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!


  1. Hi Judi, I love this image your card and colours are perfect. Isn't it funny how images bring back childhood memories. Arlana's card does that to me this week. Love the photo of your Grandmothers home it's amazing. Do you ever wonder what she would think of our world today and all of the mod cons we have to play with in our homes and kitchens??? Oh how the world has changed so much.
    Take care and have a lovely week and weekend.

  2. Funny Judi how you bring up memories of you Grandmother's water pump because I instantly thought of being on my aunt's farm and using her water pump. Mind you, she still had indoor plumbing, but we kids loved the pump to catch a drink while playing outside! Your card is stunning!!! So beautifully colored! I love your blues and greens and that yummy ribbon. Have yourself a wonderful week!


  3. Wow, Judi, you just brought back some fond memories..You know, I think so often about our trips to grandma's. I am so glad we had that opportunity to see what it was like in those days in the midwest. I have so many fond memories of visiting there. I love how we both used the same color scheme for ours cards. You did an amazing job. I love every little detail. It is gorgeous Judi!

  4. Such a great story! Love your card - it is so, so pretty. And that bow - wowzers! Looks awesome Judi!!

    Deanne :)

  5. Wow Judi , I loved your sweet story. I do remember the water pump and the fun trip to grandmas. The colors on your card are just so fun amd love sweet blus flowers . It all just so SWEET!!! Have a sweet night Love ya Arlana

  6. I love looking at old pictures, and it's amazing what they didn't have back then and still managed to be happy. Today it's a different story I think. What a great tribute to your grandma, and a really terrific card!

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Judi, Your card is stunning, I just love it. What a great memory of your grandmother and to see the picture of the house is awesome. Your card is beautiful with the soft blues and greens and that bow is gorgeous!!
    Have a great week hun!

  8. Beautiful card Judi and a wonderful and memorable story behind your choice of the lovely image. How neat that you have a photo of your grandmother's house to go with it. I adore your gorgeous ribbon and bow too. Hope you have a fantastic week!

  9. Judi, Tfs sharing your memories & photo. Your card is so very pretty & I love the big bow, fab! Hope you have a lovely weekend :)


  10. Judi, I like this card. Colors but also image which is very pretty.

  11. Hi Judi I love your water fountain.It very pretty. You really color good.I hope I can see your new card that your working on.