Thursday, April 11, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch's April Challenge

Hi everyone!

I came upon a lovely scrapbook sketch and journaling challenge blog entitled 
Here is this month's sketch and theme:

April's Sketch:

"This month's theme is:  The best day of your life!!!!! Everyone has at least one or two! Tell us anything that you can relate this title to." 

The beautiful sketch really caught my attention and held it, and the theme is awesome!    Finding this sketch and theme really was wonderful for me!

I thought and thought about the best day of my life.  Which one should I pick to scrap about!  Quite a few days came to mind:  the birth of our daughter, Katie; the day Anne was placed in our arms in Changsha, China;  being the maid of honor for my twin sister on her wedding day, all of the fun-filled days we had on our Disney World vacation were just a few.  But when I actually thought about it, I knew that none of these days would have been possible if I hadn't met and married John!  It's funny because at the end of 1988, I thought my life was over.  I was newly divorced and was going through one of the saddest times of my life.  Little did I know that I was going to go out on a blind date on January 3, 1990, and  marry John 3 months later on March 3, 1990!  And what a day it was . . .  I can honestly say that it was the best day of my life!

Here is the layout that I created:

The journaling that you can see on my page next to our photo (which is one of my favorites of us!) includes some of the lyrics to the song "All my Life" by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, and written by Karla Bonoff.  This song has such meaning to us because John played it for me just before he placed my engagement ring on my finger in El Paso, Texas. 

I wanted to include hidden journaling on my page, so I wrote words that I typed above and tucked it behind the photo of John and me.  So that he would always know why it was the was the best day of my life!

Here are some close up shots of my layout:

 . . . and I thought I would share a few other moments from our wedding day:

my dad and me:

Sharing a kiss after cutting the cake:

so happy!

It really was a magical day and one that I will never ever forget!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. 
And thank you, Once Upon A Sketch, for hosting this wonderful challenge that inspired my layout!


  1. Really really nice. You two are perfect for each other! What a great way to commemorate the occasion!

  2. oh SHARON! Thank you for sharing your joy with us on this layout! It certainly does look like it was the best day ever :)

  3. Wow ..
    Sharon loved to know a little more of you!
    Really a good story for a layout with a beautiful and exciting result.
    Really love this picture you chose to center the page.
    And below the photos are beautiful. :)

  4. You two are too cute!! Love this! So beautiful and so sweet!!

  5. both are just glowing in the last photo. What a difference a day makes, eh? Love what you did with the sketch, Sharon. I'd have to say my wedding day was MY best day for the same reason- everything else that came afterwards was because of that day. HUGS

  6. I loved reading this post, thank you for sharing it! Such a wonderful story it tells and one with a happy ending too :) Your page is also so beautiful and what a magical photo for it!

  7. What a wonderful story and you look SO Happy in your wedding photos, your layout is gorgeous, very special

  8. An awesome page and thank you for the nice sketch,
    love Annie

  9. Oh how beautiful.. the layout and the story behind why you created this particular event for your page.. love the photo you have used, and it does look like the most wonderful day for you! stunning take on the challenge!

  10. Sooooooooo gorgeous!! LOVING that photo and all the flowers!! And your wedding photos are just fabulous!!

  11. Stunning layout and such a great story to go with it!

  12. It does sound like the best day ever! Congrats! It's awesome that you've had so many other days tied for the title of 2nd best day ever. :)

  13. What a beautiful layout. I love the photo and the story behind it. Your background and details are lovely.

  14. How nice! Great picture(s) and beautiful layout!

  15. beautifully scrapped! such great background and colors!!!

    Hugs carla

  16. Love the silhoutte photo and the colors and materials you picked for this layout. And thank you so much for sharing your story and your photos.
    We're happy to see you play with us at OUAS in April!

  17. What a stunning way to showcase your special day, I just love how you have gone about the challenge - very unique! Love your layout :) Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon A Sketch

  18. How did I miss this before? It is just perfect!!! My new favorite layout of yours.


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