Sunday, March 12, 2017

An All Day Scarpbooking Event!

Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you all healthy and happy!

I am writing because I attended an all day scrapbooking event yesterday, which I hardly every get the chance to do anymore.   It was the Spring ALS Charity Crop in Souderton, PA:
I had a wonderful time scrapping with good friends and seeing some old friends there as well.  And what could be better than getting a whole day to scrap while supporting a good cause?

Today I would like to share two of the many layouts that I made:

1)  For my first page, I used this month's Creative Embellishments Challenge:

Their challenge is to use the photo below as your inspiration. Their twist is to incorporate 
something that flies on your page.

I was inspired by the beautiful movement depicted on this work of art.  And I was drawn to the gorgeous turquoise color.

Here is the layout I created:

As you can see, I incorporated stamps with butterfly wings and angels on my page.  And I used Creative Embellishments beautiful "Out of this World" chipboard piece:

I painted it white, distressed it, then added black circles and silver gems!!

Here is a close-up:
If the photo looks familiar to you, it should!  It was the one we used for our Christmas card this past December - I just converted it to black and white.

I would like to thank Creative Embellishments so much for inspiring me to make this scrapbook page!

2)  The second layout that I made was created using a kit I purchased from "A Place to Create" entitled "It's the Little Memories," designed by Tina Ollett  - please see more of her GORGEOUS scrapbook pages on Facebook and her blog.

Here is the layout I created using her kit:

I used a photo of Anne that I took when we went to Atlantic City for a long weekend last summer.  I pretty much followed Tina's instructions and her design to the T.  Thank you so much, Tina!

I would like to link my second layout to the Art Journal Journey challenge this month.  There theme is
"Out and About!"

Thanks, Yvonne, for this month's awesome theme, and AJJ for your ever-ending support and inspiration!!

I will share some of the other layouts that I made yesterday at a later date . . .

Until then, I leave you with a wish that you are all well and enjoying March.  We just got some snow on Friday and are expecting a Nor'easter storm on Monday evening which will last into Tuesday.  For those of you how live in the zone of this storm, please stay safe!

And thank YOU so much for visiting my blog today.  Hugs to all of you.


  1. Extremely gorgeous. I am truly inspired.

  2. Your LOs are both fantastic, and I love the second one especially, the cardboard adds so much charm. Glad you enjoyed your course. Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh wow.. it sounds really good to join such an event!
    ANd you came up with two wonderful layouts! I also like it that I can see the artwork that inspired you to that first amazing layout with your lovely family. And the beach layout is wonderful as well... adorable how you incorporated that phot so masterly... you have such a talent Sharon!
    Thank you very much for joining us with yet another fantastic entry at Art Journal Journey! Always a pleasure to have you with us!
    oxo Susi

  4. Ewww! The weather sounds dreadful. But your LOs look fantastic! And that's the important thing;) I ADORE The top one...that chippy sets the whole page up beautifully....& WOW! That bottom one of Anne.....just WOW....Tina is a brilliant the colours and the flowers and the cardboard ripples..... YUMMO:):)

  5. How lovely to spend a whole day engaged in such creativity with like-minded people. Your layouts are how you framed the photos.:)

  6. Oh an all day scrap..... that sounds like a great way to spend a day!!! Your layouts each one look wonderful.. great photos, love the addition of the gems to the chipboard, and special photo, and love the second layout, the corrugated card looks wonderful and what a great photo too... Stay safe in your snowy weather, while here we are enjoying a bit cooler weather with a few little showers of much needed rain... have a great week ahead!!

  7. How fun! LOVING the pages you made, they are just GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous layouts, they both look beautiful. It sounds a wonderful way to spend your day with like minded friends and crafters.
    I am so pleased you liked the theme and have shared your layout at AJJ.

  9. Sharon...This is wonderful, but then you know I am a big fan! I really appreciate you joining in here at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  10. I like the paint bubbles in the top layout and the corrugated cardboard pieces in the bottom. Hope you can 'enjoy' the snow while safely inside!

  11. Wow! Both layouts are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Embellishments!

  12. Oooh, amazing!! What a fun day it must have been - and so full of inspiration I bet. I would be really challenged to use that picture and something that flies - I think you did an amazing job at it! And your second layout is just beautiful with that color and cardboard! xoxoxo

  13. I really miss seeing all your lovely work, it makes me want to scrapbook again!

  14. Gorgeous pages Sharon,I especially love the LO of your family,lucky you an all dat scrap....thanks for always asking about me (hugs) x

  15. Wow Sharon great job on this layout, beautiful family picture, perfectly framed with this chipboard. Thanks for playing along at Creative Embellishments & good luck.

  16. Wonderful layouts. I esp love the 2nd one, such beautiful colors! And such a lovely photo of Anne in Atlantic City. Glad you had fun at your all day event!

  17. Adore both the layouts especially the softness of the second one! tfs

  18. WOW. Gorgeous layouts. I especially love the first.

  19. both beautiful and fun! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  20. Awesome work Sharon! Love your treatment of the CE circle frame. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Embellishments.

  21. these are gorgeous. great pages! Thank for joining us at Creative Embellishments.


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