Friday, June 18, 2021

June guest designer... Caroline!

 

My name is Caroline Rundby and I 'm from Sweden. I started scrapbooking long before I knew it was called scrapbooking! In 2004 we adopted one of our sons from South Africa and I took a class in scrapbooking when we were back in Sweden and I decided to make an album from our trip to South Africa. And I still love my  time in my scraproom. Now when the kids are older I tend to scrapbook more photos of me and my husband! I love to make my own backgrounds with distress inks. 


 I did two takes on the sketch, I felt so inspired.On the first one I flipped the sketch a quarter, because I had a really long photo from our trip to London that I wanted to scrap. My title is Jag och mina stj√§rnor,  Me and my stars. The stars are my kids! I used: 
Paper: White cardstock, Maja Design Vintage romance Love Story, Monochromes Shades of Miles 
Alphabet: Aquarius from QK, letter stamps from Studio Calico 
Black pen
The stars are from my stack.
 

My second page!Min sommar, My summer. I love to scrapbook in bright colours like yellow! I took photos from last summer when my husband and I went to the beach on our bikes. We had a great day and I loved to save the memories of that special day. I made a background with Distress Inks Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I love to blend them and using my old stencils to  make backgrounds. I used:
White cardstock, alphbet Aquarius QK, the bike is from Planner Essentials dies, the arrow is from tools die cut & stamps, nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony black, stickles Twinkle and a black pen. The flower and butterflies are from my stack.

 
You can find me on Instagram here: carolines_scraproom I hope I will see you there!

Monday, June 14, 2021

June single page team!

 Today our single page team is sharing their pages!





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. 

We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!



Friday, June 11, 2021

June guest designer... Lisa!

 

I have been scrapping since 2003 when I created a scrapbook for my grandfather's 90th birthday and never stopped after that!  I live outside of Dallas on a farm with 11 goats, 45+ chickens, 2 donkeys, and 50+ guinea hens, plus our dogs and cat, so chaos rules especially since both my husband and I have full time jobs (the farm is a hobby).  The only calm element in our life is my DD who will be a senior at the University of Pittsburgh.  I no longer maintain a blog but am very active over at A Cherry on Top and really enjoy sketch challenges like Stick It Down.

I love double page sketches for travel photos and the grid design of this one was perfect to document a visit to the Guiness brewery in Dublin.  I admit, though, that the layout went through several versions before I was happy.  I began with darker papers and smaller squares but it was very busy so I went with larger squares and changed some to have more white space.  I have a philosophy that when using sketches or scraplifting someone that there is no reason to take things literally - use it as inspiration and a starting point, then adapt it for your style and situation.  

Another scrapping philosophy I have adopted in recent years is that not every photo you scrap has to be yours.  In the case of this layout, some of the photos are from Google Images.  When I gathered my photos from the trip I realized I had a lot less than I thought as it was back in the day of true film so I was much more conservative with the shots I took.   So I supplemented my photos with photos from the web.  After all, I did see everything in the images and it is the memories I am scrapping, not my personal photographic abilities :-)


You can find Lisa's gallery HERE

Monday, June 7, 2021

May WINNERS!

I just realized we never posted the May winners! We didn't have many entries for May - where have y'all been? Hoping you're getting more scrappy time this month:)

Here are the May winners:

 Yvonne


 Treva

 

 LeeAnn


 Congratulations! Please email Ashley at StickItDownChallenges@gmail.com to get info about being a guest designer in July!


June double page team!

  Today our double page team is sharing their pages!







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. 

We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!