Saturday, September 15, 2012

Once Upon A...Sketch teams up with CSI!!

**For my September giveaway, please go HERE**

Hi! I really hope you've all been having a great weekend- I know I have!! It was a busy, busy day for me and I'm just now settling into the night and getting some computer time in. My internet is still spotty, and I have a tech scheduled to come out here on Tuesday. So hopefully all will be resolved at that time!

But I wanted to make sure I shared with you the current challenge going on over at Once Upon A...Sketch! And normally I like to write up my own presentation of the challenge, but seeing as we're joining up with Color, Stories, Inspiration this month- I wanted to make things as clear as possible for you so I just went ahead and copied Nadia's write-up from the OUAS blog :). 

Here we go!

There will be FOUR challenges this month at Once Upon A..Sketch for September instead of our usual 1 challenge . This is because CSI has 4 challenges each month. Each challenge will be revealed on Saturday morning (Australian time) to coincide with the challenge reveals at CSI in the USA and you MUST remember that you will have just 9 days per challenge to enter your layouts to the Once Upon A...Sketch sidebar. As you know usually our challenges are month long. 
Our winners at Once Upon A..Sketch will be announced at the beginning of October and our Design Team will look at ALL the entries from ALL the challenges. So the more challenges you play along at, the more chances you have of being one of our challenge/prize winners or Top 5 Featured layouts. This is a little different to CSI who announce their "featured" layouts on a weekly basis. 

As mentioned before, everything will go back to normal in October and we will have a reveal October 1st as usual. So I hope you guys have fun and enjoy what we have planned for you. Don't forget that the entries for this challenge are due by 2:00pm Monday 24th of September Australian Eastern Standard Time

For this challenge, you must use :
*the SKETCH provided
* all the colours in the SCHEME
* at least 2 elements from the EVIDENCE 
* at least 1 element from the TESTIMONY!

"Love My Boy"

~*~ This incredibly GORGEOUS flower is from Manor House Creations :) ~*~ And the fabulous chipboard cogs are Scrap FX.

**My hidden journaling**

And of course there are a TON of prizes to be won from Once Upon A...Sketch for this month!! How about a sampling???

We are so incredibly happy to welcome a brand new sponsor to our blog this month, one that is a fave amongst many of our designers including my self. Please help me welcome the incredibly stunning paper company 7 Dots Studio

7 Dots Studio is a polish scrapbooking company. It was created by a mom of 2 little children, who loves scrapbooking and cannot sit in one place for longer than a while :) Dream could come true, because of two friends - Finnabair (Anna Dąbrowska-Pękocka) and Anai (Anna Iwanowska-Pietkiewicz). Wonderful women, scrapbookers and designers, who love creating. We launched our first two lines in Autumn 2011 - they were extremely warm welcomed by scrapbookers from all over the world. We always choose best possible materials – we are also scrapbookers and we know, how important is the quality of products, which we use to make our memories live forever! We love working with many kinds of media and all our products are media friendly.
Our products are sold in many shops across the Europe and also in Australia and USA. You can find constantly updated list of our retailers on our website in section "where to buy".

We are delighted to also have one of our Design Team member's sponsor our challenge this month. Our super talented Evgenia Petzer has an awesome  Etsy Shop right HERE called Little Things For Cute Creations. 

Now here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. For more information please see our sidebar. 

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of November?  The winner of the September challenges with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our Guest Designer in November and create along side our Design Team. 

This person will also win this fabulous prize from 7 Dots Studio...

2 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio - All I Ever.. and Domestic Goddess 

The next 4 winning entries will win..

Complete Hopefully collection from 7 Dots Studio

This stunning kit from Cést Magnifique kit club, shipped to you FREE of charge together with any other purchases from their store. 

A US$15.00 voucher to use at Little Things For Cute Creations

Our RANDOMLY CHOSEN winners will win the following prizes..

Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated ONE ribbon pack for each week in September. Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains between 21 and 24 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in colours that co-ordinate with that weeks challenge from quality brands, plus FREE international postage!!

**And that's not all!! See the OUAS blog for even more prizes!!!**

** The deadline for this challenge (FOR THIS MONTH ONLY )is 2:00pm Monday 24th of September Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
** To be eligible for a prize or a feature at BOTH Once Upon A...Sketch and Color Stories Inspiration you must enter both challenges by the due date. It is NOT compulsory to play along at both challenges. 
**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to enter only layouts  for our challenges
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the right hand side of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
**You may enter as many times as you like
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.
So what are you waiting for???? Dive right into this challenge- I cannot WAIT to see what everyone comes up with :D~ 
Take care of yourselves and see you again soon!!


Romy said...

It's such an amazing lay-out! I love that you combined these bold colours with a touch of white. It gives your lay-out that beautiful soft feel that is like your style signature:) said...

Erin, this is so gorgeous!! Love your style ! ~ Blessings, Tracey

morkaren said...

Hvor smukt, både farverigt og afdæmpede, din stil er skøn. knus morkaren.

Lizzyc said...

HI..This is utterly beautiful.. the photo is heart wenching gorgeous.. and the layout is amazing.. so much talent each time i come by here.. love this..

Ella Swan said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems Erin! I have had the same thing going on here for 2 months now & it is honestly such a huge setback - this is one heckava beautiful layout - love it! Beautifully done!!

Keren Tamir said...

Love love this LO his expression is precious!! TFS sharing your beutiful LO

Ashley Horton said...

Stunning page Erin!! Love that b&w photo and you did a fabulous job with the colors from the Case File!!

Patty O'Malley said...

This layout is so beautiful! Love the strips of paper and the gorgeous flowers and bow.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors and that huge flower is beautiful!!! I love the photo too, it works perfectly on this LO :)

Unknown said...

WOW this layout is STUNNING! Love the MH really makes it all stand out especially with the gorgeous photo of your little man! :)X

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Erin! Love the soft colors and the pop of red with the flowers. The picture is amazing. Makes we wonder what is on his mind! Simply beautiful!

Perform said...

Gorgeous work, as always and your close-ups are fabulous!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Fantastic take on the palette! Oh I love that look on his face...gorgeous photo!!

Eila Sandberg said...

I know you were a bit hesitant about your page but oh boy did it turn out gorgeous!! This is really such a darn fab page in every way!! xoxo