Monday, January 6, 2014

Flowers For Jan

Hello all and welcome to a very special kick off to Flourishes' January Release! Not only are we ushering the new release in with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge but we are showcasing a set designed to honor Flourishes' owner and founder.

I am sad to announce that this is my last month on the Flourishes Senior Deign Team.  I have been with Flourishes since December, 2010.  I still remember getting that email from Julie asking me to be on the Bring Back Beautiful team, and I graciously accepted.  Since then, I have obviously moved up through the various teams to my ultimate dream, of one of Senior Designers.  The time I have spent designing along side these fabulous ladies, I am honored to call my friends, is priceless.

Thank you to all of my followers for your support and kind words on my posts.  I am not leaving the blogging world, and you will still see me around.  Maybe just not as regularly as before.  I hope you enjoy my last release as a Flourishes designer.


I wanted to keep the design simply, yet elegant.  I chose you use a pretty, intricately designed Spellbinder's die for my card base and layers.


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INTRODUCING....

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 Wisteria, Peonies and Bearded Iris -- all three of these flowers are favorites of Flourishes' founder and owner Jan Marie Caruso. Sentimentally illustrated by Marcella Hawley, these beautiful blooms honor the lady at the helm at Flourishes. Three breathtaking flowers paired with three beautifully scripted words and five accent words. This 4" by 6" set is sure to be one you reach for just to send creations to friends far and wide for any and all occasions! Would you like to win this set along with the other two sets being released this month? All you need to do is play along with us!!! We have a special treat for you today -- two actually! First, in honor of Jan Marie and this very special set, Flourishes' Senior Design Team is joining along in this challenge to give you double the inspiration! As you hop around getting inspired on ways to "Get In Shape",

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don’t forget to try to figure out….
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Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

58 comments:

Katie Sims said...

Absolutley stunning, Heather. Very elegant indeed! Beautiful coloring and your dies really take this over the top! :)

Lynnda said...

This is so beautiful Heather! Simple and yet so elegant too! Hugs x

Frances Krug said...

Lovely coloring, design and dimension.

Janis said...

So fresh and clean. I can just smell that wisteria!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karen W said...

Oh Heather your card is gorgeous and I wish you well on whatever you do next, you will be greatly missed!!!

Cammie said...

Stunning and elegant! Thanks for years of wonderful and beautiful Flourishes inspiration.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful layout, love all the details. Very elegant looking.

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Such lovely colouring. Sorry to hear you are leaving flourishes. Good luck for the future.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the elegance of this beautifully colored card! I've very excited about this new stamp set!

Betty Benton said...

Stunning card! Love the lighter background that showcases the beautiful wisteria!

TLady said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS HEATHER!!!!! :) AND I am SOOOOO SORRY to hear you are leaving Flourishes!!!! :( You WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!!!!!! I'm SURE EVERYONE will miss you there too! I HOPE to see you here though every so often, as you said you would post some. The SENTIMENT you've chosen is SOOO APPROPRIATE TOO!!!! :) ((((HUGS!!!!)))) TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!:)AND WISHING YOU WELL in ALL you do!!!!!!!!!!:)

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS card! Best Wishes on the next chapter in your life!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous card! Love the dies and colors you chose for this beautiful image! Best wishes to you!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh Heather! You will definitely be missed. I'm glad to hear you'll still be stamping, though, because I need your inspiration!

Your card today is lovely. It feels simple and elegant at the same time. Beautiful!

Lynne said...

Lovely card, a favorite color, pretty flowers and one of my favorite dies. Shaped cards are so much fun.

Connie MacFarlane said...

So pretty Heather! Loving all of these gorgeous shades of purple I am seeing today. Love this new stamp set.

Kathi said...

This is so beautiful! I love the dies you used, so romantic looking! Such beautiful coloring! You will be missed but I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Judy Woodland said...

Just lovely. Really like your use of those dies to create the card. Well done!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

This card is wonderful as are all the cards you have made with Flourishes stamps. So sorry that you are leaving the design team as I have always looked forward to seeing your next creation. Best of luck to you in all your future endeavours.

Maria said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Heather! Beautiful color and pretty decorative dies used to create this beauty! Sorry to hear you are leaving Flourishes for your creations for their team were always fabulous! Good luck to you in your next creative adventure, hugs!

Maria said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Heather! Beautiful color and pretty decorative dies used to create this beauty! Sorry to hear you are leaving Flourishes for your creations for their team were always fabulous! Good luck to you in your next creative adventure, hugs!

pgc said...

love the spring feel of your card

Marsha J Reed said...

Heather, this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous, elegant and I love it! I'm sorry to hear that you are leaving Flourishes, but I understand that sometimes other things have to come first.

Nana Griffin said...

Gorgeous! Love those dies.

Cynthia said...

This is beautiful, Heather!

Becky said...

Done in your beautiful style. Love the soft coloring and the beautiful ribbons. I think I am gonna love this set!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful card Heather! You have always done an amazing job coloring Flourishes images and bringing them to life! You inspired me to join the Timeless Tuesday DT with you way back when ~ thank you :) Surely Jan will treasure this card as I do all my beautiful cards from you :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Well you certainly achieved simple elegance with this work of art. Your wisteria is so beautifully colored and looks beautiful popped on top of your pretty die cut layers.

905lovestostamp said...

Heather, SO sorry you have to leave the Flourishes team right now--but sometimes that's just what is best for you and the rest of your life. You create such elegant cards, and I love your coloring too.

I wish you all the very best and hope to still see your cards when you have the opportunity to create. And when the time is right, hopefully you'll be back--anyone with your talent won't have trouble finding companies who would love your artistry and talent creating and showcasing their stamps. I'm sure you have made the right decision, not always easy though is it. What a lovely tribute to Jan and to her Flourishes stamps you've created as this final card for now--it's only for now!!!

Best wishes, Joanne

Barbara said...

Yes it is simple, but elegant too. You have accomplished your goal. This is too sweet and the person that receives it will truly have a work of art.

ChristineCreations said...

First - a beautiful design Heather!

And I know this wasn’t an easy decision for you. Hugs lady! I will treasure the time we were all together!

Cards By Betty said...

Beautiful Card Heather I love the simplicity and the color is great. I know that the person gets this one will keep it forever.

Cards By Betty said...

Beautiful Card Heather I love the simplicity and the color is great. I know that the person gets this one will keep it forever.

stampqueen said...

Very elegant and beautiful - love the lacey layers with that beautiful sprig of wisteria!!

polycrafty said...

I like the colors you used with the die cut layers - lovely!

Miriam said...

Beautiful card Heather!! So sorry you're leaving the team but I hope you'll continue to use Flourishes stamps. You make such pretty things with them!

loyaz said...

Especially beautiful coloring job on this awesome wisteria.
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Liz Williams said...

You are going to be missed Heather, and what a gorgeous card to do as your last piece. This is a masterpiece!

Sue D said...

So elegant--I like the dies you used.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK!!! Heather this is gorgeous! Totally casing the layers and your white frame! I ADORE this girlie!

Anita Christensen said...

Lovely, I will miss your blog posts. Best wishes on your next project!

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to see you are leaving the team Heather, you have ALWAYS created such pretty works of art for Flourishes. This card is simply amazing, so very graceful, love it!! Wishing you all the best, you know I'll be by to visit when you share your works of art {{HUGS}}.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beautiful card! Love the soft lavender with your beautifully colored Wisteria!! So gorgeous and elegant!

Linda R said...

This is a beautiful card my friend. I am sure they are going to miss you on there team.. I know I haven't been making cards for awhile now. But I did bring some supplies with me. Just finding it hard to find the time. But I still love looking at your cards they inspire me.

Hugs~

Terry said...

Heather, what a Flourishes Flowers for Jan card to present as a stepping aside card. You are quite the smart lady to know when to let the mind and body have R and R for strength and good refreshment. Keep looking UP! mt23stamperatydc

Allison Cope said...

Sp lacy and delicate feeling! It speaks "Spring" to me. I can almost smell the flowers! A stunning card Heather!

Leslie Miller said...

Let me catch my breath... this card is stunningly gorgeous! A dream! Your layering of the dies and the simple colors are the perfect backdrop for the wisteria. I love how you tied your ribbon across the top. There's so much beauty to take in here. I was shocked to read you're leaving Flourishes, but I can surely understand. It's a lot of work and can be hard to keep up with. I've always enjoyed your Flourishes posts, but I look forward to everything you post. I just want you to enjoy yourself and be happy!

Diane said...

Beautifully done...gorgeous shape....wonderful colors.....good luck in the next chapter of your life!!

Stella said...

You did a great job for Flourishes; your cards are always perfect and your coloring skills amazing. I always enjoy being here. I will be around to see toher cards; even if you are not a part of their team. Leaving a team is sad but also offers new opportunities!

D- said...

You will be missed. I wish you the best in all that the future has to offer.
Your card is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Linda Carson said...

Exquisite card Heather! You will be sorely missed at Flourishes! I'm happy you met your ultimate goal w/them and met it with style! Good luck reaching your next creative goal! You'll be an asset for whoever you design for!

Theresa said...

Lovely design and colors. Your use of the die cuts is so creative.

Iris said...

Lovely card - beautiful coloring and I love the dimension and the ribbon..
isoscia at aol dot com

Sue Lelli said...

Flourishes was LUCKY to have you, Heather! This card shows why! Perfect coloring, design, and Gorgeousness!

Graciellie CH said...

I love this card. Love the colors...

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Silke Ledlow said...

So elegant and gorgeous Heather! I will miss YOU too :(......

Julie Koerber said...

Heather this card is breathtaking! I love the way you colored and highlighted those beautiful wisteria!! This is a WOW card for sure!

Deborah Anton said...

Love the CAS look of this. Perfect dies to use as the card base. You will be missed and wish you all the best.

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