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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – August

August 8, 2017

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our August Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. We had such a fantastic response to our first Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge last month, we are so glad that you all enjoyed it.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn not only designs beautiful flower dies for us to create with,  she also designs a line of CountryScapes dies that can stand alone or be combined to create beautiful scenes.

Our challenge this month is Home is where the Heart is – Use any of the Susan’s Garden House related dies to create your card/project.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “Which dies from Susan’s collection make you think of your home?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

Selma Stevenson created this delightful scene using these Susan’s Garden CountryScapes dies: English Cottage 1, The Woods 1, Country Flora 1, New England Stonewall and Fence, Clematis/Ivy, Critters 1, Clouds & Grass, Mountains, as well as Garden Edges Rose Hedge and Leafy Branch.  Selma used White Soft  Finish Cardstock and PanPastels to create her card.

Piyanki Biswas has created this beautiful card above which is perfect to congratulate someone on their new home. To create her card Piyanki has used Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – English Cottage 2, Garden Notes – Hydrangea, and Congratulations from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Piyanki used White Soft Finish Cardstock and Water Color Paper to create her card.

Christine Pooler shares a fun way on how to incorporate a photo on your card by using the window from the Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Square Window & Flower Box die set. To decorate her card, Christine has used the Garden Notes – Potted; Garden Notes – Sunflower 2 as well as one of the sentiments from the Little Words That Mean a Lot Clear Stamp set which is coming soon! Christine also used used White Soft  Finish Cardstock and PanPastels to create her card.

Shalini Pahwa is next with her delightful scene. For her card Shalini has used Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – English Cottage 2; CountryScapes – Mountains; Garden Notes – Ivy Vine; Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2 as well as  a sentiment from the new Little Words That Mean a Lot Clear Stamp set which is coming soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs. Shalini used Water Color Paper to create her card.

Anita Kejriwal created a “home” card using Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – English Cottage 2; CountryScapes Land & Sea and Behind the Scenes – Great Outdoors Stencil. Anita also used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Rectangles; White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Thinking About Polinesia Patterned Paper Pack to complete her card.

Angela Whelton created a colorful card for her “home” themed card using Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – English Cottage 2; CountryScapes – Mountains and Garden Notes – Blue Bonnet/Lupins. To complete her card Angela also used Stitched Circles; White Soft Finish Cardstock and Prills for her path.

Pavitra Chanchal has us looking through a window from the inside out. To create her card Pavitra has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Window and Flower Box; Garden Notes Alstroemeria and a sentiment from the Little Words That Means a Lot Clear Stamp set which is coming soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs. Pavitra also used Soft Finish Cardstock and Flower Pot Prills when creating her card.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Susan’s Garden Design Team created this month and that you will be inspired to create some beautiful scenes using Susan’s Garden CountryScapes dies. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.

If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners  will be announced here on our blog on Friday, August 11th.

Happy Creating!

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  • sophia marx August 14, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I love the cottage.

  • Debbie DeCamp August 9, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I like the very first cottage. Love the little squirrel! My husband feeds the squirrels every day so there is always at least one on the fence waiting for him to come out!

  • Norma Bartlett August 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

    English cottage 2 reminds me the most of my childhood home.

  • Natalie Bakke August 9, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Love Patriva’s card. It is so sweet and serene that is what I think of when I think of home. I quiet place that is beautiful. ILove the Country Scape window die

  • Natalie Bakke August 9, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Love Patriva’s card. It is so sweet and serene that is what I think of when I think of home. I quiet place that is beautiful.

  • Rhea August 9, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I love the CountryScapes dies. We live on an acreage, so we see a lot of different animals out here. I love how you can use these to make a picture. I don’t think I can pick just one die though — too many that I really love.

  • Karen Plumlee August 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I love the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes on Angela Whelton’s cord. Living in Texas we get to enjoy bluebonnets every spring. It reminds me of the springs when the bluebonnets are thick and beautiful. Thank you for that reminder.

  • Holly August 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    For me it’s any of the flower die ones. My mom’s garden!

  • Debbie Cooper August 8, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    The garden notes pot reminds me of all the potted plants I have at home. I love her dies!

    • clarice August 9, 2017 at 12:09 am

      I like thhe 1st card by Selma. Beautiful

  • Kaen Erickson August 8, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I love all the cottages and sunflowers! I also love the ivy!! love the flower boxed square window!

  • Kaen Erickson August 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    i love the English cottages 1 and 2!! I also love the square window and flower box! i also like the garden notes and sunflower 2

  • Amy Cooley August 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve always grown up in houses surrounded by lots of trees. These dies are very beautiful!

  • Natalie Godfrey August 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    All the cards are adorable but Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – English Cottage 2 reminds me most of home.

  • martha aschenbrenner August 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    all the flower dies remind me of home. flowers are a big part of my life and i use them often in my card making.

  • Jeanne Donofrio August 8, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    All so beautiful – the English cottage makes me think of warmth and the comforts of home.

  • Anita Braddock August 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I love each one the Gardens Gardens note and flower box is all me.This die set just talks to me. Thanks for all the Beautiful cards everyone has shared so many great Ideas. Thanks for the chance to ein.

  • Diane Lynne Clemen August 8, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    All aspects of Christine Pooler’s “Be Happy”card makes me think of my home. I lookout my Chester County home and I can see the horses in the neighboring fields. Looking out my back door, I see a row of sunflowers that line our yard. I have many potted house plants through out my home to remind me of nature. So Susan’s Garden Notes – Potted; Garden Notes – Sunflower 2 as well as the Square Window & Flower Box die sets make me think of my home.

  • LISA DUGGIN August 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    It would have to be Garden Notes – Square Window & Flower Box die set. We live in AR, and have horses. It’s just what I see when I look out of the window. God has blessed us in so many ways. You are one of the ways! Thanks so much for sharing, Lisa

  • Christine Kosmak August 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Unfortunately none of these gorgeous cards reminds me of my “home”, which is a two storey government owned townhouse. None of these cards show a “dining room” and table filled with crafting goodies waiting impatiently to be used, and a small backyard filled with pots of lots of different plants and bulbs! lol! If choosing one that would be more like my dream home it would have to be Selma Stevenson’s card with the fence etc! Thanks for the chance to win a voucher, I just wish that it had at least one more zero on the end of it! lol!

  • Marie Krueger August 8, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    The one with the potted flowers reminds me of our home as I have plants in almost all the windows. All the houses are so beautiful.

  • Ann Beheler August 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    The peonys remind me of home. We had a peony bush in the backyard and always were thrilled when it bloomed, usuall just after Mother’s Day so we couldn’t use them as our corsages!

  • Nancy Vondra August 8, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    What a wonderful collection! The Countryscapes Mountain and Land and Sea adding Critters 7 along with Day Lilly and Sunflower most closely remind me of home. I grew up at the sea, mountains, midlands and Lakeland! Yes, we lived all around my state! It was a wonderful life which was enriched by the different people and locations! We always had cats and dogs. Mom always had flowers. We enjoyed bird watching and encouraged them to visit with birdfeeders. All in all a wonderful life!!! Can’t wait to use your stamps!

  • Roxanne Henderson August 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    What reminds me most of home is sunflowers 2 die set. When I was a young girl they grew outside our house. Whenever I see a sunflower I’m always reminded of the simple joy of childhood.

  • Roxanne Henderson August 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    What reminds me most of home is sunflowers 2 die set. When I was a young girl they grew outside our house and we ate the seeds when they were ready. Whenever I see a sunflower I’m always reminded of the simple joy of childhood.

  • Linda Park August 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    The woods looks very peaceful. They are all pretty

  • Christine Smith August 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Woods 1 reminds me of our home as we have a tree just outside our front door! Wonderful cards and fab dies! Thank you for the chance to win! xxx

  • Bev August 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I love in the southwest US so none of these remind me of my pueblo style home. Fortunately, I do have a stamp that does!! English cottages are so charming!!

    • Bev August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      I mean live. I also love, but that wasn’t the question.

  • Eileen Smeby August 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful dies! Love them all! Flowers and looking out the window dies are my favorites. I forever am looking out the windows, watching wildlife in the flowers.

  • geri S. August 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    The English Cottages always make me think of a cozy home and any scene with a window die. It’s hard to pick just one as they are all great!

  • Lynn Horiuchi August 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I love her dies – I have many of them. I love the new English cottage. Hoping to own that one soon.

  • Jeanette Fortin August 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    all of them are gorgeous sure would love it thanks for shareing

  • Ariana August 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Beautiful cards, the country scapes cottage 2. is my favorite , this houses are gorgeus.

  • Barbara Lambe August 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I like the English Garden 2, lovely stamp set.

  • JAM August 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    My favorite is the Window and Flower box with the Alstroemeria and the phase ‘there is beauty in simplicity’. A view through the window is always interesting if you are open to the visual experience it offers and things don’t have to be complicated or excessive to be beautiful.

  • Michelle August 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    All of the cards are beautiful and I can relate to all. The one that touched my heart is by Selma Stevenson. As a child my sisters and I hiked in the mountains on the weekends, after chores, and we always loved to watch the critters play.

  • Debra August 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Great samples! I love the hydrangea and sunflower dies. I have some Hydrangea in my yard and my daughter had sunflowers in her wedding.

  • Stacey Kowbel August 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    So many fabulous and beautiful projects! The products are so amazing and versatile.

  • Theresa August 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Both the Wisteria vine (mine is lavendar, and OH! it is such a sweet experience when it is in full bloom and the bumble bees are buzzing all around it) and the kitty-cat critter are reminiscent of my home.

  • Marie August 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    It would have to be the window frame with the potted plant. For some reason it reminds me of my grandmother’s farm where I spent so many wonderful times, many years ago.

  • Elaine Curd August 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I love your designs and the one that most reminds me of my home is the window frames and of course the dogs and cats, we always had lots of pets and the looking out the windows reminds me that we are here for but a while and looking out on all of God’s creation is our future. Thank you and God Bless.

  • Sarah Biswabic August 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    The English cottage 1 reminds me of home. My dad grew the most beautiful flowers! When I see this card that was made with this die it just makes me relax.

  • Mickey Behnke August 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I love the card think happy be happy I love the picture and the flowers next to it thank you for a chance to win a gift

  • Becca Yahrling August 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    The Garden Notes Ivy Vine reminds me of home … my hubby does Bonsai as a hobby so we have a lot of potted plants at our house! All of these cards are simply breathtaking.

  • Susan Vitti August 8, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Selma Stevenson’s scene reminds me of home – elements remind me of my current home such as the flowers, trees and squirrel and other elements are how I would like to enhance my current home (Oh how I always wanted a fence.) All the cards are so charming!

  • Elizabeth Mason-Hill August 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I love the card that has the picture frame and the sunflowers in the pot. This reminds me so much of the Kentucky farm (especially with the horse in the background) that I grew up on. Beautiful.

  • Linda August 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    English cottage 2 – Reminds me of home. What a fantastic job on all the cards. I would be delighted to receive any of them.

  • Barbara August 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I like the lupins with the cottage as that one reminds me of England where I lived for 49 years.

  • Tina Murphy August 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    The Hydrangea speaks to me the most. We have four bushes lining the entrance to the driveway and when I see those, I know I am home. Love the new cottage!

  • Sue LD August 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Fabulous creations. I found a lot of dies in Susan’s collection that remind me of my home. We have a small hobby farm so here are some that I found in the CountryScapes line: Backyard 1, Flora 4, Woods, Backyard 5-washday, and some of the Critter dies.

  • Angelina Quinones August 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    tea cup is what remind me of home.

  • Pam Tschida August 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I love the hydrangeas. My favorite flower. I just bought the die set and have used it and love it. It is nice to see how the flower petals can be used in other ways. I also love the English cottage. So sweet.

  • Erin McKenzie-Christensen August 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    My favorite are all the critter dies the ones with multiple animals because we have two cats and i have always grown up with cats and until 2004 a dog as well i love animals i love the way you can make scenes with her dies too

  • Elfrieda Partlow August 8, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Truely like the birds with the flowers in the window

  • Barbara McAlister August 8, 2017 at 11:59 am

    The card with the sunflower makes me think more of my home.

  • Lynn August 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I like the cottage with the Lupine flowers. They remind me of all the flowers I used to plant when I had my house. I now live in an apartment and my patio is full of lovely flowers. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS !!! Beautiful card as are they all.

  • Mitzi August 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

    The Country Scapes with the cow reminds me of home as I grew up and spent 18 years on a dairy farm. Also the sunflowers as my mom always had lots of them in her yard and now I also have them.

  • Margery C August 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful samples. Such fine details and wonderful inking.

  • Tracy Steinbach August 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    The peony die reminds me of home because when I was a kid we had these 2 really big pink peony plants next to our front door and when they bloomed you could smell them in the house. And now as an adult my hubby and I have some and we just love them!!! And I have to say all the cards posted today are just amazing!!!

  • Mitzi August 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

    The Country Scapes with the cow reminds me of home as I grew up and spent 18 years on a dairy farm. Also the sunflowers as my mom always had lots of them in her yard and now I also have them.

  • Carey August 8, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I just bought the daisy and I have enjoyed making the it. It takes awhile but its worth it.

  • Nancy Walters August 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I would use Potted Garden Notes – Sunflower 2. Makes a great way to show off your garden with photos.

  • Carey L. Wells August 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Susan; I am so pleased to see you doing so well, you were so sweet when we met at cha I still have all your books and the wonderful “Sweetpea” you sent me. We had to close Pampered Stampers when I came down with a lupus type condition and heck lets face we both came down with old is age. Sweetheart all your new stuff is wonderful. Good luck and carry on. Carey

  • Brian Poteraj August 8, 2017 at 11:12 am

    The Garden Notes Rose 3 is the one that reminds me of home most. We have a lot of roses of many colors.

  • Betty Christenson August 8, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I love these garden home cards. The one with the window scene reminds me of my inlaws home. They both enjoyed the bird feeder right outside their living room window. They spent time daily sitting and enjoying all the many beautiful birds.

  • Sharon Gullikson August 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Her Garden Notes Hydrangeas remind me of home because I have quite a few Hydrangea bushes. Most of them are about 80 years old!!!

  • Lindi August 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

    All the cards are very cute. But for me your arch and fences with the wisteria growing over has very fond memories for me, I would also add the Hydrangea’s along the fence.. Both flowers are in my top5, also being my beloved Pa’s favourite.. Thanks for the chance to win…💜🐝💛💚🌼🌸🌻🌹

  • Merrilee McNeill August 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I think all of the cards are inspiring but my favourite 2 are by Selma Stevenson and Pavitra Chanchal

  • Beverly Parkison August 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Wisteria …My vine is beautiful every Spring and while it is white I wish it was purple like all the wild in the country side.I do enjoy putting cards together with Susan’s Garden.

  • Kat Wubbenhorst August 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

    The beautiful window garden notes

  • Vicki Sopcak August 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    The New England Stonewall die/card reminds me of home because I have flowers everywhere. In the front and back of my house. I love flowers. Thanks for sharing your creations.

  • Debbie Robertson August 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Love the one with the lilacs in front. Reminds me of home. But all are gorgeous, I would have a hard time picking one over the rest. Lots of inventive and creative folks out there, I am constantly amazed at what is being made. I started card making back in early 1970’s its really come far.

  • Fraqui Hamid August 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Absolutely stunning cards
    Beautiful die collection by Susan.
    Must have.

  • carole miller August 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I like the English cottage

  • Tosha August 8, 2017 at 10:40 am

    The dies that most remind me of my home are definitely, the Garden Notes Lily 2. I can not tell you how many different ones we have.
    Beautiful job done by the team on all the creations…thanks for the shares.

  • Åsa Brunnberg August 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I like the last card. It reminds me of my home.

  • Kathy Krug August 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Such beautiful home and window cards. None of the cards reminds me of where I live now,but the card Selma created reminds me of a farm house I lived in 30 years ago.

  • Åsa Brunnberg August 8, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I think the last card reminds me of my own home.

  • Judy pociask August 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Angela W’s card using the prells as the sidewalk was genius. Her use of flowers in the foreground made the card come to life.

  • Eva Miller August 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I would have to say the geranium die. My grandmother always had pots and pots of geraniums on her porch. She loved them so !

  • Marjorie August 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Selma’s card with squirrel, the flowers and the trees remind me most of my home. All the cards are beautiful.

  • Kathy Kinsey August 8, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Cottage 1 with the fence in front reminded me of my grandma’s house. The fence was so inviting and did just said ” HI ” come through and come in for a piece of pie.

  • Angela Mitchell August 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

    The counryscape series! English cottage1, woods1 and flora1 do it for me as they make a lovely quirky slightly wonky image that is true of old buildings and also me ha ha!!! X

  • Miranda August 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Well they are all lovely but I think of n3. not because I have such a view LOL but when I look outside I certainly am dreaming of having such a view!

  • Carla Hundley August 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Oh these dies and cards
    are so fun to look at! I
    like the English Cottage 1
    for thoughts of my home.
    Looks nothing like mine
    but makes me feel good.
    Carla from Utah

  • carol a smith August 8, 2017 at 10:22 am

    It is said, ” Home is where the heart is .” so Angela Kejiwal’s card is my pick. I grew up in both city, and then the citrus groves of Fl. They all have something that touched me, very hard to decide on one! I would be SOOooooo excited to win this month!

  • Rosemary Lam August 8, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Peony 2 reminds me of home. They are very pretty when in full bloom.

  • carol a smith August 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

    It is said…”home is where the heart is”…..I love the card that Angela Kejriwal made. I grew up in both city, and later in a country setting in the citrus groves of Fl. This was a hard one to pick, there was something wonderful in each card. I would be SOOOOOO excited to win this month!

  • Kathleen Adams August 8, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Oh my, it’s so difficult to pick a favorite. Of the new release I guess I would say “Cottage 1” is my favorite of the little cottages. I adore all 4 garden border dies. I have all of them. Can’t do anything without Susan’s stencils! All her products are so fun.

  • Karen L. August 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

    My garden in the Colorado mountains has many of Susans Garden flowers growing. I especially love her iris die and the cosmos die. Looking forward to trying my hand at making some sunflowers.

  • Pat Swearingen August 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Angela’s card with the lupines made me think of my Grandmother’s home. She always has blooming flowers of some kind even in the summer here in the deep south. For many years, her home was my home away from home.

  • Dee Dee August 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Angela Whelton card is the one that reminds me of home.

  • Katherine Carlozzi August 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I love the Enchanted Garden. Anything with enchanted makes my mind soar. Thanks for this giveaway .

  • Laura P. August 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    All of the landscape and home does are so cute! The one that is most like my home would have to be the Blue Bonnett/Lupins dies since we have so many flowers!

  • Janet Gundrum August 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    If there’s a garden, I’m home. Although mine have gotten too big for me to care for, I still love to see my patio gardens in bloom.

  • Vicki August 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    The squirrels from a window view remind me of home. My parents feed the birds and squirrels in their orchard and you can sit in the kitchen and look out the kitchen window drinking coffee each morning and watch all the birds and squirrels. It’s so calming and reminds me of growing up there (Washington state).

  • ANN ROBBINS August 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Susan’s geranium remind me of my Dad’s flower garden. He always planted red geraniums. Fond memories.

  • Luanna August 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    The cards are all beautiful. Christine’s card using the window die reminds me of the view from my country home.

  • ANN ROBBINS August 8, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Susan’s geranium reminds me of my childhood where my Dad had the green thumb and geraniums were always in his flower garden. Remember especially the red ones.,

  • Dalyce Mangum August 8, 2017 at 9:46 am

    The Blue-Bonnets….Definately!!!!!
    I’M FROM TEXAS!!!!!
    I love all the cards.
    This is a great collection of dies.
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win $20.

  • Roxy Jones August 8, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Unfortunately while they are all delightful – none work for my childhood – raised in Chicago in an apartment atmosphere – but love the window with the robins behind it.

  • Karen August 8, 2017 at 9:44 am

    The Susan’s Garden Geranium die reminds me of my childhood home. My father would fill the eight flower boxes outlining our front porch with them. The bee’s would buzz around them and the geranium’s light fragrance would be in the air.
    I’ve been making them since I got the die; bright red full blooms!! Thank you for all the beauty and knowledge you share every day.

  • Stacey Plymale August 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I absolutely love the fact that the different plants are available in sizes that complement the different cottages and allow you to make complete scenes with appropriately sized plants, trees, ivy, etc. it is horrible when all the plants and trees are all the same size and look unrealistic when you try to make a scene with them.

  • Cindy DeVries August 8, 2017 at 9:40 am

    That “enchanted” cottage is just precious! Love your beautiful
    products!

  • Cindy DeVries August 8, 2017 at 9:39 am

    That “enchanted” cottage is just precious! Love your beautiful
    products!

  • Dorothy Knapp August 8, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love the iris stamp and die. It reminds me of my grandfather’s garden where he provided not only for his family but for his neighbors as well. Susan has a wonderful of making nature a part of the cardmaking world. Her talent makes us able to insure our success in using her stamps and dies. Thank you Susan

  • Femme August 8, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The countryScapes stonewall and gate remind me of home since I have lived in the northeast. There are a lot of beautiful stone walls in this area.

  • Lorena Smith August 8, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The Country Scapes – land and sea .
    Reminds me of my home in puerto vallarta and my home in wyoming, love it .

  • Lorena. Smith August 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

    The Country Scapes – land and sea .
    Reminds me of my home in puerto vallarta and my home in wyoming, love it .

  • Dorothy Knapp August 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love the Iris as it reminds me of my grandfather and his garden where he provided for his family but also for his neighbors. Susan has an amazing way of bringing nature to the cardmaking world. Thank your for all your hard work and love of the world around us.

  • Myrna Green August 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Wow! The colors and dimensional features really make these cards pop. Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Twila Price August 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    The animals, particularly the dogs and cats, strongly remind me of home, since we had three cats and two dogs until very recently. The flowers and the apple tree dies are very helpful when I want to recreate my yard, too (we have been busy with our house planting roses and apple trees and peach trees ever since we moved in). Of course, the English cottages remind me of the home I wish I had!

  • Renee Drew August 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    The Susan’s Garden die that makes me think of my home the most is the Garden Birds 1 die. I enjoy feeding the wild birds, and we have lots of sparrows that come to the feeders. We also have five pairs of cardinals that come to the feeders as well.

  • Pat Barger August 8, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Definitely the garden and English cottage dies remind me of home. They are all
    designed so beautifully! Love them all!
    Hugs from Pattyb

  • Karen Kleinert August 8, 2017 at 9:28 am

    The house dies are the best. Cannot pick just one. They all have the thoughts there is no place like home. When we go away we always are glad to come home. Home is where the HEART is

  • Leslie Cernocky August 8, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Fantastic cards and great inspiration.

  • Jean Heming August 8, 2017 at 9:26 am

    the squirrel, the tree and the window remind me of home!!!

  • Tammy August 8, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I would say Garden Notes would remind me more of home being from the city. But I really really like the country cottage die.

  • Anna Dowdy August 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

    The English Cottage reminds me of my home.

  • karen wade August 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I love all the flowers, the covered bridge, country scapes “wash day”, and build a scarecrow, these all remind me of being raised by grandparents. I’m 72 now, I have these dies and have made cards from my memories. as a matter of fact I own a lot of these dies. thank you for the chance to win, but a big thank you for the dies you make

  • Sue Ashley August 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Pavitra Chanchal ‘s design is my choice. Love looking out windows at Mother Nature.

  • Denise Bryant August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Country Scapes Flora 4 and Wash Day are the two die sets that make me think of my home! I am always hanging laundry out to dry in my backyard… love the way my clothes turn out when they’re line dried! And the Flora 4 dies remind me of the sunflowers my hubby plants in the garden each year.

  • Nanarama4 August 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Love the flowers from the window, the lupins,

  • Patti Zawadski August 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Oh my, Hard to decide. I love all your dies. But I do love the window die. And of course the flowers.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  • Connie Sue Larson August 8, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This reminds me most of home as a child: Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – English Cottage 2; CountryScapes – Mountains and Garden Notes – Blue Bonnet/Lupins. To complete her card Angela also used Stitched Circles; White Soft Finish Cardstock and Prills ” All of the dies are spectacular.

  • Beverly Parkison August 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Wisteria! I have a vine that is beautiful every Spring. It is white and I wish it was purple but doesn’t matter….it is still grand.

  • Monica August 8, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Oh wauwh… what a generous give-away. Thank you.
    My choice of dies teminding me most of my home is rather traditional I guess. Especially I enjoy your flower dies since I wish my garden would look just as lovely as the flowers made from your flower dies… and also the dog die. Love animals and my own “fur baby” the most….lol
    Thank you again.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

  • Joanna Mackintosh August 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

    CountryScapes – English Cottage 1 – because I *do* live in (nearly) something like it 🙂 Actually, it’s more of a Welsh Cottage but we’re very close to the English border 😀

  • Kathy Anderlini August 8, 2017 at 6:37 am

    The critters die reminds me of home. We have so many squirrels. They are cute on a card but not when they take all the walnuts off of two big trees. The cards are all beautiful. So much like the England country side.