Saturday, November 1, 2008

Flourishes Fresh New Faces!

This is the best part of my job- the part where I get to share exciting news about great people joining the Flourishes family! We have some fabulous designers joining our Senior Design Team, a couple of classy and talented ladies that are now "Friends Of Flourishes" and one spunky and uber creative stamper who I think the world of who will join us for the next three months as our Guest Designer. That's a lot of news -- right? So, let's get to it!

New Senior Designers! When these two ladies joined our Friends of Flourishes Blog Team, I was continually in awe of their work. When they hinted that they might want a spot on the Senior Design Team - the wheels started spinning. We are so happy to have Cindy Lawrence and Laura Fredrickson on our design team! These ladies are sure to inspire for our next Flourishes release! I can't wait to see what they cook up and I know you probably can't either! (Only 11 days!!!)

New Friends of Flourishes

When Flourishes began it's Friend of Flourishes Blog Team, the goal was to showcase the fine creations from talented bloggers using Flourishes sets. This team has truly been fabulous. If you're a fan of Flourishes Friday, you've already seen this team's handiwork. Well, now we are welcoming two new fresh faces to the team!

Betty Wright When Betty's creativity started to show up in the Flourishes gallery over on Splitcoast, she definitely turned some heads! So much so, we kept an eye out and decided this former member of the SCS Dirty Dozen needed to be a part of our team! Thankfully, she said yes! She has such an elegant style and is a fabulous concept designer!

"I am so excited to be a part of the Friends of Flourishes blog team. I am so honored to be a part of a group of very talented ladies. I have always done some sort of crafts, but it was not until I moved to Indiana that I was introduced to stamping. One of my friends invited me to a Stampin Up party. I thought I would go just to “get out of with the girls.” In less than an hour, I was hooked. I have been stamping for over six years. Aside from stamping, I love to cook, read, and knit. I am currently a SAHM. I live in North Carolina with my husband, Greg and two children. We also have two dogs, two cats, and a hermit crab."
~Betty

Betty wanted to share one of the cards she made with the Stamp Simply Thank you set for her "reveal." Can you see what I mean about her elegant style? We can't wait to see more!


Christine Okken

Christine Okken is the other talented stamper who has agreed to be a "Friend of Flourishes!" She's a former "dirty girl" who has been stamping for about five years. Christine admits that stamping is a creative outlet that has given her much joy and great friendships! She is married to a wonderful supportive man (14 years!), and is the mom of 3 great kids, a daughter 12, a son 9 and another son 5. She and her husband work together as Student Ministries Pastors and work with Junior High, High School and College-age students. For fun outside of stamping she loves to ride her bike, go to the mountains and drink yummy Coca-cola!

For her reveal, Christine worked up this beautiful card using the Spring Ephemerals set. This card with is crisp black, white and red look is such a stunner! It will be fun blog hopping to see what Christine cooks up next!


And last, but certainly not least is our next Guest Designer! She's a familiar face in the Flourishes Forum and has felt like a member of our family for quite a while! She's already inspired me and I know she will you too!

Let's give a warm welcome to.....

Latisha Yoast! "Adults call me Latisha, but I'm known as "mommy" to my two children (12 & 7) and "Teesh) by my husband. I am a native California girl born and raised. I am a stay at home Mom & actually love it. My husband is a Naval Aviator in the USN and flies the H60F (its a helicopter), this means we tend to move a lot. In April of 2007 I found a website called Splitcoaststampers and it opened up my world to stamping, before then I really didn't know too much about the stamping world. I have grown and learned so much as a stamper from that site. My stamping style is clean & classy with a younger modern twist. I love working with neutrals and then popping the card with bold luscious ribbon. My advice to stampers is to create for yourself, and stay true to your style, it will never fail you. I have had the wonderful experience in meeting and stamping with all 3 Flourishes, Jan Marie, Nancy & Sharon. All three are amazing women. So "thank you Flourishes & Julie" for this amazing chance to design for a company that I love and will always be loyal to. "
~Latisha

For Latisha's reveal, she chose to actually showcase a gorgeous project that is perfect for the holidays! She whipped up this portfolio with cards using the All That Glitters set! Can you say.. lovely?



We hope you are as excited as we are about the new faces to the Flourishes family! We know the creativity these ladies bring is off the charts and we know it's only a matter of time before they get your creative juices flowing! Stay tuned, there are lots of exciting times in store here at Flourishes. We've only just begun!

19 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Congrats girls! All are very worthy and wonderful stampers! I am so excited for you all! Awesome!!!

Karen W said...

Wow, this is totally gorgeous, I think I NEED that set. Thanks so much, Karen W

Jen said...

Congrats to everyone!
Latish's card set is fabulous! Love it and I'm stealing that idea for gifts this year!

Kylah Marro said...

Congrats Girls!!!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Welcome and congrats, girls love all your work.

Debbie Olson said...

WOW! You've got stellar talent there! Congrats to all of the additions, and to Flourishes for getting them too! :-D

flourishes said...

A warm welcome to each of you talented ladies. Flourishes is so greatful to you for sharing your talents with us.

Jan Marie

ScrapMomOf2 said...

WOOHOO LATISHA!! Amazing project! Congratulations!!

Latisha said...

Congratulations Ladies!! You are all so UBER talented!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Congratulations, Flourishes!!! My goodness, but you've accrued a MASSIVE amount of talent in one fell swoop! These are some of my favorite stampers and I can't wait to see what they'll do with Flourishes' beautiful images!!!

Joan B said...

Congrats to the stampers and to Flourishes. Each stamper is fabulous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Congratulations to all of you!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations and welcome everyone! I'm so happy to see you all a part of the Flourishes team. You'll make beautiful music together!

Carol Southern said...

This was great news. Congratulations to you all and I look forward to seeing all of your creations.

Beate said...

Congrats to everyone! Love the work of each of you!
Hugs, smiles and happy dance

acreativeneed said...

Congratulations to all the new talent on the Flourishes team! Love their work!!
smiles,Deena

Happylittlestamper said...

Wow Girls, congratulations to you all
Hugs Michelle N

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Congrats to the new SDT members as well as the new Friends of Flourishes. Ladies, your featured cards are all gorgeous. Things are really hoppin' at Flourishes. I'm very excited about all that's happening.

JOAN said...

Congratulations Latisha!! I love your project. I will have to sit down and buy a few of these stamps sets...I just love them!!