Sunday, April 1, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch Birthday 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 the fabulously talented Bente Fagerberg's blog, but if you haven't you need to go back to the beginning of the list below so you don't miss out.

(please note that due to time differences there could be some broken links..please check back later as the blogs will be updated asap) 


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 the sketch. 

And here is my example...

 
 I think most of us on the DT were all thinking along similar lines by interpreting the theme of "home" as the people we loved, rather than the actual building where we live. I have to admit, because we have been moving around so much in recent years I don't tend to get too attached to the house we live in. That's why I preferred to do a layout about me and The Man. But you can chose to interpret it however you like!

 
 

Our main sponsor of this blog hop is ....


 Imaginarium Designs

You can see I've used the fabulous Imaginarium Designs heart-top fence in my layout. These pieces are so intricately cut and there's none of that dusty black soot everywhere :-)
Imaginarium Designs chipboard 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. I wish I could enter!! LOL!


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 from the individual Design Team Members.  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....


 Contains: 2 Kaisercraft alphas, Jenni Bowlin alphas, Melissa Francis journal spots, Bella! clear stamps, Collections envelopes, 2 Pink Paislee glitters, Doodlebug buttons, Sassafras flowers, Maya Road velvet ribbon and of course... Imaginarium Designs chipboard!!

This is open to ANYONE that 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 inspiration along the way.

Your next stop for inspiration is fellow Aussie ...... GEORGIA HEALD

Happy Hopping!

118 comments

  1. Great layout - I love the fence - it is such a striking design element. Lovely!

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  2. Great page!! LOVE the fence!!

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  3. What a great page, love the way you have made your pins into little flags, its all in the details!

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  4. Wonderful page! I really love that fence, and the b&w photo sequence, very neat!

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  5. I'm already a follower! Your page is pretty!! TFS and for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  6. This is great- love the clean, perfect design, the fence, the fun photo array- wonderful work :).

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  7. I also agree that home is where your heart is and that to me means my family. Beautiful take on the skwetch. TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  8. I always admire the pages with more than one photos on them - I think it's very challenging to combine multiple photos in one page. Your work is very inspiring, loved the clean look of it!

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  9. Lindo blog e lindo layout!
    Adorei a brincadeira!
    Beijo
    Naiara (Brasil)
    http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br/

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  10. Love the retro feel with the colours and patterns.

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  11. love the different letters you used on the layout!!

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  12. Lovely lo , I ll get back to read all your tutorial since Iam a new follower !

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  13. Funny how so many of us took that perspective. Lol Fab page Natalie. I love the way your eye travels across the page. Such cute pics of you and your man.

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  14. !!!!!!!!beautiful layout!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Nice work... like the lo.
    Love the fench!!

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  16. Hi Natalie, I've been thinking of becoming a follower for a while...now seems a good time:):) LOVE this - especially how you've constructed the title...looks great:):)

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

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  18. Love your title and layout ... how true, Home is not a house but the people who live within our hearts!!! Thanks for the chance to win a lovely prize! Have a great day!

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  19. This looks totally beautiful! I love that fence, it's so perfect for the subject of your layout!

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  20. Lovely details! and so fun to be hopping :-)

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  21. 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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  22. Love the crackled paint fence!!!!!

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  23. Wow, gorgeous layout!! Love the fence with the little photos tucked behind it!!

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  24. Great LO. Love how you arranged the embellis. That papers you used are great, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Very funny and beautiful layout! Thank you for inspiration and blog hop!!!

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  26. Love your layout! Great photos and love the banner on the stickpin, might have to lift that!

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  27. Beautiful! Love the picket fence on your layout- gorgeous! xoxo

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  28. Nat, your work is adorable and this layout is no exception!
    Hugs ~Gerry~

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  29. Fab layout! lovely photos and the details are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Love how you turned this sketch into a multiple photo layout - fab idea!

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  31. I so totally agree with you! I have recently moved into my very first house last July and although i LOVE my new house, i have to say that it wouldn't mean a thing to me if i didn't share it with my soulmate :) Wonderful take on the challenge and beautiful layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. A house is a house, but The Man is The Man! love all those small photos by the fence and the clean and neat look of your page. Cute little flag and lovely muted colours! xxx

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  33. I agree, I too am thinking that home is more about the people rather than the building. TFS a beautiful LO.

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  34. Thank your for inspirations, thank you for chance to win!

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  35. What a sweet take on the word "Home." I really love it! And your layout is just as sweet as your "Home"

    Hugs,
    Nuki

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  36. Great layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. I am following, thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  38. Your Lo is like a love letter. I like.
    Tks so much

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  39. Wow awesome design and layout! Love it! I am following you now.

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  40. First time visitor to your blog. Became a follower. I agree with Paula. Your LO is like a love letter. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  41. Wonderful lo! Nice clean lines!

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  42. Que graça,muito fofo seu LO...Parabéns!
    Bjim ♥

    Moêmia

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  43. Beautiful work with the sketch, I'm lovin the blog hop!!!

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  44. love how you incorporate chevron pattern into this layout...it add so much fun and charm to it.

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  45. Lovely lo! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Lovely page Dear
    I really like clean's pages!
    xx
    Leila

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  47. Amazing layout, love the colors and that white fence :))

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  48. What a great layout! Loved the fence, and all the details. :)

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  49. Beautiful layout. Became a follower. thanks for the inspiration

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  50. What a beautiful layout for our OUAS anniversary!
    Love how you interpreted the theme!
    This hop is so much FUN!

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  51. I love the layout and how true your words are! Beautiful color and so vibrant! TFS

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  52. Love your take on the challenge/sketch! Beautiful layout!

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  53. Your lo and price are so pretty love love love it a bunch

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  54. Hello! I'm Hera Sugitani from Brazil. I'm very glad to see your LO... your work is great and adorable. Congratulation
    Kisses
    Hera Sugitani

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  55. What a heartwarming layout! I love your sentiment, it is so true! Thank you very much for the inspiration!

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  57. Great white pickett fence... True story about not getting attached to a house to much!!!

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  58. Beautiful page, love the colors! I´m a new follower, thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Beautiful layout. I love the home themed elements.

    I'm a follower now.

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  60. Such a beautiful job with the sketch! I love your page! Totally gorgeous!

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  61. Hi,I love your page ,thanks for the chance,hugs

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  62. Hi Natalie this is a lovely layout and a great design!!!You always do such a great and wonderful work!!!!
    I love your give-away prize.
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  63. Great page Nat. Just love your title and the two lots of photos. Fabulous, as always.

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  64. Hi! Very cute page, looks like you had lots of fun!

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  65. I love your take on the sketch, so very cool!

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  66. Natalie the colours are bright and happy on this page. Just lovely.

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  67. Such a beautiful page! I love the way you mached the brown paper with the fence and the other embellishments! So nice! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  68. So much nice page! The brown background paper and the fence are great!!

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  69. Very very beautiful page!!!Happy birhday to OUAS!!!

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  70. lovely layout - and I love the fence across the page.

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  71. Good morning Natalie! Fabulous layout!!! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win your wonderful prize!

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  72. Hi Natalie! Your quote is so true! I love your layout and your take on the sketch!!!
    xoxo

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  73. Love this bright and happy page! So true - love the title!!! I'm already your follower! :)

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  74. love the multi-colored title and what a FAB prize!!!

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  75. Thank you so much for your comment Natalie! That was so nice from you :) Your new layout is just amazing! I love the variety of colors and the sentiment... so true! Beautiful :-) Lucia xxx

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  76. Интересная страничка!

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  77. Beautiful layout,I like the colours,and the sweet fence!

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  78. Hi Nati! Luv ur take on the sketch! Very beautiful

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  79. I love the woodgrain paper in this layout! thanks Wanda

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  80. Loving photos loving layout and your journaling so true.x

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  81. Lovely layout Natalie! wow all this blog hop inspiration is amazing!
    Great mix of papers, and I love the photo strip you've added. :)

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  82. your page is gorgeous and the title of your layout is soooo true.
    am already a follower of yours - doing the ouas bloghop.

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  83. Lovely phtos and layout!
    Svetlana xx

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  84. you are so true...home is not the building but filled with people you love and care for!!!!!!!
    next stop!!!!

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  85. I'm a new follower and I have to say how much I agree with you. Thank for theinspiration.

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  86. I love your layout. Perfect title! I've been following your blog through RSS feed for several months now. I love to see what new pages you've been working on.

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  87. I love the papers you chose... they really do have the feel of "home". thanks for sharing & inspiring

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  88. Lovely layout, thank you for the chance the inspiration!

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  89. Really cute layout Natalie, love your photos, you and your hubbie look so in love =)

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

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  91. Happy bday ouas!!!! I love your lo!!!Bright clours and so happy!

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  92. Nice layout! More power to you and OUAS!

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  93. Happy Birthday OUAS! Beautiful layout... love how you did your title! I am your newest follower, thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  94. Lovely lo so bright! happy birthday to OUAS

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  95. I love your linear design and how you mixed up all the patterned papers and made them work!!!
    well done!!!!

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  96. I became a follower. I clipped some of your layouts because I think I need to scraplift them!

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  97. Super cool color combo and your background is great!! Just became a follower, thanks to OUAS. Nice to discover great designers and products outside of North America!

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  98. Beautiful layout!! and fantastic giveaway!! :)

    Jolanda xx

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