Saturday, January 10, 2015

ONE day at a time... - Lasting Memories ch # 224

Well Happy End or Start of the week to you all.  It's Sunday which means the next challenge is up over at the Lasting Memories blog.  It also means I got some scrapping in during a very intense and exciting football game with the Seahawks!  They are Superbowl bound again and we can't be more excited.  Taking ONE game at a time.  #GoHawks
LMCB 224
  It's all about "Captured Moments."  


Well not only is New Year's Eve a captured moment in itself, but I set the timer on my camera, put it on the counter, thinking we were all posing for the picture... and then I was pleasantly surprised to see my son on the left with his lovely bunny ears above my head.  :)  It's that perfectly imperfect picture that captured the moment of reality.  You have the entire month to join this challenge and the one that started last Sunday.  "Simple Pleasures" and now "Captured Moments." 
Come join us!!!

Which leads to my chosen word for the New Year!  A word that we try to live by or basically defines what we are thinking or want to think on a day to day basis.  My chosen word is ONE.  With the photo not entirely perfect, I learned this last year that other things don't always go as planned and perfectionism is just not an attainable idea.  I have never wanted to be perfect... but sometimes we might look like everything is perfect, as we are hiding behind a forced smile and it's not.  We all are dealing with something that causes hurt, anxiousness or worry.  
I am vowing to take ONE year, ONE month, ONE week, ONE day at a time.  
Everything happens for a reason and to worry too much about the future is pretty much a waste of time in the present.  Gotta enjoy the moment now.  

The challenge at CHALENGE YOUrself # 14 for this month helped me to start and complete my layout.  You are to include a photo of yourself and scrap about your one little WORD for the new year.  
My word is ONE.
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I also used the sketch at SKETCHABILITIES # 130.  Great sketch!!
  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I "Challenge" you to scrap about a captured moment, your one little word for 2015 or this great sketch above.  
See you all soon!!  :)

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28 comments:

Jess said...

Great layout, I love the colour scheme and design. Thanx for joining us at Challenge YOUrself xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the bling!!!!

Lori said...

Love the color combo you used for this layout - perfect for a New Years Eve photo and what a fun photo, too!

♥ Lynn said...

What a great layout and awesome OLW Michele!!!
The colors really makes your layout stand out! Love the photo bomber lol. fun!!
Good luck in your OLW journey. So glad you joined us at Challenge YOUrself!

Darcy said...

This is great lady! I wanted to stop by and make sure you had entered it at challenge YOUrself, and you have. Well done!

Paula A. Peluso said...

I absolutely love your layout Michele!! Great colors. Love the bling. It's Perfect!! ~Paula LMDT

Kim said...

This color palette is just perfect together! love your take on the sketch and how it all came together! Such a wonderful photo to scrap! Congrats to you on your Seahawks winning...
Kim xXx

kate blue said...

absolutely right on all counts! Love the LO & it's color palette, it's soooo 2015 and the photo is gorgeous too :) Love your word choice and I'm so glad you created with us in mind :) (kate-Challenge YOUrself)

wendipooh13 said...

what a fun page and and pic LOVE the yellow in it!!!

ElenaB. said...

awesome layout!
Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

Sharon Fritchman said...

Happy New Year to you, too! I absolutely love your layout! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month - we are so happy that you did!!!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I will admit I am not a big yellow fan but love the design and colors of your layout together. So pretty and really pops. Such a super sketch. I love your word for the year too.

Tina Campbell said...

What a fun layout, looks like you all was having a good time and I just love the color scheme too

Karen Wilson said...

What an awesome layout and I love that you have chosen a word to live by for the year .. you've inspired me to do the same because it's something we can actually DO and follow through on. Happy New Year to you my friend!!

Ayumi Niijima said...

2 tones of color is very nice!!
Simple layout!
Thank you for joining us at sketchabilities.

Ayumi Niijima said...

2 tones of color is very nice!!
Simple layout!
Thank you for joining us at sketchabilities.

Renee said...

Ive recently discovered this colour combination also - really love the blacks and yellows together! Love your layout - that party looks like fun!

Karen Wilson said...

Love the new title and look Michele!

Ruth G said...

Wonderful page! I love the photo (especially the bunny ears) since it really does capture so much about your family! Great choice for papers and great overall design! TFS!

Lyne Blodgett said...

Great take on both challenges!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous papers (Teresa Collins, right?) and great layout, love the mix of circles and strips.

France Ringuette said...

OOOh love this color combo, you did a fantastic job putting this layout together, great job on your word of the year and thanks for playing along at Challenge YOUrself.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh what a cool layout! Love the colors and the photos!

Aurelie said...

Such a fun layout! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at Challenge YOUrself!

Claire R said...

great layout! prefect OLW! love that photo as well.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful layout! Great photo! Love all the banners and layers!

Marya said...

I'm really loveing this color palette - makes the photo and words pop!

Lisa Haiss said...

Great OLW. I love it and love the B&W photo. It really pops off this page! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge Yourself.