Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sweet Sketch Hump Day

Oh yum, the sweet treats of summer!! Anything to cool yourself off from the hot, hot, hot sunny days.

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We're always so glad to see you! We have such a talented bunch of followers, you guys always amaze us with your creations. With that said, I'd like to get into announcing our winners and top 3 right away.

Our grand prize winner of a £10 voucher from Digi Stamp Boutique is:

#11 Kathy Curry!!

Congratulations!! Please contact Sally at to claim your prize.

Our top 3 are:
#1  Alycia Clark
#16 Nana Connie
#23  Marilyn

Great job!! Be sure and grab your badge from the sidebar.

Here is our fun and fabulous new sketch for the week. Do give it a try!! It is so much fun and you will love the results!! I love any sketch that lets me mix and match my designer papers!!! 

Our sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps. The grand prize winner will receive 3 free digital stamps of their choosing.

Our lovely design team has some wonderful inspiration to share so let's get to it:

We can't wait to see what you create! Our challenge rules are listed under a tab at the top of the page. Be sure and follow us and like us on Facebook.

Happy Creating,

Linda and

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 and Digi Stamp Boutique

This is Nancy from Northern Arizona as your host for Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Hi everyone, I can't believe we are in the middle of July already.  Summer has been a busy time around my house.  Family coming and going....which is always a delight. 
It is so good to have you stop by even though we know you have busy schedules this summer too. 

Before we get started with this week's Sketch, I am happy to announce our Grand Prize Winner (please contact Sally at and our TOP THREE cards from last week's Challenge...

****** #12 Claudia!! ******

1.  #3  Maureen
2.  #6  Anne-Marie
3.  #7  Wies

Congrats to you all!!  Awesome cards ladies!!

Now, one to our dedicated and loyal sponsor
Sally Ann
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.

Our Grand Prize Winner will receive:   £10 voucher 

Here is our lovely sketch this week.  It is a fun one.
I hope you will join us in some creativity this week.


We can't wait to see what you create. Our challenge rules are listed under a tab at the top of the page. Don't forget to follow us here and like us on Facebook. 

Blessings to you all!!!
Nancy and

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Fresh Brewed Designs!!

Welcome friends!!  I hope you are all managing to enjoy the Summer!!  It's been a busy one for me so far...  I don't know where the days go!!  This is Sally up in Massachusetts and I want to welcome you to our Challenge!!  I am so happy you have stopped by and hope you will play along with us!!

I am so excited to have Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs Sponsor us this week!!

Heather is one of the Sweetest people I know!!  She has so many fun and wonderful new images, be sure to check them all out!!  Visit her shop at Fresh Brewed Designs. She is offering our grand prize winner 3 free digis of their choice!

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!!
Before we get started with this week's Sketch, I am happy to announce the TOP THREE cards from last week's Challenge...

#2  Carol Dee

#3  Michelle F.

 #5  Nessy

A big HOORAY goes out to you three!! You can pick up your "Top Three" badge along the sidebar to show off on your blog.  And remember - everyone was a Winner last week - be sure to stop by Mary Ellen's Dearie Dolls Blog and choose a few of her darling free images to create with!!

Now, without further ado, here is this week's Sketch...

I just loved creating my card with this Sketch - I hope you will too!!  Check out what the Design Team has created!!  We are Blessed this week to have our good friend Judi join us!!

We can't wait to see what you create. Our challenge rules are listed under a tab at the top of the page. Don't forget to follow us here and like us on Facebook. 

Blessings to you all!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Oh Dear....

Hello my fellow crafters and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2.  It is Heide here from Michigan and I am your hostess this week here at SSW2. We are happy to have you join us this week. This week our wonderfully talented sponsor is Mary Ellen with Dearie Dolls. Below is a little something about Mary Ellen and her store Dearie Dolls. 

  If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 a BIG welcome to you and we are looking forward to see your creations and for those that are returning we are always happy to see you here at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 and love to see what you do with the sketch. Do not forget to become a follower to our little blog here,  we will be having another drawing once we reach 200 followers.
Let move on to our sponsor and sketch.

Dearie Dolls 
Mary Ellen's Dearie Digis are inspired by the wooden dolls she and her husband Kip made together for 25 years. She likes to tell a little story with each illustration. Some of her favorite subjects are snowmen and children.

Most of Mary Ellen's images are free to use.  They are so delightful and you could spend hours looking through the images that she has on her blog.  She has colored and uncolored images to choose from.
Mary Ellen also has a Etsy shop- Dearie Dolls by me where she has some very cute images for sale be sure to stop and take a peek. 

Before we get on with the Challenge, I want to announce last week's Winner of a $12 shopping spree at Sami Stamps!!

the Grand Prize winner is:

#5  Carla Suto

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at   Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:
#1  Nessy
#7  Heather B.
#10 Suze

Here is this weeks Sketch. 

And here is some inspiration to get you going on this fun looking sketch. 

Linda- Don't you just love the fun papers and her coloring. 

Sharon- This card is so summery and fun, Love the matching Watermelon  papers. 

Nancy- Use the cute image, 4th of July girl. Love Nancy's star papers. 

Heide- I  used this adorable image 4th of July boy. 

Kathie- did this super cute Christmas card.

Sally - is dreaming of vacation and ready for a day at the beach!!

    If you have an image from the current week's Sponsor, 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.
    Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW2.
    Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.
    This week, everyone is a Winner - why??  Because all of the images are Free at Dearie Dolls!!  If you want to be considered in our Top Three, be sure to leave a comment on the current Challenge post.

Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.

Have a fantastic week creating!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Past Sketch with a Twist - Buttons and Bows and Sami Stamps Sponsor

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 Sketch #SSW2-18 is:

#12  Louise

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at 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.  #10  Renate

2.  #14  Lisa Lynn

3.  #16  Alycia Clark

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…

This week the sketch is a blast from the past and as the last challenge of the month, it comes with TWIST!  Create your card using the sketch above and include BUTTONS and BOWS on it 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 are so happy to welcome back Sami Stamps as our sponsor this week. Samantha Siemers Ratliff is the owner and illustrator of the wonderful images offered at Sami Stamps. 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 enjoyed creating with your lovely digi stamps this week!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Sami Stamps:









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!