Friday, October 16, 2015

"Fabulous Memories" for Scraptober Fest!

Hi everyone!  Today I would like to share a layout that I made for a very exciting event going on right now called Scraptober Fest!

Four awesome challenge sites have teamed up to bring you the ultimate challenge and the chance to win multiple prizes!  Sounds like fun?  Then read on . . .

This is how the challenge works:
Each challenge site is hosting a challenge on their blog for a chance to win a prize.
For each challenge that you complete and link at their site, you will be entered into the prize drawing for that blog.

The challenges:

Challenge YOUrself:

Scrap our Stash:

Now here’s the fun, challenging part… If you create a layout, combining all (4) challenges on one layout and link it up to each participating blog, you will be eligible for a chance to win the Scraptober Fest bonus prize: 
A $40 gift card generously provided by all (4) challenge sites.  The winner of the Bonus Prize will have (2) options for their gift card:
(A) $40 gift card to shop with one of our sponsors…winners choice  
(B) (2) $20 gift cards to shop with any two of our sponsors…winners choice

And don't forget to read the rules for Scraptober Fest here!      

Here is my take for the challenge:

I had such a great time working on this layout for FOUR different challenges combined for the Scraptober Fest Challenge Event!! My Scraps and More: I loved the beautiful color scheme, which was perfect for my photos from our recent vacation! Challenge YOUrself: It was fun scrapping a photo with ME in it! This photo of me with my husband at the beach is a favorite of mine!! Scrap our Stash: In addition, I added four different types of Washi tape (pink, yellow, blue, and aqua) to my page. The Memory Nest: Finally, I loved using the sketch, which I turned it on it's side and had some creative fun with it!

Now it's your turn!  Check it out at all 4 of the different sites!!  And most importantly, have fun!!


  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. just another beautiful layout my friend .

    Did You have see my new blog ?

    Hugs Carla

  3. Whoa! I can't believe you managed to fit ALL those challenges on one page! Superwoman! The frame looks great - as does your sun [set??? Presuming you'd not be up for sunrise, but I could quite possibly be wrong!!!] photo....& I really MUST use my washi more. I love it....but just to look at mostly! I was sad to hear about your MIL dying, too, but like I said. Faith is like a rock. We have firm ground! Always helps, I think :) Well, I HOPE it does, eh? Take care. Next gonna try for, say SIX challenges on one LO?????GIGGLES;)!!!

  4. Stunning top photo, gorgeous colours. And I love the contrast of the black and white photo. Thanks for using the sketch from The Memory Nest.

  5. What a lovely layout! And how fabulous to fit all those challenges on one page! Beautiful memories too I would think!

  6. WOW Sharon!! This is so pretty and WOW to using all the challenges!!! You are so good at pulling them all together and make it look easy. Not sure I could do all 4 at once time, maybe two. LOVE IT!!!

    Thank you for the blog visit, so sorry to hear about your MIL, hugs and prayers for your family. She will be in heaven with my grandma, they can sit and tell stories together. I have found 6 diaries my grandma kept and have been reading them. They were just daily note ones, nothing personal but I see a lot of me in them and think I get my story telling from her.

    Did you see The Middle this week? I liked it but am wondering if they are going to make it more for older kids with the Sue at college and that crazy roommate of hers. I didn't like that part at all in this past weeks show.

    Fall is still popping up here and chill is in the air more each day now. The sky has been amazing this week too, you would love it.

    Take care friend! HUGS!!!

    1. Hi! I couldn't help responding to your question for Sharon about The Middle. I didn't like the new episode, either. I've found that the longer a series runs, the weaker the writing becomes. The new shows simply aren't as charming as the older ones. The Brad thing bothers me, too. Is this show becoming a forum for controversial subjects? Sue is still my favorite character, but I wonder how much longer they can keep her "young" when the actress herself is looking older every year. I guess we'll see.

    2. It is sad when a TV show has been on the air for many years and disappoints us in it's final years.

  7. Love your entry piece! This is quite a set of challenges!

  8. Gorgeous layout Sharon, I am loving the colour palette you have used. The month is running out fast and I must admit I felt a little over whelmed with the Scraptober Fest, but having read it here I think I might try to do at least a couple of the challenges
    Mary x

  9. Fabulous layout!!! LOVE your use of materials and textures!! Thanks for playing along with the Scraptober challenges and for linking up with The Memory Nest! Hope you will stop by and play along with our monthly challenges!!

  10. Oh, I hope I can find time to pull one out for this! What a fun combination of challenges, and I just love your textural mix of horizontal strips and those paste hearts! So fun!

  11. Wow Sharon...what an awesome achievement...4 challenges in one. I would never be able to achieve that...and your page is stunning. Each element is perfectly placed and the design is eye candy.

  12. Sharon, you're a genius at keeping to layouts and challenge rules in such an artistic way, but four challenges all together? - it's brilliant artwork, and again I do love how your artwork is personal and keeps the memories.

  13. Beautiful page....Love all the special bits and bobs and the beautiful photo's! Just gorgeous! ;-)

  14. Beautiful Sharon (as ALL of your pages are!) Love how well you combined all of the challenges...Great job with the sketch at THE MEMORY NEST...TFS!

  15. What a fantastic LO,so very romantic!

  16. I love that layout, the colors are so pretty!

  17. LOVE your layout and your style Sharon!! Thanks for playing along with all of the Scraptoberfest Challenges ~ Sherri, DT The Memory Nest, Challenge YOUrself, and Scrap Our Stash!


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