Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Wow, what a week. I took a day off from work on friday and went to California to be with my daughters and grandkids. It was one of my grand-daugther's birthday. (Number Two) We had a great time saturday at the birthday party, Bar-b-queing and swimming. And then, I spent the evening with my other daughter and son-in-law. We had a wonderful day together. We drove back home on Sunday. However, a five and one half hour trip home took us eight hours. We had just started home when there was a fatal accident on the freeway killing a CHP officer. (Hit and Run) It shut the freeway down for at least three hours. We finally found another way around the accident but it added another 2.5 hours on to our trip. We are so sorry for this needless loss of life. We were told later that the accident was caused by a drunk driver.
Our sponsor this week at

It is always a joy to use Jodi's images. They are so cute.

This week Jodi is offering 7 digi's at a value of approx. $21.00 to the lucky winner of our challenge. I hope you will join us!

This darling image is: "SB Fireman". Isn't he just the cutest little guy?
You can find him here

The supplies for my card are as follows:

Copics: R29, YR23, C7, C3 and BG10
Paper: Stampin Up, Brazzel and DCWV- Summer Fun Pack
Stampin Up Ribbon and Satin ribbon.
Oval Nestie
Yellow Buttons, Rhinestones and Crystal Effects

Thanks for visiting my blog and I really appreciate your sweet comments.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


What do you know.....we have another Sweet Wednesday upon us!

I can't believe it is that time again but, I am so excited to show you my creations for this week. Our sponsor is:

I had so much fun looking over their images trying to decide which ones I liked the best. It was a hard choice to make...they have so many fun images.

Kristine is offering a $10.00 gift certificate to the winner of our challenge this week.

So, hop on over to SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY and join us in some fun!

This is the great sketch Arlana cooked up for us this week!!
Hope you have fun creating.

The names of the images I used are: La Promenade (the walk) and Once
For "La Promenade" I used Copics: R29, E00, YG03, BG10, RV11, RV42 and YG08. The paper is from Stampin Up, and American Girl. I used ribbon from Hobby Lobby and made a handmade flower.

For "Once" I used paper from Stampin Up and American Girl. Copics: R29, E00, YG08 and G21. Ribbon from Hobby Lobby and my handmade flower.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I always enjoy your comments!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


This card is honor of my Father. He celebrated his 92th birthday this year.

He is such a special part of my life and I have really developed a very close relationship with him the last 10-15 years.


My father worked for the state of Utah as a Fishery Biologist. He also took care of the family farm. He would work on the farm early in the morning and then go to work for the state for an eight hour day. On returning home, he would work until dark on the farm. I will never forget how hard he worked to make sure we had food on the table. I never remember going without... Although, dad tells us that he worried from day to day as to how he was going to provide for all six of us kids. And, Mom was always close by, ready to cook things up to profection. We had all the fresh produce that we wanted and the rest of it he would sell on the corner to people in the community. The people loved his produce. The farm was in our family for over 100 years. My grandfather sold produce and so did my great-grandfather.

I have so many fond memories of our farm and all the wonderful times we had there. It was hard work..and dad really did made us work. And so, when our children were old enough to work down in the field, my husband and I made sure that they had the experience working with my dad too. They grumbled about it just like we did when we were kids, but now, they only talk about the special time they had with their grandpa. And Oh, yes, they do mention the never ending rows of tomatoes, raspberries, beans and other fruits and vegetables that they had to pick. But now it is with fond memories. I was really saddened when the property was sold and new homes were built there. We have tons of pictures of the farm before it was sold. Those memories will forever be with me. I am sure my siblings and our children feel the same way.

Thanks Dad for all you have done and still do for all of us!

I love you!

I came across this free image over at Digital Two for Tuesday.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shirleys2Girls Blog Hop Entry -Use something old

Good Morning

I just finished a blog hop over at Shirleys 2 Girls. They have some amazing wedding cards colored up for your inspiration.
Part of the challenge is to make a card using something old. I have used some old ribbon that I have in my stash and an Old image that I had from Indadinkado. The pack is called "Thank You"

I've had the paper for awhile, so I am not sure were I got it or who it is made by..

I also wanted to make this card simple to show off the paper and fun image.

Hope you enjoy my creation! And thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Good morning everyone.

I hope you enjoyed our Anniversary Blog Hop this last week over at SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY. We had a wonderful time putting it together for you!

And, we had lots of fun prizes to give away.

The winner from my blog is:


and she will receive two images from one of our sponsors this past week.

Email Arlana at and she will tell you what to do to receive your images.

Now Arlana has some news...Sweet Sketch Wednesday is on the look out for 3 New Design Team Members. So if you have ever wanted to be on a design team, now is your chance to apply. Arlana's e-mail is
To Apply for a position on SSW Design Team
1. Play along with this week's sketch making 3 cards.

2. Send me an e-mail telling me about why you would like to be on the team. I need only dedicated people to apply.

3. Add a link to your blog so I can view your designs.

4. Be willing to meet a weekly deadline and be able to post comments on all players and DT weekly cards.

5. You will also be required to post SSW post once every 10-12 weeks.

6. In return you will receive Sweet images and fun .

Our sponsor this week is Katy from:

KML Digital Designs

Hop on over and check out their images. You won't be disappointed!

Below, is the image that the winner of this weeks challenge will receive.

And KML is giving a freebie to all our followers.
His name is: "Weeder"

I really enjoyed working on this image. It was fun to do the muti colors on the brick and plants.
The supplies are:
Copics: E31, E33, E09, E13, YG03, G24, E04, YG95 and YR14.
Paper: K & Company, Stampin Up
Flower: EK Success
The supplies for this card are:
Paper: Stampin Up, Penny Lane and My Minds Eye
Copics: Y01, YR14, BG10 and YG03
Handmade flower
Have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Welcome to our One Year Anniversary Blog Hop!!! We are so excited that you would stop by.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Anniversary Blog Hop
Are you ready for some fun? Yes!!! It’s our one year anniversary. We are so happy to have you join us in the fun. Yes, it’s been one year since Sweet Sketch Wednesday arrived in Blogland. It’s hard to believe as the year has passed by so quickly. Thanks to all of our dedicated players and followers and to the best Design Team ever. Come on and let’s have some sweet fun.
So, pull up a chair, grab a refreshment of your choice and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday’s Anniversary Blog Hop. Digi Stamp Boutique is our main sponsor for this celebration…offering 12 prizes in all. Since it is our anniversary, we decided to ask our past sponsors Inktegrity,
to join us.

And, we are overwhelmed with their support to celebrate. They will also be adding their prize to this fabulous week. The winning images will be awarded at the end of the Blog Hop.

Let’s get hopping!!!
Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:
1. Comment on each of the Design Team blogs and become a follower.

2. Comment on Digi Stamp Boutique blog and become a follower.
3. Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a comment and become a follower.

4. By doing this, you will have a chance to win an image from Digi Stamp Boutique or one of our other sponsors image. That means you will have 22 chances to win a prize as there will be two prizes on each Design Team Blog.

5. After participating in the Anniversary Hop, create a card with the Anniversary Hop Sketch or create an altered item. Then post it on Inlinkz. Completing all five steps will qualify you for the Grand Prize from Digi Stamp Boutique on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.

6. For those that complete 1 through 5, you can also have another chance to win another sweet prize by participating in Arlana’s “Blast from the Past!”Instructions for participating in the “Blast of the Past” are posted on Arlana’s blog at

Let’s Begin!
If you came here first, you will want to head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her creative blog hop cards. Then hop on over to the next blog and so forth in order to see all of our DT’s fabulous creations. The next Design Team name will be posted on each blog so that you will be able to follow from one blog to the next. i.e: If you started at Arlana's blog and came to mine next, you will hop on over to to Judi’s blog next.

Remember to follow the rules above.

Happy hopping and thanks for joining us for our One Year Anniversary Celebration. Hoping to see your creations too….Hop to it!
You are here: >Nancy
Go to Judi's blog next
Sweet Sketch Wednesday

All images are from the Digi Stamp Boutique.


(Sleepy Bee) Copic's: E02, E00, Y08, YG03 and BG10. Paper: Stampin Up and paper from my stash. Ribbon and Brads. Hand made flowers

(Ruby and Flower): Copic's: Yr14, RV42, E13, YG11, E09, R29, Y08, YG00, YG06 and E00. Paper by Stampin Up and Bo Bunny. Hand made flowers. Ribbon from Hobby Lobby. Brads

(Rex and Roxy) Copic's: BG000, BG10, BG72, YG03, E92, RV92, YG06 and YG11.
Paper: Stampin Up and DCWV. Ribbon from Expo in Salt Lake. Brads and hand made flowers. Crystal Effects

Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy Hopping!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Welcome to our challenge for Sweet Sketch Wednesday!! We have another fun sketch for you this week. Please Hop on over to SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY to join in the fun!

The Digi Doodle Shop is our sponsor. They are offering three (3) digi's to the winner of the challenge this week. They are a new digi shop and have been in business for two months. They have a collection of 250 darling images to choose from.

The image I have used is called: "Soda Shop"

This image brings me back to the 60's. Just a little stroll down memory lane. I remember so well going to the soda shop with my friends sometimes after school.

Copic markers: E00, E02, YR00, E37, Y08, E33, E13, C1, Booo, B32.
Paper: Stampin Up and scraps from my stash.
Hand Made flower, ribbon and brad.

My grand children love to come over and color images with me on a regular basis. Last night while they were here, my granddaughter saw my card and wanted to color up the image too! Below is her picture. When they come over, they don't want to do anything else but color images. They have their own markers and once in awhile I give in and let Samantha use my Copic's. She is very careful with them. I really get a big kick out of the fact that this is what they want to do when they are at my house. They both love to color and draw. They would rather do something "crafty" then anything else. Sam will sit at the desk in the office and Logan will sit on the counter in the kitchen and they will color and draw for hours. I am talking about a 7 year old girl and a three year old boy.....I just couldn't resist posting this along with my card. She is only seven... Sam added glitter to the dress and shoes and a bow for the girls hair.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have an enjoyable week! Thanks for your comments!
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