Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Challenge - OUAS Birthdays

         It's a new month and that means it's a new challenge at Once Upon a Sketch http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot/.

The theme of this challenge is BIRTHDAYS

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "BIRTHDAYS" 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:most memorable birthday celebration for you or anyone in your family, the last birthday you celebrated and tell us your thoughts on turning this age, your child's/other family member's birthday and your thoughts on their age, a birthday that was a turning point in your life and your excitement/fears or other thoughts you had, an upcoming birthday for you or anyone and your thoughts, the best birthday present you ever received/gave and why?. You can also base your layout on a non - person birthday. This means your birthday theme can be based on : a pet, a business venture, a milestone anniversary etc etc. Its up to you how you interpret "BIRTHDAYS

Here's mine in celebration of mine!
It's really a reflective layout. Hence the not so flattering, thoughtful pic. And no I am waaaay past 26. That's my date, May 26, lol. My birthday was just last week! I'm not even sure I remember 26. Ha! I still have to get back to all those of you who sent me the loveliest messages on F/B and e-mail. Just so kind.

So what's this lo all about. Aren't birthdays about celebrating? Here's what my journalling says...

"I don't know when it all began, this feeling that a date and day define you. But at some point I stopped recording the year I was born. Maybe it was just that time finally caught up with my body and I started to look my age. Maybe it's just that other people always seem to need to put you in a category when they know your age. MAYBE I just like the elusive idea of it all. This year just a week ago, I turned 107 according to my facebook page. Birthdays are always special to me, all 107 of them!"

Thanks to Imaginarium Designs they have been such amazing DT sponsors. Chippie oval frame is from ID.

Some Manor House flowers with lots of misting.

 Some bling and flourishes from Flourish with a Bling

Lots of mists and paints and sloshing around. All the stuff I love to


This is the last layout challenge for the team at OUAS. It's been such a wonderful team to work and play with. I'm so going to miss all the girls on the team.

We'd love to have you join in our challenge and lots of fabulous prizes to be won too.
Have a great day and weekend,


  1. Oh Jeni, I hope you had a wonderful day last week and those close to you remembered and made you feel special.. this layout is full of your gorgeous style and flowers and mixed embellishments.. beautiful!! love it!

  2. I always look forward to your creations. I love all your fabulous details. This is so beautiful! Can you send me just an ounce of your talent?! lol

  3. great layout, your background building for this layout is amazing!!

  4. Such a stunning photo of you. I love love this. The background is awesome and love the misted flowers. Beautiful.

  5. You always have the yummiest of details on your pages Jen and this one's no exception! love the misting on the MHC flowers, looks like petals of candy! Soooo looking forward to working with you Miss J, totally awesome being part of the illustrous team! Have a wonderful weekend when it arrives! xoxox

  6. This is so gorgeous. I love all the layers and details. Wonderful work!

  7. Amazing work, I love the gorgeous background you created. And those flowers- to die for!! Great job!

  8. Stunning! What an incredible amount of depth and interesting details. Love it! It's so artsy!! :D

  9. Jen, I could just look at your work all day!! Was just sitting her sipping tea and enjoying and feasting on all these gorgeous layouts that popped up in the corner! You are so incredibly talented and an awesome scrapper!!:)

  10. fun page, really like the way you made the sketch to your own style