

These stamps are AWESOME!

Be(e) said...

Congratulations! Love the layouts/projects in this post.
My favourite darkroom door product this very moment is the Yuletide stampset.

Sharynne said...

Congrats on your DT position...It will be exciting I bet! Would love to add those stamps to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity

Beverly said...

I love all their photograghic stamps--fabulous and congratulations to you!

HollyC said...

My favorite? It, of course, would have to be the stamps. They are wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win some and congrats on the announcement.

SuZeQ said...

Welcome Back ... you have been missed. Thanks for the chance to win.

BoBo said...

Congrats! Your works are beautiful. And I love this floral background:-)

rgcarr said...

Great stamp set. Congratulations.

KerrynF said...

Congrats Sarah! So well deserved!!
If I can only pick one, I would say my most favourite product would be Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Rubber stamps.

Sar said...

Congrats Sarah, what awesome and exciting news!!! You'll fit in perfectly at Darkroom Door with your amazing work. My fave DD product would have to be the background stamps, they look amazing! Cheers, Sar

Robyn said...

Wow - congratulations on the creative team position Sarah and the teaching job! You will be a busy lady.
Can't really pick a favourite DD product - that would be like chosing your favourite child...but the stamps are never off my desk, especially these new large size backgrounds! I love them.
Robyn

Christa Perdok said...

congrats! what agreat chance too win such beautyfull stamps! thanks

Jenni said...

I love your layouts, they are very pretty. Congratulations on being named in the team, what a fantastic achievement! Thanks for allowing us to partake in the success too.
I love all the DRD stamps (and own quite a few). High on my favoutrites list at the moment would be the Venetian Gondolas but there are so many more I love ...
Jenni

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! My favorite DD product are the montages.

Thanks for the giveaway and have a nice weekend!

Jacqueline said...

I just purchased my first box of Darkroom door stamps, the Viva La Flora set - just love these stamps - so versatile!! Every time I stamp with these images I just love the result, whether it is on plain or patterned paper! So I am very happy with them.
Congratulations to be part of the design team and thanks for the chance to win some stamps!
Jacqueline

Terry said...

Great Jop! The stamps are beautifull and your work is this also!
Greetings from te Netherlands

Laura and Angela said...

I am loving the background stamp you have posted... so detailed and fancy!

Meikoningin said...

Grats to you Sarah :D You totally deserve it !
Now for my favourite Darkroom stamps ... I am sad to say that Darkroom is not being sold here in Norway :( Neither are they being sold in the country i originally come from, The Netherlands. Needless to say is that there are many stamps that are my favourite because i really would like to have them !
Wishing you a nice day, hoping the temperature goes down a bit ;) Here it is cold with wind and lots of rain, does that make you feel a bit better ? :D

Lynn said...

Congratulations on becoming part of the creative team.

My favourite Darkroom Door product (at the moment) is the stamps. Love the sets that coordinate together as well as the individual stamps.

Thanks to Rachel for the chance to win those gorgeous stamps!

Gail said...

Congratulations on being one of the DT, they are wonderful stamps and I would love the chance to win some of these fabulous goodies.

Carla said...

Congrats!!! Love your work, can't wait to see more! Love DD's stamps best.

lanamae said...

Thank you for a chance to win a great Darkroom Door product I love there line and hope to have more if it soon.

Mariette said...

Congrats, you really deserve it to be part of the designteam !
I love them all, but recently the new rose stamp is my favorite, and is on my wish list.

Angèle said...

I love those beautiful stamps from DD and I wish you luck being a member of their team!

Greetings from The Netherlands, Angèle

Jen said...

Well deserved Sarah. Very excited for you. My favourite DD product is definitely their stamps. I can vouch for their great quality- I love the wildflowers set.

Leesa said...

Congrats on your Darkroom Door DT spot. I think at the moment my favorite would be the Yuetide stamp sets but most of all the Santa image. It is getting used to death now!!

Viv said...

Congrats for being on the DT!!! I`m in love with these beautiful photo stamps :)

Love Viv

mepostma1 said...

Hmmm, favourite DD stamp you say? How does one choose? Can I cheat a bit and say everything Venetian and everything to do with Prague? Oh, and the Country Cottage photo stamp, of course!
Congratulations on your appointment to the Creative Team - I look forward to seeing some more of your work.

lara said...

Congratulations! Had a look around on the Darkroom Door website - heaps of great stuff! I do love the look of the music collection, and of course the photo stamps look amazing!

Xanapan said...

Love your work Sarah & congraulations on the DT spot! Picking a Darkroom Door favourite is hard, but probably the Butterfly stamps from the Essentials Collection.

Wanda H said...

Congratulations!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Danielle said...

YAY congrats Sarah,
(again LOL)

you know I love your stuff and DRD. They are my ABSOLUTE FAVEOURITE product. Love the stamp sets.
chat soon xx
Del

Michelle said...

Congratulations and good to see you back on the blog!!!

Geeruu said...

Congratulations, how exciting. My favourite stamp is Enjoy Life, no it's Butterflies or perhaps its Harmony or Venetian 1. I saw the new ones at the Paperific Expo and love the Little Door and the Roses. To hard they are all my favourites

Mamacrystal said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your work. My fave product is The Music Collection set of stamps.
Cheers
De

Tianne said...

Congrats Sarah, both on the Darkroom door position but also my local scrapshop teaching position. I knew i had seen your name before, well done!!!!!!! MMMMmmmmm, no way can i have a fave but i do love the background stamps of Rachels, as she taught me so much in classes at Erina before she had her own products. Goodluck with everything and i hope to meet you soon. Tianne

Veerle said...

Congratulations!
My fab Darkroom door stamps is the full bloom vol 2 set.
I've learned to know Darkroom door via Godelieve's blog and even bought some product thanks to her, but some new stamps are always welcome! :-)
Veerle

Anonymous said...

It is very interesting for me to read that article. Thank author for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

Kim Dellow said...

Congratulations on the DT spot! Your LOs are beautiful and the stamps are just fabulous. Kim

Sue McGettigan said...

Congratulations Sarah - that's great news!! I love the photographic stamps, so the new ones are on my radar, and the older travel and nature stamps are my faves.

di basnett said...

YAY...So excited to have you back blogging...and what awesome news! Huge congratulations! I'll watch with interest. Hope life's treating you well! Di xx

Liz said...

Congratulations on your appointment! Well deserved and looking forward to your contributions. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps..
The background stamp is so versatile!
Liz

Kathleen Irvin said...

Congratulations! I love all the photo stamps. Cannot wait to see what you do with those Darkroom Door stamps!
Kathleen

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Congratulations! Thank you for the awesome samples! I really like the Little Door Post stamp, but it's a bit difficult to choose!
shecop@charter.net

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Congrats again Sarah!! I just love Rachel's photo stamps, amazing photos and even cooler stamps :)