Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The love of a friend!

Good Morning everyone and welcome to the second week of May.  Yes, May seems to be marching right along, as does Spring.  It will be summer before we know it!  

  ♥ ♥ 

Today is reveal day at Challenge YOUrself, and I would like to share the layout I made for the current challenge.  This month it is all about Girls!  The challenge is to scrap a photo of YOU and a female or females in your life.  It can be a mother, daughter, sister, friend, pet, etc!  Use your imagination! And the special part about this challenge is that we get to use a fun sketch by Lynn L.

Thinking back, I decided to make a layout using photos of me and my best friend, Barb!  My twin sister, Karen, actually took these fun pictures of the two of us at Arrowhead Lake this past summer. 

Here is my finished layout:

I used the lyrics from a favorite old song, "That's What Friends Are For:"

I really enjoyed adding the banner at the top as in the sketch, but changed it up a bit: 

And I embellished the word "Love" with black ink and glitter: 

For the background, I feel like I cheated a bit here.  I used a page from Glitz's Wild and Free collection:

I barely had to do anything to the background!  I added a little bit of bling here and there with some jazzed up Gesso, and that's all I did!!!  (Cheating, right? LOL  )

Here are some photos that I took that weekend at Arrowhead Lake:

Anne on her bike:

Barb and Karen:

And the beautiful trees reflecting on the lake:

It was a magical time and we hope to have many more amazing weekends there this summer! 

Be sure to check out Challenge YOUrself this month!  And have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!    Happy Hump Day! ♥  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!


  1. HI There, and yes the days are getting a gallop on!! and we are heading into winter here, so please days slow down a bit!!! I love that sketch, and I love your layout, the casual banner looks fabulous and I was going to say well done on the back ground, but I do like the paper you have used.. that heart tucked in there looks so sweet too.. great photos, I enjoy seeing the countryside where other people live!! Enjoy the rest of this week!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the layers and the big heart!! And loving the photos too ... looks like a great time!!!!

  3. What a beautiful layout, Sharon! And, a great celebration of friendship! I love the banner at the top and the lyrics are perfect. Hope your week is perfect too! Enjoy the spring weather!

  4. It's not cheating when you use a beautiful paper to create a beautiful layout! :)

  5. Not cheating at all! And the layout looks fantastic!

  6. Sharon this layout is fabulous, and you're not cheating at all, onl using gorgeous paper as background ;) Love all the colors, your layouts are always so happy :)

  7. What a fabulous looking page! I love the banner too! I hope to have the time to play along with this challenge :)

  8. Oh, man, that place looks LOVELY....& that paper is the same....stunning! Nice to be able to cheat once in a while!!!! And 'SCUSE ME.....OLD song? OLD? Nope. I'd say its a fairly modern song...since I remember it well....& even started singing along with the lyrics you'd written!!!!! It's old when I'm old & that ain't happening for a while yet!!!!!!!

  9. Lovely lo Sharon! what beautiful fun colors and great photos. I have never heard of this challenge but I will go check it out, I love sketches! Love the photos you included, it looks so peaceful, have a great week ;) Lisa

  10. Your layout and the lake are beautiful!

  11. It's not cheating, it's being judicious with your time! Looks great- love the song!

  12. Love the page Sharon. Glad you're enjoying those Wild & Free papers. And your pics of the holidays look amazing!

  13. Hi Sharon,
    Happy Friday! I LOVE this layout, that background is amazing! Great that you used a photo of you and your sister, love that! It's not cheating at all, you made it look pretty all on your own.
    What a pretty place to visit, you always have such great places you visit. Maybe we need to do that more.
    It feels like summer these last two days, YAY!!! I do hope it stays for good this time. I have been scrapping all week still, will be sharing on my Tuesday post.
    Did you watch the Middle? OMG, that was crazy with Frankie and her car, I knew she lost it there, so funny. I saw the first Middle on repeat last night, they were so much younger then, can't believe it's been that long and how big they are now. I loved it seeing it again.
    Take care and HAPPY EARLY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU DEAR FRIEND!! Hope the day is filled with lots of love and hugs and you being spoiled!

  14. Oh this is super gorgeous, Sharon! Love the photos, background paper, and heart! And the lyrics are perfect for this page!

  15. Hello Sharon;
    I put you in an award on my blog
    and there are some questions that I did too ... :)
    Feel free to accept or not. # links
    Your pages are beautiful!


  16. I don't think it was cheating! That paper is GORGEOUS. My goodness! I love that you used lyrics for the journaling.


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