Friday, July 14, 2017

Yay for Summertime Memories!

Good Morning fellow scrappers.  TGIF!  I am enjoying some scrappy time this morning because of the thunder storms, of all things!  My daughter's cross country coach cancelled practice due to severe storms, so I decided to do a little scrapping.

Today I got my inspiration from The Memory Nest:

Here is this week's sketch challenge:


I am also linking my project to this month's Art Journal Journey challenge:

The July challenge is hosted by Elizabeth and her theme is Summertime Love.

Here is my take:

I used a photo of Anne and me taken this past summer (2016) when we walked along the beach in Atlantic City. (We were so pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the beach and boardwalk are there.)  

I used some yellow, orange, and pink shimmery spritzes, a star-burst stencil, and the rim of a plastic cup with black ink to create my background.  I had some cute, summer embellishments from a Close-To-My-Heart collection and Crate Paper chipboard that I had in my stash

Here is a close up and different angle:

I truly enjoyed making this page.  Thank you Elizabeth at AJJ; and Leslie at the Memory Nest for providing me the inspiration to make my summer layout.
Happy summer creating everyone!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.


  1. Fantastic LO for Elizabeth's wonderful theme. Enjoy your weekend, have fun! Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a beautiful page, I love how you showcased the lovely photo on your page and incorporated the embellishments on and around it 😀. The colours remind me of summertime and it feels like you have captured memories filled with happiness and love - perfect! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  3. I really LOVE this, Sharon. It seems like every time I come here I think I should be visiting far more often, because you always have the most incredible layouts. If I made scrapbook pages, I would want them to be just like yours.

    I love the pinks and yellows you incorporated on your page, but the sewing set the photo apart and made it simply special. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey today, Sharon. It's always a treat to visit you.

  4. This layout is gorgeous! I love the pink and yellow with just a hint of black, and your background is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Memory Nest! -Lori DT

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Great color choices and love all the embellishments you selected.

  6. Wonderful design, a fresh summer image with a nice photo in the center.
    I like it much, but most of all the pink and yellow colors.

  7. Wow what a stunning background design! I love the soft colors and a perfect representation of Summer indeed!! My son used to be a Xcountry runner in highschool and college...I miss those days! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  8. What a sweet layout Sharon! I love the colors, they are so pretty!
    Glad I am here for a treat, hasn't been spending much time in the craft room lately, off to see more of your previous posting! Have a fun-filled weekend!

  9. This is such a beautifful layout Sharon!
    Thank you very much for linking this to AJJ!
    This is much apreciated!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love those colors together and a fabulous take on the sketch! Have a lovely weekend!

  11. Love love love this! LOVING that photo and the colors!! GORGEOUS!! So excited you joined us at The Memory Nest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Wow, what a beautiful Summer Memories page! Very pretty with its lovely colors and fabulous design, I like it!
    Happy Sunday! Rike x

  13. Oh YAY You posted it here and I get to see it again! This is such a clever way to use the sketch---it's cheerful and fun and I have been to that beach this year already! Thanks for joining in at THE MEMORY EST Sharon!

  14. hi sharon! WOW,your summerpage its fabolous,love the pink and yellow splahs on your page,i love the seaside photo,just beautiful :-)
    its great chatting with you again.
    wishing you a happy new week ,dear sharon :-)


  15. Great Summer layout! I love the colors and the embellishments. But I esp love the photo, the beach is so nice in Atlantic City. I love the beach!!!

  16. wonderful page i love this layout!!!
    Happy week

  17. Fantastic LO Sharon,so you xx

  18. Such a cool take on the sketch!! Love your design, the colors and the picture! Thanks for playing along with us!


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