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Sunday in Arizona

Hello to everyone, it's Jean from Arizona.

Happy St Pat's Day to all the Leprechauns out there!

I have some bits and pieces for you today.   The first is die cuts.   We often use die cuts for what we see as they come in the package.   Below is an example of using layered diecuts that in no way "match" but are used to create a colorful embellishment.  This is also a great way to use pieces of your papers you may not otherwise consider.

This layered piece includes diecuts DAMASKNameplates, 2 FlourishesAdornment as well as a nesting cut for the base to which I added Stickles.   The top center is a collage image from AP# 591 with a couple gems for good measure!  I used the Damask die partly right side up and right side down just for something different.  Cutting Dies are on SALE HERE

The next bit is how you can have fun with a Vision Board.

A Vision Board allows you to make a visual reminder of your goals and desires. The idea is to create a board and then place it where you can see it everyday. It is at least a subliminal  reminder for you to reinforce that you DO have goals and they may be attainable!

Using your choices of collages, create your personal life and goals

Did you always want to Dance?   How about be a Beauty Queen?  Travel to Exotic places?     We can help make your vision board FUN and a great reminder that you can achieve what you desire.  

Use images from magazines or books as they strike you.  A piece of cardstock or poster board, glue stick or tape and you are on your way to making Dreams come true!

Have fun and remember, Cutting Dies are on SALE see them by clicking here

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