Sunday, 16 October 2011

A very embarrasing moment, new sketch and journaling challenge up at OUAS.

We have already reached the middle of October and it is time or the Oct 15th journalling criteria and sketch at Once Upon A...Sketch.

I returned from my trip to Milan late last  night and had lost track of the deadline to be honest.... I know,..that's bad...Well at least I did not miss it completely..

I have been thinking what embarrasing moment to scrap,but could not make up my mind.
I am sure I have made my share of bloopers and like, but I do not embarras easily. I try not to take myself  too seriously, and most things I will just laugh off or if that is not possible; shrug it off.

Once I decided this morning what moment I would go with, it was time to gather my stuff.
First problem,...I did not have a picture of myself and I could not print one as I have been without a printer and a computer for ages.
As my embarrasing moment took place at IKEA I had an idea to  rip out a page from their catalogue and use as my main photo. I coverd up some text on the pic with a rough application of gesso and some paper.
I then followed the sketch, more or less. I did put my title at the  bottom.

I did this page in about half an hour which has to be a record time for me. I might as well confess that when I took the photo I had not even glued down mu embellies. I thought I would take some time to see if I would  change things around a bit.

Most of my supplies here are from Pink Paislee.
The papers belong to the  "Soiree" collection and the black rosette with the green spool button on top are from the new collection "Vintage Vogue".
The journaling spot underneath my title is from "Old School" as are the letter stickers.
The small black letter stickers are from "Rose Mocha".

My embarrassing moment:
"I was standing in a long queue for the till at our local IKEA warehouse. It was winter and  I was in my warm fur coat. I was getting very impatient as I am not very good at waiting and I was sighing very loudly and rolling my eyes,... behaving very much like a child! I was thinking there must be something wrong with people who had to take that much time.
Finally it was my turn. I quickly placed my things on the counter and entered my card to pay.
Imagine my embarrasment when I did not have any money left on my card.....!
I smiled my sweetest smile and tried to pretend like nothing had happened, but it was SOOOO embarrasing!!!"

Have any of you experienced something similar or anything else that you think is embarrasing?
Why don't  you take this chance to document it....

Below you will find more information about the challenge.

October 15th Challenge

Journalling criteria: A most embarrassing/awkward/uncomfortable moment. Journal at least 2 SENTENCES on a moment that you will remember for all the wrong reasons. Examples: something you said/did, something your child said, something your pet did etc. 

You must combine our journalling criteria with this sketch. 


Imaginarium designs,  is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of  a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Bibbys One of a Kind was established in 2011 out of my passion to create. I am a SAHM and spend each day creating something new, I have a facebook page where I do a lot of my advertising and updates ,and a small blog page which I am trying to grow. I make embellishment packs, crochet items, party favours and invitations to name a few. New ideas are born regularly. 


The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team, will receive this from 

...a pack of their latest and most popular chipboard. The best thing about this, is that the pack will be different each month and will be customised to fit the winners needs. So if you have girls, you will be sent girly chipboard etc. And don't forget that they also sponsor our entire Design Team so please see the examples above for all the creative uses of this awesome chipboard.  

One RANDOMLY chosen winner will receive this gorgeous embellishment pack from 
Bibbys One Of A Kind

I am is sending the winner of the prize two of my previous embellishment packs and a 3rd mystery pack with a theme of your choice. This pack will be a 'one off' handmade pack created especially for you! Good luck everyone, Bibby.

Thank you SO much to our lovely sponsors . We couldn't do this without your support!

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the bottom of this post using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight October31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog. 


  1. Oj oj vad ska man göra när man som du sällan gör bort sig ... Kan ju inte scrappa om en torsdag efter en ärtsoppelunch på vägen upp i hissen råkar känna trycket släppa och helt oförhappandes stannar hissen på nästa våning och en man kliver in ... Snacka om att vilja sjunka genom golvet ;))Har du varit på upphandlingstur till Milano? rackarns, vad är det som hänt när både printer och dator är kaputt?! Kram

  2. Such a fun page, Bente! Your title made me giggle! Very fun and away from your usual style but with your characteristic texture!

  3. Love the page!!so fun and bright! and love the story too, it's something that has happened to me at the supermarket and yes, it's so embarrasing!!

  4. Wow! This is just fab! Love the mix and artsy looking!

  5. Stunning arty layout, Bente! I love it!!! Love the story too - LOL! I think we've all done stuff like that!!! Classic!!!


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