Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 238-98 
and a 
Sweet Good-bye to Sweet Sketch Wednesday

The image is AKV Under the Tree, an old image I used about two years ago. You can find it here.

This is my last card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday!  I am stepping down as the SSW Coordinator.  Life seems to keep me way too busy lately and Arlana is not able to keep up due to her arm surgeries last year!  It's been a wonderful 4 1/2 years.  

We have loved all our Design Team members and have particularly appreciated the support of our many sponsors during this time.  

Sally Dube, our sketch coordinator who took over for Arlana last year has decided to keep Sweet Sketch Wednesday going.  It will now be

We are so grateful to her for her dedication and desire to do this.  Most of our DT will still be the same.  However, Arlana and I will be stepping down.  I believe Jeannie is also stepping down.  Some of us may return from time to it may just be a surprise.  

We are most grateful for all of our followers who have suppported us for the past 4 1/2 years.  We hope you will continue to support Sally at 

Our sketch this week is one from the past.  We hope you will enjoy using it again.

We also look forward to hearing from you this week or in the future.

Oh, by the way,  SSW will be left open for you to continue to view our sketches.  If you use them, please be sure to acknowledge Arlana or Sally for their work here at SSW and refer your friends to SSW2.

We hope you will play along this week.  The winner will be posted next week at SSW2

Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge rules for playing along:
1. Create a card using the sketch of the week.  If you have an image from Bugaboo Stamps, we'd love to see what you can do with it.  However, you may use any stamp or element you have to create your card.

2.  If you are posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 238-98 as your label or tag.

3.  Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4.  Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW.

5.  Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.

6.  Be sure to leave a comment here on this site and please remember that this is one of the rules to be considered for the Grand Prize. 

Note:  The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.

  Thank you to all of you and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 Cat and Her Brew!

What a delight to create a card this week for 
During the past year my life has been so busy trying to catch up on household responsibilities and also working as coordinator for Sweet Sketch Wednesday.    It just seems like there isn't enough time in a day!  

But I did have a fun time creating this card!  Hopefully this card will inspire someone.  I believe the best part was just using my craft supplies again.  They have been laying dormant for nearly a year.   My previous card was created in October of last year as I always like working ahead.

Our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is
The image that I used is "Cat and Her Brew." The sentiment and three other sentiments are also part of this image. 

These are the other sentiments:
"Eye if newt, wing of bat and toe of what??? 
'Ghoulia Childs' cooks here
Hang around for a spell!

At present this image is not in Deidre's shop but I assume she will be putting it back on soon.  You could also contact her at her shop if you are interested in purchasing it. 

Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.
As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint. 
Any day in the studio is a great day! 

I usually get an idea when I least expect when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.

Sweet Sketch 219

I hope you will play along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with the sketch above.  If you do, you will have a chance at winner a $10 gift certificate at Deidre Mosher Designs.

I have always loved using Deidre's images.  Here are a few from the past.  

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great week!
Hugs, Judi

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter
Bird's Nest Cupcakes
Rice Krispy Treats

Just wanted to share my Easter Bird's Nest Cupcakes with you.  I spent the afternoon making these for our Easter family dinner.  

I'm sorry I haven't done many posts lately.  I have been busy with coordinating the the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sponsorships and trying to catch up on things on the homestead.  I've also been enjoying my grand daughter and new grand son.  Now I have five little munchkins to enjoy!  Each one is so fun!  Hoping they will enjoy the cupcakes tomorrow.  I still need to make some rice krispy bird's nest for one of my grand son as he is allergic to dairy, nuts and gluten.  I will make those this evening and add the picture below!

Well, here are the Rice Krispy treats for my grandson who has allergies.  I made the treats with 
10 oz of marshmellows
3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
Microwave for 2 plus minutes depending on your microwave wattage
Then add 6 cups Rice Krispy cereal
Mix together and spoon into paper muffin cups in a muffin pan.  I added coconut to a few of them but decided that I almost liked them better without the coconut.

If you are wanting to make a more defined shape, you almost need someone to help you as the treat begins to cool too quickly.  Enjoy!

Happy Easter to all!
Hugs, Judi