Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter, a new Color Me Scrappy challenge, and exciting news!

I hope you all had a very happy Easter holiday!  I enjoyed (and still am enjoying!) having a 4 day weekend and am looking forward to spending today with my family!

I would like to share some pictures with you!  Come follow me through the past weekend:
Friday afternoon:  attending Anne's friend's 10th birthday party:
Roller skating!  (yes, one of those feet belongs to me!!!)

As you can see, the kids had a blast:

Saturday morning:  decorating eggs:

Saturday afternoon:   Easter egg hunt at the Fearless Fire Company:
(It was Anne's last year being able to participate in the egg hunt because the cut-off age is 10.  
It was a bitter sweet day!)

Later Saturday afternoon:  Celebrating my sister's birthday:
Here she is opening up her gifts with her son helping her!


Easter Sunday:
What a beautiful "SUNrise!"

Anne looking very beautiful after church:

My sisters, my mom, and me:
This picture was taken in my mom's back yard just before it started raining like crazy! 

It was a busy, weekend, filled with so much joy!

And if you noticed, Katie was not in any of these pictures because she was not able to make it home for Easter this year.  We missed her very much!  I made her this card for her, and Anne made sure that the Easter Bunny made a special trip to  Penn State!  When we were driving home from my mom's, Anne said:  "I am very sad!"  I asked her why, and she told me that she missed Katie.  So Anne called Katie right then and there, and she felt much better after talking to her.  I think Katie's going away to college has been hardest on Anne.


I would like to share Color Me Scrappy's latest challenge with you!

Challenge #35 really depicts the colors of Spring beautifully!

Christina Collins designed an amazing sketch for this challenge:

Isn't it fun?

And here is my take:

I loved the colors for this challenge.  I decided to dust off my Cricut again, and make pieces for my banner using my old "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge!  I also wanted to make the photo collage into the form of a home.  This photo of Katie and Anne was taken on Mother's Day in 2009.  Oh my goodness, hasn't Anne grown since then?!  and Katie is just a pretty as ever!!!  I really love her smile.  

If you are interested in participating in challenge #35, please check out Color me Scrappy's blog here.  The challenge runs through 4/14/13.


Last, but definitely not least, I have really exciting news to share!  Pam and Cathy have asked me to become a contributing artist for their blog:  Ideas for Scrapbookers! 

I was so honored and excited to be asked, and am really happy to become a part of their creative team along with Tanya and Sheila.  If you have a minute, please check out the blog post here!  You will find that Ideas for Scrapbookers is an amazing blog, and it is chock full of wonderful ideas, tips, tutorials, and templates for all kinds of scrapbookers and crafters alike!

**Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!**


  1. Love love love the photos!! Soooooooooo fun!! And loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! I loveeeeeee the colors and soooooooo loving how you did your banners!!!

  2. favorite kind of many glimpses into your life...I am sure the grownups also had a blast with their rollerskates. Love your layout with the gorgeous banners.

  3. LOVE reading your blog post today, so many happy things. Congrats for being part of the team!!!. And your layout is adorable :). HUGS.

  4. That page is so cute- I love the idea of making the 4 photos into a window of a house. Looks like you guys had a great weekend- going to pull any pranks today? My kiddo is obsessed with the idea. She spends all year trying to plan but then she tells them all to me and can't fool me when the day comes!
    Happy Easter!

  5. We are going to have lots of fun working together! Can't wait!

  6. WOW, what a great post this was! I love reading all the happy things and seeing the cute pictures. So glad you had a nice Easter even though your daughter wasn't home. I know that's a tough one. My oldest is actually here for Easter for the first time in 5 years. How sweet that your girls get along and are there for each other and really care and miss the other one, hope it stays that way forever.
    Beautiful/gorgeous/amazing sunrise for your Easter morning!!
    WOW, that layout is so cool and aweosme. I love when you do these color challenges, they are always colors I wouldn't think of. Great job with the banner on it.
    CONGRATS on being picked for the team, you will do great with them!!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, I've missed your blog this week. I'm hoping to post tonight/tomorrow moring. It's our anniversary today, yea! The kids are off today and I babysit so tonight we are going to Subway just the two of us.
    Enjoy your week, hope you get some sunshine! HUGS!

  7. YAY for us! Looking forward to getting to know you and Sheila and working together! :)

  8. Looks like your family has been having lots of fun lately! I'll bet your daughters really liked your layout with the photo of them together.

  9. Congrats and welcome to the IFS team!! So glad you're joining us!

  10. WOW what a great post. Gratulation to your membership in the Dt. Thanks for sharing all the lot of fun photos, they are so cheerful, I believe you and yours had very happy easter.
    Hugs Anja

  11. WOW,What a wonderful great post.
    Gratulation to your membership in DT, i love your pictures its very happy and cheerful,your daughter is so sweet.
    oohh yeeah,rollerskating its very fun and the kids liked this so much :-)
    This LO is very fantastic,i can see the happyness and the great colors in there, i love it,and i believe you and yours had.

    Hugs Jeannette

  12. Wow, the sunrise and clothesline shot is great. Keep hiding eggs for Annie as long as she wants. (Hid them for Greg well into his teens...............) Love Annie's dress, your Mom! and the window in the layout! Happy Easter Monday!

  13. Your Easter sunrise photo is spectacular!!! It looks like you all had a very happy Easter. Congrats on your IFS DT position! You will totally rock it!

  14. HI..New follower here I have come from the ideas for scrapbookers blog and have decided to click and follow you.. look forward to seeing more of your creations and being inspired on the IFS blog too!!

  15. What a beautiful photo's from sweet memories and I like your scrapbook page very much it is so original!!

  16. Thank you for sharing all your lovely photo's and Happy Easter to you, even though it is now over.Love your layout with the little house, and your banner is very cool. Congrats on your new DT position, I will be popping over now to have a look see and thanks so much for the lovely blog comment
    Mary x

  17. Congratulations! Awesome photos and love your scrapping!!!!

  18. LOVED looking through all the photos, Sharon! Looks like it was very busy. But good! Those eggs are beautiful!

    BIG CONGRATS!!! So excited for you and I love what you did with the Layout! The house and banners are very clever!!

  19. Lovely morning sunrise photo, Sharon! Ten-shmen! Your daughter might not be able to participate at the public egg hunt, but we STILL hide eggs for our College Girl. She would not ask us to do it, but Daddy and I just hide them and then I go take a basket to her and say I think Easter Bunny hid eggs in the yard- want to help me collect them? LOL! The last two years she has really got a kick out of looking for the glow in the dark eggs we hid. Congrats on being part of the DT- you rock!
    hugs :)

  20. Awesome Easter weekend for you! And Congratulations! You must be ecstatic I know I would be! You so deserve the recognition! hats off to you! ~ Becky

  21. Oh, my gracious, girl! This is one packed post ;)! LOVE all the fun pics! You guys have been busy, busy, BUSY! And the cards for Katie are precious! Plus, your take on that layout/color combo is FANTASTIC! LOVE that little house to bits, and your banners are too fun! TFS!

  22. Congrats to you!! So well deserved! Love your little house layout!


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