Friday, November 27, 2015

Once Upon a Time!

Hi everyone and good morning.  For those of you who live in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Happy Black Friday to all who are shopping today.  And good luck with the crowds, too!

Today I am sharing the latest sketch challenge at Scrap our Stash.  I absolutely loved working with this amazing sketch:


And not only is it a sketch challenge, but the Scrap our Stash team wants you to use items in your stash by picking items in a row, column or diagonal from the BINGO card below:

I picked the vertical row in the middle and used the following items from my stash:  polka dot paper, circles (around my sequined embellishments), a big star (with the word "awesome"), mist (behind the "once upon a time" title), and chipboard embellies including the camera.

Here's my layout:

With some different angles:

And in conclusion, I would like to share some random Black and White photos that I recently shared on Facebook.  I was invited to participate in a 5-Day photo challenge by my dear friend from Australia, and these were the photos that I posted:

Day #1:  This was taken from our car at Penn State University November, 2015:

Day #2: Paris in 2011:

Day #3:  Cape Cod 2015:

Day #4: Jacobsburg Park 2014:

Day #5: NYC March, 2015

This last and final photo that I am going to share with you was taken right down the street from our home. The barn is truly vintage and has been around for a long, long time.  That's why I felt this photo is perfect for this  Our Beautiful World prompt:  Vintage November.

Please check out their blog and everyone's beautiful photography here:

That's it for today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing a little touch of my black and white photography!!

Hugs to all of you who took the time to stop by my blog today!  Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Hello Sharon! I love seeing these challenges from you, they always come out so awesome!! I love the sketch of this one, great photo and colors for it. The bingo card is a fun way to use up scraps and use things together you may not have before, so fun. Wonderful job including them all, came out so pretty!!
    Happy day after Thanksgiving to you, we had a wonderful day, the weather was like summer time again too, YAY!! The rain and cool off are on the way again though.

    Thank you for your blog visit and comment, always nice to see you there. So happy you had Katie with you for the long weekend, enjoy it!! Sam watched that rerun of Middle too and liked that one. I would like to watch the one of Sue graduating again, such a sweet one. We watched the last week new one and it was crazy but good. No black Friday shopping for us, staying home and having leftovers, YAY!!!
    Take care and enjoy the last of November before the hustle of the December is upon us. Hugs dear friend!!

  2. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family. Your page is so the color combo. You really have a special gift with photography...your black and white images are so crisp.

  3. Gorgeous page! LOVING the colors and the big title!! And LOVING the photos.. beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Nice creations, Sharon! Have a blessed day!

  5. A gorgeous LO,and awesome photos,i saw them on FB

  6. Look where you've been...all over the world!!! Lovely photos. Especially Paris:) And your LO is equally Lovely. HESSIAN in strips in pretty colours.... what a stunner of a bg for your photo! Gorgeous photo, again, too!!!

  7. Your layout is stunning. Absolutely love it. And the photos are beautiful too!

  8. Your photographic compositions are phenomenal. Blessings!

  9. Wonderful photos!! I love black and white! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

  10. Hi Sharon! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! I love your layout, pretty colours, and love the textures.. And the black and white photos are magnificent, very dramatic and beautiful! Have a good week ahead!

  11. Beautiful layout. I love the colors and your photos are always amazing!

  12. Your photos just knock my socks off every time! WOW! I love the photo on the layout too. Perfect!

  13. Wow, I can see from your photographs that you have been to many different places. It looks like you had som great trips.

    Your scrapbook page has my favorite color combo again. :) Other details that I like include the woven burlap strips and the column of round embellishments to the right of the photo.

    I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend!

  14. Love your gorgeous page - the colours are stunning! Lots of texture too. Amazing photographs! xxx


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