Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1 2015 Challenge and Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for a new sketch challenge, plus we have a bit of a surprise! But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka for sponsoring our this challenge, they are offering a gorgeous prize pack to one lucky participant!

http://www.wycinanka.net/
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 Lawn Fawn, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a 6x6 pad and stamp set of the winners choice to a second lucky participant!

http://www.lawnfawn.com/
We’re a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. Since beginning in March 2010 with four stamp sets, we have grown our collection to more than 130 sets! We have also introduced lots of new products along the way... paper, twine, and dies, just to name a few. 
Our products feature original designs that range from versatile basics (we love alphabets and polka dots) to fun and quirky (yay for yetis!) and everything in between. And of course, we use the highest quality photo-polymer for our stamps, FSC certified paper, and 100% steel for our dies.
Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don't forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff!  We hope our products make you smile! 

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


For this challenge we are partnering with the DT from Scrap Our Stash, who are using the letters in the word L-A-Y-E-R-S, to de-stash! Our DT had fun with this one!


Feel free to play along with one or both components of the challenge. If you use both components you can link up at both challenge sites!

We are also starting something new! We will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our September 1st challenge will guest for our November 1st challenge!

This week I invited a guest designer to join  us. Please join me in welcoming Shelby Marks!!


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

"Hi, my name is Shelby. I live in Northern California with my husband and 2 kids, a 12 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago after my son was born, but I was not able to make it a full time hobby until 2 years ago when I left my full time job and became a stay-at-home mom. My layouts are mostly based around my family and our everyday moments. I get most of my style inspiration from scrapbooking sites I follow and love to use sketches. My favorite elements to use on my layouts are enamel dots, doilies, spray ink and wood veneers.  I love American Crafts, Crate Paper and Simple Stories. I am very grateful for being invited to be the feature here at Stuck?! Sketches this month!"

Here is Shelby's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Shelby and sharing your talent with us!

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


L - love word
A - acrylic paint
Y - yarn, "YES" die cut
E - epoxy sticker
R - ribbon
S - sticker, stitches


 Janice
L - label
A - arrows
Y - yellow cardstock and crochet thread
E - enamel dots
R - rubber charms
S - Silhouette, stamp, staples, stickers, stitches
L - lace & "LOVE THIS" puffy sticker
A - arrows, "ADVENTURE" word bubble, & stamped airplane
Y - yellow throughout
E - enamel dots
R - ribbon & clear rhinestones
S - stamping, stitching, stars, string, & silver throughout
 L - Leaves
A - Arrows
Y -Yellow colors
E - Enamel dots
R - Rub-ons
S - Stitching


Kerryn
L - leaves, letters
A - Arrows
Y - Yellow
E - Epoxy stickers
R - Rhinestones, ribbon banner
S - Stars, stitching, stickers, spots

Mandy
L - Leaves, Lime Green
A - American Crafts Patterned paper
Y - Yellow
E - Enamel Dots
R - 'Recorded' (title)
S - Splatters
L-leaves, lace 
A-arrow 
Y-yarn 
E-enamel dots 
R-rhinestones 
S-stitching, stickers, stick pin
L - Love word
A - Acetate die cuts
Y - Yellow color
E - Eyelets
R - Ribbon felt embellishment
S - Summer word

L – life preserver
A - arrows
Y – yellow embellishments
E – epoxy brads
R – “riding”
S – stencil, sun, Silhouette, stars, stickers

Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by September 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

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 2015 Winners

Hello!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to play along with our August 1st and 15th sketches - we know the summer can be super busy and we appreciate you spending some of your time with us!  As always we have used Random.org to choose our winners.

So let's give away some prizes, we are drawing for 5 winners today!

For our August 1st challenge:


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


... which means 46. ---- Bla Bla und Scrap ----: NYC - New York  is our winner!

...and...


Our second sponsor was Die Cuts with a View , who is offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant!

Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means 13. Paula Jennings is our winner!

For our August 15th challenge:


Our first sponsor was A Flair for Buttons , who is offering two winners a set of 8 flair!!           .

Our randomly drawn winners are...



... which means 30. Sarah H  and  16. Sarah are our winners!

...and...


Our second sponsor was ScrapMuch, who is offering one winner a  $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive).

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 10. Cynthia B.  is our winner!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Grab your winner badge and display it proudly on your blog!
 
Please contact me at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca, 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 will be posted on the 1st of the month.  We hope you play along with us again this month.

Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 15 2015 Challenge Featured Layout #2

We've seen so many wonderful layouts this month that it was terribly difficult to choose just one to highlight today! But I think you're going to love how the featured page seamlessly combines the vintage with the new.

First, a word about our August 15 challenge sponsors...

A big thank you goes out to A Flair for Buttons for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a set of 8 flair to 2 lucky participants, which means we have an extra prize to give away. Lucky us, and lucky you!
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons
My name is Shelley Haganman and I am the owner of "a flair for buttons" on Etsy. I design and create one inch flair buttons. Flair buttons (flat backed) are great for all your paper projects such as cards, layouts, mini albums, etc. My flair can also be used as pins to wear (pin backed) or as magnets (open backed). I have flair for all types of themes. If you don't see something you are looking for feel free to email me and I may be able to make your ideas into a new set! Flair buttons are a great way to add a bit of fun to any project!

Thank you also to ScrapMuch, who is sponsoring this challenge by offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner!

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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.

Linda is our featured artist today. On her darling page she matched up the perfect boyish papers and elements with those vintage 1970s photos, don't you think?



We are so glad that you joined us, Linda. Please grab our "featured button" below and wear it on your blog.
Here's a reminder of our current sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be awarded 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. 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 (although 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.

Thanks for joining us today. You still have a few days left to participate, and we would really love to see what you create with this sketch.
Janice :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 15 2015 Featured Layout

It's time to feature one of our lovely submitted layouts that is based on the second sketch of August. But first, a word about our sponsors...

A big thank you goes out to A Flair for Buttons for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a set of 8 flair to 2 lucky participants, which means we have an extra prize to give away. Lucky us, and lucky you!
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons
My name is Shelley Haganman and I am the owner of "a flair for buttons" on Etsy. I design and create one inch flair buttons. Flair buttons (flat backed) are great for all your paper projects such as cards, layouts, mini albums, etc. My flair can also be used as pins to wear (pin backed) or as magnets (open backed). I have flair for all types of themes. If you don't see something you are looking for feel free to email me and I may be able to make your ideas into a new set! Flair buttons are a great way to add a bit of fun to any project!

Thank you also to ScrapMuch, who is sponsoring this challenge by offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner!

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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.

Kumi is our featured artist today with a page that features a sweet photo of her daughter, beautiful butterflies and flowers and lovely gold accents.



We are so glad that you joined us, Kumi. Please grab our "featured button" below and wear it on your blog.
Here's a reminder of our current sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29th 2015 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be awarded 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. 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 (although 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.

Thanks for joining us today. We look forward to seeing your creations.
Janice :-)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15 2015 Sketch Challenge

Hello there!

We hope you are enjoying these summery days!  We know many of you have had your children return to school already - does that mean a little more scrappy time for you??  Well here at Stuck?! Sketches, it is time for a new sketch challenge!  But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to A Flair for Buttons, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a set of 8 flair to 2 lucky participants! Yes that means we have an extra prize to give away!!  Lucky us, and lucky you!!

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons
My name is Shelley Haganman and I am the owner of "a flair for buttons" on Etsy. I design and create one inch flair buttons. Flair buttons (flat backed) are great for all your paper projects such as cards, layouts, mini albums, etc. My flair can also be used as pins to wear (pin backed) or as magnets (open backed). I have flair for all types of themes. If you don't see something you are looking for feel free to email me and I may be able to make your ideas into a new set! Flair buttons are a great way to add a bit of fun to any project!

AND thank you to ScrapMuch, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner!

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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 has been busy with their usual creative genius, have a look at their reveals (in alphabetical order!)....


 Janice







Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 29, 2015 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!

Oh, and in case you missed it we announced some big news yesterday!  We are having a design team call! 

Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo