Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 185 ~ Digi Stamp Boutique

Hello Sweet Sketch Wednesday followers!  We are so glad to have you visit us again this week!  This is Judi posting for you.  Today is a very special day for 37th wedding anniversary!!!  Where does the time go!  Seems like I was just having my own babies and now I am enjoying my grand babies!

Well, we have less than a week before Christmas arrives.  I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and planning a special day with your family or friends. In light of the terrible tragedy that occurred on Friday in Connecticut with the loss of 20 precious children, 7 adults and the gunman, I hope we will all take a moment and pray for peace in the world and comfort for all those who are suffering from this senseless loss and other tragedies. I know this isn't a religious blog but I do want to say that I believe in a loving Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, who died for each one of us that we may someday return and live with them again. What a privilege it is to celebrate the birth of our Savior and rejoice in His life and the atonement that he has so graciously offered each of us.  He lives and loves each one of us. He is the Light and Hope of the world.  May your holiday be bright with new hope for better days ahead.  Remember to give your children, grand children and all your loved ones an extra hug tonight!

Good Tidings of Great Joy:  
The Birth of Jesus Christ

Let’s  announce the winners of last week’s challenge…..

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #184 is:

Carla Suto #13

Congratulations,  Carla!  
Please contact: Tammy at A Day For Daisies

Subject:  ADFD and SSW December 2012 Winner:

to claim your $12 Gift Certificate and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:
1. Calypso #3
2. Lousie #7
3. Barb O #13

Lovely Creations!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now here is this week’s fabulous Sketch 185…..

This is a sketch from the past!  It's always a delight to bring back some of the sketches we have previously used!  I know you will enjoy using this one. 

We used this sketch originally on February 15, 2012.  
If you would like to see what the DT created then click HERE.

We have an awesomely devoted sponsor this week...yes, you guessed it...

Most of you know that on the third week of every month Sally Ann sponsors us here at SSW!  We love Sally Ann's images and are so happy to create with them. Thank you, Sally Ann, so much for your devotion to Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

This is what Sally Ann has to say about Digi Stamp Boutique.

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

 I hope you will play along with us this week at SSW
because if you are the lucky
SSW Grand Prize Winner you will receive
6 free digi images from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Now here’s what the design team has created 
for your inspiration this week using 
Digi Stamp Boutique images!

Linda - Stampers Touch

Sharon - Inklined to Stamp

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 Digi Stamp Boutique 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 #185 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!

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

Can't wait to see your lovely creations!!!  Less than one week until Christmas!  Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Judi and 



  1. Happy anniversary Judi. I get married next week - I hope we reach 37 years. Wishing you another 37years of happiness. Holly

    1. Hi Holly wishing you all the very best for your big day next week and I hope all goes well for you. It was my Wedding Anniversary last Wednesday but mine was only 14 years, Judi beats me hands down. Ours was on 12-12-12 a very special day.
      Take care and all the very best.
      Kathie SSW-DT

    2. Congrats Holly - Enjoy your special day!!
      Blessings to you!!

  2. Oh, Congrat's Holly on your wedding this next week. I wish you the best. Kathie, Happy Belated Anniversary!! Happy Anniversary to you too, Judi. I didn't realize we had all of these in a row. How wonderful!!
    Congrats to our winners this past week. And thank you Sally Ann for your continued sponsorship.
    Judi, thank you so much for the beautiful message and post.
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. What wonderful cards from all the Dt this week!! Congrats to Carla and the Top Three - your cards were all wonderful!!
    Happy Anniversary Wishes to you Judi and Kathie!!
    Judi, I just love your post - Last Friday when the tragedy in CT became known, and I heard of the deaths, all I could envision was Heaven's Gates open wide for those 20 children and Jesus welcoming them into His loving arms... There is comfort in Him! Praying for peace and comfort for the families and friends left behind.
    Love & Hugs - Sally

  4. Love this sketch! Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! Hope to be able to play along with this week's great sketch.

  5. Hi everyone, congratulations to our winner Carla and our Top 3 cards wonderful work ladies and very pretty cards. Thank you to Sally-Ann for your on going sponsorship it's very much appreciated by us all as we love working with your images and having fun. Thanks Arlana for reusing this sketch I feel happier second and third time round with my card those demons have gone. Judi Happy Anniversary my friend 37 years of wedded bliss and one amazing family, thank you so much for your lovely posting this week it was so sad to here this on our news I think my words were not again and it's so sad that 20 small children were involved they haven't had a chance to enjoy life. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
    Big Hugs to everyone
    Kathie SSW-DT

  6. Congrats to the winner and the 3 runner ups.
    Great cards this week ladies, such a fun sketch.
    Happy Anniversary Judi...may you have many more wonderful years together.
    A very Merry Christmas to you all!
    Hugs, Heide

  7. Such a beautiful message. I can't hear it too much. I feel like I could listen to President Monson talk all day long. I love this time of year when so many others remember him in their lives and pray for it to last all year. Maybe then tragedy will not befall our children anymore. Thank you for putting it on your blog. With love and wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and yours. Robin

  8. Beautiful creations Ladies! Happy anniversary Judy!

  9. I am thrilled to have won last week! Congratulations to the Top Three! Gorgeous work from the DT again this week! Thanks for the challenge! I am happy to have played along again!

  10. Thank you for the fun challenge and the beautiful DT work for inspiration! Happy Holidays!!! :)

  11. digi Boutique has some of the cutest images. Fun to work with and another great sketch.

  12. Wonderful DT work and great sketch. Loved to join this challenge, thanks!

  13. Thank you for repeating this sketch as I missed it the first time round. Enjoyed working with this one. Thank you for all the great inspiration - love the squares on Kathie's card. Hope you have/had a good christmas (Boxing Day here now!)