Friday, April 28, 2017

Instagram giveaway!

With National Scrapbooking day coming up, we thought we would do a giveaway! We have an Instagram account and we'd love if our followers here, followed us over there too.

We post our challenges and other info on Instagram, and we also feature some of our challenge entries. If you'd like to be featured, make sure you tag us when you post to your own Instagram account. #StickItDown

Here's what the prize is:

Elle's Studio 6x6 paper pad + wood veneers from the Live Laugh Love collection

a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Get on Instagram app and follow us. 
  • Earn additional entries by following our blog & Facebook page.
  • Contest will end at 11:59pm on Monday, May 1.
  • This should allow enough time for me to ship your package for arrival on Saturday for NSD!
  • This one is not limited to US residents - I will ship anywhere! 
  • Thank you for your support!

reader features!

We had tons of entries for our card sketch this month so I thought I'd feature a few of my favorites. Here was the card sketch for April:

Here are a few that stood out to me:

The colors and ink blending are absolutely beautiful!

Jessica used to be on our design team! I love how she used the twine with the balloons!

I love the bright colors on this one and flamingos are so "in" right now!
Ladies, you can grab this badge if you'd like:

You have a couple more days if you want to play along! We will be choosing three guest designers from all of the entries this month. Also, don't forget about our April prize:

April's prize will be awarded to one random participant. US residents only.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

design team call!

It's time for a design team call! We are looking for double page team designers and card designers and we're also looking for sketch designers.

Our next term will run from July to December 2017. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this time frame.

What you will do:
  • provide one project per month, with possible additional special events during the six month term
  • comment on all submissions as you are assigned
  • post our challenge to your blog and other social media outlets 
  • have projects completed and posted one week before the deadline
What you need:
  • an active blog
  • a Facebook account as this is where the DT "meets"
  • a love for sketches
  • organizational and time management skills
What we will do:
  • provide the sketches one month in advance
  • provide your posting schedule and commenting assignments
  • be supportive and encouraging
  • share your photo and your blog link on the SID blog
  • share your project on various social media outlets
How to apply:
  • send an email to Ashley at with the subject line "Design Team Call"
  • include your name and location
  • include a list of current commitments (no experience necessary!)
  • include three of your favorite projects 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 in your application as well.
This call is open to everyone, including our current team members, and will run until 11:59pm on May 31. The new team will be notified by June 5 and announced on the SID blog on or around June 12. The new design team's projects will be revealed in January. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Friday, April 21, 2017

April card guest designer... Heather

Please welcome Heather as our April card guest designer.

I live in Southern Rhode Island, USA with my wonderful husband of 17+ years and my three beautiful girls.  I've been stamping for about 16 years and got into it, as a lot of us have, by going to a Stampin' Up! party.  My friend was a demonstrator and I went to quite a few parties early on.  But it wasn't until about 8 years ago that I really became a stamper and card maker.  That's about the time I discovered all the inspiration on the internet and started to discover all the awesome challenges that you can play along with.  I originally thought I would get into scrapbooking for my three girls, but that never really went anywhere; I just love the smaller canvas a card offers.  I'm so excited to be guest designing for Stick It Down Challenges this month!

Here is our April card:
and here is Heather's card:

 I love the pretty spring colors! Thank you Heather!

Monday, April 17, 2017

April card team!

Here's our card team for April!


You have until the end of the month to link up to this challenge - or any of our challenges. One winner from each sketch challenge will be invited back to guest design with us in June! 

We also have a prize this month to one randomly selected participant in this month's challenges. This prize will be available to US residents only (unless international winner chooses to pay shipping).
prize donated by DT member Tina

Friday, April 14, 2017

April guest designer... Maria

Please welcome Maria as our single page guest designer this month. Her page is beautiful! Here is a little more from Maria:

Hello everyone! I'm Maria and so happy to join you today as Guest Designer for Stick It Down.

I'm originally from Spain but moved to the UK in 2005. My adventures in paper crafting started soon afterwards, when I started making greeting cards. However I didn't start scrapbooking until my twins were born in 2013. Since then, I have fallen in love with scrapbooking and I get "itchy fingers" if I don't play with pretty paper for a few days!

I would say my style is clean and simple, not too embellishment-heavy, always focusing in the photo(s). I am always trying new techniques and I love a good challenge!

Here was our sketch:

and here is Maria's page:

We'd love to see what you make with our sketch. Just link up in the side bar by the end of the month for a chance to be a guest designer in the future!

Friday, April 7, 2017

April guest designer... Wendy

Congratulations to Wendy, who is this month's double page guest designer!

My name is Wendy Crowe and I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years now.  I am addicted to the traditional paper scrapping.  I love having lots of “stuff” to play with.  I am married to a very patient guy who makes sure I have plenty of “me” time.  I have 3 wonderful kids,  2 daughters (26 and 15) and a son (9).  With those age differences, I am lucky to have dabbled in just about every subject that can be scrapbooked.  And I get to shop…a lot!  I am happy to have found challenge blogs like Stick It Down that really offer lots of inspiration.  Thanks for letting me be a Guest Designer!

Here is my take on the sketch.  I chose to use an Easter theme.  I used many different colors of spray mists to get a “dyeing” effect for my egg coloring background.

Thank you Wendy! Great theme for this month's sketch :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

April double page team!


I love this team! You have until the end of the month to play along with this sketch - or any of our sketches. One winner from each sketch will be invited back as a guest designer in June!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

March winners!

What a fabulous month! Here are the winners for the March challenges.

double page... Sandy

single page... Deanna

and we have two card winners... Shanna and Crissi


Ladies, please grab this badge for your blog and send me an email at for details about being a guest designer for May!

We also have randomly selected the winner for our March prize... Jeanne!

Please email me at StickItDownChallenges@gmailcom to claim your prize! You will have ten days from today to contact me.

Congratulations ladies!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April sketches!

Happy April everyone! We've got our April sketches and featured designers today!

You have until the end of the month to play along with any of our sketches by uploading your project to the link up on the side bar. We will choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer in the future. Good luck!