Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 300

Hello! Can you believe we are at 300 sketches?!? What a crazy and amazing journey this sketch challenge has been. When I posted my very first sketch, I remember thinking that I'd be lucky to have one person join in on the fun. Boy was I wrong! 

This challenge has meant so much to me - it has brought me good friends; some I've met in real life and others have blossomed through the internet, which sounds weird and perfect all at the same time. What stamping has taught me is that there are some generous, kind, happy, thoughtful people out there, who love to share what brings them joy. I've loved every minute of it.

You might be asking yourself why I'm so sappy all of a sudden. Welp... I have come to a time in my life where my stamping hobby has taken a back burner (for quite a while, actually. You may have noticed my absence), and I've needed to focus on family. The kids have all found hobbies and activities they love, which has taken up more of my time driving them to and fro, (which is fantastic!), but I've had to let go of other things to compensate. I also found a full time job, which has been wonderful! But life changing. 

So, that said, this is the 300th sketch and it seems like the perfect time to ride off into the watercolored sunset and say adieu. 

I couldn't have made it to 300 sketches without this wonderful design team. You girls mean the world to me and I will miss all the behind the scenes banter and craziness! Thank you for bringing your A game week after week and putting up with my procrastination (right Barbara??). You all make this challenge one of the very best and I will miss seeing your pretty pictures here. 

Thank you to all that have participated week after week and have left beautiful comments for all of our team. You are my favorite people! I do hope you'll make this week's challenge the best yet. You can always find all of the sketches HERE, and maybe start from the beginning - that's just about a card a day! Wouldn't that be quite the challenge...

OK - time to dry up some tears and get to it! Please take a look at what our design team has created this week, for the final time. Sniff, sniff...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Jill Dewey Hawkins - Fastest Turtle

Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte

Sarah-Jane Kalé - Janeybell Designs

Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene

Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Happy Vibes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama Elephant

Tracy Clemente - Eat Sleep Stamp

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 299

Good morning! Time for another sketch and another week of creativity! It's back to basics for me - circles and banners. Yep! A true staple in my card collection. Have fun!!

Also, tune in next week for a big announcement.

Once again, the design team has knocked it out of the park - here are their stunning cards this week:

Dana White - Dana's House of Cards 

Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Love You a Latke card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn

Jill Dewey Hawkins -Fastest Turtle

Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene

Tracy Clemente - Eat Sleep Stamp

Would you like an opportunity to be in our SPOTlight? 
Link your card before Thursday evening and we'll choose one of our favorites to showcase on Friday.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 298

Hello crafty friends! It's the weekend and time for some more inspiration to get you moving' and groovin'!

This week is all about design on the diagonal - have fun with this one and give it your own twist. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Take a peek at the gorgeous cards the design team has for you: 

Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene

Jill Dewey Hawkins - Fastest Turtle

Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Warm Winter Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti

Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sweet Sunday SPOTlight Stamper {SSSC297}

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!

It's time to reveal the Sweet Sunday SPOTlight Stamper for our current sketch, SSSC297!  There are SO many gorgeous entries, I think you all liked this sketch just as much as we did!

This week's Sweet Sunday SPOTlight Stamper is Cindy Beach!  Check out her FABULOUS card using this week's sketch!

We LOVE her traditional Christmas colors, that fabulous chevron paper, and those gorgeous holly leaves!  The twine bow is the perfect touch!

Cindy, be sure to grab the Sweet Sunday SPOTlight Badge for your blog!

Thank you all for playing along this week!  We will be back on Sunday with a new sketch!

~The Sweet Sunday Sketch Stampers~