Thursday, January 31, 2013

Two new challenges!

I have two new layouts from two different scrapping challenges to share with you today!  And as you will see, I used photos to depict a milestone in Anne's life for both layouts!

The first layout I made is with Miracles Momma Designs Sketch #31!  I am on Heather Landry's sketch design team and am absolutely loving being a "Miracles Momma Designs Diva!!"  I really mean it.  Heather and the rest of the team are encouraging, very talented, but most importantly, extremely nice!  And we just welcomed 2 new design team members! Please check out Heather's blog to see the layouts Heather and her divas made using sketch #31.

Here is Heather's awesome sketch:

For my layout, I used photos that I took the night of Anne's VERY FIRST school dance.  Yes, I guess it had to happen some time, so why not sooner than later?!  She was very excited and actually won a door prize afterwards. Here is the layout that I created with 3 of the photos that I took that night:

I used my January kit from Scraptastic entitled "Chasing Pavements" with all of the cool elements that came along with it to make my page.  


The second layout I would like to share with you is made with photos taken during Anne's birthday party at Bounce U.

We have not had a "kids" party for Anne since she was in kindergarten, and since she turned "double digits" this year, we decided to allow her to have a party for her friends from our neighborhood, school, and her karate class.

I utilized the colors from Color Me Scrappy's Challenge #28 as follows:

Aren't the Bounce U colors perfect here?  I thought so!!!!
In addition, I got inspiration using January's sketch from My Creative Sketches:

And without further ado, here is my layout:

Anne's lips look so funny (don't they??) because she and her friends were smearing the cake icing all over their faces and having an absolute BLAST at her party!  Here are some of her party pictures:

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As you can see, a good time was had by all!  I am so happy that Anne's friends were able to come out on a week night to help celebrate her big day!  I am still overcome with emotion at the thought of her growing up so quickly.

In conclusion, all of you scrapper should check out Miracles Momma Designs and Color Me Scrappy this week to get some wonderful scrappy inspiration!  Heather's sketch and digital template is FREE, and if you enter into Color Me Scrappy's challenge, you have a chance to win a great prize from:

Have a great Friday everyone.  If you live on the north east coast of North America, try to stay warm.  It has gone from 60 degrees F to 18 degrees F here in PA in a very short period of time.  Crazy!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Warm HUGS to all of you!!!


  1. I loveeeeeeee your lo's!! GORGEOUS colors and loveeeeeeeee the photos and designs!! And those cake frosting photos are tooooooooooooo cute!!!!

  2. Both layouts are gorgeous Sharon! I just love the stitching, and layering. That first photo of your daughter in the sweater dress is sooooooo ADORABLE!

  3. 2 very fun layouts Sharon! I love the bright colors and the designs are both fantastic!

  4. Hello Sharon! You are on a roll, girl! Before you know it, Anne will be getting her driver's License! Don't blink! HAHA~ Great pages. I especially like the design and color scheme of the birthday LO, Sharon. Red and purple are fun! The stitching is a nice detail~
    Thanks for the inspiration...I need to make some more 12x12's.

  5. Oh, these are fun! Perfect pages for Annie. Your photos are great.

  6. Wow...these are lovely takes on the sketches and the color challenge. Love the first layout.

  7. Thanks SO much for your sweet comments about my sketch, I'm really glad that you enjoy being on the team. I know I love having you there!!

    Your pages of Anne are always so much fun. The birthday queen page is just grand! She looks so stinkin' happy. I love it!

  8. Gosh, such gorgeous pages, Sharon! And those pics are just too fun! TFS! And we're in the same boat weather-wise. It's ever so cold! Come back 60 degrees!

  9. Fantastic layouts!!! So bright and fun!!!!! :D

  10. Ooooh...these are beautiful Sharon! I lovelovelove your use of awesome colours! And your girl looks so happy and radiant! :)

  11. These are so fun!! Happy Birthday to Anne!

  12. Sharon, Anne is so beautiful! These are perfect photos to document special memories. Love the designs and colors! All so beautiful!!

  13. Hello Sharon,
    Needless to say:
    I loved the two layouts ... so GORGEOUS!
    Combo of amazing colors, so cute & sweet photos :)

  14. Girl you rocked those challenges, I especially like your take on the first sketch ;) Love all those icing lips photos~precious, precious memories to have and to hold~

  15. great job on both challenges. adorable photos, great use of the sketches. thanks for sharing.

  16. I love seeing your layouts, so amazing and beautiful. What a great model Anne makes, always a happy smile!!

    It's been cold here too, such a big weather change, the snow won't quit coming down either. Hoping we get a break soon, getting tired of shoveling everyday.

    Stay warm my friend!


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