Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Happiness
This is Arlana posting this week. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As Thanksgiving is over and as we get ready to embark upon another holiday, I hope that we can enjoy this special time of year and keep enjoying family, friends, fun and laughter.

 I feel that we have all become great friends on this blog. May you continue to enjoy my sketches. Come here often as we enjoy seeing your sweet creations.

This week I am posting a added give away from my talented daughter who is a professional photographer. I love her work and she is just so incredible. She made this digital card with my sketch and added her texture pack. Her give away will be done separately from mine and will be announced next week.

Hardman Designs offers Texture Packs for photo editing, and digital design.  Amber has been working as a  designer for Photo Prop Floors and Backdrops for almost 2 years. In the last few years, Amber has created textures to use in her design work and her photography, that has set her out ahead of the rest.  Hardman Designs is happy to announce their first texture pack - "Rag A Muffin Textures." This texture pack is perfect for anyone who wants to add a little extra something to their pictures in photo shop or other picture editing software, as well as for the digital design fanatic.

Hardman Designs is excited to give away a free download of their Rag A Muffin Texture Pack that can be seen here:!/photo.php?fbid=293120724045116&set=a.288644901159365.74579.287025611321294&type=3&theater

You can see the textures in use here:!/media/set/?set=a.288187684538420.74472.287025611321294&type=1

If you are not interested in the texture pack, the lucky winner could also select one of our fancy baby / children's flower headbands. You can check them out here:!/media/set/?set=a.292801157410406.75570.287025611321294&type=1

You have to play along at SSW to win. Be sure to follow all of the SSW rules!  Winner will be selected using

Now on with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

For those of you who are new to our blog, we welcome you to the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge! We are so happy to have you join us! And for our loyal followers of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, we welcome you back and thank you for your on going support!!!
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads . Diane has created some SWEET digis for all your creative cards.  So be sure to go over and check out Di's Digi Downloads

Our Grand Prize winner this week will receive a Gift Voucher valued at $10.  
Our winner can choose more than the dollar amount and pay the difference.
So, without any further delay......
Our Grand Prize Winner for last week is:
*******  CRAFTYDEE #18 *******
Congratulations! Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize! Be sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!
And, our top three are:
1. GOLDIE #13


3. HEIDE D #24

Be sure to grab your Top Three Banner on the sidebar!

Congratulations to you too!

Now on to the terrific sketch this week and a fun sponsor too.
Take a look.... I have created a sweet sketch for this week.

Our sketch is 130

I hope you enjoy working with my SWEET sketch.

                             Here are our SWEET cards from our design team.  Enjoy!!


Don't you think the cards are really sweet this week.  I hope this inspires you to join us in the challenge this week. 
To play along in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge is really simple.  

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

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch 129-33.

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

4. Post your card along with the link.

5. Sign into Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.

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

And most important: Have Fun!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!            HUGS, 



  1. Thank you for putting me in your Top #,girls!I'm glad you like my work!

  2. Hi Everyone, wow only 25days to go until Christmas where has 2011 gone and so much has happened in the world during the year.
    Congratulations to this weeks winner and our top three, awesome cards ladies there's just so much talent out there. This weeks cards rock from the Design Team Diva's they look awesome. Thanks Di for being our sponsor this week and to Arlana great posting. Have fun everyone and I'm off to bed for an early night.

    Hugs to everyone
    Kathie SSW-DT

  3. Congrats to the winner and to the top 3! Thank you for picking my card as a top 3.
    I love the sketch this week and the fun cards the DT has made. The coloring and the sweet images make this sketch really stand out.

  4. Our DT cards are gorgeous this week. Great job gals!! I can't wait to see what our followers will create this week. Thanks Di, for sponsoring us and thanks Arlana for the great post. What a fun texture pack that Amber has put together. It is beautiful. have a great week everyone!

  5. Congrats to our winner and top 3!!! So much talent! Thanks Di for sponsoring and Arlana for your post this week. Beautiful cards (as always) ladies....looking forward to seeing what the players create for this week.
    Hugs, Patti

  6. I'm having trouble putting my card on the Inlinkz... when I click it just goes to a picture... I will try back later, but here is my card:

    Thanks for such a fun sketch!

  7. I have the same problem as M.D. Designs...!

  8. Your linky isn't working, it's lumped in with the signature. Here is my card .

    You ladies did another amazing job with this sketch - GREAT job!!!!

    Deanne :)

  9. congrats ladies on your winnings!

    wow ~ your dd does awesome work arlana! lovin those photos!

    whohoo ~ i got to participate this week in another great sketch! i've been crazy busy and couldn't play last week ~ sure missed everyone! thanks again for the inspiration ladies ~ you rawk!

  10. Hello everyone, I tryed to post yesterday but internt browser was not leting me. Wow I sure do love what my fablous creative design team has created this week. The cards are just so sweet. Diane thanks so much for sponsoring us. We love your fun digis. Have a sweet week everyone.

  11. Hi, I just put in my creation, and then I saw that I used the wrong sketch......sorry.....
    I think it was my enthusiasm.
    Greetings Elise

  12. What wonderful cards you ladies made!!! I just entered mine, I just love your sketches!!!

  13. Loving the cards this weeks from the DT and our players! Thanks Diane for your sponsorship. We love your images! What a fun post Arlana. There will be two lucky winners this week. Nice of Amber to sponsor us too! The digital textures will work so well for creating papers etc. What a fun prize! Have a great week everyone!

  14. Hi Ladies
    just wanted to say a big THANKYOU for showcasing my images, your cards are just STUNNING!!Thankyou.

    Hugs Di xxx

  15. Great sketch. Thank you for all your guys hard work!
    Tracy/Stamper Gyrl

  16. Congratulations to the winner and top three!! Arlana, a lovely post and your daughter's work is lovely. How cute is the baby with the headband, just gorgeous - Michelle x

  17. Great creations by the DT...Love this sketch. It will be one that I will use often.

  18. Another great sketch, and wonderful samples from the design team.

  19. Wonderful sketch and great dt samples as usual!

  20. Great sketch and awesome dt examples! hugs Rebekah xx