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Fall Pumpkin Scene

September 7, 2017

Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson today.  Don’t you love all the creative ways you can use your die sets to create fun scenes.   Very soon we will be seeing lots of pumpkins so I decided to create a scene you might see out in the country.  I have used White Soft Finish Cardstock to die cut all the pieces for this card, and used ink pads and a sponge dauber to color each piece.    I  added a black cat to the card in the picture below.    Here is how the card was created.

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Dream BIG with Dahlia and Woodgrain Background

September 2, 2017

Hello, fellow crafters!  Diana here today to ask that you dream big and to have fun while doing it!  Personally I find this hard to do as I like my little comfort zone but I’m hoping to be more daring this year and take some risks.  And I know some like-minded folks so I though this card would be a great way to encourage one another.  As always, I kept it pretty clean but I think that wood grain background photographed by Els really ties it all together.  Read on for the instructions on how to make this encouraging card for someone in your life.

 

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Celebration with Susan’s Garden Tuberous Begonia

August 30, 2017

Hello Dear Friends,

Celebration is not a specific human phenomenon. The fluttering birds, the dancing leaves, the sprinkling droplets of water, the dance of the animals, the roar of clouds, even the inconsequential insects find reasons to celebrate. God has however, given us, humans, a much larger proportion of reasons to rejoice our existence, our civilized bondings, our togetherness and our victories.

In the urban changing lifestyles fraught with stress and pressures, we should find every reason to get together with our loved ones and celebrate our special moments and our smallest of victories. My creation today is a thematic card dedicated to the spirit of celebrations on each such small occasion. Let’s all ease out our burdens and strains and join our loved ones for such celebrations… Cheers!!!!

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Celebrate Every Victory

August 23, 2017

 

Hello friends, Piyanki here today welcoming you to a brand new post. Hydrangeas have been one of my favourites from the Susan’s Garden collection and I thoroughly enjoy using the hydrangea dies every single time I make a project with them. The flowers themselves are so vibrant and can be created with so many variations in the colors, just like in nature.

This time instead of using inks, paints, glitter, micro beads and such – what I usually do for backgrounds – I used some dies to create a simple, elegant white-on-white panel. I think the sentiment – “Celebrate every victory, no matter how small” – speaks volumes.

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Wildflowers

August 16, 2017

 

Hello to all you wonderful craft-loving friends.  Today is my turn to post on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a design for Susan’s Garden Design Team.

The card I created features the wildflowers that grow right here in Maine.  The flowers are arranged in Susan’s Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher, a die that is made to look like an old enamel pitcher.  I love having the actual flowers to look at as I create them in paper.  Most of the wildflowers are found growing either in my field or along the roadside as I drive into town.  The one I could not find was the blue chicory.  I had my husband driving around to find some, but we were a few days too early and by the time I was ready to create the chicory they were in bloom.

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