Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches - A 400th Sketch Celebration - Week 1

Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches!  Each week, one member of our design team creates a sketch for you to try.  The challenge is to follow our sketch while keeping your project clean-lined and fresh.  The "Clean Team" has come up with some "Freshly Made" designs to get you in the spirit.  We are so excited to see what YOU create!

We are kicking off a big month of celebration by going back to where we began.  Eight years ago, Lesley Croghan came up with the idea of using sketches that were clean (but not always simple) as a design tool. Not only was she on to something that would become a staple for crafters, she also put together a team that would grow and impact many designers. Two of the original team members, Jen Mitchell and Linda Callahan, are still on the team! So this week we are using FMS #1, which was also FMS #100! We have lots of celebrating to do all month too. We hope you will join us this week and, as always, we can't wait to see what you create!

Feel Better Bird

We have a few simple rules to keep things fun and fair for all of our players:

  • Please use any crafting product you would like to use.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to THREE other challenges, except for another sketch challenge.
  • Please add a DIRECT link to your blog or other online gallery when adding your card to the link below.  If linking to a public gallery, use keyword FMS400.
  • Include our challenge sketch and a link back to Freshly Made Sketches on your post.
  • Have fun!
This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, August 12th.  On Tuesday, we will announce the winner of this week's challenge who will be known as the "Queen or King of Clean".  The team will choose other gallery favorites to be known as a "Perfect Princess or Prince".


  1. Congratulations FMS!!! A wonderful celebration, and [as always] just wonderful designs from the team!! A special congrats to Jen Mitchell, and Linda Callahan - what a wonderful accomplishment!! Bravo!!

  2. YAY! How fun + Big Congrats!

  3. Amazing achievements! Congrats on 8 years and 400 challenges

  4. Congrats! You have always been an inspiration to me!

  5. Congrats! Love this challenge and such an accomplishment! Kudos to Jen and Linda are the rest of the team too!

  6. Congratulations on this incredible milestone!!

  7. Hurrah on a wonderful 8 years! I love the variety of all the DT cards--so inspiring! I've gotten away from entering your challenges, but it's time I make it a priority as I've always loved the idea of clean but not necessarily CAS.

  8. Congratulations! And I (still) love this first sketch!

  9. 8 years! WOW! What an accomplishment! LOVE the inspiration from the DT and this first sketch is still FUN to play with!

  10. Congratulations on 400 sketches! I love this blog.
    Hope many more will come. Hooray for the design team and thanks for all your inspiration.

  11. Congratulations on your 400th sketch challenge - that is awesome!