Wednesday 28 January 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 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 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...
Taking a break due to health reasons. Hurry up and get better Kathie!


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

Wednesday 21 January 2015

SSW2-42: DigiStamp Boutique

Well howdy Wednesday friends!!  It's Joanna back again as your hostess this week. Are you snuggled in, weathering the Winter months?  It's right about this time of year that I wish I could either grab a warm comforter, a good book and stay there until Spring arrives OR just travel down to visit my fellow DT member, Kathie, in New Zealand for the rest of Winter!  Brrr!! 

Before we get started with our new challenge, I wanted to announce last week's winner ...

#15  Regan

Please e-mail Sally at to claim your prize!!

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

#6  Janette
#17  Julie
#20 Marlene

Yippee!!   Well done!  You guys should also 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 (wow, where has this month gone by?!!) Anyway, that means that this week,we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digistamp Boutique sponsoring us.  I adore her darling images!  Did you know that Sally-Ann releases new sets the second week of each month?  This month there are 14 new images.  I am eye-ing those darling dragon images.  So cute!  I encourage you to click the  "January 15"  tab to check her latest.  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!

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'm excited to see all the 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!! We are getting awfully close to the 200 Follower mark.  As you are no doubt aware, there is another drawing scheduled for candy once we hit that mark. 



Wednesday 14 January 2015

SSW2 Sketch 41- Sami Stamps

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2, it is Heide here from a Snowy cold MI. If you are new to SSW2 a BIG welcome to you and glad that you could join us. If you are one of our loyal followers, thank you for returning!!  We love to see your wonderful creations!! 

Sami Stamps is our sponsor this week. We all love to create with the wonderful and whimsical digi stamps that Sami creates. Our grand prize winner will receive a $12 gift certificate for Sami Stamps – a fantastic and generous prize. Now here is a little info from Sami Stamps:

Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality digital stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them! If you’re having fun here, please come check us out! Click on a link to visit our…..

and our ETSY SHOP

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

Thanks Sami!  We love creating with Sami Stamps!
Before we get started with this week's Challenge, I want to announce our Winner and Top Three from last week.

The Grand Prize Winner of a Shopping Spree for 7 images at Bugaboo is......

                                 # 1. AJ

And...  our Top Three (which were so hard to choose from all of the wonderful entries...)...

                                 # 7.   Lindyloo
                                 # 8.   Jessi
                                 # 16. Papersniffer

Be sure to grab either the Winner's Badge or the Top Three Badge from the sidebar to display on your Blogs =)  We are all so grateful to all of our Followers who stop by our blog and share their gorgeous creations each week.  Thank You!!

Here is this weeks Sketch. 

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

                                        This adorable Panda with the fun Valentine papers is 
                                         from Sharon.

                                          This wonderful heart warming Valentine card is by


                                           This charming, bright, happy card is by Kathie. 

                                         Joanna made this whimsical little snowman.

                                         This lovely little love bird creation is from Sally. 

                                             Heide made the sweet little blue bird.
Hope these cards got you creative juices going, looking forward to see what you can do with the sketch. Make sure you follow the SSW2 rules. 

    Create a card using the sketch of the week.  You can get creative with the Sketch, rotate... flip... but the Sketch must be recognizable in your card =)
    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.
    In order to be considered for the Grand Prize, 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 7 January 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Bugaboo Stamps!!

Hi there friends and Happy 2015!!  It's Sally here as your hostess this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Design Team.  If you just happened upon our Blog for the first time, Welcome to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch Challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And Welcome back to our loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we thank you for your support!

If you aren't already a Follower, please join us!!  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 A Day for Daisies last week is:

#2  Claudia!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

A BIG Shout Out to Our Top Three:

#1  AJ
#9 Jen
#18  Dorothy

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

Now, on to this week’s challenge...  This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps!!
We welcome back Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps. 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.

Bugaboo Store:
Bugaboo Challenge Blog:

Prize:  7 Free Images

Thanks so much Jodie!!

Now, on to our Sketch…


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 and leave a Comment below.   

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








I hope you will be inspired to create using the Sketch - I know I speak for the rest of the Team when I say we CAN NOT WAIT to see your creations!!!

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!!