Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time flies! (and Color Me Scrappy Challenge #25)

Good Morning everyone and happy Sunday!  I am sitting here just thinking about how fast time has flown by, especially this past year.  Katie is back in college for her second semester (already!) and Anne is going to be 10, yes, 10 years old this Tuesday.  Double digits!  When did she grow up? And in the blink of an eye!

I have some photos to share with you - she had her first school dance on Friday evening.  She is in fourth grade, and her dad and I thought it might be a little to soon to be having school dances.  But we found out that it was mostly playing games and participating in a raffle, with some dancing thrown in there just for fun. Here she is - all dressed up and ready for the dance:

and when she got home, Anne was so excited because she won a raffle prize - a movie basket!!  With her favorite food of all times - popcorn!  YAY Anne!

In case your wondering, we finally did take our tree and Christmas decor down yesterday.  We like to leave it up for Epiphany, but the time just got away from us this year.  Lucky for us, we have an artificial tree given to us by John's parents 4 years ago when they moved into an apartment.  I was very surprised to find lots and lots of "fake needles" that needed to be cleaned up after we put our tree away this year.  I thought one of the perks of having an artificial tree was no clean up.  Boy was I wrong!  We took decorations down, packed boxes, cleaned, vacuumed  and put boxes away mostly all day yesterday.  Whew!

And now on to this week's Color Me Scrappy challenge:  Challenge #25!  It's Team A's turn, but when I saw the awesome color scheme, I wanted to participate using some of my Christmas photos!!    

Here are the colors:
The twist is to use the word "link" in your title or journaling.

And my layout:

I used the photos that I took at my mom's home on 12/23/12, 
when my nephews and Anne decorated their gingerbread houses.

So . . . if you have Christmas photos (or any pictures for that matter!) that need to be scrapped and want a fun challenge to participate in (and the chance to win a prize!!) head on over to 

Have a great Sunday, everyone.  And thank you for stopping by my blog today!


  1. She looks so grown up in her dance outfit!! BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors, the photos and love love love the ornaments!! And I know what you mean about the 'fake' needles... they are a pain!! LOL :)

  2. Such a festive winter LO Sharon! Those photos are great as are the little characters! Yes, time flies SO fast...faster as I get older!! And won my Faber Castell giveaway!!! I announced it on my blog:
    So send me your addy to and I'll get the goods sent off, hooray!

  3. Ah, Annie looks great! Love the layout too! Dances at that age are so much fun!

  4. Great page Sharon. I'm in love with the notebook punch. When my buying boycott is complete, I think that will be the first thing I buy! I found it difficult to combine that green and blues, but you did it beautifully!

  5. Love your fun and colourful layout Sharon.
    Your girl always looks so happy. You must be an awesome and supportive parent! :)

  6. Your layout is gorgeous and so colourful. Your little girl is becoming big and beautiful.

  7. Hi Sharon,

    How cute and BIG your daughter looks. Love the happy face after winning her prize!

    LOVE LOVE these gorgeous colors for the challenge, never would have thought to put in the blue but it looks amazing. What a great job you did on your layout. I LOVE LOVE it all!!

    Have a great week!

  8. LOVE it! I'm adding this to my list of layouts I want to scraplift!

  9. Argh! Blogger ate my comment!

    I was saying how lovely Anne is... She looks like a regular little lady. Tell her congrats for me on winning the door prize.

    Your layout is gorgeous. I love the little chipboard accents.

  10. Really?! A fourth grade dance? I would've been hesitant, too. Gosh, they're getting them, while they're young. Huh?

    LOVE your layout! This was such a fun color combo, and all your chip bits and pieces are just perfect!

  11. Such an adorable Christmas LO with all your fun details. How funny about the tree needles. Our artificial tree doesn't shed. Hmmmmm . . . :-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

  12. You totally rocked this one Sharon! I LOVE it will be an understatement! I absolutely love these colors together and you have done a great job using them on your layout! Your daughter is soooo cute!

  13. Seriously cute ... I love the retro touches!!!

  14. I love this fun border you put on the page the Christmas accents are so fun, great work!Thanks for playing with CMS!!!!

  15. Sweet layout! Love the tag! Thanks for playing along with Color Me Scrappy!


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