Thursday, October 31, 2013

Your Next Stamp - New Digi Release Day!

Hello and welcome to the YNS November Digital Release Blog Hop!  We have several ADORABLE new images being released TODAY, so hop along with us to get a peek at these new cuties! 

The hop begins on Nicole’s amazing blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from there.  Make sure you leave comments on all of the DT blogs, because each blog will be giving away a digi stamp of choice!  The winners will be posted on the YNS Blog on Tuesday, November 5th.

For my card, I've used the Kiss Me digi.  It is totally colored with copics and was cut out with my pierced circle STAX.  The sentiment is from MFT.  I added a few buttons with twine.

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Now it’s time to hop on over to Sheila’s fanTABulous blog (link below), but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping!

Hugs ~ 


Your Next Stamp - Sneak Peek

Hi all!  We have a New Digi Stamp Release happening at Your Next Stamp on FRIDAY!  So...  because we are so excited about it and because we love ya SO much, we thought we'd offer up a few sneak peeks ;)

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by the YNS blog because ALL of us on the Digi DT have sneaks for ya!  Oh yea, you're not going to want to miss this release!  See y'all Friday!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FTTC244 - Plaid Joy

Hi all!  It's Tuesday and time for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge.  This week it's all about the ever classic plaid or houndstooth patterns:

For my card, I've used the newly released Handmade Snowflakes by Flourishes.  Such a classic set, love it!  The snowflake is stamped in sno cone, then I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in black licorice over it.  I created my plaid using the plaid builder stamp set and the same sno cone and black licorice inks.  I like that the pattern is slightly off - that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  ha!  I used the stamping off technique for parts of the pattern to create a more dimensional look.  The little plaid fishtail flag is from the washi patterns set by MFT.  A few enamel dots add the finishing touch.  I've also made this for the SACC challenge this week.  Play along with us at Flourishes and SACC for a chance to win ;)

Close up...  now go check out what the rest of the ultra talented Friends of Flourishes DT has created for you!

Thank you for stopping by!  See you soon!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FTTC243 - Sending Smiles

Hi all!  Welcome to another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge: 

For my card, I've used the pot and tulips that are in the From the Garden set.  The pots were paper pieced and the flowers were colored with copics.  Yes, I fussy cut THOSE flowers!  ;) The sentiment is from the Tulips for Friends set and was cut out with an element from the Blueprints 1 die-namics.  The sketch is this month's DD sketch on the SplitCoastStampers website - you have to be a member to view it and yes, I highly encourage you to do so!  Worth.  Every.  Penny.  I almost went with an all white card but thought the soft pink dp worked well and still let the flowers take center stage.  A handful of white brads add the finishing details.

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Be sure to see what the talented Friends of Flourishes DT has created for you:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hi all!  Here's my card for the MFTWSC146 using some newer goodies.  This is my first time inking up this cutie PI, It's a sign.  She's colored with copics and fussy cut over one of the doily duo die-namics.  I decided to not emboss the "HB2U", only stamping it with sweet tooth ink for a more realistic 'chalk' look.  I used the plaid builder stamp set to create my own matching dp using nightshift blue, wild cherry, sweet tooth and pink lemonade.  I pierced the red-ish dp and added an enamel dot in the notch of the tab from the Blueprints 3 die-namics.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp and Sister Act Card Challenge - Peace, Love and Joy

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  Here's my card for this week's Your Next Stamp Fun Friday and the SACC!  For my card, I've used the digi, Penny's Poinsettias and colored it with copics.  The sketch is also this from YNS.  The sentiment, houndstooth stamp and die-namics are all from MFT.  I add two sparkly white brads to the upper right corner for balance.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find some crafty time and play along with us!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

FTTC242 - Believe

Hello!  It's Tuesday and time for another Flourishes blog challenge:  

Flourishes just released 3 beautiful stamp sets and I just couldn't resist using one of them for this challenge, Handmade Snowflakes.  I cut out my canvas oval with an oval die-namic but first, I adhered it with scor-tape to a piece of plain cardstock to give it some sturdiness and to keep it from fraying.  My little tip of the day ;)  I then stamped two snowflakes in pink lemonade and the sentiment in hot fudge directly onto the canvas.  I then stamped several snowflakes on the larger layer in pink lemonade, using the stamping-off technique on the smaller ones, hot fudge ink and kraft ink.  The polka dots on the scalloped kraft layer weren't stamped - it's washi tape!  I covered a piece of cardstock with the washi tape then ran it through with one of my scalloped die-namics.  I got the idea from Tenia's HYCCT challenge on SCS.  Some kraft ribbon and chocolate pearls add the finishing details.  The sketch is from the Blueprints 1.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Take some time to leave a comment on the talented Friends of Flourishes team blogs:

  • Allison Cope
  • Broni Holcombe
  • Cheryl Lea
  • Deborah Anton
  • Jenny Gropp
  • Judy Rozema

  • Monday, October 14, 2013

    SACC - Oh snap, Happy Birthday!

     Hi all!  In case I've confused you with my title, no, it's not Friday - it's Monday and my SACC card is late.  ;)  Busy, busy and a bit stressed are my excuses...  :(  Ok, enough...  On to my card!

    I used the MFTWSC145 sketch along with several... no, wait, ok, EVERYTHING except the adhesive and brads are from MFT!  The camera is their Behind the Camera die-namics.  The large chevron stripe, stamped in steel grey ink, down the side of the camera is from the Jumbo Mod Borders set.  The sentiment, stamped in black licorice ink, is from the Document It - Bingo set and was cut out with a die from the Blueprints 1 die-namics.  "Photo Op" is from the Document It - Captured Memories set.  And the little 'notebook paper' is from the Journal It - Top Ten set.  All of the stars are from the Stacking Stars die-namics.  A steel grey button and some twine finish it up.

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    Thanks for stopping by!  See y'all soon!

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    FTTC241 - Lace and Pearls

    Hi all!  Here is my card for this week's Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge, to use Lace and Pearls on your project, hosted by Cheryl.  

    For my card, I used their set, Butterflies and Blossoms.  I think you could call this 'stamping-lite' or 'stamping on a diet'?  Lol, maybe I'm just tired? All I did was stamp one of the gorgeous flowers in the set in pink lemonade ink, then stamped one of the sentiments on top of it with black licorice.  Add some snazzy dp, lace and pearls and voila - a cute and quick card when you don't have a lot of time but need a card and just don't want to break down and *gasp* BUY a card!  {fainting at the thought!}  I did add some piercing around the navy dp.  The sketch is from the Blueprints 6 die-namics by MFT.

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    Thanks for stopping by!  We look forward to seeing all of your projects!

    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Your Next Stamp- Fun Friday/SACC - Merry Christmas!

    Hi all!  Here's my card for the YNS Fun Friday post and for the Sister Act Card Challenge!  I used the newly released digital stamp by Your Next Stamp, Waiting for Christmas - {love} .  I colored this sweet orange tabby with copics and added glitter glaze to the ornament.  I love cutting into new dp ;)  The sentiment is from MFT, as are the wild cherry card base, gumdrop green button, scalloped border die-namics and fishtail flags STAX. 

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    Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the YNS Blog and SACC blog for more inspiration!

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    FTTC240 - Sending Smiles

    *2nd post of the day - see my YNS Digi Blog Hop post below*

    Hi all!  Look at who gets to guest design for Flourishes in October?!!  Yup - ME!!!  I'm so thrilled and honored that they asked me to join this extremely talented group of designers!!!  Ok, now on to the fun stuff...

    We have something extra special for this Timeless Tuesday Challenge. If you play along, not only will you get a chance to win our weekly prize drawing, you might get a chance to be one of our Flourishes' Guest Designers for December! HOORAY! And, there will not be just ONE winner. We will actually be choosing FOUR Guest Designers for December!!! Hip hip hooray!!!

    The Friends of Flourishes and the Senior Design Team will be voting on their TOP THREE favorite projects once all the entries are in on Monday evening. The designers of those top three projects will be offered three of the four guest designer slots. Then, starting Tuesday October 8th, YOU will get a chance to vote for our PEOPLE'S CHOICE award by voting for your favorite creation! Stay tuned because next Tuesday, we'll share all the details of how you can cast your vote to help with our Guest Designer line up for December.  

    Our 4 final Guest Designers will each receive...
    • a stamp set of their choice from the Flourishes Store;
    • a special 2013 Guest Designer badge for their blog;
    • featured status on the Flourishes Blog the week of their challenge;
    • and they get to lead and create the challenge that you and all of our fabulous designers use to create with for their assigned week!


    1. You must follow all of the regular FTTC Challenge Rules as listed below.
    2. Only a MAXIMUM of ONE entry per person for the challenge this week, so make it is your best work! Please use at least your first name when titling your link so we know who you are.
    3. Your project may not be combined with any other challenges for this week. It must be solely designed for our contest.
    4. Your project must contain some kind of stamping! We'd love to see your Flourishes stamps used but everything is welcome.
    5. No back linking to previous projects. This must be a completely new creation.
    6. You must have a personal blog to be considered for a Guest position.
    7. This contest is open to all countries.
    Awesome right??

    So... let's find out what the lovely Broni has in store for our contest and challenge today...

    FTTC240 Paper Piecing          

    For my card, I used the set Tulips for Friends.  I paper pieced the pitcher and carefully cut around the leaves for a realistic look.  Everything else was colored with copics.  The sketch is from the MFT Blueprints 3.  A button with thread and a trio of brads add the finishing details.

    Detail shot...  

    Take a moment a leave a comment on our talented Friends of Flourishes Team member blogs and our guest designer for the month...
    Thanks for stopping by!!!