Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sweet Sketch #199

Spring has least according to the calendar it has. However, the ground is covered with snow here in Pittsburgh. I try so hard not to complain, but I am so tired of the cold and snow!!!!!

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday. If you are new to our challenge blog, a BIG welcome... we are looking forward to seeing your creations. To our faithful followers, we are always happy to see you here and love to see what you do with the sketch.

Now it's time to make the announcements of a winner and top three:

Our grand prize winner from last week is...

Please email Sally Ann, owner of Digi Stamp Boutique:
to receive your 6 free images.
Subject:  DSB and SSW Winner for March 2013

Please include the names of the six images you would like

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

Our top three are...
1. COOPS #10
2. GALE #8

Be sure and grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.

Here is our sketch for this week. Isn't it grand?!! 

This week we have a wonderful sponsor, Paper Addictions. Jackie Mathews is owner and designer; here is a little bit about her:

 My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer.  I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing.  I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids.  Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps.  I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps.  I decided digital was the way to go.  It is affordable for the customer and for the designer.  I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”.  I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them.  I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far.  This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future.

Our winner will receive a prize of any 5 items from the Paper Addictions etsy shop. 

And now for a little inspiration from our talented Design Team:




 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 Paper Addictions 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 # 199 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.

Linda and



  1. Hi everyone and congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards this week. Thanks to our new sponsor Jacqueline Mathews love your images to work with. Thanks Sally for another great sketch and to Linda for a lovely posting and I do hope that you have our wonderful summer and we don't get you cold winter. I do hope spring warms up for you soon.
    Take care everyone and Happy Easter.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Congrats to the winner and top 3. Great post Linda, we have signs here in MI that Spring is just around the corner, I hope they head your way! Love the sketch this week. I will be off to see you all individually soon. Enjoy your week!
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Thank you for choosing me as part of your Top 3. I am honored. Congrats to the winner and the rest of the Top 3. Hugs, Gale

  4. Congrats to the winner and other Top 3 . I am well pleased to have been picked for one of the top 3.

    great sketch this week

  5. Good morning everyone. congrats to our winners this week. It is so fun to have a new sponsor this week. It was really fun to work with your images Jackie. Thank you! Thanks for a wonderful post Linda. I hope spring is coming your way. I think we are finally seeing a little bit here, finaly!! Bring on the inspiration....I can't wait to see everyone's cards this week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. What a great sketch and inspiration this week... I do not see mr. linky. Here is my card.

  7. Just wanted to stop buy and say hello. Thanks for the get well wishes and thanks to those that sent we a card. It really made my day. I am still trying to recover. Should be having one more surgery then more recovery time. Then hopefully I can start making cards again. Have a sweet day everyone. Thanks for supporting my blog. Hugs Arlana

  8. Just found this challenge... Looks like fun! :)

  9. It always so fun to have a new sponsor. Thanks, Jackie! We love your images. The cards are adorable, ladies! Great job as always! Thanks Linda for your post this week! Sally, what a fun sketch again! Looking forward to see what everyone will create this week! Hugs, Judi

  10. Awesome cards this week fellow DT's!! Thanks to JAckie for her Sponsorshp - awesome images in her shop!!Congrats to last week's winner and top 3 - awesome cards ladies!!
    Blessings to all!!

  11. What a funky sketch...just love the inspiration too!

  12. Beautifull and sweet cards.Hugs,Urška

  13. Oh WOW! I won! Many congrats to the Top Three, too!

    Thank you, guys, for always giving us such wonderful sketches! Happy Easter!

    love Mags B xxx

  14. It's always so much fun playing with your sketches! DT your work is AWESOME!!

  15. Err - ladies if I have messed up Mr InLinkz, please forgive me. It wasn't there so I went to the website and opened an account, linked the card back (I think!) and now the link tool is there. So I used it ! Anyway - love the sketch and thanks for letting me join in.

  16. gorgeous DT cards ladies and another fabuluos sketch :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Lovely sketch again this week,thanks.

    DT cards are wonderful well done ladies.

    Happy crafting


  18. Great inspiration cards, as always! Loved the curve in this challenge. SinceI needed a baby card I cosse a sweet ababy image from all those darling Paper Addictions images. :)

  19. Great DT cards & I love the sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Renee

  20. Lovely sketch and lovely inspiration form DT. hugs! MOjca

  21. love the DT's cards. thanks for the inspiration

  22. Another fabby sketch and i love how the way your sketches, push me out of my comfort zone - fabby inspiration too, Luv Sam x

  23. Thank you for another great sketch. The circular element caused me a few problems but got there in the end!

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