Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday to everyone!  This is Judi hosting you this week from University Place, Washington, where we have had some incredible summer weather long before its normal time.  The past two weekends have been unseasonably warm. It was perfect weather for two weekend birthday parties of my grandchildren. Summer usually doesn't arrive in the Pacific Northwest until after July 4. Now the rain has returned and we are back to our normal low to mid 60 degree temps.  
Here are a few photos of the Pacific Northwest for you to see the beauty we enjoy.

 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

 Puget Sound 

Puget Sound at Chambers Bay

Well, it's always a delight to see what our followers will create each week and then to see who our Grand Prize Winner and Top 3 will be.  So I won't delay the suspense!

Our  Grand Prize Winner from last week is...

Please contact:  Tammy at A Day for Daisies 
to receive your $12 Gift Certificate.
Subject:  ADFD and SSW May 2013 Winner:

 A big congratulations to you!
Be sure to grab your winner's badge 
from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top 3 are....
1. YOLA #11
3.  ARDILLA #19
Be sure and grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.

Here is the sketch for this week,
hand-crafted by our one and only, Sally!

This week our devoted sponsor, Sally Ann of Digi Stamp Boutique, will be here to delight you.  It's been nearly 4 years since Arlana started Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Digi Stamp Boutique has been with us on the third week of every month since then.  

Here is Sally Ann's Bio:

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 winner will receive the prize of 6 free digi images from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Now let's see what the talented DT 
from SSW has created for you this week!   

We hope you will play along with us 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 a Digi Stamp Boutique image, we'd love to see what you can do with it.  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 # 206 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.

Have a fantastic week creating!

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

Hugs from Judi and 



  1. Gorgeous photos Judi. Very jealous that I'm not there.

    Well done Carol and the top 3.

    Can't wait to see what everyone creates this week.

    Good luck!


  2. Wonderful cards from the DT and another great sketch from Sally. Those are some great photos Judi. Have a great week.

  3. Congrats to the winner and top 3. Great post Judi and love the photos. I would love to visit Washington, it is one my list of things to do. Have a super week everyone.
    Hugs, Heide

  4. What lovely DT samples once again. Hope to find some time to play along. Judi, wow, the tulip festival looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the photo!

  5. Judi, thanks for a great post and I love the pictures. I think I need a trip to Washington. Thanks Sally Ann for sponsoring us. And congrats to our winners. Wonderful inspiration....Have a happy week creating!!!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Congrats to Carol Dee, Yola, Kathie and Ardilla! We always love to see what our players come up with. Thank you, Sally Ann, for sponsoring us each month. We love your images. And I adore what the DT created this week! Have a fabulous week, everyone!
    Hugs, Judi

  7. Congrats to our Winner and Top Three - Fabulous cards!! Wonderful Post Judi - your pics are amazing!! I have said to many theses past two weeks what a wonderful year it has been for tulips - looks like they have been great out your way too!! Great cards and looking forward to seeing many awesome creations from our Followers =)
    Blessings to all!!

  8. Fabulous cards and a great sketch - your blog is always a great source of inspiration!


  9. Hi,

    Great cards from de DT team. Love you Sketch this week. So I post my card. I hope you like it.

    Kind regards

  10. Thanks for the fun sketch and challenge! The DT creations are adorable!

  11. Thank you for another fab sketch. Really enjoyed this one. Thanks to the DT for their inspiration.

  12. Hi everyone, another wonderful week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards awesome work ladies. This week we have another wonderful sketch from Sally which is a little bit different. Thank you to Sally Ann Hancock form DigiStamp Boutique for being our very loyal sponsor and to Judi for our weekly posting thanks Judi love those photo's. Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week.

  13. Gorgeous pictures of Washington state, Puget sound looks so peaceful - wish I was there!! Thanks for the brilliant sketch and all the marvellous inspiration from the design team, love Jacky x

  14. That was a fun challenge! Enjoyed it.

  15. I am new to the blog challenge world and I really enjoyed this sketch. I also loved viewing the other entries and seeing all the different styles of so many creative people.

  16. Wow, what fab pics, very different to the north of Scotland where I live, it's unusually cold and wet this month, even by our standards!
    Brilliant sketch again, I really enjoyed playing with it, super DT cards too. xx

  17. For some reason I cannot add my link for my entry but here it is:

    I wil keep trying to add it!

  18. Another Sweet Sketch. And fun digi choices fro DSB! So thrilled to win last week. Thanks.

  19. I haven't made a card in a while but knew I'd find a perfect sketch here. Thanks. Debs xx

  20. Great photo's.

    Brilliant sketch and DT cards.


  21. Didn't think I'd make it this week as time has been a bit short, but yipee I did. Love the sketch & DT cards, will pop round your blogs in a bit, Jx

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