A Perfect Day Layout – Once Upon A Sketch

Once Upon a Sketch is a fabulously inspiring challenge site where I’ve often visited, but never participated. They offer gorgeous sketches with the focus of your project being the journaling, so their challenges always have an added journaling twist. Though the vast majority of participants submit layouts, you can also enter a card or altered project and use a quote for the journaling. The current challenges promts the journaling with “A Perfect Day is…” and must be at least 2 lines long. Mine reads, “A perfect day is every day that I watch you with our children. You are a wonderful father and I get to fall in love with you all over again.” So true. It never ceases to amaze me how much I adore watching him with playing with the kids or snuggling with them when they’re babies. I have tons of photos just like this one when each was a baby, taking a nap with their Daddy. 😀

Since I had some leftover scraps from my last WP layout using Let’s Celebrate, I decided to use them on this layout. Here’s my take on the sketch:


American Crafts cardstock
Webster’s Pages Let’s Celebrate pp
WP Storytellers Alpha stickers
WP pinwheel florette
WP Let’s Celebrate fabric ticket
My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 journaling spot
Queen & Co. rhinestones
Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist


Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots


Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge/border punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punches

This is the lovely sketch for the challenge:


If you’d like to play along with this Once Upon a Sketch Challenge, CLICK HERE.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly Massman
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 14:24:21

    Very sweet!

  2. Jeni
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 03:13:34

    Doris so nice to see you join in the sketch fun at OUAS. Lovely page and a gorgeous tribute to your dh. So beautifully written.
    So glad you took the plunge and joined us.

  3. Sandi T
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 12:37:53

    Simply adorable! Love your sweet, sweet mix and that pic is so precious! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  4. Teresa Jaye
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 20:38:24

    oh this layout is so sweet, your photo and journaling are just precious!
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and playing with us last weekend at Practical Scrappers!

  5. Toni Simpson
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 23:38:22

    I love this LO. So pretty

  6. Gerry van Gent
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 13:40:33

    Doris, i just love your take on Nadia`s sketch! So beautifully done! Thank you for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

  7. patti hamil
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 20:23:24

    Doris, what a precious photo and beautiful page! Thank you for joining us at OUAS for this challenge!!!

  8. Helen Tilbury
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:15:29

    Gorgeous layout! Very nicely done 🙂 Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch!

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