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$8,281
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167
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 17 2018 1:11 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Friends! Thank you so much for being here with me! It's been a few years since I released my last full length album "Into the Lantern Waste" and I'm so excited to show you the new songs that I've been working on.  Many of your pledges made the dream of "Into the Lantern Waste" a reality. THANK YOU!  You all have been an incredible kindness to me. I am so grateful to write songs that people want to listen to. That's HUGE. I'm not over that. So thank you for listening, being here, and joining in on this again!

This album is called "All I Have." Some of the songs I've been working on for years and some are brand new. The songs are quite literally all I have but this has also been something I've been working through as I try to pursue songwriting as a career. I've been working at this for a couple years now and the truth is I still don't know what I'm doing. "All I Have" is my offering to God of the gifts, talents, and experiences He has given to me. It's still human and imperfect, which many times almost keeps me from sharing it with the world. 

But good art is soul baring, and God wants all I have, not just what I think I can perfect. If my skills and talent are from Him and for Him, it's not really my decision. 

Your pledges support recording costs, musicians, physical CDs (including mastering and distribution), promotion, Sarah Sparks Music t-shirts, and a computer. This would be a HUGE help! I have been doing most of my work off of my phone which just limits what you can do. I'm looking forward to being able to record some live music and release more new songs all the time!

"If you'd like to receive my emails, give me money so I can buy a computer." -Phoebe Buffet

For each level of backer reward, there are bigger and better prizes that I've been putting together! CDs and T-shirts are available of course, but also prints of some of your favorite lyrics, custom artwork, wood burnings and more! For a higher pledge, there's cooler stuff but seriously you are also helping me live out a dream which I know sounds SUPER CHEESY AND I'M CRINGING AS I TYPE IT, but I can't think of a better way to say it.  I get to write and record songs because you all support me in doing it.  There's no middleman.  I literally can't do this without you.

SO LET'S DO THIS!

Special thanks to my sister Kate Lab, who is the reason any of the stuff on this page looks so good. She is my unpaid graphic designer, videographer, photographer, and a huge encouragement to me. And also she's hilarious. Thank you so so much Kate. I LOVE YOU.

UPDATE: FULLY FUNDED!

Friends!! We are fully funded!!! It’s hard to express how excited I am to make a new album! I am praising God for an incredible amount of friends and family who want to generously give to (literally) make my dreams come true. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!!! STRETCH GOALS!!!!!!!

The first stretch goal is “Merch Table Makeover!” NEW GOAL $9,192 

 Mugs, Beanies, Posters and more!!! If we reach this goal, my merchandise just got a whole lot better! It’d be amazing to have more options available for people including a poster size of Into the Lantern Waste album cover! If this gets raised, everyone who backed over $13 will get a sticker, every backer over the $150 backer reward will get their choice of a mug, beanie, or poster! Everyone over the $200 amount will get choice of two, and everyone over $300 will get all the new merch!

Third stretch goal is called “The Vinyl Countdown” OUTRAGEOUS GOAL= $11,292

Ba da da duh! Ba da da da da! Ba da da duh…. Ba da da da da da DAAAAAAAAAA da da DAAAAAAAAAAA da da DAAAAAAAAAA da de da DAHHHHHHHH!!!!

If we reach this goal I’m gonna lose my mind. Straight up lose it. I’m for sure not even cool enough to have vinyls. If we reach this level, everyone who donated 300 and over will get a vinyl as well as the other new merch.

Risks and challenges

I'm doing the bulk of the work for this album so if this happens to be the first time that I make zero mistakes and achieve perfection, then there will be no potential risks and challenges. However, we already know there was math involved so we can count that out (pun intended). It's hard to completely accurately predict the time it'll take to finish something. Sometimes an unforeseen cost comes up that messes up the budget pretty bad. We will work with whatever happens. I'll trust that God is in control and I'll do the best that I can. And that's the Sarah Sparks guarantee!

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    Level 6-Full Sarah Sparks Songbook

    You know who you are. You don’t just want to listen, you want to play them! You might have even sent me a message or email about those mysterious chords to songs of mine and are probably let down because I can’t remember what they are. THAT ALL CHANGES NOW. You get a download of the chords and lyrics to all the songs of Into the Lantern Waste, Oh Love, The Ways and Means, and All I Have. ALL OF THEM. (Not the tabs, because I legitimately have no idea how they work or what they mean). (Includes Download,CD, and T-shirt)

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    Level 8-Custom Handwritten Lyrics

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    Level 8b Sarah Sparks Songbook & Print

    A requested reward from a fan who suggested it be called "The Needy Groupie." Loving it!
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    You get your choice of any FIVE of the handmade art prints of Sarah Sparks lyrics. This will be mailed to you with your CD and T-shirt.

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    Level 12-Custom Hand lettering Piece

    Have a favorite lyric of mine or bible verse or something else? I’ll draw it out for you! We’ll talk details later. This will be mailed to you with your t-shirt and CD.

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    Level 13- Custom Lyric Woodburning

    Have a favorite lyric of mine you want to see as a woodburning? Or maybe a design you’d like to see on wood. We’ll talk details later! (There is a word limit on this). This will be mailed to you with your t-shirt and CD.

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    You get it all. If you're a backer at this level, you're gonna a CD, T-shirt, every lyric print, wood burning, hand lettering and a custom art piece. And maybe a house show? We can talk details later!

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    LIMITED EDITION EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The first 25 to back this reward get $5 off! Get that merch!! You’re a fan through and through. You probably even bought my last t-shirt which had a moose on it because I was out of ideas. You’re just that dedicated. You get a download, CD, and t-shirt! And you get it for less!

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