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Creations By Sasha Blog: September 2010

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Creations By Sasha Blog: September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MemoryWorks October Express Kit

Because I LOVE anything that has to do with Halloween, I had to share the latest MemoryWorks Express Kit. If you've never heard of a MemoryWorks Express Kit, I'll explain. Through MemoryWorks, you can subscribe to this kit and each month receive fabulous products. Each kit includes soooo much in it, you can do all sorts of things with it. And each kit comes with an idea guide to get those creative juices flowing. Checkout the October Express Kit - Thriller.

 Look at all the cool things you can do with this kit:

A subscription to MemoryWorks Express is only $29.95 for all this fabulous stuff! Sometimes, the kits are available to non-subscribers after all the regular subscribers have received their kits but it's $36.00 so it's definitely worth it to subscribe. If you're a crafter and scrapper, you'll want to consider these kits. If you are interested in subscribing, email me at sashasbooks[at]ymail[dot]com.

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Inspirational Thursdays

Today's post will be another question to get you inspired.

You are going to a desert island for the rest of your days. Excluding people, what five things do you take and why?


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hoo Are You???


It's another "Hoo Are You?" post from Night Owl Crafting. I hope this gives you a chance to get to know me a little bit better. If you haven't visited Night Owl Crafting before, head on over now. They have some great post and wonderful ideas to get you inspired!

1. List 3 words that remind you of fall.
Halloween, chilly, orange (as in leaves and pumpkins)

2. Do you wear jewelry often?
Everyday. Two rings, a pair of earrings and a necklace.

3. Do you like your toe nails painted or natural?
I like them painted but they rarely are.

4. Do you ever wear a hat?
Only when going skiing.

5. Do you have somone that you talk to everyday on the phone?
Not literally talk to. I'm a texter so in that sense, yes. My BF


Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Special Bday Card

I can finally post the birthday card I made for my "sis-in-law". Yesterday we celebrated her birthday (even though her actual birthday is next week) so I was able to give her the card. I won't say how old she's turning but since I know she reads the blog, I'll just say that she's the hottest, youngest, and best "sis-in-law" I have! Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday and your special day this week!

P.S. Since my SIL is a blogger herself, head on over to her blog, Journey to Green, to learn how to live a healthier, greener lifestyle!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Inspirational Thursdays

Ok, ok. I know it's not Thursday, but I just got back from vacation (from sunny Florida!) and I didn't want to deprive you of inspiration. So here's hoping that you're inspired!

“The Search for Truth is a Search for Identity, that in finding Truth, we find Ourselves.”

                                                                                                                                    ~ Neil Sutton


Saturday, September 18, 2010

More Cards!

So I leave for vacation in 2 days and I'm super excited! I have so much cleaning and packing I have to do before me and the BF leave but I did set aside some time this morning to finish the last two birthday cards on my list. I finally finished the birthday cards for my dad and "sister-in-law" (but I can only show my dad's because the SIL reads the blog!). My dad will be 49 next Tuesday and I really wanted to make something fun for him. I'm finding it more difficult to create "manly" cards but I loooovvvveeee how it turned out. What do you guys think?

Front of the card
Inside of card

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Me: The Abridged Version Part 3

A couple of months ago I signed up for a class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking and today it started! I'm actually thinking about signing up for more classes in the near future because of their amazing selection. I wanted to show off what I've done for this class so far. The class is called "Me: The Abridged Version". It's a 4-week class and by the end of it, I should have an encyclopedia-type scrapbook that describes different aspects of me, from my point-of view. Each letter will have an entry with something that I feel describes some aspect of my life - important people, places I love, or things I love to do or can't live without. I'm doing this project as a digital scrapbook but it can be done by hand. At the end, I plan on getting it printed and bound as a photo book. I wanted to share my first page. Although I haven't chosen what I want to write for the letter "A" and have no pictures yet, I'm pleased with what I have so far. What do you think? Would you do something like this for yourself?




Inspirational Thursdays

Today's post will be a little bit different. Instead of a quote, I'm going to pose a question that could give you some ideas about what to scrap about. Hope you're inspired.

What can't you imagine living without?


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Did you know that Blogmania is going on right now! Even though I'm not participating as a sponser, I just had to tell all my fabulous readers about this event. Over 160 blogs are participating and each one has a minimum $100 value giveaway. Some are even worth more. But the event ends at 11:59pm EST tomorrow (9/16) so start visiting all those blogs now for a change to win some cool prizes!

Participating Blogs

1.A Design Diva with Interior Motives (US/CAN)2.A Dash of Nutmeg (US)
3.A Few of My Favorite Things (US/CAN)4.A Gluten Free Journey (US)
5.a {mod cot} life (US)6.A Mom After God's Own Heart (US) (US/CAN)
7.A Mom's Take (INT)8.A Writer's Mind (INT)
9.Adelle Laudan - Author (US/CAN) (INT)10.Alexia's Books and Such (US)
11.Alice Audrey, Author (US) (INT)12.Amundsen House of Chaos (US)
13.And Then There Were 4 (US/CAN)14.Andy Mathis (INT)
15.Aubut Family (US/CAN)16.Being Tazim (INT)
17.Believing is Seeing (US/CAN)18.Between The Lines (US) (INT)
19.Between The Pages (US/CAN)20.Bitten by Books (where amazon will ship)
21.Book Obsessed (US)22.Book Sake (US)
23.Book Whore (US)24.Books and Things (US)
25.Books R Us (US/CAN) - possible (INT) ?26.Bookworming in the 21st Century (US)
27.Bree Bee's Thinking Outside of the Box (US) (INT)28.Bright Morning Star (INT)
29.Broken Teepee (INT)30.Busy Moms Tips (US)
31.Busy-at-Home (US)32.CalleLillyCafe (INT)
33.Cheeky Reads (US/CAN)34.Children Teaching Mama (US/CAN)
35.Chronicles From The Crib (US/CAN)36.Chubby Cheeks Thinks (US/CAN)
37.Colorcrazed (INT)38.Coupons Are Great (US)
39.Crazy Cat Lady's Library (US)40.Crazy House (US)
41.Curling Up By The Fire (INT)42.Dark Faerie Tales (INT)
43.dBeauty Junkie (INT)44.Deanna's Tidbits (INT)
45.Debbie Sews Retro (INT)46.DebsHere (US)
47.DemonLover's Book Review (US/CAN)48.Designs By Dawn Marie (INT)
49.Dolly Outfitters (US)50.Earl's Daughter (US)
51.Ellz Readz (INT)52.Enjoy Life, Enjoy Now (US)
53.eTreasures Publishing (US/CAN) (INT)54.Evoluchun's Misc (US)
55.Extreme Personal Measures (US)56.Fab Find Foodie (US)
57.Family and Life in Las Vegas (US) (US/CAN)58.Fang-tastic Books (US)
59.Farber Family Adventures (US/CAN)60.Florida Frugal Family (US)
61.Forever and After (US/CAN)62.Freebie Spot (US)
63.Happy Birthday Author (US/CAN)64.Health, Beauty, Children and Family (US)
65.Home Grown Families (INT)66.Hookless Shower Curtains (US)
67.Hope. Dreams. Life…Love 68.I'm a Lazy Mom (US/CAN)
69.Inspired by Fiction (US/CAN)70.Jeannie Ruesch's Happy Endings (US/CAN)
71.Jennifer's Musings (US/CAN)72.Just My Blog (US)
73.LB and J (US)74.Leksi Designs…This Handmade Life (US/CAN)
75.Let's Just Give It Away (US)76.Life with 5 monkies (US)
77.Lipstick and Luxury (US/CAN)78.Literaturely Speaking (US/CAN)
79.Little Yayas (US) (US/CAN)80.Live Love Laugh with Leslie (US)
81.Love With A touch of Magic (US)82.Lovin' & Livin' Life Reviews (US)
83.Lovin' Life on Less (US)84.Loving My Life (US)
85.Kelly's Lucky You (US/CAN)86.Luxury Reading (US)
87.Making Time For Mommy (US)88.Mama B (US/CAN)
89.Marvelous Mommy (US/CAN)90.MI Savings (US/CAN)
91.MelissaStuff (US)92.Mia Ma Miah's Diaries (US/CAN)
93.Midwestern Gone Idahoan (US)94.j is for (US)
95.Emmy's Boos and Rawrs (US)96.Mom to Bed by 8 (US/CAN)
97.Momma Maven in the Making (US)98.Momma Told Me (US/CAN)
99.Mommy Has to Work (US)100.Mommy's Free Time (US/CAN)
101.Mommy's Minute (US/CAN)102.Mother of Pearl It Is (US/CAN) favorite PINK (US)104.My Life As Grandma (INT)
105.My Life with Rats and More (INT)106.My Silly Monkeys (US/CAN)
107.Night Owl Crafting (US)108.Nine More Months
109.Nomie Eco Ware (INT)110.Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick
111.Of Ink and Quille (US/CAN)112.Paranormal Bites (US/CAN)
113.Past The Print (INT)114.Proud Book Nerd (INT)
115.Que's Ramblings (US)116.Reading At The Beach (US)
117.Reading Teen (INT)118.Reading, Writing and Waiting (US)
119.Reflections with Coffee (US)120.Review Retreat (INT)
121.Reviews and Giveaways by The Chickenista122.Rex Robot Reviews (US/CAN)
123.Rockin' Deals (US)124.Sandra K. Marshall
125.Sarah's Blog of Fun (INT)126.Save the Date for Cupcakes (INT)
127.Saving Obsession (US)128.See It! Love It! Win It! (US)
129.Seize the Book (US)130.SidewaysGravity (INT)
131.Simply Living on a Budget (US)132.Simply Stacie (INT)
133.Skhye's Ramblings (US)134.Stanwood PlaySchool (US/CAN)
135.Still Blonde after all these YEARS (US)136.Stretching the One Income Dollar (US/CAN)
137.Studio Chic Design (INT)138.Survey Junkie (US)
139.Sweet Mint Studios (US/CAN)140.Sweethearts (US)
141.Tammy's Book Parlor (US/CAN)142.Texas Monkey (US/CAN)
143.The Clever Mommy Chronicles (US/CAN)144.The Coupon Goddess (US)
145.The Freebie Junkie (US/CAN)146.The Girl is A Mom (US/CAN)
147.The Missionary Mama (US/CAN)148.The Mommy Diaries (US/CAN)
149.The Organizing Genie (US)150.The Susquehanna Writers (US/CAN)
151.The Sweetest Romance Authors (US/CAN)152.The Thrifty Things (US)
153.The Two Savvy Sisters (US)154.The Very Best Housewife (US/CAN)
155.This Mama Loves Her Bargains (US)156.Toddler Awesome (INT)
157.Trees Will Bend (US/CAN)158.Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways (US)
159.Truth Be Told (US) (INT)160.Upstate Ramblings (US) (INT)
161.Village of Moms (US) 162.Women's Life Link (INT)
163.WordVessel (US)164.Writing is a Blessing
165.Yellow Tennesse (US)166.Tim and Angi's Family Blog (US/CAN) (US)
167.Today's Adventure (US/CAN)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in the Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by Fabulous Finds by NimblerGrove, New to Move and Chubby Cheeks Thinks.

Feel free to browse around and leave comments. I try to follow all that follow me. Hope you like what you see.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Anniversaries and Birthdays

I think I'm making headway on my card-to-do list before I leave for vacation. Today I was able to finish my parents anniversary card (which may be their 29th and not 30th), the birthday card for my co-worker and for my BF's mom.

This is the anniversary card. I wanted something very simple. I think it could have come out a little better but overall, I'm satisfied with it.

This is the birthday card for my coworker. It's for a guy so I tried to make something a little more masculine.

Lastly, this is the card for my "mommy-in-law" (my BF's mom). For her, I went in the other direction and wanted something soft and feminine.

I would love to hear everyones opinions! Let me know what you think.

And congratulations to Stephie C. who entered the Paisley Passion giveaway and won! I'll be contacting you soon Stephie! I hope you love your prize.

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Mingle Mondays!

Today I'm participating in KdBuggie Boutique's Mingle Monday. Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to browse around and I hope you continue to stop by often!

mingle mondays button


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Last Day to Enter

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter the giveaway over at Paisley Passions! You'll definitely want to head over there to find out how you can win a great prize!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baby Shower Gifts

Today I'm attending a baby shower and I finally finished the baby shower card (at 11am and the shower is at 2!). I know I've been procrastinating but I just haven't had time to do anything productive. So that you can see what kind of scrapper I am, this is what my area looks like before I sit down and start crafting:

This is more tame than usual. I actually went through my stash and picked out things that would go along with the baby shower theme. I found out in advance that the colors of the shower are pink and purple so that's what I used for my card. The baby's name will be Karter, hence the "K" on the card. I also tried to get the gift bag in the same colors. What do you think?


Friday, September 10, 2010

Halloween Ideas

Halloween is my favorite holiday (yes, I do consider it a holiday). It's the perfect excuse to dress up for absolutely no reason at all and have some fun. Since I've moved away from home, I have started going all out for the occassion. Last year was the 1st Annual Halloween party at my house and this year will be even bigger and better! It's never too early to start planning your decorations so I thought I'd showcase some fellow ethusiastic celebrators and some great ideas they've come up with so far.

Halloween Jars @ Demi Ciel
Halloween Wreath @ Write It Down
Halloween Blocks @ Crafting for My Sanity
Halloween Treat Jars @ Sassy Sites!
Halloween Goody Bags @ Elle's Studio

I really hope your feeling inspired to go out and start decorating!!!!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Inspirational Thursdays

"The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.”
                                                                              ~ Samuel Johnson