Sunday, December 29, 2013

Team Talk with Waltzingmouse


Have you checked out the Team Talk Waltzingmouse Stamps inspiration blog yet?  Every other day a Design Team member will have an inspirational project to share with you.  I will be posting the 30th of each month, and that means, today I'm sharing a project over there.  So head on over to the Team Talk Blog to see the rest of my project.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Flourishes After Christmas Sale


We hope you had a blessed holiday – however you celebrate! It was wonderful time to rest, relax and reflect on the beauty of the season surrounded by friends and family! We know some of you probably have some Christmas money that you’d love to spend and guess what? Flourishes needs to reduce what is on their shelves before our year-end inventory count. So, a sale is in order!

AfterChristmasSale-copy copy

It’s Time For Their…..

Simply use the code MERRY13 in the coupon code box and you'll get 25% off your entire order -- even the Sale Page -- which already offers a discount on items listed there! All codes are case sensitive, so please use all caps, just like shown above. You have to act fast, this sale runs through December 30th. Another note to shoppers, Flourishes will be closing down the store for a few hours on the 31st in order to do inventory. For about a 4 hour period, folks will not be able to take or process orders. They promise they will try to be as quick as possible!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday season -- 2014 will be here before you know it!




Thursday, December 19, 2013

Flourishes Free for all Friday

 


Free for All Friday with BorderIt’s Friday so we're bringing you another round of inspiration created with our brand new December Release Stamp sets by the Senior Design Team. It’s always fun for us to show off the versatility of these beautiful sets one more time while you can still purchase the December New Release Bundle at a discount! Today is the last day this discount is available and we don’t want you to miss out!

I decided to use the Champagne glass from the Lots of Thoughts set today.  I colored the glass with Y21, from the Sunflower Copic Collection, then added some Icicle Stickles to make it look all bubbly.  The strawberry was colored with R35 and R30 from the Dahlia Copic Collection.  I stamped "Cheers" with Oasis Green VersaMagic, and added some Shabby White Embossing Enamel to the edges of it, along with the diecut frame.

Below is a close up of the sparkle!  I added some Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins) to the sentiment border too.





Here are links to the Copic Collections I used:
http://shop.flourishes.org/Sunflower_Collection_p/co%2032.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Dahlia_Collection_p/co%2033.htm


Now, hop on over to see what our very talented Design Team has in store for you today with these sets:
Thank you so much for dropping by!!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Stamping!



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Stamps:  Lots of Thoughts (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes), Bluebell (MME), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress), Versamark
Accessories:  5x7 Enchanted Labels 28 and Standard Circle die (Spellbinders), Copics, Wrinkled Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), Flower (Prima), Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Shabby White Embossing Enamel (Ranger), Icicle Stickles

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Flourishes December Release Preview ~ Day 3



LotsOfThoughtsGFXWell, we’ve arrived at our last day of December New Releases at Flourishes! Haven’t they been true blossoming beauties? Today, we’re pleased to bring you one more! It’s an all occasion set that celebrates some of the most delightful events with wonderful playfullness! This stamp set is called Lots of Thoughts for a reason! With six whimsical images illustrated by Marcella Hawley, you have just the right mix of sentiments for birthday, congratulations, thank you and cards of encouragement. It's the perfect set for any and all occasions! Set measures 4" by 6”. Ideas are blooming plentifully in our design team creations with this sweet set.

I love hot air balloons, and have even ridden in one a couple of times over Lake Tahoe in Nevada.  It's an experience I treasure and will never forget.  I also love the sentiment "You Lift Me Up?" So this was a "no brainer" for me.  I colored two balloon images with Copics and then set to making my sky background for them.  I thought the splotchy background from the So Distressed set would make beautiful clouds.  And so it did!!  I used So Noted, decorative paper, by Carta Bella for my base, and some Spellbinders dies as well as some Enamel Dots and Viva Decor Pearl Pens to dress it up.

Here are a couple of close up's, (one without all the extra elements) so you can see how great this image is for clouds.




Here are the links to the Copic Collections I used:

http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Daffodil_Collection_p/co%2002.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Dahlia_Collection_p/co%2033.htm

http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Flesh_Tones_Collection_1_p/co%2020.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_OLIVE_GREEN_Collection_p/co-63.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sky_Collection_p/co%2013.htm
http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_WALNUT_Collection_p/co-64.htm



Mystery-Blogger-GraphicDon't forget, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out who the Mystery Blogger is.  Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our last day of Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. 
 

Do you want to win Flourishes’ December Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all newly released December sets…you can play in our Flip It Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December sets are available now HERE! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
  • We’re also excited to offer companion Silhouette cut files for these new sets. Check them out here!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

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Stamps:  Lots of Thought, So Distressed (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes), So Noted (Carta Bella), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Onyx (Versafine), Soft Stone (Hero Arts Shadow), Cloud White (VersaMagic)
Accessories:  Copics, Labels Twenty-Eight, Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight, Scalloped Borders Two (Spellbinders), Cream Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Corner Rounder Punch 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Flourishes December Release Preview ~ Day 2

 

AlwaysBloomingGFXIt’s Day Two of our delightful December Releases at Flourishes! Today we have another stunner for you that combines beautiful botanicals with very meaningful sentiments. Introducing…. Always Blooming.  Send some strength to those you care about with this touching set penned by Sam Pickard and embellished with beautiful sentiments courtesy of Dina Kowal. It's a set that's perfect for those times when a friend needs to know that you care. It features five scripted sentiments with heart warming messages as well as a group of beautifully drawn winter roses. Set measures 4" by 6".  Ideas are blooming plentifully in our design team creations with this gorgeous set.

It was fun to color some flowers again!  I used two Copic Collections:  Sweet Pea and Olive Green.  The decorative paper is from the Reflections 6x6 pack by Echo Park, and my base is Flourishes Classic Ivory.  I also added some sparkle with some Prisma Glitter, and a wrinkled ribbon seam binding bow.  That's it from me...

Mystery-Blogger-GraphicWhile you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out the Mystery Blogger.  Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ December Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released December sets…you can play in our Flip it Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a cover all the happy thoughts you have for others throughout the year!



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Stamps:  Always Blooming (Flourishes)
Paper:  Reflections (Echo Park), Classic Ivory (Flourishes)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Tile Works die (Spellbinders), Copics, Wrinkled Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Quickie Glue Pen, Rhinestone (Hobby Lobby), Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter) 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Flourishes December Release Preview ~ Day 1


 


NumbersInBlossomGraphicHello Flourishes friends! Welcome to our December Sneak Peeks! Once again we’re proud to begin our New Release Sneak Peeks to you, they have a wonderful theme of “blossoming". Today’s set joins a gorgeous family of sets and many of you have been looking for it to complete the collection. Introducing Numbers in Blossom.

Part of the special Flourishes Blossoms Collection, numbers never looked so pretty! This 4 by 6" set features hand-drawn numerals, by Marcella Hawley, that have been embellished with beautiful florals. This set offers a one-of-a-kind way to create gorgeous correspondence, birthday or anniversary items, or even home decor. This set is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After, Letters in Blossom and Summer Blossoms. Blossoming inspiration is yours along the way today with our talented design team and this set.

I decorated a Christmas tree with a vintage theme this year, and thought it would be fun to add a House Luminary with the number "25" on it for Christmas.  So, after putting together my little house ornament (which is from a kit designed by Cathe Holden from this years Spellbound Event that I attended in November), I added the "fussy cut" numbers.  I started by stamping them, with Gray Flannel Memento ink, onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, and colored them with two Copic Collection sets:  Lenten Rose and Olive Green.  I then added some sparkle with Silver German Glass Glitter to the numbers and Prisma Glitter to the flowers.  I made the flower on the front by gathering some sparkly ribbon and adding a rhinestone to the center.  That about sums up my project for today.

 


Mystery-Blogger-GraphicSo, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out who the Mystery Blogger is.  Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released December sets…you can play in our Flip it Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a lovely set that will inspire beauty, strength and courage blooming even on the coldest of days!

eta:  I was asked to show a complete picture of my Victorian tree.  It's actually 3 different sized trees put together in an antique milk crate.  I didn't light it up so the ornaments, flowers, and lace would be more visible.  All in all, it's about 4ft tall.  Some of the ornaments are antique, some are handmade, and others are newer.  



Thank you so much for dropping by!
Happy Stamping!!


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Stamps:  Numbers in Blossom (Flourishes)
Ink:  Gray Flannel (Memento), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, German Glass Glitter (Wild Orchid Crafts), Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), House Luminary Kit (Cathe Holden),  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Flourishes Flip It Sketch Challenge

 

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Welcome to the kick-off of our December releases! Today two of the Flourishes Design Teams are ushering in a challenge and YOU could walk away winning all of our new sets for December! Here’s how to get in on the fun. All you need to do is play in the…..Flip it Sketch Challenge! Next week we’ll be bringing you our December edition of new Flourishes Stamps, that we know you’ll love! Because we know you want a chance to win these great sets, We have two fantastic angled sketches for you to play with. All you need to do is pick one of them and create! Play in the challenge and you could win our whole December Release!  





Dec-Sketch2 THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a card or project inspired by either of the sketches.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday December 13 at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges from other sites or locations. Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running. Because this challenge means winning new Flourishes sets we want to see your beautiful creations made specifically for this challenge.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCDEC13A or FLLCDEC13B
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday December 14th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
I chose to use the set Grab a Cup today because I thought the cup of tea would fit beautifully with this sketch and the paper I wanted to use.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics.  I then diecut it using the Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die set.  I also added a bit of sparkle with some prisma glitter, and a trio of Enamel Dots to the sentiment tab I took the liberty of adding at the top.
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We’ll see you here on Wednesday December 11th when our beautiful December Sneak Peeks start! Have fun creating! And now for some wonderful Sketchy Inspiration, our Design Teams have some great angles to show off to you:

Here are links to some of the Copic Collections I used:
http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_Copper_Collection_p/co%2049.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Daffodil_Collection_p/co%2002.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_Tonal_Neutrals_p/co%2042.htm

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps:  Grab a Cup (Flourishes)
Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Pumice Stone (Ranger)
Accessories:   Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die (Flourishes), Copics, Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Prisma Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Lace, Wrinkled Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), Pearl, Sewing Machine
 
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