Thursday, August 25, 2016

Celebration Sneak Peek | Stuck?! Sketches

Hello friends! I have some exciting news to share! Stuck?! Sketches is celebrating it's 3rd anniversary!

Beginning September 1st and running all month long we will be celebrating with more prizes, more sponsors and more fun!

I hope you decided to celebrate with us!  See you on the 1st!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches DT call reminder!

Reminder! It is that time again! Stuck?! Sketches is having a DT call!


I am super excited to announce that Stuck?! Sketches is having a design team call!  We are looking for an undetermined number of team members. If you are a loyal and committed scrapper that loves using sketches as a jumping off point for your layouts, read on.....

Design Team Requirements:
  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • submit good quality and closely cropped photos of your pages on time (for your DT call submission as well) 
  • post our badge on your blog with a link  to our blog
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • post the Stuck?! Sketches sketch and your layout, along with a link to the Stuck?! Sketches blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (the 1st and 15th of each month) at 7 am EST
  • 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 - this is very important, if you are not willing or able to do your share of commenting please do not apply
  • you do not need to be exclusive to Stuck?!, you can belong to other DT's, however you must be loyal and committed to promoting Stuck?! and our sponsors
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 6 months, from October 1st, 2016 - March 31, 2017 - with a possibility of continuing on. No compensation is provided.

To apply, please complete the following requirements:

1. Create a layout using one of our current challenges and enter it into our challenge.  Yes, you are eligible for the current prizes.

2. Send a high quality photo of your layout along with the following information to Laura via email at, before September 7, 2016.  Please put Stuck?! Sketches DT Call in the subject line.

3. Include:
  • one layout based on any of our current sketches (as per above )
  • 2 of your favourite layouts, we would love to see what you think best represents your style!!
  • past or present DT experience (although none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address
Selected entrants will be notified via email, by September 14th, 2016 and will be announced on September 28th, 2016 on our blog.  New team members will be expected to participate in the October 1st  reveal.

I am looking forward to seeing your application, Good Luck!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Take Me to the Beach Title | Free Cut File

HI friends!  I have a new freebie cut file to share wit you today!  I created this title to use on a recent Simple Stories design team layout and I received a lot of nice comments about the title, so I thought you might like to play with it, too.

As always, click on the image to be taken to my download page.

Here is a reminder of the layout that I created using this title...

Enjoy and have a great day!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Soft and Strong | Noel Mignon

Hello! I am up on the Noel Mignon Scrapbooking Kits blog today sharing a layout using the Vintage Charm Classic Kit! I am having so much fun with this kit and am challenging myself to try a few different styles when creating. This week the DT was challenged to create a project with an "I've been framed" theme, basically using up some of the frames in the kit in a fun way.

Today I am scrapping a layout for a friend, when I saw this photo on her Facebook feed I knew I just had to "borrow" it.  I have been doing that a fair bit lately, but in my defense photos really inspire me.

I used frames on my page in several ways; such as a photo mat, an embellishment (the epoxy piece and die cut piece), and stamped as an anchor for the gold Thickers that personalize the page.

This heart was the off cut from the focal area of my first Noel Mignon layout for this month, and was just perfect to doll up for this page.  I used some Ranger Texture Paste from my stash and mixed in some of the Heidi Swapp color shine to create a soft gold past.  Then I used the Heidi Swapp polka dot mask from this kit to add a patterned to my die cut heart.

I knew I wanted to create a very long title about girls being both sweet and strong, so I poked around the internet looking for an appropriate phrase and came up with this.  I added in the ' until you' part.

I loved using the mixture of hard and soft embellishments.  I finished off my page with sprinkles of Color Shine, stitching in several areas and outlining around my title with a felt tip pen.

I have another process video to share with you today as well,  I hope you have time to watch (it is just under 10 minutes) and maybe give it a thumbs up if you like it!

Click here to watch it on my You-Tube channel (and to see my other videos).

Supply List: (from the kit)  Patterned papers "delighted" and "flutter" from Maggie Holmes Bloom collection; "moments" patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection; "let it grow: patterned paper from Simple Stories Bloom and Grow collection; We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home stickers; American Crafts "Happy" gold Thickers; Prima crochet flower; Pink Fresh Studios foiled epoxy stickers; We R Memory Keepers printed wood pieces; Heidi Swapp pretty things mask; Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine; Prima Stamp; Pretty Little Studio paper frames; Jen Hadfield gold glitter tags; Prima label stamp. (from my stash) Ranger Texture Paste; Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad; American Crafts brown Precision pen; grey Staedtler pen; Clear Star Gelly Roller.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Engaged | CAS Card

Hey there!  I have a super clean and simple card to share with you today.

The digital stamp and sentiment on this card were both created using cut files that I designed in the Silhouette Studio software.  It is such a great tool to help round out your stamp collection!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Family Adventure | Stuck?! Sketches

There is a brand new sketch challenge up over at Stuck?! Sketches and I would love for you to play along!  Here is the sketch...

And this is my take on it...

I used lots of goodies from the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection.  I loved the earthy and nature inspired elements for this photo of my son, his fiance and and their little one, taken at the little local zoo.  And the colours couldn't be any more perfect for their outfits!!

I used some CTMH waxy flax to create a wonky twine circle element as was suggested in the sketch.

After layering some patterned papers beneath my photo, I then layered in some fun ephemera, wood dots and enamel dots to embellish my page.

I also added in a bit of mist and stitching for extra texture and layers.

We have two fabulous sponsor giving away prizes this month..

Supply List: Jillibean Soup patterned papers (Soup Staples II, Mushroom Medley Soup), wood dots, label stickers, soup labels, pea pod parts; Tim Holtz textured surfaces corrugated paper; CTMH waxy flax; Evalicious cut apart tag; Mr. Huey's mist; Doodlebug and Simple Stories enamel dots

Thanks for visiting! 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Happpy Home | Noel Mignon

I am up on the  Noel Mignon Scrapbooking Kits blog today sharing another layout using the Vintage Charm Classic Kit!  This is my second month on the team and I am just blown away with the kits that Noel creates!  The mix of patterns and manufacturers, embellishments and the mist in the kit are stunning! This week the DT was challenged to create a project with a "home" theme, whether we use a house on our project, scrapbook about our home or create a home decor item the choice was ours.  I was really tempted to create a home decor item, but I have also been wanting to start a scrapbook about our home.

We moved in last summer and have been working really hard to make it a home, and a place for family and friends to want to gather.  So the thought that this is the perfect time to start a 'Home" album won out.

To tie in the DT challenge, I not only scrapbooked a photo of my home (or part of it, I cropped off the garage), but I also thought that I could create a little scene with houses in the background.

I began by die cutting this wood grained paper from We R Memory Keepers, cutting out some clouds from the upper area and trimming it down to 11 x 11 inches.

I backed this with a Maggie Holmes paper that is a wispy blue and white colour and reminded me of summery clouds.

I also layered some dry embossed white cardstock die cut clouds over top. And then added in a die cut butterfly and a sticker heart.

This vintage patio lights sticker is so cute, it reminds me of the lights we have on our back deck a bit, so it had to adorn my page!  I toyed with layering it over my photo but string it along the roof-line of the die cut houses seemed too perfect!

I used lots of the stickers from the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection sticker sheet, above and beside my photo.

I love the way these Simple Stories bradz look in the centre of these flower stickers.

My title was created by colouring the gold Thickers and a wood veneer wood from Jillibean Soup from the kit with a navy Copic. I love the way the Copic coloured the glittery alphas.  The still have sparkle and a hint of gold, but they suit my page a bit better.

I have another process video to share with you today as well,  I hope you have time to watch (it is just under 10 minutes) and maybe give it a thumbs up if you like it!

Click here to watch it on my You-Tube channel.

Supply List;  We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home "lights out" patterned paper; Simple Stories Bloom and Grow "chin up buttercup", "Bee Happy" and "let it grow" patterned paper and bradz; Maggie Holmes Bloom "delighted" patterned paper; We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home sticker sheet; American Crafts gold Thickers and white and honey coloured cardstock; Jillibean Sup Wood veneer words; Pink Fresh Studio foiled epoxy stickers; Pretty Little Studios garland flag, cut a parts and die cuts. From my stash: brown American Crafts Precision Pen; B39 Copic.

Thanks for visiting!