Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 1st Challenge - More Inspiration From Our Sponsor

Hey everyone! 

Today I wish to share with you some more examples for our current challenge, created by the Design Team of Bery71Bleu, who is not only this month's MAIN sponsor but will sponsor our challenges until the end of 2012. I wish to that the lovely Marivic Clifton, owner of Berry71Bleu, for creating all the extra handmade tags which will be given away as random prizes in our current and future challenge. Berry71Bleu also has a blog where they run challenges with some incredible prizes up for grabs and an AWESOME Design Team where you will get lots of inspiration. SO if you are looking for somewhere else to play along along too make sure you visit their blog HERE.

Also, do keep an eye out at their blog, as Marivic is soon opening an etsy shop which will sell gorgeous kits, just like the one she is giving away to the winner of this challenge. But for the time being, you can buy her tags at her current etsy shop HERE

SO here is our current challenge..

 March 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/Theme:
All About Me!

The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

Ideas for journallingbeing a good mum, cooking, talking, understanding people, organising, cleaning, gardening, studying, computers, fashion, exercising, scrapbooking, good at my job, maths, languages, writing , drawing, painting, photography, running, craft, sewing. Maybe you can talk about an aspect of your personality..your sensitivity, your 6th sense, your patience, your strength or bravery, your ability to stay positive. 

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch..

and here is what the team from Berry71Bleu has created using Marivic's gorgeous handmade tags. Please click on their names to be directed to their blogs. 

" I wear many hats in life but the one that I wear best is the role of "friend." Although there may be more important roles in my life I question my level of excellency in them. I never do with "friend." I'm the kind of friend I would want to have and always strive to plant my soul in the hearts of my friends where I will live forever. Friends are the family you choose. I treasure them."

 "My Lo is about being a Mom to Ellie. That is why I titled it Blessed. Here is what the journal reads!
The journal card under the picture says: I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. By Elizabeth Browning. My journal strips on the right side says: adore on the ticket, family time, forever, best friends, quality time. The journaling I wrote says: Blessed to be your mom! Love all the times we cherish. The moments and memories we share."

"It is hard for me to do a page about me. So I just used Meredith Brooks song "

Ranae Harrison 
 "My quote is centered around motherhood, since what I am good at is being a mom. Here is the quote:
"A mother's love is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~ Errich Fromm"

Thank you SO much girls for your wonderful inspiration. 


How would you like to be our Guest Designer for April? 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, as chosen by our Design team, you will also receive this GORGEOUS kit from Berry71Bleu 's etsy shop....

Papers from GCD (sweet surrender collection), Journal, Lace trims, Fab Scraps metal embellishments, vial of silver glitter, set of clear stamps from 7 gypsies, Tag from Berry71bleu, paper flowers, prima flowers, Rhinestone vintage-style pendants,sequined picks, butterfly, adhesive faux pearl, glittered skeleton key ornament

Lastly we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE here at Once Upon A..Sketch to play along with us NO MATTER your skill level or scrapbooking style. SO we have 2 prizes us for grabs for 2 RANDOMLY chosen people.

Firstly, another prize from our ongoing sponsor Berry71Bleu. One randomly chosen entry will receive this GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu. Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive..

Our second prize for one RANDOMLY chosen person will be 2 paper collections from FeatureArt...


  1. Sounds great, how do you apply for the guest DT spot?

    1. oops I mean, how do we send in our creations. Do you have an email address we send to.
      Many thanks.