Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Christmas Wish

I have one last card to squeeze in for the month of November.  Soon it will be time to send out Christmas cards, and I don't want to be scrambling around trying to make more at the last minute.  You can find an array of beautiful stamp sets HERE on the Flourishes site.  I used one of my favorites called Petals and Peace.


I played along with Retro Sketches this week.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Friends like you...

Hello again!  I am so happy to have 5 days off work for Thanksgiving break.  I still have a good bit of Christmas cards that I need to make.  A few weeks ago I ordered some MFT stamps and die-namics.  This darling little Pure Innocence girl was one of my purchases.

The sketch was the perfect design for the image I wanted to use.  I didn't have the die shown in the sketch, so I improvised and used a die from one of my Blueprint sets and cut the ends on the diagonal.

Below, I chose to add a die cut bow to dress is up a little.  Just adding a scrap of patterned paper left over from the outside of my card ties it all together.

As you can see I added some glitter Stickles to her leggings and the pom poms on her hat.


Here is the sketch I used from MFTWSC.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Sale

Hello all! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family or friends! At Flourishes, we feel stuffed — not only our bellies but our warehouse as well! We are ready for the Christmas season and to get YOU ready, we have one heck of a Black Friday Sale that kicks off NOW!

I stamped a background using the smaller sprig of greenery in this stamp set and randomly stamped it in colored ink.  I used some pretty pieces of patterned paper to coordinate with the sketch design.  I was hesitant to use a grey ink to sponge on my paper, but I wanted that whole distressed look, so I went for it.



 What's on sale? EVERYTHING that is on our SALE PAGE-- you can take an ADDITIONAL 30% OFF!  We need to move some inventory and our loss is YOUR gain! We should point out there are TONS of items on our sale page -- more than 300 items to be exact!!! All you have to do is put in the coupon code: BF30SALE in the coupon code box at the time of check out. If you have your eye on something that isn't on the sale page -- stay tuned! We'll have a second CYBER MONDAY SALE kicking off Monday and in that sale -- all items store wide will be 15% off. Shop now for big savings or wait and shave some savings off your total! Now to inspire you with some fantastic creations with our retiring sets (which are on sale right now!) and some fun Christmas items…cue the Design Team!
 I used the sketch at Deconstructed Sketch for my card design.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Coffee Time

Today we bring you another round of inspiration created with our brand new November Release Stamp sets from the Senior Design Team. We had so much fun with them we just couldn’t stop making cards! It’s our chance to show them off at least one more time while you can still purchase the November Stamp Bundle at a discount! Today is the last day the discount is available and we don’t want you to miss out!

I love this new coffee/tea themed stamp set.  I can see myself using it a lot.  I did use the coffee stain stamp from So Distressed for a little background stamping on the image panel.  I LOVE a good cup of coffee, but to be honest, it has some bad side effects on me.  It messes with my blood sugar too much, unless I drink it after lunch.  The doctor said I am not diabetic, but just very sensitive to things that alter my blood sugar like coffee.  So in the mornings I have to drink hot tea.  Not a problem because I like them both.


I used the current sketch at Mojo Monday for my card today.  

So hop on over to see what cozy and warm creations everyone has in store for you today:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Birthday to You

Today is a special day for the Flourishes Family to celebrate our Birthday Girl - Julie Koerber!  And Julie is definitely worth celebrating!  She’s the right hand on so many levels of what’s beautiful about Flourishes, and we’re so grateful for her and blessed to also call this lovely lady friend.  

I used these pretty roses for Julies card.  If you have been visiting me for any length of time, you have seen these before.  They are one of my favorite!  I love the way the aqua and pale violet red colors look together.

Julie, thanks for all you do for us girls on the design team.  I hope you have a fabulous birthday!


This summer a number of the Flourishes Senior Design Team girls gathered for a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  It was a fantastic time of fun!  One of the great things some of the girls did was go Whitewater Rafting.  Because there were family members along, Julie graciously said she’d sit in the middle of the raft so the kids could get the most out of the experience.  The raft guide however thought that would be a fun opportunity to tease Julie about her “Princess" status.  She gracefully took it and we love to tease her about it - and so the idea for this Princess Birthday Hop was born!  Julie we love you and your fun, spunky spirit, and also the warmth and grace you live your life with!  Happy Birthday from all of us at Flourishes!  

We invite you to hop along today with many of our Flourishes Family to see our pretty Princess and Birthday inspiration, and join in on our wishes for Julie!

Comment along the way and you could be entered to win any Birthday set of your choice from the Flourishes Store!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Saturday November 23rd on the Flourishes Blog.

I used the sketch at Seize the Sketch for my card today.

And don’t forgot to drop by Julie’s place to send her your Happy Birthday wishes too!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker (Happy Birthday to Tosha too)
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Judy Rozema
Katie Sims
Aleksandra Mihelič
Kathy Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong

Thanks so much for stopping by,


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