Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
New Design Team Members

Today we are pleased to announce and welcome our New Design Team members.

As I was going though the pictures, I realized we have had several Design Team members come and go since I started this blog.  They have all been great to work with and are missed when they leave.

We would like to thank all of those who applied this time for a DT position. There were so many wonderful entries which made it very hard to choose just three new members.  If you were not chosen this time, please do not feel discouraged. We loved all of your work.  And, please feel free to apply on our next DT Call.  We wish we had room for all of you to join. 

Jeannie has been a long time Design Team member and has graciously accepted the call to be our Sweet Sketch Wednesday Coordinator working with Judi. This is a big job and I appreciate their efforts in keeping things organized at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We have others working behind the scenes on a weekly basis and appreciate our Design Team so much.

Also a big thanks goes out to my whole team as we couldn't run this blog without all of you.

Now to let you know a little more about Jeannie
and to learn who our NEW Design Team members are!

SSW Coordinator
Hello - I am Jeannie Thomas and I live in Phoenix, Arizona which means it's hot, hot, and then more hot since it is pretty much the desert!  I moved here almost 5 years ago but I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm the youngest of 4, and yes I love my Green Bay Packers!  The love of my life's name is Neal and although I never had any children of my own,  I'm fortunate to have 3 semi-stepchildren that I get to have fun with every other weekend. I am an Administrative Professional at a Civil Engineering company and Neal is a high school teacher of all things computer related. I started out scrapbooking, but decided a smaller scale was much more to my liking in cardmaking and now I am completely obsessed with it. Other than that I love to try anything crafty, I like to read, cook, crochet, and watch really bad reality tv!

Our Three New Design Team Members are:

Hi - My name is Sally Dube. I love the Lord and am grateful for each new day!! I am happily married to my husband Joe of 33 years =), have 2 (now 3) wonderful children Laura 27 and Scott 24 who is married to Marisa!! We fill our "Empty Nest" with one cat Cosmo and our Boxers, Boston and Summer. I love to unwind after a long workday in my Craft Room making cards. I have been a Crafter since childhood. I love needle work, quilting, beading, but my favorite is paper crafting. Sketch Challenges are my latest passion. I love to share my take on the designs and to see the amazing work of others. I am so excited to be a part of the Design Team here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!

Hi, my name is Helen Plant.
I have been making cards now for about 13 years, I love every aspect of it.
Out of all the techniques I have tried ,I would probably say stamping
 ... whether it be actual stamps or digi stamps
 ... have to be my favourite, and colouring with alcohol markers.
I have made lots of friends through crafting ...  from the card making group I run and online. 
I have really enjoyed creating my blog, the comments are just lovely,  and being part of DT teams is fabulous  
- seeing what everyone else has thought up using the challenges put to them.
I just love to be part of the creative community!!!

"I taught 1st grade for 10 years before making the decision to become a stay at home mom. My boys are now 7 and 9. I started card making when my oldest was born … I thought it would save money. (Grin) Boy was I ever wrong! I love everything crafty: card-making, painting, scrap-booking, knitting, and quilting (tho I will admit that my knitting skills need some serious work!) I am addicted to lovely paper and have found that my obsessive love of the pretty works just as well with fabric and yarn and even gardening! I am really looking forward to working with all the talented artists at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!"

Welcome, Sally, Helen and Joanna!
We are so excited to have you as part of the SSW DT!

Next week Sally, Helen and Joanna
will delight you with their creations!


This week our sponsor is Milk 'n Coffee. We fell in love with their Digis .  Such a SWEET variety. We want to thank them for sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 

Prize:  3 Free digis from Milk ‘n Coffee Shop

Milk 'nCoffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images.There are 2 people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from our childhood with a common thing that we love so much: drawing. What we try to do is drawing various styles that suits different kind of tastes, so a lot of people with different style can still play along with our image for their cards.
Right now we have 8 talented DT ladies who always help us to have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. Also we have monthly colour challenge at our main blog. You can check it here. It's very nice to see a lot of people join and have fun at our challenge.
In the future we still want to make more cute images that is loved and used happily by many people.

The Grand Prize Winner of last week's Challenge #168 is:           

 ~         PAPERSNIFFER (WENDY) #12     ~

Our Top 3 Cards for last week are:

1.  SAMANTHA #18
2. OLGA #4

Thank you all so much for playing along with us and Congrats!!
Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize and be sure sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on you blog!
This week we are spotlighting two of Milk 'n Coffee's DT.  

Carrie and Mary, thanks so much for joining us.  
We love your creations!



Here is what our SSW Design Team has created for you!

Erika - Simple and Sweet Designs

Linda - Stampers Touch

Arlana -  Sweetberry Designs

Kathie - Kathiez Kardz

Nancy - Mulberry Station

Jeannie - Dragonfly Journeys

Heide - Heide D's Paperie

 Sharon - Inklined to Stamp

Just a quick picture of my Bug in Park City.  

Don't forget to bug on over again. Have a Sweet week everyone.

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge Rules:
1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. If you have any MILK 'N COFFEE 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 #169 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.



  1. Good morning everyone congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards this week great work ladies. Welcome to our new Design Team Diva's Helen,Sally and Joanna and congratulations to Jeannie for her new position working with Judi as our coordinators. Thanks to Esmeralda and Nathaza for being our new sponsor this week. I love your images especially the little cutie I used. Arlana love the posting this week awesome work and I love your car and new photo's. Take care everyone and have a wonderful week crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Woohoo! I'm so glad to be your winner! Who do I need to contact about the prize? Love this week's sketch, I hope I get a chance to play along with it. xx

  3. Cngratulations to all our winners this week. We truely had some wonderful entries. Welcome, welcome to Joanna, Sally and Helen. We are so excited to have you apart of our team. And congrats to Jeannie. I know judi is excited about having some help. Thank you sooo mucn. Beautiful post this week. I love your little Bug Arlana, I can't wait to drive it again with all the decals on it. It is so cute.
    Have a great week everyone!!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Thanks for picking my card as one of the top 3!!! I would love to display the banner if you can send me the code! Thanks! Congrats to the new team, looking forward to gorgeous creations!

  5. Congrats to the winner and Top 3.
    So excited to hear about the new DT members and a big welcome to you 3 and yea for Jeannie.
    Thank you to our sponsors, we are so happy to have you this week.
    Hugs, Heide

  6. Olga here the code Then follow the directions above on the side bar.

  7. Hello Everyone, Congrats to our winner. We love having all of you play along. It so exciting as we have even picked up some new followers. Big welcome to the new Design Team members. I am so looking forward to working with you and seeing your SWEET creations. Can't thank Jeannie enough for excepting the new call. There is lost of work that goes on to keep my blog running. It such a delight to have Milk'n Coffee sponsor us. Thanks so much we love your digis. Well have a sweet week everyone!!! HUGS Arlana

  8. So excited to be a member of the SSW Design Team - thanks for the warm welcome!! Beautiful cards this week ladies and a great Sketch Arlana! Love the Milk 'N Coffee ddigi's - all so very sweet!
    Have a Blessed week - happy crafting!!

  9. Ooh, nice sketch! I'll try to play along. I love your Bug! It's so pretty! :)

  10. Congratulations to Sally, Helen and Joanna! We are so happy to have you on our SSW DT. Looking forward to seeing your creations! Congrats to our winners this week! We always love the inspiration our followers share with us! Emse and Nathaza, thanks so much for your sponsorship this week. We are so happy to have two of your fabulous DT, Carrie and Mary J, join us at SSW! Arlana, what a fun bug to drive when I come visit the next time! Jeannie, congratulations on your new position. I will definitely benefit from it the most!!! LOL Looking forward to working together. Everyone, have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!
    Hugs, Judi

  11. Congrats to the new DT members! Looking forward to seeing your fantastic creations! Thanks for another great sketch to work with this week! The DT and guests had wonderful samples for inspiration!

  12. OH wow thanks for choosing my card as one of the Top 3 I was not Very happy with that card so lovely you thought it was good enough! Awesome to see New DT members joining you and Look forward to Double the inspiration too!

    Hope to play along again this week! thanks for the fun hugs me xx

  13. Great inspiration Ladies and welcome the new ladies! Something went wrong when I linked up. It is the right link but wrong photo.

  14. Big congrats to the new DT! Another fabulous sketch this week and as usual the DT samples are top of the line. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Welcome to the new team members, can't wait to see your cards! Enjoy your weekend, Colinda

  16. Thanks to the DT members for the lovely inspiration team - what great talent. Welcome to the new members.

  17. Thank you so very much for letting me join the fun on your blog. See you next time…



  18. Thanks for giving us such lovely sketches to work with and such fab inspiration from all the DTs!

  19. Thanks you for this sketch, I like it and I can make a card whit this.

  20. What a wonderful sketch this week!!! Thanks for all the inspiration from the DT...what amazing talent!

    -Lori Byrns

  21. great sketch and fab DT cards. Really enjoyed this weeks challenge- thanks x

  22. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Karen C

  23. wow great dt cards ladies. the sketch is great i am going to have a go for the first time.

    caroline woodhall

  24. Another great sketch to use, thanks and great DT cards as always.

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