Saturday, February 7, 2015

I am . . .

Good Morning everyone!  Happy weekend!  I hope you are all as happy for the weekend as I am!  Last week was a full moon, and although very beautiful to look at, it sure can bring out the "nasty" in people.  My triage nurses and I have had to deal with a lot of  "nastiness" on the phone at work last week.  I am hoping for a calmer and nicer one starting this Monday.

Today I would like to share the latest challenge at Challenge YOUrself!


This month's challenge is a color challenge using this very cool color palette:


In addition, the challenge wants you to include "I am . . ." in your title or journaling!

Here is my layout:


With some close-ups:






My husband, John, and I are going to be celebrating 25 years of marriage on March 3rd of this year, so I thought this would be a perfect time to scrap this.  My daughter, Anne, took the photo of the 2 of us walking . . . it looks like a silhouette, and I loved the effect!!!  (Thanks Anne!!)  To get the colors from the palette above, I added stickles to the trees and stitching around the outside of the page.  And I used more paper from the collection that I have been obsessed with lately, Webster's Pages "All that Glitters."

So that's it!  If you want to see more, head over to Challenge YOUrslef to see what the rest of the design team did with this challenge.  

I will leave you with some examples of the projects that I have been making for my Life Book 2015 class!


Here's a daily affirmation jar:


a ballerina:


a watercolor word art project:


a watercolor tag:


a dream catcher:



 . . . and a feather art mixed media project:


I must say, I have a lot to learn, but I am really, really enjoying this year long class so far! (Did I say really?  I mean it!!)  To learn more about the amazing Lifebook classes, check out Tamara Laporte's website!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  Have a good weekend everyone!  HUGS!!!



29 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow! You have been busy! These are all gorgeous! LOVING your I AM lo!! WOW!! That is AMAZING!!!!!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness Sharon! These are all so gorgeous! I love your "Love" layout so much! It's so artsy and so you! The contrasting stitching around the edge is the perfect finishing touch! And your LifeBook pages are amazing! I'm glad you are liking the workshop! I am too!

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  3. I agree WOW WOW WOW, your work is amazing Sharon,all very beautiful and a happy early anniversary,i think 25 years is silver?

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  4. I've never heard about Life book...thanks for the heads up. I'm only gonna join in if they promise I can do projects as beautiful as yours, though, LOL!!! As for your LO....WOW ain't the 'alf of it! It's super-duper stunning & a LOVEly tribute to.....well....Love!!!!!

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  5. Love this layout Sharon, gosh you are doing some cool work, very inspiring . Thank you for sharing your Life project with us, I know how much I enjoyed your work from last time. Looks like a really good thing to do.
    Mary x

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  6. Beautiful work. I need to get some art in today, I am inspired.😊

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  7. This is a wonderful layout. So glad you explained how it was made ! What an amazing photo as well. Congrats for your Wedding anniversary which is coming up.

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  8. I love your creativity on your creations! The layout looks amazing and love your other projects too! And congrats on your 25th anniversary too! Have a good week!

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  9. I love your layout, Sharon. The way you used the colors is fantastic and I love the silhouette of you and your husband. Congratulations on your anniversary! All your projects are beautiful! Have a good week and stay warm!

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  10. Your layout is just marvellous, I love it and the sentiment with it and the beautiful and subtle use of the given colours. Love the wide expanse of sky and the sparkling trees and the clever addition of stitching round the edges.

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  11. This layout is absolutely stunning! I love the photo of you two, the simple journaling, the hearts... everything about it! Congrats on 25 years.

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  12. What a beautiful layout Sharon, love the minimalist feel to it, it makes the elements you use really powerful...and congrats!!!! A long marriage is something to be very proud of! That's funny because my hubby and I will have been married 15 years on March 1st!!! So here's to husbands! LOL he is till my best friend after all these years...:) I hope you have a wonderful anniversary and do something special...love that feather and your other projects, it's great to explore...have a wonderful week, Lisa xo

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  13. Wonderful pieces, Sharon! Congratulations on your anniversary; what a blessing! (We were married in 1968!)

    I'm headed to Challenge YOUrself later today. I love the color palette and need to expand my creative horizons.

    Have a blessedly bountiful and bountifully blessed day!

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  14. Oh WOW! I love love love seeing your LB projects! What a wonderful job you've done - and I'm in LOVE with your feather from Tam's lesson! Gorgeous layout too - so soft and light and romantic. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to come! xoxo

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  15. These projects look amazing! Glad you are inspired by this class. Fabulous works of art my friend!

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  16. Sharon...I love, love love your page. I am sorry to hear that people have been nasty around you...sending many hugs.

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  17. Hello Sharon, so good to see your post today!! I'm sorry you had a bad time at work, hope this week goes by easier with nicer people.
    WOW, your layout is amazing and adorable and sweet and I LOVE IT! How creative and fun it is, you have a gift for scrapping my friend.
    The projects for your class are so awesome too, a nice variety is good. I can see that your enjoying it, YAY!!
    Thank you for the visits on my blog, so good to see you there and catch up with each other. Stay warm and safe with the new snow/cold coming our way again. Hugs for your loved ones and you.

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  18. I love your layout, you have created a lovely scene!

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  19. Hi Sharon - LOVE your take on the Challenge! Very creative and so peaceful and heartwarming! So happy to be on this DT with you!

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    1. I enjoy working with you, Sherri!! So much!!

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  20. Your projects are absolutely stunning. I really love all of the art journal pages. They are fantastic. The jar is so pretty too! I hope you have a better week as well. Sorry about all of the cranky full moon people.

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  21. So many inspirational projects, Sharon! Wow! And I adore your page! I never would've guessed that was a real photo, and yet, it's absolutely perfect for the challenge and your beautifully, altered page! Love all those colorful Stickles and the sweet trail of hearts!

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  22. Congrats on 25 years!! That's a very special milestone indeed!! What a fabulous layout!! I adore your style!! Loving your life book projects as well!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  23. Awesome projects!! Love them all! Congratulations!

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  24. your projects are all so fabulous! gongrats on 25 years.

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  25. Ohhh, I love that layout! Fabtastic! And congrats on the 25 years today! You're making a great range of other projects too - go you!

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  26. O sei layout está belíssimo.
    Abraços.

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  27. I have a cousin who is a nurse, and she often remarks on how crazy people can get around the time of the full moon. So sorry that you have to go through that.

    On to happier topics, Happy Anniversary! Did you do anything special to celebrate?

    That photo by Anne is so cool. At first I thought it was a stamped image! I love how you fitted it in to the scene in the background paper.

    Take care and try to stay warm!

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  28. Beautiful projects Sharon and so awesome that you are enjoying your classes! So awesome that you and hubby will be celebrating 25 years of marriage...in todays society..that is a real achievement! May the love and happiness abound! xx

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