Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017 Winners!

Hello!

We had so many incredible layouts entries this month, from lots of our long term friends and some new ones, too! It is always lovely to see so much gorgeous eye candy when we are hopping around visiting! As always we have used Random.org to choose our winners.  There is no way we could pick!

So let's give away some prizes, we are drawing for 4 winners today!

For our March 1st challenge:

A big thank you goes out to Accent Scrapbooking, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their Etsy Shop to one lucky participant!

Accent Scrapbooking by kjkareen is a small business in Quebec, Canada. We offer flairs for all projects. Visit our site : www.etsy.com/shop/kjkareen to see all our products!

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 13. Peg's Page: is our winner!

AND thank you to Crafty Ribbons, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $10.00 (pounds) gift certificate to their online shop to our second 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/


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 26. Carolyn Johnson is our winner!

For our March 15th challenge:

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka for sponsoring this challenge with a themed prize pack for our first lucky winner,

In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains,
with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft.  

In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at  www.wycinanka.net

Sample prize pack.

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 22. Bridget Blake is our winner!

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second lucky winner.

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!

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 39. Karen-PhotosKeptAlive 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  March 1st challenge, who will be guesting for our May 1st challenge is Chantelle! This is her layout.


Our chosen scrapbooker from our March 15th challenge, who will be guesting for our May 15th challenge is Natalie Dill!  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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 15 2017 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Today we're featuring a layout based on our March 15th sketch. But before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka for sponsoring this challenge with a themed prize pack for our first lucky winner,

In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains,
with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft.  

In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at  www.wycinanka.net

Sample prize pack.

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second lucky winner.

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!


Heike is our featured artist today. I love how the gray sets off the spring colors, and what pretty garden photos.


We are so glad you joined us, Heike. 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 March 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 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 :-)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Design Team News

Hello friends!  Today I  am sharing a bit of Design Team news with you.  For personal reasons I opted not to have a design team call for the upcoming term.  Instead, I reached out to the current team to see who would be able to remain with me for another term.  As luck would have it, almost every one of our existing DT could!  Sadly, we are saying good bye to Raechelle Bellus, we know you will miss her designs as much as we will but of course we wish her well in all she does!

We are welcoming back the following team members...


I have also reached out to a few scrappers to "grow" our team.  Having a team of only 12 was very important to me, for a long time, if felt like a great size, manageable and not overwhelming.  But maybe it is time for a change.  What this means for our followers, is more eye candy!  And more opportunities for future DT members.

I would like to introduce you to our newest team members, please join in me welcoming the following scrappers to Stuck?! Sketches!


Christine is a busy stay-at-home mom to three sons and one daughter. She takes her downtime (and maintains her santiy) in the crafting world dabbling in every type possible from diy home decor to scrapbooking. She was born and raised in Los Angeles but went away to Texas for college where she met her husband. She's been married to her husband for 17 years and together they've moved 8 times with the latest move landing them in Central Ohio. She is always ready to travel and is enjoying exploring a new part of the country. She loves math, cooking, coffee, and a yummy bowl of ice cream. She has a whimsical and colorful style with clean lines but loves to mess around with whatever trends are on the scene at the moment. She's always on the lookout for a clever twist to add to a project be it thru changing up a product or technique to make it her own. She's been lucky enough to serve on design teams for numerous manufacturers as well as be published in both print and online magazines. She's taught classes for local stores, taught kids classes at schools, and regularly creates videos for her new YouTube channel. She is a social butterfly and loves to connect with friends and crafters from around the world through all different forms of social media.


My name is Sandy Ross and I live in Southern Ontario, Canada and I am married to a wonderful man who supports my scrapbooking hobby. We have three amazing grown children and two adorable grandsons. They are my inspiration for scrapbooking – to capture and cherish memories forever. I’ve been crafty as long as I can remember, but seriously addicted to scrapbooking for the last seven years. I also love to sew and quilting is my passion. I can’t say I have a distinct style because I really like experimenting and trying new techniques. I love to follow sketches so I am thrilled to be returning to Stuck?! Sketches after being away for the past year. I can't wait to get started!!!


Hi there! I am excited to joining the design team here at Stuck?! Sketches! My husband, Greg and I, live in central Wisconsin. We have two children: Sierra, 19, is a freshman in college. Austin, 17, is a junior in high school. I am the Food Service Director at the school. Besides scrapping, I enjoy reading, camping and gardening. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here!

Hello, my name is Ashley Smith. I live in Virginia with my husband, two children (12 year old twins), and three kitties. Before I had children, I was an elementary teacher. Now I’m a stay at home mom who loves to scrapbook, read, and dream about travelling.
I started scrapbooking almost ten years ago when my children were young. I was walking through a bookstore one day, saw a scrapbooking magazine and was immediately hooked. 
Sketches have always helped me get started when I sit down to start a layout. In fact, sometimes I start with a sketch first and then go find the pictures to go with it. I am really looking forward to being on the Stuck Sketches team. 
 (Ashley will be starting with us beginning the June 1st sketch.)

We will also be adding one more person, who will be joining us in May once she is finished up with a current DT commitment.  We will keep you posted on that.

I want to thank you for following along with us, entering our challenges and supporting our amazing sponsors; it means so much to all of us!  Please watch for our usual DT call in the Fall!

Laura
xo

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 15 2017 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today we're featuring a layout based on our March 15th sketch, and it's a wee bit Irish. Before we show you today's inspiration, though, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka for sponsoring this challenge with a themed prize pack for our first lucky winner,

In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains,
with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft.  

In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at  www.wycinanka.net

Sample prize pack.

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second lucky winner.

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!


Nathalie is our featured artist today. Her St. Patrick's Day theme makes it clear she feels pretty lucky to be celebrating with her darling family. And just look at all the texture and detail she added to her page!


We are so glad you joined us, Nathalie. 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 March 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 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 :-)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15 2017 Challenge

Hello there!

Like many of us on the team, we know a lot of you are on or will be coming up to your Spring break, often these breaks can be even more busy than our regular days, so we hope you do manage to find some time to play along with us!  We have fantastic sponsors for both this challenge and the one we launched on the first of March!  So let's start our new sketch challenge by first announcing who our sponsors are!

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a themed prize pack to our first lucky winner!

In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains,
with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft.  

In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at  www.wycinanka.net

Sample prize pack.

AND thank you to Charms Creations, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop to our second lucky winner!

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 March 15th challenge will guest for our May 15th challenge!


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


We have a new guest designer joining us today, please help us welcome Suzanna Lee to Stuck?! Sketches!


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

Hey scrappy peeps! What an absolute pleasure it is to join Laura and her sketchy gals this month as a guest designer! I am Suzanna Lee; mother, wife, Physical Therapist, cat nap partner and a whole host of other titles! I have long had a hand in the crafting world but my love for patterned paper and fussy cutting began when we moved here to Glen Allen, Virginia and my paper collecting hobby became a paper cutting and album creating hobby! My first gig as a Design Team member for our (now out of business) local scrapbook store led to another team and another and I have been going ever since.

My style is rather eclectic. I tend to be more graphic and linear with a preference for straight lines and a clean look. I have been known however to meddle with watercolor and messy things that add a very different look to a page. I scrapbook in all shapes and sizes; 12x12, letter, pocket, double page, you name it, I do it.

Over the years, I have had the honor and pleasure of working with several sketch/challenge, manufacturer and kit design teams, and have had my layouts published in magazines and books. When not in my scrappy nook, I can be found chauffeuring or cheering for my swimmers, at work as a Physical Therapist or chilling at home with a book or the cat. You can find me on social media in the following places;
Blog http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Instagram http://instagram.com/suzlee72
Facebook – crafty https://www.facebook.com/SuzannaScraps
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/c/SuzannaLee


Here isSuzanna's fresh and lovely layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining usSuzanna!

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













Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by March 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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 1 2017 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Today's featured layout is based on our March 1st sketch, and we love its active subject. Before we show you today's inspiration, though, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you to Accent Scrapbooking for sponsoring this challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to their Etsy shop for one lucky participant.

Accent Scrapbooking by kjkareen is a small business in Quebec, Canada. We offer flairs for all projects. Visit our site : www.etsy.com/shop/kjkareen to see all our products!

AND thank you to Crafty Ribbons, who is also sponsoring this challenge with a $10.00 (pounds) gift certificate to their online shop for a second 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/


Hokiecoyote is our featured artist today. We really like her combination of bright photos with earthtone papers and embellishments. And what a great idea to use View-Master slides as her circular elements!


We are so glad you joined us, Hokiecoyote. 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 March 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 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 :-)