So grateful for rain

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Blogtoberfest Day 19

The layout I’m sharing today is based on a sketch provided at sketch challenge site, Sketchy Thursdays. This challenge is open until Saturday, October 22nd, so you can still play along! In addition to following the provided sketch, we had to journal about what we’re thankful for and include at least five leaves on the page (as a photo, patterned paper, stamps, die cuts, etc.).


After 13 months of drought, the rain we had last week was a blessing.

The sketch and the journaling prompt worked together so well for me this time. I immediately thought of how thankful I was for our recent rainstorms. And with that thought in mind, the sketch stopped looking like strips of patterned paper to me and more like raindrops falling down the page. The journaling reads, “I am thankful daily for my family, my love, my health, my God and my home. But after 13 months of drought in Austin, I am particularly grateful for RAIN.”

The background paper I chose represents the parched earth that surrounds us. The patterned paper “raindrops” reflect the colors in the photo of the leaves in the puddle. And a little Glossy Accents on the word RAIN in the title reflects the blessed moisture. We certainly didn’t get enough rain to pull us out of our drought, but we’ll take every drop with gratitude.

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  1. what a fabulous layout!

  2. Wow, this is great! I love the photo, it is beautiul! Love the colors, the journaling and raindrops.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  3. What a fun take on the sketch! I love the raindrops! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  4. Julie Tucker-Wolek says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I love how your photo has the leaves! And the paper raindrops!! GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Such a great page! Love how you did that background pattern.

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