Friday, December 28, 2012

Dec 28 Die Cut Challenge .. I Deer-ly Love Christmas

Happy Friday, everyone and welcome back to Stuck on U Sketches! We are so glad that you found your way here! The last challenge for 2012 (can you believe it is nearly over???) is our Die Cut challenge and the "theme" this time is "deer."

 Taking that a bit further, we are calling it "I deer-ly love Christmas." It can be any deer die cut, reindeer, regular deer or any die cuts that you can combine to create a deer. You MUST use a Die Cut die, tool or machine to create your image. Stamped images are not acceptable for this challenge and will not be considered for Top 3. You may do a card, layout ATC or altered item but you must include your deer die cut.

Okay, now that the requirements are out of the  way, we'd like to share what our DT has done this time around. They have been ultra-creative!

Warmth and Joy
Nanné Harry
Nanne's Creations

Hiking Go-semite
Leah Schaeffer
Cricut: Campin Critters, Cindy Loo and Create a Critter

Rudolph Treat Bag

Dear Santa

Christmas Card
Wanda Boardley
Cricut Imagine cart: Enjoy the Seasons

The Lakes (8x8 frame)
Vivian Lake
SCAL cutting files (myscrapchick)

Season's Greetings
Cricut cartridge - A Quilted Christmas

Christmas Photo 2010
Cricut cartridge - Plantin Schoolbook, Going Places
SVG Cuts - Kerri Bradford & unknown deer

Holiday Cheer Reindeer Card
Lisa Norris
Silhouette Cameo: PPPR Jolly St. Nick Cutting Files

Compliments of the Season
Kimi Watson
Cricut - Sophie, Damask Decor and TC Dec. 25

Before we let you go, we'd like to announce our Top 3 for the sketch challenge of December 7th. Thanks to everyone for playing along during this busy holiday season! Ladies, please email me at clarkson DOT sandi AT gmail DOT com and I will get your Top 3 badge right out to you!

Again, Nanne, Leah and myself, along with our great Design Team would like to extend a very Happy New Year's greeting to you all and thank you once again for being part of our SOUS family! Have a safe and happy New Year! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dec 21 LO Sketch challenge

Happy Friday, bloggers and welcome to the last sketch challenge before Christmas. The big day is almost here! On behalf of all of us here at Stuck on U Sketches, we'd like to wish your the Merriest Christmas on record! And for those of you who might find yourself alone, afar or grieving, we especially pray that God will comfort you and  be with you. 

We do have a really fun sketch this time by co-leader Sandi Clarkson. Hopefully, you will have some great holiday photos to use for this one! You will have 2 weeks to upload your projects for a chance at Top 3.  And here it is:

And without further ado, here is what the DT did to inspire you! 

I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Sandi Clarkson

Under the Willow Tree

Sweet Memories
Nanné Harry

Charlotte Brochu

Santa's Been
Annette Gearside

Just the 2 of us

My girl
Patricia van Gelder

Merry Christmas

A Love to Build a Lifetime on
Laura Gilhuly

My First BFF
Tracey Gregory

Zach ~ Christmas 2010
Fern Riley

We believe ~ 1967
Bonnie Friesen

Before we go, we want to announce our Top 3 from the Die Cut challenge of November 30th.  Big congrats! 

Ladies, please email me at clarkson DOT sandi AT gmail DOT com and I'll get your Top 3 badge right out to you! 

That's it for today! We hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dec 19th Card challenge

We are so excited to bring you our second Card Sketch for the month of December! This time by co-leader Sandi Clarkson. We hope that by now our card challenges are part of your challenge line up. 
Thanks to those of you who are taking time to play along during this very busy holiday season. We appreciate you! Hopefully, you all are enjoying the month of December and all the festivities surrounding it! So, here is that sketch: 

And this is what the DT has done! Love them all! 

Memories Like This

Leslie Foley

Annette Gearside 

Kim Richardson

 Lizzy Crust

Nancie Quah

Happy Christmas

Winter Joy
Becky Litz

Sleigh Ride 
Andrea Ockey Parr

Erica Ortiz
Tis The Season

Happy Holidays
Margie Calenda

Are those gorgeous or what? 


We do not have any Top 3 winners this time as our only player was Holly H who is now on our DT.  But here is her gorgeous card for your inspiration. Thanks a million,  Holly! 

Okay, we know this is a very busy time of year and only a few days before Christmas but we hope that some of you will take time to play along! You will have 2 weeks to create and upload your project! 
Happy Crafting! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dec 14th Die Cut Challenge and new DT members

Wheeeee  ... mid-December already? Really? This is such a wonderful but busy time of the year and it goes by so very fast! For that matter, 2012 was really short to me! It doesn't seem that long ago that I was writing my December posts for last year.  Seriously! But anyway, the DT and co-leaders of SOUS do want to extend our  holiday greetings to all of you. May this be a wonderful season of merriment, contemplation and gratitude for all that we have in our lives. For those of you who may be lonely or grieving, please know that we are thinking of you most of all. May God hold you ever so tightly! 

Okay, on with the show! This week is our Die Cut challenge. For this one, you must use a DIE CUT tool or DIE CUT machine to create your project. Specifically, we are looking for DIE CUT "toys" this time. No stamps, please. You will have 2 weeks to create your projects and upload them using the linking tool! We know you are busy, so even a quick card or tag will do! 

Now before we show you what the DT has created, we wanted to introduce you to 2 new Die Cut team members, Sylvie and Holly. Here is a little bit about them in their own words. Welcome, ladies! 

"My name is Sylvie and I live in beautiful Canal Flats, BC. I have been married to my husband, Brian for almost 24 years and have two teenagers, Julia (16) and Nicholas (15). I work as a part-time administrative assistant at the local municipal office, I'm a part-time taxi service carting around kids to hockey practice and games and I love to do paper crafts when I can have a minute to myself. I've done many crafts over the years, but nothing has kept my interest like scrapbooking. I've been scrapbooking since 1998, just after we adopted our kids from Kazakhstan. I'm just as addicted now as I was then! What drew me to scrapbooking was the story telling, so I do lots of journaling. And while I prefer scrapping, I also love to do cards and altered art. I am so excited to be a part of this team and can't wait to get to know everyone."

"I'm m a housewife residing in the mountains of North Carolina. I have a wonderful husband who raises cattle and owns his own Grading business.  I have a daughter who is in college and the absolute apple of my eye.  I love to sew, cook, read and scrap.   I have been scrapping for 8 years now and loves creating my own embellishments for my pages using the tools I have collected over the years. I feel as though I am cheating when I use store bought embellies.   I look at this hobby as my conversations with future generations of my family, that I otherwise could never have. Many many thanks for this honor. Best regards and hugs, Holly Hudspeth"

Now, it's time to show you what the DT has done with this week's challenge! 

Oh Boy
Cricut: Pack Your Bags, Wild Card 2

Toys Word Album
Nanné Harry
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook, boys will be boys, B is for Boy

Cricut Imagine Santa's Village

Santa's Workshop, CC Winter Frolic

First Bike
Cricut Imagine:  Nursery Tales
Silhouette: Boy on Bike, Font, Echo Park Labels and Tag

                                                                 Wanda Boardley
                                                                 My Happy Place
                                       Cricut cart / George/Joys of the Season/ Nate's ABCs

Sylvie Hoobanoff
Cricut carts: Indie Art, Fabulous Finds

Cricut carts - Wall Decor and More, Slumber Party, Joys to the season
 and Create a Critter

Merry Be Your Days
Lisa Norris
Silhouette Cameo: PPPR Santa's Helpers Cutting Files

Before we go, we want to announce our Top 3 for the sketch challenge of November 23. 

Congratulations! Ladies, please email me at clarkson DOT sandi AT gmail DOT com and I'll get your Top 3 badge out to you! 

Okay everyone, grab some scrappy supplies, tell the family you need time to craft ..  and show us some "toys!" We can't wait to see what you create this time! Have a great weekend!