Saturday, September 16, 2017

Epic Selfie Fail {CSI Case File No. 238 & Paper Issues Sketch challenge}

We've got another fun challenge live at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. Here's the page I made:

Here's the Case File. Clues I used: Evidence - polka dots, text print, animals, leaves, twine, banner, google eyes, book plate, enamel dots; Testimony - Tuck your story behind something. 

Tracee and I both used the same photo and also the same sketch. We were trying to take a picture with this giant dinosaur behind us using my selfie stick, and as you can see, I wasn't quite successful. This picture CRACKS me up the way Tracee is standing there all posed and there I am struggling with that dang selfie stick! My journaling on the tag reads. Yes, it's definitely an epic selfie fail. But I blame Tracee. She was in charge of the remote control.

Here's the sketch we used from Paper Issues

Here are some details. The background paper is by BasicGrey. Tracee always makes fun of me because I bought like 50 sheets of that paper, but it's the perfect background paper and never goes out of style. I copied Tracee's idea of doing that wonky stitching, so she takes the credit for that details. The leaves are modeled after an old Scenic Route paper from back when Michele Singh was making CSI Coordinates for us back in the early days of CSI. The text paper is by Crate Paper. The little monsters, which I thought looked sort of like dinosaurs are from the old October Afternoon Night Light Louie collection (I bought a bunch of those sheets too because I never want to run out of them. I have a thing for monsters, as those who follow my scrapbooking know). The orange dot is old Scenic Route paper, and the green paper is by October Afternoon. I used a lot of really old stuff on this layout!

The Epic Fail is a free cut file from Paper Issues. I thought it would be fun to add googly eyes to the letters. The "Selfie" and frame chipboard pieces are by 2Crafty. The camera was cut from a paper by Amy Tan, I believe, and the banner is a stamp by My Mind's Eye (Cut & Paste). I have to say, I made myself laugh with the phrase stickers I found for this layout. 

How fun that I was able to find that "nice Try sticker in my stash! Ha-ha! I was happy to dust off a book plate for this layout. I've got so many--I had to buy them in every color imaginable back when they were trendy. The puffy sticker camera is from Shimelle's Little by Little collection, and how fun that I could cut that little monster off of the Night Light Louie brand strip. The label is by Fontwerks.

I hope you'll come play with us for a chance to win a prize from one of our awesome sponsors, including a $30.00 gift certificate to an online store of your choice and many wonderful prize packs and gift certificates.


Friday, September 15, 2017

I'm New Here {Stuck?! Sketches Blog Hop}

Hello friends!  We have something special going on for our September 15th challenge!  Along with the reveal of a new sketch challenge, and 2 amazing sponsors, we have loads of bonus inspiration for you, in the form of a blog hop with our generous friends at My Creative Scrapbook!!

We are teaming up with My Creative Scrapbook to bring you a super fun blog hop, to share loads of inspiration from both design teams and to give you an extra chance to win their prize!  The My Creative Scrapbook design team members will be using a variety of their fabulous September kits to showcase our sketch. Each of the blog hop commenters will earn a ballot and have the opportunity to win one of My Creative Scrapbook's gorgeous September main kits (shown below)!  Read on to find out how you can earn a second ballot to win this prize!

As usual, we have a second sponsor! Thank you also to the amazing, supportive and long-time friend to Stuck?! Sketches, Creative Embellishments  who are also sponsoring this challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second randomly chosen winner!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from this challenge to guest with us for our November 15th challenge!

Of course, we still need to share our sketch with you, check it out:

And now here is your hop order!

You can also earn a second chance to win the My Creative Scrapbook September main kit by playing along with our September 15th sketch challenge and linking up your entry as usual!  As always all winners will be chosen randomly, though we will be doing a random manual draw for the My Creative Scrapbook prize, and our usual draw for the Creative Embellishments prize.

So here's the layout I created for my niece. Her sweet little outfit says "I'm New Here" and features a little alien, so I decided I'd use that as inspiration for my page. I have a thing for aliens and monsters, and I had recently bought these cute little monsters that look sort of like aliens to me.

Here are some details. The background paper with the wonky dots is from the Amy Tangerine Stitched collection. The pink stripe is by Teresa Collins. That blue circle was cut out of an old A2Z Essentials paper that I've probably had for a dozen years. The blue floral paper is also super old--from Autumn Leaves MOD--remember that company? The speech bubbles were cut out of an Echo Park paper. The tab is by Pink Paislee. The chipboard #has my heart phrase is by MAMBI.

Here's a shot showing another monster. The stars were punched with a Fiskars punch.

And another monster. So cute! I added some blue water color in the background using the packaging technique and used a KaiserCraft grid stamp. The rub-ons are also really old, by Luxe Designs (it said 2007 on the package), but they still rub on like butter! The scallop borders are old Doodlebug Paper Frills. I sure did use a lot of older stash on this page.

I hope you'll come play with us! As always, Laura's sketches are so fun to work with!

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