Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Truth Comes Out :)

You'll see what I mean.

Today is my debut over at Once Upon A Sketch. I can't tell you how excited about this I am, I love a good challenge, especially when it involves journaling! And I am lucky because I can just combine it with my other DT assignments. I had a lot of fun this week.

The challenge:

Journaling Criteria: This time you need to journal at least 2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?

You MUST combine our journaling criteria with this sketch:



My Layout:

Like I said I had a lot of fun with this challenge, but the truth also comes out with it...what I mean is this:

1) Oh my goodness, I am SO bad at getting my layouts into albums, they just end up in piles (as you will see in the pictures) and...

2) I am selfish, I don't scrap to record memories or for my kids, although those are added bonuses, I scrap simply because I love it and it makes me happy. :)

So here's my layout:



I used the AWESOME Little Black Dress collection from BasicGrey. I seriously LOVE that collection. :) Everything on my layout is from BasicGrey.

Here are some close up's of my layout:





Check out what others did with the challenge here. You won't want to miss it, as they have all done a fantastic job with it.

The prizes:

And holy cow, you won't want to miss the prizes you can win...lots of good stuff!

1. How would you like to be our Guest Designer for December? This is the challenge where you have the chance to win a spot on our design team for the whole upcoming month simply by winning this challenge.

2. As well as being our Guest Designer, the first placed winner as chosen by the Design Team will win this prize, the complete October kit from Swirlydoos kit club...


This kit is simply stunning. It includes the captivating Vintage Blue line from Glitz Designs, papers, flowers, wood flourishes and rub ons from Kaisercraft, Prima Resin Old Window, Maya Road wooden spools and pearl pins and much much more.

And there will be 2 prizes to give away to RANDOMLY chosen people!

3. The first prize for one randomly chosen winner will receive a mixture of products from
The Chip Chop Shop to the value of $25.00 plus postage.


4. Our other randomly drawn winner will receive the gorgeous Webster's Pages paper collection Ladies and Gents which includes 1 sheet of alphas, 1 die cut paper, 1 vellum paper, and 6 sheets of patterned paper.



See!!! Lots to win! :)

I really hope you play along with us this!!!! You have until Nov. 14th to upload your entry here. Can't wait to see what YOU do! :)

I thought I would also share with you a few pictures from last night:




Hope you had a wonderful Halloween (if you celebrated). Have a fantastic day!

33 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Welcome officially to OUAS! LOVE having you there too. Firstly you kids are simply TOO adorable for words. LOVE their costumes. Hope you had a good one! Secondly LOVE your layout and the story behind it. I think I am a little like you ..I just want to scrap the next layout and do not put away the one I just finished properly! LOL!

Sylvia said...

oh my word.. what a gorgeous LO you did! I love how you made this sketch your own and the title ('why') is just great with the mist spray! LOVE it!!!
And thanks for sharing the pictures of your little ones.. they are too cute in their Halloween costumes :-)
(duh.. I'm such a bad mom.. totally forgot to take photos of mine yesterday *eek*)
Sylvia xx

kim said...

Love how you transitioned between the two papers! Basic greys patterns are just so gorgeous! Looks like you guys had a great Halloween!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous layout! I love how you created the title. Adorable Halloween photos.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome layout and sketch challenge!

Julia said...

Super cute layout and your little goblins are fabulously presious!!!

Dara Lynn said...

Adore the layout and the journaling!!!! I applaud you for putting it out there...doing this for you! I do too!!!!

Becky said...

Awesome layout and your kids looked adorable last night!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the stitching, the way you did the title...just AMAZING!! And your little Trick or Treaters are sooooooooooooooo ADORABLE!! Love it! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynn said...

Beautiful page. Love all the embelies. and Your spooklets are adorable!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

The kids are adorable. I am a new follower.

Lauren said...

Cute layout... I like the title work!

Sabrina said...

Congratulations, Pamela!! Love your take on the sketch and your choice of photos, perfect for the title :) And yup, your kids look adorable and am sure they had lots of fun =)

Johanna said...

This sketch is awesome and those pics are adorable!!! TFS!

Jingle said...

Your layout is fabulous and I love that you scrap for you!

Lisa Dorsey said...

That is a cool challenge and you created such a gorgeous layout! I just adore your pics from yesterday. Great poses!

Connie said...

love the LO and I have stacks of LO's too. I have two albums but never stop long enough to get them put in. Great post. enoyed the pic's!!

Mary Jo said...

Cute Halloween photos!
And great take on the sketch and following the prompt! :)

Marit said...

Your layout is stunning! I love the photo's on it too... nothing makes me more happy then a pile of paper/pages/layouts! Just the view of it... WOWZAH!

ScrappnBee said...

Love the layout and the masking technique on the why. Your little ones are positively adorable too! Congrats on the DT! Good luck! -Amanda

Ursula Schneider said...

love your page Pamela. I too mainly scrap for me, selfish woman that I am. LOL

Tracey Taylor said...

Oh my your kids are just adorable!! I am in love with that BG line you used. FAB page!

Sarah Pendergrast said...

What a great layout - great idea. Your photos are stunning!

Christa said...

What cute costumes!!

Alyssa said...

Great layout, but why did you come to my scraproom to take photos of my finished layouts? J/K

I relate to this all too well.

Love the costumed cuties!

Tracy said...

I am impressed with all of your layouts. I would be happy if I had half of those, never mind putting them in an album, lol.
Cute trick or treaters you have there :)

Melissa Elsner said...

Gorgeous layout Pamela. I like how you stitched the lines for your journaling. So clever!

Jeni O'Connor said...

Pam so pleased you officially joined us. Fabulous lo.
Now girl what's so selfish about a mom who enjoys being creative and it makes her happy?
Your kiddos are so cute in their costumes.

Tammy said...

Great Halloween photos! Awesome costumes. :) Love your layout too - especially the subject! I just got a 6x6 of Little Black Dress. I can't wait to work with it. Gorgeous collection.

Sue Althouse said...

Cute Halloween photos! Love your layout, the colors, the subject matter, the journaling - great page!

sandi said...

Oh Pamela this lo is just fabulous! So happy to be on the same team with you! Welcome!!!! Love the pics too...cute!

Rose Ann said...

Fantastic layout!! I am loving that someone else has stacks too (: Your kids are getting so big and their costumes were great. I too was a scarycrow (: (pics on my blog) ha ha! WTG with all your success of late (:

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

LOVE THIS LAYOUT!! Hey, how about I come to Colorado and help you put your layouts in albums and then you come to California and help me. LOL I have a stack that looks like yours :) Ugh!