Thursday, August 1, 2013

August CHALLENGE!!!!

Well hello there everyone! 

Somehow, we have reached August.. WHAT? Ummm... December is only 4 months away and I literally feel like I just took down the Christmas tree yesterday LOL! Well not much we can do about it I say but do what we love, and I hope one of those things for you is to play along with our challenges. 

I really would like to take a moment to THANK YOU all for continuing to support us here. Some of you might know that just 2 months ago I had a little baby, my 3rd girl :) Life is VERY hectic and chaotic and I find myself tired most of time LOL! From past experience, I know this will pass but its still SO hard some days and honestly.. blogging and crafting is the FURTHEST thing on my mind. At one point a few weeks ago I thought of taking a break from OUAS but when I check out the amazing amount of entries each month I am blown away. What am I thinking giving this up? This IS my 4th baby LOL! 

So THANK you so very much for popping in here and keeping all this going. And I also want to take a moment to also thank the amazing people I have designing for me. They just stuck it out, didn't complain , went about their job and also were instrumental in keeping OUAS alive. Last but not least, the amazing sponsors , who donate their prizes and contribute towards the success of this blog ... well what can I say? When I asked them a couple of months ago to change things around so that the winners contact them directly and to easy the pressure of me , they responded right away and all this, together with my need to have everything organised MONTHS ahead brings me to today, where I am a SO happy to reveal yet another challenge. 

So thank you all, and I feel energised and content to keep going with OUAS and to provide you with as many challenges as I can from here on :)

Ok here we go with August's challenge! I will say I am particularly impressed with the approach the Design Team took with this challenge. It is a bit of a hard topic... it can so easily be adapted to happy things but also ... not so happy moments we would rather forget but never will. 

I am especially interested in visiting blogs this month and reading your stories.. so if you have a sad or happy story to share, I am READY to read it! 


Journalling Theme: "I'll never forget"

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 
Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Please welcome the winner of our June Challenge

My name is Zaneta Glowa a.k.a Zanka. I’m originally from Poland but I have been living in Sweden for quite few years now. Came here for job reason and stayed for love ;) I have a little family, my little daughter, two stepchildren and my hubby. As you might’ve noticed, my works mainly feature the photos of our kids.My adventure with scrapbooking started in 2010, with some Christmas cards and an idea to make an album with the photos from our daughter’s baptising. Before I knew it, I was totally hooked and I now could almost start a little store with the amount of scrapbooking supplies I have! I currently design for Papercraft Scandinavia, Let's Get Shabby challenge blog and Color Stories Inspiration. 
You will find my blog HERE 

Journalling: "I'll never forget...the year when a tiny miracle,  our daughter came to our life"
 Journalling ticket is tucked  behind the photo, on top.
Supplies: 7 Dots Studio & Prima (papers) , Inkido (flower)

 Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

Eila Sandberg (Sweden)
(Journalling at the back) 

Melenia Agapides (Greece)
***Imaginarium Designs chipboard (firefly & swirl)***

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)

 Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
"Chipboard Imaginarium Designs"

Kim Price (Australia)

*Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
Personal journaling on pullout aeroplane envelope

Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 
**Chipboards from Imaginarium Designs**

Solange Marques (Brazil)
Journaling at the back.
Imaginarium Designs chipboards

The winner of this challenge,as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in October as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor for August.

Our August sponsor is 
The Reneabouquets Etsy Shop offers unique and creatively beautiful scrapbook embellishments that are perfect for scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, mini albums, altered items, special events,  and weddings.  The shop also offers other Items that include:  premade scrapbook layouts, altered memory boxes, mini albums, decorative items, cards and tags. 
**Let Reneabouquets create something unique and beautiful for you! **

This month, our winner will receive a US$30.00 voucher to the store with FREE domestic or international shipping!!

Now here are the prizes from our monthly sponsors!

Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping 

Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating their main kit valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!

The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic and international shipping ! 

Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking  is donating a patterned paper collection with free domestic and international shipping

Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack with free domestic and international shipping 

Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping 

Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping 

Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro,  shipped free anywhere in the world

SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world. 

Digital Designs by Olga, is offering a $10.00 voucher to the online store 

Fancy Flair Designs is donating a store voucher

The deadline for this challenge is midnight August 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time


  1. I'm so glad that your continuing but I'm sure everyone would understand if you ever needed to take a break. We would all be eagerly awaiting the arrival of puss to come back though!! Lol
    My older sister had a baby 7 months ago and I tell her ( from my experience) you will always be tired, but there are different levels of tiredness !! Lol
    I already have ideas running through my head for this months challenge so thanks for the inspiration

  2. These pages are all truly gorgeous, girls! I love this challenge!

  3. Beautiful beautiful pages ladies! and Nadia, if it weren't for you - nothing of this would come about! it's a pure joy working with you! xox


  4. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
    scrapbooking supplies

  5. Amazing inspiration from the DT girls, and what a theme this month.. depending on what I do I may have to keep the tissues handy for this one!!

  6. What a fantastic reveal, can't wait to see this months challenge entries!