Monday, April 25, 2011

Challenge #62 & Winner!!!

Happy Belated Easter to all of you! I hope that everyone was able to spend their holiday with the people they love! We had a fantastic Easter! We were surrounded by family and love and that alone made the day!
I want to go ahead and announce our winner for the first two weeks challenges! Remember we have 2 sponsors this month.
Winner will be receiving a prize from The Stamping Boutique!!!
WINNER (for the first 2 weeks)
You can go ahead and shoot me an email and I'll get your info. and the images you want from The Stamping Boutique!!! Congrats!!!

This is the last challenge for the month and our sponsor is:

Our DT used a few of his images and they are really really cute! You must run over to his store and check out what he has to offer!

Our sketch is brought to you today by our very own DT member Crystal!

Very very pretty sketch huh?!!!

On to the DT's creations!
This is the last challenge for our current DT members. What a great team. Those that are not returning are surely going to be missed!

This is such a great the dots and the color scheme!
Dustin Pike image was used!

This sentiment is great! Love all the great dots and the shape she used for the image!
Dustin Pike image was used!

This image was popular this week! Those buttons in the corner are too cute with the string through them. And so is that DP! And the sentiment "bring on the sunshine" I hear ya'!!!! It's been rainy and gloomy for far too long here in Pa.!
Dustin Pike image was used!

We are going to miss you and your wonderful scrapbook pages!! You always have something fantastic to show us! And I would imagine this sketch was not easy to work with for a scrap page but you make is awesome!!!

That is it for this week! Thanks so much for always joining us and taking part in our challenges!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Challenge #61 AND New DT!!!!

~~~~Please do not hate me!!! I'm so very sorry that this is getting posted (almost) a day late! I'm horrible I know!!! As you know from the previous post, I am actually sitting in a hotel room in NC after a very long day of house was an incredibly long day and tomorrow is going to be more of the same. We are hoping that by the time we leave here on Wednesday to go back up to Pa. that we will have a house to rent so keep your fingers crossed for us!!!~~~~

NOW....on to what you all have been waiting for all day long!!! I'm going to first announce our new DT! They will be starting and creating projects for you beginning in May!! So be on the look out for them and please be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some love!


Group #1
(she is staying with us from our previous term)

(could you please shoot Melanie an e-mail...we do not have your e-mail address)

(who is also returning from our previous DT)

Group #2

(returning from our previous DT term)

(could you also shoot Melanie an e-mail with your e-mail address)

~Welcome Welcome ladies! We are so very excited to start this new term and see all of our creative work!~

We have a new sponsor for all of you that will be for this challenge and the next challenge! So those of you that played along the last two sure you check back next week to see if you won a prize from our previous sponsor The Stamping Boutique

Our new sponsor is:

Have you ever taken a look at Dustin Pikes images??? They are just fantastic! This is one of my favorite digital image artists. He has challenges, lots of wonderful deals and he just loves to give our I'd follow his site and check out ALLLLL his goodness!!!

Challenge #61
Punches and/or Dies
(need to use two different ones on your project)

Before I show you what our DT did for the challenge I MUST show you something else!!! Last week I totally boo-booed and didn't add our wonderful Guest DT's project and I feel just terrible about it so I am putting it up today for all of you to admire! Please be sure you go over and say hello to our Guest DT and leave her some love!!

This is just a fantastic card! She used a TSB image. I just love the flower in the corner and the layers behind the image! Great colors just in time for Easter!
Anita, thank you again for your patience with me!!! Much appreciated!

Okay....NOW...the DT's work for the current challenge (dies or punches)

Now this is a great birthday card. I just love all the sparkle going on and this layout is just GREAT!!!

Yummy...that's what I think when I look at this card...yummy...the DP and that drink ;-)

I love seeing a masculine card. You don't see nearly as many of them as you do girly cards. That was a great use of the punches/dies!!

You can't tell me this isn't just the cutest card and image!! What'd I tell you about Dustin....he makes some great images!! Sooo sweet!

A shaped card???!!! Yay...I just love it. These colors are great too and those butterflies.....adorable!!!

-better late then never ;-)

I just want to take a second and say thank you to the girls in this group that will be leaving us! Melanie and I have really really enjoyed having you as part of this team and have loved all the inspiration you have given to all our followers doing our challenges!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

***PLEASE*** stay tuned***

Hello everyone!!! This is Kelly ... April asked me to let you all know that she WILL be posting the challenge tonight ... she is out house hunting here in NC ... Thank-you for your patience :-)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Challenge #60~Sketch

Good morning everyone! I am so thankful to have woken up this morning to the sun shining!! I was starting to think I was still in Germany with all this rain and gloom we were getting in Pa. I'm wondering if maybe spring might actually be coming!

DT Call
If you haven't applied for the DT yet, you still have a few days. We will be taking submissions until Friday 15th. Please see post below for all the info. you need to apply!

I have a little surprise for all of you....we have 2 sponsors this month!!! Due to some lateness on our part you get 2 chances to win a prize this month. So the first 2 weeks sponsor is:

If you haven't been to TSB you really do need to take a minute and check them out. And actually...she has a freebie listed RIGHT NOW...and if you sign up for the newsletter you will get a frebbie with every issue. There are many opportunities to get your hands on TSB images for free or at a very low price so be sure to take a look at the challenge blog and the store often!

Challenge #60~Sketch

The sketch is brought to you today BY: our very own DT Colleen!!
And that's it, just a sketch nothing else to go along with the challenge this week so enjoy!!


This is such a beautiful card. I just love all those pinks and the coloring of the!!
TSB image used!

Stunning scrapbook page! I just love those letters and how great she did getting the sketch on to her page!!!

Are those chicks not just toooooo cute and that little egg and chick in the corner...goodness that is cute!
TSB image was used!

You know, the more I look at this...the more it looks just like the sun shining. What an adorable card for Easter!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


~please note addition added in red~

That's right, The Critter Sketch Challenge Blog is looking to add 5-6 girls to our team. The application process is very simple!

1. Create a post on your blog announcing that we are having a DT call and backlink to our blog.
2. Place the badge on your blog
3. Create a project and post it on your blog and then link it to the InLinkz at the bottom of this post. There is a specific image we would like for you to use so please be sure to email myself or Melanie to get that image!
4. That's it. You only have until April 15th to get this created and linked up so work quickly and show us your talent!

The term will last from May 2nd to September 26th
We will TRY to have the DT picked and you notified by April 18th that way you have enough time to get familiar with the team and get your first project started!
Questions/Comments please shoot myself or Melanie  an email and we will get back to you ASAP!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Challenge #59~Fancy Folds AND DT Call

Happy April everyone! Is it starting to feel like spring where you are? Here in Pa. it's been pretty chilly and then today it's suppose to be hitting the low 70's. I don't get it....crazy weather! But I'll take all the 70's I can get!

Since it's a new month we have a new sponsor but stay tuned because we may have an extra treat for you this month......2 sponsors!!! For sure, for the next 2 weeks our sponsor is:

They really know how to come through when your in a pinch! I just love this fabulous company of online digis! Being part of the "family" makes me a bit partial but I really do love them. Please be sure and check out the challenge blog, a new challenge every 2 weeks, the monthly challenge, the wonderful store that is always being updated with brand new images from Tracey and of course they can be found at PCP, SNR, FB, and many other places!

We are trying to secure our sponsor for the last 2 weeks of this month so you might just get really lucky and get a chance to win a prize from TSB AND another company this month!!!

CHALLENG #59~Fancy Folds
Need some tutorials? You can find a ton at splitcoaststampers youtube or even just by googling card fancy folds.

Let's see what the DT came up with:

Such a pretty card for spring, love the yellow and blues.

So stinkin' cute! Love this fold adn these colors.

Wow...this fold is awesome! What a great, almost interactive kind of card!!

I really really like this card, love that cutie little froggy and that fold is just great!!

LOVE IT!!! I have never even seen this fold!!!

Another really fun fold! Fantastic work!

The Critter Sketch Challenge blog is looking for some new talent! We are starting a DT if you are interested in being part of our team please shoot Melanie an email and she will give you all the information you need.