April 15, 2015

April Sketch Challenge #25 ~ Guest Sketch Artist, Laura Whitaker

Hi there!
Today we are excited to reveal  our April Sketch Challenge as well as introduce our
April Sketch Artist
Laura Whitaker
Hello! I am so excited to be a guest designer here at Scrap Our Stash, it was such an honour to be invited. 
Let me tell you a bit about myself, 
I am a mom to 3 boys (Chris 25, Jon 23, and Timmy 12) and a crazy Olde English Bulldogge puppy named Max! I have been married to my sweetheart (Ian) for 27 years. As well as being a homeschooler, I am a very passionate papercrafter. I have been crafting in various forms all my adult life and scrapbooking for about 15 years and loving every minute of it. I am in love with my Silhouette, and really enjoy creating my own cut files, I usually offer a couple of freebies on my blog each month. 
I also run my own challenge site called Stuck?! Sketches, and am fortunate to be on the DT’s of an online and mobile store called ScrapMuch?, a kit club called Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits, and a Canadian manufacturer called Evalicious which offers embellishments, stamps and journaling cards.

To check out more of Laura's fabulous work, visit her blog:
Laura Whitaker Designs

Now for our
April Sketch Challenge 
Create a layout inspired by this awesome sketch designed by Laura
And... the inspiration photo provided below:
You can use the colors, shapes, phrases, etc. just let us know in your write up what element of the photo you used as inspiration to complete your layout.
Here is the photo inspiration :

Take a look at the  fabulous layout Laura created inspired by the sketch and the photo inspiration:
"I loved the mood board that S.O.S is showcasing in their challenge this month, the vibrant colours and geometric shapes really spoke to me. I do not often play with hot pink (being the mom of boys), so I loved adding it to my page for this challenge! I used lots of Crate papers goodies on my page as well as some other odds and ends, like the rub-ons that have been in my stash for probably ten years (yikes!). 
I would love for you to visit my blog and if you let me know you were there, I will come and visit yours!"

With this month's awesome sketch, the color inspiration photo and Laura's beautiful reveal, you should be inspired to get your scrap on!

Make sure to link your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar by April 29th 11:59 PM (PST)
to enter to win this month's prize
generously donated by our fabulous sponsor

One more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!! 

We are looking forward to seeing how each of you interpret this challenge!
Thank you for visiting us today and return tomorrow for more Design Team inspiration!


  1. great sketch challenge, it is getting my mojo going!

  2. What a beautiful layout. I love it! The sketch is great Laura. Hopefully I can play along here. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. YAt! I love Laura's sketches!

  4. AMAZING Laura!! Stunning reveal and sketch - I may have to play along!! Congrats on the guest spot

  5. Trying to upload my entry but not having much luck. My entry is at http://mypumpkindays.blogspot.com.au/ but I put in my name and this address and nothing happens (even when a press next)

  6. Thank you for the sketch and the inspiration... I had fun with them...

  7. Great sketch, Laura! That inspiration pic makes me smile every time I look at it! Colors are not what I usually "play with" so this challenge was really fun for me!

  8. Great sketch and photo inspiration combo!!! Just linked my entry for this sketch challenge! :D

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  10. Here is my sketch challenge:

  11. I love this sketch and the photo inspiration! Awesome!

  12. Fun sketch this week! I have a hard time with one photo pages so this was a great start!

  13. Thanks for the challenge. It was fun to work with both a sketch a mood board - makes it so easy to be creative!