Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March 15th Challenge **WINNERS**

Hey everyone. I am here today to announce the winners of our last challenge. I will not even begin to talk about the blog hop which ends tomorrow night. The entire team and I are just blown away with the support and response there so keep an eye out on Friday when I announce the winner of the MAIN prize. 

We saw some heart warming, sometimes sad and touching journalling in our last challenge. You were asked to create a layout about someone/something that you are missing right now. Many Design Team members expressed the way they were incredibly moved by some of your journalling. I am so happy journalling has stayed and will be present here at OUAS! You are just blowing us away. 

Without further delay let me announce the winner of our March 15th challenge. 

Huge congratulations goes to...

**Jennifer has hidden journalling

Jennifer..your layout stood out to us because the picture is so uncommon yet so so serene. What could this layout be about? Well it is about missing someone that many women know all too well about..missing a lost child. I am so honoured that you chose our challenge to express your feelings about the loss as it is such a hard thing to have to do. Your background, and the colours you have used here are so fitting for your subject. Thank you SO much for sharing some of your self with us.

Jennifer for your efforts you have won a gorgeous chipboard pack from Imaginarium Designs and a winners badge to display on your blog, which you will find on the left hand side of this blog. Congratulations and please email me at to claim your prize. 

Top 5 Featured Projects
(in winning order) 

*8Lisa has hidden journalling in a letter at the back of her layout. 

Lisa, your detailed work and soft feel to this layout speaks volume of the wonderful woman in the photo. We were moved by your tribute to your mother in law and loves the gorgeous embellishments and details you added here. Well done!

**Erin has hidden journalling in the tags behind the photo 

Erin, this is such a sweet and well composed layout. We love how you have SO much to say on your layouts and you always put some meaning into them. This gorgeous picture of your in your childhood is a priceless one and we are so glad you chose to scrap such an unforgettable time. We love the splatters of paint and the gorgeous flowers amongst that distressing! Well done to you too. 

WOW Stephanie. How stunning is this? We REALLY loved your unique interpretation of the sketch here and your use of negative space. The way you have incorporated your journalling here is AWESOME..You have included SO much information in such a small amount of space and w just loved the arty feel to this layout!

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How sweet! It just melts your heart to look at that gorgeous picture. Eila..this is a gorgeous layout with stunning colours and a very cute subject. REALLY love your use of sporadic flowers and that splash of red everywhere. Gorgeous work Eila. 

Debbie your gorgeous picture is what caught our eye here as it is so sweet sitting on top of those flowers and framed so beautifully! Your journalling is just so true and heartfelt and we love the way you placed it there for everyone to see. Gorgeous work , with all that layering and fussy cutting. Beautiful!!

Congratulations to all the Top 5 Featured artists. Your work was exceptional and we loved the different styles and also themes and subjects of your layout. Well done. Please make sure to grab your Featured badge from the left hand side of this blog. 

Random Winners
(just letting you know that I will not be displaying the image of the randomly chosen winners anymore, as we have more prizes to giveaway these days and it can be very visually confusing for people. Thanks for your understanding) 

The winner of the gorgeous handmade tag from Berry71Bleu is  Tanya B. 

The winner of the buttons and keys set from Zeus and Zoe is Dorcia

The winner of the 2 paper collections from FeatureARt is Lauren Tomecek

The winner of the paper collection from Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is Lizzy Crust 

Could the winners PLEASE email me , Nadia, at with their address and the prize they won as soon as possible so all these goodies can be sent out to you. 

Thank you SO much everyone for sharing your stories with us so far. WE cannot wait to read more about you in our current challenge! Bye for now. 


  1. Wow, so much heartfelt and inspiring work- congrats to all featured!! Thanks to the DT for putting me up there too- always an honor- :)
    An extra shout out to Jennifer and her winning layout!!

  2. A warm congratulations to all the winners. Your layouts were nothing short of fabulous!
    You do not make it an easy task for us to vote, but that is simply the price we pay for having such a wonderfully talented crowd here,...LOL. Hugs!

  3. congrats to you girls.
    beautiful work.

  4. My goodness what a fantastic surprise! So much gorgeousness - congrats to you all ladies and an extra special woot woot to Jen and her fabulous page!! Thanks a million to the DT for voting on my Bettie girl, as Erin says - it's a true honour! xxx

  5. congrats to you girls.
    beautiful work.

  6. Wow, so many gorgeous pages! Big congrats to the well-deserved winners:)

  7. These are mind-blowingly STUNNING...well done, girls:):):)

  8. Congrats Ladies! All beautiful pages!

  9. Congrats to Jennifer and her beautiful layout. What a surprise to see mine included in the Top 5 amongst all of the beautiful entries! Congrats to all !! Thanks OUAS!

  10. congratulations to ALL the winners...ALL such beautiful, meaningful works of art.

  11. These are stunning and truly inspirational. What a great challenge and a great reminder to celebrate the moments in our lives and the people who have touched it.

  12. Oh my...Congrats to my dear friend Jennifer!!! Love you girlie!!! And totally LOVE your layout!! And thank you to the DT for choosing my LO in the tippy top of the top five!!! I am humbled and honored to be chosen among such talent!!! I miss my mother in law every single day since she has been gone. Just about a year now. Thank you for allowing me to share a little piece of her beautiful soul with you all. She would have loved to see this!!You would all have loved her. Thank you.

  13. What absolutely stunning layouts... and what heart felt themes that have been scrapped.. well done girls for your wins.. well deserved too!!

  14. I have a riddle for you all here.....When is a win still a loss? -I am deeply honored and I appreciate this a great deal. Congrats to each one of you who have shared a piece of your heart with such amazing artwork. I trust you all know the answer to my sad riddle. May we get stronger each day while we remember. And Lisa G -you KNOW I love you too!

  15. Congratulations ladies. I would have to say that your pages are just beautiful and to all of the ladies that entered this month, each and every page touched me. It was such a personal topic and one that I am glad you shared with us. Thanks.

  16. Congratulations Ladies...amaizing Los

  17. Congrats to Jen, and to all the other scrappers who are winners too.
    Your layouts were so poignant and thoughtful. OUAS brings out the best in scrapping.

  18. OOH, so escited to have won a random prize!!! congrats to all the deserving winners, what a gorgeous bunch of layouts! I have emailed you Nadia!

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    Obrigada por tudo!
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