Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Is It Spring Yet? Sweet Sketch Wednesday 190 and Floppy Latte

Has it been cold enough for everyone? 

This is Nancy hosting this week for SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY, from the bright sunny state of Arizona....    You would think that Arizona would be warm.  But that has not been the case lately.   It has been really, really cold here.  We had three nights with the temperatures down to 6 degrees and the days were only in the 20's. 
 I don't live in Phoenix, but they really has problems with their plant life and water lines when the temperatures get that low.  They have to cover everything up.  They had temperatures in the 20's at night which is not good for cactus and other plant life down there..   I live in Northern Arizona so it was actually alot colder here.
It is crazy because today the temperatures are in the mid 60's.  I didn't even wear a jacket today when I went out. 
For those of us that live in the northern hemisphere, I thought you might like it see a little taste of spring with this beautiful picture.  Just think, Spring will be here in a few short months.

Now, on with introducing our new sponsor this week.
We are happy to announce

Jessica and Stef H (Glitterbabe)


Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Hi. I'm Jessica (or FLOPPY) of FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS. I design digital stamps and papers, and also rework old woodcuts and drawings and put them into digital stamp form.. and i'm stef (or GLITTERBABE) as i'm known in blogland. I also design digital stamps but not quite as intricately as FLOPPY does. Together we're the LATTE LADIES, or better known as FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS. Jess is the more serious one and stef is the clown – always trying to make people laugh. ok. So she likes the limelight. Keeps me (jess) in the background creating. Together we offer a variety of stamping and scrapbooking images and items reaching out to everyone's tastes (so we think). Do drop by FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS ( ) and have a look around. We are sure you'll see something you like and we guarantee it'll put a smile on your face!

Our Grand Prize Winner this week will receive: $10 Gift Certificate

Before we see our fabulous card from our Design Team, I would like to announce last week's winner.
Our Grand Prize Winner of  6 free digi images from
Digi Stamp Boutique is:


Stephanie, Please contact Sally Ann to claim your 6 free digi images.

Subject:  Digi Stamp Boutique and SSW January 2013 Winner
Please include the names of the 6 digi images you would like.  

Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar to display proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:

1.  Anu #16

2. Del #9

3. Wedge #23

Congratulations!!! Be sure and grab your Top Three badge for your blog

Here is our fabulous sketch from Sally

We have great news this week. Jeannie is back from a short leave of absence.
We are so excited to have her back.

Jeannie- Dragonfly Journeys

SALLY-Sally's Window of Paper Crafting



HOLLY Fairy Elephants Craft Creations

LINDA-The Stampers Touch

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 a Floppy Latte image, 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

#190 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 fabulous week creating!

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

We can't wait to see your creations!!
Nancy  and



  1. Congratulations Stephanie S and the top 3. Hope to see you all again this week - it is a great sketch to work with. Hope to see some spring/summery cards to warm me up as it has been snowing for the last week here in the UK. Good Luck everyone. Holly x

  2. Great post Nancy! Love the photo that you also posted. Such beautiful flowers.
    Congrats to the winner and top 3, great work.
    Welcome back Jeannie!
    Hugs, Heide

  3. What a GORGEOUS photo Nancy - love the colors!! Congrats to the Winner and Top 3 from last week - What a GREAT turnout we had!! Looking forward to seeing this week's creations!! Thanks to Floppy Latte for the Sponsorship and Welcome Back Jeannie!!
    Blessings to all!!

  4. Good morning. Congrats to all our winners this week and thanks to Floppy Latte for sponsoring us this week. It was really fun to work with your images. We had a lot of fun cards this past week..lots of fabulous inspiration. I can't wait to see what everyone creates this week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  5. Ooohhh a top 3 spot, thank you so much, I loved the layout on the sketch last week....and this weeks is every bit as nice. Will be back when I get my card done! WD to Stephanie and the other top 3'rs xx

  6. Thank you so much for choosing my card to be one of the top 3. And now on to working for this week's sketch :)

  7. Hey there guys, still miss you all! Love the new sponsor and their images are adorable. You all really aced it this week with such beautiful cards. Jeannie, so glad to see you back!
    Nancy, thanks for the breath of spring in your post...
    love you all....

  8. Congrats to our winner and top 3! We always love seeing your creations! Nancy, thanks for the touch of spring today in your post! We actually received rain after a very cold spell. I actually liked the idea that we had been dry for so long even though it was cold. Thank you, Floppy Latte, for sponsoring us this week! It's always fun to have someone new! I loved how all the DT cards turned out. Thanks, Sally, for another fabulous sketch! Jeannie, we are so happy to have you back! Have a great week, everyone!
    Hugs, Judi

  9. great sketch , super dt cards and I wish I was looking out of the window at that beautiful Spring scene.
    jane in the cold UK. janex

  10. Such a great sketch and beautiful cards from the DT as usual. Always so inspiring!

  11. o my word! what absolutely gorgeous creations! we are soooooooooooooo happy to be sponsoring this challenge. you ladies totally rock... and the sketch is fabulous!

    hugs :)

  12. What a nice sketch. I think I'll have to give it a try :) And those DT-cards are just amazing and a great inspiration. Fab work!

    Hugs, Eemeli

  13. Ladies, you are too kind! Thank you so much for picking me to be in your top three...that was such a lovely surprise to find after work tonight! :-)

    This week's sketch looks fab and your cards are gorgeous...I'll be back over the weekend to join in the fun! Wedgie xxx

  14. I have had so much fun playing along with the sketch this week, it has been a long time!! I have entered my card--thank you--all the DT cards are GORGEOUS!!

  15. Thanks for this wonderful sketch! It was perfect for the card I made. Beautiful inspiration from the DT as always.

    -Lori Byrns

  16. Another great sketch to help me create this birthday card. I wish we had temperatures like that. This month we've had 2 lots of snow and had temperatures in -2. Great cards by the DT team.

  17. Oooo love this sketch!! Helped me to recover my creativity!! Glad to be back and participating again!!

  18. I, like Barb, am so glad to be back playing along with Sweet Sketch Wednesday, truly my favorite challenge blog! It is so hard for me to find time to craft anymore, and I am very happy to have spent my morning with you all at SSW! Thanks for the inspiration! I hope to see you again soon!!

  19. fantastic sketch and DT creations- so pretty!

  20. What a gorgeous photo and it brings thoughts of spring even with all this COLD weather. Great samples from the DT and another wonderful sketch. Appreciate all the comments from the DT.

  21. Wonderful DT work! Love the sketch, thanks for a fun challenge!

  22. yet another fabulous sketch, I just love playing along. Super DT cards too. xx

  23. Thank you for this sketch because he is easy and I like that.

  24. I agree with Patricia, this was a nice easy sketch. Thanks for the inspiration--the DT cards are beautiful.

  25. super sketch, great cards from DT xx

  26. Welcome back Jeannie. You where missed. ;) Great sketch again!

  27. Two cards from one great sketch, thanks.

  28. DT members - what wonderful inspiration this week and every week! Thank you - and thanks for another great sketch.

  29. Beautiful cards from the DT! Thank you for the sketch this week!

  30. Helloeee! Me again!
    Fab sketch...I enjoyed using this one a lot. Gorgeous DT cards too, great inspiration.

    Thanks again for my Top 3 Badge...I'm wearing it with pride! Wedgie xxx

  31. Love the photo at the top with it's bright cheerful colours. Thank you for the inspiration cards and congrats to last week's winners. Loved the sketch - thanks.

  32. Great sketch and stunning DT work. Really fab challenge.

    Love Karen x

  33. Thank you for another fun sketch and great inspiration.