Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #85

Hello everyone!  This is Judi posting today from the Great Northwest in University Place, Washington, where I am warming up from last week when I was visiting Arlana in Utah with 8 to 20 degree weather.  Normal winter temps in the Northwest are 35-50 degrees.  I usually feel half  frozen with those temperatures because of the damp moisture which we have here but I am not complaining this week.  I am actually feeling on the warm side compared to last week!  It seems like many locations around the world are having cooler temperatures than normal this winter so I hope you are staying warm and those of you who are enjoying the warmth of the sun where ever you are....just enjoy! 

Most of all, I hope you are all gearing up for another fabulous week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Our sponsor this week is our monthly favorite,
 Digi Stamp Boutique. 
Sally Ann has been sponsoring SSW from the beginning and
 she always offers such a generous prize to our Weekly Winner. 
Her prize is
6 digis of the winner’s choice! 
You just may be that lucky winner of her digis...
so go look around her site and start creating!

Last week's Grand Prize winner is:

                                                       TINIE (#14)
Please e-mail Arlana at for your prize information.

Our Top 3 for last week's entries are:

Don't forget to grab your Grand Prize and Top 3 badge located on the sidebar!

Each week we look forward to seeing your creations and want to thank you for your support whether you have been with us for awhile or whether you are new to SSW.  It is always so difficult to choose the winners each week.  We love the creative inspiration that you all bring to SSW.

Here is Arlana's sketch for this week.  We can't wait to see what you will create!

Now it is time for us to show what we have created for you!

To Play Along This Week - it's simple:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. You may use any stamp or element you have to create your card, although if you have any Digi Stamp Boutique images, we'd love to see what you do with them.

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch along with each week's number, which is 85.

3. Add a link on your blog about Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4. Post your card along with the link.

5. Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your site.

6. Be sure to leave us a comment here as we love hearing from you (you must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize).

And most important:



  1. Well hello everyone boy Wednesday seems to come around quicker every week. What an amazing aray of cards this week ladies and such fun images they're all too cute for words. Arlana another wonderful sketch to work with, Judi thanks for a great posting and I'm so glad you're a little warmer this week. Our over night low for the last 3 nights has been 21c which is about 70F so I'm looking forward to a little cooler temps at night. Sally-Ann thank you for being our wonderful sponsor each month, I just adore your images, love them to bits and they are just so easy to work with. Congratulations to all our winners I just loved Tinie's card it was amazing and our top 3 rocked. Wishing everyone a great week of crafting and a lovely weekend.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  2. Thank you so much ladies for placing me in the top three, and I can't wait to get started with this weeks challenge,

    fabulous DT samples ladies,

    take care and have a great week and weekend,
    Hugs Bridget :) x

  3. Good morning! it's a gorgeous morning here in N.I The ground is White with frost, the sky is blue & the birds are singing away!
    What a fab line up of cards this week! Sally-Ann's image are very sweet & great to work with, thanks for sponsoring us :) Thanks Arlana for the sketch have to say this is one of my favourites. Congrats to last weeks winners & great post Judi!

    Hope you all have a lovely week

  4. Well, it has fiannly warmed up here in N Arizona. We are up in the 60's yesterday. it was a gorgeous day to say the least. We still have snow but I can tolerate it now. DT, your cards are fantastic this week!! They all make me smile.. Great work as always. Thanks Sally Ann. You are amazing and always so generious. Congrats to the winners and thanks Arlana for a great post.
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Judi, thanks for the wonderful post...I don't know why I thought it was Arlana. Thanks for all you do.
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Thanks for this challenge. The sketch was the first I have been following and it was so much fun!!!

  7. Hello Ladies we have had a lovely sunny day here got all my washing pegged outside to dry best make the most of it I am sure it will drop cold again after all its only January what super Dt cards as always I really enjoyed this sketch thanks hugs linda x

  8. Hello Ladies - gorgeous cards again this week - all so pretty and individual! Thank you for stopping by my blog each week, I love hearing from you all. Wedgie xxx

  9. Thank you for your wonderful weekly challenges and always stopping by each week. You ladies really are fabulous :) I love all of your creations, they turned out sublime as always! TFS :)

  10. Such a gorgeous selection of cards ladies and fab sketch.
    Hugs Emma x

  11. Well hello Ladies, I am a day late. Yesterday was a busy day for me. The cards are so SWEET this week. Sally you just have the best Digis we can't thanks you enough for your monthly support. Judi has been working hard with the post and also making sure we have more sponosors for the next few months. I can't being to thank her enough. To the Dt for there Sweet cards each week and for all the time they help me post. It was cold her yesterday havent been out today. Hope you all have a Berry SWEET week.

  12. Love the sketch this week and the DT cards are wonderful. Thanks for the challenge.

  13. hiya chickie ~ ah..i've been off to a slow start getting scrappy happy this year ~ but ~ i'm here! lovin your sketch this week ~ and such fabulous inspiration! looking forward to seeing everyone's creations ~ have a rawkin week everyone! hugz

  14. Great sketch, as always, and the DT rocked it out!!!!!!

  15. Hello from a snow cover land in the blue grass state of Kentucky. So today we finally hit the big 12 inches - oh fun fun!! only because I have been hiding in my craft studio all day!! Oh everyone is staying dry and warm if you are anywhere near KY as it is bitter cold - single digits tonight!! I just love all the wonderful cards this week, thanks so much to SallyAnn for her generiousity with allowing us to play with her wonderful images, seems like we had a couple of favorites this month :). Arlana another fabulous sketch, you are my sketch hero as I haven't found one yet that is not my favorite!! Judi, thanks for your great post this week and all you do for us gals!! OK it's going to be another fun filled week so come on ladies let's create!!!

  16. Another fabby collection of DT Cards and what a beauty of a sketch too, thanks ladies for coming up it, Luv Sam x

  17. I am so proud to be the grand prize winner last week!! Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments!!
    This week I have made again a card with the beautiful sketch of Arlana. And the DT cards are wonderful!!
    Hugs, Tinie

  18. I love this sketch and it was perfect for the image I wanted to use as it's a bigger one and needs space. I enjoyed this challenge very much and really love what came out of it, so thank you for the inspiration!

  19. Great sketch, so glad I found time to play! Since everyone is discussing the weather, I'll add that it was a "balmy" -42 celsius here in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada this morning with the windchill. I was super lucky that my car moaned to a start since I forgot to plug it in!

  20. Love the sketch and some great DT samples too!

    Thanks ladies!

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  21. Brillant DT cards: so much variety and talent. Your cards are always inspirational and I pick up ideas here each week. I like looking this week at the different things you have all done for the 'flower' part of the sketch. Some beautiful flowers and some fab ideas like the bow with a brad through it adn the bunch of balloons!

  22. Love the sketch and the DT projects!! Will be back again! THANKS!

  23. Thanks so much for another great sketch - had lots of fun with it:)

  24. Every week, when Wednesday rolls around, I am so excited to see the new sketch! Thanks so much ladies! This one was so much fun!

  25. Great sketch and what super inspiration. It was fun to create my card.

  26. Super adorable sketch this week and stunning cards from the DT!! Thanks for the fun challenge!

    xx Tracey xx :D

  27. Hello!
    What a great way to start the week! I love your challenges and ALL your sweet comments so entering your challenges is always a treat for me! Thank You!!

  28. Hi Girls.....loved the sketch this week Arlana,just perfect for my image!and such gorgeous cards from the DT...plenty of inspiration as always :0).
    This is for me my best challenge i join in're the best!...such a friendly bunch of girls!

    Have a lovely day whatever you're up to
    Take care
    San x

  29. What a fun sketch! Thanks Arlana and ladies for such wonderful examples. I had such a great time creating this card!
    Erika Orantes

  30. Hi Arlana, thank you for this terrific sketch! I enjoyed it. Such great inspiration from everyone here too! Have a wonderful week.

  31. Awesome inspiration from the DT! You all are wonderful! Thanks for another awesome sketch! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  32. Thank you for a great challenge and all the amazing and sweet comments you DT's have left for me! They mean the world to me and warms my heart.
    Hugs Cecilia