Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Once upon a Sketch September challenge

Hello Blog friends...This is my take on the challenge...The theme for this month is " Lucky" and that is precisely what I am - Lucky to have met this man and be married to him for 31 years this past week! Was it always easy? No ways...many were the days that I felt like packing my bags and leave him, and I am certain he would have gladly helped me pack those bags and send me on my merry ways,  but we stuck it out with each other. I did and sometimes still battle to accept that George is some one who does things and not an emotional, being in touch with my feelings kind of guy, making it difficult at times for this sentimental Pisces girl! I just need to ask, and my handy man Husband will deliver, I also know he will go to the end of the world for me and although he does not say so I know that he loves me...his never complaining about my scrapping budget is a big indicator of that...!

This photo was one of many taken for our wedding invitations...

For this challenge I used the following Prima Papers: Almanac Collection, Wordsmith
                                                                              Tea-Thyme Collction, Marcella
                                                                                             Engraver Collection, Arcade, Calligraphy

I did rotate the sketch...

I wrote this sentiment on the back of my page...

One advantage of marriage is that,
 when you fall out of love with him 
or he falls out of love with you,
 it keeps you together until you fall in love again
 ~Judith Viorst~


  1. Your layout is full of incredible layering, details, and just all around wonderful! I loved reading your post - thanks for sharing. So glad you joined us at OUAS!

  2. Patricia. I love this layout and your thoughts on you DH and marriage... almost word for word our life too :D So I guess the answer to how you stayed together so long is .. just to stay married :D Congratulations - no mean feat in today's world. There is so much to love on this layout as always... looking more and more like HJ :D so fave for me. Love it, pinned it, want to copy it :D
    Thanks for Playing Along with us and at OUAS Please do not forget to upload your layout to Our FB Page
    for your Chance to be in the draw for our monthly prize :)

  3. This is stunning, so many masculine details, great earthy colors.. lovely tribute to your man!

  4. A stunning page Patricia, so full of lovely detail. Just amazing layers and lovely journalling too. Absolutely gorgeous!! ox

  5. Mmmm .. chiming in with Val about the word for word description, could be my marriage too. Been scrolling up and down for quite a bit now to soak in all the fab details. LOVE big time everything on your page Patricia! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and this amazing page with us at OUAS!

  6. What an absolutely awesome masculine page! It caught my eye when you posted this on FB and now I'm admiring all your attention to details & choice of embellishment placement. Such a great tribute to dear hubby! Yes...I think that if you don't bump heads when married then you're not being 100% honest with one another! I've only been married a mere 6 years compared to your amazing 31 & hubby & I bump heads all the time! But what makes us stronger is how we get through these times together. Great page & great take on the challenge! Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  7. Patricia, this is an amazing masculine page with such amazing attention to detail. I adore your thread wrap around the snaps!! Congrats on 31 years of marriage. It was 32 for us this summer. Thanks for joining us for the September Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for posting your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  8. Fantastic page! I love how masculine it looks. You did a great job masking and your stamping, embellishments and twine are all so gorgeous! I love how it flows! I am a new follower. Have to see more:) Would love it if someday you came for a visit. All the best!

  9. Patricia, it is really a stunning LO! love the quote as well! Thank you for playing with us over OUAS!

  10. Gorgeous page girl....you really created such a great "man" page! Love the colouring and layering! Congrats on your feature at OUAS...this is certainly an achievement! Woot woot! ;-)

  11. Oh wow. This is stunning Patricia. I love the textures and layers. You have an incredible eye for details. Fantastic work!

  12. Awesome artworks Patricia. Thank You for visit on my blog. Hugs

  13. Your layers are amazing! This is a wonderful take on a masculine page....well done! Thanks for swinging by my blog!


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