Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Down Memory Lane and a 
Sweet Good Bye!
Merry Christmas to all of our followers at SSW.

This is Arlana, the owner and creator of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, hosting you this week from Utah.  This will be our last SSW challenge.

   I have to say It's been a delight having you join us each and every week here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We have many dedicated sponsors and players that have joined in on our fun since June 9, 2009. I would like to show case a few of my past Christmas cards from 2009 until now.

Of course, there were many more cards. I have had such a fun time making my cards, especially the Christmas ones because that is my favorite time of year.  Sad to say this but I must let go of the past and move on.

It has become hard for me to keep up with my blog as of late due to my health issues and surgery's that I have had this past year.

The whole intent of my blog has been to recognize others that like to craft and who also have a talent and don't get recognized. It was very important to me that the Design Team comment on your cards each and every week. I feel badly because of late I have not been able to always fulfill my duties which I have expected of my Design Team and that is just not fair to them. So I must move on.

Yes, I am sad and it has been a hard decision. I can't thank my sisters enough for helping make this blog a success. Judi was always keeping us organized, getting sponsors and images. Nancy was keeping track of those who commented each week and picked out our prize winners. Both of my sisters have spent countless hours doing their jobs.

Then there's my dedicated design team who never let me down. Always having their adorable cards ready each week and doing their job at commenting on each player.

I must also say thanks to Sally Dube.  She stepped in and made sketches for me when I could not make them due to my surgeries. Her sketches are wonderful. We have all enjoyed using them.

To my dedicated sponsors: I can't thank you enough. We love designing with your images and appreciate the prizes you so graciously gave to our winner of the week.

Well, all is not lost.  My blog will not be taken down but will be here so that you can look back at any of the sketches. If you do use them, please acknowledge Sally or myself as the designer.

I do, however, have some good new. Sally Dube will be the new owner of
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

The new SSW2 is not open to the public yet but will be by next Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

So the legacy will continue. I am so grateful that Sally has accepted the opportunity to be the owner of Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. It is just too sad for me to let it all go.

From time to time I hope to be a guest designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Here are some of Sally's Christmas cards from the past.


 I can't believe what a busy week it has been getting ready for Christmas.  We know how busy it is for everyone but hope that you will have a few minutes to join us this week for our final challenge.  We have our dedicated sponsor, Jodi of  Bugaboo Stamps.  As many of you may know, Jodi has been a sponsor for many years here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We really appreciate her and her willingness to share her darling images with us. 

"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo

 Stamps: As if raising five 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 

world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her

 illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo 

Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images,

 and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary 

sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side

 of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that


need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works 

very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every 


If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you

 can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious.

 And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly 

challenges at Catch the Bug."

Let's get started this week by announcing the winner of last week's challenge....

the Grand Prize winner is:

#5 Nessy!!

Please email Sally Ann, owner of Digi Stamp Boutique:

to receive your £10 Voucher for Digi Stamp Boutique.

Subject:  DSB and SSW Winner for December 2013

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

Our Top Three are:

#6 Tracy Gray
#10 Claudia
#11 Kelly Schelske

Congrats ladies!!!

Here is the sketch for this week!  It is a favorite sketch from the past.  We hope you will enjoy using it again as our final challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! 


Be sure to visit next week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 to join in on the fun with Sally and her Design Team and to see who the winner's of this week's challenge will be.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.  It is Heide here from the snowy cold state of Michigan and I am your hostess this week here at SSW. We are happy to have you join us this week. This week our sponsor  is Digi Stamp Boutique.

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 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 and love to see what you do with the sketch.  This week's winner will receive 6 free digital images of there own pick from Digi Stamp Boutique.
 Talking about winners...

 Let's get started this week by announcing the winners of last week's challenge....

the Grand Prize winner is:
8.  Calypso

Please contact Arlana at

Subject: Pattie’s Creations and SSW December 2013 Winner

Please include the three digis you would like to receive

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

Our Top Three are:
6. Patricia
7. Yolanda
12. Three Trees

Here is the sketch this week .

Another great sketch this week by our own Sally .  Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post - we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!
Here is what our wonderful design team has created with some darling images from Digi Stamp Boutique.









We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week.

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge rules for playing along:.

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week.  If you have Digi Stamp Boutique images, we'd love to see what you can do with them.  However, you may use any stamp or element you have to create your card.

2.  If you are posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 237 as your label or tag.

3.  Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4.  Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW.

5.  Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.

6.  Be sure to leave a comment here on this site and please remember that this is one of the rules to be considered for the Grand Prize.

Have a fantastic week creating!

Note:  The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.