Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sketch 192
Sponsor:  Milk ‘n Coffee Stamps

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here from cold, wintery Michigan posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team.  For those of you who are new to this blog, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of SSW, we welcome you back and thank you for your support! You all are an inspiration to us.

Well they say that January is the coldest month here in Michigan but not this year. Freaky weird temperatures as high as 60 degrees greeted us in January. And now February is bringing in the frosty, freezing temps with snow and ice. Go figure!

 I’d thought you all might like to see the frozen Great Lakes of Michigan. This photo is of the Mackinaw Bridge which joins the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan and is also roughly the spot where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge. It’s amazing that such large bodies of water freeze over. While we may not like the cold weather, there is a lot of beauty in this state this season – probably why we often refer to Michigan as the “winter wonderland” this time of year.    

Okay now let’s get started by announcing the winners of last week’s challenge…..

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #191 is:

Congratulations! Please email Torico, owner of Birdie Brown at:
to receive your 3 digital images. 
Subject:  Birdie Brown and SSW January 2013 Winner
Please include the names of the 3 images you would like.
Be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:


2.  DEBBIE #15

3.  CAROL DEE #19

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now here is this week’s fabulous Sketch 192…..

It’s another great sketch this week by our own talented Assistant Sketch Designer, Sally Dube!  We’re so lucky to have Sally creating these wonderful sketches.  Thank you Sally!

We also want to  give a Get Well shout out to Arlana – we miss her terribly here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!  We’re thinking of you every week Arlana and hope your recovery is progressing! 

Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post – we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Milk ‘n Coffee Stamps! The Grand Prize winner of this week’s challenge will receive three digi stamps from the Milk ‘n Coffee Shop – a terrific prize!  Now here’s a little info about the artists behind these terrific images:

Milk ‘n CoffeeStamps is a digital image shop specializing in cute and girly images. There are two people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from childhood with a common thing that we love so much:  drawing! What we try to do is draw various styles that suit different kinds of tastes so a lot of people with different styles can still play with our images for their cards.

Right now we have eight talented DT ladies who always help us have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. We also have a 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 challenges.

In the future we want to make more cute images that are loved and used happily by many people.
Prize:  Three digi stamps from the Milk ‘n Coffee online store

Thanks Esmeralda and Nathaza for your generous prize package! 

And here’s what the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design Divas created for your inspiration using Milk ‘n Coffee Stamps:

Kathie from Kathie'z Kardz

Heide from Heide D's Paperie

Nancy from Mulberry Station

Linda from Stampers Touch

Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys

Sharon from Inklined To Stamp

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 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 #192 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!

Sharon :)

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



  1. Great cards from the rest of the DT as always. Congratulations Tamera and the top 3. Good luck this week everyone. Holly x

  2. Wauuu.... I am so surprised! Thanks for chose me for the grand prize winner. Congratulations to other Top 3 and all the great crafters on this blog too,
    hugs from sLOVEnija Tamara.
    The new sketch is fab and DT cards are top like always.

  3. Congrats to our winner and top 3!
    Thank you to Milk N Coffee for being our sponsor this week. Great work from the DT. Looking forward to taking a closer look at all the cards.
    Hugs, Heide

  4. Good morning , and congrats to our winners this week. Thanks to Esme and Nathaza from Mild and Coffee for there sponsorship this week. We had a fabulous time working with your adorable images. Thanks, Sharon for your wonderful post. I love the pictures and love learning about MIchigan....It looks mighty cold there right now.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone.
    Hugs, Nancy

  5. Beautiful, beautiful creations from another wonderful sketch..

  6. How delighted I was to see that my card was one of your Top 3! Thank you for that honor. I always enjoy seeing the cards by your design team each week. And once again, today, they are truly inspiring!

  7. Wonderful cards as samples! And yet another great sketch that I am hoping to have a chance to play with later in the week. Sharon being neighbors in WI I agree with the unusual weather. I think we are now catching up with some snow.

  8. Lovely cards again this week! Congrats to our winners! You are always awesome! Thanks so much for supporting SSW, playing along and leaving your sweet comments! Thank you, Milk 'n Coffee for your sponsorship this week! We love your images! Sally, your sketch is lovely. Sharon, thanks for your post this week and sharing your pics from Michigan. I can't imagine ski-dooing on a lake that large! But it's gorgeous to look at and certainly a winter wonderland!
    Hugs, Judi

  9. Thank you for the great inspiration. Also, that photo is absolutely beautiful! We are having odd weather down south as well. We had 15 inches of snow on Christmas which is absolutely unheard of! I enjoy your challenges, thanks for the opportunity to play.

  10. Wonderful images from our Sponsor Milk 'n Coffee and great cards from all the DT!! The picture Sharon shared is so awesome - a Winter Wonderland!! We have had a mile winter in the North East but there is a storm in our forecast... we shall see if we get that 15" that are predicted.
    Happy Crafting to you all!!

  11. Beautiful cards ladies! Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Love that picture-and I love the Mackinac Bridge! I don't know if it is because I remember crossing the straights in a car ferry all those years ago (we only did it once. I must have been about 6 or 7) or because when we have gone downstate for any reason, when we cross the bridge (northbound) we are HOME. Even thought we still have 190 miles to go! I love sitting in that little park in Mackinac City in the balmy evening in summer when the lights are on on the bridge and just watching traffic.
    Anyway, thanks for the sketch and all the pretty pretties (card inspiration). Stay warm! More snow here today-big, fluffy 'lake effect' flakes just floating down!

  13. Wonderful creations from the DT! Thanks for another great sketch and all the inspiration!

  14. I had a lot of fun with this one. Thanks for the sketch, and enjoy my card!

  15. Hellooeee! I hope all you lovely SSW ladies are well and having a fab week! Another fab sketch which I enjoyed using, and great DT cards too.

    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, I love hearing from you all. Wedgie xxx

  16. Great sketch!!! Love the DT card; great job ladies!!!

  17. Really loving the Milk n Coffee images! the DT did a beautiful job!!

  18. Great sketch...perfect for Valentine's Day! Love all the inspiration from the DT!

    -Lori Byrns

  19. Really great sketch this week! Was fun to create with!

  20. Hi Everyone and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards this week, great work everyone. Thank you to Milk ' n Coffee for being our sponsors and letting us work with their great images. Thanks Sally for another lovely sketch and to Sharon for a wonderful posting I just love those photo's. Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful and exciting week crafting.
    Kathie SSW DT

  21. Beautiful cards ladies...Your cards are all amazing.
    Thank you for hosting such great sketches...I will be back to play again.

  22. Beautiful cards from the DT.And great sketch!

  23. fantastic sketch again ladies and your DT cards are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  24. Great sketch, had fun with it. Thanks.



  25. Such a fun sketch - thanks! Arlana, I hope you are feeling better right soon!!!!!

    Deanne :)

  26. This is one of those sketches that I would keep going back to! It's very eye catching. Thanks as always!! :) Great DT cards!!!!

  27. I'm so glad I got a chance to play along again, super DT samples too. xx

  28. Love, love, love the Milk & Cookies digis. Happy to get to play along again.

  29. Wonderful creations by the DT! Thanks for another great challenge:)

  30. Oooo better late than never! Just posted my card for the challenge!

  31. Oooo another amazing sketch and what wonderful inspiration from the DT team too, Luv Sam x

  32. Lovely to see so many fab designs. x

  33. THank you for another great sketch. Thanks also for the lovely photo of snow.