Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hoppy Easter
Sweet Sketch 95
Sponsor:  Stamp Fairy

Sweet Sketch Wednesday has rolled around again.  I am visiting Arlana and enjoying her craftroom.  We had a fabulous day last Friday at the Scrapbook USA Expo.  We both came home with a bundle of paper like we didn't even own a sheet!  How is it that we can get so excited about paper?  Have you ever wondered that? I also purchased some new nesties and embossing folders that you will see in the coming weeks!  This week Arlana used the Nestie Deckled Oval.  Go take a is adorable!

We hope you all had a fun week using Bunnies last week!  We loved seeing your cards on SSW!

This week I have used another bunny from Stamp Fairy.  She is called "Clementine - Carrots."  I also used the Hoppy Easter sentiment which was a free download at Stamp Fairy.  I inked the edge pink and added it to the SU Oval and Modern Label.  I haven't used my stamps lately and wanted to create my own design on some paper so I stamped the little flowers on the Kiwi Kiss paper!

Stamp Fairy is our awesome sponsor this week at SSW!  Gerda is constantly creating new images.  You will love them all!  Be sure to check out what our DT has created for you this week.  When you play along you have a chance to be our Grand Prize Winner.  Gerda is offering
four free digis of your choice
if you are our winner.

Close up of Clementine

This is the sketch you will use this week to play along at SSW!
Remember to comment on SSW so that you can have a chance for the Grand Prize!

My Recipe:

Image:  Stamp Fairy Clementine Carrots 2 & Hoppy Easter, SU Enjoy Every Moment
Papers:  Anna Griffin AG1361, We R Memory Keepers Hippity Hoppity Easter Things,
My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup Flower Patch,
SU Kiwi Kiss & Pumpkin Pie, Color Mates Light Terrific Teal,
Ink:  Copics and Promarkers, SU Pumpkin Pie
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals Large & Classic Ovals Large,
SU Modern Label & Large Oval, MS Frond, Flowers, Brad, Ribbon

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Bunny
Sweet Sketch 94
Sponsor:  Meljen's Designs

All Bunny Week!

This week I chose to create with this "Easter Bunny" image
Isn't he adorable?
I used papers from the K and Company Super Paper Pad. 
Nancy and Arlana have both used this fun tulip paper
so I decided it was time that I used mine! 
It goes so well this Spring or Easter images!

And of course, Arlana came up with a sweet sketch....Sweet Sketch 93 for this week's creations! 
 But there is also another portion of the challenge this week! 
It's an All Bunny Week so you will need
to use a bunny image or an image with a bunny as part of the image!

Meljen's Designs is our sponsor at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and
Melissa is offering a wonderful treat for our Grand Prize Winner.
 If you are the winner, you will get to choose 4 free digis! 
 So be sure to play along for the chance to win.

This is Arlana' Sketch this week!

My Recipe:

Image:  Meljen's Designs Easter Bunny
Papers:  K and Company Super Paper Pad, SU Real Red and Baja Breeze
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities  Large Labels, SU Word Window and Modern Label,
Pearls, Ribbon, Brads

Hope you enjoy our Bunny Week!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sweet Sketch 93

 is our lovely sponsor this week at
You will have way too much fun looking at the new March images! 
Be sure to stop by Sally Ann's shop and
see what you cannot live without
as Sally Ann is offering
6 free images of your choice
to our Grand Prize Weekly winner for her sponsorship. 
Grab the sketch below and get busy creating so
that you will have a opportunity for those images you are loving!
You will also want to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday
and see the awesome cards our DT members have created just for you this week! 
Now go enjoy their fabulous inspiration!

Sweet Sketch 93

This week I had fun using a SU Texturz Plate called Perfect Details.  After embossing the bosenberry paper, I inked the embossed layers with SU Whisper White ink.  I thought this embossing folder would add a lattice or garden look.  If I were to do my card over again, I would also add the embossing and ink to the Lovely Lilac paper for more texture and dimension.  I also added stickles to the bee's wings and puffy to the bunny's tail.  Fun, fun sketch!

Close up of Dirby

My Recipe:

Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Dirby
Papers: The Paper Company Boysenberry, SU Lovely Lilac, Creative Imaginations Spring Green,
Basic Grey Sophie,
Ink:  Copics and Promarker, SU Whisper White
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Classic Square Small and Large Deckled Rectangle,
SU Texturz Plate Perfect Details, Flowers, Jewels, Stickles, Puffy

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Old Water Pump
Sweet Sketch 92

This week I created my card with The Old Water Pump image from Digi Doodle Shop.  I chose this image because my grandmother did not have inhouse plumbing when I was young but she had an old water pump in her back yard!  I remember being so intriqued by it.  However, today I am thankful for instant running water that does not have to be heated on a coal stove.   Not sure how my grandmother made it through life!
This is my Grandmother's home in the midwest! 
The water pump was in the back yard!

This week our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is Digi Doodle Shop.  I love looking around their shop as they have so many fun and interesting images.  Go ahead take a look.  And while you are at it take a look at our DT inspiration for you with some of these fabulous images.  Digi Doodle Shop is offering a sweet sweet prize, a $10 Gift Certificate for you to spend if you are our Grand Prize Winner at SSW this week.

This is Arlana's Sweet Sketch 92 that you will use for your creation this week!

A close up of the Old Water Pump

My Recipe:
Image: Digi Doodle Shop Old Water Pump
Papers:  SU Baja Breeze, Scenic Route Grover Street & Joy Street, American Crafts City Park
Ink:  Copics and Promarker
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestibilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large, Classic Squares Large, 
Ribbon, Sponge Dauber

Thanks for stopping by! You make my day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ellie Elephant
Sweet Sketch 91

This sweet image, "Ellie Elephant" at Di's Digi Downloads just tugged at my heart strings this week.  It reminded me of the stuffed elephant my daughter recieved as a gift from her grandma when she about 6 years old.  It was handmade by a special friend.  Now my daughter is married and has her own little girl and has made it very clear to me that she wants her "Ele" for her little girl. 
 So I made this little card to go along with the transfer!!! 
 Now I just have to locate Elle in the attic!
Wish me luck!

For days I have been looking for "Ele" in the attic and just found her at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday evening
 (1 3/4 hours before posting...what luck!) 
I will need to spend some time this week cleaning and sprucing her up along with the turquoise ribbon!
 But she doesn't look too bad for being 25 years old! 
She is 20 inches tall! (same as when I last saw her)
Now can you tell why I chose these colors for my card!

Thank you, Diane, for your sweet digi "Ellie Elephant" image! Please feel free to post my card on your blog!

Ele straight from the attic!

The Before

This is "Ele" all fresh and clean!  I think my daughter will be pleased to have her "Ele" back!  I will be giving Ele to her today!

The After

Second Update:
The Unveiling and Transfer

Di's Digi Downloads is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  You will love all her digis so be sure to stop by her shop.  Also take a peek at our DT cards this week at SSW.  The cards are amazing!  You will get some sweet inspiration!  Di's Digi Downloads is offering a prize of
5 Free Digis to our Grand Prize Winner this week! 
So why not play along?

Arlana's Sweet Circle Sketch

As close up of Ellie Elephant

My Recipe:

Imaga:  Di's Digi Downloads Ellie Elephant
Papers:  Pebbles Ever After Sparkle, Doodlebug Design Bright Confetti,
SU Pink Passion and Bermuda Bay
Inks:  Copics
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Lacey Circles and Standard Circles Large,
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, SU Star, American Girl Star, Buttons, Ribbon, Stickles