Friday, September 12, 2008

Flourishes Friday!

I love Fridays. Not only is it one day from the weekend but I have the opportunity to blog about some fabulously talented stampers and see what they cooked up during the week with Flourishes stamps! To say they inspire me would be a HUGE understatement!

With this first card, I joked with Laura Fredrickson that it is so yummy, I wondered what food group it might fit into! It just looks so sugary sweet to me. The soft pinks and blues from the Basic Grey, Euphoria paper pack with the soft rhinestones and touches of glitter--- ooo la la! The floral images are from Flourishes' Summer Blossoms set. The sentiment is from Fantasy Floral Garden. For more on this card, stop by Laura's place at Scrapnextras! This next card from Cindy Lawrence is one of those bright, happy yet elegant cards. I love how she mixes up the greens and orangey rust colors. I am not sure if I have ever put these colors together -- but doesn't it make you want to try? The faux stitching and sparkle of rhinestones just makes the whole card layout sing-- can you hear it?? :-) Cindy used the Spring Ephemeral set and the Many Sentiments set as well! For more on this card, stop by Cindy's place at the Creative Closet.
Cindy Haffner's creation has the word bold and beautiful written all over it. I love the black and red with the contrast of the light pink and white. The dots add a bit of punch and how she layered the flower from the Floral Fantasy set is just lovely! It all adds up to one very pretty card! For more on Cindy's creation, visit her little corner of the blogosphere HERE.

How would you like to go to Becca Feeken's house for Thanksgiving and see this elegant menu awaiting you? If you look closely, she used the Damask background stamp for the base of her creation and then added computer text, fun punches and a Spellbinder tag die. You really need to visit her at Amazing Paper Grace to see all the elements and close up photos! It "is" amazing!!
This last one from Joan Bardee is perfect to get us all in the Christmas spirit! This one is so classy and could easily be recreated in bulk if you needed to! (That's my test of a great Christmas card!) The tree is the main image from O Christmas Tree. I love that hint of gold with the gold cording! The wonderful sheer ribbon is May Arts Dark Red Sheer. Love how she added the pearls to give this card some pizazz!!! Hope you enjoy the creations! I sure did! I love sharing what these ladies come up with! TGIF!


Lois (clownmom) said...

What gorgeous cards. I especially liked Cindy Lawrence's bleeding hearts. The colors/shading is beautiful.

JAR said...

WOW! Simply amazing creations!!

Latisha said...

WOW ladies, fabulous!!!

Happylittlestamper said...

Great cards They are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing