Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Love the Journey!

Good Morning everyone and welcome Tuesday!  I cannot believe that it is October 13th already.  I know I have said it a lot lately, but it sure seems like time is flying by more quickly than usual!  Could it be because I am getting (ahem), "older???" Who knows!  But I do know that it will be Halloween before we know it and Thanksgiving and even Christmas are right around the corner!

Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the design team of Scrap our Stash.  Here's the current stash challenge #31:

And my layout:

My photo was taken back in March of this year, and is one of my favorites from my online photography class. I used the following items from my stash to make my layout as follows:
I~ Inkssentials white linen ink
N~ newsprint stamp
K~Kraft paper
S~stitching, Snap pack - gold, and a star

In addition, I was inspired by this amazing sketch that I found at the Scrap Friends blog:

Here are some different views of my layout:

I thoroughly enjoyed making my layout for this month's challenge and can't wait to see what each of you come up with using items from your stash! (Hint-hint!) You can check it out here!

And to end today's post, I would like to share some recent photos that I took right down the street from us during my morning walk:

I am so happy that we live in such a pretty and peaceful area!  I am in awe of it's beauty every time I take a walk.  I love to see how the scenes change with each season, too!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Keep an eye out - I am going to be posting a layout that I made for the Scraptober Fest challenges that are going on this month at four different blogs! Hugs to you all!  I hope you are having a good week.


  1. Gorgeous layout Sharon. Love your title that goes perfectly with your photo. Your photo looks fabulous with the frames and I really like the touches of gold and stars. Looks beautiful where you live. I am enjoying seeing all the Autumn photo;s from my Overseas friends, it is such a pretty time of year. We are in Spring and I am enjoying the weather warming up
    Mary x

  2. Wow wow wow!! Your lo is GORGEOUS!!! LOVING the subtle colors!!! And loving all the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I would love to take a walk over that bridge. Your layout is stunning - love the neutral colors. And what lovely landscapes you have to enjoy.

  4. Wow- stunning! Your photos are gorgeous and I love the layout. Such beautiful color.

  5. Now that is a complex sketch, looks very difficult.
    I like the scrap your stash letters, good fun. The way you have used them AND kept to the sketch is terrific. Love the photo by the way.
    And are these photos from just down your street? - so very different from here, you've captured an autumn atmosphere which looks misty and frosty.

  6. Cool art from your stash! GORGEOUS photos of your area!!! Love fall!!!

  7. Hello Sharon!! What a pretty layout, love the layers!! Very creative uses for each of the letters too.

    What a beautiful place to take a walk, all that nature goodness right there close by. Looks so peaceful and pretty!! Thank you for sharing them.

    Time is going by so fast indeed. Wish fall could go slow though, it is my favorite. Hope all is well with you and family. Here we are doing good and enjoying what was GORGEOUS fall weather, shorts and shirts even some days. Now the wind and cold have come and will stay the rest of the week, lol. Just hoping we get some warm weather again after that.

    We have been enjoying the Middle so much. poor Sue and her new roommate, too funny. I'm glad she has Axel at college with her, so sweet. UGH, poor Brick though, I told Sam that might be him in a couple years, I hope not but it will be weird with only him left at home with us. Hope it's a good one tomorrow too. Will be thinking of you :)

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your week. HUGS!!!

  8. You are BLESSED to live in such a lovely area....gorgeous corn shots.....& scrap friends, eh? That was my very first design team and her sketches are still as awe inspiring now as when she first created them! And this one of yours....well, dang it all, sistaaaah....if you're gonna layer up my FAVEST elements on a page [newsprint, frames, stamping, those colours, arrows, tags ,GOLD, stars and hearts.....pfffft! Sure fire winner to me!!! Well - not WINNER cos it's a DT page...but YKWIM:)

  9. This is such a beautiful page! Love the kraft and gold combo, and that sketch is perfection! Gosh, I miss ScrapFriends!

  10. Hey sharon happy to visite your blog so long time ago ......what did you made such a gorgeous layoutlove the layering and details ......and the pictureare soooo beautiful yeah sooo blessed I have now a new blog you are welcome my friend

    hugs Carla

  11. What a beautiful Layout and adorable photos!

  12. Well i am with you! The year is flying.... Your layout is lovely, love the soft Colors, great photo... And your country photos look wonderful.. Love the corn fields.. Enjoy the rest of the week... It is going so fast!

  13. Your photos are so beautiful...and you have an eye for composition. Your page is gorgeous...love the kraft and the shiny bits.

  14. Another gorgeous layout, and take me along next time when you go for your morning walk! : )


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