Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Moon Belongs to Everyone!!! (and the latest Scrapping the Music challenge!)

The moon belongs to everyone . . . the best things in life are free.

Last night Anne came running in saying "Mom, mom, you have go get your camera and come outside!!"  I did just that and this is what I saw:

The most amazing looking moon with a beautiful orange glow!  Anne and I just stood there and marveled at it's beauty.  Then we started dancing around like crazy people.  It was a marvelous night for a moondance!

I woke up this morning, went out to water my plants, and what did I see:
That beautiful moon was still there, shining as brightly as can be.  I needed no lights to water my flowers,  by the light of the silvery moon . . .

And now . . . I would like to share this week's challenges at Scrapping the Music!  We have 2 new design team members joining us and they are so very talented:  Her and Jessica!  Please go check out the Scrapping the Music blog to learn more about them and to see their awesome work!

Challenge #205A is an amazingly fun song titled "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats:

I used photos of my girlfriend, Barb's cat because she most definitely has cat class!!!

Thanks Phinn, for the awesome music goodies!!!!!

Challenge #203B is the following prompt:  What song reflects an event in your life?

When I saw this week's prompt, I was sure that I wanted to scrap the song "I Knew I loved You" by Savage Garden!  The fact that it was sung by a "boy band" didn't matter to me - it reflects so eloquently how I felt the moment Anne was placed in my arms in Changsha, China!

So . . .if you feel inspired by either the song or prompt, or maybe even both like I was, go to Scrapping the Music and play along.  We would love to see your creativity and share your friendship there!

Happy weekend everyone!!!!


  1. I love your moon shots!!! GORGEOUS!!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo's!!!! LOVING the way you did the titles on them and loveeeeeeeee the colors!!!

  2. tee hee hee! I see that you used the stamps!!! : .) LIKE!!!

    and my heart is melting, "I knew I loved you before we met" sigh.

  3. Your lo´s are so BEAUTIFUL!!! Great work and congrats with the new Design Team members!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  4. I love seeing these two layouts together Sharon! The colors are so AMAZING! You always do such a beautiful job with the STM prompts! I love how you cropped those cat photos!

  5. I love both of these, Sharon! That cat LO is so fun with the different typography. And that LO with you and Anne is just so emotional. And to see you say you are meeting her in Changsha...that is where we were too. I had no idea these girls were from same province! Was Anne in Chenzhou too? So sweet.

  6. That's a priceless photo and very appropriate title! Love the Blue Moon!

  7. I love the big bright moon photos! I think it's sweet that Anne ran in to get you so you could take a photo. That page about you meeting Anne for the first time is just priceless. I love the title so very much!

  8. What a fun LO of your friend's classy cat!! Love how you grunged and stamped your layered border!! And the second lo - oh so precious and sweet. Love the oriental paper lanterns for this - just perfect. And the photo so sweet!! So much love and attention to detail on this page!! The way you fussy cut the opening for the photo, hand stitching around the scallops, and love the clustered journaling in your own hand ~ and amazing page!! Love the moon shots as well. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  9. Oh, both of these are so sweet. The kitty one made me smille. Love the way you did the title work. And you know you melted me with the last one. Sniff. There's so much emotion there. Beautiful work.

  10. Oh, that photo of you and Anne just tugged at my heartstrings, Sharon. Beautifully scrapped! Love those lanterns...the flowers are really sweet too. And that song title is absolutely perfect,isn't it? The kitty layout makes me smile :) So much Fun! Awesome photographs!


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