Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas in July for Flourishes and a hint...


Hi all and welcome to Flourishes’ Christmas in July sale! Each year around this time, we kick off a festive sale that is sure to warm your hearts and get you in the spirit, long before the snow starts to fly! Between now and the 31st of July, all Christmas sets will be a whopping 20% off! Just click HERE to see all the goodies that are on sale! We just got a NEW shipment of goodies, so we are stocked to the ceiling at Flourishes with Christmas goodies!

For those of you who play in our Christmas Spirit Challenge every month I am giving you a little hint at what the August Challenge is going to be. Can you figure it out from my card?
I pulled out the Dove and Holly card for my creation today and used the background stamp Holly. I can never seem to get the stinkin sparkle to show up in my cards, it is all over the holly in the background and the doves. The wonderful Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles make for a beautiful frame. Tie off the sentiment with Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennents. Easy Peasy this Saturday. Be sure to stop by and see what Julie has created today for the Christmas in July Sale. Thanks for stopping in with me today. Happy Christmas Shopping!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

TS Blog Hop Lady Jane

It's time for another FUN and FABULOUS release from Totally Stampalicious . If you just came from Lynda's blog you are in the right spot. If you are just joining us head back over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog and start at the beginning. We are so excited to share the latest selections from our Bugaboo Line by the ever-impressive artist, Jodie Mackerell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps! This month we are shaking things up and we have also added a new artist to our Totally Stampalicious family! Please give a warm welcome to Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps! ALL SIX NEW STAMP SETS are available NOW at Totally Stampalicious!
As always we have some PRIZES that we want to give away to a few of our lucky Hoppers so be sure to comment on ALL of the DT's blogs for your chance to WIN one of these AWESOME treats!!
1st Prize - ALL SIX New Stamp Sets!
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

I am showing you Lady Jane. She is one classy lady and reminds me of a some older movies I love. My parents watched a lot of black and white movies when I was a kid and I have loved some of them myself. To this day Cary Grant is an all time favorite actor of mine. Anyways she reminds me of some black and white originals. I have added some color to her though with the some pinks and blues today. A bit of lace to add a soft touch and some button twine combo on the sentiment which is so fun and classic!




Now hop on over to your next stop which is Joanne's blog. Have a wonderful time hoppin!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Picnic Basket


 File: I am unable to load the PDF and SVG file to this post. If you email me at Twinshappy1@yahoo.com I will email you the file. Put in the subject Picnic Basket.

Supplies

Choose one of the files to the left to work with and your embellishments as desired.



Step 1

Take the base and score at 1/2 inch on all four sides of the panel. Then fold the tabs in and adhere to make the base


Step 2

Take the long side lattice pieces and score at 1/4 inch from the end (Score lines not shown here). Adhere adhesive to the ends of all four lattice panels. You will also want to adhere adhesive to the bottom of both of the side panels which I forgot to show here


Step 3

Adhere lattice end pieces first as shown


Step 4

Take the long side lattice pieces that are scored at 1/4 from each of the ends and attach them to the end pieces. Decorate edges if desired.


Step 5

Take the basket lid panel and score at 2 1/2 from the left, then score at 2 1/2 from the right side. This will be where you will adhere the lid secure as shown.


Step 6

Add stamped design or designer paper to the lid if desired. Add adhesive to the tabs and punch a small hole. Also punch a hole in the side of each lattice panel on the base

Step 7

Take the brad and poke it through the side of the basket first, add the handle design of choice to the brad. Next add the top panel with the tab through the brad and secure. This is what it should look like. You will do the same thing with the brad through the hole on the opposite side.



Step 8

Finish decorating as desired. This is my final picnic basket. Hope you enjoy your new picnic basket.



Watering Can

 Files: I am unable to load the PDF File or the Silhouette file to this post. If you email me at Twinshappy1@yahoo.com and in the subject line put Watering can I can email you the files.

Supplies

NOTE: Cut a piece of solid card stock for the can 10 inch x 4.75 inched width. This piece is not in any of the files. Adhesive, scissors, designer paper.


Step 1

Take the long piece and score at 1/2 inch on one end and along side, add adhesive. Add any designer paper or textures if desired. Next make a bunch of little cuts along the taped section of the long side for adhering to your oval.


Step 2

Start on one of the oval corners and work your way around. This is what it will look like part way through adhering your panel.


Step 3

Once this is all the way around it should look like this. Don't worry it will attach to the other side once you fold them together. Remove the tape and adhere to the other side, this forms a tight oval for your watering can. 



Step 4

Tape the spout add adhesive to one edge and fold in to adhere. Add adhesive to the end tabs. Take circles and adhere them together and add brads or jewels if you would like for the holes. The tabs on the spout will be what you attach to the circles underneath side


Step 5

The tabs on the bottom will fold in and lay flat against the side of the can. You will want to place these on one end of your watering can as shown.


Step 6

Take handle and score at 1/4 inch  from each end and add adhesive. Attach to side of can see below. Add top panel if desired. Decorate as desired.



Step 7

My finished watering can. Great little treat container. Hope you enjoy


Gift of Friendship

I can't believe it is Wednesday already, where has this week gone? Still trying to catch up on things at home which has left little time for stamping blogging or anything else. However I did make this box card from a tutorial over on SCS. This is such a fun fold and a great idea to hold gift cards, which this one did.


The darling Present Scarlette was my center of attention on my boxed card. When you remove the slider tag you see the extra sentiment I added. Don't forget that Totally Stampalicious is showing you some sneak peeks right NOW. The Blog Hop and July Release is at 9pm Central tomorrow Thursday prizes, fun and lots more. Hope to see you at the hop. Now head on over to the TS Blog and see what sneaks you have missed so far. Have a great day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

TS Monday a Sneak Peek

Happy Monday! Totally Stampalicious has a suprise for you. The next four days we are going to show you a sneak peek of some of the new sets being released this Thursday July 28th at 9pm EST at our Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop. You won't want to miss the next few days or the blog hop! See you there if not before.

I am showing you Friendly Dexter . Sylvia Zet is the artistic talent behind Dexter and her digi stamp site can be found at www.weestamps.weebly.com He is just adorable and perfect for kids cards. I used this piece of dp in my stash for the color choice of Dexter. Then added pink for a girlie spin on him. The wings and his fur all have sparkle on them. A few of the girls have some sneaks for you as well. Head on over to the TS Blog for more! Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHA 2011

Wow... CHA this year was a wonderful time all around. Stayed up late each night laughing and talking. This was a very blessed trip and I left with some new sisters! My flight home was a bit interesting and of course I held it together like a rock... NOT! Luckily the girls were there to help me out and make sure I got home to my family. They really are the best. Okay here are a few photos of the gang. I will show more later next week.

This photo has issues since the light reflects off the back wall. We had dinner at the Rosewood and it was divine. From left to right we have Me, Cindy Lawrence, Julie Koerber, Christine Okken, Barbara Anders, Sharon Doolittle and Jan Marie Caruso. The dessert at this place was fabulous and Christine had to help me eat mine. hee hee


Speaking of Christine here she is. Oh what a wonderful, sweet and beautiful person inside and then look how gorgeous she is outside. Christine is from Canada and to have her with us was such a treat and one I hope to repeat very soon!


My first Splitcoaststampers booth meet! It felt so odd meeting Lori Craig and Beate Johns like they are some royalty or something. ha ha Lori is an absolute doll and a joy to have met. She makes you feel right at home and welcome from the get go. Beate is fun and her accent is awesome. Very cool to be at the SCS booth to say hi.


Now this is all of us girls at the My Minds Eye paper booth. Oh Leslie we sure did miss you and Dawn at this booth. You girls would of gone NUTS seeing all this paper. Just wait it will be in your hands soon enough. This photo was for you to let you know we missed you.

Here is my friend from afar Judy Rozema. We have been friends and chatting on SCS for 5-6 years and FINALLY met. Such a great moment for me to meet her and know that we have shared so much over the years even from a distance. This is the second day and I have more photo's coming of our first meeting. I was a bit excited. hee hee


Wonder what I am doing with a dog? Well by now it is last day and we are at the super show and this gentlemen has this adorable puppy (well 5 years old named Bear) I saw him right away and asked if I could pet him. Cindy took a photo because she thought I was crazy. I missed Ranger so much I was lucky enough to get a quick snuggle with this puppy. Then we joked if someone has two boys running around they might freak if I hug there kids. LOL


I will end for now with the girls on our last day. Oh what a joy it was with you girls and I look forward to next year! Now to get going with the family for our day of fun. I sure did miss them. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Watering Can

Happy Friday! I am home from CHA, we had so much fun. Very tired from the flight and all the excitment but worth it. I will have some photo's to share with you later this weekend.
The new templates at Clear Dollar Stamps are available. This is the last one of the three that I didn't show at the blog hop. A fun summer and spring Watering Can. I put some candies in this one but you can also have some flower seeds inside this for a great gift idea. The sentiment on the tag is from Bless my Bloomers. These templates come in a PDF and SVG format for those that have the machines for cutting SVG files. If you would like to see all the templates so far and links you can check at the top of my blog under Templates tab.


The other two templates incase you missed that are releasing are Mini Car and Picnic basket.





Well I should sift through my photos and get them posted for you all to see. First I need to take the puppy for a walk and spend sometime with the kids. Happy Shopping! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, July 18, 2011

HMF 100th challenge Blog Hop

Happy Monday! This is the 100th challenge on the House Mouse and Friends Blog and we wanted to make it big! Talk about some fabulous and very generous sponsors for this challenge, you just have to check it out! You won't want to miss out on this fabulous prize package. Be sure to head on over to the House Mouse and Friends Blog for all the details.
If you are just joining us for the Blog Hop head on back to the beginning at the HMF Blog. If you just came from Natascha's Blog you are in the right spot.
For my card I used the adorable House Mouse called Baby Shoes. Isn't that just so sweet with them in the shoes? Buttons, bows and bling is the challenge. Several buttons tied with silver cord and my gingham checkered ribbon bow for the final touch. The little charm of the baby feet was calling my name so I added that as well. I have a bit of stickles on the laces however it is not showing up very well in the photo.



Simple and sweet today. Now hop on over to Sue aka Scoopy's Blog for your next hop.
I have 3 blog hop's to catch up on when I return from CHA. EEK... I am going to be busy when I get home. ha ha Till then, have a great day.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CDS Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop. This is the last stop in the hop today. If you are just joing us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori's Blog. If you just came from Jerusha blog you are in the right spot. For hopping along with us 2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY. The Winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog Wednesday, July 20th.

The theme this month is Summertime. Lots of things come to mind for summertime so I am going to show you two things today. One thing we do a lot of is summer picnics. Here is a sneak peek of one new template coming out on July 22nd called Picnic Basket. I have some gummy watermelons tucked inside this picnic basket for a friend. The watermelons you see all around and on the card are from the set called Seasonal Swags that just came out. Ofcourse I had to use my favorite new die called Elegant Accents Die.

My other thing for summer is car trips and we have been on 2 already. This is another new template that you will find on the 22nd called Mini Car, is this just not adorable? I had so much fun with this one. The daisies are from Sentiment flowers stamp set. I have them all popped up on dimensinals. Looks like a little VW bug in a way. hee hee The sparkle didn't show up too well but each flower has some sparkle added to it.


Sure hope you have enjoyed the Summertime blog hop. July 22nd you will find these templates and another one that I have not shown today. You can find all current templates HERE. I am going to be at CHA all next week so I will catch up when I get back! Have a great day.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bugaboo and Totally Stampalicious Christmas in July Blog Hop. If are just joining us head back on over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to start hopping.
If you just got here from Amy's Blog you are in the right spot.

I have already gotten a head start on my Christmas cards however I thought a fun one would be great. So I pulled out Pimp my Ride Stella today. The cool paper was in my stash so I went with the colors for the card today. The new Dienamics snowflakes I got last week were perfect timing. A bit of sparkle added to those was the finishing touch.


Now hop on over to Beckys' Blog for you next hop. Catch the Bug Challenge blog has a week full of fun for you so be sure to check it out and play along for some great prizes. Be sure to check back tomorrow for Clear Dollar Stamps Montly Blog Hop and a sneak peek at the new templates coming out!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Moment in time

Welcome to the last day of Flourishes July release. We have some beautiful creations to show you today. The New Release bundle is for one week only at 10% discount.
**Win the ENTIRE release by playing in our Farm Fresh Challenge found HERE.
**Mystery Blogger Comment on all the Design Teams Blog for a chance at winning the set of the day.


Today's set is called Moments in Time. Now this is very different for me and I am still debating if I really like this or just okay, but it was a try for me. It seems rather busy... but I am trying new things. Spellbinders has some beautiful shaped tags and I thought this was perfect for the main background. The hour glass is cut out and placed up on dimensionals. I threaded some brown leaf ribbon over the beautiful crochet ribbon and tied it off with a button twine bow. So what do you think? I am still out on this one. ha ha


The mystery blogger could be you today, comment on all the Design Team today:Christine
Cindy
Julie
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara
Jan Marie
Sharon

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sweet Nature

Welcome to day 2 of Flourishes July release. You still have time to win several of the July releases:
**Win the ENTIRE release by playing in our Farm Fresh Challenge HERE.
**Mystery Blogger Comment on all the Design Teams Blog for a chance at winning the set of the day.
**Lastly check back on Flourishes Blog at 12 noon Central time each day for the challenge to win the ENTIRE release.



Today we are showing you Sweet Nature. I have had a step out of my box moment lately and here is another one. I used orange... EEK! I am not an orange person at all and to even have some in my cardstock is amazing. However I forced myself to give it a try and here is what I did. Very simple with a bit of crochet lace as a background piece, some sparkle on the flowers and a few jewels. Very easy peasy. This is a great shaped card that I do a lot of since its very eye catching in my opinion. Hope you have enjoyed the sneak the last few days! Our release bundle is going on for a short time at an extra 10% off when you buy all 4 of the sets.
Last chance at the Mystery Blogger by comment on all the Design Teams blogs:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara
Jan Marie
Sharon

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Honey of a day

Welcome to day 1 of Flourishes July release. We have some beautiful creations to show you the next few days. Several chances to win the July releases:
**Win the ENTIRE release by playing in our Farm Fresh Challenge HERE.

**Mystery Blogger Comment on all the Design Teams Blog for a chance at winning the set of the day.

**Lastly check back on Flourishes Blog at 12 noon Central time each day for a challenge and chance to win the ENTIRE release.


 


Today's set is called Bee my Honey and Honeycomb. This is such a darling set with so many possibilities. I have stamped the hive image out and colored with various copic collections. I took part of the sentiment Just buzzing by and added it to a tag using Spellbinders Nested Pennants. The springy BG paper called Sweet Threads is becoming a favorite set of mine. Added a few pearls and some lacey ribbon. Flourishes has some darling little flowers in called Arco Iris. These flowers are a hard flower so not for mailable items however great for gifts you had deliver. I added one to the center of my button, I really like how that turned out.
Don't miss your chance at winning the set today, comment on all the Design Teams Blog posts: Christine
Cindy
Julie
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara
Sharon

Monday, July 11, 2011

TS Monday Shapes

Happy Monday! Saturday the 16th Totally Stampalicious is teaming up with Bugaboo for a Christmas in July Blog Hop. We have a week filled with fun challenges and great prizes. Be sure to stop by for the blog hop and all the details on Saturday.


Today on the Totally Stampalicious Blog we are seeing shapes... shaped cards that is. Create a fun shaped card and share it with us. I adore Deacon Bugs and a friend needs some boy birthday cards so this was perfect. This is one of my favortie Spellbinders shapes and I use it often for shaped cards. I have a bit of stickles added to the net. My banner is using Birthday Pennents not too shabby for a shaped card. hee hee Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

CDS Product Parade Day 4

Today is the last day of Clear Dollar Stamps Product Parade. All the sets you have seen the last few days will be available on July 11th. Enjoy the last of the sneaks and happy shopping! First up we have A time for tags. Need some quick cards for my stash of last minute cards, this one was easy peasy. Just a bit of ribbon and a few jewels.

Next is a gift that I made to hold scripture cards. When I was a kid I had what I called the "old lady" scripture holder so this is a more modern version as you will. This scripture Numbers 6:24-26 will always display if a card is not put out.



When you flip the lid open you can see all the scripture cards inside. So far I have only 6 in there, but I am working on getting the rest made up.

Now this is what it will look like when you put a scripture card up for display. This is just beautiful I think and not old lady feeling. I made this as a gift but the more I look at it on the counter I want to keep it for myself. ha ha


My last one today is from the set Assemble Together. Pretty pink and feminine praying for you card. I can always use these. I can't get enough of this crochet lace its just awesome.

Well that is the last of my sneaks, but the Design Team have some goodies for you:
Candy
Cassie
Laurie
Linda
Trudy
Barb
Christi
Shell
Lisa
Sarah

Saturday, July 9, 2011

CDS Product Parade day 3

It is day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps July release. Have you enjoyed the sneaks so far? Remember these are all available on July 11th at the CDS Store. First up is My little school bus. Is this not the cutest stinkin bus? I adore this set. I made this for the boys teacher this year and gave it to her the last day of school.

Now this doesn't even begin to show you the set Squirrel Chatter. However I got this adorable charm from my good friend America. It totally fit the sentiment so I went with it. hee hee That fabulous bakers twine everyone has been using... I finally got me some. :0)

Fabulous set next is called Seasonal Swags. There is 4 in the set and they are AWESOME! I bought one of the My Time Made Easy templates called Birdcage. Isn't this so COOL! Another gift for the boys teacher this year and she loved it. There was a beautiful green ivy plant inside and it looked great when she got it.

If you weren't smiling already you are now. Is he so sweet or what... This is Hedgehog Happiness. Adorable little guy.

 Check out the wonderful creations from the Design Team today:
Candy
Cassie
Laurie
Linda
Trudy
Barb
Christi
Shell
Lisa
Sarah