Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 224 and Digi Stamp Boutique

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's Joanna, your hostess from soggy Colorado hosting this week. I know that you've probably heard about our crazy weather but I thought that I would share some photos with you

This is Boulder, home of the University of Boulder, the largest University in Colorado.  The heavy rain forced it to close.  Boulder County was one of the hardest hit.


This is Broomfield, a town near Denver, our capital.  Roads washed out and homes were flooded.

 This is highway 34 near Estes Park. Weather forecasters are saying that our 11+ inches was half a year's rain, in three days.  Good heavens that's a "lotta" rain.

This is an over-loaded sewer/geyser in Manitou Springs, near where I live.

But enough about our wet weather, let's get started this week by announcing the winners of last week's A Day For Daisies challenge....

our Grand Prize winner is

AJ #2
Please contact:  Tammy at A Day for Daisies 
to receive your $12 Gift Certificate.

Subject:  ADFD and SSW September 2013 Winner:

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

Our Top Three are:
1:   Carol Dee #8
2:   Heather #9
3: Claudia #7

A big congratulations to all the winners from last week.

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays a BIG welcome to you!  For those who are returning, we are thrilled to see you back.  We can't wait to see what you do with this week's sketch.

And speaking of Arlana's sketch, it's a classic rewind from July of 2011.  We'd love for you to take a look to see how the designers of yesteryear handled it.

This week we are sooo happy to be able to welcome back Sally-Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique.  She has been our faithful monthly sponsor for many years and we are always excited to use her images.
Click here to visit her Shop
or click here to visit the DSB Blog

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 - often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Sally-Ann is generously providing a prize of 6 free digi images to the winner. Nice!

If you still need some inspiration, take a look to see what our lovely and VERY talented Design Team did 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 SSW #224 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!



  1. Gosh Joanna and I thought it had been wet in the UK over the last couple of days!! I hope everyone is Ok.

    Thank you for hosting this week and a huuuge thank you to digistamp boutique for sponsoring us once again.

    Congrats to AJ and the top 3. It looks like the curtain scared a few off last week but I hope that this week is a little more favourable to our regulars and hopefully newcomers - I certainly had fun with it anyway.

    Good luck everyone!


  2. Wow, that looks scary! Hope everybody is safe!

    Beautiful DT card and a great sketch!


  3. Wonderful samples from the DT. Wow those pictures of Colorado are impressive. My prayers and thoughts go to those there that will have a major clean up and rebuild.

  4. Hi everyone wow Joanna I saw it on our news and I wondered how you were and coping with all that rain. Those photo's are amazing. Isn't it sad to see that our weather patterns over the 10-15 years have changed so much especially with all the rain, winds, snow and flooding countries have been getting and the devastation that leaves for people to clean up and restart their lives and businesses again. Congratulations to AJ our winner this week and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies. It's sad to see that if our followers think that the sketch could be hard they won't try it. For goodness sake please try and give things ago don't get discouraged as you might surprise yourselves. Never never give up life isn't easy. I sound like I'm speaking to my boys and giving them a talking to about life. Thank you to Sally-Ann once again for being our wonderful loyal sponsor which is just so appreciated by all of us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Thanks to Joanna for a great posting and I do hope your not water logged and to Arlana for revisiting this sketch. Take care everyone and I'll see you all again in 3 weeks time. Happy crafting and surprise yourselves. Have fun.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  5. Thanks for letting us know you are safe - I followed the news closely as I have family near Boulder. Continued prayers that everyone is found and are safe!

  6. Sad to see these picture and the destruction - it has to be very difficult for these people to go through this - thank you for posting the photos - thank you for another challenge and congrats to the winners.

  7. WOW, I made top three. That is an honor. I love this weekly challenge.

  8. Woo Hoo. Thank you for picking my number and congrats to the top 3. Another great sketch and fabulous ideas from the DT.

  9. Joanna, thanks so much for the wonderful post this week. It really saddens me to see the destruction that has happened in Colorado. I sure hope that all the people will be found alive. I a so glad you and your family are ok. Thanks Sally Ann for sponsoring us. It is so fun to work with your images. And, congrats to AJ and our top three. We appreciate our followers sooo much.
    Hugs, Nancy

  10. Joanna, thanks for your post this week in the middle of all the destruction. I am so happy for your safety and pray for those who are still missing and the families of those who have passed from this tragedy. Thank you, Sally Ann, for being our sponsor again this week. We appreciate your dedication and support at SSW! Congrats to our winners this week! We love what all of you share each week!Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Judi

  11. Joanna that's for posting this week. I too am happy that everything is well with you. I hope that thing will get better there. Thanks so much Sally Ann for sponsoring us this week. I just loved her sweet image. But I have to say all the cards are so adorable this week especially thanks to Sally sketch. It was so fun to create with this Sketch. Congrats to our winners. Cant wait to see all the creations. Have a sweet week everyone!!! Hugs, Arlana

  12. Awwwww such fun and fabulous DT cards....lots of inspiration. Thank you!

    Hope you become less soggy Joanna...the pictures are so sad to see....hope everyone is ok...Sally-Ann :o)

  13. Great Post Joanna - amazing photos... praying for all affected by the storms!!
    Congrats to last week's winner and Top Three - we all love to see everyone's creations each week - so many wonderful cards!!
    Thanks to Sally-Ann for her Sponsorship!!
    Happy Crafting everyone - Blessings to you!!

  14. WOW girls , fab creations..great to be back joining you and thankyou for your comments on my last post using your sketch xx
    hope it is a little less soggy... joanna
    vanessa (nessy) xx

    ps i have used the sketch on it`s side x

  15. This sketch is a tough one, but i love the challenge! The DT's creations are amazing and were great inspiration! Thanks ladies!

  16. Stunning cards and a gorgeous sketch, as always!!!
    Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your top 3~ What a nice surprise that was!!!

  17. Hi,

    Again, great cards from the DT team. gorgeous Sketch. I love working on this sketch.



  18. Great cards by the design team. Glad you are o.k. in CO.

  19. Very scary weather Joanna. Stay safe!

    Wonderful sketch and love the DT samples. This one was really fun to work with, thanks so much!

  20. Looks like you have had a really rough time with that weather. A big clean-up operation will no doubt be needed too. Hopefully you have a good sense of community there and everyone is pulling together and helping each other out. Thanks for another great sketch this week. I have gone with a nice cheerful summery birthday card.

  21. Hope you ok Joanna from that rough weather. The Dt have done a fab job again this week. cheers xx

  22. Gorgeous creations ladies! Loved the sketch this week and just had to use as soon as I found it! Thanks!