Monday, July 7, 2008


I LOVE writing this post and showing you some of the great entries we've had during the week. I only wish I could put them all here as they are all so very deserving -- the bar is being raised, week by week -- oh my!!! Today I chose to feature 4 cards, and here are the creators:

FLLC Featured Stampers # 7


ctorina (Cathleen)

ButterflyEars (Nicole)

sf9erfan (Michelle)

HUGE CONGRATS!!!! to Cathleen, Nicole and Michelle!!!

I'll start with this over-the-top elegant creation by Cathleen. She used both of our Damask background stamps, which are all-purpose, use-them-for-everything-and-all-the-time stamps. If you own them, you know exactly what I mean. You can click the links to see the positive image and the negative image of our Damask stamps.

I think what Cathleen did on this card is just so, so elegant, and I surely have a soft spot in my heart for elegant!!! Using a pink paper, she stamped the Damask Reverse or Negative image on the bottom half in ColorBox White Frost ink. She then stamped the upper potion on a sheet of vellum, still using the White Frost, but she stamped with the Damask Postive image stamp. She then took a Quickie Glue Pen and highlighted the images on the vellum sheet and sprinked with glitter. She used the tiny Love from Flourished Words, and finished it all off with her pretty, delicate flowers and ribbon -- WOW -- what a lovely creation! Thank you so much Cathleen!!!

Just love this beautiful card by Nicole. She used the tiny Lily of the Valley stamp from our Peony set. OH, how I love that little image!!! Nicole embossed the image and then further highlighted it with both Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds -- oh, I can only imagine this little beauty in real life! Nicole's card comes together beautifully with her simple design, gorgeous background paper that she scored into a grid pattern and lovely organdy ribbon. Beautifully done!!! Thanks so much, Nicole!!!

The next two cards featured were both done by Michelle, using Coffee with Friends, a set that is very near and dear to my heart!!!! Michelle colored the mug with Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol, but she paper pieced the saucer -- a great look combining two techniques. She stamped one of the many flourishes available with the set onto the mug. All the flourishes serve triple duty -- they can be used as steam, as decorations for the cup, and they can create some really fun backgrounds as well!!! Just love this card with Michelle's fun layout, dry embossed Swiss dots and fun embellishments!!!

And here's another fun card using Coffee with Friends done by Michelle. Love her fun little coffee cups on this one. She colored them with Prisma Colored Pencils before cutting them out. She then used some pretty epoxy stickers on the mugs -- what a great idea -- and how well it makes the mugs coordinate with the striking black and white designer paper Michelle chose to go with! And I LOVE the little touch of pink accents on this card -- just perfect!!! The Celebrate sentiment is from Many Sentiments. Thanks so much Michelle for these two beauties!!

So this week Cathleen, Nicole and Michelle will all get their names thrown into the hat for our next prize drawing which will be on August 1 for all the July entries. How fun!!! And keep the entries coming -- someone has to win each month -- and it COULD be you!!!

Oh, and before I go, speaking of Coffee -- would you like a chance to win a free Coffee with Friends set? Well, check out the Blog Candy offered here!

You already have Coffee with Friends? Great!!! You can play in this challenge with a chance to win a fun prize -- check it out here -- and there's even a photo of the prize!!!

Plus, we have many more fun activities happening in the Flourishes Forum at SCS all week -- check them out here -- play along, it's fun!!!

Thanks everyone for stopping in -- and please check back in soon -- we have a FABULOUS release of 3 news sets on Wednesday!!!! We just can't wait for you to see them!!!

Sharon Johnson


Julie Koerber said...

Oh my goodness! These entries are all to die for! What creativity! I love them all! Wonderful job ladies!!!!

NancyK said...

WOW - these are absolutely fabulous, jaw dropping pretty!!
Congrats ladies!

mimihas5 said...

I love elegant cards. I love looking at them as well as making them. These three ladies did a beautiful job in making thier cards.


Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh....all of these are just stunning!! Congratulations ladies!!

shirl Martin said...

I just purchased the Peony set (my first) I am so looking forward to getting the set. The cards were all beautiful.

suzann said...

What a Stunning collection of cards. Wow!