Friday, September 15, 2017

Hello friends!  We have something special going on for our September 15th challenge!  Along with the reveal of a new sketch challenge, and 2 amazing sponsors, we have loads of bonus inspiration for you, in the form of a blog hop with our generous friends at My Creative Scrapbook!!

We are teaming up with My Creative Scrapbook to bring you a super fun blog hop, to share loads of inspiration from both design teams and to give you an extra chance to win their prize!  The My Creative Scrapbook design team members will be using a variety of their fabulous September kits to showcase our sketch. Each of the blog hop commenters will earn a ballot and have the opportunity to win one of My Creative Scrapbook's gorgeous September main kits (shown below)!  Read on to find out how you can earn a second ballot to win this prize!

As usual, we have a second sponsor! Thank you also to the amazing, supportive and long-time friend to Stuck?! Sketches, Creative Embellishments  who are also sponsoring this challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second randomly chosen winner!

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.

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 this challenge to guest with us for our November 15th challenge!

Of course, we still need to share our sketch with you, check it out:

And now here is your hop order!

You can also earn a second chance to win the My Creative Scrapbook September main kit by playing along with our September 15th sketch challenge and linking up your entry as usual!  As always all winners will be chosen randomly, though we will be doing a random manual draw for the My Creative Scrapbook prize, and our usual draw for the Creative Embellishments prize.

Here's my layout that I created using a Felicity Jane kit. 

I decided to use two photos of my sweet baby girl instead of one. They are sized at 3x4. The photo quality is not the best, however, I would rather make a layout and work with the photos that I have and document the memory.

Everything used with the exception of the trim (Crate paper), doily, sequins (Spiegelmom Scraps) and word stickers are from a Felicity Jane kit. 

This may seem like a weird photo, but this is a close up shot of my layout after I used a craft knife to scrape Versafine ink off the layout. The ink was on the inside of my finger and I did not see it until after it was on the page. Hopefully you won't make this mistake, but if you do at least you know a method of fixing it!

I have a process video if you'd like to take a closer peek at how I created this layout. Thanks so much and I hope that you have a great day!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 1st Stuck?! Sketch Reveal

Today I have a fun layout and sketch to share with you that Laura from Stuck?! Sketches designed. This sketch is perfect to use up your scraps, branding strips, or washi and I ended up using all three on this layout.

All of the supplies that I used for this layout are from Felicity Jane with the exception of the chipboard camera which is from Crate's Oasis collection, the photo corners (Chatterbox), tag, ribbon, and the silver apple paper clip (unknown).

There really isn't a need for much journaling on this layout. I have adhered a glassine envelope to the back of the photo mat so that I can easily slip the tag in and out if I decide to journal.

 This sketch is also a great way to use your border punches. I used two on this page, but could have easily incorporated more styles.

Sewing the strips of patterned papers adds a bit of whimsy to this page. I love stitching and the texture that it brings to a layout.

We'd love for you to join us this month and create a project based off this sketch. Be sure and link it up to Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors.

I do have a process video for this layout if you'd like to take a closer peek at my process. Thanks so much and I hope that you have a great day!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's Time for Another Sketch!

Today I am sharing a fabulous sketch that Laura created for Stuck?! Sketches

 As soon as I saw it I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use to fussy cut the flowers. This has been done before, but I still wanted to do it and I love the end result!

Fussy cutting these flowers and then stitching them did take me several hours, but I love doing it so I don't mind it at all. My wrist did hurt a bit afterwards...this is the biggest hand stitching project I've done since spraining it, but the pain was oh so worth it :)

Everything is from Paige Evan's "Oh My Heart" collection with the exception of the enamel dots, the butterflies, and the chipboard "Hello". 

To make sure that the journaling was legible, I adhered the strips close together. Another option was to paint white acrylic paint or gesso over the area, but I wasn't in the mood to get my hands dirty and this worked just fine.

We'd love for you to play along with this sketch. If you do, please be sure and link your project up to the site. You'll have a chance to win a prize from one of these two sponsors this month.

Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a peek at how the page came together. Thanks so much and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches Reveal Day

There's a new sketch today over at Stuck?! Sketches and as usual it is a good one! 

Instead of using square photos, I chose two 3x4 photos and then just adjusted the sketch from that point. I did move the title underneath the photo cluster since the size of my title was quite a bit larger than the bottom cluster.

All of the products used on the layout are from Cocoa Vanilla's line You Rock, with the exception of the star sequins (Felicity Jane) and Thickers. The gray and white striped patterned paper is just lovely, and I wish that I had another full sheet. It makes a nice background with its subtle horizontal stripes.

Since this is a masculine page, I looped the twine through the tag and then tied a knot in it instead of my usual bow.

I will be adding journaling to the page but I need to find out which song my son played for this recital before I do so. The date will be stamped on the black label in the lower cluster. If I have to add journaling at a later time, I will often leave off the date as well. This prevents me from putting the layout away in an album and forgetting to journal.

We'd love for you to play along this month at Stuck?! Sketches! Remember to link your layout up on the site for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors listed below.

Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a closer peek at how the layout came together. Thanks so much and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches July 15th Reveal

There's a new challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches today and as always it is a great one! 

I stayed pretty true to the sketch for my layout.

I pulled out a Felicity Jane kit for this layout. This photo is of my mom when she was stung by a bumblebee on her nose. I have been trying to get more stories told on my pages, and I have had this photo of her on my desk for a while. I did scan this first and then print off another photo. The original is still safe, and is backed up on the computer.

I lightly sketched pencil lines to give the butterflies a flight path. After I poked the holes in the paper, I erased the lines and then did a simple back stitch with two strands of white embroidery thread.

Most of the supplies used on the layout are from Felicity Jane, with the exception of the butterflies, the stickers, and the gold glitter hearts.

Be sure to play along with this sketch and have a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors. 

If you'd like to take a peek at my process, here's the link! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Champs Stuck?! Sketches

Today I am sharing another great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. Once again, Laura has created a wonderful and versatile sketch. If you haven't played along yet, what are you waiting for?! 

I did tweak the sketch just a bit to make it work for my photo that I wanted to scrap. Instead of two photos, I used one 4x6 photo. All of the papers and embellishments are from Cocoa Vanilla's new line You Rock. 

My daughter's travel team had just won their first championship of the season, with the winning game starting after 9:00 p.m. It was a long night, the girls played hard, and were ecstatic with their win. I have struggled with her team colors, but since they were wearing their black uniform, I was able to bring in different shades of blue for a nice pop of color.

The phrase stickers in this collection are so fun! Amaze-balls was perfect for this page in more ways than one :)

I created the title in my silhouette software using the font Blackout Sunrise. I welded it together so that I could back it with several different pattered papers from the collection. 

We'd love for you to play along with this sketch! Be sure and link your project up on the blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our fabulous sponsors.

If you'd like to take a closer peek at my process, here's a link to the video. Thanks so much and have a great day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's Time for Another Sketch

It's time for another sketch to be revealed by Stuck?! Sketches and as usual I love it! I stayed pretty close to the sketch for this layout and definitely will be using this sketch again for future pages. 

For this layout my inspiration was Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I know that she will be releasing a new collection soon, so it is easier for me to justify buying more of her products when I am using them! To change things up a bit, I chose the black and white paper and embellishments as my jumping off point, and then added pops of aqua and pink to the page. 

The layered heart die cut in this cluster is one of my favorites in the collection. The hearts are cut out and it gives the die cut dimension without adding bulk. 

I could use a few more of these chipboard flowers. I have said it before and I will say it again...Crate paper needs to release a chipboard set that is all roses. I know that I can't be the only one that loves them and needs more in my stash!

We'd love for you to play along with us this month. If you do, be sure and link your layout to the blog and you will have a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors. 

I have a process video if you'd like to take a closer look at how this page came together. Have a great day!