Thursday, March 15, 2012

OUAS - Guest DT

Hi Girls,
Well here is my 2nd LO for Once Upon a Sketch, which I am Guest Designer for this month.  The criteria for the March 15th challenge is:

Journaling Criteria: Finish this line "I miss...".
Tell us about someone you are missing right now and why. Your journaling can be as long or as little as you like, but we want to hear all about someone you are missing!

Ideas for journaling: missing time alone with your partner, missing your old self, missing your children because they are off to school, university or living away from you, missing your children being young, missing a friend you have not seen in a while, someone in another country, someone that has passed away, a mentor whose advice you could use, a relative you wish you lived closer to, someone you regret having an argument with, missing a pet.

Miss You

This was a really difficult page for me, as I chose to create a LO on how much I miss my mother.  It has been over 21 years since my mother passed away... she was only 55.  I still think about her and miss her nearly every single day.  I don't have very many pics of her as she hated being photographed, but I finally managed to dig an old one out and tried to enhance it as much as possible.  I love that she is smiling here.

I actually had to create 2 LO's for this challenge.  I got so caught up in mixing papers and elements while I was creating my 1st page, and just as I was putting the finishing touches on it I realised I had forgotten the sketch aspect of the challenge.. so this is my 2nd attempt.  I will give the other LO to my sister.. she was very happy about my mistake!!  I decided on hidden journaling for this LO with a pull out tag.

List of Materials:  Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings and Dec 25th, Basic Grey Curio, Websters Lullaby Lane, Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe pp's, Scrapmatts chipboard frame, Prima flowers Prima flower centres, Websters rose trim,  Basic Grey office tabs, EK Success border punch, Craft Queen ribbon, Bella pearls, Sassafras Lass alpha stickers, Carolee's mini alphas, shipping tag, Glitz Design stamp, Smooch Spritz, Gesso, Memento ink

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.
YOU MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch..

 Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. your comments really make my day.

Cathy :))


  1. Kathy this is so beautiful and she looks just like you. I love her smile. The page is just beautiful and a gorgeous showcase to your Mum.
    P.S. I just created my page for OUAS April and yep, I forgot the sketch I had to tweak it a little as I had stuck so much of it down.

  2. What a beautiful layout for such a beautiful relationship.

  3. sooooooooooooooo stunning and beautiful Cathy .. loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee it with all the colors and the beautiful details ... awesome work xoxxo

  4. Hi Cathy, your layout is soooo beautiful, so heartfelt and special. I love all the layers, the elegance, the beautiful photo. I am sure your mother would have loved this and how wonderful that your mistake was a wonderful present for your sister.

  5. so so beautiful, love the layers pure divine :)

  6. This is so pretty and feminine Cathy. Loving the flowers and soft colours.
    What a beautiful layout to look at and remember your dear mother by. xx

  7. Good morning Cathy! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous and so feminine!!! Love the clustering, the layering and the fuzzy cutting, wonderful details and perfect color combi! Love love love it!!! Thank you so much for your awesome inspiration!!! Hugs

  8. Just beautiful cathy! stunning page and i just love the beautifully feminine combination of element. Gorgeous work as always... x

  9. Such a beautiful layout Cathy! Love all the layering and the Websters rose trim is perfect on here. Love it! xx

  10. HI.. oh yes.. the layouts for this challenge are all amazing and are bringing out some very precious memories.. this layout is so beautifully created, i know each embellishment was placed with care and the devotion for your mum is truly special.. a gorgeous heart felt layout..
    and i really appreciate you coming by my blog.. i feel so encouraged by your words as i really admire thank you..

  11. Such a beautiful layout! It would of been difficult to scrap, but you can't tell - it's simply perfection! xo

  12. Oh Cathy, this is just beautiful! So happy that you joined us at OUAS! Your take on the sketch and criteria is just perfect!

  13. My heart almost stopped in mid-beat when I set eyes on your layout. The layers, the details, the colours, EVERYTHING is absolute gorgeousness!! How wonderful that you inadvertedly created such a beautiful gift for your sister. I understand how precious the photo of your mother is, and how much love you have poured into your page. It's precious in so many ways. xoxox

  14. This looks great Cathy. Love your take on the sketch & your fussy cutting. Beautiful photo and bloomers. It's all stunning!!