Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Christmas . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi eveyone!  It's the 7th of the month and time for a new reveal at Challenge YOUrself:

This month's theme is "Alphabet Soup:"

For "Alphabet Soup," Challenge YOUrself would like you to pick one letter and use it in various ways on your layout.  For example, if you chose the letter P, you can use PAINT, PEARLS, PATTERNED PAPER, etc, and a use word that begins with P in your title.  

I chose the letter C and here is my take:

With her permission, I used a COURSE kit by Di Garling. 

Here is a photo of her original beautiful layout:

Please view Di Garling's blog to see all of her beautiful kits!! Her kits come with all of the supplies you need to make the layout as well as printed instructions with photos and a video, too!

I also used : a CHRISTMAS theme, CHIPBOARD pieces, patterned CARDSTOCK (by AB Studios), the color CRIMSON, gold glitter with CRYSTALS, and my title: CHRISTMAS!

Here are some different views of my layout:


 I would like to link up my layout to the Art Journal Journey theme this month.

When I went to their blog to check out this month's theme, I was very saddened to read that Eileen, from The Artful Crafter's Blog, who was supposed to be the host of this month's challenge, had passed away after recent surgery.  The Administrators of Art Journal Journey Monthly decided to honor her by keeping her theme this month. When I read this, I knew that I had to link up my scrapbook page to her challenge, which is "Inspired by." I was inspired by Di Garling and her scrapbook kits this month.   (I hope you get to check out all of her kits using the above link.)  And I especially hope you get to check out Art Journal Journey Monthly, too!! 

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


  1. Sharon, this layout is wonderful. I love your use of the letter "C"!!! Christmas is the perfect theme. I love the colors, the flowers, the photos, and all of the beautiful decorations. Awesome!

  2. Oh this is a gorgeous layout, you have used the kit but made it your own.. stunning layout...

  3. This is a stunning page Sharon. I'm so happy you decided to join us and share it. You have some wonderful details on this page, and those opens that add some dimension are beautiful additions. It is sad about Eileen isn't it? I hope her spirit is with us this month as we honor her. Thanks so much for joining us. Hugs-Erika

  4. If I ever decide to take up scrapbooking, I want to make art just like yours. You always come up with the most intense, beautiful, colorful, and fun layouts. I like the way you chose C for Christmas, too. It's a real beauty. We are also thrilled you shared this with us at Art Journal Journey inspired by Eileen's theme, too. Thank you so much, dear Sharon.

  5. Wow - what a great page! Love the layering of the details and your fun pictures. Beautiful work! Beautiful page! I so wish my pages looked like this!

  6. Absolutely beautiful page 👏😊👍 hugs and blessing

  7. Wow Sharon! This is a fabulous layout! I think this celebrates the Christmas we missed and makes me look forward to something more 'normal' this year! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. Such beautiful amazing journal work, love this!


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