Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #139-Elizabeth Bell

Hi there Sweet Sketch Wednesday followers. This is Heide posting this week for.....


I'm posting from West Bloomfield, Michigan and I am the newbie DT member. I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying my time with this wonderful team. Before I was invited to be part of the DT I played along with the SSW challenges when ever I could and looked forward to every single Wednesday to see what a wonderful sketch Arlana would have ready for us to use. I got a place in the Top Three one week, then a bit further down the line I actually won a challenge. I was totally thrilled and flattered I can tell you. It certainly boosted my confidence and then to top it all off I was invited to be on the DT! I am still walking on clouds because I am part of this wonderful team.
Here is a little about me, I am a mom of two great kids and one silly fur baby named Guinness. 
I am a crazy soccer mom and also a band mom. On the weekends if I am not down in my craft room I an off to a soccer pitch or at a marching band competition. We get a little crazy around here with our schedules and I could not do it with out my better half, Ken. 
 Guinness looking cute.

For those of you who are new to our blog, we welcome you to the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge! We are so happy to have you join us! And for our loyal followers of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, we welcome you back and thank you for your ongoing support! Remember we have some new rules so be sure to read them in order to be eligible to win our Grand Prize.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Elizabeth Bell. And, our Grand Prize Winner of this challenge will receive the 2 digi's that were are creating with from Elizabeth Bell's shop!  

My Prince

Lots of Love

Thank you for being our Sponsor!

The Grand Prize winner this week is:

Our Top Three winners are:

1. Kathy Curry

2.  Delsaver

3.  Mervi

We would like to congratulate all of you for your wonderfully creative cards.

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

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. 

Now here's what you've been waiting for... a new sketch from Arlana for Challenge #139..We can't wait to see what you do with this week's sketch!

We will accept either a horizontal rectangle
or a square for this week's sketch!

Now to inspire you further, here are the samples created by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team Divas using Elizabeth Bell's images...










Be sure to pop over to the Design Team blogs - they'd love to hear your sweet comments on their creations this week.

Now, remember these new rules for the challenge:

1.      Create a card using the sketch of the week. Remember to follow it without changing the orientation or flipping it.   A flower can be any embellishment or a sentiment. Small dots can be brads, jewels, pearls, flowers or other embellishments. Remember to follow the main layout and shape of the sketch. For example: If the sketch is an oval, it needs to be an oval. A vertical rectangle needs to be a vertical rectangle. However, if the layer behind a circle is a zigzag, it can be a scallop, another circle or whatever you want it to be.

2.     Use an image from this week’s sponsor (Elizabeth Bell).  Feel free to use one of their freebies, if available.  We appreciate our sponsor’s generosity in offering you a prize for your creativity!

3.     Post this week’s sketch along with your card on your blog with a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4.     If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday #139

5.     Click into Inlinkz to add your card to this week’s sketch challenge.

6.     Leave a comment for us on this blog.  You must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize.

So grab Arlana's sketch #139 and an image from

 Elizabeth Bell and begin your creation!

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We are looking forward to seeing all your entries this week. Thanks for your support and for stopping by!


and Arlana

NOTE:  Remember to follow the sketch,
post the sketch on your blog,
use an image from Elisabeth Bell and
leave us a comment below
to qualify for the Grand Prize and Top 3!


  1. Morning! Great 1st post Heide & cute dog :)
    Fab cards from the DT this week.
    Big Thanks to our sponsor Elisabeth Bell Designs, your images are gorgeous. I can't wait to see what our players create this week :)


  2. Heide, what a great job on your first post!! Love everyone's cards and EB, thanks so much for the beautiful images, looking forward to this week's cards. Congrats to all of our winners this week.

  3. Congrats to the winners! I just love seeing everyones cards on Wednesday morning, even thought we all use the same sketch the cards are all so different and I just love each one.

  4. Heide, What a great post and cute dog. It iis so fun to see what we all did with these three images. Every card is so beautiful and so unique. Congrats to the winners and thank you Elizabeth for sponsoring us this week.

  5. Congrats on making the team, Heide! Your dog is adorable. :)
    Elisazbeth Bell has such adorable stamps/digis. Great cards, ladies!

  6. Hello Gals, Oh how I love those Elisabeth Bell images and your DT cards are just outstanding! Thanks Elisabeth for sponsoring us. It was so fun to find your blog and beautiful images. Congrats to our winner for last week's challenge. Heide, thanks for your wonderful post. It was nice to meet Guinness.

  7. Hello Everyone, I would like to thank my player for there comments on my new rules. So glad that most of you agree with them. We love these Elizabeth bell images. So run on over and grab some. Thanks so much to Elizabeth Bell for sponsoring us. We hope you will continue to play along. Thanks Heide you did a fabulous job on your post. Congrats to the winners. Such a sweet job on those images DT. We all have such fun cards. Have a sweet day everyone. HUGS Arlana

  8. Well hello everyone, wow what a week don't the DT's cards look awesome even if I say so myself. Each and everyone of them look so so different. Thanks Heide for a great first post this week and I love Guinness. Arlana another great sketch and to Elisabeth Bell for being our sponsor I just adore working with your images. Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  9. This great sketch is such a wonderful reason to color up my favorite Elisabeth Bell image! Thanks so much for a wonderful challenge! Great inspiration from the DT this week, too! :0)
    Cheryl First

  10. Wow, such inspiring DT samples! Always look forward to Wednesdays to see what sketch you are challenging us with and what fab samples the DT has created. You never disappoint!

  11. Thanks for the wonderful sketch and challenge! I couldn't wait to color up one of my fave Elisabeth Bell images! Gorgeous samples from the DT! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Great samples by the design team and another wonderful sketch.

  13. I havent been able to craft for what feels like forever, and I was looking to my favorite sketch blog, SSW to get me started again... But, with the addition of the rule stating that we must use a sponsor image in order to play along! Sadly,I must look elsewhere for inspiration. I simply do not do digis, I am both unable to and I just love the real deal when it comes to stamps.
    Christi B

  14. Christi, we are always happy to have you play along even if you do not use the sponsors image. Sounds like you are not interested in the Grand Prize anyway! We always love to see your inspiration!
    Judi SSW DT

  15. Thank you for the wonderful sketch and the chance to color up my adorable image! Have a blessed Sunday everyone :)

  16. thanks for a wonderful sketch and beautiful DT inspiration,I really enjoyed creating my card :-)

    Sue..Jemima's Jems