Sunday, January 7, 2018

Challenge YOUrself #49 Jan '18 You Raise Me Up

HAPPY 2018 my Scrappy Friends!!
I wish you all a year filled with LOVE, LAUGHTER, JOY, HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH, 
and time for YOU to get SCRAPPY!

Over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog, we look forward to Challenging and Inspiring YOU, and would LOVE for YOU to play along with us this year!

Our January Challenge is to create a layout using the lyrics from "YOU raise me up!" as inspiration. 
and Don't forget to include YOU in your layout!
Hop on over to the CHALLENGE YOUrself Blog for all the details and PRIZE info!

Here is my Layout for the Design Team and Inspiration:
My hubby of 35 years, my High School Sweetheart,
my Best Friend, my Endless LOVE, always raises me up
with his unconditional LOVE for me and all he does for our family every single day!
When I saw this challenge, I knew he had to be in the photo.

I love this collection from Simple Stories - I thought it was the perfect paper collection and embellies to use for this photo of when I surprised him with a 49 1/2 Birthday party!

Love the sweet black chipboard "snapshot" tab and little heart
that I won in a give-a-way from Dusty Attic!

I had fun using the stickers from this Simple Stories "Heart" Collection. 
I love combining all the different patterns!

Not sure if you can see behind our heads, but that is a poster I had made from the invitations.  The party was outside, and it was Soprano's Themed, (one of hubby's favorite TV shows.)  We had lots of Italian food - and I even hired a Tony and Carmela Soprano Look-a-Like as entertainment for the party! Everyone had a blast!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find some time to relax and treat yourself to some "YOU" Scrappy time this month, and that you will play along with us at the 

((HUGS)) and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ~ Sherri

Items used:

Simple Stories "Heart" Collection:
- Forever in My Heart
- Treasured Memories
- Element #1 and #2
- I Love You
- Cardstock Stickers
My Minds Eye - "Yes Please" Chipboard Elements
Dusty Attic Black Chipboard Tab and Heart
Necessities - Metallic "Confetti" Vellum
Ranger Distress Stains: Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Brushed Brass
Washi Tape, Brads,