Friday, February 7, 2014


Good morning everyone!  Welcome Friday!  We have had so much snow, ice, freezing rain, and cold temps this week, it will be great to see the sun today!  I hope you all are safe and warm as I write  my blog post this morning.

Today, I would like to share the newest challenge at Challenge YOUrself.
This month's challenge is falls in February - the month of love!

♥ ♥  ♥ ♥ 

Challenge YOUrself wants to celebrate it!!

It's all about using this color scheme and scrapping about a person/people that you love this month!

It was easy for me to pick a picture that I wanted to scrap!  Here it is on my layout:

I used a photo of me, my cousin, Cindy, and my twin sister, Karen, taken back in 2008 at Cindy's niece's wedding!  Here are some close-ups of my layout:

Cindy and Karen are part of my family, but are such good friends to me as well.

As you will see below, our friendship started even before we were born.  My mom was pregnant with Karen and me; and my aunt was pregnant with Cindy at the same time!

Here they are at my sister, Cathy's birthday party:
My mom is on the left and my Aunt Marlene is on the right.  And that's Cathy looking at the camera through squinted eyes!!  Henceforth, our friendship began!

Here are Cindy, Karen, and me through the years . . . . .

Feeding the ducks at Cedar Beach Park:
Don't ask me which one is Karen and which one is me in this picture . . .I don't know!!!

Enjoying the waves at Barnegat Light, NJ:

As teens - another beach photo, this one taken at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware:  

And here is a photo at Cindy's wedding:
That's Cindy, her sister, Lisa, Karen and me.  (Just look at the fashions back then!)

Thanks for taking the trip down memory lane with me once again!

As the Beatles said . . . . .

Have a wonderful day everyone!  HUGS to you all!


  1. Well Love certainly helps with all things that is for sure! Love your layout, with a touch of whimsy, love the colors and loved your photos too, precious memories there.. and yes another week nearly down.. I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  2. Great post Sharon! Love the old photos and I do love The Beatles too! Your layout is gorgeous and filled with so much yummy details. So glad to have as part of the team :)

  3. This is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the banner and the flowers!! And we have our red picked out to wear today!!!

  4. What a fantastic layout! It's so wonderful that you and your sister and cousin are such wonderful friends as well as family. I loved seeing the pictures of you all growing up. And, the one at Barnegat Light is a memory maker for me. We always went to Ocean City, NJ!
    I hope you did okay in the storm this week. Stay safe and have a good weekend, Sharon!

  5. Gorgeous layout! I love all the great embellishments you used!

  6. Aww! Beautiful layout and I loved seeing all the pictures of you three over the years.

  7. Your pages are always so amazing, this one is such fun!

  8. LOL...had a BLAST looking at these photos 'through the ages'....the wedding hat...oh, I remember that era soooo well:):) LOOOVE your page...the soft colours of this palette are awesome:):)

  9. Really nice LO. I like the colors and I like that you used a B/W photo- that always gives you more freedom with your paper colors because it doesn't matter what the people were wearing- it will always look good. I have to keep remembering that technique.
    Stay warm!

  10. Oh my gosh, those photos of you, your sister, and your cousin through the years are so sweet! They make me wish that I had a sister and close female cousins. (I have a brother and close male cousins, and I'm very grateful for them all, but sometimes I do wish for more female bonding time at family get togethers.) Your layout is so pretty and celebratory. I esp. like the mix-n-match banner.

    Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)

  11. Well Sharon--there are some "groovy" photos here too. Love that photo of the twins in the blue coats and yellow pants!

  12. your project is fabulous. love the colors and embellishment...but how do i love your photos! you are so lucky to have so many.

  13. What a super sweet layout!! With all the little details it looks amazing. I always love old (vintage)pictures, they are so adoreable!! It's so much fun to see you in double (with your twin).

    With love from The Netherlands,

  14. Wonderful photos!!
    I love your page too, you rocked that colour scheme. I have it printed out but it hasn't clicked with me yet so thanks for the inspiration :-)

  15. I absolutely love the photos that you shared. It's really neat to see how the three of you grew up over the years.

  16. Hello Sharon,

    I love seeing these old pictures again, SOOOO CUTE!! It is funny to see what we wore back then, my kids already ask why I dressed them the way I did as babies. I think they looked adorable though.

    Love the layout and the color theme for this too. So wonderful you have all stayed close all these years, love that!!
    The weather is crazy here too, missing more school then we are going to school. Figured they will have more days off this week too, SIGH.

    I'm happy to say that my blog finally just started working again, YAY!! Not sure why or how but it is. Posted some pictures finally just now, so happy it was working.
    Have a wonderful week and stay warm and safe! Thanks so much for visiting me even when I had no pictures to share. HUGS!

  17. Sharon, my closest cousin's name is Cindy too! Love this sweet layout of you….and all those special pics from the past! wow! I SO enjoy taking a peek into your family history!

  18. Hi Sharon...this is such a fabulous layout and what a wonderful story. Thank you for taking us on a trip down memory lane with you. Hope you are staying warm!

  19. This is gorgeous Sharon! Glad you have a special bond with these girls. :)

  20. You've made such a pretty page Sharon! And it's one thing to mention how close you, your sister and cousin are but I love how you've shared that closeness with all those wonderful photos!

  21. You have such wonderful photos to add to your posts. As Cindy says the word groovy springs to mind especially with the beatles picture which has the same look as your layout with lots of colour and movement.

  22. Thank you for taking us with you on the trip down memory lane. I love looking at older photos and marveling at the fashion and hairstyles of the day. Love the color combo of your challenge and your page is real pretty.

  23. Beautiful and special LO, Sharon! Loved looking at the photos too!

  24. Another absolutely gorgeous page, my friend! Beautiful colors, layers, and details. I love all your wonderful family photos. tfs


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