Saturday, August 31, 2013

Once Upon A...Sketch: September Sketch Challenge Reveal!

Good morning!

It's time to reveal to you the latest challenge over at Once Upon A...Sketch!

As you know, every month OUAS provides you with not only an amazing sketch, but a motivating journaling prompt. This month is no different- just take a look at what you've got to work wtih!

Journaling Theme: Luck

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 
Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

I created a layout sample for this challenge. When I first saw the sketch, I thought- OOH! Three photos...three kids...I know how lucky I am to have them. Even printed pictures of the kids and was ready to start. But then I thought of how much time I've spent recently reflecting on what an amazing husband I have- and it's been a while since I've scrapped him, so I went that direction instead ;)

"Lucky Me"
I have the perfect package of a husband: loving, hard working, funny, patient, amazing father, understanding...I really wish for everyone to find someone like him. Before him, I thought it was normal to fight and say terrible things to one another. But in our almost 7 years he has never said anything even remotely mean to me- and I don't even think we've ever had a real "fight". We've bickered a few times- but he is so laid-back (whereas I'm NOT) and when I get piped up, he just stays calm. As I was creating this layout, I had a particular Martina McBride song stuck in my head. There's a line in it that says:

"When there's dark clouds in my eyes, he just sits back and let 'em roll on by. Come in like a lion, go out like a baby loves me just the way that I am."

SO true for Josh and I! I'm the hot head- and he accepts and loves me for it regardless. 

When choosing the color pop for this layout, I'd originally thought blue. Josh peeked in a few times to see what I'd decided on, and was surprised to see I'd gone with yellow. I figured I haven't used it in a while, so why not?

I've used just a ton of Prima products on this one- even digging in my stash for some of the older stuff. The stamps are from the Printery collection, which is one of my all-time favorites. And what do you think of the new Ingvild Bolme pieces? I just LOVE the little steering wheel from the Car Parts pack- way too adorable! 

 891855- Ingvild Bolme- Car Parts

 Oh, Josh desperately wanted me to use one of the spark plug pieces- he thought they were manly enough for him ;) And I wanted to do that for him...but I just couldn't find the "right" one/fit. But when I noticed the word "Luck" on one of the Vintage Water Taps- I knew I had the perfect embellishment!

891824- Ingvild Bolme- Vintage Water Taps

**Hidden journaling on the 7 Dots Studio tag beneath my photo**

**All papers, flowers, and embellishments**

**Domestic Goddess Tags**
As always, there are tons of prizes to be won- see the OUAS blog HERE for full details!
Deadline for this month's challenge: September 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time


sandi said...

This is just beautiful! Love your take on the sketch. Such a wonderful mix and color combo! Wow!

Ella Swan said...

Beautiful!! Somehow us crafty girls seem to find the best men ;)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Just gorgeous!

Romy said...

Oh my, this is just amazing! I love the masculine look of your lay-out, especially the cute twine wrapped around the photo.

Miranda Edney said...

I adore this layout Erin! And i am so happy you have a wonderful man! i feel exactly the same way you do! Chris and have had maybe one "fight" and get along so well! I too thought fighting like cats and dogs was normal until him! i count my blessings all the time!

Patty O'Malley said...

This layout is beautiful, Erin. I love those Ingvild pieces you've used--perfect here. What a wonderful tribute to your husband!

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous Erin!! Love the colors in those flowers and the way you used the metal embellishments!

The Jule Box Studios said...

awww...what a sweet LO! I assumed this cutie was your hubby! :) I have one just like him...well not just like him but you know what I mean!:) lol...Which is why we've been together for over 25 years, we met when I was almost 16 and now I'm....older! lol. This LO of yours makes me wanna scrap my guy too! Thanks for inspiring sweetie! And God Bless you both and the little ones! xo

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous masculine layout Erin! Lovin' all the beautiful blossoms!