Friday, February 1, 2013

Stuck On U Bloghop: A Celebration


We are extremely excited to have you all visiting on a historic day for Stuck on U Sketches!
Today's post marks our 100th sketch! How awesome is that, right?  And to celebrate in a big way we have invited our entire Design Team to join in our sketch challenge! An additional challenge was to use this as a layout sketch or transform this into a card design! The surprise in the blog hop is waiting to see what everyone did!  This is our 100th sketch designed by Leah Schaeffer.

 

MY LAYOUT...  I sometimes just wonder about things...these were my thoughts for the day when I made this and they centered around things going on in my life at that time.  I highly recommend  this theme in journaling. It can be very therapeutic.


The Details...

Cricut Cartridges used are Artiste and Cricut Craft Room Basics.  The stamps are from My Minds Eye's, The Sweetest Thing collections.  The papers are from that collection too.  I also used Lizzy's 5th and Frolic digital journal card that I got at AC Digitals.  That is a great site for hybrid scrapping.
Anyone who follows me knows that I am a frugal scrapper.  If an embellishment can be made instead of bought I usually go that route.  It stretches my creativity and I feel like there is more uniqueness to my layouts if I do.  It also does not limit my scrapping time to just my budget.  Most of my projects are made with white paper and my printer with a few other little things for detail. As an example, the twine I used in this layout actually came from a cheap mop that fell apart early. Just drag an ink stain over it and you have a colored string that matches your layout.


The flowers

The title




Journal card



Button
MY CARD...


The details   

I decided to vary a little more from the sketlch keeping the frame and angled embellishment concept, however I made a pocket to put the tag in. I am not a fan of much white space, especially on cards.  I like my cards to be page full. This collage card was made using Crate Paper's new Fourteen Collection 6 x6 paper pad.The paper on the bottom is a collage, so I expanded this theme to the whole card.   I made the pocket border from the Martha Stewart Zig Zag border punch.  I found the satin flowers in theWedding aisle at Michael's for $.50  The epoxy circle embellie was made using my Epiphany punch.  I hope to get more of those soon.  I love how you can use scraps from your project to make a matching something extra.

Collage paper expanded to Collage card


Home made embellishments


Components of a great Valentine

On with the Hop...

Now we just couldn't let a big day like today go without a bit of a treat for you all so we have a few wonderful sponsors for our hop!

Our very own Lisa Norris of Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon

Regina Easter of The Cutting Cafe

And Stephanie of Whimsical Designs

Our only expectation is to be a follower of Stuck on U Sketches and leave a little love along the way for each team member (this will take some time so our hop is a week long!) We have 3 sponsors and will
pick 3 winners and we'll have those to post for you on Friday, February 7th.
 
To honor the event, I am offering blog candy too.   Just become a follower of my site, and leave a comment and you will be in the running to win this Marion Smith Designs Mini Album all put together and ready for embellishing.  I will even send a few goodies with it, to get you started...
 
 
 
I will post the winner on March 8th.  Good luck to all!


Now head on to the next in the hop, which is Fern's blog.  I always look forward to her posts. She is  so creative and just awesome!!

Should you hop in random order, here is the entire list:


ENJOY THE HOP AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  

35 comments:

Joni said...

What a wonderful idea for journaling thoughts. Reminds me I need not scrap only event photos. Thanks.

Linda said...

Perfect layout

EstherT said...

I love your projects and your ability to make all your own embellishments!

Paula Bee said...

This is such a lovely layout and the card is beautiful too! I love that you create your own emellishments...so creative!

Debbie Bakk said...

Holly- you and are are alot alike I too am a frugal scrapper- but its because I like to create and make my own embellishments- its my signature on my projects. I have become a follow of your today and plan to check in on your blog often Happy scrapping! By the way love your journal idea for your layout- i need to do a few pages like this.

Tess Davis said...

Fab projects!!! New follower :)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Wow Wow...look at this big ol' post!
First off, what a very, very special page!
I love the photo of you and loved that you shared
something like that! Plus also, the page itself
is an awesome scrappy page! AND a card! You've
outdone yourself!

HUGS!a

Regina Easter said...

wow wow love the soft layout and the card...you rock

Nanne said...

Holly, your layout is too cute. I love the papers, colors plus the little journaling tag...and before I forget, your card turned out beautifully..
hugs
Nanné

Fern said...

Wow, look at you, Holly... A layout and a Card!!!!! You go girl!!!! Love the colors and layers on both projects!! Hugs!!

Jackie Plank said...

I love the idea of lots of journalling, great layout!! The card is fantastic!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a cool idea for a LO, Holly! Awesome details! And that card, omigosh .. I'm in love with it!

joefil said...

What a beautiful page, love the details and your journaling.

Kathleen White said...

You are so creative! YOu give me food for thought for my pages. Thanks

Joan Young said...

So creative!

Vicki said...

Love all the layers on your fantastic layout. And your card is so clever. I'm a new follower.

annette said...

fantastic card & I love your LO .. what a terrific scrappy subject.. I am a new follower ... hugz x:)

Patries said...

Hi Holly, wonderful layout, with al the handwritten journaling, love the colours to

JenL said...

Awesome projects!

Candace said...

gorgeous!!! love the colors on that layout!!!

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

magicwanda said...

Wow a layout and a card you go girl!
I really love that photo on the layout....and the card is awesome lovin the papers and colors on both.

Sylvie said...

You have been busy!! Such a lovely page. I love all the layering and the flowers you made. That card is great, too!

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

Beautiful!

blsd2scrp said...

I am a new follower and love your blog! thanks for a great hop!

Leslie said...

What a great layout!

Christy said...

So very fabulous!!!!! :)

Leslie said...

great lo and card. so much inspiration. tfs

Lizzy Hill said...

Just LOVE how you explained what you used in your LO...very lateral thinking with the mop 'twine'....hopping along - LOVE SOUS:):):)

scrappinlil said...

Great layout...I love how you journaled what you were thinking for the day and added them to your layout. I am enjoying the hopping around from blog to blog. TFS

Shona said...

love all the yummy layers :) beautiful :)

D- said...

Love your layout. TFS.
dmcardmaker (AT AOL)

Tracey Gregory said...

You totally rocked this! Love all the close ups!

Melinda Felicilda said...

FAB.layout very cute

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful texture & layering on this layout.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cheryl Bullock said...

What a clever way to use the journaling spots. Nice job.