Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Good Morning,
Today is the last day to submit entries for the Design Team Call. 

You have until 8pm EST on Wednesday to upload your creations. 
We have had a great time this current term with our lovely ladies and are happy that some of them are staying. Unfortunetly some will not be continuing with so that means we need to add to our team!!!

Are you wanting to try out for a DT team?
Then I think you should give us a try...here is what you will need to do!
The deadline to email me for entry information is 430pm EST on Wednesday.

Email Melanie...newbymom@embarqmail.com with the following information:
~e-mail address
~Blog address and name

Here is what will happen next:
~Melanie will send you back an email along with a sketch for you to use.
~You will then create a card or scrapbook page using the sketch and put it on your blog along with the badge below and a link back to the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog and also link your project to inlinkz so we know you have it finishe and we can take a look at it!!!

We will be excepting creations from August 10th to August 31st

The term will run from October 3rd to January 30th
We will be taking a break the weeks of November 21st and December 26th

You will be expected to make a project with specified challenges every other week (we break the group into two groups)
The perks do vary depending on who our sponsor is for the month...could be free digi images, discounts to the store, mailed packages, etc.

~If you are looking for the current challenge...please scroll down this post will remain at the top until the DT call is over~

Monday, August 29, 2011

Challenge #80 - Sketch

Wow does the time ever fly!!! It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of August, kids are heading back to school, and temps are starting to drop. It's starting to feel more and more like fall every day.

This Wednesday is the cut off date for our design team call.  Make sure you contact me at newbymom@embarqmail.com if you are interested in applying to join our team.

This will be our last month for our sponsor Jens Digis. I hope you enjoyed seeing and creating with their images. Don't forget to participate in our sketch challenge this week to increase your chances of winning some free Jens images of your own.

This weeks challenge is sketch challenge. Thank you April Lower for giving us a great sketch to work with. You have until September 4th to upload your creation.

Lets see what our DT crafted for you this week for inspiration!!  Our design teams blogs are on the right sidebar.  Please click on their links to check out more of their fabulous creations.

Jacki, how cute, I love the boy image. Also super cute buttons with the "Back to School" words.
Sandye look at that cute little banner. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! The banners are really popular through Stampin Up right now. Of course with me being in the wedding mood and just getting married myself, I'm LOVING the wedding card with Riley and Sophie.
Karen, love, love, love your banner as well. Super cute!!! What a cute image and love your paper piecing.

This week I (Melanie) decided to play along in the challenge. 


Monday, August 22, 2011

Challenge #79~Sketch

Here we are...another Monday! As I'm writing this up I'm watching Bridezilla....holy cow...some of these girls are off their rockers!!!
Okay....let's get to our wonderful sponsor for the month:

Challenge #79

Here is the DT's Work:

Jen's digi was used
What a great back to school card...totally love that DP.

Jen's digi was used
wow....the colors are very neutral but it totally makes the image stand out.

Jen's digi was used
tooooo cute....love the colors and that puppy is adorable!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Challenge #78~Wedding and Winner

Happy Monday everyone! As always, I hope you all had a nice weekend and are enjoying the last bit of time before the kids go back to school!

Here is our sponsor for the month:

I'm gonna start this week with our winner from last month....
Winner for July is:
Congrats Samantha...please send an email to Melanie newbymom@embarqmail.com to claim your prize!!!

Challenge #78~Wedding
Projects using a wedding theme. Can be wedding, wedding shower, or anniversary!

Here is the DT's fab work:

Pretty white and embossed card. Love that heart in the middle.

This is soooo pretty...I just love this image and the purple...awe!!!

I just love love Riley and this is so cute! What a pair is right...so adorable!

Someone must really be in the wedding spirit since she created 2 cards for us this week! Both are just stunning and whoever gets them will be in awe! I really like those string of embellishments...the beads...sooo cute!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Challenge #77~Carnival Theme

Hello Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine went tooooo fast. I'm still trying to get used to getting up early to get my son to school so those 2 days of sleeping in just wasn't enough!!!

Here is our wonderful sponsor for the month of August:

CHALLENGE #77~Carnival
If you all came from a small town like I did you'll remember as a child being really excited when the carnival came to town.
So...we want to see some creations with carnival themes. You know you don't have to do just cards. You can do anything you want...scrap pages, paper crafts, etc.

Our DT took this challenge and made you some amazing inspiration:

I love this sentiment...fits so great with the theme.
Jen's digi image was used!

Goodness...I love this card...and...believe it or not...this is a bella I do not own...but I might just have to buy it now that I've seen this lovely creation! What a great idea to go with the carnival theme!!

Stunning stunning...I just love the coloring and the nice bright colors!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Challenge #76~Summer Fun

It's August everyone...can you believe it??? August already! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and has been enjoying their summer!

It's a new month so that means we have a new sponsor. Our sponsor for August is:

Jen's Digi Stamps


Okay, here we go with our challenge for the week:

Challenge #76~Summer Fun
Sunshine...that is was what most of us think about when we think of summer fun so we want to see the sun in your project...can be a literal sun, the sun rays, the pretty yellow of the sun...use your imagination!

Here is the work from the wonderful DT:

Wow...these colors are wonderful and I just love the sun!! Wow...it's a wonderful card.

Now this is a sun...so bright and big and drying up those clothes on the line pretty fast!! Fantastic summer scene!

OMGoodness...this is sooo cute! I just love the little hedgehog and that pretty flower and you know... I think that's the sun in the corner made from the punches!! What a great idea!!

Holy cow...this is soooo cute...I just love that little bug in the sand...do you see the sand? It's so cute...love how she made it out of paper!