Friday, February 21, 2020

February guest designer... Brenda!

 
 
I'm a married mum with two lovely boys who manage to keep my life very busy and happy. We live in Delacombe/Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.  Scrapping, Mixed Media, card making and Beyond The Page are my passion and my boys, mum, family and friends are my inspiration. Crafting is deferentially my happy place and I love the friendships it has enabled me to make along the way.
 I was inspired by the over on the sketch to use an ornate oval die and as I love flowers I just had to include some on the card. I inked around the edge of the die cut oval to make it pop just a little. 
You can find more of Brenda's work on her BLOG and her FACEBOOK.

Monday, February 17, 2020

February card team!

My Little Scrapbook Store is our February sponsor! This store is based in New Jersey and offers classes and a traveling store, live Facebook sales and Bingo games, and is my personal favorite shop to pre-order Cocoa Vanilla Studio! MLSS has been around since 2003 and offers quality products at low prices with excellent customer service.












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 $25 gift card from My Little Scrapbook store! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Friday, February 14, 2020

February guest designer... Jamie!

My name is Jamie Arthur and I'm so excited to be a guest designer this month. I love scrapbooking and really love working with sketches. I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years at this point. I have two children, a Golden-doodle, and I'm married to the best man a girl could ask for. And when I say the best I mean it! This man puts up with my scrapbooking obsession as well as my coffee addiction and my love of books (which are everywhere)!  I enjoy spending time in my craft room creating layouts for our family scrapbook albums. It is so fun to be able to open our family albums and not just look at pictures but relive the memories through the layouts themselves. I put my albums in the order in which things happened and I go year by year. The only problem with this method is that I end up with a lot of albums! I tend to scrap everything, however I find that it is so worth it when I look at my children enjoying them. Most of my layouts can be found on my blog and on Instagram. On my blog I try to share what materials I used to create my layouts. Usually I am using my Cricut Explore and Design Space, although occasionally I like to challenge myself to not use it. I also love using lots of pattern papers and embellishments.  

This "Love You" sketch was so much fun to work with. It challenged me, I'll admit. I haven't done a layout like this, with such large words. I have to say I really liked the way it came out! I used Cricut Design Space to create my words. "Love" is Agnetha - a system font. I welded the letters together to make it look seamless. "You" comes from the font feature on the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge and I used Cricut Basic Shapes for the heart. I am in love with My Mind's Eye paper and diecuts. I had gone to our local Tuesday Morning a few months back and found several My Mind's Eye paper stacks and diecut packs. All the paper and diecuts come from this collection. The paper is Lost and Found: Market Street and the diecuts Lost and Found: All Things. I cut the photo into a circle shape using my Creative Memories cutting system.

Thank you Stick It Down for an awesome sketch to work with! And thank you for taking the time to check out my layout and now it’s your turn! I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!
  Check out Jamie on Instagram  and her BLOG !

Monday, February 10, 2020

February single page team!

My Little Scrapbook Store is our February sponsor! This store is based in New Jersey and offers classes and a traveling store, live Facebook sales and Bingo games, and is my personal favorite shop to pre-order Cocoa Vanilla Studio! MLSS has been around since 2003 and offers quality products at low prices with excellent customer service.


using the CVS Unforgettable collection


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 $25 gift card from My Little Scrapbook store! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Friday, February 7, 2020

February guest designer... Wendy!


Hello!  My name is Wendy Crowe and I am so excited to be a Guest Designer here.  I have been scrapbooking for about 20 years now.  I consider myself to be a simple scrapper but I do like to try out new techniques here and there.   My main subjects are my 3 kids, son-in-law and my incredibly patient, understanding and supportive husband.  My biggest motivations are always sketch challenges, mood boards and color palettes.   Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity!


Visit Wendy on her BLOG, Pinterest, and Facebook