Sunday, December 1, 2013

December, 2013!

Good Morning everyone and welcome to December, 2013!  I cannot believe that this year has flown by so quickly.

I am very happy to be sharing the latest Color Me Scrappy challenge with you.  The color scheme and sketch from Challenge #51 are as follows:

I took the sketch and turned it upside down for my layout.  I used a photo that I recently took and shared on my blog when we went to Washington DC to see the Penn State Mock Trial team compete there.  Here is my layout and the photo of Anne running in anticipation of seeing Katie:

And some closeups:

I loved using this color scheme and really thought about everything that I have to be thankful for this year.  My sister's health, (and all of our health that we take so much for granted!) my friends, my family, my job and my home are just some of the things I have to be thankful for.  And moments like this one depicted on my scrapbook page.  And I am also so very thankful for all of you who follow my blog and leave such wonderful comments here!

I want to share some photos that I took when we went up to pick Katie up at Penn State this past weekend.  It was SOOOOOOOOO cold and extremely windy, therefore we decided not to stay for the football game, which didn't start till 3:30 PM.  I am very happy that we decided to just go home because it started snowing and Route 80 was closed for a period of time that evening!  And the game went into overtime, too.

I am currently taking a photography class and our theme this past week was "reflection."  These photos "reflect" the theme:

And some more random photos that I took:

And I would like to leave you with one last picture of Anne.  I came downstairs last weekend and found her with her furry friends all lined up in the living room.  Here they are to wish everyone a happy belated Thanksgiving and very, very happy December and upcoming holiday season:

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.  Our weather is supposed to be a little warmer.  One more thing to be thankful for!! YAY!!

As always, thank you SO MUCH for visiting my blog today!

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  1. I love the last photo of Anne. The lighting is magical. Beautiful page Sharon.

  2. Love love love your lo! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!! And loveeeeeeeeee the photos!!! That last one of Anne is sooooooooooo cute!!!

  3. LOVE the layout and all the pictures. Even though you shared the picture of Anne headed to see Katie at the mock trial before, it is so much more powerful scrapped. Beautiful job!

  4. Your layout is just fabulous! Love all the flowers. And your photos..just so lovely..thank you for sharing them!

  5. I love the photo and layout Sharon!

  6. EEKKK! I know December!!! already!! Christmas is coming ready or not!!! Love your layout, the colors are very citrusy!! love the hessien flowers, great textures.. wonderful photos too. and love the last photo as well.. very sweet..and I hope you have a happy week ahead!!

  7. Happy December Sharon! WOW, that layout is awesome and beautiful! I love the color scheme, like spring time colors. Look at those flowers, love them, did you make them or did they come that way?? I want them! How pretty the journaling is with pops of color thru it. This is my new favorite of yours now.
    Glad you had a good weekend and didn't stay for the game. How sweet is that Anne and her pets. She must like bears, my Renee loves them too.
    Have a good week back to school and work. YAY for warmer temps for us too. Take care, HUGS

  8. Hi sharon :-)

    I Love,Love,Love your Lo,its so beautiful and happy,iam glad you have wonderful moments in washington,the picture of Anne is so sweet,she had a pretty laughing and she its a pretty young woman, i can unterstand you are are glad with her and your familyI wish you all the best.

    have a great sunny day :-)

    Big Hugs Jeannette

  9. I love your layout, Sharon! Your pictures are great and I love the one of your daughter and her friends! My daughter loved her stuffed animals the same way when she was young! I can't believe its December either. The year went so quickly but we all have much to be thankful for. Thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it. Have a great week.

  10. That photo is so striking and perfect how you used it! Beautiful!

    I love all your photos too! The girls are growing so much.

  11. I love your layout. The journaling rocks! You did an amazing job with the reflection photographs too Sharon. Happy December to you too!

  12. Great page the textured blooms and your journalling! You really take great photo's....thanks for sharing with us! ;-)
    As for December having come so quickly....geepers..I can't believe it! Anyways, I am just going to enjoy this time and enjoy each festive moment! ;-)

  13. Hello Sharon! What a yummy color scheme to work with. I like how you turned the sketch upside down- a good sketch should be able to be flipped and rotated! Nice sewing detail. HAPPY December, sweet lady :)

  14. Hi Sharon;
    loving look at your creative LO as always!
    These flowers are so beautiful in these tissues, are a great idea.
    I like looking at your daily life also through the photos you share with us.
    So happy when you visit always leaving me an encouraging message, thank you :)

  15. What a beautiful LO Sharon and loveley photo's!!

  16. Happy December to you too, Sharon! This page is so incredibly beautiful! Love the colors, photo, and flowers! Love the photo of Anne with her sweet smile!

  17. Its a fantastic colour scheme I reckon and love your layout. Such a cool photo, beautiful journalling and love that last photo
    Mary x

  18. Love your LO and the fresh colours. Great photos, too. Hope you have fun visiting your Christmas market, and thanks for visiting my blog! Valerie

  19. GREAT page..especially love the big title down the bottom - works a treat - thanks for your love:):) AND that panda just HAVE to scrap that!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Aw, what a sweet photo you have scrapped here. There is nothing like the love of a sister. <3

  21. Oh. My. Gosh what a beautiful color combination! AND what you did with it is just wonderful - almost as amazing as that last picture is ;) xoxo


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