Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crafty Critter Challenge #15

Hello Everybody I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday !! I had such a blast I almost forgot to get our challenge posted LOL!! But all is well I hope you all enjoy the challenge brought to you by me Terria :)

Alright so on to the challenge, our challenge for this week will be super fun and exciting for the New Year 2010! I love buttons I have tons of buttons but I never seem to find something to make using them enough so here is my challenge:

1.Make a card using buttons.

2. It MUST be a little girl theme, meaning use all girl papers, buttons and colors.

3. Next, post your creations on your blog between January 4th -8th ,2010. As you post link your name to our Mr Linky here on the blog.

EDITED: Winner of challenge on her name to see her wonderful card!
Lastly, Have fun I have some great candy in store for winner!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

VSD Challenge #3

Here's the final challenge of the day and it's a sketch! It's sketch 243 from SCS, which you can find HERE.
Also to make things fun, Ildi Co has a free image that you can use if you like and you can grab that cutie over HERE
And that's it, go have fun!
The deadline to post your pages on your blog is Monday, December 14th at 9:00am EST

Saturday, December 12, 2009

VSD Challenge #2

I hope everyone is enjoying our VSD. If your not able to join us during the VSD hours, good news, you can still participate in this challenge.

Ribbon, who does not LOVE ribbon?? With this challenge you'll have the chance to win over 40 yards of ribbon. You'll receive what is pictured here PLUS more!!!

So what do you need to do to enter to win?????

Create 4, 1 page scrapbook page layouts. These pages must be atleast 8x8 in size, contain 2 or more photos, and atleast 1 embelishment. Is it ok to use pre-made pages you received from swaps? ABSOLUTLY!!!

After you complete your 4 pages, post them on your blog and then leave a comment on this blog post. I will then place your names into a hat and pull a winner.

The good news, you have all night to work on your pages, even after our VSD ends. The deadline to post your pages on your blog is Monday, December 14th at 9:00am EST.

VSD Challenge #1

Lucky me....I get to start us off tonight! I hope you guys are ready for a great evening of stamping and crafting with all the gals from our Crafty Critter Blog Group! I unfortunetly will not be able to be up all night to participate in all the challenges but I will be up for a while to play along with you all and chat!

So let's get started!!!! Have you all finished your Christmas cards yet? Well if not...this challenge is for you. We are going to make 2 Christmas cards tonight.

Card #1 Monocramatic The link will take you to SCS's TLC#13. This should be interesting to see how well we work with just two colors one of those colors being a neutral color! This includes all embellishements if you pick green and can only use that color green and vanilla for everything on your card...including your ink and embellishments!

Card #2 Paper Piecing The link is going to take you again to SCS's TLC#39. I love to do paper piecing and I would love to see you all give it a try also. The only thing I ask is that you again, make it a Christmas card.

I hope you have fun with my challenges and don't worry...there will be prizes....Yes, I said prizes, one for both techniques. I too will allow you to work on your cards throughout the night but would like them to be posted by 9:00 am EST. Please post them on your blog with VSD Challenge #1.
Here is what you'll be getting from me:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Crafty Critter Challenge #14

Hi friends! This challenge is brought to you by...Jennifer B. I've always wanted to type something like that. hehe

My challenge to you is to use LSC249 from SCS, White Christmas. I've always wanted to do a card like this, and now it's on SCS also. The deets are:

  • Use only white cardstock
  • You cannot use patterned paper, unless it's all white
  • Use only white or clear embellishments
  • You can use one color of ink, but nothing more
  • You cannot do any coloring, such as copic or water coloring

You can post your creations between December 11-19. Just be sure to post a link here, so we know you're participating! The lucky winner will receive a challenge prize, which will be 2 rolls of ribbon & a Prints Pack from Stampin Up! It has 5 different colors of patterned paper in 6x6 size. So, be sure to join in the challenge to get a chance to win!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Challenge #13

Ok ladies, I decided that my choice of challenge will be a technique challenge. So my challenge for you all is to create a card using the Split Negative technique. I have wanted to try this one for a while because the results are so neat! You can find a tutorial HERE. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

You can post your cards anytime between Nov 28th - Dec 7th.

Sign up with Mr. Linky

Thursday, November 19, 2009

VSD Agenda

I knBoldow this Virtual Stamp Day (VSD) is a first for many of us. So everyone can enjoy the day to the fullest, I want to provide you with an agenda. This will take a lot of the guess work out but if you have any questions please just let me know.

This day is set aside for YOU!!! It's a day for you to accomplish some of those crafting goals that have been on your "to do" list for a long time. We will have 3 challenges that are optional for you to participate in.

So here it is:

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 2:00pm-6:00pm EST

2:00pm - Welcome on SNR; Log onto SNR, click on the VSD discussion under the discussion board. Let us know you are there.
2:30pm - April Lower will post challenge #1 here on the challenge blog
3:00pm - Chit Chat break on SNR. Log onto SNR, click on the VSD discussion under the discussion board and join us for a coffee, water, wine, soda, popcorn, chips (you get the point) break. During this time you can share what you worked on in the past hour. You can share pictures on VSD or post them to your blog.
3:15pm - Break over, back to work!!
4:00pm - Melanie Newby will post challenge #2 here on the challenge blog
4:45pm - Second Chit Chat break (same as above.)
5:00pm - Break over, back to work!!
5:15pm - Jenny Lazlo will post our final challenge, challenge #3 here on the challenge blog
5:45pm - Farewell party on SNR!! Come over and share all you accomplished during your first VSD.

Check back on SNR on Monday after 12pm EST to fill out the survey. Anyone who answers the survey questions will receive a 5 yard ribbon pack gift.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Challenge #12.....are you ready.......

So we have been doing quite a bit of scetch challenges so I thought I would change it up a bit and we could do a technique challenge. The technique is:

Backpack Box

I have been dying to try making one of these and just haven't gotten around to so.....I'm now getting around to it and so are you!

This is technique TLC232 and you can find tons of samples.

Steps to this challenge:

1. make a backpack box

2. it must be a childrens theme.....superheros, animals, princess, name it you can do it....but it MUST be a childs theme.

3. fill it with goodies as a gift to a special child in your life

4. post your creations on your blog between Nov. 16th and 23rd. As you post I will link your name to your blog post!

I'm hoping you all will want to join me in this challenge! Who's gonna be first:

1. aprillower
2. mnewby
3. roshoun
4. cspangler
5. burnham1997

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

**Your Invitaiton**

Please find your way over to SNR (Ning.)

Our reason for having this social network is for easier communication when we host "get togethers." As you'll see in Jenny and I's chit chat on SNR, we are working on putting together a Virtual Crop. I will release more details once everyone finds there way over to SNR and checks in.

Have a great day!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Challenge #11 - Non Traditional Christmas Card

Crafty Critters Challenge #11

Here is a little hint......
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the treetops glisten, and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.......

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?!? Do you have your Christmas cards done? No, well I hope my challenge will put you in the mood, but wait what would a challenge be without a twist. You are challenged to create a Non-Traditional Christmas card using the following......

Use SCS Card Sketch 240
No Red or Green
Use Stickles and Ribbon
Use Any Christmas Image (Besure to check out my blog, I have lots of links to blogs with Freebies)

Post your no earlier than Sunday, November 8th and no later than Thursday, November 12, 2009. This gives everyone about 2 weeks to create your submission.

Can't wait to see you cards!!!!
We have a winner~Burnham1997~Jennifer

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Ok Crafty Critters here we go. This will be our home for our challenges. At no point do we ever want to become overwhelmed. I want you to beable to participate in challenges whenever you are able to. Our challenges are designed to help you stay motivated to keep your blog updated. If you ever want to host a challenge I would love to have you help out. The possibilities are endless and its positive to have everyone host a challenge to keep the ideas fresh and new. Just shoot me a PM or an email at to get on the "schedule."

Please lets keep our chit chat on the SCS thread and allow this blog for posting our challenges and signing up for them. To sign up for a challenge just post a comment on the post and the "facilitator" of that challenge will keep track of the list.

Something I would like your feedback on, do we want to welcome others to participate in our challenges or do want to keep this exclusive???? I think there would be pros and cons to both so you tell me what you think.

Lastly, please add this blog to your blog scroll on your sidebar. This will help you know when something new is added to the blog. If you ever want to double check your list to make sure you have everyone on it, come here and check out the scroll on the left sidebar, this is our group.

Following this post you will find our current challenge that is open right now by Tracey Clark (traceyc0103).

Have a fun night and welcome!!!