Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Story of the Journey

Catching up on a few of those photos that need to be scrapped because they're important life moments (even though they actually happened quite some time ago and I just haven't got around to it yet!)

I was inspired by the October challenge at Once Upon a Sketch 'cos it's been just as long since I last played along there too ;-) I love how Nadia's sketches push me in ways I wouldn't go by myself, and I love LOVE that she always encourages (in fact, demands) that her challenge participants journal a meaningful amount on their layouts.

I used my July JBS Papercrafting kit to put this one together. It's filled with lots of Basic Grey Carte Postale goodies which seemed appropriate for the theme of 'journey' which is what the OUAS challenge is about. At first glance you might wonder what the photos have to do with this theme, but here's what my page is about....

At the end of her first year of school Munchy was awarded the "Shooting Star of the Year" which recognises her Confidence, Organisation, Persistance, Resilience and Getting Along. Chosen from amongst all her classmates it was a great honour and I'm super-proud of her. This girl of mine is strong-willed and has a strong sense of direction. She knows what she wants from her future already and I anticipate that this award will be the first of many.

To some I know that might sound a little cocky, but I don't mean it that way. I merely see that she has the God-given talent and drive to strive for everything and anything she wants from her future. To that I say, "Let the Journey Begin"!!



  1. Love how you've used her award in place of a photo & good on her:):))) lovely flair there, too!!!!!

  2. Natalie, what a precious gift for your daughter to see how much you believe in her. I love your take on the OUAS challenge and how you included your journaling in your page design!! Such a fabulous page!! Thanks for joining us for the October Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for posting your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  3. Natalie you are right these are absolutely the moments that we need to record as much for our kids as ourselves. It will be so amazing for her to look back and see just how much faith you have in her and how proud you are. I love the photo and the certificate together with the travel theme... a good analogy... but it is your journalling that steals the show. Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS this month. :D

  4. I don't think your cocky just a proud mom! Great way to honor your daughter's achievements! Beautifully done! All the best! Come visit sometime have a giveaway happening right now! Will be back for more peeks!

  5. This is a great take on the sketch and perfect for the challenge! I love your choice of products, and how you split the title. x

  6. I love what you've done with the sketch! GREAT layout!

  7. A beautiful page Natalie and a wonderful take on this month's theme!! Love all the journaling, showing that you are one proud mama! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS

  8. Wonderful wonderful journalling and an equally beautiful page Nat! I so LOVE this! Thanks ever so much for sharing your work with us at OUAS

  9. I absolutely love your take on the sketch, Natalie!! I also love that you included lots of journalling on your gorgeous page. So glad you joined us at OUAS!

  10. Such a fabulous and meaningful memory to scrap in a superb way. Love how you replaced one of the photos with a journaling tag. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.


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