Monday, August 8, 2022

August Double Team

 Welcome to August! How in the world did summer fly by that quickly?!


To brighten up your Monday, here is our design team's take on our double page sketch!


Bethany

My layout is showcasing my sweet niece Natalie's arrival last February! I used a cut file instead of a doily for the left page, but then had fun making a similar collage on the right side.


Sharon


Antonia:

I adapted the sketch from 12x12 to A4 format, and used a rectangular cutfile instead of a circular shape for the background on the left side. As the two sides were quite different in theme and design, I used elements from one side to cross them over to the other, and vice versa, to create cohesion between the two pages.



For my project, I choose to use the Mintay Sunset Beach line and coordinated 'Chippies'.  I am often intimiated by Mintay's bold patterns, but found that they can be toned down if you use more of the texture, solid sheets.  For the 'chippies', I inked them in CTMH's color of the year, Melon.
 

 
I decided to create a layout with photo from my maternity photoshoot last fall.  The Maggie Holmes Marigold collection worked perfectly.




We hope you're inspired by our double teams sketches this month! Play along for your chance to win and be our next Guest Designer! :)

Friday, August 5, 2022

July Winner!

 

Barb G

You are our winner for the month of July!

Congratulations! We hope you will join us to guest design in September! Please email bethany.roisland@gmail.com so we can connect and get you ready to guest design.

Thanks again for everyone who played along! Join us for our August challenge too!

Monday, August 1, 2022

New Sketches for August

Hello Crafty Friends!  How are you?  Needing some new sketches for inspiration?

This month’s featured designers are Sharon, Sherry and Monica.  Let’s see what they have created…

 

As always first up is the double...

 

and here is Sharon's layout

 


And the single page sketch...

 

 

Along with Sherry's creation


 

And finally the card sketch...


And Monica's card:

 

As always be sure to stop back during the month for more.  On the 8th we’ll have the rest of the double page team’s layouts; on the 15th we’ll showcase the single page team layouts; on the 22nd we’ll share the rest of the card team’s creations.

 

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the linky in our sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in October.

Monday, July 25, 2022

July card team!

Today we are sharing our card team!

 


Mandi made a special birthday card for her grandma. This is not basic card - it opens into an easel!

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the linky in our sidebar. 

If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in September.

 

Monday, July 18, 2022

July Single Page Team!

 

Hello, Crafty Friends!

It's single page week here on our blog! This month we are pleased introduce our new single page design team members Brandi and Jane - welcome to the team ladies!

Our new design team member Brandi Jo created this clean and simple layout using papers from the 5th & Monaco collection from Pink Paislee. She used glitter foam stickers for the title and to create embellishment clusters around her photo.  She used Picked Raspberry distress ink to ink the edges of the journaling strips:

 


Sherry used neutral colours for her background, and used bright shades of orange and pink for her embellishments to coordinate with the colours of her photo:



Our other new team member Jane created this awesome red, white and blue layout using the Main Street Parade collection from Photoplay! She was inspired by the circle background and diagonal orientation on the sketch, so she used a cut file and backed some of the circles with contrasting patterned paper to create the diagonal behind her photo:



We hope you find inspiration in our layouts - you have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our challenges. Just create a layout based on one of our sketches and link your entry in our sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in July.

Happy scrapping!