Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #500 - A Decade of Sketch Inspiration

 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!



Wow!  Linda here and I can't believe we have reached our 500th Challenge!  I am excited to share my sketch with you today and hope you join in our milestone challenge!  Your creative designs always inspire us week after week!  

Welcome to our sketch #500 celebration!  Our crafting community is incredibly generous and we are so happy some of our favorite companies are helping us mark this milestone.  It is hard to believe that when Lesley started this challenge, we would still be going strong 10 years later.  And that, our friends, is because of YOU.  Our players inspire us week in and week out with your creative takes on our designs.  We are thrilled to be able to reward you with some fabulous prizes!  After you take in the team's take on Linda's sketch, you can find all the details below.  

It seems so appropriate that Linda is our sketch designer since she is one of the team that has been here since the beginning! Also, some of the team members are giving away their own prizes as part of the celebration.  Those will be listed on our personal blogs along with the details to win!  Please hop through our links to see our own thoughts on this celebration and to say hi!

















Our winners of these prizes will be randomly chosen from those who join the gallery this week.  Once chosen, we will contact you via the information you give in the link tool and post here on the blog.  You will have 5 days to respond or we will choose a different recipient.  So make sure you come back next week to check!

We are so grateful to these amazing sponsors for their support and generosity!  

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 FMS500.
  • 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 30th.  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".

32 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Congratulations to your entire FMS team! What a happy occasion - 10 years!!! I don't get to play as often as I'd like to, but have so enjoyed the many times I have!
Cheers to the next 500, my friends!
=]

Sadia Ashraf said...

Congratulations! Wishing your amazing team all the best!

Talitha said...

Congratulations on your 10 years! I have used many of your sketches in my cardmaking. So glad that I found your blog and web site. Hope you have a great celebration and thanks for the opportunity to win such great products.

Chark said...

Fab inspiration!

LeAnne said...

WOW WOW WOW! Congrats on your 500th challenge! I have loved playing along for all those years---I can't believe it's been that long! Thanks for the chance to win all those goodies....although my stamp room is bursting at the seams, LOL! Wonderful samples, as always! Keep up the good work!

Taryn said...

Congratulations! 500 sketches is amazing. I am so lucky to have discovered your blog when I linked from your post on the Share Handmade Kindness Facebook group. I love all the inspiration created in your blog and I cannot wait to explore and view all of the fabulous designs. Cheers!!!

Marianne said...

Congratulation on reaching this amazing milestone!
I have only recently found my mojo back and this sketch is sparking some ideas, so I really hope I can play along for a change.
Marianne x

Stef Perry said...

Congratulations on reaching your 500th challenge! Thanks to the team for your consistently beautiful inspiration each week! I may not always have a chance to play along, but I always know where to find a spark for my creativity when it's lagging. Thank you and well done!

Deborah K said...

Congratulations on your 500th challenge!

Kelly Kuharik said...

Quite an accomplishment! Congrats!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Claire said...

Congrats to one of my favourite challenges! Always love to join in when I can!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Huge congratulations ladies - a decade of challenges is a fabulous achievement! You inspire me every week with your sketches and designs. Hope you go for another 500!

Kampin' Karen said...

What an awesome achievement! Congrats!! I'm glad I have an opportunity to enter my card and view all the beautiful ones of the DT and other participants. Keep up the good work.

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats FMS on this awesome milestone! It's always been one of my favorite challenges and hope it continues for another decade and more!

alexandra said...

Congrats for the 500th! Your challenges are so nice! It is a pleasure to make them!I wish you 500 more !

Greta said...

Wow--10 years & 500 sketches! What a wonderful milestone! Your challenge appealed to me the first time I saw it, but I'm not good at getting something made in time. Love all the DT cards & I'm determined to enter this time! Thank you to so many generous sponsors!

Cup&Ink said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone and THANK YOU for providing so much inspiration over the years. This site is truly a fave and I appreciate all your hard work to keep it going. Blessings to you all!

Danielle Vincent said...

What an amazing milestone! Congratulations. Thanks for all the inspiration from each of the 500 challenges!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I use the sketch ideas occasionally but only entered once before. Congratulations on ten years . That is amazing!

Maria Tchotcheva said...

Congratulations! Hugs from Bulgaria

Lesley's Stampin Trix said...

Congratulations! Wow 500 challenges that is awesome! I've just started playing along this past year and I'm loving it! You all inspire me so very much. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas! It's been lovely to chat with you through the comments section too :)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, congratulations on your 500th challenge! And well done to Linda too, thanks for a great sketch!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your 500th challenge! I’ve never played before and appreciate the opportunity to play! Sorry for the double entry. I tried to rotate the picture without success.

Carol L said...

Congratulations and happy wishes for your 500th sketch challenge! I am always inspired by your sketches and play whenever I can finish a card in time :)

Migdalia said...

Congrats on your 500th challenge! That is Awesome! Wonderful Inspiration by everyone!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

...Santekroam van Stempidoe... said...

Congratulations to your 500th challenge. 💙

Allisa said...

Congrats on reaching 500 sketches!

North Star Stamper, Sue Kremer said...

Congrats on # 500! Well done!

I'm new to creating with and sharing my creations using your sketches. I look forward to many more.

Inkami said...

Congrats on reaching this fab milestone!

Tina Z. said...

Wow, congratulations, that is amazing!

Lisa Elton said...

A huge congratualtions to the FMS team (past & present) on 10 years of inpsiration and 500 sketches! Thank you too, Lesley for creating FMS!

Darnell said...

I found out too late to join in your celebration, but I had to let you know how much I appreciate ALL the many years of hard work you have all put into bringing us these sketch challenges throughout the years. Congratulations and best wishes for many more! Hugs, Darnell