Times are tuff for everyone these days, but if we stop and count our blessing, I think each one of use can find that we are richly blessed. As I look back over the years, I find that my family is one of my most priceless blessing. The fond memories that we have shared at Thanksgiving and Christmas mean so much to me, As do other memoreis that I have gained throughout the years.
Most of us have memories of waking up on Thanksgiving to our mothers busy in the kitchen preparing the turkey or baking pumpkin pies. The smell from either one of these would make our mouths water. We could hardly wait until the food was on the table. Our whole family would gather together and we would stuff ourselves with food until we couldn't eat any more. I remember saying that "I will never do that again". The next year would come and we would do that same thing all over again. Mom's cooking was out of this world. Oh, how I miss her cooking.
My husband, his brothers and our son would always sneak out for awhile before dinner was ready and play a game of football at a nearby park. It became a tradition that they looked forward to every year. A lot of times the weather wasn't very good so they would come home with dirt and mud from head to toe.
Doesn't it feel so good to know that no matter where we live, what demomination we might be, the we have these holidays to bring those we love together and cherish most. I hope that you will take a moment on Thanksgiving and count those blessings and give thanks. Give a hug to your husband or wife, your mother or father.....and don't forget big hugs for the kids. Let's be a little more forgiving and love each other a little more. Give thanks for our military and the tremendous sacrifice they have made for us in protecting our freedoms. Give thanks for this beautiful earth that we live in.....the list goes on and on....
The Design Team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday would like to wish each of you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.
Our sponsor this week is Melyssa from "Whimsie Doodles".
Whimsie Doodles is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog, where we also post challenges and tutorials.
A special offer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday fans - use the discount code SwtWed10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today.*
*From date challenge goes live
Our Grand Prize winner this week will receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate from the Whimsie Doodle online store.
So, without any further delay......
Our Grand Prize Winner for last week is:
Congratulations! Please contact Arlana at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! Be sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!
And, our top three are:
1. Melody #7
2. Nicola #3
3. Creativek9 (Lisa) #4
Be sure to grab your Top Three Banner on the sidebar! Congratulations to you too!
Now on to the terrific sketch this week and a fun sponsor too. Take a look....
Arlana has brought back a sketch from the past this week. Our sketch is 129-33
I hope you enjoy working with it.
Here are our delightful cards from our design team. Enjoy!!
Pretty awesome showing of the wonderful digi stamps at WHIMSIE DOODLES don't you agree?! I hope this inspires you to join us in the challenge this week.
To play along in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge 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 WHIMSIE DOODLES images, we'd love to see what you can do with them.
2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch 129-33.
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 much for stopping by, Nancy and