Sunday, August 11, 2013

Welcome, Sunday!

Good Morning everyone!  Today is Sunday and the last day of my time off.  Tomorrow I start my job in a new cardiology office, and I am very excited and a little anxious at the same time.  No sleeping late for me . . . I am up just as the sun is rising and here is how it looked (so beautiful!) from our backyard:

This weekend has been busy, and this past week filled with so much joy.  We attended my husband's annual family picnic, called the "Corn Roast," yesterday, and it was nice to see everyone there!  Here's a picture of Anne with her cousins after the candy toss:

and Sarah and me with our crafts:

My sister and her husband ran in the "Color me Rad" race and Karen sent me a photo of the two of them at the end of the race:
Looks like it was so cool and very fun!

And I completed my first Book of Days lesson from week 6:

We learned all about mono printing and I purchased a Gelli Plate this past week!  I had so much fun with it, and printed images on deli paper, which is almost like wax paper without the wax.  Here is my finished "Book of Mirrors" spread for my journal:

With some different views:

I made these pages to reflect the joy I felt while we were on vacation together as a family this past week!

 . . . something for Scrap Africa:
And last but definitely not least, I made a page using a favorite vacation photo taken in Yellowstone National Park.  We visited a spot called "Artist's Point" because it was the famous spot where artist Thomas Moran was inspired to paint his famous painting of the falls!  

I was inspired by the beautiful Sketch# 20 that I found at Scrap Africa's blog!  
Here is the sketch:

and my layout:

and some different points of view:

I loved, and had so much fun making this page.  I actually used real chicken wire that I purchased at Home Depot and adhered to to my page with staples.    And the chipboard piece is from Scrap FX, which I stained with some metallic inks that I have.  Thank you, Scrap Africa, for your continued inspiration!  I always love visiting your blog!!!

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Sunday.  Our weather is going to be sunny, warm, and less humid today.  It sounds like it is going to be beautiful!  (And I start orientation at my new job tomorrow morning.  Wish me luck!)


  1. Wow- that Scrap Africa page knocks my socks off! The textures on that... makes me want to touch it.

    All the best tomorrow as you start your new adventure!

  2. Such fun photos!!! LOVING your journal pages and your lo!! WOW WOW WOWWWWWWW!! They are all gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and loving the cameras on your lo!! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrap Africa!!!

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I fell in love with your scrapbook and journal pages. Although I'm not a scrapbooker, or even a journaler, I really enjoy seeing what others are making. And yours are fantastic. I had to go back and see all your posts on your Book of Days. Never heard of it until now, but that's the fun of visiting others.

  4. Good luck!!

    Your pages, both the LO and the art journal, are gorgeous. Even with the different formats and media, your style shines through in both and they are so totally you. I love that about your work.

  5. Super scrap page. Love all the layers and details. BJ

  6. Just beautiful! I love your new journal page - the photo is priceless - and your scrap layout is just gorgeous. Love all the texture. AND good luck with your new job!! xoxo

  7. OOh sharon your new juornal page is soo wonderful,beautiful colors and fun image,love it to much,then the LO with the Mountain is to great,thank for sharing your wonderful creativity,i wait can see more with you.
    and the photos of your sister is wonderful,she had a beautiful laughing.
    Good Luck with your new job.

    Greetings Jeannette

  8. Such a gorgeous page Sharon...just loving all those different textures! Beautiful photo too...simply stunning and fits perfectly with the papers and colours you have used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!
    Your journal pages are stunning vibrant and love the super photo! Beautifully done! ;-)

  9. Hi, Sharon - I was over at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, then jumped over to like them on Facebook, saw Kelly Creates there so I visited her blog to say a quick hello. As I got to Kelly's blog, your comment popped up as I began to type. Funny how I ran in to you like that today; so I figured, pop over to your blog and say hello to you too, LOL.
    Your blog is a fun & interesting place to visit. Hope you have had a great weekend. See you at this week.
    Hugs, Fran

  10. Oh, Sharon, I forgot to mention that I am known as Quick Silver on I did not think that you would recognize me from the pic on Google that is displayed here, LOL. I will surely visit your blog again.

  11. I love the chippie in the bottom layout. Your art journaling is always great. Good luck in the new job. They're lucky to have you!

  12. Hi It is already monday here!! So I hope your new job is going to be one you enjoy.. so all the best for that.. There is something wonderful about a sunrise isn't there.. your photo looks beautiful.. and your art pages look marvellous, so full of life and happiness!! and it does look like fun to do too.. fabulous layout too, love the texture from the hessian.. well I hope you have a great week!!

  13. I really, really hope that your new job goes wonderfully! You are amazing and I just know that you'll do incredibly well. Your Book Of Days is such a treasure and your layout is stunning!

  14. Wow, what a gorgeous page with such fabulous details. One of my friends gave me some chicken wire along with dried vines. One of my fave embellies!! What a gorgeous sunset photo. I hope the new job goes well. Praying for you as you start. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  15. Oh my, I just love the textures on your amazing layout!
    I'm glad you enjoyed family time before you start on a new chapter in your life...I'm sure you will do well Sharon. :)

  16. Hi Sharon,
    I just love that we both are early risers, love seeing your comments on my blog so early. Reading your blog always makes my heart happy and gives me a smile to start my day! Gorgeous picture, you will need to scrap that one for sure.

    WOW, look at your BOD spread, just love the soft colors and your happiness being with family. I wish our family could do more together like this. We have way different schedules though and have a hard time getting together.
    The layout is amazing too, wow real chicken wire is on here, you are too cute. I love the photo and memories for this one.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers today and all week. How exciting to have a new job, new adventure to live. With your warm friendly heart they will love you and it will work out great I'm sure. Keep us posted! Thanks for sharing so much with us during your time off, remember to still find a little creative time when you can. LOVE AND HUGS!!

  17. I love all the texture on your glad you found the time to play with us at Scrap Africa again. I also love your journal...soon I will get mine going.

  18. wow sooo.... this is trully a beauty;love the techniques and textures and your journal this is also amazing :}

    Big Hugs carla

  19. What a treasure of goodies here today! Loving that LO you did of the Falls at Yellowstone! It is so gorgeous in person. You've done a wonderful job here using all the natural elements! A Gelli plate?? I've been thinking of getting one, too! Sounds like tons of fun! Hope the new job goes well for you!

  20. Wonderful photos! Gorgeous pages! Love the texture and techniques! Hope your first day at your new office was enjoyable.

  21. Great pics, love your wonderful journal pages and that layout is smashing!!! :D

  22. I hope the new job goes great! That is really early! But beautiful!

    Always love seeing your annual photos. Looks like fun

    Amazing projects, Sharon! The geli plate project and the how they came out!!

  23. What a stunning location for a photo! No wonder he was inspired to paint! Your page is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa :).

  24. I love the colours you have chosen for your gorgeous photo! Beautiful layout! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)

  25. great projects. love your book of days. hope you are loving your new position.


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