Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sweet Summer Gatherings

I was surprised at how quickly and easily my layout came together!   The past few weeks have been hard ones and I found myself pushing away the things that I love to do, scrapbooking and gardening.    I knew I needed to embrace what I love to do, as it has always helped me take my mind off of the things in life that can bring me down.

  I came across another box of old pictures at my mom's house and so enjoyed looking through them.  So many happy childhood memories!!!  I came across this picture of myself and my brother from way back.
 
We were feeding a family friend's lamb, Lulabelle!   I do not remember too much about Lulabelle,  but I do remember her owners, Mr. and Mrs. Wells.   A lovely elderly couple  who spent their summers in the mountains of Berkley Springs, West Virginia.  They lived right down the road from my grandparents. 
I dove into my large stash of October Afternoon papers and actually used bits and pieces from several collections; 5 & Dime, Farm Fresh, Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop.  I love how the different collections are so cohesive.


I based my layout on the new sketch reveal over at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Challenge.  The sketch was designed by my fellow DT member Libeeti:
Hope you can stop by and see what the DT has created and join us in the challenge.  We have a great sponsor for this challenge, Artful Delight and Leeanne's wonderful July kit:

Thanks for stopping by!
. . .  Debbie 

16 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy you got to create!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this! i love love love love the fun, bright colors and loving the photo!! Just soooooooooo FUN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Luz Maria Bruna said...

What a super fun summer LO my friend!!! Love it!!

April said...

This is awesome Debbie!!
- April

Lea said...

Wow your creative juices were definitely flowing with this one! Love the mix of vintage and whimsical images!!!

Denise said...

So creative and awesome!! Love it!

artfuldelight said...

Wonderful LO Debbie, so glad you got some time to craft. :-) Hope you are doing well!!

patti west said...

Your lo is beautiful, Debbie! I love the colors, your design, how you used the embellies and the sweet, priceless photo!! :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wowza....the page design is soooo beautiful. Must get some of that paper. Hugs!!! :)

Cindy Gay said...

That's why I love scrapbooking--it keeps me from worrying! Love the picture, layout and story about the couple who lived in Berkeley Springs. . . We drove through there Friday coming back from a Virginia vacation!

yyam said...

I love that precious vintage photo! Love how beautiful this turned out..with the bright, fresh happy colors! Just perfect to document such a great childhood memory! :)

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Wow, everything combines just great!!! How great is it that an old photo brings back such great memories.

scrappermimi said...

Wow, I seriously love this. So many great details! Fun, Fun, Fun!

Fern said...

What a fun layout, Debbie!!! Great take on the sketch and I love the way out combined the different kits, it turned out great!!!
Still keeping your mother and your family in my prayers!! Hugs!!

aussiescrapper said...

Deb, I so here you, my favourite things have become chores with me too, trying to get into some kind of routine now working. This layout motivates and inspires me, us as single mums are just awesome...I appreciate the inspiration you always give me. Melx

Kim said...

Debbie, I'm so glad you decided to scrap! Your page is really fun I love all the elements you added:)
~Kim

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