4.11.2013

FLLC April Sneaks - Bees & Blossoms

Hello there,

Welcome to day 2 of Flourishes' fabulous April sneak peeks! Today's stamp set is one that is close to our hearts in more ways than one. For starters, it's the last stamp set penned by Becky Fleck for Flourishes. And because of that, we decided to make it a special set that will help a cause close to Becky's heart. Take a peek at....
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This stippled beauty called Bees and Blooms features apple blossoms and bees buzzing in such an artistic way. And, Becky created a SVG and Silhouette cut file to be used with this set. It's a unique look that is begging to be water-colored, colored up with Copics or just stamped on its own! Now, the special part of this set.

Becky is donating 100% of her artist fees to benefit the Relay for Life. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. And, Becky's team takes to the track in my own home town of Billings, Montana to help make a difference. Here's what Becky has to say about this powerful, uplifting, tear-jerking, survivor-uniting event.... 

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Here is what Becky says about her mission:

 "My aunt Linda took me to my first Relay for Life in July of 2005. It was 6 in the morning and the track at West High was three-deep in burning luminaries. It was such a breathtaking sight and I remember how quiet and peaceful it was. That day, we formed our first team to walk the following year. We are a small band of sisters, nieces and friends called "Nip It In The Bud," and we joyfully celebrate the birthdays of three cancer survivors on our team. We are proud to have taken first place in the "Family  & Friends" category the past three years for our fundraising efforts.

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There is so much more to Relay for Life than just walking a track for 14 hours. Camaraderie is shared by everyone, support is given to those who need it, survivors are honored, lost battles are remembered, caretakers are appreciated, and everyone comes together with like minds and like goals.

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This quote, by Margaret Mead, hangs on a plaque in my pastor's office and offers a thought-provoking idea of the true meaning of Relay for Life: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." To all of you who purchase my last stamp set from Flourishes, on behalf of my entire team, thank you for your support!"

Because Flourishes supports Becky in her mission, 10% of all sales of Bees and Blooms will be funneled right into Becky's team fundraiser to raise money toward cancer research. Every single one of us has someone that we know that has been affected by this horrible disease. So, let's join forces to help stamp out cancer!




Here is my card using Bees & Blossoms :)

I was very impressed with how delicate those flowers were and I wanted to make everything soft and pretty...I hope I did the justice :) The flower image were stamped on the entire white cardstock strip and colored with Copic markers. Then it was adhered ont the card. The sentiment piece was die cut with Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die set and I embellished with the rhinestones and small bee stamped image.


The rest of supplies:  Memento Tuxedo BlackNew Sprout, Classic White carstock, CME paper -  Rich Browns, designer paper, CME Ribbon - Pistachio-Moss Green, brown ribbon, button, white twine, decorative edger






And, we'll also be giving away a set today. All you need to do is figure out......

   Mystery Blogger Graphic

We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Bees and Blooms Stamp set! Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this beautiful set for a fabulous cause? Head on over and see…..


DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you want a chance to win all three of our soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge. Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well).

You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning -- that's tomorrow -- along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one will have you taking a trip past the garden gate for some beautiful inspiration!


Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Maki

38 comments:

guilinger2 said...

This is very pretty along side the dsp!

Gailanne said...

Soft and pretty, indeed. I like the bee perched on your sentiment oval.

Karen W said...

Very pretty!! I love how you used it for the border.

Diane said...

Beautiful, reminds me of a gorgeous wallpaper...so pretty!!

Sabrina said...

Very delicate card! Great fussy cutting on the bee! Just absolutely soft and beautiful!

Lynne said...

lOVELY COMBINATION OF STAMPS AND PAPER.

Theresa said...

Such a delicate card....love the bee on the sentiment. Great colors and papers.

Mary-Anne V said...

wow so pretty...love the vertical panel.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Stunning card, I just love how you've put it together!!

Becky said...

This is just stunning!

Carol Dee said...

WOW, I love how you used this set. Cool look and such a sweet bee!

nscropper said...

very pretty ..love the design.

TLady said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that you made your own DESIGNER PAPER!!!!!!!! :) It's WONDERFUL!!!!!!! AND paired PERFECTLY with the "store bought" designer paper!!!!!!! :) AND your layout is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!!!!!! :)YES! You DID do this image PERFECT JUSTICE!!!!!!!! :)

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely! It's just so soft and elegant!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wonderful cause and a beautiful card.

Amanda said...

WOW! Just WOW! Maki, this is one statement card! You really made this stamp set Sing! I love, love how you put everything together, I mean the flowers are perfectly colored, and the design looks like perfection :)

Shanna Shands said...

Awesome panel!

JoanneO said...

Perfect colors and coloring! Love the layering.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Very pretty card. I love that you put the bee next to your sentiment. Great colors too.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, love this image.

Ravengirl said...

I think you did the images and the cause justice! It's really beautiful! I love the single bee as an accent on your sentiment die cut!

stampqueen said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the soft look with the matching DP!!

Helen said...

Definitely a "bee-you-tiful" card. What a great idea to stamp and colour the whole panel. Love it!

Kris B said...

Wow! Love this! I love how you stamped the image multiple times and your coloring is gorgeous! TFS God bless!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is so pretty Maki! I love the way that you stamped the flowers down the entire paper strip. Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Be-you-tiful card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Maki! I really like what yu did with these blossoms, wonderful creation.

Emily Keaton said...

This is so lovely!

Silke Ledlow said...

Maki...you rock sister...you've made this set look fabulous! The design is perfect! ~S~

Belinda said...

Very pretty! Love your choice of paper to go alongs side your image.

ChristineCreations said...

That little bee on the sentiment just makes the card! SO cute! And I love how the dp and the stamping pair together!

Sue said...

A gorgeous card.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Friggin' gorgeous girl!!! I love that deep pink colour of your flowers! Beautiful card design too!

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

Another great card for sure! I love the cut out for the sentiment and the little bee, is adorable!

Katie Sims said...

This is gorgeous, Maki!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card...the bee adds the perfect touch!

Heather Jensen said...

LOVE how you stamped and colored the side panel. Brilliant GF! It looks perfect with that patterned paper. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Super super PRETTY!|

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