Monday, April 25, 2016

April 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Today we're featuring a page, based on our April 15th sketch, that's just as soft and pretty as its subject. But before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring us with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

And thank you to ScrapMatts, who is offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second lucky participant!
 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

Anita is our featured artist today. The soft color palette combines with the texture of the flowers, doilies, and chipboard details to create such a romantic look.


We are so glad you joined us, Anita. 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 April 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, too. Be sure to let us see what you've made. We love to see your work.

Janice :-)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured page, which is based on our April 15th sketch, is blooming with pretty details. But before we show you today's inspiration, let's shout out to our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring us with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

And thank you to ScrapMatts, who is offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second lucky participant!

 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

Connie is our featured artist today. Her Easter page is bursting with spring color, stenciling, and a garden full of flowers. That bunny and her ears are awfully cute, too.


We are so glad you joined us, Connie. 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 April 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, too. Be sure to let us see what you've made. We love to see your work.

Janice :-)

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 15th 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for our mid month sketch challenge!  But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang, for sponsoring our this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

AND thank you to ScrapMatts, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second lucky participant!

 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

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 April 15th challenge will guest for our June 15th 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 Lizzy Crust  to our April 1st challenge!!


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

"Hi I am Lizzy Crust and I have been scrapbooking since 2006, wow that is 10 years now! I enjoy the creative process of putting a layout together and love to use flowers, fussy cutting, dies, chipboard and some mixed media. I love online challenges and have made many friends by joining in with the many sites around. I have been on several design teams which has been a  good way to grow in my abilities. I have 4 children but only one at home now. Thank you Laura for my Guest Designer spot for Stuck!?, your sketches are amazing!"

Here is  Lizzy's beautiful layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Lizzy, we are so glad that you did!

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






Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 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, April 12, 2016

April 1 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #2

It's time to share a second featured page based on our April 1st sketch. But before we show you today's inspiration, let's shout out to our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes to ScrapMuch for offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not included) to our first 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.

And thank you to Die Cuts with a View, who is sponsoring this challenge by offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant.
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!

Ayako is our featured artist today. She used such a beautiful blend of colors, patterns and textures on her page!


We are so glad you joined us, Ayako. 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 April 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. 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.

Thank you for visiting us today. If you haven't yet tried your hand at creating with this sketch, please do and then let us see what you've made. We really love to see your work.

Janice :-)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities

Stuck?! Sketches currently has Sponsorship Opportunities open for Fall and Winter of 2016 / 2017.

All of our sponsors receive a logo, link and write up on the post for the challenge that they are sponsoring, with follow up mentions throughout the month.  Sponsor logos, links and write ups will also be posted on our SPONSORS PAGE, for approximately one year.  Logos and links of sponsors for the active month are posted on our MAIN PAGE in the upper right corner.

Sponsors that support us for 6 or more challenges in a 12 month period, will have their logo and link also posted on our MAIN PAGE for an entire year, even during the months that they are not actively sponsoring.


Please click on the icon to send us an email to inquire about sponsorship opportunities. Or copy and paste iwhitaker@sympatico.ca to your email program.

Thank you for your support

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 1 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured page, which is based on our April 1st sketch, will leave paw prints on your heart. But before we show you today's inspiration, let's shout out to our sponsors for this challenge.

Again we have two amazing sponsors giving away prizes to two lucky entrants in our challenge. A big thank you to ScrapMuch for offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not included) to our first 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.

And thank you to Die Cuts with a View, who is sponsoring this challenge by offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant.
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!

Steffanie is our featured artist today. Her photos are wonderful images of a happy boy and his happy dog. Her products are spot on (see what I did there?), and her layering leads the eye through all the important bits of the design.


We are so glad you joined us, Steffanie. 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 April 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. 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.

Thank you for visiting us today. If you haven't yet tried your hand at creating with this sketch, please do and then let us see what you've made. We really love to see your work.

Janice :-)

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 1 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for a new sketch challenge, with our brand new Design Team!!

As usual we have two amazing sponsors giving away prizes to two lucky entrants of this challenge! A big thank you to ScrapMuch, for offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to our first 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.

AND thank you to Die Cuts with a View, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant!

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!

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 April 1st challenge will guest for our June 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 Wendy Bennett to our April 1st challenge!!


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

"Hi to all my scrapbooking friends! I am very honoured to join Stuck?! Sketches this month. I am a Mum to 3 teenagers!!! The boys 19 and 17 and my daughter is almost 15. Of course my hubby is tolerant of my obsession and he knows it keeps me happy. We live in country NSW Australia in a small town where the cherries are grown.

My scrapbooking started 12 years ago and over those years I have had many layouts in magazines here in Australia. Also I have featured in the Scrapbooking Memories Masters magazine for about 6 years as an honourable mention.

At my local scrapbooking shop I have been teaching classes for 10 years. I have the privilege of teaching sewing lessons to adults and children in the same business which I thoroughly enjoy!

I find scrapbooking is an ever growing journey for me. I learn so much all the time and keep altering my style. Most of my pages have sewing, fibres haberdashery or the like. I love sketch challenges they seem to be the plan I need to kick start me! I want to document and keep memories alive. However it just makes me feel so good when I scrapbook, I am convinced it’s essential for the mind.

I am also on the DT at Color Stories Inspiration , I thrive on challenges and love to share the results."

Here is Wendy's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Wendy!

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







Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 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