Saturday, March 31, 2012

OUAS BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!


                                                  April 1st Blog Hop 

Welcome to Once Upon A..Sketch' s first birthday blog hop! It is so exciting to have you here and we hope you are inspired along the way to join in the fun and get creative!!You should have arrived here from Sandi's blog, http://scrappingasigo.blogspot.com.au/  but if you haven't you need to go back to the beginning of the list below so you don't miss out.
and then back to Once Upon A...Sketch blog to leave your name on the list. 
You DO NOT have to participate in the blog hop to enter this challenge. 

Our new MONTHLY challenge has just been released! Each Design Team member has created their own  layout based on this sketch and journalling criteria and you need to follow the above list to see what they came up with.
We would love to see what you create, so please link your project to back at the Once Upon A...Sketch blog. You DO NOT have to participate in the blog hop to enter this challenge. 


Here is this month's challenge....


April Challenge
 The theme of this challenge is HOME. 

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "HOME" 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 this sketch. 
NB. Sketch is rotated to the left of original.

Here's my layout...

I took a bit of a different perspective. I thought about lots of ways to scrap "my" home. I thought about scrapping old pics of all the houses I've lived in, my childhood home, or the first house I bought. The house I live in now has never really felt like home. It's the house we live in for this time in our lives. IYKWIM. 
In the end, I decided home, to me, is more about the people who surround you than the house you live in. I took this pic of my dh and our kids playing around and it was the perfect symbol of my home.
My journalling says it all.

I love the joy on their faces.
Some beautiful Manor House flowers. 
Some chipboard from our wonderful Imaginarium Designs sponsor. Word and top shape.

Some bling from Flourish with a Bling

Lots of texture, masking, stamping, gesso and tissue paper.
PP are The Scrap cake, Bo Bunny, Webster's Pages.

 
Our main sponsor of this blog hop is ....
Imaginarium Designs
Imaginarium Designs
http://imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com.au/ is donating this prize to one lucky winner of the blog hop.


 This prize pack includes AUS$70.00 worth of chipboard PLUS inks PLUS Spray Mists PLUS free postage to anyone in the world.

DETAILS
***In order to be entered for the main prize,you must be or become a follower AND comment on ALL blogs along the way and finally back at the Once Upon A...Sketch blog to tell us that you have left a comment for everyone.

***There will also be some other prizes along the way which our Design Team have kindly donated.  To win these, you need only comment on and follow the blog which is giving the prize. The randomly chosen winners for these prizes will be announced at that Design Team member's blog.
This is the prize I am giving away....
 

This is open to ANYONE who becomes or already IS a follower of my blog and leaves me a comment on THIS POST.
The blog hop starts today, April 1st and finishes midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 5th April with the MAIN PRIZE winner to be announced soon after the blog hop ends at the Once Upon A....Sketch blog and the other winners announced at the Design Team member blogs soon after the blog hop ends also.
  Thank you for visiting and taking part in our blog hop!
We hope you found some WONDERFUL inspiration along the way.

Your next stop is ...... Lene Neby

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy the creative inspirations from the amazing OUAS design team members along the way.
Jeni x

PS . Some comments have asked me about my "quote." Thanks for the lovely compliment but it's just my own journalling.



 

122 comments:

  1. Jeni, Beautiful take on the sketch!! TFS

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  2. What a gorgeous LO - I love all the beautiful spring colours you've used!

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  3. Lindo seu layout...Parabéns.beijos

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  4. I love what you have done with this sketch Jeni, and the photo choice is perfect. There's just so much to look at on this beautiful layout, I hardly focused on a pretty little flower before I was whisked off to some fine lace or detail. Really, truly beautiful xx

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  5. What a stunning layout! Love the colours and all the layers and those butterflies are divine!!

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  6. Wow, Jeni! I am loving all the layers of flowers on this one, and that photo is really fun!

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  7. Gorgeous!! LOVE the flowers!!

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  8. I've become a follower! Your page is so colorful--just like life should be and love the photo!! TFS and for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  9. OH my dear how true this is, my family is my home without them I could not go on, you brought a tear to my eye when explaining your take on the sketch. Truly stunning! TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  10. Very cool- love how you've flipped the sketch, the purple pearl flourishes, and your layering- just gorgeous!

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  11. This is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow wow wow!!! Love your use of chipboard, the colours and the clusters of embellies!!!

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  12. Adorei o blog.
    Adorei o layout (lindooo)!
    Beijo
    Naiara (Brasil)
    http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br/

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  13. new follower... love the bright colours!!!

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  14. Hi Jen... ah your take on the challenge is your usual magnificence!! stunning colors and embellies and a photo that touches my heart! and you know I am a fan of yours!!

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  15. thanks for the inspiration !many embelishments that looks lovely

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  16. stunning layaout.....bright colours!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. I have to say I love your lay out. I love the way you used the embellishments. I love the colors you used. Love it all!!

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  18. Love your Lo. So fun and inspiring.

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  19. It's a lovely LO! And happy birthday to OUAS:-)

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  20. Wonderful colour combo...& those butterflies are gorgeous:):)Awesome LO:):)

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  21. What a brilliant photo, and what a great layout! Thanks for a chance to win a lovely prize ... have a great day, I'm off to my next stop!!!

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  22. Like, like, like! loving the photo!

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  23. Wow, you adorned this precious photo in such a gorgeous way! I love the colours and the beautiful flowers in the right upper corner! Plus you really have an eye for mixing up different collection:)

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  24. wow what a great party, love your layouts with the lots of sweet details. And thanks for the chance to win. I'm happy to follow you and to came back for so much heartwarming inspirations. http://scrapmanufaktur.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love your interpretation of the theme. And so many cool techniques. Love the background.

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  26. wow wow wow= LOVe what you have done- not just the way you interpreted but the page itself- amazing how it all combines so beautifully! xoxo

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  27. Wonderful photo and gorgeous layout. Love it!

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  28. The color combinations is absolutely amazing!! Love this layout and your poem, so true!! Thank you for creating & sharing this!

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  29. Your LO is a piece of art!! Beautiful!
    This is so lovely! Love the swirl, the butterflies, and the flowers!
    It is pure pleasure to get inspiration from your work!

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  30. so inspiring! it's beautiful! LOVE those colors

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  31. That LO is awesome. All those great details. I don't what else to say that WOW. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  32. Beautiful layout, thank you for inspiration and a chance to win!

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  33. So beautiful! I love the cluster in the upper right corner and the amazing quote!

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  34. You always have fabulous contrasts of colour, texture and detail in your pages! oodles and oodles of time spent to create your beauties. Love this one too, so much to see - gorgeous inspiration sweetie! xoxox

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  35. That cluster is devine!!! Love how much you have managed to put in it - and it still doesn't look messy. TFS!

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  36. Jen, your layout is totally fabulous! Love the artistic feeling! And yes, I`m fan of your work, my friend!
    Hugs ~Gerry~

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  37. Fabulous layout - love the colors and the picture. So sweet!!! TFS

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  38. Jeni I love this LO but I also love many other pages of yours. Just beautiful with the flowers and detail of the stamping etc.

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  39. Jeni, this really came from your heart. Love the photos,sentiment and the gorgeous flowers. truly beautiful.

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  40. so sweet page,I loved how you used the sketch!!!

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  41. You're so right: Wherever my heart is, that's my home. I really touch. Have no more to say, I'm still staring in awe.

    Hugs,
    Nuki

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  42. Hi Jeny! I love your colorfull LOs! I find here a lot of inspirations! Thank you!

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  43. Beautirul layout, its so colorful. Love howyou flipped the sketch

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  44. I really enjoyed checking out the layouts on your blog. They are really beautiful.

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  45. I love thefamily tower on the photo and also drop it at your blog
    Tks

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  46. Seriously fabulous page! You make me want to scrapbook and ignore the chores! I'm following , thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  47. Been subscribing to your blog for some time. Added following. You always inspire. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  48. Love the way you turned the sketch! This lo is absolutely gorgeous!

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  49. Gorgeous work with the sketch, I love that photo!! Lovely blog hop!!

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  50. Fabulous lo! Very inspiring!

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  51. Fabulous layout, love the background.

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  52. Hi Dear Jeni
    your work is fantastic
    I love the bright colors, you know I'm lover the vibrant colors
    LOL
    xx
    Leila

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  53. Loved your layout, and the photo you've used... So great! :)

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  54. What a pretty layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Sooooo beautiful layout! Like it à LOT!!!

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  56. Oh Wow you are such a creative scrapper never thought of rotating the lo!!! Wonderful.......thanks for giving away such a pretty price!
    Your lo is very pretty and now I became a follower to your blog hugs Amy :)

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  57. Jeni your layout is gorgeous!!!! So lovely colors and beautiful details!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win your great prize!

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  58. Jenni,
    Your layout is gorgeous! You can see all the work that went into it much the same as the love and time we put into our families! I agree home is where the heart is and mine also is with my family be it a house an apartment or a box! I really enjoyed looking at all the pics thanks so much!

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  59. Oh my God! When I grow I want to be like you!!! I am in love with your Los... they are so sweet and full of life!!!
    Kisses in your heart
    Hera Sugitani - Brazil

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  60. I love this blog hop! I am watching so much beautiful layouts, like yours with amazing color combinations and embelishments!!!

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  61. Just beautiful! Hopping along now

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    1. Your layout is beautiful! Love all of the layering!! Gorgeous cluster of flowers!!

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    2. What a beautiful layout Jeni!! Love it!

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  62. A very stunning take on the sketch! Love all the elements, it all worked perfectly with the photo! Heartwarming photo! Truly, home is where the people you love are.

    Thank you for the inpiration! Happy birthday to OUAS!

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  63. You always create such fabulous layouts! The flowers are beautiful--I love the vibrant colors. The techniques you use for creating texture are always perfect!

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  64. Jeni, your layout is full with techniques which i love, great photo and the masking, stamping, tissue paper and gesso are all of my favorites!!! i will be back to check it all out!!! media queen .

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  65. I love your beautiful layour, the background and flowers are simply gorgeous! I´m a new follower, thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Jeni-
    I am a new follower. This is a great lo. However, I was moved reading about your interpretation of home. I need to explain to my kids that even tho' we have had changes to our family & houses we HATE to live in, that your definition is what matters. Thanks for the reality check!

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  67. Uauuuuuuuuuuuu...so beautiful page, I love all details!!!!!!!!
    Hugs

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  68. Beautiful layout. I love that you turned the sketch.
    I'm a follower now!

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  69. Jeni, I love your fun photo!!! This is such a gorgeous page, I love how you always have so much beautiful color in your pages! I love the bling too! This is beautiful!!!

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  70. This is a lovely layout and a great design!!!
    I love your give-away prize.
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  71. Such an awesome mix of flowers and colors Jeni and although the photo is tiny amongst them, it is in the perfect place to just pop. Fab fab.

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  72. Great photo an design and all beautiful flowers!Please visit me for a hop too:)

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  73. Gorgeous page, the talent you have with colour amazes me!

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  74. Incredibly beautiful layout.
    I love the rainbow effect of colours in your flowers and the fabulous textures.

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  75. I love all the different textures and colors. What a beautiful page. I really like the way you turned the sketch. It works really well. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy for today.

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  76. Wow!!! Such a beautiful layout!!! It smells Spring!!! I love all those flowers!!! Great job!

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  77. loved how you flipped the sketch. lovely page!

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  78. Ух ты, как здорово!

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  79. what a pretty page!!!love all those flowers!!!Happy birthday to ouas!!

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  80. Hi Jeni! I love the bold colors you used! It is so vibrant and strong! I love the design!!!
    xoxo

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  81. Wow!!! This is such a fantastic take on the sketch!!! I love how you've rotated it! I also love how you actually rotated the sketch on your blog so we can totally see how you used it! It really takes on a different look! Fabulous work!!! BTW - I'm already a follower!

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  82. love the multi-colored clustering!

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  83. Jeni, your layot s gorgeous! Love how you turned it on the side.
    Adorable family pic,too!!

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  84. Sucha beautiful sketch!! And I just love love love your take on it Jeni!! I totally agree, it's the ones you love around you that make a home! Gorgeous work my friend! xx

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  85. your artistic style is so beautiful

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  86. What a beautiful page! Luv the gorgeous mix of colours & all the alyers u have created!!

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  87. The layering in this layout is awesome!

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  88. This is just beautiful. The different colors all look so 'right' together!
    Wanda

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  89. very beautiful layout! foto is so nice!

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  90. A lovely layout and your thoughts are so true.x

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  91. wow jenni this layout is just so beautiful!!!! i love the colours and stamping and EVERYTHING!!!

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  92. Beautiful layout and colorcombination!

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  93. oh!!! love it!!!!! love the way you mooved the flower cluster to the top corner!!! (pretty unusual!!!!)
    love the textures and the whole LO!!!!! :)
    TFS!!!!!

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  94. Very beautiful colors and flowers. i'm a new follower and i would like to thank you for the inspiration.

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  95. super pretty page I like the way you turned the embellishment cluster to work for you. thanks for the inspration

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  96. So very beautiful page, i just love your style. Thank you for the inspiration and forthe chance to win as well.

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  97. Such beautiful colors and fabulous details Jeni!!

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  98. Happy Birthday! Beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. happy bday!!what a wonderful giveaway! Love your lo!

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  100. The colors are great! Love the layout!

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  101. Happy Birthday OUAS! Lovely layout, adore all the layers and beautiful colors! I am already your follower and thanks for the chance to win these yummy goodies!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  102. Good morning! I love your picture and the way you have made your lo, bright colors and beautiful flowers!

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  103. luv luv luv your background!!
    your whole LO in fact, but the textures and treatments are amazing!
    the colours (i call them ice-cream colours) that mint green with the pink and yellow touches!! luv it!

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  104. Great layering and embellies, this is a stunning LO.

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