Friday, March 16, 2018

STUCK?! MARCH 15TH Challenge.

Hello there,
How did we get to the middle of the month so soon!!???  I have no idea where my days are going to, they just seem to go by so fast!!  So I had better hop to it and share this mid-month sketch for STUCK?! Sketches which is another fabulous one..  and it is..
  and as always there are wonderful sponsors who are generous with their prizes..

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop 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 shop 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.
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I enjoyed this sketch and used some fun photos from my Daughter that she put up on facebook...  It was for her Christmas photo shoot so I used Christmas themed papers and embellies...
some closer views..

Stencilling on the back ground and loved creating the corner clusters..

I have used a lot of older stash for this layout.. 

Love and laughter..

Such fun photos, they dressed their dog up and it cracks me up each time I look at him!!

Make sure you pop over to the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG to see all the Design Team inspiration and link up your layout too..

thanks for coming by today, and thank you to those who leave me a comment, I do appreciate it!!

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

STUCK?! MARCH 1ST Sketch & KRAFT+ March 2018..

Hello there!
I am just a little late with my March blog post, but I assure you I have a really good excuse...

I have been down at my Daughters place helping out a bit as she has just had her first baby... my beautiful Grand daughter Gloria! So I haven't been able to access my computer where all my files are... and honestly... I probably wouldn't have wanted to be on the computer when I could have this darling in my arms!! I am home now and trying to get back to normal, and catch up with stuff after 5 days away!! so I am sure you all you Grand mothers will totally understand!!

so onto the March 1st Sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES which is another fabulous sketch which I enjoyed creating with..
but first a big thanks to the wonderful sponsors. There are three supporting this challenge..

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a beautiful themed chipboard prize pack 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

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AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering three of the newly revealed sequin mixes for the month, 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 We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

We would also like to thank Paper Issues for being our third sponsor for this challenge and offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop, to a third lucky participant! Be sure to watch for our post next week as we will be featuring gorgeous creations by some of the Paper Issues DT, using his sketch!

Paper Issues is an online scrapbooking store that carries all of the major brands along with hundreds of FREE Cut Files. Paper Issues has an amazing online community with monthly challenges and give aways. You can use the code STUCK to save 20% off in the Paper Issues shop all month long. - Main Page - Blog - Our Facebook Group.

Be sure to join the Paper Issues Facebook Group, where our March 1st sketch will be offered as a challenge. You can link up there for a chance to win another prize from Paper Issues!!

and the sketch..
I loved the circle elements and was inspired to create them on my page..

some closer views..

Clusters with flowers and punched leaves..

Love that smile..

I have used Kaisercraft papers for this layout..  Pop on over to the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG to see the Design Teams inspiration on this fabulous sketch and link up your layout too...

This months challenge for KRAFT PLUS is one I REALLY enjoyed as it involves somethings I love to do..... and it is...
to use this sketch, and some fussy cutting... on Kraft of course...  well I just love fussy cutting and I love sketches...   Pop on over to the KRAFT PLUS BLOG to see all the Design Team inspiration and link up your entry...  and my layout...

some closer views..

I stamped some leaves using a stamp on green paper and cut them  out.. the flowers and birdie are also fussy cut from papers..

more fussy cut flowers and leaves layered up...

You are so loved..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers..

So thank you for coming by, I am a bit behind with my blog visiting, but hope to catch up in the next few days..
I appreciate each and every comment you leave me too..

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