Timeless Tuesday ~ Scraplift


Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's Timeless Tuesday challenge day for Flourishes.  Today's challenge is EXTRA special because it's my first time posting a challenge as part of the TT Team... YIPPEE!!

My challenge for you this week, FTTC180, is to scraplift a Senior DT member!  
So go to the Flourishes Gallery and find a card or project that inspires you
 and scraplift it!!  It's as simple as that!

For my inspiration this week, I chose to scraplift Cindy Lawrence's card, "Bringing Sunshine"...

Here is what I came up using Cindy's card as my inspiration...

Home Is...

I decided to take the basic design of Cindy's card but rotate it on it's side.  For my focal image and sentiment I used the On The Porch stamp collection.  I stamped my image on Flourishes Classic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured my image using the following Copic collections:




Take a peek at what my fellow Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…
You can find all the challenge details at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC180.



Timeless Tuesday ~ Christmas in July! & a SALE!!


Ho, ho, ho... howdy everyone!  It's Timeless Tuesday challenge time over at Flourishes!  My favourite day of the week without doubt.

This week's challenge, FTTC179, comes from the lovely, MonaMona has challenged us to create a Christmas themed card or project this week!  Here is what I came up with...

Get Cozy


I chose to feature the Flourishes' Snow Wonderful stamp collection this week.  This stamp set contains two large winter themed focal images and 6 different sentiments.  Each of the large shapes fits the Spellbinder's corresponding die, the Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die, especially made for this Flourishes stamp set.

For each of my focal images, I stamped my images using Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Flourishes' Classic Ivory cardstock.


I coloured my images using some wonderful Christmas colour palettes from the following Copic collections:

I prepared two cards this week.  I just couldn't resist using both fabulous images!

Stay Cozy & Warm


To create the glittery effect, I stamped and coloured my images, then I covered with with Soowang tape and then sprinkled very fine glitter over top.  It gives that focal image just that bit of sparkle and shine!!

For my sentiments, I used Memento Rhubarb Stalk, a dark, rich red ink colour.



Take a peek at what my fellow Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…

You can find all the challenge details at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC179.


Welcome to Flourishes’ Christmas in July sale! Each year around this time, Flourishes kicks off a festive sale that is sure to warm your hearts and get you in the spirit, long before the snow starts to fly! Between now and the 31st of July, all of their Christmas sets will be a whopping 25% off! Just click HERE to see all the fun sets that are on sale! They just got a NEW shipment of stamps to stock up so the Flourishes warehouse is stacked to the brim with Christmas goodies! There are no codes -- all stamp sets are automatically marked down for you! 

Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Snow Wonderful)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, Bazzill
patterned papers: Carta Bella
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Create A Flake 1, Classic Keyhole, Floral Doily Motifs, Labels Twenty-Two, Fleur De Lis Accents)
inks: Memento, Copic, Ranger Distress
accessories: gems - K & Co.;  branch punch - Martha Stewart;  twine - Darise;    other, ribbon, thread, clear glitter.

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myStamp BOX: What's Trending?

Come on down and check out what TRENDING when it comes to cards and stamps!!  Click the image below to discover today's trends over on the myStamp BOX blog!


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Stamps & Scraps ~ It's Circle Time!


Howdy all!  This week was also time for my monthly column over at Flourishes, "Stamps & Scraps"!

I took this...
... to this!!!

 Come and check out how!!!  Click here.  Happy stamping!!!!

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Timeless Tuesday ~ What's Cookin'?


Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  This week's challenge is brought to you by the lovely, Amanda, our Team Coordinator 

FTTC187:
Amanda's challenge this week is to create a favorite 
Summer (or any other season) Recipe 
on a card decorated with your Flourishes stamps.


For this week's challenge I chose to create a criss-cross card to pop my recipe card into...

What's Cookin'?

Once you remove the blue belly-band, this is the recipe card tucked inside!  It features the stamps from the Garden Fresh collection.  Aren't they delicious??!!

I was inspired to colour my beets and carrots to look like these gorgeous veggies...



On the reverse side of my card, you'll find a yummy recipe for "Easy Carrot Cake"!  I used the Flourishes downloadable digital image "Fresh Recipes".  Super easy to print and use!!!




I printed my recipe card and prepared my card base using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  All images were stamped using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink and coloured in using the following Copic markers collections:
Take a peek at what my fellow Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…
Wanna play along??  You can find all the challenge details at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC187.

Another Noon-time Challenge: The Triple Play!

It's another day of sneak peeks of the new release stamps at Flourishes, and today the other team members will be showcasing for you the beautiful Flowers & Frames stamp set. This is a beautiful and versatile set you'll love for really elegant cards and quick, simple designs and I can't wait to work with it!

We have one more noon-time challenge for you!  Come on and check it out...




HOW TO PLAY: To be in the running for this fun-filled challenge, all you need to do is use three of something on your card or creation - pearls, flowers, colors, layers... the sky is the limit!

If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCJULRW2. Entries must be in before Friday, July 13th at 5PM EST. To enter, make sure you link up your creation over on the Flourishes Blog using the Inlinkz Widget. Play along and you'll be in the running to win Flourishes' entire July Release!


The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a card using three of an item on your creation!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, July 13th by 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget found HERE in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJULRW2
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post – check back Saturday, July 14 at noon CST to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!!!

Here is the card I created for today's noon-time challenge...

Butterfly Garden

For my card I chose to use:


I began building my focal image by stamping and heat embossing my butterflies over top of a piece of Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  Then I inked my entire piece of cardstock using my 3 ink colours; orange, teal and brown.

I stamped my 3 different ferns over top of my inked background and then misted my 3 separate colours over that.  I added a spritz of water and even added some tiny, tiny flakes of white embossing powder over my image.


Come and check out what my fellow Flourishes design team members have created for this challenge today...

Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle
Stacy Morgan
Heather Jensen
Danielle Kennedy
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec
Allison Cope ~ you are here!
Cindy Lawrence
Amanda Havon

Make sure you check out the Flourishes blog on how you can win the entire July release!

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes
cardstock: Flourishes, Bazzill, Coredinations
inks: Memento, Ranger Distress Inks
accessories: white embossing powder, Stampendous!;  mists, Tattered Angels
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Flourishes ~ Noon-time Challenge: Bold & Beautiful


Yippee!  It's release week over at Flourishes so we're starting out with some fabulous noon-time challenges.  This first challenge is all about colour...


HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is all about vibrant color - you pick the color just make sure it's BOLD and beautiful! Just that simple! 

If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCJULRW1. Entries must be in before Friday, July 13th at 5PM EST. To enter, make sure you link up your creation over on the Flourishes Blog using the Inlinkz Widget. Play along and you'll be in the running to win Flourishes' entire July Release!

The OFFICIAL Rules….. 
  • Simply create a card using BOLD color! 
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, July 13th by 5 PM EST 
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry 
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget right HERE in order to qualify 
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post 
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. 
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJULRW1 
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post – check back Saturday, July 14 at noon CST to see if you’re one of the lucky winners! 

Here's my BOLD & Beautiful card for this first noon-time challenge...

Friend

For my card today I began by creating a vivid back ground.  I first grabbed my damask stamp from the Fanciful Flourishes collection and some Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  I inked it up with Versamark ink, stamped my damasks and embossed then with black embossing powder.  Then I used a variety of Ranger Distress inks and inked up the negative space.



Above my greeting I used the mid-sized floral sprig from the Summer Blossoms stamp set.  I the following Copic collections to colour in my image...







I created a fun focal sentiment using the Heart Lines sentiment collection stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used the Spellbinder's Classic Heart die set to make a mini window within my greeting.


Come and check out what the rest of the Flourishes design team members have created for the BOLD & Beautiful challenge today...

Allison Cope ~ You are here!
Christine Okken
Tammy Hershberger
Jan Marie
Amanda Havon

Good luck!  I hope you play along with us!  Stay tuned tomorrow for another noon-time challenge (12 noon CST).

Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Heart Lines, Fanciful Flourishes, Summer Blossoms)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
inks:  Copic, Ranger Distress Inks, Memento
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
embossing folder: Spellbinder's M-Bossibilites
accessories:  stencil - Crafter's Workshop;  ribbon - Offray; mist - Tattered Angels
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Timeless Tuesday ~ Gettin' Sentimental


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes!

Today, we are ushering in this challenge because not only is Flourishes releasing a new single stamp set with a beautiful sentiment, we are helping Jan Marie, the owner of Flourishes launch her new blog! Want a peek at the new sentiment?



The stamp is called Sweetness of Friendship and it takes on the mantra of Jan Marie's new blog - a place where friends can gather to enjoy the laughter and sharing of pleasures (in creating!) The stamp set is available right now and you can check it out in the Flourishes Store right HERE!!! It's a beauty for sure!

What's even more fun? Jan Marie is giving away this stamp to the first 25 people who leave comments on today' post  over on her new blog - Jan Marie's Flourishes!!!

This week's fabulous challenge is from the very talented, Denise.  Denise has challenged us this week to create a project with the sentiment as the focus.  Here is my sentiment focused creation for this week's challenge...

Take Time


For my sentiment, I chose this beautiful verse from the Orchids stamp collection and stamped it on Flourishes Classic White cardstock using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.  I mounted my sentiment on one of the lovely label shaped stamps from the Country Charms stamp set stamped using Ranger's "Worn Lipstick" Distress ink..


I even used the gorgeous medallion from the Medallion Motif stamp collection to stamp on my die cut background.



Come and join us for this week's fabulous challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!

As you make the rounds in today's Timeless Tuesday hop, you'll notice that some of the designers are using a fresh picked 123 Create Kit!




These kits have everything you need to create color coordinated cards with paper, ribbons and embellishments - all in one kit! Travel HERE to see for yourself!

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…

You can find all the challenge details at Flourishes, Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC177.

Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Country Charms, Medallion Motifs, Orchids)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Circles)
inks: Memento, Ranger Distress Inks
tools: Klic N'Kut machine
other: clear acetate