Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ready For The Rain

Wednesday greetings to you all!  I'm posting from Washington DC today - a short but good business trip here as we received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program.  And now it's just a few days away from spring break vacation - can't wait for that!  And I know you just can't wait for the new sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so let's get started!

This is such a fun sketch that Sally created for all of you. Don't you just love that background with the rounded piece? It's unusual but a quick and easy one to put together.

We have a new sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we're so lucky to welcome Paper Addictions to the challenge. Jackie Matthews is the creator of the wonderful and whimsical images you'll find at Paper Addictions.  She's providing 5 digital images to the lucky Grand Prize winner of the challenge this week - yahoo a fabulous prize! Thanks for your generous support Jackie!

Here are the links to her Etsy Shop and Blog:

I chose this darling image called "KatieBug is Ready for the Rain" and thought it was such a cheerful image for spring. KatieBug was colored with Copics with some glitter added to her wings. Her flower umbrella was popped up with crystal lacquer added to the center. I used papers from MME Tangerine collection here.

Now pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the other Paper Addictions images my fellow team mates created with. They're all such beautiful cards - you'll get a ton of inspiration there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome Spring

Yay! Today's the first day of Spring, although you'd never guess it here in Michigan :(  Temps today are sub-freezing and I am yearning for the warmth of the sun.  So, I'm creating my own sunshine with my card today celebrating the start of Spring for the start of the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Here's the challenge sketch for this week created by our own Sally Dube! I love this quick and easy sketch and I know you will too.

It's that time again for Digi Stamp Boutique sponsorship.  Sally Ann is so generous in supporting Sweet Sketch Wednesday as a monthly sponsor.  And that means you have a chance to win big this week as the Grand Prize winner of the challenge will receive 6 free digi stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique. You have to play to win, so get out those card making supplies and join us!

I chose this adorable chicky called Easter Squares from Digi Stamp Boutique.  It was perfectly matched for the sketch this week that Sally created for the challenge.  It was paper pieced with DP from Echo Park's For The Record2 collection. I thought this was a fun color combination and Spring-like without using pinks and purples.

Hop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the wonderful cards the design team created to inspire you using Digi Stamp Boutique images. They are a terrific way to welcome in Spring today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Poppies In Her Hair

Happy Wednesday friends and followers! We have a new sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday today - a favorite sketch from the past - and a favorite sponsor this week. So let's get started....

Here's the sketch to follow.  It was originally created by Arlana for week 67 and is one that we love for its splendor of embellishments and layers.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful A Day For Daisies. I'm sure you love the images that Tammy illustrates as much as we do - they make for such beautiful cards.  You'll want to play along this week because the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $12 gift certificate to spend in the A Day For Daisies shop. Thanks Tammy for your generous support of Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

This gorgeous A Day For Daisies image is "Poppy In My Hair" and she's just so lovely. It was fun to color up this beauty with Copic markers and a challenge to get the highlights and depth in her hair.  I used True Love papers from Basic Grey to go along with her.  The large button embellishment was adorned with ribbon using glue dots and adhesive pearls are the finishing touch.

Now pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see the amazingly beautiful cards the design team created for your inspiration using A Day For Daisies digi stamps. You'll find a feast for your eyes there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Basket Full of Flowers

Well we're on the home stretch to Spring and isn't that a nice thing to look forward to! I'm kicking that off with this adorable card for the new Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge starting today featuring the wonderful images from Dearie Dolls.

Here's the fun sketch for this week's challenge designed by our fabulously talented Sally!  I love the banner element here that makes such a fun embellishment to this layout.

This week we have a special treat for you.  Dearie Dolls digi stamps is our sponsor and these darling images are illustrated by Mary Ellen - super talented in drawing as well as writing poetry.  You'll love everything you see available on her blog, including her poetry, for your card making. The best part of all, her images are FREE!  Yep, you can't beat that!  So because of that, you all are winners this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!  So pick an image from Dearie Dolls blog site and create a card for the challenge this week.  Be sure to leave a thankful comment for Mary Ellen and let her know you found her from her Sweet Sketch Wednesday sponsorship this week.

This sweet little girl, called Basketful of Flowers, just captured my heart.  She was brought to life with Copic markers and paired with papers from MME's Happier line. The butterflies adorning her here are a MS punch. I think this makes for a perfectly perky Spring card!

Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see more of the fun and free images available at Dearie Dolls that the design team used.  You'll just love what you see there!

Thanks for stopping by!