Sunday, 1 April 2012


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  Patti Hamil  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) 


and then back to Once Upon A...Sketch blog to leave your name on the list. 


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... 



In place of the photo I added the title and have hidden journalling on the tag behind the title then placed photos where the embellishments are in the sketch!

the journalling on the tag reads...here are some closeups!




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....






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 is the fabulous
Gerry Van Gent  

136 comments:

  1. Irini, happy birthday to your blog!!!
    Thank you for the lovely presents!!!

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  2. beautiful LO, I love what you did with the chipboard!! TFS

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  3. Adorei esse blog hop.....e o layout esta lindo.beijos

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  4. great work Irini , love what you have done with your page, sooooooo awesome and love your give-away prize ... hugz xoxo

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  5. Adorei o blog, adorei o sketch!
    Beijo!
    Naiara (Brasil)
    http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br/

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  6. What a cool take on the sketch - love your layout! And your prize is so generous and gorgeous!

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  7. Home is where the heart is Irini, and it can be in two places at once! love your spin on the journalling criteria and love your giveaway x

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  8. Love your layout and the sentiment behind it, too true oh and that Koala is cool!

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  9. OOH I love what you did to the letters, very neat!! Your layout is beautiful!

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  10. This is GORGEOUS Irini!! I love love love love the photos, the cardboard and loving how you did that title!!!

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  11. Just so pretty, love your take on the sketch. I can't wait to try this one out. Beautiful job.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  12. Great page!! I LOVE the photos and the flags!!

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  13. I've become a follower! Your page is wonderful--love all of the beautiful photos and your embellies!! TFS and for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  14. Irini, your work is always so beautiful and unique- love the misting, your array of photos, and the tags- very nice work :).

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  15. It's fabulous fabulous fabulous!! I adore the way you use the chipboard elements!! Have you ever considered to give us a tutorial on how you do it???? :)

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  16. What a wonderful topic to create a LO about.

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  17. Amei o blog hop...
    Amei o sketch e amei os prêmios!
    Dedos cruzados!
    Beijo
    Naiara (Brasil)
    http://cheiadegracablog.blogspot.com.br/

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  18. beautiful beautiful work hopping along now

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  19. Great layout and I know how you feel, having grown up in the States, but lived since 1997 and raised my children in Ireland, my husband's native home!

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  20. love the distressing you did... and the cardboard- wow... perfect

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  21. What an interesting take on the challenge.. i love the corrugated cardboard!

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  22. thanks for the inspiration!!

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  23. Irini i just adore the way you've incorporated the duality of your feelings by the pics of both countries. I too can relate. Fabulous interpretation of Nadia's sketch.

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  24. υπεροχη συνθεση Ειρηνη!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. I just think you are incredibly lucky to be able to call such beautiful places home. Yes, home is where your heart is.... Your l/o is fabulous...

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  26. Beautiful LO. I will get so much inspiration from this blog hop! So glad I found it!

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  27. Irini, i like you interpretation on the sketch. Love the colors buy the way.
    And i love greece :-)
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  28. Καλό μήνα Ειρήνη! υπέροχη σύνθεση!

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

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  30. This LO really made me feel for you. Am just reading a book by Virginia Ryan on the exact same subject...but her feeling of division is with Oz & Italy...it's a great read, if you can get hold of it...meanwhile, LOVE how you've expressed your feelings on your LO...& those Oz/Greek colours are fab:):):)

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  31. Oh this is soooo nice! love it!

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  32. Loved reading your journalling! My parents were Finnish emigrants so I know exactly about having one foot in two different countries. My gosh what a generous give-away Irini, thanks for the chance! Your page really is so "you", love the piccies and the fab references to your both home countries. xxx

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  33. I love it that you scrapped both home countries on this layout! I can imagine it's sometimes difficult to not know where your real home is.

    Anyway, your layout is amazing! I love your creative multi photo design!

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  34. 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 colorful inspirations. And thanks for the chance to win this beautiful prize.

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  35. I can so relate to your dilemma, Irini. I was born in Finland and lived there my childhood until I was 20 and then I moved to Italy where I married and formed my family. I like to think I have two homes and two home countries.
    Love the layout and all those photos.

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  36. WoW- beautful- I absolutley LOVE the way you have done the lettering it looks aamzing! xoxox

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  37. A perfect layout, Irini. Love your work!

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  38. Such a personal story behind this lo. Love how you've interpreted the skecth with photos. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  39. Irini, love your LO, your interpretition is great. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  40. Thank you for such lovely prize and I love your work, its gorgeous!

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  41. Wow Irini, love love the layout and especially the journaling! WTG!!!

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  42. Love the mix of tecniques and materials you have used. The two tiny flags gives so much meaning to the layout together with the journaling. TFS!

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  43. Love your layout and journaling, Irini!
    Hugs ~Gerry~

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  44. Your layout and journaling are wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win. Love your blog and following it now!

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  45. I love your interpretation of home. Your journaling match what I am feeling the past few months. Where is home? I grew up in the Philippines, stayed in Singapore for 12 years and now just came to Australia last year to start a new life. :-)

    Thank you for sharing a part of you! Love your layout! Happy birthday to OUAS!

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  46. As they say... home is where the heart is, and the heart can be at many places at once :) Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt layout! I love it!

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  47. What a generous giveaway and what a lovely LO.

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  48. Very creative...love the subtle links between Aust and Greece in your title. Amazing work!

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  49. Oh my dear Irini, what a very personal LO you made this time. I know how it feels to live far far away from your hometown...and then find another home. But that doesn't matter as long as you're happy, right? I think home is where the happiness is. Maybe we should be thankful because we have two place to call our home :)

    Hugs,
    Nuki

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  50. Hello Irini! Your craft are very very special, unique and faboulus! And your art journals... Yummi :)

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  51. I love the way you took a feminine sketch and totally changed the feel. What a fun layout!

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  52. Sometimes I feel like your LO...where is home, althoug I´ve been lining all my life in Brazil...lol

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  53. I love that I can meet scrappers all over the world and see their beautiful work on blog hops! I'm following , thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  54. Love how you thought outside the box in using the the photo space for your title and journaling. I am a follower and subscribed to your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. It was great to participate and discover your blog...tks

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  56. Love your LO and the journaling!!!
    Beautiful work!!

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  57. Oh Irini this is just so neat looking....love it!

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  58. Gostei muito...Parabéns!
    Bjim ♥

    Moêmia

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  59. Wow, beautiful take on the sketch, what wonderful places to live!!!

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  60. Hi Irini, your layout was quite touching and after living like you half my life in the UK and the other half in Greece I know how you feel, although if I was you I would be back in Australia like a shot ha ha ! Fabulous layout and beautiful journalling the Greek flag in the top corner was a really neat addition.

    Marie

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  61. love the hidden journaling tag..

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  62. BRILLIANT layout Irini - I know the feeling - no idea where my home is either LOL!! You totally rocked this one my friend!!

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  63. τι απιθανη σελιδα!!!τι τελειο θεμα;;; ξετρελαθηκα!!!

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  64. Hi Dear
    I love your page!!!!
    xx
    Leila

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  65. Gorgeous LO. Love the colors and that journaling tag!

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  66. OMG I just L.O.V.E. your misting it's so pretty never get is like that :( I became a follower to your amazing blog! Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous price love it !!!! hugs Amy :)

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  67. OMG, I just love your layout! The colors, the embellishments... Love it all!!!

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  68. Hi Irini!!!!
    Congratulations for be Featured in scrapforhelp!!!
    We feel so honored to have you with us!!
    I hope to see you next month!!!
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    I love you page look fantastic!!
    Cynthia
    PS. Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeus price!!!!

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  69. Ειρήνη πόσο συγκινητική είναι η σύνθεση σου και πόσο πολύ σε καταλαβαίνω …
    Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για το δωράκι σου! Καλό μήνα και πέρασα πολύ όμορφα χθες, γελάσαμε με την καρδιά μας : ) φιλάκια

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  70. Wow Irini,
    You face quite a challenge. I guess for me it would come down to a vote within the family where do they feel home is? and of course where can home be most affordable with our economy! Gool luck! I love your layout both places look gorgeous! I also love your prize pack!I wish you and yours all the very best on this journey.

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  71. IRINI, YOUR STYLE IS GORGEOUS! I LOVE YOUR LO SO MUCH...
    KISSES
    HERA SUGITANI

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  72. Looking great Irini! Your work is inspirational as always. I love those little flags representing the two countries and your journaling on tags!
    Before moving to our village Dan and I had never lived for more than four year anywhere. Even though I live in Sweden and not in Norway where I was born and raised I feel at home here! But sometimes I ask myself 'where's home?'
    When it comes to sports etc I am still very much Norwegian!! I will be cheering on the Norwegian teams all the way!
    Hugs!!

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  73. I loooooooved your layout Irini!!!! It's perfect!!!

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    1. Fabulous layout!!! Love the cluster of pictures, makes me feel like I just went on a trip!

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  74. what a generous prize package! thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  75. Irini, such a lovely layout to reflect your feelings. Difficult choice between two wonderful countries... I hope to get to know you as i want to visit both countries and now i have found an expert from both. Looking forward to a few emails...wink wink
    Your journaling is so sincere.

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  76. Lovely page, love how you arrange yoyr beautiful pictures! I´m a new follower but I have been following OUAS from many months ago! Thanks for the chance to win this pretty prize!

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

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  78. I love the way you captured your conflicted feelings in this layout.

    I'm a follower, now!

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  79. Oh Irini, your page is just stunning. I love those gorgeous colors and all the texture. I also love how you did your journaling too. Your photos are just gorgeous as well!!! Beautiful work with this sketch!!! I wish I was eligible for your prize, it's awesome!!! LOL!

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  80. It´s me again!!!!!!This is a lovely layout and a great design!!!
    love your give-away prize.
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  81. Such a beautiful page! Love how you inked the title letters and hidden journaling!

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  82. very nice I like the cardboard you used.

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  83. I have joined your blog, Irini. I LOVE your layout, the colours are so vivid!! On to the next blog on the hop!!!

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  84. I just love every detail Irini. The flags, the colored title, the photos and your journaling is just so heartfelt. Fab work.

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  85. I like your idea about a layout a lot, I do know the feeling too:), best regards, visit me for my hop too if you wish:)

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  86. I adore what you've done with the sketch and theme, such a brilliant page!

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  87. Lovely layout, I love what you've done with the tags.
    New follower.
    Cheers.

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  88. Πολύ συγκινητική σελίδα Ειρήνη μου...! Και πολύ ιδιαίτερη σαν σύνθεση! Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για το δωρακι!!! <3

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  89. What a fabulous layout ... I thought I commented yesterday but I guess blogger is playing games on me ...

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  90. Fabulous layout Irini!!!love the photos and your journaling!!!Have a beautiful month and a perfect week!!!Hugs and kisses!!!

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  91. great Layout Irini! kali evdomada! filia!

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  92. Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση Ειρήνη...

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  93. Очень интересно!

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  94. Καταπληκτική σύνθεση Ειρήνη!!!!
    Πόσο πολύ θαυμάζω τον τρόπο που παίζεις με τα mist και γενικά με τα χρώματα!!!!

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  95. Did you paint the letters? The title looks great=)

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  96. Hi Irini! I am doing my blog hop today! That's a very interesting take on the sketch! I love it!Oh, I can see why you feel confused...maybe you are lucky, you have two homes!!!!
    xoxo

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  97. This is such a fantastic take on the sketch! I love the theme - very thought provoking and meaningful! Beautifully scrapped! I'm already a follower! :D

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  98. Real fantastic layout Eirini!!Thanks for the chance!

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  99. This is my first visit to your blog - great creations! Thanks for the opportunity to join in the blog hop (and maybe win!).
    Regards, Wanda

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  100. Love your idea and take on the sketch!

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  101. Lovely LO! Luv ur work with the chipboard! I am a new follower to ur blog!

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  102. Awesome giveaway! and your layout if just fabulous! I love those hidden tags!

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  103. Gorgeous layout! And wonderful prize pack!

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  104. Oh Irini you layout is just so gorgeous and the heartfelt journalling is beautiful! You are so lucky to have lived in 2 amazing countries. I haven't moved countries but I have moved towns a few times and I find home is where ever you make it. Take care sweets HUGS :)x

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  105. Your layout is just beautiful and journaling so heartfelt.x

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  106. gorgeous page irini!!!
    am a new follower. have seen your layouts on CSI too and they r just inspirational. love them to bits!

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  107. souper LO Irini mou!!!! love the way you have "divided" the page...Greece vs Australia... strange feeling... i can tell!!!!
    love you!!!!

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  108. Very interesting layout Irini. thank you for the inspiration.

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  109. I don't think I've ever seen any work from anyone in Greece. I think it's so cool how this craft can connect me with people all over the world!

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  110. wonderful page thanks for the chance to win

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  111. Amazing job! I am now a follower... Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely RAK!

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  112. Beautiful page, i really like it! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win as well!

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  113. Love your layout and your journalling Irini. Congrats on your win at BITW too! xox

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  114. Прекрасная палитра, и столько милых деталек

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

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  116. Your photographs are breathtaking! Makes me miss Greece so much! I am a new follower, thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  117. Happy bday to ouas!!! I adore your Lo!!i m surprised that i havent been a follower of your blog . . . til today!:S

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  118. Happy Birthday OUAS! Lovely layout, beautiful photographs!
    I am your newest follower! Thanks for the chance to win some
    wonderful goodies!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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    1. Καλημέρα Ειρήνη! μονο μεσω reply μπορώ να αφήσω σχόλιο...η σύνθεσή σου μου προκαλεί πολύ έντονα συναισθήματα... πολύ συγκινήθηκα...υπέροχη απο όλες τις απόψεις! Χρόνια πολλά στο OUAS!

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  119. aaahhh Irini!
    Your LO totally hits home!
    A heart torn between two continents!
    Luv your LO!!!!!!!

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  120. What a beautiful layout! Love all the little hidden journaling tags! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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