Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color Throwdown #170

It's Color Throwdown time again, and this week Lynn is our hostess with these traditional Christmas colors. For my card, I just HAD to color up Mavis decorating her Christmas tree in this new digital stamp called Christmas Wishes from Tiddly Inks. This is another image that I badgered Christy to draw since I adore Mavis so much, and she did not disappoint! :)

I printed my image on Copic X-Press It blending cardstock and colors with Copics, then paired my image with some Cosmo Cricket papers. My sentiment on the tag is from the Sentimental Christmas set from Flourishes.
Check out the creations from the rest of my Color Throwdown sisters...

Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Timeless Tuesday #146

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We're back to business this week with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge, and I hope you'll join in. Today Cindy is our hostess with a recipe challenge... use a flower, ribbon, and a tag on your creation.

For my card, I decided to use the newly released Petals & Peace stamp set, but decided to CASE Cindy Lawrence's recent idea to make this a non-Christmas card. By pairing the image with some Basic Grey "Picadilly" paper, I created a birthday card instead. My image is colored on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Copics from the Dahlia, Evergreen and Flesh Tones 2 collections. The image was cut out with the Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die set, exclusive to Flourishes. I used Tag Lines to stamp the sentiment on the tag, and embellished with some Prima rhinestones, a seam binding bow and a Classic Scallop Edgeabilities border.

See what the other Timeless Tuesday designers have to share with you today by visiting their blogs, too...

Miriam Napier, November Guest Designer

Be sure to stop at the Flourishes blog for all the challenge details and play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Flourishes Black Friday Sale!

Hello Flourishes Shoppers! Before stores even opened on Friday morning, the “elves” behind the scenes at Flourishes were busy adding new items to the store’s sale page. EVERYTHING today and tomorrow is 25% off, which means anything on the sale page is being offered up at an additional discount for even bigger savings! Keep in mind, this sale is only 48 hours long – so shop early for the best selection! All you need to do is use the code BLACKFRI11 to get 25% off your entire order!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Color Throwdown #169

It's Wednesday once again, and that means we're throwin' down some more colors for you to try! Lori Tecler is our hostess this week with a great set of colors! You can do a lot with this... something for Christmas or winter, a great masculine card, or even something cheerful and flowery! Be sure to stop at the Color Throwdown blog for some great inspiration from the whole team!

For my card, I went with a Christmas/Winter theme and used my new Holiday Hugs snowman stamp from My Favorite Things. These colors just seemed perfect for this little guy, and I paired him with some old Bo Bunny paper from my stash that had all the right colors!
Check out the creations from the rest of my Color Throwdown sisters...

I wish all my American friends a most blessed Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow! I hope you have plenty to eat and tons of family and friends to share the day with!!! God bless you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Timeless Tuesday #145

It's time for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge and this week Heather is challenging us to try the Dryer Sheet Technique. You can find instructions on how to do this technique HERE on Splitcoaststampers. It's super-easy to do, and gives your card a very unique, stunning effect! I encourage you to give it a try!

I was inspired by this card by Danielle Kennedy to create my card for today using the Vintage Postcard stamp set. My images were stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. I colored the bottom image with a few miscellaneous Copics. The top layer was stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. I accented my design with a Lattice Rectangle Nestabilities die cut from some Prima "North Country" paper, and a Ribbon Banner die with the sentiment. On the left side I added a seam binding bow, and a Spellbinders Snowflake die cut accented with some chunky glass glitter.

See what the other Timeless Tuesday designers have to share with you today by visiting their blogs, too...

Miriam Napier, November Guest Designer

Be sure to stop at the Flourishes blog for all the challenge details and play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Julie!

Our Flourishes Fearless Leader, Julie Koerber is celebrating a birthday this weekend, so all the Flourishes teams have banded together for a blog hop to extend to her our best birthday wishes! Julie is just so amazing and so much of what goes on with the teams at Flourishes just wouldn't happen without her vision and organization. Plus she's just one of the sweetest people I know (and I've had the pleasure of meeting her in person, too... as well as her fabulous momma, Pat!) So please be sure to hop over to Julie's blog, Out to Impress, and wish her a Happy Birthday!

For my card for Julie, I pulled out my neglected Mix-n-Mugs stamp set and some new Authentique "Blush and Delight" papers. My mug is paper-pieced, and the flowers are stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. I cut the image out with my Labels 10 Nestabilities, then matted on a Petite Oval Nestabilities. I colored with a variety of Copics, then embellished with some seam binding, some Ivory Crochet Trim and Hot Pink Kaisercraft rhinestones.

Stop and see the beautiful birthday cards for Julie from the rest of the Flourishes girls today...

I wish you the happiest birthday EVER, Julie! Enjoy your day, and we love you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Flourishes Friday Free-for-All

It's Friday so that must mean that it's time for another Free-For-All with the Flourishes Sr. Design team! Today I'm sharing with you one more card using one of the recently released stamp sets, Sentimental Christmas. I paired my sentiment with this beautiful evergreen from the Forest of Trees stamp set. I also used papers, ribbon and pearls from the November 123 Create Kit.

The Kaisercraft pearls in the kit were perfect for decorating my tree!

Remember, today is your last chance to pick up Sentimental Christmas and the other three newly released stamp sets at a 10% discount by purchasing the New Release Bundle! Don't miss your chance to own these beautiful stamp sets!

The rest of the Sr. Design team have some beautiful creations to share with you today, so be sure to go check them out...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!