Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New DT Members! A feature and a reminder ---- and some good bye's.

Hi there!

Happy Tuesday!  We have lots of news to share with you today!  First up, we are sadly saying good-bye to a few of our DT, April is their last month with us.  I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated their support and talent these last several months as I waded my way through this new journey for me of running this challenge site.

Please joining me in sending good-bye's and hugs to ...

and Ann

... you will be missed ladies!

We are also welcoming a couple of new teammates, please join me in giving a big Stuck?! Sketches warm welcome to ....


Aurélie Cormier 
Here is a little bit about her, "I originally hail from Cheticamp, a beautiful Acadian village right on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS. Studying in Moncton, I quickly fell in love with NB and have been a permanent resident since 2005. I now reside in Dieppe with my husband, Mathieu, our five-year old son, Louis-Olivier, our newborn, Éloïse, and our cat, Caillou. Since 2007, I am a public servant by day and a full-fledged scrapper by night. Scrapbooking has become an integral part of my life. I try doing something scrapbook-related every day, may it be working on a layout, browsing through online galleries or reading scrapbook magazines. Published in a few editions of Canadian Scrapbooker and most recently in France's own Histoires de Pages, my style has been known to be called "rustic", which is fine by me as it enables me to relish in fattening things up with dimension, tearing and texture. Other than scrapbooking, I have rekindled a romance with reading through a monthly book club I joined at work in February 2012. I also tutor, teach voice classes and sing most weekends at a few church services around the area."

And this is one of Aurélie 's favourite pages....


And we are also welcoming....

Jinny Newlin
Here is a bit about Jinny....  "My family and I live in a small suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, just over an hour and a half north of where I grew up.  I am a former, kindergarten teacher turned adoring wife to BJ and stay-at-home, homeschool mom to a smart, spunky, ten-year-old Ezekiel; vocal, tenacious, five-year-old Adina; and cutie patootie, two-month-old Kaden.  When I’m not taking care of or playing with my family, you can find me cooking, baking, gardening, camping, sewing, taking pictures, blogging at Soaring, and of course, paper crafting.  My love for the latter started, over twelve years ago, at a Stampin’ Up workshop; but I have been creating with any and every form of crafting media, that I could get my hands on, since I was old enough to hold a crayon.  I’ve been honored to have had a number of published works of art, as well as to get to design for some of my most favorite manufacturers and challenge blogs, and am just thrilled to be joining the talented likes of the Stuck?! Sketches Design Team!  I hope that I can inspire you all to get creating."

And this is one of Jinny's favourite pages....


So grateful to have you ladies joining us!

Now let's get on to a little reminder and a featured entry!

If you recall, these are our sketches for April....

April 1st

April 15th

We have 4 great sponsors between the 2 sketches, and that translates to two winners per challenge! Thank you to the following companies for your support!

http://www.creativeembellishments.com/
April 1st sponsor

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/
April 1st sponsor

www.scrapmatts.ning.com
April 15th Sponsor
 
http://www.letscaptureourmemories.com/
April 15th Sponsor

We have had a lot of incredible entries to both of this months sketches,but this one in particular caught my eye.  It makes great use of texture and a monochromatic colour scheme.  Thank you for your submission Danie!


Well friends, I hope we haven't bombarded you with too much news!  There is still plenty of time for you all to play along and we are looking forward to your submissions, good luck with your chance at the prizes and thanks for joining us today!

Laura
xoxo

PS....  one more morsel for you before I go, we have a couple of great guests lined up for the next month or two, so you won't want to miss that!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15th Sketch and Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for a new sketch challenge!  But first let me introduce the sponsors for this challenge.  A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, for sponsoring our April 15th challenge, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard valued at $20.00 to one lucky participant!

  ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to Let's Capture our Memories, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 store gift certificate to a second lucky participant!


Let's Capture our Memories (LCOM) is a family-owned scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies retailer located in Dieppe, New Brunswick (Canada). LCOM is more than an online store. We are also a very dynamic community. We host crops and we are very active in the scrapbooking world. Make sure to like us on Facebook and Pinterest to see what we’ve been up to. Visit our Blog to be inspired by our Design Teams and so much more! Finally, drop by our Forum to introduce yourself and share your ideas.

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


Now lets have a look at our gorgeous DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)....














Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th, 2014 at midnight to be in the running for one of our prizes!   All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with no more than one other non-sketch challenge, such as a colour challenge.

Please post a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.  We would also love for you to share the sketch, too!

Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Are you playing along this weekend?? Link them up and check out this featured entry!

Hello there!

Don't forget our newest sketch is live and ready for you to play along!



We have two incredible and supportive sponsors, a big thank you goes out to ScrapMuch?


http://www.shopscrapmuch.blogspot.com/

and thank you to Creative Embellishments, you can read all about these sponsors and the prizes they are offering here.


We also have a feature today, this layout was linked up by Kristina....



Thank you for sharing, we love your page! 

Now it is your turn! Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th 2014 at midnight to be in the running for one of our prizes!   All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with no more than one other non-sketch challenge, such as a colour challenge.

Please post a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.  We would also love for you to share the sketch, too!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all our goings on!


Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo


Monday, April 7, 2014

A reminder and a feature (is it you?)

Hello there!

Don't forget our newest sketch is live and ready for you to play along!



We have two incredible and supportive sponsors, a big thank you goes out to ScrapMuch?


http://www.shopscrapmuch.blogspot.com/

and thank you to Creative Embellishments, you can read all about these sponsors and the prizes they are offering here.


We also have a feature today, this layout was linked up by One Messy Mamma.....


Thank you for sharing, we love your page!

Now it is your turn! 
Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th 2014 at midnight to be in the running for one of our prizes!   All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with no more than one other non-sketch challenge, such as a colour challenge.

Please post a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.  We would also love for you to share the sketch, too!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all our goings on!


Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1st Sketch challenge and Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for a new sketch challenge!  But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.  We are welcoming back two of our elite sponsors!  We appreciate their commitment to us and we know you love them!

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMuch?, for sponsoring our April 1st challenge, they are offering a kit of the month to one lucky participant!


http://www.shopscrapmuch.blogspot.com/
ScrapMuch? is an online and mobile store, that specializes in event sales, retreats, crops and classes.  We offer great products at competitive prices, including a very economical kit club that is an exciting and affordable to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.

AND thank you to Creative Embellishments, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their store to a second lucky participant!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


This week we have another guest designer joining us. Please join me in welcoming the incredibly talented Cathy Harper!!


I will let Cathy tell you a bit about herself....

"HI, I am Cathy and I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Stuck?!  I have been scrapping for a little over 10 years and owned my own Scrapbook Boutique for over 4 years.  Now you can find me in my studio creating and playing, most days.  I love everything to do with papercrafting! I am constantly inspired by Laura's sketches. This site is daily inspiration for me!"
 
Here is Cathy's layout based on our sketch.

Thank you for joining us Cathy, we love your page!
Now lets have a look at our DT reveals, once again the are diverse and creatively awesome! (in alphabetical order!)....













Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th 2014 at midnight to be in the running for one of our prizes!   All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with no more than one other non-sketch challenge, such as a colour challenge.

Please post a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.  We would also love for you to share the sketch, too!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all our goings on!


Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo