Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1st Challenge + Meet Our September Guest Designer **STACY COHEN**

Hi everyone and welcome to the September 1st challenge. First day of September and for us here in Australia it is the very first day of spring. The weather in Sydney has been amazingly beautiful and just perfect for scrapping. 

Welcome to our brand new followers! We are very excited that you are here and we hope you join in the fun. Thank you SO much to everyone that played along with the last challenge!!

So here is our September 1st challenge...

Journalling Criteria : A memorable year - Your title must be a year, and you must journal at least 2 lines on why this year is memorable for you. Examples: the year you got married, the year you graduated, the year you moved to a new house/country, the year you started a new job, the year your child was born, the year you lost someone dear. Your journalling can be in any language and any format (written, typed etc)

You must combine our journalling criteria with the following sketch...


It gives me great pleasure to announce our Guest Designer for the month of September. Please give a warm welcome to the incredibly talented..

I live in Los Angeles, California with my loving husband and our two wonderful little daughters. My girls are the inspiration for all my creative projects . . . I call them my little muses.

I work part-time as a health insurance agent. It’s the perfect part-time career because my hours are flexible and I have plenty of time to spend with my family with enough extra time for scrapping.

I started scrapbooking in September of 2004 and I have been hooked ever since. Scrapbooking is my hobby, passion and creative outlet. I always say, “It’s cheaper than therapy!” I’m a very slow scrapper, often spending several nights on one layout. I love to fuss over all the little details and get everything just right. I would define my scrapping style as romantic with a touch of shabby chic, and my pages just don’t feel complete without a flower (or two, or three or four). My work has been published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, Memory Makers, Somerset Memories, Cards, Simply Handmade, Scrapbook Inspirations, and Scrapbooking m.m. I am currently on the design teams for Creating Keepsakes Magazine and Prima. You can visit my blog at

Now here is a project from our other Guest Designer for September, Lisa Barrie, who is our winner from last challenge.

The following projects are from our Imaginarium Designs girls, starting with Natalie who is our permanent Guest Designer.

**Imaginarium Designs Chipboard flourishes and numbers

                                                                      **Imaginarium Designs chipboard
                                                                            **Imaginarium Designs chipboard


Nerrida Mitchell (Australia)

** Manor House Creations flowers and papers from The ScrapCake.

Irini Liolia (Greece)
** Imaginarium Designs chipboard Numbers, butterfly and trellis

Gerry Van Gent ( The Netherlands)

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard

**Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Flourishes

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title and butterfly

Jeni O'Connor (Canada/ Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard word title, butterflies and corner.

3ndypapir is a tiny, Norwegian design company.
Owner and designer Gudrun Loennecken creates all the whimsy, vintage patterned papers. These papers are perfect for all paper lovers: cardmakers, scrapbooker and all papercrafters.
It is all designed and printed in Norway on heavy weight, high quality paper
Our web adress is:


How would you like to be our Guest Designer for October? 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 a set of the brand new collection of 3ndypapir. Here is a sneak peek of the collection you will be receiving directly from this Norwegian company.

There will also be 2 randomly chosen winners this time.

The first random winner will receive this Prima flower pack..

The other random winner will win this set of 4 complete Inkadinkado Stamps 

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**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 bottom of this post 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 September 14th, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winner and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**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.


  1. Wow! Beautiful, gorgeous creations ladies!

  2. Oh my, so many amazing creations! Thank you so much for the bunch of inspiration, girls! And thank you for coming up with such a fabulous sketch too, Nadia. I can't wait to start working on my take on it:)

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  4. Heavens above I am in love with all your creations! This site somehow brings out the very best creativity in the DT & the players - it's quite amazing!!

  5. I love Stacie creations...she is a wonderful and talented scrapper!!!! I love all many wonderful work to inspired!!!!!
    have a wonderful day all you girls!!
    Kisses and huges

  6. Stunning layouts, I am in awe!
    I hope to play along this month

  7. Another amazing sketch Nadia! So excited to play along, the DT samples are truly inspiring!!!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous layouts ladies!!! Welcome Stacy - i love your creations!!!

  9. Beautiful years girls. I agree Helen. So much inspiration. Nadia's sketches really bring out in everyone.

    Welcome Stacey so nice to have you here.
    I've always loved your work.

  10. Wooow, ladies all the layouts are so gorgeous!!! Thank you for the great sketch and the inspiration!!!

  11. I am just stunned by the beauty, creativity & stories that you ladies create ~ gorgeous a thousand times over ~ what amazing inspiration:)

  12. Oh, I'm loving this sketch and my mind is racing with ideas. Hope to post something real soon.

  13. Ok I am going to try and get this done if not this one I will do the next one, life got in the way but I am missing this place :) Such lovely inspiring layouts, amazing eye candy !!!

  14. Dont seem to be able to link for some reasons. Any ideas?