Wednesday, December 25, 2013

SSW 238-98: Bugaboo

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I've got some good news some bad news and then some more good news.  The first part of the good news is that we have a fabulous sketch to work with and an even more fabulous-er (is that a word?) sponsor ... it's Jodi, from Bugaboo Stamps.   This week I used her Birthday Monkey.  I am so desperately low on birthday cards that I NEEDED to make a birthday card.  And heck, it IS Jesus' birthday today.  He deserves a card too.  Jodi is generously giving the winner 7 stamps.

OK, it's time for the bad news.  This is the last challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  SSW is closing it's doors with this last post.  Arlana, Judi and Nancy spend countless hours working on the blog.  Unfortunately Arlana has had some health issues and maintaining the blog was becoming so much harder.  They are all taking a much deserved rest.

But (here comes more good news) our own Sally Dube is starting a NEW sketch challenge blog called Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2,  on January 1st 2014.  Most of the Design Team from SSW are returning and you know that there will be PLENTY of great sketches, prizes and fun to be had.

I hope that you will join in the fun next year over at the NEW blog.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SSW237: DigiStamp Boutique

Wow, is it just me or is time FLYING by?!!  It's nearly Christmas ... Eek!  In a last push to finish all cards remotely related to Christmas, I spent an afternoon creating cards.  I don't know if it was the Christmas spirit or if I was punch-drunk tired, but I decided to get down the glitter for my sons and I to use on our projects.  This is me on glittery goodness:

Me: "Ooooh, so pretty.  I don't know why I don't use this stuff more often."  And then I look around at myself, my son, and the room ... and I remember.

But enough about me,  it's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge from the people over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

We are once again sponsored by Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique.  I used her fantastic Christmas Edwin and Hetty set" this week.  There are 3 images in this set and they are ALL darling.  I love elephants so I knew I needed it as soon as I saw these cuties.

Sally-Ann is generously providing the winner with a £10 voucher to use in her store.  We'd sure love to see your work this week.  Don't forget to comment on the blog so you can WIN!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SSW 236: Patti's Creations

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.   Sally has cooked up an amazing sketch for us to work with this week. 

 Patti's Creations is our sponsor this week and she's offering up three digi-images from her shop to the winner of the challenge.

Patti is an Internet Technology Professional and an artist.  She uses her skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to create her amazing characters and sells them on her site.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SSW #235: Elisabeth Bell

Did everyone have a great holiday?  We sure did here.  We had lots of energetic kids running around, too much food and burnt (but still tasty) pies ... all in all, an utterly fantastic family-devoted event!  I must ask tho ... where DO toddlers get their energy?  Holli, the dog, was in heaven running and chasing them. 

I also wanted to share with you the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week we have another great sketch from our sketch genuis, Sally Dube.

Our sponsor is Elisabeth Bell.  The Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection features enchanting, whimsical digital stamps for all your paper-crafting projects.

Your prize this week is to choose 2 of the three images our design team used this week.  And speaking of the design team, be sure and stop by their blogs and leave some love; they did their usual AMAZING job this week.