Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Sketchy Kinda Day

and that's not just the weather, which is awfully sketchy today.

Sketches are everywhere these days. It wasn't so long ago I never really gave a second thought to using a sketch when I scrapbook. But I've absolutely been converted. Not just 'cause I belong to the team at Once Upon a Sketch. I just love having a plan. It's makes scrapping so easy when you have an idea where you're heading. The beauty of it is, it's just a starting point and from there everyone has their own scrappy perspective.
Ok enough of me monologuing.  Here's the lastest at OUAS for Oct 1 challenge.

October 1st challenge

Journalling Criteria: WRITE  2 noteworthy (to you anyway) events of the past week. Your journalling can be as long as you wishThere is NO limit to how much journalling you include but in order to qualify as a winner for this challenge, we must see AT LEAST 1 SENTENCE of journalling on WHY each event was noteworthy. 

Here's my interpretation.
I kept pretty close to Nadia's fabulous sketch.
 The pic of Sienna is the one on the left side of the page. I flipped it to give the idea of different directions. There's bits and pieces from lots of differect companies. The tree, I cut from the new Prima Romantique line. The stencil is a Crafter's Workshop one. They're fabulous.
 That cute little chipboard girl and alpha are from Imaginarium Designs.

Journalling is all about how this year my two went to separate schools for the first time. Sienna has always relied on her "younger, bigger brother" as she likes to call him. Mind you that 2 mins makes all the difference to her.This year she has to walk home on her own. I struggle with that everyday as she's not one of those street wise type of kids. Just yesterday she was late home. When I asked her what she was doing she said, "Throwing stones in the river." Then said I thought I'd better leave when I noticed no one was around. Yikes!
Our solution was to get them walkies talkies (oh I know a mobile/cell phone is what every kid wants but these old fashioned devises work well and don't have any on going costs, lol). Now they talk to each other on the way home from their schools.

Manorhouse Creations lovely blooms with a touch of ink.

Love these stencils and aren't those girls so cute.

Lots of prizes to be won girls so come and show us your lo.

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for November? 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.....

This fabulous collection from the amazing Nikki Sivils 

Our second placed winner will  receive these beautifully, handcrafted embellishments from 
Bibby's One Of A Kind
It's 6 months since OUAS started and it has become such a fabulous place to visit for inspiration, join in the sketchy fun and even win a great prize.

From our leader Nadia...

"Since it is our 6 months anniversary, I would like to send out some prizes of my own to 3 lucky RANDOMLY DRAWN winners. These will be something from me, Nadia,  but at this point I will keep them a surprise."

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!! Don't you hate those ads.


Our very first sketch competition

From the MHC blog:
"Thanks to the wonderful Monika, we have our very first sketch competition for you to enter.  Just email us your version of this skecth using any of the TSC paper collections or Manor House Creations flowers to enter." 
What a gorgeous sketch.
Here's Monika’s fabulous layout. I love the size she creates in.
That's it from me on this rainy Oct 1st day.
Have a good one girls and Happy Scrapping!


  1. Jeni,
    I love your take on this sketch. The cut out photo is so cute and all the wonderful details make this page so enchanting!

  2. My goodness Jen! You always manage to amaze me. Your creativity is apparent in this stunning LO, amazing take on the sketch!

    Thanks so much for sharing your endless talent with us!


  3. Wow! Your lo is so fairytale gorgeous! This is just amazing! The minute I saw it my mouth dropped at it's beauty! Fabo Jen, Fabo!

  4. amazing work....just stunning :)

  5. HI.. this is an amazing layout.. you always incorporate so much and each embelly is placed just in the right spot... gorgeous flowers, and love the details in the close ups.. hope things work out well for your daughter.. xx

  6. Another fabulous layout, Jeni! I love to get lost in your details!

  7. Jeni......your gorgeous detail work always just blows me away! This is totally GORGEOUS! I think it's cool how so many of us used the little people on this challenge, lol!!! This is absolutely beautiful and you always have such beautiful pics too!!!! Gorgeous work my friend!!!

  8. Out of this usual! Love this to BITS, Jeni!!! Incredible :)