Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Labor Day to all of you from the USA!

Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the Color Me Scrappy design team.  It's for Challenge #45 and you can check it out here!  Here is the color scheme:

And the sketch for this challenge:

And here is my take:

I used photos of Katie and Anne from our recent vacation.  I just love these joyful photos of the two of them!  I also used a lot of items from various Scraptastic Club kits that I had on hand.  If you want to check out their kits, you can go to their website here.

Here are some different views of my layout:

All of us from Color Me Scrappy hope you have time to participate in this challenge!  It would be wonderful to see your layout there!

And last but not least, I would like to share some more photos with you from our vacation.  These were taken at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota:

It was such a thrill to see Mt. Rushmore!  I have always wanted to see it!

 We went on a beautiful morning!

And followed the trail to get a closer look:

You could see each president at various points on the trail:


 . . . and Washington:

Here's John, Katie, and Anne taking a moment to pose for me:

 Another view of Mt. Rushmore:

 Animal life was abundant:

 And here we all are at the end of the trail:

What a wonderful experience.  I will always remember it, and the best part was that we got to see it as a family!

Again, I want to wish everyone from the United States a very happy and safe holiday weekend:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!


  1. Happy Labor Day Sharon! Your layout is gorgeous! I love how you used the color scheme. You make me want to start scrapbooking layouts again!

  2. Happy Labor day to you and yours!

    I love the LO- the pictures and journaling just fit so well- very fun!

    What a fun vacation to look back on. I went to Mt. Rushmore when I was 5, but I don't remember it and no one scrapped it for me. So now I want to take my own kiddo- maybe next summer!

  3. Love the aqua elements and your Mount Rushmore photos are great!

  4. LOVE your layout! It looks fantastic! Those shadowed flowers are perfect and I love that you wrote the girls' names directly on their pics.

  5. HI.That is a wonderful layout of your memories, lovely mix of colors too.. and amazing photos from Mt Rushmore, that must be thrilling to see the presidents like that.. wow!! And I hope you have a great holiday...

  6. I loveeeeeeee your lo!!! LOVING that wood grain background, the photos and the title work!! And loving the vacay photos!!!!!

  7. Hello Sharon!!
    So happy to see this post today!! What a beautiful layout, the colors are so pretty! Great sketch to go by, I like the format of it.
    Thanks for sharing pictures/stories from you vacation with us. It's like we were there too. How wonderful for your family to experience this together.
    Hope your week at work was a good one. Glad to hear the kids are doing well in school. I know you miss Katie but the next break will be here before you know it. My dog Lucky and I missed the kids last week, the house is quiet. It took till Friday for me to get use to it and kinda enjoy the quiet and craft time for myself. Not sure about Lucky though, poor thing was sad all week.
    Take care and Happy Monday to you. I will be doing a special sunflower post this week, you will love it. They are wild this year and so TALL!! We also have a new little something growing too, can't wait to share! HUGS!

  8. Gorgeous page Sharon, love that woody background and your super details! Such great photo's too! With regards to the other photo' super are those...always great to be among nature! ;-)

  9. You have nailed the colours Sharon! I love you fun take on this challenge! Beautiful!
    Ps. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. :)

  10. You make such awesome scrapbook pages. I'm totally impressed. Although I'm not a scrapbooker, I sure enjoy what you make. Not your ordinary pages, that's for sure.

    And your trip to Mt. Rushmore brought back memories of the trip I made there several years ago. What fun it was to relive that experience with you and your family.

  11. Awesome photos Sharon,love your work..hugs Trish

  12. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos from your trip. Happy Labor Day to you too.

    Your layout is so awesome! I can't believe how high they are in the photo. I'd have been totally freaked out too. You are brave for going through with it!

  13. Lovely photos and a gorgeous layout!!!!!

  14. It's on our wish list, Sharon....we made it to Wyoming, but not the Dakotas! Some day. LOVE your photos. Gosh, it looks so scenic and the wildlife is one of the things we enjoy most when we travel. Your LO is fun. I may use this sketch sometime. Thx for the inspiration. HAPPY September!
    p.s. how is the new job?

  15. Gorgeous layout, Sharon! Love the colors and that flower and branch coming up. And always love looking at your photos. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  16. Wonderful your LO Sharon, and the pictures that accompany it are beautiful here demonstrating fun and affection that you have to preserve the memories of the people you love.
    Really Lovely :)

  17. What amazing photos of your family and the park!! Such a fabulous LO!! Love that you put your journaling in one of the photo spots!! Love the combination of vibrant colors in contrast to the natural wood grain. Brilliant composition and fun page of your girls!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  18. Great layout, Sharon. I like how you put the blue/green color around the photos; it really makes them stand out.

    Fun South Dakota pix, too. You really got great shots of Mt. Rushmore!

  19. Love the layout and the colors. Looks like you had fun on your trip. :)


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