Friday, September 17, 2010

September 17 Reveal ... with all 9 of our designers! Woohoo!

Well, the BIG day has finally arrived and we have a host of designers presenting their work this time. This is so exciting for myself, Nanne and Leah to see our site grow!

As fate would have it, we had already chosen this double page sketch in anticipation of scrappers having some Labor Day or summer holiday photos to get scrapped! The sketch is an older one from Sketchy Thursdays. Anyway, we have begun with a bit of a challenge for some of these ladies who are doing single pages most of the time. Sometimes the challenge is that you don't have a group of photos printed out already. However, now that we have gone to every other week, this will give you more time to get yours done and linked to us.

So, here we go, scrappers! Hopefully you will be inspired!

"Snow Day"
Sandi Clarkson

Growing Up 2gether
Leah Schaeffer

"The Journey"
Debbie Burns

Spring Fever
Fern Riley
My Life
Lisa McIntyre
Bug Junkie

Road Trip
Beatriz Guzman
Amazing Grace

Bright Eyes
Annette Gearside
Moment in Time

Stine Ursin
Min Egen Hobby Blogg

Monday, September 13, 2010

Want to meet the rest of our new team?

We are so excited to help you get acquainted with the rest of our newest design team memebers!

Many of you already know Lisa McIntyre. On the MB and in the bloging world she is known as Bug Junkie. She loves using her Cricut and sharing her creations with others!

How long have you been crafting?

I have been crafting for a good 15 years

What inspires me to craft?

I think I love the challenge. To take a flat image and try to bring in to life, give it dimension and make it pop. For me, it's all about the little details.

What are your top 3 favorite craft items?


What is your favorite season/holiday?

My favorite season is fall because of the weather, the smells of fall and the home cooking of which I do not need. ;)

Tell us something about you that we might not know.

If I'm going to get serious and craft I do better crafting alone. Otherwise, I get distracted and talk too much. I get a whole lot of nothing accomplished. Guess I can't talk and craft at the same time, lol.

What state do you live in?

I live in Kansas

Next we have annother international design team member, Stine Ursin.  One thing I love about paper crafting is that we get to meet woman around the globe sharing the same passion for photos and paper that we have.  Here is what Stine had to say:

How long have you been crafting?

I have been crafting a little over three years - scrapbooking and card making/stamping.

What inspires you to craft?

For my layouts it is my two children, but beautiful papers also inspire me very much - especially when it comes to cardmaking.

What are your favorite top 3 craft items?

Distress inks, Pearls/rhinestones (Kaiser craft in particular) and patterned papers from the swedish Maja design or the norwegian Papirdesign

What is your favorite season/holiday?

Definitly christmas!

Tell us something about you that most of us would not know!

I am actually a band geek - and play in the local brass band. I have played the cornet/trumpet for 24 years now, and still enjoy it very much.

What state do you live in?

I live above the arctic circle in northen Norway.

And lastly, but not least, we have the talented Debbie Burns!   Debbie has joined a number of design teams this year and we are so glad that she chose to join us as well.

How long have you been crafting?

I've been a crafter for as long as I can remember. I use to sew, cross stitch and paint. 
I was introduced to scrapbooking 12 years ago. I received an album "all about me" as a
birthday gift. I took a beginners Creative Memories class and rest is history.

What inspires you to craft?

I draw my inspiration from everything that surrounds me in my life.
My family, friends, the outdoors and life in general.

What are your top 3 favorite craft items?

My ink pads, pattern paper and distressing tools.

What is your favorite season/holiday?

Living in Maryland, I am fortunate to see all of the seasons, and I guess I would
say that Fall is my favorite. I love the beauty in the trees as the leaves turn color.
My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love to decorate. I've scaled back quite a lot,
but years ago friends and family would refer to my home as the Christmas store
because of all my decorations.

Tell us something about you that most of us would not know.

I'm really quite shy in person.

What state do you live in?

I'm a Maryland girl! I've lived here my whole life.

So, there you have it! That is the last group of talented ladies who will be part of Stuck on U Sketches for the next 6 months.  Welcome, everyone!  Readers,  please visit us this coming Friday, September 17th to see the new challenge ... and see what our group of designers have done! Should be lots of inspiration!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let's get acquainted with a few of our new DT members!

As promised, we wanted to start introducing our new design team members to you.  A few of our new members have been guest designers with us and we've shared their bios with you. So we thought we would ask them a few questions about themselves.

We'll start with Beatriz Guzman  .. she got her info to us first. Of course!! This lady is one really fast scrapper and doesn't waste any time getting things done.  Here is her Q and A.

How long have you been crafting?

I have loved crafts ever since I can remember. But my passion for scrapbooking started when I was in high school. We use to travel a lot so I made my albums out of notebooks filled with doodling and every single paper/ticket/bag I could get my hands on to preserve and embellish my page with!

What inspires you to craft?

Colors and textures inspire me to craft.

What are your top 3 favorite craft items?

Paper, anything Prima and anything Maya Road

What is your favorite season/holiday?

I love ALL the seasons! Each one has so much to offer!

Tell us something about you that most of us would not know!

I have been in the US for over 34 years and still have a very strong accent!

What state do you live in?

Dothan, Alabama

Next we have a lady who is new to our blog, Annette Gearside.  Please give her a warm welcome!

How long have you been crafting?

I was introduced to the wonderful world of scrapping through Creative Memories
 about 8 years ago,then lo & behold discovered a bricks &
mortar stores and the rest as they say is history.......

What inspires you to craft?

Inspiration is all around, a beautiful sunset, spiders web on a dewy
morning, flowers and last, however not the least, my family especially
my beautiful grandchildren, who feature in most of my pages.

What are your top 3 favorite craft items?

OOOH this is a difficult question ... only three!!!! I love everything !!!!
Ummmm ... patterned paper, my distress tool and flowers ... well for
today anyway !!!

What is your favorite season/holiday?

I love the early autumn, when the days are warm and the evenings are cooler ....
it is so refreshing after long hot summers ...

Tell us something about you that most of us would not know!

2 girlfriends and I have started a charity to support women who have
been diagnosed breast cancer ,we launched our name ' Be Uplifted Inc.'
on the 31st July 2010... Our aim is to assist them & their families on
the ground floor practical level with faith hope & love..

What state do you live in?

I reside in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia ...

Next we have Fern Riley. Many of you already know Fern or were introduced to her as our guest designer a few weeks ago.  She has some gorgeous grandkids who are often the subject of her work.

How long have you been crafting?

I've been paper crafting a little over 5 years.. That's when my DIL finally got me to go to my first Stampin Up Party... I was hooked right away, but at first I was making cards.. I started scrapping about 3 years ago and I love it... layouts to me are so much more challenging and actually relaxes me.. and plus I have something that's made by me that I can give my children and grandchildren...

What inspires you to craft?

My biggest inspiration is my family ~ mostly my grand babies.. But lately I've found some old family photos of my grandmothers and I would love to do a Heritage Family Album....

What are your top 3 favorite craft items?

Beautiful Paper
Beautiful Flowers
Distressing Tool

What is your favorite season/holiday?

Oh my gosh this is a hard one... So I'm going to cheat and do both
My Favorite Season is Fall... I love the beautiful colors...
My Favorite Holiday is Christmas... I love to watch the little ones get excited over Santa Claus and their presents...

Tell us something about you that most of us would not know!

Some of you know that I started working in the Abstract/Title Insurance business 30 years ago this last August, but no one knows that as of April, 2011 I will officially be retired!!! I am so excited and just a little scared!!!!!!!!

What state do you live in?

I'm originally from Oklahoma, lived in New Mexico for 5 years and now we've been here in Texas about 19 years..

So, okay. That is half of our new design team members!  Ladies, we can't wait for you to get started! And readers, please check back in a few days to meet the remainder of our team.  And scroll on down for the current challenge.

Friday, September 10, 2010

We have a winner!

So, did you all like the blog candy from last week?! Thought so! Eighteen sheeets of really awesome Glitz Design papers! So, can I have a drum roll please? The winner of last weeks blog candy is: TAMMARA, for my luv of crafting!  My hubby drew your name and I (Sandi here) was so excited that it was you!

Tammara has been a faithful follower and participant. And she is currently working on albums for her nieces who are expecting babies! You can see her work posted HERE.

So, Tammara, to claim your price please leave a comment here and send your snail mail addy to You have to respond by September 16th to claim your prize!

Everybody please check back for more information about our new DT.  I will be introducing them to you over the next week or so.  And giving you more info about their crafting preferences. Stay tuned!  Also, please scroll on down to get to the current challenge.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The moment you've been waiting for! Our newest DT members!

Wow, what a hard job this was to choose only 4 designers from all the wonderful applications we had! We hope to get an email out to everyone ASAP, but we just want you to know that it wasn't easy to pick 4 .. the choices we had were outstanding and we want to say thank you to each of you who contacted us! This was so hard that finally we picked 6! And in the process, we unfortunately could not include some designers whose work is wonderful or who are our "bestest" friends. We hope that any of you that really want to be part of SOUS, will consider applying on the next DT call.

So without further ado, may we present your newest additions to our design team:

These ladies will be with us for 6 months, so please give them a warm welcome! Designers, please leave a comment so that we know you saw this announcement and so that we can share some more information with you! Thanks and Congrats!

September 3rd ~ Sketch challenge ~

Happy Labor Day weekend, all! We have so many exciting things going on this weekend at Stuck on U Sketches! First, the announcement of our newest additions to the Design Team. Second, a new challenge with a new sketch! Isn't it great?! (The designer of this sketch is unknown to us. We keep a folder of sketches that we see while we are out there on the WWW .. but do not remember or have any notation who the designer was. If you recognize it, please let us know, so that we can give credit where credit is due!) Thirdly, this week our designers are doing another Glitz Design paper challenge!! This paper was donated by Glitz and we thank them! You can visit them HERE. And lastly, we have blog candy this week for one lucky winner. You will win 18 sheets of yummy Glitz paper donated by the ladies at Glitz. Just leave a comment under this post and respond by Sept 9th. The winner will be announced on Sept 10th!

So here is the paper that the designers were challenged to use, called Distressed. They could use all or part. And here is what our designers came up with this week! Enjoy and have a safe and happy holiday! We hope you will play along .. using your choice of any paper!

"Recital .. Revisited"
Sandi Clarkson

Lucky in Love
Leah Schaeffer

Nanné Harry
Nanne's Creations