The sponsor of this week's challenge is Meljen's Designs and the winner this week will receive 4 (non-colored) digitals of the winner's choice!

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins.  She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family.  Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook fan page!  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs!  You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

We appreciate our sponsors very much and we know you do too, so please join us this week with this super cute and easy sketch to create with.
The rest of the Design Team Diva's have some inspiration for you to get started over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog, so be sure to check them all out!
Digital Image - Meljen's/Thumbelina
Cardstock and Papers - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Nesties, ribbon, buttons, and DMC floss.

Peace & Luv,
~ Happy Memorial Day ~ 

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Digital Image - K n' K Designs
Cardstock - Kraft/Papers - K and Company
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Cricut, Crochet Thread

Peace & Luv,
YOOHOO......It's Friday - or should I say WOOHOO!! This little cutie was made using the Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge that has some adorable little critters on it that you'll be seeing here over the next week or so.  I just couldn't resist them!

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's All Dressed Up Stack
Other Stuff - Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge, leaf punch, corner rounder, scallop scissor, ribbon, and distress ink.

Peace & Luv,

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday #155!!!

Our sweet sponsor this week is A DAY FOR DAISIES

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

The Grand Prize winner this week will receive a $12 Gift Card to ADFD Shop!

Check out all of the places to view these amazing images for lots of inspiration:

The rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team Diva's have all created some real masterpieces this week, so be sure to check them all out and leave 'em a little love!

I can't wait to see what you create with this terrific Sketch!
Digital Image - A Day for Daisies
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's Whimsy Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut flowers, center flower punch and two tiny pearls.

Peace & Luv,
Hello and Happy Monday!  Isn't this pretty?!  My good friend Ronah made this beautiful treat box and I just had to share it!  I don't have anything made of my own because I'm getting ready to move and you know how that is...chaos, furniture, and boxes everywhere!  What I'm going to try and do is at least post something for you on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I will for sure have the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenges ready for you, and like I said I'll have a little tidbit of something on Monday's and Friday's.  Even if it isn't a card, I will be checking in with something for you to look

Peace & Luv,

It's Friday night do you have your party dress on? Don't worry I straightened the rhinestone belt after I saw that it was crooked but I was too lazy to take another picture....hehe!  Do you have a heart punch and an oval punch?  If you do then you too can make a pretty party dress to go on a dress form. The paper possibilities are endless!

Stampin' Up Dress form - Sew Suite set
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - Nikki Sivils
Other Stuff - Ribbon, Prima flowers and rhinestones.

Peace & Luv,

The sponsor of this week's fabulous sketch is DigiStamp Boutique, just like every month!  We so appreciate Sally Ann's generosity and thank her for all of the adorable images she creates that we get to play with!  The Grand Prize winner this week will receive 6 digital images of the winner's choice....woohoo!!

Here are a few of the places to see more of these absolutely adorable images and to get lots of inspiration too:

Want even more inspiration?....don't forget to check out what the rest of the SSW Design Team Diva's have created and join us...we love to see what you create with our sketches!

Digital Image - DigiStamp Boutique
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, silk ribbon, crochet thread, button and craftworkcards candi.

Peace & Luv,

I built today's card around this sentiment that I came across and fell in love with and then when I used my favorite color combo of the moment it seemed to all come together....Happy Tuesday!

Digital Image - My Grafico
Cardstock/Papers - Stampin' Up and 7 Gypsies
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Cricut die cuts and a brad

Peace & Luv,

Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there!  If you're a Mom I hope your day is filled with good times with your loved ones and special memories of the Mom's who you will never forget.  Today's card is in memory of my Mom, who enjoyed sewing and flowers so very much.

Stamps - CTMH Simple Stitches
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Tag Set - CTMH
Papers - Stampin' Up and Cosmo Cricket
Other Stuff - Cricut cut flowers, CTMH twill ribbon, and craftworkcards candi.

I will be entering this in:
Pink Elephant Challenge - All About Mom

Peace & Luv,

Just "a little something" for late on a Friday-Eve.....hope yours was terrific!!

Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's Garden Party
Other Stuff - Ribbon, button, crochet thread, Cricut.

Peace & Luv,

This week's sponsor makes me so happy I can hardly stand it!  It's none other than Diedre Mosher/formerly of Shirley's 2 Girls.....can you believe it?!!!  I have loved and adored these images for so long, I was on their Design Team for a short time, and I am so happy to be able to showcase Diedre's images again!  You know how when someone asks you who you would spend time with if you ever had the chance, well Diedre is one of those people on my list!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Diedre for sponsoring us this week, for being a bright lite for me on my darkest days, and for bringing me so much happiness through your artwork.  You are my inspiration!

Deidre Mosher Bio: Wildy Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such. 

I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work. 

As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint.
Any day in the studio is a great day!

I usually get an idea when I least expect when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.


The Grand Prize winner this week will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Diedre's Etsy Shop!

Here are the links to Diedre:
Digital Images - You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' and Love Not War
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - Random Scraps
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Michael's ribbon, CTMH button, twine, Cricut flower border.

Peace & Luv,

How was your weekend?  I hope it was great and you got some relaxation in ~ mixed in with a little bit of fun!  This card is another Pinterest inspired creation and a great way to use up some of those little bits of paper.

Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers/Flower Stickers - Sassafras
Other Stuff - Dot embossing folder, ribbon, brad and craftworkcards candi.

Peace & Luv,

Rosy Regards ~

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Just a little treat box today...isn't it cute?  This is cut using the new Art Philosophy cartridge which is a CTMH exclusive for the Cricut.  I bet you're wondering what's inside, ya?!  It's an individually wrapped chocolate covered cherry ~ yum!!!   I am going to enter this into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Paper - CTMH - Elemental
Stamp Set - Rosy Regards
Other Stuff - Ribbon and a glitter pen (not sure why it didn't show up, the but rose has a bunch of pretty glitter on it).

Peace, Luv and Happy Friday-Eve!

The generous sponsor of this week's challenge is StampFairy and the Grand Prize winner this week will receive a $10 Gift Certificate....awesome ya?!

Here's some fun info about them:

StampFairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. StampFairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
As always, be sure to check out the rest of the SSW Design Team Diva's creations and join us....why wouldn't you want to win this fabulous Gift Certificate?!
Cardstock/Papers: CTMH - Elemental
Other Stuff - Sentiment/Pink Petticoat, nestie circle, Cricut flowers (ok I'll stop using them!) hehe, little circle punch, Copic markers.

Peace & Luv,

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs