Thursday, January 23, 2014

Unconditional Love (OUAS & SATW)

Love is the greatest inspiration of all, isn't it?

Well, there are no challenge blogs that I love more nowadays than Once Upon A Sketch and Scrap Around the World, and I got creative with both their January challenge.

Over at Once Upon a Sketch, Nadia's beautiful sketch was the basis for my design along with the journalling theme of "Lessons learnt".

At Scrap Around the World, i got swooned in by this soft and beachy mood board.
(I especially loved the colors of the last image with the twine and sea glass.)

Merging these two challenges together inspired me to create this layout:

 My favorite beach-themed pattern paper has got to be the 9th Wave collection from 7Dots Studio.  When i saw SATW's mood board, i knew right away that i wanted to use these beautiful papers along with this picture of Yves writing me a love note on the beach.

My journalling talks about how Yves has taught me what is unconditional love.  I always knew that i would someday find my soul mate... i just never knew to what extent his love would change my life. 
Every day he inspires me to be a better person.







Thank you for visiting!

14 comments:

  1. This layout is just so lovely. great embellishments & colours all so beautifully put together . love it.x

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Nicole & you have merged these two challenges to perfection. Love your journalling, colours, background, pics, actually, EVERYTHING. Thank for joining us at Scrap Around the World.
    Cheers Di xo

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  3. This is really beautiful.. I love how you have the elements under your photo and love the bottom corner cluster too..

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  4. Such a gorgeous page - beautifully done! Love all the layers on here!

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  5. Nicole, how wonderful that Yves is such a wonderful soulmate for you. A love note in the sand - just amazing!! Love your beachy layout and fabulous chipboard!! Love how you included your journaling as part of your page design!! Thanks for joining us for the January Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  6. Love this Nicole! Just beautiful.

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  7. This is a really, really beautiful page. You have worked with this 9th Wave paper so perfectly , picking out and highlighting all the subtle colourings. Your added details and embellishments are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at SATW.

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  8. These 2 challenges seem to go together so well this month! And you've done a stunning page! Love those soft colours.....& And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize! Thanks for joining us at OUAS:):)

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  9. Such a stunning layout....I love the colours together and your beachy elements look fantastic!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Around The World :)

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  10. Great layout! I love it! Thank you for using 7 Dots Studio papers and playing with us at SATW!

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  11. this is beautiful Nicole!! love what you did with the shells!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!!

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  12. Oh how I love the colours on your page! Beautiful details too! wish my hubby wrote me love letters in the sand, sooo sweet! Thank you ever so much for sharing your beautiful page with us at SATW!

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  13. So Beautiful page Nicole! Thanks for playing along us at Scrap Around the World!!!

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