Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches: WOW

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

I definitely used this sketch - right down to the dotted (or starred) circles!!


I spent last week driving 845 miles to take my youngest son to college. I didn't think it would be as hard as it was to drop him off. I have so many interest and hobbies that I had no doubt that I'd fill my time.  And I'm sure I will.  But it's going to be terribly quiet with just my husband and I.  My son laughed at me multiple times on the trip - stating that I'd spent 19 years trying to get rid of him and in the last week suddenly I was sad.

I am working on a stash of cards that I can send him when he needs a boost (or when I am thinking of him!)  This one is all about his school colors.


I think I'll send it fairly soon because he has totally embraced the college life (although classes just started yesterday so we'll see!)  He loves the gorgeous green campus and he knows his lacrosse teammates through months of social medial and he loves the dining hall.  He loved forming the big "A" on the football field during welcome week and he loved the open air movie.  It all fits him.

I'm happy for him.  I just wish he weren't 845 miles away.  It's a quick flight (I flew back) unless the plane is delayed 6 1/2 hours because it was struck by lightning and needed a part.  The pilot actually thought it was OK to tell us that!  My oldest son is only 90 miles away but he's already said he doesn't want to see me any more often than he already does. 

I'm done whining.  I don't have to cook dinner tonight.  I can turn on the Hallmark channel or HGTV and no one will complain.  I can play my music - loudly - and maybe even dance a little.  Then a glass  or two of wine and reading in bed.  Sounds pretty good...for awhile.

Stamps: Birch Press Design Lingo Thanks
Dies: Birch Press Design Big Lingo Type Wow, Essential by Ellen Circle of Stars
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Blueberry, Pineapple, Gumball


  1. Great colors and a great collection of stars combine for one fabulous card that I'm sure your son will love to receive (when he remembers to check his mailbox). :) Letting these children fly the coop is not for the faint of heart. Sending hugs to you, Kim!

  2. What a cool card you crafted! Such school spirit captured here! Love it! Recipient will love it too I am sure! So creative!

  3. It is definitely hard sending kids off to college.....yep the silence is deafening! Sending big hugs....try to enjoy "me time!" Your gorgeous cards are a great way to stay in touch! Love how bright and happy this card is!

  4. This is so darn CUTE! You'll get used to your empty nest and find your new groove before you know it. Then your boys will be ready for visits and they'll probably bring their laundry along LOL!!

  5. This is so FUN!! I love the star die cut on this card!! Empty nesting is hard, but you do get used to it. I found that my hobby and my friends got me through it. My husband, on the other hand, is less busy and had a harder time. Wishing you some busy times to help you through it all!

  6. This is such a fantastic card! I just love those die cut stars! Oh, and that sentiment is amazing! Such a fun card and your son is going to love it! I still have all of the hand made cards my mom made me when I was in university!

  7. I love that you made this card with your son's school colors in mind. I'm sure he'll appreciate it. But it struck me when you said that you can turn on HGTV or the Hallmark channel and no one will complain. I guess that means that not only is this a new chapter in your son's life it's also a new chapter in yours!

  8. Your designs are always fresh and unique! I can see there will be a lot of blue and gold cards in your future. It is good news to hear that it fits him. It is definitely an adjustment, and just when you think you are there, they come home for Thanksgiving and Christmas break!

  9. Wow, Kim! That starred circle and the bold "WOW" make a terrific and unique take on the sketch! Love it!.


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