Monday, 1 June 2015

Stuck?! Sketches June 1st DT Reveal

Hi there!

I know that we say it all the time, but boy this year is flying by so quickly!! Here we are in June already!! The good thing about it being the start of a new month though is that it is time for a new sketch reveal at Stuck?! Sketches! And our design team are super excited to be teaming up with The Cut Shoppe this month!

First let me show you the lovely sketch designed by Laura Whitaker:

And here is my layout based on this sketch...
"The Great Outdoors"


My photo is of Abigail and Isaac from a couple of years ago enjoying 'the great outdoors' on one of our frequent trips up to the Wattigan State Forest for the weekend. Instead of using two vertical photos, I used one horizontal one.

I used the following cut files from The Cut Shoppe on my layout:

The Wood You Be Mine background cut file is available in 8.5x11 and 12x12 sizes, for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

The Funky Florals cut file includes 4 flower themed icons, that can be used for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

I had so much fun playing with these cut files and I love how they look on my layout! If you haven't yet visited The Cut Shoppe I would highly recommend popping over & trying some of their cut files on your next project!

Here are some closeups of my layout..

For my title I used one of the phrases in The Happy Camper cut file. I mounted it up with some foam tape for some added dimension.

How cute is that little fox?! I just had to use it on this layout! I fussy cut it from a Bella Blvd card. You can also see here the leaves that I cut using The Funky Florals cut file. I cut them from white cardstock and then coloured them with some Distress Ink.

I tucked my journalling tag into the orange chevron bag. You can also see the background here which I created using The Wood You Be Mine Background cut file. I cut it from white cardstock and then backed it with stone coloured cardstock. I also backed three of the hearts with patterned paper to add some pops of colour and interest to the background. I love this background cut file and will definitely be using it again!

And here is one final closeup of my embellishing around the photo. I decided to shrink the circular element on the sketch so that it just framed the photo and I used the compass from the Happy Camper cut file to create the circle (I cut the middle out though so that it was just the outside circle with N,S, E & W). The little pine tree was also from this cut file! I love that I managed to include so many of the cut files onto one layout!

All of the layouts that were created by Stuck?! Sketches design team members' using The Cut Shoppe cut files will be featured over on The Cut Shoppe blog on June 5th, so be sure to pop on over to have a look, and while you're at it maybe purchase a cut file or two!

I hope that you'll head over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and play along with us this month! Link up your layout inspired by this sketch for the chance to win a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments also!



  1. Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those hearts!!!!!!!!!

  2. That is a great sketch, and your layout looks wonderful!

  3. You did an incredible job with this challenge Mandy, I love all the die cuts that you incorporated. I think this is my new favourite page of yours!

  4. Such a sweet page! Love the mix of colours and patterns and those hearts! :)

  5. Such a fun take on the sketch! Those cutfiles are definitely going on my wishlist!!