Monday, January 22, 2018

Go Where Your Dreams Take You!

Hi everyone.  I hope January is treating you all nicely!!!

Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the January Art Journal Journey challenge!

It has been such a long time since I have participated in their challenges and I have missed them so much.  If you have a chance, you should visit their site here if only to see all of the talented people that enter each month!  This month's challenge is hosted by Erica, aka BioArtGal.  Her theme is very appropriate for January:  "New Year, New Adventures."  

For this challenge, I used a photo that was taken of John, Katie, Anne, and me walking away from the camera . . . towards new adventures.

Here is the page I created:

I loved using papers and products from the Blue Fern Studios beautiful "Wanderlust" collection.  

Here is a close up:

And a different view:

Here are the Blue Fern Studios products that I used:

Paper: Wanderlust "Lakeside"
Chipboard: Arching Leaves, Wanderlust printed Chipboard shapes
Embossing Powder: Green Ivory, Blue Sky
Flowers:  Wanderlust Lilies

Thank you so much, Art Journal Journey and Blue Fern Studios for giving me the inspiration to make my layout today.

And thank YOU for your visit to my blog.

Hugs!!! I hope you get to enjoy many new adventures this year!


  1. Sharon this is a brilliant take on the challenge. I love the photo-it's a great idea to take one of everyone walking off on the way to a new adventure. I hope the adventure was a good one. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  2. Oh Sharon, it's been far too long since I visited you. I apologize because life sometimes gets in the way. Every time I visit your blog, I think if I ever scrapbooked, I would want to make my layouts look as ingenious as yours. Not only do you take both beautiful and relevant photos, you turn them into to-die-for pages. This is a beautiful entry and fits Erika's theme to a T. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

  3. Beautiful picture and a beautiful page, Sharon.
    One of my targets for this year is to make more layouts and little books. So thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Gorgeous page and a wonderful photo of you all walking to adventure, great idea. Have a fantastic week, hugs, Valerie

  5. What an exciting background for your gorgeous photo - walking into new adventures - and I love all the exquisite details you added to this page!

  6. Wow! This is a fabulous layout Sharon, and I love the photo!
    Alison xox

  7. This layout is just amazing I could 'study' it for ages and admire every inch of it. A really wonderful family photo Sharon and you used it most delightsome - a fantastic appreciation of family, life and love! I am so happy you linked to us at Art Journal Journey - We appreciate your participation very much and thank you for the shout out for us! ♥♥♥
    oxo Susi

  8. Oh I am sure there will be lots of adventures to be had this new year!! and your layout is so lovely, I love the photo and the way you have framed it on your page.. beautiful indeed.. I hope your week is going well... still rather hot here!!!

  9. Gorgeous layout, Sharon. Your pages are always stunning. I love these layers and how you've used the paper to tie in with the theme of the walk in the woods. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Whilst I wasn't blogging I was making a big scrapbook for my daughter of her wedding the previous year. I popped in here for inspiration because I've always loved your pages.

  10. Very pretty page with a special feeling.

  11. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that photo, the colors and the wood grain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. So lovely! Challenges my imagination...
    Greetings from Germany

  13. A great background for a nice family photo.
    Dear Greetings

  14. Wonderful photo, beautiful layout and background, and incredible idea. Wishing you nothing but awesome new adventures to come. Keep on posting, I love your blog!!!

  15. This is a really beautiful layout page and it is super how you used the wonderful family photo. The details look awesome.

  16. Beautiful page, as always. I just love your style and the way you use products that enhance your photos rather than compete with them.

  17. Beautifully scrapped Sharon - the perfect background paper to compliment your lovely photo too.
    Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my last post - you mentioned about having unfinished projects - well I must have about six 12 x 12 and two 8 x 8 scrapbooks to finish - but I always have too many ideas and things on the go and probably need to be better focused on finishing things first before starting something else ha ha :) ( must visit here more often to remind me to scrap more).
    Belated New Years greetings to you and yours - hope its a great year.
    Gill xx

  18. This is a beautiful page layout. So nicely done!

  19. Oh, what a fun layout! Sweet details and lovely paper!


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