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

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  • Reply Nadia Cannizzo January 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply scrappyhappymom January 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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

  • Reply Mitra Pratt January 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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

  • Reply Gerry van Gent January 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

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

  • Reply Irma January 11, 2012 at 1:14 am

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

  • Reply Tanya Tahir January 11, 2012 at 1:58 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Kay January 11, 2012 at 2:11 am

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

  • Reply Vicky Alberto January 11, 2012 at 5:22 am

    so pretty and you are SO right!

  • Reply Vibeke January 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Irini January 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful layout love the cool blue colours…
    thanks for playing with OUAS!

  • Reply Vicky Varvadouka January 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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

  • Reply Lisa January 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

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

  • Reply Keri January 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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

  • Reply Chantal Vandenberg January 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm

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

  • Reply Lean January 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    beautiful page with stunning details.

  • Reply phamil January 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

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

  • Reply Pamela January 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

  • Reply Denise Price February 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations on being featured at Scrap for Help!!!

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