Monday, August 15, 2011

Get to Know: Sarah Eclavea



Hi all! Sarah here today to introduce myself to all of you. Let's see, where to start? I live in Chicago, IL with my husband Ron and two little girls Frances and Isabel. I have been srapbooking for over ten years now, but when my daughter was born I started doing it more regularly and discovered the whole world of online scrapping and blogs! What a fun adventure it has been!

Frances and Isabel are the subject of most of my layouts and they give me so much material to work with. I love pink, flowers and all things girly. I cannot live without my trusty heart punches! I put a heart on almost every project somewhere. I will also "girl up" pretty much any paper line to use for my two little ladies.

This is my 2 1/2 year old Frances. Don't let the picture fool you! She is my fiesty little one! She loves getting into all kinds of trouble.


And this is my sweet little Isabel. Her picture about sums it up. She is as sweet as they come. She is my little love bug and always wants to be with me. We call her the little Koala because she is always around my waist.

I created this mini album to share with you today. When I first saw this "Garden Girl" mini edgy album I knew it was perfect for the photos of my girls and me on Mother's Day.


I chose the saying "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" after one of "those days".  Frances wanted a cookie for lunch and I told her no, she had to eat her lunch first. The plate of chicken nuggets, fruit and carrots was thrown all over the floor while she yelled "Mommy I dont want you anymore!" I turned around for a minute and Isabel crawled over to the dogs' water bowl, flipped it over and proceeded to splash around. I still don't know how she crawls that fast! When she tried to start crawling away and her wet knees kept slipping on the floor I couldn't help but laugh. They may not always behave like perfect little angels, but I wouldn't have it any other way.


Frances will not take pictures with Isabel so I made a section for each of the girls. Here is Frances's section. I punched holes in one of the noteworthy tags and included it to journal on.




This is Isabel's section. I included another noteworthy tag to put my journaling on for her. 





supplies
mini album: Garden Girl mini edgy album
patterned paper: Garden Girl, Magical, Dot, Ivy, Cut Outs, 6x6 paper pad/ Garden Girl
jewels: Garden Girl
stickers: 12x12 Garden Girl, 12x12 ETC, Friendship
noteworthy: Garden Girl
chipboard: 12 x 12 Garden Girl
ribbon: Bo Bunny Double Dot Chiffon
rubons: Garden Girl


Thanks for letting me share this mini album and a little bit about myself with you! Leave a comment on this post to win a Bo Bunny prize pack! 

I also have one more project to share on my blog and my own Bo Bunny prize to give away. Please visit me at http://www.scrapcetera.com/ and leave a comment to win my prize!

I will end this post with a few of my favorite Bo Bunny projects from the last year. Thanks for coming by today!












90 comments:

  1. Awesome projects!! And your family is so cute!
    Hugs,
    Ann.

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  2. Your daughters are both so cute, Sarah, and you really let your love for them shine through your pages. Every bit of your work is amazing:) It's so good to have you on our team:)

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  3. I love your work. You add just the right amount of embellishments so that the pictures do not get lost. Beautiful girls.

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  4. Fantastic projects! Love your layers and colors! Lovely girls and hubby too!

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  5. Cute girls and great projects1 Love your use of a color!
    Adi
    adiabada0112@hotmail.com

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  6. you have a beautiful family. Love all of your layouts and cards. Your work is wonderful. Both the girl are so cute. Love the layout with your little ones showing her rolls on her thighs. So cute.

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  7. Love the vibrant colour and life in your beautiful projects! So much fun to "meet" you and your sweet family this way!

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  8. Love the mini, you did a wonderful job! And your daughters are adorable.

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  9. Adorable! Your girls and your projects!

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  10. Everything you shared is so beautiful, including those 2 little girls! PRECIOUS! I especially love your Summer double-page layout as i'm a big 2-pager fan! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  11. I am a SUPER HUGE fan of Sarah's work!! I just {{{heart}}} her! :):):):):):):):):):)

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  12. WOW!!! Your projects are wonderful!! Thanks for letting us get to know you better and for showing us your beautiful work!

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  13. Beautiful projects. Beautiful girls too.

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  14. Love your album! Your girls are adorable. Thanks for all these projects :)

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  15. Lovely projects! And that album's just precious!

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  16. So nice to meet you! I follow your blog every day...your projects are amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  17. What fun projects. I really like your style!!

    Lu

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  18. Love your work!! And your daughters are so adorable :)

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  19. love to read about you and your beloved ones. and your minis and layouts are the perfect frame for them!!
    hugs

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  20. Glad to know more about you! You already know I LOVE your work!

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  21. I love your mini book! And your layouts are fabulous! What adorable little girls you have :D

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  22. Sarah what an adorable album you created with your beautiful girls!!!! I love all the albums on the new releases!!!

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  23. beautiful projects, I love the mini album!!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations, Sarah!

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  25. You little girls are absolutely adorable and your pages clearly show how much you adore them. Love your mini!! You've been a pleasure to work with this past year!

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  26. Beautiful projects - love your mini album.

    Allison M.

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  27. Very sweet projects-love the mini album.

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  28. Great stuff! Really love the Creative Side lo!!

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  29. Your girls are soooooo cute! I loved reading about you and seeing your amaing projects!

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  30. Cute girls and great projects
    I love your work!!!
    Kiss
    Taty

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  31. Love the mother's day mini. Very cute pictures!

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  32. Your girls are adorable - and so are your projects! Love your mini...why won't Frances take a picture with Isabel? Hope you can get those cuties in the same frame soon. :)
    Great details on your pages and cards - thanks for sharing these details about yourself too.

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  33. really enjoying all the designers you have let us meet. sarah really love all your projects.

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  34. I love that Garden Girls collection!! Your work is beautiful.

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  35. Just beautiful work. Some day your daughters will thank you for making such wonderful scrapbook pages for them!

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  36. Wow, your layouts and mini albums have touched my heart! What beautiful daughters you have!

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  37. I just love the idea of putting a heart on every layout! You have inspired me to go create some girly girl layouts with my Bo Bunny stash!!

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  38. You have a beautiful family. I really love your style. There is not a lot of clutter and the real emphasis is on the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love the mini album Sarah! It was great getting to learn more about you!!! I am so happy to be on this team with you!

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  40. So many projects and all soooo beautiful!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  41. Ohhh Sarah! to have a baby to scrap again, lucky-ducky! :) ...just loved getting to know you better hon...love your projects too! xx

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  42. Loved seeing your darling family and your mini-album is the cutest. I can see the joy your girls bring to you through your pages!

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  43. wow sarah! you have been blessed with two lovely daughters! and the mini album is lovely! thank you for sharing your talent with us!
    marie

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  44. Two sweet girls (I definitely would have picked Frances for the devil...I can see the imp in her eyes!)....and I love your bright clean style. Great minibook. I am actually planning my first trip to Chicago in early Oct....it looks like one amazing city! Glad to see you here at BB, and can't wait to see more of your work!

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  45. Totally love your scrapping style and projects!

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  46. Admire your work. Enjoy the kids, they grow up way too fast!

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  47. You put so much love in your projects. No wonder you like to include hearts!

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  48. Fabulous projects. I especially love your cute 2 pager.

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  49. I'm loving all your projects! Great layouts!!!! your little ladies are super cute!

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  50. Cute girls! Love your projects!

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  51. Your style is absolutely adorable! Great projects and darling family pics.

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  52. What a wonderful mini album, Sara. So colourful and I love how you used the journaling tags to add 'pages' - very creative! Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing a bit about yourself, your family, and your two very cute little girls!

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  53. I just love the quote on your mini album "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful." Amen! Nice getting to know you and see your pretty projects!

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  54. Great quote - wise and true! Your daughers are sweet... thank you for sharing a bit about them. Minibook - cards - layouts - all fabulous!

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  55. Wow. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. http://scrapretty.blogspot.com/August 16, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Beautiful project
    Beautiful girls too

    PRETTY

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  57. Nice to meet you...your daughters are beautiful. Love your layouts too.

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  58. Love the Garden Girls album. Your daughters are adorable!

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  59. love "creative side" and "swimming lessons". Great use of color and dimmention!

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  60. Love your swimming lessons layout :)

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  61. I have lots of the Bo Bunny products in your layouts! Hope you don't mind if I scraplift some of your ideas! I really enjoyed your post today!!

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  62. what great inspiration you have in those 2 little girls! love all of your work!

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  63. You have a lovely family and your work is amazing!

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  64. What beautiful children!!! Your pages are beautiful!

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  65. Love your work. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Love your work. Your girls are beautiful!

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  67. Sarah! I love your work! Thanks Bo Bunny for sharing her work!

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  68. Your work is awesome. I am so glad that you are part of the Bo Bunny team.
    -Cher

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  69. Sarah, really love your work and you have gorgeous little subjects to take pictures of.

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  70. I always live your work!!!! Beautiful little ones!!!! I need to tAke more photos of mine :-)

    I live in Cicero in case your ever in the area or wanna go crop somewhere, I love cropping with new friends and old friends!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com
    http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com

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  71. Sarah, beautiful color on your layouts. Love the swimming lessons LO with the multi photo's.

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  72. Great mini book! TFS your work!

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  73. Nice projects, and you have such awsome girls.

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  74. Your children are adorable.. Lovely projects.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  75. Love all of your layouts Sarah!!! Adorable mini too!

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  76. Wonderful layouts....I also have 2 girls and love to scrap them...they love each and every lo that I do, regardless of how "good" it is. TFS!

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  77. I love your layouts. So many are so bright and cheery!

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  78. It was fantastic to learn more about you Sarah and your girls are just sooo cute! I have enjoyed being on the DT with you over the last year and your work is always beautiful :)

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  79. what lovely girls and projects!!!!

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  80. Really great projects! I love all the cute cards and mini album! Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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  81. LOVE the mini album and your LO's.

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  82. all of your projects are awesome. It was great to get to know more about you and your family.

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  83. Sarah, I just love your "Love" layout featuring baby Isabel. One of my favorites. Your work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  84. Your kids and your layouts are super cute!

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  85. great projests and a beautiful family!
    kacee

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  86. Your cards are so cute, thank you for sharing them.

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