Friday, September 18, 2020

September guest designer... Susan!

 

I'm an architect (and Star Wars fan) from Flemington, NJ and married to an amazing, patient husband who encouraged me to share our dining room space with my art supplies in our small circa 1889 Victorian house. We are blessed with two wonderful boys and I love to document our family through scrapbooking, because it provides me a way of getting some satisfaction organizing our photos and memories while simultaneously creating some artwork. I see my work as my personal journal, with images and graphics.

I wanted to feature a vertical photo of the Bunker Hill Monument, so I turned the sketch to accommodate. When i did that, it reminded me of last months single page sketch, with flags flying to the right of the page instead of hanging down. I thought this would be appropriate for a patriotic themed page, documenting a historic National Park we happened to visit days before the 4th of July holiday last summer.

I really wanted to try my new Ranger texture paste from My Little Scrapbook Store. I’ve had this sparkly red fluff in my stash forever and struggled for years to find a successful way to adhere to layouts in more creative ways than just along a line of glue or ATG tape. The stately masonry elevations in the Charlestown section of Boston was all I needed to remember which inspired me to grab my new brick stencil and CTMH masonry paper background that I’ve been hoarding for something special. I like how the brick pattern reminds me of flags flying to the right of the layout, and all the tags in the decade-old Adornit patriotic paper collection supported that flag flying image I had in my mind.

I love that I was able to incorporate such old stash items in my collection with some new items.

Link to my blog:

Monday, September 14, 2020

September single page team!

 Today is our single page team reveal!




Laura has a process video HERE.


Antonia's process video is HERE.

 

Alex (PinkCraftyMama)

Lisa

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in our sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown.

  One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Friday, September 11, 2020

September guest designer... Karen!!

 


 I am mom of 2 wonderful girls and married to my best friend and husband for 25 years. I am an avid scrapbooker, card maker and paper crafter. I have been scrapbooking since my girls, who are now in their 20s, were babies. I have been a Close To My Heart Consultant for the past 2 years. I have so much fun sharing my inspiration with my friends and customers.

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I had to use it to record one of our visits to Burlington VT to see our older daughter and one of the many places we visited while there. The diagonal strips were so much fun to create with and I especially enjoyed using an embossing folder on some strips to add some additional dimension. The row of flowers inspired me to have fun with these sunflowers (which is my daughter’s favorite flower).

All of the products used in this layout are from Close To My Heart and are part of the latest catalog.

You can also find Karen on her Facebook and her Instagram! She has a process video HERE.

Monday, September 7, 2020

September double page team!

 Here is our September double page team!






Antonia has a process video HERE.
 
 
You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in our sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown.

  One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

August winners!

Here are the August winners!

Jessica N


 Tone

 

 Mandy

 

and our prize winner... Monique!


Congratulations ladies! Please email Ashley at StickItDownChallenges@gmail.com and thanks for playing!