Thursday, March 5, 2015

New DT Members Introduction


Hi there!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that took the time apply to our DT Call, I continue to be humbled by the amount you share and participate with us here at Stuck?!, We had so many entries for our call that it was overwhelming, in a good way for sure, and oh so hard to narrow it down.  We ended up adding four new team members, and have invited a few scrappers to guest for us.  More guesting spots will be made available in the future, too!

Now, let me introduce our newest DT members to you, these talented scrappers will be joining our existing team for our next challenge.  I hope you will take a few minutes to pop on over to their blogs - they each have their own individual style and you are sure to be inspired! 

So without further ado, please meet......


Hello! My name is Carmen, I was born in Brazil. I live in Panama with my husband Alfredo, we have a son David who lives in Massachusetts with his wife Cynthia. I have been scrapbooking for about 9 years, and I'm completely addicted to it. About my style I can say that it's mostly clean, graphic and bright but I also love to try new techniques, love challenges and sketches! 

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I'm Mandy and I live on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia. I am married to Andrew who is the most amazing husband and graciously supports my scrapbooking obsession! I am blessed with three gorgeous children, Abigail (10), Isaac (7), and Eleanor (4 months) who fill each day with love and laughter. I am the finance manager at at a small Christian primary school where my older two children also go to school, however I am currently on maternity leave and I'm really enjoying being a stay-at-home-mum at the moment! I have been scrapbooking for 10 years since my oldest was a baby and it has become not just my hobby, but my passion! My style has very much evolved over that time, and it continues to evolve as I love to try new products and techniques! I'm not sure that I have a particular style as I like to let the mood of the photos dictate the style of the layout. I am inspired by all the gorgeous patterned papers and embellishments on the market and I love to use lots of colour on my layouts! I enjoy creating both single and double layouts, and most of my layouts will include some journalling as I'm passionate about recording those precious memories. Over the past few years I have had layouts published in Australian scrapbooking magazines Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations. I love joining in with online challenges (particularly the ones at Stuck?! Sketches!!) as I think they are great for getting the creative juices flowing! I am so excited to be joining the talented group of ladies at Stuck?! Sketches, and I hope to be able to inspire you with my layouts!

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Hi there! My name is Nadia and I live in the surroundings of Zurich in beautiful Switzerland. I am a wife to a wonderful husband who always supports me. We love to travel the world together, to hike and to take pictures of our adventures.

I started scrapbooking in 2010 and it has become my passion. There is nothing better than being creative after a busy day in the office. I like to create layouts, (mini) albums, cards and other projects. My scrapbooking style is clean, simple and infused with layers of whimsical fun. I love trying new styles and techniques. Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone.

I am very happy to share my projects as a member of the Stuck?! Sketches Design Team!

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My name is Vasso Sofou and I live in Athens, Greece with my husband and my two adorable daughters! I work as an accountant and in my free time I enjoy playing with my kinds, go to the theatre, and spent time with my friends!

I've been scrapbookiing for the last two years! I love scrapbooking for the freedom it gives you to use all kind of materials. I love visiting  blogs from all over the world and read about their stories in their pages! I don't have a certain style, I like to try different things and styles although I prefer balance in a page. I am so happy to be a member of this team!!!

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I know I am looking forward to the first reveal with our new team members, how about you?

Thank you for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Monday, March 2, 2015

February Winners

Hello!

Wow for a short month we certainly had an incredible number of entries!  Thank you all for playing along!  Always we have used Random.org to choose our winners. 

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

For our  February 1st challenge:



Our first sponsor was ScrapMatts , who is offering our winner 2 large pieces of chipboard.

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  #  78. 1st Birthday - Well Crafted Home  is our winner!

...and...


Our second sponsor was  ScrapMuch?, who is offering our winner a  $20.00 Gift Certificate toward project kits (shipping not inclusive).


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  #  70. Julie Kairl  is our winner!

For our February 15th challenge:


Our first sponsor was  DCWV, who is offering our winner a  free  paper stack.

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  #    23. AnnaU  is our winner!

...and...



Our second sponsor was  May Arts, who is offering our winner 2 free spools of the winners choice of ribbon!

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means   #   38. Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway: Chocolate   is our winner!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Grab your winner badge and display it proudly on your blog!
 
Please contact me at stucksketches@gmail.com, put STUCK?! WINNER 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 was posted on the 1st of the month.  We hope you play along with us again this month.

Laura
xoxo

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

First I must apologize, I do not have the winners ready to post because the February challenges closed last night and I am away this weekend I am not able to pick or post them.  But I promise to get them for you at some point tomorrow.

Now it's time for our newest sketch challenge!  Let me tell you about our amazing sponsors for this challenge!

A big thank you goes out to Big Picture Classes, for sponsoring our March 1st challenge, they are offering a $30.00 gift certificate to one lucky participant!

http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/
We're here to help you tell your story and leave your mark in fun and meaningful ways. Scrapbooking is our lifeblood—it gives us our strength and vitality as a company. We recognize that there are as many creative pursuits as there are people. For this reason, we offer top-notch online education in a variety of fields and formats.

When you learn to value your unique perspective, your personal expression becomes art.
This is why we approach everything we teach with a guilt-free attitude that opens you up to inspiration in your everyday life and allows you to focus on what matters most. We view a successful class not by the mastering of a technique or by completion of a project but by the impact of the creative process—we view success as our students experiencing an "aha" moment or making a "big picture" connection that will last a lifetime.

AND thank you to ScrapMuch? for also sponsoring this challenge.  They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner.

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog//

 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 reveals are super inspiring as always....








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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A feature and a reminder!

Hello there!

There are just a few more days to entered but we sure hope you play along, we have two amazing sponsors giving away prizes!


Die Cuts with a View is offering a free paper stack to one of our lucky winners!

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!

May Arts Ribbon is also sponsoring this challenge, offering 2 spools of ribbon to our second winner!

http://www.mayarts.com/
May Arts was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of qualityaffordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.

Judith Armstrong is in the spotlight today!  Have a look at her fabulous and masculine page!


Thanks for playing along and don't forget to post your "featured badge" on your blog Judith!


Here is a reminder of our sketch....


.... we can't wait to see what you create!
Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by February 28th 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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feature and reminder time!

Hello there!

We have a new featured entry to share with you today but first we must ask, have you seen our latest challenge?  We have two amazing sponsors giving away prizes!

Die Cuts with a View is offering a free paper stack to one of our lucky winners!

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!

May Arts Ribbon is also sponsoring this challenge, offering 2 spools of ribbon to our second winner!

http://www.mayarts.com/
May Arts was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of qualityaffordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.

Leah Burgett is in the spotlight today!  Have a look at her fun page!



Here is a reminder of our sketch....


.... we can't wait to see what you create!
Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by February 28th at Midnight EST ffto 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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DT Call Reminder

Hi there!
DESIGN TEAM  CALL

Stuck?! Sketches is looking to add between 2 and 4 new design team members, to our incredible team!

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 March 15th,  2015 until August 15th, 2015 - with an option to stay. No compensation is provided.

To apply, create a layout using either of our February sketches.  Send a high quality photo of your layout along with the following information to Laura via email at stucksketches@gmail.com, before our February 28th, 2015 deadline.  Please put Stuck?! 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 (though none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address
Selected entrants will be notified via email, by March 3rd and will be announced on March 5th.  New team members will be expected to participate in the March 15th reveal.

Good Luck!
Laura
xo

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15 2015 Challenge Reveal and a Guest

Hello there!

It's time for a new sketch challenge and we are super lucky to have another guest joining us today!  But first let's send out a big thank you  to  Die Cuts with a View and May Arts Ribbon for sponsoring this challenge!

Die Cuts with a View is offering a free paper stack to one of our lucky winners!

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!

May Arts Ribbon is also sponsoring this challenge, offering 2 spools of ribbon to our second winner!

http://www.mayarts.com/
May Arts was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of qualityaffordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.

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


For this challenge we have a guest designer joining us. Please join me in welcoming Stacia Brandt!! 

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

"My name is Stacia Brandt and I’ve been a not-so-secret scrapbooker for a dozen years, loving everything that scrapping offers. My interests have led me to expand into mixed media as well and I’m enjoying the chance to develop new skills. 

I am the mother of two children, daughter Alyson, 11, and son Rilen, 2 as well as a Pit Bull Terrier named Roxy. My husband, Keith, and I will soon be celebrating our third wedding anniversary. We live in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where I’m a happy SAHM and home business entrepreneur. Scrapbooking is my passion but I enjoy a variety of crafts, love to read and am a sports fan – especially hockey, football and racing.
I’m a published designer with design team experience and am currently a member of the CreativeTeam for CREATE magazine.
"


Here is Stacia's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Stacia, we just love your page! You can visit Stacia's blog here.

Now lets have a look at our gorgeous DT reveals....








Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by February 28th at Midnight EST ffto 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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Another amazing entry and a Reminder

Hello friends!

We have another fabulous entry to share with you today, we just love this page by Sarah.


 Thanks for joining us Sarah and sharing your fabulous page! Here is your 'featured' badge, be sure to wear it proudly on your blog!

 

We hope you join in on our challenge, our sponsors this month have been with us for a long while now and they are offering some fabulous prizes!

First up a big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

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 ScrapMuch? for also sponsoring this challenge.  They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner.

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/ 
 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.

Here is a reminder of your sketch....


As well as being one of our sponsors for this challenge, ScrapMuch? is also co-challenging with us!  They are launching this colour challenge tomorrow, so you get a sneak peek at it today.  If you use our sketch and their colour challenge you can link up to both challenges for a chance at the prize they are giving away, too! 

 
Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by February 28th, 2015 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