Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Challenge *TEAM B REVEAL*

Hey everyone! August 15th today ! A huge day in the Christian calendar and my daughter Maria's (and my mum's, 2 nieces and sister -in-law's) name day. So to all the wonderful Marias or other people celebrating today , I wish you a happy day!!

So today I want to share with you what the second half of our team has done with our August challenge. Thank you to everyone that has played along with us so far! So many lovely entries...keep them coming :)

Can I please take a moment to kindly ask that you PLEASE turn off word verification on your blogs? Our Design Team finds this really really frustrating when coming to visit your blogs as it is SO time consuming. I am pretty sure that most of you do not know you even have it on, but if you please go to blogger and go to your settings then "posts and comments" and make sure where it says "show word verification" is says NO. I would really love it if you could support us in this. 

OK lets move on to the next lot of inspiration..

 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 .. 

With the new Design Team introductions in July we did not have any Guest Designers and this lovely lady, who was our winner back in May has been waiting all this time to be our Guest here. Thank you Jennifer for waiting so patiently!!

Jennifer Snyder

I have been scrapping for years but really focusing on technique and style within the last few years. I am married with children and live in Rochester NY. I also enjoy photography and the art of photo shopping. I have found a way to join my three favorite hobbies into one great love of creating scrap art and altered art.
I also scrap as a cat character, Escape Kitty. She is my house cat in real life, and would rather be an outdoor cat. I simply make her cat wishes come true in photoshop and on the scrapbook page. Kitty is a tad sassier than me, but it’s a great escape for me to try and think/scrap like Escape Kitty. The Escape Kitty Adventures enable me to weave a wild story into my scrap page…and I do love a good story.

THANK YOU so much Jennifer for your wonderful layout. Its so so pretty and that picture is just heart melting!

Karola Witczak (Poland)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard used: "Lower Case" letters, "My Girls" phrase and "Circle Border". Journaling hidden on the tags (the right side of photo) and on the left, on another tag. 

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, leaves and corner adornment

Eila Sandberg (Sweden) 

 **Imaginarium Designs chipboard

Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 

* **Imaginarium Designs chipboard  and hidden journalling on a tag under the photo

Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard alphabet. Journalling on the tag.

Helena Virpi (Italy)

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard and Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon 

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 

*hidden journalling on a tag under the photo

Elena Stefanidou (Greece)

**Scrapbook Fantasies pink ribbon 

Kay Fatula (USA) 
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard  fence & title.  Journaling is stored on a scroll inside the yellow glass vial**

Solange Marques (Brazil)

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard 

Hilde Aasluud (Norway)

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard  branch, clouds and butterflies chipboard

Melenia Agapides (Greece)

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard fence & frame. Hidden journalling on a tag under the photo

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title used. Journaling is hidden in a tag in the bottom left corner of the photo, it slides out by pulling the metal trinkets on the chain.

Kim Jeffress (Australia) 

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

Flying Unicorn.. it’s about One of a Kind. We offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Our Kit of the Month if filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off the page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Our forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last!

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 September 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. Wow, such gorgeous layouts, ladies! Love what you have all done with the sketch.

  2. Amazing work, team - just sooo different & gorgeous. I hadnt' thought of the quietness & stillness of winter - & can only imagine that with snow, being in Oz....makes me almost want to experience it. Almost!!!

  3. Wow, gorgeous inspiration by the DT!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Lovely work how diverse all the pages are!

  5. beautiful creations from everyone and congrats Jen on the guest spot :)

  6. Great layouts!!
    Τις ευχές μου για όλα τα αγαπημένα σου πρόσωπα που γιορτάζουν!
    Ειδικά στην πανέμορφη κορούλα σου!Να είναι πάντα γερη και ευτυχισμένη!!

  7. WOW girls.. such stunning creations.. so inspirational!! :)

  8. Stunning pages! Eila, I just love what you did with photo of my DD! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  9. Lovely creations! Especially Karola's and Elena's!
    I can't find the link tool so here is the link to my layout