Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Magic Moment

Hi everyone!  Today is the first day of Challenge YOUrself's newest challenge! I can't wait to share it with you:

This month, Challenge YOUrself #33 is about adding sewing to your page

I decided to scrap about meeting Susan Branch back in May of this year.  Sometime it is good to forget about worries and do something FUN!  I went with my sister, Karen and cousin, Cindy . . . and we had a wonderful time together.

Here is my layout:

I converted the photo to B&W, and made my own background with water colors.  Of course I added lots of machine stitching to my page as per the challenge.

Here are some different views:

I would like to share some photos of the special day when I met Susan Branch.  To learn more about her, you can check out her blog here.  She had a book signing tour (for her three books in her trilogy) across the country.  Here were all of her stops - this photo is from her blog:

Karen, Cindy, and I met her here:

The HollyHedge Estate 
New Hope, PA 
Tuesday  May 3, 2016  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

She had name tags for us to print out on her blog:

Here's Karen and Cindy:

Me holding up my book:

Cindy talking to Joe, Susan's significant other:

And Joe took our picture with Susan:
They were two of the nicest people - so down to earth and wonderful.

Susan even posted a photo of us on her blog!!  As my cousin Cindy said, it was truly a serendipitous day!!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope all of you scrappers get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself #33 this month!


  1. Love your layout, the b/w against the watercolor is so charming. And I am so very jealous you got to see and meet Susan Branch.

  2. Love love love your lo! LOVING the colors!! And loving the photos, looks like a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beautiful layout! I love the design! I also love all of the pictures. It was a wonderful day, really magical.

  4. What a wonderful experience, and so great that you could share the day with your cousin and twin!

  5. That sounds like a very special day for you! And a lovely layout to remember the time too. Love the splash of yellow on the background! I hope you are having a good week!

  6. Looks like you had an amazing time and day & those photos show it all!!! LOVE your page...that 'frame' and the heart....lovely, lovely touches. And machine stitching. Now THAT I could manage. Just. Winks!!!!

  7. Such a lovely the doodle frame around your photo and the watercolor in the background. Thank you for your lovely words on my blog xx

  8. Oh sweet and fun project!
    I was going to find time to play the last one and days turn into weeks and here we are , another new challenge! : (

  9. Oh I love this! That watercolour background is awesome. Such great memories for you.

  10. This is a gorgeous page Sharon and love the splashy yet soft background. Love the photo too and such a special reminder of such a fabulous day! ;-) Just beautiful! ;-)


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