Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #174

Hello friends!!  This is Sally from Massachusetts. It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Sketch Challenge here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  It's my turn to be your Hostess. 
I love Fall in New England - my favorite time of year.  I was up in New Hampshire this past weekend visiting a friend and we went for a lovely ride.  Unfortunately the weather wasn't very cooperative and the sun never did come out, but we had a great time in spite of the weather.  I wanted to share a little of the beauty we experience here in New England with you...  The leaves have started to change, but the colors weren't quite as vibrant as they would have been on a sunny Fall day... 

And now... on to our Challenge...

I am so excited to say that this week our Sponsor is Krista Smith - Saturated Canary.  I love her images!! 
"My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)!
I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)"
I encourage you to check out her images at her Saturated Canary Online Shop her images are so much fun to color!!  This week's winner will receive 2 free Digis from Krista!!
The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #173 is:


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. Pat #6 

2. Carla S. #7 

3. Just Yolie #4

Awesome job! Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!
Here is Arlana's Sketch for this week here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday -
I loved creating with it!!  And here are the Design Team cards - gorgeous!!


Kathie - Kathie'z Kardz
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 any Saturated Canary 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 #174 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 wonderful week and we look forward to your creations!
Have a fantastic week creating!
Note: The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.

Can't wait to see your wonderful creations!!  Enjoy!!
Blessings to you...
Sally and


  1. Good evening wow Wednesday's seem to come and go so quickly. Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies. Another great sketch this week Arlana, it's very quick and easy showing off our design papers and embellishments. Thanks Krista for being our sponsor I just love working with your images they're so cute and we really appreciate you sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Thanks Sally for posting this week your 1st SSW posting congratulations. Take care everyone have a great week and have fun crafting I can't wait to see your cards.
    Hugs to everyone
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Thanks Krista, I have loved working with this weeks challenge, Saturated canary images are just so lovely and always have fun colouring them. Thank you Alana for the lovely sketch. Have a great time everyone. SSW-DT Helen

  3. Awesome pictures Sally. Thanks for the wonderful post. Congratulations to the winners this week. thanks, Krista for sponsoring us this week. Your iamges are gorgeous and always so much fu to work with. Good luck to our palayers this week and happy creating!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Great cards ladies!! I just love the Saturated Canary images - Thank you Krista!! Congrats to Jane and the Top Three cards from last week - we LOVE to see your creations!!
    Wishing everyone a Blessed week of papercrafting!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  5. Sally,
    What a great post. Love seeing everyones work this week.
    Congrats to the winner and our runner ups.
    Hugs, Heide

  6. Congrats to the winners. Love those fall pictures in New England with the leaves turning colors. Great sketch and wonderful work by the DT. Krista Smith is one of my favorite artists so it is wonderful to see her images displayed.

  7. Sally, thank so much for a wonderful post and the gorgeous fall colors of New England! I would love to enjoy that part of the world some day in the fall. I have been to NY and CT in July. But all the while I was wishing I could stay for the fall colors to bloom! Gals, what a lovely job on all of your cards this week! Just love those Saturated Canary images! Thanks, Krista for your sponsorship. Congrats to our winners again this week! It's always so fun to see what our followers will create for the week! I am here in Utah with Arlana for the week. Getting ready for a scrapbooking exchange weekend and also just some great sister time together. Wishing that Nancy could be here with us this time! Hoping that next year we will be able to better coordinate our travels. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Judi

  8. Well, as you can tell I am on Arlana's computer and forgot to sign in under my account! Sometimes I am just a robot when I get on the computer!!!!

  9. Great and funny sketch!
    The DT's works are awesome!

  10. Wonderful DT work, love the Saturated Canaries.But this time I used another image...
    Thanks for a fun sketch challenge, grtz.Colien

  11. Hellooee! Ohhhh....gorgeous cards Ladies! Look - I'm back again! Thats two weeks in a row! Ha, ha! Glad I'm back though...another fab sketch to play with and such gorgeous imspiration. Hope you've all had a good week. Wedgie xxx

  12. Hello everyone!!! Its 1:57 am here. I have been having fun with with my sister Judi. We wish Nancy was here. Love all the cards this week. They are so SWEET!!! Krista thanks so much for sponsoring us. Cant wait to see what the player do with my sketch. Have a sweet day!!!!

  13. Wow, wonderful sketch, wonderful DT cards and a wonderful sponsor. Such a great week. All of the DT cards are so beautiful, you've made me "need" a few new images. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Hi ladies, another fabulous sketch and some great inspiration from the design team. Had fun with this one. Debs xx

  15. Lovely autumn scenes!
    Thanks for a fun sketch to work with, and for the DT inspiration.

  16. Fantastic samples DT. Great sketch

  17. Thanks for the great inspiration - it great to be able to join your challenges again after my little card making break!

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  18. Love these sweet Saturated Cananry images. fun to color. Another great skeatch to work with, too.

  19. Mr Linky must be having issues is a link to my card I made using this week's sketch - :)
    Karen Christensen

  20. I love Saturated Canary images and have been using them quite a lot (especially her free think pink image recently). I actually used a Wee Stamp today for a change but it would be amazing to get more Krista images.
    I have been trying to do some sketch challenges recently and I loved your sketch and had great fun playing. Inspiring DT creations to drool over too.

  21. Great sketch and wonderful inspiration by the DT's.

  22. Thanks for all inspiration and great sketches :-)

  23. Love this sketch! It worked perfectly for my card. Thanks for all the lovely DT inspiration!

    -Lori Byrns

  24. Thank you for a great sketch and some great DT cards. Love Saturated Canary images. Just got mine submitted in time with less than 30 minutes to spare but the main thing is it did make it in time!