Friday, 13 January 2012

Believe! -You are the Gift that made all my Dreams come true! - OUAS Challenge Happy New Year

Over at Once Upon a Sketch the current challenge is to journal about the New Year.  What are your thoughts, hopes or wishes.

My journalling is hidden under the second heart which is hidden under the top heart.  I tied the hearts to the flourish so you can twist them round to reveal the title and the journalling which reads:-
 “Seeing in the New Year” A time to look forward!
When my children were young I would kiss their sleepy faces at 12 O’clock.
I had so many hopes and dreams for them for their future!  I’d sit by their beds and just gaze at them in wonder!"

The photo was actually taken while we were on holiday in Ostend, Belgium in 1973.  We took the children to a nightclub and they were so excited to be out so late. In Belgium the law was  more relaxed about children being there but it wasn't a seedy place. Lol. I had great fun making this LO but it took a long time for the inspiration to hit.  Just about made it for the deadline again!  Hope you like it and thank you in advance for any sweet comments you leave me.  I love them all. xxx


  1. This is really gorgeous! Valerie

  2. Hi Jean. This is super sweet. Love the heart with the text on it.
    I imagine they were thrilled to be out that late, yes.
    In Findon Village, West Sussex where we lived for a couple of years we had a favourite pub, but they were quite strict about the kids being up near the bar!
    Thanks for playing along again. Good on you for making the deadline :-).

  3. What a creative and so beautiful layout!
    Thank you for participating at OUAS! ~Gerry~

    1. fab LO jean and I too kissed the forehead of my 2 at 12 on New Years Day...

      but this year was to be different, OK my daughter moved out 18 months ago, but we still spoke on the hone after midnight..

      but for the first ever my son was in respite... it felt very weird not wishing him Happy New Year till 11am when I picked him up. But he had had a fab time with his friends, that I'm glad I didn't stop him going... trouble is, it's the letting go...

      hugs maria xx

  4. OH how sweet, I know how you feel, my children are 29, 25 and 22 and I miss those days!!! Such a beautiful page! Thank you for taking the time to play along with us at OUAS!!!

  5. Wow! This is a true beauty! Love everything about this! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  6. What a beautiful and original page Jeanie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Once Upon a Sketch!!

  7. WOW what a beautiful creative layout...I adore the heart and the journalling!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  8. Beautiful!!! SO many fun things on this layout!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)

  9. love this Jeannie .... great design and colors ... fabulous work xoxo

  10. Beautiful layout! Love that stunning heart!


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