Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reflections

This is my layout for the January 1st sketch at "Once Upon a sketch" and the inspiration challenge at "Get Picky"
The journaling criteria at OUAS was to write about New Year's eve. It didn't have to include a photo specifically from New Years but to journal about your thoughts or reflections regarding this holiday. I love this beautiful sketch Nadia designed this time!!
At Get picky, the inspiration challenge was also about New Year's eve. So I combined the two challenges together. I used 2 similar photos of me looking out into the lake and called the layout Reflections. Which has a double meaning if you ask me!!
I used these gorgeous "Bonjour" papers by Kaisercraft along with a strip I had left from my Pion Design kit. I printed some Webster Pages digital flourishes which I downloaded from their website. I used Dusty Attic chipboard and some flowers and gemstones by Recollections and Prima. Finally I used some cheese cloth and Prima packaging to mat the picture.
The journaling says:

"When I was younger, celebrating new years was the hype. I loved going out, celebrating with friends and family. Nowadays I don’t understand the hype at all. Either I’m getting older or I’m getting wiser, maybe both. I much rather spend my new years at home with my husband and my kids as if its’ like any other night of the year.  This year that’s exactly what I did!! I even fell asleep watching T.V. at 10 o’clock. I don’t know why people get so excited about this night. I get more excited at the beginning of a school year when my kids start a new phase in their lives. That’s a true new year for us.  I wish people would celebrate each and every day, the way they celebrate New Year’s and to be happy every day not only on December 31st. How about that as a resolution?"

And going along with the theme of happiness, being happy each in every day fits great with the theme for the challenge at Scrap for help. So I'm entering this layout also for the SFH January challenge. The recycled materials are: flower packaging from Prima and cheese cloth that I found in my grandmother's drawer after she passed away. I love the soft look it gave the picture.









Thank you for visiting my blog Keren

18 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Keren this is gorgeous! LOVE the way you placed everything. LOVE iT! Your journalling is awesome. Thanks for playing along and have a happy new year :)

scrappyhappymom said...

I love the soft colors and the bling! This is stunning Keren.

Mitra Pratt said...

Omg! I think we spent New Years in the same place! The couch! Lovely page and sentiment!

Gerry van Gent said...

How beautiful and delicate is this layout! Gorgeous take on the sketch!
Thank you for participating at OUAS!
~Gerry~

Irma said...

beautiful page!
Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!

Tanya Tahir said...

Keren, your layout is sooo beautiful! I love the soft colours and the photos are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Get Picky :)

Kay said...

Beautiful soft layout...heartfelt journaling. I agree with you...I think New Years is overrated...we should celebrate every day! :-)

Vicky Alberto said...

so pretty and you are SO right!

Vibeke said...

Perfect!! I love your chipboard:)

Thank you for playing with us at Once Upon A...Sketch.
We have a new sketch in a few days - see you then :)

Irini said...

Beautiful layout love the cool blue colours...
thanks for playing with OUAS!
hugz
irini

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Keren! This layout is like a dream!! So soft and peaceful! I LOVE it!!!Thanks for playing along at OUAS! Happy new year!!!
Hugs!

Lisa said...

Karen, this is beautiful. I love your take on the sketch and your blog is beautiful! I'm a follower now.

Keri said...

VERY lovely, Keren! Especially the love swirly bling inside that gorgeous clock accent...beautiful!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous dreamy layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Picky! :D

Lean said...

beautiful page with stunning details.
byebye,Lean

phamil said...

Just a beautiful page, love the softness too. Thank you for taking time to play along with us at OUAS!

Pamela said...

What a beautiful layout! Fantastic job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)

Denise Price said...

Congratulations on being featured at Scrap for Help!!!