Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A card as Easy as 1-2-3

I get to share a fun and easy as 1-2-3 card to make using products from Dies R Us.

Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see just how easy this card is to make.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall Jars

Today I am sharing some jars that I decorated for table decorations for our 50th class reunion.

I started with some small pint jars that have solar lights in them, then cut a strip of burlap to size.

Next step is to glue the burlap around the jar.

Then I took 2 different colors of twine and tied them around the burlap. I used Divine Twine Burlap in Royal Blue and then Divine Twine in bright yellow.

Next I embellished with a fall them to complete the jars. I made a total of 6 of them and love how they turned out. The twine is just what was needed to set them off.

Don't forget to check out the store at Whisker Graphics to see all the great colors of twine and other products available.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pretty Purple Card

I am sharing a pretty in purple card today which I made using dies from DiesRUs.  Please check out the DiesRUs Blog to see how to create this card.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Design Team Call at Stick it Down

design team call for January - June 2019!

It's time for a design team call!

We are looking for new design team members for all three teams, as well as, sketch designers. We're also looking for a design team/social media coordinator.

Our next term will run from January to June 2019! Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this entire time frame.

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 - this is a big one!
  • 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
  • be supportive and encouraging
  • 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 
The design team/social media coordinator is a new role that will be developing over time. A few of the responsiblities include:
  • Posting to the SID Instagram account and keeping SID engaged in social media
  • Sharing the SID challenges to challenge sites
  • Being available to help DT members with questions or problems during their term
  • Coordinating collaborations and helping recruit sponsors
  • Ensuring DT members are meeting their monthly requirements
How to apply:
  • send an email to Ashley at with the subject line "Design Team Call" and the following information:
  • Your name and location
  • Have you used Blogger? 
  • Can you make 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 carefully what is required of you and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Also, please be mindful of your other design team responsibilities and if you think time management will be a concern, wait until next time to apply! We post a DT call every six months!

This call is open to everyone, including our current team members, and will run until 11:59pm on Friday, November 16. SID reserves the right to end the call sooner if the team requirements are fulfilled before this date. The new team will be notified by Friday, November 23 and announced on the SID blog on or around December 19. The new design team's projects will be revealed in January. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Just two colors

Sharing a card I made using the new card sketch over at Stick it Down Blog.  Please hop on over and check out all the sketches for this month and give one or all of them a try.

This month we teamed up with the challenge blog White... With One. Their color this month is elephant grey. They're using our sketches and we're using 75% white on our pages with a touch of grey. Be sure to read their rules HERE and play along with both challenges. Two for one! How fun!