Friday, December 12, 2014

Sweater Weather

BRRrrr... it's cold over here!  How is your December treating you so far?  Keeping warm?  I sure hope so.

We've got a new sketch for you this second half of the month at Stuck?! Sketches.  Yes, I'm a few days early because we are partnering up with Scrap Around the World this time and they have given us a mood board to play along with and here is my take to share with you.

I found this little sweater vest at Marshall's and I just couldn't pass it up.  It was one of Molly's Christmas gifts but I had to sneak it out and try it on for size, right?  Here she is, being the most adorable little model and giving me just enough time to capture a photo.

For this layout I used the Bundled Up collection by Carta Bella.  The embellishment stickers are part of the collection as well and the snow flakes are from my stash.  I added some mist splatters for a snowy look and wasn't so sure on the brown color but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Here are a few close ups for you.

Isn't this collection so cute?!  I love the colors, which are perfect for the color board, and what a fun sticker pack.
Now it's your turn and here is our sketch to follow and Scrap Around the World's mood board to add a little fun!

 As you can see, I changed it up a bit and that's ok and it's encouraged.  Sketches are the starting point and made to be your own, or if you prefer follow it to the exact.  That's whats so fun about it!  Now go work your magic and be sure to link up by December 29 for your chance to win some great goodies.  Stop by Stuck?! Sketches for all the details and for great inspiration.

If you are playing along with both the sketch and the mood board, be sure to link up at both sites (and be sure to follow the challenge rules for both sites as well).

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

Sunday, December 7, 2014


We have a new challenge for you this month at Challenge YOUrself and it's all about tradition.  What are some of your traditions for the upcoming holiday season?  Do you have an old tradition that you have continued from childhood or did you start your own?  Tell us all about it!  We want to know!

Here is mine to share with you

Yes, stuffing stockings is mine.  I know it may seem very traditional and boring to most but in our household its far from that!  The kids love this part the best actually.  As a child I didn't have a stocking so I have made this a tradition of ours from the beginning after starting a family.  After 24 years it's still going and it's one tradition we will never outgrow!

I used the Peppermint collection by Crate Paper.  It's an older collection but I still love it!  For the snowflakes I used my doilie stamps dipped into white paint and onto kraft paper, then I cut them out.  I also added some border stitching and topped it off with some matching buttons and brads.  Here are a few close ups.

Now it's your turn!  We all have at least one tradition that we get excited about, right?  Here's your chance to show us!   I cant wait to see it.  Oh...and don't forget to include YOU in the photo.
Be sure to link up with us by January 4 for your chance to win a great prize!  Check out Challenge YOUrself for complete challenge rules and for more inspiration.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo

Monday, December 1, 2014

the River's edge

Hello friends and happy December to you!  How was your Thanksgiving?  Mine was fabulous and I'm still full from all the food!

With it being a new month we've got a new sketch for you at Stuck?! Sketches.  This one involves many photos and I like that because it's not often enough that we get a chance to do that.  Here is my take.

These photos were taken in June and it was such a beautiful summer day.  We decided to pack a cooler and just take off on the boat for a full day of soaking up the sun and taking in the sites along the way.

For this layout I used my Gossomer Blue October scrapbook kit.  The papers are by MME, along with some of the embellishments and some of Heidi Swapp as well.  Of course I had to add some fun wood bits.  They are such a weakness of my mine right now!  Here are a couple of close ups.

I just love those fun little roller stamps by Studio Calico.  A great touch to any page!  Ok, now its your turn and here is the sketch to follow.

I hope I've inspired you in some way.  Give this sketch a try and have some fun with it!  Be sure to link up by December 29 for a chance to win some great prizes chosen by  Check out Stuck?! Sketches for full challenge details and for some more inspiration.

For more exciting news, Stuck?! Sketches is hosting another Guest Designer call for this month!  If you are interested in applying, simply add GDT after your name when linking up with us.  It's that simple!

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