Friday, August 31, 2012

September 1st Sketch

Welcome to Spring!

It's a beautiful day in Brisbane today. A lovely day to start the new month and Spring with.  This month, we are starting off with a fab new sketch, a new guest Designer and it's the first reveal from our new Spring / Summer Team.

Our Guest this month is Leonie Neal-Dawson.
A lot of my hobbies tend to come and go but having stuck with scrapbooking for ten years I guess you could say that it's here to stay!

Scrapbooking has forever changed the way that I record and preserve my family’s stories and it has certainly evolved into my passion. It brings together my interest in photography, documentation, art and craft.
 
Mostly I scrap 12x12 pages but I also enjoy creating mixed media canvases. My favorite thing at the moment is to create fun backgrounds for my scrapbook pages using inks, paints, sprays, masks and stamps.

Pop over to my blog to if you’d like to see more of my scrapbooking http://leonieslife-leonie.blogspot.com.au 

I hope that my layouts can inspire you in someway to take part in this months sketches at Stuck.
and Thank you Sara for inviting me to be a guest designer here at Stuck Sketches.

The Sketch:
Our Guest, Leonie:
Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Sunday 30th September 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, 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 later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Farewell

As today is the last day of August, it is also the last day of the current term for some of our Stuck Creative Team.

I want to wish these girls all the very in their future endeavours and I hope that you will continue to visit their blogs for inspiration. I thought it would be fitting for me to share my favourite layout from each girl to say goodbye.

Debbie:
Gillian:
Jess:
Linda:
Lindy:
Tarrah:
Tess:

And don't forget you still have until midnight tonight to upload your take on any of the 4 sketches from this month. It's not too late for a last mintue strike of creativity.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CT Introductions - Part 5

Good morning everyone.

Today is the final day of our introductions for the new Spring / Summer Creative Team. We are getting to know Sarah Groen, Sarah Ward and Tomomi Hiramaru.

Sarah Groen
I live in Auckland NZ with my hubby of 18 years (Mark) and my 6 gorgeous kids ranging in age from 3 to 21 - so lots of scrappy inspiration there!! I am a stay at home mum and since I discovered scrapbooking 6 years ago I have been a hopeless addict.

I am currently on the design team for the NZ scrapbook store Scottie Crafts, and the on-line challenge blogs “Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge”, ‘Purple Pumpkin’, ‘Kraft it up’ and ‘Frosted Designs.

In 2008 I was on the Elite team for NZ's premiere scrapbooking magazine 'Paper Chase' and I am a regular contributor to Scrapbooking Memories, Creating Keepsakes and The Scrapbook Magazine(a UK publication).
I have loved being on the design team for ‘Stuck?! Sketches and I am really excited to have the opportunity to do a second term here
http://scrappinsaraz.blogspot.com.au/

And her application layout:

Sarah Ward
I live in gorgeous Wollongong NSW with my wonderful hubby & three beautiful children, who are a never ending supply of scrapbooking inspiration for me!  
 
I run my own online store, as well as working part time and I love being a part of the scrapbooking community.  I do DT work for my own store Scrapbook Savvy and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Stuck team again.
 
I can't imagine a day without scrapbooking, it is a massive part of my life!

http://sarward.blogspot.com.au/

And her application layout:

Tomomi Hiramaru
Hi, my name is Tomomi.
I am very very happy and honored to be joining Stuck?! Creative Team again!!! 
I live in Japan with my wonderful husband and lovely two daughters (8 years old and 5 years old).
I have been scrapbooking since 2006. I am totally absorbed in Scrapbooking;)
I love pattern papers, chipboards, pearl chain, flowers, using bright colors and "pop and cute" style.
And I love knitting, a dried flower arrangement, sewing, camping and the time to spend with my family.
Can't wait to share my works to you!! :)


And her application layout:
Reveals from the new team will start on September 1st which is just 2 days away!! Don't forget to upload your take on any of the August sketches by midnight tomorrow night to be in the running for one of our monthly sponsor vouchers.

Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who took the time to play along with our Birthday Blog Hop.

I hope that you have found some wonderful scrappers to provide you with new inspiration.

The winner of the Rainbow Splendour pack is:

 Kerri said...
Happy birthday! I love all the inspiration I get from Stuck sketches! Here's to many more years!
August 17, 2012 2:37 PM

Congratulations! I will pass on your details to Chloe at Rainbow Splendour who will be in contact with you shortly.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CT Introductions - Part 4

Hello.

We are just over half way through our introductions. Today we are meeting Kylie Symons and Leanne Allinson.

Kylie Symons
I live in a small town in Australia called Tumut. I have lived my whole life basically in this country town and I love the peace and serenity which surrounds us. I am married to my school friend sweetheart Andrew and we share three beautiful daughters- Kayley,  Emma and Bridget. I have been scrapping since 2007 and I love a great challenge and enjoy trying different techniques. I do like to use bright and bold colours on my layouts which might make me stand out from the rest-LOL . I love to cut up pp and use a lot of chipboard and embellishments on my layouts. I do mainly scrap 12x12.

http://kylie-kyliesplace.blogspot.com/

And her application layout:

Leanne Allinson

Hi Everyone! My name is Leanne and apart from being a passionate scrapbooker, I am a busy stay at home mum to four children…. 1 daughter and 3 sons. These guys and my wonderful husband (who is thankfully very understanding of my need to create), are under constant attack from me aiming the camera at them!

We live in beautiful, sunny Queensland, just north of Brisbane, Australia and I guess it reflects in my style of scrap booking. I think it is best described as fresh and clean… but mostly honest. I have a strong urge to capture the stories behind the photos and pretty papers…and there are lots of pretty papers out there to play with!! So it depends on what message I am trying to get across. I am quite happy to create a layout that is “earthy” and I am totally smitten with white space.

In most of my layouts you will find several small photos that will take you on a journey. Capturing the images is part of my love of scrapping. Handwritten journaling telling “the story” is the other component I love but lately I have rediscovered the typewriter.

My style has been described as clean, simple, shabby chic and cluster conscious. I’m not sure how those pieces all fit together but my pages will have some stitching on there somewhere and the rule of thirds principle usually applies. I have also been converted to scrap 8.5in x 11in pages.

I really hope I can inspire you and others to scrap the “day to day” living aspect of their lives. To create something that you can look back on in the future and truly reflect on how things used to be. I am still relatively new to this hobby, having been scrapping since 2009, but I absolutely love the opportunities this craft has given me. Especially when I get to document my family‘s history.

http://leanneallinson.blogspot.com/ 

And her application layout:

Come back tomorrow for our final new team introductions.

Monday, August 27, 2012

CT Introductions - Part 3

Hello

Are you enjoying meeting our new team members. Today we have 2 more to get to know, Kellie Moore and Kim Ewins.

Kellie Moore
Hi. My name is Kellie Moore and I live in sunny QLD. I am a mother to twin 5yr old boys and wife to my wonderful husband Matt.
 
I have been scrapbooking for around 10yrs, and like most scrapbookers, not not a day goes by where I dont do soething scrappy related :) I am currently on the DT at Words or Whatever Chipboard and Scrapbooking From Scratch.
 

And her application layout:

Kim Ewins

Hello, my name is Kim Ewins. I live in the Central Tablelands of NSW. I am a SAHM and my husband, Roy and I have eight Children, (well 2 have left the nest so far). I have 5 boys and 3 girls…..all to the same hubby. (Sorry I get asked that so often!)

I first started scrapbooking in 2006 and my passion has just grown from there. I am on the dt/ct for Craftqueen, Stuck?! Sketches, Orange Paperie & Co and Scrap That Song and have been published in SBM.
My style is on the grunge/shabby side….and I tend to stick more to neutrals and pastels. I love to try out new things and like getting a little messy.

www.lifeisabalancingactx8.blogspot.com

And her application layout.
Hope you have a great day.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

CT Introductions - Part 2

Good morning!

Today we are meeting team members Celeste Vermeend and Kate McCulloch.

Celeste Vermeend
I have been scrapbooking for almost 9 years. I first scrapbooked my baby twins premature birth and their stay in hospital. It was a stressful and emotional time and I felt I needed to document it more creatively and that led me to my local scrapbook store. The rest is history! I am now a mother to five. Having had two more little ones after my twins and oldest daughter. I live a busy and chaotic life that I wouldn’t have any other way – most of the time! My love of scrapbooking eventually led to photography. And I now run a small business from home and I love it. Up until my last two children were born I had been regularly published in all three Australian scrapbooking magazines. I have held a DT position on the now defunct For Keeps magazine. I was also a Scrapbooking Memories Master in 2008. I no longer submit my layouts for publishing preferring instead to enter online challenges. I feel honoured to be a part of the Stuck Sketches design team and am very grateful for the opportunity to step back into a designing role after quite a long absence.

http://ourgirlyworld.blogspot.com/

And her application layout:
Kate McCulloch
My name is Kate McCulloch, I am 27 years old and I live on the shores of Lake Macquarie NSW with my husband and two daughters. My girls are the main source of inspiration for my layouts. 
I have been scrapping for approx. 7 years and have learnt everything I know about scrapping through the world wide web. My style has changed over time, but I always love to use paints, mists, clustering, stamping and textures on my layouts. I have been published in Scrapbooking Memories, Australian Scrapbook Ideas and Creating Keepsakes magazines. 
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be on several design & creative teams and I am proud to be on the Flourish with a Bling Design Team and D-Lish Scraps Design Team for 2012, as well as Daring you to Scrap, and 123 challenge!
I enjoy scrapping for the pure joy of creating. I find it to be great therapy, and being able to document how life plays out for me is just a bonus! 

And her application layout:
Have a great day.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

CT Introductions - Part 1

Let's start getting to know our new Spring / Summer Team a little bit better.

Over the next few days, I will be introducing a few of them each day. Today we are meeting Anne Patterson and Atsuko Hashimoto.

Anne Patterson
My name is Anne Patterson and I have been scrapbooking for about seven years.  I came across the hobby when a friend of mine invited me to go to a creative memories party when I was living in the US and I guess I just never stopped.  I love scrapping and the main subjects are my wonderful sons who are 5 and 7 years of age, however I also get a great deal of pleasure in creating LO’s for friends.  I cannot say I have a distinct style as I enjoy trying new things and new products.  My favourite technique is stitching on my page, but I am always up for a challenge and this is what inspires almost ALL my LO's.  I am also current on the Design Team at Scrapmatts and teach at my Local Scrapbooking Store.
http://scraptastic-stuff.blogspot.com/

And her application layout:

Atsuko Hashimoto
Hello there everyone!! My name is Atsuko and I am from Japan. I live in Okayama (kinda central Japan geographically) with my loving family containing my ever so cool hubby and 2 kids. The oldest is a boy at
12 and his sister is at 6. 

I think my favorite design style is simple but I love multi layers for added dimensions. One thing I never do without is to write a journal on every pages to keep memories more fresh every time we look at them. 

I have been in love with Stuck!? Sketches for a long time for its very inspiring sketches and fabulous DT members!  I am so honored and excited to be able to join the team!!

http://kirakirascrapbooking.cocolog-nifty.com/

And her application layout:
There will be more introductions tomorrow.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Announcing Spring / Summer CT Team!

It's time to announce our Spring / Summer Creative Team!

There were so many fabulous applications that as usual my decision was quite hard. I narrowed it down and we have the following line up for the new term.


Firstly, the returning members are:


And our new faces are:


Visit the girls blogs to check out samples of their work. I will share more about them in the following days.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bonus Sketch #2

Good afternoon everyone.

Today we have our fourth and final sketch for this month. Lots more CT examples and one from our guest designer, Kate McCulloch as well.

The Sketch:
Our Guest, Kate:
Debbie:
Jess:
Kylie:
Lindy:
Sarah W:
Tess:
Tomomi:
Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Friday 31st August 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, 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 later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

And don't forget about our Birthday Blog Hop. You have until August 26th to play along. You find the full details in this post.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 15th Sketch

Good morning!

I hope you are all enjoying the birthday celebrations so far this month. We are now at the halfway point. We still have 2 sketches and an amazing new team to reveal to you before the end of the month.

Today, we have our August 15th Sketch, samples from our Creative Team and the second layout from our guest designer, Sophie Koschmann. Nearly everyone on the team has created a layout for this sketch, it must be a good one. ;)

The Sketch:
Our Guest, Sophie:
Celeste:
Gillian:
Kim:
Kylie:
Linda:
Lindy:
Sarah G:
Sarah W:
Tarrah:
Tess:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Friday 31st August 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, 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 later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

And don't forget about our Birthday Blog Hop. You have until August 26th to play along. You find the full details in this post.