Thursday, September 15, 2016

just for fun - Stuck?! Sketches! Design Team Reveal - Anniversary Bash continued...

Hi there!

I am back with more inspiration to get you 
joining in the fun and 
another chance to win some FABulous prizes!

As you have likely heard, we are celebrating with a month long Anniversary Bash, this month! 
We have launched a joint HOP with our sponsor Clique Kits!
And remember I am offering a RAK on my BLOG

just for fun
I had another chance to create with the amazing kit
This summer some close friends and I were able to sneak away
(from the kidletts for a night)
and enjoy a couples adult dinner at The Bartlett Lodge , a secluded
(Landmark) cottage resort in
the middle of Algonquin Park.
A 5-star gourmet dinning experience and you bring your
own wine!!  I brought Pink bubbly (Pink Yellow Tail)
as it is truly a celebration when babysitters and friends
work out!

Here are some close ups:
 just for fun
Dear Lizzy thickers title
 - we certainly had a fun that night
tag accented with a pink "bubbly" FLAIR
Accent Scrapbooking
- so perfect for documenting our trip
 Ink stains using BoBunny stamp
and date tag from Evalicious
Who is one of our  generous sponsors this month!
This is a printed KAISERCRAFT patterned paper in our KIT from
Clique kits
forever young
so fitting while enjoying some pink bubbly with friends on a Muskoka dock!
and in place of a tag. 

Here is Laura's fun sketch:
September 15th
Now it's YOUR turn, 
get INSPIRED and join in the FUN!
REMEMBER to Link up  by September 29th. 2016 at midnight EST 
for your chance to be in the running for one of our prizes! 
All prizes will be drawn randomly using to pick a number.

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Sunday, September 11, 2016

hello adventure - STUCK?! SKETCHES! + Clique Kits Blog Hop

Hi there!

I am back with some EXCITING NEWS!!!!

As you have likely heard, we are celebrating with a month long Anniversary Bash, this month! 
Today, we are launching a joint HOP with our sponsor Clique Kits!
In case you missed it, we are fblessed to be able to offer EXTRA prizes for both of our challenges this month! As we mentioned, Clique Kits is offering an exclusive prize for our Hoppers, so be sure to HOP to all of the links that follow  (below) and leave some love along the way, one winner will be chosen from the 
comment-ers to receive a September Clique Kits kit PRIZE! Half of our team and some of the DT from Clique Kits are supplying gorgeous inspiration for you, as you hop! Thank you to Clique Kits for sending our team members a September kit to play with!

[ If you have arrived here from:
If you have stumbled across this please start at STUCK?! SKETCHES!

Now, let’s get this party started! Here is a reminder of our sketch ...

September 1st Sketch

Here is my take:
hello adventure

This photo was taken this summer on our adventure, back-country camping trip
into Algonquin Park.
We did a double portage to Hambone Lake with our puppy,
he did amazing!!
This layout was created entirely with Clique Kit,
isn't it amazing?!!

Here are some close ups:
My title was easy, as soon as I saw this acrylic
word title I knew that was it!
hello adventure
is an altered card.
I cut it in half and fussy cut the feathers, then tied them together with some floss
The FLAIR is by:

We love back-country camping
- this is our attempt to show our love
I added some texture paste with a Tim Holtz stencil
 More of the Clique Kit altered - I fussy cut my dream catcher,
painted some areas with water paint and tucked it behind my photo.
Pretty Little Studio word flags
adventure awaits
write this down
enjoy the view

And here is your HOP order!

Danie Ramirez Diakun  YOU ARE HERE

You can read our Sketch REVEAL Post, to find out more about the other prizes 

being offered for this challenge.

REMEMBER to Link up  by September 29th. 2016 at midnight EST for your chance to be in the running for one of our prizes! 
All prizes will be drawn randomly using to pick a number.

**When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr. (Though we may not be able to comment in all forums.)**

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

Please post a link back to
 Stuck?! Sketches!on your blog entry for our challenge. We would also love for you to share the sketch, too!

**  WAIT...there's MORE!!!  **
I am personally offering a RAK to one lucky
comment-er from my BLOG
Three easy steps:
1. Visit my BLOG (you should be here)
3.  Leave some LOVE/ COMMENT you are following

I am offering a $15.00 gift certificate towards a
*This RAK is open to all comment-ers*

We will be sharing more DT inspiration using this sketch soon! 
Happy Hopping and creating!

~ Danie ~

Thursday, September 1, 2016

HaPpY ANNIVERSARY Stuck?! Sketches! September 1st


I am thrilled to be part of the AMAZING Shenanigans
going on the entire month!!
STUCK?! Sketches! Anniversary Bash
Hop on over to the STUCK?! BLOG
to find out ALL the details,
 get inspired from
 our Design Team

To join in the fun let's see YOUR TAKE on Laura's SKETCH:
Stuck?! Sketches

Be sure to pop back on September 11th, as I have something
to share with you and some exciting news

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches! Anniversary BASH September 2016

Are you READY???!!

has some shenanigans ALL MONTH long
September 1st 
STUCK?! Sketches
Look at these amazing and generous sponsors!!
September is is FULL of FUN and surprises - ALL MONTH long
- hope you can join in the FUN!

You can join Laura and her uber talented team
just follow this Link
STUCK?! Sketches! Design Team Call
Thank you for stopping by and stay posted for full details in September
~ Danie ~

Monday, August 15, 2016

Puppy love - Stuck?! Sketches! August 15th

Hi there!

I am sharing my latest
Design Team Reveal
Puppy love 
This is the newest addition to our family
My fur baby Pana [say Pan-na]
He is our (now)12 week old Olde English Bulldogge
I have to say, he is definitely my little shadow
and I love him to pieces!
He's just what I needed to complete our family.

I started with my BoBunny background patterned paper, layered patterned 
paper and I used a sheet of cork, inked it to add some
depth and got messy with some gesso
and cut files.

Here are some close ups:
 A layered cut file title, a wooden veneer heart,inked with 
Powder Puff Mocha Mama and I fussy cut a paw print, adding 
it to the middle of the heart.
 I embellished using EK dog house; wipe your {paws}
and matching ribbon
I will journal on the tag at a later date
 Look his face!!  Instant LOVE right?!
He has a dogge bed but first insisted on the cat bed, then my Littles'
Bean Bag chair
A bone to date my page
and a Gesso paw print

Here is Laura's SKETCH:
August 15th Sketch

Now it's YOUR turn!
Hop on over to the STUCK?! Blog,
NOW, Let's see YOUR TAKE on this 
*Remember to LINK UP before August 29th for your
chance to WIN a very generous
prize from one of our monthly Sponsors.

 WAIT...**Have YOU heard the NEWS!!!?? **
(click for full details)

Thank you for stopping by, 
let me know you were here
~ Danie ~

Monday, August 1, 2016

{heart}The NEW 40 - Stuck?! Sketches! Design Team REVEAL - August 1st

Hi there!

Today is August 1st.

A new month and a NEW Challenge 
{heart} the NEW 40
Today I am sharing a page about me.  My BIRTHday is in August,
so it's fitting to document me, on my 40th!!
My hubby was so sweet and surprised me with a
wine tasting party at Deerhurst Resort!
Just me and my closest friends and family - all 40 of us!

Here are some close ups:
 I mixed my title using Fancy Pants mini alphas, Silhouette cutfile
and My Minds Eye gold stickers and  a
wooden Flamingo - I LOVE Flamingos
 I created my own journal card: I cut cardstock and a
My Mind's Eye Live Life to the Fullest sticker.
I used a vellum bag to hold it in place.
Simple Stories: I AM collection patterned paper and 
photo frame.
Adorned and layered with enjoying the little things sticker tags, along
with a gold arrow and altered flair
TODAY tag and a gold arrow with a heart.
Both pictures I Bling-ed with
Martha Stewart glitter paint - just what a girl needs!!

Here is Laura's super fun sketch:
Stuck?! Sketches!

Now it's YOU turn!!
 Hop over to the Stuck?! BLOG, get inspired and
get your craft on!
Let's see YOUR TAKE on this amazing SKETCH
Remember to LINK UP before August 29th for your chance to WIN
a Fabulous prize from one of our Sponsors

 Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Friday, July 15, 2016

Timbits SOCCER - Stuck?! Sketches Design Team REVEAL - July 15th

Hi there!
We are half way through July!
and that means a 
New Challenge  
Timbits SOCCER
 Today, I am sharing my take on Laura's sketch.
This is my Little playing Timbit's Soccer, he was four so he just
HAD to wear number 4
I flipped the sketch and rearranged the photos to work for my page.
When I saw this sketch, I knew I was doing a soccer page immediately!!
When I found the photos I knew BoBunny: Zip-a-dee-doodle collection was perfect
- I love when pages fall into place so easily!!
The sequin mesh from stash works great too!

Here are some close ups:
 I mixed the title using a Silhouette cutfile and Paper House 3D Sticker
with some glitter to add a little fun.
I tucked in  an acetate camera accented with a "j"
I also tucked in a large soccer ball behind my title - I love how big they are but are
still not the focus of my layout.
 I tucked in a second die cut soccer ball, mixed in with some Jillibean Soup: Game Day Chili
 Pea Pod Parts (die cuts) perfect for documenting his game.
I stitched my page using #2.1 on my Girls' Pfaff (a twist on the triple stitch)
and layered up my photos, got messy with some Mr. Huey's Mist
and mixed in floating mini "4" stickers.

Here is your sketch:
Stuck?! Sketches!  July 15th
Now it's YOUR turn!
Hop over to the Stuck?! BLOG, get inspired and
get your craft on!
Let's see YOUR TAKE on this amazing SKETCH
Remember to LINK UP before July 29th for your chance to WIN
a Fabulous prize from one of our Sponsors

Thank you for stopping by,
and let me know you were here
~ Danie ~

Friday, July 1, 2016

Canada Day - Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Reveal - July 1st

Hi there!
Happy CANADA Day
I am sharing my
Design Team REVEAL
My Little LOVES this photo!!!  I wanted to document it as we are 
and always have a packed day of fun events
and photo ops
Fitting reveal today, being Canadas' BIRTHday

 A layered Silhouette cut file - I used a leaf in place of the "A"
in CanAda
I used pop-dots to give the maple leafs some depth
an over-sized 1 (for July 1st)
I cut Bazzill vellum and tucked them into the cardstock
dug out my Thickers foam letters
Used my new Unity stamp on my background.
BoBunny arrow was the perfect finishing touch to
add some attention to the amazing fireworks display.

 Here is Laura's sketch:

NOW, now it's your turn!
Hop over to the BLOG...
Let's see your take on this amazing sketch,
don't forget to LINK UP for your chance to be
FEATURED or even WIN one of
the prizes from our amazing sponsors.

Someone we all know and love shares their day with Canada too!
HaPpY BIRTHday Laura
Happiness today and always

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Elora Gorge Part Deux - Stuck?! Sketches! Design Team REVEAL - June 15th

Hi there

Today, I am sharing my
June 15th
Stuck?! Sketches
Design Team Reveal
Elora Gorge II
I created this fun masculine page using Little Yellow Bicycle Fern and Forrest collection.
So fun and perfect for these photos.
We were spending the weekend camping at Elora Gorge
It had rained so much there were major flooding warnings,
This road /bridge was closed due to high water levels.

Here are some close-ups:
 I cut a circle into the patterned paper 
using the word CURIOUS
- they boys were exploring and finding all of natures treasures left after a major flood
 A DIY post sign using Little Yellow Bicycle stickers, patterned paper cut into
a flag and brown wool wrapped into a bow
explore  Snips and Snails   TIME TO PLAY  just like brothers
Cork chevrons that I inked, centered in a circle,
textured paste with Tim Holtz stencil and
balancing everything off with a My Mind's Eye decorative brad.

Here is Laura's Sketch:
Stuck?! June 15
For my page, I turned the sketch and didn't title my page

When your sketch designer reveals  2 amazing single sketches in June, combine them together and they work perfectly
as a double page
Elora Gorge

Now it's YOUR TURN!
Hop over to the BLOG, get inspired and join in.
Remember to LINK UP for your chance to WIN
one of 2 prizes from our very
generous sponsors.

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~