Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Once Upon A... Sketch June 15th Challenge

Yes, I know!  It's been way too long since my last post!  I have no better excuse than... life happens!  hehe  And, fortunately, inspiration too!

My new favorite place to play is on the Once Upon A... Sketch challenge blog!  They have amazing sketches and always encourage a focus on journaling which i have to admit, i don't do enough of.  Me, an English Major, can you believe?!  

Here is the sketch for the June 15th Challenge which asked us to use the theme 'A Moment in Time' and to add at least 4 sentences on why our photos are memorable.
Here is my layout...
The pictures are of Yves and i during our first year of dating. Our relationship started off as a long-distance one with each of us in a different province for almost a year. All the moments we were able to spend together we absolutely cherished.  They say 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder'... for us, it was absolutely true!  And now, after 5 years (it feels so much longer!), our love is still as strong as those first fleeting moments together :)

The journaling reads: 
"On that special day, after only a couple months of being together, I had no doubt that, by your side, I would know a lifetime of happiness.  As i was falling more in love with you every perfect passing moment, my life gained a new meaning... and my soul finally stopped searching."

Most products used are from Prima; the complete list can be found on my next post since this layout is part of the 2-pager seen below (for more info on the other layout, make sure to click HERE!)


  1. SO gorgeous! LOVE your big title and your your style is beautiful.

    Thanks for your kind words about our blog. SO happy you can find some inspiration and to start journalling. Too often we all concentrate on the art side of it , which is great, but then we are left with a gazillion 'pretty' pages without any meaning. Nice to use journalling sometimes uh?

    . Well done. THANKS so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A..Sketch.

  2. This is just beautiful! Love your pics and your awesome journaling!!!!

  3. Gorgeous Nicole!! Lovely journaling as well :) Beautiful embellies!

  4. Nicole...la tua pagina è bellissima e le foto sono fantastiche! Grazie per aver utilizzato il nostro schizzo...un abbraccio e un bacio dall'italia!

  5. What A BEAUTIFUL layout & love your photos, paper choice & all those yummy chippies!! Thanks for playing at Once Upon A Sketch!!

  6. What a wonderful page - if nothing else but for the memory it captures. But of course, it's actually stunning too!!! Love all the stitching details as my favourite bit :-)

  7. Love this , so monumental in a way. thanks for playing at OUAS!