Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sweet Blast From the Past

Hi Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 fans! Linda here fresh off my beach vacation and may I say I did not want to come home! We rented a beautiful house and spent most of our days outside soaking up the sun and surf. Pictured here is my favorite lighthouse from the Outer Banks, NC, Cape Hatteras. Fun fact, the actual lighthouse was moved in 1999 from its original location at the edge of the ocean to safer ground 2,900 feet inland. Due to erosion of the shore, the lighthouse was just 15 feet from the ocean’s edge and was in imminent danger. Such a majestic sight.

Let's get on with it and announce the winner of a $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps. Congratulations go out to...

#5  Marieke

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

 And here, in no particular order, is the list of our TOP THREE favorite cards from last week's challenge...
#1  Rutscht
#2  AJ
#10  Suze

 Grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.  We are so lucky to have such great artists stop by and participate each week.  

Being the last Wednesday of the month, we have a blast from the past sketch for you to use. Have fun with it and we can't wait to see what you create!!


 Our sponsor this week is Deedee's Digis. And the prize is a $15 gift certificate to the store of Deedee's Digis, where "wholesome digital stamps and papers will make you smile!"

Deedee Anderson created this wonderful card using Set Sail!!
Thanks Deedee - we LOVE it!!


Now let's take a look at what the Design Team has created.


Joanna using  Rainy Day



I can't wait to see what fabulous creations you make this 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!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!! As you are no doubt aware, there is a drawing scheduled for some more candy once we hit 200 Followers (just 16 more to go!!!!)
Linda


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SSW2-61 Sami Stamps


It's Joanna, from Colorado and I am your hostess this week. I don't know about you guys but we are deep in the Dog Days of Summer.  The days where it is hot and mothers around the world are thinking, "I love my children but school needs to start .... soon!"  Kidding (sorta).  This is my puppy Holiday.  As a Samoyed, she is definitely NOT a fan of summer, give her cold Winter months any day!

Before we get started with our this week's challenge, I am thrilled to be the one to announce last week's winner ...
#10  Hazel

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

And here, in no particular order, is the list of our TOP THREE favorite cards from last week's challenge...
#6  Lisa Lynn
#11  Nick
#14  Marieke

A great big HOORAY goes out to you three!!   You guys should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.  We are so lucky to have such great artists stop by and participate each week. 

This week,we have Samantha Siemers Ratliff, Sami, returning as our sponsor.   You might know Sami as the younger sister of Tammy at A Day For Daisies where she grew up fascinated with art and watching her sister paint all day in her art studio. Sami got her start through her sister’s store and now has an ever expanding selection of her own digi images at Sami Stamps. Sami’s inspiration comes from those things around her that make her happy in hope that it might brighten your day.

Click on a link to visit Sami Stamps...   

The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive a $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps! Thanks Sami! We all enjoyed creating with your lovely digi stamps this week!

But enough chatter, I'll bet you'd like to see this week's sketch.  Well, here it is… 



Let's take a look at what the Design team cooked up for your inspiration this week











I can't wait to see what fabulous creations you make this 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!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!! As you are no doubt aware, there is a drawing scheduled for some more candy once we hit 200 Followers (just 17 more to go!!!!)

Joanna
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Digi Stamp Boutique and a Square Sketch 61

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The warmest of Wednesday welcomes to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

We are always so pleased that you  choose to visit and enter our challenges.

It's Anne here as your hostess this week and today in the UK it is St Swithin's Day.
St Swithin was a saxon bishop of Winchester and legend has it that as he lay on his deathbed he asked to be buried out of doors where he would be trodden on and rained on. For 9  years his wishes were followed but then the monks of Winchester attempted to remove his remains to a splendid shrine  inside the cathedral on 15th July 971.
According to legend there was a heavy rain storm during the ceremony and this led to the old wives tale that if it rains on St Swithin's Day it will rain for the next 40 days in succession and  a fine 15th July will be followed by 40 days of fine weather.
It's forecast to be fine today and wet tomorrow so I think that proves what an old wives tale it is but I hope you found my little story interesting.

So now onto what you are all really visiting for.

We had some lovely entries last week and the winner of the prize from Fresh Brewed Designs is

#15  Janice!!

Please e mail Sally to claim your prize and don't forget to pick up your winners badge from the sidebar.

Congratulations as well to our top 3:

#4  Sam / Whisper

#9  Tip Top

#10  Claudia

There's a badge for you too - be sure to grab it!


Sally has created another great sketch for us this week 



and this week we are using the images from our regular third Wednesday sponsor

Sally-Ann at




Digi Stamp Boutique


All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  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.

Sally-Ann very generously has donated a prize of a £10.00 voucher.

We all love to create with Digi Stamp Boutique images and here's what the team created this week...


Judi GDT using Kimono Pip




Kathie using Edwin and Flowers




Sharon using Summer Chubby Set




Linda using Cute Reindeer set




Heide using Music Lulu




Joanna using Cluck Cluck Set




Anne using Race Tom




We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Just remember to 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.

Thank you again for stopping by

Anne

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SSW2- sketch 60! Fresh brewed Designs.

Hello Crafters and Happy Wednesday to you all! Heide here from my home in MI. I hope you all are having a good week. I love living in MI! I have a few fun facts to share with you You never get lost, because you always have a map with you.
-Detroit is known as the motor City due to the Automotive industry. 
-Standing anywhere in the state a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes                    - Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights.
-Some of the longest bulk freight carriers in the world operate on the Great Lakes. Ore carriers 1,000 feet long sail Michigan's inland seas.
Our state bird is the Robin, the Brook trout is our state fish and the state stone is the Petoskey stone. 
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I love the look of the petoskey stone and have never found one on the beaches up north. 
Well enough of my little history lesson lets get on to our sketch. 

Last weeks Winners:

#2  Kelly!!

Runner ups:

#3  Kleido
#7  Judy
#9  I Luv Scrapping Too

Here is this weeks Sketch. 
Our sponsor this week is Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs. 
Here is a little something from Heather-
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

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 page, where fresh ideas are always percolating.   We also have Challenges and would love to have you play along!!

On to this week's Challenge...  We are so glad you stopped by to see us, you always thrill us with your creativity and we can not wait to see your Creations.  
Here are our design teams works. 

Kathie made this lovely Autumn Country card. 

Anne made two wonderful Birthday cards. 



Joanna made this adorable coffee drinking bug card. 


Linda made the happy Mermaid card. 



Sharon made this fun bright card. 



Heide ( Me) made this cheerful Birthday card. 


We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Just remember to 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.

Thanks for stopping by!
 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sketch 59 and Bugaboo Stamps

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon 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!

We get excited with all 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 our challenge with Sweet Pea Stamps last week is:

#10  Hazel!!

Congratulations!  Please email Sally Dube 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 are:

1.  #2  AJ

2.  #4  Ursula

3.  #17  Carla A.

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now, on to this week’s challenge and our fabulous sketch for you to follow…

Another terrific sketch by our own Sally Dube!  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.   

We welcome back Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week. We all love to create with the wonderful and whimsical digi stamps that Jodie creates for Bugaboo. Our grand prize winner will receive 7 free digi images from Bugaboo – a fantastic and generous prize. Now here is a little info about Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps:

As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.


Prize:  7 Free Images


Thanks Jodie!  We love creating with Bugaboo digi stamps!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Bugaboo stamps:

Kathie


Joanna


Heide


Linda


Anne


Judi


Sharon


We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Just remember to 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.

Thanks for stopping by!


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