Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Challenge YOUrself, Challenge #20!

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  We are having very hot and humid weather today.  How about you?

Today I would like to share the newest challenge up at Challenge YOUrself!
If you don't remember, Lynn started this challenge blog because most of us do not like to have our own photos taken:

Hey you! The one who likes to snap hundreds of pictures of everyone else. Yes, you know who you are! It's time to start getting in front of the camera and scrapping memories that include YOU in the photo! Join us once a month and challenge YOUrself!
I have loved being a part of this design team since the beginning, and now we are up to Challenge #20!  Can you believe it?!  Time flies!

Here is my take on the color challenge and awesome sketch:

With some different views:

This photo that I used was taken at Anne's moving up ceremony in June of this year:  

She spent the last 3 years at the intermediate school and "moved up" to middle school this past June.  She will enter 7th grade in the fall.  Talk about time flying!!!  Wasn't it just yesterday that she was a little girl?

I would like to end with some photos from Anne's big day:

They had a slide show of each student from the past 3 years:

Here's Anne getting her certificate:

A close up:

One last stop at her locker that was hers for the past 3 years:

Proud Mom with Anne:

Even prouder Dad with Anne:

And here she is:

A bittersweet day!  We wish the best for Anne in middle school this fall!

And a big thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Please check out Challenge YOUrself this month!  You won't be sorry.


  1. Bittersweet indeed....I reckon the years between 13 & 18 just FLY....but you will know that already. I swear I missed them, somehow! I certainly have Very Few photos of the boys then....prob cos they screwed their noses up, or ducked away, or rolled their eyes!!! ANYWAYS....I'm sure girls are different.... & this page is GORGEOUS.....LOVE the pink. I want a girl so I can scrap pink!!! And the jewels. YUM!

  2. That is a great challenge, I have printed it off.. you never know.. i might get time this month.. hehe.. love your layout.. that pink is stunning.. and lovely photo too.. and yes time flies by.. your photos are so special.. Anne sure is a beautiful young lady.. We had a magnificent day here today.. it is supposed to be winter but the sunshine was warm and inviting.. I do believe we have some really cold weather coming by the weekend.. time to fill up the wheel barrow with wood and be ready!! Have a good evening!

  3. Gorgeous page and gorgeous photos! You all look so happy and Anne is a gorgeous girl! I remember how quickly they grow up - my son is 33 and my daughter is 34 - they will always be my babies though! xxx

  4. She's so beautiful, your daughter, you must be so very proud of her. The layout is amazing with lovely colours and brilliant detailing.

    Have wonderful week, sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  5. Love love love your lo!! LOVING that pink wood grain!! And CONGRATS to Anne on her school promotion!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. She is such a doll and also looks like a sweet heart. Hugs Denise

  7. Gorgeous page, the PP looks textured ? A lovely documentation of a big day. They grow sooooo fast, I have to keep telling myself that our Grand Daughter is 18 early next year ! They are lovely photo's of your beautiful girl, thank you for sharing
    Mary x

  8. Time sure flies! What great photos of the day! Nice page, Sharon. I like your interpretation of the sketch and color choices. Fun meandering stitching, too. :)

  9. She's tall too! Love the picture at the locker!

  10. She is so beautiful and I don't blame y'all one bit for being proud. Your photography is amazing! Thanks for sharing her achievements with us.

  11. I can kind of relate to this, because my Wee Man moved up from Infants, to Juniors just before Summer break, so after the holidays he will be staying at school until 3:15 instead of 2:30. It's hard seeing them growing up so quickly (too quickly), but so very proud to see the progress made.
    Over here in the UK, Infants are aged 4/5 to 7/8 then in the fourth year, which Wee Man moved to is Juniors. He turns 8 next week.:o))

  12. How really lovely and touching to see you both with Anne. You all look so happy together.
    Your layout picture is just perfect with the distressed bright pink background, the little banner in the top left, all the other additions, and especially the photograph and your note.

  13. Love your page! The paper and the embellies are great! Congrats to your daughter! They grow up so fast!

  14. That pink weatherboard paper is amazing! What a perfect backdrop for your precious photos of this event. Yes, the years fly by...... its great we have photos and LO's to make us pause for a while

  15. I love that you've been able to scrap yourself yet still tell a story about an important milestone. Fabulous!

  16. What a beautiful way to commemorate your daughters special day!! Love the mother daughter spread...such pretty colours too! All the photos are wonderful...thanks for sharing! All the best for your daughter in middle school.... I see some very proud parents in those photos!! As she looks back one day she will see how loved she is!!

    Hugs Giggles

  17. Love your page!!!! I have never really done much scrapping but thinking of doing it with some of the boxes of photos I have setting around here. While I can still remember who and what the are. :) This weeks colors were so much fun!!

  18. Awesome layout - love the peeling pink boards - great look! Lovely photos too! :D

  19. Adore your LO Sharon! Love how you used the colors and the lovely embellies. Beautiful picture of you and Anne! I hope she has a fabulous time in 7th grade!

  20. What a great layout with such great texture!


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