Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Watermelon ChompSweet Sketch 56
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps

Isn't this the most adorable watermelon ant you have ever seen? I used my oval nesti and SU Crystal Effects. I wished I had purchased the ant brads at the Scrapbook USA show last Spring when I went with Arlana and Nancy! I looked all over Tacoma for black ants to use where I have the three brads but I finally gave up. Then I thought black ant stickers would have worked. But no luck! Hope you enjoy my summer picnic card!

This week our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. They are offering a very sweet prize of 7 digis valued at $21. Boy, you could have a lot of fun choosing from Jodie's awesome collection! Go ahead...look around and see all the fun digis you can't do without!

A Closer View of this sweet Watermelon Ant


Image: Bugaboo Stamps Pant Watermelon

Papers: SU Melon Mambo, American Crafts Backyard Chomp, Green Swirl?

Ink: Copics, SU Green Gable

Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities Large Oval, Ribbon, Flowers, Brads, Cyrstal Effects

I do want to say goodbye to a few of our SSW DT members,

Kym, Lisa and Terry!

You will be greatly missed!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!
Let it Sparkle!!!

Most of you know that I am visiting Arlana this week! We have been busy working on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday schedule for the rest of the year....In all of our fun looking at sponsor sites...we came upon Sassy Cheryl's images! We absolutely love her images! Arlana and I wanted to create a Fourth of July card so we each purchased an image from Sassy Cheryl's. This image is called Patriots Remembered. This morning I couldn't wait for Arlana...(I was hoping she would create a sketch for us to use but she wasn't available) I started to create my own sketch. This is what I came up with. I hope you like it!

I have a lot of fun memories of the Fourth of July...From celebrations at the Bountiful city park to Battery Park on the Columbia River to picnics in our own back yard!

Most of all I am thankful for the freedoms that we have in this country....for our forefathers who believed in a God and founded this nation on that principle. I am proud to be an American and put my trust in God! I am grateful for those who have fought for the freedoms of this country and have lost their lives to preserve it! I pray that the rest of us may live well to preserve it also.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Buck A Roo
Sweet Sketch 55
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor: Shirley's 2 Girls

I hope you enjoy this baby card. This image is called "Buck a Roo" and can be found at Shirley's 2 Girls. I am running low on baby cards so you will probably be seeing a few more in the weeks to come. Seems like it is always a baby card or a wedding card that I am in need of!

Today we have a fabulous sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday along with this great sketch. Shirley's 2 Girls is our sponsor and is offering a very sweet $10 gift certificate if you are the lucky Weekly Winner. I hope you will take some time and look at Shirley's 2 Girls shop. The images are spectacular and so fun to create with. SSW Design Team has some awesome inspiration...take time to also look at their cards.

A closer view of little Bucky
Isn't he so sweet! Can't wait to give this card away! No one special at the moment.

I made this card last month while I was visiting Arlana. We found this cute button in her gallon container of buttons. Isn't it perfect! She also gave me the little "Boy" eyelets that I put in the corner. I like brads better for installation. But three out of the four eyelets turned out perfectly so I guess that is pretty good odds!
The ribbon came from my stash and the rhinestones from Arlana's stash!

Ribbon and Button

"Boy" Eyelet

Image: Shirley's 2 Girls Buck a Roo
Papers: Sandylion Sticker Designs Circles, Pebbles Inc. Peacock Mini Graham, SU Taken with Teal, RMA Cardstock
Inks: Copics
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities Large Classic Square and Scallop, Ribbon, Eyelets, Button, Rhinestones

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Good Night Baby
Sweet Sketch 54
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor: KLM Designs

I just want to thank all of the participants of last week's blog hop! It was a fun celebration and we appreciated all of your sweet comments and following our blogs and making your own creations! We hope you had a fun time celebrating with us!
The lucky winner for my blog is: Helen Congratulations! Please email Arlana at Your prize is two free digis from our sponsors!
For the SSW Grand Prize winner and Blast from the Past, please visit SSW!
Now for today's post:
This sweet little image, "Moonbear," can be found at KLM Digi Stamps. I had so much fun creating my card with this image. I decided to use my Nestabilies for part of the sketch instead of for nesting the main image. I also used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder. The Moonbear image is cut out and popped on top of the stars. Then I also popped the Bears's head and arm over the moon.

KLM Digi Stamps is our sponsor this week. They are offering this sweet Crocus Windowbox Set as their prize if you are the weekly winner!
KLM is also offering this freebie to all of our followers.
Be sure to check out Stacy's card on Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It's adorable!
Freebie Weeder

This is Sweet Sketch 54 that you will use for this week's card on SSW!

A closer view of the Moonbear.

Image: KLM Moonbear
Papers: Moxie Bundle of Joy It's a Boy, Paper Pizazz Blue Stars, SU Brillant Blue, So Saffron
Ink: Copics
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities Large Labels, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Buttons, Karen Foster's Scrapper's Floss

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Birthday
Sweet Sketch 53
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
One Year Anniversary Blog Hop
Main Sponsor: Digi Stamp Boutique
Other Participating Sponsors: Inktegrity, Bugaboo Stamps, Prairie Fairy Designs, Fresh Brewed Designs, Busy Beauties Boutique, Bee Crafty, Soft Pencil Digital Stamps, Delicious Doodles, My Grafico and The Stamping Boutique.

Happy First Birthday, Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

This sweet image is Ballet Suzie from Digi Stamp Boutique. I just had to use her for this week because It’s our one year anniversary. Are you ready for some fun? Yes!!! We are so happy to have you join us in the fun. Yes, it’s been one year since Sweet Sketch Wednesday arrived in Blogland. It’s hard to believe as the year has passed by so quickly. Thanks to all of our dedicated players and followers and to the best Design Team ever. Come on and let’s have some sweet fun.

So, pull up a chair, grab a refreshment of your choice and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday’s Anniversary Blog Hop. Digi Stamp Boutique is our main sponsor for this celebration…offering 12 prizes in all. Since it was our anniversary we decided to ask our past sponsors (Inktegrity, Bugaboo Stamps, Prairie Fairy Designs, Fresh Brewed Designs, Busy Beauties Boutique, Bee Crafty, Soft Pencil Digital Stamps, Delicious Doodles, My Grafico and The Stamping Boutique) and we were overwhelmed with their support to celebrate. They will also be adding their prize to this fabulous week. The winning images will be awarded at the end of the Blog Hop. Let’s get hopping!!!

Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:
1. Comment on each of the Design Team blogs and become a follower.
2. Comment on Digi Stamp Boutique blog and become a follower.
Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a comment and become a follower.
4. By doing this, you will have a chance to win an image from Digi Stamp Boutique or one of our other sponsors image. That means you will have 22 chances to win a prize as there will be two prizes on each Design Team Blog.
5. After participating in the Anniversary Hop, create a card with the Anniversary Hop Sketch or create an altered item. Then post it on Inlinkz. Completing all five steps will qualify you for the Grand Prize from Digi Stamp Boutique on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.

6. For those that complete 1 through 5, you can also have another chance to win another sweet prize by participating in Arlana’s “Blast from the Past!” Instructions for participating in the “Blast of the Past” are posted on Arlana’s blog at

This is the Sweet Sketch 53 that you will use for your card or altered item.

A special thanks to our main sponsor Digi Stamp Boutique and to our many other sponsors who are sponsoring us this week and who have supported us throughout the past year!

A closer view of Ballet Suzie from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Image: Digi Stamp Boutique Ballet Suzie, SU Eat Cake
Papers: Scrapbook Walls Rosey beach House Flower, Scenic Route, SU Old Olive, RMA Cardstock
Ink: Copics, SU Old Olive
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilies Classic Large Circle and Scallop, SU Modern Label, Su Large Oval, Brad, Ribbon, Flowers

Let’s Begin!Head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her creative blog hop cards. Then hop on over to the next blog in order and see all of our DT’s fabulous creations. The next Design Team name will be posted on each blog so that you will be able to follow from one blog to the next. i.e: If you have already been to Arlana, Nancy and Judi's blogs (my blog): From here hop to Jeannie’s blog.

Remember to follow the rules above.

Happy hopping and thanks for joining us for our One Year Anniversary Celebration. Hoping to see your creations too….Hop to it!
To Begin the Hop
Arlana Go Here First
Judi You are here
Jeannie Go here next
Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Have Fun!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This Old House
Sweet Sketch 52
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor: Digi Doodle Shop Hope all of you are gearing up for next week! It will be Sweet Sketch Wednesday's One Year Anniversary Blog Hop. There will be so many prizes, it is hard for me to keep track. Digi Stamp Boutique will be our main sponsor and many of our past sponsors are also joining us to celebrate in this event. You will be the lucky recipients of their generous offerings. So be sure to stop by next week and play along.

Digi Doodle is finally up and running!

This image reminded me of my tole painting when I saw this image I really wanted to create with it. This image is called "This Old House." Digi Doodle Shop is our sponsor this week. I hope you will take some time to view their shop as the images are exquisite. I love all the all the detail in their images. And what a variety of images to please everyone! Digi Doodle Shop is offering a sweet prize of three free images. Trust will have a hard time choosing.

So take a moment and play along with Arlana's Sweet Sketch 52.

A closer view of "This Old House."


Image: Digi Doodle Shop This Old House, SU Warm Words
Paper: Best Creations Inc California, BoBunny Sunflower Double Dot, SU Melon Mambo, Green Galor, So Saffron
Ink: Copics, SU Melon Mambo
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities Classic Large Circle and Scallop, SU Modern Label & Large Oval, EK Flower Punch, Marvy Flower Punch, MS Greenry Punch, Ribbon, Rhinestones