Thursday, October 31, 2013

No Tricks, Just Treats SALE!!!!


The night of fright is drawing near. Instead of tricks, it's treats, you hear? Flourishes is having a SALE as sweet as can be With Sale Page items discounted 25%, you see? Just click HERE to see all goodies on SALE With TREATS in the coupon code box, simply buy, and we'll mail! We hope you've enjoyed this sweet little rhyme Happy Halloween -- have a scary good time!
PLEASE NOTE: Sale will run for 24 hours on Halloween only and only on SALE page items.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Daisy or two for you

Good morning! One of the boys teachers has a birthday this week and her favorite flower is a Daisy. I created a few note cards for her as a gift. This is one of the note cards in the set and I hope she likes them.

 My Gerber Daisies is stamped onto Classic White card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Colored with Copic Collections:

Once colored I cut around each bloom and stem so that I was able to pop them up on dimensionals. You can always use our Silhouette Cut File instead of cutting around the edges if you want a quicker version. That is probably what I should of done in this case. Wrapped some white crochet ribbon around the center and tied off some seam binding from the Color Made Easy Candy Pink Ash ribbon into a bow. A few flourishes pearls and voila!  Have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 28, 2013

WOJ October Blog Hop and Release

Welcome to the October Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! If you didn’t come here from Kathrin's blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog
I don’t want you to miss a single stop on this hop! This month, Whiff of Joy is releasing more special holiday images that will be perfect for all your Christmas creations. Each image comes with one or more lovely sentiments that will help make your project extra-special. 

We are especially excited with our new die-lights this month. They are absolute perfection and we KNOW that you will adore them. Angel wings, snowflakes…and more! We also have a new German sentiment set and another gorgeous mixed media stamp set from Stephanie Schütze. 

This month, we will be giving one stamp and one die-light from our new release to one very lucky winner. The winner will be drawn from the comments on our DT blogs. At the end of the hop, go back to the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog, let us know that you have left a comment at each stop of the hop by using the inlinkz tool and you will be entered for a chance to win! A complete list of the hop is also at this blog, just in case you get lost along the way! The hop will remain open until midnight Thursday November 1st CEST. Winners will be announced on the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog.
  Snowman are probably one of my favorite holiday decor, stamps, prints etc. Not sure that I have seen a snowman I didn't care for. HA! This one is no exception he is called Snowman. He is on classic white card stock colored with Copic markers. Layered a panel of my favorite Christmas paper Bo Bunny Powder Mountain designer paper. Added some silver cord over the lace trim center. the beautiful shape of the card is with my favorite Spellbinders die. Hints of sparkle on the snow and Voila!  I adore this card.  :-)

Now hop on over to Jeanet's Blog for your next stop. Happy Hopping and Shopping! 

Happy Birthday Sweet Christine

IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY!!! Grab a handful of confetti, a bright balloon and come along for a fun birthday blog hop to celebrate a special birthday for our dear friend, Christine Okken!  One thing about birthdays, is that you always hope to spend time with those you care about and that's why we're here!  At Flourishes, we're just one big family... so we just wanted to celebrate a wonderful day with one of our loved ones.  Even though we're a day early, we'd like to say...


Join along with members of the Flourishes family today and share some fabulous birthday inspirations, many happy celebratory birthday wishes and maybe even a slice of cyber cake.

I finally had the pleasure of meeting my sweet friend Christine for the first time at CHA a few years ago which was awesome. Then I had an even bigger pleasure when both of our families were able to meet this summer at Yellowstone. Friends for life I am telling you right now!!! If only we lived closer.... ;-)   Christine happy birthday girlie! Your card is mailed however here you can see what you will get in the postie! I stamped the beautiful rose from A Year In Flowers 2 onto Classic White card stock and colored with Copic Collections, Buttercup, Green Grass and Sunflower. Added some lace trim to the bottom of the panel and this paper is from the gorgeous My Minds Eye Oxford Lane. Tied off the birthday sentiment with a lemonade button and twine combo. Voila!

In honor of Christine's birthday celebration, we're giving away a special birthday present or two of our own!  Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen as one of our birthday prize winners! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As well as one lucky commenter, we're having a birthday challenge too!

  • Simply create a NEW birthday themed card or project.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 1st at 6 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted for 2 prize ballots!
  • You must link your creation in our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.  Please feel free to use our Birthday Graphic too!
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCWISH
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday on the Flourishes blog on Saturday November 2nd, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Hop along with our Flourishes family today.  Don't forget to leave some love for our fabulous designers today for a chance to win...

Aleksandra Mihelič
Allison Cope
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Dina Kowal
Heather Jensen
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Maki Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong
Stacy Morgan
Silke Ledlow
Tosha Leyendekker

Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Christmas Gift Tag

 This weeks Featured Stamper 351 is Cathy aka Catditit. Congrats Cathy! Awesome gallery with lots of creations to choose from. I almost went with a flower and then changed my mind to a gift tag when I saw this Baby First Christmas. I kept an animal, colors and round well I went oval but still a shape. ha! Changed the stamp, added ribbon and jewels. 

This darling guy is Henry With Tree that is new from Whiff Of Joy colored with Copic Markers. A few Decorative Oval shapes and some lace trim wrapped with ribbon. Stickles and voila another tag! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Henry Notecard

Welcome to a little sneak peak at Whiff Of Joy's October release. Today I am going to show you a cute little note card I made using Henry With Wreath. Isn't he just darling? I have him on classic white card stock, colored with various Copic markers. I was hoping that my new Die-Lights were here but alas they are still in the post office some where... I did leave room to add a little something when they do arrive. So in the mean time this darling little guy will have to do.
Today we are helping my sister and her husband move into their new home and first home at that. Just in time as the baby will be here in a 4 months. EEK!!! I am so excited as he, yes it is a BOY will be my first nephew and I am THRILLED!!!  I have been looking at baby ideas for the shower and his room. Lots of new things since the twins were that little. hee hee   Don't forget the October Blog Hop is Tuesday 29th!  Hope you have a wonderful day.

WOJ Fall Themed Pumpkins

The Whiff Of Joy Design Team sure are having fun with the themes each month and I hope you are too. Check out the Whiff Of Joy Blog for all the DT creations. This months theme is fall creations. I have a treat box that I created to look like a pumpkin using oval die cuts. I saw on Pinterest (one of my favorite sites) how to create a pumpkin look using ovals. They have a few others with circles also, but the ovals was so cute I thought. I added sparkle around the edges and some rolled up brown card stock. The Leaves Trio Die-Light was perfect for the top of my pumpkin. My sentiment is computer generated with the Heart Lace border Die-Light for the edge. A few WOJ Rhinestones and Voila!  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rose Beauty

Hello and welcome to Friday! Today the Flourishes Senior Design Team is pulling out some of our sets that are on the overstock or retiring list and giving them a new spin! We always love when we can do that, because it makes you fall in love with those sets all over again
 I grabbed Beauty Within to play with today. My image is stamped onto Classic White card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Colored with Copic collections:

Since I wanted and oval shape instead of the matching die that goes with the set I used Spellbinders Classic Oval SM to cut the image panel that fits perfectly onto Opulent ovals die. My base is Color Made Easy Rich Browns with some Color Made Easy Poppy card stock. Added dimensionals to the back to pop up the panel. Some beautiful lace trim and Color Made Easy Terra Cotta Japonica ribbon tied off into a bow with a red jeweled center. The textured panel is using embossing folder rain drops and a few scattered jewels in the corner.
We invite you to take a trip on over to the rest of the Design Team to see what they have up their creative sleeves today:
Please be sure to give some extra love for our lovely Designer Maki Jones…Maki is taking a break from the design team and we’ll miss her very much while she’s gone! She’s such a talented lady who has treated us to some amazing and creative designs these last few years on the Timeless Tuesday Team and the Senior Design Team. We send big hugs out to Maki!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tea time Thank You

Grab some tea or coffee and head on over to the CardMaker Blog today. I will be showing how I created this darling little tea bag holder and card.
You can also check out my webpage SweetandClassic for the Tea Bag Holder Tutorial.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lavendar winter

After the last WOJ release I decided to give the solid color combo another try but with lavendars. I do like how these colors blended better. My image is Wonderful Christmas stamped onto classic white card stock colored with Copic markers. Added some wintry elements with the Die-Light Nested Christmas Tree. A few jewels all over the trees and some fun flock for the snow look. All these trees fit the DD Christmas challenge this month in the Inspiration piece. Check out and and hope you can play along. Have a great day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Birthday Fun

I have missed my mecees lately so I grabbed Popular Fun and decided to play. The image is stamped onto classic white card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Colored with various Copic markers. Kept the base all white and a round shape. I enjoyed the little fish tale flags on a card a few weeks ago so added those down the side with a button twine bow. The House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge this week is to play with twine. Well not sure this would count my tiny little bow of twine, but they would LOVE if you played along in their challenge.  :-)  Voila!
Now for those football fans out there.... Did you see the Denver/Colt game last night? You know I did and WOW.... This was a hard game for me to watch. We had some good friends over, food and fun for a wonderful evening of football.  I cheered and hollered for my team Colts the whole time. However a little bit of me wanted Manning to win and go undefeated still. However.... Whohoo!!! The Colts won!!! That's my team baby! Awesome win for us, sad for Denver. Whoever they play next will have to deal with their loss because you know Manning is NOT happy!!!  :-)   Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

FS350 Yellow Roses

This weeks Featured Stamper 350 is Ladybug91743 aka Marie Alice. Wonderful gallery with lots of variety. I choose her California Poppies to case today. Kept the over all layout, a large flower and colors. I changed the flower, added ribbon and a button and paper doily. Hope you can play along this week!

 This is a rose image from Digital Two For Tuesday blog that is free, check it out. Lots of beautiful designs on this blog and I love this rose image. The rose is on classic white card stock and colored with various copic markers. I have layered onto some black card stock die cut in a spellbinders die. Layered down a paper doily added some sheer white ribbon tied off with a black button and twine. This was for the boys teacher this week and a gift for her. She LOVED it. Hope you have a great day.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Santa blues

There are only a few Santa images out there that I truly do love and this is one of them. I can't remember who gifted this image to me or what the company is. I really would love to own this stamp myself. Anyways I have colored his face with pastel Copics. Layered onto some Brillant Blue card stock and die cut using a few Spellbinders shapes. Added some silver leaves to the edge and some blue pearl brads over punched snowflakes. Easy peasy and beautiful when done I think. Hope you have a great day!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Season be blesses

The Senior Design Team is back today with another round of beauties created with our October Release Stamp sets. It's our chance to show them off some more while you can still purchase the October Stamp Bundle at a discount! Today is the last day the dscount is available and we don't want you to miss out!
Did you think I was done creating gift tags? Nope! In fact I have several coming to show you that I am so excited about, this one included. This is a bit larger so that the girls at DH work can fit a few more names on the tag. I stamped Star Of Bethlehem onto classic white card stock.
Colored with Copic collections:

I did stamp another set of the flowers so that I could pop the center up again. Die cut the layers using Spellbinders Standard Circles on Color Made Easy Emerald Coast paper.

Some textures using a snowflake cuttlebug folder that I added sparkles to. Tied off some silver cord and voila!
So hop on over to see what lovely creations everyone has in store for you today:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Got 5 for 10?

If you have 5 minutes check out the Flourishes Blog today as I share my Handmade Snowflake 10 minute creation above. Have a wonderful day.