Sunday, November 10, 2013

A new scrapbook challenge and page!

Hi Everyone!

I would like to share with you a layout that I made for Scrap Africa's current challenge - it is going on until November 14th.


It's been a while since I have had the time to enter a challenge, so when I saw Scrap Africa's latest sketch, I decided to give it a try.  The sketch for challenge #23 is this fabulous and fun PageMaps sketch:


Also, I had the October kit from ScrapTastic on hand, and it seemed like a great chance to use it and the photo that I took of Anne and her Jack-O-Lantern.  Here is my completed page:



And some close-ups:





Thank you, Scrap Africa, for always inspiring me in such a fabulous way!  I loved working with this wonderful PageMaps sketch!


And  . . . I would also like to share some photos from our day trip to Washington, DC, last weekend. My daughter, Katie, is on the Penn State Mock Trial Team.  I never got a chance to see her team compete last year, so when she said that they were going to DC, John, Anne, and I, decided to drive there for the day to watch.  It was an amazing experience!  I can't even begin to tell you how full of awe I was as I watched these college students compete  - it was like they were in the real world and not undergrads.  I am so happy that we got the opportunity to see them in action!

Here is Anne, running in anticipation of seeing Katie:



Here's the court house in Washington, DC:






The court room:


Here is Katie and her team:


And here are some sightseeing photos that we took:






Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Winter weather is definitely here - it was a very blustery day today!  

If you have a chance, check out Scrap Africa's latest challenge and see what their design team has made, too.  Their blog is amazing!

35 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous page Sharon! The background looks amazing! I'm glad we could inspire you at Scrap Africa. Thank you for playing along with our sketch.

    Ps. Thank you for visiting my blog and for you beautiful comment. It made my day. :)

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  2. Love love love your lo!!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the fringe!! Awesome title too!!! And love love love the DC photos! It is so amazing there!!!!

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  3. I love the title for the layout (subject, design & photos). Congratulations Katie! Great pictures Sharon.

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  4. Great page, Sharon. I love the pics of DC. I have never been there so it is fun seeing it through your photos.

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  5. Hiya Sharon!
    Well, I loved that pic of Anne with Jack when you first posted it- but now... it just pops on your LO! I also really like that you continued the words across both photos. And, the plaid ribbon. There's just something about plaid...
    Anyway- this is such a bright cheerful LO! You are not just carving a memory, you are crafting one!

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  6. Cute page! Lots of great little touches, including the pumpkin border and the eyelash yarn (I think that's what it's called???). The DC photos look awesome; what a great opportunity for your daughter to compete in debate there...and what an great opportunity for the rest of the family to travel to see her.

    Have a great week!
    --Denise :)

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  7. The eyelash trim looks just like pumpkin guts! What a perfect product choice Sharon! I think it's amazing that you guys got to travel to DC. Your photos are beautiful.

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  8. Hi..That is a great sketch and love your take on it!! wonderful memories indeed.. and amazing photos, I always love looking at the photos people put on their blogs, the world is an amazing place and I get to see a bit of it through their photos!! Have a great week!

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  9. Fantastic layout! I love everything about it. Looking forward to seeing some DC pages!

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  10. Looooove this page and your title is so fabulous! Love the colours and your sweet photo's...this is a real goodie!!!! Definite fave for me!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

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  11. This is gorgeous. Really love the colours here (especially the orange - My favourite colour) and a very creative way of using the yarn at the bottom. Great pics as well. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap Africa and I am glad you found inspiration there.

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  12. Lovely halloween layout. Love the punched border and the title is very clever :D Sweet photo of your girl. The little pop of lime is so cool. Looks like you had a fab trip too :D
    Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa. :D

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  13. Great pics...looks a lovely time of year & awesome page...I've just been printing off some photos tonight to have a go at this one...but yours is sooo good...almost put me off!!! Nah.....I do like that orange fibre stuff....really brill:):):)

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  14. Hello Sharon, so happy to see your post! WOW, that layout is gorgeous. The title is so cute and perfect for it !!! All the oranges and goodies make me smile just seeing it. So glad you got to play this week, I know life is busy.

    What a great trip you had, YAY for seeing Katie in action! I'm sure she loved it as much as you did. I love how close your family is and do so much together. Thanks for sharing these with us, I'm sure we will see them on a layout soon.

    It's cold and blustery here too. Stay warm and have a good week! HUGS!!

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  15. What a fabulous layout, Sharon! I love the picture of your daughter and her Jack-o-lantern! And, all the embellishments are great. I love that Jack-o-Lantern border! Your trip to DC looks like fun. My daughter was on her high school Mock Trial team and it's such a great program. I used to love watching the kids present their cases.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. That pumpkin was so much fun to make.
    It's getting cold here now too and tomorrow we might see our first little snowflakes which aren't supposed to amount to much. So, stay warm!!

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  16. Fabulous take on the sketch. Love the title and a cool Jack O Lantern and lovely photo of your daughter. The colour combination looks great. Love your photos of your trip, thanks for sharing
    Mary

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  17. Hi Sharon, Thank you to leave a message on my blog. I was so happy to read you. Your page is very nice and cute. Have a nice day!!!
    Marie-Christine

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  18. Love how you interpreted the sketch, Sharon! Beautiful colors and photos! And love all of your photos, always so fun looking through them!

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  19. Hi Sharon!! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely words :) i love your Halloween page and must admit i am a bit jealous as i would love to carve my own pumpkin one day. I love it, thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!!!

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  20. Such a bright and happy layout! Love the colours and all the little bits of texture!
    Awesome family photos too. Hope you are enjoying food weather!

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  21. This is absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! Your background looks amazing! Love the colors, trim, and fun embellies!

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  22. lovely layout. great colors and texture. and your photos are great. thanks for sharing

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  23. Sharon your layout is beautiful! Your style of layering and mixing of colors and patterns is so cool, and I love your photography too!

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  24. Sharon that sketch looks like it was just made for you! Wonderful Layout! How much fun to get to see your daughter in action. I am sure you were just busting your buttons! What gorgeous fall photos ....looks like it was a beautiful day to be there.

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  25. Ooo my what a beautfil take on the sketch. Love it!! Your photo´s are always the best!!

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  26. LOVE that layout. What a fun sketch. I think 2 photos are tricky to design with. I'll have to remember this one. Amazing photos. I used to live in DC. Now you have me hankering for a visit!

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  27. Such a fabulous LO - love your title!! I always enjoy seeing your family photos as well!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  28. Love this beautiful layout! That is such a sweet image and I love the colors and fall elements building around it, wonderful work!

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  29. Love your take on the sketch. Great title!

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  30. I always love seeing your photos. Your page based on the Scrap Africa challenge is lovely with such great details. I am glad you are playing along with us again this month.

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  31. This is really an eye catcher! Loving the bright, funky colours and all those amazing borders and embellishments...Super page!

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  32. OH I am so blown away by your lovely creation and your blog. So lovely to see you playing along with us at SCRAP AFRICA. We hope to see you again soon. Smiles, Rene' :)

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  33. This is so cool! I love it!! Great to have you playing along at Scrap Africa :).

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  34. Awesome layout! Love to see all the pics too!

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