Monday, September 7, 2020

Thankful . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

 Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I made for the newest theme at Challenge YOUrself

For those of you who don't already know, Challenge YOUrself is a monthly scrapbooking blog that challenges you to create pages with photos that have YOU in the frame.  Most of us are so busy being behind the camera, that we forget to take and scrap photos with us in them.  Now's your chance!

This month's theme is . . . thankful!

When thinking about the theme, I decided to make a page about memories, especially of my mom.  She has dementia which has been progressively getting worse over the past few years.  I am so very thankful for all of the wonderful memories we have with her when her mind was healthy.  

The photo was taken on Thanksgiving day in 2007: 

I love this photo because my whole family was there that Thanksgiving.  And my daughters and nephews . . . Katie, Anne, Owen, and Logan were so young, too!  (Time just keeps flying by!)

Here is my page . . .

With some close-ups:

I am also thankful for all of my followers . . . you!  I can't thank you enough for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful September.  Hugs to one and all!  Stay safe and healthy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Brothers . . . made for Scrap the Boys!

 Good Morning everyone!  Welcome September.  With a new month, comes a new challenge at Scrap the Boys!

This month's sponsor is Cut to You!

I used 2 of their geometric cut files that are featured this month.  Here is my completed page:

The photo was taken by my sister Patty back in 2014 and is of my nephews Owen and Logan.  I also used bits a pieces left in my stash from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed my unique mixed media page. 
Have a wonderful September.    Hugs to one and all!!!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Beautiful Girls . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my newest scrapbook page made for this month's theme over at Challenge YOUrself:

It's their 80th challenge!  WOW!  This month's theme is "I'm on Vacation."  You can interpret the theme any way you like and it doesn't have to be about going to the beach.  I decided to use a photo from my family's vacation to the Grand Canyon last summer:

It was one my husband took of me with Katie and Anne.  It's definitely one of my favs from our trip.  Just look at those clouds, too!

Here is my completed page:

I used the "Large Die Cut and Backing Kit" from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Midnight collection.  It reminded me of a dream catcher, which totally reminded me of our vacation.

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you get a chance to check out this month's challenge!  I bet you will enjoy scrapping some of those vacation photos!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you are all well!  HUGS!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Together . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  It's the first of August (WOW!  Time flies!!)  and time to share the new reveal for Scrap the Boys.

August's theme is "Put a Flower on It!"
I decided to make a page using a photo taken before Anne's first Homecoming Dance.  Her friend, Nick, asked her to the dance and he surprised her with flowers.  She was so excited!  Here is the photo:

And here is my completed page:

With some close-ups:

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Unforgettable" patterned paper and title to make my page.  I fussy cut the garland and adhered it to the striped "Sprightly" paper after adding some texture paste and splatters for more interest.  I had so much fun making this for Scrap the Boys!!

I really hope you get a chance to join us at Scrap the Boys this month.  This month is a special and meaningful as it celebrates friendships and forgiveness.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs and health to one and all.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Ocean is Calling . . . for Art Journal Journey!

Hi everyone!

Since I had to remove my Tiger King page because Creative Scrapbooking Magazine is going to publish it, I decided to make another for Erika's "When it's Hot" theme for Art Journal Journey Monthly!
This time, I chose to make a scrapbook page about the ocean, because to me, the beach is the best way to beat the heat when it's hot.  Also, our weather in Pennsylvania has been extremely hot and considered a heat wave for the past 5 days. Whew!  (I wish we could go to the beach, but it's impossible right now, with COVID being on the rise in certain states, like Delaware.)

Here is my completed page:

I used papers and embellishments from the Echo Park "Lets Be Mermaids" collection.  I enjoyed using this collection as it is so much fun and has been in my stash for awhile.  

I also used a favorite photo taken at Bethany Beach: 

Here are some close-ups of my scrapbook page:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  And thank you, Erika & everyone at AJJ Monthly for always inspiring me to make new pages.  

Happy crafting everyone!  

Friday, July 17, 2020

Hey All You Cool Cats & Kittens . . . for Art Journal Journey Monthly!

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun layout that I made for the current AJJ Monthly challenge:
This month is hosted by Erika and her theme is "When It's Hot!"

I chose to make a page about the Netflix series Tiger King!  My daughter and I enjoyed watching this crazy series during the COVID quarantine and it totally reminded us of when it's hot!

Here is my completed page:

I absolutely LOVEd watching the Tiger King with oldest daughter, Katie. I used the Doodlebug Designs "At The Zoo" Odds and ends die cuts for most of my page.  Thought they were perfect here!

Here are some close-ups:

Thanks so much, Erika, for hosting this fun challenge this month.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making my scrapbook page.

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  Happy Scrapping everyone.  HUGS!!

***Addendum - July 24, 2020***
I just learned that my Tiger King page is being published in the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine..  Therefore, I had to remove it from my blog for the time being.  It will be back when the spring issue arrives around March, 2021.  And I will be making another page for Erika's "When it's Hot" theme and posting it tomorrow!  Thank all of you for your support and wonderful comments!  Sharon

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Happy Together . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!

It's the 7th of the month and time for the new reveal at Challenge YOUrself.

This month's theme is a sketch challenge using a Page Drafts sketch.  Here is a closer look at the sketch:
You can get more information about Page Drafts sketches, at the Nifty Pixel blog here!

I started with a photo that I absolutely love!  It is me with Katie and Anne and was taken on Mother's Day in 2017:

Here is my take on the sketch:

As you can see, I followed the sketch closely!  I started with the above photo, then chose to use my Echo Park Spring Market scrapbook kit that I had in my stash.  I thought it was perfect for the photo and sketch challenge.  To jazz up the background paper, I used a star template from my stash with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink.

Here are some close-ups:

I really enjoyed making my scrapbook page for Challenge YOUrself this month, and hope you get the chance to check it out, too!  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!