Sunday, August 7, 2016

Be Happy!

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Sunday!

It doesn't happen very often, so I want to share that my hubby and I enjoyed an evening out, just the 2 of us, last night. We went to see the Go Go's at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem. They were amazing and can definitely still rock!  I think it's great that we had such a wonderful time and can enjoy each others company after 26 years of marriage.

Belinda Carlisle:

But the main reason why I am writing is that today I would like to post a layout I just made for the latest challenge at Challenge YOUrself - a blog that challenges you to scrap a photo with YOU in it!

Here's CY# 32:

I absolutely love the vibrant colors of the artist, Leonid Afremov's painting entitled "Alley by the Lake."  

Here's my take:

With a different view:
 and close ups:

I picked a photo of me, my twin sister, and my dad taken many years ago.  One of my favorite memories as a kid was chasing fireflies and putting them in a jar . . . and then letting them go!!!  I will always cherish these memories of endless summer nights . . . 

I am also linking my page up to Art Journal Journey - this month's theme is "Nature's Wonders."  To me, fireflies are definitely one of nature's incredible wonders!  

Thank you, Art Journal Journey, for having your wonderful monthly challenges.  Your artists are always so amazing and they inspire me each time I visit your blog!!!

I also want to encourage you to check out Challenge YOUrself # 32!  You will love what the talented design team created.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking a moment out of your busy day to visit me!!!  HUGS!!!


  1. I love how you've brought the same kind of light and warmth to your layout as shown in the inspiration picture. Love it.

  2. Love your beautiful LO, very well done, and glad you had a great time at the show, you need to have time for yourself sometimes. Hugs, Valerie

  3. HI there, that sounds like a lovely night you had out.. and what a great challenge, such fabulous colors.. Your layout is lovely, I cant say that I have seen fire flys, so they sound amazing.. to catch them and put them in a jar.. how incrediable that seems to me! but precious memories for you! I hope your week is off to a great start!

  4. OOOH! I LOOOVE the childhood theme....can see you've used that vibrant yellow/orange....that painting reminds me of Paris. LOVE your blue bg on your LO too :) And it's great you still enjoy the same things. Just as well - once the kids leave, there's only the 2 of you left. So you're doing good practise!!!!

  5. How fun to see the Go-Go's! And LOVING your lo! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Love this! The colors are so beautiful and it just screams summer. Adorable photo of you two with your matching outfits and haircuts. :)

  7. It's good to have a date night with your husband, sounds like a great night.
    That's very clever how you have echoed the colours of the inspiration photo, but have made your own photo and artwork. It's lovely to see such a happy page.
    Fireflies are so amazing, thanks for reminding me of them as we don't have them here.

  8. Yes, fireflies are amazing, love them. Beautiful work, thanks for joining us at AJJ again, hugs, Valerie

  9. A wonderful layout Sharon - it's gorgeous and I am very happy and thankful that you linked it to Art Journal Journey!
    Super that you enjoyed the show - sounds like a great night!
    oxo Susi

  10. Beautiful layout - that's fabulous - I would love to see fireflies but we don't have them here :)
    Sounds like you had a great night out - I have a record and CD of Belinda Carlisle but had no idea she was in the Go-Go's..
    Gill x

  11. Wonderful memories both old and new! Sounds like a fab evening out with your hubby, congratulations on the 26 years, fabulous! I love that one of your favorite memories as a kid was chasing fireflies, you have captured this in your page perfectly! Thank you for sharing these cherished moments! J :-)

  12. What a great idea to make a page about fireflies. I just love them. :) Erika

  13. hi sharon,your lo its fabolous iam glad you have fun of this show,you give this show a wonderful place,love this.
    have a nice day.

    hugs jenny

  14. Wonderful combination of photos, colors and words! I have never seen fireflies in nature, what a pity!

  15. Oh this is beautiful, glad you had fun on date night!

  16. Such a cool and fab page! Love seeing those BoBunny accents...its really one of my favourite collections! ;-)
    Such a gorgeous photo too and so special that it holds such a special memory! That is definitely the stuff of life! ;-)

  17. Wonderful idea for a journal page

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. Gorgeous layout. I really enjoyed this childhood memory of the fireflies. The layout captured the memory just right.
    And...I also loved the GoGo's photos, thanks for sharing!


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