Friday, January 9, 2009

Celebrating Home!

We are 4 days away from the first Flourishes release of 2009 and these three stamp sets focus on all the things that matter most to us - celebrating a new home, another year, important annoucements and friends. And, when you see these three new sets, we are sure you'll fall in love with all the ways you can use them!

To get ready, we thought we'd usher in a challenge. An "inspired by" challenge. All you need to do is find something in our home as a point of inspiration for a card creation or altered project and let those creative juices flow! Post a comment with a link here on this post, or upload to Splitcoast using the key word - FLLCJAN. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, or...if you don't...join us anyway! We'd love to see what you cook up! Afterall, if your name is drawn- you'll win all three of the stamp sets being released this month!

So, without further ado, let's see what kind of inspiration some of the Friends of Flourishes and Design Team members found for this challenge!

Let's start with Laura Fredrickson! Before this challenge, I had no idea that she collected tins! She also loves Tim Hortons -- so, here's where two loves collided into one inspiration piece. It's easy to see why she picked up the Coffee with Friends set for her card!


Dee Jackson just had to relax to find a little inspiration! She took one look at this cushy chair and she realized the flowers in the patterned fabric looked just like the flowers in the Fantasy Floral set! Here's the chair....
And, here's her card!
Kimberly Crawford was getting ready for her day and found some little jewels of inspiration sitting right there in her jewelry box! Just look at these vintage beauties!
And, look at the card it inspired using the Butterfly Moments set!

Cindy Haffner just had to shed a little light on the subject... literally! She took the shade of blue from a lamp in her home....


To create this beauty of a card using the Spring Ephemerals set!

Faith Hofrichter looked to a floral arrangement in her home for a little color inspiration! She took the shades of pink from this arrangement.....

And turned it into THIS in her stamp room! What a beauty she created with he Poppy Patch set!

Christine Okken picked up some of her fine silver to stir up some romance with a one of a kind invitation! She told me this card, created with the You Are Invited set would be a perfect little number for her hubby! OOoo la la!


And... last but not least - yours truly! I was getting ready for my day when I was hit by my comforter and a vase we have on our dresser. Here's the comforter...

Here's the vase....

And, here's my card! I wanted to use the twiggy elements to create a vase. So, I used my Summer Blossoms stamp set and punched out a vase. Then, I used the same gold and brown swirly pattern to bring in some pop!


I heard through the grapevine that Latisha Yoast also has some inspiration for you to peek at on her blog! Click HERE to see! And so does Cindy Lawrence! So click on their inspiration and then take a trip around your own home to find a little inspiration! We'd love to see what YOU come up with! Remember, leave a comment here on this post or upload your card to Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCJAN.

The contest will close Friday, January 16th at 5 p.m. eastern and the winner will be revealed in our first ever RELEASE PARTY on Splitcoast on Friday evening! Stay tuned for all the details!

Have fun!
Julie

25 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How exciting! I love all the cards from their inspirations at home.

Laurie in MN said...

I don't know why I never checked out Flourishes blog when I regularly visit so many of your design team member's blogs.

Now I have another place to visit to see the wonderful cards made with Flourishes stamp sets.

I am excited to see the new release sets.

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is some major MOJO! All the cards are just stunning and love see what they were inspired by and then their card. I'm still speechless with all the creative and inspiring talent.

Velta said...

Cannot wait to see the new releases...ALL of these cards are just gorgeous...such talent out there. Happy New Year to all of you at Flourishes :)

Karen W said...

This was so much fun. The cards are gorgeous and I chose a cup and sticker that matches my coffee cup. Here is a link for my splitcoast gallery. Thanks for such a neat idea!!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=158153
Karen W

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What fabulous cards and fabulous takes on personal home items...your DT rocks! I'm inspired, so I'll see what I can come up with. Great challenge and can't wait to see what you're coming out with.

acreativeneed said...

What beautiful inspiration from all of you! I can't wait to see the new releases! Now, to find something in my own home to inspire me...
smiles,Deena

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Here is mine on SCS:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188253?cat=500&ppuser=60960

Roxy said...

All of these cards are wonderful!

Lois (clownmom) said...

Great cards for an inspired challenge. Here's my card uploaded to Splitcoast -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188696

wustaz said...

those were some great inspiration pieces and I love what everyone did with it

Cheryl said...

It's amazing when you start looking around how you can find inspiration in almost anything. Thanks for opening a whole noew aspect of creativity for me.

Cindy Coutts said...

WOW. Faith, I've had that Longaberger basket up in my attic for ages now always using it for the summer but never thought of putting a floral arrangement in it! Yours is lovely. I'll be at Hobby Lobby tomorrow, that's for sure. Can't wait for the new releases!

6 wacky women said...

This is an awesome challenge. The DT cards are fabulous. I don't have any stamps yet, but Thank You for letting me play anyway. I can't wait to see the new releases, as I see some Flourish stamps in my future...lol.

Karen x

6 wacky women said...

OOPS...sorry...here is my card. You can tell its Monday alright....lol

Karen x

southernscraps said...

I don't have any Flourishes stamps, but regulary visit some of the DT blogs. And I hope to own some of these great stamps soon. This was such a fun challenge. Here is my card:

http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/01/inspired-by-home.html

Rebecca Ednie said...

My card is at www.eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com/2009/01/lavender-pocket-card-tutorial.html

PurpleGoddess said...

Wow these are such great cards! Just the style I needed. I have been looking for these types of patterns at 'brick & nortar" and have had no luck! You guys are very talented! Thanks for solving my problem!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

All these are lovely! What a great challenge, I made this card inspired from my Madame Alexander, Scarlett O'Hara doll.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1190873?cat=500&ppuser=103425

I used the super Lace Heart set.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, I actually got my card done. I think it took me longer to try to get good pictures than to make the card. You can see it at
http://krbskorner.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the fun challenge. Happy "unveiling."

Theresa said...

What a fun idea for a challenge! I love the gorgeous samples from the design team!! Here is mine

LeAnne said...

What a fun challenge! Here is mine:
http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2009/01/flourish-celebrating-home-challenge.html

Sam said...

what a great challenge - we should seek more inspiration from the things around us!!

My card was inspired by a scarf from India.

Sorry I haven't got a Flourishes stamp, but thanks for the opportunity to get one!! ;-)

Anita said...

Here is my card for this fantastic challenge.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1194883?cat=15092

Cook22 said...

I'll miss the launch party due to time difference, but those sets are looking good.
Here's my card - well, it's not, right now!! I uploaded it and my whole gallery has vanished, so hopefully it will be there later. I used the right keyword, anyway.