Good morning everyone! I have A LOT (and I am not exaggerating) to say today, but I promise it will be worth it - I have some delicious Blog Candy {yum, yum, yum} that I know most of you will love.

Okie-dokes, so here is the scoop:

Blog Hop for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's Sketch #100

Arlana has reached this milestone and we're celebrating so are ready for some fun? Yes! Of course you are! It's our 100th sketch so why not celebrate. We are so happy to have you join us in the fun. Yes this is the 100th Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch in BlogLand. Doesn't time fly!? We're at 100 already and it only seems like yesterday that Sweet Sketch Wednesday started. Thanks to all of our dedicated followers and we feel we have the best Design Team ever. Come on and let's have some sweet fun. So pull up a chair, grab a drink of your choice (strong cup of coffee for me!) and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday's Anniversary Milestone reaching our 100th sketch.

Our sponsor this week is Tammy from A Day For Daisies
Tammy is offering a freebie to all of our followers along with a 10% discount coupon (enter ADFD100FUN) for any purchase on her site. Coupon is valid from May 4th-10th, 2011. This coupon is valid for 10% off any order in the public shop at A Day For Daisies.
Prize: Custom Photo Stamp (Tammy will create a stamp from winner's favorite photo).
Custom Photo Link {go here}.

The Grand Prize Winner will also receive the Sweet Sketch Blog Candy offered by Arlana too!

For our Top 3: Tammy is offering one free digi of your choice

Are you catching all this? Because there is more....

Here are the rules for a chance to win:
  1. Comment on each of the SSW Design Team blogs.
  2. Become a follower of each of the SSW Design Team member's blog (if you are not already). That's a total of 10 DT Blogs.
  3. Comment on and become a follower of A Day For Daisies.
  4. Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a sweet comment.
  5. Become a follower of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, if you aren't already! (In comments please say if you are a follower already).
  6. Create a card using Sketch #100, our Anniversary Hop Sketch.
  7. Post that card on SSW Inlinkz.
Completing all seven steps will qualify you. Easy peasy right?!?!?

AND some of my SSW Teamies have blog candy and prizes but you will have to go check out their blogs to find out who ;)

Are you still with me?? I promise, we are almost done. My Blog Candy is coming up pretty quickly.

Let's begin!
Head on over to Arlana's blog and see what she's been up to and what you have to do to qualify for her blog candy. 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.

You are here ---- Deanne
A Day For Daisies
Sweet Sketch Wednesday

So here is my card for our Blog Hop --
I used A Special Flower:

Isn't she a beauty, I wanted to keep her simple and whimsical.

Card Ingredients:
ADFD digi; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Circle Nestie; Celebrate It ribbon; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; Recollections gems and pearls; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.

Sweet Sketch #100:

And here is a beauty of a freebie offered by Tammy too. Go to A Day For Daisies under Freebies. To download just add it to your cart!
Now hop on over to Genevieve's blog to see her lovely card.

Here is my Blog Candy:
$20 USD gift card for any UNITED STATES Micheals stores.

Sorry to all my international friends (including myself). Being from Canada I can't use it either :(

If you would like to be in my draw for the gift card, become my follower and just add what your favorite card making technique is in my comment section. Mine is paper piecing in case you really wanted to know ;)

My blog candy, like the Blog Hop will end Monday evening at midnight (Mountain Daylight Savings Time).

PHEW! That was crazy long! Please forgive me and go have FUN!!!!!!



Marilou said...

Woo Hoo, who doesn't enjoy a party!! I'm thrilled to be involved in this SSW #100 anniversary celebration.

Thank you for offering your blog candy to us. I love Michael's and would be thrilled to be able to shop using that card! LOL

Card making tip: I make lots of cards and really enjoy using my copics to color them. I like to coordinate my flowers with the paper I used, so enjoy using punches to do just that. It just makes the card so much prettier to me!!

Sharon Basel said...

Oh Deanne this is a beautiful card. I love that sweet girl from ADFD - incredible images aren't they? Your colors and papers are lovely all helping to make this gorgeous card a wonderful balance of whimsy and elegance. What a fun week we'll have with the celebration. Hope you have an especially good one.
Sharon :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza Deanne, what a beautiful card!! Gorgeous image, papers, ribbon and of course, the butterflies!!!! Oooo, yummy candy too! Happy Celebrating!


Tinie said...

Beautiful card, Deanne!! I love the colors and the big beatiful bow!
Groetjes Tinie

Tanya R said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE the image. And those butterflies and the bling in the center of the flower complet the card. But let us not forget that wonderful bow!

Jingle said...

Your card is absolutely wonderful!

Sandi's Samples said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards Deanne.

Anne said...

Oh my she is stunning with those butterflies all around her, so pretty. Can't go in your draw, but congratulations anyway on 100 sketches:)

Dotty Jo said...

What a perfect card Deanne - totally fabulous! Jo x

Crystal said...

Love the pink/green colour combo on your card & those little butterflies are so cute! Great sketch too, congrats on reaching 100! Hmmm my favorite technique I think would be embossing. Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy. I'm in Canada but we have a cabin in the US so I could use it there! So nice to see another fellow Cdn Blogger :)

Wedgie said...

What a beautiful card Deanne - I love your colouring. I love all the embellishments that you've added, they really add a lovely dimension to the card. Congratulations on 100 fab sketches and all those fab DT cards that you create! Thank you for stopping by my blog each week. Wedgie xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. I love the bright colors and the way you added the butterfly that pops up. Thanks for sharing your talent and for a chance to win.

mulberry station said...

Deanne, I wish I had thought of the gift card idea. That is great blog candy. Your card is as sweet as can be, as always. I love the little added jewels on the flowers and the little butterfly. Beautiful!!!
Hugs, Nancy

Arlana said...

oh Deanne, You image is just the sweetest. I love your sweet bright colors. The bow always make your cards tops. The buterfly punch is now a must have. Such a adorably sweet card. Have a sweet day and thanks for all you do. Arlana

Ann English said...

Simple?! Not! Your card is stunning! I LOVE it! I, too, like to paper piece.

Jeannie said...

She's so beautiful and I love the pink and green combo! I probably use it too much myself, but I adore the papers and embellishments you used.
Happy 100!

Peace & Luv,

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Deanne, another beautiful card!! WOW!!! such beautiful colors with your papers and ribbon and she is colored up perfectly. Love those little flowers and butterflys - it truely is a whimsical card!!

Sam said...

Hi Deanne,It's adorible. I love the bow you used.I like the colors you used. I can't what till #101.

Genevieve said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Deanne! Fantastic colours, Your bow & ribbon are stunning as always. ADFD images are so pretty. Hope you have a lovely week :)


nessy said...

oh found you and big congrats on your 100th sketch!
love your sweet card ~love the butterflies and amazing bow!!!
vanessa xx

Heide said...

I so love pink and green together and your card is just FABOULOUS! What a wonderful bow and coloring. Happy 100!
Hugs, Heide

Patti P. said...

What a gorgeous card...love the colors and that bow is fab. You are so right, this is an adorable image. I am now a follower and look forward to your blog...looks so great! My fav thing when making cards is picking my dp's and dry embossing. I also love buttons and using die cuts. Now off to look at your bow and button tutorial. Happy 100th

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card! and what blog candy. I love Michaels!

Congratulations on 100 sketches and thank you so much for always being so sweet with your comments on my cards! I am already a follower!

bumblebee creations said...

gorgeous card! I love the colors!! I have became a follower and my favorite card making technique is paper piecing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandra said...

Hi Deanne...this is a fab way to celebrate Arlana's 100th sketch...and your card this week is beautiful...such a cute image!

Take care
San x

Susie Little said...

Beautiful, just love the huge bow!Congratulations on the Great 100! Thank you for the Hop!xx

Kathie said...

Hi Sweets, love your card she reminds me of myself as a child running through Dad's hay paddock and picking the Dandelions'. Super cute and I love the colours I just love those brighter green. Take care and have a great weekend. Oh and it's just started raining here great for the weekend.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Deanne, Yes, she is simple beautiful and whimsical! I love the two soft flower DP that you used and the fun gingham ribbon. Your little butterflies make me feel that I am right there with her in the garden! And you know I always love your bows! Happy 100th

Christy Dillman said...

What a precious card, I love the vibrant colors you used. Wonderful papers and that is a great bow! Thanks for chance to win blog candy, I have become a follower and my fave technique is distressing!


Melissa S. said...

Oh what a beautiful card you have made for the hop. I just love the color combo and the image you picked is one of my faves.

Louise said...

Love the pink and green combo on your card. Fab candy but I don't think I could use it(don't live in the US)- know people who could though! My favourite card making technique has to be stamping although more of the digi kind.

Julia said...

Very nice! :)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pink and green and your big yummy bow! Beautifully done. My fave technique is probably copic coloring (not sure if that is really a technique?). Glad to become a follower of your blog!

meg said...


Dilsaver Designs said...

I love how you colored your image, she is very whimsical and beautiful :)

Ardilla said...

Wow, wonderful card... this is one of my favorite color combos!!!

CTgirl said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I just love the colours you used!
I became a follower, will visit again!
Not from the USA, so will pass on the gift, but my favourite technique is colouring in & paper punching a close second..:)

Tip Top said...

Great card and the ribbon is fantastic! I'm in the UK so will also have to pass - but lovely idea!! And mine is colouring and any type of colouring too!