Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aniversary Bash Preview

Hello crafty people!  We have some exciting news to share! We are celebrating our 3rd anniversary!


Beginning September 1st and running all month long we will be celebrating with more prizes, more sponsors and more fun!

We hope you decided to celebrate with us!  See you on the 1st!
Laura
xo

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Design Team Call Reminder

Have you heard?  It is that time again! Stuck?! Sketches is having a DT call!

DESIGN TEAM  CALL

I am super excited to announce that Stuck?! Sketches is having a design team call!  We are looking for an undetermined number of team members. 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
  • submit good quality and closely cropped photos of your pages on time (for your DT call submission as well) 
  • post our badge on your blog with a link  to our blog
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • post the Stuck?! Sketches sketch and your layout, along with a link to the Stuck?! Sketches blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (the 1st and 15th of each month) at 7 am EST
  • 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 - this is very important, if you are not willing or able to do your share of commenting please do not apply
  • you do not need to be exclusive to Stuck?!, you can belong to 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 October 1st, 2016 - March 31, 2017 - with a possibility of continuing on. No compensation is provided.

To apply, please complete the following requirements:

1. Create a layout using one of our current challenges and enter it into our challenge.  Yes, you are eligible for the current prizes.

2. Send a high quality photo of your layout along with the following information to Laura via email at laurawhitaker50@gmail.com, before September 7, 2016.  Please put Stuck?! Sketches DT Call in the subject line.

3. Include:
  • one layout based on any of our current sketches (as per above )
  • 2 of your favourite layouts, we would love to see what you think best represents your style!!
  • past or present DT experience (although none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address
Selected entrants will be notified via email, by September 14th, 2016 and will be announced on September 28th, 2016 on our blog.  New team members will be expected to participate in the October 1st  reveal.

I am looking forward to seeing your application, Good Luck!
Laura
xo

Friday, August 19, 2016

August 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured layout is based on our August 15th sketch, and we think you'll go gaga over it. 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 our challenge one $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop.
 Lindy'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 Evalicious, who is sponsoring this challenge with a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop.

Evalicious is a small home based company in Canada that offers scrapbooking paper tags, puffy stickers, wood veneer, clear/rubber stamps and more. 

Evalicious is also offering a 15% discount to all of our readers, use the code LAURAWHITAKER15 to save on your next order, during the term of this contest.

Shinko is our featured artist today. We think she used the perfect colors, patterns, and embellishments to set off this sweet baby photo. It's light and airy, yet full of texture and eye candy.


We are so glad you joined us, Shinko. 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 August 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 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 :-)

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

Wow it is mid August and time for a new sketch challenge, the summer is just flying by!  Let me tell you 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!

 Lindy'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 Evalicious, who is also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop, to a second lucky participant!



Evalicious is a small home based company in Canada that offers scrapbooking paper tags, puffy stickers, wood veneer, clear/rubber stamps and more. 

Evalicious is also offering a 15% discount to all of our readers, use the code LAURAWHITAKER15 to save on your next order, during the term of this contest.

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 August 15th challenge will guest design for our October 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 Kumi Kousaka to our April 1st challenge!!


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

"Hi! I am Kumi living in Okayama Japan. Working mom of two ( 5 years girl & 4 years boy).I have been scrapbooking since 2010 and just LOVE it now I became an addicted. I love to create my layouts with white card stocks + mixed media + handmade embellishments. Also love clean and simple style. Trying to discover new style this year,too.

Main reason to keep scrapbooking is sharing my memorable moments, feelings and episodes that I had with my family and friends.

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer here at Stuck?! Sketches!! Hope you will be inspired and enjoy it."

Here is Kumi 's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Kumi !

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






Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 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 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, August 10, 2016

Design Team Call

Guess what?  It is that time again! Stuck?! Sketches is having a DT call!

DESIGN TEAM  CALL

I am super excited to announce that Stuck?! Sketches is having a design team call!  We are looking for an undetermined number of team members. 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
  • submit good quality and closely cropped photos of your pages on time (for your DT call submission as well) 
  • post our badge on your blog with a link  to our blog
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • post the Stuck?! Sketches sketch and your layout, along with a link to the Stuck?! Sketches blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (the 1st and 15th of each month) at 7 am EST
  • 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 - this is very important, if you are not willing or able to do your share of commenting please do not apply
  • you do not need to be exclusive to Stuck?!, you can belong to 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 October 1st, 2016 - March 31, 2017 - with a possibility of continuing on. No compensation is provided.

To apply, please complete the following requirements:

1. Create a layout using one of our current challenges and enter it into our challenge.  Yes, you are eligible for the current prizes.

2. Send a high quality photo of your layout along with the following information to Laura via email at laurawhitaker50@gmail.com, before September 7, 2016.  Please put Stuck?! Sketches DT Call in the subject line.

3. Include:
  • one layout based on any of our current sketches (as per above )
  • 2 of your favourite layouts, we would love to see what you think best represents your style!!
  • past or present DT experience (although none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address
Selected entrants will be notified via email, by September 14th, 2016 and will be announced on September 28th, 2016 on our blog.  New team members will be expected to participate in the October 1st  reveal.

I am looking forward to seeing your application, Good Luck!
Laura
xo

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August 1 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured layout is based on our August 1st sketch, and we're pretty sure you'll fall in love with the faces on this happy page. But before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts for sponsoring this challenge with 2 large pieces of chipboard (valued at $20.00) for one 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

AND thank you to Scrapbook Circle, who is sponsoring this challenge with a choice of any current and in stock kit for a second fortunate participant.

We are a low commitment kit club where you can purchase a single kit at our regular price or sign up for a subscription where you commit to only two consecutive kits and receive a $5 discount each month on your kit. We pride ourselves in being a boutique scrapbooking company where you will find exclusive and custom made products in every kit. We love preserving memories and our design team shares daily inspiration on our blog.

Vija is our featured artist today. She showcases these two wonderful photos of her friend's Golden Retrievers with a simple palette and lots of texture.


We are so glad you joined us, Vija. 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 August 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 :-)

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

It is the first of the month and that means 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 ScrapMatts, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard, valued at $20.00, to one 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

AND thank you to Scrapbook Circle, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a second lucky participant their choice of any current and in stock kit!

We are a low commitment kit club where you can purchase a single kit at our regular price or sign up for a subscription where you commit to only two consecutive kits and receive a $5 discount each month on your kit. We pride ourselves in being a boutique scrapbooking company where you will find exclusive and custom made products in every kit. We love preserving memories and our design team shares daily inspiration on our blog.

We will also be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our August 1st challenge will guest for our October 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  Cécile Landy  to our August 1st challenge!!


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

"I am named Cécile, I am 35 years old, and I created a few months ago my new letsdoitcecile.wordpress.com blog.

I scrapped previously under the name of CecileScrappe, had another blog and was a member of 2 DT but, painful personal events made me everything stop. I then resold all my material and took time to reconstruct me and to change life.

Historically, I began to scrap in my corner 8 years ago and for this resumption, I decided to set to work really seriously and to try to participate in a maximum of challenge to make me known.

Follower on basis of clean and simple, I take more and more pleasure to try "to fiddle" a little my pages and my albums. I began myself with the gesso, ink, watercolor, and openly that pleases me well. I thus have a little of evil to be asserted in which style I am situated, nor even of which style I feel the closest because I evolve according to what I discover and possibilities which are offered to me."

Here is Cécile's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Cécile!

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






Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by August 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, July 30, 2016

July 2016 Winners

Hello!

Thank you to all of you that linked up this month, we know the summer months can be really busy and we appreciate that you took a little time to play along with our July 1st and 15th sketches!  As always we have used Random.org to choose our winners, we are drawing for 4 winners today!

For our July 1st challenge, a big thank you goes out to Wycinaka for sponsoring us, they are offering a gorgeous themed prize pack to one lucky participant, similar but not limited to the one shown!

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

        
Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  41. Snorkeling in Hawaii is our winner!

AND thank you to Die Cuts with a View, who also sponsored this challenge, offering a free paper stack of the winner's choice to a second lucky participant!

 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!

Our randomly drawn winner is...



... which means 45. Rebecca Daly is our winner!

For our July 15th challenge a big thank you goes out to Die Cuts with a View who sponsored both of our July challenges!  They are offering a free paper stack of the winner's choice to one lucky participant of this challenge as well!

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!

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 45. snazzyjj is our winner!

AND thank you to Creative Embellishments, who also sponsored this challenge, offering $25.00 gift certificate to their store to a second 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.
                  
Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means  25. Marianne's Craftroom is our winner!

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

 

We are also choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us!  


Our chosen scrapbooker from our July 1st challenge, who will be guesting for our September 1st challenge is Lisa Moen! This is her layout.


Our chosen scrapbooker from our July 15th challenge, who will be guesting for our September 15th challenge is Lynette Jacobs!  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