Introducing a New Team Member

I am so excited to introduce our newest Team Member.  I am sure you have seen around her blogland. She is an amazing stamper and will be an asset to our Team! Please help me welcome  LINDA LUCAS – or otherwise known as Lovely Linda!!

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A few words from Linda herself;

“New Zealand is my homeland, but Australia is my home and I love them both. I have been blessed to be a stay at home Mum and love my three young adults, husband and grandson “to the moon and back”.  

I predominantly create cards, which sell at a local shop, but also love to Scrapbook when the opportunity arises and also try my hand at Mixed Media – there are so many avenues to explore but there never seems to be enough time – I am sure you know what I mean!

I am both honored and excited to be a Senior Designer for Flourisheslc.  I have loved Flourishes images for years and am putting on my seat belt for the ride ahead – full steam ahead!!”

WELCOME LINDA!  We look forward to seeing your creations~

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From the desk of

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Hello friends,

The sale is drawing to a close very soon.  I have opened my new blog  The Caruso Manner.  I hope you will visit, and if not a subscriber, considering subscribing.  For the next few days I will be publishing pretty cards that have been made by other people. The sets are still available in the store on my personal blog.  Please join me for a look and maybe even travel back through the blog posts. There is a lapse in time when I moved to another site but I was never comfortable there, so I am coming home.

Hope to see you there,

Ciao,

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August is almost over and that means…….

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Hello Stampers,

We’ll beginning the final countdown for the END OF THE SALE! August has 31 days and of this post late night Thursday 25 Aug.  That means on the first of the September the store will close temporarily so that all the unsold sets will be removed and the only remaining sets for sale will be ones Released after June 1 2016.  There are still some wonderful deals left, but the inventory is getting very slim!

Some Sets still Available are:

Life, Love & Lemons

Guiding Light

Antique Map

Friendship & Flowers

Baby Love

Token of Affection

Love Notes

 

There are others go on and shope !

Ciao,

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Free For All Friday – Rustic Christmas

Hello – Naomi, here, with a Free For All Friday post!

Today, I decided to go for a rustic Christmas look using the Harp stamp set.

Here is what I came up with:

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I heat-embossed the harp image using Stampendous Aged Embossing Powder in Ivory onto a woodgrain patterned paper. This embossing powder gives a very cool aged or vintage effect as it has a varied texture (fine to chunky) and also has some chunky gold embossing powder and glitter in it. After embossing the image, I sprinkled some of the embossing powder onto the surrounding patterned paper to add some white flecks. Next, I embellished with some gold and ivory baker’s twine, a small die-cut tag, and some enamel dots. The tag was attached with gold twine. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia stamp set which is currently on SALE in the store for only $10!
Well, that’s all I have to share with you, today, folks.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by – I hope you enjoyed your stay!

 

Naomi

 

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From the desk of

page-flourish [1421587]Jan at beach5Hello Friends,

I am a tad late at getting this post out, life has been so topsy-turvy these last days.  We had a very unexpected and tragic loss in our family my niece’s husband passed away on Sunday.  It has been a shock and we are all trying to pitch in to help her through these horrible days.  We know that her strength will give her determined young lady a chance to build better for herself and two children 3 and 7 years old. .  We are very deeply rooted in our faith and trust that God will provide.  Her sister set up a “fund me site” and they we able to raise enough to cover the burial expenses.  We are deeply grateful to all that contributed.

Now we all know that Mike and I are older, and about a year ago set up our plans for burials.  It was not the most pleasant thing, but now I am so glad we have done it.  I suggest that all of you reading this young or older make, these decision while you can.  Due to my severe illness we had drawn up both wills and living wills, but not burial arrangements.  We knew we would both be interred in Arlington because of Mike service in the US Military, but we had left a gap between making our wishes known and where to be buried but not the how.  Trust me do it know, don’t leave this burden to others,  It is your life and your death.

Now on to brighter things.  The BIG SALE is winding down.  Today most of the Spellbinders that are left in the store have been reduced.  Orders have been great!  I am grateful that we all benefited from the big sale.  Marking down the Spellbinder dies gives up the opportunity to sell more of our own dies, both the our own “Tailor-Made dies” and ones for our sets as well.  I cannot wait till the first proofs arrive and we can really move forward.

I thought I would share with you some of my very own creations that we still have in stock.
So let’s journey back….

Set Used:  On The Porch & Windows of the World             Apple of My Eye

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I hope you have enjoyed our trek down memory lane, so shop while you still can, the days are getting short for these sets.  Just a little pause to thank God for the good thing in our life.  When Flourishes was just starting our 8 years ago we needed a marketing director, god sent a precious Julie Koerber, Now we needed a great new artist and out of the blue He provided me when Bev Cole just showed up on our doorstep! God is good! I am looking to the future which right now for Flourishes looks very bright!

Ciao,

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Hello Everyone! It’s Beverly Cole, Artist in Residence here at Flourishes.

Today I am sharing a card done on watercolor paper. As a watercolor artist, I have

a pallet of beautiful colors on hand. However, this technique would work just as well

with watercolor markers or pencils.

I  added a few hand-drawn lines and a bit of wire.

Since I love ribbon, it’s almost impossible for me

to at least TRY to add some to every card I make.

Friendly Reminder

This set by Lauren Pope is called, “Friendly Reminders.”

Who doesn’t like to be reminded that they are a friend of ours!

You will be seeing my stamps very soon…can’t wait to share them with you!

~Bev

Harp is not just for Christmas!

Pink happy everythingMy little granddaughter is turning six in a few days, and since I needed to make a card,

I thought I’d try using, “Harp“…one of our new Christmas stamp sets, to make it.

I used the rose-type flower, masking with a post-it note as I repeated it, stamped in light color ink.

I colored it with alcohol markers and pencils, then I fussy cut it.

The Die set I used is our, “Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames”

I added some pearls and ribbon to glam it up for my lovely little lady.

Be sure to stay tuned…my stamp sets are coming…

Zia Rose 1~Bev