Saturday, October 1, 2016

October sketches reveal!

Ladies! I cannot believe it is already October 1! Where has time gone?! We're sharing our October sketches today and our featured designers have outdone themselves.

Our single page sketch this month:




Our card sketch:

and our double page sketch:



You have until the end of the month to participate in any (or all three!) of our sketch challenges. The design team will bring you inspiration throughout the month. Just upload your projects to the linky on the sidebar. One winner from each sketch will be asked to guest design with us in December!

Friday, September 30, 2016

design team call!

It's time for a design team call! We are looking for new members and we're also looking for sketch designers.

Our next term will run from January to June 2017. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this time frame.

What you will do:

  • provide one project per month, with possible special events during the six month term
  • comment on all submissions as you are assigned
  • post our challenge to your blog and other social media outlets 
  • have projects completed and posted one week before the deadline
What you need:
  • an active blog
  • a Facebook account as this is where the DT "meets"
  • a love for sketches
  • organizational and time management skills
What we will do:
  • provide the sketches one month in advance
  • provide your posting schedule and commenting assignments
  • be supportive and encouraging
  • share your photo and your blog link on the SID blog
  • share your project on various social media outlets
How to apply:
  • send an email to Stick it Down at StickItDownChallenges@gmail.com with the subject line "Design Team Call"
  • include your name and location
  • include a list of current commitments (no experience necessary!)
  • include three of your favorite layouts that best display your style and suit the requirements of the team you are applying for (ie submit cards if you are applying for the card team)
  • introduce yourself in few brief sentences
  • If you have experience or are interested in designing sketches, please include a few of your sketch designs in your application as well.
This call is open to everyone, including our current team members, and will run until 11:59pm on Friday, October 28. The new team will be notified by November 6 and announced on the SID blog on or around November 14. The new design team's projects will be revealed in January. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

reader features!

It's time to show off some reader features!

First up, Katy's card:


Our single page feature is Clara. I love that she converted the sketch to 8.5x11 size!


and you guys must have been loving the single page sketch more than usual this month because we've had a lot more single page entries than anything so far! Because of that, I'm featuring two single pages this week. Here's one by Elaine:


If you haven't entered one of our sketch challenges yet, you have six more days to do so! The countdown is on. At the end of the month, we'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer with us in November. Good luck!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September guest designer: Donna!

Please welcome Donna as our double page guest designer this month!


I am a wife, mother of five and nine grandchildren, and an avid scrapbooker.  I've always been interested in art since childhood, always was doing something creative, which eventually led me to scrapbooking. After our Disney vacation in 2002 I decided instead of putting our pictures in an album and scrapbooking was the way to go. Ever since then, I've been in love with the craft. I have been on various design teams throughout the years and currently on Club Scrap Artist Team.

Here is our September double page sketch:

and here is Donna's page:

Thanks so much for joining us this month, Donna!


If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot in the future, all you have to do is upload a card or layout to one of our sketch challenges! One winner is chosen from each sketch to be a guest designer. Have fun!

Monday, September 19, 2016

September double page sketch team reveal!

Today is our September double page team reveal! Here is our sketch:


and here is what our design team created:


You have until the end of the month, which is less than to weeks, to get your pages uploaded. One winner from all of the double page sketches will be chosen to be a guest designer in November!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September guest designer: Katy!

Here to join us as our card guest designer this month is Katy!

As for a bio....

I'm really lucky to be able to fit my creative hobby around my work as a Maths Tutor for a small education company. My twin boys have started school this month, so i'm hoping to get a bit more creative me time. I loved this sketch, particularly as I got to use my new Ombre ink pad for the first time! I can't wait to make my christmas cards with it! If you'd like to follow my journey or want to know more about the products I used, head to www.compasscrafts.co.uk.
 
Here is our September card sketch:
and here is what Katy did:

 It's beautiful! You can read more about how Katy created her card here. Thanks Katy!

Monday, September 12, 2016

September card team!

Here is the rest of our card team this month!




 












You have until the end of the month to participate in our card sketch - or any of our sketches this month! One winner will be chosen from each sketch to be a guest designer in November!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September guest designer: Rainny!

We're thrilled to welcome back Rainny as our single page guest designer. Rainny frequently participates in our challenges and has been a guest designer for us in the past.


Hello, my name is Rainny, and I live in Taiwan.  I've been a secretary in a small company for 12 years.  I got married in May last year and we have a 4 years old puppy daughter, Riceball.  My husband is very supportive of my hobby.  When I was a university student, I started making cards.  In recent years, I love scrapbooking.  I love to record the life and treasured memories by scrapbooking.  I like to join many scrap challenge, I also host the non-profit club -- "More Handmade Challenge" in Taiwan and hope more people love scrapbooking and card-making.  I made a lot of friends from this club and learnt from each other.  This is one of the best things of hosting the club.  It's my pleasure to be chosen as the guest designer at Stick It Down.  If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my blog: http://rainny0127.pixnet.net/blog.

Here is our single page sketch for September:


and here is Rainny's page:


Thank you, Rainny, for joining us this month!

Monday, September 5, 2016

September single page team!

Today we're sharing the rest of our single page team layouts. This is our single page sketch for September:



                                                                       
                                                                          




 
I love this month's sketch and all of the beautiful layouts! Upload your layout by the end of the month for a chance to be a guest designer in November!

Friday, September 2, 2016

August challenge winners!

I'm here today with our August winners! Congratulations to the following ladies who will join us in October as guest designers!


Phillis


Nancy

Please email me at StickItDownChallenges@gmail.com for info about the October guest designer instructions. Thank you to ALL for participating in our August sketches! We had 16 entries. Our September sketches are now available and we're looking forward to seeing what you create!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September sketch reveals!

Hello to everyone! First, we want to say a giant THANK YOU to all of you because we have 200 followers now on the blog!

Next, we'll get to our September sketches.

Our single page sketch:



Cathy


Our card sketch:




Our double page sketch:




You have until the end of the month to participate in any or all of our sketch challenges. One winner from each sketch submission will be chosen as a guest designer in November. Good luck!





Monday, August 29, 2016

August reader features!

This month has flown by! Today we're selecting our reader features for the month of August.

You still have until 11:59pm on August 31 to submit your projects for our August sketches. Winners will be announced next week and will be guest designers for us in October.

Congratulations to the following ladies on features for August...












Here is a badge for your blog:
Thank you to all who have submitted projects so far this month!


Monday, August 22, 2016

double page team reveal!

Our double page team reveal is today! Here is our double page sketch:






Valerie


You have until the end of the month to link up your layout. We'll choose one winner from each sketch to return in October as our guest designers!