Monday, January 7, 2019

Take Me Home . . .

Hi everyone!  It's 2019!!  Happy New Year.

Today is the first day of the new challenge over at Challenge YOUrself!

This month's challenge theme is about Ali Edwards' One Little Word.  You pick a single word to focus on for the year .  You can learn more about this concept at Ali Edwards' blog here!

I picked the word "home."  I have been thinking a lot about home lately and thought it would be a good word for me to focus and reflect on this year.  Home is a sanctuary, a place where I live with my family.  It's not just a shelter from the cold, heat, wind, and rain.  Home is a place where I feel secure.  It's where my family comes together to love and support each other in good times and in bad.  We and share everything at home.  It does not matter how big or small.  Every day I wake up and thank God for my home.  

Here is the layout I created for this challenge using a photo with me in it and the word "home."

I enjoyed using my new Echo Park "Oh Holy Night" scrapbook kit that I received as a Christmas gift from my dear sister this year.  

I would like to share this page at Art Journal Journey this month:
Their challenge is all about geometric shapes.  I used half circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles on my page. I hope you check out their blog because I always get so much inspiration there!! 

I also hope you get a chance to check out and enter Challenge YOUrself this month.  I know you will love the  One Little Word  theme

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!


  1. Beautiful layouts and photos, and I will be singing 'country roads' all day now! Have a happy and creative new year, all the best to you and your lovely family, hugs, Valerie

  2. One of my favorite songs and I guess I´ll sing all day now ;o)
    Beautiful layout, Sharon, and a lovely photo!
    Have a happy en healthy year!

  3. What a wonderful OLW and loveeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors and the banners!!!!!!!!

  4. Happy New Year!!! I love the word home!! I love being at home, my humble castle, nothing flash about my home but I love it!! and your layout is lovely, I love the photo and design of your page and love the quote at the bottom too.. I hope this year is a great year for you!!

  5. Beautiful layout, I absolutely love it! The photo is magnificent, as is the song Country Roads. And your title and words are stunning. It is simply breathtaking. What a wonderful way to start the New Year! I can't wait to see what you post next!!!

  6. I love everything about this. I know I say that all the time on your blog, but I mean it. It's stunning.

  7. I'm always blown away when I visit your blog, Sharon. This is absolutely beautiful and incredible. Of particular note, even thought it isn't exactly white space, the background reads white space, and you have mastered it! You have surrounded your beautiful photo with just the right amount of geometric images, too. This is a stunning entry you shared with us at Art Journal Journey. Thank you for that and your kind words, too.

  8. Now I have the song in my ear! What a beautfiul layout. I love your color concept here and all the lovely details! How nice of your sister to gift you with such a lovely scrap kit!
    I wish you all the best once again for 2019 dear sharon!
    All the best for you and your lovely family!
    I am looking forward to a wonderful blog year here with you!
    Thank you so much for an amazing entry to the collection at Art Journal Journey in January! We appreciate your support very much!

    Happy week!

  9. Such a beautiful layout Sharon! Thanks for linking it to my challenge at AJJ.

  10. Your home must be a very special place to you and your family. I can read that in every post and art layout you make. You've chosen a very special word for the year, a word which says what really matters to those of us who are so lucky to have a happy home.
    I love your layout too, it is really precious.


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