Saturday, June 15, 2013

A beautiful summer day!

Although summer has not officially arrived yet, it is in full swing here in Nazareth, PA!  We have been having so much fun so far this June.  We have had LOTS and lots of rain, but that has not dampened our spirits!

Today I would like to share with you the newest Color Me Scrappy challenge.  It is the last challenge for this design team's term and I have been graciously asked to stay on for one more term!  I am so honored and would love to play with colors for a couple more months!!!

Today's challenge has an amazing color scheme:

Isn't it beautiful?  And so perfect for summer photos, I think.  The twist this time is to use black and white photos and a square grid pattern on your layout.  

Here's how mine turned out:

The photo is of Anne and taken last year at my cousin's annual 4th of July picnic!  I was inspired by a sketch found on page 117 of Becky Fleck's PageMaps2 book!  I used this sketch in the past, and know that I will use it again, because I love it so much!!!

Thanks, Becky Fleck, for your continued inspiration to scrappers everywhere!!!

So what are you waiting for?  Head over to Color Me Scrappy with your black and white photos and start scrapping those summer photos!  YAY!

Have a wonderful day today.  Our weather is going to be sunny and warm for a change.  We are taking John out for a pre-Father's Day dinner tonight.  Looking forward to spending some quality time with John and the girls.  He has been traveling so much lately and it is good to have him home!

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my blog today.  I love your visits!


  1. First of all, gorgeous photo! I love the grid pattern and all the stitching you did...absolutely beautiful layout!

  2. Gorgeous photo and fabulous layout, awesome stitching. You are going into summer and we are going into winter brrrrr. Enjoy the sunshine and thank you for the blog love. I am happy to be staying on with CMS also, the term went so quick!

  3. Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I love love love that photo and loveeeeeeeeeee the stitching!!

  4. Beautiful layout Sharon! Those colors are so fresh and summery! I love Anne's smile, and the black and white photo against the colorful background is gorgeous! I also love how you wrote around the cloud on the bottom!

  5. I love the patchwork effect on your layout. Your stitching is great and that photo is so cute.

  6. That is a FUN color cheery, Sharon. Nice LO! I like the B&W photo with the square design. Way to go. Rain, huh? We rarely have summer rain but did experience that when we traveled to New Mexico. It was different for us and we enjoyed it. It never got too cold and the rain came and went and soon the sun was out. Enjoy Father's Day with your family. Thanks for your visits :)

  7. Oh these colors are amazing, so summery and fresh.. I love your layout and the squares remind me of a quilt pattern.. gorgeous photo too.. beautiful layout!!

  8. Thanks for stopping by, I love your LO's they are so inspiring!!

  9. Beautiful and heart warming blog and art. Thank you for sharing

  10. I love how you worked the square grid, and the photo is absolutely lovely!

    Thank you so much for popping in and commenting
    my blog & welcome again any time!

  11. What a bold, bright, happy palette to pair with a black and white photo! This is beautiful, Sharon! LOVE the stitching, and that photo is priceless!

  12. Such a happy layout! I love the way you did your journaling. And your daughter has such a delightful smile! :)

  13. CONGRATS on another term! Exciting!

    Gorgeous LO, Sharon!!

    Hope you guys had a happy Father's Dsy!

    Thank you fit the sweet comment!

    PS. We didn't go to Hawaii. Just the Alabama beach ;) that is a dream for me though.

  14. Oh Sharon, I just love your design, and the inspiration is perfect!! There's so many sketches and challenges I want to play along with I'm not sure I can get them all find in time! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. Hi Sharon,
    I'm so happy summer is finally getting here, we've been enjoying it too.
    What an AWESOME AND PRETTY layout this is, love the grid and colors!! Having the b/w photo is perfect for these bright colors, great photo too! Love the way you did the title.

    I'm hoping to post soon, have some cards from the trendy class and my index cards and my PL coming up too.
    So happy your doing the SOC, this week's colors are a favorite of mine. Thinking of doing cards and maybe some painting?? Can't wait to see what you do, maybe some art journaling??

    Enjoy your day!!

  16. Wonderful layout! Just wanted to Thank you for your sweet comment today, it really made me smile, thank you! xoxo

  17. Gorgeous colours!I love the blend of black n white & colour :)
    ps: Thanks for stopping by :)

  18. I love those colors,and your page is full of summer :)

  19. Wonderful Sharon!!!
    I love the photo cute and this imaginative design :)

  20. Wow- the photo is great- good choice to go B/W for that! I'm guessing her swimsuit didn't match the colors you were aiming for... isn't it great that we can make it work just by tweaking the photo? I did that the other day with kiddo's track pictures. I'll put the LOs on my blog soon.
    I love the stitched grid of colors!
    Altogether a fun layout!
    I sent you a private message on

  21. Great summery page and super blocking on the background! I loooooong for summer and wish the winter was already over here! ;-)


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