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    A Spring Hen House and a Forsaken Cemetery

    Filed under Back in Stock, Els Schutte, Giveaways, Halloween, Laura Carson, Sale, Spring Farmhouse Kit

    Wow! Another newsletter with a wide variety of projects! Let’s start with:

    A Spring Hen House by Design Team Member Els Schutte

    As this is the first project by Els, let’s start with a bit from her bio:

    My name is Els Schutte and as long as I can remember I have been creative; in 2013 my husband and I moved from the Netherlands to Canada. In the Netherlands I had my own craft store, where I taught several classes each week. Here in Canada I also have a craft store where I teach scrapbooking classes, in addition to designing cards, digital layouts, mini-albums and altered items by special request.

    Welcome aboard, Els!

    We’re revisiting the March Spring Farmhouse Kit today with a project by new Design Team Member Els Schutte. Beside a totally cute little scene with chickens, note that Els made an accordion album, too — and a roof for the house on the left that hides the album when it’s inside!

    (See my photo at left for the building on the left with the roof taken off? That album sitting in front of the house can fit inside and be hidden when the roof is on the house. Plus the bottom of the photo shows a work-in-progress of using seam binding to hinge the album pages together as an accordion book.)

    Plus Els made a second, bigger house in the same style with a window cut-out sized for one of the windows from the Mini House Doors & Windows set… see the small photo at right for an optional view with a light inside!

    More details I’m fond of:
    - The little walkway she made for the chickens (house on the right)
    - Using an unpainted Cast Metal Rooster as the weather vane
    - Making a tiny, 3D windowbox for the pink flowers (house on the left)
    - Overlapping distressed strips of scrapbook paper for the roof shingles

    Here’s a link to all the supplies Els used. AND Els provides a step-by-step tutorial on how she made the whole scene!

    Ooh! Do you remember the fab Forsaken Cemetery (shown at right and a wider photo below) by Design Team Member Laura Carson? This is a slightly long story, but I thought to revisit it today for 2 reasons…

    First, we have a NEW (revised version) of the Stairstep Shrine Base that is made to fit the Arched Shrine Shadowbox that Laura used (see that angel statue at right… in the shrine with the wrought iron gates askew). And how often is a new & improved version cheaper? :)

    Second, a couple items in Laura’s supply list just came back in stock:
    - Antique Bronze Skull Connector (used as part of the chains/closure on the front gate of the cemetery… see the close-up on the right side of the wide photo below)
    - Tiny Bronze Pad Locks (also used to lock that same gate)

    AND not in this particular project but a bunch more Halloween-themed charms are also back in stock:
    - 10mm Antique Gold Pumpkin Charms
    - Antique Bronze Owl Charms
    - Brass Skull & Cross Bones Charms
    - Pewter Dancing Skeleton Charm
    - Pewter Spider Charm
    - 3D Bat Bail
    - Pewter Wizard Hat Charm

    Which is why…

    ALL Halloween Charms ON SALE – 40% off!

    This is a big group: 35 items, including all those back in stock items I just mentioned!

    The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, April 5th.

    Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

    Back to Laura’s artwork: you can read more in the original post about the Forsaken Cemetery project.

    All this talk about revisiting the Forsaken Cemetery leads me to the…

    Forsaken Cemetery Giveaway!

    I’ve picked out a few items from Laura’s large-ish Forsaken Cemetery supply list:
    - Arched Shrine Shadowbox
    - Stairstep Shrine Base (the new version!)
    - Wrought Iron Gate for Arched Shrine Shadowbox
    - Forsaken Cemetery Collage Sheet
    - Antique Bronze Skull Connector
    - Tiny Bronze Pad Locks

    To enter the Forsaken Cemetery Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, April 5, 2019).

    And what are you going to make?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won the Alice Accordion Book Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Gail S! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, April 4th, 2019

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