Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A weekend get-away!

Hi everyone!  Today I would like to share some photos that I took at Arrowhead Lake a couple of weekends ago.  It was a girls get-away weekend, and was so serene, beautiful, and a wonderful time to share with my family and best friend, Barb!

We have been invited to Barb and Jimmy's cabin at Arrowhead Lake for years - ever since Katie was a little girl - and have always had a wonderful time there!  This weekend was no exception!!

Barb has decorated their cabin and it's surroundings with so many wonderful and whimsical touches - here are just a few:

Barb welcomed us with a wonderful (and healthy!) snack:

Anne wanted to ride her bike, and Barb has bikes there for everyone, 

so off we went:

I always love that smile!

The area by the pool was so pretty, and it was a beautiful day: 

Here's Anne, Karen, and Barb:

Karen caught me doing what I love - taking lots of photos:

 . . . and the scenery we enjoyed was absolutely gorgeous!

The next day we took a little walk to the stream behind their cabin:

Can you see the trout?

and we visited the new lodge at Arrowhead Lake that was just built:

And here we are, just relaxing:

What an amazing time we had.  It was just what Anne and I needed!

Afterards, I wanted to scrap a photo, so I picked one of my favs!  I used Heather Landry's newest sketch as the basis for  my page:

And I thought Color Me Scrappy's latest color scheme was perfect:

So . . . without any further ado, here is the layout that I created:

You can get a free digital template of Heather's sketch and see more of what her design team created at her blog - check it out here!

And if you are interested in winning a prize and having some fun, head over to Color Me Scrappy for their current challenge.  The twist this time is to use mists or paint on your layout!

Thank you so much, Barb, for having us at your cabin!  I can't tell you how much Anne and I enjoyed it!  And thank you, Karen, for always being the best and most wonderful sister, aunt, and friend!  We had a wonderful time!!!!!

 . . . and thank YOU for stopping by my blog today!  We are having cooler weather, but it is supposed to be sunny today.  YEAH!


  1. Oh what a beautiful place.. it looks like a very relaxing place to be.. and your layout is beautiful.. I love the colors and the accordion flowers look wonderful! It certainly is serene beauty!

  2. That sounds like the perfect weekend! Your pictures are beautiful and that layout is gorgeous!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! LOVING the photos and love love love your lo!! GORGEOUS colors and layers!!

  4. Looks like my kind of weekend! Gosh, take me next time ;). And your layout is gorgeous! LOVE the little pinwheels and all the distressing and misting!

  5. These photos are awesome! It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I really, really love your take on the sketch Sharon. It turned out fantastically. The colors are just so spot on.

  6. Thanks for sharing the photos , looks like you had a lovely time. The bike ride would have been fun. Love your take on the challenge, that photo is just glorious and you have made it shine with your layout

  7. Serene Beautify is just that! Great memory here!

  8. WOW!! I want to come next time too, it's so peaceful and gorgeous!! STUNNING LAYOUT AND PHOTO!!! I love seeing you create with a sketch and color challenge, AWESOME JOB ON THIS ONE!!! The misting really makes the page!

    We just had cool temps but it warmed up yesterday, all the windows open again and should be today too, YEA!!

  9. Sharon! You are a winnner on my blog....shoot me an email at
    practicalscrappers @ gmail . com and I will send your prize out!

  10. Really pretty layout. I love how you highly distressed the center paper and then stitched it. I'm not sure I've seen that combo before but it looks great. I'm also LOVING the colors! I'm now following your blog. PS I just read the comment above mine that you are the winner of a contest. Congrats!!!!

  11. Looks like you had a great, relaxing time at the cabin, and that is reflected in your gorgeous layout.

  12. I love seeing your lovely photos...the garden looks like something out of a fairytale.

    Your layout is stunning.

  13. I always love seeing your photos from this trip. So awesome!! And amazing LO to capture the feel and beauty of the trip!!


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