Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for a new sketch challenge!  Last month we had an inedible number of entries in our challenges and I am feeling super grateful and humble that you are sticking with me on my sketching journey and coming back to play along month after month.  Thank you so much to all of you and our fabulous sponsors that certainly sweeten the pot, as they say! Now let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to  Wycinanka, for sponsoring our this challenge, they are offering a themed prize pack (similar to as shown below) to one lucky participant!

In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains,
with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft.  

In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at  www.wycinanka.net
 

AND thank you to ScrapMuch?, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate towards project kits to a second lucky participant!

 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.

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 each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our May 1st challenge will guest for our July 1st challenge!


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


As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Carolyn Johnson to our May 1st challenge!!


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

"My name is Carolyn Johnson and I live in Winnipeg, Canada. I'm a teacher by day and a scrap-a-holic by night. I have a 5-year-old daughter who is the focus of my scrapbook but occasionally my husband and I make an appearance. I began scrapbooking in 2011 as a way to give myself a break during a very stressful year. I quickly became hooked and now I make layouts any chance I can get. I love making cute, funny and pretty pages and experimenting with a variety of styles and products."

Here is Carolyn's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Carolyn, I just love your sunny 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 1st 2016 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

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 2016 Winners

Hello!

We had so many incredible layouts entries this month using our April 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 April 1st challenge:

A big thank you goes to ScrapMuch for offering a $20.00 gift certificate toward project kits (shipping not included) to our first lucky winner.

https://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/catalog/index.php
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 randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 24. Ayako NAGASAWA is our winner!

...and...

And thank you to Die Cuts with a View, who is sponsoring this challenge by 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 randomly drawn winner is...


... which means  72. Living Doll - Tracey Campbell Australia is our winner!

For our April 15th challenge:

Our first sponsor was Lindy's Stamp Gang who is offering our winner a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 18. Leah Burgett is our winner!

 ...and...

And thank you to ScrapMatts, who is offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second 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 51. Wendi R is our winner!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Grab your winner badge and display it proudly on your blog!
 
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 each challenge to guest with us!  


Our chosen scrapbooker from our April 1st challenge, who will be guesting for our June 1st challenge is 88. Bella Scraps! This is her layout.


Our chosen scrapbooker from our April 15th challenge, who will be guesting for our June 15th challenge is 15. Anita Bownds Aus!  This is her layout...


Please contact me at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca , put STUCK?! WINNER or Stuck?! GDT 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, April 25, 2016

April 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Today we're featuring a page, based on our April 15th sketch, that's just as soft and pretty as its subject. But before we show you today's inspiration, we want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring us with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

And thank you to ScrapMatts, who is offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second 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

Anita is our featured artist today. The soft color palette combines with the texture of the flowers, doilies, and chipboard details to create such a romantic look.


We are so glad you joined us, Anita. Please grab our "featured" button below and wear it on your blog.
Here's another look at the sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th 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 us today. We hope our sketch inspires you, too. Be sure to let us see what you've made. We love to see your work.

Janice :-)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 15 2016 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Today's featured page, which is based on our April 15th sketch, is blooming with pretty details. But before we show you today's inspiration, let's shout out to our sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang for sponsoring us with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

And thank you to ScrapMatts, who is offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second 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

Connie is our featured artist today. Her Easter page is bursting with spring color, stenciling, and a garden full of flowers. That bunny and her ears are awfully cute, too.


We are so glad you joined us, Connie. Please grab our "featured" button below and wear it on your blog.
Here's another look at the sketch:


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th 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 us today. We hope our sketch inspires you, too. Be sure to let us see what you've made. We love to see your work.

Janice :-)

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 15th 2016 Challenge Reveal

Hello there!

It's time for our mid month sketch challenge!  But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang, for sponsoring our this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!

 indy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

AND thank you to ScrapMatts, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second 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

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 each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our April 15th challenge will guest for our June 15th challenge!


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


As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Lizzy Crust  to our April 1st challenge!!


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

"Hi I am Lizzy Crust and I have been scrapbooking since 2006, wow that is 10 years now! I enjoy the creative process of putting a layout together and love to use flowers, fussy cutting, dies, chipboard and some mixed media. I love online challenges and have made many friends by joining in with the many sites around. I have been on several design teams which has been a  good way to grow in my abilities. I have 4 children but only one at home now. Thank you Laura for my Guest Designer spot for Stuck!?, your sketches are amazing!"

Here is  Lizzy's beautiful layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Lizzy, we are so glad that you did!

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






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