Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

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Sweet Hello to all my Sweet Sketch Wednesday Followers...
this is Arlana from Utah where it has been hot and sunny!
 Here in Utah we are celebrating the Fourth of July today. 
Several of the Design Team have created  Red White and Blue cards. 
I hope that if you are celebrating you can have some fun with Family and Friends.

Now to announce the winners of Sketch 160 challenge:

Our Grand Prize winner is:  Marlena #19


Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.
Our Top Three are:
1.  Mervi #27

2.  Kerttu #7

3. Heather #22
Congratulations to you and be sure to pick up your badges from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blog!!

Now for this week's sponsor we are happy to announce that 
Stamp Fairy is joining us this week.
We love Stamp Fairy images! 

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate

We are so happy to have two of the Stamp Fairy DT join us this week!  It is always such a delight to see their creations.  Celine was one of our earliest followers and Jackie is a former SSW DT member!
Thanks for being part of our lineup inspiration!



A Sweet Thanks to my Design Team and to my Sisters who help me run this blog! I couldn't do it with out them.

Now it is time for you, our followers, to show us what you can create using this week's sketch and we all look forward to seeing what you create!

Be sure and read the following rules
so that you are sure to be eligible
for this week's prize!

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. If you have Bugaboo images, we'd love to see what you can do with them. However, you may use any stamp or element you have to create your card.
2. If you are posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 160 as your label or tag.

3. Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
4. Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW.

5. Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.
6. Be sure to leave a comment here on this site and please remember that this is one of the rules to be considered for the Grand Prize.

Thanks for stopping by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and also visiting our DT's blogs.  We always love to hear what you have to say about our creations too!  Have a wonderful week and be sure to show us what you create with my sketch!

Hugs!  Arlana

Note: The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.



  1. Happy 4th of July to my American friends. Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards awesome work. Wow what amazing cards this week ladies I love them all. Gerda thanks so much for being our sponsor this week I just love working with your wonderful images they are so much fun. Arlana thanks for the great sketch and doing this weeks posting it looks great.
    Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting.

  2. Happy 4th everyone!! What fabulous cards this week. Love the variety, from Christmas to a sunny beach vacation. Take care and enjoy the holiday.
    hugs to you all......

  3. Good morning, and Happy 4th of July. I have to say, it was really nice to be able to sleep in this morning. Arlana, thanks for the post. And, thank you Gerda for the use of your fabulous images. We really appreciate your sponsorship. Gals, you rock again this week with your cards. Have a wonderful holiday!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Happy 4th of July! Wishing everyone a fun and safe celebration today! Summer has finally arrived in the Pacific NW...just in time for a great celebration! Ladies, your cards are adorable from Summertime to Christmas in July and don't forget the family dog! Gerda's images are always so sweet! I do love the beach image and I think I would have chosen that one too...keeping it all in the family! Congrats to our winners and thanks, Arlana, for your festive post. Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Judi

  5. Happy 4th of July everyone!!! Hope you have a fun celebration with family and good friends. What to that Gerda for sponsoring us this week. We love your digis. I had so much fun with mine. All the cards are so sweet this week. Cant wait to see what our player will do with my sketch. Have a sweet day!!!! HUGS Arlana

  6. Wow - what wonderful cards from the DT! Great Sketch! Have a Happy 4th and be safe.

  7. Celine and Jackie, we are so happy to have you join us this week! Both of your cards are so adorable!
    Hugs, Judi

  8. Hi Ladies
    so wonderful cards as usual! so honoured to be here with you this week

  9. I've added my link. Thanks for the sketch. I enjoyed it so much.

  10. Thank you for picking me to top 3, beautiful samples again ladies,
    sunny greetings from Finland;-))m

  11. I just loved working with this sketch. Thank you.
    Did I read the rules right...that I'm to have a picture of the sketch on my blog? Most don't allow it so just wanted to make sure I was doing it correctly.

  12. Lovely sketch to work with! Great DT inspiration!! x x

  13. This was such a fun sketch to work with! And love how the DTs have created such a variety of cards for inspiration!

  14. loved the sketch this week and I was inspired by all your Stampfairy cards to dig out one of my Stampfairy images and use it for my entry! Fab job!
    Thanks for the challenge x

  15. Such beautiful cards from the DT. So summery and fun, thanks for a great sketch and great inspiration.

  16. Great sketch to work with! And such gorgeous DT creations!

    Hugs Kim

  17. Fabulous DT samples, lovely inspiration from all!


  18. What a fun sketch! I had so much fun making my card for your challenge. Great DT samples too!

  19. Thanks for this fab sketch, lovely one to make!

  20. Hallo wat een leuke blog hebben jullie met een mooi sketch voor de challenge en ik wil graag een keer meedoen.
    Groeten Lenie

  21. What fun cards everyone! I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th and it has been so fun to see everyone's creations! Thanks Arlana for posting and Stamp Fairy for sponsoring us this week!