Archive for August, 2009

Sneak Peek Day3 – Release Day!!

Whew – it’s day three of sneak peek  and its release day!  Today we’re pushing daisies – Gerber Daisies that is!!  Marcella Hawley does it again in this floral set, which was a set that was most requested by our customers.  Read on further to the end to find out how you can win this set.

 gerber daisy copy

      daffodil                                                                                     spring green                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                   

I stamped the main image three times (masking as I went – and I am ever so grateful for Eclipse Masking Tape!) on Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  The image was colored using the copic collections of Daffodil and Spring Greens, along with the new Melon Mambo ink and paper from SU – don’t you just love how the yellow and green copic collection works so well with this new paper?  Palette ink – burnt umber was used for the flowers and butterfly.  Now I have no idea if gerber daisies are yellow with pink centers real life, but on this blog they exist!

Once the main panel was complete, I used three layers of UTEE to make it look like a tile – here is a close up photo..I hope you can see the tiled effect.  The ribbon is from my stash and I have no idea where it came from!!

gerber close up

Please be sure to check out the Design team blogs and see what they have done with this set:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle

Visit the Flourishes Newsletter for your chance to win this set!

Finally – won’t you join us tonight at 9:00 Central time at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast for our release party?  Take an hour of your time and join in on the fun – you may even win a prize!

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August 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm 6 comments

Sneak Peek day 2 – Baby Love

Wow – the first day of sneak peeks was incredible – didn’t you love what the Flourishes Design team has done so far?  Just wait until you see today and tomorrow!

Remember to read all the way through to learn how to win today’s set – Baby Love! babylovecardfinal

Lauren Pope designed this set and it is just darling to work with.  In this card I used two of the images – that wonderful sentiment and cute teddy bear.  I wanted it to be a baby boy’s card, so I kept it blue.  Starting with Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, then Palette ink – Reflection Blue was used for the sentiment and thecopic collection of Flesh Tones 1 was used for the teddy bear. 

I used a score pal for the vertical lines in the background, and those embossed buttons on the bottom?  It is one of those cuttlebug embossing strips!  I had purchased a pack of 4 because I liked two of the strips and when I went to look at the other two I found the button strip, which went perfectly on this card!

Please check out the rest of the design team and see what they have done using this set!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle

Now – if you want a chance to win this set, just go to the Flourishes Newsletter here for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by!

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August 12, 2009 at 11:30 pm 10 comments

Sneak peek day 1…

Do you like summer fruits?  You’ll LOVE this new set that has TWO fruit images!  It’s called Cherries and Peaches, designed by the talented Marcella Hawley and it is a beauty!  Read through to the end to see how you can win this set.

peach large copy

I’ve created these two cards using the large and small peach image, you’ll have to check out the rest of the Flourishes Design team to get a peek at the cherry images – they are just as beautiful!

peach small copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

I colored both images with Prisma pencils and odorless mineral spirits – here is a link to a quick video to show how I achieved the color.

Want to win this set?  Go to the Flourishes newsletter for today’s sneak peek and post a comment – a winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to visit the Design Teams blogs – they have done a fabulous job with this set!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle

Jan Marie Caruso

(Stamps:  Cherries and Peaches, ink:  Palette – Burnt Umber, paper:  Flourishes Classic White, SU Marigold, Durango and Kiwi)

Thanks for stopping by!

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August 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm 14 comments


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