Because of You

I designed this layout as a ode to my son to thank him for giving me the best gift in the world: the gift of being a mother.
I used Nadia’s sketch from Once Upon a Sketch and journaled about how happy I was when I became a mother for the first time.
I used these amazing papers by 7 Dots Studios. I combined 2 collections: Dreamer and Wonderland. For my journaling, I hid an envelope behind the layout and I was able to get the string across from the other side to tie it.
here is the journaling:

“After we got married, we wanted to have a child very badly but no matter what we tried, conceiving a child was not in our fate. We decided to adopt a child in the year 2000 and when we met you in July 2001, it was the happiest day of our lives. Because of you I am a mother. Because of you my heart and soul rejoiced. Because of you I have the best job in the world. Being your mom is a privileged that G-d granted me and I cherished every day for that miracle. You are my miracle. You are my salvation like your name says. You were given to me by G-d and I thank him every day for giving me you. You are so special in so many ways. I love you with my heart and soul”

I’m also entering this LO for the Scrap Africa Mother’s day Challenge.


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  • Reply Sandi Smith May 17, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Stunning layout Keren and I love the beautiful journalling!

  • Reply misty May 17, 2012 at 3:36 am

    this is awesome! Very cool design!

  • Reply Lizzy Hill May 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

    FANTASTIC….amazing journaling [what a journey!] GREAT colours & I LOVE those 'lollipop flowers' you've got on here:):):) A winner, that's for sure!

  • Reply Lizzyc May 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    My goodness this looks amazing.. so arty and creative.. love the colors, the style the flowers and the journalling made me cry.. beautiful words to your cherished son!!

  • Reply Evgenia Petzer May 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    i love all about that page, the meaning of it..
    thank you for sharing with us at ScrapAfrica

  • Reply Jasmine S May 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Keren this looks awesome. You have worked the papers just perfectly and love the banner and the rolls and the paint. Just fabulous. Thanks for joining in at OUAS 🙂

  • Reply Cathy Lane May 18, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I simply love this beautiful layout..the colours are gorgeous and the picture is beautiful :)x

  • Reply Lynette May 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Wow…this is stunning. I love the colours and I love the sentiment.

  • Reply Denise Price May 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I like the "watercolor" vibe on this one…it's really fun and different! And your journaling is so sweet.

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY May 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Your colors are so striking and your story heartwarming.

  • Reply li-bee-ti May 20, 2012 at 2:27 am

    First of all – you brought tears into my eyes with your journaling. thank you for sharing such an emotional piece of your heart. a mom is a mom is a mom, and your heart is so full of mom's love.
    The lo is stunning. the dp are gorgeous and I love the contrast between the bold colors of them against the white background.

  • Reply Natalie May 22, 2012 at 9:56 am

    This is such a gorgeous page
    Thanks for playing along with Once Upon A Sketch

  • Reply Milagros C. Rivera May 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Love your clever idea for the journaling, I love the feel of the page, sweet and bold at the same time, perfect for the 2 of you!

  • Reply Georgia Heald May 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Fantastic layout Keren. I am totally in love with this paper range too! Thanks as always for your support at OUAS =)

  • Reply Natalie Elphinstone June 3, 2012 at 7:52 am

    This is just amazing. Love the papers you've used, love the design you've worked out But most of all love the heartfelt journaling. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Once Upon a Sketch.

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