Monday, October 1, 2012

OUAS - October Reveal

The new challenge is up for the month at Once Upon a Sketch.  When I read the quote for this month's challenge I was inspired by the last phrase...  "if things don't work out, just take another shot".  
 My teenage children are always making silly faces when the camera comes out, and sometimes it is very difficult to get a decent pic, so I have 2 photos on my LO... one is very civilized and the other has Brittany making one of her crazy faces!!

Pop on over the the OUAS site for some inspiration from our super-talented Design Team, and while you're there check out all the prizes up for grabs from our fabulous sponsors.  Don't forget there will be another reveal on the 15th of this month for more gorgeous creations from our DT.

News to Share!!
I am off to Townsville on Wednesday for a teaching gig at the Craft and Sewing Show for Scrapmatts.. can't wait to meet all the lovely ladies who have booked in to the Paper Play classes... check the link HERE for details and how to receive your free Scrapmatts gift!!  I will also be teaching at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair from the 17 -21 October so I hope to catch up with all the Brissie girls!!  Check out the link HERE for details and how to receive your free Scrapmatts gift.

Remember Today

List of Materials:  Echo Park, Fabscraps, Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny pp's, Imaginarium chipboard, Echo Park diecut stickers, Prima flowers and resin bird, Elle's Studio diecut, Maya Rd doily transperancy, Jenni Bowlin button, Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, Doodlebug brads, Glimmermist.

Theme: Quote
great life quote.

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote 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.

**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.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight October 31stAustralian 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.
**You may enter as many times as you like

**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. So gorgeous!! Love your punch work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. I had to smile when I saw the second photo.. why do kids think it is funny to goof around when you really want a great photo.. it makes me mad at the time.. but then revenge is sweet when you use it on a layout.. haha!! this design is beautiful.. always love what you create.. and have fun at the shows.. I am not sure if I will get to the one in October in brissy.. but I will keep it in mind!!

  3. yeah! don't you just love it when you get those silly photos!! BUT! they are sometimes are the best 1's to scrap....
    Love the rich colors.. This layout IS SoooOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

  4. Gorgeous layout love all the little details!!

  5. Your lay-out is so amazing! Just love these awesome colours together. The white woodgrain paper makes a wonderful base for the bright red and blue. I also love your journaling!

  6. love it so much! the random punching rocks!

  7. Beautiful, just beautiful! Love the bold colors! And the pics are fab! Yup, I too have lots of kid pics like that....don't ya just love it!!!!! :)

  8. beautiful layout, love your take on the sketch :)

  9. Fantastic as always chickie. Gorgeous photos and I'm loving all those layers and layers of embellies!

  10. Your work is amazing Cathy and I adore this page...sooo striking!!:)

  11. It's been far too long since I came for a visit. Thought I had commented on this one, shame on me. Your designs are always so beautiful, love the gorgeous bold colours! xoxo