Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bugaboo Sketch #177.

Hi Everyone, It is Heide here from Michigan posting for this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays. For those of you new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays, Welcome and we are happy to have you with us. For our returning followers welcome back we are always happy to see you!

This silly little guy is my Guinness. Every time he decides he wants to chew his bone he will either give it to you to hold or go onto this ottoman and chew his bone...this is such a goofy dog. This morning he fell asleep like this and on some days he will even put his hind legs on the ottoman and then drop his bone and then he barks for you to pick it up. He has us trained well! 

Lets get to the fun part of our Sketch challenge...

 The Grand Prize Winner of last week's Challenge #176 is:          

Sue, please email Sally Ann at

Subject: DSB October 2012 Winner at SSW

Please include the six images you would like

Then email Arlana at

when you have received your images

 Our TOP 3 Cards for last week are:

1.  Louise #22
2. Lizy #25

3. Kerry Louise #17

Thank you all so much for playing along with us and Congrats!!
Be sure sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner and Top 3 Banner on our sidebar to proudly display on your blog!

The sponsor for this week is Bugaboo Stamps and the Grand Prize winner will receive 7 digital stamps that value $21.00!!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our links are:

Catch the bug Challenge blog:

Here is our sketch for this week.

Here is what our DT made with the sketch and the fun images from Bugaboo. 








Arlana has had some bad news come her way this week.  Her doctor has banned her from the computer, crafting and any activity where she would be using her hands.  He believes that she has carpal tunnel.  Now you have to know that Arlana spends her entire day crafting, sewing and using the internet so this will definitely be a trial for her.  Now you will know why she is not able to visit your blogs and leave you sweet messages!  Hang in there, Arlana, and get better soon!!!!!


We have some very sad news to share with you today.  Jeannie, our long time DT member and new Coordinator will be stepping down.  Jeannie has been such a wonderful help to Judi in scheduling the sponsors for 2013. This will be her last week as she will be moving on to new and better things!  We wish her the best and want her to know how much we have appreciated her dedication to SSW and all of her fabulous inspiration that she has shared with us!  Be sure to stop by her blog to say "Goodbye."  We love you, Jeannie!  We hope you will stop by often to visit!  Hugs from Judi and the rest of the SSW Gang!



Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge Rules:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week.  If you have any Bugaboo Stamps 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 #177  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.




  1. Great creations everyone, but there seems to be something missing!!! LOL!

  2. Hi Everyone, 8 weeks to go and it will be Christmas Eve wow........Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards great work ladies and it was lovely to comment on so many wonderful cards this week. Great Sketch Arlana, and thanks so much Heide for the fun posting and your cute dog. Thanks so much Jodie for being our sponsor it's so much appreciated and we all love working with your amazing images. Love all the DT cards great images there all so much fun. Take care everyone and have a wonderful week crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  3. Good Morning Crafters!! Oh dear... The Sketch... Check back soon Edith and Shirley, I'm sure the Sketch will appear!! Heide - Love your Post and LOVE your dog!! Aren't dogs the best?!? Also, Congrats to last week's winner and top three - loved your creations!! Awesome DT cards - love all the Bugaboo images - Thanks so much to Jodie and her Sponsorship =)
    Blessings to you all!!
    Sally SSW-DT

    SO sorry...what kind of post did I do. Hopefully you can all see the sketch now.
    Congrats to last weeks winner and the runner up. Looking forward to see what every does with this weeks sketch.

    1. Heide, hope I didn't lose the sketch for you last night when I got into the post to add the last few comments. Stranger things have happened!!!
      Hugs, Judi

  5. I see the sketch. It looks challenging. I hope to create something today and will enter it later.

  6. Good morning ladies! First I want to say thank you for picking my card as the winner of the #176 Sketch Challenge! I am very honored!
    The design team have out done themselves this week on their creations, such wonderful inspiration. The new Sketch is awesome and Heide your Guinness is absolutely adorable!
    Hugs to all, Sue

  7. Oh no, poor Arlana!! That sounds like the most horrible punishment possible for a crafting web addict. I hope she recovers and gets off "computer rest" soon!

    Guinness certainly is a handsome fellow and, yes, it sounds like he has you trained well! ;-)

    Fun sketch. I hope to play along this week. (Although I say that every week!)

  8. Heide, Guinness looks like he has grown so much! He is so adorable with that innocent face. Thanks for you post, Heide! We always appreciate the dedication of our DT Members! I enjoyed playing along this week! I love Bugaboo images and it was so fun to create with one again! Thank you, Jodie, for sponsoring us! Arlana get better soon! Jeannie, I will really miss you! You have helped me so much in the past several months. Wish you the best! Looking forward to see what our player will create with Arlana's sketch!
    Hugs, Judi

  9. All of the samples by the design team are fantastic. Great sketch , I can't wait to play

  10. Hi, I just discovered your challenge and made a card with the lovely sketch. I hope I followed all the 'rules'.
    Great cards from the DT!

  11. Fabulous sketch and great samples from dt. Thanks for opportunity to play along

  12. Hi everyone. It has been a very busy week for me. It looks like there has been a lot of things happening. Jeannie, I can't begin to tell you how much you will be missed. I hope you will stop by and join us when you can. Congrats to the winners this past week. And thank you Jodi for sponsoring us. We love your images. Hiede, Guinness has grown so much and what a fun picture. He really makes me smile. I will be back later to comment on everyone's card.
    Hugs, nancy

  13. Congrats to the winners. Great cards from the DT on this wonderful sketch. This is a great sketch with the oval in the circle - love it.

  14. Woopee! I made the top 3 last week! Thanks ladies! Great sketch- the oval in a circle is always a challenge. Fab DT cards as always x

  15. The oval in the circle is definitely a challenge. I'm hoping that mine looks vaguely like the sketch it ....

    Awesome examples as always :) x

  16. Guinness is adorable Heidi, so cute :)
    Gorgeous cards ladies and thanks for a lovely sketch to play with Arlana
    hugs Mandy xx

  17. Fun sketch to work with. Love the bugaboo images.

  18. Oh am I so glad I stopped by to sneak a peek at your sketch! I love it!! I have entered my card. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Such wonderful creations from the DT. I got a good giggle at some of the convos going back and forth about missing the sketch and fixing blog posts etc. So something that I think alot of us have experienced!! :) Happy week all!!

  19. Great sketch, I hope you like my card.
    From Slovenija with love Tamara

  20. Thank you for another great sketch. Hope you get better soon Arlana.

  21. Great DT job and wonderful sketch, thanks for a fun challenge!
    grtz. Colien