Sunday, May 31, 2015

Welcoming our New DT Member / Blog Coordinator Janice to our Crew

Hello all!

I would like to introduce you to our newest DT Member and Blog Coordinator!  was chosen for many reason: her scrappy style, commitment to her craft and social media skills to name a few.  Janice will be a welcomed help around here for me personally, especially during the coming summer when my family and I will be making a move.


I will let Janice tell you a bit about herself:

"Hi there! I love living with my husband, Matt, in beautiful Austin, Texas, where we own a technology company and work together every day. We also enjoy volunteering at our church and in animal rescue. So I guess we really must like each other! I believe that we all deserve the joy of finding a hobby in which we can become fully immersed and achieve the feeling of energized focus, or flow—and for me that’s scrapbooking. I love photos and my Silhouette and patterned paper (a little too much), but what really excites me is that we can combine all that with stories about our own lives to create art. How cool is that? I look so forward to being a part of this team and the site’s community, which inspire me in my scrapbooking—a hobby I love more each day for the storytelling, creativity and good people that it brings into my life."

You can find more from Janice here on her blog.


Janice will be jumping right in and sharing her talent with you and helping me blog all of our goings on!  Please join me in giving her a big warm welcome, and thank you all for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 2015 Challenges Winners

Hello!

So sorry for the delay in choosing the winner, bit of a crazy day for me!

Thank you to everyone that played along with our May challenges, we know that this is a busy time of year for many with the school year wrapping up for a lot of us, and changes in schedules. The layout entries this month using our May 1st and 15th sketches, were so inspiring and as always we have used Random.org to choose our winners.

So let's give away some prizes, we are drawing for 4 winners today!

For our  May 1st 2015  challenge:

http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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

Our first sponsor was ScrapMatts, who is offering our winner 2 large pieces of chipboard, winners choice.

Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means 39. myriamMG (France) is our winner!

...and...

http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
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 second sponsor was   Die Cuts with a View, who is offering our winner a free paper stack , again winners choice.

Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means 58. BarbP: Marathon Runner is our winner!

For our  May 15th  challenge:

 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 first sponsor was Creative Embellishments, who is offering our winner a a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store!

Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means 32. Jennifer Shaw is our winner!

...and...

 ScrapMuch? is an online and mobile store, that specializes in event sales, retreats, crops and classes.  We offer great products at competitive prices, including a very economical kit club that is an exciting and affordable way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.

Our second sponsor was ScrapMuch?, who is offering our winner a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive)!

Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means  30. Just Find Time To Scrap: More Christmas LOs is our winner!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Grab your winner badge and display it proudly on your blog!
 
Please contact me at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca , put STUCK?! WINNER 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

Monday, May 25, 2015

A Feature and a Reminder

Hello there!

Today we are sharing a layout that was entered into our May 15th challenge.  don't forget to find time to play along we have two fabulous sponsors offering prizes for this challenge, thank you to  Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 store gift certificate to one 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.

AND thank you to ScrapMuch? for also sponsoring this challenge.  They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner.

 ScrapMuch? is an online and mobile store, that specializes in event sales, retreats, crops and classes.  We offer great products at competitive prices, including a very economical kit club that is an exciting and affordable way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.

Beatrice is in the spotlight today with her gorgeous digital page!



We are so glad that you joined us Beatrice, please grab your "featured button" and wear it on your blog!



Here is a reminder of our current sketch....


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by May 29th 2015 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, May 20, 2015

Blog Coordinator and DT Call

Hi there!
DESIGN TEAM  CALL

Stuck?! Sketches is looking to add a BLOG COORDINATOR / DT MEMBER to our incredible team!

If you are a loyal and committed scrapper that loves using sketches as a jumping off point for your layouts, AND have a love for blogging and giving away prizes read on.....

Design Team Requirements:
  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • post our badge on your blog
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • post the Stuck?!  sketch and your layout, along with a link to the Stuck?! blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (the 1st and 15th of each month)
  • 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 (commenting schedule is be modified to allow time for the blog coordinating duties)
  • you do not need to be exclusive to Stuck?!, you can belong to one other sketch DT or unlimited other DT's, however you must be loyal and committed to promoting Stuck?! and our sponsors
  • share in the monthly blogging / social media posting with site owner 
  • good use of English and blogger skills
  • able to work with a schedule
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 3 months, from Jun 1st 2015 to July 31st 2015  - with an option to stay.  No compensation is provided.

To apply,send a high quality photo of a favorite recent layout (based on any sketch) along with the following information to Laura via email at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca, before May 27th at midnight EST.  Please put Stuck?! DT Call in the subject line.

Also include:
  • the sketch you were inspired by
  • past or present DT experience (though none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog 
  • a bit about why you love social media, and your social media skills
  • your full name and address
Serious applicants only please!

The selected entrant will be notified via email, by March 28th, and will be announced on the blog  May 31st. You will need to jump in right away with blogging and social media requirement but can dealt the start of your DT duties if need be.

Thank you and Good Luck!
Laura
xo

May 15 2015 Challenge Feature

Hello there!

Today we are sharing a layout that was entered into our May 15th challenge.  don't forget to find time to play along we have two fabulous sponsors offering prizes for this challenge, thank you to  Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 store gift certificate to one 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.

AND thank you to ScrapMuch? for also sponsoring this challenge.  They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner.

 ScrapMuch? is an online and mobile store, that specializes in event sales, retreats, crops and classes.  We offer great products at competitive prices, including a very economical kit club that is an exciting and affordable way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.

AsaJ is in the spotlight today with her gorgeous page!


We are so glad that you joined us, please grab your "featured button" and wear it on your blog!



Here is a reminder of our current sketch....


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by May 29th 2015 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

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15 2015 Sketch Challenge

Hello there!

Can you believe that it is already time for our mid month sketch challenge?  We have two fabulous sponsors offering prizes for this challenge, thank you to  Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 store gift certificate to one 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.

AND thank you to ScrapMuch? for also sponsoring this challenge.  They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits (shipping not inclusive) to a second lucky winner.

 ScrapMuch? is an online and mobile store, that specializes in event sales, retreats, crops and classes.  We offer great products at competitive prices, including a very economical kit club that is an exciting and affordable way to add to your scrapbook stash and inspire you to create.


Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


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





Sandy
 




Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by May 29th 2015 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

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Feature and a reminder to play along with our May 1st challenge!

Hello there!

Thank you for continuing to link up your gorgeous pages with us! As we always try for, we have two great prizes to give away!

ScrapMatts is offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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 Die Cuts with a View is offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant!

http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
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 feature for today comes from Sue Smith.



Sue's page is just the perfect backdrop for her sweet photo!  Thank you for playing along Sue don't forget to grab your 'featured' button.


Here is a reminder of the sketch, we look forward to seeing your take on it!


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by May 29th 2015 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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 1st 2015 Challenge | Feature and Reminder

Hello there!

Wow we have had so many fantastic entries already! If you managed to scrapbook with our sketch on NSD, don't forget to link your layout up for your chance at one of these two great prizes!

ScrapMatts is offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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 Die Cuts with a View is offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant!

http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
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 feature for today comes from Kathy Major...


Isn't that circle element fabulous!  Thank you for playing along Kathy, don't forget to grab your 'featured' button.


Here is a reminder of the sketch, we look forward to seeing your take on it!


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by May 29th 2015 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

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1 2015 Sketch Challenge and a guest!

Hello there!

It's 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 our this challenge, they are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

http://scrapmatts.ning.com/
 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 Die Cuts with a View, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free paper stack to a second lucky participant!

http://www.diecutswithaview.com//
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!

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


This week we have another guest designer joining us. Please join me in welcoming Devra Hunt!


Have a look at Devra's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Devra, we just love your page!

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








Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by May 29th 2015 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