10.28.2013

FLLC Birthday Wishes Blog Hop and Challenge!!

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Happy Monday everyone~

IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY!!! Grab a handful of confetti, a bright balloon and come along for a fun birthday blog hop to celebrate a special birthday for our dear friend, Christine Okken!  One thing about birthdays, is that you always hope to spend time with those you care about and that's why we're here!  At Flourishes, we're just one big family... so we just wanted to celebrate a wonderful day with one of our loved ones.

Even though we're a day early, we'd like to say...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE!

Join along with members of the Flourishes family today and share some fabulous birthday inspirations, many happy celebratory birthday wishes and maybe even a slice of cyber cake.


My card was created with Pinwheels & Popsicles set. Christine is always a flower type of girl to me and I thought those papers and colors were just perfect for her.
Happy Birthday, Christine!! Hope you will have a fantabulous day tomorrow!!


Supplies:
Pinwheels & Popsicles
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Sunflower, Rich Browns, MME designer paper pad
Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky
Copic markers - Sunflower, Rich Browns, Olive Green, Flesh Tones 2, Lenten Rose
lace trim, enemel dots
Spellbinders dies, decorative edger






In honor of Christine's birthday celebration, we're giving away a special birthday present or two of our own!  Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen as one of our birthday prize winners! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As well as one lucky commenter, we're having a birthday challenge too!

THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a NEW birthday themed card or project.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 1st at 6 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted for 2 prize ballots!
  • You must link your creation in our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.  Please feel free to use our Birthday Graphic too!
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCWISH
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday on the Flourishes blog on Saturday November 2nd, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Hop along with our Flourishes family today.  Don't forget to leave some love for our fabulous designers today for a chance to win...

Aleksandra Mihelič
Allison Cope
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Dina Kowal
Heather Jensen
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Maki Jones (You're here)
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong
Stacy Morgan
Silke Ledlow
Tosha Leyendekker


Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Maki

10.25.2013

FLLC Free for All Friday

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Happy Friday everyone~

Today the Flourishes Senior Design Team is pulling out some of our sets that are on the overstock or retiring list and giving them a new spin! We always love when we can do that, because it makes you fall in love with those sets all over again

Here is my card:


My card was used Witching You A Happy Halloween set. This is not the overstock or soon-to-be retired one but I just had to bring the Flourishes one and only Halloween set before Halloween is over! I hope you don't mind I am having fun with my favorite holiday :) lol
I used the traditional Halloween colors (purple, orange, yellow and black/gray) and fun papers to design this card. I usually don't send out cards for Halloween but I think it would be fun to send this  my Halloween crazy friend!


Supplies:
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy - Tonal Neutrals, Crocus, Sunflower, MME designer paper pad
Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Potter's Clay
Copic Markers - Burnt Orange, Olive Green
Spellbinders dies, oval punch, circle punch



We know you’ll think so too, so we invite you to take a trip on over to the rest of the Design Team to see what they have up their creative sleeves today:



I have a sad news to tell you. I decided to take a break from Flourishes Design Team and this is the last post as our design team member until I am done with renovating my new place. Hopefully I will get to come back sooner than I think. Until then, I am using my crafting skills to the house I am excited to call "HOME".


Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Maki

10.18.2013

Flourishes October Free for All Friday

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Happy Friday everyone~

The Senior Design Team is back today with another round of beauties created with our October Release Stamp sets. It's our chance to show them off some more while you can still purchase the October Stamp Bundle at a discount! Today is the last day the dscount is available and we don't want you to miss out!

Here is my card:

I love all new release but I picked Handmade Snowflakes because this set will get to use a lot from now on throughout winter season! My card is super duper easy quick card and I am planning to make same ones for Christmas cards to send this year! 


Supplies: 
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Poppy, True Blue
Memento - Ladybug, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue, Angel Pink
blue stripes ribbon, red stripes ribbon, silver pearls, liquid pearls


So hop on over to see what lovely creations everyone has in store for you today:


Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great weekend!

Maki

10.11.2013

Flourishes October New Release Sneak Peek! - Day 3

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Happy Friday!!

Well dear stamping friends, the sneaks are over and we're taking the lid off Flourishes' October Release! Are you ready to see all three of these sets in their full glory? Well, they are all live, right now, in the Flourishes store HERE!

Now on to our final offering, one that is a gorgeous display of botanical beauty!

Named after the stars that lit the way for the birth of Jesus, this beautiful star-shaped flower embraces a meaning of purity, hope and happiness. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this set offers a beautiful and sweet scented way to ring in the Christmas season. This 4 by 6" set also offers four scripted sentiments perfect for your seasonal creations!

Flourishes is also unveiling something else...... just in time for Christmas!


You'll want to grab a copy for sure! This full-color 20 page catalog features dozens of sample ideas, photos of all of Flourishes Christmas stamp sets plus three fun-filled, step-by-step tutorials designed to help with your holiday gift giving! Just click HERE to see our new catalog in the Flourishes store!


Here is my card using Star of Bethlehem:

To tell the truth, I never knew what the Star of Bethlehem flowers were until I got this set...I had to google them and I just had to color with exactly what they looked like, lol. Maybe I will color with different shades next time. They were very pretty on the pictures I searched. I hope my coloring was close enough... I needed a color to pop and I think using red was just right for the image and Christmas/Holiday.



Supplies: 
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Sunflower, Evergreen, MME designer paper pad
Memento - Tuxedo Black, Pistachio
Copic markers - Olive Green, Sunflower, E40, 41 and Y000
CME ribbon - Poppy/Basque Red, pearls
Classic Windows die, decorative border punch




While you're hopping about and seeing all the beautiful things our design team created using the Star of Bethlehem set, don't forget to try to figure out.....
Mystery Blogger Graphic

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' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October sets can be ordered now and if you order all three, you can save a bundle with our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together.This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Every one of our new sets has a coordinating cut file to go with them! So click HERE to see the Winter Berries file, HERE for the Star of Bethlehem and HERE for the Handmade Snowflakes Silhouette Cut file! These cut files make creating so much fun!
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!


Thank you so much for joining us! The design team had a blast showing off these new designs -- hope you did too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Maki

10.10.2013

Flourishes October New Release Sneak Peek - Day 2

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Hi  all -- time for day two of Flourishes fabulous sneak peeks for October! Today, it's all about the whimsy of those winter months when the temperature drops and the flakes start to fly!


These whimsical snow flakes are just ready and waiting to be added to all of your winter and holiday themed creations! These hand-drawn flakes, created by Marcella Hawley, offer a dash of charm and style. This 4" by 6" set also offers three scripted sentiments that will give your cards the perfect punch.

And, what's more? This set is taking center stage in Flourishes brand new Class In A Box Kit for October! Here's a peek!



This rustic card kit with country charm comes with the stamp set, plus all the pre-cut paper, embellishments, trim and ribbon needed to make 6 cards -- two each of three designs! Just stamp, and put these beauties together. It's quick and easy card inspiration delivered right to your door! When you're done, save the full-color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future! This kit also features the 6" by 6" paper pack by Bazzill called Nordic Pines. What fun!




Here is my card using Handmade Snowflakes:

I really love this fun and pretty snowflakes. I used only one image for this card but inked with 3 different colors - blue, gray and silver. I designed the center piece with 3 different die cut piece. Then I added the crystal rhinestone swirls.

Supplies:
Handmade Snowflakes
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Tonal Neutrals, Emerald Coast
Memento - Teal Zeal, Gray Flannel, Nautical Blue, Brilliance - Planet Platinum
crystal rhinestone swirls,
Classic Hourglass die, Victorian Ovals die, Spellbinders die



The Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these Handmade Snowflakes! While you're out and about, don't forget about....
Mystery Blogger Graphic

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' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 October 18th, 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, October 12th 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 take the lid off our October release and show off a striking botanical beauty that is ready to shine this holiday season!

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Maki

10.09.2013

Flourishes October New Release Sneak Peek! - Day 1

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Hello all and welcome to day one of Flourishes sneak peeks for October! The clock is ticking to get those cards and creations done before the holidays hit. We're happy to report Flourishes has a handful of new sets guaranteed to help you shine this Christmas! Our first set is one that delivers an elegant flair!


Flourishes has taken the beautiful Cotoneaster plant and gave it a holiday flair with this new 4" by 6" set illustrated by Sam Pickard. The long and lean berry spray will add a dash of elegance and pop to all of your holiday cards and creations. We've paired this lovely image with six scripted sentiments crafted by the talented Dina Kowal.



Here is my card using Winter Berries:

I stamped the berries image randomly to create the background mat. After coloring the mat, I designed the sentiment piece. It was layered with decorative border, lace trim, red striped ribbon, Spellbinders die cut label and red pearls.



Supplies:
Winter Berries
Classic White Cardstock, Color Made Easy Cardstock - Evergreen, Rich Browns
Memento - Espresso Truffle, Lady bug, Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Copic markers - Poppy, Evergreen
lace trim, red striped ribbon, red pearls
Classic Hourglass die set, Spellbinders die, decorative edger







The Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these beautiful winter berries. While you're hopping and looking at their cards, don't forget to try to figure out....

Mystery Blogger Graphic
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' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 October 18th, 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, October 12th 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 set that will have you longing for those days when the snow starts to fly!

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Maki

10.04.2013

Flourishes October New Release Challenge!!

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Happy Friday everyone~
Can you believe there are only 81 days until Christmas? In a few days we'll be giving you our October edition of new Flourishes Stamps all with a Christmas theme.

And because we know you want a chance to win these beauties, this month we have a Color Challenge with a twist.
Your challenge is to create a Christmas Design without the use of the color Red or Green! Get creative and give all of those other colors in the wheel a chance to show their holiday style! Play in the challenge and you could win our whole October Release! Your keyword for entering into online galleries is FLLCOCT13.


Here is my card for the challenge:

I used one of the fun Christmas sets, Dear Santa. As you see, I used pink, teal blue and brown/gray for the color challenge. I think the star pattern paper and the image give a Christmas-y feel to the card ;)


Supplies:
Dear Santa
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Tonal Gray, Emerald Coast, Candy Pink, Echo Park designer paper
Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, Teal Zeal
Copic markers - Tonal Neutrals, Spruce, Terra Cotta, Dogwood (retired)
enamel dots, pink gingham ribbon tape
Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate die, Spellbinders dies, edge punch







  THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a Christmas themed card or project without the colors of Red or Green in the design.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday October at 11th 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 FLLCOCT13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday October 12th , so check back then to find out if you are a winner!



Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We’ll see you here on Wednesday October 9th when our gorgeous October Sneak Peeks start! Have fun with those colors! And now for some wonderful Christmas with a Twist inspiration, our Design Team has pulled out all the stops to get your Christmas creativity jump-started:

Maki

9.27.2013

Flourishes Free For All Friday! - Retire Sets

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Hello everyone~

Friday has rolled around again and the Flourishes Design Team has a treat for you today! We're digging into the Flourishes vault to showcase some of our sets that are retiring! As we make room for new, it means we need to clear out some of these beauties. So - if you like what you see along the way - be sure to add them to your shopping cart, because once they're gone - they're gone for good!


Here is my card:

I used Christmas Tea set for my card. I always use this set to make some Christmas cards to my tea lover friends. Not only I get to use those pretty images, but I was also able to use the little sentiment for the bottle cap embellishment! Doesn't it look so cool? It is available HERE and HERE at Flourishes :)



Supplies:
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Pistachio, Poppy, MME designer paper pad
Memento - Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Olive Grove
Copic markers - Pistachio, Poppy, Rich Browns, B000, C1, C00






It always feels a little sad to say goodbye to some beautiful sets we've loved so well - so I know the Design Team will show them off wonderfully and you'll be inspired!
Drop by and see:



Thank you for stopping by. 
Have a great weekend!

Maki

9.20.2013

Flourishes Free for All Friday - September Release

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Happy Friday!!
Today we're excited to bring you one more look at this month's New Release Sets at Flourishes! Its our chance to show off some more from our favorite sets, and with five gorgeous stamps this month, there's so much to choose from! Remember that today is the LAST day you can purchase the New Release Bundle at a discount, so we don't want you to miss out on the deal!


Here is my card:


My favorite set from the release is That's a Wrap :) It is such a wonderful set and I love the dynamic bow I can color/paper piece! For this card, I decided to color with red! I designed the main image panel to look like a wrapped present :) I wanted to embellish and added those tea roses and punched pine needles. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.


Supplies:
That's a Wrap
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - True Blue, Poppy, MME designer paper
Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal, VersaMark
Copic Marker - Poppy
red pearls, ribbon tape, tea roses, white embossing powder
pine needle punch






 Come and see what beauties the Design Team has to show off for you today!
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Thank you for stopping by. 
Have a great weekend!

Maki

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