Saturday, April 25, 2015

Music themed French Horn Calendar

 Hi! Hope you've had a great Saturday.
I started a new job today. (You know because I didn't have enough on my plate with school and church and family and well life in general, LOL.)

No but seriously,  I am the new paper-crafting/scrap-booking instructor 
for our local Michael's.  

I'm super excited.

So here is the last calendar that I have to show you.  This one I made for my daughter.  
She is a Class president and also has a lot going on.  I wanted her to want to keep a calendar.
Since she is big in the band and plays the french horn I went with a French Horn design. 
Then added a personalized touch with her name.


The French Horn and the background shape I found in the Silhouette store and cut from cardstock.  I don't know if you can tell from this picture or not but the gold paper is actually glitter so it sparkles just like a real horn would in light.
Then her name is cut from white vinyl.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!

 Simply by Sarah

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Calendar Re-make

Hi and Happy Saturday!  
Today I wanted to show you another calendar remake. 
 I made this one for my mother-in-law.

 This is a cut from the Silhouette Store.  
I cut the saying out of black vinyl and applied it to regular white card-stock.

You can see my last post  here for another Calendar idea.

So here is what the calendar looked like before. I got these little 7 3/4"x10" gems 
at the $.99 Only store which makes them even better!!

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. 
Hope you have a fabulous rest of your day!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015



I Can't believe that it has been 7 months since my last post.  I by no means have stopped doing what I love and that is creating.  I don't think there isn't a day that goes by that I'm not creating something.  I have lots of pictures to prove it. 

 I decided to go back to school full time and am in my second semester.  To add school to my load on top of everything has been a big challenge.  But except the fact that it takes a lot of my time I really enjoy it.  The first semester I was going because I wanted to Coach High School Volleyball.  But  by the time I had started my second semester I was engulfed completely in the music program.  I am currently and have been for 3 years, playing the trumpet in the Local Orchestra.  Then this year I also joined the Community band.  So I took music classes at the college as well to help me improve my theory of music. 

So while going to school my creative business, SimplybySarah, has also kinda taken a slight turn in products and taken off.  I used to be strictly paper but I have a lot of requests for signage, vinyl decor and now Shirts, both vinyl and Rhinestone.  

. A resolution I made this year was to make the best of my time.  This to me will include getting my blogging fit in.  I know it's all ready April but hey better late then never, I always say.  

Because we are on the subject on organization and time management I'm gonna show ya what I use to keep my life planned and (somewhat) organized.

I took a basic calendar from the dollar store that was not a preferred design. I can't find a picture of it right off but it had cats on the front and we'll just leave it at that.  These calendars come with a clear plastic cover so I take the cover off, decorate the calendar and put the cover back on and it works perfectly.   If you were wondering, the design does go around to the back as well.  Its just the plain and pink Chevron pattern. 

You like what you see?  You want one of your very own customized for you? Send me an e-mail and I can get it done!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I have a couple more calendars that I've done that I will show you tomorrow!!


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dr. Who Tardis Card

Hi! So on a normal day,
 I would have absolutely no idea what this was. In fact there was a time I had no idea what this was. 
It looked like some weird old phone booth looking thing.

But I learned quickly from my teenage daughter that this blue box phone booth looking
 thingy is a Tardis.  Yep you read that right T-a-r-d-i-s.  

Weird I think but it's from a show called Dr. Who and she is hooked on it.  I don't get it or care for it much but she loves it.  So because she loves it so much I decided to make her a Tardis Card for her birthday.  

The cool thing about the Tardis is that on the outside it looks like a simple phone booth if you will, but when you open and go inside it is huge. So that is the thought behind this card.

The outside looks like a normal card.

But when you open it it's huge inside!

I think she got a kick out of it. I tried anyways. 

Well thanks for stopping by and taking a look, come back again soon.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Our Love Story ~Timeline

Hi! Can you believe school is starting up again?  Where did the summer go?
I was so busy I guess it just passed me by.

This next project is one I completed this summer.  
You might think it looks simple, nothing fancy.  Well it's a lot harder then it looks. 
From weeding all the negative parts out to lining everything up.  
It was a lot of work but I like how it turned out and I think my friend/customer did too!

Now this is solid Wood and measured (I believe) 16" x 40". It's a big and heavy mumbo jumbo. LOL
She originally wanted me to just do the vinyl that she could put on her wall.  But then she mentioned that she might be moving soon.  That is a lot of work to put on a wall just to move and it's not like the next family that moves in can use it.  So I made it on Wood so she can take it with her no matter where she goes.

They just adopted 2 more and it was nice that I could add them onto the Timeline just in time for the adoption.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look, come back again soon!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Band for Life Rhinestone Shirt

Hello! Longest week ever it seems. I've felt like tomorrow is Friday all week long. Almost there. 

Well my daughter is going into her second year of High School.
The one thing that she absolutely enjoys in High School is the Band.
It keeps her busy, she meets lots of new people and learns the art of Music.
I too was a Band "Geek".  But band are the memories from high school that remember. 

Rhinestones in this Design are crystal, black and dark blue.  I love how it turned out.

Well thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Glass Cutting boards

Have you seen these little glass cutting boards? 
 I absolutely LOVE them.

They come in square and Circle.

I flipped the design before I cut it out.  Then applied it to the back of the cutting boards.

I personalized one for my sister for a small wedding gift.

It was hard taking pictures of these since they are clear. 
But thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 

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