Thursday, March 24, 2011

Exciting News!! And a giveaway!

Oh my gosh I am so happy to report to you all that I've been asked to join the Design Team of a new sketch challenge blog called Once Upon a Sketch. Wooo hoo!!

I'm excited about this for lots of reasons. For a start I love sketches. They just take a lot of the guesswork out of designing a page. Makes it so much easier don't you think. And of course, a sketch doesn't mean that you have to follow it to the letter, it's there as a guide which allows lots of room for interpretation.

But what's even more exciting for me is that this sketch challenge will have a twist. We're really going to put the focus back on journaling in our layouts. I know for many of us we got into scrapbooking for the purpose of recording the memories, but we seem to forget that sometimes. We often get scared of including journaling because we don't like our handwriting, or it won't suit the design of the page, or we run out of room etc. But I wholeheartedly agree that every page we do should include some kind of journaling, and you'll see that on the vast majority of my layouts.

Now lets get to the giveaway you say! Here's what you can win right now before we even post a challenge...

Yep...this absolutely stunning March kit from the Nook is full of the latest Emma's Shoppe from Crate Paper, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose, Webster's Trim and American Crafts ribbons and thickers...You don't want to miss this...

So what do you need to do to be in the running for this? us spread the word that this challenge blog is alive.

Here is what you need to do...
** Head on over to the Once Upon a Sketch blog
**grab our badge and add it to your blog's sidebar
**post about our site and our giveaway on your blog with a link back to the Once Upon a Sketch blog and a photo of our badge and our prize
**make sure you are a follower of OUAS and leave us a comment on the giveaway post to let us know you have done all of the above.

Remember this is open to anyone and you have one week, until the 30th of March. We will announce the winner on March 31st!


  1. Yay congrats Natalie. It is one magnificent line up and cannot wait to join in.

  2. I am so excited to be working with you with this too! Congrats!

  3. Hi Natalie
    Just wanted to pop by and tell you that I am looking forward to being on the new team with you. I think t is going to be great!
    Have a lovely week end!


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