Thursday, October 27, 2016

October reader features!

It's almost the end of the month! It's time for our October reader features!

First is our card feature, Emily!

Next is our single page feature, Niki!

Friday, October 21, 2016

October guest designer: Phillis

Welcome Phillis as our October double page guest designer!

I am an elementary librarian working in a rural school in upstate New York that loves to scrap.   I have 2 teenagers and a husband of 21 years that understands my obsession with scrapbooking.   I began to create scrapbook pages about 10 years also so that I could chronicle my children's events.  Now they are teenagers and I am still working on their photos.  It is great when I can tell the story that goes along with the photos.

Here is our October double page sketch:

and here is what Phillis did with our sketch:

You can fit so many photos on this page! I love it.

We'd like to see how you interpret our sketch this month. You have until the end of the month to upload your projects. One winner from each sketch will be invited back as a guest designer in December! Good luck!

Monday, October 17, 2016

October double page team reveal!

Today we have our double page inspiration! Have a look at our double page sketch and the way the design team interpreted it. Then upload your projects to the linky on the left for a chance to be a guest designer in December!

If you love working with double page sketches, don't forget about our design team call! We need double page designers and sketch artists!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October guest designer: Nancy

Please welcome Nancy as our card team guest designer this month!

I am Nancy Soetaert, I live in Flanders, Belgium.
I am a working mom, 50 years old, married 28 years.
I like being creative: beading, flower arranging,.... but most of all card making.
I started my own blog end of December 2014 ( and love blogging and all Challenges. I like making all kinds of cards in different styles, I love most working with sketches, but I also love stamping, scrapcards, .....
Thanks for the chance of being Guest Designer for Stick it Down!

Here is our October card sketch:

and here is Nancy's card:

If you'd like a chance at becoming a guest designer for SID in the future, just link up one of your projects to our monthly sketch challenges. You have until the last day of the month to join us!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October card team reveal!

Have you had a chance to play along with any of our sketches yet? We have some card inspiration today! Here's our card sketch this month:

Lots of ways to interpret this circular design feature on this card! We can't wait to see what you come up with! Upload your card by the end of the month for a chance to be our card guest designer in December!

Friday, October 7, 2016

October guest designer: Susanne

We're pleased to announce Susanne as our October guest designer!

Hello, Susanne here.  I am a wife and mother of 2 grown children, living the empty nest retired life with my husband of 30+ years in Indiana.  I have been blogging and sharing my scrapbooking online since 2009.  I have been playing with papers and pretties even longer - beginning when my kiddos were very young.  I especially like making up my own kits from my more-than-ample stash.  I love starting with a good sketch too.  I am happy to be guest designing here at Stick It Down. Thanks for the invitation.  Do come and visit me at my blog or on Facebook, because I always love a good chat about scrapbooking.

This is our October single page sketch:
Here is Susanne's page:

I love this sketch and Susanne's interpretation. You can see more of Susanne's page HERE. It's a beautiful tribute page. Thank you for joining us this month, Susanne!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

September winners announced!

We've chosen our September winners! We had an amazing 30 entries for September. I think that is a new record for us!

If you'd like to be a guest designer in the future, you just need to link up your project for one of our sketches (or all three sketches!). Or if you'd like to be on our design team, we're having a design team call right now! We are especially in search of those of you who do double page layouts!

Now, let's announce our September winners!

Our double page winner... Koala

The winner of our single page sketch... Hannah

and the winner of our card challenge...Gina

Congratulations to the three of you! Please email me at for details about the guest designer positions in November.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October sketches reveal!

Ladies! I cannot believe it is already October 1! Where has time gone?! We're sharing our October sketches today and our featured designers have outdone themselves.

Our single page sketch this month:

Our card sketch:

and our double page sketch:

You have until the end of the month to participate in any (or all three!) of our sketch challenges. The design team will bring you inspiration throughout the month. Just upload your projects to the linky on the sidebar. One winner from each sketch will be asked to guest design with us in December!

Friday, September 30, 2016

design team call!

It's time for a design team call! We are looking for new members and we're also looking for sketch designers.

Our next term will run from January to June 2017. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this time frame.

What you will do:

  • provide one project per month, with possible special events during the six month term
  • comment on all submissions as you are assigned
  • post our challenge to your blog and other social media outlets 
  • have projects completed and posted one week before the deadline
What you need:
  • an active blog
  • a Facebook account as this is where the DT "meets"
  • a love for sketches
  • organizational and time management skills
What we will do:
  • provide the sketches one month in advance
  • provide your posting schedule and commenting assignments
  • be supportive and encouraging
  • share your photo and your blog link on the SID blog
  • share your project on various social media outlets
How to apply:
  • send an email to Stick it Down at with the subject line "Design Team Call"
  • include your name and location
  • include a list of current commitments (no experience necessary!)
  • include three of your favorite layouts that best display your style and suit the requirements of the team you are applying for (ie submit cards if you are applying for the card team)
  • introduce yourself in few brief sentences
  • If you have experience or are interested in designing sketches, please include a few of your sketch designs in your application as well.
This call is open to everyone, including our current team members, and will run until 11:59pm on Friday, October 28. The new team will be notified by November 6 and announced on the SID blog on or around November 14. The new design team's projects will be revealed in January. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

reader features!

It's time to show off some reader features!

First up, Katy's card:

Our single page feature is Clara. I love that she converted the sketch to 8.5x11 size!

and you guys must have been loving the single page sketch more than usual this month because we've had a lot more single page entries than anything so far! Because of that, I'm featuring two single pages this week. Here's one by Elaine:

If you haven't entered one of our sketch challenges yet, you have six more days to do so! The countdown is on. At the end of the month, we'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer with us in November. Good luck!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September guest designer: Donna!

Please welcome Donna as our double page guest designer this month!

I am a wife, mother of five and nine grandchildren, and an avid scrapbooker.  I've always been interested in art since childhood, always was doing something creative, which eventually led me to scrapbooking. After our Disney vacation in 2002 I decided instead of putting our pictures in an album and scrapbooking was the way to go. Ever since then, I've been in love with the craft. I have been on various design teams throughout the years and currently on Club Scrap Artist Team.

Here is our September double page sketch:

and here is Donna's page:

Thanks so much for joining us this month, Donna!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot in the future, all you have to do is upload a card or layout to one of our sketch challenges! One winner is chosen from each sketch to be a guest designer. Have fun!

Monday, September 19, 2016

September double page sketch team reveal!

Today is our September double page team reveal! Here is our sketch:

and here is what our design team created:

You have until the end of the month, which is less than to weeks, to get your pages uploaded. One winner from all of the double page sketches will be chosen to be a guest designer in November!