Friday, January 30, 2015

January Winners!

Hello!

We are so overwhelmed by how many of you entered this months challenges using our January 1st and 15th sketches, 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 January 1st challenge:

ScrapMatts, is our first sponsor our January 1st  challenge, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!


 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 randomly drawn winner is...



... which means Violette is our winner!

...and...

 Big Picture Classes is our second sponsor, offering a $30.00 gift certificate to a second lucky participant.

We're here to help you tell your story and leave your mark in fun and meaningful ways. Scrapbooking is our lifeblood—it gives us our strength and vitality as a company. We recognize that there are as many creative pursuits as there are people. For this reason, we offer top-notch online education in a variety of fields and formats.

When you learn to value your unique perspective, your personal expression becomes art.
This is why we approach everything we teach with a guilt-free attitude that opens you up to inspiration in your everyday life and allows you to focus on what matters most. We view a successful class not by the mastering of a technique or by completion of a project but by the impact of the creative process—we view success as our students experiencing an "aha" moment or making a "big picture" connection that will last a lifetime.


Our randomly drawn winner is...



... which means Anita Hamersley is our winner!

...and...

For our  January 15th  challenge:

 Creative Embellishments, one of our Elite sponsors, was our first sponsor, offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their store, to one lucky participant!


http://www.creativeembellishments.com//
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 randomly drawn winner is...



... which means Denise is our winner!

...and...

Linnie Blooms, another Elite sponsor, is also back again sponsoring the January 15th challenge, offering a great prize pack to a second lucky participant!

http://linnieblooms.com//
Linnie Blooms is a local Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA retail shop, owned by Linda Barutha.  Linda offers craft and art supplies, fun and creative classes including mixed-media courses, monthly Pinterest classes, sewing classes for kids, crochet, and more in her studio / shop. Linnie Blooms also manufacturers their own crafting supplies, which are a great way to add texture and dimension to your craft projects..  And have recently ventured into creating layout kits.

Our randomly drawn winner is...



... which means Katrina 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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Feature and a Reminder

Hello there!

We are popping in to remind you to play along with our mid-month sketch challenge!

If you recall, we have the following sponsors for this challenge:

Creative Embellishments, one of our Elite sponsors, is back with us sponsoring our January 15th challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their store, to one lucky participant!

http://www.creativeembellishments.com//
 
AND Linnie Blooms, another Elite sponsor, is also back again sponsoring this challenge, offering a great prize pack to a second lucky participant!

http://linnieblooms.com//

And this is a reminder of our current sketch....



I also have an entry that we would like to feature today, I am in awe of the details and layers in the background of this page by Violette.


Thanks for playing along Violette, here is your "Featured Badge" don't forget to wear it proudly on your blog!


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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A feature and a reminder!

Hello there!

We are popping in to remind you to play along with our mid-month sketch challenge!

If you recall, we have the following sponsors for this challenge:

Creative Embellishments, one of our Elite sponsors, is back with us sponsoring our January 15th challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their store, to one lucky participant!

http://www.creativeembellishments.com//
 
AND Linnie Blooms, another Elite sponsor, is also back again sponsoring this challenge, offering a great prize pack to a second lucky participant!

http://linnieblooms.com//

And this is a reminder of our current sketch....


Today we have Vicki in the spotlight with her great masculine page!


Thanks for joining us Vicki, don't forget to post your featured badge proudly on your blog! 

 

Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th 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, January 15, 2015

January 15th Challenge

Hello there!

It's time for our mid-month sketch challenge!

But first let's send out a big thank you to our sponsors for this challenge! 

Creative Embellishments, one of our Elite sponsors, is back with us sponsoring our January 15th challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their store, to one lucky participant!

http://www.creativeembellishments.com//
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 Linnie Blooms, another Elite sponsor, is also back again sponsoring this challenge, offering a great prize pack to a second lucky participant!

http://linnieblooms.com//
Linnie Blooms is a local Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA retail shop, owned by Linda Barutha.  Linda offers craft and art supplies, fun and creative classes including mixed-media courses, monthly Pinterest classes, sewing classes for kids, crochet, and more in her studio / shop. Linnie Blooms also manufacturers their own crafting supplies, which are a great way to add texture and dimension to your craft projects..  And have recently ventured into creating layout kits.

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 Jessika Lundman!!

I will let Jessika tell you a bit about herself....

"Hi! My name is Jessika but I go by the nickname mrssandman in the scrap world.   I live in a house with my partner and our two boys born in 06 and 10 in the northern Sweden.  My boys are my biggest inspiration and they are usually featured in my layouts.  I have been scrapping for nine years now and I just love it more and more each day!  My style is a combo between mixed media and very sharp and vivid colors.  I love taking a white background and build layer upon layer until a work of art reveals itself. On almost everyone of my creations there is black splatter.  I mostly make layouts but now and then I take on a 3D project.  I would love it if you took a peak at my blog and leave a comment www.mrssandman.blogspot.se"

Here is Jessika's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Jessika! We just love your layout and how all of your elements pop off that white background!
Now lets have a look at our gorgeous DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)....







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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Another fabulous feature!

Hello friends!

You know how much we love to give someone a shout out for their great entry, right?  Well today Nicole Wess is in the spotlight, for this wonderful page!



I loved the way she used her school colourson her page, and pulled the text paper to reinforce her them. Loads of thought went into this page.  Thank you for playing along Nicole, be sure to grab your "featured" badge!


Here is a reminder of our generous sponsors for our very first challenge of 2015! A big thank you goes out to  ScrapMatts, for sponsoring our January 1st  challenge, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

 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 Big Picture Classes who is offering a $30.00 gift certificate to a second lucky participant.

We're here to help you tell your story and leave your mark in fun and meaningful ways. Scrapbooking is our lifeblood—it gives us our strength and vitality as a company. We recognize that there are as many creative pursuits as there are people. For this reason, we offer top-notch online education in a variety of fields and formats.

When you learn to value your unique perspective, your personal expression becomes art.
This is why we approach everything we teach with a guilt-free attitude that opens you up to inspiration in your everyday life and allows you to focus on what matters most. We view a successful class not by the mastering of a technique or by completion of a project but by the impact of the creative process—we view success as our students experiencing an "aha" moment or making a "big picture" connection that will last a lifetime.

Just to remind you, this is our current sketch!



You can see what the design team and our guest designer created with this sketch here.


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th, 2015 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, January 7, 2015

Our Weekly Feature and Reminder

Hello friends!

We have had so many great entries already and it is always tough to choose just one to feature every week. I thought I would share a little bit about how I choose the 'featured pages'.

I like to choose different styles so that we inspire all types of scrappers.  For me personally, I have my own style that I typically stick to, but I find so much inspiration from all types of layouts, whether it is a technique, a unique colour combination, a gorgeous handmade embellishment or the balance of the page in general - inspiration is everywhere! So these are the things that I look for when I finally decide which layout is going to be the feature of the week. And sometimes, I get a message from one of our amazing DT that says "Laura, you need to featured this layout...."! I love it when they take the tough choices out of my hands! ;)

So without further delay, today's feature is Jackie George:


I loved the cheerful colour combination and the painted effect down the right hadn side.Thank you for playing along Jackie, be sure to grab yoru featured badge!


Here is a reminder of our generous sponsors for our very first challenge of 2015! A big thank you goes out to  ScrapMatts, for sponsoring our January 1st  challenge, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

 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 Big Picture Classes who is offering a $30.00 gift certificate to a second lucky participant.

We're here to help you tell your story and leave your mark in fun and meaningful ways. Scrapbooking is our lifeblood—it gives us our strength and vitality as a company. We recognize that there are as many creative pursuits as there are people. For this reason, we offer top-notch online education in a variety of fields and formats.

When you learn to value your unique perspective, your personal expression becomes art.
This is why we approach everything we teach with a guilt-free attitude that opens you up to inspiration in your everyday life and allows you to focus on what matters most. We view a successful class not by the mastering of a technique or by completion of a project but by the impact of the creative process—we view success as our students experiencing an "aha" moment or making a "big picture" connection that will last a lifetime.

Just to remind you, this is our current sketch!



You can see what the design team and our guest designer created with this sketch here.


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th, 2015 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, January 5, 2015

GDT Announcement

Hi there!

Today we are sharing the winners of our December GDT call!  As you may know, it was a really close outcome.  Our DT had a tough time choosing a winner so we called on your help via our Facebook page.  Thank you for your help!

So let's get to it!

Our first winner will be joining us with our February 1, 2015 sketch, we are looking forward to seeing what she creates!  In the meantime, have a look at her entry and pop by her blog!


And our second winner, joining us with our February 15, 2015 challenge as an equally fabulous layout usually a completely different style and palette.  We love that!  You should visit her blog for more bold, bight and graphic layoutinspiration!

Congratulations ladies, we look forward to having you join us!

Our GDT call was so much fun for us, we hope you all had fun, too!! We have some more fun up our sleeves for you!  Can you guess what it might be?  You will have to wait a little longer though, we will fill you in just as soon as we can!

Thanks for visiting today!
Laura
xoxo

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1st Sketch Challenge and a Guest!

Hello friends!

Happy New Year to you all!  By the end of 2014 we here at Stuck?! have undergone some changes, we have said good bye to a few of our team mates, they will be missed here for their inspiration for sure, but we know we can find them around the www when we need our fix!  Most recently Sarah and Atsuko have decided to leave the team and we wish them all the best.

2015 is sure to bring more changes, beginning with us welcoming our GDT winners for the next four challenges!  We also have a few special surprises up our sleeves for this year so be sure to watch for news from us!

Now it's time for a new sketch challenge, our very first of 2015!  Our sponsors for this challenge, are very fitting companies to begin the new year with us at they have been long term Stuck?! supporters! 

A big thank you goes out to  ScrapMatts, for sponsoring our January 1st  challenge, they are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

 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 Big Picture Classes who is offering a $30.00 gift certificate to a second lucky participant.

We're here to help you tell your story and leave your mark in fun and meaningful ways. Scrapbooking is our lifeblood—it gives us our strength and vitality as a company. We recognize that there are as many creative pursuits as there are people. For this reason, we offer top-notch online education in a variety of fields and formats.

When you learn to value your unique perspective, your personal expression becomes art.
This is why we approach everything we teach with a guilt-free attitude that opens you up to inspiration in your everyday life and allows you to focus on what matters most. We view a successful class not by the mastering of a technique or by completion of a project but by the impact of the creative process—we view success as our students experiencing an "aha" moment or making a "big picture" connection that will last a lifetime.

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


Please join me in welcoming our guest Olga Ryzhkova, Olga won our December 1st GDT challenge!!


I will let Olga tell you a bit about herself....

"I live in the northern city Murmansk, in Russia.
I'm a happy wife, mother and grandmother.
My family is the source of my inspiration, I love to create with my favourite photos of my daughters and granddaughters. Scrapbooking has been my hobby for 5 years, now likely to it is not a hobby but a way of life ... I love to scrap all styles, tried everything too, but my favorite is the free style.  Really love to create albums and pages. I would love you to visit my blog!
http://lekinamasterskaya.blogspot.ru/
"

Here is Olga's layout based on our sketch.


What a gorgeous page Olga, we are are so happy to have you join us for this challenge!
Now lets have a look at our always inspiring DT reveals....









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