Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flourishes July Sneak Peek Day 1

Today is day 1 of Flourishes July release and we are joining the Friends of Flourishes team today. Denise is our host with the challenge of all about getting "sentimental" and using a sentiment as the centerpiece of your card or creation. Today, we are ushering in this challenge because not only is Flourishes releasing a new single stamp set with a beautiful sentiment, we are helping Jan Marie, the owner of Flourishes launch her new blog! Want a peek at the new sentiment?
The stamp is called Sweetness of Friendship and it takes on the mantra of Jan Marie's new blog - a place where friends can gather to enjoy the laughter and sharing of pleasures (in creating!) The stamp set is available right now and you can check it out in the Flourishes Store HERE. It's a beauty! What's even more fun? Jan Marie is giving away this stamp to the first 25 people who leave comments on today's post over on her new blog.
HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! As a special for our July Release Week, if you play along, you will be in the running to win our entire July Release! Here’s how you can win…
• Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge. Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you’ve got them, why not use them? Creations that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice!
• Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
• If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use keyword FTTC177.
• Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Now for my creation using Sweetness of Friendship. I framed the sentiment using Spellbinders romantic rectangles and added dimensionals to the back to lift the frame. I added some of the finesse pearls to the side and cut out one of the butterflies from an extra page from the beautiful Bo Bunny Country Garden collection and popped the wings out. Added my ribbon and voila! I really like how this turned out. Be sure to check out all the creations today and don't forget to stop by Jan Marie's new blog!
Jan Marie


Angel said...


Amanda said...

Eeeek! Stacy, I LOVE, LOVE your Beautiful card!! How amazing are those butterflies, pearls and ribbon!! Really Stacy, I am so Ga-Ga over your card and how beautiful it is!! Hands down my favorite of the hop ;)

~ Amanda :)

Anne-Elise said...

Just gorgeous, Stacy! Love all the butterflies and the pearls!

Patti J said...

Totally ditto what Amanda said! This is a true masterpiece!

Marisa said...

Stunning, Stacy! Love the BG paper and that nestie is calling my name as I just love the delicate feel to it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Soooo pretty, Stacy! Love the Romantic Rectangle die used to frame the sentiment...perfection!

ChristineCreations said...

WOW-eee girl, you rocked this card. Those butterflies are amazing! The popped up one looks SO real!

Karen W said...

Gorgeous, your framing is wonderful!!

Allison Cope said...

Oh Stacy this is gorgeous! Love the Bo Bunny papers you used. Love your card design!

Alexandra said...

Absolutely beautiful card Stacy, love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Stacy! Love the beautiful Bo Bunny DP and the sweet butterfly fluttering about!

Carole said...

Wonderful card Stacy. Love the butterflies!

Theresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love everything about it - especially those pearls.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my word, how seriously GORGEOUS is this!!!....Lovin' the butterflies and all those pearls....and yep, that does it....I totally NEED those romantic rectangles. They're going on my list for my next shopping trip! :)

~ Jo ~ said...

Stacy your card is so elegant! I love the vintage feel I get when I see it and love the butterflies!


Heather Jensen said...

Love it! Such a classy feminine card. The pearls and butterflies are perfect. :)


Yogi said...

gorgeous. Love the mixed media look to this card. Have a great day

Beate said...

Oh....I LOVE how you created this frame. It looks beautiful.
Hugs and smiles

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the DP and your whole design!!!

Tracy said...

Oooo yum! I just bought that set of Spellbinders and I love how you used it as a big frame for that focal point sentiment. Beautiful job Stacy! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, that is stunning!! Love the way you framed that! Wow, wow, wow.... so pretty!
Beth Greco

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my...I love how you framed this new sentiment! Simply gorgeous...and the details are fabbo too! Hugs ~S~

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful, Stacy! LOVE the bling and butterflies!