Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st Blog Hop ~ONCE UPON A SKETCH~

Hi there!

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 Irini Liolia 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...
  • Chipboard I used is from Imaginarium Designs.
  • Paper, stamps, pearl pen and bling come from STAY TRUE TO GOD store ----> HERE


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....

I`ll ship all over the world :-)
The Winner of my blog will be announced on April 6th. I`ll provide you a VIDEO where you can watch how the winner is chosen :-) !


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  Mahlin Wiggur  ---------> HERE

Thank you for visiting and HAVE FUN!

129 comments:

  1. Gerry as usual a beautiful LO, TFS

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  2. Your layout is so beautiful - I love the fussy-cutting (especially the little birds!) And what an amazing and generous prize!

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  3. Love, love, love your layout, all of that fussy cutting would drive me crazy but you have put it to perfect use. Love your giveaway too!

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  4. WOW, this is truly beautiful! My fav so far on the blog hop!!! I am also a new follower and love your blog, you have some amazing work here!! :)

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  5. Gerry, this is so gorgeous! I love the pretty little bird cage!! I'm also a new follower of your blog.

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  6. Stunning page!! LOVE the butterflies!!

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  7. Truly just so beautiful, love all the littld details. TFS your take on the sketch, it was a pleasure to drop by.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  8. I've become a follower! @ow! Your page is so beautiful-almost surreal!! TFS and for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Gerry, you know of my love for your work- always stunning- your layers are incredible!

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  10. This is so harmonious and balanced! Gerry, I love the way you combine colours!! Love your page, it's so soft and sensitive!!

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  11. What a wonderful feminine LO. I really like all the fussy cutting.

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  12. Ficou lindo seu LO.
    Adorei o blog hop!
    Beijo
    Naiara (Brasil)
    http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br/

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  13. Hi Gerry
    Very generous giveaway - I love your work

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  14. love all the pinks and blues... beautiful... new follower

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  15. Such a beautiful layout as always Gerry! I am a girl of two countries too, born in the USA and living and raising a family in Ireland!

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  16. Hi Gerry, as always a stunning layout with lots of pretty details and gorgeous embellies!!

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  17. Nice colours and very difeerent view of inspiration...thanks !!

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  18. Stunning - I love the beautiful soft colours and all those gorgeous details.

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  19. Gerry this has such a romance and beauty in the pics and gorgeous attention to detail. Stunningly created.

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  20. so beutiful layout as always!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Hai Gerry,

    natuurlijk ben ik al volger van je blog.
    Wat een ontzettend leuke blog hop.
    Dank je voor de kans deze geweldige challenge te winnen.

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  22. It looks like you 'made' your own background paper with stamps and paint and fussy cut paper and bling and chipboard... Simply awesome... You are so my fave...

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  23. So nice Lo so soft and beautiful.

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

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  25. Hi Gerry - I've just joined your blog...thanks for all your kind comments you leave on my blog....I LOVE this LO it's so ephemeral [is that a word??!!! ethereal, I think is what I mean...sort of angelic:):)] Keep on inspiring us:):)

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  26. Oh wow Gerry what a beautiful layout ... what I really love is that the background is white ... everything pops out even more!!!

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  27. Wow, I really love your interpretation of the challenge! Such a great idea to scrap a photo of your both home countries:) Your layout looks absolutely gorgeous! You really know how to turn a sheet of white cardstock into a gorgeous page:)

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  28. Aha! had no idea you have two home countries! that explains how come you speak Russian. Love the photos and the fantastic colours, so pretty, vivid and fresh. Oh boy oh boy what a beautiful page you have created again! tee hee can see some Meg's in there too ;)) xoxoxo

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  29. Wow what a party. Your layouts are awesome, lots of sweet details, I love them all. I'm happy to be your follower and will came back for such heartwarming inspirations. And thanks for the chance to win this beautiful prize.

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  30. So you too have two home countries! I know how it feels. Love the romantic airy feel to your layout. So many lovely details.

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  31. WOW- honestly what else can I say- your page is delightful- I love how it all works and looks so pretty with all the pink- STUNNING xoxox

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  32. Your ability to fussy cut is unbelievable!! Love every little detail of this lo, but most the little birds on the branche. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  33. Wow this is one sweet project! A truly beautiful layot, Gerry and I love everything about it! It's like a fairy tale in paper! Those birds are gorgeous, love the colours & really sweet images.

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  34. and thanks for the chance to win so yummy candy!
    hugs

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  35. Gerry, your cutting is virtuosic as always and it turn LO in a masterpiece!

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  36. Gerry, that laoyut is absolutely faboulos. LOve the colors you used, the vintage touch and all those great little details. Just great. Thanks you so much for the inspiration.

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  37. Very beautiful page, so romantic!!! Thanks for a chance to win your prize!

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  38. This is so beautiful. I love the soft colors and all the pretty details - TFS!

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  39. Every time I see one of your layouts, Gerry, I keep asking myself: How does she do it??? All the details and the embellishment... put together to give this amazing result! LOVE it! so beautiful!

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  40. Such a gorgeous delight for the eyes! You always make me want to scrap as soon as I look at your work! :)

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  41. Hi Gerry, I have always been a fan of your work! Your layout keeps me in awe everytime. The colors are simply wonderful and your interpretation of home is just heartwarming. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  42. wow! What a lovely layout!!! I love every single detail, especially love the little birdcage! Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win a fabulous giveaway!

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  43. wowwwww,wonderful Lo,lovely page!

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  44. Gerry I love the colours on your page

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  45. Amazing work Gerry. Have admired your style in past LO's you have done. Love the flowers and the layering. Just gorgeous!

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  46. What a soft and sweet LO. Two homes? Wow, you're very blessed :)
    Thank you for your inspiration and the chance to win your sweet giveaway.

    Hugs,
    Nuki

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  47. Dear Gerry! I love your all LOs! You give me a lot of inspirations! Thank you for these!

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

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  49. What a lay out...love to drop it at your blog...tks

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  50. Gerry, I love your work and OUAS! I'm following , thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  51. Gerry, have been a long time subscriber to your blog. I added pinterest now too! Always love your layouts. Very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing.

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

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  53. Beautiful lo! Those little birds in the corner look as if they were going to fly off.

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  54. Beautiful page Gerry!!! Love the colors and details.
    Wonderful work as always!

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  55. Such a beautiful lo! Love everything about this!

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  56. Adorei as cores...Parabéns!
    Bjim ♥

    Moêmia

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  57. Hi Gerry, beautiful project with the sketch!! Lovin the blog hop!!!

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  58. I love all your work and the piece you made for today is wonderful. Thanks so much for the pooortunity to win your great Blog Hop Candy. Fingers crossed.

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  59. love your wonderful layouts...so pretty!

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  60. Gorgeous work like as always
    xx
    Leila

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  61. What a bright layout, love it!

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  62. You know I love you work!!! You are one of my favorite artist! This lo is yet another STUNNER relly like your fussy cutting and layering!
    Nu stop ik met slijmen hihihihihih fijne zondag nog Gerry hugs Amy

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  63. Such a lovely layout, love the delicate colors you've used. :)

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  64. Your layout is amazing!! Wow!! :)

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  65. Gerry so gorgeous layout, as always!!!! So many layers and stamping!!!I loooove your work!!! Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration and for your gorgeous prize!!!

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  66. Gerry you are so fortunate to have two homes! Both look so inviting! Your layout is gorgeous as usual (I check them daily).Thanks for blog hopping for us and your gift package is also gorgeous!

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  67. GERRY, YOUR LO IS VERY SPECIAL... IT REALLY CAN INSPIRE US. THANK YOU!
    KISSES
    HERA SUGITANI - FROM BRAZIL

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  68. I think this LO is probably your best! Thank you!

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  69. I adore this Gerri. You create the most dreamy scenes and it appears with such ease,...Your work is truly inspirational!I loved the stamps you used in the background. I do not recognize them...
    Like you I have two countries. I was born and raised in Norway but love brought me to Sweden and I feel happy here,too. I hope the same for you!! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog earlier!!

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  70. the color combinations are so wonderful!!! I loved them!

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  71. Simply breath taking!!! Love your eye for details!

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  72. So beautiful Gerry! Love your project!!

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  73. love your work, as always, Gerry!!!

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  74. Gerry, really like the stamping you did as part of the background on this layout... very nice your photography is beautiful of this layout

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  75. Hi Gerry! As you know , I loooooove your work since many time ago =). Thanks for the beautiful inspiration you always give us and thanks for the chance to win that pretty prize!

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  76. Irini, I love your page, thanks for the chance!Kisses Lisa

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    1. Sorry, Gerry,I'm crazy rsrsrs...beautiful page and I love see your LO,Thanks

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  77. Beautiful page.
    I'm a follower now!

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  78. Gerry......gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! WOW, I am telling you, this is just amazing. I LOVE those stamps and all that pink, and all your layering, so many pretty things to look at, I love the little birdies in the top corner....just absolutely sheer perfection!!!!!

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  79. This is a lovely layout Gerry you always do a great design!!!I´m your big fan!!!!
    I love your give-away prize.
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  80. STUNNING LO Gerry! The softness and layers are soooo eye catching!

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  81. Gorgeous layout, Gerry! I have joined your blog and am hopping on to the next stop!!!

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  82. Just beautiful. Your photos are fabulous and I just love the colors and the details like your birdcage and dress form.

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  83. Great idea, beautiful layout, best regards!

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  84. love the soft colors on your layout. I am now a follower

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  85. divine page, so so pretty!

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  86. Such a beautiful layout, so many pretty details, the fussy cutting and soft colours, just gorgeous. I'm already a follower :)

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  87. Wonderful page as always Jerry! Thank you so much for the generous prize and the inspiration you are always giving us!

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  88. wow what a wonderful page!!!love it!!!!Happy birthday to OUAS!!

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  89. Ах какая нежная красота!

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  90. Your LO's are always so beautiful and soft, I would say "girly".
    And the photos are lovely, did you make the border before printing them?
    (i'm an old follower of your blog)

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  91. Hi Gerry!You are just like Irini..between two homes! I love your take on the sketch! Full of little details!!! I love your work!!!!!
    xoxo

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  92. Your work is absolutely amazing, Gerry! Love what you do!!! This page is gorgeous! I'm already a follower! :D

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  93. Ηi Gerry!I love your work always!Your layout are stunning!

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  94. I just love your use of color, very fresh and airy! Thanks for the opportunity to blog hop!
    regards,
    wanda

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  95. Gerry your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love love love your work always! Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration and your lovely prize!

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  96. As always I luv ur beautiful layers & detail u put into all of ur projects! Beautiful!!

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  97. Wow!!! what a beautiful Layout! love the layering!

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  98. Gorgeous layout... And wonderful prize pack!

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  99. I really like your layout, almost like a painting. Beautifully done.

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  100. hi gerry! greetings from Australia!!!!
    i love your scrapbooking style so soft and feminine.
    love the page u have done for ouas...... gooooorgeous!

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  101. love the soft colours you are using!!! all those details and embelishements you are using!!! love!!!

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  102. It's a very nice layout as usual. Thank you for the great inspiration.

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  103. I became a follower. I clipped the layout using the Little Darlings line. I just love the little cherub faces in that collection!

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  104. I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU CREATE!!!THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!!!

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  105. such a beautiful page. thanks for the inspiration & chance to win

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  106. So beautiful as ever... I wish I could...
    ... Create gorgeous projects as yours... And
    ... Win the fabulous RAK!

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  107. Beautiful page, i always get so much inspiration when i visit your blog, thank you for that!

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  108. Just amazing work as always Gerry! You are such inspiration and I am sooo glad I have got to be a co-team member at OUAS with you xox

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

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  110. Love your pictures - what a great layout! I am a new follower of your blog and OUAS!!

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  111. Happy bday ouas!!! I am a new follower and i totaly love your blog!!!!great job!

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  112. Happy Birthday OUAS! Amazing layout Gerry... I just adore the layers, colors and attention to detail! I have been your follower for a long time! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful goodies!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  113. So beautiful! i love the little detail on the top left corner :) birds out side the cage Happy birthday to OUAS

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  114. Gorgeous LO!
    the colours are soooo well balanced! I adore it!
    well done!

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