Sunday, January 29, 2017

January features!

Thank you to all for playing along with our January sketches! Here are a few featured card entries! I love how both of these ladies used our sketch to inspire non-traditional card projects!

Ladies, here is a badge for your blogs:

Thanks to all again for participating in our January sketches! We will be back later this week with our challenge winners AND the winner of our January prize.

IF you haven't entered yet, you DO still have a couple of days! One winner from each sketch challenge will be invited back as our guest designer in March. and one winner from ALL of the entries will win our January prize. Good luck!

Friday, January 27, 2017

January guest designer... Amanda!

We're glad to have Amanda back with us this month. She's our January card guest designer!

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. Many thanks to Laura for a good one this month and to Ashley for inviting me to be your guest here at Stick It Down.

Here is our January card sketch again:

and here is Amanda's card:

 Thanks so much Amanda!

To see more of her work, you can visit Amanda's blog HERE.

If you're thinking you'd like to be a guest designer for us, just link up a project using any of our sketches this month. One winner from each sketch will be chosen as a guest designer!

Monday, January 23, 2017

January card team reveal!

This week we're all about the card team! This is our January card sketch:

Here is our card team:



We hope you'll find inspiration from our card team and submit your own card creations to the linky on the left sidebar. One winner will be chosen to return as a guest designer in March!

Friday, January 20, 2017

January prize!

The winner of our December prize did not contact me... which means the prize will be offered again this month. To be entered to win, just participate in any ( or all! ) of our sketch challenges this month. One random winner will be selected.

I'm so sorry, but US residents only due to shipping costs.

Simple Stories Love & Adore - just in time for Valentine's day!

Good luck!

January guest designer... Angela!

Please welcome Ang as our single page guest designer for January!

I'm Angela, Ange (Anj) for short.
I'm super excited to be guest designing for Stick it Down this month!!

A bit about me: I'm mostly a stay at home mom, but do lots of side jobs to help with the cash flow. I have 4 kids; 2 girls and 2 boys, ages 18, 15, 13, and 7. They keep me running with all of their fun activities and keep me busy with my camera. I have lots of softball, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, dance, tumbling and play photos to scrap. And just recently we've added basketball and choir. I love road trips and camping. This summer we got to do a little of both. I also play softball and volleyball myself, I just need to work in a little more time for both. And like most scrapbookers I love to take photos.

I hope you like what I've made to share with you today.
And I want to say thanks to Stick it Down and all their designers for the great sketches and fun inspiration!

Here is our single page sketch this month:

and here is what Angela did:

 Beautiful page!

If you'd like to be a guest designer in the future, just link up a page using any of our sketches this month. One winner for each sketch will be a guest designer in March!

Monday, January 16, 2017

January single page team!

Today we have inspiration from our single page team!

Cathy Lu


Laura has a process video you can see here:

Raquel Martín


You have until the end of the month to play along with this sketch - or any of the sketches this month! We will choose winners from each sketch challenge to return as guest designers in March!

Friday, January 13, 2017

January guest designer... Alicia

Please welcome Alicia is our first guest designer for 2017!

Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time as an office manager. I have been crafty since childhood. I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long. I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio, where I have lived for 18 years. I love to scrapbook as well as create cards and mixed media projects. I am also mom to two fur babies.  Thanks so much to Stick It Down challenges for having me guest!

Here's another look at our January double page sketch:
and here is Alicia's page:
You have until the end of the month to play along with one of sketches. One winner will be chosen to be a guest designer with us in March!

Monday, January 9, 2017

January double page team!

We're excited to share the double page team pages today. Starting this year, we are introducing the double page team first in the month, hoping this will allow you more time to play along. We know double pages can sometimes take more thought and time. Let us know what you think!


You have until the end of the month to play along! One winner will be invited back as a guest designer with us in March!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December winners!

We had a 253 entries to all of our sketch challenges that we posted in 2016. We want to thank you for making this a great year and wish you all a happy new year!

Today we're announcing the winners of the December sketch challenges. These ladies will be back with us in February as guest designers.

Our double page winner:

Our single page winner:

and our card winner:

We also offered a prize this month to one lucky participant.

To be qualified to win you just had to
  • upload your project in our linky bar on the side for one of our sketch challenges
  • US residents only eligible for the prize due to shipping costs :(
I used to choose our winner and it was...


Ladies, please email me at for details! Thanks everyone!

Monday, January 2, 2017

a giveaway on our Facebook page!

We're SO CLOSE to hitting 300 page likes on our Facebook page! We want to pick one lucky person from the 300 to send a giveaway. Help us get to 300 page likes - invite your friends!

LIKE our Facebook page and when we reach 300, we'll pick one winner.

We're sorry, but US residents only at this time due to shipping costs.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 sketch reveals!

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first sketch reveal from the 2017 design team! You have until the end of the month to play along with any (or all!) of our sketches. One winner from each sketch will be invited back to be a guest designer in March. All you have to do is link up your project to the linky bar on the left.

Our January double page sketch:


 Our single page sketch:


 Our card sketch:

We hope you'll be inspired by one of these sketches to make something to share with us! Come back next week for our double page team reveal!