Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 143 and Doodle Pantry

Last summer I had a tomatoe basket hanging on my back deck.  There was a side of it that had torn open from the wind from the previous year.  It looked pretty bad and I decided I was going to take it down.  I got the ladder and reached up to take it off the hook.  As I lowered it, I looked inside.  There was a with three bird eggs in it.  I couldn't remove it and hung it back up so that my grand kids could see the little birds when they hatched.  It was really fun for them to watch the little birds as they grew and then flew away.  The images I picked this week reminded me of the little birds.
 Here are a couple of picture.

Laurie, from Doodle Pantry is our sponsor this week.  We are delighted to have her here at
 “I am simply thrilled and so thankful to be able to sponsor Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge! We have a wide variety of whimsical characters as well as realistic scenery, floral images, scriptures and a small selection of digitally pre-coloured images. My digital doodles have a special place in my life, and I enjoy the opportunity to share them with everyone at affordable prices.”
Our Grand Prize winner this week will receive: 
 3 digi images from the Doodle Pantry shop.

"Birdie Babies"

Papers:  Nana's Nursery, Stampin Up, DCWV and Bazzel
Nestie Seniment Die
Stampin Up Punch-Scalloped Oval

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 142 and Bugaboo

I am always so excited when Jodi from Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor.  I love playing along with her challenges. 

Be sure to stop by


this week and join us in the fun. 

Jodi is offering our luck grand Prize winner: (7) seven digi stamps that is a value of $21.00
Bugaboo Sponsor

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo StampsDT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.
Catch the bug Challenge blog:

Here is Arlana's wonderful sketch.

I realize it is past Valentines day but I just couldn't resist this adorable little monkey in the basket of hearts.
You can find it right here.
"Valentine Basket Monkey"

For my supplies, I used Stampin Up and DCWV papers.  I also used the cuttlebug heart embossing folder.  I accented with a flower, brad and pearl embellishments. I wanted to stick to a red and white theme for my colors.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 141 and Digi Stamp Boutique

How are you today?  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  One of the gals at work got roses.  I went into her office and told her that "I knew when the guy came though the day with them that they just had to be for me"...LOL  She got a chuckle out of that.  And then, I went to the dentist and the gal there had a huge bouquet of roses....I am glad that Mr Cupid was out in force yesterday especially for my friend at work.  It sure made her day.

We really got an ice storm last night and it was really interesting getting to work this morning.  Most of my co-worker were and an hour and a half late.  I was crossing a bridge when the guy next to me flew by and as he did, he did a 360 and landed in the on coming traffic.  I am so glad I stayed back and drove slow.  He didn't get hurt which was really lucky for him.  There was a car coming but he was able to slow down and miss him........wooo...what a day.  And, It is snowing outside tonight again.

Well, it is time to introduce our sponsor this week over at

Sally Ann from
  Sally Ann is offering our Grand Prize winner of this weeks challenge
(6) Six digis of their choice.

I hope you will join us this week.  We have made some changes again and have decided that our followers may use any image of their choice to play along.  We didn't realize that our followers would drop off like they have the past few weeks.  We want to make it fun for each one of you.  And, don't want to loose our valued players.  Your voice was heard and we are going back to the regular rules. 
Be sure to put the sketch on your blog and link it back to SSW.  Most of all, be sure to comment.  Thanks so much for your contuned inspiration.  We couldn't do it without each one of you. 

Arlana's sketch


"Fairy Hattie Collection"
Stampin Up, DCWV and Bazzell paper.
Butterfly Punch
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 140-47 and The Stamping Boutique

What a crazy week it has been.  Work has been non stop.  It is nice to be home tonight and finish my post.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week and I do hope you will take the time to join us over at
 Tracey from The Stamping Boutique has some adorable images. Why don't you stop by her blog and take a look.

Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER this week will receive:
  3 Digis of Winner's Choice


Tracey Malnofski's resume reads like a who's who of the Stamping Industry. Besides being the owner and a designer for The Stamping Boutique, she's also a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Company and has also worked for InStyle Stamps, Squigglefly, and The Digi Shack. She's a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in her community.Tracey has quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but she loves them all. Her "Boutique" has it all - fairytale, whimsy, sentimental . . . and Candy! 

Here's what Tracey says about her Stamping Boutique. 

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

Challenge Blog:
Monthly Challenge:

Our Design team has created a gorgeous array of cards. You won't want to miss out on seeing them.
And, here is Arlana's sketch

The supplies I have created my card this week are:  Bazzel, DCWV and Stampin Up papers.  I used the happy Birthday embossing folder along with Ribbon, Stickles.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I popped the top of the cupcake to add some dimension to my card.  Hope you enjoy!
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 139 and Elizabeth Bell

We have a wonderful sponsor this week.
Elisabeth Bell
Elizabeth really knows how to tug at the heart string with these gorgeous images.  
Every image brings back a childhood memory.  You will love working with them.  I hope you will join us this week over at SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY. Our design team has cooked up some gorgeous cards for your inspiration.

Digi Bells Blog
The PRIZE this week for the GRAND PRIZE WINNER is 
Two (2) images


I loved using "Lots of Love" this week to create my card.  What mother doesn't love getting a bouquet of flowers from one of her children.  This image is a real delight.

"Lots of Love"

Stampin Up and DCWV papers
Embossing folder
Paper roses


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