Monday, June 29, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello.......Its Tracey here with you today. 
Any thing with "Wings" is the challenge.

I'm really loving the Pop up feature on Artfully Sent cricut cartridge.
'Thinking of You' and the scallop card base are on the cartridge too.

I use a glue pen to outline the butterfly then sprinkled it with gold glitter.
I'm a bit lazy when it comes to decorating the inside of cards.....I usually just stamp a sentiment and image. I think I'll be lots more of these!

I'm a little sad as this is my last project for the Die Cut Team.
I would like to thank Nanne and Leah for having me.......its been an absolute pleasure working with you lovely ladies and all the other designers. A highlight for me was meeting Leah and her family last year when I was on holidays. 
I look forward to catching up with you in Blogland
Take Care x

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sprinkled, and a huge thanks to you all...

LAST post for Stuck on U Sketches

   My dear friends, I can not believe this huge part of my life is now coming to an end! Nanne, my best crafty friend and co-leader have run SOUS for almost 6 years! Helping lead and organize so many talented and amazing ladies. Not to mention choosing many challenges and creating original sketches. Honestly, I think my skills really took off after starting with SOUS. I have much to be grateful for! And most importantly, the friendships I've made! Including meeting fellow team mate Tracey, when she visited me in California from Australia! And of course, meeting my Finnish buddy, Nanne! Who knew I'd have a best friend across the world! Amazing!

   So our last, very last challenge to share with you to help us take off from where we've been...Die Cut Challenge, WINGS. Birds, butterflies, airplanes, fairies, get the idea. 

   I mixed my Silhouette die cut birdie with the frames and sentiment metal dies by Papertrey Ink. The add some dimension to the card, I cut the frames and sentiments many times and adhered them together. Adding a line of Glossy Accents covered in glitter to the border helps add another detail but also pull in the stamped, embossed and glittered sun. This was my first experience using an embossing powder that turns sticky once heated. It was SO cool and for sure the easiest thing I have done to use loose powder.

   Thanks again my friends and our SOUS followers...for making us one of the original challenge sites and a go-to place for lots of project inspiration! Blessings to you all!
   ~Leah Schaeffer 
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Die Cut Challenge - If It Has Wings

     Hi and welcome to Stuck On U Sketches. This is Julie here from Cards By Cricut with my last project for the Die Cut Challenge - If It Has Wings. I am really going to miss SOUS. Thank you Nanne and Leah for the most wonderful time I have had over the last year and a half. I can't believe it is over. It has been so fun creating all these projects with all these girls.
     I decided to do a large tag for this challenge as I knew I wanted to do a dragonfly. It was the first thing I thought of when I repeated the title of the challenge in my mind. I found this really cute dragonfly from the Cricut cartridge Best of 2006. This cartridge has images from several cartridges brought out through the year.
I also decided to emboss the wings to give it a little more texture. I wanted to give it a lot of 3D feel so I used some pop dots on the dragonfly and also with the flowers on the tag. I just used some fake flowers I got at the Dollar store. They always have
some great finds. I just found 3 packages of 6 different colors of sequins there that are a huge trend right now.
     Next, I put the flowers on the tag with some old yellow flower eyelets I found. They look like the center of the flowers. I then put stickles on the dragonfly to make it sparkle. I think it came out really cute and thought this would make a great tag for a present to someone or use it as a stand alone and place a gift card on the back.
     Well, that is it. My last blog post for Stuck On U Sketches. I really hope you have enjoyed all the projects that have presented here by a very talented design team. Come back often when the need for inspiration is required. Thanks for taking the time to look at my post and have a great weekend! :)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wings-Die Cut challenge reveal

Well fellow scrappers.. Today is the day, our last challenge and its going to be a fun one.. We want to see your die cut projects that have anything that has wings..

Here is what I created to today's reveal:

Decided to create a cute layout to hold some photos of my daughter ..

how about a few close ups:

and how about our top 3 from our sketch challenge of July 5th:




Congrats ladies and thank you for playing along with our sketch challenge..

and now its your turn to play along with todays die cut challenge..

I also want to thank all you ladies for joining us the last 5.5 years.. We have appreciated you all for stopping by and joining our challenges.. 

till we meet again..

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lovely Gifts- LAST SOUS sketch

Hey SOUS friends! It's Stephanie here today from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps). It is with a heavy heart that I share my layout with you all today, as it's my last post for SOUS!

I want to thank Leah & Nanne for having my on their team for the past year and a half. Their support and kindness have been above measure and I have had an amazing  time here. The team has been wonderful to work with and I will miss being a part of this fantastic group of ladies. Thank you to all of YOU to, for your support and friendship!!

Here is what I created with the final sketch

All of my papers are from Basic Grey. The script paper is from their Capture collection. The pink & floral papers are older from my stash.
The "lovely" sticker & pennant flag stickers are also from BG's Capture collection.
The floral sticker is from Crate Paper & my glitter alphas are from American Crafts Thickers.
The wood veneer heart is from Simple Stories.
We really hope you find the time to play along with this LAST sketch with us!! Link up to the right so we can leave you some love!
I'd also love to see many of your faces around my blog! Be sure to join me over there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Back to School

Charlotte here with you today to share a layout using the June 19th sketch. The school year here is almost over and I"m just getting around to scrapping the start of last year! :)  I didn't have any school themed papers, so I just used what I had. I thought the bright colors and patterns really fit Renee's personality and even though not technically school related, were perfect for her!

This post is also a sad one for me as it's the last one I'll be doing for SOUS! I have been on this team for a very long time and it has become home for me. I would like to thank Nanne and Leah for inviting me to be a part of their design team and for their support and friendship through the years. I will definitely miss this site. I would like to thank all of you, our faithful supporters who have been here  participating in the challenges and sharing your work. Without you, it would not have been so fun. I would also like to thank all my fellow designers for sharing their inspiration and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. This is bye for now and I will see you around blogland! :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Building a blue river

Good morning, friends from around the world. Today it's up to me, Eli, show a new interpretation of the sketch of Nanné.

I chose a simple and cheerful style for some photos of my daughter on the final day of the school of art in which he had to work with the color blue to create a "river". To recall the theme, I spattered blue paint on the background and also on the papers.
To end I used different embellishments, mixed a little at random, just because I liked the combination.
Good scrappy summer to you all.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank Heaven - June 19th Sketch

Oh My Golly Gosh!
I can't believe this is the last sketch here at 
Stuck On U Sketches!
Such a sad day for me - my last layout, my last post!
I've had a great journey with SOUS, and can't
 thank Nanne and Leah enough for being
 such an inspiration to me for the
 past five and a half years, and
 for having me on the team
 for four of them!
Where does time go?
Anyway, here is my last layout for
 Stuck On U Sketches,
 using Nannes fab sketch, which you will
 find on the right side bar....

Using some very old Basic Grey papers - "Sugared"

Butterfly die from
Cheery Lynn "Exotic Butterfly Mini"

Gorgeous bling and pearl flourish from
Zva Creative.

Tiny wee fronds die from
Tattered Lace "Foliage Leaves"

And a beautiful photo of two of my Granddaughters.

And, that's it.
It's been a wonderful journey, and a significant part of my life.
Goodbye and good luck to all the team here at SOUS,
as we all move on to pastures new.
Can't wait to see what everyone
 gets up to next.
Bye Nanne and Leah - Thanks for having me.
Love & Hugs


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fun With Cats *June 19th Sketch Challenge*

Hello SOUS friends!

Yes it's my last sketch reveal post and I want to thank Nanne and Leah for their wonderful, inspiring sketches and most importantly, their wonderful, inspiring personalities!
It has been a pleasure to create with the both of you and I wish you nothing but happiness in your future adventures!!

You can link up your take on this awesome sketch in the Linky in the original post or navigate to it in the sidebar on your right :).

Here is my layout:

A few close ups:

I love those wood veneer pieces, they are made by Lawn Fawn.

Chipboard buttons and die cuts with more of the great wood veener.

Thanks for stopping in, come back tomorrow to see Jane's layout!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Hi everyone, CAROLEANNE  here with you today. I am so sorry that this will be my last design team project with SOUS.
I would like to thank Nanne and Leah for all their hard work and dedication to this fab team, I will really miss them all. It has been a great couple of years. Here is Nannes last sketch and it really is a great one, especially for those of you who love to work with more than one photo.
Choose card stock, papers and embellies
Matt photos in one long strip of card, ink the edges
Cut out a shaped piece of card stock, ink the edges and adhere to back ground card, adhere photo strip
Start adding layers as per the sketch, inking as you go
I have used five layers behind the scalloped border card
I then added three strips of inked card down the side
Die cut a pretty border and adhere
Die cut a circle doily and add this
Now start to decorate using lots of flowers, butterflies etc
I tucked a journaling card above the flowers and added a couple of swirly die cuts
Last but not least, add the title.
Card stock in blues and soft yellow
Pretty papers
Scallop shape template
Brown chalk ink
Assorted flowers
Sticky back pearls
Small stick pin
Mini butterflies
Lace leaf die
Shell punch - Woodware
Die cut swirls - Sizzix
Wooden title - The Works
Lacey border die
Circle die and lacy corner die
All other dies used are by Heartfelt Creations.
Mini flowers
Stick pins
Come back on the 14th July when I will have a new Design Team Layout and Sketch Challenge with SCRAP OUR STASH



Friday, June 19, 2015

June 19th Sketch reveal

Happy Friday fellow scrappers..
It's sketch reveal time again for us girls here at SOUS and this week, we have a multiple photo sketch for you..
Here is the sketch:
fun right?... 
Great way to add a few photos from your favorite event, holiday, vacation, etc..

Here is what I created with this sketch:

We've taken lots of trips lately and always drive, drive, drive..LOL
My hubby said this is too grey (what does he know right?).. It is a bit grey, but loved these colors and prints, plus I have photos of us in the car driving as its poring rain outside just on the out skirts of Georgia, driving north to Iowa from Florida.. ( I got it covered)..

A few close ups:
loved this rear view of the car, I wanted to add the no U-turn sign, since we just keep going and don't turn back..LOL

and how many times did my hubby mis-place his car keys.. seriously...LOL

now, for our top 3 from the Arrows-DC challenge



Suzanne :)

We only had three entries for that challenge :(

and their you go fellow scrappers.. now you have two weeks to submit to this sketch challenge, just look for this post on the side bar if you get lost..

Till next time..

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Blues

Hello and welcome to this week's die cut challenge: Summer! I'm Vivian and am excited to share with you my summer-themed layout.

First of all I would like to explain the title, "Summer Blues". The photo was taken during the summer of 2013 and the "blues" refers to my nephew's blue eyes. I was trying to do something different with words instead of the same old thing.

Secondly, I can't tell you have much fun I had making this layout. It is loosely based on this sketch from Pinterest.  I enjoyed mixing shapes and digging thru my stash for bright colors. A while back I invested in several punches and definitely made use of them here.

Last, I went to MissKateCuttables for the sun and "summer" title. I really don't go there often enough. Her die cuts are just so fun and easy to use. The little cloud is actually from SVGCuts.

I combined Doodlebug Designs, Echo Park, and October Afternoon
on this layout. I just had way too much fun!

Sun is from MissKateCuttables.

Although the camera blends in too much to the white background,
I still really liked having it on my layout. No real rules in scrapbooking

I dragged my sewing machine out for this. Can't quite pull
off the "messed" up sewing machine look. Oh, well.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I'm Tara from Craftin Desert Divas. I'm super excited to be a guest designer for 

For today I've created a 3D Gable box I've cut from the Silhouette Store.

I love to make these cute little boxes to give treats in. I've decorated this box with my Garden Cuties stamps, Doodlebug Springtime Paper Pad and Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Here's a closeup of my box. I've colored in the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers. To finish it up I added a tag I also cut from the Silhouette Store. Then I stamped on a sentiment from the Garden Cuties stamp set, twine and a few more sprinkles and it was complete.

Have a wonderful day!!