Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Good Morning everyone!

Today I would like to share a layout I made for the newest Challenge YOUrself challenge.  You may ask:  What is Challenge YOUrself?  If you don't already know, it's a challenge blog that asks you to make pages with YOU in the photos!!!

This month's challenge is all about using negative space:

I enjoy using negative space on my pages, but I know that for some scrappers, it's a real challenge.  I hope you all get to play along with us this month!

Here is my page:

With a close up:

This is a favorite photo of mine of the 3 of us.  My twin sister, Karen, took it at the Women's 5K Classic that we attend every year!!  Karen and I were celebrating a milestone birthday last year, too, which made it even more special.

Here are some different views:

One of my favorite aspects about making this layout was using the ballone punch and stamps.  I got the cute balloon punch and stamps at a Stampin Up crop that I attended last year with one of my dear friends!

I hope you get to check out the Challenge YOUrself blog and participate in our challenge this month!  We all would love that!

I am also entering my page into the Art Journal Journey challenge this month which is "Out and About:"

This monthly challenge is absolutely amazing.  Just check out some or all of the entries from all over the world, if you want to get some awesome artistic inspiration!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs!


  1. Oh Sharon what a fabulous layout that is! I love all the cute and delicate details! Just beautiful!
    I am really happy to see you at Art Journal Journey again!
    Thank you for this happy, beautiful entry to the Out and About theme!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING those balloons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Absolutely wonderful layout. I love the balloons and photo, but I esp love the poem. Gorgeous!

  4. Your LO is fabulous, Sharon. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Its a gorgeous layout, the space makes me look closer at your wonderful details and images. Its a super page for the theme at AJJ

  6. wonderful this page i love this...
    greetings Elke

  7. WOW!! Amazing page!! Love all your added details!!

  8. You certainly went up up and away with this one! Totally brilliant...loooove the balloons & you ROCKED the negative space. That colour pink.....YUMMY!!!!!

  9. HI There!! How is your part of this great world going!!? We are heading in to autumn here and the touch of coolness at night is very welcome!! i love your layout, love the balloons, they give it a celebratory feel and love the houses and of course the lovely photo.. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!!!

  10. This is terrific, so full of life with the colourful patterns and shapes. I love the houses and the twirly pattern and balloons, and of course your happy family photo.

  11. Wonderful page, you have a fantastic eye for detail and this is a lovely way to capture such happy memories :-). Nice to meet you at AJJ and wishing you a great week! J :-)

  12. OH wow. So many pretty details on a really really fun layout!


Thank you commenting on my blog today! I cherish each and every comment!