Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Guest Designer and New Releases

There is so much happening this week at Flourishes!! First, let me welcome Sharon Harnist as Guest Designer for Flourishes for April and May. Sharon's work is just drop dead gorgeous and we are so happy to have her talents bring such life to the Flourishes Stamp line! Here is a little bit about Sharon..

After being an avid scrapbooker for about 8 years, Sharon was first introduced to rubber stamping in February 2004 where she found her papercrafting niche. Shortly after, she became a demonstrator and instructor of rubber stamping, cardmaking & scrapbooking in May of 2004. Coloring stamped images is her favorite form of rubberstamping. She's been published in several magazines, most notably in Take 10, Rubber Stamper and PaperCrafts.

Sharon has been married for 14 years. She and her husband reside in their native Texas with their two young daughters. Sharon served on the Splitcoaststampers.com Design Team from January to November 2006. Currently she designs for Spellbinders Paper Arts (who makes our beloved Nestabilities!) and Lockhart Stamp Company.

You can follow her paper crafting endeavors at
http://www.paperfections.typepad.com/, where she provides informative tutorials on all types of paper crafts. Welcome, Sharon!



Next - it's release day here at Flourishes and we have three great ones! First is this drop dead gorgeous Siberian Iris set, done exclusively for us by Marcy Hawley. Marcy designed our web site as well as some other sets and we were simply blown away when we saw this set! It contains 11 stamps, featuring the Siberian Iris image. The set also contains a pretty topiary, a few flourishy elements and several sentiments. The Iris card is created by designer Sharon Johnson.



The other two sets are Wedding Party and Wedding Essentials. These sets work well together or separately. Wedding Party contains more artwork from Sophie, who recently did the artwork for our Menswear set. Wedding Essentials will work well for invitation, showers, cards and scrapbook pages. The "We Are Engaged" card is designed by Dee Jackson. The bridesmaid card is by designer Lisa Somerville.
You can see the complete sets at the Flourishes Store.
Finally, we are halfway through this weeks contest over at our SCS Forum. Just upload a card made with a Flourishes stamp and post a link on the forum thread here and you will be entered into the contest for a chance to win the Flourishes stamp set of your choice! We are also celebrating the one year anniversary of the SCS Weekly Inkling. Flourishes is one of the sponsors of this celebration and if you are a subscriber you may be a winner as well!

4 comments:

Velta said...

Oh My!! I have been clicking on the flourishes.org site all morning in anticipation of the new releases...These stamps are just beautiful and I will have to order some. Gotta go look at your site. I am having fun with this weeks posting. I'll be posting another today. Take care of yourselves...I NEED to be enabled by you guys :)

Velta said...

What was I thinking...Sharon is one of my very favorite artists...Congratulations Sharon! You deserve this Guest Spotlight! I have always loved your work :)

StamperSharon said...

Thanks so much for the warm welcome, girls -- it's been a pleasure getting to know you all and I look forward to working with your beautiful stamps over the next few months!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I just saw this post -- WHERE have I been!!! LOL!!! I'm so glad Sharon Harnist is our Guest Designer!!! I have admired her work from my first days at SCS -- she is truly an amazing artist!!! I feel totally honored to have this opportuinty to be working with her!!! Welcome, Sharon!!!

And I'm so, so happy with this month's new releases!!! We all LOVE flowers, and this Iris is just over the top gorgeous!!! And with Wedding Season nearly upon us, the 2 coordinating sets will be so much fun!!! Those dresses are so fun to work with!!!