Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 163 and DIGI STAMP BOUTIQUE

This is Nancy from Northern Arizona, posting for

The monsoons have finally come and I couldn't be more excited.  We have been without rain for sooo long.  But, finally it is raining. We are so grateful for this blessing.  I know that in other parts of the world you have been getting all kinds of rain and bad weather.  Not all of it good.  We haven't had anything in months.  Here are a few pictures to show you the creek that runs in back of my house.  We are sooo excited to see it full. 

Pretty cool!!!

Before getting into our newest challenge, I wanted to present last weeks winner.


Congratulations!!! 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.

And now for our Top Three... 

2.  LOUISE #5

3.  NAT #1

Congratulations to you as well!!! Be sure to pick up your badges from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Digi Stamp Boutique--Sally Ann

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.
Our Grand Prize Winner will receive: 6 free digi images

 And here are our fabulous Design Team creations:


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 Digi Stamp Boutique 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 # 163 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.
Note: The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.

Thanks for joining us.

Nancy and


  1. Great post Nancy, Happy to hear you have rain. Looks like your little creek is a little swollen.
    Thanks to Sally Ann @ Digi Stamp Boutique for being our sponsor. Have a super week.
    Hugs, Heide

  2. Good morning and happy sweet sketch wednesday!! We sure have some beautiful cards from the DT this week. You go gals!! Thanks Sally Ann for sponsoring us. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!
    hUGS, Nancy

  3. Such awesome cards ladies! I love them all! Thanks Sally Ann for being our sponsor this week and to Nancy for posting! Love the pictures of the creek! Wish I was there! I look forward to seeing all that you will create! Have fun!

  4. Good morning! Wow, there is something about this sketch that makes every card so fantabulous!!!! I love all the flowers, buttons, snowflakes, fishes and stars! Thanks, Arlana for a wonderful sketch. Can't wait to see what our players create! Congrats to Sam and our top 3 this week! Thanks for your SSW post this week, Nancy! I can hardly wait for my visit to see you after viewing your photos! Glad you finally have some rain! I always like a nice rain to wash things off! Have a wonderful week, everyone!
    Hugs, Judi

  5. Good morning everyone. Great post Nancy I'm so glad it's started to cool down for you and the rain has arrived. Lovely cards this week and congratulations to our winner Sam and our top 3 cards. Thanks so much Sally-Ann for your ongoing sponsorship which is so much appreciated. Great sketch Arlana hopefully we'll get more entries this coming week. Wishing everyone a great week crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  6. Fabulous DT creations as always....I always enjoy seeing them.

    Glad the rain has found you Nancy - perhaps its leaving us and coming to you! - now that would be good (but hope you dont get as much as we have this year)...Sally-Ann :o)

  7. Great sketch and I love the cards from the DT - have just added mine.

    Would you like some of our rain too?!! I'm here in Britain and I think this probably has to be the worst summer I can ever remember!!

    Helen x

  8. What a great sketch!! So glad you are having rain Nancy - we had a deluge in MA yesterday... Now, if we could only lose this humidity!!!
    Great cards ladies!!
    Hugs to you all - Sally (Ann =)!!

  9. some breathtaking cards this week ladies - not suprised though its a corker of a sketch xx

  10. Thanks for choosing my card to be among the Top 3 last week! Congrats to the other winners! Fantastic DT samples again this week! Thanks for the challenge and great sketch to work with! I am happy to be able to play along again this time!

  11. Thank you for the sketch and the chance to link up--the DT creations are all fabulous!!! :)

  12. Thank you for another wonderful sketch. Love the DT projects.

    -Lori Byrns

  13. Hello friends - thought I would stop by and play along this week! Great sketch as always Arlana and I love, love, love the DT samples!!

    Deanne :)

  14. Another fab sketch to use this week. The DT samples are wonderful and inspiring, too! Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

  15. Another inspirational sketch Arlana. I don't know what I would do without your sketches. Gorgeous cards by the DT Team. Nancy, you could have had some of our rain from the UK. We've had nothing but rain on and off since May, (more on than off), all the farmers fields are water logged. We're now hoping that the summer could be on the way, or so the weatherman is promising us.

  16. Anothelenge. And now I have my 1st christmas card done! Great Digi Stamp Boutique freebies, too! Thanks

  17. Super Super cards. Love digistamp boutique images! Thanks for chosing my card to be in the top three last week x

  18. Thanks so much for a great challenge, love this sketch!! Awesome samples from the DT too!!

  19. It is great to be back! I had a long three month absence from crafting and now I am making a real effort to make time to craft! So, of course, I had to play along with you ladies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Great challenge ladies, and another fab sketch to work with.
    Wendy x

  21. Great sketch again, I hope you don't mind the slight change I've made. xx

  22. Nancy - great photos! Wonderful samples from the DT on this terrific sketch.

  23. Good evening. Thanks for the great sketch! Enjoy your evening, Colinda

  24. This is my first attempt at your sketch challenge. The DT work is great!


  25. Hi, I like this sketch because he is easy.
    Thans you for this idea.

  26. Have not had chance to join in this week, life sure does get in the way of crafting sometimes! Just wanted to say thank you for putting me in your top 3 last week. Looks like you'll have your work cut out choosing this week, all the entries are fab. Hope to join in next week.

  27. hello everyone back from my vacation. Hope you all had a fun week playing along. We start our new week tomorrow. Thanks for posting Nancy and a big thanks to Sally Ann for sponsoring us. See you all tomorrow. HUGS Arlana