Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January: Stack-a-holic Template Challenge

*To be entered in our weekly stack giveaways, leave a comment on each blog post throughout the week. Winners will be chosen at random from comments from the entire week combined. 
One comment per post please!*


Another month, another year and another Stack-a-holic Template Challenge! I hope you enjoy doing these challenges as much as I do :) Seeing your creativity with our products every month inspires me more than you know! I just wish you didn't make it so dang hard to pick a Top 10!!

I loved this month's template...as I seem to every month :) Thank you to Susan at Sketch Savvy for your awesome sketch! She has lots of great inspiration there so be sure to check it out...and she's a major Stack-a-holic too!

Here is January's challenge!




I used the gorgeous Winter Magic Stack which is available at Jo-Anns still. It is so classy and beautiful. Perfect shades of blue. They worked great with my snow photos!


The photos look a little dark here but they are cute in real life :) Doesn't these prints just scream winter?!


I added the silver paper from the Dazzle Stack. Love that solid glitter, I can't stop touching it!


So there you have it! January's Template Challenge for all of my favorite Stack-a-holics. Create a layout from the sketch using one of our DCWV or Recollections Stacks. Remember, to enter you can post a photo to our Facebook page, email me a photo {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} or post about it on your blog and send me a link. Easy, easy! This month is tricky since I will be at CHA at the end of the month. You have until the absolute last minute of January 31st to enter and I will post our winners as soon as I am back in the office after the show.

I can't wait to see your inspiration!!!

Before I go, I want to pick a couple winners from last week's comments! Email me your addresses and I will get your prizes right out to you! {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com}

Congrats to:


Denise said...




What a fun idea! Thanks for giving us the recipes. They look soooo good. 'Course I need to wait till I drop some Christmas weight before trying any!

Dawn, RI said...



                                                                     nice layout they all looked so elegant, 
Dawn RI


97 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout and paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Congrats to Denise and Dawn! I bet your goodies will be awesome!

    Thanks for this month's challenge, Erin....oh, I love your layout, too!! It is too precious!!

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  3. Love your layout! I can't wait to get started on mine. : )

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  4. I love your layout! It is super cute.

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  5. Love this layout and your interpretation of it! The patterned paper with the little snowflakes is so perfect for it! I am going to try to play along this month!

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  6. What an adorable layout Erin! Love those pics :) I might try to do this one this month - pretty busy but am hoping to work more on my albums this month and what better way than to try some of your challenges?! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a great layout! I love winter pictures.

    Leslie

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  8. congrats to the winners, love that winter stack:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this sketch!! And gorgeous layout!!!!

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  10. Snow much fun of a layout.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  11. what a beautiful layout, and such a fun sketch!

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  12. Love this paper! The layout is perfect!

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  13. You have snow down there? We are snow-less (which I am not complaining about one single bit) in Utah County. Cute layout though! Love that entire stack of paper.

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  14. LOVE THE SKETCH!! Your layout is just AWESOME! Gotta get that stack! Thanks for the chance! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  15. love the paper stack...so cool..!

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  16. Gorgeous layout! The papers are beautiful!

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  17. WOWSERS!! What a LAYOUT!!! Love it and can't wait to make one of my own!!! TFS!!!

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  18. Great sketch! Can't wait to work on it after taking December off!!

    ~Tracy

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  19. Love this sketch challenge. Will have to purchase this winter magic stack!

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  20. Nice sketch and layout. I am so trying to get in the swing of things, so I hope I submit a layout.

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  21. Can't wait to give this a try with some of the fun new stacks that are out!!

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  22. Super cute layout Erin! Going to give this month's challenge a try!

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  23. beautiful layout! love the sketch so much! hope i can play along! i don't scrapbook too many 12x12 layouts so this would be fun! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  24. I love the sketch and the layout. The paper is gorgeous.

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  25. What a fun sketch! Perfect for the coral cloture stack I just got ;)

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  26. Love that sketch and the LO you made!
    Perfect winterstack :)

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  27. What a beautiful layout! love it!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  28. Looking forward to working on this sketch challenge!

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  29. This is an awesome LO sketch! Love the banner on it, and the space for multiple photos! THanks!
    Lisa

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  30. Love this sketch. Since I've never done a challenge, this has got me convinced that I should try. Thanks a million, I can't wait. Now the only issue is chosing which stack I am gonna use. Yikers.

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  31. I like this sketch. I have some new paper and might just do this challenge!!!!

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  32. Cute, cute layout! Love the papers!

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  33. I like very much your Layout!!! Love the paper and every detail!!! hugs

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  34. Love you LO! I just got that paper stack last week after drooling over it for a few weeks! Thanks for the inspiration to start using it!

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  35. Love your layout! That stack is so pretty!

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  36. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge. I think the layout is very nice.

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  37. I really like the versatility within the sketch to give the page great textures and make the eye naturally marvel within the colors and the moment!

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  38. Beautiful layout! I love this stack. TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  39. What a perfect stack for all those winter memories -- lovely layout!
    Jan B.

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  40. What a great layout. This one will be fun!

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  41. Is that dazzle paper going to be available in any more colors? or other stacks? It is absolutely awesome! I finally found it the other day. I love it! It's soft, does not leave glitter in my Cricut, and cuts well. Plus, it's dazzling!

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  42. I love this paper! I couldn't find it at the store, they were all out but I'll get it!!!!!

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  43. Love your layout! This is a great sketch, and I'm going to try to enter each month's challenge. Then I'll have at least 12 layouts done for the year :)
    Thanks!

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  44. This is an awesome sketch and the layout you did with it is so pretty!

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  45. Another great take on the sketch - thanks for sharing!

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  46. I'm excited to try this sketch with my Mariposa papers that I am saving.

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  47. Wow!! Awesome LO!!! This paper is gorgeous!! Thanks

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  48. Love this stack and the sketch is great! TFS!

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  49. Great sketch and beautiful layout!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  50. So many possibilities with this snow paper! I have scrapped more snow storms than anything else I can remember. Would love this to add to my collections!!

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  51. You are killing me with these paper stacks! I want them all :) What a beautiful layout.

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  52. Very interesting layout...and really like the color stack you used! I am going to add it to my list!

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  53. Oh yeah ... beautiful snow papers. Miss those days!
    SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  54. Gorgeous layout. My favorite colors and paper. Congrats to the winners.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  55. Love this template!! I tried to get this stack but my Joann's was out of it. But, not to worry, DCWV always seems to have something I just have to have!!

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  56. What a fabulous sketch! And I really love your page, especially that multi-woven hemp/string holding your banner!

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  57. I just bought this stack yesterday at JoAnn's and absolutely love it. Have made a couple of cards already. I love all that blue! Congratulations to last week's winners.

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  58. Very nice sketch and page design...love that Winter Magic paper!!

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  59. Love the sketch and your LO!! Congrats to the winners!!

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  60. I have just the photos that need a LO like this - maybe I'll try my hand and post something.

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  61. I love what you did with the sketch! I am going to try to do it this month :)

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  62. I love this stack. Very cute and your layout was so cute =)
    Rosalynn C.

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  63. So pretty! We don't have any snow on the ground here in ID yet. Weird!

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  64. OMG this is so cute!!! I want this stack so bad. I love all the winter items displayed in these scrapbook pages. I just tried to see if Joanne's has this..*pout* - NO... I would love one of these!

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  65. I like the sketch. Have so much to scrap I'll have to use this as a layout. That will get me in the groove again.

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  66. I love this sketch. I scrapbooked as soon as I saw it. Love love Love... :)

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  67. love this sketch! i think this may be my fave sketch so far, can't wait to play!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  68. The combination of that Stack and that layout.. is truly "Winter Magic!"... LOVE IT!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  69. Awesome! Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the challenge.

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  70. Great Sketch and Beautifully Interpreted..

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  71. Totally love this template. i have it saved and ready to do!

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  72. Wonderful sketch. The page is just gorgeous. I can't wait to work with this sketch...

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  73. thanks for the sketch! cant wait to try to do something with it. I'm in need of inspiration lately.

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  74. love this layout thanks for the fun sketch I'll have to get right on it!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  75. what a pretty lo. tfs.
    congrats to the winners.

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  76. Wow, your layout is fabulous and I love this months sketch!! I so hope I get the chance to play..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  77. Great stack-a-holic sketch and love the papers. Love your layouts, too. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  78. That's a great sketch!

    Love the layout, and I probably can't stop touching the glittery paper either!

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  79. Wonderul layout! Hope to grab some time in between "life" and make a page... I have DCWV paper calling my name...Jan....Jan...

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  80. This looks like a fun layout! I really need to get back to scrapping and maybe this will help jumpstart my scrappin' mojo.

    ~ JD ~

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  81. Love the WM stack and cards, and what a great layout. Your projects are always so cute. Great job!

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  82. I enjoy your challenges and the layout ideas!!! I can't wait to enter. K7181994@aol.com

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  83. I got my take on this great sketch done today. I used my new Playtime stack to create the page.
    http://thescrappingsofsue.blogspot.com/2012/01/1st-jacket.html

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  84. I think Winter Magic may be my favorite stack. I love the blues of it and your LO is great

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  85. It's funny, I'm not a fan of Winter at all, but I love snow/winter papers. Must be the colours I'm drawn too.

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  86. So sad. This paper stack is no longer available! I can't find it in any store or even online (except in the UK)

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  87. Beautiful stack. Would work wonders with all my photos I have from living in Idaho for 6 years. :o)

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  88. I love your layout and this sketch!! I used Nana's Kitchen stack for my Easter themed layout here..... http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/2012/01/18-easter-layout.html

    Sandra Rosario

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