Wednesday, June 27, 2012

 Bugaboo Stamps and Sweet Sketch Wednesday 160
Hello fellow blogger friends...this is Judi
from the Pacific Northwest where we are finally getting
 a bit of summer and hoping that it will stay!

June has been a bittersweet month for us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday as we have lost two of our fabulous design team members.  This will be Patti Painter's last week with us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We hate to see her leave.   Last week we had to inform you that Genevieve was leaving.  We love these gals so much.  We will miss their wonderful talent but know that they will continue to create and inspire others and hope that they will be back to visit us often and maybe even join us again on the DT.  Thanks so much for all your hard work week after week. 
 Best Wishes, Patti and Genevieve!

You can click on their pictures below
to leave them some sweet LOVE!

The sweet part of this month was that Erika,
 a former DT member returned to SSW! 
For those of you who do not know, Erika is my niece!
She is a wonderful mother of two children and
an incredible school teacher.
 I'm sure you will see her love and dedication
 to teaching in her creations!
 Welcome Back, Erika!

       Patti                                     Genevieve                            Erika

 Now these are only three of our DT but I could go on as every single DT member is wonderful and we love each of them and appreciate all their hard work and dedication to SSW....
just to give you a little inspiration.

In case you do not know...
Sweet Sketch Wednesday has the best DT ever. 

Another bit of info: 
As the coordinator of SSW, I am busy completing the final details for the rest of 2012.  I am just about ready to schedule our sponsors for 2013.  If you are intested in sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday, please email Arlana at
I may have a few spots available.

Now to announce the winners of Sketch 159 challenge:

Our Grand Prize winner is:

Please contact Arlana at with the six digital images you would like from Digi Stamp Boutique 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. KATHY # 13
2. HELEN #12
 3. PATRICIA #24

Congratulations to you and be sure to pick up your badges from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blog!!

Now for this week's sponsor we are happy to announce that
Bugaboo is joining our party for the week. 
It's always a party with Bugaboo!

We love Jodie's images so much!  She has sponsored us from the beginning and we have enjoyed watching her shop grow.  I am always amazed at her creative talent.  She now has so many wonderful images...there is no way I can keep up with them.  But for sure, you can always find an image to go with anything or any celebration!  Just go take a look around her shop!  It is never ending!

Here is a little about Jodie and her shop:
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two and a half years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our links are:
Store :
Catch the bug Challenge blog:

Jodie is so can always find a
new freebie on her site every single Friday!!!!!!

As a sponsor this week, Bugaboo is offering
7 free digis to our lucky Grand Prize Winner.

So grab Arlana's Sweet Sketch below and play along!!!!
We always love to see what you will create!

Our first card this week is a special feature
from the Bugaboo DT.
Thanks, Billie, for joining us!

Heide and Arlana's cards are also featured on
Bugaboo's Blog this week! 
Thanks, Heide and Arlana!

Now for the rest of our DT Inspiration!

Thanks so much, DT gals!  I always love to see your cards!

Now it is time for you, our followers, to show us what you can create using this week's sketch and we all look forward to visiting with you!

Be sure and read the following rules
so that you are sure to be eligible
for this week's prize!

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. If you have Bugaboo 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 # 160 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.

Thanks for stopping by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and also visiting our DT's blogs.  We always love to hear what you have to say about our creations too!  Have a wonderful week and be sure to show us what you create with Arlana's sketch!

Hugs!  Judi

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



  1. Hi everyone and what an amazing line up of cards we had this week. Congratulations to our winner Carrie and our Top 3 Helen, Kathy and Patricia. We farewell Patti this week and we're really going to miss you Patti and your wonderful cards and colours. This week our Design Team have some amazing cards using Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I can't wait to see what you do with this great sketch Arlana's designed. Thanks so much Jodie for being our sponsor and you can see by the amazing cards from the design team how we love working with your images. Thanks Judi for such a great posting this week. Wishing everyone a lovely week crafting and I can't wait to see your cards.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Congrats to the winner and top 3 cards this week. Thank you to Bug A Boo for being our sponsor this week. Good luck to Patti, we are going to miss you.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. What great cards ladies! So sorry to see Patti go. Good luck in all you do. Thanks Judi for such a sweet welcome. Congrats to our winners and thanks Jodie for sponsoring us this week. I just love your images! Can't wait to see what everyone creates! Have a good week!

  4. Oh these are the cutest cards this week. Love those images Design team. First off thanks to bugaboo for sponsoring us. We love all your sweetness. Big that to Judi for filling in this week. Hope everyone having a sweet day!!! Cant wait to see what our player have to show us this week. Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!! Hugs Arlana

  5. Congratulations to all the winners this past week. Your cards are amazing. Patti and Geneveive, you are really going to be missed. We hope you will stop by and join us once in a while. we love yur guys....and Erika, it is great to have you back. Judi, what a fantastic job on the post this week. Thanks for all you do. It is so fun to have Jodi as our sponsor. It is always a delignt to work with her images.
    I can't wait to see what the week brings....gorgeous cards, I am sure.
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Beautiful DT cards!! Love the sketch - Thanks so much ladies!!

  7. Judi, thanks for such a sweet send off. I will miss each of you on the DT so very much, thanks for all of your support this past year and yes I will be by, not getting rid of me that easy, lol. To the players, thank you for the wonderfully inspiring cards and creations that you have shared with me this past year, I will miss visiting with you each week. Take care and keep creating!
    Congrats to last week's winners and thanks Jodie for the great images to play with.
    Love you all!!!!

  8. I hope you like my fun little card! Thanks for the sketch!


  9. Oh I forgot to say that we will truly miss Patti and Genevieve. They have been such a fabulous part of our team. Come and see us often. Big big welcome back to Erika. It so sweet to have you aboard again. Have a sweet night everyone!!! HUGS Arlana

  10. Thanks so much for chooosing my card in the Top 3 - you've made my day!
    Love this week's sketch too, so I'm sure I'll be back again soon!
    Helen x

  11. This is my first time with sweet sketch wednesday and I had so much fun with this sketch...Thanks Arlana. I will be back to this challenge again to see what other sketches you have XOX Tania

  12. Fabolous work from all the dt. This is my first try on your sketches, but I'm almost done;)


  13. Thank you for yet another lovely sketch! DT, y'all did a fabulous job.

  14. Another fab sketch and lovely inspiration, thank you!

  15. Thanks for the awesome sketch. :)

  16. Great sketch and fun DT cards. Thanks x

  17. Another great sketch today. Love the samples also. I've shared your link with a blogging friend who'd not heard of your sketches and she loves them too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Gorgeous cards as always ladies & welcome back Erica :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  19. This sketch is great to work with, welcome back Erica, and the creations of the designteam are fabulous again, like to play at SSW.
    gr. Liesbeth

  20. Another great sketch! had fun playing around with this one!

  21. Best wishes Patti and Genevieve! Welcome back Erica. Love this sketch, and great samples from the DT.

  22. This was a fun sketch! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  23. Awesome sketch this week! Great job DT!

    -Lori Byrns

  24. Thanks for another fab sketch and awesome inspiration from the DT! Helen x

  25. Hi Thnaks for this great sketch, lovely one to make!
    Sunny greetings;-))m

  26. Another fab sketch, I had fun with this one xx

  27. Great Sketch~ Was so fun and easy to use! Thanks~