Thursday, September 1, 2022

Fruit of the Spirit ~ Dies R Us

Good morning and happy September 1st!  Wow!  I can't believe it's September already.  Summer whizzed by!  I have some sad news. Today's Dies R Us challenge is the last challenge.  Dani has decided to close the challenge blog.  I'm so sad!  I've been with Dies R Us since 2016 and I've just loved representing their company as a designer, on both the inspiration blog and recently on the challenge blog.  The theme for the last challenge is "Anything Goes".

I picked up the Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon dies earlier this summer and wanted a chance to use them before the summer "fruit" season was over.  

I made a set of 5 cards, using different fruit dies that I had in my stash, like the watermelons from Spellbinders Market Fresh "I'll Have a Slice".
The blueberries are also from Spellbinderss Market Fresh, "Aren't You Sweet".

Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemons turned into limes...

and the oranges were made using Zesty Lemons as well!

I cut stitched scalloped rectangles from coordinating plaid design papers for each card and then used Scripture stamps that fit nicely onto each design.
I really like the fresh colors of these cards, and the CAS design.  

Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:

I want to end by saying a big thank you to Dani Dafflin, for allowing me to be part of his team for so long.  I also want to say thank you to Anne Temple, who's been an amazing team leader, as well as Darlene Pavlick who was my original team leader when I first signed on.  I've met so many amazing people that I consider to be my friends, even though we've never met.  This has been one of the most supportive design teams I've ever been on.  I'll miss our great team!

Please be sure to visit the DRU Challenge blog to say a fond farewell to the team, and join in on the fun, one last time.

I'll be adding one of these cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Diane said...

Wow Birgit you certainly have been creative and a wonderful creative at that! ALL the cards are beautifully made and delightful to look at!! I too will miss our team but luckily we can still all visit one another on our blogs! All good things have to come to an end as they say I guess, just wish it wasn't our DRU team!!

Marcia Hill said...

I'm sad for you about the DRU team and challenge disbanding Birgit, but oh my gosh you are going out with a bang with this set of fruity note cards!! I love how you coordinated every card with the gingham dsp, and every one of your fruits looks yummy enough to eat right off my computer screen! My favorite though is all the scripture on each it!! Truly a BEAUTIFUL set of note cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Anne Temple said...

These are all so gorgeous! They would make a great gift set for someone. Love the sentiments you've paired each with as well.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you went all out for the last post with the team, these are all fantastic, and love the different scriptures in each one. Great job matching the fruits with the papers! Great way to say goodbye to summer.

Maria said...

Wow! Such amazing cards, Birgit! Love all the pretty colors with your fruit cards! And, the sentiments are wonderful! Thanks you always for your wonderful inspiration! It was a pleasure being on the DRU team with you!

Lena said...

What an amazing set of fruity cards, Birgit. I love the card design and the pretty and summery gingham papers you used to showcase your fruit. I, too, am so sad that this is our last challenge. I think I probably started at the same time as you in the Inspiration Team and was so happy to have the chance to move to the Challenge team. It's been a wonderful journey of creativity, support and let's not forget enabling :-) Will see you when I come visit your blog. Big hugs ~ Lena

Lisa Elton said...

You're farewell cards are heaps of fun, Birgit! All of the fruit is a lovely way to welcome in September. You've done an amazing job on this DT. Sending big hugs.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh so sorry to see it go, I was a frequent entrant. Your fruit cards are making my mouth water! These are fantastic! The fruits look so sweet, literally and I love the coordinating colored gingham paper. FUN!