Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #156

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sketch 156
Sponsor:  Meljen’s Designs

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here from Michigan posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team.  For those of you who are new to this blog, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of SSW, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!

I know I speak for the whole Sweet Sketch Wednesday team when I tell you how excited we get with all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  There are so many talented crafters that bless us with your online friendship and support.  We are so very thankful for that.  You all are an inspiration to us.

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

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #155 is:

Wendy F

Congratulations!  Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:

1.  Pauline #13

2.  Goldie #4

3.  Olga #10

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now here is this week’s fabulous Sketch 156…..

It’s another great Arlana sketch this week!  Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post – we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Meljen’sDesigns!  The Grand Prize winner of this week’s challenge will receive four non-colored digis of the winner’s choice from Meljen’s Designs – a terrific prize!  Now here’s a little info about the owner, Melissa, and the company…..

Meljen’s Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins.  She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family.  Meljen’s Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen’s Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our Facebook FAN PAGE!  Please visit the Meljen’s Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa’s lovely designs!  You can also see Melissa’s rubber stamps at her corner of WhimsyStamps too!

Prize:  4 non-colored digis of the winner’s choice

Thanks Melissa!  We love creating with your wonderful digi stamps!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Meljen’s Designs images:

We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge 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 Meljen’s Designs images, we’d love to see what you can do with them.  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 #156 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!

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


  1. Thank you Ladies for choosing me as one of the top 3, I do appreciate it.
    The inspiration for this week is amazing. Great Job! I do love Melissa's digis.
    Thank you to all on the DT for taking time to comment on all the entries. I really do appreciate your time doing it. It makes entering your challenges worthwhile, even if you do not win anything.

  2. Great post Sharon.
    Loving everyones cards this week! Congrats to the Grand prize winner and the top 3. Great cards last week.

  3. Congratulations ladies=) stunning cards! ... Been stalking the blog all morning, waiting for the sketch lmao awesome cards DT And a great sketch again, thank you!

  4. Sharon, thanks for doing this week's post! DT, wonderful job as guys inspire me as well as all of our great players. Melissa, thanks for the support and great images for this week!
    Congrats to all of our winners....have fun creating this week and we look forward to seeing your cards.

  5. Good morning, The DT cards are gorgeous! Wednesday mornings is almost like Chirstmas. It is so fun to see everyones creations. Thanks to Sharon for the post this week and thanks to Meljens. We appreciate you sponsoring SSW. Congrats to the winners this weeks. We love seeing your entries. You give our team so much inspiration too.
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Hopefully I've done everything right this week!!! Would love some of you to check out my blog :)

  7. Woot, woot!!! You've done it again!!! Another fantastic sketch!!! I had my image coloured and was only waiting for the sketch to come up so I could finish my card, lol!!! Hugs, Brigitte

  8. Hello ladies! I just adore everyone of these Meljen images! Thank you, Melissa, for sponsoring us this week! Sharon, what a fabulous post. We always appreciate our DT who help us out so much here at SSW! Congrats to our winners again this week! We love seeing all the fabulous cards each week and gaining inspiration from you! Thanks so much for your support. Now a few weeks ago I mentioned my son was summitting Denali in Alaska. We just receive a phone call last night that all is well with him and his two climbing companions. They made it to the top in seven days with unbelieveable weather that was on their side...only 20 mph winds. I can hardly wait to hear his story and to see his photos as he is a professional photographer as well as a mountaineer. Well, I wish all of you a great week accomplishing and creating the things you want to do.
    Hugs, Judi

  9. Hello everyone!!! Busy week for me last week. We were working on our front yard. Sorry if I didn't make it to you blog to comment. I want to thank Sharon for posting this week. I could do it with out my Fabulous Design Team. Also thanks to Melissa for sponsoring us this week. We love your images. Had so much fun with mine. Congrats to our winners. Have a sweet day everyone!!!

  10. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of the top three for last weeks challenge, it is very much appreciated.
    Great DT inspiration and another fab sketch - I will be back later with this weeks card.

  11. Thank you for another fab sketch, and gorgeous cards from the DT, they are always fab x
    Wendy x

  12. Another great sketch! This one was a bit challenging (in a good way)! The DT samples are creative and inspiring as usual. Thanks so much for yet another fabulous sketch!

  13. More great cards from the DT on this wonderful sketch. The images from Meljen's are just too cute.

  14. Hi everyone, firstly I would like to apologies that I didn't get to anyone's blog last week as I was overseas on a business trip. Congratulations to our winners lovely work ladies. Thanks so much Arlana for a great sketch, to Melissa for being our sponsor very cute images. Also thanks Sharon for doing the posting this week. Can't wait to see your work this week and to make comments. Take care very one and happy crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  15. Gorgeous cards as always ladies, and thanks for another lovely sketch to play with Arlana.
    Kathie I hope you had a lovely trip :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  16. Thank you Ladies for this Fabulous Sketch :) Wonderful work from the DT!!!

  17. Hi everyone, I like your sketch because he is easy and he don't complicated. Thanks for this.

  18. Great Sketch and what a lot of great takes on the sketch. Look forward to joining in again sometime. Tracy

  19. great DT cards and thankyou for the sketch- I really liked using it as always. Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and for those in the Uk it has been a nice long one :-)

  20. Great sketch this week, Arlana! What great cards from the DT as well! Hope everyone has fun with this one!
    Erika O

  21. This is such a great sketch. Thank so much! I love all of the DT creations! Lots of talent over here!

  22. Thanks for the challenge and another great sketch to work with! Wonderful samples from the DT! I enjoyed playing along this week!

  23. Stunning DT creations ladies! Just absolutely gorgeous.

    Hugs Kim

  24. What wonderful inspiration from the DT! This is a great sketch to work with.