Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SSW #186 – Bugaboo

Happy Boxing Day
to our UK and Canadian friends.
I wanted to share a tradition from MY part of the world. In six days, we will all celebrate the new year but here in the Springs ... we do it a unique way. That's because each year the AdAmAn club climbs the icy slopes of Pikes Peak. This is the mountain made famous by Katherine Lee Bates, who after making her climb penned the song, "America the Beautiful".
At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, AdAmAn members (thus named because each year they "add" a member to their club) ignites a glorious fireworks display from the summit to usher in the New Year. This spectacular fireworks display can be seen for hundreds of miles along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies and eastern plains. Aside from the fact that it's pretty ... the reason that we Coloradoans are so impressed with AdAmAn is that the climb is often accomplished on icy slopes with wind chills of -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Yikes, that's a tad chilly!
We at Sweet Sketch Wednesday hope that your
 2013 is fantastic!

We had a great response from last week's players. Such WONDERFUL creations were posted that we had a difficult time narrowing it down. But every contest must have a winner and here is last week's winner.

Congratulations ... It's YOU ~ Mynnette

Please, contact Sally Ann to claim your 6 free digi images.

Subject:  Digi Stamp Boutique and SSW December 2012 Winner

Please include the names of the 6 digi images you would like.  

And without further ado, here are our Top Three Favorites ... Congratulations goes out to:
  1. Olga #2
  2. Suzie #13
  3. Colien #9
On to this week's challenge...

We are so excited to have Jodi from Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week.  I LOVE Bugaboo stamps.  She seems to have something that fits everyone's crafting style.

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 paper-crafting 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!

Check out all the cool stuff on the Bugaboo website

Our prize this week is 7 (yep, count 'em) SEVEN digistamps from the Bugaboo site.  Yah-hooo!

Here is this week's sketch ... hold on to your britches friends, it's a fun one.

Here's what our fabulously talented Design Team came up with this week:

Kathie - Kathie'z Kardz

We hope these cards inspire you to create and join in the fun this week.

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge rules for playing along:
  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 #184 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 remember that you must do this if you want to be considered for the Grand Prize.
Note: The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.

Have a fantastic week creating. We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!!

Joanna and...



  1. Hi everyone, I do hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends and soon we'll be celebrating and seeing in the New Year. Congratulations to our winner and top 3 cards thanks so much for joining us on this busy week. Thanks Jodie for being our sponsor this week we love working with your awesome images. Thanks Arlana for another lovely sketch and to Joanna for this weeks posting with this awesome photo and history behind it. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Great post Joanna.
    Love that firework picture and the story behind it. Congrats to our winner and top 3. DT- Great work on the sketch this week, I will be by soon to take a closer look. Hope you all had a glorious Christmas and looking forward to a great New Year. Thanks to Jodie for being our sponsor.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Oh, you are so right, this was a fun sketch! Thanks for the awesome dt inspiration.

  4. Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that the new Year is a bright and happy one. Thank Joanna for the awesome post. I love the pictures and story. Thanks Jodi for sponsoring us. We lovvvve Bugaboo!!! Congrats to our winners. Happy New Year everyone!
    Hugs, Nancy

  5. Happy New Year! I can hardly believe that Christmas is over. But it is still nice to enjoy the days leading up to a bright new year! Joanna, I really enjoyed hearing about the climbers to Pikes Peak on New Years. Thanks for doing the post this week. DT gals, your cards are wonderful! Congrats to our winners again this week. And I hope all of you are still enjoying the holiday season!
    Hugs, Judi

  6. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. The samples are just gorgeous. And what a lovely sketch. It is wonderful to see all these great creations during the busy holiday season.

  7. Woohoo! I'm so honored to be the winner!!! Will try to play along after I get some time!!! :)

  8. Congrats to Mynette and our Top Three from last week's Challenge!! Loved all the cards =)
    Also live the images over at Digi Stamp Boutique - thanks Sally Ann for your faithful Sponsorship!!
    Happy crafting friends - can't wait to see your creatio s!!
    Blessings to you all and a safe and Happy New Year!

  9. Great sketch. So easy to use. Holly x

  10. Fantastic DT creations for inspiration! Thanks for another fun sketch to work with! Wishing you all a very happy New Year!

  11. Another fabby sketch, I really enjoyed this one. Super DT cards and congrats to Mynette. xx

  12. I Always love the inspiration on your site. Thanks for letting me play along in the challenge.



  13. Such a wonderful sketch! :) Gorgeous creations from the DT!! Happy New Year friends!

  14. I love your sketches, can't wait for the next one!

  15. awesome work from the DT so much inspiration here!!

  16. thanks for the sketch. Hope you all had a good christmas

  17. SEVEN bugaboo images! WOW... I will be playing along. Great sketch

  18. Thank you for another great sketch. I think that might be me as the second one in the Top 3. It is down as Suzie but I think my entry number was 13 so will need to check. Real pleased if it is me. Thanks.

    1. That's you! Just a typo on your name...sorry! Congrats from SSW!

  19. Wonderful inspiration from the design team and a great sketch.

  20. Thank you for a fun sketch and for all the opportunities to join your challenge. Great work, DT members.
    Happy New Year to all.

  21. Such a great sketch I have done two cards (maybe more to follow before the day is out). Thanks SSW. Holly x

  22. Great sketch!You have my card in!

  23. What gorgeous DT cards, Bugaboo images always make me smile. The DT has made such bright, cheerful and fun cards with them. And thanks as always for a fantastic sketch.