Sunday, April 1, 2012

Blog Hop *Once Upon A...Sketch*



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
 Mahlin Wiggur'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 this sketch. 

And here is my example...


Hidden journaling and photo!!! 


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


 Imaginarium Designs
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. 


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 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 is talented...
Sandi Taloumis


Thanks for visiting!!!
xoxo



118 comments:

Cindy Gay said...

I love the fence and alpha finish.

Keren Tamir said...

Vicky this is beautiful, I love what you've done with the chipboard!! stupendous!!

Gwen Wruck said...

Gorgeous layout Vicky! Love all of it!

Sarah-R said...

what a beautiful LO - I love how you treated the title and the fence - amazing!

LUCIANA said...

LINDO LO.PARABÉNS.....

Felicity Ives said...

Oooh, love all of that embossing! It looks like a shiny, sticky lollipop - and love your giveaway!

KellyF said...

Wonderful layout, Vicky..I really love the pocket you used for your hidden journaling, very cute! Neat technique on the title and fence, too!

silvia said...

Stunning!! LOVE all the details!!

jennyplace2 said...

Truly beautiful, just so elegant. TFS! Love your take of the sketck, can't wait to give it a try.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Erin Blegen said...

Wow, super pretty as all of your work is- love the flower spray, your colors, the altered title and fence- just gorgeous!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love love love that photo, the colors and loveeeeeeeee the fence and title work!

Melenia Agapides said...

Μου άρεσε πολύ αυτό που έγραψες στο journalling, εύχομαι με όλη μου την καρδιά να πραγματοποιήσετε το όνειρο σας!!! Η σύνθεση είναι απλά φανταστική, όλα στην τέλεια θέση και τα χρώματα ζεστά, σαν στο σπίτι σας!! :)

Lauren said...

Love the effect on the title and picket fence.

Kelly Massman said...

I've become a follower--such a lovely page and photo!! TFS! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Naiara said...

Olá
Adorei seu blog e seu layout.
Parabéns
Beijo
Naiara (Brasil)
http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br/

Kimberly said...

new follower... love the way you did your letters... beautiful lo

sophie said...

wish you the home you are dreaming of to come true !!!!lovely colours,I have not seen you with green colours very often and it is very nice !!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Beautiful! Love your pretty colours and textures.

Κατερινα said...

υπεροχη συνθεση !!!!!!!!!!!καταπληκτικα χρωματα!

Jeni O'Connor said...

Vicky that pic is just so lovely. So much love. Wonderful page with so many little details. Keep your dream alive and wishing positive thoughts that it comes true.

Patricia said...

Great lo Vicky. I like the way you used the colors and textures in you lo.
I take a look at the other lay outs. The are awesome.
Like your blog!!

Anita Bruzelus said...

So nice Lo, I hope I can learn how to make some as nice.

EttenA Scrap said...

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

Lizzy Hill said...

This ROCKS big time!!! LOOOOVE how you've done the title & fence [glad you put in a close up] & that little leaf on the edge of the photo? PERFECT:):):)
BTW...I hope Samos becomes a reality one day:):)

Eleni Gratsia said...

Vicky good morning & Καλό μήνα!!! Love your layout!!! Love what you did to the title and the fence¬ Thanks for the chance to win something, and now I'm off to my next stop!

Kelly K. said...

Filenaditsa I hope your dream come true....(dont like it but what can i do?) lol Καλό Μήνα

Romy said...

Your layout is just amazing, Vicky! What a perfect way to showcase that gorgeous photo!

Eila Sandberg said...

Wow! love the cracklepainted and glazed alphas and fence! I wouldn't mind having a house on Samos either, in fact I wouldn't mind going there on holiday to start with! Wonderful wonderful colours and such a beautiful page Vicky! xxx

Cathi O'Neill said...

Love your hidden journaling and that crackle glazed technique. Beautiful layout!

scapmanufaktur said...

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/

Buttercup said...

I am loving this blog hop :D I love the quote on your page for this is so very true xoxoxox

Helena said...

Such a beautiful layout Vicky! Some great techniques there. Wow, a home in Samoa!!!

Rianne said...

Wow, love your colors on this lo, they go so well with this adorable photo. The craccle is amazing!! Thank you for creating & sharing this!

Kitika said...

Such a gorgeous layout full of pretty detaisl, Vicky! You are one talented lady. Love your work!
& thanks for amazing candy :)))

Diana said...

What a wonderful LO, love all those little details. The hidden journaling is a great way. Thnaks so much for the inspiration.

Milaya said...

It's gorgeous! Very nice and positive! Thank you for inspiration and a chance to win!

Hilde/Scoobie said...

The color combo is so striking - I just love it.
And the crackled paint on the aplpha and fence looks devine.
Thank you for sharing!

Gerry van Gent said...

Vicky, this layout is fantastic!
hugs ~Gerry~

Lisa aka Raining said...

Gorgeous! I love your quote and journaling! I am now following your beautiful blog!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Gorgeous layout with excellent distressing of the chipboard title! I'm impressed and totally inspired!!!

Rita Ribeiro said...

so pretty page!!!

Sandra said...

Such a pretty LO, I love the sentiment as well.

CathyMc said...

What a beautiful sentiment. I love it!

salme said...

Your layout is stunning and heartwarming. The photo is beautiful, truly, a home is where dreams are built and where your loved ones are!

I also love how you altered the title and the fence!

Thank you for the inspiration! Happy birthday to OUAS!

Sapimanó said...

Hello Vicky! Your layouts are so exciting! Amazing!

julie e said...

What a gorgeous layout. I love the way you used color!

Paula Flávia said...

An each blog one concept of home...I like ti

Clare D. said...

I love what you did with the title~! I'm following , thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Theresa said...

Always find so my inspiration following the blog hop around. I am a follower and recently a subscriber to your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Ro Miqueletto said...

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

MARILYN said...

Beautiful page, Vicky! Adorable family photo!
love the sentiment! Hugs!!!

sandi said...

What a beautiful lo! That pic is fabulous!

Tulipinha do Cerrado said...

Que fofo!
Bjim ♥

Moêmia

Jenny Janus said...

Nice lo. I like the hidden journaling & photo to go with it.

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful project with the sketch, I LOVE what you did with the chipboard!! Lovely blog hop too!!

Sandy said...

Amazing page and I love your work!

paperpapier said...

love the crackled effect on the alpha..such a beautiful layout!

Ignas said...

Great page, love the colors and distressing!

Lolô Artesanato said...

OMG, your page is gorgeous!
I love all details
xx
Leila

Aquarell said...

OMG, love all the colors on this one! And the layout was just stunning! :)

Amy 29 said...

Wow your lettering is so gorgeous!!! Such a pretty lovely lo thanks for the pretty price your are giving away hugs Amy :)

EmmaB said...

The letters are so cool!! Love the layout! :)

Ελένη said...

καταπληκτική δουλειά Βίκυ όπως πάντα!

EFI said...

Νομίζω η φωτογραφία τα λέει όλα! Να χαίρεσαι την πολύ όμορφη οικογένεια σου Βίκυ μου! Πολύ όμορφη η σύνθεση σου, ειδικά το crackle που κάνεις το λατρεεεευω!!!! Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για το δωράκι σου! Φιλάκια

langeatheart said...

Vicky,
Your layout is stunning and I agree with you home is where the heart is! I so love the beautiful land you will be building your home on in the future! You are so fortunate! TFS

Valia said...

Βικυ, η συνθεση τελεια αλλά ακομα καλύτερη η φωτο! Μακαρι να κανετε τα όνειρα σας πραγματικότητα!

Hera said...

VICKY, YOUR STYLE IS AMAZING, THE COLORS THAT YOU USE ARE PERFECT!!! i LOVE IT! cONGRATULATION AND GOOD LUCK, ALWAYS!
KISSES
HERA SUGITANI - BRAZIL

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is so lovely Vicky! I love your treatment of the chippies and the gorgeous colours you have chosen.
I hope you will soon get to build your dream home on that piece of land. It looks beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration,Vicky!!

Maria said...

Βίκυ μου τι όμορφη οικογένεια!!! Να χαίρεσαι τις κουκλες σου και να είστε πάντα ευτυχισμένοι και αγαπημένοι με τον αντρούλη σου! Φυσικά με τόση ομορφιά δε θα έβγαινε μια άσχημη σύνθεση! Τι να πω.... είναι σούπερ! Τα χρώματα, τα διακοσμητικά... Μπράβο σου!!!!

Debbie said...

Stunning layout! Love the colors and what a wonderful picture.

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow Vicky this is a totally gorgeous layout - you are firing on all cylinders right now girl and I cant wait to see your GDT work either! Glorious stash you have used here and the metal and flowers are awesome. Love the journaling too - looks like a lovely place...

Ava Gavloski said...

Vicky, your layout is so sweet. The photo is lovely and you have embellished so well to reflect the happiness shared in the photo. Love the sentiment on the tag.

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Uauuu,Your page is very beautiful, I love this craquele,hugs

Connie said...

Beautiful colors!
I'm a follower now.

phamil said...

Vicky, your layout is precious, the photo is so sweet, and I love your colors, love your fence and title work especially!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous work!

Melissa S. said...

Another beautiful layout filled with great colors and textures. Love the letters and fence. Thanks for the insperation.

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi sweet and dear friend!!!!
This is a lovely layout and a great design you always do such a great and extraordinary work!!!!!!!
I love your give-away prize!!!.
Big huges and kisses from Brazil
Cynthia

Bellaidea said...

Great photo and lovely color combo! Best regards!I have a hop on my blog too, visit me if you will find free moment:)

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous Vicky. Love your title and the fence. The photo is so natural and beautiful and the envelope to the side is a great touch. Fab page.

Peg said...

the effects on the fence and title are fabulous, your page is heavenly!

Sherri said...

love how you did your letters.

Leonie said...

Wow I love that crackle effect!! Fabulous page. :)

cat lacigale said...

great colours for this layout !

Elina said...

Πολύ όμορφη σελίδα όπως πάνατα Βίκυ!!! Πάντα περιμένω με ανυπομονυσία να δω την επόμενη σύνθεσή σου!!! Ευχαιστούμε για το δωρακι, ειναι τελειο!!! Πολλά φιλιά

Kate said...

lovely lovely work!

Jona Panesa said...

sweet and beautiful page!!!

Aliki said...

απίθανη σύνθεση Βίκυ!!

erinaki:)) said...

Great page!!!Love your fence.Adorable family photo!And samos is such a beautiful island!!I hope your dreams come true!!!Have a wonderful month!!!

Эля-elka said...

Супер!

МД в картинках said...

Great title and fence!=)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous page! The colours are eye-poppingly wonderful!!! I love the way you coloured the fence and title and how cool is that envelope with the stamp on it - so the reader knows to look inside! Love this so much! I'm already a follower! :)

Charity Becker said...

totally loving the crackle finish on the title and fence!!!

ntintinas mom said...

we heart you Vicky!!!!

Vicky Alberto said...

adore the chipboard treatment - wow

Panagiota said...

Hi Vicky!Fabulous layout!I like the coloring and crackele details!

Wanda at Two Make Do Scrapbooking said...

What a beautiful layout. I love the crackle effect.

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts!

Shell said...

Hi There!! Luv ur LO! As always ur work with the chipboard is awesome!! Wot a beautiful family pic. SUch a happy moment captured forever!! HUGS XX

Limor Webber said...

The crackle effect is awesome!

Ася said...

beautiful layout!

Melinda said...

WOW this is just so GORGEOUS Vicky!! Love the mix of colours here and that fence leaves me speechless!! :)x

elainec said...

An amazing layout,. Your thoughts are just beautiful.x

Svetlana said...

Wonderful layout! Thanks for prize!
Svetlana xx

Anita S said...

such a sweet sweet page!!! love how u have 'glammed' up the chippie!!!

Ελευθερία said...

αχ να το δω αυτο το σπίτι να φτιάχνετε!!! να σας έχω και κοντά μου!!!!! να είστε γεροί δυνατοί και αγαπημένοι!!!!! περιμενω το καλοκαίρι!!!!

Lefki said...

Η σύνθεσή σου φοβερή αλλά περισσότερο με άγγιξαν τα υπέροχα λόγια που έγραψες. Έχεις τόσο δίκιο!

Suz said...

such a pretty page. I love the technique you used on the title letters - the crackle is very cool. thanks for the inspiration & chance to win

Lovez' Lao said...

So stunning layout! Thanks for sharing your work and the RAK! Hope I'll be lucky enough to get it! More power!

Szilvii said...

Such a beautiful page! I think i will be your regular visitor, yout blog is full with gorgeous pages. Thank you for the chance to win.

Georgia Heald said...

Beautiful as always Vicky. Love your amazing little details! xox

Noé said...

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

Queen said...

bravo vicky!!!tromeri sinthesi!

Rita said...

happy 1st anniversary!

Pendra said...

Happy Birthay OAUS! Lovely layout, adore the crackle and colors on the chipboard! And beautiful photo! I am your newest follower, and thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous goodies!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Μαρία said...

Καλημέρα Βικάκι! Πανέμορφη η σύνθεση σου, τί ωραίος που έγινε ο τίτλος και ο φράκτης (πρέπει να ανατρεξω πισω στο μπλογκ σου, καπου έδeινες οδηγίες είναι τέλειο!) Χαρούμενη Γενέθλια στο OUAS!

~~Nektaria~~ said...

Love what you did to that chipboard title!!!!
super LO! and the journalling is so true!

lynda said...

I became a follower. Thanks for offering such a bountiful giveaway!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So happy to be on this hop - I am discovering designers and products not very familiar to Canadian audiences! Love your LO!