Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Slow Clap

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Amy.

In the midst of all of my moving talk over the last few weeks (BTW - it's tomorrow!!!), there's another huge event coming in my family.  My youngest will graduate from Lutheran High School!!  I feel just a little bad about overshadowing his last month in high school with this move, but he might just be more excited than I am.  His room is bigger and in the basement away from us,  his commute for his last few weeks at school is an easy 3 miles, and he has also thought he was more urban that rural.  (Although we've tried to tell him "rural" is an exaggeration.  We do currently live on 5 acres on the prairie, however, it's only 3 minutes to the town's cultural events center and a big library, and it's 5 minutes to Costco plus any number of fast food options.  It's hard to say we're rural.  However, we are moving to a charming little neighborhood which is actually further from all of those things, but we have next door neighbors!)

Besides my son's graduation, a number of his lacrosse teammates will graduate.  Since my husband has coached them for years, I am always called upon to do quite a few cards in school colors.


I love our hobby because it is extra special that I can create something specific for the kids.  Purple, black, silver/gray - and they know it's for them!

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Yay
Dies: SSS Yay, Lil Inkers Dual Dotted Rectangles
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions (TE) Jelly Donut, Oreo, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark with TE Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Embossing Folder: TE Diagonal Stripes
Other: Doodlebug Graduation Assortment Sprinkles


  1. What a great graduation card! I hope all goes well with the move tomorrow!

  2. Moving and still card making! You are my hero! And I love how you personalized the card with school colors! Big step for your son....and you!

  3. Sounds like your son is taking things well! This is fun, perfect for his teammates! Look at you making personalized cards with a move on the horizon, you go girl!

  4. This is truly special, Kim!! I love every detail and so will they! Congrats to you son on his graduation. And we are cheering you on through the move. Can't wait to see all the pictures of your new home!!

  5. It's always fun to make special cards in school colors. I'm sure the recipients think they are extra special too - can't find those at the local card shop, I'm sure! And good luck with the big moving day. May all your furniture fit and your kitchen come together quickly! :)

  6. Wonderful card - that big 'yay' is sure to appeal to the recipient! I hope you are settling into your new home (and craft room!)


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