Never a Cloudy Day!

Come and check out the myStamp BOX blog today.  I'm sharing a mini album project where I take one of the newest mSB products, a Chipboard "Cloud" album, shown below from blank state to altered state to completed state.

Here's one of the pages I first altered using gesso, stamps from the "Wishing You Sunshine" stamp set and some simple inks...

And then I turn it into a finished mini album page using some mini faux Polaroid photos, some patterned papers and some stickers...

Come on out to the mSB blog and check out all of my mini album details!

Happy stampin'!

Timeless Tuesday: Blue & Purple Delights!

Howdy all!  It's Tuesday... time for a new fabulous challenge for Flourishes' "Timeless Tuesday".

You'll have to bear with me this week as my card isn't as detailed or ornate as they typically are.  I'm in "home limbo" right now - my family and I are held up in a hotel as we wait for the possession of our new house on Wednesday and the delivery of our household belongings on Friday.  I've been trying to create in a single hotel room with a wound-up 7 year old, a grumpy hubby and 2 rangy cats!  NOT FUN!!!

This week's challenge comes from the fabulously talented Denise Marzec!  This week Denise's challenge is...

Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC184
Create a card or project using 
the colours blue and purple!

This week I took my inspiration from the stunning passion flower...

With Passion...

To begin, I stamped my image from the Passion Flower stamp collection onto Flourishes' Classic White Cardstock using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  Then I coloured my image using Copic markers.  I used colours from these Copic Collections for my image...

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 FTTC184.

Thoughts and Prayers
I'd also like to take a moment to send out some thoughts and prayers to the Jan Marie and the Flourishes store team based out of Pensacola, Florida.  I hope that everyone stays safe and sound in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac.  I'll be thinking of you all in the next few days.  Stay safe and take care everyone!

stamps:  Flourishes (Passion Flower)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
patterned papers: My Mind's Eye (The Sweetest Thing 6x6)
inks: Memento, Copic
tools:  Scor-Pal
accessories: gems: Prima

myStamp BOX and Clearsnap Unite!

myStamp BOX and Clearsnap have joined forces this week!  Both teams are combining products to see what fun and cool things we can create!

For my card, I began by creating a focal image.  For this, I used the Clearsnap chalk inks and brush ink pads and created a swirly palette.  I used the colours: Moss Green, Lime Green, Aquamarine, Frost Blue and Frost White inks.

I then stamped a variety of the cool stamp cancelling images from the myStamp BOX Road Trip stamp set all over my focal piece of paper. My sentiment is from the Mention It collection.

Come and join us on the Clearsnap blog and the myStamp BOX blog to see what everyone has created!

stamps: myStamp BOX (Mention It, Road Trip)
cardstock: Bazzill, Flourishes
inks: Clearsnap
embossing folder: Cuttlebug
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
accessories: ribbon

Timeless Tuesday ~ Butterflies, Bees, Spiders... oh my!!

It's Tuesday... happy day!  Welcome to another addition to Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge! This week, our challenge comes to us from the talented Makiko!  Makiko's challenge is...

Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC183
Use a insect image and/or elements for your card/project.

I chose to use some bees on my card today!

Just Buzzin' By...

For my card today I used the Flourishes August 123 Create Kit!  This kit is amazing!  It's packed full of ribbons, bling, buttons and some glorious patterned papers!

The stamps I used today are from the Bee My Honey stamp collection.  I first die cut out my scalloped circles using Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  Then I stamped my bees and sentiment using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  I used black StazOn ink to stamp the flower on my pink button.  Here's a close up of my focal images...

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 FTTC183.

stamps: Flourishes (Bee My Honey)
cardstock:  Flourishes 123 Create Kit
patterned papers: Flourishes 123 Create Kit
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
inks: Memento, Copic, StazOn
accessories:  Flourishes 123 Create Kit

Stamps & Scraps ~ That's the Ticket!

It's Monday and time for a new Stamps & Scraps article!

Pop on over to the Flourishes blog today and check out my stamping creation.  Here are a few sneak peeks for you...

And another close up...
Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think about my layout!


Flourishes Birthday Celebration & a GIVEAWAY!!!

It's Flourishes 5th Birthday and we think that's a reason to celebrate! So... we are ushering in a 2-4-6-8, Help Flourishes Celebrate Day! We think that's a banner of a day and that's why banners are the focus of this final challenge for today! If you missed our 2PM Challenge, just click HERE. Our 4PM challenge is HERE and our 6PM challenge can be found HERE if you need to catch up! 

If you play, we have some FUN goodie bags for our winners! Are you ready for the grand finale... the 8PM Challenge?

HOW TO PLAY: We're celebrating a Banner Day! So, use a banner or pennant style embellishment on your card or creation! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them -- your entries will count twice. If you don't have Flourishes stamps, play along anyway, you could win some! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCIS5D. You have until August 31st to enter and can enter as many times as you like! Some of our designers hung banners to help Flourishes celebrate! If you need some inspiration, be sure to hop on over and see...

The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a banner inspired card or creation! Create a banner shaped card or add a little banner embellishment or tag!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, August 31 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 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 FLLCIS5D
  • We’ll announce the winners Tuesday, September 4th at noon CST!
HOW CAN YOU WIN? Play in this challenge and that counts as one entry for a stamping prize pack (including stamps and other goodies!) Play in all five and you will be entered toward our grand prize! Winners will be drawn randomly but if your card is one of our designers' faves, your work will be added to our Customer Cards Gallery on Pinterest for all to see! So get those fingers inky and join us for our birthday bash!

 Here is the card I created using a pennant...

Thank you!

For my card today, I used the fabulous August 123 Create Kit from Flourishes!  This kit jammed full of some cool things.  Check out the newest 123 Create Kit here! Shop NOW... they go FAST!

For my card's sentiment, I used the "Thank You!" from the newly released 2011 FLIP stamp set, With Gratitude.  I also added a few simple pink dots along with the polka dot pennants from the Birthday Pennants set.  That little white button is one of the many fabulous pieces in this month's 123 Create Kit!

To add a little more whimsy, I stamped a few more dainty images of bees and leaves on the large dots of the patterned papers by Authenique.  These cute little images all came from the Tiny Flowers and Tags stamp collection.

Come on out and CELEBRATE with us!  There will be lots of great inspiration and fabulous PRIZES!  Good luck!!!

And Now... a GIVEAWAY!!!

I have an extra set of On the Porch by Marcella Hawley to GIVEAWAY!  All you have to do to win, is leave a comment below answering the following question:

What is your favourite birthday memory?  It could be an old or a newer memory... share it with me today..

A winner will be announced on my next Timeless Tuesday post!  Good luck!

stamps:  Flourishes (Tiny Flowers and Tags, Birthday Pennants, With Gratitude)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
patterned papers: August's 123 Create Kit
inks:  Ranger, Stampin' Up!, StazOn
accessories: August's 123 Create Kit (button, ribbons, papers);  twine, thread.

LCTS ~ We Are Moving!

It's time for a fun sketch! I'm playing along with the Let's Capture These Sketches crew.  Here is a look at this week's sketch by Jerusha Borden...

Here is the card I created using the sketch...

We are Moving!

To create my focal image I first stamped the cute little house from the No Place Like Home stamp set from myStamp BOX.  Then I masked off the house and the grass and sponged some Ranger inks for the green.  Next I masked off the sky and sponged in the water.  Then I stamped the sun using a floral stamp from the Funky Flowers stamp set.  I masked off the sun and the water and sponged in my sky.  The sentiment is from the Neighborhood collection from mSB.

Come on out and check out what the rest of the LCTS team created using this sketch, here

stamps: myStamp BOX (No Place Like Home, Funky Flowers, Neighborhoods)
cardstock: Bazzill, Flourishes
patterned papers: American Crafts (Shoreline)
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
inks: Memento, Stampin' Up!, Ranger, Copic
other: thread

Timeless Tuesday ~ It's Kraft Time!

Howdy all!  Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge!

This week's challenge comes from the lovely and creatively charged, Cindy Haffner!  For this week's challenge, FTTC182, Cindy has challenged us to create using kraft cardstock!  A wonderful neutral for cards - it goes with every colour.  For further challenge details, see HERE on the Flourishes blog for details.

Here is my creation for this week...

Live. Laugh. Love.

For my card creation, I used the AMAZING (not kidding!!) August 123 Create Kit from Flourishes!  It is packed with delicious patterned papers by Authentique, 4 stunning coordinating ribbons, a glorious amount of beautiful buttons and some glitzy sparkle... some adhesive bling!  This is a MUST HAVE ladies!

Here is a close up of my focal detail.  I used the new August release, Garden Picks, stamp set.  I stamped it using Rich Cocoa ink from Memento and then outlined it with Copic E33 from the Copic Copper Collection.  My sweet sentiment is from the Tiny Flowers and Tags collection.

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 FTTC182.
What's new at Flourishes???!!  Check out these new items...
  • Flourishes has started offering cutting files for some of our newest stamps!  These files were designed to be used by the Silhouette Cameo, also sold in the store.  The Cameo is on SALE right now and is being offered at an amazing price!!  Make sure you check it out!
  • Flourishes offers our Color Made Easy collections... these collections include coordination ribbons, Copic Collections, fabulous papers and Memento inks.  Super cool and great when you are looking for that perfect match of products!
  • Check out the new Flourishes August release stamps...
Lots to see at Flourishes!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for some AWESOME Flourishes fun...
and a GIVEAWAY from me!!!


If you like hanging out with Flourishes and taking on a few challenges -- JOIN US on AUGUST 15th! We'll have a 2-4-6-8 Challenge day. What does that mean? It means that at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM and 8PM, we'll usher in some challenges to celebrate Flourishes' 5th Birthday! The challenges will run through the end of the month and the prizes will be fun! So, be sure to join us back here tomorrow!

stamps: Flourishes (Garden Picks, Tiny Flowers and Tags)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
kit: August 123 Create Kit from Flourishes
die shapes: Spellbinders (Labels 22, Fleur De Lis Accents, Back to Basics Tags)
inks: Memento, Copic
accessories: August 123 Create Kit (ribbons, bling)
other: edge punch - Fiskars;  thread, twine.

Mark Your Calendars ~ There's Gunna be a Birthday Bash!

If you like hanging out with Flourishes and taking on a few challenges — mark your calendar for AUGUST 15th

We’ll have a 2-4-6-8 Challenge day. 

What does that mean? It means that at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM and 8PM, we’ll usher in some challenges to celebrate Flourishes’ 5th Birthday

The challenges will run through the end of the month and the prizes will be fun! So, be sure to check back on the Flourishes blog!


Timeless Tuesday ~ With Gratitude!

Yippee!  It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenges!!

This week our challenge, FTTC181, comes from the talented, Heather!  Heather has challenged us to incorporate the sketch she designed below...  Cool!!   I love sketches!

It's also the first official challenge for August so that means that the 2011 FLIP stamp set is now available for purchase.  The 2011 FLIP set is known as "With Gratitude" and contains some gorgeous flower images along with a wide variety of great sentiments!  So for today's card I incorporated this beautiful stamp set...


For my card I used the stunning August 123 Create Kit!  And boy oh boy... this is one kit you MUST have!  All of the ribbons and patterned papers used in my card are found in this month's beautiful 123 Create Kit.

Today I coloured my cone flowers using a variety of great Copic collections, including;

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 FTTC181.

stamps:   Flourishes (With Gratitude)
cardstock & ribbons:  Flourishes Classic White cardstock
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
patterned papers: Flourishes August 123 Create Kit
inks: Memento, Ranger, Copic
accessories:  embossing folder - Cuttlebug;  edge punch - EK Success;  other - thread.
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