Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Halloween party and a new scrapbook page to share!

Hi Everyone!  It has been such a long time since I last blogged!  Our lives here have been so hectic, but I did get a chance to scrap today!  YAY!!!  I went looking for inspiration on the web and found an amazing sketch blog entitled Stuck On U Sketches:

I knew that I wanted to scrap a favorite photo that I took at a Halloween party that we attended last weekend.  We try to go every year, because Anne's friends from China always go, and I have made lifelong friendships with the moms of our adopted children.

Here is the photo that I wanted to scrap:

Here is the current sketch from SOUS (October 24, 2014):

And my take on the sketch:

A simple layout and I followed the sketch pretty much to the t.

Here are 2 different views and close-ups:

I would love to share some photos that I took at the Halloween party, because it was the most wonderful extravaganza:

We were greeted by pumpkins and decorations everywhere:

A cool pumpkin patch:

 Anne and Grace picked their pumpkins:

All dressed up:

And of course, we had to get a photo of the dads:

Playing in the leaves:

And a spooky pinata:

 The end of the day:

It was so beautiful:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  If you get a chance, please check out the latest challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.

Happy Halloween everyone!  Have a wonderful week.  Hugs to you all!


  1. Gorgeous photos and loveeeee your lo! LOVING the burlap and the big circle!!!!

  2. Looks like an amazing Day full of lovely food and leaves that needed to be rolled in lol!

    Stunning page, the orange burlap and the pumpkin look fantastic on your layout. A wonderful page :-) xxx

  3. So glad you found SOUS! Your layout is fabulous and a great interpretation of the sketch! Love all the great Fall photos too!

  4. Love your bold and beautiful layout! And glad you are enjoying Fall...amazing photos!

  5. Lovely layout using that sketch and the day looks like,it was fun and memory making! Take care, life is busy!

  6. I really love this Sharon - perfect! And those photos are drop-dead gorgeous!

  7. Beautiful layout Sharon! Love the colors and textures....I really enjoyed your photos! It looks like such a fun day...I think that photo of the pink pumpkin sign would so fun to scrap! Have a wonderful week and I hope your girls have fun on Halloween....xo

  8. This is such a great layout, Sharon! I love everything about it! Authentique has some of my favorite papers and I love the one you used for the background. The photo is wonderful and the pictures from the party are great! It looks like everyone had a fantastic day!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I 'm glad you like the Christmas projects. It seems impossible that Christmas is coming so quickly.
    Have a wonderful week!

  9. WOW those pumpins look like they are growing wild! Wild layout too, many thanks for joining us at SOUS

  10. LOVE the layout! The spider you added it so much fun. And I love all the texture.

  11. Gorgeous page and photos! Love the burlap and fun elements!

  12. Sharon what a fun October event to look forward to every year! Love the pictures and not to mention your Amazing fall layout!!!! Love the burlap strips and the fence! Just super!

  13. Fabulous take on the sketch Sharon! Love the orange hessian. Great details too. Glad you were able to join us at SOUS!

  14. Awesome page Sharon and love all the different textures...such a special photo too! Loving all the photo's and the fall one's are amazing....great, rich colours and fun times too! ;-)

  15. I really love the way you combine your real-life photographs with your lovely artwork. The sketch looks a bit heavy and daunting (to me) but your interpretation is lovely and light.

  16. Your photos are always beautiful and I really love the gorgeous scrapbook page you made!

  17. Love all the texture on this layout! And the captured so much FUN!!!

  18. Oh my word.. What an amazing take on our sketch.. Love love love all of your little details.. Thank you for sharing this with us girls over at SOUS
    Nanné SOUS DTM

  19. The party looks like so much fun! I have no plans for halloween, I didn't even carve a pumpkin!! Your layout is wonderful too! I always want to scrapbook but i'm worried I won't do them justice!!

  20. Great page--I love the special touches of the orange speech bubble and the sparkly pumpkin. Happy Halloween!!!

  21. What a lovely page Sharon, and I really enjoy your photos, the kids look so adorable in their costumes!

  22. Hello Sharon, I LOVE this simple sketch, perfect for me too. Your layout is awesome and just right!! It's always fun to do holiday layouts too isn't it. So nice that you have this party to go to and the friends there, so wonderful for all of you.
    Thanks for sharing more photos for us of the party, they are beautiful and the weather too. Love all the trees and leaves to play in, we need that in our yard.
    It's been busy here too and won't be slow till after next week I think, yikes!

    Happy to say I have a new bigger and better monitor which will make blogging much nicer for me. The other one was just making me sad and frustrated to use. So of course I had to do a post today, lol. It was so much better and looks better, YAY!!

    Happy November dear friend, my favorite month and holiday are here! The Middle was so funny again this past week. Did you see it? I love the Sandy/Danny costume, how brilliant is that!!
    Hope you are well and enjoying the weekend. Take care dear friend, hugs.

  23. What a great take on the sketch! :D :D

  24. Gorgeous page with so much awesome it.

  25. This page is simply beautitiful. Love the colors and the use of texture. You rock! Thanks for sharing at SOUS.

  26. First off..I immediately went to follow your blog!
    I love the layout…but I love even more all the photos you shared and how
    much it made me wish I was there too!
    I also have to say I kinda am drawn to anyone that throws down the "adoption" word.
    As an adoptive parent myself, it just means the world to me to meet others who
    care that way =)
    Thank you SO much for sharing and I am SO glad that you found our site! Yay! Pretty please come back often and share…would love to get to know you!

    Warmly, Leah (SOUS co-leader)

  27. so much fun. love the page, but I especially love the photos. l

  28. What GLORIOUS autumn weather! Heard on the news there have been snow storms - hope they avoided you:):) loooove ur page... Perfect! The pumpkin coloured paint swipes behind look great & that little fence it FAB:):)


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