Saturday, August 31, 2013

WOJ Back to School

Welcome to the Whiff Of Joy Monthly theme back to school! You can see all the design team creations on the WOJ Blog today! My creation is a fun little project using a Silhouette file called Pencil 3D box. . This holds treats or whatever you decide to put inside the little box, cute isn't it?
My sentiment is computer generated and added to the flower using Die-Light Nested Flowers Three. Added a brad to the center and my sentiment. Easy Peasy!!!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Just breathe....

Free for All Friday with Border

 Today you're going to see some fun creations from the Design Team with a couple of our still beautiful but older sets Ferns and Fiddles and Falling Leaves ...perfectly inspiring for the upcoming season of Autumn! My creation is rather simple and clean today, just like I like.
I stamped one of the Fern images from Fern's N Fiddles onto classic white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the leaves with Copic Collections:

Die cut the fun edge using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One. Tied some beautiful Color Made Easy Pistachio Moss Green ribbon around into a bow. A few clear rhinestones and voila!
Be sure to check out the creations from the Design Team:

Don't forget it's the last chance to CASE a designer for the summer. Your chance to win a Flourishes Goodie bag. Our Designer today is Allison! Talented and sweet Allison, hope you get a chance to get to know her more and case a design.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WOJ#162 Sitting pretty

Happy Wednesday! Today the new Whiff Of Joy challenge#162 is all about flowers. I grabbed my sweet new stamp called Picking Toadstools from the Maya collection. Isn't she just so stinkin cute? I have her stamped onto classic white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Colored with various Copic markers then popped up on dimensionals.
Added a little hat charm from the All Girls charm jar with a little tag from Die-light Sweet tag with hearts tied off with some jute twine. Added a fun red border using Die-Light Clouds. Since her hat had a flower already I thought a little fun would be to add a tiny open yellow roset to her hat.  Voila! Sweet and simple!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I Sew Cherish tag

Good morning! I am a little late in getting my post ready for today because I couldn't work on it last night. We had a strange lighting and thunder storm last night, not to mention the down pour that came with it all, sheesshh! Ranger was none too happy with all that thunder either. So today it smells beautiful and fresh outside after all that, yea!  Now to get to my post... ;-)

On the Whiff Of Joy blog today some of the design team is sharing creations using our newest Die-Lights from the August release. Check out the blog for all the creations in one place. My creation is a tag for a special gift that I made with the new Ribbon Card nested Die-light. I used the largest die and next to largest for my tag. Added some faux stitching around the base. Wrapped some ribbon and lace trim around the designer paper and tied off a charm from our All for the girls charm jar. The two hearts are from the new Hearts Die-light. A little faux stitching along the heart on the sentiment panel for fun. Voila!  Hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

FS342 Fall Blessings

This weeks Featured Stamper342 is Gabby aka gabalot. Wow a very large gallery with lots of great creations. I had a hard time choosing yet I went with her Thanksgiving Cornucopia creation to case. I kept the colors, theme and pumpkins. Changed the stamp, layout embelishments. Hope you can play along with us this week!
I stamped Autumn Blessings onto classic white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Colored with Copic collections:

The frame of the card is die cut using Spellbinders die. After my image was colored I cut around the edges and popped it up on dimensionals. My colored cardstock is using Color Made Easy Rich Browns and Poppy. Added some white lace trim and Color Made Easy Sunflower ribbon. Then finished it off with some flourished pearls. Voila!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hi You

Yep another back to school creation today. I am really enjoying all these school creations. This is Pencil Nerds. She is colored with Copic markers and popped up on dimensionals.
My frame is using Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles that is punched out in red cardstock. The fun numbers in yellow is using the Silhouette File Miss Kate School Borders that has some sparkle added after they were cut out. A few jewels to the corner and voila! So fun don't you think? Only a few more days and school starts.. whohoo!!!  hee hee  Hope you have an awesome day!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Soft and sweet

Today the Flourishes Senior Team is going to do something a little different! We're going to spend this Friday on a Technique Focus we think you'll enjoy. It's one that's very "hot" in the cardmaking industry right now, watercolor. You'll see many examples of some great watercoloring techniques along the way with the Design Team. We're also going to focus on a product we have in store that's great for watercoloring, AND it's in our OVERSTOCK Sale too! It's our Letraset Aqua Markers, which are perfect for watercoloring, and on sale - who can beat that!
 Here's the details about the sale: If you click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page you'll find hundreds of items with prices that will be slashed at the time of check out! Just add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 and 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE PAGE items. We have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection!
 As well we wanted to remind you that today is our last day to purchase the August New Release Bundle at a discount. You don't want to miss the savings!
Now for my creaiton. Soft and delicate feeling don't you think? Not my normal I know, however I love how this turned out. My image is a favorite of mine called Sweet Peas that is stamped onto watercolor paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
I colored my Sweet Peas with Aqua Markers Wisteria, Aquamarine and Spring Green. The soft coloring really does draw me in. Now does that mean I am switching over to the softer side? Nah... just means that every now and then soft is good. ;-)  My sentiment tag is tied off with a button and jute twine combo. The fancy edge at the bottom of  my Classic White card stock is a new die to me called A2 Bracket Borders One and I do LOVE this new Spellbinders die. Be on the look out as I will have more to come with this die set. My colored card stock is from our Color Made Easy Emerald Coast and Crocus Collections. A few pearls to the bottom and Voila!
Be sure to check out the creations from the Design Team Today:

Check out who our Designer Focus is today! It is Tosha!!!!  I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet girl at our Yellowstone Retreat and she is a doll! Can't wait to read her bio and see if she put *everything* in there. hee hee  ;-) You can get a chance to know her better and WIN A GOODIE BAG!!! Check out the FLLC blog for all the details!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bye mom...

I just LOVE this card! Still working on a few back to school cards for the girls and this is one of them. If I had a girl I would keep this one. hee hee  She is the adorable Backpack Maddie. Colored with Copic markers and popped up on dimensionals with a bit of swiss dots texture for fun.
I don't have a crayon image however I thought of the crayola crayon box and thought I would do some fish tale tabs for the edge and three buttons with twine bows would finish it off. Her socks have sparkle on them yet hard to see in the photo. Voila!  Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WOJ#161 Wedding Couple

The Whiff Of Joy Color Challenge #161 still has a few days left. Head on over to the WOJ blog for all the details. My creation today is using the Happy Couple Vintage car image that is on classic white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.
Now how can you resist adding hearts to these two? The border you see is called Curly Hearts Border Die-light.  Added a little bit of ribbon and a prima for the center from my sweet friend Pat. Voila!  Now someone just needs to get married. ha ha   Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Worm Maddie

School starts next week and I think everyone is excited this year including me! We start a new school this year for the twins. Excited and a bit nervous but over all excited I think. Should be a fun year!  This fun apple shaped card is for some friends at DH work. September's cards are back to school themed so I grabbed the darling A Good Read Maddie for my card.
The apple shape is just a generic apple shape found online that I saved and traced onto the red card stock. My leaves are using Leaves Trio Die-light and the stem is just some brown paper that I cut and wrinkled up. The image is colored with Copic markers and die cut using Spellbinders standard circles and Big Scalloped circles, Popped up on dimensionals. A scrap piece of gingham paper with some lace trim across the bottom. Voila!  I think this turned out adorable!  Hope you have a great day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Good news for Bridger

Good news for Bridger! I made another card for the little guy as he only has 2 more radiation treatments to go and he will be done. He gets to go home about Christmas time so a little ways off. However good news is good news, right? RIGHT!!!

This fun guy is called MJ Henry! Looks like someone we all remember.  ;-)   I had fun with this card, Bridger will have no clue who this is but his parents will. The designer paper is old as all get out and been sitting in my stash just waiting to be used. This was the perfect time to break it out. MJ Henry is colored with Copic markers. The two little stars are actually from the Stars Festoon Die-light as I just cut the two little ones off and added silver brads to the center. Voila! Check out the Whiff Of Joy Blog today, the latest Die-Light Videos are out.
I am working on some back to school cards today. Some super cute ideas have been coming to mind so let's hope I can get them onto paper as I see them in my head. Thanks for stopping in today.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

FS341 Super Bridger

This weeks Featured Stamper 341 is Heidi aka hlw699. Heidi has a great gallery and lots of inspiration. I choose this Flag Day creation to case. I kept the layout the same, the over all design but changed the colors, theme and stamps. Hope yuo can play along with us this week.
This card is for Bridger a friend of ours 4 year old who has cancer. We have been sending him cards for the last few months and looks like he might get to come home for Christmas! Now that is one gift you will never forget. I used Super Henry for the heart placement. He is stamped onto classic white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. Cut him out and added dimensionals to the back.  My base is some of our new cardstock in light red. The designer papers were from the scrap bin die cut with Cute Banners Trio 2 and fish tales ends for fun. Added a button to the center of the sentiment and tie some twine.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Falls coming soon

Welcome to our last day of August New Releases at Flourishes! We're thrilled with your response to these beautiful fall-themed sets, and to finish our week out we know you'll love today's little treasure too! You can celebrate all that Autumn has to offer with a spirit of thanksgiving. This beautiful and earthy set penned by Marcella Hawley features three main images, two accent images and six mix and match sentiments. Set measures 4 by 6". It has a wonderful homespun feel and the Design Team had a lot of fun playing with it. You'll also be glad to hear that it has it's own cut-file for extra creating options

Fall stamps are so fun I think as it just gets us that much closer to the Christmas sets. LOL I know how bad is that, but its the truth with me. I stamped the barrel image onto Classic White Cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink.
Colored with Copic Collections:

The beautiful rectangle die is new to me from Spellbinders as a gift from a friend. I have the inside panel die cut and popped up on dimensionals. Added some white lace trim and two Color Made Easy Ribbons  Peach from Tiger Lily and Primrose from Sunflower and tied off a bow with a brown button and jute twine combo. Voila!
. So while you're visiting the Design Team remember that you're also looking for one last... 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.
  In addition to this beautiful stamp set - we have something even more exciting to offer. This month's... Classinabox-AugGfx

 If you like what you see with the cards above, you should click HERE and pick up our August Class in a Box Kit. The last one sold out in a matter of hours! With each kit you receive pre-cut paper and detailed instructions to make the three cards and 2 of each design for a total of six cards. Just stamp, color and put them together! When you’re done, save the full-color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future. It's inspiration delivered right to your door! The instructions are great layout ideas for any and all of Flourishes sets! The kit comes with the Autumn Blessings stamp set (SS256) embellishments, twine, buttons, trims and pre-cut decorative paper, the remaining Autumn Harvest 6 by 6″ paper pack plus card stock for card bases.You can check it out HERE! But, hurry before this kit is gone!

 Also, have you heard about our Overstock Sale? All sale items are an additional 25% off when you use the code OVERSTOCK25 in the coupon code box at the time of checkout. Keep in mind, this discount only applies to Sale Page Items. We have paper, ink, ribbon and even overstocked stamp sets! Click HERE to see for yourself and pick up some goodies before they are gone!  


If you would like a chance at winning all three of our now released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our August sets are NOW AVAILABLE and you can check them out HERE. Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. And, for even more creative options, there are Silhouette Cut Files for some of the stamp sets in this release -- Chrysanthemum Silhouette Cut File and Autumn Blessings Silhouette Cut File!
  • Join us back here on the Flourishes Blog tomorrow for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Thanks for your great support, and encouraging words again this month and we look forward to what you create with our August Releases!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Flip Flop template desired, stamp, ink, ribbon, twine, adhesive

Step 1

Cut out flip flop shape and stamp desired image. Color with desired medium, here I have used assorted Copic markers.

Step 2

Punch three holes forming a triangle into the top of the flip flop.Thread your ribbon through the holes Leaving enough at the top to have for the hanger portion. Secure with adhesive to the back.

Step 3

Layer panels onto another colored card stock and cut around. I added two layers of colored card stock to these. Finish decorating as desired.

Step 4

Here is my final hanger. I added a button and twine to the top for the knot to hang. Some jewels on the flip flop and my sentiment. Enjoy your new hanger.