January 15, 2014

Sketch Challenge #11

It's time to reveal our January Sketch challenge!
Just a reminder…. 
is sponsoring Scrap Our Stash this month!!! :)  
They are generously offering a $20.00 gift certificate to one lucky randomly drawn participant!

"The Scraproom is the only online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly
 Scrapbooking Layout Kits!  Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month!"

Please take a moment to go by and visit The ScrapRoom 

Now onto the challenge...
Here is the sketch created by The Scrap-Room:
Here's how this challenge works:

Create a layout based on this sketch above and you must add premade/packaged numbers on your layout. 

And one more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!!  Make sure to link your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar.

You can check out The Scrap-Room Ideas for inspiration from this sketch. 

Meet our January Guest Designer:

Doreen Vasquez

Hi, my name is Doreen!
Happy New Year to you!
I’m very excited to be a Guest Designer here at Scrap Our Stash!

A little bit about me:
I reside in Southern CA and have lived here pratically all my life.  My husband and I bought a house just down the street from our high school!  Speaking of my husband, I have been married to the most handsome, caring, fabulous man (EVER), and the love of my life, David, since July 16, 2001.
I am the mother of 2 beautiful human babies: Joseph (18) and Madison (11) and 3 super adorable fur babies: Spotty (dog), Ivanna (dog) and Panini (cat). Actually, I am Panini’s “Grammy”as Panini belongs to my daughter…and believe me, she will not let me forget it! LOL!

I started dabbling in scrapbooking 14 years ago, however, it turned into a serious hobby for me in 2005 when I discovered a scrapbook website that opened my eyes to new, fun techniques and allowed me to interact with other scrappers. Before then I knew nobody who scrapbooked! Can you imagine?!
About 4 years ago the hobby turned into an obsession when I discovered blogs, contests, and scrapbooking kit clubs!  I don't scrap chronologically, as I would rather scrap whatever subject I am "feeling" at the moment.  Luckily I have a variety of subjects to scrap!

I would categorize my style as clean and simple w/ a few twists thrown in!
For the most part I like to stick to my general style, but I do get bored w/ it at times and that’s when I try to add new techniques or products.  My latest obsessions are: washi tape, misting, and my hexagon punch, size=XL thank you very much! Hahaha!  My signature? I like outlining, or doodling as some call it, each layer of items on my layouts to help them stand out. I don’t consider a page complete if there isn’t at least some kind of outlining on it!  I have even tried to let a page go w/out it and it caused me great anxiety! No joke!!

I will never be caught up since as much as I like to scrap I also love to take pictures!
For every new layout I create there's probably a dozen new pictures I have just taken!
But for me it’s not about being caught up, it’s about capturing as many memories for my family as I can and enjoying the process while doing it!
Thanks for having me!

If you get a chance, please come visit me over at my blog:

And here is Doreen's beautiful take on our January sketch Challenge:
This is what Doreen said about her layout:
"I loved working w/ the sketch because it could be used in it's original state or turned on its side and still look good!  These are pictures of my and my 13 year old fur-baby Ivanna at Christmas time last year.  I've had her since she was 9 and although we are pretty much inseparable, these are only the 2nd and 3rd pictures ever taken of the 2 of us together!  Besides using the fabulous sketch provided by The Scraproom, I completed the challenge of using numbers by including the date in red number stickers. I usually handwrite my dates but I like the way using matching colored numbers in the middle helps to lead your eyes from one side of the layout to the other!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!"

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you return tomorrow for more Design Team Inspiration!


  1. I like how you turned the sketch sideways and made it your own :D

  2. Loveeeeeeeeee this!!!! I love love love the colors and the photos!!!!!

  3. Completed! The sketch was a bit to angular to be but I hope my take is ok anyway. LOVE sketches!!!

  4. this was a fun challenge, especially with the twist of having to use numbers! thanks for the chance :)

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  6. I love this challenge. I realized I have all the numbers left over on all my thickers, so its good that you made me use them. I love that doreen rotated the sketch, I did too.

  7. Beautiful sketch, and happy to have found this fun challenge site. Having trouble with the link tool, but will keep trying:-)