Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1st Challenge and Celebration!

Hello there!


It's here, it's here, our anniversary celebration is here! I am so thrilled and humbled that each of you and our incredible Design Team have Stuck?! by me for the last year, as I took on this new adventure!

It has been so much fun and I have learned so much.  I am always so inspired by your creativity and willingness to share.

I am grateful for each and every one of our sponsors this last year, who have provided sweet bonuses for your creativity.

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Before I share the new sketch challenge and our DT reveals,  let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge, I know you will be blown away!

A big thank you goes out to the following companies for sponsoring our September 1st Anniversary challenge!

 ScrapMatts is offering an incredible $50.00 gift card!
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.

Lindy's Stamp Gang is offering a $35.00 gift certificate, to their store!
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
Lindy'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: 
 
Words or Whatever is offering 20 pieces of chipboard or wood veneer of the winners choice!
http://www.webster-enterprises.com.au/
WOW is 100% Fair Dinkum Australian owned and run manufacturer and wholesaler of Laser Cut Chipboard, Acrylic and MDF products.

They have been operating from the beautiful Central Coast of NSW since 2009 with over 3000 designs to choose from. They offer a customized order service as well as offering exclusive designs for retailers.

They take pride in providing quality wholesale products at an affordable price as well as offering good old fashioned honest customer service and quick turn around of orders.

Die Cuts With a View is offering a paper stack, winners choice!
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!

Linnie Blooms is offering some lovely newly released product!
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.

Big Picture Classes is offering a $30.00 gift certificate towards a class of your choice!
http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/
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.

So there you have it, 6 incredible sponsors and prizes, and that means 6 winners! Woo hoo!

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


Lets have a look at our gorgeous DT reveals using amazing chipboard accents, sent to each of us, courtesy of ScrapMatts, thank you Sofie we appreciate you!











We hope you re now inspired to create and play along with us!  Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by September 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 to find your layout later in the month, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

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, August 30, 2014

August Challenge Winners!

Hello!

Wow, I am blown away by your gorgeous pages entered into both of our August challenges!  It was so much fun hopping around and seeing your pages!
Once again, I am so glad that we use Random.org to choose our winners.  It makes it so much less painful for me.

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

For our August 1st challenge:

Our first sponsor was FLOURISH WITH A BLING, and they are offering a $15.00 gift card to their site, to one lucky participant!

www.flourishwithabling.com.au


Flourish with a Bling is an Australian company that has their own range of beautiful flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling have introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.

You can contact us or find all our products on our easy-to-use website  www.flourishwithabling.com.au.
 
Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 45. Paula Jennings  is our winner!

...and...


MAY ARTS RIBBON, was our second sponsor, offering two spools of ribbon to a second lucky participant!

http://www.mayarts.com/

May Arts was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of qualityaffordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.


Our randomly drawn winner is...

... which means  38. Melissa Vining is our winner!  

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For our August 15th challenge:

Our first sponsor was  Paper Issues, and they are offering a $20.00 gift card to one lucky participant!

http://www.paperissues.com/
Paper Issues is your go-to place for amazing inspiration and all the newest scrappy products!  


Our randomly drawn winner is...


... which means 15. Lindy  is our winner!

...and...

Our second amazing sponsor was ScrapMuch?, who are offering a kit of the month to a second lucky participant!

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/

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 18. A Bit of Scrappy Goodness  is our winner!  


Congratulations to all of our winners!  Grab your winner badge from our sidebar 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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A reminder and 2 features!

Hello there!

Have you played along with our August 1st and 15th challenges yet?  You still have a couple of days to link up!  We have 2 fabulous sponsors offering prizes to two lucky winners!

You know how we like to feature some of your pages a few times a month, well today is that day - but let me tell you it was no easy feat.  There have been no shortage of amazing layouts, so I turned to the DT for a little help and hey gave me two ladies to feature!




Thank you to everyone who has played along!




Here is a reminder of our sketches:

August 15th

August 1st

Just to reminder you, our sponsors are:

 Paper Issues, they are offering a $20.00 gift card to one lucky participant!

http://www.paperissues.com/
AND ScrapMuch?, who are offering a kit of the month to a second lucky participant!

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by Friday August 29th, 2014 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 later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

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!

I also want to give you a little heads up, during September, we will be celebrating our 1st anniversary here at Stuck?! Sketches, with the new team and owner, and we have so much fun lined up for you!  If you aren't already a follower, you definitely want to start following Stuck?! so that you are among the first to know about our super fun month long anniversary party!



Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Reminder and a Featured Entry for our August 15 Challenge

Hello there!

Don't forget to play along with our August 15th challenge, we have 2 incredible sponsors offering prizes for you to win!

Here is a reminder of our sketch:


We loved this entry from S' Atelier:


Thanks for playing along and sharing your lovely page!

Just to reminder you, our sponsors are:

 Paper Issues, they are offering a $20.00 gift card to one lucky participant!

http://www.paperissues.com/
AND ScrapMuch?, who are offering a kit of the month to a second lucky participant!

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by Friday August 29th, 2014 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 later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

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!

I also want to give you a little heads up, during September, we will be celebrating our 1st anniversary here at Stuck?! Sketches, with the new team and owner, and we have so much fun lined up for you!  If you aren't already a follower, you definitely want to start following Stuck?! so that you are among the first to know about our super fun month long anniversary party!



Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15th Sketch Challenge

Hello there!

It's time for a brand new sketch challenge!  But first let me introduce the sponsors for this challenge:

A big thank you goes out to  Paper Issues, for sponsoring our August 15th 2014 challenge, they are offering a $20.00 gift card to one lucky participant!

http://www.paperissues.com/

Paper Issues is your go-to place for amazing inspiration and all the newest scrappy products!  Along with offering a $20.00 gift card to one lucky participant, Paper Issues is offering everyone 20% off purchases made during the term of this challenge, using the code STUCK at checkout. 
AND thank you to ScrapMuch?, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a kit of the month to a second lucky participant!

http://www.shopscrapmuch.ca/
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....



I am going to be honest with you, when I created this sketch and presented it to the DT I was quite nervous, it is a little different after all, as it suggests several photos on a single page.  Well, let me tell you I needn't have been concerned, the DT blew my mind with their creations and I know you will, too!
Now lets have a look at our super incredible DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)....









Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by Friday August 29th, 2014 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 later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

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!





I also want to give you a little heads up, during September, we will be celebrating our 1st anniversary here at Stuck?! Sketches, with the new team and owner, and we have so much fun lined up for you!  If you aren't already a follower, you definitely want to start following Stuck?! so that you are among the first to know about our super fun month long anniversary party!



Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xoxo