Wednesday, November 9, 2011

When & Why I started Scrapbooking.......

Gee! It's been a Busy day & I'm a little buggered BUT!
 I want to do this post before I go to Bed..........
I have to Say I was SOooooo Glad to see this Fortnights  Challenge
Over @ Once Upon A Sketch!!!
I Don't know how long I've wanted to do a Layout about WHEN I 
started scrapping and WHY? 
Soooo When I seen the Challenge I got my thinking Cap Straight on to it........
I end Up going with a photo of MWAH!!!!!
& I have to say THAT I absolutely L.O.V.E this Layout!!!!
It would be MY all time FAVORITE...... ( for now anyways)
This is the Sketch & Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal at least 2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?
    You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch.

As you may notice I've Moved things around a little...
Just look @ all that Journaling!!!!   hehehehehe
NOW! for a couple of Close UPS........

Products Used here;
Webster pages - All About Me papers,Life's Portrait stickers & Resin Whimsies,
Jenni Bowlin - Sticker, 
Prima Flowers & Say It In Crystals,
Kaisercraft - Flowers & Acetate Shape,
American Craft - Glitter Alpha,
Cherry Lynn - Garden Gate..
Carolee's Creations - Alphas,
Anita - HM Butterflies,

LOVED this Challenge..
THANKS Nadia!!!
Ok! off to bed Night Night....


  1. Hi Rachel, what a stunning layout! I love it (and gorgeous pic of you too!)

  2. Wow Rachael, I can see why this layout would mean a lot to you and be your favourite!
    So full of wonderful journaling and beautiful design details.And the picture of you is just beautiful!
    So glad you found our current challenge at OUAS so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  3. HI.. this is so beautiful.. i love all the gorgeous details too.. and the journalling is wonderful.. i nodded my head as i read it a i think we all can relate to the why's we scrap.. and also the friendships.. i so appreciate all the blogs i visit as all of them have been so inspirational to me.. including yours... well this..

  4. Yep, it's awesome - love all the pops of colours and all the little bits of prettiness that you add - just lovely ♥

  5. STUNNING I love it!!! Gorgeous page and love your journalling!!

  6. Wooho.. that colorcombo is stunning.. and all the details.. fab page.. and LOOK at all that journaling.. =) Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  7. Stunning page Rachael and the journalling is so apt. I can totally relate to this as I'm sure many other scrapbooking ladies. The pic is gorgeous and as usual lots of gorgeous embellies. Lovely work. x

  8. Sometimes I feel like a broken record but your work just gets better and better Rach. There are so many beautiful details here, the photos, the journaling (which I think is exactly what I would have written). The colors pop and I think this is just so so beautiful.

  9. thanks for sharing...its always interesring to find out others stories....a beautiful layout again, I can see why it is your fav!

  10. This is gorgeous, love the photo layers and colours. The journalling is perfect!

  11. the pop of color really caught my attention in the submission gallery!
    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  12. Wow gorgeous colours and what a stunning layout! That photo of you is super nice too! Woot! :D

  13. Hi hi Rachael!! Weeeee this page is SO gonna be my fav of yours!! So beautifully done, so stunning!! I think everything is perfect!! Scrapbooking is my daily pleasure too!! Take care, Rachael and have a great day!! I think you will win or at least being featured for this. Good luck to you, ya!! :)))

  14. So bright colourful and fresh I absolutely love it!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  15. Oh Rachael..this is seriously beautiful. I love the use of colour here and are ON FIRE. Everything you create these days is just absolutely stunning. Well done. Thank you for sharing your story with us..its so interesting to learn more about you and how you started this journey. Take care and thanks for playing along yet again and THANK YOU for your ongoing support.

  16. Rachael, this is GORGEOUS! Thank you for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

  17. Hi Rach! This is STUNNING! I love the colors you used,they are so vibrant and that photo is so beautiful!!!!Thanks for sharing your work with us at OUAS!

  18. Wow! Rach this is absolutely gorgeous, just gorgeous! Such a beauty to look at...I could stare at this all day! Tks. for plaing with us at OUAS! Perfect lo!

  19. Rachael this layout is completely breathtaking. I could look at it FOREVER - it is DEFINITELY my favourite page of yours too! There is just too much gorgeousness here to comment on - everything is absolutely perfect...well except just one teeny thing..."only" the internet???!!! I am coming to visit you one day thank you very much hee hee!!!

  20. Oopsie I am being a bad ambassador for Once Upon a Sketch!! I forgot to say THANK YOU!!! for playing along at Once upon a ...Sketch!! (and between you & me this looks like a winner hee hee...)

  21. I love EVERYTHING about this gorgeous page! The colors, the embellies, the pic, just all your fabulous details. Such a beautiful page, thank you so much for taking part in our challenge at OUAS!

  22. I love this sketch and I LOVE the way you used it!!! There is so much to look at on this layout! Totally adorable!!! Hugs Helene

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  24. Rachael,

    I agree with everyone..this is gorgeous!!! Well done!! I hope you win the OUAS challenge.


  25. WOW!!! This is so great!! I love all your details - and the red is perfect here.

    Thank you for playing with us at Once Upon A. .. Sketch.
    I hope you have a lovely day:)

  26. Such vivid colors! Beautiful LO and all the details are so well balanced.

  27. This is so awesome!!! Fabulous job!! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)

  28. This is a beautiful LO Rach! Absolutely love this challenge as well and it's something we should all scrap about at some stage!

  29. Wow, what an amaaazing layout!! :D

  30. I so love this.What a fabulous theme and the journalling and just the overall look at the page. Love your other recent layouts too. I have barely had time to visit lately but always see such beautiful things when I do xo

  31. Absolutely stunning Rachael. Beautiul page in every way. Gorgeous pic of you.
    Thnaks for joining in our challenge at OUAS.

  32. Congrats on being featured your page is stunning! Well done!

  33. Rachael, I see why is your favorite because is Awesome!!! love it!!! Congratulations girl!!!
    Hugs!!! :)


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