Author: Susie Lessard

Storybook Cottage with Susie

In the highlands, in the country places, Where the old plain men have rosy faces, And the young fair maidens quiet eyes… ~ R L Stevenson Once upon a time in a village far away sat a little white cottage waiting for spring.  With the gales of winter past, tiny blossoms blanket the hillside and new lambs spring to-and fro playing silly lamb games.  Raindrops splash against the window pane and she is reminded March in the highlands can still be cold and damp.  She pulls her cape tighter, preparing for the long journey… Hello Bluebird Friends! I’m sharing...

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Thinking of You with Love… from Susie

“I wrote in a song that in the long, long trip of growing, there are stops along the way… ~ Mister Rogers Hello Bluebird Friends! Christmas is only eight days away – to a child it must seem like a long, long trip of “are we there yet?”   Today I’m taking a look back through my own childhood stops along the way. I love red, I do!   And I love Christmas with all it brings.  But I am especially fond of Valentine’s Day.  Valentine baskets, mailboxes, cards to create and color, cookies to bake and decorate — February colored...

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Treehouse Scene Die and Storybook Friends with Susie

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat Please put a penny in the old man’s hat If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!   I’m delighted to be with all our Hello Bluebird friends on Thanksgiving day.   I hope you’re spending a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends, laughter and stories re-told that warm your hearts with memories of old. We have a house full which makes us happy, and we’re blessed to be able to share.   Today, I’m honored to begin the Christmas...

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Merry Mice with Susie

“A Christmas Carol,’’ written by Charles Dickens in 1843, has become synonymous with the holiday season, and with good reason. This heartwarming story of repentance, redemption, and the transformative power of love and charity is especially poignant during the season of goodwill to all.    ~source: Historic Hudson Valley~ Everyone is in a twitter over all the Hello Bluebird sweet stamp and die sets now available.  Our Merry Mice set with it’s available Merry Mice companion die has all the illustrative attributes of our favorite Christmas stories and activities. Today, my card features several of the little mice caroling...

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Halloween Project with Susie

When witches go riding, And black cats are seen, The moon laughs and whispers, ‘Tis, near Halloween! Hello my lovelies, I have a spooky surprise for you today!   When decorating for fall I like to keep it fun and memorable.  Today I am sharing a halloween centerpiece for your table decor using a collection of the September release stamp sets and companion dies as well as a couple of last years halloween stamp and die sets.  I’ve had a paper mache house sitting on the shelf of my craft room for a while (she smiles), timing is everything!  The...

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