Sunday, November 18, 2012

Orange Belt!

Anne got her orange belt at Action Karate this past Thursday.  Her dad and I couldn't have been more proud of and happy for her.

Here are some photos from the belt promotion ceremony:

Here's Mr. Bittner speaking to the class just before the ceremony began:

 The class lining up to demonstrate their blocks:

 Anne leading the class performing their kata:

 Anne's yellow belt was placed on her left side depicting the past . . .

 The entire class with their new belts!!!

And my favorite photo of all . . . Anne looking so proud and happy:

 So, of course, being the scrapbooker that I am, I decided to make a page in honor of Anne's achievement and hard work!    I was surfing the web and came across the
My Creative Sketches site and really liked their sketch for this month:

And here is the page I created using Anne's photo!!

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog.  I appreciate your time and friendship!!!  I hope you had a great weekend  . . . enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

We drove up to Penn State this morning and picked Katie up!  She will be home for a week!  We are all so happy to have her home!!!  So much to be thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


  1. How AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and love love love your lo!! LOVING the colors and the hexagons!!!

  2. Congrats to Anne! Karate is hard work- what a good accomplishment!

    Nice LO- I love the papers you chose and the hexagons are really cool.

  3. I love the colours you chose for this layout. Lovely take on the sketch.

  4. Congratulations to Anne! What an awesome and empowering thing for her to be doing - that is fabulous! Your layout is gorgeous Sharon - I especially love the mix of patterns in the strips behind the photo!

  5. Hello Sharon~ Lots of fun! I bet Anne was proud of her achievement! Good for her. There is so much tradition in Asian culture, which is enriching. I studied Urusenke for three years and virtually nothing we did was haphazard. Everything had meaning and symbolism. Oh, you must be THRILLED to have your oldest home for the week! Ryan commutes to her university so she is home each evening but we are still looking forward to 5 days (she has school Mon/Tues) with some quality time spent with mom & dad and not running out the door. Thank you for visiting my blog, sweetie. I love how you used the sketch and orange paper to make Anne's LO. Have a blessed holiday :)

  6. Sharon, I love all the photos. So proud of you Anne!!! That is so exciting!

    And how cool that you did a LO already. Love the colors you picked to go with the photo and that design. You go proud Momma!!

  7. What a happy, proud day. Gorgeous photos and LO - love that you used so much orange to go with her new belt! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. Hello Sharon,

    WOW WOW WOW, this layout is gorgeous! I love those paper strips and the way you journaled on the hexagon shapes, SOOOO COOL!! How AWESOME for her to keep moving forward!!! HOORAY for the oldest coming home, that is always good!! Sadly, mine can only come at Christmas but next year I'm determined to get her home for both holidays!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and time with your loved ones!!

  9. What a great take on the sketch! Love the warm fall colours and I can see how proud you are of your daughter by your wonderful layout! Thanks for playing along with us at MCS!

  10. Love your take on the sketch! And congratulations on your daughter's achievement! Thanks for playing along with MCS!

  11. Congrats, Anne! And of course this accomplishment is due to the support of her parents ;) very cool title and I love the journalling in the hexagons!

  12. What a great page! Congrats to Anne (and her proud parents!).

  13. I love how you extended the belt colour through the twine for the circular element.

  14. ...Sharon this is a fantastic LO ! It is so interesting the way you interpret the sketch and the story behind the picture! Congratulation to the daughter for the orange belt and to mama for her LO!!!

  15. What a fun take on the sketch! love that you did the journaling in the hexagons! Thanks for playing along with us at My Creative Sketches!


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