Monday, December 31, 2012

January 1st Sketch

Good afternoon and Happy New Year!

I hope that you all had a wonderful time celebrating last night or are gearing up for a great night if it's not quite midnight in your part of the world yet.

Today it's things new here at Stuck?!. A new sketch, new sponsor and a new Guest CT member. I'll have details of our January sponsors in a seperate post tomorrow.

Our Guest CT member for January is the talented Kim Jeffress.
Hi my name is Kim Jeffress and I'm excited to be guesting this month at Stuck sketches.
I have just finished my year as a Scrapbooking Memories Master, what an amazing year it has been. Currently I am on the DT's for BasicGrey, Bella Blvd, Pebbles Inc and Greatest View. However my most exciting design team to date is being named as one of the 5 members of Heidi Swapp's media team. What an honour and incredible opportunity this has been.
Thanks to Sara for inviting me to be GD this month.

And now onto the sketch and stunning CT inspiration for you.

The Sketch:
Our Guest, Kim:
Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday January 31st 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

And don't forget about our Creative Team call. Applications close on January 13th. You can find the full call details here.

Have a great day!

**Sponsor Update - Red Earth Scrapping**

Back in October I shocked many of you with an announcement about Red Earth Scrapping being offered for sale. Since that time I have had a few enquiries from people interested in the business, but sadly the timing is not right for them, and I have now made the decision to close Red Earth Scrapping.

This truly breaks my heart as it was less than 3 years ago I started the process of turning my dream into reality. I've put so much time and effort into the business - and honestly, have enjoyed it immensely - but in those few years our family circumstances have changed too, and I simply dont have the time and energy to put into RES. As you know, I married a farmer and have embraced all things about living and working on the land. My husband and I now run the family farm business which is quite an undertaking, and we have huge and exciting plans for our future. This is where I now need to focus my time and energies, along with being a wife and mother, and picking up work at the local highschool to supplement our income. Having somehow survived 10 years of drought, the farm business requires all our efforts to once again thrive, especially in such tough economic times.

And so it has come that RES will be closing its doors on the 31st January 2013, exactly 2 & 1/2 years after opening them. But what a great ride it's been!

To CELEBRATE those years and the fun, inspiration and precious friendships shared, we are having a sale - 33% off everything for the entire month of January. And then the doors will close, the website will be offline.



33% OFF ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IN STORE

1st - 31st January 2013

No code required, discount applied at checkout

Payment via PayPal or Direct Debit (select "other" in payment options)

Usual postage charges/options apply to all orders

First in, best dressed

(I will do my best to keep stock numbers accurate however if something is sold out I will offer an alternate item or refund)

PLUS ...

A FREE GIFT WITH EVERY ORDER!!!

http://redearthscrapping.com.au/ 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Creative Team Call - Autumn / Winter 2013

It's that time again. I'm looking for an undetermined number of creative team members for the Autumn / Winter 2013 team. These will be mix of returning and new CT members.

I've simplified the process this time around as I know sometimes it's a struggle to manage some scrappy time whilst the kids are on school holidays.

Requirements:

Please read these carefully, I will not consider any applications that are missing information / requirements.

1.Email me the following information:
a. Full name and Country
b. Blog link
c. Do you prefer to scrap in 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12?
d. A short bio including any current or previous DTs and publications (previous experience isn’t necessary, I am just curious)
e. A list of forums etc. you visit regularly and galleries you post in.
f. A few short sentences about what you love about Stuck?! and what you can bring to the team.

Applications are to be emailed to stucksketches@optusnet.com.au. Please put STUCK?! CREATIVE TEAM APPLICATION in the subject line. Please do not attach images of your layouts, just a link to your blog, as layouts will cause my inbox to clog very quickly.

All emails must be received by midnight on Sunday January 13th (AEST). The Creative Team will be contacted by Wednesday January 16th and will be announced during February.

Expectations:

* Your term will run from the March 2013 to August 2013 sketches. You will receive your first sketches during the month of February 2013 and your final sketches during the month of July 2013.
*Each CT member will be required to submit 2 layouts per month. At the beginning of the current month, I will send you both new sketches for the following month and it will be due late in the current month.
* CT members are expected to remain EXCLUSIVE to Stuck?! Sketches for their CT period. We are not able to accept applicants who are current CT members for other sketch blogs / sites. You are free to design for other challenge blogs, just not those who only do sketches.
* You must maintain a current active blog. Word of mouth is the only way people will know about Stuck?! and you must be willing to promote Stuck?! on your blog.
* Positions will be held for a six month period and members will be required to reapply at the end of the six months to continue on.
*CT members should use the Stuck?! blinkie and promote Stuck?! wherever and whenever possible. I want each CT member to be proud to be a member and to spread the word around!!!

If you have any questions, please email them to me and I will answer them as soon as I can.

Looking forward to seeing your applications.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 15th Part 2

Good evening everyone.

I have the second half of our inspiration from the December 15th sketch.

The Sketch:
Atsuko:
Kate:
Kim:
Leanne:
Sarah W:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Monday December 31st 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15th Sketch

Good evening everyone.

Middle of December. I'm pretty much ready for the man in red to come and visit now, how about you?

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to create a layout so far for December, I hope we see lots more entries over the rest of the month. And onto to the newest sketch.

The Sketch:
Our Guest, Kim Price:
Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Monday December 31st 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

**Sponsor Update - Scrapbook Savvy**


No exclusions, EVERYTHING on sale including kits and already reduced items in our clearance section.

No coupons or vouchers during sale period. No free post.

Ends midnight Thursday 20 December.
 
 
Stock up now on all the essentials like adhesive & cardstock...
 
Or check out the newer stock including.....
 
  
  
  
  
  
 
Local girl don't forget you get FREE DELIVERY on all orders over $25!
 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 1st - Part 2

Good afternoon everyone

Today I have the second half of our Creative Team inspiration from the December 1st sketch.

The Sketch:
Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Monday December 31st 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge. 

November Winners

Evening everyone

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete a layout based on the November  sketches. The winners are:

Receiving a $25 voucher from Scrap Therapy - Kim Price
Receiving a $15 voucher from Red Earth Scrapping - Mel Nunn
Receiving a $10 voucher from Scrapbook Savvy - Marelize Frisby
Congratulations ladies! I will pass your details onto our sponsors who will be in contact with you shortly.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Sponsors

Good morning everyone

Firstly this morning, I want to send a huge thank you to Lee-Anne from Scrap Therapy. She has been very kindly donating a $25 voucher for one of our lucky winners for a massive 2 years. It's been extremely appreciated to have such a wonderful regular sponsor on board.

For December, we have our 2 regular sponsors providing a voucher for our winners. 


Providing a $15 voucher - Red Earth Scrapping
 
Providing a $10 voucher - Scrapbook Savvy

I have lined up some more fantastic stores to help support us in 2013. 

If you have a store and are interested in sponsoring Stuck?! Sketches during 2013, please do not hesitate to contact me at stucksketches@optusnet.com.au

Have a great day. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

December 1st Sketch

Hello!!

Welcome to December, probably one of the busiest / craziest months of the year. It's only a few weeks until Christmas now and I am thankful that I decided to start earlier than normal as I'm about 3/4 finished my Christmas shopping, just the hard ones left now.

Even with such a busy time of year, I hope that you will still find time to do a little creating this month. We have a fabulous new Guest Designer, a new sketch and samples from some of our Creative Team.

Introducing Kim Price, our December Guest Designer.
My name is Kim Price. I am married and a mother to two teenaged girls living on the Central Coast of NSW Australia. I have been scrapbooking for 10 years, having come across a scrapbooking store while on an extended family holiday travelling around Australia with my family. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in the scrapbooking industry, taught classes in scrapbooking, cardmaking and mixed media and am currently on several design and creative teams including Green Tara, The Scrapbooking Store, Kraft It Up!, Scrap The Girls, The Studio, Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and Our Creative Corner. I have recently begun to keep an art journal which I am very much enjoying.
 
Thank you to Stuck Sketches for having me as Guest Designer for December. Can’t wait to see how you interpret the sketches!

The Sketch:
Our Guest, Kim:
Atsuko:
Kate:
Kim:
Leanne:
Sarah W:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Monday December 31st 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 15th - More Inspiration

Good morning everyone

Today I have the second half of the Creative Team's inspiration from our November 15th Sketch.

The Sketch:
Anne:
Celeste:
Kellie:
Kylie:
Sarah G:
Tomomi:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Friday November 30th 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.