Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 87

                                                                      Blog  Candy

A SWEET hello from Arlana this week. I am posting from Stockton, Utah. Last week our weather was a little warmer here. I am hoping for the same this week. First off, I want to tell all my followers about my new blog. I am starting to teach craft classes at my local scrapbooking store. On my new blog I will be posting my classes and  kits for sale. I will also be selling my numerous cards and posting some of my cooking. My  husband and I love to do Dutch Oven cooking. You won't want to miss out on those recipes. So to kick off my new blog I am offering blog candy.  All you need to do is bug on over and become a follower and leave a comment on my blog. I will pick a winner as soon as I receive 100 followers. So when you're done here on Sweet Sketch Wednesday just bug on over to  SWEET THINGS HANDMADE. Remember to have a chance to win you must leave me a comment and become a follower.

I hope you are all ready for another SWEET week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Her prize is

4 digis of the winner’s choice!

You just may be that sweet winner of her digis...

so go look around her site and start creating!

Last week's Grand Prize winner is:

Please e-mail Arlana at for your prize information.
Our Top 3 for last week's entries are:

                                                          2. Kristi

                                                          3. Jess Willson

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

Each week we look forward to seeing your creations and want to thank you for your support whether you have been with us for awhile or whether you are new to SSW. It is always so difficult to choose the winners each week. We love the creative inspiration that you all bring to SSW.

Here is my sketch for this week. We can't wait to see what you will create!

                                                            Here's our SWEET 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 Meljen's Design's, 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 87.

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:




  1. Great sketch and will try to play later this week. Did you know that you are showing us also the sketch for next week sketch 88 in this post? Unless I didn't read it all correct???

  2. I was going to say the same thing, Stacy. Thanks for the sketch! Great cards, DT!

  3. Wow really?!! I'm so excited to be the grand prize winner, thanks so very much!! And the sketch this week is absolutely beautiful! Looks like I will be breaking out all my Meljen digis!! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  4. Love this sketch, the sketches have been extra sweet the last 2 weeks (get it sweet?)
    I am heading over to check out the new blog, be back soon with interpretation of the sketch.

  5. Thank you so much for choosing my card for last week's top 3. I am honored and thrilled!

  6. Hi Ladies, Sketch #87 is the correct sketch for this week!!! Wow there were an awesome line up of cards last week and congratulations to all our winners, I think everyone is a winner because your cards are just wonderful. Design Team your cards are amazing this week as usual!!! Thank you Melissa for being our Sponsor this week, just love your images especially my Prince I loved working with him. Arlana thanks for another wonderful sketch to work with and also for posting this week. Well I'm off to comment now, wishing everyone a sweet sweet weekend of crafting and family fun.
    Hugs to everyone
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  7. Yes, Sketch 87 is the correct sketch this week. Some of you received a sneak peek at next week's sketch...It was pulled off the blog this morning by one of our wonderful DT members! For those that are working on next week's card with Sweet Sketch 88...please do not post your card anywhere until next week's sketch is purposely revealed! Thanks!

  8. Good afternoon everyone. Yes I posted two sketchs. I think I muct have been have a bad day yesterday. First off I thought I lost the post and was going to have to start all over. From that point I think I must have completly lost it. A big thanks go out to one of my Dt who took it off for me. I would like to thank Melissa for being our sponsor this week. Love the sweet Dt cards this week. I hope all my player have fun palying along this week. Have a sweet day everyone.

  9. Hi everyone. Our post was still a draft this morning when I got up at 5 am. I posted it but didn't catch that it had next weeks sketch on there until I got to work. I pulled it off then. We only had two comment at that point. Arlana, you did a great job on the post. Don't worry about it. I am sure that no one will use it early. You were up late and working hard.
    All of the cards this week are a real treat. I have been ohhing and auhhhiing everytime I look at them. Great job gals! Thanks to Melissa for the sweet images to use. It is always a treat to be able to uses them. Have a great week everyone! Can't wait to see our followers cards.

  10. as always an amazing sketch ~just loved using it ... thanks for the chance for the win this week
    have a good week and thanks for the sneek peek for next week!!!LOL!
    vanessa xx

  11. I love the sketch and all the wonderful cards to go with it! This was a fun one to do, as always :) Thanks again for the wonderful challenges!

  12. awesome sketch ~ and love your take on it dt! beautiful work! thanks again for the inspiration and glad i got to play along! have a rawkin week

  13. I adore all five images that were used this week from Meljen's. They all have that little sparkle that just gets you. Thanks Melissa for sponsoring us this week. Arlana thanks for all your dedicated work this week on the blog. And thanks to all of our followers. We love your support and all your sweet comments! Have a great week!

  14. Arlana, thank you for this lovely sketch!! And the cards of the DT are beautiful!
    I bought a die that perfect fits in this sketch. And I used a freebie of Meljens on my card.
    from Holland groetjes Tinie

  15. Another great sketch!
    congrats to the winner and the top three, super cards.

  16. Gorgeous DT work as ever and fab sjketch hugs Rebekah xx

  17. Fun sketch! I was able to use a Marianne D Creatables that I had sitting around unused! AND, I have made a second card using that die! Thanks for helping me get creative with some of the stuff I have that never seems to see the light of day! I love MelJen's designs! I have some of her images that have been turned into High Hope Images!

  18. Another inspirational sketch Arlana. Thanks for helping me to create another card using your sketches. All the Design Team cards are just amazing, everyone has chosen gorgeous colours for their cards.

  19. Great sketch! Had a great time with it! Love the Dt's inspirations!

  20. I adore the DT creations! Lovely colors and images!

  21. I just stumbled upon your blog and I just love this sketch challenge this week. I will be back again for next weeks challenge.

  22. Great job by the design team love looking at your work.Arlana I loved working with your sketch this week!Thanks so much for last weeks top 3, its really helped with the mojo!

  23. thks once again for the wondereful sketch.

  24. Thanks so much for the fun sketches! They are great inspiration to get me started!

  25. Hi everyone great sketches.I'm very new at this.I made my very first grandma heip me with my can see my very first card at my blog at

  26. oh I forgot it's