Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with a "TWIST"

Welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge!!  First of all I have to start out with an apology...  we are getting a bit of a late start today and it's all my fault...  I was lending a hand with my Grandson, and due to a couple of mis-postings...  I ended up deleting the wonderful Post that was all prepared by Sharon of our Design Team.  I am so sorry Sharon!!!  It really was wonderful and I know that I will not do this week's Post any justice as I have only slept about one hour...  but I shall give it a go...

First of all, I'll introduce you to the reason for my blunder...  my sweet Grandson William born last Friday - I'm in love!!

Before I fill you in on this week's Twist, let me announce the winners from last week's challenge.

First up, our grand prize winner is...
#21  Crafting Vicky!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.  Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!

And, our top three, in no particular order are...
#6 Lisa Lynn
#10 Nessy
#16 Janette

 You should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog. Really nice work this week everyone!

On with our Challenge.... once again Welcome!!  This week we are not having our typical Challenge.  The last Wednesday of each month we are trying something new and adding a TWIST to our Challenge.  You can use any one of our previous Sketches (which can be found by opening the "Previous Sketches" tab at the top of the page), just please let us know which Sketch you have chosen...  and then we will add a TWIST each month.  This month's Twist it to use Paper Piecing!!

Our Sponsor is Sami of Sami Stamps.  Some of you may know Sami is the younger sister of Tammy of A Day for Daisies.  There is definitely some talent in theses genes!!  Here are a few words from Sami...

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 feel free to come check us out!
Click on a link to Visit our...   

Prize:  $12.00 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

Here are the creations by our Design Team...
                       
               
                            
                            
                             
                           
                             

I hope you will play along with us this week.  We on the Design Team appreciate each and every one of our Followers and love to see your creativity.

Also, if you are not a Follower yet, why not become one, we are giving away some candy to one lucky Follower when we reach 100 and then 200 - we are dreaming BIG!!  AND if you are on Facebook, stop by and check out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 page, you just might be surprised with what you see there =)

I must thank Sharon again for her wonderful Post that I deleted...  and I will close this Post by wishing you all many Blessings from Sharon, myself and the rest of the Design Team!!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cold and Snowy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!

Welcome to another fun challenge here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. It's Linda writing to you from brrrrrrrr cold and snowy Pittsburgh, PA. Everyone on the team knows how much I adore snowmen, so I thought I would post this sweetie to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.

Before I bring you our latest sketch, let me announce the winners from last week's challenge.

First up, our grand prize winner is...
#23  Sam / Whisper!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.  Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!

And, our top three, in no particular order are...
#1  Jenny
5 Mirella DK
25  Anne-Marie

 You should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog. Really nice work this week everyone!

Now on to this week's sketch...

This week we have yet another wonderfully awesome sponsor, Heather Dennis from Fresh Brewed Designs.

"Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.
I love and 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 of the time.  
We also have BIG NEWS for 2014!  

Every month this year we will be giving away 
BLOG CANDY! 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook page, where... 
Fresh ideas are always percolating."

Up for grabs from Fresh Brewed Designs for our grand prize winner... 
3 free digis!!!

Time to share what the very talented Design Team has created with  images from Fresh Brewed Designs.






  

I really DO hope you will play along with us 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. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!! As you are no doubt aware, there is a drawing scheduled for some candy once we hit 100 Followers!!
     Linda
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SSW2-03: DigiStamp Boutique


Good morning everyone! It's Joanna from Colorado, home of the Denver Broncos, as your hostess this week.  I thought I'd put in that plug in for my home team.  Woot Woot!  It's ALL about football around here lately.  This is the Denver Capital building all lit up to celebrate our team's successes.

We spent our weekend clustered around the TV, watching a nail-biter game against the San Diego Chargers.  When we finally won, my hubby leaned back and said, "Well, if we can just get by the Pats, I think we've got the Super Bowl in the bag."  We all laughed because that is such a big IF.  Tom Brady and the Patriots are soo good this year!  But enough about sports!  On to the good stuff, our big announcement.  Drum roll please,

Our grand prize winner from last week is...

#16 Carla Suto!!

A big congratulations to you! 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...

#2  Kim Hill
#3  AJ
#17  Claudia

You should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog. Really nice work this week everyone!

And now, the moment that we've all been waiting for ... here is Sally's sketch for this week



This week we have our wonderful sponsor, Sally Ann from DigiStamp Boutique.  We are so lucky to be able to work with her darling images each month.

Here is a little something about the  DigiStamp Boutique that you may not know:

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 as much as I enjoy creating.

 

Our winner will receive a £10 voucher to use in the Digistamp Boutique store.  Let's take a look at what the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team has in store for you this week:


 



I really DO hope you will play along with us 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 each week and preview the Sketch very 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 candy once we hit 100 Followers!!

Joanna
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Stamping Boutique

This is Nancy as your hostess.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful start of the New Year. 
Thank you Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 Followers. We are really excited to be up to 52 followers.  Keep them coming and maybe you will be the winner of some great prizes.  We are half way there for our 100 follower drawing. 

Our sponsor this week is
The Stamping Boutique  

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Bio:

Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/

Prize: 3 free images, if the Winner used a TSB image, they will win 4 free images!!

Our winner of last week's challenge Sponsored by A Day For Daisies is:

*****    #13 Very Belle    *****

Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize =)
Also, be sure to grab the Winners Badge!!

And our top three are:

1:  #8 Julie Austin
2:  #9 Pat (mspfd)
3:  #16 Teresa
Don't forget to grab your Top Three Badge and display in proudly on your Blog!!

Here is our fabulous sketch this week.



And we have some fabulous inspiration for your enjoyment.
Our Guest Designer...
Arlana


Sally



Sharon



Linda



Joanna



Kathie



Nancy



Heide



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!!

      Nancy &
                                      




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!!