Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Friends Of Flourishes Blog Team!!

Yesterday, we alluded to a brand new partnership that was bound to give you more ideas and more inspiration for Flourishes stamps! Well, we are happy to share our fabulous news! We have hand-picked a very talented team of stampers called our Friends of Flourishes Blog team. Each month, they'll create a handful of projects to inspire! You'll find them here on the Flourishes blog and on their own personal blogs. Wait 'til you see who we've got in our corner!

Becca Feeken

The first fresh Flourishes face is Becca Feeken - a talented lady who has been stamping for a decade! You might know her personal blog - Amazing Paper Grace. We saw her beautiful designs and thought she was just a perfect fit for our stamps! She has such an elegant design and style. You can also check out her fabulous designs on Splitcoaststampers under the name Becca Stamps. When she decided to be a part of this one-of-a-kind team, Becca said, "I look forward to working with everyone at Flourishes and appreciate the opportunity to work with some of the finest crafters in the crafting community. I’ve met so many kind, giving, creative and talented people along the way and I’m amazed how the world has opened up to bring my crafting friends into my craft room every day."

If this card is any indication of what Becca has in store, we can't wait to see more! This is what she created with the Damask backgrounder and Flourished Words!

Cindy Haffner

Cindy Haffner is a former SCS "Dirty Girl" who is still stamping up each and every creation to perfection! If you check out her blog, Cindy Haffner's Corner, one thing you'll notice right away is the way she can use embellishments to add pizazz! There's always a lucious ribbon, a cool button or a fun brad -- something that adds a little extra pop to make you say - "WOW!" Cindy is a wife, mom, and grandmother who lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. When she's not stamping the night away, she loves spending time with her hubby and grandchildren.

Take a look at her creation with the Fantasy Floral set!

Cindy Lawrence
Cindy Lawrence has been inking with abandon for nearly 11 years! It wasn't long after she started that she signed up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator. In her own words, "It's been a great ride! I My love for stamping has grown so much over the years. I honestly cannot imagine my life without it!" She's currently a member of the SCS Dirty Dozen. Visit her blog, The Creative Closet, and you'll probably notice her use of color right away. She has an amazing eye! Her color combos are unpredictable, yet so delicious!When she's not stamping or spending time with her family, she enjoys baking, interior design, reading, and church activities. She calls beautiful NH home with her husband, Jim, three sons, and a daughter.

Cindy designed this delightful creation with the Summer On The Patio set...

Joan Bardee

This next blogger who agreed to creatively "Flourish" is the one and only "Paperlicious" A.K.A. Joan Bardee. If you've blog surfed at all, you probably giggled a time or two at her light-hearted stamping column, "Dear Paperlicious..." It's a place where she talks everything stamping in a way that is hysterical. If you haven't been - you need to read up on the whole political debate over clear vs. wood mount and where the Presidential candidates stand on the issue! Below this humor sits a very talented stamper. She has such a simply elegant style. While she loves "white space" in her card layouts, you'll notice that she really punches up the color with her focal image. The result is a vibrant, well-designed card with a little bit of drama! Joan admits, "Nothing relaxes me more than playing with paper, ink and all the other fun stuff that goes along with stamping."

Take a look at the watercolor magic she created using the Poppies set!
Laura Fredrickson
And last but not least is the uber-talented Laura Fredrickson. Laura's paper craft journey began shortly after the birth of her first daughter, when she saw a scrapbooking segment on the Home and Garden network. What started as a way to document her daughter's first year soon became an all consuming passion that expanded into all paper crafts when she was introduced to stamping 5 years later. Visit her blog, Scrapnextras, and you're sure to be stunned by her vibrant, almost graphic design. She uses bold colors and loves to give her cards pop with embellishments. Her card layouts are all extremely unique! Laura is a member of the SCS "Dirty Dozen" and lives in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with her husband Al, and daughters Amy and Carly.

Look at this gorgeous card Laura created with the Fantasy Floral set! This is the closed view....

And, this is what the card looks like open....

We hope you "get to know" these bloggers a bit better! We know you'll like what you see and be inspired by what they create! We can't wait to see more of what they have in store for Flourishes!


Latisha said...

WOW what a great team!!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Congratulations, Ladies! Your creations are out of this world gorgeous! I gave you all two awards waiting for you on my bog!
Barb Schram

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Congrats girls, all are wonderful choices! WHOHOO!!!

Jerri Kay said...

A wonderful team ladies, I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous designs!

NancyK said...

A big welcome to all these creative ladies! We are so happy to have you on board!

Anonymous said...

A personal not of congratulations and joy with the choice of each and every one of you. Each of you a wonderful addition to a already uber talent design team. Welcome!
Jan Marie

Shabbychick Junk said...

WAY TO GO, GIRLS! A well-deserved honor! Talent galore!

acreativeneed said...

Congratulations to all of these very talented ladies! I can't wait to see what else they come up with for Flourishes!

Mary said...

Congratulations ladies. I enjoyed looking a all of your beautiful cards. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


Lila H said...

ShaBANG!!! What an AWESOME TEAM!!!! some of the most creative and talented ladies in the stampin industry!!! can't wait to see what there is in store!