Freshly Made Sketches 300!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Can you believe it?  We are at challenge #300 over at Freshly Made Sketches!  A whopping 300 challenges!  Way back in the day (around August 2011 to be exact) Lesley (she of Always Playing With Paper fame) conceived of this idea to create a sketch challenge.  How about creating cards that are clean but not necessarily simple.  She invited some talented ladies to join her to provide inspiration each week and here we still are - six years later!

We've got something unique planned this week to celebrate this milestone.  Someone from the gallery - a random someone - is going to take home a special prize:  ALL of the design team cards!  Yep, that's right!  A lucky winner will receive original creations from the Freshly Made Sketches design team!

I wanted something bright and cheery this week (to echo our bright and cheery mood) and luckily the challenge at Fab Friday fit right in with my master plan!

Our resident teacher, Linda, has estimated that over the last six years there have been more than 25,000 cards created for this challenge!  25,000!  Can you believe it?  That's a whole lot of cards!  And a whole lot of inspiration!

At Freshly Made Sketches we can't thank you enough for playing along with us each week.  Without you we wouldn't exist - literally!  The inspiration that you provide week after week is the reason why we do this.  And the enabling that goes on - well, I can't begin to tell you how many things I've added to my stamping stash just because I've visited your blogs and just had to have some new stamp or die or embellishment that I've seen you use.  Thank you from the bottom of my checkbook!

So I hope you can join us for this extra special challenge this week.  Our design team has gone all out and provided some amazing inspiration for you.  And just think:  you could win all of those cards!

Stamps:  Great Friend (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink); Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Honeycomb Remnant die (Memory Box); Gerbera Daisy die, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX (My Favorite Things); Leaves die (Penny Black); Banner Trio die (WPlus9)

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14 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 300!”

LeAnne said...

Woohoo! Yay for 300 sketches! This one is awesome...I just love that MB die, it's so cool in the colors you've chosen! Love it!

Amy O said...

This is such a bright and beautiful card, Jen! Thanks for your help in keeping us organized and going each week!

Lisa Elton said...

I've alway liked that flower die and I love the way you've used it here! Beautiful interpretation of the sketch Jen. And YIPPEE to 300!!

Linda Callahan said...

You made these colors sing! I love your design! I still can't believe we have been together for 300 sketches! Thanks for all you do to keep us motoring along! Here's to 400!

Barb Ghig said...

Big congrats to FMS on your milestone of 300 challenges...WOW! Beautiful take on the sketch, Jen! I love how you played with the color palette, too...great job combining challenges!

stampwithamyk said...

That's awesome! Love your flower and your layering. The colors are just perfect for your design! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Amanda Mertz said...

So pretty! I really like the paper piercing on the banners and the circle! The honeycomb die is awesome too. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Heather said...

So pretty! I've always loved that daisy die - and it looks FABulous in our colors, lol. Gorgeous! A perfect #300 celebration! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours. Happy 300th challenge :).

Karren said...

Oh this is gorgeous and I want to win it :) The Lemon Lime Twist looks like such a gorgeous color. Fun, fun card!

Jen Brum said...

I love this card Jen! That flower is just fabulous and I love the background! The pink and green is amazing together! So fun!

Jen Timko said...

What better than a classic Jen card to celebrate! This is just beautiful. Love the colors, love everything about it...and that Lemon Lime looks awesome. Thanks for all you do to make this team what it is!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning! I am loving everything about this card - those colours and flower are just amazing! Thanks for having play along and for everything you do with this favourite challenge of mine!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous take on the sketch!