Thank You For Your Patience

First of all we wanted to thank you for your patience as we are experiencing a few hiccups with our Website Migration. Rest assured we will get these things ironed out and it will be business as usual. In the meantime, please visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Flourisheslc, you can enjoy our design team’s creativity and see all the new releases. Once again thank you for your patience, we appreciate your loyalty!

Here are the new releases:

               

Be My Funny Valentines                     Small Words of Love and Kindness

SSLPB1701 $17.99                                 SSJMCB02 $17.99

SSLPB1701D $6.00                                SSJMCBO2D $6.00

 

            

Florentine Quotes and Frame                  Endearing Roses

SSJMC1701 $17.99                                      SSBCA31 $17.99

SSJMC1701D $6.00 Digi                              SSBCA31D $6.00

 

               

              

Thank you for stopping by our blog today, we hope to have the migration hiccups fixed soon!

Crafty Smiles,

Terre Fry

Marketing Director

Flourishes LC

Friends of Flourishes Challenge

Hi everyone!  Vickie Y here!  It’s my week to host the Friends of Flourishes Challenge.  I challenged the design team to create a “thinking of you” card.  There are so many ways to let someone know you are thinking of them when creating a special card for a special person in your life.  I know you’ll love the inspiration the design team has to share!

For my card I used an image from the Winter Birds digi stamp set.  I printed the image on Flourishes white cardstock, cut the image to size 2 ¾ inch square then added a piece of foil transfer paper to it and ran it through my heat laminator to give it some gold highlights!  The sentiment is from the Flourishes Small Sentiments stamp set that is part of the January release.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the gold foiled image using pastel chalks and Chameleon Pens.  The finished card size is 4 inches square.

 

Let’s take a look at what the Friends of Flourishes Design Team members created by visiting their blogs and be sure to leave a comment while you are there!

Friends of Flourishes Design Team

Davi

Gloria

Kren

Shirley

Toni
Vickie

Day 4 January New Releases

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Hello Everyone, and welcome to-day 4 of our January Release week. Terre Fry here with a quick and easy project using Flourishes, LC’s Endearing Rose stamp set. This set is the perfect set for those floral and coloring lovers out there, I had so much fun blending my colors to create just the perfect color for my rose.

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Endearing Rose

Flourishes, LC Supplies:

Endearing Rose

Classic White Cardstock

Other Supplies:

Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry

Want2Scrap 72 Count Pearls White

Thank you for joining me here today on our blog, I hope you have been inspired to get your inks and markers out and stamp and color. Join us on Friday for our last reveal and a recap of those wonderful new stamps being released this month.

Day 3 New Release – Loving Words

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Welcome to Day 3 of our January 2017 Releases, Linda Lucas here with the new stamp set, Loving Words and Endearing Rose.

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The Loving Words sentiments are perfect size for tags, cards and so much more! Every card needs some bling so embellish your cards with Want2Scrap bling.

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Flourishes:

Loving Words Stamp Set

Endearing Rose Stamp Set

Flourishes Classic White card stock

Tailor-made Classic Key Hole Die Set

Other:

Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Delicata in Golden Glitz

Chameleon Pens

Corrugated cardboard

Burlap patterned paper

Yellow/White Twine

Yellow Patterned Paper

Want2Scrap: 72 Count – Brown Rhinestone – Self Adhesive; Beautiful Bling Border

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; E-Z Dodz Permanent Runner

Thank you for stopping by our new release today, join us tomorrow for another new release and a beautiful design created by one of our designers.

Day 2 January 2017 New Releases

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Hello Everyone and welcome to-day 2 of our January New release week. Terre Fry here and I am sharing my project using Flourishes, LC My Funny Valentine! This was a fun set to create with, it took me back to visiting with my great-grandma and going through her old post cards with the old-time Coca Cola girls, do you remember those post cards.

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To add some pop and flair I embellished my card using Want2Scrap© Blur Rhinestone Bling and Mulberry Paper Flowers.

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I used my Copic Markers to color the image and blended the colors together for a soft subtle look, this card just put a smile on my face. Thank you for stopping by our blog today, make sure to join us tomorrow for yet another amazing stamps set release showcasing designer Linda Lucas.

Supplies Used:

Flourishes, LC My Funny Valentine

Want2Scrap© Blue Rhinestone Bling and Mulberry Paper Flowers

Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry

Copic Markers

Day One New Release – Florentine Frame and Quotes

flc-not-for-who-you-are-wm-001Welcome to Day one for our January 2017 Releases! Linda Lucas here with the Florentine Frame and Quotes stamp set.

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This stamp set features a lovely floral frame with beautifully detailed florals at each corner, and the quotes can be for every day or for Valentine’s Day.

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Flourishes:

Florentine Frame with Quote

Endearing Rose stamp set

Flourishes Classic White card stock

Other:

Light Pink and White card stock

Spellbinders: Pierced Rectangles; Floral Embossing Folder; Platinum6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black,

Chameleon Pens

White Scalloped Lace

Seam Binding

Mulberry Paper Rose

Want2Scrap: 72 Count – White Pearls – Self Adhesive

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; E-Z Dodz Permanent Runner

Thank you for stopping by today’s new release, join us back here tomorrow for another fabulous new stamp set and design by our amazing designers.

Shimmer and Shine With Winter Bouquet

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Hello, Friends!  It’s Kren here with a card to share using a set called Winter Bouquet.  I challenged the Friends Design Team members to use “shimmer and shine.”   The metallic embossed paper is satin finish and add a soft glow to the card.  Because I love the look of vellum colored with alcohol markers, I applied the color on the back of the vellum and the colors soften a bit more for a special look and the satin finish is created.  Adding a slightly larger flower frame shape adds more to the bouquet theme.  The sentiment on vellum creates yet another soft layer and a few sequins continues the shimmer and shine theme.

Supplies:  Flourishes lc Winter Bouquet

Other supplies:  DCWV Metallic Stack, sequins, Promarkers,

Copic markers.

Now it’s time to visit the Friends DT blogs and see what they have created with the “shimmer and shine” theme:

Davi

Gloria

Kren (That’s me)

Shirley

Toni

Vickie

Winter is in the Air

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Hello Everyone, Rebecca here with a Winter themed card using Flourishes, LC Winter Birds. This amazing bird set is such a versatile set, not only can you use various colors for the birds but you can also use different themes.

Supply List:

Winter Birds

Paper: Basic Grey
Die: Simon Says Stamp
Accessories: Copic airbrush and markers, Studio Calico wood veneers

Thank you for stopping by my blog post, make sure to visit the blog next week as we showcase our new releases.

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Hello  Friends,

The healing of my left knee moves on at a  slow pace.  I am being very dutiful in the exercise to help the healing on my left leg.  I want to share you some peaks at the release scheduled for next week.  As of Friday, January 6 at 12:00 PM EST  you will not be able to purchase and old sets bt Marcella Hawley and Sam Pritchard.  If you want you must act now.

I came upon some articles that were in the internet and though you would enjoy them so I am sharing them to share with you.  First in our home we celebrate 12th night.  Also known as “little Christmas or Epiphany.  We save the best gift of Christmas that we are giving each other, as the 3 Magi brought  Gold, Frankincense,  and  Myrrh.  All things a true king would deserve. We keep our Christmas decorations until January 6 each year. Most of us know the lyrics of the song “The 12 days of Christmas”  I found this imagery of this song and the meaning behind them.  This is the first of two tidbits about Christmas.  Here is the imagery, the meaning of each verse on the lyricsimage-on-12-days-pf-christmas

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.

It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

* The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

* Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments

* Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

* The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

* The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

* The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

* Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

* The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

* Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

* The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

* The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

* The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

My second tidbit is about Santa Claus which I found on the history channel.  If your like me and  think about Santa Claus a a jolly old man dressed in red. Here I am sharing with you the history and evolution of Santa Claus.

“The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today, and discover how two New Yorkers–Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast–were major influences on the Santa Claus millions of children wait for each Christmas

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick. One of the best known of the St. Nicholas stories is that he saved three poor sisters from being sold into slavery or prostitution by their father by providing them with a dowry so that they could be married. Over the course of many years, Nicholas’s popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, December 6. This was traditionally considered a lucky day to make large purchases or to get married. By the Renaissance, St. Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe. Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland.”

 

 

St. Nicholas made his first inroads into American popular culture towards the end of the 18th century. In December 1773, and again in 1774, a New York newspaper reported that groups of Dutch families had gathered to honor the anniversary of his death.

The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname, Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas). In 1804, John Pintard, a member of the New York Historical Society, distributed woodcuts of St. Nicholas at the society’s annual meeting. The background of the engraving contains now-familiar Santa images including stockings filled with toys and fruit hung over a fireplace. In 1809, Washington Irving helped to popularize the Sinter Klaas stories when he referred to St. Nicholas as the patron saint of New York in his book, The History of New York. As his prominence grew, Sinter Klaas was described as everything from a “rascal” with a blue three-cornered hat, red waistcoat, and yellow stockings to a man wearing a broad-brimmed hat and a “huge pair of Flemish trunk hose.”

On to the subject of stamping, we have just celebrated the holidays filled with peace, love and hope.  As we move to our January in just a few days, our release is all about the love in the air.  In seems to me that all of those good wishes usher in to Valentines Day.  I love to look into the things we do and the history behind them.  It is pretty sure that I will share with you the history of Valentines Day.

I wish for each of you to have a year of prosperity, love and peace.

auf Deutch,:  “Frohes neues Jahr”.Frohes neues JahrGutes.

in French: Bonne Annee,

Spanish: Feliz Año Nuevo,

Italian: Buon anno / Felice anno nuovo,

Japanese:,あけましておめでとうございます,

Korean:새해 복 많이 받으세요

Finish: hyvää uutta,

Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

Vietnamese: ‘Chuc Mung Nam Moi

Until Later, Ciao,

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My Cup Overflows With Your Blessings

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Happy New Year’s to all of our Flourishes, LC fans, Linda Lucas here with a creative card using My Cup Overflows. If you are new to our blog, welcome, if you are a returning friend, we are glad you came back. We have some exciting new releases happening next week, so make sure you visit us, you are going to love the new stamp sets.

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My Cup Overflows is a perfect stamp set to send out to friends for either a girls coffee get together or an afternoon tea, what ever you choose.

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Product List

Flourishes LC

My Cup Overflows illustrated by Lauren Pope

Flourishes Classic White card stock

Other:

Spellbinders: S4-474 Oval Bliss Nestabilities

Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; E-Z Dodz Permanent Runner

Chameleon Pens

Cream and yellow card stock

Corner Rounder

Have a wonderful week and remember to stop by next week for the new leases.