Wednesday, October 15, 2014

and his journey begins

Today is the 15th so that means we have a new sketch for you at Stuck?! Sketches.  This one involves hexagon shapes and that is one shape that I don't play with very often so it was a challenge for me. I like to be pushed out of my comfort zone so it was fun to complete.  Here is what I came up with.

This is my boy showing off his new truck after receiving his drivers license.  The minute we got home he was ready to go cruising.  He was so excited and I was terrified.  But aren't we all?

For this layout I used an older collection by Basic Grey called basics.  I just cant seem to get rid of it since the prints are softer and very neutral.  I got out my hexagon punch along with some scrap printed paper, for the pop of color, and just started playing around.

Here are a few close ups.

Now it's your turn and here is the sketch to follow.

If hexagons aren't your thing then replace the shape with another.  Make the sketch your own and be sure to upload by October 29 for your chance to win a great prize!  Chosen by  Be sure to visit Stuck?! Sketches for more inspiration and for full challenge rules.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gratitude - So Lucky to have you

Our October challenge Scrap An Affirmation is up for you at Challenge YOUrselfPositive affirmations is a great way to empower your life.   You become what you think and what you believe.  Remember, your thoughts create your reality.  Here are a few words to choose from.

I chose Gratitude.  And here is my take.

I am forever grateful to this man for giving me and my children such a beautiful life and I feel I don't say it or show it enough.  I just love the quote by Cynthia Ozick - "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude!"  I feel this is so true.  So with that being said I am going to try harder to show this man how very appreciative I am of him and how much he is loved.

For this layout I used my September Gossamer Blue kit and the paper collection is Notes & Things by Crate Paper.  The large side title strip is by Fancy Pants and I've had them stashed for quite some time so it was time to break open the package.  Here are a few close ups for better detail.

What do you think?  Did I inspire you in some way?  I sure hope so. 

Now it's your turn!  Go over the affirmation list above and really think about it.  Chose that one word that grabs at your heart strings and give it a try to scrap.  It's very therapeutic actually.  Be sure to visit Challenge YOUrself for more inspiration and be sure to link up by November 5 for your chance to win a fabulous prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

U Had Me @ Meow

Hello and happy October to you!
Wow!  Another month down.  Where is the time going?

With it being the 1st of the month that means we have a new sketch for you at Stuck?! Sketches and and I want to share my take with you.

and here is the sketch.

I flipped the sketch and changed it up a bit to make it my own.  That's why I love designing with a sketch, it's a great starting point with so many possibilities.

For this layout I used the This & That collection by Echo Park.  I added a doilie behind the photo for my circle, which I dredged the edges into brown mist for the intense color.  I also inked the edges on my Heidi Swapp banner to give it that brown color as well.  I decided not to actually color the doilie or banner because I liked the light on light look, giving my photo a pop.  Oh, and look at my wooden cat head accent!  Isnt it the cutest?!

Here are a few close ups for better detail.

I am so in love with that little wooden cat head accent and that meow paper clip is pretty cute too!  Just a couple of buys of mine from the Scrapbook Expo that I attended last month.

We are adding a little extra fun with this challenge and partnering up with Color Me Scrappy, who are further challenging you to use this gorgeous fall color combo to create with.  

If you play along with both the sketch and the color combo you can link up with both challenge sites, for a chance at extra prizes!

Ok, now its your turn!  Head over to Stuck?! Sketches for tons of inspiration and give this sketch a try!  Be sure to upload by October 29 for your chance to win some nice goodies, chosen by

Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate the feedback.  Happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo