Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wintertime Kisses

Happy Thursday! Today is the last day of sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps October sneak peeks. All the sets you have seen the last few days will be available tomorrow October 1st. Today I am showing you the October Card Kit called Wintertime Kisses. You will recieve in this kit all the papers, two kinds of flower soft, ribbons, jewels, crochet flowers, brads, and two different snowflake sizes plus much more than I can list. This is a fabulous kit and I paired with it the Snow Tweet that will be coming out tomorrow as well. I told you I loved this snowman set. :0) The colors for this kit were perfect for the set I thought.
Here is a group photo and it is not a very good photo, I am sorry about that. I couldn't get anything that would work but the light box. So this will have to do. I took a few singles to show you of my favorite in the group. I love them all though so it was hard to choose.

here is one where I only used the top half of the snowman. Isn't it adorable even with just the top half. hee hee

This one I used just the sentiment and some of the snowflakes in the kit. A great card that is quick and easy with just a sentiment.

I went a little green on this one and a real feel for the snow with the flower soft. I liked the variety of the dp in the kit being double sided you have lots of options to choose from.

Be sure to check out Lori and Katie's creations with the Wintertime Kisses Card Kit.
I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks. Happy Shopping tomorrow!
Don't forget October 1st is the Christmas Spirit Challenge for Flourishes. I will have a post bright and early with the challenge and my creation for you! See you then.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Snow Tweet Sneak peek

Day 3 for Clear Dollar Stamps October release. I am a total snowman nut so when Clear Dollar Stamps showed me this set I squelled! This was the funnest set to make sneak peeks for. I had a blast using this set called Snow Tweet! Isn't he just adorable. So many option for colors. This first one I had a corner piece that is a little different for me but thought I would give it a try. I added tiny pearls to all the snowflakes as well. And a little bit of sparkle on the ground. I love how this turned out.

This next combo is a journal and bookmark that I will be selling at my mom's bazarre this year. I made a different bookmark than the traditional with the nessties shape and the ribbon end. I like how that turned out and I plan to make a few more of those. The journal was .50 at the LSS and I recovered it to look so much cuter. hard tos ee but there is sparkles and stickles all over these snowmen.

Now check out the sneaks from the girls:Angela
Lisa, Shell, Christi.

See you back here on Thursday the 30th for my last sneaks for the October release. You won't want to miss it! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jabez Prayer Sneak Peek

Happy Monday! I made it out alive on Friday. I had an interesting weekend adjusting to these things. I have to say I almost got sick I had myself so worked up but over all it took about 20 min and I was done. Dh was giving me a bad time saying uhoh... the are putting black and yellow bands on honey, not the blue and white like you asked. hee hee I would be taking these things off myself if I had those colors. :0) He really got a giggle out of teasing me. I am a little achy but other than that it doesn't hurt much. I did get a horrible headache and I took a 2 hour nap Friday. So hopefully that won't be the case for too long. Eating is interesting I have pretty much slobbered all over myself most of the time. You never really know how much you use your lips and teeth when you are eating till you get braces. LOL I do appreciate your prayers and asking how I am doing. You are all so sweet. Now onto the sneaks....
Today is day 2 of Clear Dollar Stamps October Sneak peeks. All the sets you will be seeing the next few days are available on October 1st at the CDS store.
Today we will be showing you 4 sets. This one is called Jabez Prayer. I made a little trio of cards with some black and white websters paper, and a few white flowers I had laying around. Very simple set but I do like how the black and white looks with cards.
Be sure to check out the sneaks from the girls today:Angela
Trudy Barb, Christi, Gloria
See you back here tomorrow for more sneaks! Have a great day.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thank you

Today is a free for all Friday over on Flourishes Blog. I pulled out the new Apple of my Eye set and made a thank you card. This set is beautiful and I have to say its becoming a favorite set fast. This thank you sentiment is from the Tag lines sentiment set. I added some of this faux suede red ruffled ribbon with the ribbon slider to the side. This is a quick and simple card.

The other girls have worked up a few creations for you to see today as well:
Hope you have an exciting weekend planned with the family. Depending on how things go this morning I might be resting a lot this weekend. I know that I have myself worked up quite a bit this morning. I am really praying that its all for nothing and getting these braces on turns out to be a fear that I can laugh about later. I will keep you posted. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fuchsias Bookmarks

I made some more bookmarks for the bazarre that I am doing this November. I used the Fuchsias in Bloom set from Flourishes. I added the smile sentiment from the Tag lines set and a few jewels. Very clean and crisp looking bookmarks that I hope do well.
Friday I have the big day.... Yup the braces are going on bright and early in the morning. So if you could say a little prayer for me that would be great. I am nervous about this whole thing. I only get the top on this week, thank goodness. I might not go through with the bottom if this doesn't go well. ha-ha Kidding I don't even know if you could do that. Anyways... Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A little bubbly and Blog Candy Winner

Now I bet you thought I meant wine or champagne. hee hee This is Bubble Bath Scarlette from Totally Stampalicious line of Bugaboo stamps. Isn't she so fun! This sentiment alone just awesome. I am a bubble bath girl all around. :0) The Monday Challenge on the TS Blog today is 3 ribbons and as you can see I only used 2 ribbons so this doesn't count. Check out the blog for all the details and what the DT came up with for 3 ribbons.
The winner of Flourishes Blog Candy on my blog Thursdsay is RAVENGIRL!!!! I will be mailing out your winnings today! Thanks so much everyone who visited my blog Thursday!
Now for the Colts... Oh yea! That looked more like my team! Much more in tune together this week and a much happier fan all around. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flourishes brings Windows and Fuchsias

Here are the last of the sneak peeks for Flourishes Sept. release. All the sets are available in the store now. And don't forget about the New Release Bundle. This is only good for 1 week.
This set is called Windows to the world. I went with the hawaiin window. I would love to be looking out a window like that about now. hee hee I stamped out the leaves twice and popped them up on dimensionals.

This next set is the Fuchsias in Bloom set. I have made several things with this one already. This one was for a friend very simple with the focus on the flower. I am also using these square (turning them to look like diamonds) rhinstones a lot lately. :0)

Some more sneak peeks for you and BLOG CANDY!! Dawn and Danielle both have Blog Candy for you today as well. So be sure to give all the girls some love on their blogs!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flourishes September Sets are LIVE!!!!

After being tempted and teased all week with our Design Team's delish samples, we are happy to report that the sets are now live and ready for the picking in the Flourishes Store! Here's a peek at....

Apple of My Eye

Apple Blossom Web WM

Witching You A Happy Halloween!

Witching You A Happy Halloween WM- Web

Fuchsias in Bloom


Windows to the World

Windows on the World WM- Web

Keep in mind, if you buy all three in the New Release Bundle HERE, you get all three sets for 10% off! This offer is only good through September 25th!

We hope you had fun this week! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what our ever-so-talented design team whipped up with our new Windows to the World set! The samples are so beautiful, you just may start to have an itch to travel! ;-)

Flourishes Party, Sneaks and more...

Happy Thursday! Today is Flourishes Power Hour Release party, its TONIGHT at 9pm Central in the SCS Forums. Come enjoy the chatter, games and prizes. Even more chances at winning fabulous stamps from Flourishes. Important info:
**You have a chance at winning the set of the day by visiting Flourishes Blog here.
**You have a chance at winning the ENTIRE Release by playing along in our Birthday challenge here.
**There is still a chance to win 10 new sets TWO different ways. Read all about these chances in this post here.
AND... Yes there is MORE. BLOG CANDY!!! Laura, Christine and Myself all have blog candy today to give away! Now I don't have a fancy picture to show you BUT You will get the new set from me called Windows to the World along with a new 48 pack of Annalee paper. Just leave a comment on my post for today 9-16 telling me what your favorite holiday is. Yep that simple your favorite holiday. You have till Saturday Sept 18th at 9 am Pacific Time to comment. I will post the winner on Monday 9-20.

Now for my card. Halloween is so hard for me since its is my least favorite holiday. lol This set called Witching you a happy Halloween is super cute and fun though. I kept this very simple. The sentiments in the set are very fun, this is my favorite actually of the set. I used a little bit of the orange and black gingham ribbon for tabs.

Check out the sneak peeks from the girls:
I hope to see you at the release party tonight! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Flourishes September Sneak Peeks

Yea! Finally they are here.. right? Right! Today we are going to show you sneak peeks of Apple of my eye. This was a sketch gone wrong. ha ha I was trying to make a card using the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 66 last week but I forgot the top panel, oh well it doesn't look to bad this way. hee hee I added a few pearls and some sheer ruffle red ribbon. I also stamped out the basket weave for the back panel.

Next is a close up of just the bulletin board in my gift set you will see below. I bought this cork board frame for a $1 I believe a few weeks ago. I painted the frame red and stamped out the apples for the center photo. Somewhere I saw these apple thumb tacks that I want to add to the cork for them to use and it would totally finish this off. Now to remember where I saw them at. lol

Here is the complete gift set that I made for Sandy. She loves apples and her kitchen is entirely apples. I have a gift set of cards and bag for her, a little coffee mug (template I found online) with apple cider added inside the cup, a few candies with a tag using the smaller apple in the set. This wood tray I bought years ago and I mean years ago and it sat out for ever never being used. I guess I just had planned so far in advance that I didn't know what I was doing. ha-ha I painted it red and the inside of the apples a dark green. Used some of the chocolate gingham ribbon tied to the handles and on the cider cup for fun.

Now check out the fabulous sneaks from the girls

I better give you all the important details before you lose your self in all the sneak peeks for the day. First you have a chance at winning the set of the day by visiting Flourishes Blog here. Second you have a chance at winning the ENTIRE Release by playing along in our Birthday challenge here. Third there is still a chance to win 10 new sets TWO different ways. Read all about these chances in this post here. Our Power Hour Release Party is tomorrow 9/16 Thursday over in SCS Forums at 9pm Central time. Come enjoy the chatter, games and prizes. Even more chances at winning fabulous stamps from Flourishes. AND... Yes there is MORE. BLOG CANDY!!! Yep Cindy, Leslie and Julie all have blog candy today to give away!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Another Wedding Day in our family

My youngest sister got married this weekend and here is our group photo of the wedding party. Yes her DH has Irish roots of some sort so they went with the Kilts for the men attire. I think the socks are totally cute, I would wear them. lol The wedding was wonderful and my brother in-law's parents own the gardens they had the wedding at. They have a beautiful wedding garden and I wish I could of shown you the whole place. Fountains and flowers all over, just awesome.

Here is the group with the bag pipes player. He is also the dean at my mom's college she teaches at. You just never know anyones talents until you ask. He did a FABO job with those pipes I have to say. I really like this photo of them all.

Here is all 3 of us girls with the new brother in-law! My sister on the right got married this last December, its hard to believe it has almost been a year for them. They travelled 8 hours to be here and in the wedding. I really do wish they lived closer.

And here is the love of my life with me in yet another wedding photo. :0) Come 2 weeks from now our smiles will look different, we are under going an adventure together. We are both getting braces . ACK.... Looks like a little under 2 years for both of us. The good news is I can have colored bands on mine. I am thinking blue and white bands.... wonder what that would be for? hee hee Thanks for sharing our family day with us.
I have a lot of things to catch up on and will try to do that this week. One thing is Flourishes Sept. Sneak Peeks Begins on 9-15 Wed! You won't want to miss any of the sneaks! Be sure to check back! Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Season Begins....

Can you smell the field? Can you feel the crowd noise? Do you get goose bumps when you hear the NFL song.... I do and I have to say I miss that song over the summer. hee hee What a season this will be, I can feel it. My Colts are going to win it all! Angel your Saints might have a repeat this super bowl but with a different out come! I am holding out hope the Cowboys will make it to the play off's, Judy I know you probably are also. Good luck girls!
Well right now I am sure I am with family watching my sister open her gifts before the rest of the family leave town. Now don't kid yourself I have a TV somewhere in the house with a game on to check in on the games. :0) I will have pictures of the wedding and such tomorrow to share. Hopefully I will have time after everyone leaves to post them. Enjoy game day girls!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Now you should of just arrived from Vicki's blog..... If you are just joining us head on over to Totally Stampalicious blog to start.
It's Totally Stampalicious SEPTEMBER RELEASE BLOG HOP!! So you know what that means?!! Lots and lots of gorgeous EYE CANDY and fabulous PRIZES!!! Prizes will be selected randomly from 3 different DT Blogs (also randomly selected) so be sure to stop in and comment on all of them!
Wanna know what we're givin' away? 3rd Prize - $10 Gift Certificate 2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate 1st Prize - ALL FOUR New Release Stamp Sets!! All of the New Releases are AVAILABLE NOW at the Totally Stampalicious Store!
If you are interested in the Digi Files of these stamps, head on over to Bugaboo Digi Stamps to find these and many. many more fun images by the fabulous artist, Jodie Mackerell!
Now onto my creations. This first one is using Bubble Bath Scarlette. Now this is my kind of stamp. She is super cute in all those bubbles isn't she. hee hee I kept this simple with a little bit of primas and crochet ribbon. This way you can focus on her. I do have sparkles added to the bubble but I couldn't get it to show in the photo.

Next is the sweetest bear you will ever see. This is from the Angel Bears set, there are two in this set. Awww.... Don't you just want to hug him. :0) I used some crochet trim to make a frame and added a few pearls to the corners.

Next on your blog hop if over to Sue's SCS gallery. Be sure to check out all the girls blogs in the hop for your chance to win!

I have my youngest sisters wedding this weekend and family in town. I hope you all enjoy the hop! Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TS Paper Flowers

Yes I am alive! With my sisters wedding this weekend and family in town its been sorta crazy areound here. I have a lot to catch up on next week when things are calmer. So I have to make this short and sweet today.
I finally got a moment to get my card posted for Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge to use paper flowers. I used Desiree Lolipop for my card. Isn't she just so darling. Got some new flowers the other day and broke them open for the challenge. I just love how pretty they are. And I used a button.... wow... LOL Okay before I forget Totally Stampalicious is having a Blog Hop for the New Release Tomorrow 9-9 at 9pm Central time. I will have a post for the hop, however I will be at the wedding rehearsal. So enjoy the hop and hope you like all the new goodies TS is going to show you! Have a great day.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Birthdays and Facebook for Flourishes

Did you know we blinked, and Flourishes turned 3 years old? Even though August was our birthday month, we felt better late than never! We’re throwing ourselves a belated party and you can get in on the action. There are three ways you can win a huge prize package valued at $150. And, in honor of our special birthday there will be not one, not two, but, you guessed it, THREE ways to win!

1. Enter our Release Week – Look Who’s 3 Challenge. It’s a simple one! Just make a birthday card honoring Flourishes big day and you and you’ll be in the running to win all three of our releases for September PLUS 7 extra stamp sets! You have until Friday, September 10th at 5 PM EST to enter for your chance to win. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them but if you don’t, please play along anyway. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCSEPT10. Keep in mind, in order to be eligible, you need to link your creation HERE in this post using the inlinkz linky. We can’t wait for you to join the birthday bash!
2. You can “LIKE” us on Facebook! The fabulous Dawn Burnworth is now the hostess with the mostess over on our new Flourishes Facebook page! Join us for almost daily inspiration, news about new product in the store, sales, challenges… you name it and Dawn will try to post it! Here is the link If your name is drawn here out of the list of those that “like” us, you’ll win 10—yes 10 new sets courtesy of Flourishes.
3. Or, you could “Follow” our Flourishes blog! If you are a follower now, you’ll automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing. If you don’t follow us yet, you don’t want to miss out. We’ll send you 10 new sets from the Flourishes Warehouse with your name on it!
So, you see? Lots of fun and excitement to be had over the next week – newly released stamps, challenges, and chances for you to win a $150 prize pack just for liking, following and playing!

Now onto my creation. I had such a mojo issue this week. I can't stamp to save my life it seems. LOL Not to mention my fingers hurt from all this paper work and tearing out pages for the boys teacher this week. I would rather not touch paper to be honest at this point. But I did get a card done. I pulled out Thank You one of my all time favorites still and used the smaller flower in the set. I found my pink and black gingham ribbon that I bought months ago and couldn't figure out where it went. I searched and searched and it fell behind a stack of papers. DH told me I must have too much stuff if I am losing things. Nah..... Just need more room I said. :0) Added a few pearls and called it good.

The girls have a few birthday surprises for you today be sure to check them out:


I hope you have a chance to play in all three ways you can win. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Page Maps and Christmas challenge....

Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes did the honors and took her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out CardMaps for September, click here and then click on the CardMaps link on the left.
I combined the sketch from Becky with Flourishes Christmas Spirit challenge for Sept. You can read and play along with the challenge all of Sept. here. It's a great way to get your Christmas cards done early and you never know you might WIN a Flourishes Christmas set by playing along.
Dove and Holly has to be in my top 5 favorite sets from Flourishes and in my top 2 fav Christmas sets. So after I saw the sketch Becky had for me I just knew I was using this set. I colored the doves first using the Copic Collections Sky , Water and a touch of Warm neutrals. The leaves are colored using Evergreen and Spring Greens. I stamped on another sheet the holly on the sentiment panel and cut it out and popped them up on dimensionals. I also have the Doves cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I used the swiss dots folder for the bottom part of the card and the ribbons as the center panel. I thought this sketch was a lot of fun and very versatile with what you can do with it.

Check out what the other Flourishes girls created with their sketch:
Some exciting news also! Flourishes is now on Facebook. I have no idea how to even get there since I am personally not on Facebook but check it out if you are! :0) Hope you enjoyed all our creations. Have a wonderful day.