Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 15 2015 Challenge Featured Layout #2

We've seen so many wonderful layouts this month that it was terribly difficult to choose just one to highlight today! But I think you're going to love how the featured page seamlessly combines the vintage with the new.

First, a word about our August 15 challenge sponsors...

A big thank you goes out to A Flair for Buttons for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a set of 8 flair to 2 lucky participants, which means we have an extra prize to give away. Lucky us, and lucky you!
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons
My name is Shelley Haganman and I am the owner of "a flair for buttons" on Etsy. I design and create one inch flair buttons. Flair buttons (flat backed) are great for all your paper projects such as cards, layouts, mini albums, etc. My flair can also be used as pins to wear (pin backed) or as magnets (open backed). I have flair for all types of themes. If you don't see something you are looking for feel free to email me and I may be able to make your ideas into a new set! Flair buttons are a great way to add a bit of fun to any project!

Thank you also to ScrapMuch, who is sponsoring this challenge by offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner!

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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 way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.

Linda is our featured artist today. On her darling page she matched up the perfect boyish papers and elements with those vintage 1970s photos, don't you think?



We are so glad that you joined us, Linda. Please grab our "featured button" below and wear it on your blog.
Here's a reminder of our current sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be awarded 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. It can be hard for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery, including Facebook and Flickr (although we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

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.

Thanks for joining us today. You still have a few days left to participate, and we would really love to see what you create with this sketch.
Janice :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 15 2015 Featured Layout

It's time to feature one of our lovely submitted layouts that is based on the second sketch of August. But first, a word about our sponsors...

A big thank you goes out to A Flair for Buttons for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a set of 8 flair to 2 lucky participants, which means we have an extra prize to give away. Lucky us, and lucky you!
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons
My name is Shelley Haganman and I am the owner of "a flair for buttons" on Etsy. I design and create one inch flair buttons. Flair buttons (flat backed) are great for all your paper projects such as cards, layouts, mini albums, etc. My flair can also be used as pins to wear (pin backed) or as magnets (open backed). I have flair for all types of themes. If you don't see something you are looking for feel free to email me and I may be able to make your ideas into a new set! Flair buttons are a great way to add a bit of fun to any project!

Thank you also to ScrapMuch, who is sponsoring this challenge by offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner!

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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 way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.

Kumi is our featured artist today with a page that features a sweet photo of her daughter, beautiful butterflies and flowers and lovely gold accents.



We are so glad that you joined us, Kumi. Please grab our "featured button" below and wear it on your blog.
Here's a reminder of our current sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be awarded 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. It can be hard for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery, including Facebook and Flickr (although we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

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.

Thanks for joining us today. We look forward to seeing your creations.
Janice :-)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15 2015 Sketch Challenge

Hello there!

We hope you are enjoying these summery days!  We know many of you have had your children return to school already - does that mean a little more scrappy time for you??  Well here at Stuck?! Sketches, it is time for a new sketch challenge!  But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to A Flair for Buttons, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a set of 8 flair to 2 lucky participants! Yes that means we have an extra prize to give away!!  Lucky us, and lucky you!!

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons
My name is Shelley Haganman and I am the owner of "a flair for buttons" on Etsy. I design and create one inch flair buttons. Flair buttons (flat backed) are great for all your paper projects such as cards, layouts, mini albums, etc. My flair can also be used as pins to wear (pin backed) or as magnets (open backed). I have flair for all types of themes. If you don't see something you are looking for feel free to email me and I may be able to make your ideas into a new set! Flair buttons are a great way to add a bit of fun to any project!

AND thank you to ScrapMuch, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner!

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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 way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.
Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


Our DT has been busy with their usual creative genius, have a look at their reveals (in alphabetical order!)....


 Janice







Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29, 2015 at midnight EST 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 for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr. (Though we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

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!

Oh, and in case you missed it we announced some big news yesterday!  We are having a design team call! 

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

DESIGN TEAM CALL!!

Hi there!
DESIGN TEAM  CALL

I am super excited to announce that Stuck?! Sketches is a design team call!  We are looking for approximately 10 team members. If you are a loyal and committed scrapper that loves using sketches as a jumping off point for your layouts, read on.....

Design Team Requirements:
  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • post our badge on your blog
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • post the Stuck?!  sketch and your layout, along with a link to the Stuck?! blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (the 1st and 15th of each month)
  • share your blog posts on your Facebook and any other social media forums you would like to
  • comment on entries according to our team schedule
  • you do not need to be exclusive to Stuck?!, you can belong to one other sketch DT or unlimited other DT's, however you must be loyal and committed to promoting Stuck?! and our sponsors
This call is open to scrappers around the world, you do not need to have Design Team experience to apply, all applications will be considered.  The term will run for 6 months, from October 1st, 2015 - March 30, 2016 - with a possibility of continuing on. No compensation is provided.

To apply, create a layout using any of our sketches (current or archived), send a high quality photo of your layout along with the following information to Laura via email at stucksketches@gmail.com, before September 12, 2015.  Please put Stuck?! Sketches DT Call in the subject line.

Also include:
  • 2 of your favourite layouts, we would love to see what you think best represents your style!!
  • past or present DT experience (although none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address
Selected entrants will be notified via email, by September 15, 2015 and will be announced on September 25th on our blog.  New team members will be expected to participate in the October 1st  reveal.

Good Luck!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 1 2015 Challenge Featured Layout #2

We are highlighting another beautiful entry in our August 1st sketch challenge today!

But first we need to thank our two fabulous sponsors offering prizes for this challenge:

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, who is sponsoring this challenge with 2 large pieces of chipboard.
http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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

Thank you also to Die Cuts with a View, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a paper stack for a second lucky participant.
http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
DCWV is an industry leader in the scrapbooking and paper crafting market. They continually strive to create fabulous and fun trend-forward products for all your paper crafting needs. Whether you are creating a banner for a party, scrapbooking summer adventures, sewing a keepsake bag, or putting together a teacher appreciation gift, they've got you covered!

Daniela is our featured artist today. Just look at all that stamping, embossing texture and glitter behind the sweet photo and beautiful patterns and embellishments.



We are so glad that you joined us, Daniela. Please grab our "featured button" below and wear it on your blog.
Here's a reminder of our current sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be awarded 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. It can be hard for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery, including Facebook and Flickr (although we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

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.

Thanks for joining us today. We look forward to seeing your creations.
Janice :-)

Friday, August 7, 2015

August 1 2015 Challenge Featured Layout

We are just a week into the month and we already have so many beautiful entries in our August 1st sketch challenge! Today we're going to feature one of those beauties.

But first we need to thank our two fabulous sponsors offering prizes for this challenge:

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, who is sponsoring this challenge with 2 large pieces of chipboard.
http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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

Thank you also to Die Cuts with a View, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a paper stack for a second lucky participant.
http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
DCWV is an industry leader in the scrapbooking and paper crafting market. They continually strive to create fabulous and fun trend-forward products for all your paper crafting needs. Whether you are creating a banner for a party, scrapbooking summer adventures, sewing a keepsake bag, or putting together a teacher appreciation gift, they've got you covered!

Lisa is our featured artist today. Her color and pattern choices highlight the bird nest (and berry) photos so nicely. And the stitching and misting add really nice detail.



We are so glad that you joined us, Lisa. Please grab our "featured button" below and wear it on your blog.
Here's a reminder of our current sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be awarded 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. It can be hard for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery, including Facebook and Flickr (although we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

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.

Thanks for joining us today. We look forward to seeing your creations.
Janice :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DT Call Coming Soon

Hello scrappers!

We just wanted to let you know that this will be happening soon!


Stay tuned for more details later this month!

Laura
xo

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 1 2015 Sketch Challenge

Hello there!

Happy August!  A brand new month  means it's time for a new sketch challenge and prizes from two fabulous sponsors!!

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, who is sponsoring this challenge with 2 large pieces of chipboard.

http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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 Die Cuts with a View, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant!

http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
DCWV is an industry leader in the scrapbooking and paper crafting market.  They continually strive to create fabulous and fun trend-forward products for all your paper crafting needs.  Whether you are creating a banner for a party, scrapbooking summer adventures, sewing a keepsake bag, or putting together a teacher appreciation gift, they've got you covered!

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch we hope you are inspired to play along!


This week we have a guest designer joining us. Please join me in welcoming Delsie Mowbray!!


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

"I'm a career soldier (34 years) in the Australian Army Psychology Corps - somehow I've managed to have three wonderful children and now have four gorgeous grand-daughters. I fell into scrapbooking with my elder daughter ten years ago and I have loved it ever since. I'm a bling girl - I adore flowers and sparkle. I have two very different styles - vintage/shabby chic and the opposite clean, sharp lines of paper piecing and punch-work. I'm delighted to have this opportunity to share my 'take' on this month's lovely sketch."

Here is Delsie's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Delsie and sharing your talent with us!

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


 Janice







Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST 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 for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr. (Though we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

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