Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.  I always look forward to Memorial day weekend - it marks the beginning of summer!  YAY!  And we get to honor the memory of those who gave their lives for our Country.  I always need to remember that freedom is not free.

Katie was chosen to read the Gettysburg Address on Monday morning in Nazareth.  What an honor!  Here she is:

Also, here is a photo that I would like to share with you of an exciting moment in Katie's life!  It is of Katie and Eve Tannery of Channel 69 news when Katie received the Student Achievement Freddy Award on Thursday night!  She was interviewed by Eve Tannery and presented with the award by Kelly Tuth of the Express Times.  We are so proud and happy that Katie won a paid internship at the Express Times this summer.  She is very excited to start working!


In addition, for all of your scrappers out there, I want to share a layout that I just made with a photo I took at the EPCOT fireworks in Disney World during our most recent vacation there.

I have been trying to use up everything in my stash before buying anything new.  It has not been easy because there are so many new beautiful scrapbook things out there!!  For this page, I used a tree template that I painted white gesso medium on the shiny black paper that came in the packaging.  Then I scanned and enlarged the image of an acrylic stamp that I have - it is a Fancy Pants stamp, one of my favorites!  I punched out the circles and stars on the image after printing it on vellum.  I used it as a template, and painted the yellow "firework" on the background image.  What do you think?  does it add to or distract from the photo?  I still have not made up my mind!

Take care and have fun if you are picnicking! 
Sending hugs to you all!


  1. So many wonderful events to celebrate with Katie and your family :) Congrats! And your layout is fantastic! omgoodness, Sharon! That background you created is amazing....LOVE the fireworks!! Just shows what how being creative with your stash can have fabulous results ;)

  2. Happy Memorial to you and your family!!! And CONGRATS to Katie!! How exciting! And that LO is just gorgeous! Love how you used so many creative ways to make it. It looks incredible! I think the fireworks add to it!

  3. Congrats to Katie, she deserves it! Love the strip journaling on your DLand page. What fun. We live near DLand and LOVE going even if it's for just an hour or two :)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. What a lovely Memorial Day sentiment! Congrats to Katie on ALL her accomplishments! I know you must be so proud! Your lo is soooo FAB!!

  5. So fun girl!! Loove those stars and your journaling!!

  6. Awesome photos!! Looks like an amazing weekend!! And love love love your lo!! LOVING those fireworks!!


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