Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Challenge + Meet out Guest Designer *MEGAN KLAUER*

Welcome to a BRAND NEW month everyone! Thank you all for the wonderful support you continue to show us and with over 100 entries in the previous challenge you sure have set a task for our Design Team! We are still visiting some blogs ans hopefully we will have a winner announced in a few days. 

SO let's have a look at the new challenge for this month!

 Theme: Season (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring)

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Season" 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 the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Ideas for journalling: current season in your part of the world, favourite season, seasonal traditions on your part of the word, a childhood memory, a summer romance, what summer/autumn/winter/spring brings for you, baby it's cold outside, summer loving, spring is in the air, autumn breeze, summer holidays, seasonal changes, etc etc. Anything goes .. 

Please help us welcome the very well known and superbly talented ..

Hi, I'm Megan Klauer! Being a mom of 3, I love to escape to the world of creating and scrapbooking as often as possible. It's as much about relaxing and being creative as it is about capturing and sharing those stories for future generations. I strive to journal on my layouts as much as I can; even if it's just a short sentence or two. I keep a blog: meganklauerdesign that serves as my online "art journal". I currently design for: A Flair for Buttons Flair, Crate Paper, Bella Blvd, & Jenni Bowlin. When I'm not chasing my own little ones around, I am doing on-location photography: meganklauerphotography; where I chase other little ones around with my camera in hand. It's a crazy busy life, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Cathy Cafun (Australia)  
*Hidden journaling on tag - Imaginarium chipboard and Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon used

Jeni O'Connor -(Australia /Canada)
Imaginarium chipboard birdcage and butterflies used

Georgia Heald - (Australia)
*Hidden journaling behind the photo

Romy Veul (The Netherlands)

Imaginarium chipboard fence and flourish

  *Imaginarium chipboard  used

Renata Moni (Brazil)
*Hidden journaling and  Imaginarium chipboard  used

** Scrapbook Fantasies  twine & cord used in my banners. Hidden journaling on the tag to the left of my title**

** Journaling hidden behind photo in envelope **

Florence Teixeira - France 
(Journalling under the photo, it is next to the words : swim, sand and sun) 

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)
*Hidden journaling on tag - Imaginarium chipboard and Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon used

We have a wonderful BRAND NEW featured sponsor with us this month. Please welcome The Flying Unicorn online store and kit club!!

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The Flying Unicorn has been SO generous and donated 3 prizes for us in July! Just check them out below...

Now here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. For more information please see our sidebar. 

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of October The winner of this challenge with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our GUEST DESIGNER in October and create along side our Design Team. This person will also win this fabulous prize from The Flying Unicorn.. ..

The next four winning entries will win the following prizes

Kit from The Flying Unicorn

Kit from The Flying Unicorn

A US$20.00 store gift card from C'est Magnifique Kit Club + FREE postage to anywhere in the world + add any other item in the store at NO extra postage cost from C'est Magnifique kit club. 

Of course we do not forget our random winners. These are the prizes up for grabs for our RANDOMLY drawn entries..

Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated FOUR ribbon packs (for 4 winners) from Scrapbooking Fantasies . Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains over 23 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in shades of one of the four seasons from quality brands, plus FREE international postage!!

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to enter only layouts  for our challenges
**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 right hand side of this blog 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 August 31stAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like
**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. Such a beautiful sketch to work with this month and the DT inspiration is amazing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. such an amazing sketch and gorgeous work from everyone :)

  3. I love this challenge!!!Great work from everyone!!!

  4. Oh what a wonderful challenge.. and the DT have outdone themselves this time.. how beautiful each layout is!

  5. Woohoo - welcome Megan! Ladies, what gorgeous inspiration all of you! xox

  6. Fantastic!! Wooooooowwwww!!! Inspiration absolutely all round and prizes galore! Great challenge & mindblowing DT work!!!

  7. STUNNING layouts ladies!!!!! What a great theme Nadia! I'll try to play along!!!

  8. Outstanding reveal girls! These layouts are all so beautiful and inspiring!!!!

  9. So funny. I did at the weekend and if you didn't know you would say that it was based on this sketch, flipped horizontally! Doesn't fit the theme though.

  10. This was an amazing sketch to work with. I had to make a couple of changes to fit my photos.

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