A Love Like Ours is Eternal: Mixed Media Junk Journal Layout


Eternal Love

The hubby and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day as we believe we should show love all year round. Not that I don’t like flowers and candy, but I really don’t want to support the industry that commercializes every holiday.So, I thought I would share the story of how the hubby and I met. My freshman year in college I had twin friends that lived on my floor that were also in the nursing program with me. They had a friend that was in the same group as my hubby. This mutual friend knew that he needed a date for Artist Series so they asked me if I would be open to going on a blind date. Artist Series was a series of concerts throughout our semester in college where performing artist would come and put on a show. Every one would have to dress in formal wear to attend.
My future hubby wanted to meet before the actual date so we went to dinner with the group four days before before the concert. The next day I started to develop cellulitis in one of my eyelids. I went to dinner with the group again that night but tried to hide my eye behind my hair. The next evening we were to attend dinner and a soccer game but my eye was so huge it was swollen shut. Thankfully I was able to get a powerful antibiotic that day which gave me a full 24 hours before Artist Series to heal.
By the time Artist Series rolled around, my eye was mostly better. And that was the beginning of our beautiful friendship, swollen eyelid and all. He continued to ask me to dinner and games. Four months later he officially ‘asked me out.’ We dated for four years before we got married and had a long distance relationship for one of those years while I completed my last year of Nursing school.
This year we will be celebrating 12 year of marriage. Not every moment has been full of love and passion but I am learning to be a better wife and I have seen my Hubby become a better man. I certainly was blessed to go to college and come away with not only a degree but an amazing man.
So, here’s to Eternal Love and Friendship.

Creating the Layout

Well, here is the very last layout in my junk art journal. I am relieved to finally have this completed.

For this layout, I covered the pages with gesso, layered paper scraps, dripped paint, stamped and layered my table scraps.

Other Junk Journal Layouts:

Will Winter Never End
Isn’t She Beautiful
The Ornamental Swan
You Are Special
Stars in My Eye
Through The Yellow Spectacles

Also, a happy tea day to all my friends playing along with Elizabeth.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Say Stamp Wednesday: It Must Be Love

The Artistic Stamper: Roses Are Red (Red Dress)

More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes (Optional Red)

Frilly & Funkie: All You Need is Love

28 thoughts on “A Love Like Ours is Eternal: Mixed Media Junk Journal Layout”

  • Lovely junk journal. Love all the mixed media you used. Also, thanks for sharing your love story, so sweet. I know you said you celebrate all year long, but we have to celebrate Valentines special here, because 52 years ago on Valentine’s Day, my hubby proposed. Yes, he is a romantic. Also, took me to Paris for our 25th! So, we celebrate Valentine’s Day! 🙂 Happy T Day.

  • Great journal layout and I love the story of how you and your husband met.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. My friend was only 66 and in very good health for her age. She just didn’t listen to all of the warnings.
    Happy T Day!

  • Your journal page is stunning Kate and what a lovely story of how you and your hubby met. My DH and I have been married for 50 years and we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day either. Obviously it is each couple’s own decision whether to celebrate it or not but, although it all sounds very romantic, we hate the commercial aspect of it too and have never actually wanted to do it.
    Love, love, love your journal!!!
    Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  • Great journal (I’m still looking for the other sites) and a heartwarming story. We celbrate Valentine’s not with gift or sweets, but we have a date in a restaurant tomorrow. We come to it from another streets and meet us to a really date 😉
    Enjoy your time

  • a wonderful spread again…
    and i´m totally with your intro about love all year through and not supporting the valentine industry:)
    happy t-day!

  • i love all your pages, but these steal my heart! Because of the colours, the background and well … everything about them!
    Valentine has become bigger in the Netherlands too, but we don’t celebrate it. We feel it’s a very commercial thing. But must admit that I bought him a big bar of chocolate, because he likes that so much as a small surprise.

  • Wonderful textured background and beautiful details for the pair of love! For a moment I thought the lady has endless legs (dripping). Great story how you met your husband!
    Happy T Day!

  • It is a beautiful journal page and thank you for sharing your own love story.
    I am in total agreement about love being for all the year, it is quite a commercial industry these days in the UK., not one I am interested in in any way.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • Beautiful journal pages Kate. I love how the patterned paper blocks anchor the pages. What a great story about meeting your hubby. Although I love Valentine’s Day I don’t look for flowers and such either because of all the commercialism. But I do make cards, and like to put a special note in hubby’s lunch box:) Happy T day!

  • Beautiful journal pages! I totally agree with you about the commercialism of the holiday…loved your story about how you met your sweetheart…a nice old-fashioned love story! happy T day!

  • What a beautiful page to complete your junk journal, Kate. And I love the sentiment too. Here’s to Eternal Love and Friendship indeed.
    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  • I apologize. I would have been by sooner, but I ate something about midnight that didn’t set well and I got very ill right as I was about to leave you a comment.
    I adore your very romantic final junk journal entry and think it is very appropriate for the day. I believe that Hallmark makes more money on Valentine’s and Mother’s Days than they do at Christmas. Seems a big gimmick to me, and so glad you feel the same. I really enjoyed reading about your lovely love story and how it almost didn’t happen that first time around.
    Thanks for sharing your totally awesome art and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, Again, I apologize for being late. I’m still fighting whatever this is I ate.

  • I LOVE the story about you and your husband. Good thing you could get your eye taken care of, but it is a very sweet story. I met my husband in college also, and that was over 30 years ago. Loving your junk journal page too. It’s another beauty. Happy a little late T day. hugs-Erika

  • I don’t care too much for the Hallmark holidays though I’m a sucker for the chocolate. I loved the story of how you and your husband met, and your captured it beautifully with the couple in their formal wear. Congratulations on your upcoming 12 years. Happy T Day!

  • MMMM! I am loving your junk journal pages with the purples and lavenders paired with touches of yellow. The black really sets it all of, and your composition is just PERFECT! You have certainly captured the mood of your sweet story of you/hubby’s start of a long life together. Really fascinating details to look at! Thank you for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie! Happy Valentine’s Day, even if you don’t officially celebrate it!

  • I enjoyed the art and the story behind it equally. What a lovely journal page in your art journal and I can see the inspiration and story in the page which makes me enjoy it even more. Thank you for joining us in the Frilly and Funkie “All you Need is Love” challenge!

  • Thank you for sharing the story of how you met. So romantic!
    Equally your journal lay out is lovely and speaks of your love.
    Happy Valentine’s Day and a
    Belated happy T-Day,

  • Love love love …. love your story and love your fabulous grungy inky drippy stamp perfect junk art journal page, thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge. X

  • I absolutely love your layout and your story. Thank you so much for sharing it and thanks for joining us for the “All you need is LOVE” challenge over at Frilly and Funkie, I’m sure glad you did! <3

  • What a sweet love story! and doesn’t it figure to come down with something in the ye before a blind date?? Bet there were many jokes about that along the way! Congratulations on 12 years+. I like that you added it hasn’t always been full of love and passion~ this is real life and so many think marriage is supposed to be like the
    fairytales and tv sitcoms we grew up with. Good for you two!
    Your journal spread is beautiful Kate,and shows off your delicious journaling style!
    Jackie “)

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