Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Wednesday . . . for Challenge YOUrself and Art Journal Journey Monthly!

Hi everyone.  It's time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself their second challenge of 2024!

Challenge YOUrself #122 opened today:

The theme for this month's challenge is A Favorite Memory from 2023!  They would like you to create a project about one of your favorite memories from last year.

Here is the mixed media page that I created for the challenge:

The background paper is from my new Heidi Swapp "Fun Chasers" paper pad (I received this as part of a Secret Santa swap gift.) and I thought it was perfect for this page.  It wasn't easy choosing a favorite memory from 2023.  I feel very blessed to be able to say that there were so many great memories from last year.   I chose to make a project about my sister's 2023 Halloween Party because it was just so much fun!  Patty dressed up as Morticia and I picked Wednesday Addams.  (Also, I have to mention that my husband, who unfortunately isn't pictured here, was Pugsley Addams.  LOL!)  I heat embossed a chipboard tree with sparkly black embossing powder from my Blue Fern Studios stash.  All the rest of the paper and embellishments are from the Simple Stories "Boo Crew" collection.

You can check out Challenge YOUrself #122 on Facebook and their blog.  And the fun part is that each month you have a random chance to win a 12 x 12 scrapbooking kit.

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at  Challenge YOUrself this month.

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey Monthly's February challenge.  

This month's theme is hosted by Vicki Parson from  Here theme is "LIGHT."  Vicki says "Light can have so many different meanings and so many different ways to interpret it.  For example: 
sun, moon, stars, candle, lantern, bulb, illuminate  
colors(subtle or subdued tones or shades) 
an idea(shedding some light on a subject) 
interpretations (light as a feather, light snowflakes, let your heart be light, let your light shine, etc)"  

As you can see, there are spooky candles on my page, and subtle bat lights in the photo of Patty and Me!  I can also say that this party was "light-hearted" fun!

Thank you, Vicki and Art Journal Journey for your inspiration this month!

And thank YOU, so much, for stopping by my blog today.  Happy February everyone!  


  1. Halloween is actually my favorite holiday!! The first thing I thought of with your page was "LIGHT-HEARTED"!! How fun to have the Addams Family theme! Looking in I see the festive lights in the background of the photo as well as the stars and candles on the layout, which I LOVE! Such fun elements for this and a great inspiration for this theme! Thanks so much for sharing it for AJJ!!

  2. That is a really fun page Sharon. Halloween pages are great any time of year, and although I don't know the details, it looks like a really fun time too. I haven't been to a HAlloween party in too long. Thanks for joining Vicki's challenge. Your page works great for her "light" theme. I hope you're having a great 2024. hugs-Erika

  3. Such a great photo and page Sharon! x

  4. Really cool page - I love your costume so much!

  5. I absolutely love this! It looks as though you had some great fun! Plenty of light here too to share this at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Chrisx

  6. This is so beautiful! I love your ideas 😍


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