Saturday, April 27, 2013

Love this moment!

Hi everybody!  Happy weekend!  This is such a beautiful Saturday morning.  The sun is shining and the weather is crisp and cool!  I am so happy that Karen, Anne, and I are going to spend some time with our friend, Barb, at Arrowhead Lake this weekend.  We are going to have a "girls weekend" and I can't wait!

Another thing that I cannot wait for is coming up this Friday, May 3rd.  John and I are driving up to Penn State to pick up Katie!!!  YAY!  She is coming home for the summer.  I cannot believe that her Freshman year flew by so quickly.  I know that John, Anne, and I are going to enjoy every second while she is home!

In honor of this awesome occasion, I wanted to scrap a photo from one of our visits up to Penn State in the fall of last year.  The photo was taken at the Alumni Gardens at Penn State Main Campus, and is one of my favorites of Katie and Anne!

Here is the original photo right out of the camera:

And I converted it to black and white to make it more dramatic.  Here it is::

Katie and Anne just look so happy and carefree here, don't you think?

I knew that I wanted to scrap this picture, so I went looking for inspiration on the web!  WOW!  There are some really talented scrapbookers and artists out there!  I found some wonderful inspiration at one of my favorite blogs:  Scrap Africa!  The challenge going on at their blog right now is to used triangles, black and white photos, and confetti on your layout/project:

I thought this challenge was perfect for my photo, so I decided to give it a try!  I still had lots of papers and embellishments left in the Scrap That! kit that I just won during their blog hop in April.

Here is my final result:

I used little hearts and stamped stars for my confetti.  
Some of my triangles are inked on my page above the photo, and the doily is the shape of a triangle, too:

 . . . and I also used triangles in the banner just below my photo.

Here are some more close-ups:

 I just loved making this page today!  Thank you, Scrap Africa, for the inspiration!!!  

If you want to see what the Scrap Africa design team did with this challenge, or you would like to participate yourself, check out their blog here.  Their challenge runs through April 30, 2013.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I can't tell you how grateful I am for your visits and comments.  You all make my day!  Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the distressing and that fun photo!! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Africa Sharon!!!!

  2. This is gorgeous Sharon!! Love the pic too!

  3. Such a great layout! Changing the pic to B/W was a great decision. I love all the hearts and other little touches.

  4. What a fun memory- I totally agree with changing to B/W- it makes the girls look like part of the sculpture! The confetti is perfect and the color palette just works so well.
    I bet you can't wait until next Friday!

    Thanks for your prayer for my house and for my friend. It's nice to have connections all over the US, isn't it?

  5. What a fun LO, i love the B+W photo with the colour combo...hugs Trish

  6. Such a fun photo and your have done a lovely job scrapping it. Enjoy your time with your girl when she is home

  7. Your layout is gorgeous Sharon! It is so festive, which is perfect for the occasion! It looks to me like Katie and Anne are actually throwing the confetti onto your page! Your photo looks awesome in black and white!!! I'm so happy for you to have Katie home with you for the summer! Enjoy!!!

  8. HI.. I am sure you are excited to have your DD coming home.. I know I get happy when I know all of my kids are going to be together for a function or special occasion! Your layout looks wonderful.. I love the photo turned into black and white, it is able to be used with any papers then.. fabulous stamping and I always love banners!

  9. love your layout. it is just gorgeous. love the black and white photo...and of course the banner.

  10. gorgeous layout, Sharon. You're going to have some serious giggles over the weekend :). So happy that your littlest daughter will finally have her big sister at home for the summer. I have a friend who went to Penn State, and she is now back in Thailand. We both did graduate school in Colorado. I missed the apple trees in college that bloom gorgeously, a sign that summer is near :). HUGS.

  11. Funny picture Sharon, and you made a beautiful layout with it. Enjoy your "summer" (its just starting to be spring,here in Holland schools have summer vacation in july) with the family
    Bye Carla

  12. Hi Sharon,

    So happy that your daughter will be coming home, I know you missed her! What a great photo, in color and b/w, so cool that we can change them.

    WOW, the layout is lovely, the confetti is soooo fun! So glad you could scrap this happy memory.

    Have fun this weekend, hope it comes quickly for you! We have warm spring days for us this week, YIPPEE!!

  13. Sharon, you did a super job with this challenge and love what you did! Love that fun photo and love the beautiful details! Great styling, just love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  14. Amazing!Outstanding!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  15. How amazing is that photo? And it just works so much better in black and white! I appreciate you using a Scrap Africa challenge to scrap it...amazing work!!!

  16. Wowza woman! You do amazing work!

  17. Wow Sharon, I am in love!!! Words cannot express my thanks to you for taking part in my challenge. I really do appreciate it!! Your layout is just GORGEOUS. Rene' from Scrap Africa xxx

  18. Such a fun LO!! I love everything about it, your choice of colour, the photo and your embellies :) TFS with us at Scrap Africa :)

  19. Stunning work...I love how you took this challenge and made it your own. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.


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