Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WHY SCRAP?- Once Upon a Sketch

Here's the lastest at Once Upon a Sketch!

Why do you scrap and when did you start?
This is my layout. I've had this pic of Sienna for a while and always wanted to scrap it but never quite found the right reasons. Then when I read this topic I thought it's perfect. Now you might be wondering how come? I could think of  heaps of reasons why I scrap, the main reason being 'cause I just have the need. to create. IYKWIM.

But it's also to capture all those special moments. The ones that are spontaneously caught in a pic. Oh sure we all have lots of posed pics for birthdays and celebrationS but I love these pics. The ones that are random, and I was going to say caught on film but, that's pretty outdated these days.

This is one of those moments. Her nose crinkles, her dimples pop out and Sienna lets out the most infectious joyous laugh. She throws her head back and thoroughly enjoys the moment. A wonderful pic!
I could have done without the gum. lol

The lovely chipboard is all from our sponsor Imaginarium Designs...
 and the stunning flowers are from the new summer collection at Manor House Designs. Added a touch of gesso.
 My journalling reads: In 1995 I opened a window. (I guess most people would say a door but I've always been a scrapbooker from the time I was child. So the window seemed more appropriate. lol)
I am telling our story...capturing precious moments in time to explore, to create: Destination Art.

Here's our challenge for November 1st. Just upload here: http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/november-1st-challenge.html
We love checking out everyone's takes on Nadia's fabulous sketches. And the prizes are amazing.
November 1st Challenge
Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal at least 
2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?
You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch.

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for December? 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, the first placed winner as chosen by the Design Team will win this prize..

The complete October kit from Swirlydoos kit club.

This kit is simply stunning. It includes the captivating Vintage Blue line from Glitz Designs, papers, flowers, wood flourishes and rub ons from Kaisercraft, Prima Resin Old Window, Maya Road wooden spools and pearl pins and much much more.

This time we also have 2 prizes to give away to RANDOMLY chosen people!

The first prize for one randomly chosen winner will receive a mixture of products from "the chip chop shop" to the value of $25.00 plus postage.
Our other randomly drawn winner will receive the gorgeous Webster's Pagespaper collection Ladies and Gents which includes 1 sheet of alphas, 1 die cut paper, 1 vellum paper, and 6 sheets of patterned paper.

Now who wouldn't want to win one of these awesome prizes!

Thanks for dropping by,



  1. Your take on the sketch is simply gorgeous! I totally adore your girly colour scheme and that photo of Sienna is sooo beautiful. It brings a smile to my face:)

  2. These are the photos I LOVE To see scrapped...gum and all!! So pretty how the sunlight has given her a "hair halo"!! An inspirational page...thank you :)

  3. gorgeous absolutely stunning page.

  4. Hi Jeni! the first thing that grabbed me was the glorious photo!! yes it is amazing and natural.. and one i too would scrap... i love how your layouts seem to be a scene, with so much to explore and find... a wonderful layout and take on the challenge..xx

  5. Your take on the sketch is absolutely fantastic.
    I love the photo and all the details are simple gorgeus!!
    Great work my friend!!!I wish a wonderful week.
    Kisses and huges

  6. I love your daugthers smile! :) and your Lo is awsome by the way... :)

  7. Oh Jeni this is just absolutely beautiful...beautiful in every way! Love it!

  8. Jeni, I totally agree with you. That candid shot of Sienna just makes me smile. She's so pretty and so is your beautiful take on the sketch. Truly inspiring!!!!!!!!

  9. Beautiful layout as always, Jeni! The photo is precious!

  10. Oh what a fabulous pic of Sienna!! this is what I love about people who don't make their kids pose all made up and colour-matched. Almost starting to giggle too! Jeni, Jeni this is truly so beautiful. All of your pages are. So full of detail and layers. Yummie! xoxoxo

  11. When I look the photo of your daughter ...do I get a smile on my face ...here I see also beautiful details so gorgeous page!!

    hugs carla

  12. Hi Jeni, thanks for joining my crowd...i am homoured..your work is simply fantastic....and I love the little houses on the beach they are so cute! Now I actually know where one can see some real ones!