Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28th Die Cut Challenge ~ Nifty Fifties!

     Whew! Another week has almost come to a close! Well, scratch that ... another month is coming to a 
close! How did that happen? 
But we always have our scrapping to center us when we need a little creative time! Right? Right!!

So, this time we've chosen a very 1950's fun Die Cut Challenge: 

At least we think it's fun! So, think Cool-ville and have some die cut fun!  All that is required is that you use a Die Cut on your project and that they have something to do with the theme of the 1950's. Remember that your project must be NEW as of today and that you MUST use a Die Cut machine or Die Cutting tool, no stamps that are not also die cut and no store bought/stickers. 

So, we are more than excited over what the Die Cut Team has done this week to present you with some inspiration! Are you ready? Here we go! 

Hot Dog! You Are A Great Dad!
Leah Schaeffer
Silhouette Store: Retro Dad, background shapes

What's your tail, Nightingale
Nanné Harry
Nanne's Creations

50's Party
Silhouette: Film Strip
Cricut: Nifty 50's

 Sewn in Love
A Child's Year and Nifty Fifties

It should be my time
Cricut: Artiste

Let the Good Times Roll
Cricut - Nifty Fifties

Enjoy Your Vacation
QuicKutz Billboard Sign set

"Hello Friend"
Cricut: From My Kitchen - retro phone

Pink Lady & T Bird
Cricut/SCAL: Miss Kate Cuttables

FAB 50's
Cricut - Nifty Fifties, Surburbia & Create a Critter

"Sock Hop"
Cricut ~ Nifty Fifties

"You're Really Nifty"
Shilo Miles
Cricut: Create A Critter

Amazing, ladies!! I'm feeling a Die Cut rush!! 

Before we leave we need to award a Top #3 recognition to our Sketch Challenge winner from June 7th. We only had one player that week ... did you think the sketch was too hard? Or were you just getting into the Summer swing? But whatever the reason, we have one faithful gal who jumped out there and did it! Let's give her a huge hand!!! 

Jen, please grab your Top #3 badge off the right-hand sidebar! Thanks again for playing along! 

Alrighty, ladies! Time to put those creative minds to thinking! You'll have 2 weeks to upload your projects using the Linking Tool. Can't wait to see what you create! 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21 Sketch Challenge! Come play along with us!

Hey, there! How is your June going so far? Great, we hope! Do you have lots on your agenda ... or are you kicking back and enjoying some down time? Either way, we hope that you will find some time to play along with our newest Sketch challenge! This one has been designed by our own Sandi Clarkson. 

Here it is: 

Does that look like fun or what? 

To get you in the mood, we have some great DT inspiration again this time. Without further ado, here it is: 

A Perfect Day

Gone Fishing
Nanné Harry

Born To Ride

Charlotte Brochu

Nicolle Kramer

Hello Beautiful
Patricia van Gelder
Patricia's Layout

Caroleanne Wright


Annette Gearside

Spread Your Wings
Tracey Gregory

Good Times
Laura Gilhuly

Souvenirs of you
Elisabetta Colavero

Love Moments
Erica Ortiz

Pont Alexandre III
Jane Stirling
Scossie Jane

Bonnie Friesen
Pretty Little Somethings

Mother's Love
Kim Kendall

Wow! So many great takes on the sketch! 

Now for our Top #3 for the May 31 Die Cut Challenge "Birds!" 

Thanks so much, ladies for playing along! Please grab our new Top #3 badge off the right hand sidebar to display on your blog! We hope to see you back! 

That just about wraps it up for today! We are so glad you visited and we can't wait to see what you do with today's sketch! You'll have 2 weeks to upload it using the Linking Tool for a chance at earning a Top #3 recognition! 

Have a scrap happy week! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Project Life Challenge ~ "Use Twine" on your project!

Happy Monday, everyone! And welcome back to our newest Challenge here at Stuck on U Sketches ... our Project Life Challenges! As you probably have noticed, lots of scrappers are now choosing to document their everyday happenings in the fun, yet simplified way. Talk about a great way to stay better organized and maybe, just maybe, a little bit more current! 

Thank you to everyone who played along last time! We will be choosing  Top #3 winners on our July 1st challenge. The previous PL challenge closed seconds before this one began, so obviously we had no time to choose winners. 

This time we want to see Twine on your PL project. You can do a digital, 3-d project or hybrid ... whichever you prefer. Just remember to add Twine somewhere on your project! 

Okay! Are you ready to see some DT inspiration? We are!! 
Take it away, ladies! 

Project Life-Twine
Nanné Harry
Nanne's Creations

Friends Forever

Project Life:  Twine
Papers:  Cinnamon by AC Digitals

Project Life- Twine
Charlotte Brochu

Project Life
Cathy Caines

Project Life - Twine
Darcy Lagrandeur

Project Life - Twine
Leah Cameron
Leah Cameron's Corner

Project Life ~ Twine
Fern Riley

Project Life twine project

Project Life twine Project
Erica Ortiz

Project Life - Twine
Jossie Michel

Wow! So many fabulous ideas! Now we are ready to see yours! Remember, you will have 2 weeks to upload your Project Life project using the Linking Tool! 

For now, we hope that you have a fantastic week! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 14 Die Cut post challenge and DT introductions!

Happy Friday, Die Cut Lovers! We have another great challenge for you today! Here it is already mid-June .... now, how the heck did that happen? Seems like the year is just swooshing by! So, in honor of Summer (or everything outdoors for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere and craving some sunshine), the Die Cut Challenge this time is: 

Your project must be new ... and a Die tool or Die Cut machine must be used!! No stickers and no stamped images unless that are subsequently Die Cut. 

Before we go any further with our Reveal, we'd like to introduce you to some new Die Cut Team members! Here they are:

Hi, I’m Sheila!   I am so happy to be a part of the Stuck on U Sketches die cut team!  I am a wife, and a stay at home mom to two beautiful girls and one insane cat.   Most afternoons, I can be found in my sunny scrap room, working on a project.   My style changes often…I like to follow trends and try new techniques!  I love haunting thrift stores and garage sales for my next project.  Besides scrapbook supplies, Ihoard  collect glass bottle stoppers and miniature tin can chairs.  You can find more of my work at:

Hi, my name is Kim Hill. I have been crafting and upcycling (it’s “altered art” now, I think) for as long as I can remember. My love for paper crafting began with scrapbooking in high school during the 1980s. Since then, I’ve added card making, home décor projects (think paper wreaths, frames, etc), and book binding to the mix. Stuck on U Sketches is my third opportunity to participate on a design team. I love inspiring others and being inspired by others to create beautiful things. When not in my craft studio, I can be found hanging out with my wonderful family or working on my PhD dissertation.

My name is Brenda Lawrence,  I am 53 years old and I'm mom to 6 boys/men and grandma to 6.  I love crafting, reading, being with family, camping and outdoor activities as my health allows.  I love my husband who is my soul mate and our life on the farm. I'm a country bumpkin through and through!  I don't often leave the farm because this is the best place to be!  I have so many blessings and I thank God everyday for them and now I have one more to be added to my blessing list and that is being on the SOUS design team! What an honor for me!!!! I look forward to many challenges with these talented ladies!!

Hi everyone,
My name is Melissa with Moe Creations,I started out scrapbooking in 2004 which spun into card making and have been loving every minute of it! I occasionally make some altered projects,  love making little boxes, oh, lets just face it, anything that has to do with paper, I just love!!  I started my blog on April 8th, 2010, have met so many wonderful people, designed for some amazing crafters such as;
Mary with Cricut Cardz Challenge 8/25/2010 - 3/26 2013
Mag Challenge by the Page - Co-owner 10/23/10 -1/6/12
Joy with Joys Life Stamps 1/13/2011-8/19/2011
Celebrate the Occasion 2/1/11-12/13/11
3 Girl Jam - Guest Designer 12/21/12
Cardz TV Stamps 11/7/11- until....
I also have won many blog awards and have been ranked in several challenges!!! I would have never thought that I would have so much fun sharing my crafting ideas and learning from all of you! Just want to say thanks to SOUS for the opportunity to design for them and to add another team to my resume!

Welcome, ladies! We are so glad that you are here!

And now, here is what our DT has done this time to inspire you:

I Love Summer Wall Hanging
Silhouette Store: sun, circle, clouds, crab and ball, 
font from

Hello Sunshine card
Nanné Harry
SIL store: all die cuts and phrase

Bring on the Sun
Silhouette: Glitz Design Patterned Paper,all Die Cuts & Title

Hello Sunshine!
Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge

You Are Here
Wild Card 2

Cricut:  Artiste

Sending Smiles
Margie Calenda
Silhouette Store

Sweet Ray of Sunshine
Cricut: Graphicly Speaking-Sun, Tinkerbell-Ray of Sunshine title

"Fun Day in the Sun"
Cricut ~ Designer's Calendar - Sun; and H2O - Title

"Hello Sunshine"
Cricut: Cheerful Seasons cartridge - Sunshine & Watermelon

"Destination Nuevo Vallarta"
SVG Files: Chic Tags, Kerri Bradford, Two Peas in a Bucket

"Hello Sunshine"
Shilo Miles
Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter

Silly Girl
Misty Littlejohn
The DailyScrapper

You Are My Sun Shine 
Cricut - Accents Essential, Stamped, MS All Occasional Cake Art

Wowzers, people! Are those awesome .. or WHAT???!! Amazing! 

Now. this week we'd like to announce our Top 3 from the Sketch challenge of May 24th.

Congrats, ladies! Thank you so much for joining in our Sketch challenge! Please grab your Top #3 badge off the right-hand sidebar! Hope to see you back! 

Die Cutters, you will have 2 weeks to create your new "Sun" project and upload it using the linking tool for a chance at earning the Top #3 badge! We can't wait to see your awesome projects!