Sunday, July 15, 2012

Challenge #203 at Scrapping the Music! And a new MMD Sketch!/Template!

I am so happy to be hosting the Scrapping the Music challenge this week.  I hope you get a chance to check out Scrapping the Music this week and play along with us! I had so much fun picking the song and prompt and I hope you like them as much as I do.

For Challenge #203A, I picked a favorite song of mine!  Somewhere over the Rainbow is a wonderful and beloved song, first sung by Judy Garland in the movie "The Wizard of Oz."  If you want to see her version, check it out below:

But I wanted to feature a newer version by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole. I first heard his version after we adopted Anne from China, and I fell in love with it!  Here is the video:

The layout I created using this song as my inspiration was a labor of love for me.  I wanted to create a page in memory of my dear sister, Cathy because I know that I will see her again . . . somewhere over the rainbow.  The photo is of me, my twin sister, Karen, and Cathy taken at Lake Wallenpaupack.

The second part, STM's Challenge #203B, is the prompt as follows:
Scrap about a song you remember your mom singing to you as a child, or one that you sing/sang to your own children.

A favorite song that I sang to Katie and Anne (and still do, by the way, off-key and all!) is "I will" by Paul McCartney.  I love the lyrics and soft melody of this song so much.

Please go to Scrapping the Music to see what the design team created with this song and prompt.  Their creations are inspiring and beautiful, and very touching, too! 

Last, but definitely not least, I want to show you Heather Landry's Sketch/Template # 21 from Miracles Momma Designs.


It is a fabulous sketch, as are all of her sketches - and so simple -   that you can do just about anything with it! 
Here is my take on her wonderful sketch:
 I used photos from Anne's and my FCC camp weekend in June.  One of our travel group's little sister had a blast there, and LOVED to be the leader.  The girls followed her to breakfast each morning!!!!

Please check out Heather's sketch at Miracles Momma Designs.  The rest of the design team created amazing creations for you to see there. And, if you are into digital scrapping, she even has a template for you to use!  How cool is that?

Sending a big thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I really appreciate your visits and especially love your comments!!!!!  Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.  Boy, the weekend goes by quick, doesn't it?  


  1. Sharon, awesome song and prompt. They are your work are straight from the heart. And I love this. So meaning and beautiful!

  2. Hi! Your 1st layout it`s perfect for my challenge at Inkido blog, please have a look and you can join:)

  3. I love the song you picked and especially love the version of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. I was so curious about him because of his beautiful voice and had to find out he died some years ago. But this song will be there forever ! Thanks for giving me the chance to discover his music !!!
    And now I will have a look at MMD, the sketch is cool and so is your take on it.

  4. Ohhhhhhhhh these are all gorgeous Sharon!! LOVING the one in tribute to your sister!! I loveeeeeee that rainbow!!! Just so BEAUTIFUL!!! And I love love love BOTH versions of that song!!!

  5. You are amazing Sharon! I love your Over The Rainbow layout, and thank you for the link to the video. I really appreciate all of your help with my sketches, and the page that you made was wonderful!

  6. Your work gets more amazing with every post. Your Over The Rainbow layout blows me away!! The tribute to your sister, Cathy, is so touching!! ~ Blessings

  7. All very nice layouts Sharon! Love the tones!

  8. beautiful work as usual Sharon!

    in case you have some time to stop by... (I gotta schedule this stuff better! : .P I've been such a flake lately!)

  9. you have been so busy. i love all your projects.

  10. Your work is always lovely, and these layouts are no exception! Also,I have just nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Just a simple recognition of how much I enjoy visiting your blog

  11. OOOOhhh STUNNING!! Love it!!

    Love from The Netherlands,


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