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Hey there everyone! How do you like the new look of our blog? I decided to clean things up a little and I would love for you to look to the left hand side of this blog to see just how many wonderful permanent sponsors we have for the rest of 2012. That means that they will donate a prize each month for each of our challenges ! Truth is, without them we could not offer you so many prizes and although I know that many of you do not enter challenges for the prizes, I am sure everyone gets a thrill from winning something. I am so happy to be able to offer you all more prizes..in an imaginary world every entry would receive something but at least I am happy that more people than ever have a chance of winning a prize this year. Just a little thank you for your support.
So since we have gone to monthly challenges, we will still have the 1 challenge per month and still have 2 reveal dates. The Design Team has been split in 2 groups and Team A's layout examples will be shown on the 1st of the month, while Team B's layout examples will be shown on the 15th of every month. That is double the inspiration for the one challenge :)
So today, I am showing you the other super incredible half of our team!
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Mum" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.
Ideas for journalling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favourite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..
Please help me welcome our winner from March, the outstanding..
Melenia Agapides (Greece)
Hello everyone! My name is Melenia Agapides and I live in Greece (yes, the country that's usually in the headlines of the news lately). I'm a mother of two, a wife to a sweet Canadian guy and an airport authority officer. I have been scrapping layouts since August 2009. My style is constantly evolving, due to the fact that I'm the kind of person that gets bored very easily and wants to change and be renewed by trying new things often. What I always strive for when scrapping is to achieve balance and harmony in my creations both colourwise and stylewise. I'm a sucker for sketches and challenges, as they help me improve my style and scrapping skills. If you want to see more of my work you can visit my blog melenia313.blogspot.com.
Here is Melenia's layout based on our theme and sketch..
THANK you so much to Melenia, who has been very patient the last 2 months while we changed things around here . It was a pleasure having you Melenia and we hope to see you play along with our challenges again!
Please click on their name to be directed to their blog for more details. I am sure they would appreciate some love too :)
Trudi Harrison (Australia)
Bente Fagerberg (Sweden)
**Imaginarium Designs Ornament used in title.
(Hidden journalling in the paper roll)
Georgia Heald (Australia)
* Imaginarium Designs chipboard- Butterfly, Corners & Flourish
Jasmine Shea (Australia)
Maiko Kosugi (Japan)
Natalie May (Australia)
* Imaginarium Designs chipboard title and flourish
Heather Jacob (Australia)
* Imaginarium Designs chipboard-Title and flourish .
For the month of May , we welcome 2 new sponsors who have kindly donated some gorgeous prizes for our winners.
"Enjoy Scrapping" is a Scrapbooking and Papercrafts Store in Greece that has a great variety of exceptional products for everyone who wants to make something unique!
What makes our day is to bring a smile on someone's face through the work of an inspirational Guest Designer or through giveaways!
Scrapbooking is so much fun!! Enjoy Scrapping!!
Scrapbook Fantasies is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media store opened in March 2003 in Gladstone, Queensland. The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store HERE. The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challanges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month. The GALLERY hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $8.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $65. International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.
Now here are our permanent ongoing sponsors for 2012.
C'est Magnifique Kits is a US based company whose kits predominantly feature 'hard to find' international papers from Denmark, Poland, France and many other countries. We have also featured embellishments from Australia, the UK, Poland and more. We strive to always be 'different' than other kit clubs and feel you will love our elegant and sophisticated touch.
You can find out website HERE and our forums HERE . To find out how you can join our club click HERE.
Imaginarium designs, is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
"Berry71bleu is an Etsy shop owned by Marivic Clifton. We specialize in custom and premade embellished hang tags, scrapbook pages, and altered gift ideas with a vintage flair. Each handmade item is unique and embellished with vintage or modern replica findings that goes perfectly with what we sell. We also accept custom orders. Pls visit our etsy shop,http://www.etsy.com/shop/berry71bleu/ or email email@example.com for more information. Check out our blog, http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/ for inspiration from our Design Team".
Julia Cotrim's hand made papers and fabrics (12"x12") are unique and very special.
The patterned papers are texturized and printed on a very thick cardstock.
The patterned fabrics look like canvas and coordinate with the papers.
Our studio is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We are SO lucky to have so many people wanting to support our site and our challenges!
Due to this, we will change the way we give out prizes from here on. I am happy to announce that we will have more than one winner here at Once Upon A..Sketch depending on how many prizes we have to give away. SO from this month onward our Top 5 layouts will include the winner and they will all receive a prize.
Then we will also have more featured layout on top of our Top 5. There are just TOO many gorgeous layouts to limit them to just a few.
So the winner of this challenge with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our GUEST DESIGNER in July and create along side our Design Team. This person will also win this fabulous prize from Enjoy Scrapping ...
Be You Combo Kit
(album kit 18x23 cm. Includes 50 blank pages, 15 pockets for photo keeping, an extra 15 pockets for memory keeping. Embellishments include, 12 pages of patterned paper, 10 cards, cover pages, 1 sticker sheet and 1 alphabet sticker sheet)
The following prizes will be given to the next 4 winning layouts.
An Echo Park mini kit from Enjoy Scrapping .
TWO ribbon packs (for 2 winners) from Scrapbooking Fantasies . Each prize is valued at over $40AUS each and contains 71 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in shades of pink, brown, cream and gold from quality brands such as Prima, Maya Road, Websters Pages, May Arts, Vandoros, Green Tara and Birch Australia, including international postage!!
A US$20.00 store gift card from C'est Magnifique Kit Club + FREE postage to anywhere in the world + add any other item in the store at NO extra postage cost from C'est Magnifique kit club.
Of course we do not forget our random winners. These are the prizes up for grabs for our RANDOMLY drawn entries..
A handmade tag from Berry71Bleu.
A fabric and paper set from the Oh girl! collection from Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking PLUS a decorated canvas collection.
**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to enter only layouts for our challenges
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the right hand side of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight May 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.
For a complete list of the rules please see the top of this page.