Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #83

A big "hello" to all our friends in BlogLand and welcome to all our new friends! It is my turn (Deanne) to host this week's post. We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year! Did you all make any New Year's resolutions? This year, mine is to not be such a procrastinator. I am applying this to BlogLand, my personal and work life.

Last week's Grand Prize winner is:
MINA G. (#3)

Please e-mail Arlana at for your prize information.

And our Top 3 are:
1.  Deb P. (#6)

2. Tracey Brossart (#35)

3. Erika O (#23)

Don't forget to grab your Grand Prize and Top 3 badge located on the sidebar!

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week. You all did such a great job with the sketch and we're really looking forward to seeing what you do with Arlana's wonderful sketch to start off the New Year:

Our sponsor this week is Lori at By Lori Designs:
The Grand Prize winner this week will win a $10 Gift Certificate:

Thank you so very much Lori for sponsoring us for the week. We wouldn't be here without our lovely sponsors!!

We are lucky to have Sheri Gilson joining us this week. She is the By Lori Designs coordinator as well as a past {and much loved} SSW DT.

Sheri - Paper Crafty's Creations

And here are the SWEET creations the design team came up with...

Kathie - Kathie'z Kardz

Judi - Sweet Bloomin Scraps

Jackie - Paper Moments

Jeannie - Dragonfly Journeys

Deanne - Three Trees

Sharon - Inklined To Stamp

Arlana - Sweetberry Designs

Nancy - Mulberry Station

Linda - The Stamper's Touch

And we would like to welcome back Genevieve, who has been away from BlogLand since November. We all missed you!!

Genevieve - Genevieve's Creations

To Play Along This Week - it's simple:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. You may use any stamp or element you have to create your card, although if you have any By Lori Designs images, we'd love to see what you do with them.

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch along with each week's number, which is 83.

3. Add a link on your blog about Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4. Post your card along with the link.

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

6. Be sure to leave us a comment here as we love hearing from you (you must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize).

And most important: HAVE FUN!!
 This part is being added by Arlana. Thanks for making last year such a great year at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hopefully many more to come. I have added a new blog to my collection of blogs. I will be teaching craft classes at my local Roberts Crafts. Be sure to run over and check out my new blog Sweet Things Handmade. I am going to run a contest so please become a follower and have a chance to win a prize. I will be posting more on that soon. Also I will be adding some cooking too. You wont want to miss out.



  1. Good Morning Ladies, It nice to see that we keep getting new followers all the time. I cant thank all of you enough for helping to my blog run. We had almost 39 players last week Yeppie. Please forgive me last week for not posting much on many blogs. Trying to get my new blog and business going has had me swamped. I hope you can bug on over and check out my new blog which is still a work in progress. Thanks Deanne for posting this week. I want to welcome Genevieve back with us on the design team. We have missed you. I also want to thank By Lori Designs for sponsoring us this week. Hope you all are having a happy new year.

  2. Wow, check out all the "newness" of Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Love the new look to the blog Arlana as well as your fabulous sketch! Good luck with your new adventure too! Deanne, great post. And I love your new year's resolution - mine is to not keep buying new and start using what I've got...I think that could go on for several years!!! Genevieve, welcome back indeed, you have been missed! And to our new sponsor, thank you Lori, I adore you images!! You are so generous! Fabulous cards everyone! I am so proud to say I am a DT member of Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!


  3. Gorgeous cards and great sketch this week!! Congrats to the winner and the top 3...Thanks so much for including my card in the top 3, I'm truly honored and so!! I hope to get a chance to keep coming back to play every week...I think this is my most favorite challenge blog! And Lori's images are just too adorable!

    @Linda...I wanted to make that my new's years resolution too, but it's so hard when you see things you just know you need (want)!


  4. Great sketch! I do love a good sketch! Yummy cards from the DT, too, as usual!

    Happy New Year!

    luv, Mags x

  5. Fabulous cards ladies!! Welcome back Genevieve, we all missed you!

  6. What a great sketch and beautyfull cards from the DT

    Hugs Patries

  7. Ahhh, I love all the bright colors this week! Lovely images and cards! Yes welcome back, Genevieve! Deanne, what a fabulous job you did on our post this week! Sheri, Thanks for playing along with us...we do miss you lots! Thank you Jackie for getting us connected with Stamp Fairy! We adore their images! I apologize for not commenting on many of our followers blogs last week. I had some major medical issues with my fil. I do hope you are all enjoying the new year!

  8. Hi Girls!! Your cards are fabulous and i love seeing them up here!! Thanks for such a sweet welcome!! You all rock!!!

    By LORi Designs

  9. Oh see I still don't have my brain back! Thank you By Lori Designs for sponsoring us! Stamp Fairy will debut next week!

  10. Great sketch this week! Can't wait to see all the creations!

  11. Hi Ladies!! Thank you so much for letting me play along this week!! We love your creations and had so much fun sponsoring this weeks challenge!!
    By LORi Designs

  12. Hello ladies - fab looking blog Arlana...its so pretty! I love all your cards, they're all so bright and cheerful. I'm looking forward to stopping by your blogs. Wedgie xxx

  13. What fun and happy cards this week, love the new look on the blog too!
    Congrats to this weeks winners!

  14. Wow, I didn't get to post this morning and we already have 9 players. That is wonderful. I need to get on the ball and comment now. Arlana, I love the new blog look. It is so bright and fresh! Thanks Deanne for posting. Super job!!! And Sheri, we just love having you join us. Your card is adorable. Thanks to Lori for sponsoring us this week. Last but not least, It is so good to have you back Geneveive.
    Hugs, Nancy

  15. I just found your blog and it looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful cards and the wonderful sketches. I look forward to doing many more :)

  16. Morning everyone! It's so good to be back thank you so much for the very warm welcome. Everyone's cards are gorgeous & the images are adorable, thank you to Lori for sponsoring us this week. Arlana thanks for another wonderful sketch and the blog is looking fab!!

  17. Hello ladies oh how daft am I Made my card uploaded ....linked and didnt comment doohhhh I get worse I do what a great sketch ladies I really enjoyed playing with it looking forward to the next one huggies linda x

  18. Thanks DT for all the great work you do, and Arlana you rock!!!!!!!! I think I screwed up my posting and I can't delete the first one, please do so if you know how.

  19. Love your sketches, they're always fund to do, and really creative. Thanks to the DT as always for their great cards. Netty xx

  20. That was meant to say 'fun' not 'fund' !!!! Oops !!!

  21. Great sketch and beautiful work by the super talented DT. You girls provide great inspiration here, hope to join you again next week.

  22. Great sketch this week too. A lot of inspirations of the DT ladies. Thanks for shearing, hugs, Zulma.

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  24. What a fabby sketch..think it's one of my faves and your DT work is jsut fab xx

  25. Brill sketch and the DT cards are amazing as normal. I especially like the images used this week- I haven't seen them before. I always seem to be being introduced to new digis on this challenge- thanks. x

  26. Happy New Year ladies. Thanks for another inspirational sketch. I look forward to seeing many more to get me creative over the year. Beautiful cards by you all.

  27. I love the Sketch this week. as I do every week and all the examples by the Design team are too cute. Great Job everyone.

  28. Wonderful sketch! Thanks for all the inspiration too :>)

  29. So happy to enter this challenge again! Your comments are really the sweetest around!

  30. Thanks for another lovely challenge and thanks for the fantastic DT inspiration!

  31. Hi again!
    So sorry you had trouble posting your sweet comments, I probably made a mistake while linking... Now it should be settled.
    Thanks again!

  32. Another great sketch! Super cards ladies!

  33. Wanted to thank you for picking me for Top 3! I was really surprised. Had a very busy weekend and I'm still not sure if I'll be able to get a card together between now and Tuesday evening, but wanted to make sure to thank you! Great cards and great inspiration!

  34. Wonderful sketch as always Arlana! Thanks so much for the chance to play along:)

  35. Lovely sketch. Gorgeous cards by the DT. Thank you for a fun challenge!

  36. Hiya girls....gorgeous work as always!and once again a brilliant sketch to work with Arlana :0).

    Hope you all have a lovely day whatever you're up to.
    Take care
    San x

  37. Great DT cards again ladies - keep up the good work!

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  38. Super sketch this week. I'm going to use this one again. Absolutely LOVED the DT cards this week. Great job!

  39. Wowza! What an awesome sketch to work with this week! I had so much fun! The DT did an awesome job with the sketch! Thanks for all the new ideas! Hope y'all have a wonderful evening! Happy Creating! Sara

  40. Hi everyone, I'm back from the beach and have been able to comment on everyones blog wow 51 entries that's amazing. Thanks Deanne for the great posting, Arlana for another amazing sketch to work with and LORi from LORi Designs our sponsor thanks for the wonderful image to work with my boys loved it they said it was MEAN which means great I would love to work with your designs again they are awesome.
    Congratulations to our winners last week you all rock especially for this time of year. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next week.
    Take care and hugs to everyone
    Kathie SSW-Design Team