Friday, February 19, 2010

February 19 Original sketch by Liz Qualman!

Wow, this has got to be one of our most exciting sketch challenges. We have had the good fortune to be provided with an ORIGINAL sketch created by friend Liz Qualman specifically for Stuck On U Sketches! Does it get any better than that? Best of all, we get to share it with you our followers! So, outside of our designers, you are the first ones to get to use this sketch. Hope you enjoy this one. It's for you! And here's a little biographical info about Liz.

Liz lives in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and she is an educator in real life. She has been scrapbooking for three years and enjoys sharing her sketches with other artists. She says she feels very fortunate to have some of her sketches published in magazines. You can visit her blog and see more of her work at Liz's sketch book. Liz, many, many thanks!

Also, we have another talented guest designer this week. We are so pleased to have Brenda Smith of Brenda's Joy join us in our challenge this week.

"Thank you girls soooo much for having me as a GD this week, I love all of you so much.
I have been scrapping for about 3 years after my husband got me my Cricut for Christmas it opened up a door to a whole new adventure! I scrap from my heart, in so many of my layouts I use embellishments to help tell a story. I love creating layouts that will be enjoyed for generations to come. We don't know what each day holds for us but we can leave a touch of us behind in our scrapbooks.

I really don't have a favorite paper line, none are safe with me. Once I saw the Webster Pages it was love at first sight.
My favorite colors to scrap with are earthy tones and neutral colors. I wish I could get brave and experiment with fun colors.
My inspiration comes from life...little moments past and present.
My favorite tool is my Cricut and I try to scrap everyday but sometimes it's hard."

Now, here are our interpretations of Liz's sketch:

Brenda Smith
Brenda's Joy

Sweet Boy Of Mine
Nanné Harry
Nannes Creations

Playing Dress Up
Sandi Clarkson
Soft Side of Sandi

The World of Cars
Leah Schaeffer
Beeing Creative and Feeling Cherry

S(no)w Angel
Sandy Windsor

Friday, February 12, 2010

February 12 challenge - Using RED or PINK!

Woohoo! Another great Friday and another great sketch. This week we have chosen one created by Liz Qualman. You can visit Liz and see more of her work at We hope you will come back next week for a VERY special treat from Liz to us for you! You won't want to miss it! But this week .. we have a little TWIST on the challenge. You must use the sketch AND you must use RED or PINK on your layout! It doesn't have to be valentine-ish .. just use one of those colors somewhere on your project..

Next,  please meet, Wanda, our first Guest Designer ...

You may know her as Magic Wanda from the Cricut MB. We are very pleased to feature Wanda as she was the very first scrapper who took on the challenge at the SOUS debut .  Wanda, thanks for joining us!

Here is her bio in her own words:
My name is Wanda. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, fun loving person and a true Disney fanatic. I love kids, especially my two grandaughters that I enjoy scrapping. I have been scrapping for about 6 years now but have always been very crafty. I have dabbled in everything from knitting to wood working. Now that I have a Cricut I love to scrap even more. I also love being with friends and family.

My favorite paper is K&Co, they have such pretty papers.
My favorite tools are my Cricut and Cuttlebug, I don't do much scrapping without them.
My favorite color to scrap with, right now I would have to say pink, don't really have a favorite.
My inspiration comes from the blogs I visit and the Cricut MB, there are so many talented people.

Here is her layout:

Two Hearts Become One

And these are what the design team came up with this week:

Pretty in Pink-Princess
Nanné Harry

"Dance with me!"
Sandi Clarkson
Soft Side of Sandi

Treasure This
Sandy Windsor
Details by Sandy

So Fabulous
Leah Schaeffer

Okay, now for our blog candy winner of the goodies donated last week by Generations Crafting. The6ofusinca, yours is the lucky name we drew!  Please send your shipping information to Congratulations! And we'll get that out to you soon!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 5 Challenge!

Looks like another great Friday for Stuck on U Sketches! And the weekend is on the horizon! This week we have chosen a design from Pagemaps by Becky Fleck. We so appreicate the use of her sketch! Her link is on our sidebar if you ever need help designing a layout. Good basic sketches!

We also have a couple of announcements! First, we wish to welcome another new sponsor, Your Memories Here . Designer Sandy Windsor was previously on their design team and found that Kristina had lots of great supplies in her online store. We hope you will visit and support her! Look for more on them in the coming weeks.

Also, we thought it was about time for another blog candy give-away. Do you agree? Just look at this yumminess which has been provided by Generations Crafting. Lots of Basic Grey goodness, Prima flowers, Glitz design rub-ons and Queen & Co brads. Lastly, some awesome beige lace for some lucky person.

Look at this gorgeous Prima!

Here's what you have to do to win. First, you have to leave a comment. Next, you have to become a follower if you are not already. Then lastly, check back next Friday to see if you are the lucky winner. Oh, and everyone who does a layout or card using this weeks sketch and links to Mr Linky, gets their name in the hat twice!

Okay, are you anxious to see how this sketch can come to life? Scroll on down and see what our DT had come up with this week!

Fashion Diva
Nanné Harry

Chinese Christmas
Sandi Clarkson

Baby Love (pix of my 3 miracles)
Leah Schaeffer

Heck with love
Sandy Windsor

Monday, February 1, 2010

Our First Blog Award *Scroll down for this week's sketch!*

One of our faithful followers, Sheila, passed this wonderful award to us. We are so touched that she thought of us for this happy little award.
If you have never visited Sheila's blog we hope you will click HERE to see all of her fun her layout for this weeks challenge
Here are the 10 things that knock our socks off....
1. Followers...without you we would not be
2. Sponsors....for providing scrappy goodness
3. Guest Designers....for their desire to share their talent
4. Sketch Artists....for the inspiration
5. Technology....for making this possible
6. Cricut MB/Provo Craft....for providing awesome tools and resources for us to create and share all this scrappy goodness
7. Good Friends....don't know what we would do without them
8. Our Families...because the are our main scrappy subjects and support our addiction
9. Team can't accomplish anything without it
10. Paper, Paper and more paper....cuz you can never have too much paper!

Thanx again Sheila!
Please scroll down for this weeks challenge........