Home is where the heart is

This layout is very meaningful to me. It really comes from my heart and soul. It touches the inner core of my being and its hard to describe it in any other way.

I made this layout for the Once Upon a Sketch April challenge. We were given “Home” as the journaling theme and this theme felt very meaningful to me. I didn’t want to journal about my actual physical home where I live. I wanted to journal about what HOME means to me in my heart and in my soul. I journaled on 2 doilies that I hid behind the picture.
I hope you like what I’ve made: I put my whole heart into it.
I used these beautiful papers “My Private Happiness” from The ScrapCake that I got in my monthly kit at C’est Magnifique. These papers are just gorgeous.
The journaling reads:
” Home is where the heart is and mine is always with you. I cannot imagine a life without you. You 3 are my light, the fire that feeds my soul; and without you I wouldn’t survive. I can’t even thing those awful thoughts. I love you from the bottom of my heart and soul… and no matter where we are or where we live, my home is always wherever you are. You are my home…and I always want to go back home to you. You are my private happiness”

I think The ScrapCake will appreciate the last line. I just felt I had to include it. It fit the theme perfectly.
I also used this layout for a challenge at Frosted Designs. The challenge was to use recycled materials. For this layout, I used Cheese Cloth that I took from my grandmother’s house and is probably so old because I don’t ever remember her making hand made cheese!!! You can see the soft and subtle effect it gives the layout.

Materials used:
Papers: The ScrapCake
Flowers: Prima
Dusty Attic flourish
Kaisercraft wooden flourishes
doilies: miscellaneous
Prima bird house
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart’s edge punch
Picket Fence distress stain by Tim Holtz
Liquid pearls
Prima chalk ink: Shabby Tote
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  • Reply li-bee-ti April 5, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Stunning lo, Keren! beautiful subtle colors, and I love the pop up of blue.
    Your journaling is heart touching. very special.
    Happy Passover and all the best to you and to your lovely family.

  • Reply Hjördis Carina April 5, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Wonderful LO Keren. The colors mix so fantastic and it makes me wish that spring comes to the us soon.

  • Reply Lizzyc April 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Hi Keren, wow. this is so beautiful.. the yellow is so sunshiney and really makes me feel a happiness.. and beautiful heartfelt journalling too.. this is truly my new fav layout… totally love all of this!!

  • Reply Vicky Varvadouka April 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Hi Keren! What a precious photo of your lovely family!!! I love the happy spring colors and your lovely clusters!!!Thanks for sharing it with us at OUAS!

  • Reply sandi April 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Oh wow! This is just so pretty! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  • Reply Erin Blegen April 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Yay! Love how you've used the April C'est Magnifique kit for this one- just beautiful- great layering, love the flowers- well done!

  • Reply phamil April 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Oh, beautiful! And those colors with the touches of yellow, just gorgeous! Such a wonderfully warm and friendly page! I just love this! Thank you for joining us for our birthday at OUAS!

  • Reply Sarah April 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! I just love the cheesecloth and the journaling is so heartfelt, your family is going to cherish this forever! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

  • Reply Ashley Horton April 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    This is such a beautiful layout and journaling too! I love the colors you used and your take on the sketch! What a great idea to use the cheese cloth from your grandmother's!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! 🙂

  • Reply Leslie April 6, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Utterly gorgeous, Keren! Such heartfelt and true journaling as well!! LOVE IT!!

  • Reply Beverly Sams April 7, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Totally beautiful layout AND family! 🙂

  • Reply DebbiB April 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  • Reply Natalie April 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    gorgeous page
    Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon A…Sketch!

  • Reply Trudi Harrison May 2, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Hi Keren,
    So much love and attention to detail have gone into this beauty. Absolutely precious!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS

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