Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!

Happy Wednesday!!  and... Happy New Year!!  Welcome to the new home of Sweet Sketch Wednesday "2"!!  First of all I owe a BIG THANK YOU to Arlana and Judi for the opportunity to continue the Sketch Challenge and for all the help answering my MANY questions.  Sweet Sketch Wednesday was one of the Challenge that I stumbled upon and began my card making...  I had always loved to Scrapbook and to Quilt and now, most recently I LOVE to create Sketches and make Cards (sorry Hallmark).  I love to Bless people with cards and get so much pleasure creating cards just for that special person.  I wish Arlana and Judi all the best and hope to see them join us as Guest Designers from time to time - they know they are always welcome!!

Most of you will know the members of the Design Team - I am so thankful that most of the DT are joining me in this new venture...  Jeannie, you will be missed, but I know we will meet often in the world of Blogs... A BIG THANKS to Nancy, Kathie, Linda, Heide, Sharon, Joanna and Holly (joining us later this month)... Here we go ladies!!


Our first Challenge is Sponsored by 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!

The Winner of this week's Challenge will receive a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!!

Last week, SSW was Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - here is the Winner info from SSW Challenge #238-98, the Prize - 7 Digi Stamps valued up to $21!!

Grand Prize Winner...   Michelle Lancaster!!  
Michelle - please contact Arlana at Sweetberrydesigns@hotmail.com for your prize info.

AND, instead of the usual Top Three, I'm sending a Shout Out to those of you who found time during this Christmas week to join in on the Final Challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Claudia, Mei, Suze and Dee!!  Way to go ladies!!

And now on to our Sketch...


Our first Sketch is also our "Badge" - I invite you to display our Badge on your Blog and spread the news of Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2's new location...

We never require you to use images by our Sponsor, but, if you do, it puts HUGE smiles on our faces =)

Design Team Inspiration...








I hope you will play along with us!!  For the most part, our rules are the same as they were at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and are listed on a separate page which you can get to by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.  Just remember to comment on this post to be eligible to be declared the Winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!!  There will be a drawing for an assortment of some items from Close to My Heart pictured on the side bar...  The first 100 Followers will be entered into the Drawing which will happen when we hit 100 Followers!!  So, why not Join Us!!

Wishing you all a very Blessed New Year filled with love, happiness and much crafting time!!

24 comments:

  1. hi sally.. just been to SSW and seen the very sad news from arlana, after all these years, i am so pleased that you have taken over and i will be greeted with a sketch every wednesday morning ..wonderful first sketch (on this site) and amazing DT creations ..i am looking forward to using it for my first card of 2014 ~~~HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all xx vanessa (nessy) xx

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    1. Thanks Nessy - So glad you will be playing along!!

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  2. Happy Wednesday AND Happy New Year!! So excited to start this "new" Venture with Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!! Thanks so much to A Day for Daisies, our Sponsor this week!! Thanks to the DT for all of their wonderful creations!! Such sweet cards!! Also a BIG thanks to all who have followed us over to this new site... Very excited to see the creations this week!!
    Blessings to you all!!
    Sally

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  3. Happy New Year and Happy New Challenge! Looking forward to a new year with fun sketches and great sponsors. Happy to be part of this fun team and very creative followers. Great sketch this week as well as post, A big thanks to Tammy from ADFD for being the first sponsor of the New Year.
    Hugs, Heide

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  4. Hi Sally and Congrats on the new blog! I just wanted to wish all of you on the DT the best of luck even though you don't need it because I know you'll all do fine here in your new home! I'm not sure how it happened because I made my card a few days ago, but the layout was so similar I thought I'd join in on the fun here anyway! I miss you all already and please keep in touch!

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  5. Happy New Year everyone!!! I am so excited that Sally is carrying on SSW. Thank you!! I wish you the best Sally and I know that it will be a big success. I am off to work...I know it is a holiday, but I still have to go in. Jeannie, you will be missed I am so happy to see our first card on SSW2 is yours!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Happy New Year! I was so sad to see SSW close up but so HAPPY that Sally is continuing on! Love this weeks sketch!

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  7. I've won. that is fantastic thank you so much. so glad SSW is carrying on and this sketch is wonderful. I've already started working on my card. all the DT cards are absolutely beautiful. Michelle x

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  8. Happy New Year to everyone! I was so busy this past week watching three of my grandchildren that I didn't have time to even say goodbye to SSW! Feeling a little sad today but I am so delighted to see such a lovely SSW2 site that Sally has created! The DT cards are spectacular. I love the new sketch of the week and the new badges! You are awesome, Sally! I always love to see ADFD images! We love Tammy's creativity! Such a great sponsor to kick of the new year!
    I just want to say how much I enjoyed helping Arlana and Nancy with SSW! You are both still my crafts queens. I couldn't have two better sisters. Wonder if I'll be able to figure out what to do with all my extra time now that I am not SSW coordinator!!!! Maybe I can create cards again....I would love to do that....I enjoyed getting a card created before SSW closed! I'm sure you will see my around. I can tell it is going to be hard to stay away.. There is too much new fun going on here.

    I also want to thank all of the past DT at SSW for the friendships that have been enjoyed during the last 4 1/2 years. And also to our followers....your friendship and support has meant a lot and we appreciate that you are here to support Sally at SSW2.

    Congrats to Michelle and the Top 3.

    Hope this New Year finds all of you happy and well!
    Hugs,
    Judi

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    1. Thank you Judi for the kind words, all the years of behind the scenes work and the help you gave me this past Fall as I figured out exactly what I needed to do... =) I appreciate your friendship!! It was so nice to hear your voice tonight too.. Thanks for calling!! We will definitely keep in touch!!
      Blessings, love and hugs to you - Sally

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  9. Happy New Year, everyone! So glad to see SSW continue! I always enjoy playing along! Gorgeous inspiration from the DT, thanks!

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  10. Yea I'm so excited that SSW2 is up and running. I was so excited when Sally decided to except and was able to carry on the tradition that I had started. It was sad to end that chapter but I know Sally will do a great job.

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    1. My tablet keeps acting up then I can't seem to finish my post. Congrats Michelle on the win. Jeannie you will be missed. Big hugs to all the Dt.

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    2. Thanks to ADFD for sponsoring this week. Have a Happy New Year everyone! Hugs Arlana

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  11. Managed to get my first SSW2 entry done, although my post is not the best as away from home!

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  12. Thanks for keeping the challenge going! Love the new badge and sketch!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. So glad you are continuing the challenges. Thanks so much! Wonderful creations by the team!

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  14. Soooo glad you have decided to carry on with the challenges. This one was a real challenge for me x

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  15. Hi,

    Congrats on the new blog. Lovely sketch and nice card of the DT members.

    Hugs
    Claudia

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  16. This is a wonderful sketch and I love your DT creations - beautiful and inspirational. I really like the ADFD images that were used. I'm so glad I discovered your blog and your challenge and I'm following you now so I won't miss anything. I'll be back to link up my card. Thanks for a fun sketch to work with!

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  17. Just linked up - thanks again for such a beautiful sketch!

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  18. Thank you for continuing the sketch challenges and for the challenging sketch. :-)

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  19. I really enjoyed working with the sketch, thank you x

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  20. Happy New Year! I am so glad that there is another sketch Wednesday :) I really enjoy this challenge.

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