The 2012 Challenge

Here's the second of the 2 noon-time challenges to celebrate the Flourishes newest release! It’s a limited supply challenge that revolves around 2012!

So, here’s your recipe:
You can only use 2 colors.
You can use 0 bling.
You must use at least 1 embellishment.
You can only have 2 layers (not including your card base)!

Here's the card I came up with for this challenge...

With Love

supplies: stamps, white cardstock, ribbon, Flourishes; die cuts, Spellbinders; edge punch, Martha Stewart; patterned paper, Crate Paper; ink, Ranger, Memento; black cardstock, Bazzill.

And that's the second of my 2 challenge cards for Flourishes! I hope you had a great Friday the 13th today!

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Year of the Dragon

This is the YEAR of the DRAGON according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar. I was actually born in the year of the dragon myself so I know this is going to be MY year! LOL!

This challenge for Flourishes is all about using the colours in the image above. Here is what I created...

In Your Heart

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; patterned paper, Crate Paper; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; cardstock, Flourishes, Bazzill; edge punch, Martha Stewart; ink, Memento, Ranger; other, thread, bling.

Here is a close up of all my layered cardstock and die cuts...


I hope you'll stop by the Flourishes blog to take a look at all the great creations for the January release. You could even win the ENTIRE new release stamp collections just by commenting on all the stamp release posts by the Flourishes Design Team members!

Good luck!
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Check out Homeketeers!


To kick things off, we are hosting a new author contest! It is a simple contest that you can win up to $75 from.

Register to be an Author – Log in and post an article in one of our three categories: Craft, Cook or Home.

Every post is an entry. So the more you post the more entries you have.

We will award $25 to the author whose article has the most traffic on January 19, 2012 Midnight CST in each of our three main categories. That’s up to $75!

For guidelines on what to submit or what we allow for linking, length requirements and image requirements, see Be an Author on Homeketeers.

Good Luck!

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Any questions can be directed to info@homeketeers.com.

Good Luck and Happy Blogging!

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Pear Blossoms


It feels SO good to be scrapping again! I've made myself get my work stuff done for the restaurant first and then I've actually gotten some time to create with paper again. It feels great!

This time, I was inspired by the CASE Study blog and their Muse this week, Amy Scheffer, does some AMAZING work! This week's CASE Study is this card by Amy...
So this is my CASE of Amy's card...

Pear Blossom

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Flourishes, Bazzill; edge punch, Fiskars; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; ink, Memento, Ranger, Copic; papers, button, WeScrap kit (Echo Park), Cosmo Cricket; kraft sticker, Studio Calico; ribbon, Lace Tape, Flourishes; other, twine, thread.

I used the amazing kit "Astoria" from WeScrap to make my card! It's filled with blues and greens of beautiful tones!

Here's a closeup of my central details...

For my embossed detail, I just took the cardstock circle I die cut from my other lacy circle and embossed it with a Spellbinder die and added a twine tied button. Such a simple add on but effective!

Thanks for stopping by!

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