Saturday, September 29, 2012

Just Because

WOW!  Another week has gone by already.  Where in the world did September go to?  We are still having abnormally high temps for this time of year.  If I am correct we have had over 128 days in the 80's this year. That is insane!  I am ready for fall temps and the tress are starting to turn.  I hope to get out and take some pics in the coming weeks.  We "normally" have a beautiful fall here in Iowa.

It is time for another CR84FN color challenge.   This time around we are using Lt Blue, Green, and Yellow. This is why I love these challenges.  I would have never put these colors together on a card on my own, but I LOVE how it turned out.

Supply List
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White
Patterned Paper: Echo Park/ For The Record Tailored
Stamps: Flourishes Garden Picks
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders Edgeabilites Classic Petal, Classic Cirlces,
Pin: Leaf Pin
Copics: Ice Blue Collection, Green Grass Collection, Sunflower Collection

Make sure you stop by the rest of the design team's blogs:

Thanks so much for looking,

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We do not remember days...

Hi all and happy Friday! We have a fun treat for you today! Since Autumn was officially ushered in less than a week ago, we decided to pick up one of Flourishes' sets that honors the season and our design team is all using it today in their creations! 

Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Bling: Want 2 Scrap Fancy That bling borders
Ribbon: May Arts Ivory Silk 
Twine: May Arts Ivory Jute

We're talking about the set.....

Falling Leaves


 Isn't it a beauty? Even in black and white you can visualize the bold colors that will soon appear (and in some cases) are already appearing in real life! Below you'll find a link list to all the fine designers on Flourishes Senior Design Team. But first.... Flourishes is having a.....  

 Need to stock up on decorative paper? Well, now is your time! All decorative paper in the Flourishes store has been marked down a whopping 25%! No codes needed, the price has already been marked down. So, hit the store and stock up! We have some beautiful papers with shades of autumn, Christmas papers, plus some oldies but goodies as well! Click HERE to see! This sale will take place for 48 hours -- FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY! So, head on over before some of your favorite papers are gone! ;-) And... while you're hopping, be sure to check in to see all the creativity our design team whipped up!  
  Thanks for stopping by! We'll be back Monday with another Beautiful World Tour -- a time when you can globe trot to all corners of the world to see what our Beautiful World Tour is showcasing this month! See you back here then!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wish Big

Hello again my sweet friends.  Are you having a good week so far?  I have had the last two days off work and decided to play along with the newest MFTWSC sketch.

I used this cute new Al a Mode girl called Birthday Wishes.  I have to admit that I find it kinda hard to color such skinny legs and arms, as it is not easy to get good shading in.  I just HAD to use my new Sweet Tooth felt, and Die namics Flower Medley.  I used the Notched Border die as well.  The cardstock is MFT Natural & Sweet Tooth.  I have to say that this new Hemp Cord is my FAVORITE Thing!

I used some Glossy Accents on the balloons.  Not sure if you can tell very well from the photo.  I did the best I could.

You can find all the details about the sketch at the My Favorite Things Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Hello and Happy Friday to you.  I am back to share a Free For All Friday at Flourishes.  The design team is featuring sets from the new release.  You get 10% off if you purchase the release in a bundle.

THIS JUST IN .. the paper version of our Christmas catalog with not only more than 20 vivid and vibrant samples but three fun-filled tutorials perfect for the gift giving season. There are a limited number of catalogs at $8 each.

Leaf Green Collection
Poppy Collection

Stamps: Peace & Joy
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White
Copics: Leaf Green and Poppy collections linked on graphic
Bling: Want 2 Scrap 
Twine: Ivory Jute

Design team

  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Christine Okken
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Julie Koerber
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Sharon Doolittle
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Tammy Hershberger

  • Thanks so much for stopping by,

    Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Best Witches

    I think I have hit a record for the number of posts that I have ever posted in a week.  I sat down yesterday morning and made this cute little thing with my very first PI stamp from last year.  I loved her the minute I saw her and HAD to use her again.  The colors are a little nontraditional for Halloween but she is soo cute and I LOVE pink.  :)

    I used MME Lost & Found/ Blush patterned paper. Along with MFT cardstock in Black Licorice  and Kraft.  Stamp is PI Little Witch and die-namics die used is Min Tabs Foursome.

    I played along with the current MFTWSC sketch.  

    I got a bottled Sweet Leaf tea the other day and this is what was inside.  It really hit home for me as I am always so hard on myself and it is a reminder to stop and rethink how I look at life in general.

    I am off work tomorrow and have a lot of catching up to do on my blog friends.  see you soon!


    Saturday, September 15, 2012

    Be Strong

    Wow!  Can believe I have posted this many posts in the last few days?  I have been one busy girl.  This time I am back to share my card for the newest CR84FN colors.  We are also having a design team call so if you are interest make sure to stop by and read all the directions/information.

    I played along at Freshly Made sketches.  It is their one year anniversary and you can choose any sketch from the last year.  As you can see, this is the one I chose.

    Make sure you stop by the rest of the design team's blogs:

    Thanks so much for looking,

    Nina B Designs 3nd Blog Hop

    Hello, friends! After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina's designs for our monthly hop. Make sure you check out the new Summer CHA Releases by Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and her monthly release by The Craft's Meow.
    For this month's hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind. Here is my project:

    A week ago I decided to take the plunge and make my own laundry soap.  I had seen so many pins on Pinterest and after some research I bought the supplies needed and within about 5 minutes I had myself some laundry soap.  You can find the link HERE to the blog that I got the information from.  It does wash up great too!  So with that, I wanted to make up a cute little jar for my best friend.  I knew this would be something she would appreciate.

     Here are the products I used for my project:
    Fancy That bling
    Madison paper pack
    Lovely Labels 18

    To welcome you back to our hop, we are giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
    Prize #2 includes The Craft's Meow's Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets:
    Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:

    Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. I will announce the winners on  September 22 right here. Due to the number of prizes being given away on my blog and my dependence on my mom to do the shipping, I have to ask that the winners email (via Contact tab above) me with their info within 4 days (till September 26) in order to claim the  prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion (I'm 40 now and sadly this happens more often than before :). Thanks for understanding!
    Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
    I hope we'll inspire you all today! Happy hopping!

    Thursday, September 13, 2012


     Hello and welcome to day 4 of the Flourishes Christmas release.  Today we are showing Peace & Joy.   Wonderful words surrounded by flourishy swirls create an elegant and contemporary look to send Christmas wishes. This set, illustrated by Becky Fleck offers two main images plus two accent stamps to create just the most unique holiday creations. Set measures 4" by 6".

    As you can see I made a Christmas wall hanging.  I love making these, they are so much fun.  I colored and cut around the sentiment and adhered it to some paper cut with my Spellbinders dies.  Several supplies are from the Flourishes store.  Supplies: Spellbinders dies/Classic Petal, Ribbon/Satin Finish Cotton in Latte, Blin/Want 2 Scrap Classy Corners, Copic Collection/ Water.

    Speaking of cut files, we have some EXCITING news to share! Four out of the five sets released this week have a Silhouette Cameo cut file available as well. AND, for those folks who asked for SVG files so that they could also use our cut files in other digital cutting machines, we say — you asked, we answered! We now have all of our cut files available in an SVG format as well! Just click HERE to visit these files in the Flourishes store! These digital downloads are purchased from the store and upon completion of your order, you’ll receive a link to download your cut files. We think these will add so much fun when creating!

    NOW.. onto some more fun news and a few reminders!

    Don’t forget, you have a chance to win our entire September Release! Click HERE to play in our Any Which Way Challenge. Click HERE to play in our Dear Santa Noon Time Challenge or HERE to play in our Wild and Wonderful Noon Time Challenge! All three ways could land you all five of our new stamp sets! Entries have to  be in by 5PM EST today!
    If you don’t win, you can still be a winner in savings with our special, limited time offer called our New Release Bundle! It’s a bundle of our five new stamp sets and for the next week — it’s 10% off the retail price!
    And last, but certainly not least — Starting now, you can download our BRAND NEW 2012 Christmas Catalog! We will have printed copies that you can order starting next week, but if you prefer a digital copy, you’re in luck! For just $5 you can purchase a downloadable PDF with 20 full color pages packed with not only all of our Christmas stamp sets but samples and a handful of tutorials that are perfect for gift giving!
    Just click HERE to visit our catalog in the Flourishes store! We hope you have had a blast with us this week, getting into the Christmas spirit a wee bit early. But just think, with all this inspiration floating around, don’t you want to get a jump start on your Christmas cards for this year? We’ll see you back here tomorrow as we draw the latest names to land in our Winner’s Circle! See you then

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Warmest Wishes

    Giddy up fans of Flourishes! Today's sneak peak will have you rustling up some Christmas fun complete with your hat, boots and spurs! That's because the set being unveiled today has a Wild West feel!

    Supplies used:
    Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White, Lace: May Arts Ivory, Kraft Jute, Tailor Made Classic Tags dies, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG and SM.
    Evergreen Collection
    Creamy Collection
    Flesh Tones 2


    Grab your cowboy boots and some holiday cheer and you've got what it takes to make this stamp set come alive in a down home country Christmas! This set, illustrated by Lauren Pope features three scenes from the Wild West, as well as four sentiments. Our smallest sentiment is a perfect fit for our Tailormade Classic Tags die set. Set measures 4" by 6". If you like what you see on today’s designers’ posts, this set is available for pre-order now HERE! All five stamp sets will be live in the Flourishes store first thing Friday morning! Can we get a Yee-haw? ;-)

    Our design team lassoed in some fun with this set and has some boot-scootin' creativity to share!

    Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

    One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

    DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE SEPTEMBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Any Which Way Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge HERE. Or, try our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off yesterday with the Dear Santa Challenge HERE and will continue at noon today! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full September release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!
    See you back here at noon for more Flourishes FUN!

    Thanks for stopping by,


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