Friday, January 19, 2018

January guest designer... Catalina

Please welcome Catalina as our January single page guest designer!
 
My name is Catalina RamĂ­rez, I am a mother of two children and a teacher. I love handmade and scrapbooking, of course. Also, I am always looking for something new to learn or perfect.
In social networks you can find me in my blog and instagram.

I show you my interpretation of the current challenge. My daughters and their cousin usually meet in the countryside, there they play, laugh, get dirty and have a great time. And the weather is not an impediment to this.

I used a nice collection of Dear Lizzy, machine seams and fussy cutting.

 
 

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 2018 single page team reveal!

Today our single page team is sharing what they've made with our sketch!





















You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. One winner from each sketch will be chosen and invited back as a guest designer. We also have a prize sponsor this month!

One randomly selected winner from all of our challenge entries this month will be chosen to receive two digital stamps from Angie's Digital Stamp shop! This is open to US + international entries.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January guest designer... Jean!



As the mom of two adult children who are both married, I have been scrapping less than when the kids were little. But that is going to change now that I have a new a granddaughter. My style has also changed over the years and now includes a variety of mixed media elements including texture paste, inks and mica flakes. I love starting with a sketch and this two pager inspired me! The first thing I thought of when I saw it was some kind of weather and in particular, winter.

A few years ago my daughter and her fiancé visited Michigan for Christmas. Living out west, and not being used to this kind of weather, my daughter made sure her fiance enjoyed outdoor activities such as sledding and skiing. I was able to create a wintery scene by dripping a paint wash from the top and adding texture paste snowbanks to the bottom. Vellum snowflakes and mica flakes added a snowy feel to the background.

You can find Jean on Facebook, her blog Pagesintime, and  Instagram.

Here's our sketch again:
 Here's Jean's page:


and some close up pictures of her page:


Monday, January 8, 2018

January double page team reveal!

Welcome to our first double page sketch challenge of 2018!


We're thrilled to announce that we have Angie's Digital Stamps is sponsoring our challenge this month! One randomly selected winner from all of our challenge entries this month will be chosen to receive two digital stamps from Angie's Digital Stamp shop!




Instagram @onescrappymom71

Shannon used the heart cupcake digital stamp from Angie's shop.






You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. One winner from each sketch will be chosen and invited back as a guest designer. We also have a prize sponsor this month!

One randomly selected winner from all of our challenge entries this month will be chosen to receive two digital stamps from Angie's Digital Stamp shop! This is open to US + international entries.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

December challenge winners!

Our December challenge winners are..





Congratulations ladies! Please email Ashley at StickItDownChallenges@gmail.com for info about being our guest designers in February!

We also have the random prize drawing... #7 Treva is our winner! Please email me before 1/7/18 at 9PM EST to claim your prize.
US residents only
 
Thank you everyone for playing along in December! We can't wait to see your entries for January!

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 sketch reveals!

Happy new year, everyone!

We're so glad you're here for another year of challenges with us! We have some new and exciting things happening in 2018 so make sure you're following us on here and our social media sites :)

Here are our first sketches for 2018:







 


You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. One winner from each sketch will be chosen and invited back as a guest designer. We also have a prize sponsor this month!


We're thrilled to announce that we have Angie's Digital Stamps  sponsoring our January challenge! One randomly selected winner from all of our challenge entries this month will be chosen to receive two digital stamps from Angie's Digital Stamp shop! This is open to US + international entries.

Friday, December 22, 2017

December guest designer... Amanda

She's no stranger to SID - welcome Amanda back! :)

  
I’m Amanda and I live in Essex in the UK, where I work part-time as a bookkeeper. My main hobby is scrapbooking but I’ve also been making cards for about 20 years. Even after all this time I much prefer working from a sketch to coming up with my own ideas for new cards. I'd like to thank Ashley and the Stick It Down team for asking me to be a guest designer this month.

When I saw Laura's card sketch, my immediate thought was to just copy the fringed tree, but 
I don't have any fringing scissors so I started looking for another way to make a layered pattern. My bracket border punch can make lozenge shapes when overlapped and I thought the shapes would be rather effective on a Christmas bauble.

You can see more of Amanda's work on her BLOG

Here's our card sketch:

 Here's Amanda's card:


Thursday, December 21, 2017

January - June 2018 card team!

Please welcome our card team for the January - June term!

My name is Alison and I live in Bend, Oregon right in the center of Oregon. I am married and have one thirteen year old daughter along with a dog named Wrinkles. I started traditional scrapbooking over ten year ago which branched out into card making, mini albums, and other paper crafts. I work part time as Speech Language Pathologist helping children birth to five years of age. On my days off I keep busy crafting, volunteering at my daughter’s school, gardening, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.

Hi, Colleen from the beautiful state of Michigan. I am a mother, wife and grandmother to 5 very active kids. I have been scrapping for about 15 years but seriously scrapping for about 6 years. My style is eclectic and evolving. I love to make cards, scrapbook layouts, altered projects, as well as love making flowers and create most of the flowers on my projects. I use my Sizzix, other dies, Silhouette Cameo, punches and stamps to create the shapes and go from there.

 Jess
My name is Jessica Kaiser and I live in Saskatchewan, Canada.  I’m a stay-at-home mom & homemaker (my primary job!).I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember!  In 2007, I was introduced to rubber stamping and my passion has taken off from there!  I offer local cardmaking and papercrafting classes out of my home.  I love to learn new techniques and styles of cardmaking.  I am primarily a cardmaker, although I do love to scrapbook as well.  My cards are currently sold in 4 locations locally. I would describe my style as very clean – so sketches work great for me!    I definitely like to try different styles though and have put abstract creations together – but they usually end up being clean designs anyways!  I’m so excited to be joining such a fun Sketch Design Team! In my spare time, I love to cook & bake and I’m a Zumba Fitness Instructor.

My name is Lori and I live in a small SW Missouri town with my husband and our two sons. We also have a daughter who is married and has a sweet little girl that I get the pleasure of watching while her Mommy works. I started scrapbooking 18 years ago, and card making soon followed. Making cards gives me that quick creative fix that I sometimes need. Nothing relaxes me more than spending time in my craft room and creating cards and layouts.


I’m Evelyn.  Like most of you, I have always been crafty one way or another.  I knit, did counted cross-stitch for a few years, and have made beaded Christmas tree ornaments.  I’ve kept a scrapbook since I was a girl.  It included grainy, out of focus black and white photos taken on school field trips and around my home, locks of hair from when I got it cut, and paint samples from when I painted my bedroom walls (pink and yellow!)  When I discovered scrapbooking, I took that old scrapbook apart and re-made it using all acid-free materials.  My first die cutting machine was the Cricut Expression.  I now have two of them, a Gypsy, a Cameo and a Portrait, and use all of them to make scrapbook layouts, cards, and other paper items as well.  I'm honored and excited to be a member of the Stick it Down design team!

 

Hi, I'm  Denise Holmes. I’m married with three grown up sons and two sheltie collie dogs.  I work full time in an Accountant's and can generally be found crafting whenever I get a spare moment.  I'm a passionate paper crafter and have always loved crafty thngs.  I started making cards in 2006 and expanded into scrapbooking shortly after attending my first crop, when I discovered I could create beautiful memories for myself, have fun and amke friends in the process!  I really enjoy messing about with distress inks and rubber stamps, and often incorporate these into my layouts and cards.  I'm definitely an inky, fussy cutting type of crafter!

You can find me on Instagram as @deeciedee

Sharon

Hi!  I’m Sharon Bessinger.  I am so excited to be joining Stick it Down and their talented Design Team!  I’m married to Shaun going on 23 years and we have a 3 wonderful kids.   We also have 2 rescue dogs, Pippin and Shandy, 7 chickens, and a bunny… I’ve always been an artsy person, I am a silversmith as well.  From the time I was little, I loved to color and create fun projects.  A couple of years after our oldest son was born (20 years ago), I was introduced to scrapbooking. I fell in love with it.  I love creating in my craft room with paper and a cup of coffee, listening to my echo podcasts or music.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

January - June 2018 single page team!

Many of the SID single page girls are familiar faces, but we're pleased to add a few new friendly faces this term! :)
Hi!, my name is Loreto Barsby (instagram @lorebarsby), I’m Chilean and I live in Santiago with my husband and two little daughters. I met the scrapbook in 2013 and since then it was love a first sight and I don’t go a day without seeking scrappy inspiration.
My Family  are the primary subject matter of my layout, they are my inspirations for scrapping, I'm rarely without a camera to capture the moment. I don’t really have a certain style, but I would define my style as simple an colorful. I’m so excited to be a part of the Stick It Down!!!

I’m Laura Rumble, an M.E. suffering crafty scrapping Auntie in my early thirties from the UK.  Besides creating and spending time with my nephew I enjoy nature and food, and they often become my scrapping topics.  I’d describe my style as lots of white with pops of bright colours and I usually have sequins and/or ribbon on my layouts!

Hello, everyone. My name is Cathy. And I live in Keelung City of Taiwan with my husband , a 18 years old daughter and a dog name little Ben. For my profession I teach Chinese literary in junior high school .  I have always loved playing with handmaking, which has resulted in hobbies like sewing, baking, and garden design.  I start with making cards for my daughter’s birthday,  After my crafty friends took me into scrapbooking 3 years ago, I just completely addicted to it.
So I always want to spent more time for make a layout.  It’s so much fun to choose the papers, colors, inks, embellishments and other mediums.

Julene has been scrapping for about 15 years. She has been on several design teams over the years and has enjoyed every challenge. She prefers traditional scrapbooking, but has tried a variety of styles. She also makes cards. Julene lives in Sydney Australia and has a 30 year old daughter.




Hey there, I'm Niki. I live near London in tihe UK with my hubby and our two young kiddies, Sophie age 5 and Max age 3, who are pretty much always the subjects of my layouts. Aside from being a full time mum, near enough full time childminder, I would also call myself a full time scrapper! I teach scrapbooking classes locally, am on the Hey Little Magpie design team, the Silhouette UK design team and GoGo Getaway design team and I average around 30 layouts per month! I just love playing with pretty paper and glittery things and enjoy keeping all those memories of my babies and my day to day life. My favourite manufacturers right now are Crate Paper and Cocoa Vanilla Studio, oh and Pinkfresh Studio and I would describe my scrappy style as a 'throw it all on' kind of style. I love to drink vanilla coffee and eat shortbread biscuits while I scrap. Thanks so much for having me on the Stick it Down design team I can't wait to get my scrap on with you! xx

Helen


Hi, my name is Helen and I’m a craft addict! I have been scrapbooking since 2002 when I first got introduced to this wonderful hobby. I used to scrapbook clean and simple double pages, however, over time my style has morphed more into a messy mixed media single page style. The photos I’m using and the mood I’m in is what really determines what my pages look like at the end. I also like to create YouTube videos as a source of inspiration, well I hope others find inspiration and don’t just laugh at my Aussie accent. In my craft room I scrapbook, make cards, create mixed media canvases, art journal and paint abstract paintings. Really, I enjoy anything that feeds my creativity. By day I am a primary school teacher and by night a single mother to teenage twin boys. I love sharing my projects and hope that people find some inspiration from what I create.

I am an Australian, happily married with two children in their early twenties. We have a much loved Golden Retriever who regularly excavates our back yard!!I work 4 days a week with mainly 4 year olds, offering health assessments when they enter school. I love it and I think it is the best job in the world!! I have always enjoyed my creative side, working my way through various handcrafts till I settled on scrapbooking!


I am  also a Design Team member for Scrap The Girls and Off The Rails scrapbooking challenges. I love sketches and I can’t wait to start "Sticking It Down!!"

Karen

My name is Karen and I live in Essex with my lovely husband of 30 years.  We have one daughter – Gracia  who is 24 and recently qualified as a doctor, and a Golden Retriever – Kiera. Gracia and Kiera are the main focus of my scrapbook pages.   I  have been on the design teams for Scrapagogo and Shimelle and am currently on the design team for A Trip Down Memory Lane and Silhouette UK.

Crafting is an inherent part of my everyday life – I have to do something creative every day or my day doesn’t feel complete.  I like to scrap my frustrations, my triumphs, my love of life and my family, I like to record the sad, funny, ordinary and just plain weird things that happen in our everyday life, I scrap the everyday.  I am not an acid free scrapper as I like to add all sorts to my pages. 

I am thrilled to be part of this ultra talented group of girls who will be showcasing their amazing projects over the next year.

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Hi there! I’m Carmen, a scrapbooker! Oh, wait! I’m also a wife, mother and grandmother! I was born in Brazil, moved to Panama when I got married with my sweetheart Alfredo in 1976. After quit my job as a bank officer in 2006 I was looking for a hobby.
Discovered scrapbooking at a LSS, instantly felt in love with patterned papers and embellishments. I did take a few classes and was immediately hooked. I love to work with sketches, try new techniques and styles. My family is the main source of inspiration for my layouts, also scrap travels and everyday life. Daughter in law, a professional photographer send me beautiful pictures of grandson Elliot, born in May 2016. My husband and I are doggy lovers, our two dachshunds passed away the
last 2 years, we are super ready for another puppy. Can’t live without wagging tails at home.

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