Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SSW214: A Day For Daisies

Welcome back!!

This week, I am your Sweet Sketch hostess.  It's Joanna from Colorado!!  Today I am going to share some photos not of Colorado, but of my second place to live, Arizona.

We recently visited family there and went to the Sonoran Desert Museum.  If you've never been to the museum, I highly recommend it; the views there are A-MAZING (tho' cell reception not so much; we found THAT out when we lost my 17 1/2 year old niece briefly!)

 This second picture is not a tree but is the inside of a cactus, the bones of an old Saguaro.  The crazy thing about Saguaro cactus is that it takes around 75 years for them to develop an arm.

Of course, my kids think that the best reason to visit Arizona is all the pools to swim in.

 Let's get started this week by announcing the winners of last week's challenge....

the Grand Prize winner from last week is

 Please email Arlana at
Subject:Clearly Digi Stamps and SSW 2013 Winner for July 2013

Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:
1:  Milnie #29
2:   Regan #10
3:  Semsee #26

Congratulations to all the winners last week.  And now on to this week's challenge.  We are sooo happy to be able to welcome back Tammy from A Day For Daisies as our sponsor. 

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions

You can find the links to her store here: 

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays a BIG welcome to you and we are looking forward to see your creations and for those that are returning we are always happy to see you here at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.  We can't wait to see what you do with the sketch. 

And speaking of Sally's sketch .... you are going to love it.   It is simply elegant and fantastic for a wide variety of stamps.

Our winner will receive the prize of a $12 gift certificate to the on-line A Day For Daisies store. Let's see what the talented crew from the SSW design team has in store for you 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 ADFD, 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 SSW #214 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.

Have a GREAT week creating and see you back here, next week!

Joanna and


  1. Arizona looks amazing Joanna. I'm going to add it to my list of places I want yo visit. Thanks for doing the post this week.

    Huge thank you to ADFD for their sponsorship this week and the rest of the DT for their gorgeous inspiration.

    Well done Shellshearer and the top 3.

    I can't wait to see what everyone creates this week.


  2. Wonderful pictures of Arizonia, but not so sure this is the time of year to visit since I'm sure it is rather HOT there now. Great samples again from the wonderful team and another wonderful sketch.

  3. Hi everyone and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards wonderful work everyone you are all winners in my eyes. Thanks Tammy for being our sponsor this week I just love love love your amazing images to work with. Thanks Sally for this lovely sketch and to Joanna for your great photo's and posting, yes Arizona is on my bucket list for sure, that is another part of the US I haven't visited. Love everyone's cards this week awesome work design team. Wishing you all a lovely week everyone and happy crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  4. Ow wow, First time I participate and already in the Top Three, thank you!!! :) Will try to participate this week as well! :)

    Also Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures of Arizona en the DT cards are lovely!

  5. Great post Joanna, I would love to visit Arizona. Great looking cards this week DT. Thank you to ADFD for being our sponsor and a big Congrats to the winner and top 3!
    Hugs, Heide

  6. Thanks for sharing the pics Joanna, great post!! Love, Love, Love all the DT cards this week - awesome!! Thanks so much to ADFD for their Sponsorship!!
    Congrats to last week's Winner and Top Three - wonderful work ladies!!
    Blessings to you all!!

  7. Love all the DT cards.I was very quick with my card this time! :)

  8. all of the DT projects are wonderful! love the sketch!

  9. Hi everyone. It has been such a busy day. I went to work early. Trying to play catch up with hours missed from being sick. I love the DT cards this week. They are all amazing. ADFD Thanks for sponsoring us this week. We love your wonderful images. I can't wait to see your creations this week. Happy crafting.
    Hugs, Nancy

  10. Oh how I love those A Day for Daisies images! Thank you, Tammy, for sponsoring us at SSW! Congrats to our winners this week! We love the support of our followers! Joanna, I love Arizona too! Leaning toward some retirement days there. Thanks for sharing your photos. Looking forward to seeing what all the cards will look like this week! Have a happy one! Hugs, Judi

  11. thanks ladies for another fabulous sketch and your DT cards are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  12. Thank you so much for choosing my card as your winner! huge congrats to the other winners x
    hugs shell xx

  13. Thank you for selecting my card in your Top 3! I was delighted to see my name there!!! Love the new sketch too and hope to have time to play along! Gorgeous DT creations with Tammy's lovely art!

  14. Beautiful inspirations from the DT, once again. Thanks.

  15. I used to live in Tucson--what a wonderful blast from the past to see the gorgeous Desert Museum! Great sketch too! :)

  16. Great sketch. Wonderful examples from the DT!
    Hugs Henriette

  17. I just couldn't resist playing along again - love the DT creations too - great job ladies!!

    Deanne :)

  18. Hi,

    What a lovely sketch this week. The cards of de DTs are amazing. Well done, everyone.

    I just enter my cards aswell.


  19. hello all you "sweet" girls , loved using the sketch again this week.. and your creations are just stunning (as always)...this could be my last card until september, as school holidays here in england start very soon, and that means "me" time will be taken up and also myself and my eldest son are coming to the USA (california)in late August to visit my brother and family.. if i get some "me" time before then i will be joining you again..if not see you in september x ~enjoy your summer x
    lots of hugs to you all vanessa (nessy) xx

  20. Hi....fab sketch this week...and gorgeous DT cards...

    Hope you all have a great weekend
    Take care
    San x

  21. I like this sketch. Love all the DT samples! Hope you like my card!


  22. THank you for sharing your photos of Arizona. THanks for another great sketch and some wonderful cards from the DT.

  23. I love a ADFD images. I have many. :) So the hardest part was deciding which one to use!

  24. nice easy sketch to use this week- thanks.
    DT cards are up to their normal fab standard.
    thanks for the comments you leave on my blog- they are always much appreciated :-)

  25. Beautiful photos of Colorado. Thanks DT for all the great inspiration. Fun sketch!

  26. Mulberrystation said my link didn't work and to re do it but I don't know how to fix it, only know how to enter it again. Someone tell me what to do by emailing me at
    Thank you,

  27. Sadly, I seem to have just missed the deadline for playing along with your sketch challenge. :( My blog timing had gone awry I think. Still, if you would like to see what I did with the sketch, you can find it here.
    Loved the sketch - so versatile.
    Tine :)

  28. Wonderful inspiration from the DT and great sketch! I was unable to add my creation to the linky. It was already closed...I thought we had until Tuesday evening. I have added my link here...just in case.

    -Lori Byrns

  29. Love all the cards this week. Thanks for playing along. We have such a great dt. Hope everyone has a sweet day! hugs Arlana

  30. Thanks for letting me know that you had sorted out the linky. My card has now been added.
    Tine :)

  31. Thanks for reopening the linky and letting me know. Wonderful sketch!

    -Lori Byrns