Monday, June 27, 2022

July - December 2022 design team!

 Double page team!

Hi, I’m Antonia, I live in the UK with my family. I’m an occupational therapist by day, avid scrapbooker by night and nature wonderer on the weekends. I started scrapbooking about twelve years ago, wanting to capture and record the special moments in my children’s lives, as they grow up. It has since become a passion and a form of therapy – it keeps me sane when life gets a bit crazy! I’ve been on the Stick It Down design team for over three years now – I’m so proud of being part of such a fantastic team!

I'm Lauren and I'm from Philadelphia, PA. I've been married to my husband Mike for 15 years.  We had our daughter, Audrey in November of 2021. We have two tuxedo cats, Oliver and Rosie.  I work from home for a yearbook publishing company, so even in my job, I work with photography and page layouts. I started scrapbooking in 2002 and I am absolutely obsessed. My other hobbies include antiquing, photography, reading, gardening, and cooking/baking. I love to travel, and that provides so many scrapportunities for layouts.

Hi everyone, I'm Bethany! I'm an elementary school librarian by day and a scrapbooker by night. My husband, sweet puppy and I live in Minnesota! The long Minnesota winters first introduced me to this wonderful hobby and now I can't seem to get enough of it. I love how this hobbies brings so many amazing women together! I look forward to being a part of this amazing team!


Hello, I am a mother of 2 & wife to Stan. After scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years, I became a Close to My Heart (CTMH) Independent Consultant. When I'm not spending time with my family or working, I am thinking all things paper, inks and stamping! I hold 2 classes at my home each month. Please join us!

 Single page team!



Hi!  I’m Melissa and I’m excited to be making single pages for SID.  I live in Prairieville, Louisiana.  I was born in La.  and have lived most of my life here.  I’m a stay at home mom to my three kids and one dog.  I started scrapbooking in 2005 when my husband was deployed.  I really felt that was important to document for our kids.  I’ve been hooked since then.  I find scrapping to be very relaxing and I love the process.


Hi, I’m Brandi! I am a full-time mama, part-time paper crafter! I live in Maryland with my husband and our two boys, ages 3.5 and almost 2! 

I am currently loving scrapping single page 12x12 layouts with the occasional double page spread. I’ve been scrapbooking since I was in late Elementary school when my Aunt got me started with 8.5x11 albums to hold my Girl Scouts memories and photos. I quickly moved to 12x12 and have too many albums to count! My husband jokes he’s a little concerned about what it’s gonna look like years from now, especially having so many photos of the boys to scrap!

I love using sketches or other design prompts to get started. My favorite part of the process is definitely picking colors and mixing and matching papers and embellishments to create the perfect combo! Happy scrapping! 


My name is Jane - I love all things paper! My favorite part of the scrapbooking process, besides the photos, are the papers and embellishments! I have been married for 41 years and my husband and I have 2 children who are adults. We live in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, with our cat. I spend lots of time in the summer working in our garden and I also love to sew.

 Card team

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.

I am a Michigan girl who has a crafty obsession. Thanks to my parents, I was encouraged to be creative at a very young age. I don't really have a style anymore since I love trying new things but one this stays the same with me is that I love layers. When you can't find me in my studio I am most likely to be found in the kitchen cooking.

My name is Monica and I live in IL with my husband and 3 boys (Well 2 now, since my oldest is now in the Air Force). To pay bills and support the crafting habit I work for the University of Illinois.  I love to be able to play in my craft room and create when I get a chance. I began making cards in 2010, after a little scrapbook hiatus and enjoyed the smaller project size (which has slowly helped me get back into scrapping). I love working with sketches and I'm super excited to be a part of the Stick It Down card team!

Since childhood I've always been passionate about paper crafting, vintage items, DIY and just being creative.  As far as a "style" I would have to say I am the most comfortable with vintage, grunge and distressed. With that being said I will often get out of my comfort zone to try something new and different.

Monday, June 20, 2022

June card team!

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our challenges. Just create a layout or card based on one of our sketches and link your entry in our sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown. We’ll choose one winner from the entries to be invited to guest design for us in August.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

June Guest Designer--Judy!

Today we're so excited to welcome our Guest Designer--Judy!

Hi my name is Judy V.  Originally a Louisiana native, I live near Denver, Colorado, where my husband and I have raised our son and daughter.
I have enjoyed crafting since I was a teenager and have done anything from sewing, crewel embroidery, silk flower arranging and jewelry making, to name a few, but paper crafting is truly my passion. I love taking paper and embellishments and turning blank backgrounds into something.

I currently serve on several design teams and thoroughly enjoy working with and being inspired by other crafters from all around the world. 

You can follow me on my blog – Created Just 4 U ( 

Facebook - & 

Instagram -

Pinterest -

 Let's check out the card Judy created:

If you'd like to possibly guest design with us in the future, please play along with our current challenge! We love seeing all your creations!

Monday, June 13, 2022

June single page team!



You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our challenges. Just create a layout or card based on one of our sketches and link your entry in our sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown. We’ll choose one winner from the entries to be invited to guest design for us in August.

Monday, June 6, 2022

June Double Page Sketch Reveal

 Hello Summer!! A new month means a new double page sketch! 




 Come join our challenge and have some fun documenting your memories! 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Design Team Call!

 We are looking for new team members!

Our next term will run from July through December 2022. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this entire 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 - please do not apply if you cannot commit to this!
  • post our challenge to your blog and other social media outlets 
  • have projects completed and posted one week before the deadline
What you need:
  • experience with Blogger
  • an active blog and/or social media accounts
  • a Facebook account as this is where the DT "meets"
  • a love for creating with sketches
  • organizational and time management skills 
  • the ability to commit to a six month term
What we will do:
  • provide the sketches at least one month in advance
  • provide your posting schedule and commenting assignments at the beginning of your term
  • share your projects and your blog and/or social media links on the SID blog
  • share your projects on our social media outlets 
  • seek opportunities for collaborations with other teams and brands 
How to apply:
  • send an email to Ashley at with the subject line "Design Team Call" and the following information:
  • Your name and location
  • Have you used Blogger? 
  • Are you interested in making sketches? 
  • Links to your blogs/social media accounts
  • 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 as well.
A few notes: There is no compensation for this role and I am aware that family and life come first. However, this is a team and this is a commitment. Please review the team requirements and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 

This call is open to everyone, including our current team members, and will until all positions are filled. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Friday, June 3, 2022

May Winner!

Da, da, da, dahhhh! Today we're announcing our May winner!

Congratulations to:

Maureen Wood

Congratulations Maureen! We hope you will join us to guest design in July! Please email so we can connect and mail you your prize.

Thanks again for everyone who played along! Join us for our June challenge too!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Step This Way - June Sketch Reveal!

Hey Crafty Friends!  How is it June already?!  Are you ready for your new sketches?

Our featured designers this month are Mandi and Antonia (who is on double duty this month).  I can’t wait to show you their makes.

 Here's our double sketch from Lauren:


And Antonia's creation based on it:

Here's the single page sketch by Laura:

Along with Antonia's layout:


And we're finishing off with Mandi's versatile card sketch:


And her card:


If you’re new here, or just need a refresher, be sure to stop back during the month for more.  On the 6th we’ll have the rest of the double page team’s layouts; on the 13th we’ll showcase the single page team layouts; on the 20th we’ll share the rest of the card team’s creations.

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the linky in our sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in August.