Tuesday, January 02, 2018

STUCK?! January 1st Sketch 2018.

Hello again!
I hope your week is off to a great start.. We are in the midst of summer here, so hot hot hot days and the nights have kept up the warmth as well... so perhaps there may be some rain on the way.. I do hope so!!

The first sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES for the new year is a fabulous one and the design team have really got some wonderful inspiration for you.

As always, we have two awesome sponsors supporting this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering the three new for January sequin releases and 3 yards of each of the in stock May Arts burlap string to a second lucky participant!

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website www.spiegelmomscraps.com. We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our January 1st challenge will guest for our March 1st challenge!

And the sketch..
I took the Sketch as is and tried to copy the diamonds at the top of the page, but there is so much else you can do with this sketch..

Some closer views..

I used a square punch to create the look of the diamonds..

I have also fussy cut flowers and birds from papers and lifted them up with foam tape for dimension.

Be bold.

An interesting sketch that I enjoyed creating with.. Make sure you pop over and check out the inspiration and link up over at the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG!!

Thanks for coming on by and thanks so much for the comments too..  Enjoy the rest of this week!!

Related image


  1. Oh wow. So pretty! LOVE the use of the square punch to create the diamonds.
    Hope you get cooler weather soon...happy 2018!

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR Lizzy! What a great sketch and your colour combo with it is just gorgeous! Lovely lovely! Wishing you happiness and great health for the year.
    Hopefully it might go a little slower and we can relax and enjoy it.

  3. Hi Lizzy and Happy New Year! I haven't been here for a little while but so glad I came over to take a look at this page .. it is absolutely gorgeous!! What a lovely take on the sketch! I love the scalloped diamonds and the fussy cut flowers! You are definitely the Queen of fussy cutting!!! Gorgeous photo of your DD and so beautifully showcased!
    I really don't like Summer .. it gets way too hot! Our days down here have been quite pleasant lately and we have had some lovely rain but are now heading into the high thirties again. Thank goodness for airconditioning!! LOL!! hugs xx

  4. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING those diamonds and love love love those photos!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Beautiful page, Lizzy! Nice details!

  6. Perfect. Love the diamonds, the little clusters and the sequence of gorgeous photos. x

  7. An inspired take on the challenge Lizzy. Soft and pretty with the fussy cutting and the flower clusters. We are heading for a 41C by Saturday and it will be definitely be a hunker down in the air-conditioned craft room that day!

  8. A soft and beautiful page! Great design and love those scalloped diamonds! ;-)
    I hope you had a blessed Christmas and wishing you everything of the best for 2018! xx

  9. Happy New Year Lizzy, gorgeous page, love your take on the sketch! Stunning photos too, have a great weekend xx

  10. This is so stunning Lizzy, love the scalloped diamond ad the gorgeous embellishing! You did an amazing job with the sketch!

  11. That is a really different sketch design & of course, you've rocked it! Love the colour combo - It always reminds me of Paris, actually!!! And your girl - well, a stunning photo beautifully scrapped. And no, I'm NOT back - just had a bit of spare time to check out my fave scrappers!!!!


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a little message.. I do appreciate it!!