Friday, January 13, 2012

From This Year Forward (OUAS January 1st Challenge)

The January 1st Challenge on the Once Upon A ...Sketch blog had "New Year's Eve" as a very fitting journaling criteria, asking us to share on our layout our feelings about this time of year or reminisce about our most memorable best New Year's Eve.

My most memorable New Year's Eve was in 2006, the first that i spent with my soulmate!
The journaling reads: "After years of searching, I finally found you... On the eve of 2007, I was happier than I had ever been, blessed with your love.  At midnight, I kissed my soulmate."

And our love has grown stronger every day since... from that year forward!

I based my layout on this wonderful OUAS sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo:

The products i used are, among others, a blend of My Mind's Eye (paper), The Dusty Attic (chipboard), Magenta (corrugated cardboard), Prima (flowers), KaiserCraft (flowers & bling)... I used Tim Holtz distress inks, stains, and Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mists to alter paper, chipboard and some flowers.

Here are some close-ups:

I am so happy to be able to share one more special layout with you and i do appreciate with all my heart every kind comment and word of appreciation you leave me!  Thank you!


  1. Oh, your page is so beautiful... a ton of work here, but so worth the effort! Gorgeous!

  2. WOW.....this page is so neat and well put together it looks almost digital! It's beautiful! And I love the blues and browns! Just gorgeous, and beautiful sentiment also! Thank you so much for taking the time to join our challenge at OUAS!

  3. Hi Nicole,
    What an awesome blog you have!
    Your layout that you created for OUAS is STUNNING! Totally beautiful and full of gorgeous details!
    Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS!

  4. BNeautiful beautiful layout and i love the journalling!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Once Upona A...Sketch!

  5. This is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)