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!