Friday, January 2, 2009

Festive Flourishes Friday - The grand finale!

Last week we shared the final challenge of the Festive Flourishes Friday with you - it was new! Ring in the new year with a New Year's card or use something new that just arrived in your stamping studio. You pick! We offered up this challenge with a spin because we didn't unveil our Friends of Flourishes creations until today! Ready to take our virtual tour? Let's Go!

We can always count on Becca to have a WOW card and today is no different. Just take a gander at this beauty!

Betty Wright says " After doing so many Christmas cards, I was ready for something springy. I love springtime when everything comes alive!!!! So, I chose to use my Flourishes, LLC Birds and Vine set." And treat us to a grand card she did!

Cindy Haffner has another elegant card for our tour today. This rose from I Love Roses pairs perfectly with gold and white. Kimberly Crawford, also uses black & white for this most apropos card. She uses Holiday Greetings and if you did not notice before -- the set will let you add the year as it changes in the future. How cool is that?
Silke Ledlow was very good so she got lots of new goodies! Her Thank You card is beautiful and uses most of her new goodies. Aren't you glad she shared this? Her details are wonderful and so inspiring. Visit her at her blog, My Life.
Dee Jackson, Stamping cuz I love too, loves black and white and she has a stunning card that will serve as a Thank You for friends that she is visiting this weekend. I am sure that her friend will love this as well. Thanks Dee!

This next card by Christine Okken was done yesterday in honor of the Tournament of Roses. I just could not stop myself from sharing this one with you even though she has moved on to our Design Team. This card will just take your breath away!
I told you so, didn't I? Absolute beauty in watercoloring!
When we started the challenge, we promised a chance at goodies for those stampers who played all four weeks. After looking through all of the entries over the past four weeks, we were amazed at all the cards created for these challenges. Your creativity and the way you use our images continually blows us away!After putting the names of those who played all four weeks into a hat, the winner is Karen Wallace! Karen wins..... A Flourishes stamp set of her choice as well as this:
She's getting an entire collection of Euphoria--6 x 6 pad of paper, brads, buttons and two 5 yard bundles of coordinating aqua and lavender sheer Mary Arts ribbon. I think she may be euphoric! Karen please email us with your address and stamp choice, then you can stalk the post man that comes to your home.

By the way, we've received such positive feedback about these challenges - look for more in the future!
Thanks for joining me on the Friends of Flourishes virtual tour this week. It is always my pleasure to have your company.

Happy New Year!



Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Congrats Karen! The cards are awesome, I love each one for the *new* Looking forward to the next challenge you might do. :0)

Karen W said...

Oh my Gosh I'm so excited I can hardly sit still, I'm doing the Happy Dance!!! I sent you a personal email with my info and choice of Coffee with Friends. Thank you so much for hosting this and it was so much fun to participate!!!! All of the cards are just fabulous and everyone was a winner!!!! Thanks again!!