Once Upon a Sketch 9.15

The Sept. 15 challenge at OUAS required you to journal on the photo. I chose to use rub ons. I love rub ons. I think they add so much extra pizzaz to a picture, that I frequently use them on my layouts. My favorite company MME used to make them a lot, but don't anymore. I wish they still did...
The photo is of my husband and my son playing in the rain. My husband is rather serious, and more concerned with the realities of life, like Adam falling ill, or getting hurt, and I have to push him out in the rain where he can be caught up in the enthusiasm of an energetic two-year-old. The journalling says, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." This is so my philosophy of life, that is was perfect for this layout.
Everything is from MME, except the Prima trinkets. The birdcage hangs from a 7 Gypsies chain. The flowers, trim & burlap are from my stash. And for me, no l/o is complete without some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
Here are some close-ups.
That's it! Thanks for looking!


  1. I love everything about your lay out from the quote to the picture and the beautiful embellishments.

  2. This looks fabulous. Love that photo, the colors and the cardboard are just fantastic. I love the quote and you have incorporated it on your photo perfectly.

  3. Gorgeous page
    Thanks for playing along at OUAS

  4. What a beautiful page! Fun pic too!!!!! Wonderful take on the sketch! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  5. What a super awesome photo and FANTASTC page!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS!