Monday, February 25, 2013

CT Introductions - Part 3

Good morning.

I'm up with the birds this morning so I have some time to sneak in here and share our next 3 designers with you. Today I am introducing Nina Stenzel, Rachael Funnell and Rosangela Phillipsen.

Nina Stenzel

My name is Nina Stenzel and I´m 32 years old. I live with my husband and my daughter in Germany. I have been scrapbooking since the beginning of 2008. From then on I´m totally addicted to scrapbooking. I can´t live without the smell of paper and all the wonderful embellishments. Currently I´m on the DT of "Scrapperin", a german scrapbooking magazine. I designed for "Sketchabilities" and "Scrapvillage". One of my layouts was published in "Scrap Street Magazine". I´m really honored to be invited to be a part of Stuck?! Sketches.

http://www.meinlebeninscraps.blogspot.de/

And one of her favourite layouts:

Rachael Funnell

Hello My name is Rachael Funnell. I live in the Central Tablelands of NSW with my amazing husband Jason & our 2 beautiful wonderful children Ethan who is 10 & Chloee she is 8. I am primarily a SAHMother....When not running around for kids Schooling, Activities & sports.. I also run a small business with hubby!! Then in my spare time I just love to get in & scrapbook all my cherished memories that I capture.... which as my family tells me all the time it like having the paparazzi with them all the time.... LOL! Yes! I do love to take a lot of photos... Even after 6 years of scrapbooking my style is still evolving but! ATM most of my layouts have a bit of a mixed media/eclectic feel to them... I am currently & Proudly designing for Anna's Craft Cupboard, Scraps Of Darkness kit club, Green Tara & Guest Designing for Twiddleybitz.. Thanks to Sara for giving me this opportunity... I am SUPER excited to be creating with such Awesome sketches!!

http://awindowtoomyworld.blogspot.com.au/

And one of her favourite layouts:

Rosangela Phillipsen

My name is Rosangela Philippsen, but all people call me only by "Ro". I live in a beautiful city called Curitiba, in the South of Brazil, with my beloved hubby and my 16 old year son, Rafael. I´m graduated in Philosophy, and today I live among papers, scissors and inks! I scrapbook every day, I give lessons; I travel with my courses in my country and go to fairs too. I am passionate about creating and inspiring different people and I love trying new and interesting materials in my designs. I also love to travel and experience new cultures. I like reading and cinema is also a passion. Sunny days make me happier, and when spring comes my soul vibrates! It's me!

http://scrapbyrophilippsen.blogspot.com.au/

And one of her favourite layouts:


I'll be back with more introductions tomorrow.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

CT Introductions - Part 2

Good morning.

Today we are introducing Kerryn Fry, Kylie Symons and Mel Nunn.

Kerryn Fry

Hi, my name is Kerryn, I am an Adelaide girl living in the suburbs with my fiancée Shane and son, Harrison. I was originally dragged into scrapbooking by my Mother 8 years ago, not really any serious creating for the first couple of years. In 2007, I joined my first online forum and have not looked back since, now it is definitely an obsession.

I am currently designing for Scrapbook Savvy and Words or Whatever Chipboard, but in the past I have created for Bella Blvd, 123 Challenge, Kraft It Up, Scrap the Boys and a few American online stores.

It's a privilege to join the Stuck?! team and be amongst such awesome talent. I am really looking forward to getting started.



http://harrysscrappinmum.blogspot.com.au/


And one of her favourite pages:


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 one of her favourite pages:


Mel Nunn

I'm a Mum of 2 (Lilly 9 and Tobey 7) and I work full time at CQUniversity in Bundaberg QLD. I just moved from Victoria 12 months ago. After taking a break from scrapbooking for 18 months, I have been back at the craft for the past 6 months. Previously I have been a member of the American Crafts DT, Elle's Studio DT, Scrapboxx, and Lime Tart DT. Currently I am on the support team for Kim Archer's @home site and her Etzcetera Magazine as the food editor and scrapbooking contributor. I have had a number of publications in all of the Australian Magazines, was a Scrapbooking Memories Master in 2007, and A for Keeps Elite team member in 2008. I have conducted online classes and tutorials, and have done a sketch challenge for Scrapbook Creations to be published soon.


http://melnunn.blogspot.com.au/


And one of her favourite pages:

I'll be back with more introductions tomorrow.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

CT Introductions - Part 1

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

Over the next few days, I will be introducing a few of them each day. Today we are meeting Atsuko Hashimoto, Celeste Vermeend and Farheen Suhail.

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 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://kirakirascrapbooking.cocolog-nifty.com/

And one of her favourite layouts:


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 one of her favourite layouts:
 

Farheen Suhail
Hello everyone!! My name is Farheen and I live in Northern New Jersey, USA (which is very close to New York City), with my husband and my 4-yr old boy. I am an Engineer in computers by profession and was into software development but currently a SAHM.

Scrapbooking is a craft where I can blend art with photo and design, and use it for capturing all the cherished moments in a unique way.

I love scrapbooking because it reflects all the passion I have for arts since childhood.

I recently started scrapbooking so have not developed any style yet but I mostly love doing mixed media layouts using paint, sprays/mists, masking, and stamping. I also enjoy a bit of grunge on the layouts.

I am so excited to be joining my first DT.  Stuck sketches are wonderful and inspiring and the DT is incredible. I am really honored and excited to be part of it and very grateful for the wonderful opportunity it has given to me.

http://colorrhythmz.com/ 

And one of her favourite layouts:

There will be more introductions tomorrow.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Autumn / Winter Creative Team Revealed

It's time to announce our Autumn / Winter 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.
I'm very excited to be including such a diverse international team this term.

Firstly, the returning members are:
Celeste Vermeend (Australia) - http://ourgirlyworld.blogspot.com/
Kylie Symons (Australia) - http://kylie-kyliesplace.blogspot.com/
Sarah Groen (New Zealand) - http://scrappinsaraz.blogspot.com/
Tomomi Hiramaru (Japan) -http://tomomi-happy-croppy.blogspot.com/

And our new faces are:


Farheen Suhail (USA) - http://colorrhythmz.com/
Kerryn Fry (Australia) - http://harrysscrappinmum.blogspot.com.au/
Mel Nunn (Australia) - http://melnunn.blogspot.com.au/
Nina Stenzel (Germany) - http://www.meinlebeninscraps.blogspot.de/
Rachael Funnell (Australia) - http://awindowtoomyworld.blogspot.com.au/
Rosangela Phillipsen (Brazil) - http://scrapbyrophilippsen.blogspot.com.au/
Sara Noendeng (Australia) -  http://saras-scrapping-days.blogspot.com.au/  

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 15th Sketch Part 2

Good morning.

Today I have the second half of our Creative Team inspiration from our February 15th sketch.

The Sketch:
Atsuko:
Kate:
Kim:
Leanne:
Sarah W:

This is the final reveal for Kate, Kim, Leanne and Sarah W. Thank you to each of them for their fabulous work during their time with Stuck?! Sketches. Please visit their blogs for more inspiration.

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday February 28th 2013 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.


I will be back within a few days with the new Creative Team announcement.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

January Winners

Sorry for the delay in announcing last month's winners. With the crossover between the new and old team, it's up to me to pick our winners. We had over 100 entries last month so it's been a mammoth job!

Firstly, I wanted to highlight a stunning entry for an International reader, Meihsia Liu.
And onto our prize winners.

Receiving a prize pack from A Piece of Cake Designs - Michelle W


Receiving a $20 voucher from Polka Dot Creative - Ros M

Receiving a $10 voucher from Scrapbook Savvy - Zeneva K


Congratulations! I will pass your contact details onto our sponsors and they will be in contact with you shortly with your prize details.

Have a great week!

Friday, February 15, 2013

February 15th Sketch

Good evening

Tonight I have the February 15th sketch to reveal along with inspiration from our Guest Designer and Creative Team.

For some of this team, it's their final reveal as our new Creative Team will be announced next week.

The Sketch:
Guest DT, Mariko:

Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Thank you to Anne and Kellie for their fabulous work during their time with Stuck?! Sketches. Please visit their blogs for more inspiration from them.

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday February 28th 2013 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.

I'll be back tomorrow with the January winners.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February 1st Sketch Part 2

Good evening

Tonight I have the second half of our Creative Team inspiration from the February 1st sketch.

The Sketch:
Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday February 28th 2013 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. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Sponsors

Do you love to receive prizes?

Here is a little bit about our 5 generous sponsors this month.

Polka Dot Creative

I believe in living a full life and embracing the everyday. I have 4 beautiful children who inspire me every single day. My fifth child is Polka Dot Creative. It's not just an on-line scrapbooking store full of the latest, scrumptious products. It's also a place you can visit to get inspired and to meet some like minded crafters. I love to get lost amongst my creative, chaotic studio creating memory filled projects. I love it all from participating in Project Life to creating mini books, homemade journals, layouts, and cards. Come on over a pay my little world a visit. I'd love to see you.


Scrapbook Savvy
Scrapbook Savvy is the online store for all your scrapbooking needs. New products as well as older discounted lines, speciality items plus all the basics, with our focus being Scrapbooking Kits released monthly. 

Owned and run by owner Sar Ward, Scrapbook Savvy is also lucky to have an awesome Design Team that helps keep it going – Sara Noendeng, Kerryn Fry and Tara Coles. Each month the Scrapbook Savvy girls run challenges and cybercrops which you can find in the forum here – www.scrapbooksavvy.com.au/forum and which all result in spending money for YOU in the Savvy store. 

 Scrapbook Savvy holds monthly at home classes in the Wollongong NSW area, where you can learn the basics of scrapbooking whilst also coming away with at least three pages scrapped in one session! Contact Sar for more info regarding classes – sar@scrapbooksavvy.com.au. 

Visit the Scrapbook Savvy store and register as a new customer, and you will receive a Savvy Shopper voucher giving you 20% off your first order! 

Twiddleybitz
Twiddleybitz  is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of chipboard and fine crafts products located in Western Australia.

Our  motto: Let Twiddleybitz change the way you scrapbook!

As we strive to provide the scrapbooking and craft community with quality and affordable cutting edge chipboard and related products.



Twiddleybitz  has an extensive and inspiring  product range of chipboard and off the page items,  catering for  Scrapbookers , Papercrafters and Mixed Media Artists (and all other crafters!) which  can be used with  colour and textured mediums,  and anything else you can  imagine,  to create your very own unique embellishments, letters, words and shapes to use on your creative projects.


Join us on our Ning for some great ideas and to share your Twiddley creations - http://twiddleybitz.ning.com/


The Scrapbook Store
Formerly known as Handmade By Suzanne – The Scrapbook Store stocks all your favourite scrapbooking and crafting brands at reasonable prices.  New stock arrives weekly and we recognise that customers want the latest and greatest.

New customers receive 15% First Order discount on orders over $35.

The Scrapbook Store also stocks the full Copic Marker range at 30% less than the recommended retail price!

We offer customer service beyond your expectations with a policy of “customers for life”.
Orders are shipped within 24 hours of payment received and in most cases same day.  We also recognise being Perth based may be a disadvantage but it means we can keep our prices low and we work extra hard to ensure we are your store of preference.  

Free postage on orders over $$65 (Australian Addresses Only) and a flat rate of $6 postage on all other orders.  Small orders are welcome and we only charge what it costs us to send.  E-mail for a quote otherwise we will offer to refund where the postage will be less.
All orders are sent with tracking at no extra cost so you have peace of mind.

Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest updates on new arrivals, specials and project ideas.

Paper Secrets

Shop Paper Secrets for your paper crafting needs. Find great deals, inspiration, challenges & prizes!
Blog: www. PaperSecrets.net


Make sure you check out these store and support some great businesses along the way. :)

February 1st Sketch

Good evening

Me oh my, I'm running out of mojo at the moment but a new sketch will surely fix that no? I hope that you can find inspiration in our latest sketch being released.

I also want to introduce our February Guest Designer, Mariko Hisazumi.

Hi! My name is Mariko Hisazumi and I’m really excited to be guest designing at Stuck Sketches.
I live in Japan with my wonderful husband and 2 children, a boy and a girl(she was born just in October).
When my son was 1 year old, I began scrapbooking. Everyday I enjoy it with a cup of coffee after the children are sleeping.
I love using many embellishments,especially flowers and metals.
Thank you for inviting me as GD for February! Can’t wait to see your layouts.

The Sketch:
Guest DT, Mariko:
Atsuko:
Kate:
Kim:
Leanne:
Sarah W:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday February 28th 2013 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.