Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blast from the past and brand new to SSW2- Lacy Sunshine.




Picture from Google Images.

    Hi everyone!  It’s Heide here as your hostess this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team.  For those of you visiting us for the first time, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your support! I just had to add the beach picture to help most of us here in the States to get past the cold spell that we have been having. Enjoy and Dream
   
Let’s get started this week by announcing the top 3 picks of last week’s challenge…..

#7  Jeannie
#18  RUTSCHT: Bright
#24  Kerys


The Grand Prize Winner of our challenge with Digi Stamp Boutique last week is:

#20 - Katie - Spring's Coming!!


This week we have a very new sponsor to SSW2, Lacy Sunshine. 

Isn't the Sponsor banner cute!
Here is a little info about Heather the talented artist and owner at Lacy Sunshine. 

Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.

She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.

For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.

Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across the globe.  Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

Here is this weeks Blast from the past sketch. That was posted back in April 2013!
And now on to the see the inspiration for the SSW DT.

   Sharon





We love to see your creations each week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Please remember to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards each week and preview the Sketch every Tuesday...visit us by clicking HERE!!

If you are new to our Challenge Blog and are not a Follower, we have a great prize package that will be going our to one of our Followers once we hit 200!  So, why not subscribe to our Challenge Blog - you could be the lucky Follower!!





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sweet Sketch 2-45 and Digi Stamp Boutique!!

Hey there friends - Happy Wednesday!!
It's Sally back again as your hostess this week.  I am writing this Blog Post from Snowy Massachusetts!!  We are having record breaking weather this winter!!  My yard is unrecognizable under over 4 feet of snow!!  Shoveling our walkway yesterday, the snow drifts are well over 5 feet deep...  Driving around the side streets is like going through a maze of snow.  Thankfully, we have not had any major problems, the roof is holding, the power has not gone out and the snow blower is working (after a trip to the mechanic), so all in all Life is Good!!  Here's a picture of my humble abode before this week's Blizzard...  so, it looks much the same, just add another foot of snow!!

Spring is only Five Weeks Away!!  Woo Hoo!!

Before we get started with our new challenge, it's time announce last week's winner  of  $10 coupon to the Doodle Pantry!!...

#1  Mel C.!!

Please e-mail Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize!!

Here, in no particular order, is the list of our TOP THREE cards from last week's challenge...

#11  Ruza
#19  Marilyn
#23  Bettina

Well done ladies!!  Please grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.  We are so lucky to have so many AMAZING artists stop by and participate every week. 

It's the third week of the month already which means that this week,we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digistamp Boutique sponsoring us.  So many darling images!  Sally-Ann releases new sets the second week of each month!!  You can check out this month's new releases by clicking on tis link>>>  Februry 15th.  Here's a bit more about Sally-Ann and her shop:

My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them. 

This week we are offering a £10 voucher to Sally-Ann's store as our prize!  Yippee!



Now, on to this week's sketch… 



Let's see what the Design team has created for your inspiration this week...


Anne - "Winston and Flowers"

Heide - "Dinky and Flowers"

Joanna - "Love You Mac"

Linda - "Funtime Dan Set 2"

Sharon - "Truffle and Flowers"


We love to see your creations each week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Please remember to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards each week and preview the Sketch every Tuesday...visit us by clicking HERE!!

If you are new to our Challenge Blog and are not a Follower, we have a great prize package that will be going our to one of our Followers once we hit 200!  So, why not subscribe to our Challenge Blog - you could be the lucky Follower!!   

Blessings to you all!!
                                      

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sketch #44 and Doodle Pantry

Welcome friends! This is Sharon from the design team posting today, and on behalf of the whole team I'd like to say we're so happy to have you visit us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2! If you're new to our sketch challenge site, we are thrilled you found us and hope you'll play along with us. And if you are one of our regular followers, we are so grateful for your loyalty and the creativity you share with us week after week.

Before we announce last week's winners, I'd like to welcome our surprise guest creator this week and everyone's favorite sketch artist... ARLANA PATTEN!   Welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday Arlana!  Scroll down to see Arlana's amazing creations this week!  We also welcome back Arlana's sisters, Judi and Nancy. Gosh it's so wonderful to have the whole family creating with us this week!

Now let's recognize our Grand Prize Winner and Top Three from last week's challenge sponsored by A Day For Daisies...

The Grand Prize Winner of the challenge and recipient of a $12 gift certificate to A Day For Daisies is:
#6  Carla!!

Congratulations! To claim your prize, please email Sally Dube at sallydubessw@gmail.com and be sure to grab the winner badge from the sidebar to display on your blog.

In no specific order, the Top Three are:
1. #8  Granne
2. #9  Paperesse
3. #16  Olivia

Congratulations to all three of you! You can grab the Top Three badge from sidebar for displaying on your blogs.

There were so many wonderful entries in last week's challenge - you inspire all of us here at SSW2!

Now on to this week and the new sketch to follow...

Here you go - a fantastic sketch that has a lot of personality, quick to put together and offers lots of possibilities in terms of embellishments.  We sure hope you you'll join us in the challenge!

We are just thrilled to have Laurie Wilson and her company Doodle Pantry as our sponsor this week. Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  You will enjoy the wide variety of styles for every family occasion!

Doodle Pantry is providing the Grand Prize Winner of this week's challenge a $10 gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry Shop.  Thanks for your generous sponsorship Laurie!

Now to inspire you, here are the wonderful creations from the design team using Doodle Pantry images...

Arlana



Judi



Nancy


Heide


Linda


Joanna


Anne


Sharon


Isn't this just the greatest collection of artwork all for your inspiration!  I hope you'll join in the challenge fun with us this week.  Rules for playing in our challenge are located on the tab above.

Thanks for stopping by!

and


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SSW2 Sketch #43 and A Day for Daisies

Hi everyone!  It’s Sally as your hostess this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team and I'm here in Massachusetts.  
I am excited for February as it brings us one month closer to Spring.  We have had over 3 feet of snow in the last week here in Southern Massachusetts.  My sister and her husband rode down to our Beach House on Cape Cod and snapped this picture of the water front.  I love the beauty of Winter, but am ready for warmer temps!!



On to our Challenge...

For those of you visiting us for the first time, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your ongoing support!  We all look forward to seeing the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  Remember to subscribe to our blog. There's a drawing for some goodies when we reach 200 followers!
 Let’s get started this week by announcing the winners of last week’s challenge…..
The Grand Prize Winner of 3 Fresh Brewed Designs images from our challenge last week is:
#12  Sher!!
Congratulations!  Please email me at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.
Our Top Three in no particular order are:
  #4  Nessy
  #9  Jen
  #11  Bettina

Beautiful work ladies!!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now, on to this week’s Sketch...
Sketch #43


Just create your card using the sketch above to qualify for the grand prize this week. The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of the sketch with your card on your blog to be eligible to win our grand prize and to make the Top 3. 
Our sponsor this week is the wonderful 
Tammy Thompson the owner and designer of

A Day for Daisies

A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!
This week our lucky winner will receive: 

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

 Thank you Tammy so much for letting us create
 with your amazing images! 

Now on to see what the Design Team has created!!

I am so excited to welcome a new member to the Team!!
 Anne Puddicombe has been a faithful Follower of Sweet Sketch
Wednesday 2 for some time now.  She is an avid card maker 
(14 years!!), loves to scrapbook and also does Cross Stitch!! 
Anne and her husband live in West Yorkshire England.
Welcome Anne - We are all so glad to have you on our Team!! 
Be sure to stop by her Blog and leave her some love!!

Anne



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We also have two Guest Designers joining us this week - love to have you Nancy and Judi!!
 




and from the rest of the Design team...














Lots of Inspiration for you this week!!  We hope these samples get your creative juices flowing and you join in our challenge. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Just a reminder - you must leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win.  Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.

Blessings to you all!!


    

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sweet Blast From the Past

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, we're so glad to see you. I hope this finds all those in the path of nasty winter weather safe and warm. Monday we got about 8 inches here in Pittsburgh. My back was sore from all that shoveling! 

Before we get on with our sketch, I'd like to announce our winner. Drum roll please..............

                           #15 Erin!!  

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize.

And our Top Three are...
                             #3 Sandy
                             #13 Coops
                             #17 Dorothy

CONGRATS! Be sure to grab our Top Three badge for your blog.


Now on to this week's sketch - a Blast from the Past:


Our sponsor this week is back by popular demand!! It's Fresh Brewed Designs, where creativity is brewed fresh daily...as is the coffee!!





Here's a little bit about Heather, in her own words...

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the Owner and Artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I love to do all I can to put God first in my life.  I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.  I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything.  We lead praise and worship together in church.  I love hearing him sing.  I home school two of the best kids in the world.  They are my heart.  I can't even describe how much they mean to me.

I love all things crafty.  I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.

Here is a little about our shop:

Fresh Brewed Designs is a small online company that has been offering a wide variety of digital and rubber stamps since November, 2010 designed to meet the needs of paper crafting addicts everywhere!  With over 30 categories to choose from and new additions each month, our range of products is expanding all the time.

We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating.   We also have Challenges and would love to have you play along!!

Heather is offering our winner their choice of three images from her Shop at Fresh Brewed Designs.


Our Design Team has a sweet line up of cards featuring Fresh Brewed images and our fabulous sketch...
Kathie
Taking a break due to health reasons. Hurry up and get better Kathie!

Linda



Now it's your turn to share with us your creativity!! The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Stay warm!
Linda and