Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OUAS - 1st September Challenge

Once again!
I've Created a layout  for Once Upon A Sketch -
1st September Challenge.............................
I Really love this Challenge, The Sketch & then the Journalling Criteria..........
OK! So this is the September 1st Sketch
I've flipped it to suit my photo............

& the Journalling Criteria this time is..........

A memorable year - Your title must be a

 year, and you must journal at least 2 lines on why this year is

                                    memorable for you.

For ME!!
1 of the Most Memorable year's was When my DS was born
As you will read in my Journalling he came a little bit to early
& back then I wasn't the biggest fan of photo's, would you believe
So I don't have to many photo's of my boy in the Hospital, It's was more when we got home.......
I look @ this photo & SO remember like it was Yesterday!!!
It was 1 of the MOST scariest time of our lifes.....
I've used The Scrapcake The Bright side of life papers & Diecuts...
BUT look @ him Now!!!!!!!!!!
(this Photo is NOT wanting to load any other way tonight...)
Now for some close UPS....
I've printed my Journalling on Vellum!!!!
My date title!!!
Prima Flowers, MS - Doilie,
A crochet doilie from the lovely Helen!!
Melissa Francis - Key & lock.  

 Always a JOY to have you stopping BY
& those Comments you may leave
ME, are always a Pleasure to read!!


  1. A beautiful and most precious LO Rachael....love those gorgeous colours and such an adorable little bub. xo

  2. Such a beautiful page Rachael. Totally adorable. It is so great when you get to use a pic that means a lot to you. He has so grown now. You must feed him well!!! Cheers Di xx

  3. This layout is beautiful as always! I SO love your style!!! I love that you have printed your journaling on vellum, and the butterflies on top of each other… everything!

  4. Another gorgeous page and such a moving photo, that must have been so frightening for you all but wow he has grown into a handsome little chap! Your journalling is lovely and printing it on the vellum is a great idea. Love it xx

  5. Oh wow...so glad there's a happy ending!

  6. Ho rachael! How are you going?

    This is so so gorgeous. Loved reading your journalling. WOW..he was early huh? But what a gorgeous boy he is now.

    Love your take on the sketch as well as the colours you have chosen. And the truth is I was not much of a fan for photos when I had my kids either and just have a handful of them in their first days LOL! How things change.

    Thanks so much for playing along at Once Upon A...Sketch.

  7. Oh this is lovely! What a precious photo!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon A..Sketch

  8. Wow Rach. He was so early. That photo is fabulous to look back at.
    My boys were 33 weeks but very healthy considering and I too didn't take a lot of photos the month they were in special care nursery. I was always scared the nurses would tell me off. I so wish I had of now.
    I just love your bling, the butterflies are Beautiful and the journaling looks fabbo.

  9. This is gorgeous Rach, glad everything turned out alright in the end, but you will have to share your birthday with my son instead, he's the 18th :) Hope you are having a great week xoxo

  10. It's a great layout and good to see him now. Our youngest was born 7 1/2 weeks early and we have that picture too! His legs were the width of my fingers! I think our sons like to see those photos too!

  11. Wow! Rach what a story...and just look at him now! Your lo is absolutely beautiful! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  12. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an incredible page! What a surprise that was! Look at him now, all grown up! How time flies!!! Your page is a stunner! And I absolutely LOVE your butterfly!!!!

  13. oh look at that bubba! Love that butterfly ... love the detail! Gorgeous! xox

  14. love the butterfly on your layout, so many great details :)

  15. What a really touching layout. I am really loving that butterfly! Beautiful as always xox

  16. Hi Rach! I love the journaling and the photo! They are so moving! It must have been hard to see him with all these cables..but now he is such a handsome boy!!! That butterfly is SO impressive! WOW!!!Thanks for playing!!!!

  17. Oh Rachael,look how Tony he was....
    Gorgeous pic and super sweet page. love all the beautiful details.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration with US at OUAS again!!

  18. WOW Rachael i so so love those butterflies!!!!
    This photo of Ethan is so so darn cute he has been as strong boy the whole way through and is still a strong boy!!!
    WELL done this LO is a memorable one for life

  19. Lovely Rachael. He looks just like my little premmie too. And look at him now, your gorgeous boy! Such a precious story to scrap. Beautifully done.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at OUAS.

  20. I could have sworn I left a comment here as I remember mentioning the gorgeous butterfly die which I have just purchased.. oh well!!
    WOW a gorgeous LO Rach.. must have been a difficult time for you, but oh my look at him now, what a little heartbreaker! Love how you journaled this precious memory and as usual so much beautiful detail.. love your creations!! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.. you're such a sweetie.. you've added a little bit more happy to my Happy Birthday!! big hugs :))

  21. Ooooh dear me, he was so tiiiiny! and look what a jolly healthy sweet boy he is now! love everything on your page Rache, especially the journalling and the beautiful layered butterfly! xxxx

  22. Hi Rachael,
    Thanks for leaving such lovely comments on my blog! Such a pretty LO - love all those feminine touches on a boy LO. You wouldn't know he was a premmy by looking at him now would you? Think yourself lucky that you don't share your birthday - my eldest was born on my birthday and I don't think I've had any attention for the last 5 years! x

  23. Fabulous take on the sketch Rachael! Totally **heart** your gorgeous butterfly and other beautiful details.

  24. Such a handsome boy!!! I really love your page and the butterfly is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  25. beautiful boy that fought all odds to pull through healthy!
    Wonderful interpretation of the sketch and eye-catching details!
    Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  26. That butterfly is the prettiest I've ever seen!! Just a lovely layout & what a touching story!! Thanks so much for playing at Once Upon a Sketch - I will be back again when I have more time to finish my visit :)

  27. Awww, Rachael, you chose the most precious photo and your journaling is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your son back then and now :-) ! Stunning layout! And thank you so much for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~


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