Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Home Is Where Your Story Begins - Once Upon A Sketch April Challenge

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.  The weather here was gorgeous.  Saturday the sky was blue and filled with big puffy white clouds.  Sunday ushered in some warmer and humid weather.  I spent yesterday working outside catching up on the weeds and watering my flowers.  It's been terribly dry here as of late. It certainly feels like summer, even though it's Spring.  I've got a layout to share that was inspired by the April challenge at Once Upon A Sketch.  A gorgeous sketch by Nadia and a theme of home.  When I first saw the theme I found myself digging through pictures of me and the kids and then was drawn to pictures of something specific to my home.  Then I came across a picture of my mom and dad in front of their first home.  The place where it all began.  For them as husband and wife and eventually for me and my siblings as a family. I thought the picture was quite fitting for the challenge. Click on the layout to get a better look at it!
Here is Nadia's beautiful sketch:
 I used  papers and embellishments from October Afternoon's beautiful Farmhouse collection.  I love the colors in this collection!

This sticker "bliss" has a special meaning to me since it was the family name.

Found all kinds of goodies in my stash to use!

A touch of lace and buttons.

I even did a little embossing!

My hidden journaling tag which reads:
It all began with a young couple, Frank and Joan Bliss, newly married, moving into their new home at 5911 Vandergrift Avenue in 1953.  Along the way three children were born  Donny, Debbie and Barbara.  This home is where Mom and Dad’s life began as husband and wife and with that the life of myself and my siblings. 
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie
Supplies used:
October Afternoon Farmhouse Collection, My Mind's Eye Be Amazing,  Martha Stewart Punches: Embroidery Deep Edge Punch, Doliy Lace Punch and Vintage Doily Punch.  Recollection flowers, Trinkets; Unique Finding from A Million Memories, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder.  Tuskineko Niagara Mist Ink. Maya Road Felt Pearl Blossom.


phamil said...

OH, I absolutley LOVE this page! The checked background, and that little yellow house, this is awesome! Thank you for taking part in our birthday challenge at OUAS!

Unknown said...

This is just awesome, Debbie!! I love all the layers and detailed...and layered details lol- just awesome!!!

Unknown said...

Scrumptious!! Love the layering and embellishments and even the colour palette is cozy reminiscent of home :0)

Georgia Heald said...

This is beautiful! I just love this OA range and your always have a fabulous way of creating a scene around your photos with all your elements. Love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is WOW GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photo, the layers and loving the flowers!! You totally rock the layering!!

Cindy Gay said...

Great color combo too!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! I love the colours! The beautiful clustering and layers! Just brilliant Debbie! :)

Angi Barrs said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous. You need to frame this. :)

Shona said...

another gorgeous creation Debbie LOVE it!

sandi said...

Oh wow! This is just beautiful! Love your gorgeous mix and how you've placed everything! Yks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

artfuldelight said...

WOW, amazing job. Love all the layering. :-)