Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December 1 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured layout is based on our December 1st sketch, and it's the cat's pajamas. Before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Crafty Ribbons for offering a $10 (UK pounds) to one lucky participant.


 
 At Crafty Ribbons we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. If you are looking for something different then try our EXCLUSIVE ribbons. Designed by us with passion, just for you. Our Christmas range is second to none. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Go on, have fun with ribbon.
Website: http://www.craftyribbons.com/
Visit our blog http://blog.craftyribbons.com
Inspiration Blog http://craftyribbonsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/

AND thank you to Cut Mania, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a $10.00 (USA) gift certificate to a second lucky participant.


My name is Heather Robertson and I'm the owner/designer of Cut Mania, a store selling digital cut files for layouts, cards and stencils. I've been scrapping for about 11 years and I've always enjoyed creating bold and unique designs. I'd love to inspire you to create eye catching pages and cards. What I love about cut files is that you can simply add to your page as is, or dress up with pattern papers, paints, inks and embellishments - you can really make it your own - just let your imagination soar. Sign up for the Cut Mania newsletter, which gives a preview of the latest cut files and shares a variety of customer projects for inspiration
Newsletter Sign Up: http://eepurl.com/bT9ZNX

Heather is also graciously offering our participants 20% off any purchases made during the month of December with the code 20STUCK. Thanks Heather, that is amazing!

Alison is our featured artist today. There's not much that's cuter than a little boy going to school in his favorite pajamas. And we love how Alison replaced the star element from the sketch with the shield in the Paw Patrol logo.


We are so glad you joined us, Alison. 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 December 29 2016 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.

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, December 1, 2016

December 1 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

And just like that it is December!  And such a busy month it is!  Where did the year go? It feels as if each month is whirling by faster than the last!  With that all said, it's time for a new month of  sketch challenges, and we are sharing the first one today! But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Crafty Ribbons, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $10 (UK Pounds) to one lucky participant!


 
 At Crafty Ribbons we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. If you are looking for something different then try our EXCLUSIVE ribbons. Designed by us with passion, just for you. Our Christmas range is second to none. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Go on, have fun with ribbon.
Website: http://www.craftyribbons.com/
Visit our blog http://blog.craftyribbons.com
Inspiration Blog http://craftyribbonsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/

AND thank you to Cut Mania, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $10.00 (USA) gift certificate to a second lucky participant!


My name is Heather Robertson and I'm the owner/designer of Cut Mania, a store selling digital cut files for layouts, cards and stencils. I've been scrapping for about 11 years and I've always enjoyed creating bold and unique designs. I'd love to inspire you to create eye catching pages and cards. What I love about cut files is that you can simply add to your page as is, or dress up with pattern papers, paints, inks and embellishments - you can really make it your own - just let your imagination soar. Sign up for the Cut Mania newsletter, which gives a preview of the latest cut files and shares a variety of customer projects for inspiration
Newsletter Sign Up: http://eepurl.com/bT9ZNX

Heather is also graciously offering our participants 20% off any purchases made during the month of December with the code 20STUCK - thanks Heather, that is amazing!

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


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


As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Daisie to our challenge!


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

"Hello! My name is Daisie. I am from Wisconsin, where I live with my husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and mother-in-law. I work as a registered nurse at a local trauma center in surgery. Between work and kids, I don’t have a lot of spare time. When I do find a few moments I love to scrap, sew, cook, read, and just be lazy!  I started scrapbooking in 2009 after my 3rd child was born and have been hooked ever since. I love using sketches, which is what lead me to find and participate at Stuck?! Sketches. I am so excited to be guest designing this month! It is my first experience as a guest designer so I hope I don’t disappoint! You can find me at my blog daisiesscraps.wordpress.com and on YouTube (search daisiesscraps). I have a video for this layout. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!"

Here is Daisie's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Daisie!

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













Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by December 29 2016 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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 2016 Challenge Winners

Hello!

Thank you to all of our participants that played along this month using our November 1st and 15th sketches!  We know this is a super busy time of year for many of you and are grateful that you spent a little time with us!

So let's give away some prizes, we are drawing for 4 winners today! And as always we have used Random.org to choose our winners.

For our November 1st challenge:


Our first sponsor was  The ScrapRoom, who is offering our winner a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop.

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 2. Nana's Creative Corner is our winner!

...and...


Our second sponsor was The Kreative Korner, who is offering our second lucky winner a  $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop.

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 27. KarenB is our winner!

For our November 15th challenge:


Our first sponsor was Creative Embellishments, who is offering our winner a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop.

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 3. Laura Gilhuly is our winner!

...and...


Our second sponsor was D-Lish Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free "Just add paper" kit to a second lucky participant!

Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means  6. juliee is our winner!

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

 

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!  


Our chosen scrapbooker from our November 1st challenge, who will be guesting for our January 1st  challenge is Debbi! This is her layout.


Our chosen scrapbooker from our November 15th challenge, who will be guesting for our January 15th challenge is Diana!  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 first thing in the morning!  We hope you play along with us again this month.

Laura
xoxo

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Today's featured layout is based on our November 15th sketch. Its darling autumn photos truly capture the joy of childhood discovery. But before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop for one 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.

And thank you to D-Lish Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge with a free "Just add paper" kit for a second participant.

D-lish Scraps is not your 'average' scrapbooking store. We specialise in an extensive range of quality, yet affordable embellishments to give all your papercrafting projects that special finish deserve. Our range includes; a huge variety of paper and fabric flowers, chipboard, washi tapes, wood veneers, flair, enamel dots, punchinella, resin and much, much more!
Our most popular product would be our monthly 'Just Add Paper' kits which we are pleased to be offering as a prize for Stuck?! Sketches. These kits are just $10 and include a large variety of our most popular embellishments, coordinated perfectly to make creating a breeze. All you really need is some matching paper and cardstock from your stash and you will easily create a layout or 2 (and sometimes even more!).
Our postage rates start at a low $2.50 to anywhere in Australia so be sure to stop by our online store and have a browse.
Website: www.d-lishscraps.openstores.com.au/
Blog: www.d-lishscraps.blogspot.com.au/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DlishScraps/

Kaoru is our featured artist today. We love the delicate details and nontraditional color scheme on this fall page.


We are so glad you joined us, Kaoru. 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 November 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.

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 :-)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured layout is based on our November 15th sketch, and we think you'll love how it combines a limited color palette with ample texture. But before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop, to one 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.

AND thank you to D-Lish Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free"Just add paper" kit to a second lucky participant!

D-lish Scraps is not your 'average' scrapbooking store. We specialise in an extensive range of quality, yet affordable embellishments to give all your papercrafting projects that special finish deserve. Our range includes; a huge variety of paper and fabric flowers, chipboard, washi tapes, wood veneers, flair, enamel dots, punchinella, resin and much, much more!
Our most popular product would be our monthly 'Just Add Paper' kits which we are pleased to be offering as a prize for Stuck?! Sketches. These kits are just $10 and include a large variety of our most popular embellishments, coordinated perfectly to make creating a breeze. All you really need is some matching paper and cardstock from your stash and you will easily create a layout or 2 (and sometimes even more!).
Our postage rates start at a low $2.50 to anywhere in Australia so be sure to stop by our online store and have a browse.
Website: www.d-lishscraps.openstores.com.au/
Blog: www.d-lishscraps.blogspot.com.au/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DlishScraps/

Gideoni is our featured artist today. We love all the white-on-white texture with the pops of black for accents.


We are so glad you joined us, Gideoni. 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 November 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.

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 :-)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 15 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

Wow, where is this month going?  I cannot believe that we are halfway through November! As you know, mid month means a new challenge around here, but first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop, to one 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.

AND thank you to D-Lish Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free"Just add paper" kit to a second lucky participant!

D-lish Scraps is not your 'average' scrapbooking store. We specialise in an extensive range of quality, yet affordable embellishments to give all your papercrafting projects that special finish deserve. Our range includes; a huge variety of paper and fabric flowers, chipboard, washi tapes, wood veneers, flair, enamel dots, punchinella, resin and much, much more!
Our most popular product would be our monthly 'Just Add Paper' kits which we are pleased to be offering as a prize for Stuck?! Sketches. These kits are just $10 and include a large variety of our most popular embellishments, coordinated perfectly to make creating a breeze. All you really need is some matching paper and cardstock from your stash and you will easily create a layout or 2 (and sometimes even more!).
Our postage rates start at a low $2.50 to anywhere in Australia so be sure to stop by our online store and have a browse.
Website: www.d-lishscraps.openstores.com.au/
Blog: www.d-lishscraps.blogspot.com.au/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DlishScraps/

ALSO, we would love 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 November 1st challenge will guest for our January 1st challenge!


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


As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Reina Oshiro  to our April 1st challenge!!


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

"This is from Reina. I am living in Osaka, Japan with husband, one daughter and one son. The subject of my crops are the records of daily and growing process of my children. Thanks to the scrapbooking after childbirth, I have been able to spend a valuable life with children. The cropping time between housework and child care will heal my fatigue.
My style of scrapbooking is composed of the layer and cutout of patterned papers. I like to put the various colors together with the lovely designed papers also. "

Here is Reina's gorgeous layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Reina, it was great to have you share your art with us!

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













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