Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sketch 121 with Meljen's Designs

Good morning, this is Patti and I am happy to be your host for this week's challenge here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and above you will see this week's sketch designed for us by our very own talented Arlana, each week you will find an inspiring sketch to help with your designs.

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Meljen's Designs where you will find a grand variety of fabulous images. Our prize winner will receive a choice of 4 of their beautiful images. We ask that you stop by there and take a look at the store after visiting with us.

The Grand Prize Winner of last week's challenge is:

Congratulations! Please contact 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. Aletheia-Sabine #13
2. Melissa Craig #20
3. Kiki #17
Be sure to grab your Top Three Banner on the sidebar! Congratulations to you too!

Before showing you what our team has created to inspire you this week, I would like to show you something else. When I joined this great group at SSW this past summer, they were in the midst of sharing pictures and information on their home towns. It was like a mini vacation and a glimpse into the lives of my new friends. And from the comments posted by some of you, I think that you enjoyed it as well. I am going to post some pictures today of my stamping space, as I am one that enjoys seeing where others create and find inspiration and I think that maybe you do as well. I haven't discussed this with my teammates and some of them may not be able to do this, but guys if you do, I will love seeing your rooms.

 I have a flat and a drafting table on which to work, this gives me a view out of either window and plenty of space to work. I re-purposed lots of furniture to create my space in this spare bedroom. All of my drawers that you can see hold ribbon, embellishments and tools, as well as extra cards and supplies. I left a twin bed here in the room, my cats love sleeping on it while I work and it gives me a place to spread out work sometimes.

This chest holds all of my wood mounted Stampin' Up stamps as well as a drawer of miscellaneous brands.

 My die cutting area. My scraps are filed by colors in the large file boxes on the bottom shelf.

Here is my inspiration, Sable. He is never very far away when I am working in here, and sometimes you will find his brother Salem curled up with him.

Thanks for hanging with me during this long to the important stuff, our teams beautiful creations for this week. Enjoy!

Well that is all for me this week, I hope something in my post has inspired you, and we look forward to seeing your beautiful work this week using Arlana's sketch. Thanks for staying with me during this long post. Take care and here's hoping your week is everything you want it to be.

Hugs, Patti

To play along this week is really simple:

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

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch 121.

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

4. Post your card along with the link.

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

6. Be sure to leave 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!!!!

Thanks so very much to everyone who joined us last week. We truly love seeing the creativity that all of you bring to our challenges.
Everyone did such a great job and we're really looking forward to seeing what you do with my SWEET sketch this week.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a SWEET week !!! Arlana



  1. Hi everyone,what an amazing selection of cards this week from our very talented design team. Very card looks so different. Thanks Melissa for being our sponsor this week it's very much appreciated. Arlana another wnderful sketech to work with. Congratuations to all our winners this week great job. Patti thanks for the great post love your craft room looks amazing. Take care everyone and have a great week crafting
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Oh Patti, it is so fun to see your craft room. You have such a wonderful place to craft. Mine is still a work in progress. Thanks for the awesome post.
    Mellissa, thanks so much for being our sponsor. It is always a delight to work with your images. And, Arlana, another wonderful stekch to work with. I really had fun with this one. Ladies, your cards are amazing. I can't wait to see what our followers create this week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. Oh Wow!! Thank you very much.....over the moon to have won such a fabulous prize :)

    Love this week's sketch....cant wait to use it!! The DT cards are stunning x

    Jenny xx

  4. oh what fun Patti,it was so fun to see you craft room. Love how we all have our own ways of laying out or rooms. Your looks so SWEET and organized. what a sweet line up we have this week. The cards are so fun. Thanks to Melissa for sponsoring us. To the Design Team for there wonderful cards. To our players thanks for keeping our blog up and running. have a SWEET week.

  5. Wow Patti - such a great idea of yours. I love seeing other people's crafting areas and yours is wonderful - I love all of the DT cards too fabulous!!! Michelle x

  6. Great DT cards Meljens site looks worth a visit

  7. I just read that I made Top 3 last challenge. Wow, I can't believe it. Thank you!! :-)
    Patti, your craft room is wonderful. I wished I had an extra room for crafting...
    The cards from the DT are very beautiful.

  8. Another wonderful sketch!!!! Love your card and I just put mine with Mr. Linkie.

  9. Ohhhh I just love your sketch this week and had to cram a craft session in so I could play!! GREAT Challenge and DT cards thanks all xx

  10. Fab Sketch this week, wonderful DT cards. And I would love a craft rom like that, makes mine part of the study nothing to look at.

    Anne-Marie x x

  11. Just love the sketch and the DT cards this week. Aren't Meljen's Designs so cute? You have done wonders with the images.
    Fab craft room there- deeply jealous!

  12. Patti, what a wonderful craft room! I love your work center in the middle of the room with the two window views. I do hope in the future we see where every one creates! Melyssa, thanks so much for your sponsorship this week! Your images are always a treat to work with. Congrats to our winners of last week's prize and good luck to our players this week! Have fun creating!

  13. I had such a fun time playing along last time, I just knew I had to do it again soon! Love this sketch!!!

  14. Patti, good to see another look at your craft room. Glad I was able to play along this week. Great cards by the DT.