Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hello there everyone!!! it's October already?! well that means new challenges from different challenge blog sites and new sketches. i'm hoping to be able to play along with most of them. challenge blog and sketches has been a great source of inspiration for me. whenever i try to play along i don't necessarily look at the prizes i just want to join in the fun and be creative.
last month i was very lucky to have won  ONCE UPON A SKETCH Sept 1st challenge and so i was one of their GDT this month. if you are looking for inspiration i recommend you visit OUAS. they have an amazing sketch every 1st and 15th of the month. also, i know many of us scrappers doesn't like adding journaling in our layout, well together with their sketch they have a journaling criteria that will help you tell the story or memories about your photos.
for the October 1st challenge the
Journalling Criteria is toWRITE 2 noteworthy (to you anyway) events of the past week. Your journalling can be as long as you wish. There is NO limit to how much journalling you include but in order to qualify as a winner for this challenge, we must see AT LEAST 1 SENTENCE of journalling on WHY each event was noteworthy.
and here is my take using CRATE PAPERS RANDOM collection-

journaling says: i recently celebrated my 31st birthday and every year i feel so bless to be able to celebrate this special day with the most important people in my life- my family.

and here is the beautiful sketch from OUAS designed by Miss Nadia Cazzinno-

i hope i have inspired you to join us over at ONCE UPON A SKETCH and check out what the other wonderful DT's have created.
thank you sooo much for stopping by and have a great weekend. before i end this post i would like to leave you with my favorite words for today

Pinned Image

hugs and lots of love,
isay :D


Tammy E. said...

Absolutely beautiful layout! Love the pins, the flowers and the banner! And I love your favorite words for today -- Amen!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the GDT!!! Gorgeous layout!! Always enjoy stopping by to see your layouts!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi melissa! This is just gorgeous. A perfect take on the sketch and challenge. I am so pleased you are our Guest Designer this month and that won the last challenge, as I TOTALLY love your work.

Take care and I cannot wait to see your October 15th reveal!
P.S. Love your quote,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on the GDT! That is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeee this! I love love love the flowers, the burlap and the cork! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lizzyc said...

well done on your win.. and this layout is stunning too!!

phamil said...

Congratulations and I LOVE this take on Nadia's sketch! I think your work is just refreshing and beautiful! So glad to have you join us at a GD!!!!

Lea said...

Beautiful layout and congrats on the win! Love what you did with the pins and those flowers are gorgeous!!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Congrats Isay... this is just gorgeous.... Love the embellishments used... and you nailed the sketch too.... Awesome!!!.... hugs...xoxo

artfuldelight said...

WOW, Isay, you blow me away every time I come to your blog. Every LO you do is just perfect with every detail!!! :-)