Originally Posted by eliotstamps
Connie, I think my best advice is to work from an idea she likes - if she bought specific sets, maybe cruise the gallery here or the manufacturer's site for ideas. I think it's easier to adapt an idea you find elsewhere than it is to try to come up with your own, especially if you're new or rusty!
Also, keep the designs simple, but use a nice embellishment, like a ribbon or button. That is my .02. Hope it helps.
Thanks. She bought a tree scene, embossed it then tried to cut a window but it didn't work to well. After she left, I sent her the link to SCS so she can get ideas at least to get her started...that's how I got started.