Happy New Year, cardmakers! I hope you resolve to do lots of sketch cards this year ;)!

Today’s sketch is a great one to get started, if you’ve never done a sketch card before.

Quick reminders: all OWH sketches are designed for A2 sized cards since that is what we prefer (4.25″ x 5.5″) and the heart shape indicates the embellishment of your choice, it does not have to be a heart.

This week we are celebrating our former shipper Dixie, as you may have seen on the Midweek Throwdown post from Wednesday. More Dixie for us today, and this time she made the cards! She has three adorable sample cards for us this week. You can read more about them and her other beautiful work on her blog, What’s Next? Thanks for the awesome samples, Dixie! Thanks so much for two years of nonstop shipping, too!

Have some ideas for this sketch now? Get busy and be sure and come back here to show us what you make!

To play along in this week’s sketch challenge, simply upload a project using this week’s sketch to your blog or online gallery then leave the link to that entry using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post. And remember, you may use this sketch at any time. Feel free to re-post the sketch on your blog along with your card… then come back and leave a link for us so we may all see your cards!

We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the other participants. Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.