Archive for July, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Cancun meetingJust a quick post to wish my wonderful husband a happy anniversary!  Today we celebrate 21 years of marriage – and it’s been wonderful!

The photo was taken 23 years ago in Cancun, Mexico the week we met.   We returned to the same resort two years later for our honey moon.

Happy anniversary honey!  I love you!


July 23, 2009 at 8:15 am 1 comment

Sneak Peek – Day Three – Release Day!

beach life copic cardIt’s the final day of the sneak peeks and tonight we will be revealing all three new sets for July over at the Flourishes Forum – please join us at 9:00 pm central time for some summer fun!

The final set is from Lauren Pope, called Beach Life and when you live in Florida – well – life’s a beach!!  If you dream of palm trees, beach chairs and relaxing in tropical waters, this set is for you!  This card was created using copic markers and two of the images in the set and it reminds me of the beautiful beaches we have here in Pensacola.  Check out the video below on how I created this look!


   Flesh Tones 1


The Copic Collections used include the Water Collection and Flesh Tones 1 and one marker from the Sky Collection.   Palette Ink – Burnt Umber was used to stamp the images, which were stamped on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock. 

Here is the video!

Want to win this set?  Hop on over to the Flourishes Newsletter and read the details.  You’ll also find links to the Flourishes Designers  – take a look at what they’ve done with this set!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you tonight at the Flourishes Forum for the release party!

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July 10, 2009 at 12:05 am 4 comments

Sneak Peek – Day 2 – Seaside Life

seasidelife card with copicI’ve always lived near the coast.   I grew up along the Connecticut coast where summer was way too short and the water cold,  but it never stopped us from spending those carefree days at the beach.  I married and moved to southern California where summer lasted longer and the beaches seemed to stretch forever.

We moved to Florida several years ago and I could not be happier.  The beaches along the northwest gulf coast are some of the prettiest I’ve seen.  Pure white sand framing the blue-green tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Warm water and pretty shells, palm trees and warm nights!

It was inevitable that Flourishes come out with a shell set and Seaside Life, designed by Marcella Hawley is just beautiful!

I wanted to keep the colors of this card simple  to give the feel of water and sand.  The shells were stamped in Palette ink – burnt umber and colored with the Copic Collection  – Flesh Tones 1 on Flourishes  Classic White Cardstock.  The scalloped shell was cut out and popped up over the other images.

Want a chance to win this set?  Hop on over to the Flourishes Newsletter and get all the details.  You’ll also find links to the Design Team – check out their great creations!

Tomorrow (Friday) we’ll have the final sneak peek  so be sure to check back here and on the newsletter.  I’ll have another copic video and I hope you will like what you see!

The release party starts Friday night at 9:00 central time on the Flourishes Forum at SCS.  Be sure to join us – we’ll have games, prizes and we’ll reveal all three sets!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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July 9, 2009 at 12:05 am 8 comments

The Sneak Peeks have begun!

strawberry atcIt’s release week at Flourishes and that means starting today and going through Friday the Flourishes design team will be providing sneak peeks for the three new sets for July.

Here is my little peek – I made an ATC for a swap using the strawberry image from the latest set created by Marcella Hawley, called Strawberries!! 

Who doesn’t like this sweet summer fruit?  It is pure summer with the bold colors and thoughts of strawberry ice cream, shortcake, margaritas….!!




I colored using the Copic Collections of Poppy and Evergreen with a little yellow from Daffodil on Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  The image was stamped using Palette Ink – Burnt Umber.     Here is a video of how I did the coloring…

Want to win this set?  Just go to the Flourishes Newsletter and post a comment!  You’ll also find links to the Flourishes Design Teams sneak peeks!

AND – check the Flourishes Forum on SCS Friday night at 9:00 Central Time where we’ll have our summer release party!  There will be games and prizes and we’ll reveal all three new sets!  Come join in on the fun!

Supplies:  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, red, chocolate; Ink:  Palette Ink – Burnt Umber, Copic Markers Collections:  Poppy, Evergreen, Daffodil; Embellishments:  Finishing Touches Beautiful Brads, Red Rhinestones, Stardust Gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!

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July 7, 2009 at 6:05 am 7 comments

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