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16 January, 2017

Special Guest Spotlight on
Nadia Cannizzo

We are absolutely thrilled to present to you today
our Special Guest Designer for January!

Nadia Cannizzo is a legend in the online scrapbooking community!
She is the founder of one of the all time most popular sketch challenge blogs, 
that has since been retired, called Once Upon a Sketch.
She is also an incredibly talented artist who has designed for many fabulous
manufactures and continues creating gorgeous art pieces!

Learn a bit more about Nadia as she introduces herself:

"Hi! I am Nadia from Sydney, Australia... wife, mother, primary school teacher, 
lover of movies, cooking and paper crafting. I desire nothing more in life 
than health for myself and the people I love as well as love, peace, 
tranquility and lots and lots of alone time."

You can find Nadia and see more of her art at the links below!

Here is a reminder of our January CELEBRATE & BLING challenge
that inspired Nadia's beautiful project which immediately follows immediately:

Here is how Nadia describes how she was inspired by our word:

"Being January, the obvious reason to CELEBRATE would be having 
a New Year among us.  Although this may be true, for me celebrating love 
is something that should be done daily, and this is the inspiration behind 
my 'Celebrating Love' canvas. The word 'love' is thrown around 
very casually these days, but real love is very hard to find, 
and when you do it's worthy of celebration."

And this is how Nadia incorporated our BLING creative challenge:

"I used a lot of glass glitter and shimmery paints as well 
as sequins to add some BLING to my project."

What a wonderful mixed media canvas that shows the true extent
of this wonderful artist's talent and creativity!
There are so many details to admire from the beautifully textured base
to the framed shadow box effect containing bling galore!

Here are some close-ups:


A huge THANK YOU to Nadia for agreeing to be our January Special Guest!

As for all of you, we thank all who have linked up already 
(so many outstanding entries already!)
and really hope that more of you will 'celebrate' with us this month.

Link up your project in our sidebar by January 31st.


  1. A beautiful creation Nadia with such gorgeous details. Such a lovely interpretation of our challenge. Thanks so much for being our "Special Guest" this month too.

  2. Wow!! Beautiful creation. Love the details

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing work with us Nadia!

  4. Stunning creating Nadia... always love what you create!

  5. Gorgeous canvas Nadia! So thrilled to count you among our Special Guests! :)

  6. Amazing canvas Nadia, I'm so happy to see you back on the scrapbook planet, your work is so gorgeous! Thanks for being our Guest!

  7. Oh wow, that's a stunning canvas.

  8. That's so gorgeous. Love the texture. Hugz


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