Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30 ~ Get to Know Me Blog Hop

Hello and thanks for visiting Stuck on U Sketches today! We are happy to have you to join us for our "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop! Our design team has been working hard to create layouts about themselves to share with you and we hope you enjoy them! They will also be answering 10 fun questions about themselves. We are including this bonus sketch today, so we hope that you will get an opportunity to use it this week. 

The Blog Hop begins here at SOUS, so just follow along the blog path. We are linking to one of the SOUS designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on.  In case there is a glitch along the way, here is a complete list of all the participating blogs:

Of course we are offering some yummy blog candy! And here it is:

A winner will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. it is important to leave a comment on each blog. Many of them are also offering a small blog candy of their own. 

 The Blog Hop starts today, 7:00 AM EDT USA March 30th and runs through 11:59pm USA EDT on Sunday April 1st . 
The SOUS winner will be announced on Monday April 2nd. You must leave a comment on each of the designers blogs as well as become a follower to be eligible to win the SOUS blog candy.

So, let's get on with the show! Your first stop is the blog of Agnieszka Bellaidea

Thanks again for joining us! Have a great time! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quick Introduction...

  We are being a little sneaky and getting this wonderful new lady in before the Blog Hop starts! LOL! We are very excited to welcome a new face to our Die Cut Design Team, so please help us in welcoming is a little about her in her own words....

Hello.......I'm Tracey
I live in Australia .....My husband is Canadian and we have  four wonderful children...........14, 16, 18 and 21. I am in the process of creating Scrapbook Albums for each of them. I also enjoy making cards and gifts for family and friends.  Visiting Thrift Shops would have to be my other hobby......., I often find fabulous embellishments which I use on my creations.
I absolutely love my Cricut! My husband would tell you that my hobby is collecting the cartridges - not scrap booking!
Thankyou so much to SOUS for inviting me to be part of their fabulous Design Team!


We are the ones so very happy and honored to have you joining us Tracey! So thank you!
We as a Design Team have been working really hard creating, working on blog hop details
and posts for our personal blogs and getting candy together for this blog hop
and can not wait to have you visit us!
We look forward to it as we hope you do as well!

See you soon!

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 23 Die Cut challenge ~ Bunnies Etc.

Happy Friday everyone! This week we observed the official first day of Spring here in the USA and other Northern hemisphere regions. The weather was diverse across the country but for sure most of us are ready for celebrating Spring .. and all things green and a little warmer.  Along with that our thoughts turn toward another observance  right around the corner .. Easter.  Although a religious holiday, millions of kiddos will be hoping that the Easter bunny will be making a  visit to their home and hiding some eggs for them to find.

So, with that in mind, the Die Cut challenge we have for you this time is:

Now we do ask that your project be new as of March 23rd and that you use a Die Cut tool or machine .. no stamp. We are broadening the challenge to include things related to bunnies .. for those of you who do not specifically have a bunny image but want to play. 

While you are here, I wanted to remind you that next Friday we are hosting our "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop. There we be tons of projects and lots of Blog Candy along the way. This is going to be an opportunity to get to know our DT members just a little bit better. You won't want to miss! 

So, are you ready for some inspiration? The Design Team has  done an outstanding job once again~ We are so proud of  our designers .. Nanne, Leah and I feel so fortunate to have such a great group of talented ladies on our team. Okay, here we go .. 

Celebrate Easter

Think Spring Card
Sandi Clarkson

Hugs & Kisses
Nanné Harry

Bunny baby card
Wanda Boardley

Happy Easter
Charlotte Brochu

Peter Cottontail card
Annette Gearside

Some Bunny Loves You
Tammy E. (NCScrapAddict)

Happy Everything
Lisa Norris

Adorable Bunny
Faith Abigail 

Vintage Bunny Card
Elizabeth Currie-Matsko

Beatriz Guzman

Awesome, huh? Remember, you have 2 weeks to upload your project! We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16 ~ Original Sketch ~

Hello, scrappers! Wow! The weeks are flying by!! Gosh ... time for Spring Break, planting flowers (at least here in Texas) and watching the birds gather twigs for their nests. Maybe go on a little vacay with the kids or see family. And oh my scrappy goodness, tomorrow is St Patty's Day!  But here at SOUS it is time to think about scrapping! If so, you are going to need a new sketch and we have just the ticket! Another Original Sketch by one of our co-leaders. Something fairly simple to let those creative juices start to boil. Hmm, as I sit here looking at the sketch, I"m thinking I took a bit of creative license .. but that is actually what it's all about .. giving you a place to start when you need it.

So, let take some time to see what our design team has done with this week's sketch. Prepare to be impressed!

Lakeside Love

Count Your Blessings
Nanné Harry

Life is Nice
Sandi Clarkson

Loving Memories

Sweet Guy
Charlotte Brochu

Discover Beauty
Agnieszka Bellaidea

What's for Supper?
Fern Riley

Utforsker i fjæra
(Explorer on the beach)
Stine Ursin

Annette Gearside

That's So You
Andrea Amu

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9 Die Cut Challenge ~ Cameo/silhouette

Yay, it's Friday again and time for another Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut challenge! Grab a cup of coffee because today is a longer post  than usual. We have lots to share! 

We are excited to present this week's Die Cut challenge which is:

Time to put those thinking caps on, ladies! But really, it's not as hard as you might think! There are tons of images out there that can be cut that way! For example the Cricut A Child's Year cartridge is mostly silhouettes. Just be sure that you use a die or die cut machine versus a stamp. 

Before we get to our DT inspiration, we want to introduce you to a new DT member! One of us was surfing the web in regard to Silhouette's Cameo Die Cut machine when we stumbled across Lisa's blog. We were all super impressed and couldn't wait to ask her to join our team! Here is what Lisa has to tell us about herself:

'I've been married to a wonderful Air Force man for almost 13 years now, and we have two daughters, ages 10 and 8.  I'm originally from Texas, and I'll always be a Texan at heart.  Being a military family, though, takes us all over the world.  We're currently living in Germany, and loving every minute of it!  Back in the States, I taught 3rd and 4th grade for 9 years, but I'm taking a break right now to enjoy being  with my family and our travels around Europe. I've been crafty all my life, and I started scrapbooking right after my hubby and I got married.  Over a year ago, I started making cards and started my blog, Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, and I've never looked back!  My favorite tools to use when I craft are my Cricut and Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machines."

But that's not all!!!! We also have a second new Die Cut team member!! Elizabeth Currie-Matsko is joining us as well.  Many of you already know Elizabeth from the Cricut MB and follow her blog, 217 Creations. We are absolutely head over heels that she is going to be part of our team! Here is a short bio from Elizabeth:

"My name is Elizabeth Currie-Matsko. I am a thirty something wife and mother of 3 rambunctious boys. Two of my boys are Autistic and crafting has become a shared passion for us. I have always enjoyed art, sewing, coloring, basically anything creative. I started scrapbooking in 1999 after I got married. I love sharing and teaching. As a result, my posts are very tutorial in nature and usually have lots of pictures and full instructions. Even though I started by making layouts, I find them very stressful. I enjoy making cards the most followed by altered art and mini albums. I look forward to joining the SOUS Die Cut Team!"

So, now it is time to share what our amazing team has done with this week's challenge:

Snips and Snails

Be a Little Rowdy (birthday card)
Sandi Clarkson

Mom's Cameo frame
Wanda Boardley

Special Delivery
Lisa Norris


Another Flower Has Bloomed in Heaven
Tammy E. (NCScrapAddict)

Wedding Card
Faith Abigail

Annette Gearside

 Prince Card
Elizabeth Currie-Matsko

Theresa Kelly

Isn't that some awesome inspo? Remember that you will have 2 weeks to upload your project to SOUS! We can't wait to see how you interpret our challenge!

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2nd ~ Original Sketch ~

Happy March, everybody! We are so glad that you came by to visit us today! We adore  our followers and appreciate all your uplifting comments. And we LOVE seeing the projects you create in response to our challenges! That is one of the greatest things about having this challenge blog: seeing how the challenges come to life in your scrap room!

Even though many of you are still knee deep in snow, we thought we might throw some thoughts of Spring your way with today's sketch .. another original by one of our team leaders.

Also, we have a new Design Team member joining us this week. When we came across Charlotte's work, we knew right away that we wanted to add her to our team! Please be sure to welcome her!! Here is a little bit about Charlotte in her own words:

"Hi! My name is Charlotte Brochu and I live in Alberta, Canada. I've been happily married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years. I am the mother of 3 beautiful girls and the grandmother of one cute little grandson.  I work part time as a University Facilitator in the field of Education and also baby sit my grandson. I started scrapping about 13 years ago and have watched as this craft has grown by leaps and bounds! I'm always amazed and in awe of the new products coming out. Things sure have changed since I started and I can't wait to see where it will be going. I love to try new things and to grow as a scrapper! I"m very excited to be joining the Design Team at Stuck On U Sketches and look forward to meeting some new "Scrappy" friends!"

Okay! Time for some Design Team inspiration! 

Travel Together

Toadly Cute
Nanné Harry

At Last
Sandi Clarkson

Agnieszka Bellaidea

Shona Keehn

Fern Riley

Boys Will Be Boys
Charlotte Brochu

Happy bride
Stine Ursin

Annette Gearside

I {heart} You  card
Andrea Amu

I think that wraps it up for today. Lots of great inspiration here. So, let's roll out some pages, ladies!