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Freshly Made Sketches #600 – A Celebration

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Twelve years ago, Freshly Made Sketches was introduced as a new challenge for those who liked clean cards and sketches for inspiration. And here we are, still going strong. Some of the team started at the very beginning and others of us were added along the way. And oh, what a great team it is!! For this landmark, we are celebrating the players. Over the years, there are a few designers that are perpetual team favorites so we invited them in as guests for the celebration. And as we pick our weekly winners, they will be offered the chance to guest with us in a future challenge. Because, let’s face it, without the players there is no challenge!

I am ready to make the transition into fall and decided I’d make a card with more of a fall color scheme. I pulled out my pretty Lovely Layers: Sunflowers dies and had fun just getting a little inky. I started off with a brighter yellow and then added more depth and color. For the center, I mixed greens and browns and then used some of the same greens on the leaves. Something about the process of inking these die cuts really brings me joy when I have been away from the craft room. Guaranteed success! I went back and added a few splatter just for texture and I love the effect.

For the base, I started with some Neenah Desert Storm and stamped on the Farmhouse Check grid. I love this one for its neutral vibe and it always adds just the right something. The crossing panel is a scrap from the Team Tie Dye Paper Pack. Finally, the sentiment is from Inside: Thankful Sentiments. Perfect for this week’s theme.

I’m so thankful for the many years of kind words, inspiration and the camaraderie from this amazing group of creators. What started as another challenge has come to mean more to me than I could have ever imagined. Our team has been there for celebrations and heartbreaks. You, the players, have shown support, taught us techniques and have been a beautiful addition to my life. Truly, thank you!


Oh so perfect for fall! The sunflowers is gorgeous and I am loving that simply stamped background! So grateful that through this team I got to meet wonderful people like you! Thanks for all of your leadership and doing the heavy lifting……and for always being the voice of reason! Hoping you land in Albany again some day! here’s to the next 100~!

Ahhhh……Fall is coming and you’re Sunflower is so timely with all the beautiful stocks full a bloom in the farmers fields right now. The colouring of the flower is beautiful and the additional splatters really add a rustic feel to your card. Congrats on the FMS 12th anniversary and to you for participating and always inspiring.

I’m not quite ready for fall yet, but I do appreciate a beautiful sunflower when I see one! I love the depth you’ve achieved with your layered colors and I think I need to add that Farmhouse Check Grid to my wish list right away! Thanks for being the level-headed-pilot on this crazy adventure we’re all on. We couldn’t accomplish what we do without you. I’m forever grateful for your friendship and your leadership. <3

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