Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Challenge!

Hi everyone! It's live! Yup, the challenge is live and it's all about you! For our Nov. 1st challenge we would like you to use this sketch, by Nadia, the lovely creator and owner of OUAS and journal at least 2 sentences on when you started scrapbooking and why. For me, this was very exciting...a friend had shown be a small book that the teacher had done about her son, during his year of kindergarden. I was so inspired that I went right out and bought scrapping stuff to do some lo's with my children. Shortly after that one of my daughters got a scholarship to go to a ski academy, so I decided to scrap her years there. My picture is of a scrapbook that I put together for her by using one of her old ski racing outfits. This is such an important memory for us. Now, I am simply obsessed with scrapping...I just can't seem to get enough of it...it allows me to not only take pictures, but also put them together in the form of art...a true passion of mine.

The sketch

Now for our wonderful sponsors:

This month we have a wonderful kit club sponsor called Swirlydoos.
Swirlydoos coordinated scrapbook kits are comprised of elegant papers and products so that you can  create scrapbook pages as well as altered art projects. These kits include the newest and most innovative products and they showcase handmade and non-traditional products found within the crafting community. They also offer monthly challenges on their forums and show both photo and video tutorials which helps you to learn new tips, tricks and techniques. In addition, they have a monthly technique or project kit and various coordinating add ons for those ladies who can never have too many scrappy goodies!
Wow! How exciting!

We also have the awesome  Guest Designer , Leanne Pearce with us and she is the  GORGEOUS etsy shop owner of  The chip chop shop which is just  filled with her amazing and very UNIQUE handmade creations!

The awesome prises!

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for December? This is the challenge where you have the chance to win a spot on our design team for the whole upcoming month simply by winning this challenge. As well as being our Guest Designer, the first placed winner, as chosen by the Design Team, will win this prize..

The complete October kit from Swirlydoos kit club!

This time we also have 2 prizes to give away to RANDOMLY chosen people!

The first prize for one randomly chosen winner will receive a mixture of products from "the chip chop shop" to the value of $25.00 plus postage.


Our other randomly drawn winner will receive the gorgeous Webster's Pages paper collection Ladies and Gents which includes 1 sheet of alphas, 1 die cut paper, 1 vellum paper, and 6 sheets of patterned paper.

Don't forget that 5 projects will be voted on by us, the Design Team, to be our Top 5 featured projects. So that could be your name and your project on our winners banner at the top of this blog for a whole 2 weeks!

Yippee! Let the fun begin!

As always, thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


  1. Gorgeous layout.....I too share your obsession and I expect most women when they start scrapping become obsessed LOL!
    I wish you were close so you could show me how you manage to make those fabulous cirlces with the machine! how does the paper fit!! LOL

  2. fabulous layout ! Your style is unique !

  3. I really like the layout, so pretty. :)

  4. stunning, stunning, stunning, love this to bits .... hugz to you my friend xo

  5. Sandi, this is so cool! love your detailed and bright LO! Have a great day. And thanks for sharing interesting story too!

  6. Perfect Sandi! Thank you for your thorough post.

    Your work is divine. I simply LOVE it. It is SO opposite to my style and I simply am in love with your creations. Love the story behind it too!

    Take care!

  7. Ohhh, I may have a new fav with this one... love love love it. You are such a gifted lady!

  8. Wow sandi i love ur background work!! This page is so artistic. Gotta be one of my favs! :))))

  9. My Sandi...!!! this LO is so artistic Fabulous!!!
    Have a nice month, Kisses!!!

  10. Beautiful layout Sandi... you are amazing ... hugs..xoxo

  11. Awesome Sandi I loved this the moment I saw it. Wonderful artiness to your stitching and elements.Love the story behind it too.

  12. That is awesome Sandi, I always LOVE your stitching, you are the best!!!!

  13. Your pages always show a unique artistic quality to them, love your take on the sketch.

  14. Hi my dear and sweet friend!!!
    Just a stunning page as always , you are a fantastic artist and so talented.I fell so honored to work with you .
    I like to say thanks for be with us in SFH, you make me very happy!!!
    Thnaks for everything and I wish a wonderful week.
    I love the music in here...I enjoy a lot.
    Kisses and huges

  15. So lovely and so YOU Sandy! You have such a unique artsy style and I would so love to be able to leaf through one of your amazing albums!!

  16. Love your art, Sandi! I don't know how you do your stitching - amazing. Totally awesome work! :D

  17. Such a unique work of art your creation is!!

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  18. Sandi,

    What a great assemblage on a page you made here! Anyway, I've been trying to email you to let you know you won a tag from me. Email me your address berry71bleu@gmail.com.
    Thanks, Marivic

  19. Love your page Sandi...it has a real sense of freedom and "lightness" about it, just beautiful. xx

  20. What a fab LO Sandi! Love the artistic flair! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. What a sweet scrapsbook-start story and the result is lots of fantastic and great inspirational pages. This page is no exception, totally you, love the stitching and doodling.

  22. Woohoo totally jampacked with yummo news and stuff! Love the story behind your fabulous page Sandi! Really so neat stitching and background work! Gotta admire your super unique style Sandi! Mwah!

  23. Love your take on this sketch! It's great to see your work for the design team.


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