Forever Love {Sketchy Thursdays}

This turned into SUCH a fun layout to create! Diana and Heidi over at Sketchy Thursdays put out yet another fantastic sketch to jumpstart this layout!

I actually stayed pretty tightly to the sketch. Instead of small photos at the bottom of the page I chose to add some fun handmade embellishments, but other than that, I loved the clean lines offered by the original design.

This photo was taken on our anniversary last year. We spent a quiet evening at home, but it was still a special occasion, so I thought this shot was a great way to commemorate it.

forever love

The patterned papers are all from Chatterbox, along with the chipboard letters. The brads and the glitter letters are from Making Memories. The stamps and ink are from Close To My Heart, and the Glimmer Mist is by Tattered Angels. I also used a sheet from a vintage encyclopedia and some fun sequin fiber along the edges of the black mat.

Forever Love title
Forever Love bottom title
forever love handmade embellishment

I created the embellishments by punching scalloped circles from vintage book page and then giving them some color and shimmer with the Glimmer Mist. I then layered the distressed velvet paper circles and the printed transparency punched circles and brought it all together with the glitter brads.

forever love stamping

I love how the date states the journaling for me in such a simple manner.

forever Love handmade embellishment close up

Head on over to Sketchy Thursdays to see the work of some other great designers!


  1. I really love this!! I can only imagine that with a martini in hand that it was a wonderful celebration!!

  2. this is soooooo awesome! love the photo and that mail post stamp....sooooo cool!

  3. Love all the details in your work really turned out awesome! Wish I could take good pictures as you! I tried again yesterday to get a close up of my pop dotted squares...came out blurry...more practice needed.
    Beautifuly done layout!

  4. Love the sketch... love your layout even more. What a great photo. It deserves to be the main feature of the layout. (does that make sense??) All your yummy details are fantastic!!

  5. You did awesome!! Love the cork photo! Sparkles are fabulous - I wish I could sparkle everything :)

  6. OMG love the picture of the cork. My boyfriend and I took a cruise in Paris and I have the cork from our champagne bottle and this is a great idea. I am totally lifting it!


  7. Wow - what a wonderful photo and layout - simple and says it all

  8. I love that stamp! That's really cool. This page is super cute, and again, you're using the stickers that I'm too afraid to use. LOL I never want to run out!

    You seriously inspire me to scrapbook. If I weren't so busy this weekend I would sit down and do some pages.

  9. Love it! awesome way to use the layout and the photo is beautiful

  10. I totally love this! Thanks for sharing exactly how you put this together too! What a great design you came up with from that sketch!!!


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