Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Blog Hop with SOUS Sketch Team

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I love Fridays! You should be coming here from Nanne's blog. If not please start the hop from SOUS. Trust me, there is tons of inspiration along the way!

Here is the sketch for the blog hop:

And here is my take on it....

Us, there are many types of ‘Us’ in this world. For this layout ‘Us’ is my brother and me. We are about 5 years apart and being a boy and girl we didn’t have too many friends or activities in common while growing up. Also it is amazing how different we are in so many ways….. our interests, our professions and how tall he is and how short I am in front of him. It is real fun to see photos in which he is actually smaller than me in size. There came a time when I had to stop bossing over him and if I hit him, my hand would hurt instead of him feeling it! But we are always there for each other and will always be there for each other.

I rotated the sketch to make this layout and I also adapted it to a 8.5x11 size. For this layout, I again used all my studio calico goodies, including the cut file in background. I did some layering behind the photo. I typed up my journaling on a tag and also added a pocket and added some more journaling on the tag inside the pocket. I then added some little gems and stickers and called it a day.
Hope you enjoyed looking at it because I totally enjoyed working on it and going back in time.

Here is the close up of the journaling....

You have till Tuesday, September 30 at Midnight EST to complete the hop. To be eligible for our sponsored candy we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH blog, commenting and following EACH blog!
We want to thank our incredibly generous sponsor… Creative Embellishments for their huge donation for one of our blog hop participants!

If you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month you eligible to win one of our 2 incredible Grand Prizes! The more you create and share, the more chances to win!
Remember to make sure you are also following SOUS! Need reminders of our posts? Sign up for our email reminders! Please finish at SOUS to let us know you have completed the hop and followed the gals blogs.Let us know if you are following on Facebook or Pinterest for extra chances to win!
Here are all the participants in this blog hop:
Neela-  -----> You are here!
Padni- <------ Go here next!
return to SOUS to let us know you've completed the hop!
Have a wonderful weekend and I really hope that you have a fun time with this blog hop!

Products used in this project:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Die Cut Team 5th Anniversary Blog Hop - Geometric shapes

Welcome to Stuck on U Sketches 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! To celebrate this month each team will be having a hop and today is the Die Cut Team Blog Hop!
Our blog hop runs 5 days starting today through Tuesday September 23 at midnight EST.
If you have come from Nanne's blog then you are in the right place. If you’d like more info on the hop, head back to SOUS . To be eligible for our sponsored candy we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH blog, commenting and following EACH blog!
Once you’ve completed the hop you’ll be eligible to win this prize from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon...

Also if you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month you will then be eligible for one of our 2 Grand Prizes! The more challenges and projects you share, the more chance to win!
We’d like to warmly thank Fancy Pants Designs and  Zeus and Zoe for their kind and generous sponsorship!

True Friend Collection Kit

Remember to make sure you are also following SOUS!
Let us know if you are following on Facebook or Pinterest for extra chances to win!
ALL winners (grand prizes and blog hop winners) from this month will be announced on Friday, October 10!!!
The challenge for the die cut team was to use Geometric shapes. Here is my layout:

I cut out the triangle and diamonds with silhouette from the green cardstock. I then backed it with some patterned paper. I then added some more patterned paper on top of the green cardstock to back the photo. Then added some rub ons on the photo and green cardstock. I did some journaling on a tag and added it to my layout. The based this layout on a sketch from Studio Calico.

Here are all the other participants in the blog hop:
Neela- -----> You are here
Tracey- <-------- Go here next
Have a great day and fun time blog hopping!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 12th Sketch with SOUS

Happy Friday. Here's yet another week gone by and we are at Friday. I am up with another project for SOUS. Have you been taking part in the September festivities?!!!? Two chances to win fun prizes and with all the blog hops three more chances to win. So it is a fun month for all the participants.

Here is the sketch for this week:
I love this sketch and I especially love all the different interpretations of my fellow DT team. Here is my interpretation:

These are photos of my son that I took on a boat ride. I love them and they capture the fun he had on that day. I first stamped the background with the colors in the patterned paper. I then followed the sketch to add some fun patterned paper. I then made a strip with my photos and added them on. I then added the tone on tone embellishments. I also added words on the photos with some letter stickers. All the products used on this layout are from kits that I get from Studio Calico.
Have a great day and a great weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 5th Die Cut Challenge with SOUS

The die cut challenge with SOUS this time is to use any die cut related to school. With the schools starting, the timing is apt.

Even though, I have to say, I went back in time a little bit for this challenge. I found my son's kindergarten class photo. Oh! so cute. He is so grown up now compared to how he looks in this photo. My goal is to scrapbook the class photo from every year.

Again for this challenge, I made a layout. That is my favorite thing to do. I pretty much don't do any other type of crafting ... not even cards, believe it or not. With the amount of stuff I have hoarded, I should be doing different types of projects. But naah! I just end up making a layout every time.

I again used all my favorite supplies from Studio Calico to make this layout. I cut out the Kindergarten and the K with my silhouette. Since I planned ahead and made an A4 sized layout, I could actually print out my journaling on the cardstock. I then misted this area little bit with the colors from the layout. The badge, enamel dots and apple clip all add texture, color and interest to the layout. Here is my layout:

This month is special for SOUS. This is our anniversary month. Come and join us this month for some fun blog hops and prizes. 

All september participants will be eligible to 2 grand prizes. And the generous sponsors are FancyPants and Zeus and Zoe.

Can't wait to see your projects linked up with SOUS. You can be a really lucky winner. Come and play with us.