Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SOUS Die Cut Challenge: Sketchbook Cover

Hey hey... It's me, Helen from Living My Given Life, today wanna share with you a project I did to gear up for 2015!

Can you believe it that today is the last day we are in 2014? When we wake up tomorrow morning, we are in 2015!!! Are you ready to start a new year? I am :)

I have a list I made in the last couple of days that I want to do in 2015, some are new things and some are things I want to restart.

Sketching is one of the new things. I found this big sketch book with plain cover at Barnes & Noble book store for only $8.99! This is perfect for what I wanna do.

I decorated the book cover with some paper doilies, washi tapes (CTMH), gold sequins (CTMH) and mini stapler (CTMH)

For the big year title, I cut the 2015 with my Silhouette Cameo using DCWV glitter cardstock and the triangle border I cut the glitter cardstock using the Triangles Cutting plate from Taylored Expressions.

The white polkadots is very easy to do. I trace the numbers, and then start stamping the dots using the eraser of my daugther's pencil. I used CTMH White Archival Ink. I heat set it for a quick dry. Then I glued the numbers and triangle border.

Easy and quick one :)

Now, it is your turn to get your die cut machine out and play with us this week with EVERYTHING NEW YEAR theme! Link you your project HERE! I cannot wait to check them out :)


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The clock strikes 12 - Happy New Year!!!

Hey, hey, hey...Katy here with the SOUS Die-Cut Team, bringing you another "New Year" project!

New Year's Day is VERY SPECIAL to me...20 years ago I had my first son...first baby of the New Year in the town we lived in at the time. I instantly fell in LOVE with him and with the date!

As much as I wanted to do a Happy Birthday Card for him, I decided to go traditional...a shaker card with a little bit of bling!

Here's a close-up of the wine glasses I can see more detail shots on my Blog as well as a direct link to the files I used.

You have until January 9th to play along with our Anything New Year please go link up your favorite DIE-CUT New Year project!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy Monday everyone.......Its Tracey here with you to share a layout I've created for the Any Thing "New Year" Die cut challenge. I still have so many holiday photos to scrap....these ones seemed perfect for this challenge because they were taken on the 1st of January 2012.

I have used Cricut Martha Stewart 'Seasonal Cake Art' to cut Happy New Year, the stars were cut with George. I also followed along with the Stuck on U Sketches December 19  challenge.

Be sure to visit us everyday for more inspiration.

Happy New Year 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hello New Year

Hello!! I'm Vivian and welcome to this week's die cut challenge with SOUS. The challenge this week is to use a die cut representing "A new year". 

I chose to use stars, a champagne glass and the title as my "new year" die cuts. All of them from the online silhouette store. 

If you would like much more intimate details about this layout, please join me at my blog!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Come by EVERY DAY for inspiration as a design team member of SOUS posts something new daily.

Vivian Lake

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Die Cut Challenge - Anything New Year

Hi and welcome. This is Julie from Cards By Cricut with today's Die Cut Challenge - Anything New Year. I can hardly believe that we will soon be celebrating 2015. Where did the year go? I just seems like yesterday that I was putting away Christmas decorations for Christmas last year. Boy that flew by. Today I have a card for you that I created. It is of this cute penguin and his top hat and cane. I chose this little guy because he reminds me of all the dapper parties we go to this time of year. I cut him out at 3.90 from Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge. I also used stickles on his bow tie and cane.
For more info about what I did on this project please go to my blog Cards By Cricut. I hope to see all of you with projects of your own for this challenge. The sky is the limit on this one so have a little fun with it. Thanks for stopping by SOUS and have a great weekend!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Anything New Year- Die Cut challenge Dec 26th

Well, its come to our final challenge for this year and we get to go out with a Bang.. We want to see your New Years projects that have die cuts on them..

*We want to say a very special thank you to all you wonderful ladies that follow us on a weekly basis and find the time to play along with our challenges.. Hopefully we will find you here at SOUS all of next year as well.. We have some fun sketches for you to play with and our usual die cuts will hopefully challenge you to get your die cutting machines..

I decided to make a shaped card using a champagne bottle and some glasses.. 
Here is what I created:
I created the design using some of the fun cutting files in the SIL store.
The champagne bottle is one of my favorite files and its from Lisa's store:
Pretty Paper Graphics.. but you can also find in the SIL store under designers: Lisa Norris
The glasses are also in the SIL store, I just layered one behind the bottle and the other on top..
creating the sentiment with some free fonts I have..

and our top 3 from the December 5th sketch challenge... 



We want to thank you ladies for finding the time out of your busy schedules this time of year to play along with us girls..  You can grab out top 3 badge from the side bar and show case it on your blogs..

and now, you still have two weeks to play along with this challenge..
Do stop by daily and check out what fun projects our die cut team will share with you..
till next time..
Happy New Year ladies..

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Joyeux Noel

Hey y'all & a very Merry Christmas day to all who celebrate this miraculous holiday! It's Stephanie popping in quickly today to share my layout using the last SOUS sketch of this year!! Here is a reminder of the wonderful sketch by Nanne:
And here is my layout:

I started with the fabulous patterned paper from Elle's Studio. It was premade with the different layers & patterns so I simply added to it!
The sticker snowflake &  the ornaments here are from Basic Grey. I pulled them from my stash & can't even remember how old they are! I love when I finally use older products that I have been hoarding.

The "Joyeux Noel" pennant is from Imaginisce. I have used products from several different manufacturers on this layout. It's so great when I can make that happen! The stare are a mix of Pink Paislee, Martha Stewart  & some punched with my favorite star punch. 

The glitter alphas are from AC Thickers. The "December" tag is from Teresa Collins.  
I adore this picture from Christmastime 2009 when Ty was just a baby!!
Hopefuly y'all will get a chance to play along with this fun sketch! If you do, make sure to link up here   so we can see your creations!! 
Hope the day is fabulous  & filled with wonderful moments! 
Peace & love,

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I Will Always Love You

Hi! It's Charlotte here today to share a layout done with the December 19th sketch. I've been in a wedding mode lately...well mostly I just need to get these albums done with and clean up the gigantic mess in my scraproom! LOL! BUT..the good news is that this sketch was another perfect one for me to do my layout with!

I am madly using up my stash of flowers and sparkly things! So much fun!

I used a few cuts done with my Silhouette to add onto the doilies. The love circle doubles as my title and I tucked it under and then over the photo.

Here's a reminder of what the sketch looked like.

We'd love to see what you create with this week's sketch, so make sure to link up your entries. You'll find it on the sidebar!



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fun on ice

Happy holidays to everyone! I'm Eli from scrap-colors to share with you a page with the current sketch.
For this layout I chose a very simple and straightforward style: white background, patterned papers and a few embellishments, to give greater emphasis to the photos.
No particular tricks to show: sorry. They are very busy days!
I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Warm & Cozy - 19th Dec Sketch

Welcome to Stuck On U Sketches.
Jane (aka Scossie Jane) with you today.
It's nearly Christmas!
Hope you are all!!
I'm continuing with my glitter frenzy for
 this latest sketch from our Nanne,
 which you will find on
 the right sidebar.

More of the pretty papers from the
"Cozy" Collection

Just about everything on the page is glittered!
(Even my Craft Room is glittered - it does get everywhere!)
Except the gorgeous bling flourish
 Zva Creative.

Stunning flowers from
Wild Orchid Crafts
 "Ivory Tuscany Roses" 
(glittered of course).
Leaves from
 "Splendor Winter"
 (added more glitter than was already on them)!!

A lovely wee piece of sparkly lace
 from my stash.

The wee sprigs are a die from
 Wild Rose Studio
 "Winter Bouquet" - glittered.
The large snowflake is also a die from
Wild Rose Studio
"Lacy Snowflake". 

And a lovely photo of eldest
 Granddaughter, Rebekah,
 from 2012.

Thanks for popping in to see us today.
Remember to come back everyday for tons of
 inspiration from my fellow SOUS Sisters
 and join in the challenges by clicking
 on the sketch or die-cut buttons
 on the sidebar.
Hope you will join us.
Merry Christmas
Hugs & Kisses


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Eve

This is Rosie from As Seen In My Scrapbook with my take on another fabulous sketch by Nanne. Pulling out all my Christmas products for Christmas cards and December Daily motivated me to finally scrap these photos from last Christmas ;))

As you can see, I've turned this single page sketch in to a double page layout, the easiest way to do so is to duplicate the 2nd page as a "mirror image" of the sketch.

Here is a closer look at the left side:

and now the right side:

Here's another shot of the 2 pages together.
{supplies: card stock-Bazzil; paper, chipboard, sequins, sticker-Tinsel & Co. Teresa Collins; pearl & rhinestone flourish-Prima}

Click on the current sketch challenge in the sidebar to link up your creation with the sketch!

Saturday, December 20, 2014


              Hi everyone, Caroleanne here from
to share a project with you that I have created as my design team project for the December 19th sketch.

Using a circle cutter, cut out three circular photos, matt these onto brown cardstock
Cut out four rectangles in co-ordinating papers (3.5 inches wide),
various lengths to fit page, ink the edges
Adhere rectangles to the page as per the sketch
Add a white doily as per the sketch
Add the matted photos
Decorate with flowers, swirls, butterflies and pearls
Add the title.
Background paper - 12x12
Pretty papers
Brown and white cardstock
White doily
Brown ink
Assorted flowers
Hand made flowers -  Heartfelt Creations Dies
Mini butterflies
Sticky back pearls
Title stickers
Assorted flourishes
Tim Holtz Pinecone die for the white branches
Swirl die - Tim Holtz swirls
Hidden tag.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last Sketch challenge of 2014

Sad to see 2014 slowly coming to an end, but its just a few weeks away isn't it.. 

We're sharing with you our last sketch challenge for 2014 and todays sketch was designed by me, Nanné.. 
Here is out sketch:

and here is the layout I created using today's sketch:
I decided to add a square photo to a round photo mat :)

how about a few close ups:
The photo is of my eldest son Aaron, which was a taken about 3 years while he was at work at his dad's garage. 
He was giving me a smirky smile :)

I created this fun title into one of the circles..

and there you have my take on this weeks sketch..
Now, one of our Design Team members will be show casing their takes on this weeks sketch everyday till next Friday when we will post our last challenge for this year..

and now for our top3 from the die cut challenge of Nov 28th-into the woods:




Congratulations ladies for being chosen our top 3.. You can grab out top3 badge from the side bar and show case it proudly on your blogs :)  Very well done..

and now, you have the next TWO weeks to play with our sketch challenge.. Just look for this post on our side bar when you can find it easily..
Till next time..
Happy Scrappin ya'll