Saturday, December 29, 2012

Meet our Permanent Sponsors for 2013...

Its almost time to say goodbye to 2012! How quickly did this year pass by? For me, personally it has been a year of some highs and some lows so I guess its all balanced out in the end. Can't complain! I would love 2013 to be an even better year and although I have never strongly adapted Ali Edward's  "One Little Word" concept I have always had it as a focus at the back of my mind as each year comes to a close the last few years. My wishes and hopes for the coming year I guess. Well this year, I have already picked word for 2013 is "CHANGE".. change on many levels. I will be 35 in June and I vividly remember turning 25 and feeling as if something changed for me that year. So , I embrace 2013 and my 35th year with the same sentiment and hope for CHANGE on a personal and professional level. I know what needs changing and I am willing to change all that in the coming year. 

Starting with the 1st of January, there are also some changes that will take effect in regards to our challenges here. Not too drastic , but I will explain it all in a few days time when our January challenge goes live!

So what will your one little word be for 2013? Have you thought about it? 

Speaking of change, its time to say goodbye to some of our sponsors that provided so many of you with gorgeous prizes throughout this year. Yes we all do like to play for fun, but its just that much more exciting to play to win something even though we all have a stash to last us a life time LOL! 

I would REALLY love to thank the following permanent sponsors who committed to us when we were just fairly new: 

Thank you so much for supporting our challenges throughout 2012 ! We could simply have not done it without you!!!

There is A LOT that goes on behind the scenes to get prizes organised, collection addresses , details etc etc and people need to be organised and professional and all of these people that donated prizes are all that and more. It was a pleasure to work with you all. 

Having said that, I also wish to thank Patti Hamil ! She looked after all the prizes for most of this year and I mean it when I say I could not have done it without you Patti :) Thank YOU so much. 

Now, its time to introduce to you our new sponsors that will donate prizes for each and every challenge in 2013. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you for offering your generous prizes. Its mind blowing how many people offered to be our permanent sponsors and I actually had to turn some back because it would have just been logistically impossible to organise behind the scenes. 

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

Imaginarium Designs was created in late 2010 here in Adelaide as we saw a need for some unique designs in the industry!
Chipboard is such an amazing medium to work with ... perfect for Scrapbooking pages, projects, cards and so much more.
Our designers are everyday Scrapbookers and Cardmakers who work in the Papercraft industry and design Chipboard specifically for everyday projects. We make sure that every design is perfect and fits pages and cards as it should! 

We design and produce Chipboard everyday and pride ourselves in custom service and unique designs - nothing is too small or too hard!

Our new and exciting Design Team for 2013 has some incredible international and Australian talent and we cant wait to show you our new designs!

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!

Scraps of Elegance offers monthly kits designed for the scrapbook artist with a style on the romantic side... shabby chic, vintage, elegant. We also have on online store combined with our Sister Club, Scraps of Darkness, a fun and friendly forum with monthly challenges and swaps, and tutorials from our wonderful designers and educators. We hope we will inspire you to Create Something Beautiful Today! 

The Flying Unicorn online store and kit club, is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with freedomestic and international shipping ! 

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! 

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

Julia Cotrim's hand made patterned papers and canvas (12"x12") are unique and very special. The patterned papers are texturized and printed on a very thick cardstock. The patterned canvas coordinate with the papers. Our studio is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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

Sassy Scrappers is your one stop online Scrapbooking Store. We stock all the major brands and the latest scrapbooking papers, embellishments and tools at the best prices. We pride ourselves on the best customer service and our quick order shipping as we will ensure to have your order out within 24 hours.. Take advantage of our Flat Rate Postage of $6.95 within Australia now..

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

Scrapbook Fantasies ( is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media retailer that opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland. The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store. The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away 100’s of prizes and vouchers every year. The GALLERY hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $8.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $65. International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.

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

Njoyfull Crafts is a unique online Australia store, which specialises in ribbons, braid, lace, embellishments, flowers, leaves, sequins, pearls and burlap. Since July 2012, the store also stocks a large range of 12 x 12 cardstock and letters from American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper. Narelle is also aiming to sell her own creations. Currently she stocks her own hand-knitted scarves; which will increase closer to winter. Free postage on any orders over $99. Visit the blog at There is a monthly challenge, visit for the latest task. 

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

Goodmorning! My name is Irini Liolia I live in Athens Greece and I love to play with thread and paper. I run a little ETSY shop called Get Creative Embellishments. Get Creative Embellishments was born out of my passion for decorating my scrapbook pages with unusual handmade embellishments.....they are made with various threads, papers and mediums to make them look pretty. They can be used on scrap book pages, mini albums, cards, altered items such as brooches, headbands, rings.........just Get Creative! 

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

Sa crafters : selling handmade stencils, handmade wooden pieces, chipboard products, mulberry paper flowers, charms, shabby chic flowers trims, half pearls and more! 

 Deer & Fawn Designs is donating a prize pack valued at AU$10.00 , shipped free anywhere in the world. 

Deer & Fawns Designs is an online store that offers heaps of Handmade goodies…. Scrapbooking Embellies, Gifts, Jewellery and much more!!! We are constantly adding to our releases and some are limited and once they are sold out they are not re stocked. We have some AMAZING new products in store for 2013 such as J Crochet Baby goodies, more handmade scrapbooking supplies & also more Washi Tape designs….. Make sure you like and follow us on facebook and also become a follower of our blog to see some inspiration from our DT with projects listed regularly for you to see. 

So once again, thank you so much to these generous people who will keep our challenges going in 2013!!!

I wish you all a happy new year and I will speak to you all January 1st with our brand new challenge!!!

All the best, Nadia


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  2. These are fantastic sponsors & it's really wonderful how so many are offering free shipping....that's very thoughtful of them! Thanks for the fab challenge blog, too, Nadia & all the team. Lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes, I've no doubt:):):)

  3. WOW! What amazing and generous sponsors are they! Thank you so much, wish all of you a happy and creative new year!

  4. Thank you to all the sponsors you are amazing and generous.. thanks so much! and I don't have a new word yet... but when I think about it, mine might be learn... I have just got a new phone and I tell you I have had a lot to learn about it... as well as to keep learning all I can about scrapbooking, as well as learning about life as I get older.. so yes.. perhaps my word will be learn... Happy New Year QUAS Team!!

  5. I just discovered you through a link from Kristie Taylor and will try to play along this year. I need a challenge to get me back into scrapbooking and I love following sketches so this could be a good fit! Sounds like you have some wonderful sponsors as well. Looking forward to 2013 with you!

  6. Wow! These are some amazing sponsors! I'm off to check out their sites for more info! Looking forward to 2013!!

  7. Thank you so much!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  8. Oh wow so many fantastic sponsors for another whole year!! I couldn't be more happier for you! I alreaddy wish you all the best for 2013...and you know what I also turn 35 on march 6 in 2013. Though I just had to tell you! Big Hug from The Netherlands xox Amy

  9. Thanks for another wonderful year. All the work that you do is truly appreciated. Here's to a great 2013!

  10. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful wonderful sponsors for all your fantastic donations in 2012!! and to the generosity of our new ones in 2013! You guys are simply amazing!! Thank you so so much again!

    To ALL participants - you simply rock!! stunning creations and marvellous creativity every single month!

    To the one and only Patti, a HUUUGE thank you for the massive work you have put in!!

    Fellow ladies of the DT, thank you so so much for never ending inspiration and friendship!!

    Last, but certainly not least - Nadia, without you - simply no OUAS! To you a very special delivery of cyber roses and truckloads of hugs and kisses!

    To each and one of you - a very very Happy New Year and here's to a fantastic 2013!

    CHEERS! xoxoxo

  11. Oooh 2013 is going to be amazing! Thanks to all our fantastic sponsors! Wishing everyone a fantastic and prosperous New Year!

  12. Happy New Year to OUAS and all the amazing people who make this site possible!

  13. Such a great challenge to start off the new year! I wish you all a very happy new year :)

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  15. Thank you to all the sponsors you are amazing and generous.. thanks so much! and I don't have a new word yet... but when I think about it, mine might be learn... I have just got a new phone and I tell you I have had a lot to learn about it... as well as to keep learning all I can about scrapbooking, as well as learning about life as I get older.. so yes.. perhaps my word will be learn... Happy New Year QUAS Team!!

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