Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday to you! Thank you very much for visiting us this week, and I know you're going to enjoy creating with this week's Sketch #102!

Our sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique, and if you visit here often, you know that Sally Ann is a monthly sponsor for us, and we just love it!  The winner this week will get 6 of her adorable images of the winner's choice!

Posting for you this week is Jeannie, and I live in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona!  Yes it gets in the triple digits here for a few months out of the year, but the rest of the time it's absolutely gorgeous.  I own one pair of closed shoes that are my sneakers, and the rest are all sandals and flip-flops!  

This is a pic of a traditional Arizona landscape, cactus and all:

Here is downtown Phoenix at night,
in all of it's glory:

And here is my favorite flower/shrub that grows literally everywhere here called Bougainvilla:
It's truly like being on vacation every day!

I'd like to announce the winner of our 101st Sketch!
The Grand Prize Winner is:
#11 Marilyn Webb
Please email Arlana at
to claim your prize!

Be sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!

And the Top Three are:

#1. Andrea JB (#14)

#2. Patti Painter (#48) 

#3. Helen (#26)

Be sure to grab your TOP 3 Banner on the sidebar.

Here is all of the inspiration you need to get you started from our Design Team Divas:

Jacki - Paper Moments

Deanne - Three Trees 

Sharon - Inklined to Stamp

Arlana - Sweetberry Designs

Jeannie - Dragonfly Journeys

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 DigiStamp Boutique 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 102.

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!!


  1. Well, it looks like I might be first this time. I am up late so I thought I would take the opportunity. Jeannie, your post is fabulous. We are all enjoying everyone's photos of their location. I do love Arizona and have many fond memories of trips to Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Apache Junction and Prescott and of course, the Grand Canyon! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a little jealous about all your flip flops and sandles. I am sitting here in long pants, thermal top and sweater....wishing for warmer weather. Acutally it was beautiful today and I enjoyed my capris and sandles. Well, it looks like our DT did it again. It is such a treat each week to see all the fun creations from the DT and from our of our players! Hope you all enjoy this week's sketch...a highlight from the past. Have a great week!

  2. Hello Everyone. What a week it has been. First off I just realized I did not even follow my own sketch. It close but I forgot the three embelishments on the side. So I must apologize to the Dt. Good news is I just got a part time job and I start tomorrow. Getting ready for that has really keep me going this week. I had to go looking for new clothes,shoes ect. It taken alot of time not planned for. I do want to thank the Dt for there continued support each week. Jeannie your post is just so Sweet. I am loving the fun pictures form where each of the Dt live. Sally our blog is a big sucess each motnth because we have wonderful sponsors like you. We love your digis. Thanks for the monthly sponsorship. To my players wow what support we had last week thanks. Have a sweet week Arlana

  3. I really like the photo's posted from your home town. I also love bougainvillas. They are so colourful with little effort!
    What fabulous inspirattion cards!
    Thanks for the new challenge!

  4. First, I want to thank you for choosing my card as one of the top 3, it is such an honor and I am humbled. So glad that I found your site.
    I am enjoying seeing the lovely pictures from everyone's homes, like taking a mini vacation!
    Great job with the DT samples

  5. Oh, another wonderful sketch - and such wonderful inspiration from the DT. Am looking forward to your new post each wednesday!

    Thanks and hugs,
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  6. Wow, everyone...your cards are amazing this week. And Jeannie, thanks for the wonderful post. I too love those flowers. I wish they would grow up here in my part of Arizona. I really enjoy them when I travel to Phoenix. Phoenix really is a beautiful city. It is especially beautiful flying into the city at night and seeing all the lights. I love Phoenix in the winter time the best...I stay away in the summer when it gets up into the three digit numbers. Too hot for me!
    I would like to say thank you to Sally Ann for her continued support. Have a great week everyone!!!
    Hugs, Nancy

  7. How fun to be back after taking a break last week! I missed all of you. Jeannie, I am soooo jealous that you are somewhere warm...and I'm not!!!!!! Had to turn the heat back on here! Anyway, fabulous pics, awesome cards and a wonderful blast from the past sketch!! A great big shout out to Sally Ann for her continued support and sponsorship!! Love your images!!!


  8. More amazing cards ladies and another wonderful sketch!! I have to say I am lovin the pics each week too!!

  9. Hi Everyone, well another week has rolled around again and I think it's quicker each week. Congratulations to all our winners this week what a wonderful aray of cards. Jeannie thanks for the awesome post love your part of the world a lot warmer than it is here at present. Sally-Ann thanks for being our Sponsor again this week, what would we do without you? We love you and your images. Sorry I think I've used a retird image I had on my computer but I do love it!!!
    Arlana congratulations on your new job!!! I love this sketch and it was so great to work with. The DT cards are awesome as usual love them all. Wishing everyone a great week of crafting and fun.

    Hugs always
    Kathie SSW-DT

  10. Thanks so much for choosing me in the Top 3 - will add the blinkie to my blog! :0)

    Am loving the look of this week's sketch I'm sure I'll be back!
    Helen x

  11. Congratulations to all the winners!! Another week filled with fabulous entries. Jeannie beautiful pics of Arizona.. One of my favorite places to visit.

    Sally Ann thank you once again for your sweet generousity with providing us with your sweet images every month, I think Olivia is my all time favorite.

  12. Stunning sketch as always and such lovely DT examples always a pleasure to come by! hugs Rebekah xx

  13. Congrats to last weeks winners!
    Jeannie thanks for sharing pics of your wonderful part of the world, I've always had dreams of emigrating to Canada...
    Thanks Sally Ann for the very sweet images this week :)
    Hope you all have a great week.


  14. Thank you for another wonderful sketch! I just love them! The DT Inspirations are absolutely beautiful! I hope y'all have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  15. Another brilliant sketch, the DT cards are fabulous as always.
    Beryl x

  16. Hello lovely ladies - first off please can I say a huge thank you for all your lovely comments last week. I'm truely touched by everyone's support, it means a lot to me at this difficult time.

    Arlana - this sketch is brillant, I really enjoyed using it! Ladies, you've all created such gorgeous DT cards, its a real pleasure seeing your creations each week.

    Wedgie xxx

  17. Great Sketch, beautiful DT Cards and wonderful pictures!

    TFL! Hugs Tanja

  18. Good luck at your new job Arlana!I loved the sketch again this week and had the chance to pair it up with a freebie digi from Digi Stamp Boutique!! Love this little dino! I have linked my entry for this weeks challenge!
    LOVE all of the DT cards--what great inspiration every week!!

  19. Wow such a beutiful pictures from Arizona. I adore the sketch. Such a pretty cards from DT as you always do! Have a great weekend!

  20. What a great sketch again this week. Gorgeous samples from the DT also.
    Karen x

  21. Another inspirational sketch. Am so loving the colourful cards the DT girls have created they are just lovely.

  22. Great Sketch as always. The Design Team has done a spectacular job. And some of the entrys are really great. Thanks

  23. Awesome sketch this week...worked perfectly with my double fold card! Wonderful DT samples as always and loving the pics of everyone's locations every week! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  24. Another wonderful sketch and DT creations to go along with it!! Thanks so much for always providing a challenge for us, love it :)

  25. I love going to Arizona. I love the Phoenix Zoo - my favorite place on Earth!!

    Love the sketch Arlana and the DT did an awesome job!

    Deanne :)

  26. HI !
    a wonderful sketch Arlana, as usual! and i love all the cards made by the DT so differents but so beautiful!!!!

  27. I got inspired by the sketch. Thanks!!!

  28. Hi, I love the sketch and always know I can look to SSW for the perfect layout. Not only for a brilliant sketch but for such amazing inspiration from the design team. Love the pics from your homes.

  29. Lovely sketch this week (not too difficult). Also there is plenty of creative inspiration from the design team and a lovely prize to play for Thanks. PS Bougainvillas grow well here to in South Australia - there is a wild one up the street that is ENORMOUS!
    blessings ladies, Tanja S.

  30. Another wonderful sketch to play with great DT cards

  31. A perfect sketch to follow, just my sort of sketch, simple, my brain doesn't do complicated!!! And lovely photos, how I would love to live in a location with stunning surroundings. Thanks again ladies for your wonderful sketches and inspiration. Hugs Jo x

  32. A fabulous sketch and gorgeous inspiration ladies.
    Hugs EMma x

  33. Thank you so much for choosing me as one of the Top 3 last week! Just had to enter another fab sketch this week - but I'm not sure I've done it justice!
    Looks like you're going to have difficulty choosing a top 3 this week - gorgeous entries so far!
    Love, Andrea xx

  34. Great challenge, and I wish your team the best. Hugs, dj

  35. Love the challenge, fab DT cards.
    Hugs Jacee