Sunday, April 1, 2012

1st Anniversary BLOG HOP!!


Welcome to Once Upon A..Sketch' s first birthday blog hop! It is so exciting to have you here and we hope you are inspired along the way to join in the fun and get creative!!

It was 1 year ago today that our first challenge went live and since then we have grown more and more each month! THANK YOU all for your constant support and love. 

SO we want to do something to show our appreciation! We hope you play along and visit our Design Team and give your self a chance to win some prizes along the way. 

This is the blog hop list you need to follow to see what each Design Team member has created with this month's sketch and journalling criteria and to see what prizes they are offering on their blogs. 


(please note that due to time differences there could be some broken links..please check back later as the blogs will be updated asap) 


Here is this month's challenge....




April Challenge

 The theme of this challenge is HOME. 
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "HOME" 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 this sketch. 


Our main sponsor of this blog hop is ....


 Imaginarium Designs



Imaginarium Designs chipboard is donating this prize to one lucky winner of the blog hop.



This prize pack includes AUS$70.00 worth of chipboard PLUS inks PLUS Spray Mists PLUS free postage to anyone in the world. 


DETAILS


 ***In order to be entered for the main prize,you must be or become a follower AND comment on ALL blogs along the way and finally back at the Once Upon A...Sketch blog to leave your name on the list below. 

**This prize is open to EVERYONE no matter where you live. 

***There will also be some other prizes along the way which our Design Team have kindly donated.  To win these, you need only comment on and follow the blog which is giving the prize. The randomly chosen winners for these prizes will be announced at that Design Team member's blog.


** The blog hop starts today , April 1st and finishes midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 5th April with the MAIN PRIZE winner to be announced soon after the blog hop ends at the Once Upon A....Sketch blog and the other winners announced at the Design Team member blogs soon after the blog hop ends also.


** You do NOT need to participate in the blog hop in order to enter this month's challenge. You can start creating as soon as you like, and link your layout on the right hand side of this blog.  


Your next stop is my blog, Nadia Cannizzo HERE

101 comments:

  1. Happy Bloggaversary!! I'm so happy for you guys!! its a great blog and great accomplishment!!

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  2. Keren - MAKE SURE you link your name using the linky tool just above!!

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  3. Congrats on your 1st birthday, such a happy and inspiring place to be.

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  4. Happy Birthday, OUAS!!!! I'm excited to check out everyone's blogs!

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  5. Congratulations! I love this theme and sketch.

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  6. Just finished the hop! The DT creations were gorgeous (as usual)! Congratulations on your one-year anniversary!

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  7. I just became a follower and will hop along to everyone! Looks like a great prize and love the sketch and hope to play!! Thanks!

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  8. I just became a follower! Looks like this will be a great hop! I love the sketch and hope to play!

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  9. Yay!! Happy B-day, OUAS!! You know of my love for you- gotta get hopping! :)

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  10. Happy Birthday, and thanks for putting together this hop! I've visited each of the DT blogs and think I may have found some new faves. Love the sketch and criteria, it always makes us think outside the box!

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  11. Happy Birthday marvellous achievement!
    got to keep bunny hopping

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  12. What a fun blog hop your DT really rocks, each layout was just stunning! I am so happy to have found your site. I happen to follow one on your DT member blog( Pamela) so decided to have a peek. Well I am now following all the girls and can't wait to try out the sketch for myself. By the way all the links are up and running ...no broken links.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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    1. THANK YOU so much for your lovely words :) You have NO idea the nervousness that was going on behind the scenes this morning, because SOMEONE (me!) forgot a tiny little detail like Daylight Saving ending in Australia last night!LOL! SO anyway, I am glad all the links are up and running :)

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  13. So happy to have found your sketch challenge in the last few weeks Nadia, and to have met you at CM, such talent and inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks Cathi :) Thanks for the support. Love to have met you at C'est Magnifique too :)

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  14. Thanks for the bloghop, had a great time! Interesting to see who in your DT still has word verification on their own pages. :)

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  15. Feliz aniversário meninas!
    Adorei o blog hop e já fiz todas as visitas!
    Agora é só cruzar os dedos.
    Beijo
    Naiara (Brasil)
    http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br

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  16. love the hop... couldn't believe I wasn't following all these lovely artists yet

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  17. Great blog hop. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. Congratulations! Happy Bloggaversary!!!

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  19. Υπεροχες οι συνθεσεις ολης της ομαδας!!!Ευχομαι το μπλογκ να ειναι παντα τοσο ενδιαφερον και να μας ...προκαλει με τις υπεροχες δημιουργιες και τα καταπληκτικα σου σκετς Ναντια!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Wow! That was THE most fun....loved checking out all the designers & their gorgeous, diverse creations.....& I made it back without too many distractions...thanks so much & Happy Bloganniversary:):)

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  21. Congratulations OUAS on your first anniversary! Your site is a great source of inspiration! Thank you so much!

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  22. Well, I just came back from a lovely trip around your blogs ... fantastic work done by everyone ... I only found difficulty in posting and 'trying' to follow Mahlin's blog ... if there is a way of doing that, please let me know! :)

    Happy Birthday to you Once upon a Sketch ... here's to another year of inspirations! Cheers!!!

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    1. Oh eleni! Don't worry about it :) we worked out there was an issue with Mahlins blog but don't worry if u couldn't follow it :)

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  23. Happy BIrthday!!!! Just checked in and I'l start hopping now...can't wait to see what gorgeous layouts the DT created. I've been following Nadia & Larissa for some time now and you are at the absolute top of my favorite scrapartist list. Can't stop pinning you girls ;-). On to Nadia now. CU Later!

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  24. I love your Once Upon a Sketch Blog and wish you a Happy first Birthday! am off to hop along to the blogs now xoxox BY a long wast OUAK is the BEST challenge blog around! Thank you immensly NAdia and your wonderful Dt for making it such an enjoyable place to visit and participate

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  25. Big congratulations to OUAS on your first anniversary!! I can't believe how quickly this year full of inspiration and fun challenges has flown by! Thank you so much for everything that you do!

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  26. Happy birthday dear inspirational imaginative OUAS !
    You are the Best blog!!!
    And your designers are incredibly talented!
    I really love your amazing blog!

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  27. wow what a great party, congratulations! It was a crazy Blog Hope and you have an amazing talented Designteam! Had so much fun. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Happy birthday, I wish success and much inspiration to your blog! And thank you for a chance to win such fantastic prize!

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  29. Happy Birthday OUAS! I'm done with hopping. AMAZING amount of talent here at OUAS!!!

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  30. Happy anniversary, Nadia &co!
    It has been pure pleasure to follow you since the very start - your challenges has been great all the way.
    Now I'm off to check what the DT has created - I bet it will be n inspiration over load :-)

    Thank you for all your great work during the past year - I'm surely am sticking with you for the next, too!

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  31. Happy anniversary. Thank you so much for that great Blog hop. I had so much fun visiting all the DT's blogs and looking at their works. I got so much inspiration. Your ladies are so taltented. I am looking forward visiting the blogs again just to keep looking.

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  32. Have just been hopping along and visiting all the blogs- what a diverese and beautiful array of talent! I loved every minute of it! Thank you so much to all the ladies for such a wonderful amount of effort it went to organise this blog hop- just went so smoothly and I LOVEd it :D Just as a note- due to how I started my blog account- some comments show up as Kristal Barnwell and some as Buttercup- it is both me and all link back to teh same account- just for some reson sometimes it uses Buttercup over my name

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  33. Well! I finally found my sport, ladies! Blog hopping!!! It may not burn as many calories ;) but it's the only one I think is FUN! Such beautiful layouts, inspiring work, thank you all ladies for the challenging journaling and your beautiful sketches! Happy birthday!!! I had some technical problems here and there but I think I made it!!!

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  34. WOW! What a wonderful bloghop full of beautiful layouts, exceptional talent and fabulous prizes! Happy Birthday OUAS! You are by far one of my favorite challenge blogs out there!!! I cannot wait to play with this new sketch and theme!

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  35. Congrats. I love this sketch.

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  36. did the job,I commented on all blog´s!!!

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  37. Happy Anniversary! I visited all DT members, and I would like to thank the lot of inspirations, and the Sketchs of corse :)
    Thank you for chance to win!

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  38. The amaizing about this blog hop was the world of inspiration I got myself...tks so so much for this enjoyable journey

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  39. I just finished the fabulous hop! So much inspiration. I think I will go through a second time and follow the Pinterest boards too! I can't believe it has only been one year! The OUAS designers are so talented and professional, and there is always a wonderful inspiration sketch to be had! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  40. I've finished my hop and really barely breathing now. All DT creations are marvelous (as always). Happy 1st bloggaversary, OUAS, wish you the best for the rest of the year and many years to come.

    Hugs from huge fan,
    Nuki

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  41. Passei em todos os blogs e deixei meu comentário.Parabéns ao aniversário do blog.....

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  42. Can't wait to hop around! Awesome job Nadia - well done!! And that last challenge was a crackerjack HIT - the most AMAZING layouts - judging was a dream - finished it all up last night and commented on every one :)

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  43. Passei por todos blogs e deixei meu comentários.Vi cada trabalho belíssimo...Todos estão de parabéns...
    Bjim ♥

    Moêmia

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  44. Happy Anniversary!! Always love your sketches going to try this lovely one too wow!
    Shame on me I tought I already was a follower to your amazing blog! I think it's because your link is in my favorits!!! Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful price! Hugs Amy :)

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  45. wow...been through all the dts' blog...what an inspiring work.

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  46. I have finished my hop, been a follower and commented on all the blogs!
    Happy anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win, thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs!
    Sandy Liappi

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  47. What a fabulous hop! I am so happy to now be following everyone's blogs! So much talent here!

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  48. Hi Dears
    I finished my hop now and I'm enchanted with all gorgeous layouts
    You are rock Girls
    xx
    Leila

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  49. I have now hopped my way trough all tle blogs, what a journey! :)
    Love your challenges, and this blog!! :)

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  50. Hi eveybody... I'm Hera Sugitani from Brazil. I'm satarting my hop now, but I don't know if I understood it well. I'll try, but my English is not so good. The challenge is great and I love the idea. Congratulations!

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  51. First: I love this sketch!!!
    2nd: Thank you so much for the giveaway
    3rd: I think I am gonna used to blog hops! It is so funny!!!

    Hope you are ok and your family with these sweet, cute, wonderful and so much beautiful girls!!

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  52. Happy B-day OUAS! Thank you so much!!!

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  53. Hi! What an inspirational bloghopping it has been! :) i've now visit all the blogs and they are great!! Thanks for all the beautiful layouts :)

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  54. I really enjoyed the blog hop!!! Each DT member's layouts were beautiful! Happy Birthday OUAS!

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  55. I was so amazed by this blog hop, I've never seen so many pretty blogs and lo's in one night!!! Thansk for such a pretty price hugs Amy :)

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  56. Hello again! I think that now I got it! I understood and already finished my hop! And I would like to tell you that I'm FULL of INSPIRATION and specially LUCKY!!! I'm very happy to discover "Once Upon a Sketch". You really inspire, motivate and teach us, with all the amazing Pages and the wonderful scrappers that I had the honnor to meet today! I really learnt a lot with you! T H A N K Y O U for that!!!
    L O V E
    Hera Sugitani - from Brazil

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  57. Hei girls,, congratulations for OUAS,i love this blog,kisses

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  58. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win such terrific prizes!

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  59. Hi Dears girls!!!!
    Congratulations for OUAS !!!!
    I finished my hop now and I'm enchanted with all gorgeous layouts and so many wonderful prizes!!!
    You are rock Girls!!!!!!
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  60. great sketch and theme. looking forward to hopping.

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  61. This will mean lots of fun and coffee!

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  62. I did visit all girls, had a problem one time with commenting and I sunsrcibe /not follow, don`t know how.../ on one blog and I had lots of fun hopping!

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  63. Thank you Nadia and the rest of the girls for the great opportunity to win those gorgeous gifts and for the inspiration you are giving us every month!!!

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  64. this is a wonderful idea !!! Happy birthday !

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  65. happy birthday! what a fabulous milestone. Visiting all the blogs was a highlight of my day :)

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  66. Awesome bloghop, you guys have an amazing creative team!!

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  67. awesome bloghop! thank you!

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  68. Well, so much funny blog hop!!! I enjoyed it so much as I saw wonderful layouts, very nice people and too much inspiration out there!!!
    THANK YOU!!!

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  69. enjoyed the blog hop and lots of awesome inspiration!

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  70. Awesome bloghop, you have an amazing creative team!Happy happy birthday OUAS!!!!

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  71. A huge congrats on ur 1 year anniversary!!! I can't believe u guys have been around a year already! Well time flies when ur having fun!! Thanx so much for the amazing inspiration u all provide on this site XX

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  72. Good Monday Morning from Canada,
    and congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. Your inspiration is never ending!
    Wanda

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  73. χρόνια πολλά OUAS!!!!HAPPY B-DAY!

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  74. Well ladies i am speechless! I just come back from your wonderful blog hop! You are all wonderful persons and your work is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you SO much for the amazing inspiration, for your generous prizes and for your time that you spend for us! I am so excited and moved!!!
    Happy blog anniversary OUAS!!!!

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  75. Happy birthday OUAS!!!!What a fabulous hop!!

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  76. great blog hop! just finished it. so many beautiful creations based on your sketch! thanks for the chance to win

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  77. I have been to everyone's blog & have enjoyed it all!

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  78. Wow fabulous hop!!! Thank you OUAS, fantastic inspiration from all your DT.
    And congratulations on your 1st Anniversary!

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  79. wow - 1 year already!!!! seems to have flown by!! love your challenge site nadia! and your dt is just fabulous and so inspiring!!!

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  80. Your design team have So beautiful layouts!!! I like them all!!! I was hopping with pleassure!!!
    Congrats on your 1 blogoversary!!
    I followed all the rules of bloghop :)
    Svetlana xx

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  81. I'm thrilled to have discovered your blog. Such gorgeous eye candy! I've become a follower.

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  82. Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for this beautiful "game" in order to get such a great gift!

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  83. fantastic blog hop - happy anniversary!

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  84. I would like to say thank you for organizing this beautiful blog hop, i get so much inspiration!

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  85. I am a new subscriber to the blog and I love the inspiring LO I am seeing. I always like to include lots of journaling and struggle with finding ways to incorporate it creatively. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  86. Happy birthday to your blog!!!!!Congrats to all of you,keep inspiring us! Ok lets blog hop!! :P

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  87. I just finished my trip around the bloghouses!!!i had a difficulty to subscribe in two of the blogs....i tried though :S!!! and now.....wheres the last step?! i cant find the list to add my name on it ...lol

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  88. Done!!!!
    But I have problem on the Mahlin and Larissa blogs (for follower)
    Happy 1st anniversary

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  89. Happy Birthday OUAS!!! Wow, this was an amazing HOP, beautiful inspirational projects and I met lots of very talented and creative ladies I will seek out again and again! Thanks for the wonderful, fun Hop and the chance to win this gorgeous prize, not to mention ALL the wonderful goodies along the way! Fingers crossed!!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  90. Happy Birthday! I visited all DT members blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Noemi

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  91. What a great "trip", just finished my visits to all of the blogs :)

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  92. Just finished the hop - totally blown away with the amazing pages and talented designers. So glad I found you from pamela's blog which I was just visiting to see her inspired Easter LO. I never enter challenges, as I feel I am not sufficiently experienced, but I will enter thsi one. After seeing all the projects I feel like I have had a crash course with lots of cool designers and I am finally ready!

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  93. Now I am confused - when is the deadline to submit a LO based on the sketch??

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  94. Am I disqualified from the draw because I did not use the linky tool? Bummer. Was so giddy to look at the projects completely ignored that!!

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  95. Hey beatrice.. yeah you needed to link your name on the list as noted in the instructions. Oh and to enter our April challenge you have until the end of April, and you link on the right hand side of the blog. Hope that makes sense.

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