Our celebration continues at Freshly Made Sketches! In keeping with our flashback sketches for the month of August today we present Sketch 200.....a wide open design for all sorts of creative ideas! 200 challenges ago I went with a Halloween theme.... ...


Still Celebrating......FMS400/200 and more...

Still Celebrating......FMS400/200

Our celebration continues at Freshly Made Sketches!  In keeping with our flashback sketches  for the month of August today we present Sketch 200.....a wide open design for all sorts of creative ideas!  200 challenges ago I went with a Halloween theme....

This time around I went with a  summery roller coaster theme.  Being on the FMS team has been a wonderful ride!  Hope you come along this week!

Stamp Set: Let The Good Times Roll, Lift Me Up
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Pacific Point, Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Seaside Spray
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist


Fusion: Family

When the Big Guy and I bought a tiny cabin on a lake forty years ago we had no idea (and no children at the time) that it would become the center of family gatherings.  I'd be a millionaire if I had a nickel for every time a kid jumped off the dock......or the boat...or an inner tube...or someone's shoulders!  I do a lot more reading by the lake these days than jumping in the lake - the next generation has that well in hand.  On quiet days I swear I can still see my dad teaching my son to fish off the rock wall.......

I love the lake scenes you can build from this Hero Arts set!  Hope you join us at Fusion!


Stamps/Ink/Paper from Hero Arts July 2019 Kit


Celebrating #400! FMS/1/100

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating 400 Sketches this month and we are going retro a bit for the month of August.  This card is based on our very first sketch - which we also used for #100.  It is fun to look back at previous designs. I followed the #1 Sketch exactly for a Back to School card.  For #100 I used two coffee cups on an anniversary card. And the third time around I definitely loosened things up using clouds and a plane as sketch elements.

Jen Mitchell and I have been on the team since Lesley Croghan developed it with Jen Timko joining just a few sketches later.  The two Jens are the backbone of this team and do all of the behind the scenes heavy lifting!  Those three very talented ladies are responsible for this challenge taking off ...... and keep it flying high!  

I hope you join us as we celebrate this month.....and there just may be some prizes popping up before the month is over!


Stamp Set: Bon Voyage (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Whisper White, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Copics, Memento Black

Retail Therapy

We can all use a little retail therapy now and then.  This sentiment is perfect to use when enclosing a gift card!  Emma is vacationing in Cape Cod this week with her cousins so naturally the Big Guy had to send spending money to the kids for their own "retail therapy."  Emma made three cards for her cousins and the Big Guy added $$$ and wrapped them up............this was the final result.....

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow........

I used the sketch from Fab Friday for my design.

Stamp Set: City Streets by Sunny Studio
Paper: Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Retired DSP from SU!
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Distress
SU! Embossing Folder, Sugar Pea Die Cut

You've Got A Friend......FMS399

If this sentiment makes you want to sing a James Taylor song then you and I are on the same wavelength!  I had to combine a sentiment from Bella and Friends and one from Daisy Lane to make it work.  But now I am going to be hearing that song in my head all day!

Use three of any shape you'd like for Jen Brum's sweet sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Daisy Lane, Bella and Friends
Ink:  Seaside Spray, Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Gingham Gala DSP