Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 15 2017 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for our mid month sketch challenge and I can't wait to share our gorgeous DT designs with you, but first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts. They are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant for this challenge.

 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 The ScrapRoom for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate to a second lucky participant!

"The ScrapRoom is the online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly Scrapbooking Layout Kits! Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month." The ScrapRoom's goal is to help you “get more pages done,” and the “Flavors of the Month” Kit is designed with that goal in mind. Each month you will receive a box containing four individually packaged and unique layout kits, giving you a sampling of the latest and greatest in scrapbooking products. Your monthly kit contains enough paper and embellishments to complete at least eight 12x12 scrapbook pages.
Need ideas? Each month TSR customers receive exclusive access to four Recipe Cards, complete with a full-color photo and step-by-step instructions for completing two 12x12 scrapbook pages with each of the four layout kits. With The ScrapRoom’s “Flavors of the Month” Kit, you’ll enjoy the scrapbooking products that you crave, along with ideas and instructions to help you “get more pages done…” And, in order to make your scrapbooking experience with us truly special, we’re packaging a Gourmet Flavored Coffee Sampler packet with each month’s kit,the perfect companion to a box of scrapbooking treats!
To purchase the monthly kits and/or other papercrafting items visit theTSR Website
For daily inspiration and TSR happenings and highlights visit the TSR Blog and/or the TSR Facebook Product Page
For challenges and a place to share your TSR projects visit the TSR Fan and Subscribers Group:on Facebook

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our August 15th challenge will guest for our October 15th challenge!


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!)....


 Debbi







Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2017 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

Friday, August 11, 2017

August 1 2017 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Hi again! Today we're featuring another beautiful layout that was submitted based on our August 1st sketch. Before we show you today's inspiration, though, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a $25.00 gift certificate for their online store to one lucky participant.

 Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who is also sponsoring this challenge by offering a $20.00 gift certificate for their online store to a second lucky participant.

My name is Charmane Koch & I am owner of Charms Creations! I am living in the Adelaide Hills, about 20 minutes from Adelaide, South Australia with my partner Ash & 3 gorgeous children - our son Chei aged 12 & two girls Harmony aged 10 & Ryarne aged 6!
I started Charms Creations back in 2010, after creating a few handmade creations for my own layouts I had a suggestion to make them and sell them to others. It started as selling only a few for a *Market* on a Scrapbooking Site, then selling them on my blog, then I started selling them on my Facebook Page.
I started selling them in a Big Cartel Store -http://charmscreations.bigcartel.com/ a few years ago, and still do, along with having sales & new releases over on the Charms Creations Facebook Page.
I am very lucky to also have a fantastic Creative Team who have been helping me spread the word with their gorgeous work around the web & in Scrapbooking Magazines.
I also have an AMAZING group of regular customers who also share their gorgeous work here in this fabulous group to give Ideas & Inspiration as well!
So please feel free to share YOUR work with us here - we would LOVE to see it!
Happy Creating!

Jo is our featured artist today. What a great color scheme and layering. And who doesn't feel wanderlust when they gaze upon those photos?


We are so glad you joined us, Jo. Please grab our "featured" button below and wear it on your blog.
Here's another look at the sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2017 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 us today. We hope our sketch inspires you. Be sure to show us what you've made because we love to see your work and hand out prizes.

Janice :-)

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 1 2017 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Happy Monday! Today we're featuring a beautiful layout that has been submitted based on our August 1st sketch. Before we show you today's inspiration, though, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a $25.00 gift certificate for their online store to one lucky participant.

 Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who is also sponsoring this challenge by offering a $20.00 gift certificate for their online store to a second lucky participant.

My name is Charmane Koch & I am owner of Charms Creations! I am living in the Adelaide Hills, about 20 minutes from Adelaide, South Australia with my partner Ash & 3 gorgeous children - our son Chei aged 12 & two girls Harmony aged 10 & Ryarne aged 6!
I started Charms Creations back in 2010, after creating a few handmade creations for my own layouts I had a suggestion to make them and sell them to others. It started as selling only a few for a *Market* on a Scrapbooking Site, then selling them on my blog, then I started selling them on my Facebook Page.
I started selling them in a Big Cartel Store -http://charmscreations.bigcartel.com/ a few years ago, and still do, along with having sales & new releases over on the Charms Creations Facebook Page.
I am very lucky to also have a fantastic Creative Team who have been helping me spread the word with their gorgeous work around the web & in Scrapbooking Magazines.
I also have an AMAZING group of regular customers who also share their gorgeous work here in this fabulous group to give Ideas & Inspiration as well!
So please feel free to share YOUR work with us here - we would LOVE to see it!
Happy Creating!

Heatherjenea is our featured artist today. Snapchat photos are always fun to scrap, and I love the theme of this page. Not to mention that those black and pink flowers pop so nicely against the pale wood-grain paper.


We are so glad you joined us, Heatherjenea. Please grab our "featured" button below and wear it on your blog.
Here's another look at the sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2017 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 us today. We hope our sketch inspires you. Be sure to show us what you've made because we love to see your work and hand out prizes.

Janice :-)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Design Team Call

Woo hoo, it is that time again - Stuck?! Sketches is having a DT call!

DESIGN TEAM  CALL

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

Design Team Requirements:
  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • submit good quality and closely cropped photos of your pages on time (for your DT call submission as well) 
  • post our badge on your blog with a link  to our blog
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • post the Stuck?! Sketches sketch and your layout, along with a link to the Stuck?! Sketches blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (the 1st and 15th of each month) at 7 am EST
  • share your blog posts on your Facebook and other social media outlets
  • comment on entries according to our team schedule - this is very important, if you are not willing or able to do your share of commenting please do not apply
  • you do not need to be exclusive to Stuck?!, you can belong to 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, 2017 - March 31, 2018 - with a possibility of continuing on. No compensation is provided.

To apply, please complete the following requirements:

1. Create a layout using one of our August sketch (as always our second sketch will be released on August 15th) and enter it into our challenge.  Yes, you are eligible for the current prizes.

2. Send a high quality photo of your layout along with the following information to Laura via email at laurawhitaker50@gmail.com, before September 1, 2017.  Please put Stuck?! Sketches DT Call in the subject line.

3. Include:
  • one layout based on any of our current sketches (as per above )
  • and 2 more 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 7th, 2017 and will be announced on September 25th, 2017 on our blog.  New team members will be expected to participate in the October 1st  reveal.

I am looking forward to seeing your applications! Good Luck!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 1 2017 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

Welcome August!  As you know a new month means it's time for a new sketch challenge! But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate for their online store, to one lucky participant!

 Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate for their online store, to one lucky participant!

My name is Charmane Koch & I am owner of Charms Creations! I am living in the Adelaide Hills, about 20 minutes from Adelaide, South Australia with my partner Ash & 3 gorgeous children - our son Chei aged 12 & two girls Harmony aged 10 & Ryarne aged 6!
I started Charms Creations back in 2010, after creating a few handmade creations for my own layouts I had a suggestion to make them and sell them to others. It started as selling only a few for a *Market* on a Scrapbooking Site, then selling them on my blog, then I started selling them on my Facebook Page.
I started selling them in a Big Cartel Store -http://charmscreations.bigcartel.com/ a few years ago, and still do, along with having sales & new releases over on the Charms Creations Facebook Page.
I am very lucky to also have a fantastic Creative Team who have been helping me spread the word with their gorgeous work around the web & in Scrapbooking Magazines.
I also have an AMAZING group of regular customers who also share their gorgeous work here in this fabulous group to give Ideas & Inspiration as well!
So please feel free to share YOUR work with us here - we would LOVE to see it!
Happy Creating!

ALSO, we want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our August 1st challenge will guest for our October 1st challenge!


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



Please help us welcome Jane Taylor, our guest designer joining us for our August 1st challenge!!


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

"Hi all. I'm Jane, aka Purplejet, and I'm so thrilled to be Guest Designing for this challenge. I live in the UK where scrapbook supplies and interest is not that great, but for me it's always been my first love when crafting - after all I get to keep what I've created!
I started scrapping as a way to present my family history and my first ever album was a very traditional family heritage one. After that came a couple of holiday albums and by then I was completely hooked! I now keep an album for each year containing a mix of 12x12 paper pages, Project Life pages and even the odd digital page too.
I also make cards and ATCs and am on the DT for a couple of challenge blogs and a UK stamp company. Oh and did I mention I look after my grandson a couple of days each week? He's the subject of the page I made with this new challenge's super sketch."

Here is Jane's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Jane, we love your page!

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


 Debbi
 






Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 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