Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flourishes Free For All Friday


  


We’re back for another round of fun in our Flourishes Gambler’s Sale! Today the girls have pulled out some of their favorite sets from the sale to inspire you and I know you’ll want to check them out! 
I chose to use the set In Nature because I haven't had the chance to color the cabin scene yet.  I had so much fun combining Ranger Distress Inks with Copics.  The base is Flourishes Classic Ivory Card Stock, and the dp is Reflections (EP)

Here’s the fun part for you... our Gambler’s Sale discount is up to 20% off all items in the store!!
Gamblers20
Why is it a gamble? Well, all of these items will be going, going, gone -- never to return again. So, if you see something you really want -- buy it now or take a gamble to see how low the price will go! This week, all prices will be 20% off with the code GAMBLERS20. And...this coming Monday brings us 30% off discounts...do you dare to gamble? Just use that code in the coupon box at the time of check out to get 20% off your entire order, even on already reduced sale prices!


Here are the Copic Collections I used:

 
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_Copper_Collection_p/co%2049.htm
 
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_ICE_BLUE_Collection_p/co-54.htm
 
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_OLIVE_GREEN_Collection_p/co-63.htm
 
Now, head on over to see what the other Designers have created to inspire you using some of the items still available!
Have fun shopping -- and don't forget the code GAMBLERS20 -- remember that once these items are gone they will be gone forever! Enjoy shopping and enjoy your Friday!

I hope you've been inspired today!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps:  In Nature (Flourishes)
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Reflections (EP), Smokey Shadow (PTI), Cryogen White
Ink:  Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky (Ranger Distress), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics, White Sharpie Poster -Paint Pen, Decorative Metal Studs (Basicgrey), Border Punch (EK Success), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success) 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Waltzingmouse western themed gift set


Hi there stamping friends!!  I'm sharing this western themed gift set over at the Waltzingmouse Inspiration Blog.  Why don't you head on over there for all the details!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday



Hello fellow Flourishes fans! It's Tuesday and we're here with another fantastic Timeless Tuesday Challenge for you!
  
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Timeless-Tuesday-New-LogoThis week Allison is our hostess and she is challenging you to create using the newest Pantone Color of the year... Radiant Orchid... but any shade of purple will do! According to the Pantone View, "Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers." Have fun using purple in your creations this week! This week, we have asked the Design Team to join us in celebrating the colour purple.

I have a CAS card to share with you today, in which I used the Iris from one of my new favorite sets, Flowers for Jan.  I just stamped it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, colored it with Copics, and framed it using Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock, the Crocus collection (Color Made Easy) and some Spellbinders dies.


 Take a moment and leave some lavender love on each one of our designers this week!
Here are the Copics I used:  along with Y38 and Y08 (flowers) and YG21 (Leaves)
http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_OLIVE_GREEN_Collection_p/co-63.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Violet_Collection_p/co%2010.htm

Have you checked out the latest and greatest Gambler's Sale this week? You don't want to miss this... it's 20% off everything in the store. Things go fast, so shop now to ensure you get all those stamps on your "must have" list! Click here for more details and your shopping code.

That's it for today my friends!  I hope you are having a blessed week!
Happy Stamping!
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Stamps:  Flowers for Jan (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes), Crocus (Color Made Easy-Flourishes)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, A2 Filigree Delight, Opulent Ovals dies (Spellbinders) 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Flourishes Gambler's Sale





Hello all and Happy Monday! Well, quite a few of you took advantage of our 10% discount last week but... we can tell some of you are holding out for bigger discounts. That's okay because today we're upping the ante in our Gambler's Sale with a little bit more of a discount for you! So get ready to grab some of those items you've had your heart set on and save..... 

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Why is it a gamble? Well, all of these items will be going, going, gone -- never to return again. So, if you see something you really want -- buy it now or take a gamble to see how low the price will go! This week, all prices will be 20% off with the code GAMBLERS20. Just use that code in the coupon box at the time of check out to get 20% off your entire order, even on already reduced sale prices! Each Monday, we'll be upping the ante and adding another 10% off! If you missed last week's notice, we've added a fun item to the store and what's inside is a mystery! Consider it a special little surprise that is sure to spark some creative fun!
 
 I used the Garden Fairies set today, as well as Summer Stories dp (Teresa Collins), and Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock as my base.



Now, for some more fabulous inspiration, check out what these DT members have to share:

MysteryBag copy
  •  Our MYSTERY BAGS were WILDLY popular in the past and so, why not bring them back? Each bag is valued at roughly $40 but... you pay only $25!!! Each bag has two stamp sets -- YES TWO! One is an unpackaged set that we cannot sell because it doesn't have an index sheet. But, it stamps perfectly and would love a new home! Each bag also has a fun tutorial sheet showcasing a card or technique. Add in a few yards of ribbon and an embellishment and that is what is in each Mystery Bag. It's one heck of a bargain! Once you use your Gambler's Sale Coupon code -- it takes the price down even further! There are limited quantities of these bags so.... pick one up while you can!

 


 Here are the Copics that I used:


 

 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_ICE_BLUE_Collection_p/co-54.htm

That's it for me today everyone.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I have another card to share with you for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps:  Garden Fairies (Flourishes)
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Summer Stories (Teresa Collins), Cryogen White, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Ink:  Gray Flannel (Memento), Black Onyx (Versafine), Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Floral Ovals and Standard Circles dies (Spellbinders), Primitive Hearts #3 die (Sizzix), Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Border Punch (EK Success), Decorative Pearl, Silver String, Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Flourishes Free for all Friday




With our wonderful world of savings going on in Flourishes Gambler’s Sale right now - we thought we’d bring you even more wonderful ideas this week. We want to inspire you with things you might want to put on your shopping list before they’re gone.  I used the beautiful Passion Flower set today.  I love the flower spray, and it was fun using Copics to color with the different greens and a hint of purple.



Our Talented Senior Design Team have some beautiful designs to show off for you today from our Sale so head on over and visit:


And, just as a reminder for you, here are the SALE details.
Why is it a gamble? Well, all of these items will be going, going, gone — never to return again. So, if you see something you really want — buy it now or take a gamble to see how low the price will go! This week, all prices will be 10% off with the code GAMBLERS10. Just use that code in the coupon box at the time of check out to get 10% off your entire order, even on already reduced sale prices! Each Monday, we’ll be upping the ante and adding another 10% off! So…if you dare wait, this coming Monday brings 20% off prices!

eta: Here are the Copics I used: as well as YG21, YG23 and YG25 for the petals and YG00 as a highlight for the leaves

 


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Stamps:  Passion Flower (Flourishes)
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Natural (Authentique)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Iced Spruce and Bundled Sage (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, White Sharpie, Raja Silver Sequins (Prima), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Lace, Quickie Glue Pen, Cool Highlight Transparent Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Scor-tape 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In honor of my dear friend Charlene (Bert)


A short while ago, Heaven got another angel, and we lost one here on earth.  Charlene truly was an angel with the purest of hearts, and she will be sorely missed.  Today is her birthday, and the CCEE group (members and alumni) is honoring her and her friendship with what we do best...Cards

In Jan. of 2006, I joined Splitcoaststampers online stamping community and was a "lurker".  After finally gaining enough courage, I uploaded my first project the beginning of 2007, and Charlene was one of the first to comment and encourage my continued participation, in the challenges, as well as some other kind souls.   I had noticed a trio of ladies were challenging each other on a regular basis, just for fun, outside of the SCS challenges, and I thought that would be a fun way to "get to know" some stampers better.  So I contacted Cindy Motherway (Mothermark on SCS ~ one of those encouraging souls), and asked what she thought of starting such a group.  She was on board, so we asked a few others to join:  Frances Byrne (StampOwl), Carolyn King (Cammie), Cindy Haffner (Cindy_Haffner), Dawn Lusk (DawnL), Deb Mills (88 Keys) and, of course, Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin).  That's how the CCEE (Cheers and Challenges Eclectic Ensemble - or encouragers) group was formed.

This was all before there were many different stamp companies, stores, and design teams, and none of us had blogs, so we each spent a good deal of time chatting in the SCS forums.  And let me tell you, we had a ball bantering.  Charlene was one of the best.  Everyone had a good time encouraging and teasing alike.  Some of the original group has left, other encouraging ladies have joined, and it still remains a warm, inviting place to be encouraged and meet stamping challenges, whether it be a new technique, color combination, or sketch.  That's how I got to know, and love, Charlene (or Bert as we called her...another story).

I never had the honor of meeting Charlene in person, but we talked on the phone on occasion, and corresponded through snail mail too.  The nice thing about the internet, is having an opportunity to make many friends throughout the world.  The disadvantage, is the distance.  We were always going to try and meet up, and just this last year I was going to try and arrange it since my daughter was going to college a few hours away.  But my daughter transferred, and it just didn't happen.  A huge regret on my part!!

So, this card is to honor Charlene today:  Her birthday.  She LOVED purple and penguins, and as many of you know...M&M's.  I decided to make a purple feather...in honor of the angel wings I'm sure she's sporting right now.

I colored the feather image (Fine Feathers ~ Waltzingmouse Stamps) with Tombow markers, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto white card stock.  I did the same with the sentiment (no water though), and added some Washi tape stripes along the left side.  That's it...clean and simple

Miss you my friend.

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Stamps:  Fine Feathers (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  White (Flourishes), Black (PTI), Green (Bazzill)
Ink: Tombow Markers
Accessories:  Washi Tape (Bella Blvd and Little B), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Flourishes Gambler's Sale

Hello all! 2014 brings new challenges, new vision and a new focus for Flourishes and today starts that focus. If you travel through our store, you know that we have a mix of old and new. Well, with a new year, we want to focus on all new! That means that what you'll find in the store will be smaller in scope, but always something to appeal to your creative side. What does this mean? We need to clear our shelves. What does that mean for you? You get a chance to save and save big! We're bringing back The Gambler's Sale.
Gamblers10

Why is it a gamble? Well, all of these items will be going, going, gone -- never to return again. So, if you see something you really want -- buy it now or take a gamble to see how low the price will go! This week, all prices will be 10% off with the code GAMBLERS10. Just use that code in the coupon box at the time of check out to get 10% off your entire order, even on already reduced sale prices! Each Monday, we'll be upping the ante and adding another 10% off! One item to try to get your hands on?   


Today I used the set Friendship and Flowers.  I thought the little bloom image matched, the flower in the decorative paper I wanted to use, perfectly.  I stamped the image, onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, with Pink Petunia, Red Brick and Hint of Pesto VersaMagic inks, along with Smokey Gray Versafine.  I then die cut it out using the Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames die (Flourishes).  I inked the inside of the die cut piece with Antique Linen Ranger Distress Ink, and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink.

MysteryBag copyOur MYSTERY BAGS were WILDLY popular in the past and so, why not bring them back?

Each bag is valued at roughly $40 but... you pay only $25!!! Each bag has two stamp sets -- YES TWO! One is an unpackaged set that we cannot sell because it doesn't have an index sheet. But, it stamps perfectly and would love a new home! Each bag also has a fun tutorial sheet showcasing a card or technique. Add in a few yards of ribbon and an embellishment and that is what is in each Mystery Bag. It's one heck of a bargain! Once you use your Gambler's Sale Coupon code -- it takes the price down even further! There are limited quantities of these bags so.... pick one up while you can!




  

Before you go, get ready to HOP! Our fabulous designers whipped up some creativity giving you a wee bit of eye candy before you shop! So, head on over and see...
 
Have fun shopping -- don't forget the code GAMBLERS10 -- and remember that once these items are gone they will be gone forever! Have a wonderfully creative week!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!
I hope you have a fabulous week!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps:  Friendship and Flowers (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes), Heirloom (MME)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (Versafine), Pink Petunia, Red Brick, Hint of Pesto (VersaMagic), Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames die (Flourishes), A2 Bracket Borders 1 die (Spellbinders), Distrezz-It-All (Zutter), Sewing Machine 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Flourishes Free for All Friday


 

  
Free for All Friday with BorderThe weekend is here! Hopefully you have something fun in store for yourself. The Flourishes Senior Design team is delighted to bring you another round of inspiration created with our brand new and beautiful January New Release Sets. There is just so much more you can do with these stamps and we can’t wait to show you more. And, the good news is, you can still purchase the January 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 chose to make a card using the peony from the set Flowers for Jan.  Flourishes is well known for it's floral images, and I just can't resist coloring them.  They're a dream.  I stamped the peony with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Cryogen White cardstock and colored it with Copics.  I then cut it out, outlined the image with a stylus tool (I layed it over some sturdy foam), and burnished the back with the stylus between the outlines to puff up the image a bit.  After that I layered it over a stamped image that I framed using the Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Template die (Flourishes).  Oh...I also inked the diecut piece with Anitique Linen while it was still in the die.

Lastly, I sprayed everything with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist.  You can see the sheen a bit better below.


 

That's it for my project today, now hop on over to see what our very talented Design Team has in store for you today with these sets:
Here are the links to the Copic Collections I used:

http://shop.flourishes.org/Peony_Collection_p/co%2025.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_OLIVE_GREEN_Collection_p/co-63.htm

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


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Stamps:  Flowers for Jan (Flourishes)
Paper:  Cryogen White, Heirloom (MME)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Template (Flourishes), Small Exotic Butterfly die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Border Punch (EK Success), Iridescent Cyrstal Clear Sequins (Ellen Hutson), Perfect Pearl Mists (Ranger), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success), Stylus
 
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