Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Summer of Color - week 2!

I just got back from vacation and think that I may have enough time to post for the Summer of Color, week 2!  I hope so, because I am very excited about the colors this week and can't wait to check out everyone's entries.


Here are this week's colors:


Coral & Teal 
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White


My take on the colors (coral and teal, with a pop of bright white) is as follows.  John and I spent this past week in Cancun, Mexico, because he won a trip where he works.  Very exciting, I know!  I decided to edit one of the photos that I took while we were visiting this beautiful place, for my entry this week, because we just got home:



The coral is in the pillows on the chairs, the teal color, of course, is the pool and ocean, and the bright white is in the clouds!  It was gorgeous there and we felt very, very blessed to be able to go on this amazing vacation.  We were sad to leave, but knew it was time to come home.  Here is one more photo that I took on the beach one morning:


As always after any vacation, we both agreed that there is no place like home!!!  We were extremely happy to come home to be with our beautiful daughters and wonderful dog.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  
I hope you are enjoying the Summer of Color this year as much as I am.  Thanks Kristin!

40 comments:

  1. What a really good idea when you are just back from holiday. I can't imagine how you managed to change the colours on your photo so successfully, it's very skilful and effective.

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  2. How clever you are Sharon! And congrats on the fabulous holiday. How exciting. But, you're right, there's no place like home.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my flower page :o)

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  3. I love your digitally altered photos, you've really given them a lovely vintage touch as well as enhanced this week's SOC palette. The vacation must have been wonderful!

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  4. Beautiful photo of Mexico! My kids once won and all expenses trip to mayan riviera and also loved it!! They felt so blessed!! I love the photo of your girls and the dog...it`s so special too!! They all seem so happy!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Looks like you had a great break and what a gorgeous place too! Great idea to edit your photo.

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  6. Sounds like an awesome trip. Hey Sharon, are you doing the blog hop post with Adrianna Bolzon? If not, would you like to do with me. (Not a hard one, it's about what you're working on now, what inspires you.) Post would be week of July 14th. Love the photo of your girls.

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  7. Looks beautiful! And I can so understand the call of home :)

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  8. How FUN!!!!! I bet it was awesome!!!!!

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  9. What a beautiful place to spend some time !!

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  10. Again, seriously beautiful photography! What colors!

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  11. What a lucky gal to have such a fabulous vacation. And to choose the colors as your SOC entry. I swear this could be a postcard, from the angle at which it was taken. Being home always feels good, too, of course.

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  12. Stunning photo! Can't wait to see how you scrap it. And I'm totally with you - as nice as it is to visit other places, there really is no place like home.

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  13. What wonderful inspiration for soc week 2! I love it.

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  14. Love your unique entry!! it has a vintage look to it that I really like. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my painting :)

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  15. Such a beautiful holiday destination! I love the retro look you've given the photo, perfect for the SOC prompt colours.

    Welcome home!

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  16. OOO your photo looks amazing, I could just ly back on one of those chairs right now!! and yes home is always a wonderful place to come home too... Thanks for your lovely comments on my layouts too.. you really encourage me so much!!

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  17. I LOVE your photo, Sharon!! It's such a clever idea for an entry in SOC! I agree with you that there is no place like home but it's fun to go to a beautiful place and relax.
    I'm glad that you liked my tag. It was a beautiful color choice this week and so it was fun to work with. Have a great week!

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  18. That all looks so relaxing, your photo for SOC is great too Sharon, the colours are all there, beautiful!

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  19. Ohhhh those loungers in the water! Now I am not a bikini or even swimsuit or even three quarter length jean type girl (although am fast approaching changing my mind about shorter jeans) ... but am baking hot right now and would lay fully clothed on one of those loungers in that water *siiiiigh*

    What a great idea for this weeks colours and I agree with the people that say you've given it the look of another era :)

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  20. Excellent SOC photo. I could see the colours without an explanation. BJ

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  21. hello,

    sounds like a wonderful time away. you edited the photo beautifully, it is so inviting.

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  22. Hi Sharon;
    Beautiful pcs!
    How nice to have the opportunity to see new places.
    New experiences are always good, never to discover new smells, new colors will be too much.
    XX

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  23. That's a stunning place where you were vacationing. The photo looks great with those colors.

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  24. Perfect colors and place to be :) aah what a dream vacation..........and did You say He won it ?LOVELY-Thank You for stopping by.I'm so glad I finally found out that those two on Your header are Your daughters.I somehow missed that since I've been following You :/ I kept wondering which girl You were-silly Me -I assumed You were the older of the two

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  25. Oh you lucky thing! Your colours in the photo are perfect too! Makes me just want to go there.

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  26. I love the great colors and your wonderful shots!!!!

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  27. Your photos are amazing! Very old school - makes me want to be there sipping a martini or G&T!

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  28. Hello Sharon, so nice to see your post. WOW, that is some vacation prize, happy you both got away together. What a perfect picture for the SOC this week but also just a gorgeous picture and place to be!! I am always happy to be back home after vacation too. My week was too busy to join last week as you saw hoping to this week though. I love the colors for this week.
    My T time post is up for right now, another busy week for us here. Hope your summer is going well for the kids.
    Have a great week, HUGS!

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  29. Lovely photos! What a lovely place. Thank you for following me, I am following you too! xx

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  30. Lovely photos...the beach will always be my happy place.

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  31. It looks like you had a lovely vacation. Beautiful photos

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  32. I loved seeing your photos, even though we'd just recently gotten back from Cancun ourselves - I already missed being there! :) There is just no getting over the colors there - the ocean, the lagoon side, the sand, the sky, the clouds - it's all so beautiful!! :) I had in my mind that I wanted to use a collection for my trip album like Teresa Collins Memories - peach, ivory, soft coral, soft aqua, etc - but when I started looking through my photos, they all had such bright, vibrant colors that I knew I needed to use a different color scheme. I didn't even think about altering my photos! Yours came out beautifully! So glad you had a good time, but you're right - it's always nice to come home! ;)

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  33. Wow what a beautiful place, although like you I am always glad to come home. I love your photo treatment, such a wonderful way to use the colour combo. Thanks for your kind comments about my snails! :o)

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  34. Another terrific photo...oooooh Mexico looks dreamy...lucky you!....

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  35. Beautiful photo's...I would love to visit Cancun too! It's a beach holiday and once can just relax and enjoy, in these beautiful surroundings! You are a lucky lady!!!!
    This is still on my bucket list! ;-)

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  36. beajutiful photos. i love cancun. and i really need a vacay...thanks for sharing party of yours.

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  37. It's great how the colours were readily available to you for this weeks SOC. It looks like a lovely relaxing place to have had a holiday. X

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