Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just One Bite

 Well it's been another week and time to post my card for my Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog. I hope you had a chance to look at my patriotic post yesterday. The images that I used this week from Bugaboo Stamps were so fun. I fell in love with the ant and the apple. My sister, Judi, did the watermelon and the ant. There are lots of darling ant images at Bugaboo.

Also if you check Bugaboo site weekly you will be able to download their freebie for the week. The next card I did was a Bugaboo freebie. Most of you know by now, I own a Red VW Bug. So I had to have this fun image.

A while back I had purchased this car paper at Hobby Lobby...of course, one of my favorite stores. I was there the other day and they still carried this paper. I love how cute this image is and how it turned out. Don't you?

Be sure to bug on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out all the DT's cards. They are all so adorable.  Have a berry sweet week and that's for all you sweet comments.


Sunday, June 27, 2010


In a few days we will be celebrating the 4th of July. I wanted to create a card for this occasion. As I was looking to find new sponsors I came across a sight named Sassy Cheryl's . She has the sweetest images. Judi and I fell in love with them. So we decided to each buy an image to make a card.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for a sketch so I started from scratch as if I were designing it on the computer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I wanted to use my new deckle nestie that I bought about a month ago. I also bought a new Cuttlebug embossing plate with the stars. It was so much fun seeing how this embossed. The stars are just so fun.

I have fond memories as a child celebrating the fourth of July with my family. Our Bountiful park always had consession stands there. Before going to the park we watched a parade. I also continued my celebrations at the same park as my children grew up. When the childern were older we would go to the junior high school on the hill and take a picnic and watch the fireworks. I will always cherish those sweet memories.

I am very thankful for my freedoms and for a God who watches over us and our country. I hope you will all have a enjoyable 4th and celebrate it with the ones you cherish and love.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Live Groovy

Well I was so excited when Shirley 2 Girls said they would sponsor Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Their digis are just so different and so sweet and so fun. I had a blast working with their images. I just had to have the VW bug image. My ribbon on my card was perfect for this image. My car is red but one of these days you may actually see flowers on my car. It would be fun to have a convertible. Mine, however, has a sun roof which is also fun.

You will be seeing some fun cards made by my design team using Shirley 2 Girls images. I hope you run over and take a look at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and play along.

I also love HATS

I had alot of sweet Ladies apply for my DT call. So I decided to end the call and pick my new DT. There were alot of sweet entires but I could not pick everyone which made it really a hard decision. I hope that if you didn't get picked you will continue to play along. Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday see who the new DT is. Thanks for all your fabulous support . Have a Berry Sweet Day!!!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just Clowning Around

I hope that you all had fun doing my Sweet Sketch Wednesday Anniversary Blog Hop. We had such a great turnout. I really appreciate all my continued support from our Dt , Players and Sponsors. We have had some fabulous sponsors this past year.

This week we have KML Digital Designs. I have fallen in love with this darling clown. He was so much fun to color and find papers to match. There are several more clown images at KML. You will want to go and check them out. The DT has wonderful cards created for your eye candy this week and to give you much added inspiration.

                                   KML is offering this free weeder image for your enjoyment.

and the prize this week will be this Crocus image.

My winner for the blog hop is Janice. Please e-mail Arlana Your prize will be two free digis from some of our sponsors.
Thanks for stopping to view my blog. It has been a fantastic year on the fun ride and hope you will continue to follow me and my Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog. Have a berry Sweet Day!!!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Anniversary Blog Hop

Can you believe it's been one year since I started this Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog and shortly before that... my Sweetberry Designs blog.

Part of what made me want to do this is that I am a designer and have had several things published. I knew there were alot of talented ladies out there that could use a "fun out" for the week. So I started playing with my photo shop program. I first thought it was kind of hard figuring out how to get a good looking sketch . I almost gave up. But usually anything to do with crafting or creating my own design, I don't give up. I finally came up with a main design for my sketch that I thought would work. Thus we now are one year into this. I am so happy to do this although my husband say it does not make me any money. So I hope you have enjoyed the ride with me and hopefully I can come up with many more sketches.

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 was our anniversary we decided to ask our past sponsors (Inktegrity, Bugaboo Stamps, Prairie Fairy Designs, Fresh Brewed Designs, Busy Beauties Boutique, Bee Crafty, Soft Pencil Digital Stamps, Delicious Doodles, My Grafico and The Stamping Boutique) and we were 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 1through 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!

Head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her creative blog hop cards. Then hop on over to the next blog in order and 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: From here hop to Nancy’s blog.

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: Arlana

Nancy: Go here Next










Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Don't forget to scroll down and check out my Blast from the Past after you have completed the blog hop. One more favor can you go to this link here on my blog and vote for my card. I'm card number 82 and the most votes win a gift card for 50 dollars at Two peas in a Bucket or Amazon Scrapbooking. Just click on the vote right above the thumb nail. It would be much appreciated if you would. Have a berry sweet day!!!!

Blast from the Past with Digi Stamp Boutique

Come follow me on a blast to the past . I have had such a great time using Sally's digis. I am so grateful for her sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday. She was so willing to be our monthly sponsor and really helped me get Sweet Sketch Wednesday off the ground and running. I can't thank her enough. So thus leading in to my Blast from the Past.

Now this is a extra contest to win some digis from some of our past sponsors.

1. Follow and complete all of the blog hop rules and then come here and do the Blast from the Past.
2. I have 14 cards that I have created with Sally's Images. Below I have re-created ever card with the new blog hop sketch. What I want you to do is go find each card I have created from the past using these images below. Write down the title to that post.
3. At the end of finding all the cards, Go back to the graduation card and write down the saying on the inside of the card. Then send me an e-mail to with all the info that you found. Subject line should read: Blast from the Past. I will then draw a winner from the all the ones who played along.

Now on with the Show!!!!










I will give you a hint. Look on my side bar and check each month. Thanks for checking out my Blast from the Past . Hope you have a berry sweet time checking them out. Don't forget to e-mail me Subject Line should read: Bast from the Past. P.S. Please dont froget to vote on my card at this link. You only have till friday.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CSN Stores

May I ask you a favor regarding an upcoming review? Take a look at the link below for the CSN Stores

The gracious people at CSN Stores have offered me any item worth $150.00 to review. With 200+ stores, CSN carries everything from cookware to sofas.

I was pretty excited about this offer. They had so many choices. I looked for hours and will be looking again as I found several things I would like.

One thing for all you ladies that do cards and want to follow my sewing but don't have a sewing machine....They have an inexpensive sewing machine from Brother. You should go check it out. For the money difference I would get the computerized stitch one as they had three models.

Well this is what I have decide to do for the review

Paula Deen Porcelain Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Set in Red

It has to be red and I can't wait to review it. I'll show you why in my review.

Be sure to check back for the review.
Also don't forget tomorrow is our Anniversary Blog Hop for Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Oh Boy Happy Birthday

The other day when I was getting my link for my Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog I  decided to check out inlinkz some more. In doing so I came across their blog and they were doing a birthday boy contest. I thought why not I have a perfect image that I used this week for my vintage peddle car. I had a color pallet to follow plus it had to be a birthday card for a boy. I actually love this color combo. It was so fun re doing my vintage  peddle car again. This time it more bold and bright and not so vintage. I love the fun colors and how it turned out. Well this is a contest so I hope you will go and vote after the 7th if you  like my card. 

I have also decided to enter this card into the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog which can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by and  Have a Berry Sweet Day. Remember only a few more days to our Anniversary blog hop.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vintage Peddle Car

Our sponsor this week for Sweet Sketch Wednesday is Digi Doodle Shop. When they asked if they could sponsor I was so excited because right away I loved their images. She has alot of images with a vintage feel. Although I have not done alot of vintage cards I love that style. While looking for an image to use I found several and had a hard time choosing. I liked way too many. But when it finally came down to it I had to choose the peddle car. I was so glad that I did. It was so much fun to use that I knew I had to do two cards.

The first thing I thought about when I saw the peddle car was childhood memories. I had a blue peddle car when I was little. I even think there is a picture floating around some where of me with the peddle car. But I didn't have time to go and look. Oh the fun momories of that car. While I couldn't quite come up with the right blue for my card, I still did a light turquoise blue. When I saw that paper I kew that would be perfect as it had such a vintage feel to me.

Well since the days of my peddle car. I now own a big Red VW Bug which still reminds me of my blue peddle car....thus having to create the red card. I love how it turned out also.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by and that you will bug on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a peek at all the wonderful DT cards. Also while you are at it, you just might want to bug on over to Digi Doodle Shop and find your own peddle car image to play with. Hope you have a berry sweet day!!!