Friday, September 9, 2011

Buba- 2008

September 1st challenge at Once Upon a Sketch is based on the sketch below. The journaling criteria for this challenge was to write about a memorable year and include it in the title. I choose 2008 because it is the year we adopted our daughter from Russia. I used these amazing Kaisercraft papers with Russian nesting dolls because it fit the theme so well. The title of the layout says Buba in Hebrew which means Doll. the journaling is hidden behind the big Nesting Doll. I traced another doll and used a hinge to make them open up for writing (as you can see in the close-up pictures). I liked this idea because nesting dolls usually have other dolls inside of them.
Our daughter is now almost 5 years old. She is such a happy child and enjoys life to the fullest!!
Knowing from where she came from, being in an orphanage for the first 2 years of her life, we are so fortunate to have her in our lives!!








Thank you for visiting my blog
Keren

13 comments:

Betty said...

Love it!! :-)

Michal Amir said...

it take special people to be the parent that you are!! you touch me! and i things you both lucky to have each other,,,xxx

Lizzyc said...

ah yes a very special time for your family.. i can so relate!! i love the theme of dolls and the hidden journalling is special..adorable photo too!! love this!

sandi said...

Oh Keren this is so cute! I love how you did the hidden journaling...how clever! Tks. for jjoining us at OUAS!

Anonymous said...

Love it. It's so beautiful,,,,,,,,and with so much emotions

Bente Fagerberg said...

Lovely ,sweet layout. Such à sweet happy little girl. The photo really shines.
Thanks for playing along at OUAS!

Trudi Harrison said...

Keren this is such an adorable take on the sketch. Especially love how you have done the journalling.

Rebecca said...

I didn't know that you scrapbooked. Beautiful work Keren!

Leanne said...

Beautiful...x

phamil said...

Bright, fun and happy page!!! Thank you so much for joining in at OUAS!

Denise Price said...

Such a joyful, girly page--perfect way to celebrate your daughter! It's a cute idea to hide your journaling inside the nesting doll.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Keren! First of all I would like to congratulate you for giving such a joy to an orphan child! I am sure she is giving lots of joy and love back to you! It was a big step and needs a lot of courage to take the responsibility! Bravo! This is a beautiful layout full of strong emotions! Thanks for playing along at OUAS!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is beautiful Keren & the story is so touching!! Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch :)