LCTS ~ Spots and Stripes!


Hello everyone!  It's time for another fabulous card sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches!  It was my turn to share a sketch this week so here it is... with a challenge too!

 Sketch #41
CHALLENGE:   Create a card using some POLKA DOTS!
 And here is my card using POLKA DOTS and the sketch...

Happy Holidays

For my card, I started with Flourishes "Color Made Easy" Cardstock from the Poppy Collection - I used the deepest red.  Then I die cut some fabulous new shapes using the newest Flourishes Spellbinder dies, Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die set and the Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die set to create a frame for my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment "Happy Holidays" from the Flourishes "Christmas Classics" stamp set using Ranger's "Barn Door" Distress Inks.

I used all the fabulous patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad "Aspen Frost" by BasicGrey. My little holly leaves were made by Bazzill Basics and the glitter ribbon is from Micheal's.

And our prize for this month...



This month we have a fabulous set of Flourishes stamps, "Sentimental Favorites", as a prize for one lucky random participant.  PLUS... the winner will join us for TWO sketches in December!!!  So link up your card sketch creation and we'll pick a random winner from all the card sketch entries for the month of November (from a total of 4 sketches).  Our November prize winner will be announced next week with our first December sketch.  Good luck!!!
Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Christmas Classics)
cardstock: Flourishes "Color Made Easy" Collection - Poppy
patterned papers: BasicGrey (Aspen Frost)
die cut shapes: Flourishes Tairlor-Made Dies by Spellbinders
inks: Ranger
gems: KaiserCraft
accessories: ribbon by Micheal's, holly leaves by Bazzill Basics, thread. 
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Timeless Tuesday: Silver & Gold


Howdy everyone!  It's Tuesday!  Time for another fascinating Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes.  This week the lovely, Cindy Haffner, is challenging us to...

 ...create a card or project using  
SILVER or GOLD.
(FTTC197)

So this week I decided to pull out some fun Spellbinder dies.  On my card today I used the fabulous Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Template Die...


...and the NEW Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die set.


Here is what I created with my dies...

Jingle All the Way
 

I started by die cutting my key hole shape using the Classic Keyhole Template Die from Flourishes Classic White Cardstock. I then took my Versamark ink and stamped my image from the "Petals and Peace" stamp collection.  I then sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and heat embossed my image.  My beautiful GOLDEN ribbon is Flourishes "Color Made Easy", "Primrose" coloured seam binding from the Sunflower collection... so pretty!  And the silver twine is also from Flourishes... Silver Metallic String.

I then coloured my image using the following Copic markers from the Flourishes Copic Collections:
YG93 and YG95 from the Evergreen Collection; G20 from the Leaf Green Collection;  R11, R12 and R14 from the Sweet Pea Collection and E50 and E51.

Here's a close up of my colouring...


The sentiment under my image is also from the "Petals and Peace" stamp collection.  I also embossed it in silver and inked my die shape using Ranger's "Tattered Rose" Distress Ink.


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 FTTC197.  I hope you'll join along with us this week!



Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Petals and Peace)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
patterned paper:  My Little Shoebox
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders 
inks: Versamark, Memento, Copic
ribbons & twine:  Flourishes
edge punch: EK Success
accessories: bells by Micheal's Craft Store, gem by Prima.
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Sharing Sunday


I was shocked this morning when I went to visit Splitcoaststampers and I had a message from the talented Julie Warner indicating that I had been chosen for this week's "Featured Stamper Challenge"!  What a shock... and an honour!  I can't wait to check out the gallery all week to see what everyone has created by CASing my gallery there.


So today I thought I'd share a super fun card I created this week.  I bought the new Bo Bunny "Snow Day" Collection filled with teal, grass green and rich dark purples... so pretty!

The Spirit of Love
To create my card I first cut the Spellbinder's "Labels 14" shape out of Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock and stamped my image from the retired stamp set, "A Gift For You" onto my cardstock.  I used my all time favourite Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.  I then inked the edges of my cardstock, while still inside the die, with Ranger's "Old Paper" Distress Ink.  I then coloured my image using a variety of colour coordinating Copic markers from the Flourishes Copic Collections.

I decorated the top of my die cut image using some of the Flourishes NEW "Color Made Easy" seam binding called "Delft Blue" from the True Blue collection.  I added a fun gem to finish off the bow.

I also used the fabulous NEW "Color Made Easy" Cardstock Collection for my card base.  I used the darkest blue form the "True Blue" cardstock collection.  These packs of cardstock are wonderful and coordinate so well with their fabulous seam binding!  Yum!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to stop by on Tuesday for a new Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes and I also have a creative surprise being revealed on December 1st!  Stay tuned...



Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (A Gift For You ~ retired)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, "Color Made Easy" True Blue Cardstock Collection 
ribbon: Flourishes "Color Made Easy" True Blue Collection - Delft Blue 
patterned papers: Bo Bunny (Snow Day) 
die shapes: Spellbinders (Labels 14)
inks: Memento, Copic, Ranger
accessories: gem - Prima, thread.

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Black Friday SALE at Flourishes!!!!!

Hello Flourishes Fans & Christmas Shoppers!

The elves behind the scenes at Flourishes have been getting ready for a fun-filled BLACK FRIDAY SALE! It starts this Friday, November 23rd! As they say, the early bird gets the worm with this sale because it will be a virtual door-busting progressive sale with better discounts the earlier you shop! So, save these codes and get ready to do some fun shopping! Make sure to tell “Santa” which of these goodies are on your list so he knows! All times are based on Central Standard Time. Codes are for percentage off total order and no back orders will be accepted. Discounts will not be applied to gift certificates or wholesale orders of any kind. Discounts will apply to all items already on sale – so check out our Gambler’s Sale items HERE! Prices will drop on this sale list again on Friday to 30% off. So, the time is now to buy with these additional discounts!



 HAPPY SHOPPING & HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL OF US AT FLOURISHES!

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LCTS: Oh Winged Things!


Hello everyone!  It's time for another fabulous card sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches!  It was my turn to share a sketch this week so here it is... with a challenge too!

 Sketch #40
CHALLENGE:   Create a card using something with WINGS!


Here is the card I created using Kimberly's sketch and the challenge...

Wishing You Peace & Joy



For my card I used some gorgeous stamps from Flourishes.  I used the pine boughs from the "All That Glitters" stamp set and for my greeting, I used the retired stamp set, "Holiday Greetings".

All the pretty patterned papers are from the Fancy Pants Designs collection "Home for Christmas". And that fabulous little 3D cardinal sticker is from K & Company.

And our prize for this month...


This month we have a fabulous set of Flourishes stamps, "Sentimental Favorites", as a prize for one lucky random participant.  PLUS... the winner will join us for TWO sketches in December!!!  So link up your card sketch creation HERE and we'll pick a random winner from all the card sketch entries for the month of November (from a total of 4 sketches).  Our November prize winner will be announced with our first December sketch.  Good luck!!!


Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes
cardstock: Bazzill, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
patterned papers: Fancy Pants Designs
bird sticker: K & Company
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders 
inks: Stampin' Up!, Ranger, Memento
accessories: gold twine.
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Timeless Tuesday ~ Happy!

 Howdy everyone!  Welcome to the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes!

This week the ever talented Broni is challenging us to create a card or project that makes you "HAPPY" (FTTC196)!

For my card this week I decided to highlight the "Happy Holidays" greeting from the Naturally Merry stamp set and nothing makes me HAPPIER than creating Christmas cards...

Happy Holidays

I first die cut my tag using the Spellbinders' "Grommet Tags" die set using Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  Then while my tag was still tucked in the die, I took some Ranger "Old Paper" Distress Ink and inked up the inner piece of the tag.  Then I used the same ink and stamped some of the mini snowflakes from the Flourishes "Warm Winter Wishes" stamp collection all over my tag.



Then I took some Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and cut out a piece of cardstock for my skates.  I used  the fabulous new Snow Day SVG Cut File and cut it out. Then I took my skates stamp from the Snow Day stamp collection and stamped the image using Memento "Black Tuxedo" Ink.

I coloured in my skates using the following Copics Collections; W0, W1 and W2 from the Warm Neutrals Collection, G11 from the Green Grass Collection, and G40 and G43 form the Pistachio Collection.        



Take a peek at what my fellow Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today's "happy" challenge…
You can find all the challenge details at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC196.



Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Snow Day, Warm Winter Wishes, Naturally Merry)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
patterned papers: Authentique (Peaceful)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (tag), Cheerylynn Designs (snowflake, doily)
inks: Memento, Ranger, Copic
accessories:  ribbon.
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Stamps & Scraps ~ Adding The Written Word

Happy Monday everyone!  It's my turn to share in some stampin' fun on the Flourishes blog today.

Come and check out what I did with the NEW "Bloomin' Aussie Florals" stamp set and some fun journaling techniques!

 
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Bloomin' Aussie Florals)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardtsock, Bazzill
patterned papers: BasicGrey (Lucille)
inks: Memento, Ranger, Copic
letter stickers: Authentique 
metal corners: Momenta
tags: Ranger
edge punches:  EK Success
accessories: thread, Flourishes SVG Cut Files.
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LCTS: Sketch #39 and a Challenge!


Hello everyone!  It's time for another fabulous card sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches!  It was my turn to share a sketch this week so here it is... with a challenge too!

 Sketch #39
CHALLENGE:   Use some "BLING" on your card this week!

For my card today, I'm showcasing the NEWLY released Flourishes stamp set images from the stamp set, "Stitched for You".  This set, I know, is going to be one of my favourites!!!


Quilted with Love
For my card, I used the fabulous Authentique "Gathering" patterned papers along with some beautiful orange cardstock form the Flourishes Color Made Easy collection, Tiger Lily.  The pretty little tag that my image is on, is a Spellbinder's die made especially for Flourishes called the "Classic Bookplate" die.

Make sure you check out what the Flourishes Design Team created with this fabulous new stamp set...

Make sure you play along with us at Let's Capture These Sketches this month because we are giving away a prize and a GUEST DESIGNER position for 2 weeks in December!  Good luck!  Can't wait to see what you create!


Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes (Stitched for You
cardstock: Bazzill, Flourishes Color Made Easy (Tiger Lily)
patterned papers: Authentique (Gathering)
inks: Memento, Ranger, Versamark
die cut shape: Spellbinders (Flourishes: Classic Bookplate Die)
accessories:  flower by Prima; jute string, glitter tape, thread.
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