Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Happy March, everyone!  Seems like the year is rolling right along!  This month we get to enjoy two wonderful holidays, St Patrick's Day and Easter.

This is Judi hosting you this week from Washington State.  As I am writing this we are having a wonderfully warm spring day...60 degrees and beautiful sunshine.  It feels like spring may be just around the corner for us.

Now I would like to announce that our 
Bugaboo and SSW Grand Prize Winner of Sketch 195 is:


Please email Judi at

for your gift code
Subject: Bugaboo and SSW February 2013 Winner

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

Our Top Three are:
1.  Sherryn #2

2.  Mina #20

3. Lacarterine #7

Wonderful cards!
 Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

This week we have a special treat for all of you.  Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps is our sponsor!  Mary Ellen is the owner, illustrator and poet at Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.  Yes, I said, poet!   I know you will enjoy looking around her blog and taking in all of her creativity.  Mary Ellen has just recently changed her blog to make things a little easier for you to find an image you would like.  All of her images are Black and White and also Colored.  Take some time to enjoy some of her poetry too...a great addition to go long with your image and card. 

Now the special treat to you is that all of Dearie Dolls images and poetry are free to you.  Go ahead and choose an image but please leave Mary Ellen a sweet comment and let her know you are creating a card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday or that you found out about Dearie Dolls from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Please remember to follow the angel policy of our sponsors!  This is Dearie Dolls Digis Angel Policy:

"Please feel free to use the images that I give away free in your handmade projects only.  Please do not mass produce and sell the black and white images or the colored ones. Giving me credit as Mary Ellen’s Dearie Designs is greatly appreciated. Enjoy and have fun!"

Click on the Dearie Doll Badge to take you to Mary Ellen's blog!

This is the direct link:

You can also visit Mary Ellen on Facebook:
Here is a little bio about Mary Ellen and Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

"I have always been a crafter and a stay at home mom that was able to make enough on handmades to help out and still be there for my kids who are all grown now. I have six grandchildren ranging in age from six months up to ten years. I started to draw digis about a year and a half ago. I like to write poetry and have illustrated some of my children's poems.
My digi blog is a place for card makers and others to download free images. I like to tell a little story with most digis and feel that the innocence of children is full of color, imagination and humor and so most of my artwork is a reflection of that. I truly hope that everyone that visits can find something useful and fun."

Mary Ellen

Several months ago when I was looking around Dearie Dolls I came across this video so I wanted to share it with all of you since most of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere are saying good bye to winter and welcoming spring.  Enjoy this lovely combo of Mary Ellen's poetry and images put to music!

Mary Ellen, I think you are amazing!  Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us and for sponsoring us this week at SSW!

The Snowman Song by Phil Keaggy
Lyrics and Artwork by Mary Ellen of 

The prize of this week's challenge will be a little different as everyone will have the opportunity to be a winner and copy free images from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.  

However, we will still choose the Top 3.  

Prize:  Instant Gratification of freebie Dearie Doll images for everyone!!!  Please be sure to leave Mary Ellen a sweet comment and let her know you found Dearie Dolls from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Here's our Sweet Sketch 196 

I know you will love the fabulous lineup of cards created by our Sweet Sketch Wednesday DT using Dearie Doll Images!

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge rules for playing along just for this week:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. We would love to have you use any Dearie Dolls Digi image.  They are all freebies.  Be sure to leave Mary Ellen a sweet comment and let her know you are creating a card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Feel free to use a colored image if you want!

2.If you are posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday #196 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.

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

Happy Crafting!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Judi and  



  1. Congratulations to Wendy and the top 3. I love Dearie Doll images. Can't wait to see what you create this week. Holly x

  2. Yippee, I'm so pleased to have won! xx

  3. Congrats to our winners. I am so excited for your sponsor this week. ThanksMary Ellen for sharing your wonderful images with everyone. They are all so cute. I can't wait to see what everyone does with these wonderful images. Have a fantastic week creating!!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Congratulations Wendy! I loved the snowman song you posted Judi. It was fun to see her images come to life! Enjoy the images everyone!

  5. Congrats to Wnedy and the top three - Awesome cards!! Loving the Dearie Dolls images!! Mary ellen has something for everyone!! Awesome post Judi =)
    Blessings to all and Happy Crafting!!

  6. Congrats to the winners and What a cute little video illustrated by our sponsor-Mary Ellen. Very excited that Mary Ellen is our sponsor. Have a super duper week everyone!
    Hugs, Heide

  7. Congrats to the winners. What great cards from the DT and another incredible sketch from Sally. Those are really adorable images from Dearie Dolls.

  8. Congrats to Wendy! I am looking forward to hearing from you. I love the wonderful lineup of DT cards this week! Thank you, Mary Ellen, for your sponsorship this week! We are looking forward to seeing what everyone will create with your images!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs, Judi

  9. Sorry gals, I had a blog problem and lost my post. So #1 does not connect to anything. #2 is the correct post. Oops!!
    Hugs,Sarah T

  10. Hello Ladies, hope you're all keeping well!
    Fab sketch again this week...I'm not good at bunting, but loved using it anyway (practice makes perfect!).

    Gorgeous cards too, fab inspiration! Wedgie xxx

  11. I had great fun with this sketch, it gave me a chance to use my much loved bunting punch. Super DT cards too. xx

  12. Darling DT creations! Thanks for the fun sketch!

  13. This was such a cute sketch! Love the banner detail across the corner.

  14. Thanks MAry Ellen for all teh ADORABLE images and the SSW team for another great sketck challenege.

  15. I love this sketch, Sally. It was a fun one!

  16. Fun sketch - I changed to an oval for the image I used. Thanks to Mary Ellen - what cute items! I will go back there. I tried to sign in to leave a comment but it did not seem to work for me - will check later to see if I get the e-mail reply. Thanks for sharing her with us!

  17. Wonderful sketch and great DT job!
    grtz. Colien

  18. super sketch, cute images and great cards from DT xx

  19. Didn't think I was going to get this one finished in time but I made it!! Thanks for another great sketch - created a christmas card with non-christmas papers this time.

  20. Fab sketch - just what I was looking for!
    Gorgeous DT crads! :0)
    Helen x

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