Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Thankful for You

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

I am so ready for fall.  I truly hate being hot so summer is by far my least favorite season.  Fall weather has taken its time getting here this year with multiple days recently of record-breaking heat.  Ugh.  Finally it started cooling down in the evenings - then yesterday it's suddenly fall weather.  I made this card in celebration.  (Although ask me again in a few weeks when the huge trees in my yard start dropping their leaves.  I recently moved off 5 acres with just a few trees and enough wind that the leaves all blew away!!  I haven't raked in decades.)

FMS Thankful 

I created my little scene on a basically square piece of paper then trimmed it into thirds.  I played around with a strip of patterned paper across the back, but I was already feeling queasy with four patterns on one card.  I know they are just itty bitty trees but I often don't even use a single pattern on a card, let along four!!  So I scrounged my stash and found four stitching dies that I hadn't cut apart yet so seemed like a fabulous border.

I hope to see you playing along with our sketch this week!  I love browsing the gallery!

Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Reap a Harvest (the sentiment)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Trees, Rolling Hills and Double-Ended Flat Stacklets
Paper: Scraps of fall colored patterns


  1. I like the way you've divided your cute scene into the three panels! This is terrific Kim!

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  3. This is such a beautiful card Kim! I love those patterned trees and the sweet butterflies! Love the faux stitching in the background as well! I love fall too! We had such gorgeous weather here today. I definitely could handle this all year round!!!

  4. I’m with you on the Seasons! Love fall! And I love this card! Adorable scene!

  5. I love this scene! The colors of the patterned paper are perfect for fall! Good luck with the falling leaves. I haven't raked in decades either - because I hire a guy to do it for me!!! Just sayin' ;)

  6. What a pretty Fall scene! Our summers are so LONG. Fall can never come soon enough for me.

  7. Your autumn scene looks so sweet and the colors are gorgeous together. Good luck with the raking when the time comes :)

  8. Those little trees are just too cute and the bitty butterflies add to the fun! Great take on the sketch!


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