Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STUCK?! January 15 2018 Reveal.

Hello there,
  Tis a little bit cooler here today and quite pleasant after the extreme heat we have been experiencing, and then seeing my friends across the seas having the extreme cold and snow... what an amazing world we live in, and how wonderful it is to have friends around the world to share our love of scrapbooking with... I hope your day is going well!

The new sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES January 15th reveal is up and it is another fabulous one... I do say that each time because I really do love creating with them...  

and there is a wonderful 3rd prize this time thanks to another wonderful sponsor..


A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering $25.00 gift certificate to their online store 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 DCWV, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free paper stack of the winner's choice to a second lucky participant!

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!

AND thank you to our NEW sponsor Victoria Marie, who is sponsoring this challenge and offering a free class from the Victoria Maria site to our third winner!

The winner of our sponsored challenge will receive a FREE Victoria Marie Online Classes scrapbook course enrollment! To learn more, head on over to http://www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com for a full listing of classes and course descriptions. You can find Victoria Marie Designs on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on the Victoria Marie Blog!

Finally, we also 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 January 15th challenge challenge will guest for our March 15th challenge!

and the sketch is....


  and dont forget to pop over to the blog to see the way the design team have each created for this sketch..

and my take..

some closer views..


die cuts, clusters and some stamping on the back ground for interest..


The little hearts are from the cog die cut and the little flower gem has been in my stash for years.. I am trying to use stuff up, and perhaps it will take me years to make a dent, but you just gotta start somewhere!!!

my layout...  trust, love.

These photos are of my Dd and our old horse who is no longer with us after she hurt her foot really badly, so these moments are to be treasured...  Bess was a give away her owner no longer wanted her, but she had several happy years with us..  its funny how these old photos bring back the memories..

So again I do thank you for coming by, I do like to keep my blog going as it will be my digital scrap print and something to one day look back on...  and the comments you leave me are very special too...


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Monday, January 08, 2018

SCRAP THE GIRLS January - Got the blues!

Hello there,
How are things in your part of the world? We have been having such hot dry days that there has not been much housework happening here, the only thing I enjoy is sitting in front of the fan and getting a bit of scrapping done!! So I have been able to create for this months challenge over at SCRAP THE GIRLS  which grabbed my attention as i love the color blue... and the challenge is...
to be inspired by this mood board...  I love all those blues and I thought the new papers from Kaisercraft were perfect for this challenge...  Then I found a photo of my Dd wearing blue and away I went!!

some closer views..


Some fussy cutting and stamping on the back ground..


Some die cuts and I love a little bit of sparkle by using Kindy Glitz!

Every picture has a story..

My Dd with our neighbours horse who is  called Lorelai!! I enjoyed creating this layout using lots of blue papers! Thank you SCRAP THE GIRLS for a great challenge this month!

Thanks for coming by and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me too...  Take care..

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

STUCK?! January 1st Sketch 2018.

Hello again!
I hope your week is off to a great start.. We are in the midst of summer here, so hot hot hot days and the nights have kept up the warmth as well... so perhaps there may be some rain on the way.. I do hope so!!

The first sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES for the new year is a fabulous one and the design team have really got some wonderful inspiration for you.

As always, we have two awesome sponsors supporting this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering two 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 SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering the three new for January sequin releases and 3 yards of each of the in stock May Arts burlap string to a second lucky participant!

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website www.spiegelmomscraps.com. We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

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 January 1st challenge will guest for our March 1st challenge!


And the sketch..
I took the Sketch as is and tried to copy the diamonds at the top of the page, but there is so much else you can do with this sketch..

Some closer views..



I used a square punch to create the look of the diamonds..





I have also fussy cut flowers and birds from papers and lifted them up with foam tape for dimension.


Be bold.



An interesting sketch that I enjoyed creating with.. Make sure you pop over and check out the inspiration and link up over at the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG!!


Thanks for coming on by and thanks so much for the comments too..  Enjoy the rest of this week!!




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Monday, January 01, 2018

KRAFT+ January 2018 ..

Hello there! A pinch and a punch for a new month, and hey a brand new year too! Did you see the old year out and the new year in!!?? I did, just at home.. watching the fireworks on tv!! and then falling into bed to wake up ready ???? for the new year!!!

and the new challenge for KRAFT+ is a fabulous one...  and it is..
to be inspired by COFFEE!!  Pretty sure most of us were reaching for coffee today after a late night last night!! hehe... There are wonderful inspirations from the design team over on the blog so make sure you check them out Here!!!!!  And did you know there is now a section for Cards and tags following the criteria and having Kraft as the base...

and my take..  I really got the coffee out and used cold coffee in many ways on my layout..

some closer views.
I have used coffee splats on the back ground as well as soaking gauze in coffee..

I also soaked the music paper and dripped some coffee on the tags..

Love the moments...


So many ways to be inspired by coffee!!
I hope your year is off to a great start and you get some time for creating after the busy time of Christmas and new Year!! Thanks for coming by and thank you too for the comments you leave me!!


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

WHITE WITH ONE DECEMBER.... Happy New Year!!!

Hello there,
It feels like I have been away for sooo long, so much has happened since I last posted here, so busy.. I trust you had a lovely Christmas shared with those you love...  It wont be long and we will be into the New Year...  I trust the year ahead will be a good one for us all..

I managed to hide in my scrap room for a little while and I created a layout for WHITE WITH ONE as I had a photo of my Dd that I wanted to scrap...  The Santa hat on the horse inspired me to create for this challenge this month...  which is...
..

and my layout.. some closer views..



Some star stencilling and all the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..



Enjoy Everyday Moments..

Please excuse the warp from the paint on the back ground!!! Love this photo!!

Thanks so much to those who still come around the blogs, it seems like not many visit blogs, so I do appreciate you taking the time to come by, and thank you for the comments you leave me too!!

and I must wish you all a very Happy New Year, I pray you will know many blessings and happy moments in the new year ahead..  Thanks for your support this year too... until next year!!!



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Saturday, December 16, 2017

STUCK?! : December 15th Sketch.

Hello there!
How are you all going? I am just popping in to put up the new and really fabulous sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES December 15th reveal which has seen the Design Team take quite a few different interpretations so make sure you check out the Designers inspiration over on the STUCK?! Sketches Blog .

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store 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 Scrapbook Nerd, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online store to a second lucky participant!

Scrapbook Nerd is committed to helping you find creative ways to capture and preserve your memories. We have a passion for scrapbooking and other paper crafts and we want to share that with you. Its our goal to provide you with quality products from companies you know and introduce you to ones you might not.
As part of our commitment to you Scrapbook Nerd has a forum & gallery. A friendly place you can connect with other crafters, share ideas and techniques that will help grow your crafty skills.
Sign up for our newsletter to see all the latest happenings here at Scrapbook Nerd.


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 December 15th challenge will guest for our February 15th challenge!

And the sketch is..



And my layout using this wonderful sketch..


Some closer views..







Fussy cutting and some stamping on the back ground!





Life is full of wonderful moments!



Life is full of special moments! Perhaps you have some special moments you would like to scrap using this sketch from STUCK?! SKETCHES! 

I have just been away to Townsville where we witnessed my DD graduation from the Police Academy. What a special and proud occasion for all of us..  I would love to share a news report about it..  I certainly do pray for each of these new recruits as they begin their new employment in the next weeks.  Thank God for all our emergency services who give their lives to help others.. 

Thanks so much for coming by, I know only too well how busy this time of the year is... I have barely thought of Christmas but I am hoping to get my head around the fact that there is just over 1 week until the big day.. So thank you for taking the time to call by and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too...


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - December.

Hello there,
How has your day been? I am just popping in to share my take on this months challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and it is..

to use these three colors predominately and the sketch for inspiration and the two words on your layout..

I thought of Christmas and have used an older photo of my children for my layout..

some closer views..
I have created the flowers using dies..
more dies and fussy cutting..

Celebrate together..
My goodness where has the time gone!!?? and it will only be a couple of weeks and we will have Christmas again!!!  You can check out the designers inspiration and link up over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG HERE!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I do hope you are not tooo busy for this time of the year! Take some time for yourself ... thanks to those who leave me lovely comments. I do appreciate each one!! take care..

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

STUCK?! DECEMBER 1ST SKETCH.

Hello again,
Just popping in to share the fabulous new sketch for STUCK?! DECEMBER 1ST reveal. Another lovely sketch that I enjoyed creating with.. and it is..
And before you get into the sketch I must share about the wonderful sponsors for this challenge ...

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a beautiful themed prize pack to one lucky randomly drawn 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 a warm welcome and thank you goes out to Bramble Fox, a brand new sponsor for us here at Stuck?! Sketches!  Bramble Fox is offering a $25.00 (Pound) gift certificate to their online shop to a second lucky participant!

Bramble Fox creates beautiful and unique embellishments that are perfect for all memory keeping projects! Our ever expanding range of designs reflects current trends adding a timeless access to Scrapbook pages, Project Life, Planners and more.
In addition to our standard ranges, we can design products to compliment kits or one-off designs for that special occasion such as Weddings. Just get in touch with us: hello@bramblefox.co.uk
There is always lots of inspiration to be found on our website Bramblefox.co.uk or follow us on Instagram - @Bramblefox


Bramble Fox is also offering all of our readers 10% off in their shop with the code STUCK10, until December 31st!
As always, 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 December 1st challenge will guest for our February 1st challenge!  

So make sure you pop over to the STUCK?! Sketches Blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the other designers.. 

and my layout..

some closer views..

Some fussy cutting and a sweet dandelion stencil!!

Fly High.

I have used old papers for this layout, so good to use them!!

I hope your day has been a good one, thanks for your visit, and thanks for the lovely comments too..


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