Friday, September 30, 2016

September 2016 Challenge Winners

Hello!

Wow was it ever a busy month!   We has so many entries, amazing entries!  It was challenging but fun to keep up with all of the commenting, I loved it!  Thank you for celebrating our anniversary with us!  Today we get to choose some winners and as always we have used Random.org .

So let's give away some prizes, we are drawing for 7 winners today!

For our SEPTEMBER 1st challenge we had THREE sponsors and a blog hop, with its own prize!  The hop was sponsored by Clique Kits and one lucky commenter will win one of their gorgeous September kits!
 

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means Ronda is our winner!

Our first challenge sponsor was  Accent Scrapbooking, who is offering our winner a $50.00 gift certificate to their online store.


Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means 53. Ashley Smith is our winner!

...and...

Our second sponsor was  A2Z Scraplets, who is offering a themed chipboard prize pack valued at $25.00 to one lucky participant!


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 39. Hilde - The Paper Addict: is our winner!

Our third sponsor was Lawn Fawn, who are offering a 6x6 paper pad and stamp set of the winner's choice, to a lucky participant!
 

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  46. Yvonne Yam is our winner!

For our SEPTEMBER 15th challenge we had THREE sponsors!

Our first sponsor was  Just Nick, who is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store, to one lucky participant!


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  19. Lady-Libellule is our winner!

Our second sponsor was  Creative Embellishments, who are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store, to a second lucky participant! 


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  30. Dani Cloutier  is our winner!

Our third sponsor was ScrapMuch? is offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward projects kits (shipping not inclusive) to a third lucky participant! 


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 26. Ashley is our winner!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Grab your winner badge and display it proudly on your blog!


  

ALSO, 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!  


Our chosen scrapbooker from our SEPTEMBER 1st challenge, who will be guesting for our NOVEMBER 1st challenge is 3. Heather Robertson! This is her layout.


Our chosen scrapbooker from our SEPTEMBER 15th challenge, who will be guesting for our NOVEMBER 15th challenge is 24. Reina!  This is her layout...


Please contact me at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca , put STUCK?! WINNER or Stuck?! GDT in the subject line, to claim your prize.  You have 7 days to claim your prize or it will be forfeited.

Thanks for visiting, our new challenge will be posted on the 1st of the month.  We hope you play along with us again this month.

Laura
xoxo

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Meet Our New Design Team!

 

Hello! I am super excited to be here today to share our brand new design team with you!  This talented group of memory keepers will be sharing their art with you from October 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017 and I couldn't be more thrilled to have them join Stuck?! Sketches!

So with out further ado, let me introduce our new members to you, in alphabetical order.

Hi! My name is Åsa Johansson and I´m from Sweden. I have just turned 40 and work as a teacher. I have 3 kids and they are almost always in the pictures in my layouts. I´m addicted to scrapbooking and card making since 2007. It´s a lovely addiction and it´s my way to relax and feel good. I started my blog in 2012, please come visit and say hi! http://scrapatheltenkelt.blogspot.se/

My style varies depending on the mood. I usually use much white space with a lot of layers. I love to use thread and mists on my pages. My favourite color is pink!
I´m so proud to be a part of this design team! I hope I can inspire you a lot during this time. See you out there!
Hugs Åsa


Hi, I'm Debbi Tehrani. I'd like to start out by saying how excited and honored I am to be joining the Stuck?! Sketches. I live in Frederick, Maryland, with Farzad, my husband of 35 years. We have no children, but we have two cats and two bearded dragons. One of the beardies accompanies me to school, where I teach fourth grade. I've been scrapping since 2000. I scrap 8 x 8, and I love telling stories on my pages and using elements that will help to tell my stories. For me, scrapbooking is a creative outlet and a way to capture and celebrate all the random little things that make my life special and meaningful. I love a scrapbooking challenge, and I've been on a bunch challenge design teams over the years, including Creative Scrappers, How Much Is Too Much, Sketchabilities, Creative Prompts for You, Color Combos Galore, and Sketchbook365. I’m currently on the 2Crafty design team. I also designed for Work in Progress kits and was a designer and writer for Scrapbook News & Review. My pages have been published in Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooks, Etc., Simple Scrapbooks, and Scrap365, as well as several online publications. I founded and create for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. The internet has transformed my hobby from a solitary passion to one that I can share with online friends I have made all over the world. If you'd like to see more of my work, I'd love for you to come visit my blog, Little Scraps of Magic.


I’ve been a scrapbooker and card maker for 10 years or more and I love everything about this craft. With three grandsons and a granddaughter, I’m happy making bright and grungy, soft and feminine and anything else in between. I live in Adelaide, South Australia, although I grew up in the country and a piece of my heart is still there.
My style is eclectic; I like trying new techniques, playing with stencils, texture paste, metal and chipboard, as well as flowers and bling. Sometimes my page begins with just a germ of an idea and end up with something totally unexpected. That’s why I like challenges, ‘cos they steer my in directions I wouldn’t necessarily wander.
Telling the story behind the photo, it what drives me to create and there is almost always a big slab of journaling on or behind the page.
I’ve previously designed for CSI, Meg’s Garden, Scrap Africa and currently for Scrapmatts. My work has been published in "Scrapbooking Memories" and "Australian Scrapbooking Ideas. “
Visit Helen's blog to see more of her work http://texturesandtales.blogspot.com.au


My name is Kelly Barron, and I live in Virginia. I have been married to my husband for 18 years and we have two teenagers who keep us on our toes! I have loved all things crafty for as long as I can remember. My mother taught me to cross stitch and latch hook, and that was a love throughout my childhood. I stumbled upon scrapbooking after my son was born in 2000 and have been in love with the hobby ever since. There is just something so special about playing with pretty papers and embellishments that is just therapy for my soul, with the added bonus of documenting our lives. I also love to knit and usually have a couple of projects on needles at all times, again I find it therapeutic. Reading is another one of my hobbies and I especially love historical fiction.
Visit Kelly's blog 
to see more of her work http://kaybeetoo.blogspot.com/


I live in the West Midlands in the UK and have started scrapping 10 years ago after picking up a craft catalogue. I made my first layout the next day and I was immediately hooked – I could be creative even though I can’t draw! Over the past 10 years I’ve been fortunate enough to meet many lovely people whom are now firm friends.

I have been on design teams both here in the UK and abroad. I think my greatest scrapping contribution came in the form of Scrap365 Magazine. Being on the original design team I later join the editorial team where I could talk and write about layouts all day! It was an incredible year where work was also my passion!

Sketches are a brilliant way to jump start a layout. I love the Stuck?! Sketches as they are so versatile.
Visit Morag's blog to see more of her work http://scrapbook-junkie.blogspot.co.uk/


Hi everyone, I'm Natsuko from Japan. I've been scrapping for more than 7 years now, and I'm still deeply in love :) Scrapbooking not only makes me happy but it's also a stress reliever. My daughter is the model in most of my layouts, and I want to keep the moments (special or not!) so she can remember them after she grows up. I love looking at other people's layouts too, imagining what kind of story is hidden there. Colorful is my style, but I also like shabby chic. I don't want to limit myself so I'm not hesitant to try new techniques and I'm always looking for new inspiration. I love travelling, taking pictures and meeting new people from all over the world (especially scrappers!!) It's such an honour to be a member of this team and I'm so excited!! Thank you xxx
Visit Natsuko's blog to see more of her work http://natsukoslittlecraftroom.blogspot.jp/


Hello! :) I am so excited to be on the Stuck?! team! I am Raechelle (pronounced Rachel) and I live in Conroe, TX along with my husband and youngest daughter. We have a blended family of six children, five girls and one boy. Our other five children are grown and live all over the US, with the exception of our second youngest daughter who is currently stationed in Romania. We are a proud military family! Two of our daughters are active duty Navy, our son is an Army Veteran, and our oldest daughter is a Navy Veteran. We have three sweet granddaughters, although we have only been able to meet one of them. I am a stay-at-home mom for our youngest daughter who has Crohn's disease as well as other medical conditions. Thankfully she is in remission at the time and is able to live a somewhat normal teenage life.

I have been scrapping for about 15 years now and enjoy pushing myself to expand my creativity. I still marvel at how we can all take a sketch, some photos, paper, and embellishments and end up with unique expressions of ourselves. You can see more of my work by visiting my blog: http://raebellus.blogspot.com/
 

When I am not scrapping I generally have a book in my nose or am dabbling with my sewing machine.

I look forward to sharing my work as well as being inspired by yours!



I have been scrapbooking now for about 11 years, with a style that has been evolving over that time. I am not sure how to define my style, but am often using a mixture of mixed media and traditional scrapping. I think really I am fairly eclectic. My favourite products include stencils, texture paste, glitter paste and find myself often heading down the track of a mixed media. I also love handmade embellishments.
I really enjoy working with sketches. I find they are great to recharge the scrapping mojo when it goes missing, and are a great starting point, if you find yourself stuck for ideas for a layout. I have been married to my husband for nearly 28 years, I have 2 adult children and one fur baby. I work as a Child Health Nurse, which is a rewarding job.  Visit Sandra's blog here http://lamondedesandra.blogspot.com.au/


We also have a few DT members that are staying on, and I am excited to welcome back the following scrapbookers! If you have been following us for a little while you are likely very familiar with their work.

Visit Mandy's blog  to see more of her work http://mandymelville.blogspot.com.au/


Visit Monique's blog to see more of her work  http://moniquesscrapbook.blogspot.ca/


Janice  Daquila-Pardo (our blog coordinator)
Visit Janice's blog to see more of her work http://www.theconstantscrapper.com/


And of course, myself.
Visit my blog to see more of my work http://scrappinaroundtheclock.blogspot.ca/

We are all very excited to share our first designs with you as part of this new team!  So watch for that on October 1st.  In the meantime, don't forget to get your projects linked up by tomorrow night (the 29th) at midnight EST for your chance at one of our many September prizes, and hop along with our hop that we have going on right now.  We will be back on the 30th of September to share all of our winners!  Good luck!

And thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 15th Challenge Featured Entry

Hello there!

I am popping in today to share a layout entered into our September 15th challenge that caught my eye!

First let me take a minute to remind you of our THREE sponsors for this challenge, a big thank you goes out to the following companies.....

Just Nick, is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store, to one lucky participant!

Welcome to JustNick! We sell modern and unique digital cut files for download, ready for you to use on your crafting projects such as scrapbook layouts, cards, home decor and more! Have fun browsing the our images and using them on your pages. All our cut files are available in PNG, DXF and SVG formats and are original designs by Nicole Nowosad for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact us. Please hashtag your projects so we can feature them on our site by tagging #justnickstudio ! Keep up to date on our new designs on our Facebook page or on Instagram @justnickstudio

Creative Embellishments, is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online 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.

ScrapMuch? is offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward projects kits (shipping not inclusive) to a third lucky participant!

 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.

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 October 1st challenge will guest for our December 1st challenge!


In case you forgot here is a look at the sketch...



This layout was entered via Instagram by Shiho.


Thank you for joining us Shiho, we love your fun Halloween take on the sketch!

Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by September 29th 2016, 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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Design Team Feature | September 15 2016 Challenge

Hello there!

As part of our September 15th reveal some of our DT members played with some of Just Nick's incredible digital cut files!  Today we are here to showcase the one of our team members!
 
But first a  reminder of our sponsors. for this challenge....

Just Nick, is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store, to one lucky participant!

Welcome to JustNick! We sell modern and unique digital cut files for download, ready for you to use on your crafting projects such as scrapbook layouts, cards, home decor and more! Have fun browsing the our images and using them on your pages. All our cut files are available in PNG, DXF and SVG formats and are original designs by Nicole Nowosad for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact us. Please hashtag your projects so we can feature them on our site by tagging #justnickstudio ! Keep up to date on our new designs on our Facebook page or on Instagram @justnickstudio

Creative Embellishments, is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online 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.

ScrapMuch? is offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward projects kits (shipping not inclusive) to a third lucky participant!

 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.

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 October 1st challenge will guest for our December 1st challenge!


Here is one last reminder of the sketch...


And here is my own take on the sketch with a masculine twist...


I chose the following cut files, from the Just Nick shop, to add as design elements to my page.


You still have a few days to line up and we cannot wait to see what you create! Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by September 29th 2016, 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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 15th Challenge Featured Entry

Hello there!

I am popping in today to share a layout that caught my eye!  This page was entered into our September 15th challenge and I know you will love it too!

First let me take a minute to remind you of our THREE sponsors for this challenge, a big thank you goes out to the following companies.....

Just Nick, is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store, to one lucky participant!

Welcome to JustNick! We sell modern and unique digital cut files for download, ready for you to use on your crafting projects such as scrapbook layouts, cards, home decor and more! Have fun browsing the our images and using them on your pages. All our cut files are available in PNG, DXF and SVG formats and are original designs by Nicole Nowosad for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact us. Please hashtag your projects so we can feature them on our site by tagging #justnickstudio ! Keep up to date on our new designs on our Facebook page or on Instagram @justnickstudio

Creative Embellishments, is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online 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.

ScrapMuch? is offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward projects kits (shipping not inclusive) to a third lucky participant!

 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.

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 October 1st challenge will guest for our December 1st challenge!


In case you forgot here is a look at the sketch...


And now for today's feature, from Diana, we love her clean yet fun take on the sketch, the use of red and pink and kraft and the DIY embellishments! 


Thank you for joining us Diana!
Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by September 29th 2016, 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