8.25.2016

Stuck?! Sketches Anniversary Bash Preview

Stuck?! Sketches is celebrating it's 3rd Anniversary, so all through September there will be more prizes, more sponsors and more fun!


Check the Stuck?! Sketches blog on September 1st for all the details.


8.15.2016

Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Monday everyone! I cannot believe how quickly time has slipped by since my last post. We were in California when that went live, and let me tell you, our trip back home was too short and seemed to absolutely fly by! Next time we go back I feel like we need to be there for a minimum of two weeks, just to adequately spend time with all the people we love and to go all the places that we miss. We only got back to Texas last Monday, late that evening,,,and I've done almost nothing but play "catch-up" since then! Whoo!

Now judging by my bi-monthly posts this summer it would seem that I didn't get any scrapbooking done. In truth I accomplished a fair amount given that the kids weren't at school, we had a houseguest in July and then we took a trip back to California for 10 days. However, between having no desire to stand outside in the 100 degree Texas heat to photograph my pages, as well as my limited time for writing up posts, the only layouts that made it here are those for Stuck?! Sketches. Thank goodness for the responsibility of being on their Creative Team to at least hold me semi-accountable for the upkeep of this blog! And speaking of which, that's why I'm here today...to share the August 15th sketch, and how it inspired me.



I flipped it and came up with this...


If you know my kids at all, you will understand how especially sweet this photo is. Paolina isn't super affectionate with anyone except "Mami and Papi". She'll hug her friends if they initiate it, she shies away from hugs from extended family members, and she absolutely hates her brother to (what she calls) give her "slobbery kisses." Poor Santiago...he loves hugging and cuddling, so it's been nothing but frustration for him since she became old enough to refuse all of his loving, which basically began when she was old enough to sit up on her own around 4 months. Soooo...it's super special when not only do I see Paolina hugging or snuggling with her brother, but I also catch one of these rare moments with a photo.

I know these Crate Paper Hello, Love papers are Valentine themed, but they really suited this sweet moment. The background paper is Amy Tangerine...something that's been in my stash for too long. And not because I was hoarding it exactly, but because I just didn't have the "right" sketch or photos for it. When I saw the August 15th sketch, I knew that if I flipped it it would be perfect. Don't you love the stitching on it? It was nice that I didn't have to spend the extra time adding in that detail myself.

Enough gabbing...I hope you found some inspiration and are ready to create your own page using this sketch. For more details on how you can be entered to win a randomly drawn prize this month, and to see what the rest of our awesome Creative Team did with this amazing sketch head over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog.

Have a great week!


8.01.2016

Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Monday everyone! A new week, a new month and a new sketch at Stuck?! Sketches...


And here's my take on it...


In case your August is as hot as ours, maybe looking at this layout will help you cool off (at least in your mind). Check out that gorgeous sparkly background paper! I picked up a Winter paper pad on clearance at Michaels at the end of this past Christmas season because I knew these papers would be perfect for all the pages I have to do of Paolina in her Elsa costume. Not only was she Elsa for Halloween back in 2014, but she frequently plays dress-up in her costume and she also had a Frozen themed birthday party in 2015. So I know paying just a mere $5 for an entire pad of paper was a wise investment! 

I hope you will find some inspiration from my layout, or go check out the Stuck?! Sketches blog to see what the rest of our talented Creative Team did with the August 1st sketch. We would love for you to join along! As usual, you will have until the 29th of the month to link up your layout for a chance at a fabulous prize.


7.15.2016

Stuck?! Sketches

Hello everyone! It's time for another amazing sketch at Stuck?! Sketches. Check it out...


And here's how it inspired me...

It's so hot here in Dallas, that I thought I would try cooling off by thinking "cold" thoughts. It didn't really work, but hey, I got another Christmas page done! This sketch had so many layers that it really helped me make a serious dent in my winter/holiday stash too. 

I hope this sketch inspires you to create as well. Please share your layout by July 29th for a chance at a fabulous prize. You can read the details and see what the rest of our Creative Team did with the July 15th sketch on the Stuck?! Sketches blog.

Thanks for looking and have a fantastic weekend!



7.01.2016

Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Friday! I can't believe it's already July...our summer has really been flying by! I haven't had as much time as I would like to scrapbook, but I've been having fun with the kids swimming in the pool, doing crafts and teaching them to do some cooking & baking. We've also had a dear friend, who is moving to our area, stay with us while he found a house and as he waits for the movers to arrive. Good times!

Maybe some of you are having a less hectic summer and are itching to get busy in your craft area. Lucky for you, Stuck?! Sketches has a brand new sketch up on the blog to provide you with some scrappy inspiration...


And here is my interpretation...


When I saw this sketch I immediately thought of a filmstrip diecut that my mom cut for me a few years ago with one of her diecutting machines. For what ever reason I have been hoarding it, but this sketch made me decide to finally put it to use. I've also been hoarding that cute little tricycle embellishment ever since we bought Santiago his trike. And as you can see by the date on the layout, that means it's been in my stash for about five years. Seriously, am I the only one who has such horrible hoarding tendencies with my scrapbooking supplies? The rest of my life does not reflect that...I'm constantly purging and giving to charity, selling or throwing away. But those scrappy goodies just accumulate. I digress...

Back to the awesome sketch! As you can see you are not constricted to using all photos. I replaced the line of three small photos with the filmstrip diecut. If you would like to see more inspiration as to how to use the sketch, I encourage you to check out the Stuck?! Sketches blog. I also hope you will decide to join in. If you link up your layout by July 29th you will have an opportunity to win an amazing prize from this month's sponsor.

Thanks for looking...have a fabulous weekend!