Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6th 2012-Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our very first challenge on the new year.. 
We are so excited and blessed to have made it through out these few years and we could not have made it without all of you.. So, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts..
To start off this year, we decided to share with you an original sketch by Nanné.. Our design team has once again created some amazing layouts using our sketch and we hope that this sketch inspires you to join in on the fun.. Remember, you have two weeks to submit your project, it needs to be a new project and you need to take inspiration from our sketch..

We are so pleased this week to have returning Guest Designer Lisa Gregory joining for this challenge! She is well-known in the scrapbook world and is currently on the Design Team for Zva Creative and has used some of their newest products on her layout today! Below is what Lisa has shared regarding her personal life!

Hi, my name is Lisa Gregory and I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I am a Registered nurse by profession. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 grown children. Our son is married, lives nearby, and our daughter is away attending Le Cordon Bleu Academy studying to be a Chef and working at Disney World! I have been crafting my whole life, and found scrapbooking in 2005 when I was helping my son and girlfriend (now daughter in law) do their senior projects. A scrapbook of their lives. I took one walk down the scrapbook isle at Michaels, and was hooked! My style is ever changing as I play with new techniques. I can go from soft shabby chic to down and dirty grunge depending on my mood. I am lucky to be able to lock myself away in my studio to create. Scrapbooking is therapy for me. Give me a little bit of sparkly bling and a handful of flowers and a great sketch , and I am a happy girl!

And here is her awesome page! Many thanks for joining us this week, Lisa!
 Be sure to visit Lisa at her blog:

Lisa Gregory

And ...
We also have a new Design team member that has joined out happy scrappy family.. Please welcome Agnieszka aka Bellaidea

My name is Agnieszka but in the scrapbooking world I go by Bellaidea.

Together with my husband - I'm still dating him - we're taking care of our two treasures - a Girl and a Boy.

I love travelling, taking photos, oranges and African bush aroma, cheesecake with real vanilla, Pavlova dessert, old; books, pictures and houses, doillies, trips with friends to Italy, evenings by the fireplace, milk chocolate from Lindl, mystery perfumes, nut ice-creams, reading books to my children(no matter they can read by themselves), audiobooks during long distance drives, praising people for their talent and creativity and meeting with other nice ladies for a cup of coffee.

I scrapbook for many reasons-to preserve memories, to make my kids remember I always care about them, to have MY time when I need it, to keep in touch with all my scrap-friend all over the work.

My style is eclectic , part of romantic, touch of whimsy,I like to use lace, chipbords, doillies, torned corners, fussy cutting etc but never forget the most important is the photo and a story. Sometimes I hide my journaling when it`s very personal...

I design my favourite 12×12 Lo's for several websites. It satisfies me strongly. I`m very happy about cooperation with SOUS!Thank you so much for invitation, it was very nicw suprise for me.

I love challenges and I often take part in them. Sometimes the effects are really surprising.

I cordially invite you to my blog, where you can find out what I'm doing at late night when my family members're sleeping:

Bellaidea Scrapology

and then for the rest of our amazing design team:

Irish, Darling
Sandi Clarkson

U and You
Leah Schaeffer
Beeing Creative and Feeling Cherry 

Hot Shot
Nanné Harry
Nannés Creations

Friends are the Sunshine of Life
Shona Kheen
Such a Wonderful Mess

Isay Pablo
Creative Isay

our Princess
Annette Gearside

Father and son
Stine Ursin

It's Only October
Andrea Amu

I don't know about all of you, but I'm impressed ...LOL
These are some amazing layouts that our team has created and we hope that we have inspired you to have some fun with us.. 
just submit your project to us by using inlinkz, its easy .. Just follow the instructions!!
we hope you all have a scrap-tastic week..


  1. More amazing work once again this week, ladies!
    All so different and beautiful... and congrats to Lisa and Agnieszka! Such gorgeous inspiration from you both this week!

  2. wow these are all amazing.....welcome to Lisa and are both always so inspirational :)

  3. Lisa, thank you SO much for joining in on the fun this week. Glad to have you back!
    And Bellaidea! I am thrilled to have you joining our will add so much to our team!
    And the rest of my ladies (LOL) you all ROCKED it! What a week!

  4. Thank you so much for having me Guest Design once again! You scrap artists are all so awe inspiring to me and I love working with the sketches!! It just amazes me how each one took the sketch and created a vision of loveliness with it. Leah, Nanne and Sandi, thank you for creating this wonderful site for all to be inspired by! I have fun each and every time I visit.
    Agnieszka, congrats on being added to this already wonderful creative team!! I am looking forward to seeing your work here! You know I already love your work. Sandi, Shona and Bonnie, you Swirly girls hold a special place in my heart as we have worked side by side before. To the rest of the design Team, you always inspire with your beautiful designs. Keep us inspired always!!

  5. Really awesome sketch!! And your LOs are amazing!!

  6. Beautiful work, girls! I love them all,

  7. Wowzsers, ladies, these are all stunning! Wonderful way to start the new year!

    Lisa, thanks so much for Guesting with us this week! Love that page!

    Bellaidea, welcome again, hon! Can't wait for more great designs!

  8. Beautiful LO's! Welcome Bellaidea! thanks for being our GDT, Lisa so glad to have you join us this week :D

  9. Thank you all for lovely welcome!It`s great motivation!

  10. Thanks for a wonderful sketch. I loved it so much I'm working on a second layout.

  11. The inspiration is so beautiful ladies. I love all the layouts. I'm not sure which link to use, so I put my layout in both, a little confused, sorry!

  12. the other link won't work anymore.. scheduled it wrong..sorry about that!! there is a new link there for you ladies to submit us your projects..

  13. Thanks so much Nanne for clearing that up! Have a wonderful day!


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