Saturday, November 3, 2012

I am back!!! (and posting some new layouts, too!)

I feel so very blessed that our power is on and our cable is back up and running after the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.  There is nothing like a terrible storm to make you realize just how small you are in the universe.  I will continue to pray for all of those who do not have power back, and for those who are dealing with much worse that we are . . .

Here are some of the photos I took on Tuesday morning:
Looked out the front window - our tree was down.  But miraculously it did not hit our house!

The wind was still blowing fiercely:
 Our neighbors' jungle gym ended up on our fence!
 Pictures of our downed tree:

 and more wind and rain . . .

My heart goes out to all who are affected by Sandy . . .

Now on to some scrapbooking business:  my latest layouts . . .

My first page was made using Heather Landry's awesome sketch/template # 17 as follows:

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Her sketches are always so versatile and fun to work with. You can check out her blog, entitled Miracles Momma Designs, here!  And here post with her latest sketch is here!  I made my page using photos taken at the pumpkin patch and Jacobsburg Park last weekend!

Thank you so much, Heather, for the inspiration!!!  

And finally, I would like to share a layout I just made for the most recent
Color Me Scrappy challenge going on.  
Check out their blog here!  

My page was made with the following color palate and sketch:

The sketch was made by their talented design team member, Christina Collins!

And here is my page:

The colors and awesome sketch were so much fun to work with, especially at this time of the year!  I used photos from Anne's school's Halloween parade taken in October.  I can't begin to tell you how filled with joy these photos make me feel every time I look at them because Anne looks so proud and happy!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I really appreciate your visits and each and every comment!

Stay warm and dry, everyone!


  1. How scary that must have been being in that storm. Thank goodness the tree didn't hit the house. Your layouts are very lovely. The distressing looks great on both of them!

  2. So glad you are all safe and sound!! So sad what is happening back there!! I love love love love your lo!! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the layers!!!!

  3. Whew! So glad you are all safe. My brother in MD weathered it well, also. But New York and New Jersey... poor New Jersey. I can't even begin to imagine.

    Your LOs are adorable! (Well- you have a good subject to start with!) I love the layers and the use of burlap and chicken wire- so very fall-ish!

  4. so glad that you're all ok... well, except for your fence and tree.

    also glad that your scrappy muse has remained intact : .) love those pixs!!!

  5. How scary! Glad you are okay and your electricity is back on!

  6. Wow. The photos of the storm and your fallen glad to hear you and your family are safe and sound. Wonderful layouts, Sharon! I especially like how you cut out parts of your photos as elements on the first page. And the expression on Anne's face in the parade is lovely :)

  7. Beautiful layouts!


  8. Wow - those pictures are really something. Glad you're ok and that damage was minimal. I love your layouts, especially the parade one!

  9. so glad that you are safe after the storm. lovely layouts. great takes on the sketches.

  10. I love the picture and layout of Annie and fall and the sequence of photos in the parade. Winter came fast here in WV. Lots of roads closed though we got around just fine in town. Our hot water tank picked a fine time to break though and we were without hot water for a few days.........

  11. Sharon, I'm so glad you are and your family are safe! Thanks for letting us know! Your pages are wonderful, I especially like the page that followed the sketch! All the best....

  12. Glad you're safe and well, Sharon. Your projects are stunning, as usual!!

  13. Glad to hear you are all ok. Lovely layouts. I love The orange ruffle you added to emphasize the circle. Thanks for playing along with CMS!


  14. Oh,
    I'm happy (you're fine) after this frightening storm.
    And a big thank you for your kindness.
    Pages wonderful here!!

  15. Glad to see you made it through Sandy! It's been a rough ten days! I love that you used that pretty orange trim with the CMS sketch! =)

  16. Glad you made it through Sandy and hope the nor easter does not impact you. It is so sad to see your tree. Thank goodness it missed the house. Great layouts!! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Dh and I lived in Bethlehem for year when he was a grad student at Lehigh.

  17. Beautiful layout, so glad to hear you are okay!

  18. love the ruffled circle so cool. thanks for playing along with CMS


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