Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just a Note
Sweet Sketch 103

Yes, it is Sweet Sketch Wednesday again! 
You will love this week.  Our sponsor is
 and Tracey is offering 5 free digis to our winner of this week's sketch. 
So pick up your supplies and play along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 
Don't forget to check out the yummy eye candy from our SSW DT.

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge! 

This image is called "Daisy's" 

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message!

My Recipe:

Image:  The Stamping Boutique Daisy's, Kaiser Craft Mini Clear Stamp Just a Note
Papers:  SEI Dill Blossom, Reflections Spice Market, Daisy?
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Eyelet Squares, SU Modern Label, Flower, Pearls, Stickles, Ribbon

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pirate Josh and Parrot
Sweet Sketch 102-43

Ahoy Mate!  I would like to take you away on a pirate's trip.  You might see a creature or two not of your liking!  And at times the sea is not for weak of heart and mind!

Welcome blog friends and followers!  Of course, it is Sweet Sketch Wednesday again!  And I enjoyed creating this Pirate card for you!  You may already know that this is an image from
 I always love Sally Ann's images and had to try my hand at creating with this Pirate Josh and Parrot.  With my Copic markers I tried to create a wood deck look on an old pirates ship.  I also had the MS Crab punch that I wanted to incorporate into the card!  So I used some jute to make some rolled up rope with the crab crawling over it!  I punched him out in SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock and inked him up with SU Real Rust and then added Glossy Accents to his shell.  However, when I added the gloss the effect of the Real Rust almost disappeared.  But even with a few bubbles in the gloss it added some dimension to the crab's shell.  Then I figured the old pirate might see a few clams so I added the pearls that might be in his treasure box!
Hope you like it!

Now remember if you play along this week at SSW, you will have a chance to win
6 free digis of your choice
 if you are the Weekly Winner!  So why not play along!  Stop by Digi Stamp Boutique to see what images you might like to create with!  Also take a peek at SSW and enjoy some sweet inspiration from the SSW Design Team!

This is the sketch that you will use for this week's challenge at SSW!
I know you are wondering why the Sketch says Sketch 102-43.  Well, this is the 102 week at SSW but starting this month we will be highlighting some of our past sketches.  This sketch is Sketch 43.  Don't you just love that we can enjoy some of Arlana's past sketches and still enjoy her new creations?

A close up of Pirate Josh and Parrot!

An even closer look at the CRAB!

My Recipe:

Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Pirate Josh and Parrot
Papers:  My Mind's Eye Four Mile Stripe, Sky comes from Citrus Pack?,
SU Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie, Cream Cardstock
Inks:  Copics and Promarker, SU Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Real Rust
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Classic Ovals Large, MS Scallop Dot Border Punch, MS Crab, Jute, Glossy Accents, Pearls. Ribbon

Ahoy Mates!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Country Gal
Sweet Sketch 101
Sponsor:  Sassy Cheryl's

What a sweet week this past week has been!  I want to thank all of you who visited my blog last week and left me such sweet comments and became a follower of my blog!  It was so fun to visit your blogs and see your creations!   Thanks so much for participating in SSW 100th Sketch Celebration!  We had lots of blog candy and prizes.  I personally want to thank Tammy at A Day for Daisies for sponsoring us last week and for her fabulous prize and freebie.  If you did not get your freebie be sure to visit her store and click on freebies.  Hopefully, Small World will still be there but  if not Tammy also has several other fabulous freebies for you to add to your cart and just check out.
Now for my announcement!  My Sweet Bloomins Scraps Blog Candy Winner

 for last week's blog hop is......

Christy Dillman

Congratulations!Christy, please email me at

Be sure to check out the other SSW DT blogs to see if you are a winner of their blog!

Now this week is our 101st Sketch and Sassy Cheryl's is our sponsor!  Cheryl's images are also so very unique and detailed.  Please look around her shop!  You will love what you see!  And find that all of her images are gorgeously beautiful!

The image I have chosen to create with this week is called "Country Gal."  Isn't she just gorgeous?

Now why don't you play along this week and create your own Sassy Cheryl's card! 
When you play along at SSW, you will have the chance to be the Weekly Winner! 
Sassy Cheryl's is offering a $5 gift certificate to our SSW winner!
 It could be you!

This is Sweet Sketch 101 that you will use for this week's challenge at SSW.

Be sure to check out the SSW DT eye candy!  You will love all their wonderful inspiration!

My Recipe:

Image:  Sassy Cheryl's  Country Gal
Papers:  SEI Bright Blossom, SU Old Olive, Red Rose and Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Small Labels and Large Deckled Rectangles, Brad, Flowers, Jewels, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me your sweet comments!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Beach Babe
Sweet Sketch 100 Celebration
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor:  A Day for Daisies

This week we are celebrating at SSW!  We are celebrating our 100th sketch.  You will definitely want to play along and join in on our blog hop and all of the festivities!

Arlana, my sister,  has reached this milestone and we’re celebrating so are you ready for some fun??? Yes!!! Of course you are! It’s our 100th Sketch so why not celebrate! We are so happy to have you join us in the fun. Yes, this is the 100th Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch in Blogland. Doesn’t time fly??? We’re at 100 already and it only seems like yesterday that Sweet Sketch Wednesday started. Thanks to all of our dedicated followers and we feel we have the best Design Team ever.
Come on and let’s have some sweet fun.

So, pull up a chair, grab a drink of your choice and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday’s Anniversary Milestone reaching our 100th Sketch.

This is the Sweet Sketch Wednesday
100th Sketch for our blog hop challenge!

This sweet image is called "Beach Babe."

Our Sponsor this week is Tammy from

Now if you haven't seen this site will absolutely fall in love with Tammy's images! 
 Her style is so unique and refreshing!

Tammy is offering this freebie called "Small World" to all of our followers at SSW this week!  This freebie is available in ADFD Store under freebies.

along with a 10% Discount Coupon for any purchase on her site.

10% Coupon code for our followers that enter into Sketch #100


This coupon is valid from May 4th -10th 2011.

This Coupon is valid for 10% off any order in the public shop at

Prize: Custom Photo Stamp (Tammy will create a stamp from winner’s favourite photo.)
Custom Photo Link:

The Grand Prize Winner will also receive the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog Candy
offered by Arlana.

For our

Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:

1. Comment on each of the SSW Design Team blogs.

2. Become a follower of each of the SSW Design Team member’s blog (if your not already) a total of 10 Designers Blogs.

3. Comment on and become a follower of A Day for Daisies

4. Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and please leave a sweet comment.

5. Become a follower of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, if you aren’t already!!! (In comments please say if you are a follower already).

6. Create a card using Sketch #100, our Anniversary Hop Sketch.

7. Then post it on Inlinkz.

8. Completing all SEVEN steps will qualify you for the Grand Prize at Sweet Sketch Wednesday from Tammy at “A DAY FOR DAISIES.”

9. By doing this you have a chance to win Tammy’s wonderful Grand Prize, of a Custom Photo Stamp (Tammy will create a stamp from winner’s favourite photo.)

Custom Photo Link:

10. Plus 10% discount on any purchase from the 4th – 10th May 2011

11. All our followers that participate get a “FREEBIE from Tammy at A DAY FOR DAISIES” in ADFD
Store under freebies.

12. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog Candy offered by Arlana.

13. Also some of the SSW Design Team have blog candy and prizes to give away so check out their sites and the qualifications that they require for their prizes.

Let’s Begin!

Head on over to Arlana’s blog first and see what she’s been up too and what you have to do to qualify for her blog candy. 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.

Now you’ve visited my blog, become a follower and left a sweet message. 
Now hop over to
Deanne's blog.

Remember to follow the rules above.

Happy hopping and thanks for joining us for our Celebration for reach 100 Sketches. Hoping to see your creations too….Hop to it!

Order of Hop:

Now before you leave you also have
another opportunity to win my
Sweet Bloomin Scraps Blog Candy. 
Here it is!

Two packages of rhinestone jewels
6"X6" assorted design paper
Two package of eyelets
One package of brads
Butterfly Charms
Thank You Mini Stamp Set

For my blog candy you need to:
1.  Become a follower of my blog.
2.  Leave me a comment and also refer to my blog candy so I know that you are interested in it.
3.  Create a card this week  for SSW with Sketch 100.  Challenge closes Monday at midnight MSDST.
4.  Become a follower of SSW and leave a comment on the SSW blog and participate in the SSW blog hop this week!  That means become a follower of the SSW DT and leave a comment on each of their blogs!  Don't forget to follow and leave Tammy a sweet comment!
5.  Happy Creating, following and commenting!
Now hop to it as this week's challenge and hop will end on Monday
 at Midnight Mountain Daylight Savings Time!
My Recipe:
Image:  A Day For Daisies Beach Babe
Papers:  Colorbok Shore, Chatter Bok Happy Day Blossoms, Wubie Prints Water,
Basic Grey Kioshi, SU Brillant Blue & Tempting Turquoise, Gold and Cream Cardstock
Inks:  Copice and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilies Pinking Circles, 3" Circle Punch, MS Sand Dollar Punch,
Stickles, Glossy Accents

Happy Hopping!  We love our followers! 
Thanks for  your support!