Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I've been hinting around at some changes coming for WOW Wednesday.  We want to start having a challenge twice a month involving the sketches from Cat and Nanci (CatNanDo) and Sketch Inspiration.  We also still want to have WOW Wednesday, but allow you two weeks to participate and have it twice a month.  The sketch challenges will also run two weeks.  There will be reminders that you still have time to participate, either by creating layouts or by commenting.  There will be a prize for the randomly chosen winner from the participants and commenters.

Life is busy, so we are hoping that by allowing you to have two weeks to participate that maybe more people will be able to participate.   This is the schedule we will follow:

First and Third Wednesdays:  Cat's Sketch Fever Challenge
Second and Fourth Wednesdays:  WOW Wednesday Linky Party   

So, without further ado, I am pleased to announce our FIRST Cat Sketch Fever Challenge. 
Left side of two page layout.

Right side of two page layout.

These are Cat's layouts using the sketches.   Love how she turned the lace ruffle upside down!
This is the second exclusive sketch that Trisha from Sketch Inspiration has shared with us.  You can use this sketch or the CatNanDo sketch to participate.  We will not always have choices for you, but for our very first Cat's Sketch Fever challenge, we wanted to give you a choice. 
We love seeing the work of our talented friends and customers and there is always inspiration to be found while visiting their projects. Would you like to participate, but do not have a blog? You do not have to have a blog to participate. You can find the directions on how to link up your creations that you have in a gallery here.

To be considered for the blog candy, you must post a project that you have created.  Cat's Sketch Fever must also be mentioned in your post and be sure to let your blog readers know that there is blog candy being given away to a random participant or commenter. .

I hope you will share your fabulous creations with us. If you didn't have time to create anything, I hope you will share some love on everyone else's creations--we all love that positive reinforcement
Just a reminder that I am not considered for the blog candy, but anyone who comments on my blog IS in the running. Thank you in advance to everyone who participates, either by posting some work or commenting on the blogs.

The winner from WOW Wednesday last weeks is #4 Rhonda Miller from Allison's blog.  Congratulations, Rhonda!  Contact Cat at the store for your prize.

The winner of this challenge will be announced on the next "Cat's Sketch Fever" post.  So, get busy creating and remember that you have TWO WEEKS to link up your project.



  1. Congrats Rhonda!

    I will miss the former Wow Wednesday as I had just got in the groove to try and get something created for it each week though I didn't get anything done this week. Ha, ha. The sketches are wonderful and a great idea. However, I probably won't be participating very often as I'm still not doing 12x12 layouts/scrapbooking. I could try to make cards again from the sketches but I discovered that while it can be done, it is hard to reduce them to a card size. I will be checking in on everyone else's layouts every two weeks and cheering them on with comments!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

    1. Everyone will love your comments and I look forward to seeing your creations every two weeks on WOW Wednesday.

  2. Congratulations Rhonda! I am excited about the change as I want to make cards AND layouts! This will help me do both! Or at least I hope it does! I have my blog linked up with layouts using CatNanDo sketch#2 and Sketch Inspiration Exclusive sketch #2.

    1. YEAH, Valerie! I'm hoping to get a layout done too. The two week time frame will hopefully make it easier for people to use the sketches and participate. I will be putting up reminders periodically so they know it is still open for linking.

  3. Way to go Marilyn! I see you've linked up. I've seen your pages. Great job!