Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 1st **WINNERS**

Hi again everyone! 

The votes are in and we have the winners of the last challenge. I say winners, because from here on we have decided to choose not one , but TWO people from our 1st challenge of each month to be our Guest Designers for the upcoming month. There is no other way to put it...the level of creativity we are witnessing here in each challenge is simply outstanding. We have a high number of entries and we feel as though we could pick SO many people to be winners. I have said every time how difficult it is to choose the winners so I hope that this helps a little. 

Lastly, before I announce the winners, I just want to point out how important it is that you stay very closely to the journalling criteria. Please do make sure that you read the criteria carefully as unfortunately there were SOOOO many entries in the last challenge that we had to overlook simply because they had just followed the sketch and not included the criteria. 

OK! Here are the 2 winners of our last challenge. The 2 people that received the highest scores from our Design Team and will get the chance to come come back as Guest Designers in October are...

Isay Pablo (USA) 


Aashild HR (Norway)
Simply outstanding work. They are both centred around neutral backgrounds, which simply make the colours pop and stand out amongst all the entries. Well done!

Now as you all know there is one prize for one winner, and that prize will go to the first placed winner which is Isay Pablo. Isay, besides winning a spot on our Design Team in October, you have also won a collection from Norwegian company 3andypapir. Isay, please contact Patti at to claim you prize. 

Both of you girls have also won a winners badge to display on your blogs..

Isay and Aashild, please contact Irma at to get all the info on your Guest Designer spot for October. 

Let's move on to the next lot of entries we want to mention. 

Top 5 featured projects
(in winning order)

Efi (Greece)

Karen Shady (Australia) 

Gayle Price (Australia) 

Shona Keehn (Canada)

Kitika (Russia) 

Well done girls. Absolutely amazing work. Here is your badge to display on your blogs..

So lets find out who our RANDOM winners are. We had 2 prizes to give away this time. The first person that wins this Prima pack 


#60 is Karin from Puerto Rico who submitted this layout

Our other randomly drawn winner, who receives this pack of Inkadinkado stamp sets ..

#12 is Sandra Munro from Australia who submitted this gorgeous layout

Karin and Sandra, please send us an email with your address to to claim to your prizes. Lucky girls!

Lastly, our Design Team members look out for noticeable projects while visiting your blogs and commenting. This time, our Design Team member Irma, noticed the extraordinary patience shown by this girl..

Auksaranke (Lithuania) , who submitted this layout..

At first glance, you would think that the shapes on this layout are die cuts, which means shapes cut by a machine. But to put it in Irma's words "I believe not too many people realize that that medallion and other elements are not die cuts but hand-cut three separate layers of cardstock and pieced together...WOW! that's dedication and a huge dose of patience!" I totally agree. The cutting and the patience exhibited here is to be applauded. It is extraordinary to see such skill and patience. Absolutely amazing Auksaranke. Well done!

Thank you all once again for supporting our challenges and submitting wonderful work from all over the world. We are just so excited to visit your blogs and get to know so many people...especially people in smaller countries. Its amazing to see how much scrapbooking has affected and united people from all corners of the world and all walks of life. 

Tak care, Nadia. 


  1. Oh WOW!!! thank you so much for picking my layout the winner! thank you! thank you! thank you! i love you guys! and a big Congratulations to all the other winners especially to Aashild HR of Norway!

  2. well done to all the above mentioned scrappers.. outstanding layouts!!

  3. oh, wow,how exciting, thankyou so much :) congrats to everyone xx

  4. Congratulations Lucky Ladies such lovely, lovely work!

  5. wow those are all amazing creations and ty for the feature :)

  6. This was the best quality turn out I have ever witnessed. Isay's project was simply outstanding!! So many stand-out works this fortnight it was just a pleasure to visit all the blogs & witness first hand xx

  7. Thank you, ladies!
    Congratulations to the lucky winners! Well done you!
    I am very glad!
    I'm russian speaking girl from Thailand, I live here.
    With best wishes from the country of smiles!

  8. Ohhh my! I'm sitting here - speachless and blushing! My first time ever here at the OUAS and I get this news! Thank you soooo much! You guys totally made my day! I'm so honored. And H*A*P*P*Y! Hiiihaaaa! This is big time inspiring!

    And Isay: Your layout is just gorgeous!

    Congrats to the rest of you :)


  9. Wooow, i am so excited and happy!!! Thank you ladies and huge congrats to all winners and to each creation!!!!

  10. Fabulous layouts ladies. Congratulations. Cheers Di xx

  11. Wow the layouts are just outstanding!!!!!

  12. Love the winning layouts, and Isay - yours is just stunning! Congratulations everyone! :D

  13. Woohoo, big congrats to all the winners! These layouts are all so unique and gorgeous! Well-deserved winners:)

  14. Congratulations ladies. These are all wonderful and unique.