Monday, July 18, 2022

Enjoy Your Special Day Easel Card

   July marks a new term for design team members at Stick It Down. I am happy to say I stayed and am continuing on providing these term card sketches. Like all my sketches I like to keep them simple since I see them as building blocks that allow the card creator to have fun. 


   I ended up creating a fun easel card. I kept it super simple since the paper was that gorgeous. 
Supplies: cardstock and paper papers and die cuts (Crafter's Companion), doily (Doodlebug Designs), manual die (Echo Park Paper Co.), Pops of Color (Scrapbook.com), tools (Spellbinders) 

   Here it is open as an easel. 

   I added some Pops of Color medium in clear to get a dew drop effect, it was nice using this instead of my usual go-to sequins. I just made sure I did this last and moved it off to my sewing table to dry because I knew I would have accidentally set something on top of this while it was drying. 
   For the stopper, I used another sentiment diecut and used foam adhesive to give it dimenision so it would hold the card open for display. 
 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in September.
 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Floral Birthday

Can you believe June is here? That means this is the last card sketch for this term at Stick It Down. 

   I created this lovely watercolor birthday card for my mom. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse and Crafter's Companion), pattern paper: (Cocoa Vanilla Studio), inks (Crafter's Companion, Ranger), sticker: (Cocoa Vanilla Studio), washi tape (Pebbles Inc.), and embossing powder (Stampabilities)  

   I am currently loving these Sparkle Inks from Crafter's Companion. I used them to paint in the black and white floral pattern paper that is matted in black cardstock. 

 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in August.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Stick It Down Call

Have you checked out Stick It Down lately? They are looking for new team member for the next term July-Dec.


What you will do:

  • provide one project per month, with possible special events during the six month term
  • comment on all submissions as you are assigned - please do not apply if you cannot commit to this!
  • post our challenge to your blog and other social media outlets 
  • have projects completed and posted one week before the deadline
What you need:
  • experience with Blogger
  • an active blog and/or social media accounts
  • a Facebook account as this is where the DT "meets"
  • a love for creating with sketches
  • organizational and time management skills 
  • the ability to commit to a six month term
What we will do:
  • provide the sketches at least one month in advance
  • provide your posting schedule and commenting assignments at the beginning of your term
  • share your projects and your blog and/or social media links on the SID blog
  • share your projects on our social media outlets 
  • seek opportunities for collaborations with other teams and brands 
How to apply:
  • send an email to Ashley at StickItDownChallenges@gmail.com with the subject line "Design Team Call" and the following information:
  • Your name and location
  • Have you used Blogger? 
  • Are you interested in making sketches? 
  • Links to your blogs/social media accounts
  • include a list of current commitments (no experience necessary!)
  • include three of your favorite layouts that best display your style and suit the requirements of the team you are applying for (ie submit cards if you are applying for the card team)
  • introduce yourself in few brief sentences
  • If you have experience or are interested in designing sketches, please include a few of your sketch designs as well.
A few notes: There is no compensation for this role and I am aware that family and life come first. However, this is a team and this is a commitment. Please review the team requirements and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Huge Birthday Wishes

   This card sketch from Stick It Down features a banner element. When I came up with this sketch I immediately thought of a birthday card that I happened to need for my brother's birthday this month. 

  This cute card might be a little young for my big brother but it is so perfect for him since he loves animals, like I do.  
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Studio Calico), stamps (Avery Elle and Hero Arts), ink (Hero Arts, Ranger, and Tsukineko), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), washi tape (Queen & Co.), alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir), and tools (MISTI and Picket Fence) 

  I changed up the card opening on this one so it was almost like a tri-fold card. 

   I am still working on my coloring skills, as you can see I need more work and also need to refill one of my markers since I didn't have a lighter gray to use in the blending. 

 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in July.

Monday, April 18, 2022

I Love You Card

Welcome to another slimline card sketch that I created for this month's Stick It Down card sketch. 


   I created this card back for Valentine's but I think this could be used as a year-long "Love" theme card. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs), stamp (Simon Says Stamps), stickers (American Crafts, Autheniqe, Basic Grey), stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), inks (Tim Holtz and Hero Arts), markers (Spectrum Noir)
   As you can see I dusted off my markers to color in the cute dog stamps. I am an absolute beginner at using these so I am hoping this year I grow in my technique. 

 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in June.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Treasured Card

    Welcome to February's card sketch for Stick It Down. 

   I created this fun love theme card for my mom. The center panel is a watercolor resist image that I colored with Sparkle Inks. 
Supplies: cardstock (cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Cocoa and Vanilla), sticker (Cocoa and Vanilla), sequins (Spiegel Mom Scraps), watercolor resist paper (Crafter's Companion), inks (Crafter's Companion), tools (We R Memory Keepers)

   This is the first time I used Sparkle inks and I love them.

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in May.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

You Make Me Happy

   Welcome to March's card sketch for Stick It Down. This sketch is great for a large focal element. 


   I created this simple card and used a foiled journaling card for the focal element, sorry for the glare. 
Supplies: cardstock (cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Simple Stories and Pinkfresh Studios) sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), journaling card (?)

   This card was mainly made of scraps that I had sitting on the table when I was crafting. 


You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in April.

Monday, January 24, 2022

A Birthday Card

    Can you believe we are almost finished with the first month of 2022? It is the start of a new term at Stick It Down and this six-month term I created all of the card sketches. This month's sketch is simple but great for slimline cards. 



This card I created for my Dad's birthday. I love how just a couple of pieces of specialty cardstock, a tag, and die cuts made this simple card into a WOW card. 
supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), embossing folder (Project Life), dies (Crafter's Companion), die-cut machine (Spellbinders). 
You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in March.


Monday, December 20, 2021

Noel Card

   Can you believe Christmas is almost here?  This month's Stick It Down card sketch inspired me to create a Christmas card. 
   I ended up digging deep into my stashed and pulled out these old pattern papers from Canvas Corps. I am still loving kraft based pattern paper. 

Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Canvas Corps), die cuts (The Paper Studio), sticker (Echo Park Paper Co.), punch (EK Success)  

Here is a closer look. The holly pattern paper is boarded by glittered cardstock and the snowflakes are also glitter. 

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the SID sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 


Monday, November 15, 2021

Easel Card

   This month's Stick It Down card sketch reveal has to be my all-time favorite card that I created this past year.    
I ended up creating an easel card with foam flowers that I made. This is so pretty, as my mom keeps asking can she have it so she can just display it. 
Supplies: cardstock (Crafter's Companion and Cardstock Warehouse), washi tape (Scotch), foam, die cuts, and die (Crafter's Companion), die cutter (Spellbinders)

   I am head-over-heels in love with these flowers. I got this kit by Crafter's Companion that had heat-activated foam and dies and created these lovely blooms. 
   I just love how this card sits. 
I added a butterfly diecut with foam adhesive to act as the card stopper. 

 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the SID sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 


Monday, October 18, 2021

An Epic Birthday Card

   Welcome to this month's card sketch reveal from Stick It Down. However, this month I have a little announcement before I share the card. This month's sponsor is MJ's Kraze, my handmade shop that has items from people and pets. It will be a $20 gift card for my shop. 

 Now, here onto the sketch. 


   I ended up creating this card that is great for a guy, which just happens to be used for my dad's upcoming birthday. 

 Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Cocoa and Vanilla), stitching template (American Crafts), ink (Hero Arts), embroidery floss.  

   Here is a closer look.
You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the SID sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Floral Celebrate Card

    Can believe we are almost through the month of Sept? That means it is time for the Stick It Down card sketch reveal. 


   Here is my take on the sketch. I used some very feminine papers that I got from a Crafter's Companion kit. 

   I kept this card pretty simple since I used a lot of patterns on here. 

  You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in SID sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 
We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Slimline Card Sketch

    This month over at Stick It Down blog features a trendy slimline card sketch that can be used for any size card. 

   Here is my take on the card. It is fun to make and I was able to play with my distress ink and stencils on it. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Bo Bunny), manual die (Crafter's Companion), stickers (Studio Calico), ink (Ranger), stencil (Prima), and washi tape (Scotch)

   To make the sentiment pop I did a layer die-cut in black glitter cardstock and a gunmetal mirror paper. 


Play along at Stick It Down You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 
We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!