Thursday, April 25, 2013

Take me away . . .

I watched an episode "House Hunters International" on HGTV last night where the family was looking for an apartment to buy in Paris.  I was touched by the story of the mom who had just survived Stage 3 breast cancer and moved to Paris because it had always been her dream.  What a heartwarming story!  (I was astounded by the prices of the apartments in Paris, too!)

I recently won a Scrap That! kit because I took part in their April blog hop.  I was very excited to get my kit in the mail yesterday, so I decided to make a layout using the kit and my favorite photo from Paris.  (I wanted to participate in Tracey Sabella's challenge going on at Scrap That!, too! And if you want some beautiful scrappy inspiration, check out her Garden of Grace blog!)  I chose this photo from John's and my trip to Paris back in 2011.  I actually got the chance to live my dream when he was assigned to travel to Paris on a business trip.  I met him in the "City of Lights" after his work was done!

Here are just a few of the photos from that trip back in 2011.  I feel it was the trip of a lifetime for us.

Here is my first glimpse down one of the beautiful streets of Paris:

The Avenue of the Champs-Elysées:

And the Eiffel Tower at night:

So without further ado, I would like to share the layout that I made with my new Serendipity kit from Scrap That!

Here are some close-ups:

I used a favorite Natasha Bedingfield song as my inspiration, too!  It most definitely was a sweet escape!

And, if you are interested in finding out more about Scrap That!:  Check out their blog here!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you have a wonderful day.  The weather is supposed to be a little cooler today because of the wind, but it will still feel like Spring!  YEAH!


  1. Beautiful layout, I sooooo want to go back to Paris. Seeing your gorgeous layout Makes me want to go Now!

  2. Wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the layers, the photo.... just beautiful!!!

  3. Beautifully done layout! The background looks so dreamy, just like Paris is!

  4. What a beautiful LO from your unforgettable journey to Paris. I love the vintage look!!

  5. Hi Sharon,

    WOW, what an amazing trip for you and your hubby!! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

    The layout is simply gorgeous!! I love the layers, soft colors and those little circle thingy's haha sorry not sure what they are but love them! Beautiful picture for this also, you always do beautiful pages my friend!

    How fun to add the song for the title, it is a good one!!

    Thanks so much for your visit and comments on my Disney posts, will have to look back on your blog to see if you did some posts about your trip.
    So happy you posted today, was hoping you would. Our weather is like yours today too, thankfully the sun is out so I can't complain about the wind, lol
    Take care and have a good day. The girls and I are going to a Taylor Swift concert tonight, sooooo excited!

  6. Hi sharon,

    Wowwwwwwow,Your paris Lo is absolutly Amazing, i love the layers,the Picture and all Details of your one,when i see the photos of paris,i will there.
    I Love,Love,Love all your scrap Lo,espesically this one and the spring one,is sooo Beautiful.

    Hugs Jeannette

  7. Oh Sharon!!! This is completely gorgeous. I adore the photo and this layout is amazing!

  8. I've never been to Paris, but you're photos sure make it appear dreamy. Someday ;). LOVE how you've captured one of them on paper, too, especially the frilly trims and clock details!

  9. FABULOUS layout loving all these layers and their
    choices for decorations are always beautiful!

  10. Very pretty page. I was in Paris in 2005 but my older daughter would love to go some day. Hopefully one day she can go.

  11. this is just beautiful. i love the colors and the layers. beautiful details.

  12. What a beautiful layout and I'd love to see Paris one day! :D

  13. That touch of blue you added with mist is the perfect compliment to your dreamy page! Love your photo and layout Sharon! Gorgeous work!

  14. The photos are beautiful as is your layout! It looks like it has so much texture! Love it.

  15. Just beautiful and gorgeous, Sharon! Congrats on winning! And what a wonderful trip!!

  16. Love what you made with the photo and the kit, Sharon. And Paris is such a great city (for me just a few hours by train)
    Bye Carla

  17. What a beautiful layout. It sounds like your trip was magical.

  18. Oh it would have been a wonderful escape! And a fabulous layout to remember it with!!

  19. Aaaah the city of love and such great atmosphere! It hustles and bustles and to people watch is my favourite thing! Love the page you created and Paris would certainly be a great escape! Beautiful details!


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