Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Anniversary Blog Hop

Well time sure does fly fast! It's so hard to believe it's been one year since I created Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It has been such a fun journey and I hope you have enjoyed the journey with us. We have grown alot since we first started this journey. We now have 241 followers and hope to continue growing. I have had some very dedicated design team members, past and present, we have loved all their work and continued dedication.
There is alot of talent out there among all you ladies and we have enjoyed seeing your creations. We hope that you will keep spreading the news about our Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and keep coming back.

In the beginning I never dreamed that we would be doing digi cards. In fact I must admit I loved stamps so much that I grumbled. Not really liking digis at all. But I knew the only way I could keep this running and offer prizes was to do digis. Then we started finding fun sponsors and really sweet digis. Now I am hooked and rarely have time to pick up my stamps except for the sentiment. Digis tend to be be a cheaper way to go also. So I want to thank all my wonderful sponsors for their continued support. They have such talent in creating their adorable digis.

Before we begin Our Blog Hop, I want to announce the winner of last weeks challenge with The "Digi Doodle Shop". The winner is: #28 Wishcraft

Lisa, be sure to email Arlana at . Arlana will direct you as to how to receive your winnings. Congratulations!!!!!

I also want to thank our Lisa for her dedication of being on the SSW design team for almost a year now. She has asked to be released and we will miss her very much. Best Wishes in all your endeavors!

So on to the Blog Hop

Are you ready for some fun? Yes!!! It’s our one year anniversary. We are so happy to have you join us in the fun. Yes, it’s been one year since Sweet Sketch Wednesday arrived in Blogland. It’s hard to believe as the year has passed by so quickly. Thanks to all of our dedicated players and followers and to the best Design Team ever. Come on and let’s have some sweet fun.

Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:

1.Comment on each of the Design Team blogs and become a follower.

2.Comment on Digi Stamp Boutique blog and become a follower.

3.Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a comment and become a follower.

4.By doing this, you will have a chance to win an image from Digi Stamp Boutique or one of our other sponsors image. That means you will have 22 chances to win a prize as there will be two prizes on each Design Team Blog.

5.After participating in the Anniversary Hop, create a card with the Anniversary Hop Sketch or create an altered item. Then post it on Inlinkz. Completing all five steps will qualify you for the Grand Prize from Digi Stamp Boutique on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.

6.For those that complete 1through 5, you can also have another chance to win another sweet prize by participating in Arlana’s “Blast from the Past!”Instructions for participating in the “Blast of the Past” are posted on Arlana’s blog at Sweetberry Designs

Let’s Begin!

Head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her creative blog hop cards. Then hop on over to the next blog in order and see all of our DT’s fabulous creations. The next Design Team name will be posted on each blog so that you will be able to follow from one blog to the next. i.e: From here hop to Arlana's blog.

Remember to follow the rules above.

Happy hopping and thanks for joining us for our One Year Anniversary Celebration. Hoping to see your creations too….Hop to it!

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So, pull up a chair, grab a refreshment of your choice and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday’s Anniversary Blog Hop. Digi Stamp Boutique is our main sponsor for this celebration…offering 13 prizes in all. Since it was our anniversary we decided to ask our past sponsors (Inktegrity, Bugaboo Stamps, Prairie Fairy Designs, Fresh Brewed Designs, Busy Beauties Boutique, Bee Crafty, Soft Pencil Digital Stamps, Delicious Doodles, My Grafico and The Stamping Boutique) and we were overwhelmed with their support to celebrate. They will also be adding their prize to this fabulous week. The winning images will be awarded at the end of the Blog Hop. Let’s get hopping!!!


  1. Happy Anniversary!
    I've been looking forward to this hop all week, so when I dropped my girlie's off at school, I made myself a mug of tea & went hopping & 'WOW' I'm blown away with the amazing talent from all the sweet sketch ladies. Congrats to you all.

  2. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all your hard work Arlana!!!! And a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors - we couldn't do it without you!

    Deanne :)

  3. Oh wow! these cards are adorable and just oh so fun! Sweet colors, the images just pop off the cards. Thank you for all you do Arlana and Judi. I appreciate all the hard work and fun you add to each challenge... all of you ladies here ... such a sweet and amazingly talented group of girls! Have a happy hoppy day :D

  4. Wonderful hop! This was so much fun to do while enjoying my coffee. Everyone did such a great job on their cards.


  5. Happy Anniversary, I'm am thrilled I have had the opportunity to find all you ladies blogs and you work is fab! The hop was so much fun. Hugs Jo xxxx

  6. Happy Anniversary! I loved the DT blogs, love your sketches! This was a fun blog hop! Thanks for putting it on. ~Diane

  7. Wow, it is one year...can't believe how fast it went by. Happy Anniversary!!!! Arlana and Judi you did an amazing job pulling this togther..I really appreciate all your hard work. We have the best DT ever! Thanks to all our sponsors for helping to make this possible.

  8. Happy Anniversary SSW! Wow, that year has just flown by. I'll miss you ladies & wish lots of success to SSW & everyone on the team. I'll try to pop in and play along once in a while. :)

  9. Wow! I am amazed by all your talents! I am so excited to be participating with such a fun group of people! Congrats on the anniversary and wish you all the best!

  10. Hello Ladies, Thanks for all you sweet comments this morning. It be an honor to be assoiciated with such wonderful DT and Players. I am thankful for your continued support to this blog. Thanks DT for being the best DT out their. Thanks to all my wonderful Sponsors to help make this bllog more fun. Players now go and have some fun and win big!!!!

  11. Wow girls how lucky are we! Great team, great sketches, (thanks Arlana) great organization, (thanks Arlana and Judi!) and SUPER great followers. The comments everyone has left me are just so nice and it's only the first day! Well done everyone! :-D

  12. Happy Anniversary Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!

  13. Happy Anniversary SSW DT girls! Arlana you have done a fantastic job with the VERY best sketches! All the cards are beautiful girls!!


  14. Hiya this is the first time I have come across your challenge blog(don't know where I have been lol) Congratulations on your anniversary and I have enjoyed the hop, all the cards were gorgeous. I'll be back when I have made my card. Debs xx

  15. Happy 1 yr Anniversary!!! Fantastic blog hop,amazing talent among the design team gals. So much talent and inspiration along the hop! Best of wishes for the next year! I am a follower and love the anniversary sketch.


  16. Happy Anniversary! What a fun bloghop...that was my first one! You are all very talented ladies and I loved seeing all your creations.

    Wedgie xxx

  17. A year - what an accomplishment for SSW! Happy Anniversary and here's to wishing you many more!

  18. Congrats on your first amazing year!! I just love this challenge blog... so much fun!!! Here is to many more to come!!


  19. Wow, I just finished the blog hop! What an amazing line up of cards! We have the best DT ever! Congratulations, Arlana, on your One Year Anniversary! It's incredible what you have accomplished this past year! I can't believe all the hours you have put into this for all of us to enjoy. Thanks for everyone's sweet comments concerning my help...but it has been minimal compared to what Arlana does everyday! This is "her love" and "her baby" and it all comes naturally to her. At times, I can't believe Arlana got me into this...I didn't think I could even make a card....Before this blog: "I always copied Arlana's card and if it didn't look like hers I was very frustrated." Nancy has always had that natural artistic talent too. Thanks Arlana, for believing in me! It's been a fun year for Nancy and I and I'm sure the rest of the design team, players and followers feel the same. Thanks for creating such a fun place to come! Thanks to all of our sponsors this past year...we couldn't have done it without you! Happy Anniversary! And if your just beginning to hop....Have fun and come back to visit us often!

  20. Happy Anniversary! xx Jenny xx

  21. Happy Anniversary, and thank you so much for your fabulous challange blog with such gorgeous sketches.


  22. What a fabulous blog hop. Had so much fun. So much inspiration and amazing cards. So glad I follow this blog on my Google Reader.

  23. Happy Anniversery SSW and I competed your hop too!!!!

  24. Happy 1st Birthday SSW!
    Fabulous sample cards by the DT - thanks for the blog hop fun!
    Helen x

  25. Wow!! Inspirational Blog Hop!!! Love 'em all to bits:) Thanks a million!

  26. Unfortunately I haven't had time to take part in your blog hop but I did use your sketch to create a card. You can see it here

    Clare x

  27. Loved the Blog Hop!!! Happy Anniversary, a year flies by, doesn't it! Thanks for the chance to win and LOVED all the super cute creations!! I am going to post my card using your very cute sketch today and also try and do your plast from the past challenge too!!

  28. Hi I have just finished the Blog Hop thank goodness I had a coffee beside me, what amazing cards there were and such telanted ladies out there. Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary. I know that I wasn't here at the start but I have enjoyed all of the weeks I have joined in. I must say it's lovely to have such amazing comments from such a lovely team of ladies. When you starting out it's lovely to get these comments and so many challenges have got so big that sometimes you don't even get a comment. So thanks so much for such a friendly team of ladies.
    Take care and big hugs from winter in New Zealand.

  29. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and thanks again for the WONDERFUL sketch this week!! AWESOME work by everyone as always! Look forward to many more anniversaries for you girls:)

  30. Happy Anniversary, thanks for the inspiration!