Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet Design Team Member Linda Callahan

Hi Everyone!

I taught elementary school for 34 years in upstate NY and now work part time at our local library. I am married and have a son, daughter, son-in-law and a little poodle named AbbyGirl.
I became a Stampin Up! demo in 2009 after being a “professional” SU! customer for many years. About 10 years ago one of my third graders brought me a beautiful basket of cards for Christmas. When I asked him where he got them he just shrugged and said, “Oh they are all over my house. My mother makes them.” That was it – I was hooked! I called her up and booked a party. When she retired as a demo I signed up to keep the supplies coming! As a member of Mary Fish’s Pretty Pals, I also design for Pals Paper Arts.
I was delighted when Lesley invited me to join the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team. I love clean lines and crisp designs! Here’s hoping we inspire you to join us and have fun creating!
Linda's Samples:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meet "Clean Team" Member Jen Mitchell

Blog: I Create

Hello everyone!
I live in Bridgewater, Massachusetts and by day I'm a number cruncher working in a bank.

I've been a crafter of some sort most of my life, either doing cross stitch, sewing, drawing, decorative painting or pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I don't remember exactly when I started to make cards, but it all began with some Christmas cards that I made at a friends house. That lead to being part of a monthly Stampin' Up! card club to me finally realizing that I'd be crazy not to be a demonstrator myself! I think I've always been obsessed with paper. I love the way it looks, I love the feel of good heavy paper in my hands, and I even love how it smells! So it gives me great pleasure to work with it every chance I get.

Jen's Samples:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meet "Clean Team" Member Rita Wright

Howdy from Texas! I am so honored to be a part of the "Clean Team" at Freshly Made Sketches. I started doing paper crafts about seven years ago when a friend encouraged me to scrapbook my wedding photos. I never intended to do anything beyond that, yet here I am. Making my first card really got me hooked and I’ve been making them for almost four years now. I try to stamp something every day because of the joy and satisfaction that comes with creating. I’m a challenge addict and give them credit for strengthening my skills and encouraging me to stamp more.

I’m still in the process of figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. If professional student ever becomes lucrative, I will have found my dream job as I love learning new things. For now I’m enjoying being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and sharing my love of stamping with others. I am blessed to have an amazing husband who spoils me rotten, cooks me dinner every night, and tolerates my collection of cats.

Clean Designs by Rita:

We are looking forward to seeing you on September 7th for our first challenge!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches

Hello!  Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches.  This is a brand new challenge blog with a weekly Sketch Challenge.  The "twist" to our challenge is to keep your interpretation of the sketch CLEAN. 

Not Clean and Simple...just CLEAN!

We have put together a wonderful design team and will be choosing 2 more design team members to join us as the challenge gets going!  We will be looking for clean lined creations and someone who is a team player. 

We hope you will join us on September 7th for our first Sketch Challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
The Clean Team